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I'm starting a band. Can you tell me what band name you like best from this list I came up with? :) Thanks!

Asked by raven2783 (119points) June 30th, 2011

Building A Remedy
Ego Sodomy
Bipeedal Sheep
Odium
Leroy
The Last Toilet

Most people laugh at the last one, but I would rather you consider the first five, because if I were to consider The Last Toilet, then I would have to consider other funny names like Slopjar, Exploding White Mice, Wholly Shit, Felatio Hammer, Orbital Sheep, Spiritual Toejam, Meat Toilet, Clumping Jeans, Sun Milker, Yogurt Squirt, Sheep Logic, Jizzle, Slick Dong, Pig Rectum, Small Genitals and Big Trucks, Mr. Stools, Houdini Death Punch, Beastqueef, Beaglestuffer, Chainsaw Pandas, Community Cream, Digging Through Feces, No Thanks, Enjoy Bacon, etc. etc. etc…

Which do you like of the first five, or maybe you have your own idea for a good band name?

Thanks for helping out.

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Michael_Huntington's avatar

I like Fellatio Hammer

lillycoyote's avatar

I like Odium best too, but I’ve always thought Blunt Force Trauma would be a great name for a band. What about that?

TexasDude's avatar

What kind of band are you?

Ego Sodomy sounds like a gore metal band name, whereas Odium sounds like nu-metal. Leroy is just dumb, Building a Remedy sounds like a Britpop outfit, and The Last Toilet sounds like a Weird Al side project.

I do like Orbital Sheep a lot.

jaytkay's avatar

Ha ha, I read that as “brand” and until I reached FPCB’s answer all I could think was, “Brand of WHAT?”

Anyway…

Odium.

It sounds like ipecac and at the same time it sounds like a 1920s movie palace.

raven2783's avatar

@Lilycoyote: I like Blunt Force Trauma, I agree that’s a good name. It sounds like it would be a title for a metal or heavy noise thing.

@Fiddle: We’re gonna sound like early grunge (nirvana bleach, melvin’sish) for the first album at least.. but there are a lot of songs that are more like Bauhaus mixed with Primus?

chyna's avatar

Odium.

Or Monkeys on a Ledge.

TexasDude's avatar

@raven2783 Bauhaus mixed with Primus? I like the sound of that.

Odium just screams nu-metal tardfuckery to me. Given what you have said about your band’s genre, I’d go with something more creative. It seems like for a lot of these names, you guys have just strung together random words. This sometimes works, but a lot of the time it just seems arbitrary and uninspired. You’ve gotta really think outside the box to come up with something memorable… your band name is your identity. Don’t fuck it up.

I’ve been in a ton of bands. One was called The Kindergarten Ghoulies. We were horror punk. My shoegaze band was called the Predecessors and my steampunk electronica project was called Anachronistic Displacement.

lillycoyote's avatar

@raven2783 Blunt Force Trauma is a name looking for a band. Maybe just not your band. :-)

aprilsimnel's avatar

I’m a Python fan, so of course my pick is Mr Stools.

You’ve injured Mr Stools! Mr Stools! Speak to me, Howard!

YARNLADY's avatar

You haven’t vetted this choices have you? Blunt Force Trauma is a good name, but already used for the name of an album.

If you want marketability, I suggest you ask your agent for some choices. They know the business and will supply names that are not already in use.

lillycoyote's avatar

@YARNLADY But not for the name of a band, I don’t think.

Blueroses's avatar

What’s your goal?

Do you think you have what it takes to be huge? Do you just want to be stars in your own town?

I was part of a small town group and you don’t want anything too cerebral or with too many words. Your posters are going to be pasted over and you want one word to stand out. That is what your fans will call you anyway. Do you want to be known as “Toilet”? Or “Sheep”?

Odium is ugly. I don’t like it. If you are aiming for an audience, what about PrimeMouse?
Or PrimeHaus?

lillycoyote's avatar

I would also avoid the all the jizz, rectum, toe jam, toilet, sodomy, stools, dong, genitals, fellatio, feces names if only because they are going to be with you if and when you succeed, plus they are obvious, obviously meant to shock and in my opinion, a bit juvenile and lacking in imagination. Just one girl’s opinion.

FutureMemory's avatar

Digging Through Feces, obviously.

chyna's avatar

I agree with @lillycoyote. I read once where one of the Goo Goo Dolls really hates their name and only went with that as a joke, then had to stick with it once they got famous.

KateTheGreat's avatar

Leroy sounds like a southern hillbilly rock band. I suggest you guys get a little more creative.

St.George's avatar

I like Leroy, but you’d need to figure out how you were going to pronounce it: Lee-roy or Lah-roy.

WasCy's avatar

Ah, @lillycoyote and @chyna, you two are girls after my own heart. And I don’t just say that because you offered the best commentary in the thread so far (although @Fiddle_Playing_Creole_Bastard at least had ‘interesting’ responses and analyses).

Isn’t it a shame that we have this wonderful community using this amazing communications media and their inventiveness to come up with ‘shocking’ and silly names for a band no one will ever hear of, playing music (loosely defined) that no one else will ever hear or remember.

But I don’t want to be modded as “unhelpful”, so…

How about NSFW Band.
For a girl-group I’d suggest BroadBand.
Or maybe WTF Music? (The question mark should be part of the name.)
You could always use “truth in advertising” and just call yourselves Cochlear Damage.
Has Detritus been taken yet? I would not be surprised.

PS: Welcome to Fluther.

DeanV's avatar

I’m partial to Enjoy Bacon and Beaglestuffers myself.

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

What about “Remedy” for a band name? “Building a Remedy” could be the name of the band’s first CD.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Sally’s Pet Penguin .

DeanV's avatar

Whenever I hear “building a” anything it seems to remind me of some Sarah McGlaughin song.

Take that how you will, but it always reminds me of that for some reason.

bea2345's avatar

Odium has a certain offbeat elegance.

El_Cadejo's avatar

Blunt Force Trauma has been used more than once as has Odium.

gorillapaws's avatar

What about “Enron”?

Cruiser's avatar

None. Do you really think that little of yourself that you have to denigrate your musical efforts to the level of a meat toilet or digging through shit?? Time to stop blaming your parents for your angst and put on your big boy/girl pants for the first time in your life!

lillycoyote's avatar

@uberbatman Oh, well. That’s the end of that. :-)

rebbel's avatar

Tuesday…

Aethelwine's avatar

Jellies Brainchild

btw, I love Primus. I would love to hear some of your songs. :)

bob_'s avatar

Toilet Sodomy.

Blueroses's avatar

Hey. I kinda like Detritus nobody will pronounce it correctly @WasCy

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Tropical_Willie's avatar

@FutureMemory That’s a little harsh…. How about CYWasp might be an…..

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

Yes! Can we get a link to some of your songs? That may provide inspiration.

FutureMemory's avatar

@Tropical_Willie I believe in truth in advertising :)

gorillapaws's avatar

“The Snozberry Farmers”

Tropical_Willie's avatar

@FutureMemory Oh well so much for being an a$$-hole back-flow preventer…

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

Melancholy
Overachievers
Justice
Revenge

Of course, oxymorons are good:
Sweet Revenge
Honest Lies
Honest Illusion
Gentle Massacre
Secret Scandal
Sweet Misery

And my personal favorite:
Tripping Sober

Tropical_Willie's avatar

How about Back Flow Preventers ? ?

bob_'s avatar

How about Aunt Flo’s Nephews?

jaytkay's avatar

How about Aunt Flo’s Nephews?

Crotch String

FutureMemory's avatar

Original Band Name

AshLeigh's avatar

What’s wrong with Exploding White Mice? :) I like that one…

Blueroses's avatar

The Rotten Vermicious Knids!

TheLadyEve's avatar

I really like Bipeedal Sheep.

Mama_Cakes's avatar

Clumpings Jeans. ;) Round these here parts we call that hungry bum.

Jellie's avatar

The titles in your list sound like entries from urbandictionary.com

I like Odium. And I suggest Shiny Disco Bananas

Aethelwine's avatar

uh oh. @raven2783 has been crafting a response for what, two hours now?

how about…..

Indecisive Bitches

raven2783's avatar

WOWZA!! I’m new to Flubber, and am extremely surprised at the volume of responses, holy crap.

@Blueroses: My goal? To play from the heart, and to write good music with my band. Where ever that leads isn’t important. I wouldn’t mind if other flyers covered our bands flyers and instead of the whole name only a part was noticed and we ended up being called Toilet or Sheep, or even Toilet Sheep, because that would be funny to me. The fans relationship to the music is what is important, and although the name molds the relationship a little bit, if the music is good, then the name will be accepted. There are a lot of terrible band names, although I am trying out the Flubber to see what you guys think are good band names, because I’m limited to what I’m used to thinking is good and bad.

@WasCy: I like the meaning of Detritus, but the name may be to difficult for “Bluerose’s” small town folk. Not sure why exactly you think it’s shameful to use flubber to ask my question. You have no idea who I am or the music I make to make your judgements. It sure must have been pleasurable for you to write what you wrote though, I see no other reason for it.

@Pied_Pfeffer: http://www.last.fm/music/Remedy/+wiki

@Cruiser: I find a certain admiration for people who don’t take themselves to seriously. I think you have misunderstood.

@WillWorkForChocolate: Tripping Sober is pretty awesome.

@jonsblond: I had to make some dinner and grab a beer :p (i had no idea it showed that i’m crafting a response.)

Aethelwine's avatar

@raven2783 Just messing with you. It’s a joke ‘round here when someone “disappears” like that for more than an hour. You’re lucky we didn’t call 911. We are a caring bunch of fools. Hope you let us know what name you choose. =)

Here’s another band name for you:

Rubber-like super-bouncy substance

It’s Fluther, not Flubber. I hate Robin Williams

mazingerz88's avatar

Nemesis Crew
Eardrum Knockers
The Headaches
Salacious Spit
Bang Your Head Here
The Tractor Crew
Don’t Flush
Vomit Mythology
Ice Cold Fire
Toilet Seat
Angry Napkins
Disunited States
Varicose Vains
Lemon Bazookas
Pee Nuts

raven2783's avatar

@dverhey: Building A Mystery. Hah. Never thought of that.

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trailsillustrated's avatar

all I got to say is, @Fiddle_Playing_Creole_Bastard has it. And I live in the pacific nw, home of garage and what not.

ucme's avatar

Cumsponge?

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GracieT's avatar

@futurememory, how about Future Memory? It’s mysterious, and catchy although it isn’t going to say anything about the type of
music you play. I like using
either that or Building a Mystery because of the, well,
mystery of it.
Even though I’m not the first to
say it, welcome to Fluther. It IS addictive, but you will love it. The Lurve points can become like a drug!

WasCy's avatar

@raven2783

Most of your list of choices told me everything and more than I would ever want to know about your musical offerings. The editorial comment should not require explanation.

PS: It’s ‘Bipedal’, if you elect that one.

raven2783's avatar

@Cruiser: In the first comment you said “do you really think that little of yourself..” then in your next comment you said I love myself?

@WasCy: I like peedal, that’s why it has two e’s. I don’t want it to be pronounced pedal. Bipedal can be pronounced both ways. If someone else wrote the initial question I couldn’t possibly have known what kind of music they write or listen to. What’s your analysis?

@jonsblond: fluther!! hahahah flubber/fluther.. thanks.

raven2783's avatar

—-For Clarification—-

I do not want a stupid toilet name. In my initial post I tried to get that point across by asking to pick one of the first five names or suggesting one of your own. Toilet names are funny to me, but not to everyone (My girlfriend hates them. Her opinion is exactly what @lillycoyote said in her comment). I should have just left that stuff out. Thank you all for your suggestions so far, they are being seriously considered. I like Fluther, this is fun.

Michael_Huntington's avatar

So I can take “Fellatio Hammer” for my one man pornogrind side project?

raven2783's avatar

@Michael_Huntington: Haha, really? Go ahead. I made it up one stoned convenience store car ride to get snacks. I’ll end up using the title eventually, but not for a band name.

Michael_Huntington's avatar

Yeah, now I’m seriously considering this. I have to get some music software to record, buy a microphone or a headset (nothing fancy), sell my old guitar and buy a new one. Probably won’t happen anytime soon.

mazingerz88's avatar

Skid Marks
Wound Lickers
Throttle Throb

raven2783's avatar

I also like the name Lug. That’s what I think every time before we practice and I am looking at all the equipment.

mazingerz88's avatar

Well I was about to suggest something to that effect. The best band name is the one that is personal and one that makes sense in a sentimental kind of way to you. It’s going to be your name and it has to have intrinsic meaning that excites you before anyone else.

As long as it’s catchy, easy to recall and quite intriguing of course. : )

raven2783's avatar

Is Sheeple taken?

mazingerz88's avatar

Let’s google it.

Not so sure…http://patacrecords.bandcamp.com/track/sheeple

raven2783's avatar

It’s heavily used, and a few bands are named it. Maybe “Revenge Of The Sheeple” is better. It’s quite long though.

raven2783's avatar

Sheep Sodomy had a ring to it, or Sodomy Sheep.

mazingerz88's avatar

Sheeple’s Revolution
Sheeplecology

raven2783's avatar

Sheep’s Kin

raven2783's avatar

Orbital Sodomy

mazingerz88's avatar

Sheep in Orbit
Orbital Sheep

raven2783's avatar

Orbital Sheep was mentioned already :p Sheep Lobes.

mazingerz88's avatar

Sheep Shifters
Whack the Sheep
Sheeple Hex
Sheep in the Garage
Sheep in the Basement

raven2783's avatar

I was considering Shapeshifter, so I like Sheepshifter!

mazingerz88's avatar

Sheep the Pluck
Sheep Lug
Sheep Slugs
Orbital Slugs
Zero Cool
Zero Gravity
Sheep and Goliath

mazingerz88's avatar

@raven2783 if you go for that, is one word better or two separate?

Sheepshifters

Sheep Shifters

raven2783's avatar

I like one word, not plural.

Sheepshifter

I don’t know if I’ll go with it, but it’s pretty good.

El_Cadejo's avatar

I like Sheepshifter. Got a certain ring to it.

mazingerz88's avatar

The Sheepshifter, maybe. But Sheepshifter sounds great…imagine an announcer saying it out load in a club…yeah, that would sound cool enough.

raven2783's avatar

Yeah, it gets catchier the more I think about it. Sheepshifter. Hah. What about Sheep Plug? Sheepshifter is better.

El_Cadejo's avatar

If one was artistically inclined you could come up with a pretty bitchin symbol for sheepshifter imo

raven2783's avatar

This picture is from the horror movie “Black Sheep”. It’s my favorite Sheep picture.

http://monstermayhem.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/63blacksheepdm_468x290jpg-1.jpg

mazingerz88's avatar

Lol. Nice sheep screaming photo!

mazingerz88's avatar

Thanks I love movies like this! Will look for a copy now. Post if your music is on YouTube or something.

mazingerz88's avatar

Sheep With Masks
Samurai Sheep
Sheep On Call
Sheep To Go
Sheep With Beer
Sheepaholic
Don’t Wake The Sheep
Sheep Executive
Sheep Armageddon
Warrior Sheep

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

Sheepshifter is funny, but since I’m so vain I still prefer my suggestion of Tripping Sober. :D

raven2783's avatar

@WillWorkForChocolate: Tripping Sober is still a good one. I really like the word “Epiphany” too. I’m gonna see if that’s taken.

redfeather's avatar

Hobo Epiphany

Hahahahaha

raven2783's avatar

Homo Epiphany

raven2783's avatar

@WillWorkForChocolate: Can I use Tripping Sober? I’m unsure as of now, but that is one of my favs now.

AshLeigh's avatar

I think being called “Combocation” would be pretty cool. (Which means “Gathering together, for a purpose”)
Or just “Carnal” which is to be “Fleshly minded.”

raven2783's avatar

Carnal Epiphany. I still really like Sheepshifter. I tried it out on some friends today and they liked it too. I’m really partial to Ego Sodomy from the original list, but most people say it sounds like a death metal band meant to impress with pretention. Hmmm… dammit.

mazingerz88's avatar

@raven2783 Just ordered Black Sheep from Amazon. Can’t wait to see it.

Here, you might find this interesting.

http://www.progressiveboink.com/archive/worstbandnames.html

raven2783's avatar

@mazingerz88: Cool! When I want a movie I just go to kickasstorrents.com and download the torrent. You have to have torrent software though. For macs use Vuse. For pc’s use utorrent.

raven2783's avatar

@Fiddle_Playing_Creole_Bastard: What do you think about Sheepshifter?

TexasDude's avatar

@raven2783 eh, doesn’t do it for me. It’s your band though, so don’t let me rain on your parade. Do send me a link to your music though, once you get off the ground. I’m intrigued.

raven2783's avatar

@Fiddle_Playing_Creole_Bastard: It sucks Odium screams nu-metal ‘tard fuckery’ for you. I’ve pretty much decided I want to go with Odium. I’ve been calling my project that since 2001 and my recordings since then are mostly all labeled on my external hard drive under the Odium title. I found the word some where and have always identified with it. I abandoned that name recently because I searched online and there are like three other bands named Odium, but they are all metal, double bass drummer bands that I don’t really like at all, and they arn’t that popular. Here is the link to one of them (http://yearofthesun.bandcamp.com/album/odium-at-the-bottom). That band has some youtube videos as well.. their ‘At The Bottom’ video for me (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KimK01YmjPY) is an over dramatic attempt. When I watch the boy who’s father is ruining his life, the entire time I just feel like telling the singer when he’s not screaming to stop sounding like Aaron Lewis from Staind. And at the end when the boy turns into a demon and kills his father (or probably it’s his mom’s boyfriend? I don’t know because I can’t fucking understand anything he’s saying) the video isn’t sarcastic at all (which would have made it way better) so it’s just stupid to me, and I still feel like telling the singer when he’s not screaming to stop sounding like Aaron Lewis from Staind.. Now you’ll probably tell me you love them or something haha. Staind’s album title ‘14 Shades Of Grey’ pretty much sums up Stainds music. Did you know Staind had to redo their MTV unplugged performance because they sucked the first time? You didn’t see that happen to Nirvana or other MTV sellout bands.

Anyway, now I am wondering what are the consequences of having the same band name even if we have much different music. I highly doubt I will ever be important enough to have it matter anyway. It’s just nice to know you have an original name.

TexasDude's avatar

@raven2783 yeah they suck balls. You know what that means? It’s up to you to take your own brand of Odium to the top and establish your musical dominance.

Who cares what I think about the name? I’m just some dude on the internet. If you like the name, go for it. Neutral Milk Hotel has the dumbest band name ever, but they are among my favorite bands, if ya catch my drift.

Do what thou wilt.

TexasDude's avatar

Also, I lol’d hard when the kid in the video turned into Satan.

raven2783's avatar

fuck it. I’m naming the band LUG.

The End

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

@raven2783 Sorry, I was at the beach all weekend. Sure, you can use it if you want.

LUG sounds hilarious, for some reason. I like it. =0)

raven2783's avatar

Fuck I can’t decide still.

AshLeigh's avatar

My vote’s on Carnal Epiphany. :)

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