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 2267 Band Name Origin entries on the site.
|Radioactive Chicken Heads||Chicken heads can't sing, especially apart from the rest of the chicken. From before the chickens and their heads parted company, radioactivity would surely never have been a boon to their singing anyway.||Lori Sifferan|
|Fool's Garden||Who's the fool and what has his/her garden to do with this? (They later dropped the apostrophe from their name, giving it a different meaning, which could be interpreted as stupid in itself.)||mads.|
|Cardiacs||Not stupid per se, but WAY harsher in hindsight--lead singer Tim Smith was incapacitated by a heart attack in 2008, and was ultimately killed by cardiac arrest in 2020. Ouch...||Sejjie|
|Of Montreal||Let me guess; a bunch of fans of The Stills. I suppose they thought people would think they were clever if they named themselves after a more obscure song than the Still In Love Song.||The Skuz|
|Salvation Army||The original name of the band we know today as The Three O'Clock, before the REAL Salvation Army got on their case about using their name for the band. And yet, iTunes has another rock band from 2012 listed with that name which so far only has one EP.||The Skuz|
|Ghost Of The Robot||It's just not clever, and it could give some people nightmares.||Joe|
|Sade||It's pronounced Shaw-DAY (No "R" sound, people!) but it being spelled the way it is, most people are bound to pronounce it "Sayd" (a single syllable, rhyming with "maid").||Steve|
|I Prevail||Yes, you prevail at making band names that don't make sense.||Mac|
|Meg Mac||It sounds like a McDonald's burger that is bigger than the Big Mac. (Mega-Mac?)||Polly Darton|
|In Dying Arms||What a repulsive-sounding name!||Max E. Padd|
|Worm Quartet||It's not a four-person ensemble, nor are there any worms in it. Plus, the name sounds rather disgusting.||Chris|
|Breathe Carolina||What, were they trying to use CPR on someone named Carolina? If so, that's not a very good inspiration for a band name.||Gus|
|Savage Grace||Yet another name that pertains to two actual bands. One was a progressive band, briefly active in the late 1960s/early 1970s, the other a heavy metal band active for much of the 1980s/early 1990s. Not only that, the name looks like it could pertain to an individual female performer, possibly a rapper.||Gebbie Dibson|
|6ix9ine||What the hell is up with replacing the first letter in a word for a number with the numeral itself? That's what this guy did. It looks like it should be pronounced "six-ix nine-ine", which leads to phonetic ambiguity with "6, 6, 9, 9."||Mr. Critic|
|Young the Giant||Since Young is not a first name, and none of these musicians are giant, what gives?||Rock Maninoff|
|k.d. lang||Another female artist whose initials sound like "Katie". The stupid part is that she doesn't capitalize her name. Really!||Polly Darton|
|Professional Murder Music||Yet another way-too-repulsive name for a band.|
**Reminder: This section is only for actual performer names. Lately there have been many incoming submissions with very wacky names that likely don't pertain to actual bands; googling them produces no results, and they don't even appear on Allmusic.com; therefore they've been rejected. So PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT ANY MORE MADE-UP PERFORMER NAMES TO THIS SECTION. Thank you for your cooperation.
|Eats Everything||Sounds like an incomplete sentence; something should come before it. (This is an actual one-man band, by the way.)||Maude|
|Les Humphries Singers||My first impression on seeing this band name was that, to convey an aura of "classiness" or something like that they had affixed the French prefix "Les" (meaning "the" [plural]; sounds sort of like the English word "lay" as nearly as the French sound can be rendered into English phonetics) to their name. Then I thought how "Les" (sounding like "less") could be a given name or nickname derived therefrom. Then I realized the band might be named for someone (probably a member thereof) named Les Humphries. That makes the name ambiguous in meaning. So I looked up the band, finding that the second guess above is the correct one. Band member Les Humphries was from England. He started the band in Hamburg, Germany (in a country adjacent to France, no less), than moved back to England after the band disbanded. So the name leaves both its pronunciation and its meaning ambiguous.||Liberty Anderson|
|The Tee Set||When I first heard of them, I thought they were metaphorically calling themselves a set of teacups and saucers. But the name isn't even spelled right for that. Did they name themselves instead after a set of golf tees? (Do golf tees even come in sets?)||Tabitha Cartwright|
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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.
If you have a creative/humorous idea, please submit it.