#1
hey i'm thinking of calling my band tiger rag

were playing melodic hardcore(ie rise against bad religon comepack kid ect)

should i be worrtied about
A. people instantly associating us with tiger army
or
B. people accosiating us with django reinhart
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#2
I've heard much worse band names than that. I don't think people will care.
#4
Given that Django Reinhardt is dead and he's no longer in the public eye I'd worry more about people associating you with Tiger Army.

Besides, given that Django Reinhardt is pretty beastly at guitar for a guy with two fingers on his fret hand, I'd take it as a compliment if someone said "Like Django Reinhardt?" when you tell them your band name.
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#5
Rise against and Bad Religion, Melodic hardcore?

i thought they were more punk driven
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#6
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Why are you calling yourselves Tiger Rag, if you don't mind me asking?

IDK i saw teh song title and thought it would make a bood band name

why did the rollingstones call themselve the rolling stones
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Rise against and Bad Religion, Melodic hardcore?

i thought they were more punk driven


punk orientated, yeh.

but rise against is definately melodic hardcore
#8
lol when i read the name i thought you were gunna say your a ragtime pianist
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#9
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why did the rollingstones call themselve the rolling stones


Because there's an easily gleaned meaning behind it? Like, the axiom "a rolling stone gathers no moss?"

You might have chosen a classic band with a more esoteric name, like Led Zeppelin.

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Because there's an easily gleaned meaning behind it? Like, the axiom "a rolling stone gathers no moss?"

Actualy they did simply name themselves after their favourite Bob Dylan song 'Like a Rolling Stone.' They could just have easily ended up calling themselves 'The Little Red Roosters.'
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You might have chosen a classic band with a more esoteric name, like Led Zeppelin.

Which came about when Keith Moon of The Who said 'This band will go down like a lead balloon!'
The name was simply a piss take.
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#12
Right on, I knew why, I'm just saying that some names are really quite easy to glean where they came from (because really, the Dylan song is referencing the axiom about rolling stones anyway), while others need to actually be explained.

Like Tiger Rag.

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#13
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Most of the best names make no sense.
Whitesnake, Deep Purple, Rush, Styx, Thin Lizzy, etc.


The three in the middle are a bit random, but they make sense. I'm sure many a metal band kinda wish Styx wasn't used so they coulda used it, or maybe River Styx.

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The three in the middle are a bit random, but they make sense. I'm sure many a metal band kinda wish Styx wasn't used so they coulda used it, or maybe River Styx.

Well, I know they make sense, but they don't mean anything.
I mean, Deep Purple? When you think about it, what kinda name is that?
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Well, I know they make sense, but they don't mean anything.
I mean, Deep Purple? When you think about it, what kinda name is that?

Well, it's better than 'Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich' (British 60s band).....


.... but not as Good as 'Zodiac Mindwarp & The Love Reaction'
#16
A good name has to link with the band, it has to feel right. Inside the name there should a relevance to either the bands music and your overal sound, or the band members themselves; maybe something about their aspirations, maybe about their tastes in someone they all love. Whatever. If its just a word that you heard and thought sounded cool but has no relation to your band and your sound, it is just another pointless name.
#17
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Actualy they did simply name themselves after their favourite Bob Dylan song 'Like a Rolling Stone.' They could just have easily ended up calling themselves 'The Little Red Roosters.'
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Try again dude. They were formed a few years before Dylan wrote that song. They named themselves after a Muddy Waters song. The magazine Rolling Stone was however named after the dylan song.


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to TS, it kind of makes me think about tigers menstruating.
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#18
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Try again dude. They were formed a few years before Dylan wrote that song. They named themselves after a Muddy Waters song. The magazine Rolling Stone was however named after the dylan song.

I stand corrected, I wasn't around at the time but I knew it was a song they were named after.
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to TS, it kind of makes me think about tigers menstruating.


I also found this true when I read the name.
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#21
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Actualy they did simply name themselves after their favourite Bob Dylan song 'Like a Rolling Stone.' They could just have easily ended up calling themselves 'The Little Red Roosters.'

Which came about when Keith Moon of The Who said 'This band will go down like a lead balloon!'
The name was simply a piss take.


No, They formed the band in 1962, "Like A Rolling Stone" wasn't recorded until acouple years later. They took it from the Muddy Waters song "Rollin' Stone," because they were big, they were a blues cover band.
#22
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Actualy they did simply name themselves after their favourite Bob Dylan song 'Like a Rolling Stone.' They could just have easily ended up calling themselves 'The Little Red Roosters.'

Which came about when Keith Moon of The Who said 'This band will go down like a lead balloon!'
The name was simply a piss take.


No, They formed the band in 1962, "Like A Rolling Stone" wasn't recorded until acouple years later. They took it from the Muddy Waters song "Rollin' Stone," because before they were big, they were a blues cover band.
#23
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No, They formed the band in 1962, "Like A Rolling Stone" wasn't recorded until acouple years later. They took it from the Muddy Waters song "Rollin' Stone," because before they were big, they were a blues cover band.


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No, They formed the band in 1962, "Like A Rolling Stone" wasn't recorded until acouple years later. They took it from the Muddy Waters song "Rollin' Stone," because before they were big, they were a blues cover band.


I refer you to the retraction I gave in post #18.... twice.
#24
Name's ok.

But Bad Religion melodic hardcore? Where the hell do you get that from?

Bad Religion is pretty much straight up punk.
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Most of the best names make no sense.
Whitesnake, Deep Purple, Rush, Styx, Thin Lizzy, etc.


Whitesnake is british slang for male genitals