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XNASA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 11:05 AM
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Poll question: Name Our Band Poll.
Started playing again. We're a 5 piece. Drums/bass/two guitars/lead singer. Pretty straight ahead stuff. Lot's of distorted guitars, etc.

We're trying to update the Midwestern Power Pop sound and tend to emulate bands like Husker Du, The Replacements, The Stooges, Cheap Trick. Occasionally we sound a bit like Crazy Horse.

Everyone in the band has been playing around town for quite a while, and has their chops down pretty well. Here are some names that have been floated around at rehearsal. We have a small private gig in about 3 weeks. After that, we plan to start playing out.

Vote for your favorite. Who knows, we might be the next big thing.

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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disgruntella Donating Member (983 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 11:05 AM
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1. I like "Syllabus"
But I'm a dork. ;)
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 11:07 AM
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2. Insect Overlords has a nice ring to it.
Edited on Mon Sep-22-03 11:10 AM by GOPisEvil
"Weltanschauung"? LOL World View was taken? ;-)

Missed a "u" - edited!
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WoodrowFan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 11:09 AM
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3. Insect Overlords
Edited on Mon Sep-22-03 11:10 AM by WoodrowFan
Cause the album art will be awesome!


The Donkey Show sounds like something I'd see in Tijuana circe 1940...
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XNASA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 11:10 AM
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4. I stole Insect Overlords from Kent Brockman.
Actually played out under that name a couple of time at Open Mic Night when I lived in Houston.

Also played out under the name, "The Pirates of Monkey Island". But that was on a dare.
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Richardo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 11:14 AM
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8. I like that one, but then I have a weakness for Simpsons references...
Edited on Mon Sep-22-03 11:15 AM by Richardo
"Hail Ants" Could be another...

BTW: Is "Nine Inch Tent" permantently retired? :D
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XNASA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 11:16 AM
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12. Nine Inch Tent, I believe, has been retired.
It was a good name for an Open Mic Night, one gig only kinda thing.

But this new band is actually quite serious. Quite a few well-known bands from around here are represented. So, we'll see what happens.
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disgruntella Donating Member (983 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 11:15 AM
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11. You ought to incorporate "Kent Brockman" in your name
"Kent Brockman and the Insect Overlords" - I would sign up as a groupie. (Although X and the Ys is kind of played out)
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RandomKoolzip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 11:10 AM
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5. How 'bout "The Airborne Genitals?"
A friend suggested this name for my band back when we were just forming. Very evocative of....something.
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XNASA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 11:12 AM
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7. Er, um. Prolly not.
Gonna file that name right next to, "The Incontinentals".
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ProfessorGAC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 11:12 AM
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6. I Went With Ulumuri
I think it's easy to remember and is consistent with a power pop sound. And the word syllabus makes my head hurt.
The Professor
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XNASA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 11:14 AM
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9. Some names I threw in for a lark.
But I won't say which ones.

Do you know what the Ulumuri are, BTW?
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ProfessorGAC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 11:30 AM
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16. Yeah, It's The Magic Horn in A Tolkein Book
The Professor
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XNASA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 11:37 AM
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19. Actually, more than one horn....made of shells from the sea....
Whoever hears them has a longing for the sea, in their heart.

Valaroma is the horn above all other horns, from the same book. The Silmarillion.
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ProfessorGAC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 11:43 AM
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24. Well, I Was Close. I Guess I Get No Cigar, Though
The Professor
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XNASA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 12:11 PM
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31. I believe you're well within Cigar Prize Boundries.
Therefore, next time I see you, I'll bring you a nice cigar.
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Drifter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 11:14 AM
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10. Priests in Speedos (n/t)
.

Cheers
Drifter
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XNASA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 11:17 AM
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14. The drummer was in a band called....
"The Price of Priesthood".

So I'm thinking that we'll need to go a different route. Thanks for playing.
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Champion Jack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 11:41 AM
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21. Cannibal Pope
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Another Bill C. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 11:17 AM
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13. How about
"Spinal Block"? You'd be working the word association thing and women would love it -- trust me.
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On the Road Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 11:19 AM
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15. Actually, I Like the Name "Burn Victims"
for your type of music. (I voted for "Garden of Mercy" from the choices you gave.)
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bif Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 11:30 AM
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17. The Really Tall Pygmies
is a personal favorite of mine. My daughter won't use it for her band but you're welcome to it. I voted for Garden of Mercy from your list. Good luck!
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sarin Donating Member (77 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 11:36 AM
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18. gotta go with
BIG KNIFE


totally!

some of my favorite "groups" have insane names

Battle of the Future Buddhas

Green nuns of the revolution

er..yeah

my band is Hearts Fail.

I'm not sure how we came up with that name, we play in San Antonio mostly and have a line up similar to yours, except we have a keyboardist as well.

www.heartsfail.com if you want to check us out ;)

go with the insect one, it's cool

Sarin
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XNASA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 11:41 AM
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22. Nice site.
Is that your MM HD130 amp?

I got one sitting in my basement.

Big Knife. I dunno. Around here, someone may show up with a big knife and use it.

I think we're going for some kind of folk-lore-ish cool sounding name.

But thanks for your suggestion.
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Fenris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 11:37 AM
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20. I went with LIFT
I don't know, I always like simple names for bands.
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XNASA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 11:43 AM
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25. Me too.
I came up with that one while sitting on the train. The word "LIFT" was engraved on an Emergency Exit window and I kinda liked the way it looked.

There is a band in Atlanta called Lift. But nobody knows about them. Just someone's basement project.
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Fenris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 11:46 AM
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27. Looks like the two members of the Clash City Rockers still think alike!
Of course, I had another name then.
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zekeson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 11:42 AM
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23. I voted Doomsmen
Just cuz its a decent name that shouldn't be tossed out. Seems like a good guitar heavy band name. Visions of surf guitar dance in my head. Doomsters would be fun, too.

I also like Insect Overlords, but you might also consider jsut being the Overlords, but I imagine that name has been used.

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stevedeshazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 11:44 AM
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26. Glad you're playing again
I like the Doomsmen, it fits your style.

Steve

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SiouxJ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 11:47 AM
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28. I went with Donkey Show
joke or not, I like it. Just don't go making an "ass" of yourself ;-)


:hi:
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XNASA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 12:13 PM
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32. You went with Donkey Show.......
...because you used to live so close to TJ.

You're not fooling anyone.

:hi:
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SiouxJ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 12:43 PM
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35. True, I have heard about Donkey Shows
in TJ, but that in no way influenced my decision! If that were the deciding factor, I would have gone with Senor Frog's ;-).
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 03:24 PM
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42. Not Carlos 'n' Charlie's?
;-)

We have one of those here ya know? :D
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XNASA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 03:26 PM
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43. Which one is the donkey?
Carlos or Charlie.
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 03:27 PM
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44. Actually they're frogs.
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fob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 11:48 AM
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29. Whattabout Evil DUers!
Actually my buddy came up with a band name that is too cool. I'll give it to you since we will never be in a band, but when you're huge, you gotta get us backstage passes and the like.

24-12 Ounce Cans

2412OZ - for short
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ronzo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 04:43 PM
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51. Evil DUers... I like it. n/t
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bif Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 11:51 AM
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30. Souls of the Fallen
This was a topic on the main page I just noticed. I think it would make a good band name.
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Whitacre D_WI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 12:30 PM
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33. I've always thought...
that "Naked B. Anthony" would be a good band name.

Or "The Whiskey Rebellion."
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XNASA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 12:42 PM
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34. Whiskey Rebellion, I like it. I'll bring it up.
It does sound a bit, good ol' boy for our style.

But I sure like whiskey.
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XNASA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 02:04 PM
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36. It's currently a tie. So, somebody, anybody, please vote.
:kick: for the afternoon crowd.
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XNASA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 02:33 PM
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37. Still a TIE!!! Vote, vote, vote.
Please.
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leftist_rebel1569 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 02:55 PM
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38. I voted...
For Insect Overlords. Awesome name...
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 03:07 PM
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39. Midwestern Power Pop?
Don't have any clue what you're talking about.
Husker Du, The Replacements, The Stooges, Cheap Trick, Crazy Horse?
Well, I've heard of the 3 Stooges and Crazy Horse, but not in any context presented here.
Iknow...I am SUCH a geezer.
What about just "Strings & Skins"?
;-)
Oedipus & The Mothers?
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XNASA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 03:22 PM
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41. I think The Mothers has been used already.
You can't possibly be that old to not know who The Stooges are. I mean, afterall, Iggy Pop, the lead singer is now 56 years old.

(He's still got 6-pack abs, though.)
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 03:39 PM
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47. honest-to-god I don't
But I kind of shut it off after the Beatles and the Kingston Trio.
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phillybri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 03:18 PM
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40. "Pocket Rocket"
I always thought this would be a great band name...
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trogdor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 03:30 PM
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45. You do know what a "donkey show" is, right?
I won't repeat it here.

Anyway, here are my recommendations:

limoZeen
BigNife

http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail16.html
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XNASA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 03:37 PM
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46. Oh yes. I was once a young sailor in San Diego.............
...who heard the rumors of the goings-on south of the border in Tijuana.

For the record, never seen one or attempted to see one. It's one of them urban myths anyway. Ain't it?
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Bossy Monkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 04:11 PM
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48. Well, put "hoot" in the name somewhere, I'll move to your town, and
you'll be guaranteed one (but only one) huge-selling album. When I was in Philly, the Hooters broke huge. Then I moved home to Columbia, and Hootie and the Blowfish did the same. Unfortunately, my powers do not extend to followup albums, but possibly this is the fault of the artists for being one-trick ponies. Ya think?
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XNASA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 06:14 PM
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54. It's settled. "The Hoot Donkeys" it is.
Well, maybe I'd better think again. Sounds interesting though.

Would I have to sell my soul to anyone?
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Bossy Monkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 08:13 AM
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56. Not as far as I know
but listen to the Hooters and Hootie and the Blowfish and draw your own conclusions.
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ronzo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 04:18 PM
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49. or, the ever popular FREE BEER...that one never gets old
eom
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ProfessorGAC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 04:27 PM
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50. Or, "Live Sex"
The marquee would say "Live Sex On Stage". Guys would line up around the block!
The Professor
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Ouabache Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 05:04 PM
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52. Ok I voted for one of them
but I really think a good band name would be --

Whats It To Ya


It was used 30 years ago in the midwest, but is now defunct--I think you ought to pick it up. They wouldn't care.
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ComerPerro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 05:07 PM
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53. Donkey Show! Donkey Show!
And I am kidding. I am completely serious! Laugh all you want, but it is a great name.

It is funny, it is offbeat, and, most importantly, it is memorable.

Imagine: "Dude, we're going out tonight! The Donkey Show's in town!"

Look, all your other names are ok. But The Donkey Show has a certain appeal to it.

Go with Donkey Show, or I am stealing it.
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XNASA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 06:20 PM
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55. It's tied for the lead as I type.
Can't argue with that.

I'm glad you think that all of the names are at least OK. A couple of them were just thrown in to see what would happen. I'd never seriously consider naming a band Dybbuk Nullifier. It's more a spoof name and it didn't get many votes either.

Keep voting folks. The decision will probably be made at rehearsal tomorrow night.

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