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RE: Band Names

Postby bluesmcgoo » Fri Mar 17, 2006 9:03 pm

[updated:LAST EDITED ON Mar-17-06 AT 04:05 PM (EST)]"The Five Sisters?"

or maybe "Mother Thumb"?

Possibly...

"Mutha Thumm and The Five Sistas"?

(you have to "Spell the words all funny", you know)

Edit: Oops! I guess that would only be FOUR sistas, unless Hounddog Taylor has something to do with it. :)
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RE: Band Names

Postby bluesmcgoo » Fri Mar 17, 2006 9:06 pm

How about "Hounddog Hand"?
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RE: Band Names

Postby chillywilly » Sat Mar 18, 2006 6:13 am

Julz,

Rico is correct. 'Azul Monster' sucks. Not only that, it's just stupid.

Musician's Friend has a random band name generator (Google those terms, you'll find it) which is a lot of fun. Forget those obscure, pseudo-intellectual, ultimately adolescent band names and go with the classics. If you've ever seen the movie "The Commitments" you know that any really good band name must contain the word "The".
With your name, and the fact that you mainly play blues, I'd play around with names like this:

Julie Blue and the Runaways
Julie and the Blues Exiles
The Groggy Mountain Playboys featuring Julie Blue

etc, etc. by the way none of those were my invention, they mostly came from the band name generator. They might not be your cup of tea, but any band name containg the word "playboys" is also a classic. Especially if you live in say, Louisiana or the south in general.


I saw an ad for a gig up in Boulder Creek, CA last year, some band called the "Kent Hardly Playboys" After thinking about it for a minute, I realized its a great name for a bar band.
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RE: Band Names

Postby nizer » Sat Mar 18, 2006 5:21 pm

Those are great CW. One of my favorites is "Phil and the Blanks".
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RE: Band Names

Postby ricochet » Sat Mar 18, 2006 5:46 pm

"Kent Hardly Playboys" is classic!

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RE: Band Names

Postby lightninboy » Sat Mar 18, 2006 7:53 pm

Pump Action?
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RE: Band Names

Postby rf101st » Sun Mar 19, 2006 5:41 am

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RE: Band Names

Postby gcd revue » Sun Mar 19, 2006 5:50 am

>"Mutha Thumm and The Five Sistas"?<

Gawd, this is getting out of hand...

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RE: Band Names

Postby savage » Sun Mar 19, 2006 6:00 am

>Forget those obscure, pseudo-intellectual, ultimately adolescent
>band names and go with the classics.

well put! It seems like most people try to force band names that don't really groove (or go along with their music). There are HUNDREDS of those "pseudo-intellectual" band names in my area. A lot of people try to just come up with somethin that sounds different. I think a name should reflect what you guys are doin with music. Many band names end up sounding like song titles and quickly become irrelevant. Go with your gut and try to find somethin that fits instead of just forcin somethin that sounds "cool". Well thats my 2 cents, haha.
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RE: Band Names

Postby mickeypainless » Sun Mar 19, 2006 7:57 am

>>>Gawd, this is getting out of hand...

Who you pointin a finger at? :7
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RE: Band Names

Postby santo » Sun Mar 19, 2006 7:51 pm

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RE: Band Names

Postby bigdaddy » Sun Mar 19, 2006 8:05 pm

Because the band I play in performs blues rock music we call ourselves
Blues Rock-it. The bars screw up the last name alot with Rocket or Blues Rockets. I was at Guitar Center yesterday and told the counter dude that I play in the band Blues Rock-it and he said he has heard of the Rockets. He cut Blues right out of it. Oh well. We bought a banner, white with Blues Rock-it on it. We're gonna hang it from the keyboards. The banner is 40 inches by 12 inches. The guitarist also bought a front drum skin and is having Blues Rock-it put on it. The banner is mine so it comes with me in the end. I wanted Angelo Roma And Bluesided or Anelo Roma and (something) but the guitarist didn't want one guy to get the glory. As I look back I think he was right. If Angelo splits we can still go on as Blues Rock-it.
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RE: Band Names

Postby trguitar » Mon Mar 20, 2006 12:14 am

I tried that Musicians Friend Band/Song name generator. It gave me "Eyelash of the Puke Falcon". Interesting huh?
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RE: Band Names

Postby ricochet » Mon Mar 20, 2006 1:30 am

I just tried it, too. Here's what it came up with:

Here are your band name generator results:

These band names were randomly generated from our database of words.

Jerky Residential
Glimmering Sundae
Twin of the Mentor
Tentacle of the Captain
Position of the Survivor
Democratic Chance
Tenth Blanket and the Somewhat Paradox
Primary Frontier
Sneaker Arizona
Vodka Verbose

(Gotta wonder what Tennille would think about the Tentacle of the Captain.)

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RE: Band Names

Postby chillywilly » Mon Mar 20, 2006 3:54 am

i didn't say that the band name generator was fool proof. A lot depends on what you put in as a keyword. For every ridiculous result you get, there is also a few good ones. Glad to hear that some of y'all went there and checked it out. It's sort of like the music genome project at Pandora.

It's a semi-informed software feedback loop. i.e, GIGO.

Go there and enter "Ricochet" as a key word. What does it spit back?
Enter "Chilly" as a keyword. What happens?

I haven't done either one, I'm just curious.
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