Unfortunate Band Names that hold a band back from mass appeal.

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by agaraffa, Nov 14, 2015.

  1. Dennis Metz

    Dennis Metz Born In A Motor City!

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    Harley Rebel?? :help::cheers:
     
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  2. pierogy

    pierogy Forum Resident

    There have been a couple of mentions of 'The The' as being Google-proof, but long before that there was a band that featured Mickey Rooney's son on guitar.
    Of course no one could imagine search engines and algorithms in 1970, but even then it must have been confusing to locate the LP 'Album' by the band 'Song'!

     
  3. Foreign Object

    Foreign Object Well-Known Member

    Cotton Candy.......and Rapid Fire
     
  4. Two Sheds

    Two Sheds Walked. Swam. Hunted. Danced. Sang.

    In 1987, I saw a record by a band called the Hard-Ons in a shop in Pennsylvania. Has anybody else ever heard of them?
     
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  5. Yep - Strine punk band.
     
  6. TheLazenby

    TheLazenby Forum Resident

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    I do.

    Because it was Krieger and Densmore, they felt like the lesser members - or the butt-end - of the Doors.

    Honestly, The Back Doors would've been funnier.
     
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  7. TheLazenby

    TheLazenby Forum Resident

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    I dare say Mr. Warner has done quite well for himself in spite of his pseudonym. XD
     
  8. TheLazenby

    TheLazenby Forum Resident

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    The B. Toff Band.

    Their lone LP is *insanely* valuable.
     
  9. Two Sheds

    Two Sheds Walked. Swam. Hunted. Danced. Sang.

    There was a band in the Philadelphia area that gave themselves the unfortunate name of the Skam. I don't think the name helped them any.
     
  10. retrofellow79

    retrofellow79 Active Member

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    Art In America
     
  11. pierogy

    pierogy Forum Resident

    This thread had been dormant for over a year when I showed up today and look at the activity now! The forum works in strange ways.

    There have been a great many merely foul names submitted so I am emboldened to suggest The Thlyds. They are from the UK, so I guess this is a British pejorative as I've never seen it in the US. I mention them because I find their album title 'Thalidomidas Touch' tasteless and clever in equal measure. Also I suspect they are a provocative side project of the vastly talented Simon and Julia Indelicate. If you squint, you can almost see them achieving mass appeal...

     
  12. RoryMcBride

    RoryMcBride Forum Resident

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    In Berlin one time I saw a poster for a band called Scheisse Minnelli.
     
  13. El Rich-o

    El Rich-o Forum Resident

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    Yes, saw em live a number of times. Decent band.
    Pretty popular back in the day, sold a lot of T Shirts
     
  14. Sear

    Sear Forum Resident

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    Humble Pie is a terrible name

    And Throwing Muses. It's a nonsense that doesn't even sounds good
     
  15. Sear

    Sear Forum Resident

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    It's "edgy" when you are 15.
    Pathetic thing is the members of the band were well past the 20s when they formed it
     
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  16. Sear

    Sear Forum Resident

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    Chu Berry

    The poor man get eclipsed by Chuck
     
  17. Sear

    Sear Forum Resident

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    I think the name is the last factor by which they don't have mass appeal
     
  18. Terrapin Station

    Terrapin Station Forum Resident

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    Man, it's difficult to agree with that. There's little that appeals to me more, frankly.
     
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  19. dkurtis

    dkurtis sonofthefather

    The name or the music? The name would definitely not pass the PC smell test. :faint:
     
  20. Hiraeth

    Hiraeth Forum Resident

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    Probably mentioned already but The Stranglers name went over like a lead balloon in the US.

    Throbbing Gristle probably didn't do themselves any favours commercially with that name.
     
  21. Terrapin Station

    Terrapin Station Forum Resident

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    Slits in general, so the name. I'd be happy to do the smell test.
     
  22. writteninwater

    writteninwater Forum Resident

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    Silver Jews?
     
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  23. pierogy

    pierogy Forum Resident

    The short-lived Drug Addix were notable for including young Kirsty MacColl (under a pseudonym) as a backup singer.
    (The song title is from Monty Python btw)

     
  24. Dennis Metz

    Dennis Metz Born In A Motor City!

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    Fonthill, Ontario
    Wrong wrong wrong.
     
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  25. Moshe V

    Moshe V Forum Resident

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    Belly
    Elbow
     

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