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My new band's name is stuuupid

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by soundoholic, Feb 12, 2004.

  1. Why didn't you call the band n'suck?

    32 vote(s)
  2. It's original, keep it.

    1 vote(s)
  1. So I joined a band. They just picked a name and we are now called Judd Hoose. I think it is bad name for a band that is covering audioslave, coldplay, Jet, and other bands similar.

    What do you think?
  2. Taylor Livingston

    Taylor Livingston Supporting Member Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    Oregon, US
    Owner, Iron Ether Electronics
    I'm kind of curious about how those 3 bands are similar. :confused:

  3. They are all on MTV :meh: ?
  4. primesuspect


    Feb 11, 2004
    Detroit, MI

    Anyways, no it's not the greatest name, but at least it IS original sounding.

    Band names are a dark art.. Just pick random words and throw them together, but not really. :meh:
  5. I'm sorry....no, I don't really care for it. :confused:

  6. I was meaning more modern. Like rock, not country/western like the name sounds.
  7. Thor

    Thor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    I guess it could be worse...


    Frozen 4/6 count Perch ...

    but then again

    can you trade off the cruddy name for musical input?

    I always suggest the band name Ornery Peephole at this
    point ...

    Keep 5 stinky and 3 good band names up your sleeve at
    all times ...

    Kind of like having latex protction, you don't want to
    be afflicted with Bad Bandname Disease {BBD}, there may not
    be a Future Cure, (like 'Vanilla Fudge' ..., yes, they are still
    around, I've heard) for your bad band ever ... and you
    don't want it to stick to you.
  8. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    My friend's in two bands...Stalin and the Rainbows, a classic rock cover band with their first original just performed tonight. Crazy space-acid rock thing I never expected. The other one is an 8 piece ska band named the Skatholics.

    How're those for names? :p
  9. I don't think we're at the point where it's cool to "punnify" "Ska" in your ska band's name again. That really always irritated me, albeit there are some good bands out there that do that, but in a lot of cases just screams "We have no creativity, we are uber-lame, it is safe to ignore us." That and when ska bands give themselves REALLY stupid names (not like "Smokey and the Bandit" stupid, I mean like "'Dude, where's my Car?' is the best movie ever" stupid). Names like the "Ninja Hamsters" or "Eww, you're a girl, and girls are gross" (Actual band name) bring me to the verge of sickness. Granted, ska bands don't expect to be taken that seriously, so there some leniency...but you should at least try.

    That's about all I have to say about that.

    Will-taking ska to seriously.

    P.S. Just curious, are the Skatholics a religious band?

    P.P.S. Stalin and the Rainbows is a cool name.
  10. Introvox


    May 21, 2001
    Ontario, Canada
    hey wait a minute I played for

    Frozen 4/6 Count Perch

    no no...just kidding...

    check out Tony Levin's homepage...he has a ton of unused bandnames he is offering free for the taking...some are very cool...

    now.... if you don't mind...I have to go use the Judd Hoose

    "soooorry...I had to do that"...."well someone had to right"?

  11. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    Yeah, I agree. Regardless of the style of music, the name belongs on the "Lame List".

  12. I think I am going to bring it up that the band name is stupid.

    The lead singer said there is a funny story behind it but will people care about a story they don't know? probably not!
  13. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2001
    Spencerport, New York
    I suppose if you played country or southern rock that name would be ok.

    I was in a band named "Whiskey Richard", and we played stuff like STP, Pearl Jam, Candlebox etc...... At the same time we were gigging around, there were two southern rock bands out gigging in our area, one was named "Poison Whiskey", and the other was "Whiskey Road". If I had a nickel for every time someone said to us "I thought with a name like Whiskey Richard you would have been a southern rock band, man......", I'd be able to afford a Sadowsky.

    We changed our name to "Telepathy".
  14. Introvox


    May 21, 2001
    Ontario, Canada
    be sure to be tactfull in your approached to telling your band about the "name"...

    don't say it's stupid, just suggest they come up with a better one...one that you ALL can be proud of, I had a band once with a dorky name, and I almost didn't want to tell anyone, and when I did...I had this whole shpiel (more like excuses) attempting to explain our bands' stupidity

    ....use the poll here to your advantage....that way WE are the badguys not you...

    It's like never telling a dog owner his pet looks ugly.

    ps...keep the inside jokes inside, don't make it you band name

  15. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    Don't forget to ask them why they chose the current name. Then chip away at the logic for using it, and try to plant the idea of getting a better name.

    It may take a while to get the change in place.
  16. Thor

    Thor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    hehe, or telling your girl her behind is too ample ...

  17. hateater

    hateater snatch canadian cream

    May 4, 2001
    Eugene, OR
    Judd Hoose? The name doesn't really mean much in the end though. For instance, Mike Portnoy was changing the name of his band back then... (I remember it was a lame name), and all he could come up with was DREAM THEATER. So he said, what the hell, and wrote it down. He claims that he really doesn't care for the name- but the thought was in his head, sounded decent, and he had a pen and paper.

    EDIT- remember the name now... it was Majesty.
  18. Electricmayhem


    Dec 18, 2003
    Now that's a creative name. :rolleyes: :D
  19. Coutts_is_god

    Coutts_is_god Guest

    Dec 29, 2003
    Windsor, Ont, Canada
    I was in a band called "Aftermath"
  20. jobu3

    jobu3 Artist formerly known as Big Joe

    Feb 17, 2002
    Mountain Top, PA

    Tonight at the Staircase Lounge... EVERYONE GETS LAID!

    Saturday the 21st at Tink's Place... EVERYONE GETS LAID!

    I think it has a nice ring to it... and it is less likely to start a riot than when I was in a band called the Scantily Clad Women and we double booked ourselves as the opening act called Free Beer.

    Friday at the Woodlands Inn & Resort... Free Beer and Scantily Clad Women 11:00-2:00! Doors open at 10:00. Proper ID required. :help: :p :cool:

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