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There are a lot of funny band names out there. Whether they’re clever puns, random words that sound like music, or the kind of stuff you’d see on “The Jersey Shore,” these groupings have one thing in common: They get their members a ton of attention. But what happens when it’s time to step away from the spotlight? What happens if your name is too embarrassing for strangers and no longer fits with who you want to be? We take an honest look at some hard truths about amazing comedy moments gone by (and maybe some not so funnies) before offering up ways those bands can reclaim their identities.i
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Truth #0: You should not name your band “The Thing.”
Some bands are just so clever that they have the perfect names for themselves. They don’t need to be funny, and yet their creativity shines through in a way that is truly unique. For example, if you want to make people laugh then The Beatles or Monty Python may be good options. On the other hand, some bands simply like things with puns – think Johnny and the Foreskins or Sonny and Cher (which doesn’t rhyme). Finally there are those who really do intentionally go for humor in naming their group such as Alvvays or Surfer Blood. Regardless of what type of humorous punk rock music this last one makes sense because
-A funny band name can be a lot of fun, but it’s not the only way to grab attention.
-Don’t get too attached to your current one because if you’re looking for more success down the line, sticking with an old and tired name could actually hurt your chances.
-The world is full of wonderful words that would make great names for bands–you just need to know where to look!
-There are some hard truths about naming your band: It might take time before you find one worth keeping; You may have a different perspective on how good or bad they really sound when someone else says them out loud rather than in your head; Your best bet is to keep trying until something clicks.
-Not having a name can be just as big of an obstacle for your band’s success as having the wrong one.
In conclusion: Naming your band takes time and energy, but it’s worth it in the end to find something you love that will help set your group apart from everyone else. That way when people hear you’re called “The Charming Redwoods” or “Pufferfish,” they know right away who you are–and want to come see what all the fuss is about! Now go forth with confidence knowing these tips have got your back on this vital yet often overlooked task.”
As always, thanks for reading!” – The Band Name Guru (aka me) :)”
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– Not having a name can be just as big of an obstacle for your band’s success as having the wrong one. In fact, it might even hurt you more than anything else in this article! Fortunately, there are several things to help make finding and naming your group easier so that when people hear you’re called “The Charming Redwoods” or “Pufferfish,” they know right away who you are–and want to come see what all the fuss is about! Now go forth with confidence knowing these tips have got your back on this vital yet often overlooked task.
– The most important aspect of any good band name is how memorable and original it is. You want people to remember it–even if they can’t quite pronounce it.
– One way of making your name memorable is by incorporating a word or phrase that captures the essence of what you’re all about in the opening lyrics and titles of songs on your album.
– A good band name needs to be short, snappy, easy to say, and simple enough for an average person who doesn’t know anything about music (like me) not just think “What the heck?” when he reads it but also go out and buy tickets so as not to miss out. If someone says “The Charming Redwoods” I should immediately get a sense that this is a band with some character – one that might make me feel a little uncomfortable, or at least want to hear more.
– Another way of making your name memorable is by playing with language in such a way that it forms an interesting and somewhat mysterious word picture for people when they read it and say it. What does the “The” mean? Why are there periods after every letter of Redwoods? Does this band play music exclusively about trees?!
– Some bands have fun with their names by incorporating homophones (words that sound alike but have different meanings) into them like The Wrens, Incubus, and The Strokes. Others include puns–which can be funny if you think there’s something clever going on–or words that just look or sound cool together.
– In the end, there are no rules for what makes a good band name. But you can use these suggestions to get you thinking creatively about your own and decide if it’s time to take that step into music making.
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The post concludes with an analysis on whether it is possible to succeed in the industry without being a “loud” band. Funny Band Names: ~~ The Importance Of A Killer Sound The one thing that we know for sure is that “funny names don’t matter.” That’s not debatable–it’s an indisputable fact. If you have no sound, your name won’t be funny enough to compensate for it and vice versa. What does this mean? It means if your band has a cool or interesting name but lacks in any other significant way (think Ed Sheeran), then you’re going to struggle against all those bands out there with killer sounds who also happen to share similar monikers as yours. Funny names are never enough on their own,