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Jake
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posted 20 August 2008 04:44 AM      Profile for Jake     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
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Along with the sentences, another alarming trend is to shove an expletive into your name. Forget Male Shoe Woman Poo, I'm talking Fuck Buttons, Selfish Cunt, Holy Fuck and their like. Not since schoolboys doodled fantasy bands in their rough books have there been so many expletives. Or names deliberately chosen to provoke: step forward Aids Wolf and Gay Beast. And these are frequently quite listenable, commercial acts, not hardcore or death metal where there are always piles of Anal Whores, Faeces Eruptions and Cunt Grinders.

ETA this is probably in the wrong place, but there was some discussion of this in a previous thread under National news re arts funding cuts by the harpies

Jake

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Stargazer
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posted 20 August 2008 05:10 AM      Profile for Stargazer     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I could care less what a band calls themselves and seriously fail to see why this topic was brought up. We are adults. Not kids. Why does anyone care what a band names themselves and why is this an issue to begin with?

Do you want to become the morality police, and frankly Holy Fuck is not even remotely offensive.


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jrose
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posted 20 August 2008 05:10 AM      Profile for jrose     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Forgive me for biting on this one, when I should probably just leave it alone, but honestly, who cares? I've seen Holy Fuck live half a dozen times and I'd do the same whether their name was forgettable or sensational. Point is, their music isn't forgettable end of story.

I wonder what the point of this thread is. In any case, I'm moving it to the culture forum.


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scooter
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posted 20 August 2008 06:42 AM      Profile for scooter     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I wonder if Jake is related to June Rowlands? The Toronto mayor who made history for banning the group "Barenaked Ladies" because of their offensive name.
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Catchfire
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posted 20 August 2008 07:48 AM      Profile for Catchfire   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
The Jesus & Mary Chain is one of the best band names ever.
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Jake
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posted 20 August 2008 11:02 AM      Profile for Jake     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
wonder if Jake is related to June Rowlands? The Toronto mayor who made history for banning the group "Barenaked Ladies" because of their offensive name.

Sorry Scooter,

I've never heard of June Rowlands. Also I didn't know that the Barenaked Ladies had an offensive name. What was it?

Jake


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Pogo
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posted 20 August 2008 11:10 AM      Profile for Pogo   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Jake:

Also I didn't know that the Barenaked Ladies had an offensive name. What was it?


If you can say that with a straight face you are ready for stand-up.


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Polly Brandybuck
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posted 20 August 2008 12:19 PM      Profile for Polly Brandybuck     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I have a different take I guess. Coming from a home riddled with teens and pre-teens, I wouldn't mind seeing less cringe-worthy band names. Doodles and posters and shirts and screensavers and cd covers, if my eighteen year old is listening to something called Anal Cunt it means my 10 year old is too. Hate to be the music police, but I do say go hide that shit in your room.
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Papal Bull
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posted 20 August 2008 03:13 PM      Profile for Papal Bull   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Nun Whore Commando 666.

Oh, and Impaled Nazarene. One of their t-shirts reads "Smoke Crack and Worship Satan" on the back.


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al-Qa'bong
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posted 20 August 2008 03:23 PM      Profile for al-Qa'bong   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
I could care less what a band calls themselves and seriously fail to see why this topic was brought up. We are adults. Not kids.

I think one of the points being made is that these names are puerile, are intended to shock the old folks, and are not very adult at all.


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Cueball
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posted 20 August 2008 03:24 PM      Profile for Cueball   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I liked "Idiot Flesh."
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Papal Bull
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posted 20 August 2008 03:52 PM      Profile for Papal Bull   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by al-Qa'bong:

I think one of the points being made is that these names are puerile, are intended to shock the old folks, and are not very adult at all.


Butt Hole Surfers. Revolting Cocks.

eta:: I think the point is that they are puerile, however, we, as adults, should be able to get past our shock.

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al-Qa'bong
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posted 20 August 2008 05:53 PM      Profile for al-Qa'bong   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
My brother has a few Butt Hole Surfers records. I taped one of them many years ago.

"The Sex Pistols" was considered quite out there back when I was 17.


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