Best & worst band names

Jon

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Best band names:
Big Head Todd and the Monsters
Fitz & The Tantrums
Gogol Bordello
Joy Division
Alice in Chains
Screaming Trees


All of which sound pretty original.

Any one-word band name, no matter if I like the band or not, is just lazy.
 

scotchandcigar

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'A Clockwork Orange' if I recall correctly.
From the internets, "Steely Dan was named after a dildo in the novel Naked Lunch written by William Burroughs. According to the writer of the novel, Steely Dan was a metal dildo that was crashed by an evil German prostitute using her nether regions."

You're thinking of the scene in Clockwork where they kill a couple with their own statue of a penis.
 
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Jon

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From the internets, "Steely Dan was named after a dildo in the novel Naked Lunch written by William Burroughs. According to the writer of the novel, Steely Dan was a metal dildo that was crashed by an evil German prostitute using her nether regions."

You're thinking of the scene in Clockwork where they kill a couple with their own statue of a penis.
Yeah, okay. I always get those two mixed up.


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HecticArt

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I heard that one too. Crazy krauts.

Btw, mods, I inadvertently hit 'report' instead of 'reply' on the previous post. Feel free to ignore that. :D
That will go down on your permanent record....

And that's a terrible band name. It didn't translate well, and I don't find that interesting either. Two strikes.

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Casual Fan

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Best band names:
R.E.M.
Public Enemy
The Rolling Stones
U2
Hole
Led Zeppelin
Soundgarden
Alice in Chains
Jane's Addiction
AC/DC
Metallica
Black Sabbath
Blood, Sweat and Tears
Three Dog Night
Audioslave
The Clash
Sex Pistols
Parliament-Funkadelic
The Velvet Underground

Worst band names:
Brian Eno
Chicken Foot (I know, peace sign, but still)
The Flying Burrito Brothers (sorry, Gram)
Meet Brian Eno
Foo Fighters (Dave Grohl himself has said the name sucks. Good logo, however.)

The Beatles (kind of like the Oneders. "That's the Oh-nee-ders.")
The Brian Eno Project
The Guess Who (although The Who is pretty cool)
Most any of the "Mumford Band" names, e.g, "Trampled by Avett & Sons," "Of Monsters and Turtles"
Brian Eno and his Texas Playboys
 

scotchandcigar

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I'm glad you bumped this up. I was looking to vent about "lovelytheband". Yes, that's their name. Aside from the shitty name, they have a shitty song that all the adult contemporary stations have been playing relentlessly for 6 months now.
 
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