Best & worst band names

scotchandcigar

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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
 

hyson

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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...
 

memebag

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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".
 

hyson

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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".

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

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Best Name: Nickelback :p

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

But I still like all of there music.
 

HecticArt

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I try but you keep sneaking them in there.

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. . . .
 

blyons200

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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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scotchandcigar

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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