Band Names


Believe it or not there was a time in my high school career I was certain that I would be in a multi-platinum record selling, hard rock band. There wasn’t a question of if I would make it, but when. My days where filled with Led Zeppelin 3, Metallica’s “Kill’ em All”, Nirvana, The Animals, Pink Floyd, and Cream. To me, I was a visionary and so was my band. We were the only ones who saw the world this way and the only ones who knew that soon arenas around the states would be filled with thousands screaming our name,”Aerial Bullfrog”.

Now that I look back, that name doesn’t scream “Feed Africa” or “Stop AIDs”. Now it sounds like, at best, the opener for the band “Midlife Crisis ” thats only claim to fame is the keyboard player who did a track with The Georgia Satellites in 1993. No, Aerial Bullfrog sucked. Both the name and I’m sure the band if memory serves me correctly. I wish I could go back and give us a better name. Maybe my life as a rock star would have happened if only the name was cooler. Here’s some of the names I would toss around.

  • Pumpernipple
  • DickDrip and the Hand Cramps
  • Giant Ape Juice (Had to take that Matt.)
  • Midnight Running Scared Past A Pentecostal Sanctuary Under Cloudy Knight Sky (MRS PAP SUCKS) *she did
  • Drink More Ovaltine
  • Chewmama!
  • Puker
  • The Poo’s
  • Taco Taco
  • Go Meat!
  • Tipping Scooters
  • Apple Sounds (start every song by biting into an apple. Risk getting beer bottles thrown at you)
  • Veggie Macabre (Can’t help that one)

I have more. Need to think a little harder though. What are some of yours? I know you have them!

10 Comments

  1. I like Pumpernipple.

    Here’s mine:

    Glazed Coins
    Morphing Pepper
    Stuffed Caps
    Mushroom Ball
    Brussel’s Sprout
    Dandelion Row
    Mustard Stain
    Melon Scratcher
    Tomatillo
    The Celery Bridge
    Sweet Potato
    The Yam Scam
    Wasabi Kemosabe

    Vegetables make for great band names!!

    Fun post, Will… have a great weekend!

  2. Whoa! Home runs on the names. You should have been our manager.

    BTW, i just had a type o on home runs and forgot the “m”. Hoe Runs. There is another!

  3. Hoe Runs … I love it!!

  4. I did do this all the time actually but I never bothered to learn an instrument. I wish I could think of some of them but it was such a long time ago. I guess I’m better at coming up with internet names these days.

  5. One that I think would be a GREAT metal name would be-

    A Proper Burial.

    I have to copyright that shit, mang.

    In “Rock Band” the BF and I have bandnames of
    The Bukakes
    and
    Vulvasaur

    sometimes I say Vulvasaur and it makes me giggle- combining genitalia and pokemon is just funny.

  6. I’ve been the frontman for 2 bands. The farthest we got in the first one was just having a ton of practices and recording a 4 track with a bunch of songs on it. I actually own the only copy of that tape. The second band was just about as short lived as the first, but we actually played a show at a club here. We promptly broked up as soon as the show was over. As for the names, I HATED the names of both the bands, but was the last member to join them both and was outvoted when it came time to settle on a name, so I take no responsibilty for them. They were, in order:

    Blue Skyes Over Paris (it was my idea to spell “Skyes” with a y)
    World of Hate

    I think Giant Ape Juice and Veggie Macabre should go on tour together. The last song of every show could be their biggest fan-favorite, “Chicken Flavored Doritos.”

  7. Kittymao – HA! When I would play the original Super smash bros I would call jigglypuff jigglybutt. That isn’t as clever but I was only about 16 at the time. One time I said I want to pick jigglybutt!! And held my cursor on him so long I actually did. I was so pissed off at myself because that is the WORST character to pick.

    DJ D – Hey I can think of the song “chicken flavored doritos” being a thrash around punk song

    I can’t think about chicken when I am eating doritos!
    I can’t think about chicken when I am eating doritos!
    I promised my girl, it sounds silly yet it is true
    So my lady I won’t think about chicken while I am eating doritos, just for you!!!

    Heh heh no applause.

    My rock band names? Well years ago when I was about 15 I thought of the band name brown bag of flaming dog crap (I wanted to say shit but I thought that was pushing it) and I actually drew a band poster to push the joke even further. It’s around in my old bedroom someplace.

    A recent name is Harry and the buttmeats. My best friend’s name is Harry. He said a comment saying did you hurt your buttmeat? And he started cracking up laughing. And a light bulb went off and I said that should be a band name!! Harry and the buttmeats!! So almost daily he mentions that he thinks it’s the most clever thing ever.

    I think my favorite one of yours is Dickdrips and the handcramps. There is a band in Portland Oregon called Fuck. Right to the point there.

  8. I don’t know much about Pokemon but dirty Pokemon puns crack me up. Keep ’em coming!

    I just read over my post again and realized that I said, “We promptly broked up as soon as the show was over.”…..broked?

    Poor grammar hurts me in my buttmeat.

  9. The Mason Jars. That was the name of the band that me and my friends were going to have if we ever decided to learn how to play. We never did.

  10. How about….

    The Fuzzy Muffins
    Moldy Applesauce
    Tomcat Sprays
    Fiber refugees

    Ew.


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