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Great music, sh*tty band name

Discussion in 'ProgPower USA' started by Metalmilitia2000, Dec 30, 2010.

  1. Metalmilitia2000

    Metalmilitia2000 UM's Resident Asshole

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    This might turn into an interesting thread, as I just thought about this and it made me chuckle. Name some bands that you are a fan of that have a TERRIBLE band name, but awesome music.

    For me, my number one:

    Goatfuneral. They are straight up Norwegian style black metal, (which I LOVE) but a goddamn terrible name. I laugh every time I hear it, and manage to do so while banging my head.

    Rumpelstiltskin Grinder. I love this band. They are great on cd and live, but what the fuck? Did they all get just hammered one night and dry hump a fairy tale? That's the only way I can figure that they came up with this name.

    Sausage. Basically, the original members of Primus (Les Claypool, Todd Huth, and Jay Lane) got together in 1994, during some Primus down time, and reunited under this moniker and released one album. It's like Primus (although I think the band had a lot more going for it with LaLonde in the guitarists seat, but I digress), but noticeably different. They should have found a band named Eggs, and another named Bacon, and went on tour as a traveling festival called BreakfEst.

    Pink Cream 69. You all know them, so I'm not going to describe them. I love their music, but come on... what the fuck? Haha, I have NEVER understood this band name, and probably never would. The band themselves could explain it to me and i would just sit there with a Homeresqe stare on my face, drooling and talking some gibberish about 64 slices of American (or in this case, German) cheese.

    I'm interested to hear other thoughts as well.
     
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    Edguy I've always felt to be a horrible name.
     
  3. General Zod

    General Zod Ruler of Australia

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    Add Manimal and Fairyland to the list.
     
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    compurocker rocking out

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    I discovered Manimal through Glenn's "best of" post for 2009. Love their debut album from front to back, but I can't stand the band's name. I feel foolish whenever mentioning it to someone to check out.

    [edit] lol Zod, I see I am not alone
     
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    To me, Pink Cream 69 will always win this contest. I LOVE the band, but I think that name has cost them a measure of popularity. Edguy, Symphorce and Chinchilla also come to mind.
     
  6. nomisofsiman

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    Edguy I've always felt to be a horrible name.
     
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    I've always wondered what the hell Edguy was based off of.. I mean.. did they know a guy named Ed? Was he a mandrake? Did he cry?
     
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    Comic Book Dude Rockin'

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    Pretty Maids....doesn't really inspire thoughts of metal music.
     
  9. Jasonic

    Jasonic Doom On!

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    I think it was the name of a teacher they had.

    For me:
    Reverend Bizarre
    Slough Feg
    Twisted Tower Dire
     
  10. Metalmilitia2000

    Metalmilitia2000 UM's Resident Asshole

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    Yea, Edguy is from an old teacher they had. The Lord Weird Slough Feg has always made me laugh too, forgot about that one. Pretty Maids, I'm not really a fan of, but yea, the name is terrible. I've only heard of Manimal, never heard their music, but yea, that's horrible...
     
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    Steel Seal.
     
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    I don't understand why so many people hate this band's name. Perception of fairies differs in different cultures. Seems like especially in France, fairies are regarded way differently than how they are regarded here. For example, Neige from Alcest has described the inspiration of his music as having come from a fairyland. Here, we immediately associate it with femininity, but I think it's ignorant to say it's a shitty name just because of cultural boundary. If it was a language barrier issue (like the band Enemyisus), then it's a different story.

    For me, Cradle Of Filth. Such a stupid band name, but a (mostly) great band.
     
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    I remember when Locust picked up his copy a couple years ago and thought it was the perfect band for him.

    Fairyland is at least descriptive of what they are. In that regard, I have no problem with the name.
     
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    "Hey baby!!! I gotta steel seal for ya.......in my pants!!!" :loco:
     
  15. Jasonic

    Jasonic Doom On!

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    Someone forgot to send me that memo.
     
  16. Jasonic

    Jasonic Doom On!

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    I don't know if they play great music, but the band name WEEKEND NACHOS always cracked me up.
     
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    jem777az Bozzman

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    Goatwhore and Cattle Decapitation always make me chuckle.
     
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    It's the same memo that says we all have different opinions and just because I think they're awesome (mostly. Not a fan of 1 or 2 of their CDs), doesn't mean you have to.
     
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    They play powerviolence, and pv bands always have silly names.
     
  20. Metalmilitia2000

    Metalmilitia2000 UM's Resident Asshole

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    Powerviolence? Rofl, that should be a band name in itself.
     

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