There are a lot of seriously bad band names floating out there in the cosmos. Although you would probably find the very worst of them among the throngs of unsigned garage bands, groups who've had success in the music business have not escaped the pull of the pathetic name. Some vomit-inducing band names have been overcome only by the quality of the music behind the name. Case in point, The Beatles. The name The "Beetles" was suggested by Stuart Sutcliffe as a tribute to Buddy Holly & The Crickets, but the second "e" was replaced by an "a" as in "beat" generation. Oh, how clever . Now, I'm a huge Beatles fan, but I will no doubt take abuse for daring to say anything negative about the fab 4, but the Beatles name is lame at its core. However, the music was so good that the name became insignificant in comparison to the music it represented.
Although bad, "The Beatles" is not the worst name in rock and roll history. In fact, it's probably not even in the top 100. In my view, the following 10 band names are the most ridiculous in rock and roll history. You will see that the list includes the critically acclaimed, the middle of the road and shooting stars. No one is immune from the bad band name, and if you do pick one, you better pray you become as big as The Beatles. It's the only thing that can cover your sin.
What would you add to the list?
Top 10 Most Ridiculous Band Names Ever
10. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
9. I Am The World Trade Center
8. Hootie & the Blowfish
7. Archers of Loaf
6. Mr. Mister
5. Bowling For Soup
4. Enuff Z'Nuff
3. Arctic Monkeys
2. Test Icicles
1. Limp Bizkit
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