Sunday, May 12, 2013

10 band names that need an editor

This week's Monday Listicles is "10 worst band names." I found an awesome "bad band name generator" online, which allows you to create your own bad band names. For example--this is what it did for me:

  1. Nautical But Nasty
  2. Love Me or Heave Me
  3. Despina's Lovely Baubles (I actually like this one!)
  4. The Obscenities of Dr. Scholl
  5. Nuns Are Funny
  6. Renegade Teacosy Collectors (like this one, too!)
  7. 1000 Screaming Headmasters
  8. Dalek Humbug Principle
  9. The Nippleclamp Operators (um, yuck!)
  10. Exoteric Bananas
I found some truly awful actual band names (Lake of Anal Mucus, anyone? Or "F-ck Her, or the Terrorists Win"? Ugh!!). On the other hand, many band names people hate I think are kind of creative. So because I'm a writer/editor by day and spend a lot of time correcting other people's spelling, punctuation, and grammatical errors, I thought I'd focus on band names that have deliberate typos in them. I'm leaving out Limp Bizkit because so many people list that one...ugh. Here they are (I could list far more!):
  1. Korn, Kreed, Thousand Foot Krutch, and Uncle Kracker (can't stand K perversions of words)
  2. Plain White T's (apostrophe errors are one of my biggest pet peeves!)
  3. Teh Soup Rebellion (what the heck happened with "the"?)
  4. Dear and the Headlights (no dear, it's "Deer in")
  5. You Love Her Coz She's Dead (now that's just sloppy!!)
  6. We Versus the Shark (Us, please...not we)
  7. Teehn Bwitches (who don't know how to spell)
  8. The Monkees and the Byrds (clearly, we had a spelling-challenged zookeeper)
  9. Phish (my 16-year-old and I have different opinions on this band, but one thing we can say for sure..."phish" is not the correct spelling!)
  10. The Beatles (this has become such an accepted name that we've forgotten that it's actually a misspelling. Beetles is spelled with two "e"s, remember?)
Enjoy this listicles of band names? Check out the others at Stasha's blog, The Good Life!


17 comments:

  1. One of my favorite bands in the (teh) world is The Old 97's...and that apostrophe just absolutely KILLS me.

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    1. Oh yes...that would be a problem, Jen!!

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  2. What an awesome spin. I agree on the spelling. Apparently !!! is a name of a popular band too. Talk about ???!?!??!
    Despina's Lovely Baubles is totally rad name. Also I am glad someone else in this world uses the word baubles...

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    1. One of the ones I found but ended up not using was Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly (without a period at the end).

      I would totally use Despina's Lovely Baubles if I were to start a band!! :)

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  3. I blame the Beatles for all of it.

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    1. Absolutely!! They started it, right?

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  4. I want to change our blog name to The Obscenities of Dr. Scholl!
    Awesome spin on the list.
    And sisters who despise K perversions unite! BTW, I had to Google Plain White T's for our post just to truly make sure the apostrophe was there.

    Ellen

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    1. Yes! My mom used to wear Dr. Scholl's sandals when I was a kid, and they always seemed so horribly uncomfortable to me, with that big lumps sticking into her feet!! That might be a good band name: Sisters Who Despise K Perversions. What do you think?

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  5. WHAT????OMG...laughing so incredibly hard right now...and I'm at work...some of those names...I can't...words fail me babe.

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    1. Glad it tickled your funny bone! :)

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  6. This is awesome! That bad name generator did an awesome job, my favorite.....Nuns are Funny, Because they are.
    And I pretty much agree with your whole real band list!

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  7. I agree on the bad name generator. Love Me or Heave Me? And I guess grammar is not top of the list when it comes to being a rock star. Good job on the prompt.

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    1. I meant to say that I agree with the comments that said the generator did a great job. :)

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  8. Love your list both of them. I think that the Nippleclamp Operators might have the goth fans of the Barenaked Ladies. Too funny about how poor grammar ruins a bad for you!

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  9. That generator is AWESOME. Love Me or Heave Me is inspired.
    I don't think it's ever dawned on me that The Beatles was misspelled before!! GAH!!
    Fun take on the topic!! :)

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    1. It didn't really dawn on me, either, until I saw it on a list of bands with mispelled names! Shows how used to that title we have become.

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