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A good name for a punk polka band

Postby Scott » Fri Nov 28, 2008 2:59 pm

I'm thinking that Madison needs a punk polka band.

After all, Isn't a polka just a pogo or slam dance with an extra step? What the pogues did for Irish music, a punk polka band could do for Wisconsin.

The band would need a mostly toothless, sweaty, craggy , slightly plump, beer swilling and spewing lead singer... in filthy safety-pinned liederhosen, insulting the audience and inciting riots... perhaps in a Jim Morrison moment, they could dangle an uncooked bratwurst from their open zipper.

They could start out doing covers like Beer Barrel Polka and Dance Little Bird at mach 5 with distorted guitars... could eventually evolve into doing post-punk polka feedbacky emotive stuff (Public Image Limited meets the Yankovics)... and eventually the lead singer would be found frozen solid behind the Essen House, in a pool of stale beer, half eaten bratwurst, pretzels and mustard... or at least, that would be the story. In true Madison style, they would probably just get a job with the State and move to Verona or something.

Anyhow, this band would need a name. Any thoughts on a good punk polka band name? Do you think they would need an accordian player? Any local musicians you can think of that could play in a this band? Got any album titles or Behind The Music moments? Have a Schlitz and post away...
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Re: A good name for a punk polka band

Postby fisticuffs » Fri Nov 28, 2008 3:07 pm

Pine had considered Roll Out The Barrel as a cover though we are hardly punk and it never took off. I like the idea though. There's a whole industry of Irish rock and punk rock. Why couldn't we do the same for the Polish? Songs about drinking go over well no matter the nationality behind them.
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Re: A good name for a punk polka band

Postby Bunny Chow » Fri Nov 28, 2008 3:31 pm

I don't know about that but I have been listening to a local band lately that claims to be amphetamine fueled bluegrass. .357 String. When they come around again, I plan on making sure I get out to see what they've got.

You guys know Steve Meisner has something like a dozen Grammy nominations for his Polka music, right?
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Re: A good name for a punk polka band

Postby Henry Vilas » Fri Nov 28, 2008 3:59 pm

If it's punk polka, squeezebox must be included in the name.
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Re: A good name for a punk polka band

Postby Marvell » Fri Nov 28, 2008 4:00 pm

Bunny Chow wrote:I don't know about that but I have been listening to a local band lately that claims to be amphetamine fueled bluegrass. .357 String. When they come around again, I plan on making sure I get out to see what they've got.


I saw those guys - they're awesome. The bassplayer climbed on top of his stand-up like he was King Kong on the Empire State Building; I thought I was about to witness Madison's first bluegrass-related fatality, but he rode that bastard like a champion.

Plus they seemed like super nice guys when I talked to them after the gig.
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Re: A good name for a punk polka band

Postby Marvell » Fri Nov 28, 2008 4:01 pm

PS - punk polka band name:

In Hell There Is Beer
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Re: A good name for a punk polka band

Postby fisticuffs » Fri Nov 28, 2008 4:03 pm

Does this hypothetical Punk-Polka band drink PBR or Warsteiner?
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Re: A good name for a punk polka band

Postby chance » Fri Nov 28, 2008 4:09 pm

In honor (?) of the King of Polka, how about something like:

Crankie Yankovic

Skanky Crankovic

Stanky Skankovic

etc.
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Re: A good name for a punk polka band

Postby fisticuffs » Fri Nov 28, 2008 4:12 pm

Shit Steins?
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Re: A good name for a punk polka band

Postby supaunknown » Fri Nov 28, 2008 4:28 pm

E-I-E-I-E-I-F-U
The Sawed-Off-Double-Beer-Barrelled Polka Band
Somethingski
2-Beatdown
Oh the Germanity!
The World Accordian to Honky
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Re: A good name for a punk polka band

Postby Scott » Fri Nov 28, 2008 4:50 pm

fisticuffs wrote:Does this hypothetical Punk-Polka band drink PBR or Warsteiner?


I'm thinkin' Schlitz.

Hamms.

And maybe Huber- a beer so great that they'll let you out of jail for it.
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Re: A good name for a punk polka band

Postby Scott » Fri Nov 28, 2008 4:54 pm

supaunknown wrote:Oh the Germanity!


That one made me chortle.
The person in the next cube over almost dialed 911.
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Re: A good name for a punk polka band

Postby Scott » Fri Nov 28, 2008 4:57 pm

chance wrote:In honor (?) of the King of Polka, how about something like:

Crankie Yankovic

Skanky Crankovic

Stanky Skankovic

etc.



Shinky Yankovic?

Oh wait, that would be Eric Yankovic now, wouldn't it?

We may have our lead singer, though... except that I think Eric still has his teeth, and may not have the girth.
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Re: A good name for a punk polka band

Postby Scott » Fri Nov 28, 2008 5:11 pm

True Sounds Of Leiderhosen?

Fear Barrel Polka?

Schitzel?

The Sauerkrauts?

The Sausage Stuffers?
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Re: A good name for a punk polka band

Postby fisticuffs » Fri Nov 28, 2008 5:25 pm

I don't think a good band name is going to be enough I think there have to be good stage names for everyone involved as well.

Johnny Bratten?
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