Favorite "Worst band name" you've ever had?

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  1. OzzPocket

    OzzPocket Synchromatic

    Aug 11, 2020
    So, what's your favorite "Worst band name" you've been affiliated with?

    In my college days, one group I was part of for a brief period, decided, in our infinite, youthful wisdom, on the name "This Food Sucks!" (With the exclamation point)

    Why? Because a couple of the local bars (who also served bar-food) would put the upcoming weekend's band on a sign out front with either "THIS WEEKEND" or "TONIGHT" with the group under it..... and we all thought it hilarious to see "TONIGHT...This Food Sucks!"

    We would see that and laugh, every time.....the owner of the main place didn't think it was quite as humorous as we did....but he was an extremely cool guy, and let it slide, always with a smile...and he always paid us. ;-)

    Unfortunately, that group didn't last long....but...a classic name, nevertheless....
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  2. LongJohn

    LongJohn Synchromatic

    Apr 22, 2016
    Queens, NY
    Played one summer in a band called The Gents, we always seemed to have a room with our name on the door. :oops:
  3. Scott Fraser

    Scott Fraser Country Gent

    Jan 14, 2012
    Los Angeles
    That reminds me of the name used by quite a number of young bands, for exactly the same reason, because on the marquee it would say something like "Joe's Bar . . .featuring tonight . . .Free Beer".
  4. MrWookiee

    MrWookiee Synchromatic

    Jun 17, 2020
    SoCal, USA
    In my college daze a friend was exposing me to Iron Maiden specifically, and Metal in general. We were nursing our beers, and I asked something like, "If 'Zeppelin fans are called Zep Heads, and Judas Priest fans are called Priest Heads, what are Iron Maiden fans called?" ('Irons', I later learned). This led to a lengthy, beer-fueled discussion culminating in the conclusion that <something I can't repeat in polite company> would be a good name for a Metal band. In retrospect, it was only funny when we were drunk.
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  5. stiv

    stiv Country Gent

    Sep 12, 2014
    Firenze, Italy
    My first rockabilly band ever was named The Hopfrogs.
    Which was not bad per se, only I hated it because it didn't have nothing to do with the 50s culture. :)
    But our then singer was deep into Edgar Allan Poe, so he got his chance.
    Then he left, I became the singer and the band was renamed Eddie's Gun. :D
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  6. juks

    juks Synchromatic

    Nov 26, 2020
    Fremont, California
    The band we had when I worked in Germany. I guess for Britts the word isn't bad as we had 3 of them in the band. We all worked for HP, so the name was an anagram of HP users: Pushers. Our US colleagues said we possibly can not call the band that. Germans didn't mind. :)
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  7. michelb

    michelb Synchromatic

    Mar 27, 2020
    "de Losse Tegels": dutch and translates to "the Loose Tiles", punk/ska band.
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  8. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

    Apr 5, 2014
    Ha, well that's me on the left there.
    We played for like a year before we did this one show where they put the easel up at the entrance and they had highlighted the first letter of every word. From a distance all you could see was CRAP......

  9. Londoner

    Londoner Gretschie

    Dec 18, 2020
    I once turned down the offer of joining a band called 'Cucumber Castle'.
    I just thought it sounded weird.

    Then about 5 years ago, three of us got together to play at a 'music pub' gig.
    We didn't have a name, so when we turned up to do the gig, found the pub was packed inside with posters in the windows announcing "Tonight, Super group"!
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  10. lathoto

    lathoto Synchromatic

    Apr 23, 2020
    Fannum Payne and the Kmart Hillbillies. Our flopped single was "Tell Me Where it Hurts." The B side was the now obscure "Blue Light Special."
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  11. When we first played out a local dive bar let us in. Gave us the calandra book and said fill in what you want. So we filled in every saturday, and Tuesday and Thursday for a few months. At first we were called Jerrys Kids, as a twist on some of the Dead covers we played. What we didn’t know was a band out of the north east was called that as well, and one night a bunch of fans that were in town from boston saw the add and came in. They were disappointed we didnt play the thrash metal their Jerrys Kids played. We also eventually got wind that folks thought we were mocking Jerry Lewis’s kids, which we were not, and we never though of it until it came up.

    With so many gigs at the same place, and Jerrys kids no holding up as well as expected, we had a few other names. One week we got snowed in. No one was going anywhere as the area was blanketed in snow for some time. So we called ourselves Cabin Fever for a show. Then there was the highlight of Yer Mom. The poster said come spend a night with Yer Mom. We thought it was funny at the time. Eventually we shifted to a blues based band and called ourselves Muddy Wolf. That didnt last too long, because even though its obvious to most blues fans, we had to explain the name way too often.

    As time went by and i met my wife/singer/writer, she came up with FreddyFingers. I never really cared for it as it sounds silly and no one is sure what its about. I had hoped it had something to do with the spectacular way my shoe perceived my hands and such, but it was more about the ability to use the fingers on a multitude of instruments. They would go out and come back with something off the beaten path and ask me if i could play That, which normally i could figure out something in a few moments. She thought it meant i was gifted on playing music. But in reality, if you have the smallest amounts of music in you, you can bang out a few notes or chords on almost any instrument if you apply that’s knowledge. It includes accordions, harps, mandolins, banjos, sax, harmonicas, and others whose names i forget. So, as for now, I am stuck with that name.
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  12. Londoner

    Londoner Gretschie

    Dec 18, 2020
    We had a Freddie Fingers in the UK too!
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  13. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Admin Post
    Golden River .... I'll just leave that one right there
  14. Great. One less place i can gig.
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  15. LongJohn

    LongJohn Synchromatic

    Apr 22, 2016
    Queens, NY
    Great minds think alike ?
  16. Lockupyourfatdog

    Lockupyourfatdog Synchromatic

    Aug 8, 2016
    Everett wa
    The old band I was in was called Turd Ferguson and the Skids! But I think it’s a pretty cool name
  17. swivel

    swivel Country Gent

    May 13, 2018
    The "No Tell Hotel Lobby Band". We played one gig and the owner stiffed us on pay.

    In the 70's a management company got ahold of us, they were trying to make our "Marshall Stack playing hardcore rock band" (Hendrix, Cream, Zep, Grand Funk etc) into a lounge act. They renamed us "Born Free". We had ruffled vest polyester jumpsuits! NO... REALLY! OMG :mad::(
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  18. Back in Black

    Back in Black Country Gent

    Jun 22, 2020
    Ontario Canada


    Way back in the 60's, there was an NYC ''Village'' band, called the ''Fugs''...off the wall, vulgar, but like most things, they had their following.

    I also think that one guy called ''The Weekend'' is a little strange, but hey, he's raking it in...$$$$.

    ''Beatles''...how strange was that...where would they have gone if it had been ''The Roaches''?

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  19. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Not mine, but, a group of Notre Dame students had a band called "Captain Electric and the Flying Lapels". They had to go with "Lapels" because "Buttresses" wouldn't fit on the bass drum head.
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  20. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Gretschified

    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    I briefly play in a band called, "Foxey Satch and the Heartbreakers" and yes, it predated Tom Petty's fame.
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