Thursday, June 28, 2007

What's in a Name?

Posted By on Thu, Jun 28, 2007 at 10:14 AM

There is a fairly large pool of Nashville bands with whom I am familiar in name only. I see their names often, but, for whatever reason, I just haven't heard them yet. Sometimes it's because the name is really bad. Sure, there are tons of great bands with awful names—remember Archers of Loaf? At the same time, it's just hard to get excited about a band called Radical Face. With this in mind, I present to you my list of the worst band names associated with Nashville.

Disclaimer: I have a relatively long history of playing in questionably named bands. That fact alone either discredits my list entirely or qualifies me as a sort of bad band name expert. Hard to say.

Her Death Was So Silent
Just what metal needed, more misogyny.

Hail to the Keith
Should've gone with Bowin' to the Lowen. Too late now.

Tigers Con Queso
Tigers with cheese? Is this some sort of inside joke? If so, this is the worst kind of inside joke—one that doesn't include me.

Cantasy Famp
Ducking fumb.

The Nobility
Jetpack was an awesome name. Simple, straightforward and one word, which means that, after 50-plus years of rock and roll, of course the name's taken. The Nobility is also simple, straightforward and short, but for some reason nobody had already jumped on that one. Wonder why that is.

Look What I Did
I'm guessing you booked a show before naming your band.

F.U.C.T.
The singer's initials are A.S.S. He's phenomenal at arcade games.

JEFF
I guess it's clever if you're escaping Internet piracy along with, you know, all of the Internet.

The Cry Room
Just because I know what an actual cry room is doesn't make it sound any less lame.

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