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Band-inspired band names
« on: March 04, 2012, 03:23:33 PM »
Personally, I find it a bit lazy and boring to name your band after another band (although I guess it's pretty flattering). Boris is a great song and I like the band just fine, but surely they could've come up with something else. I think there's a band out right now called Louder Than Love. I like that album and all but that is just lame.

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Anyway, there's some band called 2:54 that I hadn't heard of and still know nothing about. I guess I'll look them up after this. Here's a quote from an article in The Guardian:

The band name comes from the exact point in the 2006 Melvins track A History Of Bad Men where according to Hannah the bassline becomes both "doomy and dreamy". It's fitting, marking the point where two very different styles come together.

I suppose that's as good a reason as any to pay homage to something with a title. Any other band names you can think of that come from another band? Keeping it Melvins-related, I would have to guess Buzz-Oven but I have no idea what they're all about.

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Re: Band-inspired band names
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2012, 03:26:09 PM »
My friends had a band called The Bit years ago. But this was in a town where not many people knew the Melvins and they always acknowledged it if they were asked. So I don't think there's any harm in that really.
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Re: Band-inspired band names
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2012, 04:22:10 PM »
My favorite of these is REO Speed Dealer, but it's my understanding that their namesake forced them by threat of legal action to change their name.
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Re: Band-inspired band names
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2012, 05:45:01 PM »
http://www.myspace.com/blacksantasound


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Re: Band-inspired band names
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2012, 06:50:48 PM »
My friends had a band called The Bit years ago. But this was in a town where not many people knew the Melvins and they always acknowledged it if they were asked. So I don't think there's any harm in that really.

There's no harm in it at all. No offense intended. I probably should've said "it's not for me" instead of suggesting that it was lame.

Having said that, I maintain that Louder Than Love is a bad, bad name for a band.

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« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2012, 07:37:08 PM »
Yeah, that's a really bad name for a band, alright. I wouldn't even call a straight-up Soundgarden tribute that. There's tens of better names that they could've chosen as a nod to them if they're influenced by the Kights of Soudtable. Yeah, The Bit were a great band. They used to play their namesake and Copache as well, or so I believe.
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Re: Band-inspired band names
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2012, 05:21:09 PM »
http://www.myspace.com/blacksantasound


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Re: Band-inspired band names
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2017, 11:47:35 AM »
I was backstage at the Oslo opera a couple of weeks ago

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and met a guy there who works on the sets. He has a band called The Shevils. Yep, after the Melvins.

A day earlier, in a punk bar called Enga opposite where I was staying, the owner told me her husband's best friend just had a kid they called Melvin. Yep, after the Melvins. Oslo's full of nut-jobs.





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Re: Band-inspired band names
« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2017, 11:23:41 PM »
From Ecumenical  :):

Mellvins music on Bandcamp.








https://mellvins.bandcamp.com/track/by-my-side-2



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« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2017, 05:14:05 AM »
boris  :?

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Re: Band-inspired band names
« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2017, 05:16:04 AM »
The only one that springs to mind (other than Boris) is Radiohead. Who are named after a Talking Heads song.