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First Bands. [May. 15th, 2008|10:54 am]
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23 Early Names of Famous Music Groups

1. Angel and the Snakes (Blondie)
2. Composition of Sound (Depeche Mode)
3. Big Thing (Chicago)
4. Artistics (Talking Heads)
5. Carl and the Passions (Beach Boys)
6. Primettes (Supremes)
7. Tom and Jerrry (Simon and Garfunkel)
8. Johnny and the Moondogs (Beatles)
9. Caeser and Cleo (Sonny and Cher)
10. Honolulu Fruit Gum Band (Champagne Music Makers [Lawrence Welk])
11. Paramours (Righteous Brothers)
12. Earth (Black Sabbath)
13. Bangs (Bangles)
14. Beefeaters (Byrds)
15. Falling Spikes (Velvet Underground)
16. Sparrow (Steppenwolf)
17. My Backyard (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
18. The New Journeymen (Mamas and the Papas)
19. The Elgins (Temptations)
20. The Four Aces of Western Swing (Bill Haley and His Comets)
21. The Golliwogs (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
22. The New Yardbirds (Led Zeppelin)
23. The Golden Gate Rhythm Section (Journey)

Oh these are classic. Or not so classic as the case may be. ;)

And I know we've got some musicians present. If you've ever been in a band what was the name? :) I was the random soprano in a group back in high school. Ahh, memories. :)

http://glumbert.com/media/first

And the First craze. ;)
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[User Picture]From: monicarnsg
2008-05-15 04:01 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad that most of those groups changed their names. Who wants to go around saying that they listened to 'The Golliwogs'?
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-05-15 04:07 pm (UTC)
LOL, right?
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[User Picture]From: madbard
2008-05-15 04:05 pm (UTC)
In college, I was in a band called Vastly Untapped (origin: an offhand reference to a singer candidate's talent).

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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-05-15 04:08 pm (UTC)
That's awesome. :)
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From: autumnfine
2008-05-15 04:07 pm (UTC)
some of those are better than the names they became famous with
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-05-15 04:09 pm (UTC)
Some but certainly not all. lol. ;)
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[User Picture]From: wafflelips
2008-05-15 04:09 pm (UTC)
Was never in a band...I'm just a groupie. :-)

Love the list of original band names!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-05-15 04:15 pm (UTC)
Groupies rock too. :)

And they're an awesome list. :)
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[User Picture]From: wafflelips
2008-05-15 04:14 pm (UTC)
re: the video

that was funny.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-05-15 04:29 pm (UTC)
I thought so too. ;)
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[User Picture]From: nonplussed
2008-05-15 04:42 pm (UTC)
i've never been in a band myself. however, my husband has been in several and may be in another one very soon :)

one was called the amazing orange whirl or the whirl for short. another was called the fire of '69 which was referring to the cuyahoga river (in our fair city of cleveland) catching fire in 1969. i know he's been in others but i can't remember them.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-05-15 04:44 pm (UTC)
Oh wow!! How the hell does a river catch fire? That sounds like a randompost!
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From: ex_theglaiv
2008-05-15 07:47 pm (UTC)
No band for me. I'm a terrible singer and an average guitar player.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-05-15 11:09 pm (UTC)
Well you play more guitar then me, then.
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[User Picture]From: marguerlucy
2008-05-15 07:50 pm (UTC)
When I did Mother Courage, the musicians and I named ourselves something like "Bert and the Four Weills." The Alienators would have been a really funny name for us too come to think of it (me on piano, Paul on mandolin/banjo, Dave on bass/guitar, Ben on Trumpet and the fourth would change depending on the number as we had guests sit in haha)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-05-15 11:10 pm (UTC)
Thats awesome. :)
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From: textgoeshere
2008-05-15 08:56 pm (UTC)
I band-hop a lot! I've been in a few different bands: Static Element, Piece's and The Composers. Hee! Haven't been in any really silly named bands yet...
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-05-15 11:10 pm (UTC)
That rocks. :)
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[User Picture]From: sparkly_sparky
2008-05-15 09:46 pm (UTC)
I like the name Tom and Jerry better, lol :)
I was going to be my friends' band's "manager" but they never picked up.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-05-15 11:11 pm (UTC)
Awww. What kind of music where they?
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[User Picture]From: lostplectrum
2008-05-15 10:08 pm (UTC)

Ah, memories...

I've been in quite a few bands. Some of them were more serious than others but I think I always went for the tongue-in-cheek.

The first band I was ever in was comprised of guys I worked with at McDonald's. I wanted to call us Greasetrap after the shit we were peddling, but the lead singer insisted that we be called - I'm serious - The Skanky Bitch Review.
I formed a kickass covers/originals band that my bass player called The Lamingtons: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lamington
Later, I started a 6 piece band and tried to find an acronym using our first initial: unfortunately, it spelt ASSMOP. This was still better than my sax players suggestion of God's Rapists(!) We went with Chimera instead. My last band was called Prion, which is the name of the rogue proton that causes Mad Cow's Disease.

My favourite band name ever comes from a psychedelic band in the 60s: The Charging Tyrannosaurus Of Dispair.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-05-15 11:16 pm (UTC)

Re: Ah, memories...

That's seriously awesome!! Rock on! :)
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[User Picture]From: may_b_maybe
2008-05-15 10:35 pm (UTC)
Depeche Mode's name does not surprise me.
They were ahead of their time.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-05-15 11:16 pm (UTC)
;)
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[User Picture]From: avicado
2008-05-15 11:03 pm (UTC)

How about a band that never was?

FYI, all links below are SFW, but you might want to make sure your volume isn't too high for the Doppler link.

In college, I always wanted to be in an a capella group. At Wesleyan, they had/have at least 6 (which, for a college of about 3000 students, is pretty nifty). Unfortunately, no matter how many times I auditioned, I never made it in to any of them. So instead, I joined a comedy sketch group called "Bad Sam". It was originally a play off of "Good Samaritans", but "Bad Sam" (shortened) just sounded better. We once had a concert where we were performing in between a few a capella groups, so we performed a sketch where we sang our own a capella song.

It was called "Ebola", sung to the tune of "Lola".

I believe it went something like this:

I'm feeling pretty achy
And my fever is high
My limbs have started shaking
And my liver liquified
Oh Ebola,
Eb-O-L-A, Ebo-oh-la
E-bo-bo-bo-boh-LA-a...

But I digress.

Since I never made it into any of the established a capella groups (hey, Quasimodal - why did you always have to audition me with the tenor role for "Lolly, Lolly, Lolly, Get Your Adverbs Here"? I'm a baritone, and that's a really difficult bit to learn when you've had the melody stuck in your head for 20+ years... &:þ), I decided to follow the grand Wesleyan tradition of creating your own group.

I had the idea, the name, the type of songs we could sing, and even managed to get a couple of similarly-minded people interested in joining or being founding members. Unfortunately, I'm good at singing, but I had no arranging or music theory background... or experience leading a bunch of artistically-inclined academics. Plus, I think I found out later that there already was an a capella group with a similar name. So even though I jumped through some of the hoops to create an official Wesleyan Student Assembly group, it never fully got off of the ground. Ouel.

It would have been named "The Dopplergängers". I figure we could have done silly things appropriate for our name, like all dress the same (or all dress like someone in the audience). And, our signature sound would be creating a Doppler audio effect a capella style.

Plus, it's always fun to have a band name with an umlaut in it - just ask Moxy Früvous!

Edited at 2008-05-15 11:09 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-05-15 11:18 pm (UTC)

Re: How about a band that never was?

SO cool!! The Ebola song kicked my ass. I just laughed for like ten minutes. :)
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[User Picture]From: lilpenguingurl1
2008-05-15 11:45 pm (UTC)
my friend and i had a hypothetical band, "Bath Water". our hypothetical first cd was going to be entitled "Down the Drain", and our hypothetical first single was going to be a cover of Chumbuwumba's "Drip, Drip, Drip"

we were *special* in middle school
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-05-15 11:46 pm (UTC)
Haha! That's awesome!! :)
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[User Picture]From: happyfriday
2008-05-16 12:51 am (UTC)
I almost forgot... "Irrational Jack" first and only band.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-05-16 12:52 am (UTC)
Awesome. :)
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