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    Posted: May 24 2018 at 13:59

I'll start with "Destiny Potato".  Stupid name, great music!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote twseel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 25 2018 at 01:18
How about Yes?
Or for a good name with mediocre music, Estradasphere maybe?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Frenetic Zetetic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 25 2018 at 02:13
GORGUTS is a pretty "wtf?!" name, but their music is very unique (especially and mostly Obscura) next-level progressive metal.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Junges Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 25 2018 at 02:34
Band names are irrelevant, only the music matters.


And Estradasphere is awesome. Tongue
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote chopper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 25 2018 at 03:46
There is a band called Soul Enema, I haven't heard their music but it's a sh*t name (pun intended).
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote SteveG Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 25 2018 at 03:57
You can throw Gandalf's Fist on the sh*t pile too.
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Or "The Samurai of Prog"
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Originally posted by SteveG SteveG wrote:

You can throw Gandalf's Fist on the sh*t pile too.
But they would only fit on this thread if the music was good Wink
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I would add Isildur's Bane and Rivendel to this list, since Tolkien-derived names always lead me to expect symph, neo-prog or metal, which neither band fits.  IB is highly eclectic but pushes more often in the direction of avant / chamber prog and Rivendel is dark avant-ish prog with psych overtones and plenty of room for improv.

To be fair in the case of IB they did start off in more symphonic vein, but it was so long ago that it's now really just a footnote in their history.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Saperlipopette! Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 25 2018 at 06:36
I think Bohren & der Club of Gore music is pretty great (although somewhat a one trick pony) but their band name is kinda dumb and doesn't suit the music they are playing. 
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Pancake is a rather funny name for a band but there is a German band with this name, quite good :)

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Unfortunately

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just doesn't have what it takes to live up to their name on their debut album

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Perhaps they can live up to their high standards on the next album.

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Originally posted by twseel twseel wrote:

How about Yes?
Or for a good name with mediocre music, Estradasphere maybe?


Just about anything sounds good when you add 'sphere' to the end... Travoltasphere?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mortte Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 25 2018 at 08:45
These days I think there are not new bands in odd names, at least they just don´t become popular. To me it seems before you form the band you have to make some "brand" to it, that everybody knows about that "brand" what they will get and no-one will be upset in anyway.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Lamneth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 25 2018 at 08:56
Originally posted by Mortte Mortte wrote:

These days I think there are not new bands in odd names, at least they just don´t become popular. To me it seems before you form the band you have to make some "brand" to it, that everybody knows about that "brand" what they will get and no-one will be upset in anyway.


huh?
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Jethro Tull, an agriculturist from the 1880's, as a name for a Rock band (sorry, but I don't think Tull is Prog Folk as many label them), or Spock's Beard for a Symphonic Prog rock band does not seem to fit either. The Flower Kings also, more of a name for a romantic music band, not Symphonic prog Rock. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mortte Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 25 2018 at 14:33
Originally posted by Lamneth Lamneth wrote:

Originally posted by Mortte Mortte wrote:

These days I think there are not new bands in odd names, at least they just don´t become popular. To me it seems before you form the band you have to make some "brand" to it, that everybody knows about that "brand" what they will get and no-one will be upset in anyway.


huh?
Can you give me example of the new band name like Yes or the Who?
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The Swans are not very nice. Schoolhouse/Bent Knee are 2 others that pop in the head. 
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Originally posted by twseel twseel wrote:

How about Yes?
Or for a good name with mediocre music, Estradasphere maybe?


I've always thought Yes was a great name; short, catchy and fits the music well - maybe not so great for Googling, but that wasn't really a concern at the time. It's a pity that short names like that are getting used up and bands have to start coming up with weirder, more complex names; I've never been a huge fan of longer band names.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote noni Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 26 2018 at 11:07
Originally posted by Mascodagama Mascodagama wrote:

Originally posted by SteveG SteveG wrote:

You can throw Gandalf's Fist on the sh*t pile too.
But they would only fit on this thread if the music was good Wink

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