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Which band do you think has the best name?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on January 19, 2007

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“They had a few names before it, but I think the Beatles is pretty creative.”

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“Dog Fashion Disco. Between the name and their musical content, I think they have the best.”

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“Cradle of Filth. They have such a funny name, but they take themselves so seriously.”

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“I like the Doors, because there’s a really interesting William Blake poem behind it that comes from Aldous Huxley’s “The Doors of Perception.”

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geekin_topekan 8 years, 2 months ago

Buck Naked and the Bare Bottom Boys was one of my favorites. Fat Chicks on Mopeds. The Negro Problem.

thomgreen 8 years, 2 months ago

Guttermouth The Buzzcocks Dirty Rotten Imbeciles Gym Class Heroes Me First & The Gimme Gimmies Modest Mouse Public Enemy Rage Against The Machine Swingin' Utters

Why do punk bands seem to come up with the most outrageous band names?

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 8 years, 2 months ago

Hot Tuna originally wanted to call themselves Hot Sh*t, but Bill Graham (sp?) informed them that he couldn't promote their shows effectively with that name.

sgtwolverine 8 years, 2 months ago

R_I, I think it's about hair bands. You know, the objects that long-haired people put in their hair. (Not 1980s haircut-defying bands. Though they were fun...)

Once, a friend of mine said, "I think I have a hair band in my purse." It took her a moment to realize why I burst out laughing.

Anyway, I like this question -- there's really nothing absolute about it. I mean, I think Five for Fighting is a wonderful band name, but I also like hockey. As someone noted, the Beatles really isn't special on its own; it's just notable because the band was influential. On its own merits, Beatles isn't much different from the Oneders from That Thing You Do. Just a misspelled word, more or less.

Three of my favorite bands: Over the Rhine (named after a Cincinnati neighborhood where they used to live), Sixpence None The Richer (taken from a C.S. Lewis book), and Vigilantes of Love (I can't even remember where he got that).

Also, I hate the number band names. Like Sum 41 and Blink 182. They sound like random screen names or something. Like Yahoo! said no, I'm sorry, Blink was taken, but how about Blink 182?

trinity 8 years, 2 months ago

lmaoooo these are HILARIOUS! :) i love it!

chuck wagon&the wheels...absolute favorite band name! :)

bubba hyde. i need say no more. ;)

hottruckinmama 8 years, 2 months ago

my daughter used to listen to limp bisquit. i always had to snicker to myself when i heard the name. she was only about 14 or 15 at the time-i don't think she ever got why mom thought that was funny (hopefully)

kugal 8 years, 2 months ago

These answers date me but from the 70s/80s: Butthole Surfers, Sex Pistols, Echo and the Bunnymen, Psychedelic Furs ... there were a bunch back then with great names.

ohjayhawk 8 years, 2 months ago

Oh, and who could forget the ever popular Right Said Fred...

Everybody now!

"I'm too sexy for my shirt, too sexy for my shirt, so sexy it hurts..."

jonas 8 years, 2 months ago

Honest Bob and the Factory to Dealer Incentives

I had never heard of them, but they had one of the bonus songs on Guitar Hero II.

trinity 8 years, 2 months ago

LOL ohjayhawk!!!

i think instead of the traditional friday conga line with the chant being "friday friday friDAY friday friday friDAY" we should adopt your "right said fred" line;

"i'm too sexy for my shirt, too sexy for my shirt, so sexy it hurts..."!!!! sort of a slithering catwalky sort of sashay line, doncha think???

what say you's all? :)

ohjayhawk 8 years, 2 months ago

trinity - I don't know that I've ever sashayed (sp?) before, but I'd be willing to give it a try.

beatrice 8 years, 2 months ago

Fun topic for all to enjoy. Here are a few off the top of the head:

Meat Puppets Led Zeppelin (after being told that they would go over like a lead balloon, or something like that) Roomful of Metaphysicians Billy Clone and the Same Dead Kennedys Suicidal Tendencies Talking Heads

Worst name: 10,000 Maniacs -- not that it is a bad name, but it didn't fit their pop style.

Name that should be: Bucket of Foot

rubix 8 years, 2 months ago

"my daughter used to listen to limp bisquit." I'm not here to nit-pick, but it is spelled Limp Bizkit. Their first album, "3 Dollar Bill$", was great; they went downhill fast after that.

How about the BottleRockets? They hit the Lawrence scene several years ago with their single, "Radar Gun" that was very catchy and caught a lot of Lazer playtime. Of course, that was back when the Lazer played good music; aka, the mid '90s.

krissypoetry 8 years, 2 months ago

Jesus H Christ and The Four Hornsmen of the Apocalypse---- they are a really amusing band from Connecticut

ohjayhawk 8 years, 2 months ago

T_O_B - That's too funny. I've actually heard of them, but I am unfamiliar with their music, though. I was unaware of the name change.

Nate Poell 8 years, 2 months ago

The Aquabats, Rocket from the Crypt, The Minibosses.

beatrice 8 years, 2 months ago

TOB, I don't fight all the time. I just correct people when they are wrong. : )

Drop Kick Murphy Dresden Dolls Camper van Beethoven Greatful Dead Black Sabbath

Jaminrawk 8 years, 2 months ago

The Dead Milkmen, awesome name and the song "Punk Rock Girl" is a classic!

sgtwolverine 8 years, 2 months ago

Yeah, TOB, I haven't yet heard their music, but from what I've read, they're very cool -- they're passionate enough about football and about the rivalry that they took the name out of respect for Bo. That was demonstrated after his death, when, as you noted, they changed their name. I don't care which team they back; guys who have that attitude about a rival coach are good in my book.

Anyway, Poor Old Lu is another band I like. The name came from one of the Chronicles of Narnia books.

ronwell_dobbs 8 years, 2 months ago

There was a regional Midwest band called "Pork Tornado" that I thought took the cake for a great name.

There was also a band called "Fisted by God" that I doubt anyone heard of, nor probably should they.

parbuddy38 8 years, 2 months ago

STEVE, BOB, and RICH - they were the best

Alfred_W 8 years, 2 months ago

Peter and the Test Tube Babies had a catchy little ditty in the 80's titled Elvis is Dead...

"Elvis had a heart attack, coz he got too bleeding fat"

Lovely.

acg 8 years, 2 months ago

TOB took mine, the Butthole Surfers. I also like Speed Dog Champion and the Meat Purveyors. Death Cab for Cutie is another good one, as is The Unbelievable Horror of Karen Black.

classclown 8 years, 2 months ago

Presidents of The United States of America

The Dead Kennedys

Ugly Kid Joe

Frankie Goes To Hollywood

acg 8 years, 2 months ago

Someone mentioned Rage Against the Machine, one of my fav bands EVER!! Have you guys heard Lounge Against the Machine? It's hysterical!

classclown 8 years, 2 months ago

Forgot ...

Big Head Todd and the Monsters

Twisted Sister

Might think of some more later.

acg 8 years, 2 months ago

oh yes, classclown, POTUSA is a great band.

"She's lump, she's lump, she's lump, she's in my head...."

audvisartist 8 years, 2 months ago

Back in my record label days I worked with many bands with great names...

The Reely Rotnz Dreamfast The Ramblin' Hellbillies Oddioblender Dogma Final Notice

Good stuff... man I miss those days!

sgtwolverine 8 years, 2 months ago

Heh. TOB, the Ohio punk band's song titles grew funnier as I scrolled down. Some of them are a bit cliche, but for the most part I enjoy their creativity.

Overall, I think they help show that in general, OSU is far more serious about the rivalry than is Michigan. Not to say Michigan isn't serious about it, but OSU is pretty much over the top about it.

http://burrillstrong.com/wordpress/?p=119

sgtwolverine 8 years, 2 months ago

The POTUSA! How could I forget them?! Millions of peaches.

jasonthesane 8 years, 2 months ago

They Might be Giants Los Enanitos Verdes Let's Go Bowling

budwhysir 8 years, 2 months ago

I believe the rubber band is the best

Tony Kisner 8 years, 2 months ago

Is the Artist Formally Known as Prince a band or just an single artist?

ranger73 8 years, 2 months ago

Bananarama-they weren't bad to look at either-

Depeche Mode-

and my friend had a band in high school called Funny Tasting Punch- which was in reference to a great movie Hollywood Knights..."That punch has got some wang to it..."

Janet Lowther 8 years, 2 months ago

"Gid Tanner and the Skillet Lickers" has to be the greatest name for an old-time band ever, and that was a good 75 years ago.

In more recent times, "The Volo Bogtrotters" has been a great name, again for an old-time band.

In roots country/honkeytonk "The Wilders" says it all.

Brent Cagle 8 years, 2 months ago

Coheed and Cambria Dashboard Confessional Secret Machines She Wants Revenge Smashing Pumpkins The Arcade Fire The Postal Service

Jack Hope III 8 years, 2 months ago

The Mothers of Invention

A great name for a great band.

acg 8 years, 2 months ago

Camper Van Beethoven The Violent Femmes G Love and Special Sauce George Clinton and the P Funk Allstars

beatrice 8 years, 2 months ago

Before Das U shows up, I want to add The Zombies.

sgtwolverine 8 years, 2 months ago

Ah, G Love. When my brother was in college, for a talent show some guys put together a spoof on G Love. They called themselves S Luv and the Ebonyx.

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 8 years, 2 months ago

Here's a name I came up with that should go to a loud guitar band

The Axes of Evil

ms_canada 8 years, 2 months ago

Pywacket mentioned barenaked ladies. Py, did you know that they are Canadian? Here are another couple of totally stupid names from north of the 49th. Bif Naked and Oh Susanah. These goofy names really get my ire up. Hypothetical scenario: Joe meets new girl, takes her home to meet the folks. (he's serious) "Mom, Dad, I'd like you to meet my new girl friend, Bif Naked" You can also sub in Oh Susanah there. I mean, who the h#(( is going to take someone with the name Bif seriously. Mom says (at dinner) "Oh, would you like another piece of Chicken, dear?" lmdo, really

Confrontation 8 years, 2 months ago

Hmmm...I wonder what's wrong with our educational system. We have a college sophomore who thinks "The Beatles" is a creative name. I suppose he'd like "The Flies" or "The Dogs," as well.

BrianR 8 years, 2 months ago

I love these names. I have to go with Albuquerque, NM band Rage Against Martin Sheen.

ms_canada 8 years, 2 months ago

The question does not really ask anything about the music of these various bands but, of course, the topic does beg comment on the music. I think of all those mentioned above, I would have to say the mention of Depeche Mode twicked a nerve with me. I do like their music and their name is really not weird, just French. Although the guys are out of northern England, are they not?

mick 8 years, 2 months ago

The Progressive Blues Experiment. Pretty much invented hard rock music.

Brent Cagle 8 years, 2 months ago

Best current band from Canada: The Arcade Fire

Best band from Canada ever: Rush

bevy 8 years, 2 months ago

My favorite Candadian Band (comedy) Three Dead Trolls in a Baggie. They ROCK and COUNTRY, and make me laugh my a** off.

If I had a punk band, I would call it "Fiberglass Rash".

conservativepunker 8 years, 2 months ago

Probably X. Or my other favorite, Zeitgeist from Austin TX. (Later known as The Reivers).

thomgreen 8 years, 2 months ago

The Real McKenzies have to go down as my favorite Canadian band. I mean, come on, a Scottish-Canadian punk band with bagpipes, what can beat that?

ms_canada 8 years, 2 months ago

Py - yeh Bare naked ladies do produce some really good music. They have been to our Folk Music Festival several times and Edmonton fans love them. So that said, I guess I should not really jump on the stupid name thing as I really don't know the music of some mentioned above. The names just turn me off. Another band that I positively love that has a sort of strange name is Oyster Band from England. They also have appeared at our festival, last time in 2005. Anyone else love Oyster Band?

ms_canada 8 years, 2 months ago

thomgreen - I agree, bagpipes in a band has to be cool.

SeaFox 8 years, 2 months ago

Add N to (x) Cat Power The Band That Saved the World Iron and Wine Garbage !!! (pronounced Chk Chk Chk) µ-Ziq (pronounced mu-sic) The Dead Milkmen The Evolution Control Committee Neutral Milk Hotel Primitive Radio Gods Twilight Circus Dub Sound System

sunflower_sue 8 years, 2 months ago

to agree w/ others: Steely Dan Three Dog Night Also like bands w/ such long names you have to use the initials: BNL BOC ELO BTO

thare 8 years, 2 months ago

I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness,

The Smiths

Dead Kennedys

Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin

God Speed You Black Emperor

TV On The Radio

porkchop 8 years, 2 months ago

Dan Bern and the International Jewish Banking Conspiracy The The Truck Stop Love Moby Grape Linoleum Blownapart The '85 Chicago Bears

budwhysir 8 years, 2 months ago

Anyone ever heard of the band SING THAT SONG??

Very popular band that it seems no one has ever heard of. They are my favorite band of all times. They had a big hit, called PLAY THE DRUMS and another called GUITAR SOLO.

rock on dudes

Bone777 8 years, 2 months ago

The Villiage People The Captain and Tennille Manheim Steamroller Hooty and the Blowfish Billy Beans and the Butt-rumblers

I only made up one.....

ohjayhawk 8 years, 2 months ago

Weezer is another good one.

Bone - Billy Beans and the Butt-rumblers? I'm just glad I wasn't taking a drink of something when I read that one!

c_doc77 8 years, 2 months ago

Dead Girls Ruin Everything from Lawrence, Kansas.

yme 8 years, 2 months ago

I can't believe someone else remembers Moby Grape. Their song "Omaha" is classic.

ms_canada 8 years, 2 months ago

porkchop - is that for real, Dan Bern and the Jewish Banking Conspiracy? LMDOff. bone - you brought up another very good one Mannheim Steamroller. One of my favs also, weird name great music. And Sue, I do believe BTO is another Canadian export.

porkchop 8 years, 2 months ago

ms_canada--

Dan Bern and the IJBC is for real. He did about 4-5 solo, largely acoustic albums, but for his last few he decided he needed a backup band. I'm assuming he named it himself.

Really talented songwriter, but I think he appeals to a certain sense of humor.

www.danbern.com

c_doc77 8 years, 2 months ago

Yeah, I know a couple of the Dead Girls guys pretty well.

c_doc77 8 years, 2 months ago

I haven't heard anyone say "Circle Jerks" yet.

beatrice 8 years, 2 months ago

Velvet Underground Cherry Poppin' Daddies Buster Hymen (I kid you not) The Aquanettas XTC Pink Floyd (taken from the names of two Georgia bluesmen Pink Anderson and Floyd Council - from the early days when the band saw itself as a blues band.) Procul Harum The Righteous Brothers UB40 (Code number of a form people in Britain have to fill out to receive public assistance or welfare.) Lynyrd Skynyrd (Named after Leonard Skinner, an annoying gym teacher/coach some of the members had in high school.) KISS (has nothing to do with Knights in Satan's Service)

For some reason, I've always hated the band name Everything But the Girl.

drewdun 8 years, 2 months ago

I cannot believe I see a Cradle of Filth reference on the pages of the LJW. Check out their song "Gilded C***"

BunE 8 years, 2 months ago

Strategic Dance Initiative REO Speed Dealer Godspeed ye Black Oak Arkansas Mot the hoople Onward Crispin Glover

porkchop 8 years, 2 months ago

Jesse Jackson 5 always got me too. Great shows, by the way.

ms_canada 8 years, 2 months ago

Hey - how about The Moodie Blues and their great rendition of Knights in White Satin. That gives me goose bumps of delight. Sue might not have a reason for being in the 70's but I sure do and I think they just don't make songs like that anymore. Or how about The Animals and House of the Rising Sun. Woo hoo!!! Think I'll just move my mouse, execute a few clicks and listen to that right now.

John Spencer 8 years, 2 months ago

Trip Shakespeare rules this world and all others like it.

ASBESTOS 8 years, 2 months ago

The Vapors (Turning Japanese) The Buggles (video Killed the Radio Star) The Tubes (She's a Beauty, White punks on dope) The DeVinyls (I Touch Myself) The Go Go's ( They touch EVERYBODY) Velvet Underground Tesla RATT Autograph Quiet Riot Def Leppard oh and

ASBESTOS

ASBESTOS 8 years, 2 months ago

OH

GRAND FUNK RAILROAD!!!!

Simply the best, followed by:

Brownville Station Motley Crue Steppenwolf

and for the dedicated tripsters

Quicksilver Messenger Service (Have another hit ... of fresh aire)

ASBESTOS 8 years, 2 months ago

Uriah Heep!! ANother Good one!

A band with one album which was very dark in 1975:

Black Mass Lucifer

much better than:

Black Sabbath

and then with "black and BLue":

Blue Oyster Cult

SWEET (Fox on the Run, Ballroom Blitz)

ASBESTOS 8 years, 2 months ago

BACHMAN TURNER OVERDRIVE

How the hell are we suppose to pick just one?????

Centrist 8 years, 2 months ago

WORST name ever would be ... "The Presidents Of The United States Of America".

So boring ... and they were short-lived, too!

Centrist 8 years, 2 months ago

Midnight Oil ... a truly great band!

Seen em play on two continents.

Centrist 8 years, 2 months ago

Spiderbait

Powderfinger (great band!)

ohjayhawk 8 years, 2 months ago

Thanks ASBESTOS, now I have that Turning Japanese song stuck in my head.

ms_canada 8 years, 2 months ago

Too right, ASBESTOS, what about all the bands that are just named for their leader. Mike Oldfield, Van Morrison, Oliver Mtukudzi, Stan Rodgers, James Keelaghan. Billy Joel, to name a few. How can you pick one.

ohjayhawk 8 years, 2 months ago

Here's a couple I just stumbled upon...

The Vindictives Screeching Weasel

ASBESTOS 8 years, 2 months ago

EVERYBODY missed 2:

DEVO (Are we not men)

Wang Chung

Men without hats

Or you could say favorite bands by city or town:

Boston Berlin Chicago Manhattan Transfer Chilliwack

Time:

'Til Tuesday

Tony Kisner 8 years, 2 months ago

Ms Canada

The Guess Who - I like to listen while sipping a Molsen.

ronwell_dobbs 8 years, 2 months ago

I always thought that "The Crumpletons" was a really cool and memorable name.

Centrist 8 years, 2 months ago

Never tried a Canadian beer - any good?

swamp_rat 8 years, 2 months ago

Like alot of the above mentioned. Don't forget:

Cheap Trick Van Halen Green Day Buck Cherry Puddle of Mud Violent Femmes Everclear Veruca Salt (sp?)

Centrist 8 years, 2 months ago

Here'a new band name - The Boog Highbergers

Centrist 8 years, 2 months ago

Buck Cherry SUCKS!!!

More like Butt Cherry .... lol

ksmoderate 8 years, 2 months ago

Tripmaster Monkey. Sweatlodge. Spin Spin Coupling. Honeyfarm. Free Beer.

ASBESTOS 8 years, 2 months ago

Aerosmith MEATLOAF Damn Yankees Amboy Dukes

CREAM!

Caribe

The Dogs The CLocks

Queen and Queenryche

Bad Company

ANOTHER GOOD one:

Guns and Roses

ASBESTOS 8 years, 2 months ago

Great White Vixxen Slaughter Metallica Megadeath

OH OH uh, a cali 80's hair band:

Hanoi Rocks

and the Japanese loud metal band

Loudness

Tychoman 8 years, 2 months ago

Cap'n Geech and the Shrimp Shack Shooters! The New Foes.

ms_canada 8 years, 2 months ago

Easy does it - hey sounds good, I hear Molson's biere is very good. Let's invite centrist and have him try Nova Scotia's own Alexander Keith's India Pale Ale. But as for me I'll sip on a Riesling. We can listen to all those great Canadian bands. Woo hoo!

swamp_rat 8 years, 2 months ago

Evanescence The Offspring Eve 6 AC/DC Styx Damn Yankee's

There are too many!

To each their own about what they like Centrist. That's the great thing about music, if you don't like it, you don't have to listen to it!

Staci Dark Simpson 8 years, 2 months ago

What about Skankin Pickle?

Slackjaw Bastard Squad Billy Goat

Some good ol locals from the 90's.

Here are some names that would be good for bands:

Toejams Trailer Park Twisters Fart KNockers Armpit Dreadlocks

ASBESTOS 8 years, 2 months ago

GOOD ones there Conceptual. I believe it was "Big Richard" out of KC, they were "THe Artists" out of Maason City, Iowa.

YEs there was The fetus from the wheel.

ASBESTOS 8 years, 2 months ago

Vandel and Kooss from Minneapolis, MN

ASBESTOS 8 years, 2 months ago

Good one Valkrie! Robbie would be happy!

Kathy Getto 8 years, 2 months ago

Anyone remember the Red Dogs? Spider and the Crabs?

ASBESTOS 8 years, 2 months ago

Oh my God, no and I mean NO ONE had these guys:

The Rolling Stones

SweetChaos 8 years, 2 months ago

:]

Cute Is What We Aim For Dance Club Massacre Fear Before the March of Flames I AM GHOST The Kidneystealers Kill Hannah Orgy Reggie And The Full Effect Scary kids scaring kids Test Icicles Under the Influence of Giants We Are Scientists

ASBESTOS 8 years, 2 months ago

Ambrosia Little River Band 10 cc Climaxx Three Dog Night Lixx (out of Salina) Submytion (Out of Hays and KC) Satin Rage (out of hays and KC)

Magallen (Old prog rockers) Dream Theater (Pull me Under)

Crosswind (out of Manhattan, KS) Fair Warning (also out of Manhattan, KS) Blade Runner (Out of Wamego, KS) Five Easy Pieces (Manhattan and Topeka) Anthym (Out of Abilene, JC, and Chapman, KS) Stinger (Manhattan, KS)

ASBESTOS 8 years, 2 months ago

Jefferson Airpland or starship Fire, INc.

The Blasters The Fixx Ah HA

yourworstnightmare 8 years, 2 months ago

The Revolting Cocks Boiled in Lead Balloon Guy Gnomes of Zurich Throbbing Gristle Skankin' Pickle fIREhOSE The Minutemen Circle Jerks

olmsted78 8 years, 2 months ago

couch flambeau. tar babies. naked raygun. caustic resin.

way, way too many, i'm done. more fun to make them up anyway. time for dinner.

yourworstnightmare 8 years, 2 months ago

oh, and: Butthole Surfers Sonic Youth Ciccione Youth Soundgarden The Vulcaneers

yourworstnightmare 8 years, 2 months ago

Oh, Couch Flambeau! Great one. "The Zoo is Cool" and "Santa Skips Cudahy".

pahoehoeflow 8 years, 2 months ago

for your consideration... The Flaming Lips The Beta Band Cheap Trick Ultimate Fakebook Nada Surf Radiohead The Pixies The Afghan Whigs

beatrice 8 years, 2 months ago

rt scored with Kansas, but I'm surprised no patriotic soul said America.

Smarmy_Schoolmarm 8 years, 2 months ago

Truckstop Honeymoon (local)

Disco Dick and the Mirrored Balls (out of KC)

Corky and the Juice Pigs (hilariously irreverent Canadians) http://www.lyricsfreak.com/c/corky+and+the+juice+pigs/

ASBESTOS, you made me dig out my Quicksilver LPs and have a listen.....I'd forgotten how good they were.

budwhysir 8 years, 2 months ago

Politicaly speaking, many bands deserve to be mentioned including no name bands like the one who plays music or song of songs. Politicaly speaking of course. Even music is gone political

yourworstnightmare 8 years, 2 months ago

Everyone likes Steely Dan, from punks to hippies. Don't know why, but it's true.

ASBESTOS 8 years, 2 months ago

Yes Schmarmy, Joh Chiplina was one of the BEST guitarists EVER. He had sounds back then, that NO ONE touched for decades. Too bad he died so early. I liked them better than the Dead.

I was a Hair Band member Rock Pig on Pizza that Loved Psycodelic music, HARD ROCK, blues, and prog rock. I never understood grunge, alt. rock, nor hip hop. SO I do not know the artists.

WHITESNAKE

Laura Watkins 8 years, 2 months ago

definitely definitely steely dan. as far as local bands are concerned, i like the name "log lady"...I LOVE TWIN PEAKS.

jayhawkalum 8 years, 2 months ago

Insane Clown Posse Dokken Transiberian Orchestra The String Cheese Incident Grandmaster Flash Banshee Dads Porno Mag Oingo Boingo

ASBESTOS 8 years, 2 months ago

What was the first band and first video on MTV?

ASBESTOS 8 years, 2 months ago

MTV was Kick a$$ when it first came on. IT certianly went down hil with the "real life" that has NOTHING to do with "MTV".

OH, got another one nobody listed here:

THE WHO

ASBESTOS 8 years, 2 months ago

"People t-t-try to put us d-d-down"

"Talkin' 'bout my gen-er-artion"

"Out here in the fields"

I walked for miles"

hottruckinmama 8 years, 2 months ago

kiss elo white snake journey boston ac/dc cheap trick meatloaf

hottruckinmama 8 years, 2 months ago

and how could i forget pink floyd and missouri

mick 8 years, 2 months ago

Remember The Heard? An old Lawrence band. What about Commander Cody and the Lost Planet Airmen.

mick 8 years, 2 months ago

"Steely Dan" was made of plastic and advertised in a Japanese sex magazine. I had to throw "Naked Lunch" away it was so disgusting. No redeeming value whatsoever.

ASBESTOS 8 years, 2 months ago

I cannot believe in Lawrence, the herb consuming city in the State of Kansas, with Mr. Boog, and nobody thought of:

THE DOOBIE BROTHERS

ASBESTOS 8 years, 2 months ago

Pott COunty Pork and Bean Band

Black Frost (from Manhattan, KS)

ASBESTOS 8 years, 2 months ago

Some of the Pott County Pork and Beaners went on to back Garth Brooks

classclown 8 years, 2 months ago

Some more...

Tears for Fears

Lovin' Spoonfull

B-52s

Lesbian Ninjas

Band That Shot Liberty Valance

Stiff Nipples

Led Zeppelin

Talking Heads

Grand Funk Railroad

Fifth Dimension

..............................

My apologies for any duplicates if any of these have already been brought up.

Will see if I can think of some more.

sunflower_sue 8 years, 2 months ago

bea, funny you said that nobody mentioned "America" because they have actually been playing in my head today.

Ms_C, met a fellow from Canada today and the hubby mentioned that I knew someone from Edmonton. In good humor, he said: "Really, what's her name?" We all had a good chuckle. And 1976 just happens to be an excellent year in music history! (Even if you're "almost" too young to remember it!)

sunflower_sue 8 years, 2 months ago

The hubby puts another vote in for "Kansas!"

darthvedder 8 years, 2 months ago

Rod Torfulson's Armada featuring Herman Menderchuk

Kyle Neuer 8 years, 2 months ago

Damn, Butt Trumpet's taken?!?

Barrence Whitfield and the Savages and the immortal

Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band.

Gotta second Buck Naked and the Bare Bottom Boys.

And, for semi-old Lawrencians, Cole Tuckey On Rye and Tofu Teddy and the Brown Rice Cowpeople(or was it Cowpersons?) and Pat's Blue Riddim Band and The Embarassment.

davisnin 8 years, 2 months ago

Onward Crispan Glover Basin Hall & Oats Electric Turtle A$$holes

ASBESTOS 8 years, 2 months ago

I forgot about thos Valkyrie. I was think of Frank Zappa, but forgot about the mothers

Kathy Getto 8 years, 2 months ago

Posted by Agnostick (anonymous) on January 23, 2007 at 8:31 a.m. (Suggest removal)

If there's not yet a band named "Flying Spaghetti Monster"... there should be!!

Agnostick agnostick@excite.com

Best idea so far! I play a little piano.

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