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Initial post: Sep 1, 2010 9:33:35 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 1, 2010 11:18:00 PM PDT
Another thread on group names made me wish for a tread on favorite band NAMES , not favorite bands but names of bands that you really like in spite of or otherwise. Try to just think of the name of the band name without the association of their music , if that's possible.

For Me:

Mudhoney - always love that name , the band, eh.

The Greatful Dead - Really cool name. Without the Greatful Dead name and marketing images, if they were the Warlocks , no way they'd have the career they did.

Soundgarden - My favorite name for a band , almost stereotypically fictional in its literal meaning, but just a cool name for a band. Descriptive , traditional , and new. Named after a sculpture.

The Velvet Underground - Just a real great name.

Black Oak Arkansas - What a great name, sounds like the title to a book by Faulkner or the name of a small town Population 30.

Merciful Fate - Cool name .

I could go on , but What do you think? What band name do you like and why?

Posted on Sep 1, 2010 10:27:15 PM PDT
Alt9999 says:
John Cougar Concentration Camp

Posted on Sep 1, 2010 10:36:03 PM PDT
Very cool name.

Posted on Sep 2, 2010 3:47:05 AM PDT
A quartet called The Five Skins.

Posted on Sep 2, 2010 6:30:28 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 2, 2010 6:34:04 AM PDT
vivazappa says:
Chuck E. Weiss and the G__damn Liars...they've played the same club in L.A. every Monday for years!
Ricki Lee Jones wrote "Chuck E.'s in Love" about him...they were going out during that time...

I've always liked the simplity of "Yes"...and it has a great logo to go with it...

Isn't it John Couger Watermellon?

Posted on Sep 2, 2010 7:56:32 AM PDT
crater face says:
Reo speed dealer

Posted on Sep 2, 2010 8:11:02 AM PDT
Hoagie Mike says:
13th Floor Elevators
Uriah Heep
Blue Oyster Cult
Jethro Tull
Guided By Voices

Posted on Sep 2, 2010 2:56:16 PM PDT
Barenaked Ladies

Posted on Sep 2, 2010 3:10:33 PM PDT
Ayinger says:
Brian Jonestown Massacre
Atomic Rooster
Atomic Bitchwax
Screaming Trees

Posted on Sep 2, 2010 3:27:44 PM PDT
Dr. Fresh says:
The Reejers

Posted on Sep 2, 2010 3:40:13 PM PDT
Wishbone Ash

Posted on Sep 2, 2010 4:48:49 PM PDT
Mike says:
I always liked BTO (Bachman-Turner Overdrive)

Posted on Sep 2, 2010 7:15:02 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 3, 2010 8:04:31 AM PDT
B L T says:
? & The Mysterians
Atomic Rooster
Big Brother & Holding Company
Blue Oyster Cult
Canned Heat
Country Joe & The Fish
Grateful Dead
Hot Tuna
Iron Butterfly
Led Zeppelin
Mott The Hoople
New Riders of the Purple Sage
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Rare Earth
Strawberry Alarm Clock
Talking Heads
The Band
The Psychedelic Furs

Posted on Sep 3, 2010 5:51:20 AM PDT
Train says:
I know its a kinda obvious pick but, The Rolling Stones is a great band name.

For a non plural name Nirvana

Bad company is also a cool name

Public Enemy is not a rock band, but is a great rock band name

Posted on Oct 17, 2010 10:06:50 AM PDT
Neon Leon says:
I've always enjoyed the names New Duncan Imperials and Waving, Not Drowning.

Posted on Oct 18, 2010 8:33:47 AM PDT
vivazappa says:
Let me add...John Hiatt and the Memphis Queens...

Posted on Apr 23, 2012 3:03:50 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 23, 2012 3:14:02 PM PDT
The Chiffons
The Zombies

And several others. I tend to like group names that invoke a sexy or "short and sweet" sentiment, as opposed to longer names. If you can sum up your band in a single desirable word, you probably have something.

Posted on Apr 23, 2012 3:15:29 PM PDT
Savage Lucy says:
I mentioned this in another thread, but I have always liked band names that are a plural. That way a member is referred to as a 'singular noun'. Examples:

The Rolling Stones
The Beatles
The New York Dolls
The Flaming Lips
The Pogues (Although I'm not sure what a Pogue is)
The Ozark Mountain Daredevils (Great band name or greatest band name?)
The Pretenders
The Cars
The Tubes

Posted on Apr 23, 2012 4:50:43 PM PDT
Captain Ogre says:
Scared Fearless

Posted on Apr 23, 2012 6:45:49 PM PDT
I agree with mikey g that the Rolling Stones is one of the BEST names ever!

Here are some other names I really love. I think the best names evoke a mood that is timeless:

Moody Blues
Deep Purple
Dream Theater
Green Day
Black Sabbath

Posted on Apr 24, 2012 6:40:33 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 24, 2012 6:41:20 AM PDT
vivazappa says:
The DOOBIE Brothers

That one even made my "not at all into rock and roll" Dad laugh
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