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

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Crystal Antlers are great and better than those other bands (judgment based entirely on the one show we played with them - haven't heard their recorded output)

Pre-Beatles Yoko Ono (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 14 April 2009 21:35 (5 years ago) Permalink

for a long time one reason i didn't get into radiohead was their name. most bands have stupid names these days. and make crap music. coldplay anyone? what kind of name is clouddead? arctic monkeys i have never listened to (is their name supposed to be funny?) but i don't think i missed something. as mentioned upthread the whitest boy alive is a terrible name. like kings of convenience btw. but kings of convenience at least had some great guitar songs. twba are just plain dull. kings of leon i never listened to 'cause of the name. there must be dozens of others i can't think of right now.

alex in mainhattan, Tuesday, 14 April 2009 21:50 (5 years ago) Permalink

Rapeman, and I'm a pretty big Albini fan.

sleeve, Tuesday, 14 April 2009 22:00 (5 years ago) Permalink

Any band called The Black whatevers (Keys, Lips, Angels etc). Especially Black Kids.

Matt #2, Tuesday, 14 April 2009 22:22 (5 years ago) Permalink

dude you should check out black sabbath, good stuff

wassup rockers? (M@tt He1ges0n), Tuesday, 14 April 2009 22:23 (5 years ago) Permalink

Were they called The Black Sabbaths? Exactly.

Matt #2, Tuesday, 14 April 2009 22:26 (5 years ago) Permalink

i have no interest in them at all, but

someone still loves you boris yeltsin

has got to be among the worst names ever

i like to fart and i am crazy (gbx), Tuesday, 14 April 2009 22:27 (5 years ago) Permalink

Looking at this thread title I felt an immediate identification with the premise. But now I can't for the life think of an example of this that applies to me, although I know there are a lot.

Suggesteban Cambiasso (jim), Tuesday, 14 April 2009 22:28 (5 years ago) Permalink

Retro prog band Wobbler. Maybe they're great, but fucking hell.

Matt #2, Tuesday, 14 April 2009 22:29 (5 years ago) Permalink

more upsetting are bands whose names are dope and then turn out to be garbage

and yeah, jim otm. i felt like i had a grip of terrible band names i hate ready to drop here and now i'm dry

i like to fart and i am crazy (gbx), Tuesday, 14 April 2009 22:31 (5 years ago) Permalink

The Pooh Sticks

SORCEROUSES..roll on stage! (Pillbox), Tuesday, 14 April 2009 22:42 (5 years ago) Permalink

Fudge Tunnel

SORCEROUSES..roll on stage! (Pillbox), Tuesday, 14 April 2009 22:43 (5 years ago) Permalink

I guess I don't like to be reminded of poop

SORCEROUSES..roll on stage! (Pillbox), Tuesday, 14 April 2009 22:44 (5 years ago) Permalink

I didn't listen to Fuck Buttons for a long time because their name sounded like some stupid Vice Magazine bullshit. but I'm glad I got over it because I actually really like 'em.

I'm the head soul brother in the US. Where to now? (bernard snowy), Tuesday, 14 April 2009 23:29 (5 years ago) Permalink

also I think I would've liked Wooden Shjips about 80% more if their name wasn't spelled like that.

(interestingly, this did not keep me from diggin' Wzt Hearts)

I'm the head soul brother in the US. Where to now? (bernard snowy), Tuesday, 14 April 2009 23:31 (5 years ago) Permalink

Ah, but Fudge Tunnel sound exactly like what you'd expect them to with a name like that,

I too hated the Pooh Sticks for their name. Then I heard their music, and I hated them even more.

Alex in NYC, Tuesday, 14 April 2009 23:32 (5 years ago) Permalink

I too am on the no-more-animals/black/crystal names anti-bandwagon. Obviously I've made exceptions, but yeah.

Matos W.K., Tuesday, 14 April 2009 23:33 (5 years ago) Permalink

bands that use thee instead of the.

Suggesteban Cambiasso (jim), Tuesday, 14 April 2009 23:36 (5 years ago) Permalink

i knew there was something i was forgetting.

Suggesteban Cambiasso (jim), Tuesday, 14 April 2009 23:36 (5 years ago) Permalink

unfortunately most of those bands are pretty quality imo

fucken cumlord (omar little), Tuesday, 14 April 2009 23:37 (5 years ago) Permalink

daimn.

Suggesteban Cambiasso (jim), Tuesday, 14 April 2009 23:38 (5 years ago) Permalink

Mi@sma & The Carousel Of Headless Horses

Matt #2, Tuesday, 14 April 2009 23:43 (5 years ago) Permalink

Looking at this thread title I felt an immediate identification with the premise. But now I can't for the life think of an example of this that applies to me, although I know there are a lot.

― Suggesteban Cambiasso (jim), Tuesday, April 14, 2009 6:28 PM (1 hour ago)

europeen handball (k3vin k.), Tuesday, 14 April 2009 23:45 (5 years ago) Permalink

Disco Inferno sure have a misleading band name. Wish I'd looked into them a lot sooner.

I always assumed the Deftones were some kind of ska punk band. Was suprised by their actual output.

Was completely put off by the Presets assuming they were hipster shit. Well, they're not far removed from that but they're actually also pretty good.

one art, please (Trayce), Tuesday, 14 April 2009 23:45 (5 years ago) Permalink

ILM I'm disappointed in you. All this time and no Gay Dad mention? For shame.

display names have been changed to protect the innocent (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 14 April 2009 23:54 (5 years ago) Permalink

I avoided Neutral Milk Hotel for years, and still feel embarrassed trying to convince people they should give them a listen.

Never gave Super Furry Animals a thought because of their name. Now kicking self.

staggerlee, Tuesday, 14 April 2009 23:58 (5 years ago) Permalink

I think I punched a wall the first time I heard the name Fallout Boy.

Popper, Wednesday, 15 April 2009 00:01 (5 years ago) Permalink

A lot of the groups already mentioned are in this thread.

Add: Raccoo-oo-oon, Wildildlife, roughly 99% of all post rock groups with a name containing more than three words, metal groups that sounded like an angry 13 year-old named them (christfucker666 or whatever)... I could go on and on, really.

slugbaiting (rockapads), Wednesday, 15 April 2009 00:03 (5 years ago) Permalink

oh god Neutral Milk Hotel otm

i was camping w/some pals and someone started playing songs from Aeroplane (<--- I understand that this is embarrassing on its own) and this dude was like 'hey who is that i'd like to check them out' and i was genuinely embarrassed to give him the name :-/

i like to fart and i am crazy (gbx), Wednesday, 15 April 2009 00:08 (5 years ago) Permalink

Chickenfoot gets written off for the name and for SH equally

outdoor_miner, Wednesday, 15 April 2009 00:10 (5 years ago) Permalink

Has no one said TV On The Radio yet? I've actively sought out albums, put them on, pondered them for 1minute 30 seconds then thought "But they're called 'TV on the' fucking 'Radio'" and switch them off in disgust.

the next grozart, Wednesday, 15 April 2009 00:16 (5 years ago) Permalink

yea tv on the radio is pretty terrible, tho i like the band

mark cl, Wednesday, 15 April 2009 00:20 (5 years ago) Permalink

Margot & the Nuclear So and So's

Tries so hard and falls so flat. Hootie & the Blowfish is a better name.

Hideous Lump, Wednesday, 15 April 2009 00:27 (5 years ago) Permalink

Gay Dad have the disadvantage of not seeming for a second like a band one would be missing out on by avoiding because of their name.

Matos W.K., Wednesday, 15 April 2009 00:31 (5 years ago) Permalink

I realize this is true of lots of others named here, but Gay Dad even more so.

Matos W.K., Wednesday, 15 April 2009 00:31 (5 years ago) Permalink

is there actually someone named Margot in Margot & the Nuclear So and So's? still a terrible name, but much more terrible if there isn't ...

tylerw, Wednesday, 15 April 2009 00:38 (5 years ago) Permalink

In reality, the band is called Margot after Gwyneth Paltrow's character in the Wes Anderson film The Royal Tenenbaums.

I'm the head soul brother in the US. Where to now? (bernard snowy), Wednesday, 15 April 2009 00:41 (5 years ago) Permalink

the best thing about gay dad was their name.

any band that is called something like The Shunts or The Houses or The Bikeracks or anything stupid like that.

the next grozart, Wednesday, 15 April 2009 00:42 (5 years ago) Permalink

it just gets worse...

Pre Margot
Richard Edwards was in a band during his college years called Archer Avenue (named after the street where the characters in The Royal Tenenbaums lived).

I'm the head soul brother in the US. Where to now? (bernard snowy), Wednesday, 15 April 2009 00:43 (5 years ago) Permalink

WHO THE FUCK NAMES TWO BANDS AFTER THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS

A FUCKING LUNATIC, THAT'S WHO

I'm the head soul brother in the US. Where to now? (bernard snowy), Wednesday, 15 April 2009 00:45 (5 years ago) Permalink

Noah and the Whale, to continue on a vague Wes Anderson theme

The Devil's Avocado (Gukbe), Wednesday, 15 April 2009 00:46 (5 years ago) Permalink

Carissa's Wierd

Whiney G. Weingarten, Wednesday, 15 April 2009 00:46 (5 years ago) Permalink

definitely! xpost

Whiney G. Weingarten, Wednesday, 15 April 2009 00:47 (5 years ago) Permalink

Anal Cunt....

― Alex in NYC, Tuesday, April 14, 2009 5:15 PM (3 hours ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

So fuckn backwards. Their name is like reason number one why you should listen to this band

Whiney G. Weingarten, Wednesday, 15 April 2009 00:48 (5 years ago) Permalink

You Say Party! We Say Die!
Baby Animals
Breakestra
J.J. Gray & Mofro
The Decemberists

henry s, Wednesday, 15 April 2009 00:50 (5 years ago) Permalink

You Say Party! We Say Die!

^^^works better as an ian riese-moraine username

fucken cumlord (omar little), Wednesday, 15 April 2009 00:51 (5 years ago) Permalink

^^^don't get that, but I'll take your word for it

in the same vein:

Get Him Eat Him

henry s, Wednesday, 15 April 2009 01:01 (5 years ago) Permalink

Final Fantasy

Mr. Snrub, Wednesday, 15 April 2009 01:03 (5 years ago) Permalink

It Hugs Back
Passion Pit
You Love Her Cos She's Dead
1990s

But then I tend not to like bands' names till I've heard the band.

the next grozart, Wednesday, 15 April 2009 01:05 (5 years ago) Permalink


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