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10 Terrible Band Names

Band names. Some can be amazing and incredibly catchy and memorable. Others, however, can make you do a second take and whisper, “What the hell?” These are names that also stick with you throughout your life but not because of the band’s music, oh no. Rather, it’s because the name is so awful or problematic that you shudder at the very thought of bringing up these names.

So, below I’ve come up with 10 band names that are simply terrible. Note that this has nothing to do with the quality of their music, but simply is a thought about their name. Check it out!

Anal Cunt
Let’s be honest with ourselves here and admit that this is a truly awful band name. Yes, I realize that Anal Cunt was meant to be offensive beyond belief (just look at some of their song titles for proof of this), but that doesn’t change the fact that this name is just terrible.

The Band
“Hey pal, I’m going to see The Band in concert. Wanna come?”
“Which band?”
“The Band!”
“Yeah, I heard that the first time. What’s their name?”
So on and so forth until someone gets shot. The end.

I’ve actually heard people pronounce this as “Deadmau Five”. I was then forced to hide some bodies. Coincidence? Hmmm…..

Pain Of Salvation
Look, I love this band. I listen to them constantly. But DAMN is this an emo sounding name.
“You don’t know the pain of salvation until you’ve been at the very bottom that life can offer.” – Some kid with swooping bangs, black fingernail polish, eyeliner, and jeans that are cutting off circulation from their thighs down.

Destiny Potato
I’m very excited to hear this band and their debut album. But that doesn’t change the fact that this name is utterly ridiculous.
Also, somewhat relevant.

Limp Bizkit
What the hell does this even mean? First of all, you misspelled “Biscuit”. Second, no one wants a limp biscuit. They should be firm yet flaky, preferably with a pad of butter on top or some gravy nearby. Stop ruining a delicious breakfast staple.

The Who
Whenever someone says, “I’m listening to The Who,” all I can think is that they sound like a damn owl. Hoot hoot, have a tootsie pop and shut up already.

Fear Factory
“We’re so intense and badass that we took the idea of “Fear”, commercialized it, and are mass producing it in our factory. Oh, and we DON’T offer health benefits to our employees. Bam.”

Toad The Wet Sprocket
Taking your name from a Monty Python sketch doesn’t make it a good band name. Quite the opposite as a matter of fact.

I hate you.

Alright readers, what are some band names that you just can’t STAND saying? Let me know in the comments below!

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  • My morning Jacket… i don’t know any of their songs but the name irks me.

    • EvilHead1981

      Also “Death Cab For Cutie” is a horrific name. I’m aware it was original the name of a song from way back, but that doesn’t make it any less of a bad band name. “My Chemical Romance” is a pretty craptacular name. For more horrible names, just sift through any list of Emo, Hipster and Power Pop band names and I’m sure you can find a LOT of shitty band names.

  • STRIK9

    All these bands minus Fear Factory ARE as awful as their names.Some other bands that are equally awful,names included are..Stone sour,Gwar,Drowning pool,Nickelback,Job for a cowboy,Milking the goatmachine,I could go on all fuckin day.

  • Joe-Banger

    You are as stupid as your name Dick9! GWAR rules!

  • djblack1313

    i actually like the names, Pain of Salvation, The Who (of course!) & Toad The Wet Sprocket. weirdly enough i DO like the name Anal Cunt but not as a serious band name. i like it as a “fuck you!!” type band name! LOL.

  • Skull-And-Crossbones

    i actually like Fear Factory’s name. there’s much much worse out there. how about Clinging To The Trees Of A Forest Fire, The Tony Danza Tap Dance Extravaganza, The Ocean, Oceanio, A Day To Remember, or Dragonforce?

    • Sloppy Joe Cocky

      Oceano* > Fear Factory

  • diapers

    My new bands name is “Born in a toilet”, I think it’s pretty cool. Landing gigs is not the easiest.

    • J-SiN

      try “Free Beer”, always liked that one.

      • JonathanBarkan

        I was in a band called Kid Friendly And The Reach Arounds. Came up with that name. Pretty proud of it. Totally unmarketable, haha!

  • abelafonte

    The Bitch Is In Heat or also spelled T/B/I/N/H

  • TwistedCritic

    Can’t see anything wrong with The Who.

  • CosmicAvenger

    Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. I friggin hate the crap outta that band name. It’s so bad it makes me not even want to know or care what they sound like.

  • I wrestled a bear once, aborted fetus ,dying fetus, cattle decaptiation, ingested… Don’t get me wrong I like all these bands, just don’t like saying it to people who ask “hey what are you listening to?”

  • lwscott

    I love the Barenaked Ladies, but hate their name.

  • bizantior

    I don’t care, Skinny Puppy sucks.

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