Thursday, December 4, 2008

Terrible Band Names

Worst band names ever?

Find out who made the list HERE

But before you "click" consider that most band names are pretty stupid until you develop an affinity for their music. Even "The Beatles" as a name was probably kind of silly at the beginning but is now synonymous with musical excellence. Time and talent heal all, no?

That being said, there are REALLY stupid band names out there, many of whom are represented on the list I link to. What do you think? Who'd they leave out?

And maybe the question should be, "Are there any band names that, taken out of context with the music, don't sound goofy?"

2 comments:

RumpRoast said...

Uncle E... remember Psychofunkapuss?

Philbert said...

I'm going to limit my list to the 60s and 70s when weird band names became de riguer. Bands of the last 20-30 years are trying (too hard) to be "surreal" or what they think is "psychedelic". It's hard to explain what makes one name OK and another stupid. In the 60s bands like the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Quicksilver Messenger Service,Rolling Stones and Big Brother & The Holding Company sounded cool. Moby Grape was pushing it, but still OK (nice visual). While Strawberry Alarm Clock and Ultimate Spinach were doofs. The Byrds was kind of clever because they went with the whole animal world thing popularized by The Beatles and gave the word a "y" as a nod to Dylan. But in this day in age, I gotta give The Flaming Lips my vote.