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Band Name Inverses?

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by PortlandBass77, Feb 22, 2014.


  1. Am I the only one, or do a lot of people think of the opposite names for famous bands? I even have a whole list that is ever expanding.....

    Aerosmith - JavelinJones
    ZZ Top - AA Bottom
    Goo Goo Dolls - Poo Poo Guys
    Led Zeppelin - Glass Blimp
    Iron Maiden - Golden Slut
    Rush - Leisure
    Yes - No
    Velvet Underground - Leather Mountaintop
    Heart - Brain
    U2 - Me Only
    REO Speedwagon - Sluggbug
    The Police - The Crooks (featuring the ghost of Richard Nixon!):D
    Buckethead - Chickenfoot :D:bassist::hyper::bag:
    Alice in Chains - Free Alex
    The Rolling Stones - The Loitering Boulders

    And more to come???????
     
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  3. Queens of the Stone Age - Modern Kings

    The Ramones - The Smiths

    Seven Seconds - Eight Bazillion Years

    Descendents - Ancestors

    Rush - Wait

    Kansas - Louisiana

    Kiss - Hug
     
  4. Richland123

    Richland123

    Apr 17, 2009
    Chicago - New York

    Toad The Wet Sprocket - Frog The Dry Gasket
     
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  5. LOL Frog the Dry Gasket now that's one of the best I've heard!
     
  6. Ironbar

    Ironbar

    Aug 24, 2013
    Portland, Oregon
    Journey - Destination.

    Radiohead - Videofeet.

    Nirvana - Agitation.

    Coldplay - Hotrest.

    Arctic Monkeys - Tropical Penguins.

    Metallica - Ore-igami.

    The Righteous Brothers - The Unethical Sisters.
     
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  7. mwbassace

    mwbassace

    Jul 26, 2010
    N.W. Ohio
    Guns-n-Roses --- Pistols-n-Panzies
     
  8. Black Sabbath - White Wednesday

    Devo - Evo

    Led Zeppelin - Rubber Submarine

    Electric Light Orchestra - Torchlight Soloist

    Toto - Dorothy
     
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  9. russpurdy

    russpurdy Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2013
    My personal favourite from SNL....

    JON BOVI!

    Also,
    Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention - Greg Appaz and the Fathers of Plagarism
    Ratt - Maus
    The Beatles - The Exterminators
    Three Dog Night - Four Cat Morning
    The Police - Masked Intruder (fantastic actual band)
    Rancid - Fresh
    Sugarhill Gang - Saltpit Loner
    Abba - abbA (see what I did there?)
    Alabama Shakes - Tennessee Stills
    Alice in Chains - Cheshire in Straps
    Pink Floyd - Purple Lloyd
    Dinosaur Jr. - Mammal Sr.
    NOFX - Mars Volta (lotsa FX walks wakka!)
    Red Hot Chilli Peppers - Ice Cold English Cucumbers
     
  10. russpurdy

    russpurdy Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2013
    Oh and...

    The Presidents of the United States of America - The Prime Ministers of the Commonwealth of Canada.
     
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  11. edpal

    edpal Banned

    Oct 3, 2007
    FYI - Blimp and Zeppelin are basically the same.:confused: How about Glass Submarine :)

    Motley Crew - Gorgeous One
    Nine Inch Nails - Well Chewed Stubs
    Foreigner - Homies
     
  12. MRDOOM

    MRDOOM

    Jul 16, 2009
    California
    Squishing Squashes- Smashing Pumpkins
    Schark- Phish
    The Suede Sidewalk- The Velvet Underground
    Iurn Airship- Led Zeppelin
    Congress- Parliament
    The Agreement- The Clash
    The Abstinence Rifles- The Sex Pistols
    The Silent Torsos- The Talking Heads
    The Windows- The Doors
    Noblegasica-Metallica
    Adversarial Juice Hostel- Neutral Milk Hotel
    White Sunday- Black Sabbath
    The Them- The Who
    Shallow Yellow- Deep Purple
     
  13. Jutsushine

    Jutsushine

    Jan 8, 2010
    the who? - the well known
    arcade fire - library flood
    death cab for cutie - ambulance from ugly
     
  14. rust_preacher

    rust_preacher

    Dec 17, 2009
    Finland
    H.I.M. (His Infernal Majesty) - Her Divine Abdication (H.D.A.)
    Rage Against The Machine - Happiness for the Organic / The Yes Men
    Wilco - Negative
    Son Volt - Daughter Ampere
    Uncle Tupelo - Aunt Orlando
    Deep Purple - Shallow Red / Pink
    Hole - Plug
    Fall Out Boy - Geiger Girls
    The Cars - The Trikes
    .
    .
    .
     
  15. bass_walloper

    bass_walloper

    Aug 23, 2011
    There was an episode of "Pinky and the Brain" that referenced a fictional band called "Frog The Dry Widget"!
     
  16. Grateful Dead = Unappreciative Alive
     
  17. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    Disclosures:
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    One of the worst band names of all time IMO was the Celibate Rifles, who picked their name to be the "opposite" of Sex Pistols.
     
  18. Bassist4Eris

    Bassist4Eris Frat-Pack Sympathizer

    Aug 11, 2012
    elsewhere
    Prayer: A Christian rock tribute to Slayer

    "EN-TER TO THE REALM OF JE-SUS!!!!!!!" :D

    :bag:
     
  19. Richland123

    Richland123

    Apr 17, 2009
    Crash Test Dummies - Safety Study Mensa Members

    Triumph - Failure

    Poison - Antidote

    The Animals - The Minerals
     
  20. kcole4001

    kcole4001

    Oct 7, 2009
    Nova Scotia
    The Residents - The Homeless

    I'd definitely go see the Golden Sluts. :)
     



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