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This was brought up a bit in another thread, and might deserve it's own thread, only time will tell.

Give us some band names you think are great and/or some you think are shit. It's obviously totally subjective but it might be interesting to see others' opinions.

 

 

from the other thread, these are all "good" ones.

 

The Mavericks

Lonestar

The Flying Burrito Brothers

Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros is a magnificent band name. See also New Fast Automatic Daffodils.

Martha and the Muffins

Joy Division

Echo and the Bunnymen

They Might Be Giants,

Television,

The Spinners.

I love Orchestral Maneuvers in the Dark actually.

 

I think Chili Dog's are all pretty good, Johnnyboy's however, not so much.

 

Here are 10 of each of mine off the top of my head, I'm sure there are loads I like both more and less that I forgot.

 

Good

 

Suicidal Tendencies

Fear

The Stranglers

The Dandy Warhols

Mastodon

Dog Eat Dog

The Cure

Foreigner

Agent Orange

The Runaways

 

 

Bad

 

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Megadeth

Blink-182

The Drums

Limp Bizkit

The Arctic Monkeys

Puddle of Mudd

Lynyrd Skynyrd

Billy Talent

Me First and the Gimme Gimmes

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from the other thread, these are all "good" ones.

 

The Mavericks

Lonestar

The Flying Burrito Brothers

Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros is a magnificent band name. See also New Fast Automatic Daffodils.

Martha and the Muffins

Joy Division

Echo and the Bunnymen

They Might Be Giants,

Television,

The Spinners.

I love Orchestral Maneuvers in the Dark actually.

 

I think these are all fucking dreadful names. Imagine walking in to a record shop (yes, they still exist) and asking for the latest New Fast Automatic Daffodils album. A band's name is automatically shit if you feel a cunt when saying it out loud. I like the band Korn but I always used to feel a nob saying it out loud.

 

These are some of my favourite metal band names, seeing as this was the genre being accused of having the worst offenders.

 

Slayer

Morbid Angel

Decapitated

Autopsy

Cattle Decapitation

Brutal Truth

Brain Drill

Circle Of Dead Children

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I think great names for bands are generally simple and easy to remember. Stuff like The Beatles, Nirvana, The Cure, The Verve, The Pixies, The White Stripes etc. Those are not necessarily bands I like I just think the names stand out. A rubbish name like me would be something overly contrived like Dexy's Midnight Runners or just pointless long names which mean nothing like the awful previously mentioned Circle of Dead Children. One of the worst band names iv'e ever seen IMO.

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The Beatles is a fantastic name. That would have been a great name even if the band had never made it.

 

Some of my favourite names:

 

AC/DC

The Kinks

Girls Aloud

The Chemical Brothers

Vincent Vincent and the Villains

The Strokes

 

Some I Hate:

 

Puddle of Mudd

Gorky's Zygotic Mynci

Mister Mister

The Who

Peroxwhy?gen

Dave Matthews Band

 

I can't remember any examples at the moment I'm afraid, but Butch was right about some newer Metal names being fucking horse shit. Nothing shows this up more when one of these bands have done a theme for a wrestling show, and somebody has to say "Thanks so much to Belt Snatcher/Intern/Knifepatch for their awesome theme..." and such.

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Some of my favourites are:

 

Iron Maiden

The Datsuns

The Mission

Kyuss

Led Zeppelin

Muse

Napalm Death

Mayhem

One Minute Silence

 

Hate this for their own reasons:

 

Ben Folds Five (rips off the Dave Clark Five, lazy naming)

Queens Of The Stone Age (awesome band but godawful name)

5 Finger Death Punch (Eh?)

 

A lot of power metal bands overdo the fantasy part of the genre in their naming too.

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I think these are all fucking dreadful names. Imagine walking in to a record shop (yes, they still exist) and asking for the latest New Fast Automatic Daffodils album. A band's name is automatically shit if you feel a cunt when saying it out loud. I like the band Korn but I always used to feel a nob saying it out loud.

 

These are some of my favourite metal band names, seeing as this was the genre being accused of having the worst offenders.

 

Slayer

Morbid Angel

Decapitated

Autopsy

Cattle Decapitation

Brutal Truth

Brain Drill

Circle Of Dead Children

 

If you have a problem asking for a New Fast Automatic Daffodils album, but have no problem saying, "Excuse me, I was wondering if you could help me? I can't seem to find the latest EP by Circle Of Dead Children. Has it been put in easy listening by mistake?" then you are a penis.

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my favourite metal band names,

Circle Of Dead Children

 

If you have a problem asking for a New Fast Automatic Daffodils album, but have no problem saying, "Excuse me, I was wondering if you could help me? I can't seem to find the latest EP by Circle Of Dead Children. Has it been put in easy listening by mistake?" then you are a penis.

 

He's not doing Metal any favours that's for sure, Metal is my favourite but most of those names are awful. Nothing wrong with Autopsy or Slayer though.

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