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    Worst Namr for a band

    okay , what was the worst name or most unusual band name that you have heard of..."Cradle of Filth" comes to mind..I played in a short lived band once called "Grindersnatch"

    Btw does Cradle of Filth have any good tunes?

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    Heh he...

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    Any name that's a phrase.
    Any name with "dying", "death", or "burial" in it. As I Lay Dying, Between The Buried And Me--urrgh! Someone ought to name a band Death To The Buried...
    However, I always thought The Grateful Dead was a cool name.
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    Quote Originally Posted by captdg View Post
    okay , what was the worst name or most unusual band name that you have heard of..."Cradle of Filth" comes to mind..I played in a short lived band once called "Grindersnatch"

    Btw does Cradle of Filth have any good tunes?
    If you heard Cradle of Filth, you'd find that the name is fitting. Some bands just need terrible names, like Biohazard and Cannibal Corpse, etc.


    Quote Originally Posted by jfine View Post
    Any name that's a phrase.
    Any name with "dying", "death", or "burial" in it. As I Lay Dying, Between The Buried And Me--urrgh! Someone ought to name a band Death To The Buried...
    However, I always thought The Grateful Dead was a cool name.
    There's an indie band called Murder By Death. Stupid, stupid name.


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    I think most of the 1980's Hair Bands had some stupid/aweful names (not all) take your pick:

    1. Mötley Crüe
    2. KISS
    3. Guns N' Roses
    4. Def Leppard
    5. Scorpions
    6. Whitesnake
    7. Dokken
    8. Aerosmith (80's era)
    9. Tesla
    10. Bon Jovi
    11. Skid Row
    12. Alice Cooper
    13. Cinderella
    14. Poison
    15. W.A.S.P.
    16. RATT
    17. Stryper
    18. Quiet Riot
    19. Hanoi Rocks
    20. Twisted Sister
    21. Extreme
    22. Great White
    23. Warrant
    24. Y & T
    25. Kix
    26. White Lion
    27. L.A. Guns
    28. Mr. Big
    29. Damn Yankees
    30. Faster Pussycat
    31. Firehouse
    32. Slaughter
    33. David Lee Roth
    34. Vinnie Vincent Invasion
    35. Winger
    36. Love/Hate
    37. Night Ranger
    38. Enuff Z Nuff
    39. Nitro
    40. Helix
    41. Europe
    42. Lita Ford
    43. Thunder
    44. Steelheart
    45. Lynch Mob
    46. Badlands
    47. Vixen
    48. Autograph
    49. Keel
    50. Dangerous Toys
    51. Bang Tango
    52. Whitecross
    53. Jackyl
    54. Micheal Monroe
    55. Vain
    56. Kick Axe
    57. Giant
    58. Bullet Boys
    59. Steeler
    60. EZO
    61. Trixter
    62. Danger Danger
    63. Tyketto
    64. Lizzy Borden
    65. Britny Fox
    66. Jetboy
    67. Zodiac Mindwarp
    68. Pretty Boy Floyd
    69. Junkyard
    70. Hurricane
    71. Tuff
    72. Roxy Blue
    73. Black 'n' Blue
    74. Aldo Nova
    75. Angel
    76. House of Lords
    77. Wildside
    78. Candy Harlots
    79. Wrathchild
    80. The Darkness
    81. Babylon A.D.
    82. Tora Tora
    83. T.N.T.
    84. Sleeze Beez
    85. Blue Murder
    86. King Kobra
    87. Vince Neil
    88. The Scream
    89. Shotgun Messiah
    90. Contraband
    91. Killer Dwarfs
    92. Mr. Nasty
    93. Wild Boyz
    94. Kik Tracee
    95. Southgang
    96. Rockhead
    97. Beau Nasty
    98. Ace Frehley
    99. Saigon Kick
    100. Nelson
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    Quote Originally Posted by frankb56 View Post
    I think most of the 1980's Hair Bands had some stupid/aweful names (not all) take your pick:
    How are those any worse than current band names? Nickelback, Maroon 5, Black Eyed Peas, Alabama Shakes, Little Big Town, Mindless Behavior, Of Monsters and Men, The Black Keys, The White Stripes, Kid Rock, Wavves, etc.

    Or bands in the 50's? The Du Droppers, The Moonglows, The Larks, Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers, Rhythm Orchids, etc.

    I'm not defending the hair bands, just pointing out that there has always been bands with bad names. And for the 80's, we can't forget the non-hair bands with stupid names - Pet Shop Boys, Beastie Boys, INXS, Salt-N-Pepa, The Bangles, Tears for Fears, Spandau Ballet, etc.
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    The Bovine Fury is a terrible band name. There, I said it. It's a play on Mad Cow, which is a much better band name, but has been used probably two dozen times. I used to be in a band called Chief Beef. That was a much better band name. No, I don't have a cow fetish, why do you ask?

    But then, most band names are bad to terrible. Even Dave Grohl said Foo Fighters was a terrible band name. The whole concept is pretty silly if you really think about it. They only really serve to distinguish one band from another. We might as well all have serial numbers. But you know, it's the same as DNS, it's too hard to remember an IP address and port number on a given server to get to a website, so they all have names.
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    No argument from me.....just saying.
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    I will disagree on the Black Keys....I think that's a pretty clever name.
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    Butt Hole Surfers - really?? those guys should have been slapped repeatedly...
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Beef View Post
    The Bovine Fury is a terrible band name. There, I said it.
    However, I must say it's the most creative out of any of the bands we're playing with next Friday. Altered Silence! Sepsis! Something to Kill! Ahhhhh, metal bands. They're really so cookie cutter and generic. We're only playing this show because my brother will be in town.

    Quote Originally Posted by RedGuitars View Post
    Butt Hole Surfers - really?? those guys should have been slapped repeatedly...
    But they were truly creative and original. There never was, nor has there been anything like them, ever. My brother used to joke that they had a bathtub filled with pure liquid LSD, and they'd each take a half hour soak in it and go write and and record an album before they came down. Well, before their major label days and their brush with the mainstream, anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedGuitars View Post
    Butt Hole Surfers - really?? those guys should have been slapped repeatedly...
    Butt Hole Surfers... That is a bad name but memorable I suppose! Would hate to have to ask where I can locate the Butt Hole Surfers in a record shop!

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    In the late 80s/early 90s, there was an all-day metal festival 'round these parts. I remember virtually nothing about it except for one band's name...

    Sharon Tate's Baby.
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    Thats as bad as The Dead Kennedys

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    Quote Originally Posted by captdg View Post
    Thats as bad as The Dead Kennedys
    I disagree, great name and an even better band.

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