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Bilal

I'd listen to Bat Country. I appreciate the Hunter S. Thompson reference.

Strangely, all of these band names would be just fine if they were names of albums.

Jenny

Where're you off to?? Josh says you're moving to the moon...

RVCBard

Toad the Wet Sprocket

Chris Pomeroy

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart may have a bad band name, but their music is actually really great. Check 'Young Adult Friction' (track 3 from their full length) for proof.

99

Hootie and the Blowfish. *shudder*

I cycle back and forth between revulsion and love for this one: Casiotone for the Painfully Alone.

RVCBard

99,

I hold you personally responsible for opening that closed-off part of my psyche.

Lise M

Moyster Oyster (Moister? Doesn't matter). Ugh.

Question: What does anyone think of Mating Call as a name for a female pop-punk artist?

Ben Owen

Yay substanceless posts! I don't have to worry about pretending to be smart. Anyway:

Limp Bizkit

Hoobastank

The fact that a band name is a reference to a popular work of art often makes me like it less. Hence, while I like Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, I think Bat Country is a tacky name for a band. Also Airborne Toxic Event. And (thanks RVCBard) Toad the Wet Sprocket. Monty Python is awesome. Quoting Monty Python is generally dreadful.

Ben Owen

Digressive subcategory #1, Repellent Song Names:

"This Sex is on Fire" by Kings of Leon--Makes me think of chlamydia.

Oh, and @Lise M, I think Mating Call could be a cool name for a female pop-punk artist.

Sean

Going to school in Chapel Hill, we ended up with so many guys going for the most disgusting band names they could come up with. One of the most popular bands was "Archers of Loaf", which, yes, is a euphemism for crapping.

I guess I don't have to point out that "Cracked Rear View" is equally scatological...

Josh

Isn't Archers of Loaf a real band? Also, I almost forgot about Split Me Wide Open.

James

There's an excellent list here: http://www.cracked.com/article_15118_the-25-most-ridiculous-band-names-in-rock-history.html

Which of course includes Toad the Wet Sprocket and Panic! At the Disco!

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