Poll: Which band name do you prefer?
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View poll results: Which band name do you prefer?
Bears With Guns
32 54%
Customer Service
27 46%
Voters: 59.
#1
My band's singer and I disagree over our name. We're a grungy alternative/post-hardcore band (think along the lines of Brand New, Smashing Pumpkins or Bush), and we're torn between two names; Customer Service and Bears With Guns. So, while we may not necessarily decide our name based on this poll, it may have some influence. That being said, I think it should be known we're very serious about this, and we'll soon be playing a show that will likely get us a fair bit of attention (at least, we'll be auditioning for it; from what I've heard about the quality of the other bands, we're pretty much guaranteed to get in), so whichever name we pick will likely be the one we stick with.
#2
Eh....I think Bears with Guns sounds a bit better. Hard to comment on someone else's creative judgement.
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#3
those are both awful, bad enough that they could have come from my blog of band names.
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#4
Meh, I've know lots of High school garage bands that have involved bears in there band names. And while bears are ferocious, fuzzy, and awesome, i don't really like it for a band name. There is my 2 cents.
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#6
Those are probably two of the worst band names you could think of. Both would help in getting you noticed but not in the way you would like. Also, those names don't relate to a grungy alternative band. More like to a shitty punk band that no-one will ever like. Try harder.
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#8
Do a cover of Kids with Guns by Gorillaz but say Bears With Guns. And use it to start every show.
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#9
Personally, I like neither. Customer Service sounds simil ar to The Postal Service. People would also need to search something like "customer service band" on the net so it cannot stand alone.

Bears With Guns is better. Catchy but it somehow feels trendy. Lots of recent bands use the three-word name like Four Year Strong, Set Your Goals, Count Your Blessings (just some random ones I can think of). Not to mention I Wrestled A Bear Once. If you have made a conscious decision to associate yourself with those bands/ scenes, I think Bears With Guns is quite rad. But if you want to stand out with some originality, you might wanna brainstorm again.
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#11
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#12
Those honestly sound like two of the most unremarkable, generic band names I have ever heard.
#15
Needs more originality.
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#18
Well there's already this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxziFMyRwDg&ob=av3e

And there's this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5s5qGg01nE

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Both those names suck.
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#20
If I had to choose I'd say Bears With Guns - but only because it makes me think of Bear Grylls (and thinking about Bear Grylls is always a good thing).
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#22
Customer Service sounds like a band I might like but had a crappy name. I would not want to see Bears with Guns
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#23
Bears With Guns sounds like your generic, angsty, metal teenager-type band, Customer Service sounds like a pop punk band. I don't like either but I guess if I had to choose it would be Customer Service.
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#25
Band names don't matter. They only matter when you make them matter by making them so pretentious that they can't be ignored.

Those names both fit into that category. Keep it simple and it will cease to be important.
#26
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Those are probably two of the worst band names you could think of. Both would help in getting you noticed but not in the way you would like. Also, those names don't relate to a grungy alternative band. More like to a shitty punk band that no-one will ever like. Try harder.


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#27
i have a feeling that the only reason people are voting bears with guns is because of the bear hump gif,

OT: i prefer customer service, apart from the comment mentioned that it might be confusing if you googled it, but honestly i think if the name isnt anything too stupid, it doesnt matter, like, how stupid do you think pink floyd would sound if they were some sucky euro-pop band? only exception i find for stupid names is ska bands, they usually try and pick something pretty stupid it seems.
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yeah, but on the other hand, no ones going to even be looking for them on the internet until they get at least some popularity, they first have to play gigs and then hopefully get some people telling others about them. if they did name themselves that, i think it would probably be searchable once they get somewhat known anyway.

either that or they'll just tell UG about their band like everyone else and there should be no need to search.
#30
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Meh, I've know lots of High school garage bands that have involved bears in there band names. And while bears are ferocious, fuzzy, and awesome, i don't really like it for a band name. There is my 2 cents.

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Not that Customer Service is a good name either.
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OT: TS, don't go with either. Don't think about your band name too seriously, just something that isn't too generic will do the trick.