All the good band names are taken



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11 Responses

  1. Avatar Jaybird says:

    When I was a kid, we just looked at the headlines.

    “120 Trampled in Hajj Stampede”. HEY WE SHOULD CALL OUR BAND HAJJ STAMPEDE!!!

    Looking at Drudge now, I see the following decent band names:

    A Glitch for Every Gold
    Woe, Canada!
    Olympic problems and missteps
    Stimulus saved us
    Flash Mob Brawl
    Cat Casserole
    Historic Lows
    D.C. Cherry Blossoms
    Big Sis Swab Test
    Too fat by 2020

    Kids these days. I tell ya.Report

  2. Avatar Ian M. says:

    I’ll ad:
    The Plot to Blow Up the Eiffel Tower
    God is My Co-Pilot
    Thinking Fellers Union Local 282

    BTW, “Source Tags & Codes” by AYWKUBTTOD (or “the Trail of Dead” as they are usually called) is a 100% awesome album.
    Shadowy Men on a Shadowy PlanetReport

  3. Avatar sidereal says:

    No love for Godspeed You! Black Emperor?Report

  4. Avatar Sam M says:

    My favorite is “I Wrestled a Bear Once.”

    Look them up. Wait. Don’t.Report

  5. Avatar JosephFM says:

    I’m partial to !!!.

    After that my favorite band name has to be local South Florida nerdcore group Emergency Pizza Party.Report

  6. Avatar Jonathan says:

    Let’s not forget ‘Some day, all this will have to be fixed.’ Yeah, sorry, shameless plug for a fairly unserious musical project I had going for a few years.

    I would suggest also, Preston School of Industry, My Dad vs. Yours, The Department of Foreign Affairs and Amos the Transparent as odd but awesome band names (and fantastic bands).

    Further, I can’t agree with the premise of the article. I think band names like ‘Thinking Fellers Union Local 282’ are better than basic one or two word band names of the past.Report

  7. Avatar Luke Skawalker says:

    “Someone Still Love You Boris Yeltsin” fits the bill. I always liked “Man…. Or Astroman?” (except for their music). I also think you are ignoring the thousands of deserving ska bands that have incorporated “ska” into their names…Report