Artists You've Written Off/Pointedly Ignored because of their name

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can't tell if you're making a joke or genuinely don't understand this thread

jokez

reggaeton for the painfully alone (polyphonic), Sunday, 8 May 2011 06:06 (3 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

Oneohtrix Point Never

some dude, Thursday, 23 June 2011 15:22 (3 years ago) Permalink

NOOOOO, some dude... You're missing out. I get why it's irritating, but at least 106.7 is something resembling real. Personally, I can barely contain my homicidal rage at "Uh Huh Her" and "The Pains of Being Pure at Heart"...

Clarke B., Thursday, 23 June 2011 15:25 (3 years ago) Permalink

not really a type of music i listen to a lot of so it's not like i'm willfully depriving myself -- i'm just saying holy shit what a terrible name

some dude, Thursday, 23 June 2011 15:40 (3 years ago) Permalink

saw a guy today with a tshirt for (what i assume is a band called) "thine eyes bleed". I'll let you imagine the font.....

m0stlyClean, Thursday, 23 June 2011 21:54 (3 years ago) Permalink

Norman Nodge

Chewshabadoo, Thursday, 23 June 2011 22:00 (3 years ago) Permalink

I saw a band t-shirt for a band called Vulvectomy today

Boehner & der club of GOP (Ówen P.), Thursday, 23 June 2011 22:07 (3 years ago) Permalink

New clitgaze duo

Clarke B., Friday, 24 June 2011 02:24 (3 years ago) Permalink

7 months pass...

When Saints Go Machine

lana del rey: everythang's workin' (some dude), Tuesday, 31 January 2012 03:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

totally enormous extinct dinosaurs

their PR has been conscientiously updating me on this band for some years now and i just cannot

first period don't give a fuck, second period gon get cut (lex pretend), Tuesday, 31 January 2012 08:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

And So I Watch You From Afar

Peas, Ants, Pigs & Astronauts (PaulTMA), Tuesday, 31 January 2012 10:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

When Saints Go Machine is a horrible horrible name

I want your nose, your shoes and your unicycle (dog latin), Tuesday, 31 January 2012 10:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

It is supposed to be a pun isn't it?

Derartu Cthulhu (NickB), Tuesday, 31 January 2012 10:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

It's not a very good one if so. I've hated having to say their name outloud (which I do on occasion if someone asks me for music recommendations).

I want your nose, your shoes and your unicycle (dog latin), Tuesday, 31 January 2012 10:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

Mwahaha

Pato The Cape GOAT (some dude), Friday, 9 March 2012 16:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

i blame the internet

Nultified Ancients of Man U (Noodle Vague), Friday, 9 March 2012 16:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

xp - at least one of them used to be in a band called Ned. cool guy.

sarahell, Friday, 9 March 2012 16:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

There's a band in Atlanta called Groove Stain, which is hilarious and the worst name I have ever heard for a band EVER.

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Friday, 9 March 2012 17:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

Reptar

tanuki, Friday, 9 March 2012 18:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol groove stain

Pato The Cape GOAT (some dude), Friday, 9 March 2012 18:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

Most unappealing band name I have heard in a long time:

Bushwick Book Club

i don't believe in zimmerman (Hurting 2), Thursday, 26 April 2012 03:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

Leftover Crack... I had no idea.

SeanWayne, Thursday, 26 April 2012 06:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

The Beatles - who wants to listen to insects?

Hinklepicker, Thursday, 26 April 2012 07:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

When Saints Go Machine is a horrible horrible name

― I want your nose, your shoes and your unicycle (dog latin), Tuesday, January 31, 2012 10:29 AM (2 months ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

It is supposed to be a pun isn't it?

― Derartu Cthulhu (NickB), Tuesday, January 31, 2012 10:38 AM (2 months ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

omg i just got what this pun is meant to be

i cannot

liberté, égalité, beyoncé (lex pretend), Thursday, 26 April 2012 07:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

Girls

caulk the wagon and float it, Thursday, 26 April 2012 11:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

4 months pass...

twenty | one | pilots

jjjdoom (Whiney G. Weingarten), Wednesday, 29 August 2012 16:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

Dirty Projectors

Supper's Burnt (PaulTMA), Wednesday, 29 August 2012 17:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

or indeed any 'Dirty' band

Supper's Burnt (PaulTMA), Wednesday, 29 August 2012 17:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

Prefab Sprout

― anagram, Tuesday, May 19, 2009 7:00 AM (3 years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Prefab Sprout just recently graduated from being an Artist I've Written Off/Pointedly Ignored Because of Their Name to an Artist I Play Around Other People With Great Trepidation Due To Fear That They Will Ask Me Who It Is and I Will Have To Say Their Name Out Loud.

cwkiii, Wednesday, 29 August 2012 18:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

Butthole Surfers

Dr X O'Skeleton, Wednesday, 29 August 2012 18:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

I remember an band called "Weeknd" placing in some ILM poll... The missing "e" irritates me so much I never want to listen to them.

Tuomas, Wednesday, 29 August 2012 18:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

alt-j (∆)

diamonddave85, Wednesday, 29 August 2012 19:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

I remember an band called "Weeknd" placing in some ILM poll... The missing "e" irritates me so much I never want to listen to them.

Missing or superfluous letters automatically put bands on this list for me these days. Just tired of it already.

cwkiii, Wednesday, 29 August 2012 19:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

Like in Beatles maybe?

Dr X O'Skeleton, Wednesday, 29 August 2012 20:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

Nah, that happened before I got tired of it. ;)

cwkiii, Thursday, 30 August 2012 02:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

Drive By Truckers

Vic Perry, Thursday, 30 August 2012 04:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

Missing or superfluous letters automatically put bands on this list for me these days. Just tired of it already.

It's so you can Google them isn't it?

hurricane weather (forapper), Thursday, 30 August 2012 04:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

That makes sense. But then there are newish bands with names that seem to have been chosen deliberately to defy Google (e.g. The Men, Girls) that still come up as the #1 search result when you search for their name + "band". I don't know, I guess it's mostly in my head, but I tend to avoid bands that jump on what appear to be band name trends; like if you formed some time in the middle of the last decade and have the word "Wolf" in your name, you were written off/pointedly ignored.

It's the all caps-no vowels band names in particular these days that have been bugging me. But at least this thread exists so I can take comfort in knowing I'm not alone in being unfairly dismissive!

cwkiii, Thursday, 30 August 2012 13:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

Anything that makes me use Character Map.

Click here to read in HD (dog latin), Thursday, 30 August 2012 13:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

Sorry

The Presets

look at this quarterstaff (Hurting 2), Tuesday, 18 September 2012 21:17 (1 year ago) Permalink

why not just call your band "Autopilot" (actually, that's a better name) or "Phoning It In"

look at this quarterstaff (Hurting 2), Tuesday, 18 September 2012 21:17 (1 year ago) Permalink

1 year passes...

king gizzard & the lizard wizard

then i happened to hear one of their tracks accidentally and it was great

eat sock become sock (electricsound), Tuesday, 3 June 2014 01:48 (2 months ago) Permalink

Dirty beaches.

I mean seriously dude? Two ridiculously overused words in post - 00 band names..lets just mash em together!

I did listen to him though finally. Pretty good shit.

Dreamland, Tuesday, 3 June 2014 02:18 (2 months ago) Permalink

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.

campreverb, Tuesday, 3 June 2014 15:02 (2 months ago) Permalink

Spotify is bannering me about a band called The Orwells

₴HABΔZZ ¶IZZΔ (Hurting 2), Tuesday, 3 June 2014 15:08 (2 months ago) Permalink

But they come so highly recommended...

The Orwells: "They're like the Strokes if the Strokes got hit in the head with rocks."

Wristy Hurlington (ShariVari), Tuesday, 3 June 2014 15:10 (2 months ago) Permalink

Trying to sound literate by naming your band after an author probably 50% of middle schoolers read: C/D. Also, trying to imply that your shitty indie band is the musical equivalent of a sober, clear-eyed political critic and one of the greatest essayists of all time -- not only highly unlikely, but highly un rock-and-roll even if true.

₴HABΔZZ ¶IZZΔ (Hurting 2), Tuesday, 3 June 2014 15:16 (2 months ago) Permalink

CHVRCHES

clouds, Tuesday, 3 June 2014 15:23 (2 months ago) Permalink


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