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Stupid band names

 
 
Reply Fri 12 Sep, 2003 02:03 am
Here is the start of a list of stupid band names. If anyone knows what the hell they mean,any info is appreciated. Also,feel free to add more.

Skankin' Pickle

Foghat

Trick Pony

Pop Will Eat Itself

Mighty Mighty Bosstones

Third Eye Blind

Third House Of Beef

System Of A Down

Blind Melon

Green Day

Ten Years After (Ten Years After WHAT???)

Fury In The Slaughterhouse

Grateful Dead

Atomic Rooster

Pearl Jam

King Crimson

Spooky Tooth

Mustard Plug

Strawberry Alarm Clock

Less Than Jake

Chainsaw Kittens

Mott The Hoople

Matchbox 20

Fever Tree

Bowling For Soup

Chocolate Watchband

Grand Funk Railroad

Quiet Riot

Mother Love Bone

The Radiators From Space

Iron Butterfly

Smash Mouth

Blues Traveler

Radiohead

Blues Magoos

Godsmack

Pinhead Gunpowder

Rage Against The Machine

Wall Of Voodoo
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Montana
 
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Reply Fri 12 Sep, 2003 02:39 am
Blue man group

I think that's what they're called.
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the prince
 
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Reply Fri 12 Sep, 2003 03:01 am
There is a band in India called

The Rubber Band (actually I think it is quite funny)
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kev
 
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Reply Fri 12 Sep, 2003 03:30 am
Welcome Kingding,

This site might help:


http://www.amiright.com/names/bandnameorigins.shtml
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jespah
 
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Reply Fri 12 Sep, 2003 04:35 am
Actually Grand Funk Railroad is a parody of the Grand Trunk Railroad, a real line that evidently runs somewhat near where the band members come from.

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones are from Boston so that's something of a play on Boston.
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roger
 
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Reply Fri 12 Sep, 2003 07:20 am
Something the matter with Hootie and the Blowfish? Can you believe there used to be a group called the Beatles? I kid you not.
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Craven de Kere
 
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Reply Fri 12 Sep, 2003 09:06 am
"Toad the Wet Sprocket"
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Grand Duke
 
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Reply Fri 12 Sep, 2003 09:14 am
Pop Will Eat Itself were a fine band from the UK indie-rock scene of the late 80's/early 90's, and were among the first of that genre to use samples & synths as well as guitars etc. The name is a quote from some guy. Not much use actually, sorry!

A couple of others daft 'uns from the same era were Kingmaker, Super Furry Animals and (my favorite) Ned's Atomic Dustbin, who take their name from a radio comedy sketch by The Goons, who appeared on BBC radio in the 50s and included Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers & Sir Harry Seycombe.
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bigdice67
 
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Reply Fri 12 Sep, 2003 09:17 am
Johnny Hates Jazz
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Monger
 
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Reply Fri 12 Sep, 2003 10:36 am
Limp Bizkit

Eminem

The Black Eyed Peas

Kick the Can Crew
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Monger
 
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Reply Fri 12 Sep, 2003 10:40 am
Oi! Kev's link with band name origins is pretty cool..
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fbaezer
 
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Reply Fri 12 Sep, 2003 12:04 pm
Iron Butterfly: heavy yet delicate, downright artificial.
Ten Years After: it's a way of saying the near future, ten years after this moment.
Rage against the Machine: neoluddites, a political stance against the system.

Really stupid names:

The Monkees - stupid on purpose
Humble Pie
The Lemon Pipers

the hyeroglyphs that for a while substituted "Prince"
The Artist Formerly Known as Prince
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eegah
 
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Reply Tue 11 Nov, 2003 07:46 pm
I always thought The Psychedelic Furs was a pretty stupid name, though I liked the group.

And how about Death Cab for Cutie (from an old Bonzo Dog song)?
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BlueMonkey
 
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Reply Fri 14 Nov, 2003 11:35 am
Re: Stupid band names
Kingding wrote:

Trick Pony
Mighty Mighty Bosstones
Third Eye Blind
System Of A Down
Blind Melon
Green Day
Grateful Dead
Atomic Rooster
Pearl Jam
King Crimson
Less Than Jake
Chainsaw Kittens
Matchbox 20
Fever Tree
Bowling For Soup
Quiet Riot
Iron Butterfly
Smash Mouth
Blues Traveler
Radiohead
Blues Magoos
Godsmack
Rage Against The Machine


I think they are cool names. Since I think these are intresting and somewhat creative I was wondering, Kingding, what you think is a cool band name if Radiohead, Pearl Jam, Chainsaw Kittens, and Trick Pony are not?
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Slappy Doo Hoo
 
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Reply Fri 14 Nov, 2003 11:43 am
My roomate was in a band called "FUPA."
Hilarious name.
For those that don't know...FUPA stands for "Fat Upper Pu$$y Area." Like when you see a fat chick, and her crotch area is hanging out...like a gut below the gut.
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BlueMonkey
 
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Reply Fri 14 Nov, 2003 11:54 am
Slappy Doo Hoo wrote:
FUPA


LOL
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Joe Nation
 
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Reply Fri 14 Nov, 2003 12:02 pm
My Emerson college roommates formed a band in 1965
(goddamn I feel old)
called
"Grendel and the HoneyCloisters" which you have to read Candy
to understand. It was shocking. So was their version of Gloria

That was also the year that the Big Bad Boston BackBay BadBoys started doing cover tunes in the North End. It was also fun for the broadcasting students who had contests to see who could introduce the band the fastest. Every song was intro'd by someone else, the crowd was merciless on any who stuttered or uh'd.

I was marching for peace and couldn't bother learning E - A - B7 tunes.
What a smuck......
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PDiddie
 
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Reply Fri 14 Nov, 2003 12:09 pm
I don't think any of the names are stoopid.

From the time I was spending my meager allowance on LPs, I was always, "Why didn't I think of that?"

Screaming Trees, Smashing Pumpkins, Smithereens, and Red Hot Chili Peppers are some of my favorites (maybe because I also like their music).
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kerver
 
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Reply Fri 14 Nov, 2003 01:19 pm
"I Mother Earth"
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cjhsa
 
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Reply Fri 14 Nov, 2003 01:25 pm
Grand Trunk Railroad divided the town where I grew up in Michigan. Which side of the tracks do you live on?

Craven stole my favorite stupid band name.

But the all time stupidest name has to be the symbol for the artist that was formerly Prince.
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