Worst band/musician with a name that is pun based on other bands/musicians

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god I hate this shit

Poll Results

OptionVotes
Wevie Stonder 11
Chet Faker 3
Other 2
Buckcherry 2
Ringo Deathstarr 2
REO Speedealer 2
Run DMT 1
Dread Zeppelin 1
Brian Jonestown Massacre 1
Joy Orbison 1
Kathleen Turner Overdrive 0
Joanna Gruesome 0
RJD2 0


Οὖτις, Wednesday, 19 February 2020 16:50 (three years ago) link

Dunno who to vote for as the ones I've heard I like. Also Duran Duran Duran.

Wuhan!! Got You All in Check (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 19 February 2020 16:52 (three years ago) link

i thought RJD2 was a Star Wars pun?

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Wednesday, 19 February 2020 16:52 (three years ago) link

imo Joy Orbison and BJM are good names. I feel like I knew Buckcherry was a pun at some point and then forgot again, man they really just suck.

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Wednesday, 19 February 2020 16:54 (three years ago) link

yeah I should've left RJD2 off, opens the door to including all the other non-musical pun names (Dandy Warhols etc)

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 19 February 2020 16:55 (three years ago) link

I have never heard Buckcherry, not in any way interested to.

Wuhan!! Got You All in Check (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 19 February 2020 16:57 (three years ago) link

Wait, is Joy Orbison supposed to pun on Joy Division also?

jmm, Wednesday, 19 February 2020 16:57 (three years ago) link

spoonerisms are amongst the lowest shorms of fit in band names and oh so hilarious twitter accounts.

calzino, Wednesday, 19 February 2020 16:58 (three years ago) link

there are more of these, but I hate them so much that I've blocked them out of my head and can't recall the names

sleeve, Wednesday, 19 February 2020 16:58 (three years ago) link

Hey y'all I just came up with one, feel free to use it if you want people to hate your band and its name: Yonic Sooth

Sammo Hazuki's Tago Mago Cantina (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 19 February 2020 17:00 (three years ago) link

gahhhhhh

https://www.discogs.com/artist/6561460-Yonic-South

sleeve, Wednesday, 19 February 2020 17:01 (three years ago) link

xpost And lol of course a quick googling reveals that someone has already run with that terrible idea.

Sammo Hazuki's Tago Mago Cantina (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 19 February 2020 17:01 (three years ago) link

I've never heard a note of their (her?) music, but Joanna Gruesome sounds so much like a 70s Hanna Barbara cartoon parody of Joanna Newsom that I love imagining the world in which such a thing might exist.

Maria Edgelord (cryptosicko), Wednesday, 19 February 2020 17:10 (three years ago) link

Do Mary Tyler Morphine count?

Maresn3st, Wednesday, 19 February 2020 17:10 (three years ago) link

Wevie Stonder fails in every way.

jmm, Wednesday, 19 February 2020 17:10 (three years ago) link

Joanna Gruesome = Scooby Doo villain iirc

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 19 February 2020 17:11 (three years ago) link

Yes, Wevie Stonder exudes such a depressingly-fundamental lack of effort it kind of makes me sad for those band members. You okay, boos?

Sammo Hazuki's Tago Mago Cantina (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 19 February 2020 17:13 (three years ago) link

Buh Theatles

Sammo Hazuki's Tago Mago Cantina (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 19 February 2020 17:14 (three years ago) link

Look I switched the letters. Look. Lookit.

Sammo Hazuki's Tago Mago Cantina (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 19 February 2020 17:14 (three years ago) link

Just learned altered zones era RUN DMT changed his name to Salvia Plath to avoid confusion with a dubstep duo also called Run DMT but that another different person was already using Salvia Plath as an artist name at the same time, too. Truly an innovator in terrible already taken drug puns.

Judi Dench's Human Hand (methanietanner), Wednesday, 19 February 2020 17:15 (three years ago) link

dread zeppalin is a tribute band, feel like we should make an exception for those?

ooga booga-ing for the bourgeoisie (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 19 February 2020 17:17 (three years ago) link

are there any good ones of these? i always thought "Beatless" was kinda funny in a MAD magazine movie parody kind of way, but now i can't seem to confirm that was a real band and not some record store joker's labeling of a used CD section divider.

Doctor Casino, Wednesday, 19 February 2020 17:17 (three years ago) link

Cannabis Corpse

Bet that already exists.

Sammo Hazuki's Tago Mago Cantina (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 19 February 2020 17:17 (three years ago) link

Yes, and they are actually kinda good.

Judi Dench's Human Hand (methanietanner), Wednesday, 19 February 2020 17:18 (three years ago) link

The big one missing here is Fats Domino / Chubby Checker.

Isn't Kathleen Turner Overdrive a proposed joke name of the band in "High Fidelity"?

I would submit that Lez Zeppelin is about as inspired as Dread Zeppelin.

But as voodoo chili notes, it's also kinda not fair to fault tribute bands for punning on the name of the band they are a tribute of. I mean if you buy a ticket to "Bruce in the U.S.A." you pretty much know what you're getting.

Natalie Wouldn't (Ye Mad Puffin), Wednesday, 19 February 2020 17:18 (three years ago) link

Dr. C, you are otm wrt the Mad Magazine comparison. Even as a kid it used to drive me nuts that the altered names in their movie parodies were so completely tossed off. RAIDERS OF THE LOST BLECCH! or whatever. Come on, man, you're getting paid for this shit.

Sammo Hazuki's Tago Mago Cantina (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 19 February 2020 17:19 (three years ago) link

xps saw duran duran duran the same day i saw black abba :)

nxd, Wednesday, 19 February 2020 17:20 (three years ago) link

ok fine nobody vote for Dread Zeppelin (or AC/DShe or Lez Zeppelin or Petty Theft or whatever)

The big one missing here is Fats Domino / Chubby Checker.

Dats Fomino? Chebby Chucker? not sure what you're getting at

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 19 February 2020 17:20 (three years ago) link

The big one missing here is Fats Domino / Chubby Checker.

IIRC I set my ILX dn to 'Portly Backgammon' for a while but I don't know if anyone got it.

Sammo Hazuki's Tago Mago Cantina (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 19 February 2020 17:21 (three years ago) link

Of these, Wevie Stonder is unquestionably the worst. Just fucking pointless all around.

romanesque architect (pomenitul), Wednesday, 19 February 2020 17:22 (three years ago) link

Buh Theatles

Still better than Wevie Stonder, which doesn't even rhyme naturally with the original.

jmm, Wednesday, 19 February 2020 17:22 (three years ago) link

xp was just gonna post

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXGhpUAHP1c

budo jeru, Wednesday, 19 February 2020 17:24 (three years ago) link

another one i loathe is elvis depressedly

budo jeru, Wednesday, 19 February 2020 17:25 (three years ago) link

lol @ portly backgammon

budo jeru, Wednesday, 19 February 2020 17:26 (three years ago) link

Joanna Gruesome is some Treehouse of Horror gravestone shit

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Wednesday, 19 February 2020 17:26 (three years ago) link

Kind Buddy Holly

Sammo Hazuki's Tago Mago Cantina (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 19 February 2020 17:26 (three years ago) link

I feel almost certain that the college jam band circuit is liberally sprinkled with these shits.

Bong Iver

Sammo Hazuki's Tago Mago Cantina (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 19 February 2020 17:29 (three years ago) link

Dats Fomino? Chebby Chucker? not sure what you're getting at

― Οὖτις, Wednesday, February 19, 2020 12:20 PM (eight minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

wasn't the name 'chubby checker' already a play on the name 'fats domino'?

ooga booga-ing for the bourgeoisie (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 19 February 2020 17:30 (three years ago) link

also, lol at chebby chucker

ooga booga-ing for the bourgeoisie (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 19 February 2020 17:30 (three years ago) link

oh, duh

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 19 February 2020 17:31 (three years ago) link

I can understand being drunk/high enough to come up with names like these and think they were really great but I don't understand how you remain drunk/high for long enough to like register a domain name and plaster the name all over your merch etc.

Sammo Hazuki's Tago Mago Cantina (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 19 February 2020 17:33 (three years ago) link

Joanna Gruesome
Tame Impaler
Sharon Von Eaten
Snail Maul
Soccer Mummy
Carseat Headrestinpeace

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Wednesday, 19 February 2020 17:35 (three years ago) link

Pomplamooseandsquirrel

Sammo Hazuki's Tago Mago Cantina (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 19 February 2020 17:37 (three years ago) link

Tonight, the Gender Rifles will be opening for the Reproduction Handguns

Natalie Wouldn't (Ye Mad Puffin), Wednesday, 19 February 2020 17:38 (three years ago) link

Spruce Bringsteen. Not a real thing, just had to get it out of my head. I'm sorry. The funny thing about this one is that if you say it quickly enough, it's easy to miss.

may the force leave us alone (zchyrs), Wednesday, 19 February 2020 17:39 (three years ago) link

Wevie Stonder (wow my autocorrect hates that name) is a bad name but the music was sometimes good.

The Beatless were a big beatles tribute band in the 90s.

Wuhan!! Got You All in Check (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 19 February 2020 17:39 (three years ago) link

Celibate Rifles? xps

☮️ (peace, man), Wednesday, 19 February 2020 17:40 (three years ago) link

Hey Dio Red

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 19 February 2020 17:40 (three years ago) link

I just remembered that there's a Japanese band called Sex Machineguns? Which I admit I find amusing. Don't know what they sound like though.

may the force leave us alone (zchyrs), Wednesday, 19 February 2020 17:42 (three years ago) link

Thanks for that.

Why is Leo Slayer not mentioned on this thread? Perhaps because it actually justifies the form.

All Diacritics Love Ü (Noel Emits), Sunday, 19 July 2020 08:20 (two years ago) link

Com Truise
Orson Wellies

SQUIRREL MEAT!! (Capitaine Jay Vee), Sunday, 19 July 2020 08:56 (two years ago) link

lol sorry it’s “Orson Wells”

SQUIRREL MEAT!! (Capitaine Jay Vee), Sunday, 19 July 2020 08:57 (two years ago) link

In related news, There’s a weed called Dank Sinatra

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Sunday, 19 July 2020 11:21 (two years ago) link

Christopher Cross/Kris Kross

Siegbran, Sunday, 19 July 2020 11:25 (two years ago) link

David Gilmour Girls

brain (krakow), Sunday, 19 July 2020 11:42 (two years ago) link

how many of you have actually heard Wevie Stonder?

doorstep jetski (dog latin), Sunday, 19 July 2020 11:53 (two years ago) link

I have actually heard Wevie Stonder.

All Diacritics Love Ü (Noel Emits), Sunday, 19 July 2020 12:34 (two years ago) link

Rand Gunk Failroad

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Sunday, 19 July 2020 13:55 (two years ago) link

I admit to willfully ignoring the thread title and posting a band name simply because it fits the pattern, rather than because I think the band is bad, though they may well be (I've never heard them).

brain (krakow), Sunday, 19 July 2020 14:25 (two years ago) link

Panic Meat Stretchers

doorstep jetski (dog latin), Sunday, 19 July 2020 20:20 (two years ago) link

there is a takeaway restaurant in Wales called Manic Street Pizzas which when I first heard of it made me laugh a lot. 'Bakeries gave us flour / Then spelt made it gluten free'

doorstep jetski (dog latin), Sunday, 19 July 2020 20:24 (two years ago) link

there's a local band here called Dismembering the Carcass and I want to beat them with their own shoes until funny colored shit comes out their nose

Lady Antibody (Neanderthal), Monday, 20 July 2020 02:22 (two years ago) link

Bee Gee Allin

Master of Treacle, Monday, 20 July 2020 02:39 (two years ago) link

If that’s for real, then yeah

Left Eye Frizzell (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 20 July 2020 03:06 (two years ago) link

There's an EDM DJ (LA based, I assume) called Fleetwood Smack.

nickn, Monday, 20 July 2020 03:21 (two years ago) link

And Martin Mull's "blues" song was by Blind Lemon Pledge.

(For the non-USers, Pledge is a furniture polish, that comes in a lemon scented version.)

nickn, Monday, 20 July 2020 03:37 (two years ago) link

worked with someone who was in a band called Pill Collins

doorstep jetski (dog latin), Monday, 20 July 2020 08:44 (two years ago) link

(xp) Yes, we have that over here.

Sonny Shamrock (Tom D.), Monday, 20 July 2020 09:19 (two years ago) link

https://www.discogs.com/artist/2260190-Philip-D-Kick

*sigh*

StanM, Tuesday, 21 July 2020 11:40 (two years ago) link

that's a genuinely cool Om Unit side project that remixes old jungle tunes in a footwork style. I rate it

doorstep jetski (dog latin), Tuesday, 21 July 2020 18:01 (two years ago) link

yeah i really like PDK

Kate (rushomancy), Tuesday, 21 July 2020 18:20 (two years ago) link

plus unlike a lot of these, it's a pretty good pun

doorstep jetski (dog latin), Tuesday, 21 July 2020 18:25 (two years ago) link

TS: Wevie Stonder vs. Jichael Mackson

trapped out the barndo (crüt), Tuesday, 21 July 2020 18:27 (two years ago) link

jichael mackson had some ok bobbins

Give me a Chad Smith-type feel (map), Tuesday, 21 July 2020 18:43 (two years ago) link

dibs on bolar pear

that's a legit typo i made because i'm drunk and i don't sleep anymore

Kate (rushomancy), Wednesday, 22 July 2020 00:00 (two years ago) link

oh how about beat pest

that's a clever one

let's see, according to discogs beat pest exists and they're finnish

https://www.discogs.com/artist/4579619-Beat-Pest

Kate (rushomancy), Wednesday, 22 July 2020 01:06 (two years ago) link

one year passes...

Ina Garden Nachtmusik

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 13 August 2021 16:37 (one year ago) link

Smelliott Ith

Dexter Holland's Opus (Deflatormouse), Friday, 13 August 2021 17:11 (one year ago) link

Is there a band called Teh Teh or Duh Duh yet?

"The Pus/Worm" by The Smiths (hardcore dilettante), Friday, 13 August 2021 20:05 (one year ago) link

one year passes...

Timothy Eerie

stank viola (Neanderthal), Monday, 17 October 2022 16:03 (seven months ago) link

How quickly we have forgotten Gnarls Barkley.

immodesty blaise (jimbeaux), Monday, 17 October 2022 17:45 (seven months ago) link

Why am I not getting that Buckcherry is a pun on somebody else's name?

henry s, Monday, 17 October 2022 18:23 (seven months ago) link

It’s a Spoonerism

Lord Pickles (Boring, Maryland), Monday, 17 October 2022 18:26 (seven months ago) link

Think Huddy Bolly

I prefer datsfomino and rittlelichard

your original display name is still visible (Left), Monday, 17 October 2022 18:28 (seven months ago) link

Bion and the Delmonts

stank viola (Neanderthal), Monday, 17 October 2022 18:33 (seven months ago) link

Kill Baley & the Homets

Amazing - I never got that!

henry s, Monday, 17 October 2022 18:40 (seven months ago) link

I guess it's actually pretty good, now that I think about it.

henry s, Monday, 17 October 2022 18:40 (seven months ago) link

I don't agree but dsfdf

your original display name is still visible (Left), Monday, 17 October 2022 18:46 (seven months ago) link

Lary Gewis and the Bayploys

stank viola (Neanderthal), Monday, 17 October 2022 18:50 (seven months ago) link

thing about these bands is, they all had to (probably still have to) go around telling all their friends and family and peers what the name of their new band was, and they stuck to their guns. for which they get some grudging respect from me

henry cow is technically one of these bands (they lied about their name) but they're too good for the rest of these jokers - I assume, having heard of none of them before this poll

your original display name is still visible (Left), Monday, 17 October 2022 18:54 (seven months ago) link

What is Henry Cow a pun of?

Henry Cowell?

immodesty blaise (jimbeaux), Monday, 17 October 2022 19:04 (seven months ago) link

yes - band denies it but they're full of shit

Left, Monday, 17 October 2022 19:09 (seven months ago) link

Chuck Bear

They deny it? I hate that

flamboyant goon tie included, Monday, 17 October 2022 19:21 (seven months ago) link

Hurl Maggard

The self-titled drags (Eazy), Monday, 17 October 2022 22:04 (seven months ago) link

seven months pass...

Moni Jitchell

nate woolls, Thursday, 25 May 2023 20:30 (two weeks ago) link


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