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 2327 Band Name Origin entries on the site.
|Pig Destroyer||That sounds WAY too repulsive. Why do such a thing??||Mr. Critic|
|Beardfish||I can't help but picture something grotesque when I see this name.||Liza Lott|
|Corky and the Juice Pigs||Nobody in the band is called Corky, and there is no such thing as a "juice pig".||Kath|
|The Weakerthans||What in the heck is a weakerthan? (Or, what are they weaker than?)||Opie M.|
|Unknown Mortal Orchestra||They must not be unknown if *some* people know about them. Including the word 'mortal' makes it unappealing as well.||Curtis|
|Kate Walsh||There is a British singer (born in 1983) by this name, but most Americans might confuse her with a U.S. actress (born in 1967), who is not a musician. However, the actress's given first name was Kathleen, and she has a middle name; whereas the Brit singer's given first name was Kate and she doesn't have a middle name. That said, it's hard to differentiate the two women. (If you ask me, the singer should've taken a stage name.)||A. Critic|
|Pooh Shiesty||Simply the worst name for a rapper EVER, it sounds like something a toddler who just discovered swear words would say. I can't even say it with a straight face.||Sejica|
|Teddybears (Swedish band)||First there was an American vocal group called The Teddy Bears (definite article in front, followed by two main words). Much later, a Swedish alt rock band named itself Teddybears (all one word, no definite article). That band should have realised that a variant of the name was already taken, in order to avoid confusion with the American band.||A. Person|
|A||Since the letter 'A' can also be an indefinite article, this band technically has no name. (Aside from the fact that one-letter names can be problematic.)||Mr. Critic|
|A-II-Z||They use the roman numeral for 2, which is why many people could assume it's "A-to-Z" without seeing it in print first. What else is stupid about the name is that it starts with the letter 'A' by itself, which some sorting programs could treat as an indefinite article, thereby sorting this band's name under the letter 'I' instead. (That's why I put hyphens, so it would get sorted properly on here.)||Stu L. Pigeon|
|Fatboy Slim||Makes no sense, because what you're saying this guy is fat...and slim?||Mr. Clever Name|
|Son Volt||Yet another band name that seems like it selected two random words, regardless of meaning.||Mac|
|The Cryan' Shames||If someone hears this name without seeing it in print first, they're likely to assume that it's spelled The Cryin' Shames.||Liza Lott|
|Spooky Tooth||No tooth ever said "Boo!" to me.||Opie M.|
|Eiffel 65||Was there supposed to be something about the Eiffel Tower in 1965 that they found significant? Or did they just find a picture of the tower from that year, they happened to like somewhere?||The Skuz|
|Chamillionaire||Is he a chameleon or a millionaire? He doesn't have proof that he is either one.||Reggie Pillbox|
|Primitive Radio Gods||There's nothing particularly "primitive" about them, and that's not even mentioning the level of blasphemy associated with calling yourselves gods.||Sejica|
|Cutting Crew||Just like Scissor Sisters, it would work better as a hair dressing salon as opposed to a band name. It would also be a name better fit for a lumberjack business.||Steve|
|Joey Dee||The name itself isn't stupid, what is stupid is that there are 2 performers who have this name. The first Joey Dee is the lead singer of The Starliters active since the late 1950s, and the second is an Australian solo singer active since the 1980s.||Ed|
|Doris Duke||Both the name of a tobacco heiress and a soul singer of the 1960's and 1970's. That said, some people might think of the heiress and not the singer when they hear this name.||Robert Brown|
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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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