11 Weird and Somewhat Stupid Band Names
It stands to reason that to brand itself effectively, a band must have a name that's also subversive and memorable. During the initial flush of the British Invasion, parents were forced to ponder the meaning of band handles like the Beatles, Pretty Things, Zombies, the Kinks, and the Who (as to the what and why). Those names seem innocent enough now, compared to many acts today whose titles are geared toward implying idiocy, irony, or insult. We've compiled a list of weird and suggestive band names; they defy the norm and inspire a second glance. Add your favorite horrible band name in the comments.
11. The Bad Livers
There's nothing attractive at all about the imagery this inspires. Cirrhosis is not sexy.
10. Front Bottoms
Clever and kind of catchy in a way, maybe the name has to do with someone who has his head up his ass. And with their kind of everyday, off-hand, angst-ridden delivery, that upside-down angle seems to make sense.
These Midwestern rockers appear to have taken a self-deprecating view, but given the fact that they sprang from a band called the Ass Ponies, any handle is an improvement. Fortunately their music -- riveting, hard-hitting, and packed with punch and purpose -- belies the name they saddled themselves with. Better than Pussies, we suppose.