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    I really hate it when a band exists and gets popular, and then suddenly there's a strangely similar sounding band name that gets popular shortly thereafter. I'm sure many times it's not intentional, but it seems lame.

    For instance:

    If there's already The Who, don't call yourself The Guess Who.

    If there's already The Duke Spirit, don't call yourself Delta Spirit.

    If there's already Deerhunter, don't call yourself Deerhoof.

    If there's already The Verve, don't call yourself The Verve Pipe.

    If there's already Wolf Parade, don't call yourself Wolfmother or Sea Wolf.

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    Haha seriously! There was already a Band Of Horses, then there came along a HORSE The Band. I know they sound nothing alike but I'm just sayin' ..
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    Quote Originally Posted by TallGuyCM View Post
    If there's already Deerhunter, don't call yourself Deerhoof.
    in the immortal words of willy wonka, take that & flip it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stefachink View Post
    Haha seriously! There was already a Band Of Horses, then there came along a HORSE The Band. I know they sound nothing alike but I'm just sayin' ..

    Other way around dude. HORSE the band predates Band of Horses by 5 years

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    Quote Originally Posted by reverb View Post
    in the immortal words of willy wonka, take that & flip it
    my sentiments exactly.
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    Hank Williams. Hank Williams jr.

    fuck this shit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TallGuyCM View Post
    I really hate it when a band exists and gets popular, and then suddenly there's a strangely similar sounding band name that gets popular shortly thereafter. I'm sure many times it's not intentional, but it seems lame.

    For instance:

    If there's already The Who, don't call yourself The Guess Who.

    If there's already The Duke Spirit, don't call yourself Delta Spirit.

    If there's already Deerhoof, don't call yourself Deerhunter.

    If there's already The Verve, don't call yourself The Verve Pipe.

    If there's already Wolf Eyes, don't call yourself Wolfmother or Wolf Parade or Sea Wolf.

    Just my
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    also, there are a LOT of animal trends. wolves. bears. deer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Comrad2020 View Post
    Hank Williams. Hank Williams jr.

    fuck this shit.
    Not to mention Hank III. There's also a band that decided to call themselves Hank IV for some reason

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    Quote Originally Posted by TallGuyCM View Post
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    If there's already Deerhunter, don't call yourself The Dear Hunter.
    Fixed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flowbee View Post


    LOL!

    Quote Originally Posted by Drinkey McDrinkerstein View Post
    Other way around dude. HORSE the band predates Band of Horses by 5 years
    Ah! Thanks for informing me. I was too lazy to look it up and decided to take a wild guess .. my 50/50 chance failed
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    Ok, yeah, I was gonna say Deerhoof has definitely been around longer than Deerhunter... haha

    the ones that get me are all the double-F alliterative names: Fleet Foxes, Friendly Fires, Fiery Furnaces (not on lineup), Franz Ferdinand (though I don't think most people would be in danger of confusing this with the others)

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    Quote Originally Posted by electrocute View Post

    the ones that get me are all the double-F alliterative names: Fleet Foxes, Friendly Fires, Fiery Furnaces (not on lineup), Franz Ferdinand (though I don't think most people would be in danger of confusing this with the others)
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    The Wolf thing was kind of an epidemic for a while, yes. Then there was the bear thing. I think we're still in the "black" phase now. Amusingly enough, as well as Wolf Parade, there's Mice Parade.

    Arcade Fire/ Amusement Parks on Fire makes me chuckle. Chuckle, and stay the fuck away from leisure facilities.

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    I think we're just about at the saturation point with Black....Crystal is the new black

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    Swish. Yes, actually, we're in the Crystal Age just now.

    I'm gonna call my band Crystal Wolves On Fire Parade.

    Even if it fails as a band, at the very least, still a great idea for a Parade.
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    I don't even want to bring about the post-hardcore bands...


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    Quote Originally Posted by JorgeC View Post
    I think we're just about at the saturation point with Black....Crystal is the new black

    Crystal Castles
    Crystal Stilts
    Crystal Antlers

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    Remember when it was okay to wear three articles of denim at a time?

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    I wear two at the most

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    I think four articles, in public, is borderline inappropriate. But that's just how I was raised. :shrug:

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    A nice jean jacket with a nice pair of jeans is pretty snazzy though. I pull it off occasionally

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    But that's two. That's, like, not as many as four articles.

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    Which one of you is Garth Brooks?

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    I'm gunna wear a jean vest underneath it. But that's three! How the hell can someone wear FOUR?

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    Jeans, denim shirt, jacket with sleeves torn off, jacket. Four.

    Alternatively, the denim cap.

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    omg I totally forgot the denim cap. I'm saving that for when I'm an old retired jewish woman. That shit is gunna be BEDAZZLED

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    denim underwear.

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    Sounds like shaker wants to show us a picture of his collection

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    Denim jacket tied around waist counts as well.

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