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Editors/Magistrates/Engineers. Oh, and Something Corporate :D
Nah, I like this name and it suits the music very well.
quotidian beats is the best wicked game cover ever
They do the sort of stuff I like, but the annoying name has always been a barrier
^ end this bullshit
Butthole Surfers (though I like what I've heard, I've never fully checked them out because of the name)
Basically a lot of try-hard edgy names; with few exceptions, none of them have really impressed me.
the Bilinda Butchers (oh fuck off)
Tokyo Shoegazer ("Shoegazer" alone annoys me (Shoegazing or Shoe-gaze always strikes me as an old person trying to use the hip lingo the kids are using), but could they have picked a more faceless name?)
suits them perfectly.
"Hiya sweetheart! Would you like a cup of tea love? Oh.. and.. what's your new band called?"
Does not compute.
That's got to be the try-hardest name ever.
yeah, way too cutesy and self-referential even by Nu-Gaze standards.
it's okay music. I can't really see why anyone would get too excited over them, though.
when some of these band names crop up in email subject lines in my inbox unbidden I am slightly offended
your shit name does.
assuming it's tongue in cheek
or "Com Truise" or any of that crap
A bit overrated, however. You can only get so much mileage out of being a JAMC clone.
But I have never listened to He Poos Clouds because of the fucking awful name.
But it's really really good.
But it is Owen pallet's masterpiece - yes, even better than heartland.
Are there any Hip Hop fans who refuse to listen to rappers with Lil in their moniker? I think that would be very offputting.
can't hate on Lil Ugly Mane
but yeah pun name bands can go fuck themselves, it betrays a lack of imagination that'll almost certainly be reproduced in their music. Joanna Gruesome being the worst ones I can think of - dull dull dull dull dull dull dull dull dull!
The Dandy Warhols in particular - although in a sense it's a very apt name, perfectly encapsulates the band's utter crapness & lack of imagination
I like BJM's name, but I don't really like their music much.
If there were a competition for inverse relationship of quality of name vs music they would win.
q without u
Turns out their music is actually ok, at least not as offensive as the name. Still a no overall from me though.
Tonnes of twee/DIY punk bands have awful names. But I'm not really the demographic they're looking to appeal to.
it makes me angry for some reason, don't exactly know why but it's like, an excessively irritating name rather than just a daft juvenile one.
Also Cerebral Ballzy.
I think it's because it comes off as a band trying to market themselves solely via their name. I'm skeptical anyone would give a shit if they didn't have an attention-grabbing name.
Never listened to them, never will thanks to that name
Wouldn't have considered listening to them but for a very intriguing description by someone - maybe a disser.
They are really good psych blues, like Black Angels, Black Mountain, Dead Meadow and all that. Terribly lazy in imaginative name though. I guess the music is also pretty derivative, but it's solid good stuff.
I'm not too keen on their most recent album; really fucking boring.
I know it's closed-minded, but I can't do it. That name coupled with the ever-suspicious NME hype machine makes me not take them seriously.
"oh we're SO northern and droll" isn't it.
Weirdly, the more their music was like that, the more I liked them. And that decreases with time..
I'm sure they're better than most of the bands listed here, but it really is an awful name.
Joe Lean and the Jing Jang Jong :-/
(...and yet Trembling BELLS and Sleigh BELLS are two of my favourite bands of recent times.).
Guaranteed to be shit.
Cute Is What We Aim For
PrismCorp Virtual Enterprises
i would certainly be put off a little.
at Brixton Academy, the great Joy Division years before they went mainstream.
is the answer that jumps to mind every time we have this thread
just saw something on pitchfork about a band called 'twin peaks', nothing against bands that reference popular culture in their name, but that is very lazy
No Shelly Johnson or damn fine cherry pie round these parts
Rival Consoles: Nope! Not when Rival Schools already exist.
Sod off. You're not Trinny and Susannah
a combination of Sammy Hagar, Joe Satriani, Michael Anthony, and Chad Smith wasn't enough to put you off?
the name put me off
How do you pronounce it?
Is it just pronounced Churches?
or is it Ch-ver-ches?
either way it's a terrible band name, and they make shit music because of it.
With bands like that (see also Wavves, Alvvays) I think they change the spelling so that you can google them. Otherwise you get a billion irrelevant hits for 'Churches' and never find the band.
Their music desrves to be un-googlable
well, probably Loop too.
well, their music does help either.
Not sure if I'm having that ellipsis
Bands with "naughty" words (grow up)
Mispelled words (wavves etc)
Puns (Kurt Vile etc)
Is his real name. At least according to the ever-reliable Wikipedia. (Not to knock your otherwise sound post, though)
(although I love Wolf Parade)