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baking
Sixpence None the Richer

Toad The Wet Sprocket

Weddings, Parties, Anything

30 Odd foot Of Grunts (russel crowe's band)


any more? - prefably signed bands that have albums out, etc...
baking
Kula Shaker

Shed 7

...And you Will Know Us By The Trail Of The dead

Godspeed! You Black Emperor


more terrible entries...
Rua
QUOTE (baking @ Jan 12 2007, 08:35 PM)
...And you Will Know Us By The Trail Of The dead

Godspeed! You Black Emperor

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Two fantastic names from two fantastic bands.
NiteFall
Anal Cunt- trying too hard to be offensive and instead becoming nonsensical and stupid.
baking
QUOTE (Rua @ Jan 12 2007, 09:47 PM)
Two fantastic names from two fantastic bands.
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story for you: back in 1998 when pagers were the height of nu-communication, my mate tried to page me a messae, and sign-off with the humorous phrase "Godspeed you black emperor", and the woman on the call-desk refused to process the message on the grounds of racism!...I dont like their 'music' though...never mind.

agreed with "Anal Cunt" though...no need.
shinyelvenqueen
Well everyone is entitled to their own opinions.


I think Take That is pretty lame.
Jon 79
Babyshambles!
shinyelvenqueen
Dogstar.

See the band "Corpse Vomit" and many others....
Rua
QUOTE (shinyelvenqueen @ Jan 12 2007, 10:50 PM)
I think Take That is pretty lame.
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.....and party!


I always thought The Band was a really wanky name.
Jon 79
QUOTE (Rua @ Jan 12 2007, 11:19 PM)
I always thought The Band was a really wanky name.
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It's no worse than The Music. laugh.gif
baking
QUOTE (Jon 79 @ Jan 12 2007, 11:22 PM)
It's no worse than The Music.  laugh.gif
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you're right. what band in their right frame of mind would call themselves something as pretentious and ill-advised as "The Music"?!?!

...it defies belief, not least because they seem to have disappeared amidst the new slew of indie bands they were once part of...."The Music". ROFL
Rua
QUOTE (Jon 79 @ Jan 12 2007, 11:22 PM)
It's no worse than The Music.  laugh.gif
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The Calling.
baking
QUOTE (Rua @ Jan 12 2007, 11:28 PM)
The Calling.
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let me put it like this: if "The Calling" had released a really good album, I wouldn't probably think it was a bad band name. It doesn't scream "BAD BAND NAME" at me. do you know what I mean? It is quite a bad band name, granted...Im looking for really bad ones though.
Rua
I wasn't expecting it to be graded. I just think it's a bad name.

The Calling. That's what priests get before they enter the clergy.
shinyelvenqueen
There are plenty of bands beginning with "The".

The The.

For fucksie's sakey.
maian
QUOTE (baking @ Jan 12 2007, 08:35 PM)
Godspeed! You Black Emperor
more terrible entries...
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Is it just my imagination, or did they keep moving the exclamation mark around? I'm sure it used to be ''Godspeed You! Black Emperor'' at one point.

One great band with a terrible name would have to be !!! (pronounced ''chk chk chk''). Despite being as funky as hell and a really fun band, there's something really annoying about a band giving themselves a name which is unpronouncable unless someone tells you how it is meant to sound. I probably wouldn't mind if they just called themselves Exclamation Mark Exclamation Mark Exclamation Mark.
Lazlo Woodbine
QUOTE (maian @ Jan 13 2007, 01:52 AM)
One great band with a terrible name would have to be !!! (pronounced ''chk chk chk''). Despite being as funky as hell and a really fun band, there's something really annoying about a band giving themselves a name which is unpronouncable unless someone tells you how it is meant to sound. I probably wouldn't mind if they just called themselves Exclamation Mark Exclamation Mark Exclamation Mark.
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It took me ages to find the album because of the name. I did all kinds of searches on Amazon etc. Got there in the end though and well worth the effort.
maian
QUOTE (Lazlo Woodbine @ Jan 13 2007, 12:55 AM)
It took me ages to find the album because of the name.  I did all kinds of searches on Amazon etc.  Got there in the end though and well worth the effort.
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In many ways, their name does seem to have hindered their career. It's alright if all the magazines rave about them, but if it takes ages for people to track down one sodding record it seems like the time for a name change.
shinyelvenqueen
Which reminds me...

Lazlo Woodbine
QUOTE (maian @ Jan 13 2007, 01:57 AM)
In many ways, their name does seem to have hindered their career. It's alright if all the magazines rave about them, but if it takes ages for people to track down one sodding record it seems like the time for a name change.
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Especially since Chk Chk Chk is only a suggested pronounciation. If people start calling them something else it's just going to get worse.
maian
QUOTE (Lazlo Woodbine @ Jan 13 2007, 01:00 AM)
Especially since Chk Chk Chk is only a suggested pronounciation.  If people start calling them something else it's just going to get worse.
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I've just done a quick search to see how difficult it is to find stuff on them and was amused to see that they have been granted the title of ''Hardest Band To Google''.
Lazlo Woodbine
QUOTE (maian @ Jan 13 2007, 02:02 AM)
I've just done a quick search to see how difficult it is to find stuff on them and was amused to see that they have been granted the title of ''Hardest Band To Google''.
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It's funny coz it's true.
baking
QUOTE (Rua @ Jan 13 2007, 12:27 AM)
I wasn't expecting it to be graded. I just think it's a bad name.

The Calling. That's what priests get before they enter the clergy.
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no "grading" going on. Im not trying to be elitist about this. just saying I didnt think that was such a bad band name, personally.

but prince being a "symbol" is just about the limit TBH...there's barely worse.
Ade
I beg to differ. The 'androgyny' was a masterstroke.

Sod all the "how the hell are you supposed to pronounce that?" malarkey - I still called him Prince whatever. I thought it was hilarious how so many people got wound up about it. I'd be half tempted to do the same thing myself, just to fuck with people's heads.
Kick in the Head
In Japan, there are so many bands I look up just based on their name, which often tread the fine line between inspired and awful, such as:

Ogre You Asshole
Apple Fish Monday
Sloth Love Chunks
Emperor Tomato Ketchup

Also, it was near impossible finding the band Hoover Over (as it's suggested to be written in katakana), until it turned out their way of writing it was Hoover's Ooover.
baking
QUOTE (Kick in the Head @ Jan 13 2007, 03:07 AM)
Emperor Tomato Ketchup


was also the name of a Stereolab song...if my memory serves me correct?
curtinparloe
The Las

Of course, "La" is "mate" in scouse, but "Las" is "the" in spanish, making it look like the the (he said, making shit up. If there's an apostrophe, it makes it even worse, for different reasons)
shinyelvenqueen
QUOTE (Kick in the Head @ Jan 13 2007, 03:07 AM)
Sloth Love Chunks

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Surely this one can be forgiven since it comes from a lovely nostalgic film? It sounds good.
Zoe
There are no good bands with bad names.
Ade
QUOTE (Kick in the Head @ Jan 13 2007, 03:07 AM)
Emperor Tomato Ketchup
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QUOTE (baking @ Jan 13 2007, 04:17 AM)
was also the name of a Stereolab song...if my memory serves me correct?
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Correct. Album too.
baking
Yeah I thought so... Stereolab's a good name, so they dont count!
found this as well:

"All the following are genuine UK band names from 1989

Cheesy Hood And The Precautions
Bob is 32
Gang Green
Pink Volkswagen
And The Cow Went Yech
Psycho's Mum
Cosmic Orgasms
Cranial Cheesecake
Turbo Slag
Projectile Vomit
A Fridge Too Far
Son of God's Mate
Hairy Canary
Shit With Eggs On
Dang Wam Sam
Eddie Shit
Haddock Fish Beast
14 Iced Bears
Brief Case Full Of Slugs
Nel Mangle Versus The Robinsons
Emma Gibbs Loves Badgers
Donkey's Scrotum
Blue Bum Snoggers
The Marauding Mutant Headbangers From Hell
Door Marked Summer
Throd
Rancid Hell Spawn
Polished Electric Head
Shit - Only Ten Minutes to Get to Ledbury
Indigo Plankton-Motus
Ned The Sponge
Mad And Bonkers
Fat
Fat And Frantic
Poodle Whumpies
Foul Language And The Chicken Shits
Aardvark And The Swinging Testicles
Toggle And The Dufflecoats
Billie Bowel And The Movements
Richard Brown And The House Of The Tragic Poet
Randolph Silage Pit And His Exploding Hamster
Dr Foulbreath And The Molten Medicine Show
Bongo Sherbert And The Electrified Yeti Wobblers
God And The Crazy Lesbians From Hell
Joe The Crow And The Birdseeds
Invasion Of The Lego Men
Oedipus and the Mother Superiors
Things that Aren't Food
Painful Discharge
Dr. Lust
Pat and the Snow Kangaroos
Plate O'Shrimp
To Be Announced"

some corkers in there...
shinyelvenqueen
"We are Scientists"

A new wave of band names that arrive from nothing much that happens to you.

I walk to the shops to get a pint of milk, oh, I know, I will call us "A Walk to the shops for a Pint".
Hobbes
QUOTE (shinyelvenqueen @ Jan 13 2007, 10:09 PM)
"We are Scientists"
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I don't know, I quite like it as a band name. Also, I like the band, so maybe I'm biased there.
shinyelvenqueen
QUOTE (Hobbes @ Jan 13 2007, 10:25 PM)
I don't know, I quite like it as a band name. Also, I like the band, so maybe I'm biased there.
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I like their single. Plus I have a postcard (the one holidng a kitten) and a badge which I like to wear at work since I wear a labcoat'n'all. But the name is pretty weird, mildly silly.
Sostie
Here is a list from a website of the 132 greatest death/black metal bands..I'm sure there are some contenders here

1. Death
2. Mercyful Fate
3. Mayhem
4. Venom
5. Emperor
6. Morbid Angel
7. Deicide
8. Possessed
9. Cannibal Corpse
10. Bathory
11. Napalm Death
12. Celtic Frost
13. Entombed
14. Obituary
15. Samael
16. Sepultura (early)
17. Arch Enemy
18. King Diamond
19. Kreator
20. Pestilence
21. Borknagar
22. Dimmu Borgir
23. Opeth
24. Gorefest
25. Dark Tranquility
26. Meshuggah
27. Dark Funeral
28. Brujeria
29. Burzum
30. Old Man's Child
31. At The Gates
32. Hypocrisy
33. Rotting Christ
34. Cryptopsy
35. Cradle of Filth
36. Children of Bodom
37. In Flames
38. Suffocation
39. Darkthrone
40. Carcass
41. Fleshcrawl
42. Pungent Stench
43. Impaled Nazarene
44. Marduk
45. Amorphis
46. Gorguts
47. Therion
48. Malevolent Creation
49. Anathema
50. Paradise Lost
51. Soilwork
52. Gorgoroth
53. Satyricon
54. Vader
55. Extreme Noise Terror
56. Amon Amarth
57. Dismember
58. Grave
59. Kovenant
60. Necrophobic
61. Immortal
62. Arcturus
63. My Dying Bride
64. The Haunted
65. Mortician
66. Ulver
67. Moonspell
68. Tiamat
69. Mortiis
70. Monstrosity
71. Exhumed
72. Enslaved
73. Hecate Enthroned
74. The Crown
75. Sentenced
76. Nile
77. Extol
78. Incantation
79. Arcturus
80. Behemoth
81. Benediction
82. Pyogenesis
83. Kataklysm
84. Disincarnate
85. Darkane
86. Hatebreed
87. Immolation
88. The Gathering
89. The Kovenant
90. God Dethroned
91. The Berzerker
92. Sacramentum
93. Lamb of God
94. Dissection
95. Broken Hope
96. Six Feet Under
97. Edge of Sanity
98. Atheist
99. Shadows Fall
100. Naglfar
101. Black Funeral
102. Mithotyn
103. Fear Factory
104. Pig Destroyer
105. Cancer
106. Alastis
107. Cynic
108. Dying Fetus
109. Desultory
110. Ishtar
111. Judas Iscariot
112. Rigor Mortis
113. Hades Almighty
114. Beyond the Embrace
115. Acid Bath
116. Desperate Deed
117. Santhas
118. Absu
119. Hibernus Mortis
120. Season of Evil
121. Ancient
122. Spawn of Possession
123. Unholy Ghost
124. Ancient Ceremony
125. Diamanthian
126. Primal Dawn
127. Graveworm
128. Pessimist
129. Lifend
130. Hellmasters
131. Lux Occulta
132.Troll
stinketta
The Good, The Bad And The Queen is a pretty awful name.
baking
QUOTE (Sostie @ Jan 14 2007, 02:56 AM)
Here is a list from a website of the 132 greatest death/black metal bands..I'm sure there are some contenders here

127. Graveworm


wow..I can't believe Graveworm only made #127 in that list...what an injustice. they should be #119 at least. who compiled that list, I mean WTF. tsk...

agreed with The Good The Bad & The Queen...crap name.
beatoswald
QUOTE (baking @ Jan 13 2007, 04:17 AM)
was also the name of a Stereolab song...if my memory serves me correct?
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I reckon they both must be a reference to this Japanese film of the same name.

Godspeed You! Black Emperor also take their name from an obscure Japanese film.

(Not to say that this is of any relevance to the quality of these names.)
baking
^ that emperor tomato ketchup film looks completely fucked up. this is from one of the reviews:

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So it has naked children raping adults, BIG deal.

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(also I was being sarcastic about "Graveworm" before, btw. Ive never hear of them.)
Zoe
QUOTE (Hobbes @ Jan 13 2007, 10:25 PM)
I don't know, I quite like it as a band name. Also, I like the band, so maybe I'm biased there.
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This is why there is no such thing as a good band with a bad name, if you like the band you like their name.

Probably why I think Queen is a fucking awful name for a band.
gulfcoast_highwayman
A friend of mine had the pleasure in the early 90's of seeing 'Bastard' play at the Duchess in Leeds.
Kick in the Head
QUOTE (baking @ Jan 14 2007, 02:48 PM)
^ that emperor tomato ketchup film looks completely fucked up. this is from one of the reviews:
wacko.gif
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Yeah...that film looks a little strange...particularly when you see the first site that pops up when you type it in Google is all about fisting. blink.gif
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KICK THE PREGNANT
Hobbes
QUOTE (Sostie @ Jan 14 2007, 02:56 AM)
3. Mayhem
29. Burzum
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Interesting sidenote: Burzum (who was a one man act) killed Mayhem's then-lead singer - who called himself Dead - and has since recorded and exported several EPs and albums from prison.

I read this on Wikipedia, I hate death metal.

QUOTE (Zoe @ Jan 14 2007, 01:21 PM)
This is why there is no such thing as a good band with a bad name, if you like the band you like their name.

Probably why I think Queen is a fucking awful name for a band.
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That's probably a good analysis. Queen is also a rubbish name.
Nonus Aequilibrium
QUOTE (Hobbes @ Jan 14 2007, 08:24 PM)
Interesting sidenote: Burzum (who was a one man act) killed Mayhem's then-lead singer - who called himself Dead - and has since recorded and exported several EPs and albums from prison.
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I think Varg Vikernes maintains it was self defence. Euronymous had planned on killing him after hearing something from a fortune teller, and they ended up in a fight where Euronymous got killed.

All the other things he's got a bad name for, i.e. burning down churches in Norway, I don't see much wrong with. It's only retaliation for Christians burning down pagan temples in the past.

Apart from that, bad band names:

Muse. I just hate that word for some reason.
Lazlo Woodbine
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baking
QUOTE (Lazlo Woodbine @ Jan 14 2007, 10:52 PM)
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^ agreed..blatantly taking the mickey with that, as a band name.

there was a documentary about that norwegian death metal killing scandal a while back, I remember watching it. weird stuff going on there.
Nonus Aequilibrium
QUOTE (Hobbes @ Jan 13 2007, 10:25 PM)
I don't know, I quite like it as a band name. Also, I like the band, so maybe I'm biased there.
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I neither like nor dislike them, since I've never heard anything by them (or maybe have done but not known it was them), and my unbiased opinion is that it's an awful band name.

I know of a french band with a completely misleading name. They're called Happy Face. It's extreme grindcore.
Sostie
QUOTE (Nonus Aequilibrium @ Jan 14 2007, 10:39 PM)
I think Varg Vikernes maintains it was self defence. Euronymous had planned on killing him after hearing something from a fortune teller, and they ended up in a fight where Euronymous got killed.
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It's like the synopsis of a 3rd rate Lord Of The Rings rip-off!

QUOTE (Nonus Aequilibrium @ Jan 14 2007, 10:39 PM)
All the other things he's got a bad name for, i.e. burning down churches in Norway, I don't see much wrong with. It's only retaliation for Christians burning down pagan temples in the past.
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Yeah, too right. I'm now off to blow up a Mosque in relatiation for the 7/7 bombings.... or the French Embassy in retaliation for the Norman invasion of Britain.
Nonus Aequilibrium
QUOTE (Sostie @ Jan 15 2007, 09:41 AM)
Yeah, too right.  I'm now off to blow up a Mosque in relatiation for the 7/7 bombings.... or the French Embassy in retaliation for the Norman invasion of Britain.
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That's not the same thing. The churches burned down were the very same ones that were built on top of burned down pagan temples. No one was in any of the buildings and no one got hurt.
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