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Unfortunate Band Names...

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Rocky058, Jan 25, 2021.

  1. burntfrijoles

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    It wasn't a real band, just imaginary but "Necrotic Scrotum" would have been awesome.
     
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    One of my all time favorite band names.

    One that still annoys me: Toad the Wet Sprocket. Equally annoying to the name was people asking if I knew it was from a Python sketch (1000x YES!), then quoting Python ad nauseum.
     
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    In a similar vein [cough], there used to be an LI band called 'Stiff Richard.'

    - D
     
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    Thanks for posting Fanny.
    They are so soulful, and had a great sense of time.
     
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    When I was in high school I got recruited by a bunch of middle-aged guys to play in their band. The band was called Hot Flash.

    Ignorant me didn't know what it meant when I joined, but every time I mentioned the name to an adult thereafter they explained it to me.

    Later, in high school a couple of handfuls of us up and coming musicians formed a dizzying array of jam bands or jam arrangements. I could start naming off a lot of those names but they'd mostly get turned to asterisks by the profanity filter.

    A few of my favourites (that incidentally, I came up with):

    Strutsie Leafspring and the Mortal Coil
    Jose Cuervo and the Lo Sientos
    3 Minutes Hate (which got used by another band later)
    Hairball Express
    spYder

    etc..
     
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    Maybe I'm not the best judge as I'm a bit of a connoisseur of weird band names that many people might declare are unfortunate. To me unfortunate implies that the name has a meaning that the band didn't realize or intend it to have. Frumpy doesn't seem unfortunate to me by that standard....I actually kinda like it....lol.
     
  7. strat a various

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    Bob's yer Uncle ...
     
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    D.O.A. starring Joey Sh*thead on guitar
    I did sound for them in early 80's with U-J3rk5



    also Dayglo Abortions

    I worked with these guys as well

     
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    Prefab Sprout was inspired..
     
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    I stumbled across a band on Pandora years ago called "Pinky Tuscadero's White Knuckle @$$ F#%k" but with letters not characters. I kinda liked them and even bought an album.
     
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    Latex Novelties. Punk band in 80s Indianapolis, IN. Couldn't decide if they were punk or new wave.

     
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    I can’t believe AC/DC hasn’t been mentioned in this thread yet. I mean, they made the name iconic, but early on didn’t a lot of people mistakenly think they were a homosexual band?
     
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    Steely Dan.
     
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    ...and who could forget this classic trio?

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    I was up in Boston one time back in the late 80s, and a band named, “Iron Sausage” was opening for the Butthole Surfers. There was an ad for the show on the radio.
     
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    I just heard this on the local jazz station last night and was really digging the performance and the recording in general. I missed the name announcement so I looked up the current playlist online and was amused to see a jazz combo calling itself “Naked Rock Fight!”



    If you have a taste for this kind of thing, listen through and check out those drums! That mix!
     
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