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Posted: Mar 4, 2007 9:48 pm
!!! (Love Corey Rusk's work, but how pretentious can you get?)
Chumba Wumba (doesn't work outside of the Chocalate Factory)
Hootie & the Blowfish
Cute Is What We Aim For (No jury would convict your for murder)
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah (They got the clap. Hell Yeah!)
Posted: Mar 4, 2007 10:23 pm
hoobastank - worst band and band name EVER.

other band names that i can't stand...

the tony danza tapdance extravaganza
i love you but i've chosen darkness
the number 12 looks like you
panic! at the disco

i'm sure there are more that i cannot think of right now. but yeah...those are all bad.
Posted: Mar 4, 2007 10:24 pm
oh and i hate the band name sunn O)))
Posted: Mar 4, 2007 10:41 pm
sweater weather
love, clair
casiotone for the painfully alone
these arms are snakes

the emo kids come up with horrible band names every single time.
Posted: Mar 4, 2007 10:43 pm
the emo kids come up with horrible band names every single time.

Joe Danger, when you are right, you are right, & you are right.
Posted: Mar 4, 2007 10:43 pm
kajagoogoo (cringe)
Posted: Mar 4, 2007 11:20 pm
The Black Eyes. Cuz dorks would ask "hey man, do you like Black Eyes?" and I'd be like, "well, some of 'em are ok, but in general, No, I don't like black guys," and then dorks would be all ________[draws dropping in dawning horror/disgust at my apparent racism], but Hey, they brought up the topic, not me!!
Posted: Mar 4, 2007 11:28 pm
Reigning Sound
Posted: Mar 5, 2007 1:57 am | Edited by: Shaun A
Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly
My Awesome Compilation
An Emotional Fish
Posted: Mar 5, 2007 2:53 am
The Who
Posted: Mar 5, 2007 4:17 am
Shirley Temple of Doom
Posted: Mar 5, 2007 4:35 am
Of Montreal
The Beatles
The Beach Boys
The Rolling Stones
Boyz 2 Men
Big Star
Posted: Mar 5, 2007 8:05 am
Bloody Hollies
Death Cab for Cutie
The The
Hubble Bubble (great band, shitty name)
Jimmy Eat World
Sugar Ray
Straw Berry Alarm Clock
Chocolate Watchband (another great band, shitty name)
Posted: Mar 5, 2007 11:19 am
The first one that popped in my head when I saw this topic was Chocolate Watchband. I've also always hated the band names Afghan Whigs and the Pixies which both sound tremendously gay.
Posted: Mar 5, 2007 11:27 am
December's January
Planes Mistaken for Stars
Posted: Mar 5, 2007 3:45 pm
You could find about five of these while perusing Pitchfork.

How about all those early-90s indie rokk/ska names:

Suddenly Tammy!
Nothing Painted Blue
Bouncing Souls
Skankin' Pickle

. . .just off the top of my head.
Posted: Mar 5, 2007 5:37 pm
Fatter than Albert is positively thee worst name ever. This thread must be retired.
Posted: Mar 5, 2007 5:57 pm
"Hoobastank" is easily the most asinine band name; but, it does succeed in that it lets you know there is absolutely no need in pursuing their music.

"Thinking Fellers' Union Local XXX" is pretty goddamn gay.

"Moe" I fucking hate. And, shit, what about "Korn?"

But, yeah, "Hoobastank" actually arouses violent tendencies.
Posted: Mar 5, 2007 5:57 pm
Say Hi To Your Mom
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin
Posted: Mar 5, 2007 6:19 pm | Edited by: Shaun A
Chocolate Watchband

I remember not letting my friend play a Chocolate Watchband LP when hanging around at his house as a teenager, as I refused to believe a band with such a bad name could be any good. It took me a while to get used to their name. Though I had no problem at all with the Pooh Sticks or Strawberry Alarm Clock for some reason.
Posted: Mar 5, 2007 6:54 pm
Do Make Say Think
Posted: Mar 5, 2007 7:12 pm
i hate bands that take famous peoples books or names

as i lay dying
coretta scott

i can't remember any more, but i hate them.
Posted: Mar 5, 2007 7:13 pm
My all-time most loathed:

A Tiger Named Lovesick
Posted: Mar 5, 2007 7:41 pm
Super Furry Animals


Elf Power
Posted: Mar 5, 2007 7:52 pm
I'm really surprised the thread's gone this far w/out mentioning Slobberbone.

I could just pick up a Potrland Mercury and start typing the horrendous band names in the Mike Thrasher show ads but i'd get Carpal Tunnel,so just take my word for it (hint: most of 'em use sillouettes of Crows or Trees in their band graphics).
Posted: Mar 5, 2007 9:36 pm
Honestly, pretty much every band name is stupid except for maybe "The Clash"
Posted: Mar 5, 2007 9:54 pm
The Pop Machine
Posted: Mar 5, 2007 11:26 pm
A couple of Leeds's worst band names:

Clone The Fragile
Far From The Dance
Fear the Lizard
four day Hombre (the first two words aren't capital letters)
Where Skies Meet Shores (emo!)
Nutty Skunk (ska!)
Heads We Dance
Operation Mashbush
Skank Agenda (ska!)
10,000 Things
3 Days Till 2Morrow
Baba Ganoosh
Dr Strangemoose (we supported this band at a charity gig - they had a 90 minute set)
King Booty (my friend found one of their set-lists once - they had a song called 'Of Cabbages And Kings')
He Waits By The Tree
Posted: Mar 6, 2007 12:32 am
These are all fine choices, but it's gotta be Hoobastank. Eww...even typing that makes me feel dirty.
Posted: Mar 6, 2007 12:38 am
Maggot Twat (just kidding, this one's great)
Posted: Mar 6, 2007 12:43 am
Oh shit...Can't believe nobody added Limp Bizkit!! Shitty band, shitty name, shitty spelling, shitty EVERYTHING!!
Posted: Mar 6, 2007 2:05 am
Of A Revolution is a pretty bad band name, and I haven't heard their music, but they look like turds.

Train is a gay name for a gay band.

The Bravery, ibid.
Posted: Mar 6, 2007 2:18 am | Edited by: I am the Arm
Can't believe nobody added Limp Bizkit!!

Even though the name sucks, it's funny how they came up with it...So I heard they got there name from one of the guys going to a frat party where they were hazing pledges for the frat...the pledges had to jerk off in a circle centered around this breakfast biscuit and blow juice onto the bread and the last one still jerking has to eat the LIMP BIZKIT. Maybe bullshit but it's a funny tale. Durst is the worst.
Posted: Mar 9, 2007 12:39 am
The Krunchies
Posted: Mar 9, 2007 12:46 am
long names.

'Cheb Samir & the black souls of leviathon'
'Avenging Disco Godfathers of Soul'


Posted: Mar 9, 2007 12:48 am
Did anyone say Panic! at the Disco?
Posted: Mar 9, 2007 12:50 am
Chocolate Watchband (another great band, shitty name

Chocolate Watch Band; great name, 3 words.
Posted: Mar 9, 2007 6:56 am
... And They Shall Know Us By The Trail Of Dead (or whatever they're called)
Tones On Tail
Skanking Pickle, yep.
It's A Beautiful Day

for some reason i actually like "i love you but i've chosen darkness" as a name. stupid.

i saw franklin bruno of nothing painted blue pour a hot cup of coffee on his own damn head for no apparent reason. he was a clever man (probably still is), but that wasn't so smart.

another baddie:

the chubbies

good name:

Evil Army
Posted: Mar 9, 2007 7:19 am
hank iv
Posted: Mar 9, 2007 7:39 am
A couple of Leeds's worst band names...

None of which hold a candle to Chicago's Let's Get Out of This Terrible Sandwich Shop.
Posted: Mar 9, 2007 8:11 am
Let's Get Out of This Terrible Sandwich Shop.

So bad that jokes & insults are not necessary.
Posted: Mar 9, 2007 2:24 pm
Black Lips
Little Feet
Green Day
Cowboy Mouth
Space Hog
Flogging Molly
The Yeastie Girls
Overy Action
Posted: Mar 9, 2007 2:29 pm
Spin Doctors
Dave Matthews Band
Limp Bizkit
Mushroom Head
Posted: Mar 9, 2007 2:30 pm
Even though the name sucks, it's funny how they came up with it...So I heard they got there name from one of the guys going to a frat party where they were hazing pledges for the frat...the pledges had to jerk off in a circle centered around this breakfast biscuit and blow juice onto the bread and the last one still jerking has to eat the LIMP BIZKIT. Maybe bullshit but it's a funny tale. Durst is the worst.

a.k.a. Soggy Biscuit
Posted: Mar 9, 2007 3:15 pm

That reminds me... The Ska-ker Moms.
That name might be redeemable if the band was actually made up of 40-something MILF-type ladies, who drove to shows in their mini-vans, and when they sang "pick it up!" it's in the context of getting their damn kids to clean up after themselves.
Posted: Mar 9, 2007 3:32 pm
Clap your hands, say yeah
Shout Out Out Out
Linkin Park
Of Montreal
Posted: Mar 9, 2007 3:51 pm
... And They Shall Know Us By The Trail Of Dead (or whatever they're called)

And They Still Know Us By Our Incredibly Affluent Parents Who Spring For New Equipment Everytime We Pull the Stupid Card and Break Something Onstage.
Posted: Mar 9, 2007 4:00 pm
no way eric bongzilla is a genius
band name...

Crash test dummies is the worst
Posted: Mar 9, 2007 4:06 pm
i love you but i've chosen darkness

what is with the trend recently of band names like these? I can't even name more, but yeah, it's weird...wait, like Clap Your Hands and Say yeah-that's another one. It's annoying.

A very close friend of mine is into really awful jam band shit and i've been exposed to bands with names like:

Leftover Salmon
Day Old Bread

I actually saw Wookiefoot and I wanted to shoot myself.
Posted: Mar 9, 2007 4:15 pm
Almost every current band's moniker that's also a clever phrase.
Posted: Mar 9, 2007 5:00 pm
anything wolfrelated
the list is thousands long
Posted: Mar 9, 2007 5:28 pm
Posted: Mar 9, 2007 9:46 pm
This thread is fun. Fuckabuncha Carpal Tunnel,here's the horrible names in the Mike Thrasher Presents ad in the latest Mercury:

Haste The Day
From Autumn To Ashes
Boys Night Out
Hot Rod Circuit
Daphne Loves Derby
Forgive Durden
Tapes n'Tapes
The Sleeping
Wax On Radio
Cute Is What We Aim For
Red Sparowes (their spelling)
Monty Are I
As Tall As Lions (this name esp. bugs me for some reason)
Say Anything
Saves The Day
Set Your Goals (don't tell me what to do!)
The Matches
We Are Scientists
Broadway Calls
Scenes From A Movie

...and so on. And while they weren't scheduled to play,i must give special mention to Coheed & Cambria. I thought this was two bands for a long time when i saw 'em listed for shows. The kids all suck!

Looks like Hoobastank is in the lead here on the thread though.
Posted: Mar 9, 2007 9:48 pm
You can always count on Mikey Thrasher to book a lotta bands with shitty fuckin names.
Posted: Mar 9, 2007 9:49 pm
lotta bands with shitty fuckin names.

And shittier fuckin' tunes!!
Posted: Mar 9, 2007 9:58 pm
Jennifer Pena
Posted: Mar 9, 2007 10:16 pm
Crash test dummies is the worst
their name wouldn't bother me so much if their music wasn't total crap. it would be fun if a thrash band was called this. but no, they had to be shitty 90's alternahacks
Posted: Mar 9, 2007 10:18 pm
Elvis Presley

god that's a stupid name for a band
Posted: Mar 9, 2007 10:40 pm
The Blue Man Group
Posted: Mar 9, 2007 10:54 pm
here are some bands playing ottawa soon as listed on the local "punk" message board:

Harry and the Potters
The Most Serene Republic
The Wishlist
Souljazz Orchestra
A Dying Race
These Silhouettes
Turn Off The Stars
And The Saga Continues
Silence The Villain
Three For Silence
The Letter Unfolds
August Burns Red
Chasing Victory
Arise and Ruin
Letting Go Of Yesterday
As The Poets Affirm
From This Burning Sky
Fearless For Now
Status Embrace
A Regret To Remember
A New Renaissance
Dog Park Radio
Fear Before The March of Flames
Shapes & Sizes
Books On Books
Travel By Owl
You Say Party! We Say Die!
Do Make Say Think
Farewell to Freeway
Daphne Loves Derby
Casiotone For The Painfully Alone
St.Bernard Of Love
Tape 'n Tapes
Posted: Mar 9, 2007 11:30 pm
B U C K C H E R R Y !!!
Posted: Mar 10, 2007 6:36 pm
The The
Posted: Mar 10, 2007 7:16 pm
Lance Bass and the Assssssssstronauts
The Greatful Dead
Posted: Mar 10, 2007 7:25 pm
Posted: Mar 10, 2007 7:53 pm
yeah, korn is a pretty bad name. ugh.

another band name i HATE?

the string cheese incident.

what the fuck is that shit? stupid hippies.
Posted: Mar 10, 2007 8:16 pm
Matt introduced me to my favorite band name:
Wolves in the Throne Room

It's like the Bumpus' dogs in the kitchen except with a sceptre instead of a turkey.
Posted: Mar 10, 2007 8:25 pm
Posted: Mar 11, 2007 6:42 am
The The

Oh, fuck yeah, that one makes my blood boil.

Here's some local bands:

Photo By Husband
Mexican Robot
Bad Airplane
Wicked Twister
Twisted Pussy On A Barbed Wire Fence (<- probably fake but I saw a flyer)
Posted: Mar 11, 2007 7:31 am | Edited by: maggot
seven mary three
cherry-poppin daddies
voice male (BYU a capella group)
jimmy's chicken shack
legendary shack shakers
Posted: Mar 11, 2007 5:11 pm
Posted: Mar 11, 2007 5:20 pm
Posted: Mar 11, 2007 5:52 pm
I saw a flier for this upcoming show last night:

w/ Manimal

Posted: Mar 11, 2007 11:37 pm
i saw the royal pendletons play with psychefunkapus!

Posted: Mar 12, 2007 2:10 pm
i saw the royal pendletons play with psychefunkapus!


Surfing On Jupiter!
Posted: Mar 12, 2007 2:37 pm
I'm really surprised the thread's gone this far w/out mentioning Slobberbone.
Great band, great guys, horrible name. They could have gone somewhere if they changed it and people told them that from the beginning.

So what do they do...start a new band with most of the original guys doing an adult-contemporary take on their sound in a last-ditch attempt at success. Haven't seen 'em but The Drams,though better in theory, aren't doing it for me from what I've heard.

Can it get much worse than Hoobastank or Cute is what we aim for?

Mike and the Mechanics?
Posted: Mar 12, 2007 3:42 pm
my girlfriend is my weapon.

just saw that on a flyer
and almost threw-up.
Posted: Mar 12, 2007 3:54 pm
Spin! Spin! The Dogs
Posted: Mar 12, 2007 11:57 pm
"Jennifer Pena"

...is hot. But would be a really shitty band name.

Hella! I hate this contemporary youth slang term,so i hate this band name.
Even Worse: Hella Fitzgerald.
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