David Jones, Jim Osterberg, and Louis Firbank prepare to rock you
"You Know My Name (Look Up the Number)" - The Beatles
This has to be the single most entertaining bit of web detritus I've seen in donkey's years. Ladies and gentlemen, the Onion A.V. Club (if it's this good, of course it's the Onion) presents...
...The Worst Band Names of '06!
I fell out of my chair, onto my knees, blue in the face and dry-heaving with laughter when I saw the words the Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza strung together. (Better still: they have a song called "Cliff Burton Surprise"!)
Personally, I'm shocked that Lubricated Goat didn't make the list. But hey, bad band names have existed since Engelbert Humperdink first slunk onstage. The Fugs, Echo & the Bunnymen, the Butthole Surfers, the Dismemberment Plan, TV On the Radio... let's face if, if we didn't know and love these lads, those monikers would surely land in the Bad Name Hall of Fame.
Here's a short list of embarrassing/amusing Japanese band names I've come across...
Angel'in Heavy Syrup (yes, that apostrophe is supposed to be there)
54 Nude Honeys
Idea Of a Joke
Missing Girl Scoot
Glay (apparently, that L should have been an R)
Mummy the Peepshow
The Portugal Japan
Father Moo and the Black Sheep
Sweet Robots Against the Machine
...and, naturally, Melt Banana. Don't believe the veracity of the above list? Feel free to fact-check here and here.
So, kids... what's the worst band name you have ever heard?
Tuesday, June 06, 2006
Iron Maiden, "Number of the Beast"
Don't forget to grab a souvenir while you're here!
"Tupelo" - Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
"New Face In Hell" - The Fall
"So Many Ways" - Morphine
"Your Pretty Face Is Going To Hell" - Iggy & the Stooges
(Caution: LOUD. For real. I'm talking -4dB RMD, baby.)
"Everything Goes To Hell" - Tom Waits
"Hell's Around the Corner" - Tricky
In other matters unrelated to all things infernal, I've started contributing to the Stylus Magazine blog. To be honest, I don't really know which of their various columns qualifies as the no-hyphenated-classification-required Blog, but my best guess is the Turntable. Stay tuned for various updates and contributions.
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