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Tue Feb 26, 2019, 01:18 AM

If You Started a Band, What Would It Be (Punk, Metal, Rockabilly) and What Would You Call It?

And it really shouldn't be something that is already taken, which is going to be pretty damned difficult to find.

But I found mine: Sin Eater It's going to be metal. I'm going to be the one screaming because I can't play an instrument.

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Reply If You Started a Band, What Would It Be (Punk, Metal, Rockabilly) and What Would You Call It? (Original post)
ProudLib72 Feb 2019 OP
dweller Feb 2019 #1
The Velveteen Ocelot Feb 2019 #2
OriginalGeek Feb 2019 #3
ProudLib72 Feb 2019 #8
OriginalGeek Feb 2019 #11
ProudLib72 Feb 2019 #12
yonder Feb 2019 #4
PoindexterOglethorpe Feb 2019 #5
MissMillie Feb 2019 #6
Tobin S. Feb 2019 #7
ProudLib72 Feb 2019 #9
DFW Feb 2019 #10
red dog 1 Feb 2019 #14
DFW Feb 2019 #19
red dog 1 Feb 2019 #21
DFW Feb 2019 #22
bif Feb 2019 #13
ProudLib72 Feb 2019 #15
bif Feb 2019 #18
red dog 1 Feb 2019 #16
ProudLib72 Feb 2019 #17
Tikki Feb 2019 #20

Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2019, 01:29 AM

1. 4 or 5 middle aged+ guys who gather sporadically

in a garage or 'man cave' with acoustic guitars to play Dylan tunes while drinking beers and other sundries all with the express approval of sig others...

go by the moniker 'Magazine Husbands' ...
😎

✌🏼️

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2019, 01:40 AM

2. It would be a symphony orchestra and I would call it

Crazy Way to Die.

That's because so many classical musicians have died in strange ways, like being crushed by a bookcase, infection from stabbing himself in the foot with a conductor's baton, stabbed to death by a male prostitute, stabbed by an anonymous assassin, collapsing onto the pedals while playing the organ during a concert, eating contaminated sorbet, being locked out by an angry wife and catching pneumonia, and many others.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2019, 01:50 AM

3. Crossover punk thrash

Call it Spider Vomit.

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Response to OriginalGeek (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 26, 2019, 12:22 PM

8. Ooh, that's a good one!

"Who you going to see tomorrow, Steve?"

"I'm going to see Spider Vomit and Sin Eater."

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #8)

Tue Feb 26, 2019, 04:41 PM

11. I hope they bring XXL shirts!

wait, I'll make sure we have 2x and more. I forgot I was in the band for a second lol.

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Response to OriginalGeek (Reply #11)

Tue Feb 26, 2019, 05:06 PM

12. Everybody knows 2XL shrinks down to L

That's why I always get 2XL.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2019, 02:23 AM

4. A string band, playing mostly old timey, maybe a few Irish tunes

and call ourselves "Fats Mallard and the Decoys". Wait....that's been done.

We'd be "Jailbird Bob and the Squawkies"

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2019, 03:58 AM

5. It would be a folk group,

and I'd call it If Only I Were a Grandma.

(That's a personal reference to the fact that, alas, I won't be having grandchildren. Which isn't really a tragedy, just a personal sadness.)

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2019, 11:50 AM

6. My son and his friends used to talk about starting a band

When they discussed names, I suggested to them "Your Name Here"

You'd see that in catalogues on products that could be personalized. I thought it was clever.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2019, 12:17 PM

7. Tobin and the Antidepressants.

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Response to Tobin S. (Reply #7)

Tue Feb 26, 2019, 12:25 PM

9. The best "and the..." I ever heard

Was "...and the Bloody Red Stools". It wasn't a real band, just a suggestion for a band that existed.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2019, 01:49 PM

10. I've had three: The Clockwork Orange, The Holland-America Line and The Freedom Toast

One was 1960s acid rock, and we took our name from a cool book we had all read. How were we to know the name would be chosen for a major cult film three years after we split up? The lead guitarist/lead singer discovered LSD and took off for San Francisco. The drummer got into RISD and left for Providence. I (bass and keyboards) left to live in Spain. That was the end of that! But we did get to back up some cool bands at Washington's short-lived version of the Fillmore (The Ambassador Theater), such as Junior Wells, Canned Heat (original lineup) and the Youngbloods.

The second was an instrumental folk music band that did Appalachian, bluegrass, Celtic, English and Balkan music. The name was from the fact that we were both Dutch and American. We did two tours of the Eastern USA and played gigs in Germany and the Netherlands, and got to hang with a few notables, such as Eric Bogle, the Boys of the Lough, Hamish Imlach and Steeleye Span.

The third was/is a necessarily part-time project of (mostly) political satire, named after the Republicans' ridiculous renaming of French Fries and French Toast to Freedom Fries and Freedom Toast after France refused to march with Bush into Iraq in 2003. Most of the group hangs out in the Atlanta area and are professional musicians. I am not, and live about 4000 miles from Atlanta, which should pretty much explain the part-time status. We rarely get to hang with ourselves, let alone anyone else, but I got a hand-written note from Bill Clinton saying how much he liked the lyrics of one of the songs I wrote about him. Also, Al Franken and Thom Hartmann played our stuff on their shows during the Air America days, so we've had our fun, too, off and on.

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Response to DFW (Reply #10)

Tue Feb 26, 2019, 05:14 PM

14. Did you make any music videos of "The Freedom Toast"?

That one sounds interesting.

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Response to red dog 1 (Reply #14)

Tue Feb 26, 2019, 06:57 PM

19. Did we ever! This should keep you occupied for a while:

This may or may not be in chronological order:





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Response to DFW (Reply #19)

Tue Feb 26, 2019, 07:08 PM

21. Wow!

Thanks!

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Response to red dog 1 (Reply #21)

Wed Feb 27, 2019, 03:58 AM

22. Hope you have some time to kill!

We've done a few over the years.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2019, 05:07 PM

13. The name would be "Toss the Rat".

It would be a post rock group--hypnotic sound with layers of guitars.

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Response to bif (Reply #13)

Tue Feb 26, 2019, 05:15 PM

15. Something like this?

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #15)

Tue Feb 26, 2019, 06:41 PM

18. More like This Will Destroy You or Mogwai

Or Godspeed You Black Emperor

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2019, 05:16 PM

16. An oldies group, playing "real" oldies, from the 1950s & 1960s

I have a name in mind, but I don't want to give it away
(It might still happen)

It might be called "The Old Farts" I guess.

Or, perhaps, "Old Time Rock" (OTR)

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Response to red dog 1 (Reply #16)

Tue Feb 26, 2019, 05:25 PM

17. Like Reparata and the Delrons?



This is a really good song!

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2019, 07:02 PM

20. Synth/Punk...

Called P.O.A.

I play bass.

Tikki

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