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

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

  1. humpf

    humpf Allowed to write something here.

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    The Back Door Men?
     
  2. Wugged

    Wugged Forum Resident

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    No such thing as an unfortunate band name.
    If a band named after creepy-crawlies can become colossally famous, any name will do.
     
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  3. Danby Delight

    Danby Delight Forum Resident

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    My neighborhood's own Anal **** thank you for your support.
     
  4. TheDailyBuzzherd

    TheDailyBuzzherd Forum Resident

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    Hoo boy ... Fugs, Electric Prunes, Strawberry Switchblade ...
     
  5. Sear

    Sear Forum Resident

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    Krieger wrote their biggest hit.
    So I don't think he was a lesser member
     
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  6. Zack

    Zack Forum Resident

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    Of course Robby wasn't a lesser member. But when a band has such a statuesque, charismatic, mysterious, and controversial front man that all the girls wanted to bone and all the boys wanted to be, it was pretty easy to fall into the background, composition skills and guitar chops notwithstanding.
     
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  7. TheLazenby

    TheLazenby Forum Resident

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    Yeah, I guarantee more people can identify Jim and Ray than can identify Robby or John.
     
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  8. namlook

    namlook Forum Resident

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  9. vwestlife

    vwestlife Forum Resident

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    How about groups with non-search-engine-friendly names?

    3T
    A1
    B3
    Blue
    D12
    Five
    iiO
    V
     
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  10. Wugged

    Wugged Forum Resident

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    No probs. They are a massively popular group here in Warsaw. ;)
     
  11. Blastproof

    Blastproof Forum Resident

    Mass appeal? Them?
     
  12. pool_of_tears

    pool_of_tears Music Appreciator

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    The name didn’t hurt them. They did well.
     
  13. markreed

    markreed Forum Resident

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    F__k Buttons

    The The
     
  14. edfom

    edfom Forum Resident

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    Marquette
    You forgot !!!
     
  15. Night Flanger

    Night Flanger A shade without colour

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    Finland
    Genitorturers
     
  16. Bailes

    Bailes Well-Known Member

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    Australia
    To a degree, sort of.
     
  17. pool_of_tears

    pool_of_tears Music Appreciator

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  18. Instant Dharma

    Instant Dharma Hendon!!!!

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    East Bay, Ca
    Surprise here no ones mentioned Birth Control. Abhorrent covers too. Disgusting
     
  19. The Very Idea Of ****ing Hitler

    (Actual band name. 1980s punk band from Phoenix.)

    wait, what am I saying? that name is genius
     
  20. TheLazenby

    TheLazenby Forum Resident

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    Jim Morrison did, so ask him. XD
     
  21. Still, that name surely cost them an opening gig with Journey.
     
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  22. Chrissie Hynde should write a song with that title. (which post am I referring to? Mine and yours both. She could at least use yours for a line in a song.)
     
  23. rikki nadir

    rikki nadir Gentleman Thug

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    The Anal Stars are still going??
     
  24. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    any name to do with addiction, drugs, sex...
     
  25. pierogy

    pierogy Forum Resident

    Dundee, Scotland's irrepressible Scrotum Poles. This medley includes their signature song 'Pick The Cat's Eyes Out'.

     

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