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#1 hepcat

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 07:47 AM

So me and a couple good friends of mine are starting up a side project from our other bands. I've been playing with the guitar player for 6 years in two bands, and the drummer is pro caliber with the catch being he's engaged and extremely busy with his job.

But that's why it's a side project...and I'm looking for a name. Style will be reggae/funk with some ska and rock influences. Please provide one serious suggestion to go along with the obvious goofy responses and thread derail attempts. Serious suggestion being, that this is the name of a band you would go see on a Friday night, if you were into that kind of music. Something universal that doesn't limit us to reggae. Like my first idea for a name was "The Uptown Dubsteppers" but that's too genre limiting. Looking forward to some good ideas...thanks. :yesnod:

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 08:25 AM

My best friend gave me what I considered to be the best band name ever, but even he didn't think we could get away with it.

He and the guitar player are black, and they suggested the band name:

The Problematic Negroes

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 08:43 AM

My best friend gave me what I considered to be the best band name ever, but even he didn't think we could get away with it.

He and the guitar player are black, and they suggested the band name:

The Problematic Negroes


Hmm....yea that'll get them into some trouble...but it's pretty funny. Being PC is all the rage nowadays. Should just call themselves "Domestic Unity Action Squad" or some shiz like that.

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 09:37 AM

so is the style gonna end up similar to sublime?

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 09:48 AM

so is the style gonna end up similar to sublime?


Nah my last band was kinda like Sublime. I think this will be more like 10ft Ganja Plant meets The Meters.

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 04:26 PM

im gonna try to start to incorporate some reggae into my playing style. your genre is right on my style of music so i hope it works out. for the name... it will come.

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 04:43 PM

So me and a couple good friends of mine are starting up a side project from our other bands. I've been playing with the guitar player for 6 years in two bands, and the drummer is pro caliber with the catch being he's engaged and extremely busy with his job.

But that's why it's a side project...and I'm looking for a name. Style will be reggae/funk with some ska and rock influences. Please provide one serious suggestion to go along with the obvious goofy responses and thread derail attempts. Serious suggestion being, that this is the name of a band you would go see on a Friday night, if you were into that kind of music. Something universal that doesn't limit us to reggae. Like my first idea for a name was "The Uptown Dubsteppers" but that's too genre limiting. Looking forward to some good ideas...thanks. :yesnod:



How about:
P Funk and the Panther All-Stars (Too George Clintonish?)
Island Funk (It's simple and gives people what you are about.)
Raggaetyme (Play on Rag Time)
Islandtyme (Hey they all can't be winners here.)
Lenny Stix and his Holy Roller Boogie Band (That was the name of the band I played in, in High School! Lenny Stix was the drummer!)
Reggae Root Cellar (It's a mixture of everything. It would be like RRC instead of CCR (Creedence Clearwater Revival.))
Soul Fusion (That name maybe taken)


That's what I have off the top of my head.

Edited by sports talk, 22 October 2010 - 04:47 PM.


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Posted 22 October 2010 - 04:59 PM

A few more:

Reggae Voyeur
Policy Reggae
Reggae Craft
Angst Reggae
Kinky Raggae (Bob Marley Song)
Rasta Man Chant (Another Marley song)
Reggae Merchant
Purvayers of a Monochromed Mind (Maybe good if you are all Republicans.)
Intrepid Peasant System
I'm Funked!
Get Funked!
We're Funked!
Let's Funk!
Jamaican Me Crazy!


If I think up any more, I'll post them. I think I am named out. (You're like "Thank God!") Feel free to use any or none of them. ST

Edited by sports talk, 22 October 2010 - 05:15 PM.


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Posted 22 October 2010 - 05:16 PM

D.U.C.K.

No idea whdy, but id go see a band with a name like that!

So something more serious:
pennies for some cents (or sense of you want a terrible play on words.
Tag your dog (again totally random)
House plants for Fido (why another dog themed name? Good question)
Sit down, shut up, watch me rock out (would be nice to have an instructional name)

Those are the good ideas hitting me now

Edited by d-dave, 22 October 2010 - 05:28 PM.


#10 hepcat

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 06:09 PM

Some good names here...some really goofy ones too!

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 07:45 PM

Hepcat and his Reggae All-Stars!
Hepcat and his Jamaican All_Stars
Hepcat and his Island All-Stars

OR

You could do what a friend of mine did.

INBOFIWE (Pronounced In-Bo-Fi-We) It was the first 2 letters of the 4 member's last names. They were pretty much assured that no one would have that name and it was memorable. (I still remember it 33 years later.)

I know, not all mine are winners. It's like spaghetti. You know when it's done when you can throw it against the wall and it sticks.


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