If I remember correctly, John Lennon said that “a band is only as good as their name.” Or was it John Legend who said that? Actually… now that I think about it, I’m pretty sure it was Lenin.
Either way, Lennon, Legend—or Lenin—the quote makes a good point: People shouldn’t judge books by their covers, but people should judge a band by their name.
For example, everybody bags on Nickelback, not because their music is to hearing as cinema of the unsettling is to seeing, but because nickels are virtually worthless in today’s economy. Nobody is excited to get a nickel back, therefore nobody likes Nickelback, the band. If they’d named themselves OneHundredDollarsBack or TwoHundredDollarsBack or FatStacksBack, they may be bigger than the Beatles, or John Legend, or Lenin’s Soviet Union.
Nevertheless, here are a list of taste tested and approved band names:
Hopeful Sell Outs
From Garage to Grunge
Back to the Garage
Damn, Foo Fighters is Taken?
Kurt Vonnegut and the Fart Jokes
God’s in the Corner, Drunk
Sex and Boobs
Boobs and Sex
Taint RockersRubber Duck and Cover
The Blisters and the Nameless
Damn, What’s Another Word for Nirvana Because That’s Taken Too?
We’ll Pay for Groupies but We Won’t Pay for That—Whatever That was Which Meatloaf Wouldn’t Do for Love
Cold (sore) Play; or, Herpes
Brevity’s for Losers and Punks and Chumps and Jokers and Chokers and Clowns and Doofuses and Doofi and Doofexes and Doofies and Booger Eaters
Camus and the Existentialists
Sartre and the We’re Intellectuals
Damn, U2 too?
Why Bother?Because We Have Fans
Only Our Moms
Also, I Sold My Xbox for My Guitar so There’s No Going Back