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Title: Worst Band/Album Names
Post by: Psycho Circus on July 11, 2011, 04:01:34 PM
I was listening to an album the other day by an 80s rock band called Snatch. They had an EP in 1985 called (I kid you not), "If The Party's In Your Mouth...We're Comin'" and I was just thinking about stupid band names and really bad titles for records. The ones that immediately sprung to mind were early 90s grunge bands; Dracula Milk Toast and Cat Butt.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LdgoSuS2OM
Cat Butt's album was called "Journey To The Centre Of Cat Butt".  :bouncegiggle:


Can anyone think of any others?


Title: Re: Worst Band/Album Names
Post by: Mofo Rising on July 11, 2011, 04:46:13 PM
This isn't going to make it past the censoring software, but:

Anal C**t

From Wikipedia: "The name Anal C**t came from Seth Putnam's attempt 'to get the most offensive, stupid, dumb, etc. name possible'."

I would say they succeeded in that goal.

I don't know anything about the band, I gather they were an attempt to be deliberately awful and offensive, and yet they produced music for two decades until the singer's recent death. I don't own any of their music. The only reason I know about it is because a guy came into the library wearing a t-shirt with the band's name.


Title: Re: Worst Band/Album Names
Post by: Psycho Circus on July 11, 2011, 05:00:18 PM
Anal C**t

I don't know anything about the band, I gather they were an attempt to be deliberately awful and offensive, and yet they produced music for two decades until the singer's recent death. I don't own any of their music. The only reason I know about it is because a guy came into the library wearing a t-shirt with the band's name.

I'd heard the name years ago, gave them a listen about a week ago...Terrible. 1-2min long songs with jaw-droppingly offensive lyrics and every song sounds exactly the same. Probably the worst band I've ever heard.


Title: Re: Worst Band/Album Names
Post by: zombie no.one on July 11, 2011, 06:04:59 PM
Mariah Carey - "The Emancipation Of Mi-Mi"

like wtf dude


Title: Re: Worst Band/Album Names
Post by: zombie no.one on July 11, 2011, 06:09:24 PM
some other bad album titles (imo)

Limb Bizkit - Chocolate Starfish And The Hot Dog Flavored Water
Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness
REO Speedwagon - You Can Tune A Piano But You Can't Tuna Fish
Victory - You Bought It, You Name It
Caravan - Girls That Get Plump In The Night


Title: Re: Worst Band/Album Names
Post by: venomx on July 11, 2011, 08:09:36 PM
Anal Blast - "p***y Blood Popsicle" (http://www.vpsingles.com/pics/glance.gif)


Title: Re: Worst Band/Album Names
Post by: Mr. DS on July 11, 2011, 10:15:48 PM
p**sing Razors


Title: Re: Worst Band/Album Names
Post by: Flick James on July 12, 2011, 09:14:44 AM
Ruby Slippers. A hair band from L.A., one of those dime a dozen hair bands from the mid to late 80's. I never saw them, I just remember seeing ads for their shows, which they marketed heavily, and seeing their super quaffed hair band regalia. I didn't need to see them to know what that show would be like. Not that I hate all hair bands, some were okay, but Ruby Slippers (just the name alone makes me shudder) just epitomized the worst hair bands, the guys that just removed all the grit from rock and roll.


Title: Re: Worst Band/Album Names
Post by: lester1/2jr on July 12, 2011, 11:24:46 AM
These kids in my high school had a worst band name contest. My memory is a little hazy about why or how they came up with the winner but it was Farm Farm.


Title: Re: Worst Band/Album Names
Post by: zombie no.one on July 12, 2011, 11:36:39 AM
lol I was in a band at school called HOOF BOOT, then one member left and we were resurrected as DING DONG BEDSPREAD. both of those are terrible


Title: Re: Worst Band/Album Names
Post by: Psycho Circus on July 12, 2011, 12:19:02 PM
Victory - You Bought It, You Name It

I own that album. I don't actually think that's a bad title.

Ruby Slippers.

I own bootleg Ruby Slippers demos.  :teddyr:


Title: Re: Worst Band/Album Names
Post by: Flick James on July 12, 2011, 01:16:41 PM
Victory - You Bought It, You Name It

I own that album. I don't actually think that's a bad title.

Ruby Slippers.

I own bootleg Ruby Slippers demos.  :teddyr:

Amazing! I have no idea what they sound like, I just could never get past the ultra quaffed regalia to give them a chance.


Title: Re: Worst Band/Album Names
Post by: Psycho Circus on July 12, 2011, 01:20:01 PM
I own bootleg Ruby Slippers demos.  :teddyr:

Amazing! I have no idea what they sound like, I just could never get past the ultra quaffed regalia to give them a chance.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuZ6Zv9nBao

Here's another awful band name......SMELLY BOGGS!

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_p6Hfp7zs2QM/TBkX0M9TDuI/AAAAAAAABMs/BdadsHGuvew/s1600/Smelly+Boggs+-+Smelly+Boggs.jpg)


Title: Re: Worst Band/Album Names
Post by: Flick James on July 12, 2011, 01:24:53 PM
I own bootleg Ruby Slippers demos.  :teddyr:

Amazing! I have no idea what they sound like, I just could never get past the ultra quaffed regalia to give them a chance.


[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuZ6Zv9nBao[/url]

Here's another awful band name......SMELLY BOGGS!

([url]http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_p6Hfp7zs2QM/TBkX0M9TDuI/AAAAAAAABMs/BdadsHGuvew/s1600/Smelly+Boggs+-+Smelly+Boggs.jpg[/url])


Wow. That picture accompanying the song is even more androgeny-filled than what I remember from their show ads. That's a lot of women's clothing going on. Not that I'm judging. And a cover of These Boots Are Made For Walking. Priceless.


Title: Re: Worst Band/Album Names
Post by: Allhallowsday on July 12, 2011, 04:10:56 PM
There was a Country band called BOY HOWDY...  :lookingup: 

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/e8/Bornthatway.jpg)


Title: Re: Worst Band/Album Names
Post by: Psycho Circus on July 12, 2011, 04:15:06 PM
TOY ROZ

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_nfonzOJ_h78/TKS5pRIyfMI/AAAAAAAABGU/JfqTO5TqKqI/s1600/%D0%91%D0%B5%D0%B7%D1%8B%D0%BC%D1%8F%D0%BD%D0%BD%D1%8B%D0%B9.JPG)

Bad name. Bad band.

SLASH PUPPET

(http://www.sleazeroxx.com/interviews/mif6.jpg)

Bad name. Great band!  :teddyr:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4Ow_z0qyBA


Title: Re: Worst Band/Album Names
Post by: Flick James on July 12, 2011, 04:22:34 PM
Limp Bizkit is one of the worst of all time, partly because they made it so big with such a stupid name.

There was also a band in the 80's called The The. Pretty bad.

Linkin Park is also very stupid. I read somewhere that the reason for the spelling was not simply a matter of retarded pseudo-cleverness, but because the domain name lincolnpark.com was taken. That takes it to ever greater depths of bad.

Wham! sounds like an 9-year-old girl marketed the band.


Title: Re: Worst Band/Album Names
Post by: Flick James on July 12, 2011, 04:23:08 PM
Come to think of it, Def Leppard has got to be one of the all-time worst.


Title: Re: Worst Band/Album Names
Post by: Psycho Circus on July 12, 2011, 04:39:28 PM
Hoobastank, and they sure did


Title: Re: Worst Band/Album Names
Post by: Rev. Powell on July 12, 2011, 05:29:17 PM
This isn't going to make it past the censoring software, but:

Anal C**t


That was absolutely the first one that came to mind for me too. 

They've been around so long that I almost forgot how much I hated the name "U2" when the band first came out.

Karma for the first person who can tell me who I'm quoting here:  "That's the letter 'U' and the numeral '2'...  This is bulls**t!  These guys are from England and who gives a s**t!  Names that don't mean diddly-s**t..."


Title: Re: Worst Band/Album Names
Post by: Newt on July 12, 2011, 06:23:48 PM
...tell me who I'm quoting here:  "That's the letter 'U' and the numeral '2'...  This is bulls**t!  These guys are from England and who gives a s**t!  Names that don't mean diddly-s**t..."

I think that was Casey Kasem.


Title: Re: Worst Band/Album Names
Post by: Newt on July 12, 2011, 06:28:36 PM
Mott the Hoople always struck me as not coming off too well as band names go.


Title: Re: Worst Band/Album Names
Post by: zombie no.one on July 12, 2011, 07:13:11 PM
the first band I ever saw live were called The Tony Head Experience after the actor Antony Head who was in coffee adverts at the time, and later went on to be in Buffy The Vampire Slayer...bad name though


Title: Re: Worst Band/Album Names
Post by: Rev. Powell on July 13, 2011, 10:01:20 AM
...tell me who I'm quoting here:  "That's the letter 'U' and the numeral '2'...  This is bulls**t!  These guys are from England and who gives a s**t!  Names that don't mean diddly-s**t..."

I think that was Casey Kasem.

That's right!


Title: Re: Worst Band/Album Names
Post by: Psycho Circus on July 13, 2011, 12:20:34 PM
Metalcore seems to be notorious for long stupid names:

Bring Me The Horizon
Fastest Kid In 5th Grade
From A Second Story Window
In Reference To A Sinking Ship
Take A Worm For A Walk Week...  :lookingup:


Title: Re: Worst Band/Album Names
Post by: Flick James on July 13, 2011, 12:24:35 PM
Metalcore seems to be notorious for long stupid names:

Bring Me The Horizon
Fastest Kid In 5th Grade
From A Second Story Window
In Reference To A Sinking Ship
Take A Worm For A Walk Week...  :lookingup:

 :bouncegiggle:

Sorry to take it off topic a bit, but I've always been intrigued by "take a worm for a walk week." Did that originate with The Karate Kid when the Cobra Kai kid said "must be 'take a worm for a walk' week?" Or did it originate somewhere else. I've always wondered. That line was very confusing when I was watching the movie in high school.


Title: Re: Worst Band/Album Names
Post by: Mofo Rising on July 13, 2011, 12:29:38 PM
Toad the Wet Sprocket is a pretty good example of the "college rock"-genre of bad band names that was popular in the early '90s. Looking it up, the based it off a bad band name Eric Idle came up with for Monty Python as an example of worst band name. So, is it now bad or is it good? The answer is it is still bad.

Slash Puppet is particularly unfortunate when you consider the modern usage of "slash" in the internet era.


Title: Re: Worst Band/Album Names
Post by: Psycho Circus on July 13, 2011, 12:39:21 PM
There's an awful band called Flight Like Apes who have an even more awful album title called, You Filled His Head With Fluffy Clouds and Jolly Ranchers, What Did You Think Was Going to Happen?


Title: Re: Worst Band/Album Names
Post by: Zapranoth on July 13, 2011, 12:56:37 PM
REO Chuckwagon Speedwagon.  (a bad band name, moderately bad band.)

Sister Ugly and the Underwear-Less Girls.

Hell Hammer.

(bad names, bad bands.)


Title: Re: Worst Band/Album Names
Post by: Flick James on July 13, 2011, 01:41:16 PM
When I was an assistant manager at a Guitar Center, I worked with a guy that was always talking about his band. His band kind of sucked, but hey, I don't tell people that unless they really corner me on it. Anyway, this guy would always tell people his band's name, which was Lady Elaine. Then he would talk about how the name came from the Mr. Rogers show and the character Lady Elaine from the land of make-believe, and he always seemed so proud of the name.

Sure there are far worse band names than Lady Elaine, but this guy was so starved for validation that he would go on and on about it like he wanted people to say "Wow, man, that's such a cool name for a band." Freaking annoying.

After enough of him talking about his damned crappy band and constantly playing me his demo and talking about his cool band name I just one day had enough and told him his band name and his music were both stupid. I don't like to do things like that, but the guy just wouldn't shut up about it. Of course his response to this was "Oh, you don't know good music, so f**k you." I said "if that means you're going to stop hounding me about it then yes, you're right."


Title: Re: Worst Band/Album Names
Post by: zombie no.one on July 15, 2011, 07:55:35 AM
Russell Crowe's band: 30 Odd Foot Of Grunts


Title: Re: Worst Band/Album Names
Post by: El Misfit on July 15, 2011, 11:02:28 PM
there's a Japanese band called Balzac, but it only works when you say it out loud.
Bad name, great band
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FinlzWqsDR8

There's a metal band called Septic Flesh. Again, bad name, great band.


Title: Re: Worst Band/Album Names
Post by: Rev. Powell on July 16, 2011, 10:38:10 AM
there's a Japanese band called Balzac, but it only works when you say it out loud.



There's a famous French novelist named Balzac (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honor%C3%A9_de_Balzac).   English speakers have been making fun of his name for years.

HOMER: "Name one famous person who ever lived without air conditioning!"

MARGE: "Balzac."

HOMER: "No need for potty mouth, Marge."


Title: Re: Worst Band/Album Names
Post by: Olivia Bauer on July 16, 2011, 12:29:13 PM
It's not a bad band name but can someone tell me the reasoning behind calling your band "Queen"? What's the story with that?


Title: Re: Worst Band/Album Names
Post by: Psycho Circus on July 17, 2011, 11:39:11 AM
It's not a bad band name but can someone tell me the reasoning behind calling your band "Queen"? What's the story with that?

They were originally called Smile. Freddie Mercury came up with the name for the band, saying: "Years ago I thought up the name 'Queen'. It's just a name, but it's very regal obviously, and it sounds splendid It's a strong name, very universal and immediate. It had a lot of visual potential and was open to all sorts of interpretations. I was certainly aware of gay connotations, but that was just one face of it."


Title: Re: Worst Band/Album Names
Post by: Newt on July 17, 2011, 12:21:14 PM
I just heard of a local band, supposedly on its way 'up'.  Three young guys, fresh out of high school.  The name is The Breaking Wind. I cannot decide if that is as bad as I first thought it was.  Maybe just 'iffy'?

http://www.thebreakingwind.ca/


Title: Re: Worst Band/Album Names
Post by: zombie no.one on July 17, 2011, 03:45:34 PM
I just heard of a local band, supposedly on its way 'up'.  Three young guys, fresh out of high school.  The name is The Breaking Wind. I cannot decide if that is as bad as I first thought it was.  Maybe just 'iffy'?

[url]http://www.thebreakingwind.ca/[/url]

reminds me of :
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41ZS2634T8L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

...at least we know the Tap were joking. (right? :teddyr:)


Title: Re: Worst Band/Album Names
Post by: Psycho Circus on July 17, 2011, 03:51:50 PM
Can't believe this hasn't been mentioned yet:

(http://www.chartstats.com/images/artwork/32099.jpg)


Title: Re: Worst Band/Album Names
Post by: Olivia Bauer on July 17, 2011, 04:52:19 PM
Can't believe this hasn't been mentioned yet:

([url]http://www.chartstats.com/images/artwork/32099.jpg[/url])


Someone is going to smell like fish.

...What?