|07-02-2010, 08:28 PM||#261 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Knoxville/Nashville, TN, USA, NA, E, S, LC, MW, Known Universe
Alice in Chains- Something about this name just screams 'generic mopey grunge'. For the life of me I can't remember what the hell this band sounds like either.
The Sound of Animals Fighting- "Hey I know, let's come up with a name that's simultaneously obnoxious, pretentious, and misleading!" Freaking great band though.
Metallica- Seriously? THIS was the best you guys could come up with? It sounds like a suggestion that a directionally misguided teenager would come up with when he and his kiddy band who take themselves too seriously sit around in their parent's garage coming up with 'hardcore' names for the band. Usually when said misguided teenager suggests such a name, his bandmates slap him upside the head and tell him to shut the **** up. But somehow, this natural anti-embarassment barrier failed and the name stuck.
Muse- See above.
My Bloody Valentine- See above.
|07-02-2010, 08:32 PM||#262 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 2010
hands down the dumbest band name ever.
other bad ones:
Well I come from the old time baby, where all the kids are crazy.
|07-02-2010, 08:41 PM||#263 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Reno, Nevada, USA
|07-02-2010, 10:39 PM||#264 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jan 2010
Here's some 70's/80's...
A Popular History of Signs
And Also the Trees
Colours Out of Time
I'm So Hollow
Laughing Apple (One of the first Creation Records bands)
One on Factory Records who did get some acclaim...
...and two who wound up on major labels
Kajagoogoo (I know this has been mentioned a couple of times, but it was quite a bad name)
Last edited by Screen13; 07-04-2010 at 12:49 PM.
|07-03-2010, 01:36 AM||#266 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Midland, MI
gunnels, you beat me to My Bloody Valentine! It just doesn't reflect their music at all, which is the most important factor to me (and why Limp Bizkit is a fitting name haha)...
sometimes I don't thrill you
sometimes I think I'll kill you
just don't let me fuck up will you
'cause when I need a friend it's still you
|07-03-2010, 02:50 PM||#267 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2008
I think 90% of the names people have come up with here are fine band names.
Yes, The The, The Band etc are terrible band names as theres no thought gone into them at all. "Portugal. The Man" is probably the most pretentious band name i have ever heard.
But Queens of the Stone Age? Alice in Chains? Muse? King Diamond? Rainbow? Come on, these and so many others in this thread are not bad names for a band or at least im struggling to see why they come to mind so easily above others that are far worse.
|07-04-2010, 07:42 AM||#269 (permalink)|
Mate, Spawn & Die
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
A band who think has a terrible name, even though I like them a lot, is Skinny Puppy.
Time & Place
25 Albums You Should Hear Before the Moon Crashes into the Earth and We All Die