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Jason Tate 01/13/12 11:26 AM

All the Good Band Names Are Taken.
 
The Wall Street Journal believes that all the good band names are taken. And it's myspace's fault.

HeavenResign 01/13/12 11:29 AM

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"A band name should pass the taxi-driver test: You shouldn't have to tell him twice,"

All I thought of when hearing that is "The World Is A Beautiful Place And I Am No Longer Afraid To Die".

iAMhollyood315 01/13/12 11:30 AM

what does if matter if certain name are taken if they're no name bands that haven't gotten anywhere.. It should all be free game until someone makes a name for themselves or gets endorsements, management or record deal.

blimpcityhero11 01/13/12 11:30 AM

None are as good as Mrs. Potato Dick though...

Mr.Piano93 01/13/12 11:33 AM

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Originally Posted by iAMhollyood315 (Post 101070242)
what does if matter if certain name are taken if they're no name bands that haven't gotten anywhere.. It should all be free game until someone makes a name for themselves or gets endorsements, management or record deal.


Definitely agree.

aradiantsunrise 01/13/12 11:33 AM

Meh.

Jason Tate 01/13/12 11:35 AM

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Originally Posted by iAMhollyood315 (Post 101070242)
what does if matter if certain name are taken if they're no name bands that haven't gotten anywhere.. It should all be free game until someone makes a name for themselves or gets endorsements, management or record deal.

From the article:

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Lawyers say that has raised the stakes in trademark disputes, which almost always hinge on which band first used the name commercially, and where.

"If 37 people in California logged on to your MySpace page last month, you can argue that you provide goods or services in California," even if you're a Connecticut band who hasn't released an album or toured out of state, says Atlanta lawyer Joel R. Feldman of Greenberg Traurig LLP.

jdr277 01/13/12 11:39 AM

Na that's lazy. They're are good band names left like, "I Got Jumped On a Trampoline," and "Pretty Purple Pussy Poppers" you know stuff like that.

Bloodsucker II 01/13/12 11:39 AM

I have a great band name. But it's a secret.....in case I ever am in a band

irthesteve 01/13/12 11:42 AM

Infinite number of good band names left. Bands just need to spend a little time thinking of one

Jason Tate 01/13/12 11:43 AM

Andy: The band has had a few different names over the years. When we started, we were Teddy Bear Suicide, but then we changed it to Mouse Rat. Then we were God Hates Figs, Department of Homeland Obscurity, Flames for Flames, Muscle Confusion, Nothing Rhymes With Orange, then Everything Rhymes With Orange, Punch Face Champions, Rad Wagon, Puppy Pendulum, Possum Pendulum, Penis Pendulum, Handrail Suicide, Angel Snack, Just the Tip, Threeskin... [long pause] Oh, Jet Black Pope. We went back to Mouse Rat, and now we are Scarecrow Boat. God, when I hear myself say Scarecrow Boat out loud I kinda hate it...

Davey_Owens 01/13/12 11:44 AM

There's still a plethora of words you can scramble in with words like "Black" or "Heart" and form a sweet band name.

CluckyB 01/13/12 11:44 AM

I don't get why bands would get upset about other bands having the same name. As long as its not done trying to capitlize on the other bands success just let it be. What are people going to get upset at next, the fact that someone wrote a song with the same name as you?

.dot 01/13/12 11:46 AM

What a dumb article. Doesn't The Wall Street Journal have better things to talk about?

Jason Tate 01/13/12 11:51 AM

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Originally Posted by CluckyB (Post 101071652)
I don't get why bands would get upset about other bands having the same name. As long as its not done trying to capitlize on the other bands success just let it be. What are people going to get upset at next, the fact that someone wrote a song with the same name as you?

It could get quite confusing ... a band's name is meant to identify them. If there are 6 different bands with the same name, this gets even more difficult.

Jason Tate 01/13/12 11:52 AM

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Originally Posted by .dot (Post 101071842)
What a dumb article. Doesn't The Wall Street Journal have better things to talk about?

Probably not. It's also over a year old. I just stumbled on it today.

phillipjacob 01/13/12 11:54 AM

If a bunch of musicians are creative enough to write good music and to form a band, the name will kind of just come with them. I'm sure that's not always the case though.

SLoT 01/13/12 11:54 AM

I was unaware that there was a list of good band names that people had to choose from.

t.web4 01/13/12 12:02 PM

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Originally Posted by SLoT (Post 101072712)
I was unaware that there was a list of good band names that people had to choose from.

Me too. I wonder where this list is being held.

Simulcast 01/13/12 12:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Jason Tate (Post 101071482)
Andy: The band has had a few different names over the years. When we started, we were Teddy Bear Suicide, but then we changed it to Mouse Rat. Then we were God Hates Figs, Department of Homeland Obscurity, Flames for Flames, Muscle Confusion, Nothing Rhymes With Orange, then Everything Rhymes With Orange, Punch Face Champions, Rad Wagon, Puppy Pendulum, Possum Pendulum, Penis Pendulum, Handrail Suicide, Angel Snack, Just the Tip, Threeskin... [long pause] Oh, Jet Black Pope. We went back to Mouse Rat, and now we are Scarecrow Boat. God, when I hear myself say Scarecrow Boat out loud I kinda hate it...

Sounds like it's Andy's fault, not Myspace's.

TheLetGo 01/13/12 12:05 PM

I thought this thread was about Name Taken at first. I miss that band.

zachff 01/13/12 12:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Jason Tate (Post 101071482)
Andy: The band has had a few different names over the years. When we started, we were Teddy Bear Suicide, but then we changed it to Mouse Rat. Then we were God Hates Figs, Department of Homeland Obscurity, Flames for Flames, Muscle Confusion, Nothing Rhymes With Orange, then Everything Rhymes With Orange, Punch Face Champions, Rad Wagon, Puppy Pendulum, Possum Pendulum, Penis Pendulum, Handrail Suicide, Angel Snack, Just the Tip, Threeskin... [long pause] Oh, Jet Black Pope. We went back to Mouse Rat, and now we are Scarecrow Boat. God, when I hear myself say Scarecrow Boat out loud I kinda hate it...

Mouserat you say?

epaynedds 01/13/12 12:08 PM

If I was ever in a band, I'd name it "Polka Dots & Stripes." I've had that in my mind forever now for some reason...

Jason Tate 01/13/12 12:16 PM

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Originally Posted by phillipjacob (Post 101072702)
If a bunch of musicians are creative enough to write good music and to form a band, the name will kind of just come with them. I'm sure that's not always the case though.

Most band members hate their names when I talk to them. Haha, Green Day and Foo Fighters and Brand New have all talked shit on their names at one point or another.

/Coming from someone who thought ABsolutepUnk was a good idea.

Jason Tate 01/13/12 12:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Simulcast (Post 101073402)
Sounds like it's Andy's fault, not Myspace's.

Not a Parks and Rec fan?

Dustin Harkins 01/13/12 12:26 PM

"All The Good Band Names Are Taken" ...sounds like a good band name...

Simulcast 01/13/12 12:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Jason Tate (Post 101074742)
Not a Parks and Rec fan?

Love that show. Silly joke on my part.

trojanick 01/13/12 01:01 PM

My ideas for band names:

The Royal Divorce
Shyamalan Twist
Jumping Frenchmen of Maine

CluckyB 01/13/12 01:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Jason Tate (Post 101072462)
It could get quite confusing ... a band's name is meant to identify them. If there are 6 different bands with the same name, this gets even more difficult.


But I mean, I don't have any problems figuring out the difference between Ben Nichols' band and the hispanic pop singer.

Like you said, a band's name is meant to identify them. So forcing a band to change that identity after six years seems a little rude. If you don't like the confusion that arose, why not change your name? It's not like you can argue that picking the name "Discovery" for your band is something another band couldnt have independently done on their own.

sooverratedyeah 01/13/12 01:10 PM

We are "The Soap Opera Babies" TSOB for short. ya know HIPV, FOB, NFG

danyellxiv 01/13/12 01:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Jason Tate (Post 101071482)
Andy: The band has had a few different names over the years. When we started, we were Teddy Bear Suicide, but then we changed it to Mouse Rat. Then we were God Hates Figs, Department of Homeland Obscurity, Flames for Flames, Muscle Confusion, Nothing Rhymes With Orange, then Everything Rhymes With Orange, Punch Face Champions, Rad Wagon, Puppy Pendulum, Possum Pendulum, Penis Pendulum, Handrail Suicide, Angel Snack, Just the Tip, Threeskin... [long pause] Oh, Jet Black Pope. We went back to Mouse Rat, and now we are Scarecrow Boat. God, when I hear myself say Scarecrow Boat out loud I kinda hate it...


Thank you so much for saying that. That's all I could think of while reading the article. I fell in the pit...

phillipjacob 01/13/12 01:31 PM

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Originally Posted by Jason Tate (Post 101074672)
Most band members hate their names when I talk to them. Haha, Green Day and Foo Fighters and Brand New have all talked shit on their names at one point or another.

/Coming from someone who thought ABsolutepUnk was a good idea.


I can see that happening with bands. I do like the absolutepunk name though if it means anything lol.

DevinDomino 01/13/12 01:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Bloodsucker II (Post 101071022)
I have a great band name. But it's a secret.....in case I ever am in a band

haha same here, man!

iheartmusic043 01/13/12 01:47 PM

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Originally Posted by jdr277 (Post 101071012)
Na that's lazy. They're are good band names left like, "I Got Jumped On a Trampoline," and "Pretty Purple Pussy Poppers" you know stuff like that.

I literally laughed out loud when I read that one. If I ever start a band I'm gonna name it that.

iheartmusic043 01/13/12 01:48 PM

This article reminds me of how my mother is always complaining about band names. "What the hell does that name even mean? Did they just decide to put the most random shit together and thought it sounded good?"

Thomas Nassiff 01/13/12 01:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Drow Swordsman (Post 101070122)
All I thought of when hearing that is "The World Is A Beautiful Place And I Am No Longer Afraid To Die".

hahahahaha

brook183 01/13/12 02:21 PM

I was just thinking about how much I like the band name "Fleet Foxes."

brook183 01/13/12 02:31 PM

http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-li...tival/1182329/

AussieBoy 01/13/12 03:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Bloodsucker II (Post 101071022)
I have a great band name. But it's a secret.....in case I ever am in a band


Ditto. I have a little garage band that has a fantastic name. Just a simple three word phrase. Googled it and it's not taken.
But we've been keeping it a secret for the time being.
(although it'll prob never leave garbage. Let's be honest, I'm too old and untalentes now! Ha)

handlikesecret 01/13/12 03:12 PM

with the number of words in the English language (not to mention other languages), I'd say there are plenty of good potential band names.

also, what are people's opinions of taking band names from movies, books, and song titles? because, provided you're okay with that, the options really are endless.

theonethingihav 01/13/12 03:28 PM

I have like 4 good band names that from my research have never been used before. So I don't think we have that big of a problem on our hands.

SmeezyBeezy 01/13/12 03:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Jason Tate (Post 101072462)
It could get quite confusing ... a band's name is meant to identify them. If there are 6 different bands with the same name, this gets even more difficult.

Like The Outsiders and The Outsiders

love_american_style 01/13/12 03:41 PM

FYI: if anyone wants to name their band I Hate Everything, go ahead. Were no longer together.

TheCochino 01/13/12 04:28 PM

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Originally Posted by trojanick (Post 101079312)
My ideas for band names:

The Royal Divorce
Shyamalan Twist
Jumping Frenchmen of Maine


Shyamalan Twist is fucking perfect. Gold star for you, sir.

wecameaswaffles 01/13/12 04:35 PM

really, wall street? pathetic article.

BusterBluth 01/13/12 05:43 PM

Band name I like that I haven't seen yet, Vice Versa

cubs223425 01/13/12 06:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Jason Tate (Post 101071482)
Andy: The band has had a few different names over the years. When we started, we were Teddy Bear Suicide, but then we changed it to Mouse Rat. Then we were God Hates Figs, Department of Homeland Obscurity, Flames for Flames, Muscle Confusion, Nothing Rhymes With Orange, then Everything Rhymes With Orange, Punch Face Champions, Rad Wagon, Puppy Pendulum, Possum Pendulum, Penis Pendulum, Handrail Suicide, Angel Snack, Just the Tip, Threeskin... [long pause] Oh, Jet Black Pope. We went back to Mouse Rat, and now we are Scarecrow Boat. God, when I hear myself say Scarecrow Boat out loud I kinda hate it...


You missed Fourskin, no? He said they became Threeskin when one member quit.

EDIT: NEver mind, I went back and checked. He just failed to mention it in that quote.

I just started power-watching that show yesterday, haha.

TheCochino 01/13/12 07:24 PM

My sister and I lay claim to the name Heavy Flow.

tonethehero 01/13/12 07:27 PM

I saw name and taken and got excited for something regarding name taken. My illiteracy has bested me...

AussieBoy 01/13/12 08:32 PM

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Originally Posted by TheCochino (Post 101106732)
My sister and I lay claim to the name Heavy Flow.


Eww