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Especially 'You've had Band'
not heard anyone talk about them on here, so go ahead
to listen and add them. But when I logged on, I had a friend request from them. Spooky. But yeah, they pretty OK. Looking forward to future releases, for sure.
I just can't get past the name.
They may be the best band in the world ever but I'm never ever going to find out unfortunately.
they're ace, by the way
and immediately makes me think of:
people who go round at festivals in jester hats
people who wear novelty hats
People who say "We have a laugh 'ere don't we? They ought to put us on telly"
People who form bands using 80s computer game sound effects and/or lyrics about 80s TV shows and think they're being original
People who write in CAPITAL LETTERS and say LOL a lot
People who use the word "Hai" on the internet
Holiday Camp Reps telling you how to have fun
Cheesey DJs in bad student nightclubs saying between records "give me a shout-out if you're doing Hotel & Tourism"
People who use the word random all the time, almost always to describe things that aren't random at all.
I don't have a hat obsession.
I honestly didn't mean to go on a rant about a band I've never heard. It was just beautiful_balloon asked me what I thought was wrong with the name and it seemed best to answer.
I'm aware they may not sound like this at all.
and I agree they are bad things to be reminded of. But the logic doesn't really work. I could easily say Danananaykroyd is a contrived band name, therefore they remind me of other contrived things, therefore I won't listen to them.
In fact, the argument can reasonably extend to any band who aren't called 'The Stoops' or 'South Yorkshire Musicians Collective'... and such names could easily be criticised for unoriginality.
Every band name has to be contrived to some extent, and will always have some connotations, just as how you dress can always have connotations. Its a fairly transparent name that just states 'we are a band.' I like it. Anyway go listen
so long as someone assures me it's not massively wacky...
I love the fact no band on Earth has ever sounded so exactly like I predicted from the name alone...
They're probably pretty good at what they do but it's just not for me.
He even offered an apology.
Whether you appreciate it or not every name has connotations - that's the way language works. And those connotations are given meaning by the individual. Presumably you chose the name because you liked it and felt it fitted with the band's music. Theguywithnousername just listed what he associated with the name - it's no biggie, and he's clearly not a potential fan any way.
People make these kind of associations all the time. What I associate with people who take umbrage at minor, unimportant, imagined sleights is fragile egos.
I think what undermines Darren's point slightly is the fact that I did listen and subsequently commented on my views on it (on the message he replied to). So, although I did say I wouldn't listen on account of a name, it's a bit silly for him to have a go given that I clearly then overcame the prejudice, listened and posted what I thought.
I think it's naive of anyone to think that people's impressions of a band won't be coloured by a band's name. Obviously you get past it once you've listened but clearly you will immediately conjure up an image from a band's name
Your name actually does suit the music so it's probably well-chosen but in this instance it actually proves my point that I heard the name and thought "this isn't going to be my cup of tea" and I was right that it wasn't, and that it wasn't my cup of tea for the reasons I assumed when I heard the name. To be honest I don't even think it's necessarily a bad name for a band- it's unique and memorable but also one where I immediately thought "I'm not going to enjoy this".
Anyway. Darren - good luck with WHB; you've clearly got a few fans and are doing alright for yourself and you're clearly passionate about what you do so I hope it all goes well for you.
in terms of whether I'm addressing Darren or talking in general. Sorry about that.
i thought this was going to be about a new tom vek album involving a big brass band but its not and i'm really disappointed
but yes they are awesome.
You've Had Band is superb
Saw them at the Lock Tavern. They were great.
Not often I go home and actively seek out bands I've seen randomly live.
band names that offend me much more than these guys. Danananaykroyd is a much more "wacky" and contrived name than We Have Band.
I refuse to even listen to Danananaykroyd.
They want to be clever, fine. They don't need my support.
Saw them live a few months ago and was really impressed.