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What were the best/worst names of bands you've been in?

Discussion in 'Band Wagon' started by blowtorch, Aug 5, 2020.

  1. Bob M

    Bob M Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    I played in a band for 15 years where the ages were 60 to 85. When we played out we were “The Nearly Dead”!
     
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    Back in the 60's, when I lived just south of Richmond, Va, we named our group "The Virginia Wild Life Association", a play on an that state's wildlife conservation group. We actually played a few gigs under that name before people started confusing us with the actual wildlife group. We were all still in high school, and got called into the principles office and given an unofficial "desist and decease" notice.
     
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    I was 15 or 16 and joined a band of middle-aged guys. Band name: Hot Flash.

    Both the best and the worst at the same time.
     
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    My high school band was called The Four Way Disco Biscuits. Long before there was a professional band by the name The Disco Biscuits. Our posters hung all around the school were a big perforated white square with a disco ball in the middle. I'm not sure if we thought we were sneaking one past anyone or not. Honestly, I won't say that was a good name, but I've played under worse.
     
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    They’re all pretty terrible....

    Euthanasia (Metal)
    Lobster Gigolo (Drunk grunge)
    My Little Pony (Pop punk)
    The New Clear Reactors (Self righteous indie rock)
     
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    Cropcircles. Not the worst name. But definitely the weirdest band experience. The name fit.

    My favorite name is the name I do all my solo recording stuff under. Cow Congress. I don’t think anyone would play with me under that name. So I’m free to use it all I want. It’s not like anyone’s gonna hear my music anyway. :rolleyes:
     
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    My favorite was "Justin Kase". House band at the local watering hole..
     
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    My least favorite was The Weasles.......but hear me out. It was a "Beatles" cover band (sorry, blowtorch) and on cards and a big banner it was written in a similar font as The Beatles, with the "S" in the middle extending down like the "T" in Beatles. We adopted stage names of Juan, Saul, Gort and Bingo. We really weren't that bad, but people saw the name Weasles, and expected Death Punk Metal...or something. Fortunately, the band didn't last long.
     
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    Played for about 8 years in a pretty successful dance band called “Fuzzy Side Up”. We were all in the the carpet business. I thought the name was really lame but it stuck
     
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    In the nineties, in the UK, Dr Shipman's Surgery.

    Then after he killed himself in prison, The Swinging Shipmans. More funny than the first one.
     
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    Free Beer.
    Seriously.
    I auditioned for a band many years ago. They were pretty good. I got the gig.

    First rehearsal rolls around and they announce that they're calling the band "Free Beer." They went on to explain that any advertisement would then read "free beer" and droves of people would come out to drink it.

    They really thought they were geniuses! I politely finished the first rehearsal and never went back.

    There were others:
    Mirror
    Eternity
    Twilight
    Ceramic Pig
    Crystal Pyramid
    Hey Baby Band
    ....this is getting embarrassing.....
     
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    I guess you had it covered...probably had gigs wall-to-wall...
     
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    Worst was probably Big Lizard Boys...but then we almost went with Well Hung Jury...
     
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    My first punk band was almost Baz Tard and the illegitimate, common sense prevailed and we became the next faze
     
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    A friend called his band Fur Triangle.
     
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    In High School, my best friend Jon and I were trying to cobble together a band, but couldn't come up with a name, much less a drummer and bass player. We were on lunch break goofing off with some other friends. Night of the Living Dead had been out for a couple years, and we had just watched it on VCR the previous weekend. I razzed our friend Brian saying that if there were more people like him, we'd have a lot of starving zombies on our hands (get it? no brains? starving zombies? HA!). As soon as I said it, my friend Jon and I looked at each other knowingly. We were the Starving Zombies for the next year or so, until it was superceded by Bent Member when we finally found some bandmates.
     
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    Muff Divers
     
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    The Swingin' Salami's
     
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    The Explodo Boys.

    One venue we played at the elderly owner of the adjacent restaurant would tell people who called and asked who was playing and she would always say "The Explosion Brothers”, also a pretty good name until the Boston Marathon bombing.
     
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