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Old 11-16-04, 05:25 AM
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Best/Worst Band Names

Just wondering what everyone's favorite and least favorite band names were. It'd be nice if they were relatively well-known bands, but obscure bands or bands that you were in or never existed are fine too.

Winners:
Me First and the Gimme Gimmes
...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of The Dead (even though I don't really dig their music)
The Blood Brothers
Saves the Day
The Clash
The Postal Service
Sigur Ros
Queen (hah)

Losers:
A Static Lullaby
Say Anything (a shame, because their album is one of my favorites of 2004)
Taking Back Sunday
H2O
The Beatles (I'm sure I'll get flamed for this, but it's one of the lamest puns EVER)
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I don't know what one would consider to be a bad name, only bad music.


Associate a bad name with a bad song and its doom

The Beatles...good
Right Said Fred...bad

btw FatTony we had a Seattle Otters (DVDTalk Other Forum) meet last week.
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Worst names...

Hootie and the Blowfish
Leftover Salmon
Hot Tuna

Guess I don't like fish names! haha

Too many great names... The The is a good one.
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Jambands tend to have the worst band names...

Perpetual Groove
Psychedelic Breakfast
Hot Buttered Rum String Band
String Cheese Incident
Umphrey's McGee
moe. (not necessarily the band name but the punctuation)
The Big Wu
Zen Tricksters
...Of a Revolution

All horrible names...
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Penis Flytrap is pretty excellent
Rectal Thermomanddad is as well
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Good: Velvet Underground

Bad: Velvet Revolver
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The name Hoobastank always makes me cringe.
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Good - Echo & the Bunnymen

Bad - Toad the Wet Sprocket
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Some names I've always liked:

Them
The Who
The Teardrop Explodes
The Yardbirds
Throbbing Gristle
Nirvana
Scraping Foetus Off the Wheel
Einstürzende Neubaten
When People Were Shorter and Lived Near the Water
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Re: Best/Worst Band Names

Originally posted by FatTony
The Beatles (I'm sure I'll get flamed for this, but it's one of the lamest puns EVER)

You really need to put "The Beatles" in the context of their time, along with Lennon's flaming pie vision.

my picks,

best: Throbbing Gristle
worst: Throbbing Gristle
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likes: Hot Hot Heat
dislike: Puddle of Mudd
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I saw a band in college called "The Diarrhea of Ann Frank".
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Originally posted by Turd Ferguson
I saw a band in college called "The Diarrhea of Ann Frank".
Then check this out:

http://www.memphisflyer.com/backissu...2/truth512.htm
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Originally posted by Turd Ferguson
I saw a band in college called "The Diarrhea of Ann Frank".
that's genius
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Some I like, limited to bands in my own CD collection:

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Antipop Consortium
Boards of Canada
British Sea Power
Catherine Wheel
Cop Shoot Cop
The Dandy Warhols
Do Make Say Think
The Flaming Lips
godspeed you black emperor!
The Jesus and Mary Chain
Joy Division
Judas Priest
Kevorkian Death Cycle
Mouse on Mars
Nurse With Wound
O Yuki Conjugate
The Polyphonic Spree
Pop Will Eat Itself
The Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra and Tra-La-La Band
Soul Coughing
Stabbing Westward
The Tear Garden
Telefon Tel Aviv
Thievery Corporation
To Rococo Rot
Venetian Snares
Volcano the Bear
Zoviet France
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Best:
John Cougar Concentration Camp

Worst:
Sigur Ros
if you can't pronounce it, it sucks.
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Favorites:
The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black
NostrilGodStench

Not so much:
SR-71 (sorry, U2 already did the spyplane thing)
Fountains of Wayne
The The
Living in a Box (whose only hit was "Living in a Box" from the album "Living in a Box.")
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Worst:

Hootie and the Blowfish
Subtle Buttock
Grandma's Horny
White Light/White Heat/ White Trash
Busted Hymen and the Penetrators
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Bad: The Yeah Yeah Yeahs
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All good (sometimes great, occasionally perfect) bands...

Bad: Can, XTC, New Order, Kraftwerk, Basement Jaxx, Scene Creamers, Jessamine, LCD Soundsystem, the Juan Maclean

Good: Faust, This Heat, Ex Models, the Make Up/Weird War, Acid Mothers Temple, Comets on Fire, Crescent, Pale Saints, Angels of Light/Swans
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The best, my name sake - Carter:The Unstoppable Sex Machine. I always liked Foetus, and all of their names, Ben Folds Five, Jon Spencer's Blues Explosion.

Hate Hootie and the Blowfish, on so many levels. Doobie Brothers, although in the late 60s/early 70s it might have been clever, most rap artist that try to get clever and play on other pop icons.
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Originally posted by wendersfan
Then check this out:

http://www.memphisflyer.com/backissu...2/truth512.htm
Yep, that's them!
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I came up with "The Diarrhea of Anne Frank" years back for an album name when a friend was in a band called "Anne Frankenstien"
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Originally posted by fallow
All good (sometimes great, occasionally perfect) bands...

Bad: Can, XTC, New Order, Kraftwerk, Basement Jaxx, Scene Creamers, Jessamine, LCD Soundsystem, the Juan Maclean
What's wrong with New Order? I realize that it was a slight allusion to the holocaust, but so was Joy Division.

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