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

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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 (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

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

^^^ something about it screams "latecomers to Williamsburg"

₴HABΔZZ ¶IZZΔ (Hurting 2), Tuesday, 3 June 2014 15:24 (2 months ago) Permalink

I like the fact the next buzz band to come along was called "Temples". CHVRCHES are fine, name aside, though.

Dirty beaches.

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

I had assumed that it's a juvenile "dirty bitches" pun rather than evidence of an interest in marine conservation, given that's how about 75% of the world would say those words in English, but i may be wrong.

Wristy Hurlington (ShariVari), Tuesday, 3 June 2014 15:25 (2 months ago) Permalink

Classixx

Del the Funky Homosapien

rap is afraid of me (rip van wanko), Tuesday, 3 June 2014 15:39 (2 months ago) Permalink

Nude Beach

₴HABΔZZ ¶IZZΔ (Hurting 2), Tuesday, 3 June 2014 15:40 (2 months ago) Permalink

Trying to sound literate by naming your band after an author probably 50% of middle schoolers read: C/D.

Similarly: Gatsby's American Dream

I feel like there were a few other bands in the mid '00s who were heavily influenced by their high school summer reading lists, but the only other examples I can think of right now are shitty local bands.

cwkiii, Tuesday, 3 June 2014 15:50 (2 months ago) Permalink

I liked Rainer Maria in the day

rap is afraid of me (rip van wanko), Tuesday, 3 June 2014 16:05 (2 months ago) Permalink

You were assigned Rilke in high school?

I don't think even yr absolute standards are always a bad idea to draw from, e.g. I like the names of both Rollerskate Skinny (Catcher in the Rye) and the Boo Radleys (To Kill a Mockingbird). But "The Orwells" is just so lumpen and ham-fisted.

emil.y, Tuesday, 3 June 2014 16:18 (2 months ago) Permalink

I agree, and those are great examples. But when done wrong it's just a sad disaster.

cwkiii, Tuesday, 3 June 2014 16:25 (2 months ago) Permalink

Tempted to start a S/D: Bands Whose Names Are References to Canonical Literature thread, but will restrain myself.

cwkiii, Tuesday, 3 June 2014 16:26 (2 months ago) Permalink

Although it's neither a truly bad name nor a truly bad band, I kind of knew exactly what Perfect Pussy was going to sound like, and I just recently confirmed it.

₴HABΔZZ ¶IZZΔ (Hurting 2), Tuesday, 3 June 2014 22:32 (2 months ago) Permalink

The Orwells are stillI IN middle school iirc so give em a break. Almost all band names are really stupid if you spend more than a few seconds thinking about them so I maximize efficiency by spending no more than 1.1 seconds. I have never gotten to the end of ...and you will know us by the trail??? but I assume the ending is satisfying

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 4 June 2014 00:22 (2 months ago) Permalink

Lol are they really? Cute then.

₴HABΔZZ ¶IZZΔ (Hurting 2), Wednesday, 4 June 2014 00:52 (2 months ago) Permalink

Yeah, based off of their letterman performance last year they look to be about 17-18

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 4 June 2014 00:57 (2 months ago) Permalink

Fuds

PaulTMA, Wednesday, 4 June 2014 01:05 (2 months ago) Permalink

Cerebral Ballzy

ginuwine's cousin (monotony), Wednesday, 4 June 2014 04:33 (2 months ago) Permalink


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