Best & worst band names

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  1. scotchandcigar

    scotchandcigar arrogant bastard

    What in your opinion are some of the best and worst band names?

    Best:
    Pearl Jam
    Nirvana
    Faith No More
    Rush
    Led Zeppelin

    Worst:
    Diarrhea Planet
    Matchbox 20
    Coldplay
    Owl City
    XTC
    The The
    Bread
    Garbage
     
  2. semipenguin

    semipenguin Bum Looker

    Kajagoogoo. By far the worst. Rick Dees said the name was the sound a fat woman make trying to get out of a bathtub! :eek:mfg:

    Spiral Staircase is kinda dumb, but they had a great one hit wonder song :)

    Jigsaw. But they had a cool song, too ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tytEWq73I9o&app=desktop

    Favorite (of favourite) has to be Sgt Peppers Lonely.Hearts Club Band :)
     
  3. scotchandcigar

    scotchandcigar arrogant bastard

    Foo Fighters: good band, bad name
     
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  4. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    Good Name:
    Better Than Ezra

    Worst Name:
    Ezra
     
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  5. MAJ Badmotherfarker

    MAJ Badmotherfarker is drinking a beer.

    Tool = good.

    I've always thought Presidents of the United States of America was just trying too hard.
     
  6. goreds2

    goreds2 Well-Known Member

    Coolest name: Bare Naked Ladies

    Worst: Haircut 100
     
  7. hyson

    hyson Forum Jerk

    Bad:

    Limp Bizkit - seriously? WTF is this? I liked their early stuff but never understood this name.
    Chumbawumba - More like Chumbasuckit
    Butthole Surfers - Pepper was such a good song but it was nearly always impossible to tell anyone who performed it. I'd always get a "Wtf did you just say" sort of look.

    Good:

    The Beatles - I know it's simple but I always thought it was clever.
    Rammstein - So, that's about as good as it gets. Battering Ram! F*#k yes!
    Sex Pistols - Dick reference? who knows...
     
  8. scotchandcigar

    scotchandcigar arrogant bastard

    I wonder if there's a relationship between Haircut 100 and Blink 182? Reminds me of picking a username like CoolDude and they give you CoolDude486.
     
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  9. memebag

    memebag Top Brass, ADVP

    All band names are good band names. Especially horrible band names are great band names. "Butthole Surfers" and "Kajagoogoo" are equally brilliant.

    I went to a Sam Goody in the 80s looking for these big plastic q-tips to clean my 4-track tape deck's heads. I was staring at the cleaning products when a woman who worked there asked if she could help me find anything. I told her I was looking for lint-free swabs. She said she would go see if they had any, and proceeded to thumb through the albums under "L".

    I went home and made a band named "Lint Free Swabs".
     
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  10. hyson

    hyson Forum Jerk

    This seems more like a list sort of thread, not the anecdote nook.
     
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  11. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    It made me laugh.....And therefore shall be allowed! :buttrock:
     
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  12. memebag

    memebag Top Brass, ADVP

    By all means, feel free to skip the anecdotes.
     
  13. Wolf

    Wolf The Lone Wolf

    Best Name: Nickelback :p

    Worst Name: Hootie and the Blowfish, Goo Goo Dolls, Hoobastank

    But I still like all of there music.
     
  14. hyson

    hyson Forum Jerk

    I try but you keep sneaking them in there.
     
  15. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    You know, I remember a band that had named themselves after a rather interesting event in history. That band's name was a bit odd, unless you knew about the connection to history. Well...sorry.....I guess that's more anecdotal than listy.... Please disregard. . . .
     
  16. blyons200

    blyons200 These pretzels are making me thirsty.

    Hmm Good Band names
    Metallica. Perfect name IMHO
    Helmet
    Tool
    Def Leppard
    Guns N Roses
    The Dead Kennedys
    Gwar
    Tracy Lords (before they had to change their name)
    Suicidal Tendencies
    NWA
    Ministry
    Five Finger Death Punch
    Bad Company
    DevilDriver
    The Cult
    Prong
    Type O Negative
    Marilyn Manson
    SOD (Storm Troopers of Death)
    Kansas

    Bad band names
    Nickleback
    Goo Goo Dolls
    Hootie and the Blowfish
    Justin Beiber
     
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  17. scotchandcigar

    scotchandcigar arrogant bastard

    I like band names that confuse people:
    Steely Dan
    Jethro Tull
    Jane's Addiction
    Franz Ferdinand

    I don't like lazy band names like:
    The Who
    The The
    The Band
    Yes
     
  18. scotchandcigar

    scotchandcigar arrogant bastard

    New popular band with a really bad name - Milky Chance
     
  19. blyons200

    blyons200 These pretzels are making me thirsty.

    All those bands suck ass
     
  20. blyons200

    blyons200 These pretzels are making me thirsty.

    Everyone knows what a Steely Dan is right?
     
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