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« on: 06 Feb 2006, 08:57 »

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« Reply #1 on: 06 Feb 2006, 09:42 »

Architecture in Helsinki
Stryper
Squirrel Nut Zippers
Death Cab for Cutie
Fruit Bats
Red Red Meat
American Music Club

Nothing historically bad, but I've never liked any of these.  Don't really like too many of these groups either.
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Re: worst band name ever
« Reply #2 on: 06 Feb 2006, 09:48 »

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I'll limit this to bands I actually like:

Echo and the Bunnymen
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Death Cab for Cutie
Experimental Audio Research
Rapeman
System of a Down
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« Reply #3 on: 06 Feb 2006, 10:18 »

Crispy Ambulance
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« Reply #4 on: 06 Feb 2006, 10:52 »

any band name with the word anal in it:
anal blast
anal cunt
anal intruders
anal flatulence

i dare not to think of any more retarded band names.
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« Reply #5 on: 06 Feb 2006, 11:01 »

Pearl Jam.

No, seriously. I haven't been able to take the name seriously since I found out Pearl Jam is a euphemism for sperm.

Nickelback. Straylight Run.
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Re: worst band name ever
« Reply #6 on: 06 Feb 2006, 11:09 »

Deliberately awful: you can't really beat "Anal Cunt"
Unintentionally awful: Limp Bizkit is a pretty stupid name.

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Sweet, another fan. I love the CD I have :D

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« Reply #7 on: 06 Feb 2006, 11:15 »

i have it:

broken social scene.

i win.
i mean, seriously, what they were thinking? and itīs a good band.
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« Reply #8 on: 06 Feb 2006, 11:36 »

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Straylight Run


You know what that refers to right? Pity the bands crap.
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Re: worst band name ever
« Reply #9 on: 06 Feb 2006, 11:37 »

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Deliberately awful: you can't really beat "Anal Cunt"
Unintentionally awful: Limp Bizkit is a pretty stupid name.

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Sweet, another fan. I love the CD I have :D


Which one, I've got Data Rape and Beyond the pale.
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« Reply #10 on: 06 Feb 2006, 11:49 »

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holy shit, i've heard of them. i think that name is as funny as hell.
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« Reply #11 on: 06 Feb 2006, 11:57 »

Oh please.
1. Crevis Inspection
2. Test Icicles
3. Dudefish

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« Reply #12 on: 06 Feb 2006, 12:05 »

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You know what that refers to right? Pity the bands crap.

Enlighten me.
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« Reply #13 on: 06 Feb 2006, 12:20 »

I don't remember, but it had something to do with William Gibson's Neuromancer. It's just a terrible choice for a band name. You know, like naming your metal band after something from a Tolkien book. It just makes you seem like more of a nerd. The irritating variety.
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« Reply #14 on: 06 Feb 2006, 12:23 »

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I don't remember, but it had something to do with William Gibson's Neuromancer. It's just a terrible choice for a band name. You know, like naming your metal band after something from a Tolkien book. It just makes you seem like more of a nerd. The irritating variety.


Jethro Tull - named after the inventor of the seed drill (well, the one credited with it anyway.)

Now THAT'S nerdy.

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« Reply #15 on: 06 Feb 2006, 12:41 »

i saw a band called the owls not so long ago. seriously. the owls. thank god there just a local band.
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« Reply #16 on: 06 Feb 2006, 12:42 »

I recant, in my opinion the worst band name ever is from a mexican band called.... Genitallica
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« Reply #17 on: 06 Feb 2006, 12:42 »

Broken Social Scene.

I mean, I assumed they were some crappy emo band before I actually LISTENED to them, and now I love them.
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« Reply #18 on: 06 Feb 2006, 12:47 »

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I recant, in my opinion the worst band name ever is from a mexican band called.... Genitallica

sorry, but that is an awesome name
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« Reply #19 on: 06 Feb 2006, 14:02 »

Meanwhile, Back in Communist Russia....
Forward, Russia! (seriously folks, enough already with the strange Russia fixation...that's Pintsize's job)
Elastica
Xploding Plastix (the music, however, is awesome)
Fall Out Boy
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« Reply #20 on: 06 Feb 2006, 14:06 »

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I don't remember, but it had something to do with William Gibson's Neuromancer. It's just a terrible choice for a band name. You know, like naming your metal band after something from a Tolkien book. It just makes you seem like more of a nerd. The irritating variety.


In The Neuromancer Trilogy, the hacking attacks made by the console jockeys are called 'Runs', so the Straylight Run is when whatshisname assaults the data systems of the villa Straylight at the end of The Neuromancer.

Also, aren't all you indie kids supposed to be all post-modern? Intertextuality should make you wet. Or is it only OK when you're quoting from Catcher in the Rye or High Fidelity?
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« Reply #21 on: 06 Feb 2006, 14:07 »

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you must be crazy, that name is awesome.
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« Reply #22 on: 06 Feb 2006, 14:51 »

The Dischord Of A Forgotten Sketch
The Breastfeeders
Guns and Roses (aw, come on!)
Blessed By A Broken Heart ---> they look just like their name
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« Reply #23 on: 06 Feb 2006, 17:30 »

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I don't remember, but it had something to do with William Gibson's Neuromancer. It's just a terrible choice for a band name. You know, like naming your metal band after something from a Tolkien book. It just makes you seem like more of a nerd. The irritating variety.


In The Neuromancer Trilogy, the hacking attacks made by the console jockeys are called 'Runs', so the Straylight Run is when whatshisname assaults the data systems of the villa Straylight at the end of The Neuromancer.

Also, aren't all you indie kids supposed to be all post-modern? Intertextuality should make you wet. Or is it only OK when you're quoting from Catcher in the Rye or High Fidelity?


Nah, we can all quote from half read Wikipedia articles on books by existentialists.
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« Reply #24 on: 06 Feb 2006, 18:14 »

I'm honestly not sure whether Electric Wizard falls under terrible or awesome. If they threw in another z it's be surefire awesome.
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« Reply #25 on: 06 Feb 2006, 18:24 »

As in Electric Wizzard or Electric Wizardz (To appeal to a younger generation)?
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« Reply #26 on: 06 Feb 2006, 18:42 »

I hate Death Cab for Cutie and System of a Down.

And their names too.
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« Reply #27 on: 06 Feb 2006, 18:57 »

Wizzard
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« Reply #28 on: 06 Feb 2006, 19:00 »

Wizardz is cooler.



Also, what the hell does System of a Down mean, exactly? Is there some psuedo-intellectual high school philosophy class bullshit I'm missing here?
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« Reply #29 on: 06 Feb 2006, 19:18 »

More like Chico State political science.

One of my ex-coworkers goes to Chico State, he got upset at me when I made that joke.
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« Reply #30 on: 06 Feb 2006, 19:26 »

I dislike bands that name themselves really obviously after other bands' songs. eg Pretty Girls Make Graves. Seriously guys, you need to be more creative than that. We all know who the Smiths are, okay?

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« Reply #31 on: 06 Feb 2006, 19:36 »

On that note, the Boy Least Likely To.  The list of bands with terrible Morrissey-inspired names goes on and on...
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« Reply #32 on: 06 Feb 2006, 21:01 »

Dr. Dog... just ugly.
Captain Beefheart... I love the guy, but could you really be that surprised that you didn't make it in the music biz with a name like that?
Shout Out Out Out Out... Damn you and your awkward fucking name!
World's Largest Dinosaur... There's no way to make that sound good.
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« Reply #33 on: 06 Feb 2006, 21:26 »

Captain Beefheart's name actualyl came from a movie he and Zappa were makign in their teens, Captain Beefheart Vs. The Grunt People. I don't think Beefheart's goal was really to make it in the music business per say. But then again, I don't know. Beefheart works in weird ways. He says he switched to painting because he can make more money that way, so I dunno.


Also, World's Largest Dinosaur is an awesome name.
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« Reply #34 on: 06 Feb 2006, 22:06 »

At least it's better than Don Van Vliet.  Poster child for a pseudonym.
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« Reply #35 on: 06 Feb 2006, 22:56 »

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« Reply #36 on: 07 Feb 2006, 00:38 »

Every Time I Die

It's just pathetic! I can't imagine something worse than that.

Nickelback is terrible too, the music contributes a lot to that too.
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« Reply #37 on: 07 Feb 2006, 00:51 »

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I dislike bands that name themselves really obviously after other bands' songs. eg Pretty Girls Make Graves. Seriously guys, you need to be more creative than that. We all know who the Smiths are, okay?



Pretty Girls Make Graves is not necessarily a reference to the Smiths song, it could rather be a reference to a line from Kerouac's The Dharma Bums.

Radiohead falls into your category, though. Named for the Talking Heads song.
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« Reply #38 on: 07 Feb 2006, 02:20 »

for a while, the worst band name i ever heard was The Ska-ker Moms.

then i heard there was a band called The Ska-ker Balls.

also, bands whose names are a complete sentence irritate me:
Cute is What We Aim For
The Number 12 Looks Like You
Small Towns Burn a Little Slower
etc.

although, i must say "Yo Dad Got Raped by Santa" (from that random band name generator) would be an awesome name.
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« Reply #39 on: 07 Feb 2006, 02:28 »

Lets see...

Disturbed(by what exactly? They are disturbing me that's for sure)
Iced Earth
Menfolk(it's hardcore, it's shit)
The Nein(The No wtf?)
Sorry About Dresden
Stars(I love them and all but that is just uninspired)
Sunny Day Real Estate
Volcano, I'm Still Excited(may be the worst name ever)
Supertramp
In Flames
A Fire Inside(there is a reason it's abbreviated)
Rock Hard Power Spray
Deep Purple
Wet Wet Wet

etc. etc.
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« Reply #40 on: 07 Feb 2006, 04:26 »

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I don't remember, but it had something to do with William Gibson's Neuromancer. It's just a terrible choice for a band name. You know, like naming your metal band after something from a Tolkien book. It just makes you seem like more of a nerd. The irritating variety.


In The Neuromancer Trilogy, the hacking attacks made by the console jockeys are called 'Runs', so the Straylight Run is when whatshisname assaults the data systems of the villa Straylight at the end of The Neuromancer.

Also, aren't all you indie kids supposed to be all post-modern? Intertextuality should make you wet. Or is it only OK when you're quoting from Catcher in the Rye or High Fidelity?


I'm not really an indie kid, though. I don't think anyone who listens to Alter Bridge(at least I never defiled myself with their previous incarnation) will have the guts to call themselves that.

Intertextuality is one of my pet peeves. I nearly punched my friend when he suggested I name by band Engywook.
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« Reply #41 on: 07 Feb 2006, 06:00 »

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Which one, I've got Data Rape and Beyond the pale.


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« Reply #42 on: 07 Feb 2006, 06:32 »

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WORST names, not BEST names.
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« Reply #43 on: 07 Feb 2006, 06:37 »

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Disturbed(by what exactly? They are disturbing me that's for sure)

"We chose this name because that's what the world is" - singer dude. Pretty lame reason.

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Volcano, I'm Still Excited


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« Reply #44 on: 07 Feb 2006, 07:03 »

get him eat him
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clap your hands say yeah!

for indie rock anyways
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« Reply #45 on: 07 Feb 2006, 08:23 »

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Pretty Girls Make Graves is not necessarily a reference to the Smiths song, it could rather be a reference to a line from Kerouac's The Dharma Bums.


Yay! I'm not the only person who knows that!
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« Reply #46 on: 07 Feb 2006, 10:09 »

Yes, but SuicideGirls reveal the Smithy origin:

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SR: First of all, who came up with the name Pretty Girls Make Graves?

AZ: One day Derek and I were listening to records and when we flipped through the Smiths first album, we started talking about what a great song title it was, and we agreed it would be a great band name. This was before the band had formed, and when we set up our first practice, we just kept calling it "Pretty Girls" practice. So we never even asked anyone if they liked it!
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« Reply #47 on: 07 Feb 2006, 11:09 »

this whole thread makes me smile.
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« Reply #48 on: 07 Feb 2006, 23:33 »

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I don't remember, but it had something to do with William Gibson's Neuromancer. It's just a terrible choice for a band name. You know, like naming your metal band after something from a Tolkien book. It just makes you seem like more of a nerd. The irritating variety.


Dude, you just insulted a whole genre of music.  Better watch your back, one day you'll be walking down the street, and all of a sudden all these guys wearing tight leather pants with long hair and fake swords are going to pop out of nowhere and attack you!  With their awesomely bad shredding skills and fantasy lyrics!  OmG drAgoNFoRCE fTW!  >.>
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« Reply #49 on: 08 Feb 2006, 01:31 »

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Cuntripper


WORST names, not BEST names.





you got me


I just luuuuuurv sayin' cuntripper.



cuntripper.
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