Thursday, March 27, 2008

Band names I don't like (a work in progress)

Disclaimer: Most of these bands play music that I also kind of hate. There are exceptions, though.

Velvet Revolver
Green Day
Matchbox Twenty
Death Cab for Cutie
Three Doors Down
Seven Mary Three
Architecture in Helsinki (this may be the name I hate the most)
Toad the Wet Sprocket
Taking Back Sunday
New Found Glory
Dashboard Confessional
Puddle of Mudd
Linkin Park (wait, I hate this one pretty bad, too)
Limp Bizkit
Band of Horses
The The
I Am Kloot
Kenny Chesney


Better than Ezra
Deep Blue Something
Porno for Pyros


Alison said...

these bands could all be called "noun" or "noun noun" or "noun noun noun" or "nown" or "word" or "word word" or "word word word" or "wurd" (or "werd").

Florence said...

The Go! Team
Third Eye Blind
The Jesus and Mary Chain
Blink 182
Dengue Fever
Israel Kamakawiwo'ole (I know he's dead but I still can't pronounce it)
The Lovin' Spoonful

And for best band name ever, I nomimate The Flying Burrito Brothers.

Barrett the Cat said...

I had forgotten about Third Eye Blind; that's a good addition to this list. As are Blink 182 and the others. The only one I'm hesitant on is The Jesus & Mary Chain, but that might be because I like them so much. (I still like their original version of "Head On" more than the Pixies' version.)

florence said...

Well, I'm not a big fan of the Jesus & Mary Chain (or of Jesus and Mary, for that matter). So I had no trouble including them on the list. What I did have trouble with was the word "why," for which I used the oft-overlooked synonym "while."