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Severian 03.20.2019 08:50 PM

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Originally Posted by choc e-Claire
I really want to make a scatter plot comparing the awesomeness of bands with the awesomeness of their names.

Far, far at the bad name/good band extreme: My Bloody Valentine.


Well, thatís a weird one, because in 2019 to a teenager growing up in the Ď00s, it probably sounds gag-worthy, like oh I dunno my chemical romance... But ... itís actually a good band name.

A take on ďMy Funny ValentineĒ that makes it sound a fittingly dangerous (at least for their early work) and goes well with their sound.

Great name, great band.

Severian 03.20.2019 08:57 PM

The Birthday Party ... excellent.
The Who... not always a great band, but a great band name.
Guided by Voices... EXQUISITE.

choc e-Claire 03.20.2019 09:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Severian
it probably sounds gag-worthy, like oh I dunno my chemical romance...

Oof. :mad:

Just kidding - I know it's a stupid name, but sometimes you just want to mope about and listen to music that *gulp* expresses your feelings. And for that purpose it's excellent.
(Admission - last year for a queer ball I went to, you had to dress up with some theme and I essentially appeared in Gerard Way cosplay.)

Quote:

Originally Posted by Severian
But ... itís actually a good band name.

A take on ďMy Funny ValentineĒ that makes it sound a fittingly dangerous (at least for their early work) and goes well with their sound.

Great name, great band.

Look, I get what you're saying, but it's not. Kevin himself admits that it's from a really terrible movie, and they even wanted to change it in ~1988.

Amazing how they went from being a mediocre band with a shit name to an astonishing band with a shit name.

Severian 03.21.2019 08:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by choc e-Claire
Oof. :mad:

Just kidding - I know it's a stupid name, but sometimes you just want to mope about and listen to music that *gulp* expresses your feelings. And for that purpose it's excellent.
(Admission - last year for a queer ball I went to, you had to dress up with some theme and I essentially appeared in Gerard Way cosplay.)


Look, I get what you're saying, but it's not. Kevin himself admits that it's from a really terrible movie, and they even wanted to change it in ~1988.

Amazing how they went from being a mediocre band with a shit name to an astonishing band with a shit name.


Nah, I disagree.
Good band name, Kevin doesnít know what heís talking about, and their early work might be an acquired taste, but itís a taste Iíve acquired.

their most recent album (m b v) is their worst, even though itís still good.

And the band name works.

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Peterpuff 03.22.2019 12:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Bertrand
The Lee Harvey Oswald Ensemble


Haha. I like it. In that vein, I might have to include Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza.

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