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 2151 Band Name Origin entries on the site.
|Babymetal||Another compound word made up of randomly chosen words. It seems to suggest a group of babies (or even toddlers) performing heavy-metal. That doesn't make a whole lotta sense to me.||C.J.|
|The Kingston Trio||They're neither from Kingston, ON nor from Kingston, Jamaica - but rather from Palo Alto, CA.||Panini|
|Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine||I dunno, it might have a raunchy connotation to it.||Mac|
|Riders of the Purple Sage||There are three different known bands by this name, all of which were active during or near the mid 20th century. How could the other two not realize the name had already been taken?||Mr. Critic|
|Little Girls||The name suggests an all-female band, but none of the members are actually female. They're all guys! Therefore the name is a misnomer.||Greg|
|Francesqa||The name suggests a solo female performer, but it's actually a four-piece group consisting of all males. Additionally, no one's gonna think to spell it this way if they hear it without first seeing it in print.||Jonathan S.|
|The Wave Pictures||There are not any photos of waves in the band.||Johnny Nguyen|
|The Cooters||Yes, this is an actual band. What the heck is a cooter?||Calop|
|Horse Feathers||Horses don't have feathers.||Elon Muskrat|
|Bros||It looks like it could be read as short for 'brothers' (i.e., pronounced "broze"), but they want you to pronounce it as "bross" instead. But on the plus side, it is a duo of brothers (twins, in fact).||Mr. Critic|
|Freaky Age||Not a good attention-getter if you ask me. They must've had wacky minds to come up with a name like this.||Max E. Padd|
|Bad Suns||Sounds too repulsive. Was this name inspired by a certain Creedence Clearwater Revival song title or something?||Ed|
|I Don't Know How But They Found Me||Yes, this is an actual band's name, no lie. The problem is that it has too many words, and it's a declarative statement. Such criteria don't work well for a band name IMHO.||Mr. Critic|
|The Normals||Yet another name that pertains to two different bands. (One was an early punk band from New Orleans that didn't go far; the other was a Christian band named after its home city: Normal, Illinois.) What complicates matters further is that there was also a one-man band called The Normal (singular of this name), active briefly in the late 1970s. Confused yet?||Cassandra|
|Say We Can Fly||It has been noted before that band names that are commands are questionable in general. But this case is especially stupid, as the band seems to be telling its listeners (or SOMEBODY) to tell the band something which is a falsehood (at least if the band is made up of humans).||Diana Jasper|
|Howling Bells||What? Are the trying to reference a lot of those "Howling" blues musicians that were hiding in juke joints of the old south before rock 'n' roll?||The Skuz|
|Vanity 6||The number 6 in the name presents a misnomer since this band was a trio, not a sextet as implied. They didn't have any additional members in the history of the band, either.||C.J.|
|Mahogany Rush||There is no way that a "rush" can be made of any piece of wood, let alone mahogany.||Old Man Edgar Winter|
|Eric Carmen||Sounds too much like Eric Cartman, even though this guy was active LONG before "South Park" was even created.||Heyitsgalaxycreeper|
|Eddie from Ohio||This is a misnomer in more ways than one. First off, it suggests a solo male performer from the state of Ohio. But it's a band. However, one of its members is named Eddie. Secondly, they're not from Ohio; they're from Virginia.||Cassandra|
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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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