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 2102 Band Name Origin entries on the site.
|Nobodyknows||Nobody knows what? And why'd they have to run the two words together??||Daniel|
|Girl in a Coma||It seems to suggest a solo female performer, but it's a group instead. But at least they're all ladies.||Quyjibo|
|Kara||There are actually two known bands with this name. What makes it even worse is that it could suggest a solo female, since Kara is a girls name.||Mr. Critic|
|Spoon||Spoon is a folk rock band from Austin, Texas. And this probably wouldn't be a stupid name if it wasn't for the fact that there was already a band called The Spoons that was formed in Canada in 1979.||Frosty The Cat|
|Earth Opera||It's a psychedelic rock group, not an opera.||Keira Farnell|
|Butterfly Boucher||It sounds like it should be a group name, but it's really one person instead. In fact, it's the actual first name and last name of a female soloist.||Daniel|
|Framing Hanley||I dug up on the internet information that "Hanley" refers to Ashley Hanley, who died while she was engaged to one of the band's members. The band all considered her a good friend, so the story goes, and wished to honor her, so they named the band what they did in their attempt to so honor her. But how is the name supposed to honor anybody? Sounds like they are referring to framing somebody for some crime. Sounds like about as dubious a way to "honor" anybody as we could imagine! They came up with a name that would seem to fit a grungy or dark-named band, hardly leading anyone to believe that they intended to honor anybody through the name.||Karen Smith|
|Two Nice Girls||This is a quintet, so why "TWO Nice Girls"? Or do they mean three of them aren't nice??||Valerie Cameron|
|Nana Grizol||Another name that seems to suggest a solo performer in first-last name form, but is really a band.||Quyjibo|
|Deadlift Lolita||First of all, I was unfamiliar with the word "deadlift", so I looked it up in trying to make sense of this band name. I found that it refers to a kind of weight lifting. That ties in with how the members of this duo are also bodybuilders. I also found out that they are a Japanese band in the process of looking things up. Since they gave themselves an English name, the must be trying to market themselves to Anglophone listeners (possibly among others). That makes it not entirely relevant for anyone to say that if I knew more about Japanese culture I might understand how their name might be more appealing to their native culture. The name strikes me as not too appealing because of the obscurity of the word "deadlift". Those unfamiliar with the word might envision a dead body being lifted, or a zombie lifting somebody or something. Such would likely be a distraction from making their music appealing. Furthermore for musicians to name their band for something else they are noted for, something so far removed from their music, might be a distraction and not the best way to encourage appreciation for their music.||Karen Smith|
|The Knocks||Phonetically, it could be too easily mistaken as 'The Knox', since it has exactly the same pronunciation.||Joe|
|MisterWives||Sounds kinda like an oxymoron, gender-wise.||Quyjibo|
|The Selecter||Yes, this is the actual spelling of the band's name. But most people who haven't heard of this band will likely spell it as Selector.||Joe|
|The Firm||The name itself isn't actually stupid, but the problem is that there are THREE bands that have this name... a hip-hop group briefly active in the 90's; a novelty band briefly active in the 80's; and a British rock supergroup formed in the 80's. Even though the British supergroup is the most well-known of these three, the other two groups should be aware that the name was already taken, therefore no one will get confused.||Rachel|
|Monty Python||I know this a British comedy group. But it still confounds me as to why they would name it after a snake.||Brit Boxx|
|Foamy Ed||It suggests a solo performer, possibly even a male rapper... but it turns out to be an all-female band instead. So it's yet another misleading name!||Quyjibo|
|Ice Cube||Seriously, what's wrong? This thing is not made of ice cubes.||Robert D. Arndt Jr.|
|Howling Bells||Another "literally impossible" band name. Bells are incapable of actually howling.||Mr. Critic|
|Pink Lady||First of all, there's 2 ladies here and they are Japanese so their skin color wouldn't be 'pink' but more like 'yellowish'.||Pacific Pirate|
|The National||The National what? National Bank? National Hebrew? National League? The name is too vague.||Frank Hotdog|
New entries in this section are currently reviewed by nally. Previous editors (if any) are listed on the editors page.
|Candy Welty (site rank #1)||214|
|Jonathan S. (site rank #42)||138|
|GlamRockNinjaLord (site rank #22)||76|
|Travis (site rank #43)||56|
|Peter (site rank #4)||26|
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.