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Cool Names for Bands/Artists

marc weber
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These are some of my favorite band/artist names (not necessarily my favorite bands/artists).

Action Figure Party
Alice in Chains
As Lonely As Dave Bowman
Autechre
The Billy Nayer Show
Black Tape for a Blue Girl
Boards of Canada
Bohren & Der Club of Gore
Broun Fellinis
Cowboy Junkies
Einst�rzende Neubauten
Everything But The Girl
Future Sound of London
Godspeed You Black Emperor!
Handsome Boy Modeling School
Joy Division
Lecture on Nothing
Letters to Cleo
Mouse on Mars
Mr. Slate
My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult
Nurse with Wound
Pet Shop Boys
The Power Station
Public Image, Ltd.
R.E.M.
Rabbit in the Moon
Radiohead
Republica
Roxy Music
The Smiths
Stereolab
Talking Heads
Underworld
Urban Guerillas
Veruca Salt
Was (Not Was)
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The first band I ever started (primary school!) was called "The Organized Confusion." Kinda liked that. In college we were called "The Autoerotics." I think one guitarist quit mainly because he couldn't live with the name.


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marc weber
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Come to think of it, I've played in bands with some cool names. (Hmmm... Coincidence?)

Ear Damage
The Dead Spiders
Spontaneous Human Combustion (S. Human C.)
Atom-12
Plastic Slacks
Mrs. Kane and the Range

I failed to convince anyone else that "No Gritty Aftertaste" would be a cool name. Along the lines of The Autoerotics, our drummer once suggested we call ourselves Rock Hard.
Jim Yingst
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Ozric Tentacles
Van der Graaf Generator
The String Cheese Incident
They Might Be Giants
Tangerine Dream


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Stan James
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Some real names I've always liked ...

Steaming Weenies
The Throbulators
Other People's Children
Hammer Damage
Spider and the Crabs
Almost White Band (black drummer)

Bands I was in ...

Duck - the poster looked like the Woodstock dove, only ...
High Voltage
Storm
Red Shirt
Eddie Osborne Big Band
Bill Knight and His Knights of Rhythm
Mike and the Methodists (aka Fist Full of Notes)

I always wanted to use ... Fugginnuts, Cheerful Bastards, Happy Ass (well, maybe not that one)
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Fury in the Slaughterhouse
Orchestral Manoevres in the Dark
The Rolling Stones


With the last name being heard so often that you might forget that it is also a cool name.


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marc weber
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Originally posted by Jim Yingst:
...They Might Be Giants...

Mark Spritzler
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Well I have to include the names of my band

Deere In Headlights
Horseshoes and Hand Grenades

Yes we have two different names, why, because we switch instruments, We have the standard lineup of instruments that we play and we are called Deere In Headlights, when we switch what we normally play we are called Horseshoes and Hand Grenades, because we are close to being our band, but not quite. And remember close only counts in Horseshoes and Hand Grenades.

If you are interested in watching any of our videos
http://www.youtube.com/bytor99999

Anyway back to the topic

favorite band names

Spock's Beard
It Bites
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Chiliwack (I mean what the heck does that mean anyway)

And if you want to just make one up

http://www.bandnamemaker.com/

Mark


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Katrina Owen
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R�yksopp (it means smoke-mushroom, but the English term for that category of fungus is "puffball mushroom")
Baldilocks

www.bandnamemaker.com gave me the following when I added "Java" as an optional word:

Benevolent Java And The Fury
Deaf Java Of The Dejected Mall
Fighting Java
Java Of The Parts
Seventh Java
Java Rage
Java Of The Arrested Disaster
Java Of The International
Java Monk
Java Oasis Of The Minor Player
Muffled Java
Java Surface
Gold Java
Java Prey Of The Pudgy Baggage
Java Pig
Blinding Java And The Rebel
Java Ballerina
Java Slime
Hybrid Java
Java Apparition
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marc weber
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Originally posted by Katrina Owen:
...
R�yksopp (it means smoke-mushroom, but the English term for that category of fungus is "puffball mushroom")...

Thanks for the translation! (Kind of like Morcheeba, I guess.) I almost included R�yksopp on my list because it looks cool, but I didn't know what it meant. I love their Melody A.M. disc!

Originally posted by Katrina Owen:
...www.bandnamemaker.com gave me the following when I added "Java" as an optional word...

The coffee shop I go to had "Dev Java" listed on their event calendar last week. It turned out to be a musician.
[ September 04, 2007: Message edited by: marc weber ]
marc weber
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Originally posted by Mark Spritzler:
...Spock's Beard...

Yeah, that's a great one! Although I have no idea what they sound like.

Thanks for the You Tube links! (Someone once told me my playing sounded like Alex Lifeson, but I hadn't really listened to Rush at that time, so I didn't know who that was.)
Jesper de Jong
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I was in a band called "Bursting Bubbles" 16 years ago. I played (and still play) guitar.


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Bridget Kennedy
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Smashing Pumpkins
marc weber
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30 Seconds to Mars
Rahul Bhattacharjee
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Some bangla bands

Cactus
Chandrabindu


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Bob Reardon
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The Hoodoo Gurus
The Gobi Desert Canoe Club
Mark Spritzler
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How could I forget, one of the greatest bands of all time

Oingo Boingo.

Mark
Jesper de Jong
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WSAD and the Jars (sounds like a good band)
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'Eclipse' is the bomb...nice and simple.


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marc weber
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Originally posted by dennis zined:
'Eclipse' is the bomb...nice and simple.

That's funny, because my very first band (around 1980) was "Eklypse."
Sayak Banerjee
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Mott The Hoople


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