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

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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

Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly

I'm the head soul brother in the US. Where to now? (bernard snowy), Wednesday, 15 April 2009 01:06 (5 years ago) Permalink

Well four threads, five posts.

moe greene dolphin street (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 15 April 2009 01:07 (5 years ago) Permalink

^^^yup (cape)

Uh Huh Her

henry s, Wednesday, 15 April 2009 01:07 (5 years ago) Permalink

ANY band named after a Smiths song (I mean come on..). I generally have a hard time with bands named after other bands' songs or albums. It just seems half-assed. It took me a long time to accept Eric's Trip b/c of this. I probably would have had a problem with Radiohead too, except for that I was unaware of the TH song until well after I was already a RH stan.

SORCEROUSES..roll on stage! (Pillbox), Wednesday, 15 April 2009 01:08 (5 years ago) Permalink

It Hugs Back

aww these guys are awesome

lorax enforcement officer (electricsound), Wednesday, 15 April 2009 01:12 (5 years ago) Permalink

xxpost: was just thinking of Shakespear's Sister...

henry s, Wednesday, 15 April 2009 01:13 (5 years ago) Permalink

If I hadnt heard their music right away, there's no way I would have given iliketrains any time of day.

one art, please (Trayce), Wednesday, 15 April 2009 01:14 (5 years ago) Permalink

Also, bugger the name - the Baby Animals are shit.

one art, please (Trayce), Wednesday, 15 April 2009 01:14 (5 years ago) Permalink

I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness

henry s, Wednesday, 15 April 2009 01:16 (5 years ago) Permalink

Until the CD reissues came out, I completely ignored The Lines and also The Sound because I could never remember their humdrum names. Who knew that they created so much jaw-droppingly splendid music? Too bad about those names, though.

Fishes, You Hit Me With A Flounder (Dr. Joseph A. Ofalt), Wednesday, 15 April 2009 01:47 (5 years ago) Permalink

Shimpboat.

Naive Teen Idol, Wednesday, 15 April 2009 01:49 (5 years ago) Permalink

Govt. Cheese
Gov't Mule
Big Head Todd & the Monsters
Johnny Hates Jazz
moe

henry s, Wednesday, 15 April 2009 01:51 (5 years ago) Permalink

Cute Is What We Aim For fills me with rage every time I see the name.

Kickstart My Heartwork (J3ff T.), Wednesday, 15 April 2009 02:27 (5 years ago) Permalink

"Alex in NYC" is kind of IKEA-grumptious.

Straight from the Top of My Dom (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 15 April 2009 02:32 (5 years ago) Permalink

I am just curious, as this has come up before, but the Jeans aren't angry. We know this, right?

Oh, and the worst: To Kill a Petty Bourgeoisie

grandavis, Wednesday, 15 April 2009 02:47 (5 years ago) Permalink

I still haven't bothered with Unsane even though I think I might like them.

invitation to rabies (╓abies), Wednesday, 15 April 2009 02:53 (5 years ago) Permalink

I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness

― henry s, Wednesday, April 15, 2009 1:16 PM (1 hour ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

This can't be real. o.o

invitation to rabies (╓abies), Wednesday, 15 April 2009 02:55 (5 years ago) Permalink

I can't even bring myself to google that.

invitation to rabies (╓abies), Wednesday, 15 April 2009 02:56 (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, April 14, 2009 5:27 PM (4 hours ago) Bookmark

posters you've written off because of their name...

(j/k)

bnw, Wednesday, 15 April 2009 02:57 (5 years ago) Permalink

^i am glad i checkout out SSLYBY but yeah fuck that really is one of the worst names of all time

lorax enforcement officer (electricsound), Wednesday, 15 April 2009 02:59 (5 years ago) Permalink

checked out

lorax enforcement officer (electricsound), Wednesday, 15 April 2009 02:59 (5 years ago) Permalink

condo fucks (how could one of my fave bands who have a decent name call their last project like that, my esteem for them has definitely decreased after that.)

...and you will know us by the trail of dead (most ridiculuos name ever? the three dots in the beginning are the top of the icing. never really listened to them)

alex in mainhattan, Wednesday, 15 April 2009 05:48 (5 years ago) Permalink

The Strange Fruit Project
any the ______ project, really

hope this helps (Granny Dainger), Wednesday, 15 April 2009 06:47 (5 years ago) Permalink

henry cow, fad gadget

Zeno, Wednesday, 15 April 2009 08:11 (5 years ago) Permalink

i dismissed death cab for cutie on the basis id assumed they were another landfill emo band. I then was convinced by a friend who i usually trust on these matters to investigate their music. At which point I dismissed then for being a load of old smug wet toss.

At the moment loads of germans making perfectly good house music are causing dance musics collective skin to crawl over their need to stick 'motor city detroit deep afro soul' minstrel crap in their names

straightola, Wednesday, 15 April 2009 09:15 (5 years ago) Permalink

I missed out on mclusky for years, because I convinced myself they sounded like Hefner. Who I have never knowingly heard because of their name.

dada wouldn't buy me a bauhaus (aldo), Wednesday, 15 April 2009 09:58 (5 years ago) Permalink

Terje Rypdal, Shaham Hagai, Nejad Rastegar Nasser, Barrington Levy, Isung Yun, Josek Suk (clearly suks), Professor Longhair (damn hippies), Dr John (get back in the surgery), Peter Tosh (clearly tosh), Sofia Gubaidulina (too close to Gobbolino). Man, racism is hard.

Henry Frog (Frogman Henry), Wednesday, 15 April 2009 10:12 (5 years ago) Permalink

jefre cantu ledesma

you say tomato, isao tomita (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Wednesday, 15 April 2009 11:19 (5 years ago) Permalink

condo fucks (how could one of my fave bands who have a decent name call their last project like that, my esteem for them has definitely decreased after that.)

you crazy, this is a great name

I'm the head soul brother in the US. Where to now? (bernard snowy), Wednesday, 15 April 2009 11:24 (5 years ago) Permalink

- Fuck Buttons
- Holy Fuck
- Fucked Up (although this uncited anecdote on their wikipedia page is amusing: "Zucker was replaced as frontman after missing several crucial shows while in jail for punching a Toronto police officer who had stolen a ham sandwich from him")
- I guess I just don't like band names with fuck in them, okay? although I'm oddly indifferent to Anal Cunt.
- Fountains of Wayne (compounded by the fact they're responsible for that horrible Stacey's Mom song)
- The Boy Least Likely To

Some of the ones listed that I've heard — My Morning Jacket, Cute is What We Aim For, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, You Say Party! We Say Die!, and Minus the Bear — I thought lived up to the awfulness of their names.

salsa shark, Wednesday, 15 April 2009 11:26 (5 years ago) Permalink

jefre cantu ledesma

no big loss as far as i can tell, his ep on static caravan is the most boring thing they've ever put out

lorax enforcement officer (electricsound), Wednesday, 15 April 2009 11:27 (5 years ago) Permalink

chris brown.

i went to school with a guy called chris brown.

it's not a name that really 'pops', is it?

FREE DOM AND ETHAN (special guest stars mark bronson), Wednesday, 15 April 2009 11:29 (5 years ago) Permalink

micah blue smaldone

you say tomato, isao tomita (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Wednesday, 15 April 2009 11:37 (5 years ago) Permalink

i think i'm just jealous that i didn't have rich hippie parents.

you say tomato, isao tomita (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Wednesday, 15 April 2009 11:37 (5 years ago) Permalink

"condo fucks (how could one of my fave bands who have a decent name call their last project like that, my esteem for them has definitely decreased after that.)"

this is all part of the joke, no?

europeen handball (k3vin k.), Wednesday, 15 April 2009 11:39 (5 years ago) Permalink

all band names suck, people should just record themselves under their real names, or even better, some kind of identifying number

rip dom passantino 3/5/09 never forget (max), Wednesday, 15 April 2009 11:54 (5 years ago) Permalink


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