Faster Pussycat - there's Death in Vegas!  

rm_VoodooGuru1 49M
2116 posts
10/19/2005 4:46 pm

Last Read:
5/3/2012 5:03 pm

Faster Pussycat - there's Death in Vegas!

Having done a lot of database design, I have spent many billable hours thinking of names, attributes, and naming patterns. I get bleed-through of a lot of this stuff I work on to everyday life; I'm just that much of a nerd.

For example, a friend and I once calculated, in kilometers, the amount of, um... shall we say, "underutilized pussy" in NYC.

Actually, not to put too fine a point on it, but I'm more of a wonk than nerd; then, what's in a name, eh?

I mean, a band's name is one of the most trivial aspects of music, but I'll add a word on the subject anyway.

There are bands that suck, but have great names; Faster Pussycat comes to mind here. Then there are great bands that have stupid names, such as the legendary Pop Will Eat Itself.

Some band names are pretty vague... Nine Inch Nails, others in your face, The Lunachicks.

Then there are the patterns in band names, such as the one in the mid-90s of putting the suffix, "ica" on everything, like Republica, Elastica.

And I don't care who you are, you name your band after a car... that's just gay, dude; Maserati, Pantera, Fabulous Thunderbirds... and I love ya, Galaxy 500 but the name's still gay.

If you were a band that made 70s or 80s suck-rock, you couldn't go wrong with a geographic nomenclature like Boston, Chicago, Europe, or Asia.

Christian bands must have some naming pattern that's approved by the Family Research Council, but I wouldn't know about them.

I expect that both Country and Western bands would have naming patterns too, but bands aren't real popular in that genre. The performers are always one person with what I have to assume is the same backup band for all of them... The Good Ole Boys .

But the individual performers' names have a pattern... they're all monosyllabic - easier for their fans to say when they're chewing tobacco, I guess. Names like Clint, Keith, Dunn, Garth, and Wade. "Hey Wade! Y'all come on with us, we gonna go tip some cows and then go to the drunken barn dance, yeeeehaaawww!"

Seriously, what kind of a name is "Wade" anyway? It's a fucking verb, not something you name a baby!

The cowgirls often have longer names, but they're not much better... Tammy, Kendra-Tayne....

Tell me, audiophilliac reader, what's your favorite band name?

TexasMar 43F

10/19/2005 9:14 pm

Hey what do you have against country? Toby Keith is my favorite Male country singer and I would have to go with Sara Evans or Martina McBride for favorite female singer. Country does have some groups as well what about Alabama or Rascal Flatts?
Talk about weird names for bands though...what about Staind (not sure if that is how you spell it, I do listen to country most of the time.) I also like Creed and Stone Temple Pilots.

MissAnnThrope 56F
11488 posts
10/19/2005 10:49 pm

The Voluptuous Horror Of Karen Black.

rm_VoodooGuru1 49M
2053 posts
10/20/2005 12:55 am

Your real name is Karen?

Rowan_Taltos 48F

10/20/2005 9:32 am

Shakespeare's Sisters

GleesFlakyShawl 50M
1620 posts
10/20/2005 11:05 am

Forgive us, Amadeus

MissAnnThrope 56F
11488 posts
10/20/2005 11:52 am

Yes, you caught me. I'm really Karen Black. *grumble*

PrincessKarma 43F
6188 posts
10/21/2005 4:22 am

Shakespeare's Sister
Soda Stereo (Argentina)
Heroes del Silencio (Heroes of SIlence - Spain)
Molotov (Mexico)
No Doubt (about what, I always wondered....)

The Big Bang was the mother of all orgasms.PrincessKarma

DirtyLilSecret61 55F

10/21/2005 10:03 am

How about The Presidents of the United States of America who gave us the song "Peaches." I was fearful they would sell Billy Beer at the concerts. I remember being into the all-girl group Fanny back in the late 70's. Or how about ? and the Mysterians, with their ever-popular 60's hit "96 Tears" ... intriguing to say the least.

I recently got into the music of Seether (their recent radio hit around here is called "Remedy") - saw them, met them, awesome guys. Now keep in mind that they are from South Africa. I LOVE hearing these guys talk! Anyway, Shawn Morgan, singer/guitarist, has a tattoo on his forearm of the female reproductive system. What does "seether" mean in his language? It means "vagina."

I now cringe every time my daughter wears the recent Seether tour shirt. *sighs* It is true - what goes around comes around.


rm_ladyBgood46 61F
65 posts
10/22/2005 1:41 am

Favorite band name:
grrl group from the Northwest, named after a freeway exit off I-5.

"Wade" was the name of my first lover; he grew up to be a corpulant assistant secretary of state for some central american something.

rm_VoodooGuru1 49M
2053 posts
10/22/2005 6:11 am

dz2502 - Rock us Amadeus!

PrincessKarma - glad to have you back, and would expect to see "Circle Jerks" on your list.

chuchotte2 - it wasn't locked, it was open! (OK, my reply - a little obscure, even for me.)

DirtyLilSecret61 - I'll talk to FreeLove999 about that. Is that what Veruca Salt was singing about 10 years ago?

Ever been to "engrish" with a commercial suffix?

ladyBgood46 - Oh, I know all about Sleater-Kinney, saw them in concert a few yrs ago, too. Gina Vivinetto, music editor for "The St. Petersburg Times" made sure everyone in the Bay area knew about Sleater-Kinney - even had to mention them in her tribute to Joey Ramone back in April '01.

But I thought Sleater and Kinney were just the last names of the two front women.

digdug41 49M

10/22/2005 6:34 pm

the red hot chilli pepers. queens of the stone age.machine head.
the cro mags and leeway. those are few favorite band names and fav bands

roaming the cyber streets of blogland

PrincessKarma 43F
6188 posts
10/23/2005 8:17 am

Hadn't heard of those, Voodoo doll... I live waaay out here where only the major players get air time, although there's more variety (yay for two languages for music!)

Er... "Circle Jerks".. Do I detect a certan innuendo here? lmao

The Big Bang was the mother of all orgasms.PrincessKarma

Become a member to create a blog