These are the band names that we feel are just plain stupid. Bands pick the most absurd names, who wants to be known as a member of the "Butthole Surfers"? We only accept entries for this page that make fun of a band name. Just saying a band is lame (no matter how lame they might be) isn't a good reason for entry.
The 20 most recent entries are listed below. There are 1955 Band Name Origin entries on the site.
|Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings||Dap is a technique of fly fishing. Can a fishing technique have royalty?||Rapunzel Gladstone|
|Insane Clown Posse||Never in anyone's wildest dreams would the visual of a gang of clowns, that, all the more, are insane - come to mind. If anything, that could be your worst nightmare!||Ace|
|Green Day||Days don't have colors, nor can they sing.||Tim Panuchus|
|Natalia Kills||'Kills' isn't her real last name, but it still seems to present a rather dangerous message. Why she came up with it is beyond my comprehension.||Mr. Critic|
|I Am Empire||One person can't be an Empire. If the name were "I Am Emperor", that would make more sense, albeit a vainglorious boast.||Tim Panuchus|
|Crazy Lixx||Another one of those band names based on a supposition that misspellings of words are a lot cooler than they actually are. In this case, if they'd used the standard spelling ("licks"), what would "Crazy Licks" even mean? So there's a further reason (besides spelling) to find this name stupid.||Tim Panuchus|
|The Soggy Bottom Boys||Every time I hear the name it first makes me think of kids who soiled their pants. For ME such a thought has never become completely free of painful childhood memories of how harsh my mother could be toward me if I ever got MY bottom in such a soggy condition!||Fiona Montrose|
|Tuff Darts||Tuff is a porous volcanic rock, hence probably not a material from which darts could be made.||Fiona Montrose|
|Against Me!||How could singer(s) be against himself, herself, or themselves?||Teresa Christie|
|The Vaselines||Naming a band for a lubricant? Not so slick an idea as they must have thought!||Teresa Christie|
|The Cooper Temple Clause||Sounds like a hybrid of Alice Cooper, Stone Temple Pilots and Tim Allen in "The Santa Clause". And those don't seem to go together well.||Whatever My Name Is|
|The Crüxshadows||This is described as a "dark synth pop band", and also as taking its themes from mythology, especially Greek and Egyptian. It also is described as contemplating, through those themes, questions about God and being. But how does that relate to the name? The word "Crüx" looks like the Latin word for "cross", but with the umlaut / dieresis over the "u" gratuitously added. The Latin word for "cross" is simply "crux". In checking whether "Crüx" might have some other origin, I found that google translators "detects" the word "Crüx" as Azerbaijani and translates it merely as "Crux" when translation into English is requested, but also does the same if translation into Latin is requested. I suspect this is most likely a fluke and that the band didn't intend to incorporate any Azerbaijani word into their name. More likely they were just adding a dieresis / umlaut to their name just to look cute / exotic where the mark doesn't really mean anything, as with bands like Blue Öyster Cult and Queensrÿche. Such gratuitous use of marks added to letters is hardly one of the best things that ever happened to band name spellings, and it was a gimmick getting kind of old by the time The Crüxshadows came along. So baring the remote chance of some hidden Azerbaijani root in their name (which very few of their listeners would recognize anyway), they are merely perpuating a gimmick of dubious merit in band names.||Rachel Stedman|
|Darlene Zschech||She might do better to spell her name in such a way that the most of us would have a chance at pronouncing it!||Consuela Sanchez|
|A Camp||I don't know if the A at the start of the name should be read as the indefinite article (pronounced as "uh" and unstressed) or simply as the letter A (pronounced as "ay" and stressed).||B1982|
|Spock's Beard||Neither Dr. Benjamin Spock or Star Trek's Mr. Spock had beards, and facial hair doesn't sing itself.||Mr. Oblivious|
|Cellarful Of Noise||Not an inviting name for a band, to imply that their music is noise.||Melanie Bianca Green|
|Citizen Fish||What country recognizes any fish as citizens? Finland, maybe? No, it would have to be Finsea.||Kayla Stewart|
|Nashville Pussy||1. Despite the name, they're NOT from Nashville; they're from Atlanta. 2. I seriously doubt the RIAA would approve of a band whose name contains a dirty word. (Imagine how many eyebrows that would raise if they won a Grammy!?)||Chowder|
|Iggy Azalea||Seems like she desecrated Iggy Pop with this choice of name?||Amanda|
|Finger Eleven||One only has ten fingers.||Dongquan|
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Much like the stupid song lyrics page, I get a lot of submissions for this page. More than I can really handle. The problem is that I get a lot of "Blink 182 is stupid 'cuz I said so" submissions, which I have to waste time deleting (though not much). I also get a lot of submissions that just aren't funny. I guess the real problem is that the word stupid can mean so many things, and hence every band name could be considered stupid.
So in short, don't bother sending me stupid email about this stupid page, or you're stupid.
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