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Band-Naming Convention: Verb + Noun vs. Adjective + Noun

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Band Name Either/Or: Verb + Noun vs. Adjective + Noun

Postby placeholder on Mon Oct 19, 2009 4:45 pm

Do more bands that you like use the verb + noun naming convention, or adjective + noun?

I'm going with adjective + noun.

I could only think of one verb + noun-name band that I like off the top of my head: Talking Heads

Full disclosure: I play in an adjective + noun band.
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Re: Band Name Either/Or: Verb + Noun vs. Adjective + Noun

Postby mchl on Mon Oct 19, 2009 4:57 pm

Proper Noun + Adjective = Neil Young

So I guess neither.
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Re: Band Name Either/Or: Verb + Noun vs. Adjective + Noun

Postby kerble on Mon Oct 19, 2009 4:59 pm

mchl wrote:Proper Noun + Adjective = Neil Young

So I guess neither.



Kneel is a verb. Kneel Young.
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Re: Band Name Either/Or: Verb + Noun vs. Adjective + Noun

Postby enframed on Mon Oct 19, 2009 5:38 pm

Article + Verb
Article + Noun + Noun
Noun + Noun + Adjective.
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Re: Band Name Either/Or: Verb + Noun vs. Adjective + Noun

Postby Mason on Mon Oct 19, 2009 5:44 pm

The trend now is to give your band a plural noun for a name, with no "the" in front of it.

The only point I see in this is that if your band name is Slugs, or whatever, you can open your sets by saying "Hey everyone, we're slugs", or whatever. I guess this is charming to some.

(The only non-lame example of this I've seen is Some Girls -- e.g. you tell your buddy "Hey, check it out, some girls are playing a show tonight" and then buddy's interest is piqued.)
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Re: Band Name Either/Or: Verb + Noun vs. Adjective + Noun

Postby enframed on Mon Oct 19, 2009 5:56 pm

Mason wrote:The trend now is to give your band a plural noun for a name, with no "the" in front of it.


Beats the hell out of the trend of having a number in your name in the style of Fury 66 or Sum 41, there are many many others.
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Re: Band Name Either/Or: Verb + Noun vs. Adjective + Noun

Postby scott on Mon Oct 19, 2009 6:12 pm

How could I possibly vote, knowing that Smashing Pumpkins could really be counted either way?
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Re: Band Name Either/Or: Verb + Noun vs. Adjective + Noun

Postby kazoozak on Mon Oct 19, 2009 7:22 pm

Neil Young and Crazy (adj.) Horse (n.)

Bottomless (adj.) Pit (n.)

Teenage (adj.) Fanclub (n.)

Anal (adj.) Cunt (n.)

Well, those look fine to me.
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Re: Band Name Either/Or: Verb + Noun vs. Adjective + Noun

Postby gjp on Mon Oct 19, 2009 9:46 pm

Both are better than.

(Plural Noun) and (Plural Noun), or (Noun) vs. (Noun)
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Re: Band Name Either/Or: Verb + Noun vs. Adjective + Noun

Postby J. Burns on Tue Oct 20, 2009 1:57 am

Is Police Teeth noun+noun or adjective+noun?

Cold Lake is adjective+noun, so I'm voting for that.
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Re: Band Name Either/Or: Verb + Noun vs. Adjective + Noun

Postby scott on Tue Oct 20, 2009 3:45 am

Police Teeth could be noun-noun, adjective-noun, or verb-noun. Police can be a verb too, y'know. So there's that then.
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Re: Band Name Either/Or: Verb + Noun vs. Adjective + Noun

Postby fishingrhod on Tue Oct 20, 2009 4:07 am

possessive pronoun + adjective + noun?
adjective + adjective?
adjective + noun?

statistically the adjective + noun combo gets the vote i suppose. er, yeah.
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Re: Band Name Either/Or: Verb + Noun vs. Adjective + Noun

Postby Rotten Tanx on Tue Oct 20, 2009 6:36 am

I tease my brother for always liking bands that are named after a colour and a noun.

Black Keys
Black Lips
White Denim
White Stripes


I forget the others. Not Green Day, thankfully.
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