1. avatar solid_air
    As far as im concerned....they're feckin terrible , seriously whatever happened to retro and vintage names like "the cassini's" or feckin...belle and sebastian for that matter, any time i hear of a new band or their name for that matter I instantly think of a group of four 17 year olds attempting to play shite songs by artists such as patrick wolfe.
  2. avatar Chi-Lite
    I agree with you. More bands should be called Jimmy and the Vagabonds; Pat and the Blenders; Vito and the Saluations,; Honey and the Bees; Julie and the Desires; or Lorraine and the Delights.

    What's wrong with you, Belfast, you pricks.
  3. avatar Crackity_jones
    [quote:130cbf5e4b="solid_air"]whatever happened to retro and vintage names[/quote:130cbf5e4b]

    I think you just answered your own question.
  4. avatar Sir Bob Gelding
    Just wait until you hear my new death metal band refridgerhate...
  5. avatar Crackity_jones
    [quote:78a5205a8c="Sir Bob Gelding"]Just wait until you hear my new death metal band refridgerhate...[/quote:78a5205a8c]

    :lol:

    Seriously though, there have always been shite band names (Oasis, anyone? Kajagoogoo? What about Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Titch?) and there always will be.
  6. avatar Tuesday KId
    I don't go to gigs much but it really puts me off if a poster has crap names on it, names with numbers in it are bad.
  7. avatar Mykie3
    Jesus fucking christ, band names? Are you being serious!? Have we resorted to bitching about anything and everything possible about our music not belonging to or affilliated with a record label bands? Why not get up off your arse, go check out something new, and help out the local scene - you [b:54c35928b8]might[/b:54c35928b8] even enjoy it - instead of sitting and trying to think of reasons (ridiculous ones at that) why its so crap.
  8. avatar huggy baps
    When I see Solid_air I instantly think of a whiney 17 year old who spends too much time in t'internet..
  9. avatar maddenrockband
    What do u think of our name, were called MADDEN, as our surname is madden.

    We were going to use the name The Devil's Reject's
  10. avatar jonny is an ambulance
    our names Jonny is an Ambulance ;)
  11. avatar thesacredhearts
    It just hasn't been the same since Mr Nipples called it a day.
  12. avatar joe-bangles
    Vim Hoogen and the Hoogen Notes? They finished third in 'A Song For Norway' in the late 80's.
  13. avatar thesneakybandit
    [quote:e36c951f44]It just hasn't been the same since Mr Nipples called it a day.[/quote:e36c951f44]

    That's Mr Nipples and the Dangleberries to you!

    :wink:
  14. avatar Steven Dedalus
    [quote:c94b2be961="Crackity_jones"]

    Seriously though [/quote:c94b2be961]

    Who says he's not being serious?

    He's Sleet formerly from Refridgerhate, currently in the Deth Mettle super-group Sacrifist.

    Which also features:

    The Abominator, formerly of Nazerene Pizzaz.

    Cauldron, formerly of Fortress Intestinator.

    Ian Cantation, formerly of Holo-christ.

    Luigi Bored, formerly of MeccaDeth.
  15. avatar anty2
    Common Bred Trigger

    We may have to rename ours then to Common and The Bred Triggers

    Does have a ring to it :D
  16. avatar SweetDickWilly
    I prefer boyz to men
  17. avatar izzys_return
    Who gives a fuck, there's a name and an answer to this post. A name is a name, however clever or not so clever it is. If the band are good they are good, a name in no way represents sound. Yes there are shit names, and good names. I've seen many a band with a cool name and left thinking, "they were shite"
  18. avatar Crackity_jones
    [quote:256349ba07="Steven Dedalus"]Ian Cantation[/quote:256349ba07]

    :lol:
  19. avatar Harsh1
    The last gig i did was for a band called 'Muffbelt'
  20. avatar The Stav
    There are plenty of decent local band names- Kitty And The Can Openers, The Delfinos, Pistol Pete and The Bullets, Kowalski, Ten Gallon Hat, Shit Hot Helicopters, The Vals, Electric Circus, The Sabrejets, The Bookhouse Boys, The Bonnevilles... It's not about the name though, it's the music n'est pas? Some bands have shite names because they're not savvy or interesting enough to come up with a decent name. That said, one of the best bands I've heard locally are called The Southsiders, which I reckon's a cack name.
    I'm wreckin my head at the moment trying to come up with a fantastical name for my new outfit, now that The 45s have split. Was thinking of changing my name by deed poll to Yermas Yerda. Watch out!
  21. avatar boarsheadtaverncheapside
    [quote:16de615ba8="Steven Dedalus"][quote:16de615ba8="Crackity_jones"]

    Seriously though [/quote:16de615ba8]

    Who says he's not being serious?

    He's Sleet formerly from Refridgerhate, currently in the Deth Mettle super-group Sacrifist.

    Which also features:

    The Abominator, formerly of Nazerene Pizzaz.

    Cauldron, formerly of Fortress Intestinator.

    Ian Cantation, formerly of Holo-christ.

    Luigi Bored, formerly of MeccaDeth.[/quote:16de615ba8]

    you're forgetting the twin guitars of Conrad the Librarian and Neolithic Max from the balding metal band 'temples of doom' remember? they did 'the foreheads of the apocalypse'.
  22. avatar Bileofwood
    "Jonny is an Ambulance" is my fave name in this thread so far, I've always like that name.

    We're called "The Hubris". It was either that or "The Brazen" or "Iranian Uranium". My personal fave was "Walking Stephen Hawkings".

    I've always considered "The Revolting Cocks" to be one of the best band names ever.
  23. avatar The Stav
    Remember Bleeding Rectum? They were a lovely wee band. Where are they now eh?
  24. avatar daveshorty
    Sure i used to be in the best-named band ever, Grabbit Phonya
  25. avatar Steven Dedalus
    I used to be in a band called The Fucking Cats.

    TRUE FACT.
  26. avatar The_Martyr
    Myself and a member of Kowalski used to be in a band called Prozac.

    How original a name was that.
  27. avatar solid_air
    always thought "sonic death monkey" had a bit of a ring to it
  28. avatar Bones
    [quote:e5ee181510="The Stav"]Remember Bleeding Rectum? They were a lovely wee band. Where are they now eh?[/quote:e5ee181510]

    They still play every now and then. Great band. Pretty much the same members as Toxic waste.

    Naming a band is hard work. This is a silly topic of conversation. Who cares about the packaging, its whats inside that counts.
  29. avatar Mickeycolensoparade
    *tries to slip out the door without being noticed*
  30. avatar Nocarsgo
    I always liked the name Two Door Cinema Club for the sheer fact there's a stupid story behind it- apparently one of the band members couldn't say the word Tudor, and it kept coming out as "two door".

    I rather like ASIWYFA, though I don't like saying "ASIWYFA". Mentioning a band in conversation called "And So I Watch You From Afar" does generally generate weird, standoffish looks though.
  31. avatar jonny is an ambulance
    The almighty "LATEX SPIDER MONKEY"
  32. avatar The Ronster
    [quote:cfdbdad623="solid_air"]always thought "sonic death monkey" had a bit of a ring to it[/quote:cfdbdad623]

    Course you did, what with it being the original name of Barry's band in High Fidelity.
  33. avatar POSITIVExYOUTH
    To be fair, the more ridiculous the band name is, the more likely it will stick in your head.
  34. avatar Steven Dedalus
    [quote:2869f28ca8="The Ronster"][quote:2869f28ca8="solid_air"]always thought "sonic death monkey" had a bit of a ring to it[/quote:2869f28ca8]

    Course you did, what with it being the original name of Barry's band in High Fidelity.[/quote:2869f28ca8]

    Indeed, is that not why Solid_air was bringing it up?
  35. avatar outcomethepunx
    Under Stars & Gutters..what do you think...
    Oscar Wilde reference.
  36. avatar Big Homeless
    THE DANK?

    or Merciless Mute Magnate
  37. avatar Chi-Lite
    My current favourite band name is Ducky and the Glo-lighters.

    They released a 45 in the late 60s on Invictus I think. The B siade was "Over and Over", cracker song
  38. avatar Steven Dedalus
    Speaking of great band names, War Hole are playing tonight in Common grounds cafe...
  39. avatar POSITIVExYOUTH
    [quote:ef172aeec0="outcomethepunx"]Under Stars & Gutters..what do you think...
    Oscar Wilde reference.[/quote:ef172aeec0]

    Is that actually an Oscar Wilde reference?
  40. avatar anty2
    I was and still am in a band called 'Is This What Diana Died For'

    Im happy with it :lol:
  41. avatar ScubaSteve
    My first post!
    Decoy 47 is a fuckin' sweet name.
  42. avatar Deestroyer
    I would go see any band called Scenewreckers.
  43. avatar Dazfloor
    I was in a 5 piece band called The 5 skins but I left. Dont know what they are called now....
  44. avatar Nocarsgo
    [quote:b3d9dadec9="Dazfloor"]I was in a 5 piece band called The 5 skins but I left. Dont know what they are called now....[/quote:b3d9dadec9]

    Ah! I've heard of that band actually! I knew the bassist.
  45. avatar rahamilton
    Was once in a band called "Mick O'Toole and the Rhythm Method..."

    and, "Dr. Love and the Sex Monsters..."

    and "The Symbollox..."

    and "Rhythm and Booze..."

    and "Farkle..."

    and "Parasitic Oscillators..."

    The Oscar Wilde quote mentioned from "Outcome the punx" was : - "I may be lying in the gutter, but I am looking towards the stars"
  46. avatar tinpot anto
    Willybox
  47. avatar Warren Drugs
    Are Ham Fanny still around?
  48. avatar Persistence
    [quote:dc548eb050="Nocarsgo"]
    I rather like ASIWYFA, though I don't like saying "ASIWYFA". Mentioning a band in conversation called "And So I Watch You From Afar" does generally generate weird, standoffish looks though.[/quote:dc548eb050]

    "Yeah, we're going to see As-I-Why-Fa tonight."
    "Who?"
    "And So I Watch You- oh for Christ's sake."

    Cracking band, just...long name is long.
  49. avatar Nocarsgo
    I saw this ridiculously pretty girl at the ASIWYFA gig in Mandela Hall, and I was very tempted to say to her

    "Excuse me, but I was watching you from afar..."

    except I don't think I could have done it with a straight face.

    How many chat up lines can you make from local bands, I wonder?
  50. avatar DonkeyZSP
    i used to be in a band called Zombie Safari Park (with members of ASIWYFA) and am currently in a band called Team Fresh
  51. avatar Persistence
    Zombie Safari Park were awesome! I only ever heard about 2 of their tracks though, but I liked them. 'Leader'?
  52. avatar DonkeyZSP
    haha yeah leader was one of ours, the video is on youtube along with a lil docu type thing, check em out :)
  53. avatar 10rapid
    and so i bought you from the spar.
  54. avatar leesub60
    and so you bore us with guitars?

    great guys, terrible band name.

    p.s. ZSP would be fucking huge by now if it weren't for tony's exploding balls.
  55. avatar Crackity_jones
    And So I Watch You From The Bar

    Not really, have to be down the front for them.
  56. avatar whipchorus
    To me this thread is evidence of the need for local bands to sort themselves out, stop taking drugs, quit the zany band names, dress like an respectable adult and shave off that beard, you tramps.
  57. avatar EmmaUCS
    urban crime spree

    ^^ See not all of them are bad :)
  58. avatar thepostboxtheory
    The Postbox Theory?

    Thats normal isn't it =] (Sarcasm)
  59. avatar Persistence
    [quote:2e8a1f0ef1="thepostboxtheory"]The Postbox Theory?

    Thats normal isn't it =] (Sarcasm)[/quote:2e8a1f0ef1]

    Nah, I think that was Dodds...nothing is normal then.

    Well it is, at least, a far cry from "we picked the first word that was interesting in the dictionary." *cough* Ash *cough*
  60. avatar Captain Kennedy
    We struggled to come up with a band name.....so I went through a big list of Neil Young songs and shazzam.....there ye have it...."Captain Kennedy".

    Are "Jimmy Floyd and the Hasslebainks" still playing?
  61. avatar Steven Dedalus
    [quote:4b9ecf2885="Nocarsgo"]

    How many chat up lines can you make from local bands, I wonder?[/quote:4b9ecf2885]

    "Show us yr War Hole."
  62. avatar solid_air
    "john and the baptists"
  63. avatar POSITIVExYOUTH
    In the pantheon of weird band names, how no remember the mighty Bulbous Head?
  64. avatar MICROLIP
    Davy from million dollor reload used to be in a portadown band called THE SCURVY DOGS. Class!! Many moons ago!
  65. avatar delfuego
    I remember our drummer came up with the band name ten tin spirals. It was something to do with the amount of mushrooms being taken at the time.

    First gig we played, our name on the poster was misprinted as ten tin sparrows. I don't know which was funnier, the original stupid name or the new stupid name. Ah the hijinxery of it all.....
  66. avatar loveisthelaw
    I couldnt disagree more, We Are Knives is a craicer name, as is Honey For Christ, Devil Makes Three and Rabid Bitch of The North
  67. avatar loveisthelaw
    Mike Got Spiked, now there's a craicer name, good music too. Are they still going ?
  68. avatar I'mDead
    [quote:d0a15d1d7d="leesub60"]p.s. ZSP would be fucking huge by now if it weren't for tony's exploding balls.[/quote:d0a15d1d7d]

    tony's exploding balls - now that is a brilliant band name!
  69. avatar thepostboxtheory
    [quote:bdea52d6ef="loveisthelaw"]Mike Got Spiked, now there's a craicer name, good music too. Are they still going ?[/quote:bdea52d6ef]

    Yeah i'm pretty sure they are. They're always away touring USA which is pretty cool.
  70. avatar loveisthelaw
    [quote:f5a6d17a79="thepostboxtheory"][quote:f5a6d17a79="loveisthelaw"]Mike Got Spiked, now there's a craicer name, good music too. Are they still going ?[/quote:f5a6d17a79]

    Yeah i'm pretty sure they are. They're always away touring USA which is pretty cool.[/quote:f5a6d17a79]

    Amen to that. Rescue the astronauts is another craicer name, tho not really my taste in music. Jazz is dead- craicer band and name
  71. avatar Dazfloor
    [quote:1e96fab9cc="Nocarsgo"][quote:1e96fab9cc="Dazfloor"]I was in a 5 piece band called The 5 skins but I left. Dont know what they are called now....[/quote:1e96fab9cc]

    Ah! I've heard of that band actually! I knew the bassist.[/quote:1e96fab9cc]

    Hes a bit of a dick if you ask me ;)
  72. avatar Garzo
    Aggro Dump
  73. avatar The Stav
    Monkey Tennis?
  74. avatar Deestroyer
    The Saucy Gynecologists
  75. avatar Enixs
    I've always been in bands with shite names!
    I never got to choose the name.
    So for my new band we wanted something that people would like...'is that a serious name or a piss take name'

    'Team Laser Explosive'

    Honestly I dont even know anymore.

    It was either that or 'Freddy Mercury Speedboat'
  76. avatar Deestroyer
    [quote:96f1674319="Enixs"]I've always been in bands with shite names!
    I never got to choose the name.
    So for my new band we wanted something that people would like...'is that a serious name or a piss take name'

    'Team Laser Explosive'

    Honestly I dont even know anymore.

    It was either that or 'Freddy Mercury Speedboat'[/quote:96f1674319]I like Team Laser Explosive. I don't like Freddy Mercury Speedboat. What about 'Freddy's Laser Speedboat Team'? Now that's a band name!
    First EP: 'Freddy's Explosive Laser Speedboat From Mercury'.
  77. avatar dubhdavidblack
    I think for a sensitive, singer/songwriter/folky-sort of thing, the name to beat is Sprained Anus. A very delicate, evocative appellation. 'Course, Anal Sprain could work too...
  78. avatar SweetDickWilly
    Have a mysterious semi-serious band name to get people interested/thinking. Then you can have fun with your song-names:

    "Never ever touch my face wee girl"
    "Pipe to pipe to pipe"
    "Handicapped Jesus stole my parking space"
    "I can't believe you rang dial-a-drink without me baby"
    "Every good goose deserves fudge"
    "I wanna lay amongst the rhubarb of your love field"

    and so on........
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  79. avatar kerrfiddle
    [quote:3457e604fe="SweetDickWilly"]Have a mysterious semi-serious band name to get people interested/thinking. Then you can have fun with your song-names:

    "Never ever touch me face wee girl"
    "Pipe to pipe to pipe"
    "Handicapped Jesus stole my parking space"
    "I can't believe you rang dial-a-drink without me baby"
    "Every good goose deserves fudge"
    "I wanna lay amongst the rhubarb of your love field"

    and so on........[/quote:3457e604fe]


    very good, very good. I'd love to hear how them songs go!

    Joe Bag and the Jubes were once a hit
  80. avatar Deestroyer
    Call your band %^)%^)*$)*@)FUUUUUUUUUCK!!!!$$%%*^*^*^*^^^, and when asked in interviews say "it's pronounced [i:295d9fa921]Toulouse[/i:295d9fa921]... that's [i:295d9fa921]Toulouse[/i:295d9fa921]"
  81. avatar Enixs
    [quote:03982efb03="Deestroyer"][quote:03982efb03="Enixs"]I've always been in bands with shite names!
    I never got to choose the name.
    So for my new band we wanted something that people would like...'is that a serious name or a piss take name'

    'Team Laser Explosive'

    Honestly I dont even know anymore.

    It was either that or 'Freddy Mercury Speedboat'[/quote:03982efb03]I like Team Laser Explosive. I don't like Freddy Mercury Speedboat. What about 'Freddy's Laser Speedboat Team'? Now that's a band name!
    First EP: 'Freddy's Explosive Laser Speedboat From Mercury'.[/quote:03982efb03]


    HAHAHAHAHA Brill!!! :lol:
  82. avatar Deestroyer
    Hanku.