Groups you would never even check out, due to their name.

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Jaycat, Jan 30, 2019.

  1. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. It's good to know that I'm not the only one who hate that band name.
     
  2. deredordica

    deredordica Music Freak

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    Hey, Cradle of Filth is an awesome name! The guy who writes their lyrics really has a way with words--he's kind of the Morrissey of Metal in that regard. Btw, if you are interested in black/goth metal, their Cruelty and the Beast is a masterpiece.
     
  3. KAJ1971

    KAJ1971 Burger flipper, Sapper, book seller, nurse.

  4. writteninwater

    writteninwater Forum Resident

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    Unimaginative band names. So unimaginative.. I can't even remember them.
     
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  5. FrixFrixFrix

    FrixFrixFrix Forum Resident

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    That's literally what it is.

    Geggy Tah is a band initially composed of writer/singer Tommy Jordan and keyboard/guitarist Greg Kurstin. Each of them has a younger sister who was unable to pronounce her brother's name when very young; "Geggy" and "Tah" were the baby girls' mispronunciations of their brothers' names.
     
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  6. angelo73

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    This ^ , also, in general, any name that even the most tolerant of people would find to be in extremely poor taste - the theory being that any artist lacking the class to not choose a name I wouldn't want to hear tripping across the tongue of a six-year old has nothing of value to offer.
     
  7. PopularChuck

    PopularChuck Forum Resident

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    You can't judge a book by its cover ...
     
  8. bob_32_116

    bob_32_116 Forum Resident

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    "My Dying Bride"

    Just the name makes me wince. What was he/she/they thinking?
     
  9. Dave S

    Dave S Forum Resident

    Such as The Band.;)
     
  10. writteninwater

    writteninwater Forum Resident

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    That's simple brilliance. Post-modernism at its best. ; )
     
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  11. Dave S

    Dave S Forum Resident


    Thanks for the recs.
     
  12. Dave S

    Dave S Forum Resident

    You're welcome.

    There's also The Pop Group, but they were being ironic.
     
  13. ATR

    ATR Senior Member

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    Saw them several times in Boston. Pretty good Texas LSD music. I believe their lead guitarist made an attempt to bring back Roky Erickson, another example of trippy music from the south.
     
  14. writteninwater

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    Yeah, it's not so good. It's more pop art maybe. I love The Band. I'm more sceptical when I stumble across new bands that call themsves The Band or Nirvana and stuff like that. They take a name that already exists. That's unimaginative in the internet era when you can google everything..
     
  15. Dave S

    Dave S Forum Resident

    I think The Band struggled to find an alternative, and the name just stuck. Radiohead is one that just seems like an afterthought. Is the Talking Heads track that important to them? Sometimes I like the band name more than the band, e.g., The Mooney Suzuki (named after the two lead singers in Can).
     
  16. writteninwater

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    The thing with The Band I think is that it fits the group of musicians. They were -the band-. It's part of it, in my opinion, that the music and the aura and everything goes with it. It's not for eervryone to call themeselves The Band, it creates expectations.
     
  17. Cool hand luke

    Cool hand luke You shoulda heard just what I seen

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    Smegma and The Nunz
    Mike Hunt's Honorable Discharge (almost an early Chrissie Hynde band, i believe?)
     
  18. Cool hand luke

    Cool hand luke You shoulda heard just what I seen

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    The Dead Kennedys do NOT belong in that list of s****y bands. Just trying to keep it real... (ok maybe Anthrax)
     
  19. BillyBuck

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    In my college town in the ‘90s there was a band called Vomit Launch, which might suggest heavy industrial or aggro-punk. In reality, they were a very melodic indie band with two female members, possibly an influence on later dream-pop bands.

    Incidentally, Vomit Launch’s bassist was Larry Crane, now a studio owner and the publisher of the highly-regarded Tape Op magazine and podcast.
     
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  20. mojo525

    mojo525 Music Accumulator

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    I'm friendly with the owners of a local concert facility. They said the rudest bunch of assholes they ever hosted were And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead. The band strutted around barking orders at staff, trashed the facility, trashed the facility's equipment before a poorly attended show. Now they're forever known around here as And You Will Know Us By the Lack of Fans.
    Another band name that I thought pretentious was Minus the Bear. Then I heard the band tell the story: One of the members had a date with a particularly beautiful woman, and was way excited. The day after the date, his bandmates asked him about it. "Do you remember that old TV show B.J.and the Bear?" he replied. "It was like that, minus the bear."
     
  21. Finch Platte

    Finch Platte Forum Resident

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    Was this in Visalia, by any chance?
     
  22. mojo525

    mojo525 Music Accumulator

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    No -- Ohio. Why? Do you have a similar experience?
     
  23. Finch Platte

    Finch Platte Forum Resident

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    No, I just remember seeing a poster for a gig they did in Visalia, and thought- man that would be weird if it were the same gig.
     
  24. The Circle Jerks.
     
  25. yesteryear

    yesteryear Forum Resident

    Anyone that uses titles or phrases from classical literature. I find that cringeworthy.

    (I’m sure something I actually like will come back to bite me, but this is pretty rule of the thumb)
     

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