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 1972 Band Name Origin entries on the site.
|Stranger Than Fiction||There are actually about four or five bands with this name. One of them was Elliot Smith's old high school band, and another is a bunch of Cowboy Junkies wannabes from Toronto. Those two are decent bands, but with nearly a half a dozen bands with the same name, it lacks originality.||The Skuz|
|Flesh For Lulu||Not sure how they came up with this name, but I doubt that it has anything to do with 60s-70s Scottish singer-actress Lulu.||Lauren|
|Rotting Christ||Can someone say "trying too hard to be edgy"?||Danny Hates Dubstep|
|Ultraspank||Ew... (The worst part is actually explaining to people that I like their music, and dealing with the awkwardness that ensues.)||Danny Hates Dubstep|
|Dash Berlin||They're not actually from Berlin.||Crafthead|
|The Wrens||It's another one of those names that pertains to more than one known music group.||Mr. Critic|
|Hoobastank||It's gross. Sounds like a feminine hygiene problem.||Landon|
|KJ-52||Most people are likely to look at this name and pronounce the numerical part "fifty-two", interpreting it as a full number, rather than "five-two" (the digits one at a time, which is how the artist himself established it). Also it could be interpreted as a four-card hand (king, jack, five, two).||Quyjibo|
|The 88||The combined total of all members of this group, past and present, adds up to way under 88. So the name is misleading in that regard.||Mr. Critic|
|Blanket Of Secrecy||If it's such a secret, why are they singing it to everybody?||Oprah Winbag|
|Eagle Eye Cherry||Cherries don't have any kind of eyes, eagle or otherwise.||Lucille Ball Sized Hail|
|Brad Sucks||I think it's stupid for him to use "Sucks" as a pseudo-last name. Either people would think he's insulting himself, or it's what others might think of him. Talk about repulsive!||Mr. Critic|
|The Members||What are they members of? This is too vague a name.||Quyjibo|
|Ezra Vine||It suggests the first and last name of a solo male performer, but this music act is actually a band.||Mr. Critic|
|Sarah Where Is My Tea||I was like "Are you kidding?" when I first saw this cited as a band name. Things have been said before about the absurdity of questions as band names. Still, this one could "take the cake"! I can't think of any reason whatsoever to relate this question to music, or imagine how it suggests a musical group.||Natasha Bly|
|Lucky Boys Confusion||It seems to suggest the meaning one would get if "Boys" had an apostrophe in it -- either "Boy's" (singular) or "Boys'" (plural). If it is meant to suggest that, then it is ambiguous as to singular versus plural, by having no apostrophe. If it is really meant to signify "Boys", without an apostrophe and therefore non-possessive, it is just a random juxtaposition of "Lucky Boys" and "Confusion", not very meaningful. But, meant to be possessive to not, it is a vague suggestion at best or any connection between a boy or boys and confusion, whether his or their confusion, or any other confusion or confusion in general. It could just leave us wondering what could be lucky about confusion, even if we're left with such a tangible impression as that of any implied connection.||Laurie Cassid|
|Steel Dragon||This is actually a fictional band featuring real musicians (in the movie "Rock Star" (2001)), but it's a literally-impossible name in more ways than one.||Quyjibo|
|Grandpa Jones||It's kind of a misnomer since he never actually had any grandchildren.||Harlo Gubli|
|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|
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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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