Sunday, June 4, 2017

Open Source Band Names List for as yet unnamed or non-existent bands

Crash Crew
Many years ago, 20+ years for sure, a friend and I started compiling a list of fake band names.  Every once in a while I add to my list, which I've collected into an Excel file, with sheets listing the names in the order I came up with them and also rearranged alphabetically.  The following list is ordered by date; you can see how dated it is by references to NYC Mayor George Patacki, George Bush I, Friends, Cuba Gooding Jr....

It's an original idea in as much as we started doing it one night on our very own, but it's certainly not unique.  I'm sure kids have been doing this since the beginning of Rock and Roll.  Years ago I saw a webpage dedicated to the idea and a Google search these days brings up a lot of hits.  And of course there are several Facebook groups dedicated to the concept. (I was motivated to finally put this online by the Fictitious Band Names Repository but there are other groups).

But I'm gonna stay away from groups and keep my list here.  My proposal is this.  Anyone can use a name, but if you don't put on a show or put out an album, the name will remain free for the taking.  If someone uses it for a show or a release, it will be taken off the list and people will have to respect the "first come, first served" rule.

My only condition is that if you use the name for a release, you have to credit me somewhere in the liner notes, i.e. "Thanks to Laws of Silence" and provide a link to this post.  I'd also ask that you send me a copy of your album, LP's preferred!

If by some miracle you do very well, like get super-famous and wealthy, you can cut me a generous but reasonable check to alleviate my chronic near-poverty.  Seriously, I'm sick of scrabbling and any extra spondulics in my account would be more than welcome.  I will update the list irregularly as I add new names.  BTW, the very first band name I came up with was for a comic I made, even before my friend and I started this project.  The name was Crash Crew and, as it turns out, is actually the name of a real band.  A terrible name name actually, like many of the names to follow.  Some of them are pretty good, but mostly, they're just silly, often an excuse to make awful puns, which is another hobby of mine....

So, without further ado, the list.  

Open Source Band Name List

Bloody Udders
Goon Squad
Genie Patacki
Electric Liquor Binge
The Ace of Dwarf
The Ankle-Biters
Love Blob
Acute Torque Wrench
The Wafflers
The Thousand Points of Light
The Allergies
Chicken-Fried Gomez
Chicken-Fried Swamp
Beer Baby
La-La Landrover
Clever Dick
Chef Boys are Dead
Noble Fink
Friends Cast Bus Crash
Kaiser Mouse
Never Say Satan
Cuba Freebie
Young Goodman Brownie
Cheryl Cow
The Moops
Crack Attack
Line-Item Peephole
Bubble is Us
Rüsty Omën
Ace of Pooch
Elefunk Sackrace
Berkeley Boobwreck
Eyeline Elfboat
The Carbonators
Barley Boy
The Right Wingnuts
Social Piddle
Sonny Distortion
Rock Ball
Johnny and the T-Cells
H.I. Glee Club
G. Gordon Pity
Apple Dumpling Gang War
Sun Hop Station
Ken-L-Ration X
G.I. Germ
9-Mile Leg
Radical Sheik
Radical Platypus Bark-Bark
Sausage Club
Tongue Plant
Binder Clip
Morning Glory Hole
Certified Rattle Rocket
The Awshucks
Spunky Punk
The Plumbers
G-Bone Jimmy
Peter Paul and the Popstones
Pork Rind
River Dip
Roof Mania
Rickshaw to Heaven
Bunghole & Willie
The Raga and Bone Men
Minneapolis Headswim
Hornet Bag
Tribal Noize
The Coffeecups
Alonius Macaw
Felonius Monk
Fella Fella
Public Enema
Enemy Mein Kampf
Market Cher
Magic Marky
Imps of the Perverse
Nukey Brown
5-Alarm Murphy
Kiss n’ Cozen
Sin and a Half
Q-Bert Humperdink
Sonny No Bone
Pol Pot Head
Ubiquitous Elk Poop
Vanilla Cornice
Iced P
My Mesomorphic Doppelganger
Black Dog Imp
Rhythmic Coughing
Turn Yer Head And
Pawn Pusher
Hanson Neez
Punch the President
Czech Mate
Visceral Intent
Triumph of the Willard
Summer Salt
Beer Hall Pooch
Atomic Ribcage
G. Motion
Red Nectar
PBR Streetgang
Capt. Queer and the Butt Pirates
Waves of Damon
We Like Sawyer
Radio Devils
John Wesley Hard-on
The Whorenets
Ectomorph Slim
Trump It!
Trumpets of Doom
Turnip Master
Tears for Tots
Are You Syria?
Shit Creek Paddlers
Toothless in Seattle
Cigar City Singers
Insect Division
Mope Street
David Buoy
The Birthers
Ass, Innate Ass
Tiny Hands
Pee Club
Hobo Diddly
Hobo Derek Jeter
My and Me Vice
Herr Owen Harry
Bilge-Pump Billy
Barrack Alabama
3-Alarm Satan
Bliss Beams of Cunt
Luv It & Leave It
Nat King Coal Mine
The Boot Liquors
Sharon & Karen
Justin Thyme and the Close Calls
Almost There!
Top Ten Hitler
X Flies
Hate Train
Gomer's Piles
God is a Woman (w/a Big Penis)
Lesbian Divorce
Needle of Truth
Cuckster Bubble
Huge Fantastic Flames
Snowflake of Denial
Sam Sung Songs
Soup Wagons

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