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Mogwai - terrible, terrible name and at their peak the best fucking live band since the dinosaurs.
The Beach Boys
and ripping off the crickets really.
it's a good job they werent a stoner band, or they'd have called themselves the grasshoppers.
took some getting used to.
Final Fantasy - who names themself after the most famous Japanese role playing game series of them all?
And what kind of name is Sufjan?!
we should kick 'em all out!
the name doesn't help when you want to steal their music from the internet.
if it was a band it would just annoy me.
The Mountain Goats as a name....
i saw them support deerhoof a couple years back. they are along the vains of pavement.
and they said they get a lot of hardcore metallers turning up to their gigs and looking really disappointed afterwards...
They're in my toppest ratings. Fuck rule!
Kiss were originally called Fuck. Back in the 40's or whenever.
they were fun but not really good...
but only if it was for BEST NAME/WORST MUSIC.
dull dull dull. but, awwww, a mogwai.
at least one person had to say that.
i decided not to earlier. then couldnt help myself.
it's a really rubbish name. mersey beat band, who like buddy holly and the crickets - "hmm.. let's call ourselves the beat-les" "yeah, that'd be really good" no it wouldnt, LAME.
good job they werent making house music or they mgiht have called themselves the slaters.
Please don't bother in telling me how inadequate I am.
bit of a stretch really. at least the garsshoppers made sense.
slaters like the insect.
slaters like roofs on houses.
i know if you have to explain it, it isnt funny. but that really wasnt funnt in the first place, so im safe.
to be fair, their music is about as good as their name...generally kinda chirpy and a bit George Formby...
he's great fun to listen to.
unless im getting him mixed up with lonnie donegan. which i am...
although Lonnie >>>>> George obviously.
I once heard a track on the radio by Lonnie Donegan from '56 or so, called 'frankie and johnny' and it was amazing...the intensity and screaming was like sixties garage rock...amazing
Especially considering how AMAZING they are.
i agree with you.
thirty called arson, what the hell sort of name is that?
Superlover Cee & Cassanova Rud
Scarface (named after a film that only footballers think is cool - hmm)
The Dead Milkmen
- a truly woeful moniker choice.
To me it just says "I'm a twat" and put me off him for years.
But worry not - I am now a big fan.
The remake blows (pun pun pun)
thats awful aint it?
cant fault 'em tho, perfect pop.
Electric Wizard is a fucking great name.
Rubbish name, first great band of the 21st century?
You're a person. They were a rock band.
Just call me the explainer.
It's a good surname. But I just think it's a little unimaginative for a band as sharp with language as mclusky. Named after the headtecher from Grange Hill? So what?
Interestingly, almost any of their song titles would have made a better band name. "Rock Vs Single Parents" springs to mind.
The Long Blondes
Be Your Own Pet
Built To Spill
Clap Your Hands...
Gang of Four
I Am Kloot
Shout Out Louds
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
I'm picky with names.
is quite good. i like talking about them and then shouting the PET.
that's quite good fun.
is indeed a shit name.
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah though.
We are a pair of orders.
No they're not some shit (death)metal band stop looking at me like i'm a dickhead when i wear their t-shirt
i heard it was a refused reference?
shit band name.
Million Dead is a GREAT name
Yup that is true, it comes from a line in the song "The Apollo Programme Was hoax".
look, a band with a stupid name who are good!
one of the worst band names ever in my opinion, and one of my favourite albums.
is OK, nothing more.
I must say Arctic Monkeys is fucking stupidly dense as a name. Dumb. Just rubbish. But this doesn't fit in this thread cos I think their music is just as daft. So I'll shut up.
I want some feedback...this came out in june '66, and went nowhere...
scouse band, contempories of The Beatles...
someone listen, all the way to the end, and tell me thats not great!
I'll listen to that if you listen to the Winch...
hates the name Super Furry Animals. She says it's at least as stupid as Guns and Roses.
I don't know, I still think it's a great name.
plus Guns N Roses don't count. Because they're shit :D
MODEST MOUSE! what an awful band name. i deliberately didn't listen to their 'good news for people who love bad news' album when someone burned it for me, because i hated the name that much.
it's just so stupid.
i think mogwai is quite a good name though really.
the brian jonestown massacre, is a crap name, even it is taking a jab at 'the' band names. it's just bad.
for me its gotta be some of those post emo-ish bands like apple seed cast and the copperpot journals. terrible terrible names, decent bands.
...i was first introduced to modest mouse, i was told that they were a camp/gay german grunge band from the 80's.
with a name like modest mouse, its quite easy to believe...
great band though
I can't believe it's taken me this long to realise...
WIMPLE WINCH!!! What a terrible name...
check this out...what a single!