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megimoo
12-03-2008, 02:25 PM
Puddle Of Mudd? Toad The Wet Sprocket? Or one of those terrible emo groups called things like Car Parked Selfishly or Boy Raised By Chimps? Martin Aston referees MOJO's Terrible Band Name Smackdown.

What's in a band name? An explanation, a badge, a cri de coeur? A window, perhaps, onto an artist's soul. Those most cherished of acts have a name indivisible from their DNA--The Velvet Underground, Led Zeppelin, The New York Dolls, The Smiths, The Clash. I only mention this because I was recently sent an EP from Surrey emo band, You Me At Six--arguably as pointless a band name as it gets. It made me think of Manic Street Preachers Nicky Wire's rant against mimsy shoegazers Slowdive--"worse than Hitler," he opined.

Lazy art can get to you like that. Now, I know there can only be one Beatles, one Mercury Rev, one ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead. But with the entire lexicon at their fingertips, You Me At Six is clearly not a band name that looks to the stars. Unlike, say, the enlightening They Came From The Stars, I Saw Them--themselves victims of Crappy Band Name hate blogs I encountered while researching this monograph.

Shoegaze was defined by its one-word band names--Blur, Lush, Ride, Spin. Repetitive, yes, but you can see the intention: to mirror the music's gauzy textures. At the other end of the bluster spectrum, emo band names extol the art of saying nothing, importantly: Christie Front Drive, Bring Me The Horizon, Hot Water Music, Dogs Die In Hot Cars--make up your own shameful version at The Emo Band Name Generator.


http://new.music.yahoo.com/blogs/mojo/718/whats-the-worst-band-name-like-ever/

Lars1701a
12-03-2008, 02:44 PM
one named: DVDA

Stands for Double Vag/Double anal, the makers of South park are/were in it. :eek::o:D

Zeus
12-03-2008, 03:00 PM
There are some bizarre Band names out there. Anal **** and the Butthole Surfers are two that come to mind. The Butthole Surfers do have a couple good songs.

Molon Labe
12-03-2008, 03:13 PM
There are some bizarre Band names out there. Anal **** and the Butthole Surfers are two that come to mind. The Butthole Surfers do have a couple good songs.

You're one of the few here I've heard that know the name "Butthole surfers".....

How about Luke Puke and the Vomits. :D

megimoo
12-03-2008, 03:29 PM
There are some bizarre Band names out there. Anal **** and the Butthole Surfers are two that come to mind. The Butthole Surfers do have a couple good songs.

Are there any full blown queer bands out there ?You know some ButtPlug San Francisco outfit like Danny and The Blows or The JugBottom Band ?They are into just about everything else I have never noticed them active in music !

Zeus
12-03-2008, 03:35 PM
You're one of the few here I've heard that know the name "Butthole surfers".....

How about Luke Puke and the Vomits. :D


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4WUlNSx_Wk

wineslob
12-03-2008, 03:37 PM
I have nearly all of the Surfers albums. I woulden't say they have a couple of good songs though. I like nearly all the songs on Hairway to Stephen or ElectricLarryland. Rembrant Pussyhorse/Creamed Corn from the Socket of Davis (EP) is pretty good too.

Bad band name? Cannible Corpse.

ralph wiggum
12-03-2008, 03:40 PM
Most unoriginal: The Band

BadCat
12-03-2008, 03:49 PM
My current band has an "REM type" name, and that's all I will say because I don't want any of my internet "fans" showing up and chunking beer bottles at me.

One band I was in, we wanted to call ourselves "Faster Pussycat". We were crushed to find out it was already taken.

megimoo
12-03-2008, 03:55 PM
Most unoriginal: The Band
The Band - The Weight
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfyjhtOTy1s
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The Band - King Harvest 1970 - Long Black Veil 1970
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_hsp4SBwO4
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HORSE the band
http://www.myspace.com/horsetheband
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The Band
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The Band was an influential Canadian-American rock and roll group of the 1960s and ’70s, formed in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Band included Robbie Robertson (guitar, piano); Richard Manuel (piano, harmonica, drums, saxophone, organ); Garth Hudson (organ, piano, clavinet, accordion, synthesizer, saxophone); Rick Danko (bass guitar, violin, trombone), and Levon Helm (drums, mandolin, guitar, bass guitar).
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Molon Labe
12-03-2008, 03:58 PM
Well if The Band isn't original then "The The" isn't either.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phWv7l8Lm_A

patriot45
12-03-2008, 04:21 PM
Quite a mouthful! They did shorten it though!

The Clouds That Fondle Jagged Crags And Raging Storms Conspire And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cN5swLpCv5w

linda22003
12-03-2008, 05:26 PM
Was (Not Was).

megimoo
12-03-2008, 05:39 PM
You're one of the few here I've heard that know the name "Butthole surfers".....

How about Luke Puke and the Vomits. :DNow that's a great name for a Northern Virginia band .Opp Shoop and the pukes !

megimoo
12-03-2008, 05:40 PM
Was (Not Was).One trick pony .

linda22003
12-03-2008, 05:47 PM
One trick pony .

They're still around!
http://www.onetrickponymusic.com/shows.html

Odysseus
12-03-2008, 05:48 PM
One trick pony .

The Teardrop Explodes and the Strawberry Alarm Clock.

megimoo
12-03-2008, 06:46 PM
They're still around!
http://www.onetrickponymusic.com/shows.htmlI was refering to you Sweety !

Bubba Dawg
12-03-2008, 07:04 PM
They weren't famous, but The Bar-B-Que Killers was kinda funny.

Ranger Rick
12-03-2008, 07:12 PM
THE BRASSBAND


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=coc3NX-V0iw

megimoo
12-03-2008, 07:31 PM
Your Band Name Sucks ,50 of the Inexcusably Worst.
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Nobody brings anything new to the hate mail table anymore. It's always the same old "your an idiot," and "your a fucking idiot," and "an idiot belongs to you," with the occasional threat of harm, & the even rarer case in which someone will spend several paragraphs laced with middle school vocabulary words about how terrible you are by wasting their time, so they had to waste another half hour telling you about it.

That's part of the reason why I don't write too often about music-related trends, or even care enough about keeping up-to-date with them anymore. That, plus the fact that all someone really has to do is type back, "You listen to Rancid," & the argument's pretty much over. Listen: I understand. Music is not my life. Hi, I'm the only person on MySpace who can say that with a straight face.

Right after the list of like 30 of my favorite bands. Ok, so maybe an idiot does belong to me.

Another reason why I don't make fun of someone's favorite band as much as you'd expect from someone who writes online as much as I do is because there are only so many ways one can retype "This unfathomably popular band makes my ears detach from the side of my face, sprout little legs & kick me in the teeth," & safely maintain a sense of originality. Sure, maybe if I did start talking like the love child of Seanbaby & Phillip Seymour Hoffman's character in Almost Famous, maybe I'd get to be on "Attack of the Show," & not be funny on purpose because irony is the new fake artistic merit, too.

But that's not my goal as a writer. My goal as a writer is simple...

To get a job with Blender Magazine~! !!

http://progressiveboink.com/archive/worstbandnames.html

jeskibuff
12-03-2008, 07:41 PM
http://progressiveboink.com/archive/worstbandnames.html
Omigod!

Look at #1 on that list: "The Test Icicles":
http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/7265/testiciclesic7.jpg


They'd have to pool their resources together to get a trace of testosterone out of them!

I'd have to vote for "Hole"

Bubba Dawg
12-03-2008, 08:51 PM
Hootie and the Blowfish.

Every part of that name is just bad.

megimoo
12-03-2008, 09:27 PM
Hootie and the Blowfish.

Every part of that name is just bad.
Not really .
Hootie & The Blowfish Biography
snip
By this time, they had renamed themselves, taking the nicknames of two of Rucker's friends—one owly, the other jowly—and creating the dopey but likable moniker Hootie & the Blowfish.

http://74.125.45.132/search?q=cache:EOshN8CuJhIJ:www.sing365.com/music/lyric.nsf/Hootie-The-Blowfish-Biography/9A2D7E8C444ACDBA482568D90024354E+Hootie+and+the+Bl owfish+where+did+they+get+their+name&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=1&gl=us

Bubba Dawg
12-03-2008, 09:30 PM
Not really .
Hootie & The Blowfish Biography
snip
By this time, they had renamed themselves, taking the nicknames of two of Rucker's friends—one owly, the other jowly—and creating the dopey but likable moniker Hootie & the Blowfish.

http://74.125.45.132/search?q=cache:EOshN8CuJhIJ:www.sing365.com/music/lyric.nsf/Hootie-The-Blowfish-Biography/9A2D7E8C444ACDBA482568D90024354E+Hootie+and+the+Bl owfish+where+did+they+get+their+name&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=1&gl=us

You've got the Hootie and the Blowfish Biography??!! :eek:

wilbur
12-03-2008, 09:42 PM
Hootie and the Blowfish.

Every part of that name is just bad.

Agreed......

Molon Labe
12-03-2008, 09:56 PM
Hootie and the Blowfish.

Every part of that name is just bad.

And so is the bands music I might add.:p

megimoo
12-03-2008, 10:38 PM
You've got the Hootie and the Blowfish Biography??!! :eek:

Send "Hootie & The Blowfish" Ringtones to Cell

IN terms of sales figures, Hootie & the Blowfish are easily one of the most successful bands of the 1990s. Respect has been more difficult to come by. This lack of critical validation is surprising—not because the group's music is especially inventive or groundbreaking, but because Hootie and company are not an overnight-success story. They worked hard to get where they are, persevering through some lean years before reaching their current multi-platinum status. Okay, so they didn't suffer for decades like some legendary musicians of yore—but you try playing frat houses for seven or eight years while waiting for your big break.

The group history of the world's most ordinary rock stars began when guitarist Mark Bryan, then a freshman at the University of South Carolina, heard the mellifluous voice of Darius Rucker wafting down the hall of his dormitory. As was often the case, Rucker was singing along with the radio. Both guys were majoring in broadcast journalism at the time, and, hitting it off at that first chance meeting, they decided to begin performing as an acoustic duo, singing covers of songs by the Eagles, Simon & Garfunkel, the Commodores, and others. Calling themselves the Wolf Brothers, they played their first gig in early 1986 at Pappy's, a nearby fried-chicken outlet. Within a few weeks, bassist Dean Felber had joined the group.

Another denizen of that fateful U.S.C. dorm, he and Bryan had played in a rock band called Missing in Action while attending high school together in Gaithersburg, Maryland. They soon added a drummer and became the hit of the local frat-party circuit, adding the Police, Squeeze, and, naturally, R.E.M. to their repertoire. By this time, they had renamed themselves, taking the nicknames of two of Rucker's friends—one owly, the other jowly—and creating the dopey but likable moniker Hootie & the Blowfish.

After graduation, rather than settle into any prosaic post-grad activities, such as hunting for real jobs, they seized the day and jumped onto the club circuit, touring throughout the Middle Atlantic states, all the while spreading their name and enhancing their reputation. Around that time, another classmate, Jim Sonefeld, signed on as their new drummer, completing the lineup that exists today.

In order to gain more control over their financial future, the band formed a legal partnership in 1990 called Fishco. The brainchild of Felber, who was a finance major at U.S.C., Fishco enabled the group to book better gigs, grant themselves employee health benefits, and pursue music as a full-time career. They put out two small indie CDs, Hootie & the Blowfish (1990) and Time (1991), before attracting the attention of the would-be mini-major label JRS Records in 1992. Although the year they spent signed to JRS was a frustrating one (the financing for recording a third album never materialized), the experience toughened them, and they ultimately put out Kootchypop in 1993 on their own, selling 50,000 copies by mail and at shows.

Signed to Atlantic in 1993, the band recorded its fourth album, Cracked Rear View, with veteran Don Gehman (John Mellencamp, R.E.M., Bruce Hornsby) producing. A straightforward collection of clean, lightly soulful pop-rock tunes fronted by Rucker's warm, slightly mumbly vocals, Cracked Rear View became the surprise hit of late 1994 and nearly all of 1995. After the catchy, gospelish "Hold My Hand" first broke the band on radio, "Let Her Cry" went on to become an even bigger hit, and "Only Wanna Be With You" and "Time" quickly followed suit. When all was said and done, the record sold fourteen million copies, becoming the best-selling debut album in the history of Atlantic Records.

Because the band was viewed in the press as middle-of-the-road soft-rockers, an anti-Hootie backlash soon developed, and by the time Fairweather Johnson was released in spring of 1996, pundits were busily predicting the group's chart demise. But rumors of the band's impending death turned out to be somewhat exaggerated. True, Fairweather Johnson was not the sales monster that its predecessor had been, but it did reach triple-platinum, and placed a couple of songs on the radio. Is there a promising future for the little South Carolina band that could? Only time will tell.

Bubba Dawg
12-03-2008, 10:51 PM
Kidding Megs. :p:)

I'm not a part of the anti-Hootie backlash....

jeskibuff
12-03-2008, 10:59 PM
When Bryan heard voice of D.Rucker
His oral anifice did pucker
Some raved at their sound
Much like dogs at the pound
If you bought them I think you a sucker

Constitutionally Speaking
12-04-2008, 03:36 AM
My current band has an "REM type" name, and that's all I will say because I don't want any of my internet "fans" showing up and chunking beer bottles at me.

One band I was in, we wanted to call ourselves "Faster Pussycat". We were crushed to find out it was already taken.

Yeah they had a hit a while back. They even opened for KISS on their "Hot In the Shade" tour.

Sonnabend
12-04-2008, 07:54 AM
Mott the Hoople :confused:

Rebel Yell
12-04-2008, 11:32 AM
Limp Bizkit

Panic! At the Disco


For the record, Darius Rucker now has a country album out. The first single is actually pretty good.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASzy4YBc1Q4

Troll
12-04-2008, 11:50 AM
Hoobastank
Chumbawumba
Big Head Todd and the Monsters
Bananarama
Death Cab for Cutie
Squirrel Nut Zippers
Strawberry Alarm Clock

Space Gravy
12-04-2008, 03:25 PM
Hootie and the Blowfish.

Every part of that name is just bad.

I couldn't agree more.

megimoo
12-04-2008, 03:47 PM
Omigod!

Look at #1 on that list: "The Test Icicles":
http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/7265/testiciclesic7.jpg


They'd have to pool their resources together to get a trace of testosterone out of them!

I'd have to vote for "Hole"The one with the hair in his eyes looks lost !They should have gone with 'The missing Test Icicles' .

Rebel Yell
12-04-2008, 04:23 PM
Omigod!

Look at #1 on that list: "The Test Icicles":
http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/7265/testiciclesic7.jpg


They'd have to pool their resources together to get a trace of testosterone out of them!

I'd have to vote for "Hole"

The one in the middle looks like DaveCat. The freak from BBC America's Love Me, Love my Doll.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NeVI2kWsjE

profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendID=225086076

FlaGator
12-04-2008, 09:09 PM
Mott the Hoople :confused:

I love Mott the Hoople... OK the name kind of sucks but they were a decent band.

How about Handsom Dick Manitoba and the Dictators. I saw them in concert back in the seventies with the band Be Bop Deluxe. Both names kind of suck but they were both decent bands

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b26/flagator/GoCrazyGirl_.jpg http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b26/flagator/AxeVictim.jpg

Celtic Rose
12-04-2008, 10:54 PM
The one in the middle looks like DaveCat. The freak from BBC America's Love Me, Love my Doll.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NeVI2kWsjE

profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendID=225086076

That is one of the weirdest things I have ever seen :eek: Freak!

Rebel Yell
12-05-2008, 09:07 AM
That is one of the weirdest things I have ever seen :eek: Freak!

If you ever get a chance to see Love Me, Love My Doll on BBC America, it's a wonderful trainwreck.