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on 4 Jan 2009 05:52

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The worst band names ever conceived...

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1. Chk Chk Chk (!!!)
The absolute worst. The name of this band is !!!. After realising that with such a stupid name, they would be impossible to both pronounce on the radio and find on the internet, they made up the word Chk.

Exclamation mark exclamation mark exclamation mark is how you pronounce their name, they can't just make up phonetics!

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2. Dananananaykroyd
Great actor... stop taking his name in vain!

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3. Giraffes? Giraffes!
You cannot be serious!

Average listal rating (10 ratings) 4  IMDB Rating
4. The Pigeon Detectives
Pigeons don't have sphincters which causes them to defecate uncontrollably whenever they get the urge. The Pigeon Detectives don't have talent which causes them to defecate uncontrollably whenever they get near a mic.
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Average listal rating (15 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating
5. Simian Mobile Disco
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Average listal rating (4 ratings) 4.5  IMDB Rating
6. Get Cape Wear Cape Fly

Average listal rating (9 ratings) 4.9  IMDB Rating
7. New Young Pony Club
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Average listal rating (3 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating
8. Dogs Die In Hot Cars

Average listal rating (17 ratings) 5.4  IMDB Rating
9. Cute Is What We Aim For
Couldn't you aim for talent?

Average listal rating (149 ratings) 6.3  IMDB Rating
10. Panic! At The Disco
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Average listal rating (19 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating
13. Bananarama

Average listal rating (351 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating
14. Death Cab for Cutie
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15. AIDS Wolf

Average listal rating (67 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating
17. Neutral Milk Hotel
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18. Yourcodenameis:Milo

Average listal rating (6 ratings) 2.7  IMDB Rating
19. Minus the bear

Average listal rating (30 ratings) 4.9  IMDB Rating
20. Fountains Of Wayne
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Average listal rating (44 ratings) 3.7  IMDB Rating
21. Insane Clown Posse
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Average listal rating (3 ratings) 2.7  IMDB Rating
22. Test Icicles

Average listal rating (1 ratings) 1  IMDB Rating
23. Marmaduke Duke

Average listal rating (9 ratings) 5.8  IMDB Rating
24. Throbbing Gristle

Average listal rating (6 ratings) 5.7  IMDB Rating
25. Does It Offend You Yeah?

Average listal rating (21 ratings) 6.2  IMDB Rating
26. You Me At Six

Average listal rating (15 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating
27. Portugal. The Man

Average listal rating (7 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating
28. Horse The Band

Average listal rating (31 ratings) 6.3  IMDB Rating
29. Biffy Clyro

Average listal rating (10 ratings) 5.7  IMDB Rating
30. Gorky's Zygotic Mynci

Average listal rating (3 ratings) 4  IMDB Rating
31. Arab Strap

Average listal rating (1 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating
32. Pony Pony Run Run

Average listal rating (29 ratings) 5.8  IMDB Rating
33. Butthole Surfers

Average listal rating (34 ratings) 5.2  IMDB Rating
34. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah


 

Nothing screams desperation and 'We're actually really untalented!' than a band name that needs to be remembered for their name rather than their material.

Instead of building a reputation through the pub and concert halls of the world, an increasing number of dreadful bands have just thrown up an NME flare by naming their band with some sort of scenester jappery bullshit.

Here's a selection of the absolute worst.

See also: The Greatest Band Names Ever

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Comments

Posted: 5 years, 9 months ago at Jan 5 18:41
Panic At The Disco is kind of nice name, now they have panic without !
Posted: 5 years, 9 months ago at Jan 6 22:47
dese crackers obviously spent too much time in school and not enough time on da street. whats wrong wiv your real name, no gimmicks, like 2pac?
Posted: 5 years, 9 months ago at Jan 12 23:24
Could be worse, remember the artist formerly known as prince who wanted to be know as that icon squiggle thing!
Posted: 5 years, 9 months ago at Jan 14 17:19
I personally think there's much worse out there, especially when you take a look at Asian bands. Some are just numbers like 001 (Thai), 13 (Japanese), 566 (Japanese), and tons more. There's also a trend to name the band after a letter of the roman alphabet - D (Japanese) is the first one that comes to mind. The Name (Korean) is also a band name I find particularly stupid.
Posted: 5 years, 9 months ago at Jan 20 10:30
Actually I think these are kind of good names. They are original which is funny.

Worst ones are imo for example Dragonforce etc.
Posted: 5 years, 9 months ago at Jan 20 12:48
Panic at the disco is a crap name. Girafee on the other hand...
Posted: 5 years, 7 months ago at Mar 14 2:06

Looking at the comments above one could imagine a similar list - The Worst User-Names Ever Conceived...

And "nimimerkillinen" would probably put my own somewhere near the top.

Posted: 5 years, 7 months ago at Mar 14 13:19
Rilo Kiley anyone? It's completely meaningless. Or Bananarama, wtf is that?
Posted: 5 years, 7 months ago at Mar 16 2:26
Bananarama added by popular demand. I also tried to add AIDS Wolf, possibly the worst band name ever, but for some reason it's not letting me.

A lot of these other suggestions aren't as bad!
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Posted: 5 years, 5 months ago at May 11 3:19
Test Icicles is really bad.
Posted: 5 years, 2 months ago at Aug 12 22:44
Posted: 4 years, 9 months ago at Jan 17 4:06
YouMeAtSix, Cage the Elephant, Kids in Glass Houses, 30 Seconds to Mars and my most hated one: Forever the Sickest Kids.
Posted: 4 years, 8 months ago at Feb 5 1:59
there used to be an old punk band called JFA... Jodie Foster's Army. pretty good.
Posted: 4 years, 7 months ago at Mar 8 2:25
the worst names ive ever seen are the Asian band names. some examples are: 2NE1, super junior, DBSK, B2ST, 2AM, 2PM and big bang. seriously, who thinks up these shit names?
Posted: 4 years, 7 months ago at Mar 22 14:59
You forgot "Iwrestledabearonce"
Posted: 4 years, 6 months ago at Apr 19 17:01
Why isn't "Horse the Band" here?
Posted: 4 years, 6 months ago at Apr 19 18:36
Portugal. The Man may have a terrible band name but I love their music. I agree with the fact that these names are ridiculous, nice list!
Posted: 4 years, 6 months ago at Apr 20 6:28
Panic! At the Disco is an awesome name. Quirky and Cute.
Good idea for a list though.
Posted: 4 years, 6 months ago at Apr 20 18:04
Excellence! A very distinctive selection.
Posted: 4 years, 5 months ago at May 26 1:56
Actually, Prince changing his name to a symbol was his way of giving WB the middle finger.
Posted: 3 years, 9 months ago at Jan 7 8:28
Hehe. !!! make excellent music though. As do Throbbing Gristle.
Posted: 3 years, 9 months ago at Jan 7 10:15
Horse the band is awesome!!!
Posted: 3 years, 9 months ago at Jan 24 0:58
Dogs Die In Hot Cars has got to be the worst name for anything I've ever heard. Great list.
Posted: 3 years, 9 months ago at Jan 24 2:37
Agreed with you for a while, but Get Cape, Death Cab, and Minus the Bear have great names and "Natalie Portman's Shaved Head" is just hilarious!
Posted: 3 years, 9 months ago at Jan 24 2:46
Two years on, still hilarious.
Posted: 3 years, 9 months ago at Jan 24 3:38
NO!! Death Cab For Cutie should NOT be one there. It was named for an awesome song by one of the greatest bands of all time; The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band!
Posted: 3 years, 9 months ago at Jan 24 12:24
I think Neutral Milk Hotel is a pretty good name haha
But AIDS Wolf and "Giraffes? Giraffes!" are a little more than the acceptable hahaha
Posted: 3 years, 9 months ago at Jan 25 22:56
"Hello, we are The Bangkok Five. Five, because we are five people. Kok, because it sounds like 'cock'. And bang, because we like to bang, ya know? This next song is called 'underaged pussies'. Yeah!".

How about that? For me, it's still the worst...
Posted: 3 years, 9 months ago at Jan 26 6:42
Haha, awesome list!

Some of the worst ones I've come accross are Sunn O))) (pronounced "sun", the last few marks just represent the sun and it's rays) and Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra and Tra-La-La Band with Choir (now known as Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra, I guess they decided the old name was too long, I wonder why).
Posted: 3 years, 9 months ago at Jan 27 3:13
AIDS WOLF! so much fail!
Posted: 3 years, 8 months ago at Jan 27 15:28
What about...?

Andrew Jackson Jihad
The Devil Wears Prada
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah!
Up Up Down Down Left Right Left Right B A Start

I once heard of a band called 'Child Pornography', which could either be an ingenious way of preventing piracy, or a poor decision preventing many from accessing their music.
Posted: 3 years, 8 months ago at Jan 27 17:13
Here in Holland we had a band called 'Band without a Name' (in dutch). We also had 'Female singer without a name' (but everyone knew her name, so that was weird).
So lame.
Posted: 3 years, 8 months ago at Jan 27 18:31
In Germany we've got a 'Band without a Name' (in german) too. They once had one but were sued by an insurance company of the same name. I guess they weren't in a creative mood after they lost the case...
Posted: 3 years, 8 months ago at Feb 5 0:48
Hilarious list!!
Posted: 3 years, 8 months ago at Feb 12 3:48
Burned.
Posted: 3 years, 8 months ago at Feb 14 21:39
There is a band from a Scandinavian country (don't know which) called Happy Little Boozer
Posted: 3 years, 7 months ago at Mar 16 3:23
The worst band name I have ever heard of is Butthole Surfers. So. Gross.
Posted: 3 years, 7 months ago at Mar 26 17:29
uahuhauhaua Yes! Very bad names
Posted: 3 years, 5 months ago at May 6 9:25
Natalie Portman's Shaved Head? WTF?
Posted: 3 years, 2 months ago at Jul 30 0:20
You should put the name The The on there. Yes it's a real band.
Posted: 1 year, 6 months ago at Apr 16 4:15
Toe Fat, from around 1970.
Posted: 1 year ago at Oct 16 19:00
the name Butthole Surfers is funny and Insane Clown Posse is a cool name but for the rest it's really bad : )
Posted: 1 year ago at Oct 16 23:22
What's wrong with Bananarama?
Posted: 1 year ago at Oct 21 2:29
Man there is some weird names but I died at Butthole Surfers.

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