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NightTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 04:42 PM
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Worst band names ever
Mind you, this is not necessarily a comment on the music of any of the acts listed below. I simply think they could have done a better job of naming themselves!

Afghan Whigs
Air Supply
All4One
G.G. Allin and the Scumfucks
Bananarama
Better Than Ezra
Boffalongo
Brand New Heavies
The Buggles
The Butthole Surfers
C & The Shells
Chocolate Watchband
Counting Crows
Cream
Deep Blue Something
Def Leppard
Dickey Dell and the Bing Bongs
Digable Planets
Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy
Divinyls
Doll by Doll
En Vogue
Eurythmics
Eve's Plumb
Everything But The Girl
Faster Pussycat
Flesh for Lulu
Foghat
Funkdoobiest
Garbage
The Germs
Girls at our Best!
Haircut One Hundred
Hole
Hootie and the Blowfish
The Insiyderz
It Bites
It's A Beautiful Day
James
Jefferson Airplane
Jimmy Eat World
Jo Mama
Johnny Hates Jazz
Just Us
Just Water
Kajagoogoo
Killer Pussy
Klaatu
Korn
Lets Active
Lothar and the Hand People
Loverboy
Lynyrd Skynyrd
M
Mashmakhan
Mighty Lemon Drops
Mr. Mister
Moby Grape
Mother Love Bone
Nashville Pussy
New York Rock and Roll Ensemble
Oingo Boingo
Pearl Harbor and the Explosions
The Phunk Junkeez
The Pork Dukes
Porno For Pyros
The Presidents of the United States of America
Psychedelic Furs
Ratt
Raydio
Revolting Cocks
Right Said Fred
Romeo Void
Rose Royce
Scritti Politti
7 Year Bitch
The Slits
Strawberry Alarm Clock
Supertramp
Taking Back Sunday
10,000 Maniacs
The The
Thin Lizzy
Toad The Wet Sprocket*
Tony! Toni! Tone!
Ultimate Spinach
Vanilla Fudge
Voodoo Grove
Was (Not Was)
Weezer
Wham!
Wide Boy Awake
Wiggy Bits
Wishbone Ash
The You Know Who! Group


*I know it's a Monty Python reference, but I also think it was a dumb name for a band! Sorry.
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bucknaked Donating Member (818 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 04:45 PM
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1. I got sick of every "alternative" group coming out with those one-syllable
...names hole, bush, creed, etc.
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wyldwolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 10:00 PM
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24. Cycle Sluts From Hell
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Kat45 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 11:11 PM
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27. I interviewed them once, after watching their show
Their music sucked. Their "people" had an attitude (as if they were some really big band). The interview was a riot, as was my article. I can't remember all their names, but one was Honey One-percenter!
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unblock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 04:47 PM
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2. "wham!" was bad, but it was an improvement over "wham! uk"
divinyls is not a bad name, c'mon.

but that is an impressive list of bad names.
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VolcanoJen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 04:48 PM
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3. "The Outfield," "Orchestral Maneuvers In The Dark"
I mean, "The Outfield?" They were damn Brits... what the hell do they know about baseball? :D
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MercutioATC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 11:02 PM
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26. OMD is sacred! Bite your tongue!
...sorry, I'm a product of the 80's.

:silly:
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 04:48 PM
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4. Deee-Lite and pointless acronym bands
EMF, KLF, etc...

While they all have occasional good songs/music, the names are just... yuck!
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DrWeird Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 04:51 PM
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5. I'm going to start a band called Bing Bong and the Scumfucks.
That would be cool!
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Bush_Eats_Beef Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 04:52 PM
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6. The Pooh Sticks
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asthmaticeog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 05:02 PM
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7. May I humbly nominate "Hoobastank" as the worst ever?
n/t
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PittPoliSci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-04 02:10 AM
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34. SECOND! (n/t)
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VolcanoJen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 05:06 PM
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8. My previous-life bands had silly names.
I was the lead singer and bassist for two relatively-popular cover bands: Saucy Jack and Shoot Bamboo.

Shitty names, yes. Good times, yes. Enormous hair? Check.
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DBoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 05:07 PM
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9. Castration Squad!
Also "The Flesheaters"

"Sex With Lurch"?
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iamjoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 05:16 PM
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10. Bow Wow Wow; Wall of Voodoo
maybe not the worst, but certainly bad.
10,000 Maniacs

no judgement on their music, just their choice of name
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Whitacre D_WI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 05:17 PM
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11. The Beatles.
Puns are stupid.
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JohnLocke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 09:39 PM
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20. Ditto
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NashVegas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 05:18 PM
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12. LOL - Those Are All My Fave Band Names!
Well, some of them.

Afghan Whigs
G.G. Allin and the Scumfucks <-- I knew them as Sick Fucks
Bananarama
The Butthole Surfers
Digable Planets
Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy
Everything But The Girl
Haircut One Hundred
James
Jimmy Eat World
Johnny Hates Jazz
Lets Active
Mighty Lemon Drops
Moby Grape
Mother Love Bone
Nashville Pussy
Oingo Boingo
The Presidents of the United States of America
Psychedelic Furs
Revolting Cocks
Romeo Void
10,000 Maniacs
The The
Weezer


Hey Night Train - You forgot The Dickies and the Violent Femmes!
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Kolesar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 05:48 PM
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13. Truly. These are great bands and great band names
Nobody put a damper on my Saturday, please!
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NightTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 09:39 PM
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19. It's A Beautiful Day was a great band?!
Oy....
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NashVegas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-04 08:11 AM
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46. Notice I Left Them off My List!
:P
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PittPoliSci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-04 02:12 AM
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35. I love the Dickies.
I saw them live last summer, they were about the funniest thing I've ever seen.
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electricmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-04 03:02 PM
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49. Me too
Saw them near DC with DI and Duane Peters the Huns. Great show. Dickies are in my top 5 bands of all time list. Saw them once before about 15 years ago and they've just gotten better with age.
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EstimatedProphet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 05:51 PM
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14. You forgot ? and the Mysterians
And I disagree with Jefferson Airplane
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Rowdyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 05:51 PM
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15. Tackiest? The Dean Kennedys...................Hands Down
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burythehatchet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 05:52 PM
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16. Bush
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LostInAnomie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 05:53 PM
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17. Mr. C the slide man: the guy who made the Cha Cha Slide song
His name forced him into being a one hit wonder. Well that and a complete lack of talent.
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 06:09 PM
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18. try these two
the west coast pop art experimental band. capitan beefheart
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EV1Ltimm Donating Member (831 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 09:43 PM
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21. spacehog, prong
and megadeth is pretty silly as well :)
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AspenRose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 09:57 PM
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22. Vanilla Ice, Duran Duran, Wall of Voodoo
Edited on Sat May-15-04 10:03 PM by DesertedRose
that's all I can think of for now.

Wasn't there a female rap group called "Bitches with Problems" in the 80s?
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name not needed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 10:00 PM
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23. Anal Cunt
And anything with a number in it ex blink 182, eve 6.
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PittPoliSci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-04 02:09 AM
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32. Yeah, but AC are more or less just a joke...
I mean they threw box fans at the crowd one night, BOX FANS. They're a ridiculous band that set out just to offend everyone, and they did well at that.
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Donkeyboy75 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 10:04 PM
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25. Night Ranger, Triumph, and totally agree with Supertramp
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Sufi Marmot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-04 04:20 AM
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42. Origin of Supertramp's name....
W.H. Davies book "Autobiography of a Supertramp" I always wondered whether he was an ancestor of Rick Davies, Supertramp's keyboardist/vocalist.
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Donkeyboy75 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-04 02:26 PM
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48. Thanks for the info.
Of course, the band name is still pretty silly.
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Kat45 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 11:12 PM
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28. Some of those are great names (but some do suck).
There was a band I really loved in the late eighties that had a stupid name: Cats In Boots.
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UCLA02 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-04 01:13 AM
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29. Blodwyn Pig
N/t
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SarahB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-04 01:17 AM
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30. Poison
The antithesis of everything I was in the 80's. :puke:
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vajraroshana Donating Member (762 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-04 01:23 AM
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31. Yeasty Girls
Or it may have been Yeasty Girlz. Can't remember. They were a girl punk band in the eighties, a couple of times featured in MMR (Maximum Rock'n'Roll fanzine) a long time ago. Only ever heard a few of their songs -- generic 80s pop/punk.
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PittPoliSci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-04 02:10 AM
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33. I always thought that to be funny.
Just a weird play on words.
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SmileyBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-04 02:28 AM
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36. Bread
Shitty band, shitty name.
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BrotherBuzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-04 02:31 AM
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37. I see 'Wet Nurse' never made your list
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SmileyBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-04 02:32 AM
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39. Oh man, now THAT'S a crappy band name.
:D :D :D
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MrSlayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-04 03:45 AM
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41. Yeah but their work is brilliant!
4 Stars!
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DoNotRefill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-04 03:04 AM
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40. Sloppy Seconds...
really, there's a band by that name, and they're GREAT!!!! :)
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electricmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-04 03:03 PM
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50. Yes they are
Great that is.
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SmileyBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-04 06:32 AM
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43. Don't forget Anal C**t
Yep, it's their name. They're a novelty shock-metal band who puts down everybody including themselves.
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KG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-04 06:39 AM
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44. 'My Morning Jacket '- dumbest. name. ever.
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asthmaticeog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-04 09:01 AM
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47. Yeah, that IS way up there.
50 years of rock and roll = a ridiculous number of bands = running out of names.
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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-04 06:52 AM
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45. Throbbing Gristle .... Meat Puppets
two good bands, by the way. :)
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