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post Dec 9 2014, 04:06 PM
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There was a spate of mid-00s bands with whole sentences as band names.

We Are Scientists
Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly.
Pretty Girls Make Graves
Does It Offend You, Yeah?
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

And now there's the uppercase consonants name trend started by MGMT

MGMT
MSTRKRFT
MDNGHT

There's another one starting with S that I can't remember

Britpop was rife with one word titled bands - Suede, Blur, Pulp, Oasis, Elastica, Sleeper.


Any others?
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post Dec 9 2014, 05:41 PM
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The late 70s was noted for its one word 'The' punk/post punk bands - Clash, Fall, Pretenders, Cure, Vapors, Jam, Members, Beat, Damned, Jags, Ruts, Skids, Stranglers, Misfits, Boys, Banned, Adverts, Knack, Nerves, Police, Rezillos, Regents, Runaways, Slits, Vibrators etc.

Apparently, Julian Cope was so appalled by this he named his band The Teardrop Explodes in order to get the longest 'new' band name only to be upset on discovering Orchestral Manoeuevres In The Dark had topped it.
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post Dec 9 2014, 08:04 PM
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We had a lot of Clubs emerging a few years ago - Two Door Cinema, Chapel, New Young Pony, Bombay Bicycle...
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post Dec 9 2014, 08:05 PM
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QUOTE(Severin @ Dec 9 2014, 05:41 PM) *
The late 70s was noted for its one word 'The' punk/post punk bands - Clash, Fall, Pretenders, Cure, Vapors, Jam, Members, Beat, Damned, Jags, Ruts, Skids, Stranglers, Misfits, Boys, Banned, Adverts, Knack, Nerves, Police, Rezillos, Regents, Runaways, Slits, Vibrators etc.

Apparently, Julian Cope was so appalled by this he named his band The Teardrop Explodes in order to get the longest 'new' band name only to be upset on discovering Orchestral Manoeuevres In The Dark had topped it.

If only OMD had stuck with their original name of The Id laugh.gif
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post Dec 10 2014, 12:49 AM
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QUOTE(Suedehead2 @ Dec 9 2014, 03:04 PM) *
We had a lot of Clubs emerging a few years ago - Two Door Cinema, Chapel, New Young Pony, Bombay Bicycle...

I remember that. Tokyo Police Club as well!
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post Dec 10 2014, 06:46 AM
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Florence and the Machine
Marina and the Diamonds
Noah and the Whale.


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post Dec 10 2014, 06:47 AM
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QUOTE(Severin @ Dec 9 2014, 05:41 PM) *
The late 70s was noted for its one word 'The' punk/post punk bands - Clash, Fall, Pretenders, Cure, Vapors, Jam, Members, Beat, Damned, Jags, Ruts, Skids, Stranglers, Misfits, Boys, Banned, Adverts, Knack, Nerves, Police, Rezillos, Regents, Runaways, Slits, Vibrators etc.


That all re-appeared in 2001/2002

The Strokes, The Vines, The Hives, The White Stripes,


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post Dec 10 2014, 06:56 AM
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QUOTE(AntoineTTe @ Dec 9 2014, 04:06 PM) *
There was a spate of mid-00s bands with whole sentences as band names.

We Are Scientists
Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly.
Pretty Girls Make Graves
Does It Offend You, Yeah?
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

And now there's the uppercase consonants name trend started by MGMT

MGMT
MSTRKRFT
MDNGHT

There's another one starting with S that I can't remember

Britpop was rife with one word titled bands - Suede, Blur, Pulp, Oasis, Elastica, Sleeper.
Any others?

SBTRKT?

The one word band name started off in the early 90s: Ride, Curve, Lush, Chapterhouse, Swervedriver, Verve (before "The" was added), Moose
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post Dec 10 2014, 07:13 AM
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don't forget about JMSN

I've been noticing a lot of capitalised (or not) pluralised basic noun barely-googleable-in-some-cases names these days. It's considered especially kewl if you rearrange vowels, change the spelling entirely but save the pronunciation or replace one letter with another~~ CHVRCHES, DEATHS, HAERTS, Banks, GRADES, Broods, Slaves, Coasts, Iyes, Honours, Thumpers.

V ANNOYING
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post Dec 10 2014, 08:40 AM
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SBTRKT?



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