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 2173 Band Name Origin entries on the site.
|YoungBloodZ||Since they capitalize the last letter of their name, should we read it as "Young Blood Z"?||Liza Lott|
|Se7en||1) It looks stupid with the numeral 7 being used as a letter; that said, it should be read as "Sesevenen". 2) It's recursive anyway; spelling out the number and replacing the middle letter with the number itself. What's the point in that? 3) It refers to not one, not two, but THREE different musical acts (An American female soul singer, a Korean male hip-hop singer, and a male rapper with the band Brokencyde)! Three strikes, you're out!||Mr. Critic|
|Sunflower Bean||Sunflowers give seeds, not beans.||Star City Punk|
|Contraband||This early 90s rock supergroup tried to be a literal "counter-band" in the grunge era, only to flop in the end.||Joey F.|
|The Chemical Brothers||Once again, a double misnomer. They're not related as brothers, and neither one has Chemical as a surname.||Gus|
|Joe Budden||A male rapper. This is supposedly his real name, but it sounds too similar to Joe Biden, the Vice President of the United States from 2009-2017. That said, some people might think this guy is ripping off the former VP's name.||Gus|
|Kicking Harold||Why would you want to name a band this? It sounds mean spirited.||Julia|
|The Record Company||It just sounds so generic.||Rock Maninoff|
|Eye Alaska||Yeah, just randomly select a part of the body and a U.S. state, and put the words together; that's real creative. (Sarcasm intended.)||Justin|
|Martha and the Muffins||Is there any chance the "muffins" they're referring to are the ones between their legs? Personally, I'm okay with that, but a lot of other people wouldn't be, which is probably the point.||The Skuz|
|Manchester Orchestra||The name is doubly misleading: they're not an orchestra and not from Manchester. They're actually an indie rock group from Georgia.||Autistic Otter|
|Ph.D.||Do the members of this band really all have doctorate degrees? Somehow I doubt it.||Gus|
|Orange Goblin||Yes, this is a real band, namely a London-based heavy metal group. They must have had warped minds to come up with a name like this.||John|
|Eye Alaska||They're not really from Alaska, actually from Orange County (in California).||Brionna Secret|
|Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam||Why do they have to use Lisa's name twice in succession? That sorta implies that there's two members named Lisa in this band (which has never been the case). To me, that's stupid stupid.||Mr. Critic|
|Minnesota||This band wasn't from the U.S.; in fact they were from Germany. Unless they somehow have ties to the state of Minnesota, I don't see the point in them using this name. (They covered 4-Non-Blondes' "What's Up" shortly after it was a big hit.)||Gus|
|Ace Of Base||Sounds like a playing card in a rejected suit.||C.J.|
|Public Image Ltd.||This is not a company or an organization nor it was doing business.||Johnny Nguyen|
|God Is An Astronaut||Doesn't make sense... unless they were praying in space when they thought of this name (which is probably unlikely, but ya never know).||Mr. Critic|
|Everything, Everything||A band name consisting of the same word twice in succession is tacky enough, but what's worse in this case is that there's already a band called Everything (just that word, once). (By the way, this band's name doesn't actually contain a comma, but I put it there anyway in case the name shows up on two lines after it gets approved.)||Pete & Repete|
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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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