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Re: Can't-Miss Band Name Formula

Can't-Miss Band Name Formula
August 14, 2023 07:18PM
Musicians! Need a cool band name? Try the ol' "city name/noun" trick:

- London SS
- Berlin Blondes
- Berlin Blackouts
- Dresden Dolls
- New York Dolls
- N.Y.C. Peech Boys
-Bakersfield Boogie Boys
- Hollywood Brats
- Hollywood Vampires
- L.A. Vampires
- L.A. Witch
- Tokio Hotel
- Tokyo Police Club
- Detroit Cobras
- Detroit Emeralds

Weirdly enough, the above list almost seems to tell a story..?



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 11/02/2023 03:22PM by MrFab.
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Re: Can't-Miss Band Name Formula
August 14, 2023 07:25PM
Need something less decadent and gritty, more wholesome, something more like "Springfield Sisters" or "Des Moines Deacons."
Re: Can't-Miss Band Name Formula
August 14, 2023 08:46PM
If Mattel wouldn't sue them, the San Francisco Barbies? Birmingham (Alabama) Rattlesnakes? A competing band from Birmingham, UK?
Re: Can't-Miss Band Name Formula
August 15, 2023 06:42AM
I don't know that the formula is foolproof. I can't imagine anyone getting too excited over the Scranton Foibles or the Moline Headlines.
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Re: Can't-Miss Band Name Formula
August 15, 2023 01:51PM
True. So I guess it has to be a "cool" city, not just any place. And as Delvin pointed out, the wrong noun and you're sounding like a sports team.
Like, "Moscow" seems a natural, but can't think of anyone called The Moscow somethings. Go for it, bands!

Apparently, there really was a band called The Nashville Cats, but it was an informal group of session pros, like The Wrecking Crew. The Loving Spoonful song was about them. (This has been your Fun Fact of The Day.)
Re: Can't-Miss Band Name Formula
August 15, 2023 06:56AM
Too many such band names could easily be confused with sports teams.

That said, I do see a potential show theme ... or at least a block or two of songs. Thanks, Fab!
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Re: Can't-Miss Band Name Formula
October 10, 2023 06:06PM
Delvin Wrote:
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> Too many such band names could easily be confused
> with sports teams.

I think that I initially thought that the name of the "LA Nuggets" box set was a reference to some sort of sports team.

Considering how thoroughly the Nuggets dispatched the Lakers these past playoffs, I would welcome an LA Nuggets team.
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Re: Can't-Miss Band Name Formula
August 15, 2023 11:01AM
Detroit Spinners
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Re: Can't-Miss Band Name Formula
August 15, 2023 11:20AM
Bay City Rollers
L.A. Guns
The Detroit Wheels

And, kind of the opposite approach ...

Sunny Day Real Estate
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Re: Can't-Miss Band Name Formula
August 15, 2023 09:41PM
Delvin Wrote:
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> And, kind of the opposite approach ...
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> Sunny Day Real Estate

Architecture in Helsinki
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Re: Can't-Miss Band Name Formula
August 16, 2023 05:49AM
Is it a noun or a verb?

Hanoi Rocks
Bip
Re: Can't-Miss Band Name Formula
August 15, 2023 01:38PM
Village People
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Re: Can't-Miss Band Name Formula
August 15, 2023 05:53PM
Boomtown Rats?
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Re: Can't-Miss Band Name Formula
August 16, 2023 09:19AM
90's band Mary's Danish

The food item, the nationality, or something else?
Re: Can't-Miss Band Name Formula
August 16, 2023 11:58AM
Funny, I've always assumed that the band name refers to the pastry. It never occurred to me to interpret it as "Mary is Danish."
Re: Can't-Miss Band Name Formula
August 16, 2023 01:35PM
Same here! But Mary is Danish makes as much sense.
Re: Can't-Miss Band Name Formula
August 16, 2023 09:01PM
I never heard a note of them, but I think I recall there being a band called “Foxboro Hot Tubs,” that I think had some Green Day connection?

Motor City 5!!!
Leyton Buzzards
Lower East Side Stitches
Salem 66…?
Berlin. Irving Berlin
Saigon Kick (yikes, sorry)
Münchener Freiheit



Edited 5 time(s). Last edit at 08/16/2023 09:24PM by Five*Words.
Re: Can't-Miss Band Name Formula
August 16, 2023 11:59PM
Yeah, Foxboro Hot Tubs basically is Green Day pretending to be the early Kinks. (Which isn't to say their album Stop Drop & Roll!!! isn't worth hearing.)
Re: Can't-Miss Band Name Formula
August 17, 2023 12:01AM
Haha, I was thinking about how there’s so many “Detroit” bands and didn’t even consider the MC5.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/17/2023 12:02AM by MrFab.
Re: Can't-Miss Band Name Formula
August 17, 2023 08:39AM
Sleaford Mods
Fontaines D.C. (Dublin City)
Re: Can't-Miss Band Name Formula
August 17, 2023 06:21PM
Waco Brothers
Spandau Ballet
Guadalcanal Diary

Not quite fitting the paramaters:

Roman Holiday
Aztec Camera
Art Ensemble of Chicago
Re: Can't-Miss Band Name Formula
August 22, 2023 02:44PM
I saw a terrible group called Brooklyn Dreams on “American Bandstand” once. Maybe they could share a bill with the New York Dolls, Village People, Lower East Side Stitches, Crown Heights Affair, vintage jazz band The Harlem Hamfats, The Bronx (once they append a noun to their name), and, er, Queens…of the Stoneage?
Re: Can't-Miss Band Name Formula
August 23, 2023 01:04AM
I remember seeing Brooklyn Dreams on The Midnight Special. By that time, they basically were the backup group for Donna Summer. As I recall, though, it was pretty clear to see that the group's singer was Donna's main squeeze. (She married the guy in 1980; they stayed together until her death in 2012.)
Re: Can't-Miss Band Name Formula
August 23, 2023 01:08AM
> Is it a noun or a verb?
>
> Hanoi Rocks

Apparently a verb, judging from the title of their debut album Bangkok Shocks, Saigon Shakes, Hanoi Rocks.
Re: Can't-Miss Band Name Formula
August 23, 2023 06:59AM
> Apparently a verb, judging from the title of their debut album Bangkok Shocks, Saigon Shakes, Hanoi Rocks.

I dunno. Those could all be nouns. You might spill your Saigon shake while driving over Hanoi rocks if your Bangkok shocks aren't up to snuff.
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Re: Can't-Miss Band Name Formula
August 23, 2023 04:19PM
As always, Reno, you're a total badass.
Re: Can't-Miss Band Name Formula
August 23, 2023 11:44PM
Fab, can you fit the New York Citi Peech Boys in there, too?
And plain old Crown Heights…if they can find a stray noun?



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Re: Can't-Miss Band Name Formula
August 24, 2023 07:04AM
Nyc area bandnames

Hackensack
Ho-Ho-Kus
White Plains
NY Loose
Re: Can't-Miss Band Name Formula
August 24, 2023 11:39AM
Wow, there really is a town in NJ called Ho-Ho-Kus, complete with hyphens and capitalizations.

(Sounds like the answer to: What does an angry Santa Claus say?)
Re: Can't-Miss Band Name Formula
August 24, 2023 09:28PM
…The band Hopewell was named for their mid-Hudson Valley NY hometown of Hopewell Junction.
Re: Can't-Miss Band Name Formula
October 15, 2023 07:53PM
'80s glam-punks Soho Roses.

They were from London - not the NYC Soho. So, they could play with London SS, Sleaford Mods, and Leyton Buzzards.
Re: Can't-Miss Band Name Formula
October 16, 2023 12:36AM
Did anyone mention Fountains of Wayne?
Re: Can't-Miss Band Name Formula
December 13, 2023 07:48PM
I was going to add Brownsville Station to the list of NYC band names (a la Brownsville, Brooklyn) until I looked em up - they were from Detroit. But as there does not appear to be any place named Brownsville in Michigan, what the heck, let's add em anyway.
Re: Can't-Miss Band Name Formula
December 13, 2023 10:16PM
I had assumed they were from Texas before I found out they were from Michigan.
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