Band name, Good or Bad?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by bassmcgee, Oct 17, 2004.

  1. Yeah.

    7 vote(s)
  2. Nah.

    26 vote(s)
  1. bassmcgee


    Sep 8, 2004
    Is it good or bad?

    For a blues band: The Pentatonic Mafia.

    Don't know how to make a poll lol.
  2. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    sorry... but thats stupid.
  3. Whafrodamus


    Oct 29, 2003
    Andover, MA
    I agree. And your gibson is ugly :p.
  4. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    And your mom dresses you funny.
  5. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS

    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. :D

    You'll think of something.
  6. ApeIsHigh81


    Aug 24, 2004
    What species of geek came up with that name?
  7. IvanMike

    IvanMike Player Characters fear me... Staff Member Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2002
    Middletown CT, USA
    i think its allright
    maybe the penta mafia might be a bit more catchy
  8. Matthew Bryson

    Matthew Bryson Guest

    Jul 30, 2001
    How about "the minor pentatonic add flat five mafia"?
  9. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    Not all just for musicians jokes are funny. It's not bad... for like a song title... but not a band name.
  10. How about "the Pent up from only playing tonic(s) Mafia"???
  11. how 'bout nothing with "mafia" in it at all, being such a played out word and all? ;)
  12. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    How about "Steve"

    Steve is a fine name, so why not a fine name for a band?
  13. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    On a side note: My friend once wrote a song called "The Trenchcoat Mafia Blues." It was... tasteful? :meh:

    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.
  14. canopener


    Sep 15, 2003
    Isle of Lucy
    I'm not really fond of anything "....Mafia."

    But besides, isn't Clapton already a part of the Pentatonic Mafia?
  15. Boplicity

    Boplicity Supporting Member

    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.
  16. 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?"
  17. Great band name! Got my vote.
  18. Thor

    Thor Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Needs a bit more head work ... ;)
  19. Squidfinger

    Squidfinger I wish I could sing like Rick Danko.

    Jan 7, 2004
    Shreveport LA
    No good, considering the common person won't know what pentatonic means.
  20. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    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. ;)