Monday, December 22, 2008

The Year 2008 in Band Names, by the Onion's A.V. Club

Posted By on Mon, Dec 22, 2008 at 2:57 PM

This is probably my favorite round-up of the year: The A.V. Club's list of funny, asinine, ridiculous, awesome or just plain terrible band names. The entire list is well worth perusing, but my favorites include the following sections:

REWORKING PROPER NAMES & TRADEMARKS
Sega Genocide

Weird Al Qaeda
The John Hughes Overdrive
Harrison Ford Escort
Dali's Llama
Bin Laden Blowin Up
John Wilkes' Kissing Booth
Flock Of Steven Seagals
E=MC Hammer
Labrador Dali
Barry Whitesnake
Phallus In Chains

!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yes! Yes! Take Off Your Dress!

Stab!Heart!Kiss!Kill!
We Are! We Are!
Surprise! Arizona
Sans Pants! Ska Band!
Balloons Is Fun!?!
Teeth!!!
Pants Yell!
Alas, Alak, Alaska!

TRUTH IN ADVERTISING
Shitty Shitty Band Band

Shitty Carwash
Shitty Beach Boys
Coup De Ska

CUTESY BULLSHIT
Eskimo Kisses For Mommy

A Cure For The Mondays
Electric Tickle Machine
The Cutest Puppy In The World
Justice Of The Unicorns

MELODRAMATIC THEATER NERD NAMES
Roses On Her Grave

From Bliss To Devastation
Tears Of Mars
Fragile Utopia
Ecstasy The Flower
A Stained Glass Romance
Vesperian Sorrow
Screams Of Winter
Heavens Have Strayed
Druids Of Stonehenge
The Distant Fear Of A Legend
For The Fallen Dreams
Echoes Of Eternity
Perfection Is A Myth
Ethereal Architect
Common Yet Forbidden
Ruins Of Honor
The Stones We Throw

What are your faves?

-- Annie Zaleski

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