OK, FAST – without overthinking – what’s your favorite band name?
Mine has always been ? and the Mysterians. Was reminded of that when one of my FB pals posted this clip from the groovy, head-bobbin’ and turtleneck wearing days. Ahhhhhhhhhh… those were the daze!
What’s your favorite?
18 thoughts on “favorite band names…”
Groovy!!! The first band name that came to mind (& believe me, it was hard not to stop & THINK for awhile!!) is “The Mindbenders.” I can’t remember what song they sang though. I’d probably think of some other band name if I thought about it for awhile!
Herman and the Hermits!!
Phyllis – groovy, indeed! “A groovy kind of love” was my fav of theirs.
Robin – and i’m guessing you know Herman’s real name and everything – ha!
keep ’em coming folk. this is FUN.
I saw one in a newspaper ad once that has always stuck with me.
DRAG THE RIVER
never much thought needed for this one
it’s the allman brothers band!
it never fails to bring a smile to my face everytime i hear blue sky
Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66 “Look Around”.Saw them live on stage at the Coliseum in Portland,Oregon 1968-it was MAGICAL!
Don, OUCH! lol~
oooooooooo Rhea, THAT’s a group i haven’t thought of in about – well 43 years – wOw!
THANKS, ya’ll~ keep those favorite band names a comin’!
John Denver. His was the only concert I every went to. We took our daughter in 1982, she was 11!
lisa~ was there a band called “hoodie and the blowfish”??? i probably have it totally assbackwards, but (i think) the blowfish part is right… “buckwheat zydeco” and “queen ida” both names (i think) are ‘snappin!
correction: it’s “hootie and the blowfish” they were a band out of s.f., early 90’s.
Lois ~ John Denver’s was my first concert, too. what a great memory for you and your daughter.
Snappin’ indeed, Jane. ALL great band names ~ THANKS!
DL HAMMONS–Drag The River???? What an unusual name, did you ever hear them play?
And jane, if you are reading++HELLO & how are you. Hope you’re getting enough sleep!!!!
? And The Mysterions had so many hit records. Well, one. What kind of helmet was that guy wearing??
Lots of weird band names in the past 40+ years. Here are a few…all real names.
Boom Crash Opera
Better than Ezra
Stone Temple Pilots
The Beat Farmers
Sixpence None the Richer
Big Audio Dynamite
Camper Van Beethoven
The Foo Fighters
The Verve Pipe
Death Cab for Cutie
Deep Blue Something
Grant Lee Buffalo
Jimmy Eat World
Presidents of the USA
Alice in Chains
Ben Folds Five
Porno for Pyros
Big Head Todd and the Monsters
The Jesus and Mary Chain
The Stone Roses
Jane Stone will probably like that last one. :>)
E.O.Wayman and the Lizards. Guess who the frontman was?
That was FUN Great song that brings back the groovy memories
Kara – I’ll see what I can do to get this song on the GW play list.
what a FABULOUS list, Tom. THANKS!
kewlllllllllllllllllllllllll, Kara. yup, i’m guessing i DO know who E.O. is!
glad you enjoyed it, Jo. groovaliscious to be sure!
I love hearing the names of the bands that my kids listen to —-Radiohead, Dr. Dog, Iron and Wine, Band of Horses, Giraffes Giraffes—and the music’s not bad either!!! Robert used to like a band called “Coheed and Cambria”, and my husband would tease him and call it “Cornbread and Cauliflower.” My son, Michael, has been playing with a band with an interesting name — “Israel Darling”, a play on the name of the band’s leader, Jacob Darden. He gets asked a lot about the name. He says the Israel part comes from the story of Jacob wrestling with the angel, and the Darling part comes from a drunk “cougar” who after hearing him play in a club when he was a teenager, couldn’t get his last name right, and said, “Jacob Darling, you should be on American Idol!” I’m liking his music—check ’em out on My Space.
ML, great bands names and THANKS especially for the story behind Israel Darling – LOVE IT!