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Post by Luckless Pedestrian on Thu 03 Nov 2011, 1:28 pm

There are some stupid band names out there - and some band names that are so bad they're actually great. What are the stupidest / most brilliant band names you've heard?

Here's one for starters. They were around in the '90s and I've never heard a note of music by them: Raging Speedhorn.



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Post by Glas a du on Thu 03 Nov 2011, 1:33 pm

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They were not Flip ace
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Post by Cari on Thu 03 Nov 2011, 1:36 pm

My brother's former band was called Twisting The Knife (they're a metal type of band) which I thought was great, but now they've changed to Chains of Hate which I think is....I dunno...a bit crap.

One of the worst I've ever heard though was a band called "Crystalised Movements". I kid you not. They were an indie type band around in the early '90s.

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Post by Luckless Pedestrian on Thu 03 Nov 2011, 1:42 pm

Another two:

Gaye Bikers on Acid
Sheep on Drugs.

There really should have been some quality control on band names in the '90s...

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Post by Cari on Thu 03 Nov 2011, 1:44 pm

Some other crap ones I've heard:

Fralippolippi
G Love & Special Sauce
Enter Shikari
Hootie and the Blowfish
Bombastic Meatbats
Bring Me The Horizon
Puddle of Mudd (sic)
Car Parked Selfishly
Grab The Haddock

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Post by Marsh on Thu 03 Nov 2011, 1:46 pm

Strangely enough I googled some of these for another thread the other day, and these ones made me laugh

Grand Master Ass-Blaster and the Pimp-Slap Crew

The Dancing French Liberals of 1848

Jehovah’s Witness Protection Program

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Post by MtotheC's Wrasslin Biatch on Thu 03 Nov 2011, 1:47 pm

Chicks on Speed!


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Post by Cari on Thu 03 Nov 2011, 1:47 pm

I'm enjoying this...some other crap ones I've heard:

Dumpy’s Rusty Nuts
Does It Offend You, Yeah?
Hoobastank
!!! (that is a genuine band name...a bit like Prince when he went symbol, but crap!)
Jo Lean And The Jing Jang Jong
Dananananaykroyd
Cancer Bats
Cherry Poppin’ Daddies
Ken Dodd’s Dad’s Dog’s Dead
The Sultans Of Ping FC
Dashboard Confessional
Test Icicles
These Arms Are Snakes
Lubricated Goat
Crunt
Thirty Odd Foot Of Grunts
Crazy Winkle
The Pigeon Detectives
Scouting for Girls
Bowling For Soup
Fat Freddie’s Drop
Thousand Yard Stare
Smashing Orange

One funny one I've seen - Geezers of Nazareth Laugh

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Post by I Blame Coco on Thu 03 Nov 2011, 1:49 pm

Foo Fighters. I'm sure Grohl said in an interview that if he knew they were gonna be so big he would have come up with a better name.

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Post by MtotheC's Wrasslin Biatch on Thu 03 Nov 2011, 1:49 pm

Joe Lean and the Jing Jang Jong (I think the were called)

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Post by Glas a du on Thu 03 Nov 2011, 1:50 pm

Dananananaykroyd

Laugh Laugh Laugh
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Post by Glas a du on Thu 03 Nov 2011, 1:51 pm

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Post by Cari on Thu 03 Nov 2011, 1:52 pm

I just Googled to see if I could find anymore....some are quite funny.

Anal C***
Anal Stench
My Friend The Chocolate Cake
Dayglo Abortions
Scraping Foetus Off The Wheel
Poi Dog Pondering
Where I Find My People....
The Bass Player Is An A*shole Laugh
Bathtub Sh*tters
The Butthole Surfers
Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine


I always thought Arctic Monkeys was shiite actually.

But I do like Ned's Atomic Dustbin (care of The Goon Show that).


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Post by Luckless Pedestrian on Thu 03 Nov 2011, 1:53 pm

Dogs Die in Hot Cars
The Electric Prunes (who actually had some great songs)
Test Icicles
Deep Blue Something - surely the stupidest, most wishy-washy band name ever. Apart from Ocean Colour Scene, which is cr@p too.

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Post by Glas a du on Thu 03 Nov 2011, 1:53 pm

The lighthouse family

Sorry, misread the rubric.
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Post by Cari on Thu 03 Nov 2011, 1:55 pm

Digital Orgasm (dance combo from the '90s)

Wow...the '90s were really responsible for some crap band names....

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Post by Luckless Pedestrian on Thu 03 Nov 2011, 1:56 pm

Marshall wrote:Grand Master Ass-Blaster and the Pimp-Slap Crew

Laugh That is inspired!

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Post by MtotheC's Wrasslin Biatch on Thu 03 Nov 2011, 1:56 pm

Cari wrote:Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine


I know someone from this band

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Post by Luckless Pedestrian on Thu 03 Nov 2011, 1:57 pm

No Glas, they were rubbish and had a rubbish name. It's win/win. Or lose/lose, if you had to listen to them.

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Post by Cari on Thu 03 Nov 2011, 1:57 pm

Demon - which one Jimbob or Fruitbat? I actually have their greatest hits...they did some great tunes!

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Post by MtotheC's Wrasslin Biatch on Thu 03 Nov 2011, 1:58 pm

I know someone in the band, but not one of Jimbo or Fruitbat. One of their backing band.

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Post by Cari on Thu 03 Nov 2011, 2:00 pm

Demon - that's not the Carter USM I recall. In their heyday in the early 90s there was only Jimbob and Fruitbat with a drum machine. Obviously not their real names...

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Post by Luckless Pedestrian on Thu 03 Nov 2011, 2:00 pm

Bob B. Soxx and the Blue Jeans (one of Phil Spector's groups)
B. Bumble and the Stingers - rubbish name, but they did 'Nut Rocker' which is good.

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Post by Cari on Thu 03 Nov 2011, 2:03 pm

Me First
Limp Bizkit (stupid name and I hate it when people don't spell words properly!)
Those Two Girls

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Post by MtotheC's Wrasslin Biatch on Thu 03 Nov 2011, 2:05 pm

Cari wrote:Demon - that's not the Carter USM I recall. In their heyday in the early 90s there was only Jimbob and Fruitbat with a drum machine. Obviously not their real names...

Yeah they are the official members, but for live shows they have a full band, and this fella is the guitarist. Has been for years and years - he works where I work as a temp, and he can't sign a full time contract because he goes touring with them.

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Post by Davie on Thu 03 Nov 2011, 2:07 pm

Some cool ones first...

The late Bob Calvert (ex of Hawkwind) had solo albums credited to..

Lucky Leif and the Longships
Captain Lockheed and the Starfighters

Blue Oyster Cult were originally know (and still sometimes do "secret" gigs) as ...

The Stalk Forrest Group
Soft White Underbelly

Other cool ones...

Half Man Half Biscuit
Spinal Tap (of course!)
Splodgenessabounds

And some naff ones...

Prefab Sprout
REM
Toad The Wet Sprocket

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Post by Luckless Pedestrian on Thu 03 Nov 2011, 2:08 pm

Speaking of secret gigs, R.E.M. used to do secret gigs under the name Bingo Handjob.

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Post by Adam D on Thu 03 Nov 2011, 2:08 pm

I have seen a lot of these bands!

Carter USM
Neds Atomic Dustbin
Pop will Eat itself
They might be giants
Lou Reed and the Velvet Underpants

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Post by Cari on Thu 03 Nov 2011, 2:09 pm

Demon OK

Some more band names:

Gene Loves Jezebel
The Family Cat
Echo and the Bunnymen
Half Man Half Biscuit (they did some great song titles as well).
The Dandy Warhols (I always thought that was quite good).
Horse (just a stupid name for a band).

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Post by Luckless Pedestrian on Thu 03 Nov 2011, 2:09 pm

Psychedelia Smith (yes, really)

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Post by MtotheC's Wrasslin Biatch on Thu 03 Nov 2011, 2:12 pm

Electric Demon wrote:
Cari wrote:Demon - that's not the Carter USM I recall. In their heyday in the early 90s there was only Jimbob and Fruitbat with a drum machine. Obviously not their real names...

Yeah they are the official members, but for live shows they have a full band, and this fella is the guitarist. Has been for years and years - he works where I work as a temp, and he can't sign a full time contract because he goes touring with them.

Either that or he's mental with an aversion to calendar-round working... Laugh

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Post by MtotheC's Wrasslin Biatch on Thu 03 Nov 2011, 2:14 pm

Feeder is a stupid name. And caused their fans some uncomfortable viewing when they automatically assumed their website was feeder.com apparantly...

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Post by Luckless Pedestrian on Thu 03 Nov 2011, 2:17 pm

Fatman Scoop. What a stupid stage name. Whereas Fat Joe is a great stage name.

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Post by Luckless Pedestrian on Thu 03 Nov 2011, 2:19 pm

Any band name featuring an asterisk is stupid: N*Sync, B*Witched... I think that's all.

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Post by President Trump on Thu 03 Nov 2011, 2:19 pm

A Job for a Cowboy - stupid name for a Death Metal Band
Reverent Bizzare
So Solid Crew
Busted
Cattle Mutilation

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Post by Cari on Thu 03 Nov 2011, 2:20 pm

Catherine Wheel (just plain crap for a band. Shame really they did good music).
My Chemical Romance (always hated that name as well)
Love & Rockets
Amy of Lovers
John's Children
Fountains of Wayne (or W@nk as I prfer to call them...)
My Vitriol
Boys Against Girls
Jesus Jones

I think the Manic Street Preachers is a great name.

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Post by Luckless Pedestrian on Thu 03 Nov 2011, 2:21 pm

Any bands that insist on merging words together and / or having their names in lower-case letters are rubbish. Yes, lostprophets, I'm talking about you.

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Post by MtotheC's Wrasslin Biatch on Thu 03 Nov 2011, 2:23 pm

Cari wrote:
I think the Manic Street Preachers is a great name.

OK


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Post by BALTIMORA on Thu 03 Nov 2011, 2:23 pm

30 Seconds to Mars is a crap name.
Monster Magnet is a nonsensical name, but the story behind it is that it's one of a number of different names they'd put on their demo tapes when they sent them out. Which is a story I like. They're a great band too.

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Post by Luckless Pedestrian on Thu 03 Nov 2011, 2:25 pm

Remember Busted? One of them went on to have a band called Son of Dork, which makes him so punchworthy it's untrue.

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Post by MtotheC's Wrasslin Biatch on Thu 03 Nov 2011, 2:25 pm

Marilyn Manson and The Spooky Kids is awful

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Post by BALTIMORA on Thu 03 Nov 2011, 2:27 pm

Electric Demon wrote:Marilyn Manson and The Spooky Kids is awful
That's why he dropped the last bit. Kasabian is a crap name. Iron Monkey isn't bad.

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Post by Davie on Thu 03 Nov 2011, 2:28 pm

Adam D (Hobo) wrote:Lou Reed and the Velvet Underpants

I think you mean Hugh Reed

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Post by Cari on Thu 03 Nov 2011, 2:29 pm

Sissy-Eared Mollycoddles
Man Man
I Was Totally Destroying It
Flosstradarmus
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin
Slim Cessna's Auto Club
Peanut Butter Wolf
Twilight Zeitgeist
Black Crystal Wolf Kids
The R@pe Ape
Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band

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Post by President Trump on Thu 03 Nov 2011, 2:31 pm

The Wanted - F**k off nobody wants you
Florence and the machine

Any band name featuring an asterisk is stupid: N*Sync, B*Witched... I think that's all

B*Witched have an astrisk because there is a Metal band called Bewitched

The R@pe Ape

Best name ever Laugh

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Post by BALTIMORA on Thu 03 Nov 2011, 2:33 pm

Anal C*nt. Says it all really.

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Post by Luckless Pedestrian on Thu 03 Nov 2011, 2:34 pm

One Direction.

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Post by Cari on Thu 03 Nov 2011, 2:35 pm

Bong Water is a good one.

I don't like people misspelling stuff for the sake of it either like Unkle.

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Post by President Trump on Thu 03 Nov 2011, 2:40 pm

BALTIMORA wrote:Anal C*nt. Says it all really.

Super Band

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Post by Adam D on Thu 03 Nov 2011, 2:43 pm

Davie wrote:
Adam D (Hobo) wrote:Lou Reed and the Velvet Underpants

I think you mean Hugh Reed

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugh_Reed_and_the_Velvet_Underpants

I think I know who I saw but thank you for your input OK

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