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

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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 (1 year ago) Permalink

Leftover Crack... I had no idea.

SeanWayne, Thursday, 26 April 2012 06:09 (1 year ago) Permalink

The Beatles - who wants to listen to insects?

Hinklepicker, Thursday, 26 April 2012 07:05 (1 year 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 (1 year ago) Permalink

Girls

caulk the wagon and float it, Thursday, 26 April 2012 11:18 (1 year ago) Permalink

4 months pass...

twenty | one | pilots

jjjdoom (Whiney G. Weingarten), Wednesday, 29 August 2012 16:15 (1 year ago) Permalink

Dirty Projectors

Supper's Burnt (PaulTMA), Wednesday, 29 August 2012 17:17 (1 year ago) Permalink

or indeed any 'Dirty' band

Supper's Burnt (PaulTMA), Wednesday, 29 August 2012 17:17 (1 year 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 (1 year ago) Permalink

Butthole Surfers

Dr X O'Skeleton, Wednesday, 29 August 2012 18:52 (1 year 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 (1 year ago) Permalink

alt-j (∆)

diamonddave85, Wednesday, 29 August 2012 19:18 (1 year 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 (1 year ago) Permalink

Like in Beatles maybe?

Dr X O'Skeleton, Wednesday, 29 August 2012 20:00 (1 year ago) Permalink

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

cwkiii, Thursday, 30 August 2012 02:28 (1 year ago) Permalink

Drive By Truckers

Vic Perry, Thursday, 30 August 2012 04:23 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year ago) Permalink

Anything that makes me use Character Map.

Click here to read in HD (dog latin), Thursday, 30 August 2012 13:25 (1 year 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


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