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Would it be lame if....

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by I.'.I.'.Nakoa, Oct 13, 2004.

  1. I.'.I.'.Nakoa

    I.'.I.'.Nakoa Guest

    Aug 10, 2000
    Fort Worth.
    You were to name your band after a song by one of your favorite bands?

    Im a big soilwork fan, and i have always thought it would be cool to have a band named "machinegun majesty". its one of their songs. I know of a couple bands that have done this... we dont have problems coming up with names, but this one would be really cool to use. totally lame or cool idea? and why?
  2. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    Lots of bands have done this - 'Deacon Blue', 'Wet wet wet' springs to mind - I'll think of some others...eventually! ;)
  3. Godsmack got their name from an Alice in Chains song.

    ...so no, it's not cool.
  4. Gia


    Feb 28, 2001
    machine head (from the deep purple song, i think..)
    pretty girls make graves (from the smiths song)
    and more that i can't think of right now.

    machinegun majesty is a pretty cool name for a band. alliteration and all.
  5. ApeIsHigh81


    Aug 24, 2004
    I would think you'd have people thinking you guys think you're tough **** just because of the "machinegun" in it.
  6. Gia


    Feb 28, 2001
    actually, thinking about it again, there's already a band called machinegun symphony, and one called machinegun fellatio (i think).

    i also know people in a band called yellow machinegun.

    too many machineguns :(
  7. cant forget "queens of the stone age"

    but personally, i think its a rather lame idea...if i wanted to do my band would be named "pychoticbumpschool" or "mothership connection", or "a pyschoalphadiscobetabioaquadoloop" for example :D
  8. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Well, you could always downgrade rounds per minute.

    Bolt-Action Majesty, or Semi-Automatic Majesty.
  9. 9mm holiday.

  10. Toasted


    May 26, 2003
    Leeds, UK
    I like that. Also, Gia: there is a band called Machinegun Falsetto :)
  11. Let's not forget "Switchblade Symphony" for the latter half, for you Gothies.
  12. DigMe


    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    I think 'Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious' would be a good band name. Then again...I'm a big Mary Poppins fan.

    brad cook
  13. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001

    Brendan, how about "flintlock supremacy"?
  14. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    ever wonder if bad religion has a song called god smack?
  15. Squidfinger

    Squidfinger I wish I could sing like Rick Danko.

    Jan 7, 2004
    Shreveport LA

    Be original.
  16. actually DP's record was called Machine Head...it was the one with smoke on the water on it...
    i'm not sure if that is the reason, but it would be really cool if it was true!

    i know the foo fighters went to some secret gigs as "the Stacked Actors" which is one of their own songs!
  17. Against Will

    Against Will Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2003
    Big Sound Central
    Not really, because they don't, they may have thought of it though.

    Stiff Little Fingers and the Rolling Stones named themselves after songs. I've found that the coolest band names come from songs.
  18. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Musket Dictatorship
  19. Why stop there? How 'bout Wristrocket Majesty, or Snail's Pace Velocity
  20. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    But then we're not dealing with firearms, now are we?