The Worst Band Names Of '07

The Worst Band Names Of '07

Each year, The A.V. Club receives hundreds of albums, thousands of press releases, and several thousand more show listings for hundreds of venues around the country. At any given moment, our editors are besieged by information on bands, most of which we've never heard of. Sifting through all that info, we inevitably encounter questionable band names. Actually, you could argue any moniker is questionable, but here, we're talking about the really bad ones, and others that are at least kind of funny or otherwise charming. We write them down on an ever-expanding list over the course of the year, then present them in our annual Worst Band Names feature. This list isn't a compendium of the worst names of all time, just the ones we encountered this year. Are you ready to rock?

Just plain bad


The Color Fred
Job For A Cowboy
Da Bears
From San Diego, home of Da Chargers.
Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band
Mental Afro
"FunkHopRock 4 the Soul"
Shout Out Out Out Out
Dyslexic Speedreaders
"What happens when 2 Hollywood rappers team up with a cracker from Oakland?" Don't ask.
The Asbestos Tampons
Among their MySpace friends: Tasty Twat Records
Malice In Wonderland
I Sank Molly Brown
Poetic Justice League 4 America
The Hobbits Of The Shire
Uprise Of The Dope Fiendz
Kidz In The Hall
Poets & Pornstars

Animals


Pistol Whipping Party Penguins
SuperHeavyGoatAss
Baboon Torture Division
Their site proudly boasts that it ranks "1 for Baboon Torture Porn on Google."
Those Fucking Unicorns
Unicorn Dream Attack
Sex Rat
Penguins With Shotguns
Tigers Can Bite You
Abbreviation: TCBY.

Anatomy


Butt Stomach
Their MySpace page looks like it was designed by Homer Simpson.
Electric Vagina
Never mind the goofy name. "Electric Vagina is committed to grassroots marketing and building a fan base one person at a time," vows their bio.
Ballcock Assembly

Abortion


Gay Witch Abortion
Comanche Abortion

Related:
Gay Baby
Headline on MySpace blog: "GAY BABY BUYING A TITAN 1 MISSILE BASE TO SURVIVE THE COMING ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE."

Related:
Dance Me Pregnant
Let's French
Whore Du Jour
They apparently took their name from an Imperial Teen song.
Roger's Porn Collection

Rape


The Rape Ape
Statutory Grape
Raperies (Like Draperies)
Their entirety of their bio: "I'm putting the pieces together. I'm starting to add the dialogue. The storyboard is starting to take shape. And this can't end well. It just can't."

Proper Name/Title Combinations


The House That Gloria Vanderbilt
Lists "Baby Jesus" as an influence, and says they sound like "a snapping pussy." Their bio boldly proclaims, "the faggot has risen......fighting for the power of the queef...help us harness the escape of air from vaginas around the world......join the cult.be somebody."
Neil Diamond Phillips
"Part Neil Diamond, Part Lou Diamond Phillips, 100% Rock!" Sadly, the band doesn't sound like Lou Diamond Phillips singing Neil Diamond songs.
Harmonica Lewinsky
Does it make it better or worse that they're a Scottish blues band?
Goodbye Girl Friday
Chevy Metal
From their bio: "Basically, the idea behind Chevy Metal is that they play rock songs from the 70's, DIRT ROCK, as they say. Music that a meth dealer from 1973 would have listened to."

Funk


Generally speaking, it's a bad idea to state a genre classification in your name, but funk (and ska) bands have a compulsion to do so. The results are always terrible.
Phunk And Associates
This "down 'n dirty partylicious funkstation" briefly disbanded when a founding member left for school, but they decided to keep going, as "the phunk never leaves you."
Dumpstapunk
Officially known as "Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk." Its website proudly states that its message board is "now %100 pornography free!"
Felonious Funk
You'd think a dot-com URL would be one of the perks of calling your band "Felonious Funk," but no, this Massachusetts band had to settle for a .net. (Someone's sitting on feloniousfunk.com.) Rest assured, though, their style—"smooth Jazz and Latin grooves to today's dance hits and all your Motown favorites"—are "perfect for any wedding, corporate or social event."
Hellz Funk
Fans of this Chicago funk-metal act needn't worry: Hellz Funk's second album, Corpse Flower, will be out soon, and it's "groovier, heavier, all together tighter than [first album] Damnitol and will be ready to bite off your genitals and French kiss em' in your mouth next year. Stay greasy Funkwads."
Hubble Funk-o-Scope
Clusterfunk
"Purveyors Of Soulful Groove"
United We Funk
Sadly, not a patriotic funk band that plays covers of stuff like Lee Greenwood's "God Bless The U.S.A."
Dysfunkshun Junkshun
Their URL? Funkparty.com. Their sound "has made them a favorite for Private Events hosted by A-List Celebrities, Dignitaries, Fortune 500 Companies, Weddings, and top clubs in the US."
Funkface
Album: Your Politics Suck, on Buddha Bug Records.
Nu Funk Mafia
During the band's "flirtatiously spontaneous stage show," their "antics are only upstaged by unmistakable musicianship and songwriting skills."
420 Funk Mob
How can you make a band name with "funk" in it worse? Why, incorporate a pot reference, of course. This band of "funketeers" could only top that by adding a wang reference. Maybe 420 Funk Knob Mob? 420 Funk Mob Knob Slobs? Quick, residents of Colorado and Vermont, figure this out for us.
The Demon Funkies
They promise "the energy of Angus Young and confidence of James Brown" with music that has an "uncanny ability to draw people out of ordinary reality." They recently played the Funk Ball, not to be confused with Funkball®, New Zealand's felted wool ball that "adds value to your life as useful fun."

Related: Genre in name


RapScallions
Some jams featured on Live From Yucca Muthafucka: "Booze Rap," "Dayz Like Theze." Don't let their partying distract you, though, their serious goal: "Rap Scallions came together to make an impact on the world of music."
Any Swing Goes
Don't worry that this big band "from the heart of London" will be too pricey: "We're a semi-professional outfit; most of play for the love of it, which means that booking us is remarkably affordable." Not with how the dollar's doing against the pound right now!
Punk As A Doornail
The guitarist uses a homemade guitar made from an old skateboard, which is pretty badass.

Also related: Names implying boogying, grooving, or other hippie shit
Groove Hawgs
17 Hippies
They're German, but that's no excuse.
Groovin' High
"What makes GROOVIN' HIGH the best Function Band in London?" They'll be happy to tell you. See their complete list of clients.
Endless Boogie
Wishdoctor
"Watching Wish Doctor is just like watching a real concert," boasts their bio. Wow, it's like you're seeing a real band?
Capitalist Hippie Complex
What's the recipe for the Capitalist Hippie Complex? They'll tell you:
1.5 oz top shelf Funk
2.0 oz conscious Hip Hop
1.0 oz underground Jazz
Mix with anything
add High Energy Twist
Serve Chill as a Motha Fucka

Honeydew Revue
This Austin band wins for Best Opening Line Of A Band Bio: "34.7 hundred years ago, in the mountains of Echinacea, an elf gave birth to a baby elf."
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Simple, yet good (in a bad-good way)


Lesbian
Pudding

Earth


Hooray For Earth
HFE may have the least appealing band description ever: "Sort of like Enya and Nirvana breaking things at a video arcade in hell."
Earth Dies Screaming
Described as "8-bit music that would make your ears vomit." And they're looking to be signed!

Unfunny combos


General Patton & His Privates
Special Ed & The Shortbus
Rotel & The Hot Tomatoes

Celebrities


Robin Williams On Fire
Band members also play in the bands True Dot Com, Timothy Treadwell, Turd Sorcerer, Destroy Tokyo, and Cobra Bubbles.
Garrison Killer
Mel Gibson & The Pants

Ringo Starr


Ringo Deathstarr
Gringo Star

Using title to something else


The Graduate
I Walk The Line
The Wonder Years
Album: Get Stoked On It!
The View
They're from somewhere called Dryburgh in the UK, so they get a pass. But in the U.S., those words together mean "annoying talk show."

Movie references


Scotty Don't
Motto: "The Don't Does." Kinda like "The dude abides."
Stiffler's Mom
Now auditioning for a new singer!
Candygram For Mongo
Bio: "If Cheap Trick were moderating a debate between Social Distortion and the Dropkick Murphys over which was better: Internet vs. home video pornography - it would sound like Candygram For Mongo!"
Lazlo Hollyfeld
Into The Light Carol Anne

We're fucking HEAVY, bro


May This Day Perish
Can't remember singer Steven Buzzy's name? Use his title: Vaginal Dominator.
Temple Of Brutality
Beneath The Massacre
Enjoy The Massacre
Desecrate The Hour
Cry Of The Afflicted
At The Throne Of Judgment
Bullet Called Life
Mankind Is Obsolete
Recently No. 1 on the Deutsch Alternative Charts!
The Liar Dies
With Blood Comes Cleansing

Fuck


Ima Fucking Gymnist
Sadly, they recently pussed out and changed it to "Ima Gymnist." Boo!
The Mister Fuckhead Ensemble
Big Fucking Thunder
Fucking Orange
Fuckwolf
Stay Fucked

Shit


Psychedelic Horseshit
They describe their sound as "trashcans fucking on cheap speed."
Cribshitter

Puke


Slut Barf
Clown Vomit
Vomit Bomb
Two bands share the name, one from Las Vegas, the other from Hollywood.

!!!!!


My! Gay! Husband!
Clap! Clap!
Sadly, they're breaking up.

Anatomy


Yak Ballz
The Red Muffs
Not only are TRM "notably popular with the UCSB and USC sorority/fraternity crowd," but "you can't swing a dead cat without hitting someone ridiculously hot" at their shows. Totally, bro.
Juzt Nutz
Album: Maximum Penetration
The Pussy Pirates
First line of bio: "FIRST OFF WE'RE AN IDEAS BAND. I THINK WE PROVED THAT WITH FUCK MOUNTAIN."
Les Breastfeeders
Steaming Wolf Penis
Monster Cock Rally
The Dick Panthers
Cocktards
Snatch Magnet
PussyFinger
First line of bio: "Pussyfinger is a propagandist statement about the shortcomings of humankind." Yes, obviously.
T.I.T.S.
Cock Rock For Cannibals
The Berg Sans Nipple

Emoooooo


Cross My Heart Hope To Die
Broke up this year, alas.
Secondhand Serenade
Gray Lines Of Perfection
I Would Set Myself On Fire For You
Another casualty: They broke up in July. No band can survive such a terrible name.

Loooong


The Pleasures Of Merely Circulating
Fixed Gears Are For Jerks And Lesbians
A Simpsons reference retooled for bike nerds. Parfait.
Happy Mothers Day, I Can't Read
Mostly Other People Do The Killing
If Your Hands Were Metal That Would Mean Something
We All Have Hooks For Hands
My Precious, Precious Gun
The Shark That Ate My Friend
Assemble Head In Sunburst Sound
Curse This Metal Body
It Shoulda Been Lars
France Has The Bomb
"Are you aware that the French (people who live in the country France) have the bomb? We are, and we're not happy about it."
Secret Lives Of The Freemasons [pagebreak]

Wookies?


Wookie Hangover
Songs include "MILF," "Slayer Song," and "The Beer Song."
Legowookie

Cutesy bullshit

Smile Brigade
My Hero Is Me
The Giggle Club
As seen in Little Miss Thang magazine!
Best Fwends
Although they describe their sound as "slightly better than terrible," they nevertheless won Vice Magazine's "worst album of the month." Then all their gear was stolen. And now they're on this list. They can't catch a break!
Sing It Loud
The Giving Tree Band
Ashley Said Yes

Puns/rhymes


Dear And The Headlights
One Small Step For Landmines
Visitor to their site can download four different ad banners to put on their MySpace pages. Hooray!
The Cornish Gay Men

Especially affected


Order Of The Dying Orchid
Enigmatic Heart
The Ghost Is Dancing
Winter Took His Life
Flowers Of Romance
Pieces Of A Dream
Grave For The Fireflies
After seven years, they recently changed their name to Vultures United. They described the news as, "It's like having a new baby last minute, but it being born retarded BUT ULTIMATELY, it having special powers."
Orb Of Confusion
Formerly known as Wailin' Genocide.

Drugs


Three Weed Salad
Count Dracula's Weed Smuggling Jam Engine

Hey ladies


Sistas In The Pit
Joan As Police Woman
"BEAUTY IS THE NEW PUNK ROCK," announces her site.

She Is So Beautiful/She Is So Blonde
One reviewer described them as "the least fun music possible." Ouch.
Speak Her Language
God-Des And She
This Lesbian rap act has a song called "Lick It" which begins, "Good evening class, I would like to welcome you to Pussy-Eating 101."

Death


Dead By Choice
Strangers Die Every Day
The Dead Kenny Gs
Killgasm
First line of their bio: "Started in 2002 to try and end Christianity. Instead we spent the years just drinking, doing drugs, and fucking a lot of whores. All while trying to rip off Carcass and Darkthrone."

???


As Your Attorney
Coach Said Not To
Life After Laserdisque
Food Will Win The War
Haunting Oboe Music
Skull Sküll
Weekend Nachos
Or, The Whale
Vices I Admire
Shapes Have Fangs
Doofgoblin
Jews And Mexicans
"Available for Bar Mitzvahs and Quinceaneras!"
Prognosis: Killing It
AKA Wizard Beard
Batman Vs. Predator
Til We're Blue Or Destroy
Shot For The Stars...And Kill Them
Bi Furious
Human Being Lawnmower
Crochet'd Machete
DD/MM/YYYY
Does It Offend You, Yeah?
To Live And Shave In L.A.
Goat Motor
Happy Butterfly Foot
Algebro
Car Full Of Midgets
Shitdisco
Boneless Children Foundation
Bear's Acoustic Honey
White Pee
Jewsus
Album: Boners And Loners

Amusing Show Line-Ups from This Year:

Clinging To The Trees Of A Forest Fire + Eviscerated Soul, Zombie Hate Brigade, Deadspeak, Whore Grinder: Bender's Tavern, 9pm

Unicorn Basement + Gay Witch Abortion, Babyguts, Bri Entering The Bratmosphere: Triple Rock Social Club, 9pm, free

Pink Reason + Psychedelic Horseshit, Expensive Shit: Beerland, 10pm

Little Bitches + Johnny Butt And The Bad Fish: Rockit Room, 9pm

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