Have All The Great Band-Names Been Used?

Have all of the great band names been used? It’s starting to look that way. Most words have been used, probably with a ‘The’ at the front. My brother’s previous band were The Fires, although a bit of digging turned up an Italian punk band of that name.

The alternative is go completely the other direction and have a complete sentence as a name – ‘Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly.’ being an outstandingly bad example. It’s amusing the first time, after that it’s tedious/annoying. I bet he’s pissed off now and wishes he’s picked something shorter. The Who had the right idea, with the advantage that the shorter the name the larger the writing can be and the more it stands out on posters, etc.

I should come clean: I’m in a band called Far Black Furlong, but we do play improvised semi-pagan ambient-chamber classical-weird folk-drone (with added electronica) so it sort of works. Please don’t ask me to explain what it means.

I also use the name ‘spookydirt’ (yes, it’s supposed to be lower case) for my ambient-electronica stuff. Because, as everyone knows, you’ve got to have a stupid name like that if you’re a thirty-something making music on your computer that is so amorphous you can’t be bothered to come up with track names that make any sense. Not that I’d do that…

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One thought on “Have All The Great Band-Names Been Used?

  1. music4videos says:

    Great names come from great creativity and creativity doesn’t have any limits. I’ve posted some rock music videos on my blog, feel free to visit.

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