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What was the name of your first band?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by offsideref, Aug 4, 2020.

  1. gridlock

    gridlock Poster Extraordinaire

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    My first band’s name, “Myth”. A hard word to say, but still kind of a cool name, and our logo was great (white flames from a hand). Our first gig was at a Pizza Shop where we played for pizza and beer.

    Me standing on top of a PA speaker in my parents house, with my Les Paul Custom, and our logo that a friend made.

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  2. Little Red Tele

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    Dick Stiffy and the Erections. No joke.

    High school talent show, singer stands up and blurts out our name through the mic to a packed house of moms, dads, teachers and kids. We had some other name right up until that moment but I forget it now. If I recall correctly the power was cut and we had to explain ourselves to the principal. Our other guitarist was a pastor's son. Good times.
     
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    Toad and the Four Warts. The only problem is that no one would own up to being the toad, or one of the four warts, for that matter.
     
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    I’m pretty sure that was the same case with hootie and the blowfish.
     
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  5. HoodieMcFoodie

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    The Bear Essentials. Our drummers' nickname was "Bear". For some reason we couldn't register the name so we changed it to Under Surveillance.

    This is from our second ever gig. I'm playing bass. The guy on guitar next to me is the one who named me Hoodie McFoodie.

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  6. Torren61

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    The name of my first band was "Dick's Hat". (I have never been in a band)
     
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    Aaw man you don't know what you're missing. The drama, the conflict & in-fighting, the (dare I say it) politics. :lol::lol::lol::(:(:(o_Oo_Oo_O
     
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  8. Torren61

    Torren61 Poster Extraordinaire Gold Supporter

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    I've contributed to an online "band". I played bass. Not the fish...

     
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    Legacy

    Wishful thinking for a bunch of 15 and 16 year-olds.

    Second band was: BF Egypt, which is about as far as we got...
     
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  10. alnicopu

    alnicopu Friend of Leo's

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    “Jack and little Stevie“. It materialize from a surf song me and my best friend who was a drummer in high school wrote. Just me and him. We had rotating bass players. Played get togethers and parties and a few block parties on the beach down in Pensacola FL in the mid 70’s. Mainly southern rock and top 40 stuff. This thread brought back lots of memories. Thanks
     
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    Teddy and the Bears.
    That’s as far as we got.
    10 years old with big ideas.
    No instruments, no nothing, just ideas.
     
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    Crawfish Rush -1974

    We were discussing band names in the back of the high school library and I was reading a Sports Illustrated magazine. I turned a page and saw Crawfish Rush as the title to a story (I think it was about a linebacker from Louisiana or something). Anyway, I blurted out the title and everyone thought it was perfect for the band. We were about 17 at the time.
     
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    The End.

    We played in the high school talent show.

    We had a friend come out and say “Ladies and gentlemen, this is The End.”
     
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    It was an acronym that stood for

    Music
    Unfit
    For
    Fogies
     
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    The all-night blues band. 14year olds in 1974.
     
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    The Gents, 1964, Salt Lake City
     
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    Anaconda; 1968. Here is a pic of me & my Fender Mustang, and a full band pic. I am 3rd from left, with the Beatle Haircut. Dick '68.jpg Dave, Sandy,Rich.jpg
     
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    What a great thread. Fantastic to read through all the funky names people came up with. So here’s my story.

    I was a bit of a late bloomer in the whole “band” thing, so didn’t play in any groups through my formative high school and post school years. I couldn’t come to grips with playing guitar, so went for the “easier” route of bass playing - or so I thought. :D

    My earliest fascinations of bass was seeing Phil Lynott in Thin Lizzy, and then Ironmaiden came along! Obviously the music astounded me, but I was very intrigued that the bass player (Steve Harris) wrote most of the songs. That did it for me, as I was very much into song writing, but couldn’t put anything down musically. But Steve and the IM sound changed all that.

    From the age of about 18 I started jamming with loads of people, but you know the story - clashing styles and what not.

    To cut a long story short it took me 2 years to put together a group of like minded people to finally get underway. But I didn’t wanna be some pub cover band - I wanted to ROCK the stage, and with the heavy IM influence, this had to include a show!

    Our “real” debut featured pyrotechnics, tons of smoke, dry ice, the best lighting rig we could afford, a 7 foot tall Grim Reaper (whom we hanged at the end), and all the OTT bombast you could imagine! And my determination to be something real showed in our musical offerings of about 60-70% originals. And the slight musical difference to that of the IM/TL attack was that we only had one guitarist.

    We had a heavy, sometimes galloping attack that I enjoyed, but obviously couldn’t go the twin guitars route, which sorta created our own sound.

    Anyways, my concept for the name and theme of the band came to me quite early, and it was called...........

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    If you can’t make it out from that light shining down on the first letter, it’s.....

    DESPISER.

    Named after the main protagonist Lord Foul The Despiser from Stephen Donaldsons excellent fantasy novels - The Chronicles Of Thomas Covenant The Unbeliever. I was a BIG fan!

    The group lasted several years, and we played a couple of monster gigs on the biggest local stage here, but mostly pubs and clubs. Got to tour around a bit of the country which was fun, but ultimately musical differences broke up the band. :D

    This is me - yes, I wore spandex, but in a “cool” way like Ironmaiden did. :rolleyes: Oh, and my earlier bass in the group was a blue sparkle Jazz Precision like Steve played, but I had to get all Heavy Metal and cool, and traded it in for a pointy BC Rich Ironbird. :D

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  19. EsquireOK

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    Not my first band by any means, but the first band I started/organized was called the Crabs. We did early '60s style instrumental music, mostly surf rock. We all met in the high school music program (band, jazz band, etc.). I was the only one into that type of music. I just recruited the others because I needed them to do the group.

    We ended up winning battle of the bands (playing one set during each lunch period). Because of that, we were recruited to play the next year's morning assembly celebrating the centennial of the high school, to a crowd of over 1,500 people, including press, administration, parents, alumni, etc. Pretty cool for a band that only existed for those two gigs. We did "Misirlou" (complete with horn solo) and "Wipeout" at the assembly. During "Wipeout" our friend Luis skateboarded back and forth across the stage, crashing dramatically with each pass. We were all in our marching band uniforms, because the marching band was set to do a few numbers about 10 minutes after the Crabs finished. No time to clear our gear and change clothes before marching in.
     
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  20. Buckaroo65

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    The bass player's brother had a draem about opening a can and a kitten came out. Band name was Katz'n'Kans.
     
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