Terrible Band Names (regardless of output)

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Postby Lettuce Spray » Thu Aug 23, 2007 1:59 pm

Almost all band names consisting of The something-or-other.
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Postby Ketchup » Thu Aug 23, 2007 2:01 pm

Cardboard Radio (indicative of output)
Arctic Monkeys

Actually...I find the worst bands are those with an offensively bland name: Ben's Brother, Athelete, Yawn
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Postby redc » Thu Aug 23, 2007 2:03 pm

Doesn't anyone feel at least a bit queesy about Joy Division & New Order?
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Postby Bing Diddley » Thu Aug 23, 2007 3:38 pm

Hadouken!
Never heard anything by them but if they sound anything like their name then they are the worst band in the world ever ever ever.

The Dears
The Kooks
The The
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Postby Skinku » Thu Aug 23, 2007 3:40 pm

Oh yeah, The The... good call.
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Postby Bing Diddley » Thu Aug 23, 2007 3:47 pm

Also:
Meanwhile, Back in Communist Russia...
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Postby captain.riot » Thu Aug 23, 2007 3:53 pm

There's some truly uninspiring stuff on the Other Music forum right now - or should I say inspiring stuff from the point of view of someone who's into terrible band names. here goes:

Bearsuit
Foals
My Friend Jack
Mojo Fins
Tim and Sam etc.

A few of my own to add:

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
Jimmy Eat World
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
"You don't get that sort of carry-on at an Arcade Fire show."
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Postby redc » Thu Aug 23, 2007 5:37 pm

That band that 2/3rds of Underworld used to be in - it was just a sort of "graphic squiggle" (pre-dating Prince's symbol by about a decade) which according to wikipedia was pronounced "freuer"

I think they only had one hit: "Doot Doot", which was actually spelt $%& $%& ;-)

EDIT: found it:

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Postby sinned » Thu Aug 23, 2007 6:03 pm

captain.riot wrote:My Friend Jack
Tim and Sam etc.


See also Just Jack, Ben's Brother ad tedium.
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Postby Blackout » Thu Aug 23, 2007 6:19 pm

To be fair, The Tim And Sam's Tim And The Sam Band With Tim And Sam (to give them their full title) was possibly going to get changed to something less ridiculous, until suddenly they started getting radio play and now they're stuck with it. And Sam doesn't exist anyway.
And I asked, "Are you dreaming about a crow?"
And there she was....

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Postby hoopoe » Thu Aug 23, 2007 7:51 pm

make COLDPLAY history
The wonder of the world, the beauty and the power,
the shapes of things, their colours,
lights and shades; these I saw.
Look ye also while life lasts. BB
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Postby Lancashire Fusileer » Thu Aug 23, 2007 8:09 pm

redc wrote:That band that 2/3rds of Underworld used to be in - it was just a sort of "graphic squiggle" (pre-dating Prince's symbol by about a decade) which according to wikipedia was pronounced "freuer"

I think they only had one hit: "Doot Doot", which was actually spelt $%& $%& ;-)

EDIT: found it:

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Thats a great single, Doot Doot...

The Soft Boys
THe Strange Death of Liberal England
The The
Spandau NBallet
Depeche Mode
The Lotus Eaters
Visage
Kagagoogoo
Die "beste Show ever" (c) British Sea Power) beinhaltete fliegende Zwiebeln, einen Plüsch-Pferdekopf, Walzer-tanzende Fans und Musiker, das Besteigen der Boxen, das unabsichtliche Zerstören der Speaker (und einer Gitarre und einem Keyboard).
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Postby Smoggy » Thu Aug 23, 2007 8:41 pm

Hard-Fi
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Postby Fox » Thu Aug 23, 2007 11:16 pm

Kaiser Chiefs. Worst name ever.

Looking in my google search history, how about:

Exide
Radeon
Heiffer
Foin
Haringey Libraries
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Postby runningforasthma » Fri Aug 24, 2007 12:44 am

yourcodenameis: milo
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