June 3, 2006

Band names: good, bad, and ugly

Posted by Arcane Gazebo at June 3, 2006 4:04 PM

I keep forgetting to link this: The Onion A.V. Club list of Worst Band Names, and an accompanying list of band names that are so-bad-they're-awesome. These are actual bands and not an Onion parody. I recognize at least one local band (The Fucking Ocean), but my favorite name on the second list is "Mariospeedwagon" (who also appear to be a Bay Area band).

I have always thought that El Diablo Robotico (a phrase that appeared in an episode of Angel) would be a great name for a band.

Tags: Lists, Music

There seem to be quite a few references to other bands. "Americans UK" is the one that amuses me most at the moment.

Historically, the story along these lines I like best is "Toad the Wet Sprocket" being a mock band name in Monty Python (which episode/movie? well, I bet wikipedia would tell me, but I'm lazy) that inspired a real band name.

Posted by: Mason | June 3, 2006 5:58 PM

"Honest Bob and the Factory-to-Dealer Incentives" is still a favorite of mine, as far as awesome-names go.

Posted by: Lemming | June 5, 2006 2:39 PM

My new favorite band name is "The Dead Kenny Gs"

Posted by: Anonymous | June 6, 2006 5:53 AM
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