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Elmore’s Favorite Worst Band Names


We all know them–the bands with names that make us go, “Huh?” The random artists who come up on your Pandora or Spotify with the random punctuation, obsencity or obscure cultural reference in their names. And then there are the names that are just unpronounceable altogether. It’s a big world of music, but we’ve taken just a quick look at the absurd, horrific and odd band names that have popped up.

Say What?!





The Jing Jang Jong

Enuff Z’nuff


Lacking in Creativity 

Mr. Mister

The The

The Music


Celeb Cameos

The Mr T Experience

Gay For Johnny Depp

Natalie Portman’s Shaved Head


Crude and Unusual Punishment

Butthole Surfers

Cherry Poppin’ Daddies

Anal Cunt



Crazy Penis

Selfish Cunt

Kunt And The Gang


Random and Nonsensical

Dogs Die in Hot Cars

Death Cab for Cutie

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Bowling for Soup

Crispy Ambulance

Spandau Ballet

Ken Dood’s Dad’s Dog’s Dead

The History of Apple Pie

Thirty Odd Foot of Grunts

Dinosaur Pile-Up

Toad the Wet Sprocket



Kitchens of Distinction

Mott the Hoople

Goo Goo Dolls

Broken Social Scene

Smashing Pumpkins


Straight-up Annoying


Portugal. The Man



We Get It; You Guys Think You’re Cool With You’re Super Long Band Names        

Sixpence None the Richer

Meanwhile Back in Communist Russia

…And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead

They Came from the Stars, I Saw Them

I Love You But I’ve Chosen Darkness

Everybody Was In The French Resistence

The World Is A Beautiful Place And I Am No Longer Afraid To Die

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