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Good band names

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by hateater, Oct 17, 2005.

  1. hateater

    hateater snatch canadian cream

    May 4, 2001
    Eugene, OR
    Let's talk about good band names.

    Hip Hop- Blackalicious, Antipop Consortium, Jedi Mind Tricks
    Rock- Soundgarden, Beach Boys
    Jazz- The Swashbuckling Jazz Pirates of DOOM
    IDM- Squarepusher, Aphex Twin

    Ya know, pretty much everyone on WARP has a cool name.

    ok... I give up.
  2. Knocking Squarepusher, are we?


    Most "tough-guy" hardcore bands have hilariously bad names.

    As do most "tight-pants" emo bands.
  3. hateater

    hateater snatch canadian cream

    May 4, 2001
    Eugene, OR

    No- read- what- i- wrote-

  4. Snarf


    Jan 23, 2005
    Glen Cove, NY
    Dead Kennedys is one of the most brilliant names out there. Even better than Man Or Astro-Man.
  5. Kael


    Dec 26, 2004
    Oklahoma City
    The Flying Burrito Brothers, I can think of no odder a name off the top of my head.
  6. Check here ; you're sure to find something you like and something you dislike.
  7. 34 Blues

    34 Blues

    Oct 2, 2005
    Originally Posted by jetsetvet
    but....I think "Butthole Surfers" is a brilliant name. My band is called "Tuna of the Land"......does that name suck, or what?

    Other names I think are cool, but that the guy who started this thread might not think are cool:

    Throbbing Gristle
    Dayglow Abortions
    Southern Culture on the Skids
    The Stooges
    Violent Femmes
    Minor Threat
    Brian Jonestown Massacre
    The Mothers of Invention
    Peter and the Test Tube Babies
    The Dictators
    Dead Kennedys
    The Stranglers
    The Cramps
    Rudimentary Peni

    .......hell, I could go on with this for a week

    Yes, your bands name does suck. All of thoes bands are obscure older bands... mostly punk. Punk bands have super crappy names. Let's talk about good band names.

    The Mothers of Invention---an obscure older band? Where you been living? Reseda?
  8. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY
    John Cougar Concentrationcamp

    Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet
  9. Spice Girls.

    Come on. It get's right to the point.
  10. Against Will

    Against Will Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2003
    Big Sound Central
    -Japanther:Tough, strong, cool-sounding even if it doesn't really mean anything
    -Spring Heeled Jack:3 word/syllable band names generally get more points for coolness just because they have a nice cadence. Other examples include Less Than Jake, Monsta Island Czars and Stiff Little Fingers
    -Lifter Puller: Don't know why, it just is...
    -Tiny Hawks:Tough but sweet
    -This Bike is a Pipebomb: Kind of funny, silly, but snarky at the same time.
    -Mclusky:Maybe it's just for this band, but damn it was a good choice! It wreaks of cheap booze and bad attitude.
  11. Snarf


    Jan 23, 2005
    Glen Cove, NY
    Wow, this thread got seriously rearranged and retitled . . .

    Anyway, what do you folks think of Multiple Bulbs as a band name?
  12. "head shaped like an american football, no neck and a mouth filled with 39 tongues, all 7 inches too long"

    " Ghost-Pervert Vs. Elementary School Anime Girl"

    "250 sheets of A4 printer paper and a litre of vinegar"

    and who could forget:
    "Chrome Globe Cliche"
  13. I think of the dirty cop that's the bodyguard for "the Turk" in the Godfather.

    The best ultrasupermetalupyerass band name ever is "Pink Unicorn Horsey."
  14. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    I always thought CKY was pretty funny.
    Faith No More. Fit that band perfectly.
    Dillinger Escape Plan has a nice ring to it.
    Mastodon is an excellent name in my opinion.
  15. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    Sex Pistols
    Social Distortion
    Gaye Bykers On Acid
    The Circle Jerks

    I could go on for quite awhile with names of bands that I think "got it right" when they came up with a name.
  16. Against Will

    Against Will Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2003
    Big Sound Central
    Coincedentally, it's vice versa for me, whenever I watch the Godfather pt. 1 I think of the band when he comes on.