A list thread: Bands whose names consist of three words, the first word not being "the," who don't absolutely suck.

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Drive Like Jehu
Archers of Loaf

Any more? I'm drawing a blank.

Johnny Fever (johnny fever), Wednesday, 6 April 2005 16:47 (fourteen years ago) link

Creedence Clearwater Revival

Keith C (kcraw916), Wednesday, 6 April 2005 16:49 (fourteen years ago) link

My Bloody Valentine

Chewshabadoo (Chewshabadoo), Wednesday, 6 April 2005 16:51 (fourteen years ago) link

Mad Capsule Markets
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Incredible String Band

Actually, I think there are probably a lot.

o. nate (onate), Wednesday, 6 April 2005 16:52 (fourteen years ago) link

Guided by Voices
Built to Spill
Camper Van Beethoven

darin (darin), Wednesday, 6 April 2005 16:55 (fourteen years ago) link

Super Furry Animals
Gorky's Zygotic Mynci

jellybean (jellybean), Wednesday, 6 April 2005 16:55 (fourteen years ago) link

Yo La Tengo
Brotzmann Chicago Tentet

Curious George (1/6 Scale Model) (Rock Hardy), Wednesday, 6 April 2005 16:55 (fourteen years ago) link

Cop Shoot Cop

John Justen (johnjusten), Wednesday, 6 April 2005 16:56 (fourteen years ago) link

string cheese incident....NOT

latebloomer: strawman knockdowner (latebloomer), Wednesday, 6 April 2005 16:57 (fourteen years ago) link

New York Dolls

miccio (miccio), Wednesday, 6 April 2005 16:58 (fourteen years ago) link

Pet Shop Boys

miccio (miccio), Wednesday, 6 April 2005 16:58 (fourteen years ago) link

Pearls Before Swine
Berg Sans Nipple
Chance the Gardener
Acme Rocket Quartet
Lost in Translation
Chaos as Shelter
Brighter Death Now
Thin White Rope
Clear Blue Sky
Another Fine Day (if you pretend their second album didn't totally suck)

echoinggrove (echoinggrove), Wednesday, 6 April 2005 16:59 (fourteen years ago) link

A Guy Called Gerald
Boogie Down Productions

Alex in SF (Alex in SF), Wednesday, 6 April 2005 16:59 (fourteen years ago) link

if A Guy Called Gerald counts...

A Tribe Called Quest

miccio (miccio), Wednesday, 6 April 2005 16:59 (fourteen years ago) link

Faith No More
Broken Social Scene
Iron and Wine
Les Savy Fav
Mission Of Burma
Rites Of Spring
Three Mile Pilot
Small Brown Bike
Hot Water Music

Dan M. (OutDatWay), Wednesday, 6 April 2005 17:00 (fourteen years ago) link

also...

A FLOCK OF SEAGULLS

miccio (miccio), Wednesday, 6 April 2005 17:00 (fourteen years ago) link

Elephant 6 pwna this thread
Neutral Milk Hotel
Olivia Tremor Control
Apples in Stereo

mitch dub (ano ano), Wednesday, 6 April 2005 17:00 (fourteen years ago) link

american analog set

AaronK (AaronK), Wednesday, 6 April 2005 17:01 (fourteen years ago) link

Oh, there are loads:

Big City Rock
Call And Response
Electric Light Orchestra
Future Bible Heroes
Kings of Convenience
Los Amigos Invisibles (which, technically, does not start with "the")
Mission of Burma
My Morning Jacket
N.W.A.
Noise for Pretend
Swing Out Sister
Trembling Blue Stars
World Leader Pretend

Jeff Reguilon (Talent Explosion), Wednesday, 6 April 2005 17:01 (fourteen years ago) link

Mott The Hoople

darin (darin), Wednesday, 6 April 2005 17:02 (fourteen years ago) link

Bowling for Soup

jel -- (jel), Wednesday, 6 April 2005 17:02 (fourteen years ago) link

High on Fire

latebloomer: strawman knockdowner (latebloomer), Wednesday, 6 April 2005 17:03 (fourteen years ago) link

Comet on Fire

latebloomer: strawman knockdowner (latebloomer), Wednesday, 6 April 2005 17:04 (fourteen years ago) link

Stiff Little Fingers

John Justen (johnjusten), Wednesday, 6 April 2005 17:04 (fourteen years ago) link

Yeah, there are a lot I guess. When I started this thread, all I could think of were lousy emo bands.

Johnny Fever (johnny fever), Wednesday, 6 April 2005 17:05 (fourteen years ago) link

Nurse With Wound!
Rats with Wings
Shit Spangled Banner
Les Rallizes Denudés
Pan.Thy.Monium
O Yuki Conjugate
Orange Cake Mix
Red Chair Fadeaway
Red House Painters
Red Sleeping Beauty
Revolving Paint Dream
Rhythm and Sound
Our glassie Azoth
Paintings of Windows
Palm Skin Productions
Sabres of Paradise
She Never Blinks
Penguin Café Orchestra
Planetary Assault Systems
Polar Goldie Cats
Premiata Forneria Marconi (uh...)
Pretty Mighty Mighty
Pretty Boy Crossover
Smell of Incense
Rain Tree Crow
Spring Heel Jack
State River Widening
Raising the Fawn
Shudder to Think
Single Cell Orchestra
ok, basta

echoinggrove (echoinggrove), Wednesday, 6 April 2005 17:11 (fourteen years ago) link

Lee "Scratch" Perry

The Sensational Sulk (sexyDancer), Wednesday, 6 April 2005 17:12 (fourteen years ago) link

a certain ratio
kitchens of distinction

grimly fiendish (grimlord), Wednesday, 6 April 2005 17:15 (fourteen years ago) link

Death In June

Jay Watts III (jaywatts), Wednesday, 6 April 2005 17:34 (fourteen years ago) link

Friends of Distinction
Three Dog Night
New Invisible Joy
Beacon Street Union
Love Unlimited Orchestra

Joseph McCombs (Joseph McCombs), Wednesday, 6 April 2005 17:34 (fourteen years ago) link

Black Oak Arkansas
Ozark Mountain Daredevils
Fountains of Wayne
Blue Oyster Cult
Grand Funk Railroad
Climax Blues Band
Nine Inch Nails
Porno for Pyros
Stone Temple Pilots
Ten Years After
Spencer Davis Group

None of these bands absolutely suck.
(and Little River Band!)

Pleasant Plains /// (Pleasant Plains ///), Wednesday, 6 April 2005 17:42 (fourteen years ago) link

American Music Club
13th Floor Elevators
Asylum Street Spankers
Badly Drawn Boy
Bellle and Sebastian
Bow Wow Wow
British Sea Power
Cry Cry Cry
Future Bible Heros
Gang of Four
Heavens To Betsy
Taking Back Sunday

Lyra Jane (Lyra Jane), Wednesday, 6 April 2005 17:44 (fourteen years ago) link

Simon and Garfunkel

The Mad Puffin (The Mad Puffin), Wednesday, 6 April 2005 17:51 (fourteen years ago) link

Stiff Little Fingers

o. nate (onate), Wednesday, 6 April 2005 17:52 (fourteen years ago) link

(oh, that's a repeat)

o. nate (onate), Wednesday, 6 April 2005 17:53 (fourteen years ago) link

another theory shot to shit

dave225 (Dave225), Wednesday, 6 April 2005 17:54 (fourteen years ago) link

De La Soul

Eric H. (Eric H.), Wednesday, 6 April 2005 18:26 (fourteen years ago) link

Lafayette Afro-Rock Band

()ops (()()ps), Wednesday, 6 April 2005 18:27 (fourteen years ago) link

Die Monster Die
Rise Robots Rise

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Wednesday, 6 April 2005 18:45 (fourteen years ago) link

I thought Taking back Sunday were pretty solidly in the "absolutely suck" category.

jmeister (jmeister), Wednesday, 6 April 2005 18:49 (fourteen years ago) link

(The)Mothers of Invention

jmeister (jmeister), Wednesday, 6 April 2005 18:51 (fourteen years ago) link

haha alex (xpost)

Boards of Canada

sleep (sleep), Wednesday, 6 April 2005 18:51 (fourteen years ago) link

ReBirth Brass Band
Puffy Ami Yumi
Quicksilver Messenger Service
Big and Rich
North Mississippi Allstars
Old Dirty Bastard
Jets to Brazil
Autour de Lucie
Ojos de Brujo

Vornado (Vornado), Wednesday, 6 April 2005 18:59 (fourteen years ago) link

maybe there should have been a no preposition rule

jmeister (jmeister), Wednesday, 6 April 2005 19:02 (fourteen years ago) link

Or conjunctions.

Pleasant Plains /// (Pleasant Plains ///), Wednesday, 6 April 2005 19:08 (fourteen years ago) link

Mouse on Mars
Elks Skiffle Group
Masta Ace Incorporated
Dogg Pound (Ganstas)
Squirrel Nut Zippers(they had their moments)

tremendoid (tremendoid), Wednesday, 6 April 2005 19:10 (fourteen years ago) link

For me the challenge would be to name one band whose name is ____ To _____ that I don't hate. I doubt there is one.

mnra, Wednesday, 6 April 2005 19:16 (fourteen years ago) link

does Boyz II Men count??

sleep (sleep), Wednesday, 6 April 2005 19:19 (fourteen years ago) link

and
Fine Young Cannibals
Public Interest Ltd.
Big Audio Dynamite
Magnolia Electric Co.

Vornado (Vornado), Wednesday, 6 April 2005 19:23 (fourteen years ago) link

No, it has to be "To."

xpost

mnra, Wednesday, 6 April 2005 19:23 (fourteen years ago) link

Theatre Of Hate
Gene Loves Jezebel
Tears For Fears
Hot Hot Heat
Dead Can Dance

Stewart Osborne (Stewart Osborne), Wednesday, 6 April 2005 19:29 (fourteen years ago) link

OMG Rise Robots Rise!!!

Well, then.. Men Without Hats!

daria g (daria g), Wednesday, 6 April 2005 19:41 (fourteen years ago) link

Cross off Soul II Soul, as well.

xp

Pleasant Plains /// (Pleasant Plains ///), Wednesday, 6 April 2005 19:44 (fourteen years ago) link

Roll Deep Crew
De La Soul

Nick H (Nick H), Wednesday, 6 April 2005 19:45 (fourteen years ago) link

Per mrna's challenge: Letters To Cleo?

Joseph McCombs (Joseph McCombs), Wednesday, 6 April 2005 19:49 (fourteen years ago) link

Broken Social Scene
M & M (who were better as a four word band name)
No Means No

Mr Noodles (Mr Noodles), Wednesday, 6 April 2005 19:51 (fourteen years ago) link

Not to be a grump, but a lot of the bands listed on this thread do kinda suck. I guess it would be pointless to quibble over which ones specifically.

o. nate (onate), Wednesday, 6 April 2005 19:59 (fourteen years ago) link

BOW WOW WOW

Joseph McCombs (Joseph McCombs), Wednesday, 6 April 2005 19:59 (fourteen years ago) link

gerund bands will always suck

Morley Timmons (Donna Brown), Wednesday, 6 April 2005 20:15 (fourteen years ago) link

Echo and the Bunnymen

D. Bachyrycz, Wednesday, 6 April 2005 20:44 (fourteen years ago) link

Pet Shop Boys would have been my first choice.

Add to (x) (not sure if this one counts)
Public Image Limited
British Electronic Foundation
Sly and the Family Stone
United States of America
Booker T. and the MG's
Maceo and All the King's Men

D. Bachyrycz, Wednesday, 6 April 2005 20:51 (fourteen years ago) link

sorry, I meant Add n to (x)!

D. Bachyrycz, Wednesday, 6 April 2005 20:52 (fourteen years ago) link

Wu-Tang Clan

Tuomas (Tuomas), Wednesday, 6 April 2005 20:54 (fourteen years ago) link

Kings of Leon
Jimmy Eat World

D. Anderson, Wednesday, 6 April 2005 22:38 (fourteen years ago) link

I don't think Wu is technically a word.

Alex in SF (Alex in SF), Wednesday, 6 April 2005 22:39 (fourteen years ago) link

it would be if you'd diversify your bonds, nigga

Morley Timmons (Donna Brown), Wednesday, 6 April 2005 22:40 (fourteen years ago) link

Since Wu-Tang is hyphenated, shouldn't it count as one word? Then Wu-Tang Clan would only be two words.

o. nate (onate), Wednesday, 6 April 2005 23:05 (fourteen years ago) link

Three 6 Mafia

Matt Chesnut (Matt Chesnut), Wednesday, 6 April 2005 23:16 (fourteen years ago) link

Joan of Arc

i am nervous (cochere), Wednesday, 6 April 2005 23:17 (fourteen years ago) link

Young Marble Giants
Raunchy Young Lepers
Choo Choo Train
Adventures In Stereo

Nag! Nag! Nag! (Nag! Nag! Nag!), Wednesday, 6 April 2005 23:51 (fourteen years ago) link

Yo La Tengo
Sunny Day Real Estate

Kate's evil twin (papa november), Wednesday, 6 April 2005 23:55 (fourteen years ago) link

oh god that was four. I'm so mental.

Kate's evil twin (papa november), Thursday, 7 April 2005 00:01 (fourteen years ago) link

big outdoor type

shine headlights on me (electricsound), Thursday, 7 April 2005 00:05 (fourteen years ago) link

olympic death squad

shine headlights on me (electricsound), Thursday, 7 April 2005 00:06 (fourteen years ago) link

Yellow Magic Orchestra
Art of Noise
Dexy's Midnight Runners
Human Sexual Response
Jimi Hendrix Experience (this count?)
Kill Memory Crash
Sigue Sigue Sputnik (if like me, you think they don't suck)
Soft Pink Truth
Tom Tom Club
Wall of Voodoo
Was (Not Was)

Brandon Mitchell (A.H.), Thursday, 7 April 2005 04:11 (fourteen years ago) link

Right Said Fred

Linus Organized, Thursday, 7 April 2005 12:29 (fourteen years ago) link

Comets on Fire

poortheatre (poortheatre), Thursday, 7 April 2005 13:07 (fourteen years ago) link

Nagisa Ni Te (kind of)
British Sea Power
Bonnie "Prince" Billy
Front Line Assembly
Hall & Oates
J. Geils Band (kind of)
Legendary Pink Dots
Les Sans Culottes (although "les" is "the" in french...)
Thunderbirds Are Now!

I think this has gone from being "bands who don't absolutely suck" to "bands who aren't emo."

Jessie the Monster (scarymonsterrr), Thursday, 7 April 2005 13:31 (fourteen years ago) link

Ash Ra Tempel
Ocean Colour Scene
Manic Street Preachers
Acid Mothers Temple
Bonnie Prince Billy

dmun, Thursday, 7 April 2005 13:31 (fourteen years ago) link

Amon Duul II
Astral Social Club

Trip Maker (Sean Witzman), Thursday, 7 April 2005 13:35 (fourteen years ago) link

Chicks on Speed
Grant Lee Buffalo

Ken L (Ken L), Thursday, 7 April 2005 13:37 (fourteen years ago) link

Jan and Dean

This is really just the thread about three-word-name bands with names that don't begin with "the," right? Totally sucking or even just plain sucking is out the window at this point, right?

Ian and Sylvia

Tyrone Slothrop, Sunday, 10 April 2005 05:54 (fourteen years ago) link

tk tk tk

frenchbloke (frenchbloke), Sunday, 10 April 2005 06:52 (fourteen years ago) link

and ya ya choral

frenchbloke (frenchbloke), Sunday, 10 April 2005 06:53 (fourteen years ago) link

All of this begs the question - what sort of band DOES absolutely suck?

Atnevon (Atnevon), Sunday, 10 April 2005 19:55 (fourteen years ago) link

Another Sunny Day
Trash Can Sinatras
Mull Historical Society
Deathcab for Cutie

ailsa (ailsa), Monday, 11 April 2005 04:34 (fourteen years ago) link

WRONG!!!

The Scottish Restauranteer (ex machina), Monday, 11 April 2005 04:37 (fourteen years ago) link

Oh, yes, so I am. It's 6.30 in the morning, in my defence.

Unless, rather than turning Death Cab into one word, you are calling me out for suggesting that Mull Historical Society don't suck. I have no defence for that one.

ailsa (ailsa), Monday, 11 April 2005 04:51 (fourteen years ago) link

oh, i was just saying those bands are all bunk

The Scottish Restauranteer (ex machina), Monday, 11 April 2005 05:15 (fourteen years ago) link

Miss Black America
Atari Teenage Riot
Ben Folds Five
Guns N' Roses
Sugar Hill Gang
Bel Biv Devoe
Quad City DJ's
Snoop Doggy Dogg
Naughty By Nature
God Lives Underwater
Minus The Bear

billstevejim, Monday, 11 April 2005 05:33 (fourteen years ago) link

This Mortal Coil

Trayce (trayce), Monday, 11 April 2005 05:35 (fourteen years ago) link

Girls Against Boys
Goodbye Mr MacKenzie
Nectarine Number 9
Love and Money

ailsa (ailsa), Monday, 11 April 2005 05:51 (fourteen years ago) link

Modern Jazz Quartet
Robert Earl Keene

The Mad Puffin (The Mad Puffin), Monday, 11 April 2005 13:57 (fourteen years ago) link

Big Mountain Fudgecake

Leon WK (Ex Leon), Monday, 11 April 2005 18:28 (fourteen years ago) link

Blue Õyster Cult called themselves The BÕC on their second LP!

Myonga Von Boring (Myonga Von Bontee), Monday, 11 April 2005 18:36 (fourteen years ago) link

Fun Boy Three
Bang Bang Machine
My Chemical Romance

No matter which bands I try to think of, my mind keeps wandering back to Fun Loving Criminals, which is wrong in ways that I can't even begin to describe.

ailsa (ailsa), Monday, 11 April 2005 19:12 (fourteen years ago) link


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