Monday, December 29, 2008

The Wackiest, Weirdest Band Names of 2008

Amid all the top-10 lists of the best songs, albums, etc. of 2008, here's something completely different (as Monty Python would say). The Onion's AV Club has an article that takes a look at the many unusual, wierd, and just plain dumb band names it has encountered in 2008 (along with others that are just boring, odd, or lame).

2008: The Year in Band Names features categories such as Metal (or Metal-Sounding), Melodramatic Theater Nerd Names, Bad Attempts to Sound Funky, (Random Thing) and (Other Random Thing), and Just Plain Stupid.

Some samples: My Son My Executioner, Distorted Impalement, and Fecalized Rectal Sperm Spewage (all from the Metal category, naturally); Druids Of Huge and Vesperian Sorrow (Melodramatic category); and other memorable names such as Magically Delicious Smoking Skunk Monkey, Sh!tty Sh!tty Band Band, Vigo The Carpathian And The Thrash Money Millionairez, Steve E. Nix and The Cute Lepers, and Midnight Spaghetti And The Chocolate G-Strings.

The article features pithy commentary by the AV Club staff and links to many of the bands, so you can listen to the music thrown up by these bands... if you dare!

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