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Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by bassmcgee, Oct 17, 2004.
Is it good or bad?
For a blues band: The Pentatonic Mafia.
Don't know how to make a poll lol.
sorry... but thats stupid.
I agree. And your gibson is ugly .
And your mom dresses you funny.
The _______ Mafia could be cool, but consider having to explain about the use of pentatonics in blues everytime somebody asks "What's a pentatonic"
Maybe, The Blues Mob; ok that's just as lame.
You'll think of something.
What species of geek came up with that name?
i think its allright
maybe the penta mafia might be a bit more catchy
How about "the minor pentatonic add flat five mafia"?
Not all just for musicians jokes are funny. It's not bad... for like a song title... but not a band name.
How about "the Pent up from only playing tonic(s) Mafia"???
how 'bout nothing with "mafia" in it at all, being such a played out word and all?
How about "Steve"
Steve is a fine name, so why not a fine name for a band?
On a side note: My friend once wrote a song called "The Trenchcoat Mafia Blues." It was... tasteful?
On a sider note: I was in Matt and The Monkey Mafia, but some techno bastard stole it!
On a sidest note: I've been meaning to release that album for a year or so now.
I'm not really fond of anything "....Mafia."
But besides, isn't Clapton already a part of the Pentatonic Mafia?
I'm very much of a blues traditionalist. As such, I am not in favor of the "Mafia" part of your band name mainly because the Mafia has nothing to do with the history or traditions of blues. The Mafia is an Italian, more specifically a Sicilian tradition.
Furthermore, I don't know that Mafiosos had any particular affinity for blues music. Thus, I'm not sure that the name Pentatonic Mafia would carry much weight with real blues fans and might even cause antagonism. Perhaps what you seek is another word that reflects a closely knit group, but I don't even care much for mob or gang in relation to blues music.
Bluesmen were quite individualistic and even some were competitive with one another in relation to the skill of their musicianship.
This isn't very creative, but maybe something such as Pentatonic Blues Band or Pentatonic Bluesmen would be better. I know those names are lame, but the use of Mafia really isn't fitting in the context of a blues band. That's just my viewpoint, that being the viewpoint of a blues "purist", so to speak.
You're thinking way too hard about this, given the origin of the name (i.e. some guy made it up out of the blue [no pun intended, I swear]) Valid points, but I don't think they address the question "does this name sound stupid to the layman?"
Great band name! Got my vote.
Needs a bit more head work ...
No good, considering the common person won't know what pentatonic means.
Yeah, they'll think it has something to do with satan.
How about "The Blue Collar Mafia"? It's got blue and mafia, with a delightful "Color" pun thrown in.