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worst band names

   Discussion: worst band names
Josh Woodward · 17 years, 10 months ago
Ok, we might be blind because we all like a band that's a serious contender for this title, but who has a worse name than "Moxy Fruvous" (or "Toad the Wet Sprocket")?
Andrea Krause Back · 17 years, 10 months ago
I don't really have an answer but I've always been fascinated how stupid band names can, in time, come to be totally normal to us. I remember when I'd just heard the name Moxy Fruvous but didn't know the band I was making fun of it left and right, calling my cat Dirkie Fruvous and just...it was a joke to me.

It's always been true...as soon as a band becomes known and you say it enough and they have legitimate music...the fact that their name is stupid just seems to fade. :)

Strawberry Alarm Clock The Band Bone Thugs 'N Harmony (or whatever) Eddie From Ohio :) They Might Be Giants Barenaked Ladies Gandalf Murphy and the Slambovian Circus of Dreams :) Buttless Chaps

And on and on and ON. Most band names are inherently pretty silly and dumb. :) We just come to accept them.
Erika Back · 17 years, 10 months ago
ok, I was watching Jay Leno last night and a band called "The Soundtrack of Our Lives" was on... they weren't bad but the mixing left a little to be desired. However, I fail to see how you can name your band something like that unless your life is so dull that only one genre of music defines your life.... I nominate "The Soundtrack of Our Lives"
goovie is married! Back · 17 years, 10 months ago
the worst part is that their cd is called "behind the music." i didn't even think they were real when i first heard of them.
J. Andrew World Back · 17 years, 10 months ago
Love Bonus
Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 17 years, 10 months ago
How about:

Refridgerators of Distinction

Radiant Pig

Robot Monster
goovie is married! Back · 17 years, 10 months ago
hey, what's wrong with radiant pig? it's a _charlotte's web_ reference, so it's automatically cool. and so are they. :)
nate... Back · 17 years, 10 months ago

Going through MassLive currently:

KO and the Knockouts

Pocketful of Sexchange

Asian Snow Monkey

Dry Kill Logic - (did they just choose random words??)

 

 

J. Andrew World Back · 17 years, 10 months ago
The Chia Pets plus Dave
hkath Back · 17 years, 10 months ago
Well, I used to see posters all the time for a band called The Absolutely Outstanding Sandwiches. I thought that was the weirdest name ever. Then it turned out that my roommate years later invited one of the Sandwiches over. Weird.
J. Andrew World Back · 17 years, 10 months ago

Three Dead Trolls in a Baggie

Erika Back · 17 years, 10 months ago
very strange name but monstrously funny....
Eri Back · 17 years, 10 months ago
Haha, they're from Edmonton. I see Wes Borg (from the group) occasionally. He used to work with a friend of mine.
nate... Back · 17 years, 10 months ago
The Supreme Dicks
A.J. Back · 17 years, 10 months ago
I always thought Foo Fighters was pretty stupid sounding
Snow In Summer Back · 17 years, 10 months ago
but it's not like they picked it out of thin air... any UFO theorist worth their weight in anal probes knows that a "foo fighter" is an older term (WWII?) for a UFO. given Dave Grohl's penchant for all things extra-terrestrial. it actually makes quite a lot of sense.
A.J. Back · 17 years, 10 months ago
Or how about the perennial favourite "Ass Machine"

I'm going to be unpopular for this one, but I also think "They Might Be Giants" is kind of dumb.

As for fake band names, in the opening dance number of the Indian film Gumnaam (which is seen at the beginning of Ghost World as well) the band (full of Indian guys) is called "Ted Lyons and his cubs" Yech!
A girl named Becca Back · 17 years, 10 months ago

Vertical Horizon.
The Goo Goo Dolls.
We're About 9.

A girl named Becca Back · 17 years, 10 months ago
Oh, and Fountains of Wayne, too.
nate... Back · 17 years, 10 months ago

Yeah, fountains of wayne wins my vote for best band name.

:)

Aside from Harvey Kubernick's Attention Getting Device, of course.

 

A girl named Becca Back · 17 years, 10 months ago

Wait....but....we're discussing worst band names.  :P  (And, it was really hard to get that bold thing with images still not loading....so I hope you all appreciate it.)

nate... Back · 17 years, 10 months ago

(Oh, I am *SO* appreciative)

;)

And... I realize... but... I felt I must point out that that is one of my favs.  heheh

Slightly less so once I found out it was the name of a real store that sells fountains.... but still.....

Bender Back · 17 years, 1 month ago
actually, I know where the real "Fountains of Wayne" is. The fountain and patio furniture store they got their name from. it's where the mafiosos in north jersey get their marble fountains and such.
angelmusicmaven Back · 17 years, 10 months ago
Hey, Vertical Horizon is a good Oxymoron... Not as good as Angel Satan, but better than JUMBO SHRIMP...
iPauley Back · 17 years, 10 months ago
> The Goo Goo Dolls.

On the other hand, we likely never would have heard of them if they hadn't changed their name to The Goo Goo Dolls. The story I heard says they used to call themselves The F*** Buckets. Imagine trying to get radioplay with a name like that.

-- Pauley
Agent Scully Back · 17 years, 10 months ago
When were they called that?

When I worked with them in '89 at Record Theatre, they were called the Goo Goo Dolls then.
iPauley Back · 17 years, 10 months ago

I don't know -- and, to be honest, I don't remember where I heard it, either...  so I don't have much verification.

-- Pauley

Jillian Bird Back · 17 years, 1 month ago
I heard once that Finger 11 used to be called "Rainbow Butt Monkeys"
Rachel Marie aka RAI Back · 17 years, 1 month ago
It's true. But then they found out they couldn't sell any CDs (or get people to come to their shows) under that name. Go figure.
Mormonboy Back · 17 years, 10 months ago

Herman's Hermits, definitely

 

Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 17 years, 10 months ago
I always figured that Blind Melon was a riff on the legendary bluesman Blind Lemon Jefferson.
nate... Back · 17 years, 10 months ago

Oh, and let's not forget, My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult

 

Brian Dinsky Back · 15 years, 8 months ago

PANCREAS JOE AND THE ESKIMO LEFTISTS.

yes, really.

Geoff Back · 15 years, 6 months ago
Ned's Atomic Dustbin
Sheep on Drugs
Creed
Andrea Krause Back · 15 years, 6 months ago
And now I have Terminally Groovy in my head. (or is it groovie?)
nate... Back · 15 years, 6 months ago
Ned's Atomic Dustbin

I actually really like that one.

Talcott Back · 15 years, 6 months ago
See, I think I like just about every name listed in this thread.
I can't figure out how most of the ones listed are any worse than the ones not listed. I guess my band-name tastes just aren't refined enough ;-)
Jºnªthªn · 17 years, 10 months ago
Harvey Kubernick's Attention Getting Device
nate... Back · 17 years, 10 months ago

Is that for real???

If so, I love it!

Jºnªthªn Back · 17 years, 10 months ago
http://www.wednesdayweek.com/disco/tokyo.htm
nate... Back · 17 years, 10 months ago

Wohoo!

They're my new favorite band... based solely on the name.

:D

 

Andrea Krause · 17 years, 10 months ago
There's one that's really silly but I always thought it was a bit brilliant in its way, in terms of attendance.

Free Beer and Chicken
nate... Back · 17 years, 10 months ago

Yeah, those bastards.

:P

 

Jºnªthªn · 17 years, 10 months ago
nerfherder
Jºnªthªn Back · 17 years, 10 months ago
And as I mentioned in another forum, Don Knott's Overdrive
Josh Woodward · 17 years, 10 months ago
a few have come to mind. i'm not sure which of these are the best or the worst, but it's a thin line so it's all good.

Invisibl Skratch Piklz
God Street Wine
The Flying Burrito Brothers (a best name in my book, though)
Jiggle The Handle (another best)
Avril Lavigne (i know it's her real name, but come on.)
yeP!
Tastes Like Chicken
Uncle Bob Touched Me
Trout Fishing In America

John J. Ryan · 17 years, 10 months ago
I actually saw a band advertised in the Village Voice as The Shitty Beatles.
Erika Back · 17 years, 10 months ago
a friend of mine is nominating Hairy Areolas- apparently they sing a song about midgets.... he's also nominating any Japanese Pop band....
Erika Back · 17 years, 10 months ago
also- Boy Hits Car and That Band You Just Heard (they're local to Delaware... and they s#*k but that's beside the point...)
Snow In Summer Back · 17 years, 10 months ago
what... like in Wayne's World?  or am i the only person to remember that?
It's a girl! · 17 years, 10 months ago

This forum is making me think of the bad band name generator (and I wish I could remember the url for it), the home of such *cough* fabulous bands as "Because we're penguins!" and "Ronald McDonald Is Not My Magical Friend!"

In real life I think I'd have to go with "And You Will Know Them By The Trail Of  The Dead"

angelmusicmaven · 17 years, 10 months ago

Damn, "Earth to Doris" is an old Was (Not Was) song!!

Okay, so I saw so many bad ones in the Chicago Reader listings I had to paste this one....

PRODIGAL SON BAR & GRILL 2626 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/14, Reagan National Crash Diet, Tuffets, Treason Brothers. Sat 2/15, Lozenge, Herc., Jootwtsylfaess, Life Rocks! Sun 2/16, 8 PM, Dead Steel Mill, Urinal Mints. Mondays, Karaoke Dreams hosted by Rory Lake, Velcro Lewis (no cover). Thu 2/20, 8 PM, Swansea Mass, Cock E.S.P., Gays in the Military. Fri 2/21, Kasper Hauser, Children's Hour, Brendan Massei. Sat 2/22, Steepwater Band, Velcro Lewis & His 100 Proof Band. Sun 2/23, 8 PM, Paul B. Davis, Lord of the Yum Yums, DJ Doug Pound. 773-248-3093.

Aren't these TERRIBLE????

Erika Back · 17 years, 10 months ago
those really are bad! I'm not even sure how you'd pronounce "Jootwsylfaess"... that's a successful attempt to tounge tie the announcer...
E2D Back · 15 years, 8 months ago

> Really? Kevin never told me that they stole the name from a band with
> an equally stupid name. *g* I'm going to give him shit the nexttime
> I see him.

Here I am! Bring it on! :)

Talk about bad band names - BJ Orchestra? What do they do for encores? *g*

Eri · 17 years, 10 months ago
how about the Day-Glo Abortions?

That always kinda freaked me.

Uhm.. there was another one... well, the Swollen Members.. it's just... yeah.

Jºnªthªn · 17 years, 10 months ago
A band called "Pork Tornado" played at Slim's recently.
Mamalissa! Back · 17 years, 10 months ago
That's Jon Fishman's band - the drummer from Phish.  Speaking of bad band names...
iPauley · 17 years, 10 months ago
... what a "Hoobastank" is. (Not that I dislike their music, but seriously, folks...)

-- Pauley
Snow In Summer Back · 17 years, 10 months ago
i'm thinking i know too much about band name origins now... Hoobastank is a corruption of someone's middle name (i want to say the bass player, but i could be wrong).
iPauley Back · 17 years, 10 months ago
sorry I asked. *wink*

-- Pauley
Gordondon son of Ethelred · 17 years, 10 months ago
I'm just glad that nobody said Batnose or Trainwreck with Clowns.
Jºnªthªn Back · 17 years, 10 months ago
how about "Seeing Sausage?"
goovie is married! Back · 17 years, 10 months ago
hey, compared to some of the other fake bands i've been in, those are great. i used to be in, among others, evil amoebas, daniel's dream, martha's vineyard, unconvinced, ugly snowmen, and constipated camels.
It's a girl! Back · 17 years, 10 months ago
don't forget the bloated panthers!
goovie is married! Back · 17 years, 10 months ago
not to mention the fairweather frogs!
emilie is CRANKY · 17 years, 10 months ago

anal c**t
one true voice (*cringe*)

also, it's really fun to go through the british hit singles anthology and check out the names of all the bad 70's and 80's bands that only got to 49 in the charts and stuff. like:

we've got a fuzzbox and we're gonna use it
cactus world news
blue rondo a la turk
bonzo dog doo-dah band
disco tex and the sex-o-lettes

at school we were trying to think up a name for our mate's band and we came up with 'levitating doorhandles' :D

and check out: http://www.annoyyourfriends.com/randband.html

 

angelmusicmaven Back · 17 years, 10 months ago

here's more from the Reader... so great...

BOTTOM LOUNGE 3206 N. Wilton: Music after 9 PM. Fri 2/21, Chinese Downhill, Flatline, Sullen, Twice Removed (18 & over). Sat 2/22, 6 PM, Exo, Jupiter Blue, Neptune Crush (all-ages); 10 PM, Nadas, Matthew Moon, Life in General. Sun 2/23, 6 PM, Inspektah Deck, Killah Priest, Cappadonna, Remedy, Family Tree, Verbal Kent, Rusty Chains, Bamski, Dug Infinite, DJ Precyse, Prime (all-ages). Thu 2/27, La Makita Soma, Spread, Memories. Fri 2/28, 6 PM, Murs, Aesop, Grouch, Bicasso, Eligh, Mystic Journeymen, Scarub, Luckyman, PSC, Sunspotz Jonz, Arata, Rhymesayers with Eyedea & Abilities (all-ages); 10 PM, Deans, Pi-Eyed Pete. Sat 3/1, 6 PM, Empyrean, Saraphine, Drawing a Blank, PGS (all-ages); 10:30 PM, Hedonists Maybe. Sun 3/2, Where the Streets Have Names. 773-975-0505.

 

not as terrible as the last batch I found, but Chicago's a wonderland for bad band names!

goovie is married! Back · 17 years, 10 months ago
oh, yeah, the bottom lounge, the club with no atmosphere at all! i didn't realize how many badly named bands there were around here. good lord.
Sarah Back · 17 years, 10 months ago
What about Echo and the Bunnymen? Sarah
nate... Back · 17 years, 10 months ago

Yeah... not only a bad band name... they ALSO suck!

:D

Sarah Back · 17 years, 10 months ago
Only heard one song by them... People Are Strange. Pretty indifferent to them but then again I've only heard one song. Sarah
emilie is CRANKY Back · 17 years, 10 months ago

ooh! and i forgot!

more fire crew (that might be spelled 'cru', i dunno)
so solid crew
blazin' squad

:D

Kyla Back · 17 years, 10 months ago
There's a jazz piece called Blue Rondo a la Turk, my brother played it in his jazz band.  It's a blues version of Mozart's Rondo a la Turk.
For bad/odd names, I come up with: Gorky's Zygotic Mynci, Godspeed You Black Emperor, Bourbon Tabenacle Choir, and Skankin' Pickle.
Arbie Back · 17 years, 1 month ago
Yup, it's a Dave Brubeck number, I think I should know more about it than I do... Brubeck was famous for messing with time signatures, first successful jazz 5/4 piece etc.
Mamalissa! · 17 years, 10 months ago

...but they're so darn cute!

 

Fictional bands we made up in high school:

Jimmy and the Land Odders

Peasants Attacking Castles with Farm Implements (PACwFI)

 

angelmusicmaven Back · 17 years, 10 months ago
My roommate's band is currently called CATSPLASH. 
goovie is married! · 17 years, 10 months ago
The name R.E.M. almost chose instead? Cans of Piss.
Sarah · 17 years, 10 months ago
My 12 year old cousin says he and his friend are going to get rich selling songs on Ebay. He says they wrote one called Freak of Nature. My little cousin is starting to make me nervous. I hope this is a passing phase. Sarah
Sarah · 17 years, 10 months ago
http://www.get-hed.com/rockname/ They used to have a glam name generator too. My name came out to Glitter Venus. Sarah
Sarah · 17 years, 10 months ago
Moxy Fruvous is a great name because it sticks in people's minds. I went into a store looking for a Fruvous CD once and asked if they sold any. It was a small store and I swear, everyone turned around curious as to what I was talking about and started asking about them. Sarah
Snow In Summer · 17 years, 10 months ago
there's: A Flock of Seagulls
Alien ant farm
alien sex fiend
bloodhound gang
commander cody & the lost planet airmen
lipps inc.
deadeye dick
the flaming lips
clan of xymox
limp bizkit & linkin park (i loathe intentionally misspelled anything)
lords of acid
meat beat manifesto
better than ezra
Apoptygma Berzerk
the toadies

but of course, i like almost all of these.
A girl named Becca Back · 17 years, 10 months ago

You must really love Avril's "Sk8er Boi," huh?

;)

Sarah Back · 17 years, 10 months ago
Thanks. Now I have that song from Dumb and Dumber (New Age Girl) going through my head. Did they ever do anything else? I know there was one other song on the single but can't even remember the name. Sarah
goovie is married! Back · 17 years, 10 months ago
"perfect family." why do i know this?
Will work for anime Back · 17 years, 10 months ago

limp bizkit & linkin park (i loathe intentionally misspelled anything)

then how about The Beatles?

amy - why am i trying to stir a hornet's nest????? :-)

emilie is CRANKY · 17 years, 10 months ago

meat loaf!

i mean, come *on*. ew. :D

Back · 17 years, 10 months ago

Eri and I thought that Wave at Fish Trap Creek was a cool band name..so we stole it!

I think you guys have picked through many of the ones I would have said...

Anyone say Arrogant Worms?

*ducks* I know! but whenever I tell people their name, thay look at me funny!

:)

~J~

emilie is CRANKY Back · 17 years, 10 months ago
i was going to say arrogant worms! but i feared that people would smite me :D
Will work for anime · 17 years, 10 months ago

Squirrel Nut Zippers (huh?)

Me First and the Gimmie Gimmies 

 String Cheese Incident (this just brings to mind some very strange visuals) 

 Zodiac Mindwarp and the Love Reaction 

 Dr Phibes and his amazing house of Wax Equations 

 Siouxe and the Banshees 

 Meatloaf (i have to agree with this one) 

 Milli Vanilli (shouldn't this be an ice cream flavour?) 

 UB40 

 INXS (inks?)

Kissing the Pink 

 N'Sync (do you know how long it took me to pronounce this name...damn those random apotrophes!!) 

 Hear'Say (speaking of....) 

 The Hamsters (such a noble animal.....) 

 SNMNMNM (ok...i know it's supposed to be the band members names....but please......) 

 Pantera (is this supposed to be a shampoo?) 

 Duran Duran (i'll be stoned for this one...but i can think of nothing but stinky asian fruit x 2)

.....that's enough for now

amy

nate... Back · 17 years, 10 months ago

Squirrel Nut Zippers (huh?)

It's a candy! Like, hello?  They're from the... 50's or 60's, I think... and they're yummy.

:)

 

Agent Scully Back · 17 years, 10 months ago
Nate is right. First thing I thought of when I heard the name:

Buy them here.
Back · 17 years, 10 months ago

Silly Americans!

:D

~J~

nate... Back · 17 years, 10 months ago

Heh.

Excellent band, too.

I've you've never heard them, I'd highly recommend checking them out.

goovie is married! Back · 17 years, 10 months ago
yeah. katherine whelan's voice is a dead ringer for billie holliday's.
Kris 'engaged' Bedient Back · 15 years, 6 months ago
I've you've never heard them,

just . . . wow
A girl named Becca Back · 17 years, 10 months ago
Awww....come on, SNMNMNM is just so much fun to say!  (Though I agree that it's a pretty bad name...)
Agent Scully Back · 17 years, 10 months ago
Duran Duran (i'll be stoned for this one...but i can think of nothing but stinky asian fruit x 2)

It's from the film Barbarella starring Jane Fonda.

But you already knew that. :)
Back · 17 years, 10 months ago

oh! BOOB-arella!

I saw that!

stinker of a movie...but boys like it!

~J~

Will work for anime Back · 17 years, 10 months ago

It's from the film Barbarella starring Jane Fonda.

But you already knew that. :)

Of course i did...;-) but but having grown up with my mother chopping up duran fruit...that is all i can think of...and boy Do They Reek (the fruit, not the band)!!!!!!

As for sqirrle nut zippers...i didn't know they were a candy, thanks to those who pointed it out :-)....i do like their music, but i still think they have a silly name....

meh Back · 17 years, 1 month ago
I was hoping someone would have mentioned String Cheese Incident. -- The impression I got from an NPR story I heard about them is that their fans are even more bizzarely devoted/cultish than we are here.
IIRC, they actually have their own travel agency. It was started by the band after a few bad reservations or something, but their fans all book through the official agency too when following tour dates.

This has probably been my stupid commentary for the evening.
Mamalissa! Back · 17 years, 1 month ago
And they don't play concerts. Theyhave "incidents."
stealthlori Back · 17 years, 1 month ago

Pantera = Panther in spanish.

INXS = in excess. not so bad.

I *never* got Pink Floyd. huh? Am I missing some profound cultural reference here?

RyansBabe · 17 years, 1 month ago
Okay,I'm surprised no one has mentioned these guys yet -the "Butthole Surfers".God that name is so freakin' stupid. But my boyfriend loves them. .............and he makes fun of me for liking Hanson?!....................whatever,Ryan.
nate... Back · 17 years, 1 month ago
heh.
I remember when hanson first came out.
I was like, "hey.. that girl's kinda cute!"

Then I found out the awful truth.
sheryls Back · 17 years, 1 month ago

hm, i think i'm with your boyfriend on this one - "Pepper" is a far superior song to "mmbop."

of course, that's about the extent of my knowledge of butthole surfer/hanson songs, so what do i know ;)

My contributions to this list are:

The Dead Milkmen (love 'em.)
The Frank and Walters
Depeche Mode (fast fashion? c'mon)
F*ck (s/*/u - impossible to play on indie radio.)
Slumber Party
The Knights of Mars
Dogbolter (previous 2 courtesy of my ex's many band names)
..one great name he came up with, though, was the Skot Farkis Affair. hee.

caroline: tired. Back · 15 years, 8 months ago
"The Dead Milkmen (love 'em.)"

i have one song by them- "if you love someone set them on fire"

actually, yesterday this girl who sits in front of me in homeroom was looking through my ipod, and apparently she used to know one of them or something. i would've asked her more today, but she got suspended for beating some other girl up. go figure.

oh, yeah, this is about names, isn't it? uhm...good charlotte is a horrible name. maybe someone said that already..if you did, i agree. and 'the spinners' is an odd name too...they do that 'rubberband man' song from the officemax commercial.
dirty life & times Back · 15 years, 8 months ago
but good charlotte is a reference to a children's book! the band seems pretty sucky but i remember loving the book.
caroline: tired. Back · 15 years, 8 months ago
see, i always thought of a dog or something....like it fetches or sits, and you go "Good charlotte....gooood dog."

that's just me, though. i'm weird like that.
dirty life & times Back · 15 years, 8 months ago
the book is called good charlotte. i'm not sure if i made that clear or if it seemed i meant charlotte's web or something. i wonder sometimes if annyone in that band ever read the book, or just saw the spine.

i really dislike "hole" & "garbage".
siobhan's a londoner Back · 15 years, 8 months ago

The Frank and Walters

NO! Okay it is bit stupid but at lkeats they had a story to their name, it is reference to the wonderful habit that existed in Ireland of locking people up in asylums just because they had children outside of marriage, or were homosexual or unconventional in any other way like uh..Frank and Walter were.

Maybe my brother was winding me up with that one there but I think the point about the name sticking in your head applies here as with Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine, Pop Will Eat Itself and my new favourites Do Me Bad Things...it's very rare I hear a new band, like their stuff and can then remember their name to go seethem live.

sheryls Back · 15 years, 6 months ago

dont get me wrong. i love the frank and walters! i found them in a cut-out bin at my old station and thus i only have the one album - i think it's called Colours? i could be totally talking out of my ass. i love the song Indian Ocean (i'm drinking tea in the taj mahal..) and most ofthe songs on the album. wow, i cant belive you've heard of them :D

and, for the record, Pop Will Eat Itself was my first concert! they were opening for Nine Inch Nails. loved 'em.

Beth · 17 years, 1 month ago

Oh man, this is such a great topic. A lot of those names made me laugh out loud. {g}

I'd like to echo some of the above posts by saying that Linkin Park and Limp Bizkit are rotten names (and I hate those bands) and so is Herman's Hermits (and I *like* that band). Hrm.

I dislike names like Matchbox 20 (but isn't it Matchbox Twenty now?) and I think they're called Maroon 5? Whenever I see a generic, crappy band that I don't know about on MTV or MTV2, I call them Arthropod 60. It's just a catch-all name I made up for new and crappy bands.{g}

And for all of you haters of badly spelled names, let me aggravate you, by bringing up Ludacris, Mystikal, and Fabolous. But they aren't bands, they're individual rap dudes.

My friend'shusband was in some lame cover band called the Scared Turtles before.Oh yikes, and isn't there an Australian band called They Might Be Vaginas?

meh Back · 17 years, 1 month ago
I keep expecting someone to start a Matchbox 20 cover group, just so they can be called "Hotwheels 40."
Talcott Back · 17 years, 1 month ago
*snort*
If I didn't hate most songs I've heard by them, I'd definitly do that ;-)

Maybe an all-polka coverband?
Bender · 17 years, 1 month ago
There's a band around here called Monkeypus... and I know this guy who was in a band called Stop Looking At My Paper Hey Man I'm Just Fixing My Shirt
Gordondon son of Ethelred · 17 years, 1 month ago
Two great names:
Robot Monster
Mars Needs Women
Yvonne · 17 years, 1 month ago

If I had a weird band it would be called Spontaneous Travel Plans and our first album would be Spoon Guard. With a picture of a spoon on the cover.

Our second album would be North On Finch. (Finch is a street in my city that runs east and west. It's sort of an inside joke.)

No, I'm serious.

Sarah THE chicken · 17 years, 1 month ago
I mean honestly...you couldn't come up with a better bug?!
George E. Nowik · 17 years, 1 month ago

richard nixon's turnip farm. my favorite. (:

(well, koz i was IN it. but still)

yellow dog down
the posies
sausage
the commencement bay flounder and seafood conspiracy

just off the top of my head...

-= george= -

Jºnªthªn · 17 years, 1 month ago
Wet Exit
Poi Dog Pondering
I can see the bunny Back · 17 years ago
Screaming Cheetah Wheelies
Abunchoffuckinggoofs
Zuckerbaby (I love 'em but what a name!)
Reverend Flash · 17 years, 1 month ago

"Avril, Floyd, and Moxy"? - good name for a trio of puppets.

Actually, 'Pink Floyd' comes from the first names of two blues musicians Pink Anderson and Floyd Council. And yes, the name 'The Anderson Council' has been taken, too.

I didn't even know that 'Moxy Fruvous' wasa band name till I had surfedthis site pretty thoroughly - that's how bad a name it is.

And the name 'Lavigne' looks like 'vagina' and sounds like 'latrine'. Either way, it's where I put my dick.

BlessedSadness · 17 years ago
Come on people! All American Rejects is a terrible name! ...Actually for these guys, it's not so bad... I sure as hell rejected them. They absolutely suck. Also Good Charolette... That name is just pure stupidity. Well I guess it just goes to show you... if the band has a sucky name, chances are... they suck.
nate... Back · 17 years ago
Ummm.
You have some kind of error with your text.
It's coming out unreadable.... red in a black box.. and all italic.
Mark · 17 years ago

My friend just changed his bands name to "Off Duty Mimes"

I was like "huh?"

Gordondon son of Ethelred · 17 years ago
How about when Prince changed his name to a logo? I think that really is the worst possible name, It didn't even have a way to express it with sounds. When he was involved in a lawsuit their was an disagreement on how to refer to him during the trial. The judge finally decided to through out all the nonsense and use his birth name.
Bruce Rose Back · 17 years ago
A friend and I had a radio show in high school, about the time Prince changed his name. We decided that the symbol meant "Androgyny makes me horny," and it was pronounced "hkktth." No, I can't spell that phonetically.
goovie is married! Back · 17 years ago
for a while, wasn't he claiming that you pronounced it "christopher"?
derek harrison · 15 years, 8 months ago
one of the worst band names of all time (imo) is that new band called:
Los Lonely Boys
bah! me hates it.
umm... what else...
Jethro Tull invented the seed drill and the horse-drawn hoe.
Nickleback ?
Tears For Fears
theres this ska band called Big D and the Kids Table
a hardcore band called Boys Night Out
and alot of irish or east-coast celtic bands have dumb named that usually include the fact that they are irish. like the Dubliners. The Irish Descendents. and so on... but god knows i love them!
Bender · 15 years, 8 months ago
In South Jersey, there was once a band called Monkey Pus
Andrea Krause Back · 15 years, 8 months ago

In new england, there's an ice cream cake named Cookie Puss.

Um. Sorry, that's where your post sent my mind. :)

*joolee* Back · 15 years, 6 months ago
COOKIE PUSS! I WILL EAT YOUR SOUL! BWAHAHAHAHAH!!!!
Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 15 years, 6 months ago
No just in New England, wherever there is a Carvel. Is anyone else here old enough to remember when Tom Carvel did the ads himself? He'd talk aobut Cookie Puss and Fudgie the Whale.
A girl named Becca Back · 15 years, 8 months ago
I believe you mentioned them a few posts up. 'Course, that was 6 months ago.
:)
Bender Back · 15 years, 8 months ago

...oh

*hides*

E2D · 15 years, 8 months ago

Replying to aargh! way up above:

Well I'm doing fine, but I'm really curious as to who you are! If you sit behind th BJO sign you must be a sax player - yes? No? Tell me whom I am addressing!

By the way, does anyone think Polyphonic Spree is a bad band name? I thought so when I first heard it, but I realize that it stuck in my head - so much so that I took notice every time I read a reference to them, or heard one of their songs. Ultimately it led to my buying their CDs - so it must be a really good name!

hkath Back · 15 years, 6 months ago
The reply button eliminates the need for references. :D
tom · 15 years, 8 months ago
"color me bad" is an awful band name in my opinion-
hkath Back · 15 years, 6 months ago
Actually, that's Color Me Badd.

I'm just sayin!
Rahul Sinha · 15 years, 6 months ago
flaming lips?
K. D. Lurker · 15 years, 6 months ago
but it could have been worse. The other name they were considering was...Dumptruck
sheryls Back · 15 years, 6 months ago
So which is worse - Dumptruck or Love Bonus?
Andrea Krause Back · 15 years, 6 months ago
dumptruck, because it gets the frickin' thong song stuck in my head.
Will work for anime · 15 years, 6 months ago
Reel Big Fish
Phish
Bar Staff Wanted
We've Got a FuzzBox and We're Gonna Use It
String Cheese Incident
Hootie and the Blowfish
Hypnotic Clambake
Me First and the Gimmie Gimmies
Siouxie and the Banshees
Zodic MindWarp and the Love Reaction

anyone who puts their name in the band's title..i.e. The Dave Matthews Band...come on...be original
Will work for anime Back · 15 years, 6 months ago
sorry...this thread is so old and long i forgot i already posted half these bands...
Bruce Rose Back · 15 years, 6 months ago
I maintain that Me First & the Gimme Gimmes, the String Cheese Incident, and Siouxsie & the Banshees are not only great names, but great bands as well.

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