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Bands that probably chose the wrong name...

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Was just posting in the Song Association thread which is what made me think this could be an interesting topic!

What bands can you think of where the name that they chose probably limited their popularity?  Off the top of my head, the following came to mind:

  • Live (They get lost with all the live albums produced by other bands - at least they never tried to release a self-titled album! 😆 )
  • The The (A search nightmare! 😮 )
  • The F*** Buttons (Good luck in being seen anywhere! 🙄)
  • Rotting Christ (What were they thinking??? 😖 )

Oh well, that's my starter list.  Whatcha got? 🙂

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2 hours ago, craigb said:

The The (A search nightmare! 😮 )

You'll have better luck searching under T rather than A.

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In this space BJZ was semi-cool but what would the rest of the world think it meant?

Hence, we became Citizen Regen and that was before J departed. But we're still unknown. No real PR on our part is a HUGE factor of that scenario.

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17 minutes ago, Bapu said:

In this space BJZ was semi-cool

Sorry to break it to you, but unfortunately just by thinking that you automatically made it uncool.

Degrees of one's coolness can only be decided by other people. That's just the way it is.

 

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8 minutes ago, paulo said:

Sorry to break it to you, but unfortunately just by thinking that you automatically made it uncool.

So, my diabolical plan worked?

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The band I was in seemed to have choosing a bad name down to a fine art. Iwas always outvoted and during my time we had at least 4 and the last one was the only one that I wasn't totally embarrassed to say out loud - The Sons of Katie Elder - which was nicked from a movie.

Could have been worse I suppose - we did once share the bill with the delightfully descriptive.... Dead Pigs under the church floor. The lead singer was a dog. I kid you not.

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1 minute ago, Bapu said:

So, my diabolical plan worked?

If that was your plan, then yes.

Go you.

You nailed it.

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8 minutes ago, paulo said:

The lead singer was a dog. I kid you not.

🤣 woulda paid to see that (assuming it was originals)

and so -not- a coyote?

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'Jetlag' was the name of my band - cos after listening to our set you felt like you had it. 😂

I was also in an impromptu duo (formed en route to a particularly tough gig where I was only supposed to be carrying the gear). Called 'Pave Lane' after the road we were on when we decided to play it as a duo.

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The Band  

which could mean the Band of the Bands or another Band or that they had no idea for a bandname.

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8 minutes ago, jackson white said:

🤣 woulda paid to see that (assuming it was originals)

and so -not- a coyote?

Oh they were original all right. I'd definitely give them that much. :)

I think it's breeding might have been best described as mixed.

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28 minutes ago, jackson white said:

Mutt Lange!

Their sound was a bit ruff.

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Just now, paulo said:

Their sound was a bit ruff.

You may be barking up the wrong tree there paulo.

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3 minutes ago, Bapu said:

You may be barking up the wrong tree there paulo.

Are you some kind of fear mongrel ?

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2 hours ago, paulo said:

The band I was in seemed to have choosing a bad name down to a fine art. Iwas always outvoted and during my time we had at least 4 and the last one was the only one that I wasn't totally embarrassed to say out loud - The Sons of Katie Elder - which was nicked from a movie.

Could have been worse I suppose - we did once share the bill with the delightfully descriptive.... Dead Pigs under the church floor. The lead singer was a dog. I kid you not.

https://www.metalmusicarchives.com/artist/the-sons-of-katie-elder

So this was you ?

J

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Pages... I had big trouble finding their three albums (1978-1981) in the early webshops in the 90s. 😵

 

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Anthrax.

It was probably OK but then people started using the poison to kill other people by mail.

 

And of course, The Dead Kennedy's.

 

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