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Coolest and Dumbest band names you've played under...

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by secretdonkey, Jan 22, 2004.

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  1. secretdonkey


    Oct 9, 2002
    Austin, TX
    A thread that seems to run through my musical hobby/career is one of being embarassed to tell others the name of my band. With all of the dumb band names I've run across, I know I can't be alone. I will say that band names of today are considerably cooler than band names when I was starting out in the 80's.

    My dumbest: Nothing can beat the silly 80's high school garage bands. Among mine were 'Synergy' and 'Achilles'. There was another that was even more retarded -- Ah Hah -- just remembered it (cringe): Pegasus. Ouch!

    My coolest: My all-time favorites are "The Pierres" and "Uncle Virus." [note that this was back before anyone else had thought to use "Uncle" in a band name.]


  2. jive1

    jive1 Commercial User

    Jan 16, 2003
    Owner/Retailer: Jive Sound
    My last band was called Smokin Tweed
  3. jive1

    jive1 Commercial User

    Jan 16, 2003
    Owner/Retailer: Jive Sound
    I'm keeping that name. It may be reincarnated another day. I dig the Ernie's Special Balls. I was in another band at that time that was called "Little Mary and Her Swingin Richards".

    We wanted to name our amateur baseball team the "Swingin' Richards", but the commissioner would allow it.
  4. I dunno...

    Worst: Flammable, The funky chickens, Them

    Best (IMHO) Throwing Muses (Then I learned it was taken) "That Other Band" (It works very well when playing a triple bill. Better with a double.)
  5. Worst: Fusician, Femme Fatale, Speaking Lamp, Local Tourist, S.S. Bumblebee, Laughter Train

    Best: Flat Out Liars, Mother Funkers.
  6. lbanks


    Jul 17, 2003
    Ennui, IN USA
    Worst/ The Fabulous Knights, Pee Wee and the Sounds of Soul, Soul Authority, Stutz and the Boogie-gang, Chip Hilter and the Blue Moan Boys,FAK(I have no idea what it means)

    Best/ The Boss Players, Pogo, Khol Brieze, Time & Destination
  7. not too sure but its the only band ive been in

    Officer chaos
  8. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    Worst: Radicals for Christ

    Best: Lucid Dreamer, followed closely by Backflash
  9. I am the master of the best band names ever.

    Lampshade Madness

    Erotic Salad

    The Cannibalistic Banana Team

    Codename Applesauce

    Mr Fix-it

    Then more metal ones like

    The Last Temptation

    Everlasting Crimson

    Eternal Winter

    I'm a naming machine.
  10. Petebass


    Dec 22, 2002
    QLD Australia
    A band name is what you make it! I mean - Red Hot Chilli Peppers - c'mon.
  11. I played in a band called Belly Button :p (I actually quite liked the name)
  12. My band's name is BuddahPi (Buddah*Pi, makes no sense but sounds cool).
  13. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    Worst names: Breach, Skinny and The Platelickers

    Best: Matt and The Monkey Mafia... damn techno band took my name though.
  14. secretdonkey


    Oct 9, 2002
    Austin, TX
    I played out once under a name suggested by our female singer: Grandpa's Wrinkly Finger. Almost played out as The Winslinpippy Airbiscuit Band, a name proposed mainly just to jack with the sensibilities of a certain guitarist, who threw a predictable fit at that suggestion...

    I don't know if those would be among the best or among the worst - as Pete says, it's all in what you make of it...

  15. Erlendur Már

    Erlendur Már

    May 24, 2000
    I'm not sure about the best and worst.. I haven't been in that many bands..

    But once I played on New Years Eve (1999-2000) and the owner of the place called us "The 2000 band" or something.

    But the best band name is IMO Bensíntittir Dauðans. It's kinda stupid but I like it.
  16. A friend just told me last night about his country band with female front called
    "The Co-Texans"

    Local band here in San Diego called
    "Johnny Cougar Concentration Camp" is pretty fun
    and there's the "Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash"
  17. secretdonkey


    Oct 9, 2002
    Austin, TX

    Love it! I think Rickbass has a project with a pretty interesting name, too!
  18. olie


    Dec 16, 2002
    San Jose, CA

    Abbey Normal

    Sigh, Abbey was cute too!

  19. bassplayer347

    bassplayer347 Guest

    Dec 24, 2003
    A band I was once in used the name "Flat Kitty" a few times........
    My current band is "Bubba Hyde" .............. snicker, snicker
  20. The best name for a band would be "Horrible". That way your singer can go on stage before you begin and say "Hi, were Horrible, from (insert state your from)".;)

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