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Friday, May 04, 2007

Win twelve inches of a storm called Brian from the Arctic Monkeys

The Arctic Monkeys' favourite worst nightmare is finding one day that there is actually a band out there with a more awful name than theirs, when they thought they had the market cornered.

I've got a 12" vinyl containing the catchy track Brianstorm (+3) to give away to one lucky reader that can tell me the name of a band even worse than theirs. It can be similarly Simian, correspondingly baffling re: geographical origins, or just plain bad.

Go.


BRIANSTORM 12" TRACKLIST
(that album art totally makes me think of Captain E.O.)

1. If You Found This It's Probably Too Late
2. Brianstorm (here's a live version from Jimmy Kimmel)
3. Temptation Greets You Like Your Naughty Friend
4. What If You Were Right The First Time

PS - Contest runs a week.


These songs are not on the vinyl. I just like them.
Mardy Bum - Arctic Monkeys (I'm already thinkin' summer mix)
Flourescent Adolescent - Arctic Monkeys
Take It Or Leave It (Strokes cover) - Arctic Monkeys


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35 Comments:

At May 04, 2007 8:36 AM, Blogger Steve said...

If you think The Arctic Monkeys is a bad name...you really shoud get out more.

Try Spleen United here in Denmark and here (http://www.spleenunited.dk/) on the internet.

 
At May 04, 2007 8:44 AM, Blogger Al said...

John Cougar Concentration Camp.

 
At May 04, 2007 9:16 AM, Blogger 100 years of trash said...

at the risk of sounding crass...
Anal Cunt is the worst band name of all time.

 
At May 04, 2007 9:32 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is a list that has quite a few really awful ones, including the ones above.

http://sam.hochberg.com/bandname.html

 
At May 04, 2007 9:44 AM, Anonymous Christian said...

I don't know, tryint to think of someting less mainstream but Anal Cunt has been submitted already. I just think the Goo Goo Dolls is a horrible name.

 
At May 04, 2007 9:51 AM, Blogger Emelie said...

Ummm. I think backstreet boys is pretty awful... As well as frickin Spice Girls.. Yeah, they're pretty much even!

 
At May 04, 2007 10:22 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Full Lis of Junk

 
At May 04, 2007 10:31 AM, Blogger Ashley said...

hoobastank

 
At May 04, 2007 10:37 AM, Anonymous torres#3 said...

DIASPORIC

Im serious....its a band name, not a topical cream.

jla25@hotmail.com

 
At May 04, 2007 11:14 AM, Anonymous stuporfly said...

I've actually been in two bands with pretty wretched names - Hymen Blast!!! and The Psychotic Circus.

Test Icicles is a pretty stinky name, as is Kajagoogoo.

But if I lost out to the entrant who listed Hoobastank, how could I complain?

 
At May 04, 2007 11:34 AM, Anonymous miguel said...

I love Dr Dog but really hate the name "Dr Dog." There's also Enter The Haggis.

 
At May 04, 2007 12:20 PM, Blogger Branden said...

GWAR.

 
At May 04, 2007 12:46 PM, Anonymous Eric said...

"Throbbing Gristle" - always thought that was a bad one.

 
At May 04, 2007 3:31 PM, Anonymous Lubenow said...

Bad band names. The thought always takes me back to my fantasy tag team wrestling match between REOVanJourneyStyx vs Flock of MissingMenWithoutHaircut

 
At May 04, 2007 4:29 PM, Anonymous lism. said...

I'm not playing, just commenting to vent about the Arctic Sodding Monkeys being on Jools Holland tonight in the UK - the same night my beloved Hold Steady are on. Mute switch at the ready...

 
At May 04, 2007 4:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I always thought coldplay was dumb

 
At May 04, 2007 5:19 PM, Blogger hunter said...

there was a band called 'Lickity Clit' that I thought was pretty bad.

also, Incognegro was pretty bad as well.

 
At May 04, 2007 8:46 PM, Anonymous Happy said...

Lynyrd's Innards

 
At May 04, 2007 10:11 PM, Blogger Oxypoet said...

This probably won't win, but how about Billy's Choir?

 
At May 05, 2007 2:36 AM, Anonymous Fintin said...

Hitler Stole My Potato

Electric Blue Peggy Sue and the Revolutionions from Mars

Green Milk From The Planet Orange

Colonel Bruce Hampton and the Aquarium Rescue Unit

Dick Delicious and the Tasty Testicles

or perhaps my personal favourite:
National Ass Groovin’ Association

 
At May 05, 2007 5:32 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I completely agree, the arctic monkeys is a foolish name. My vote for the worst band name is...The Pussycat Dolls. Crappy name, crappy show and crappy, if you can call them this, band.

Kess

 
At May 05, 2007 6:23 AM, Blogger Paul said...

The Rainbow Buttmonkeys.

 
At May 05, 2007 7:12 AM, Anonymous Jerry said...

Haka Luge

 
At May 05, 2007 7:44 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

slightly depressed clowns

 
At May 05, 2007 8:48 AM, Blogger SINEDDIE said...

the lettering on the 12 inch looks like a really bad metal lp cover from 1984.....with songs like "i want to clean your spark plug"

 
At May 05, 2007 8:50 AM, Blogger SINEDDIE said...

anyone remember the ban d "elvis hitler" ???? there's a bad one!!

 
At May 05, 2007 3:13 PM, Anonymous szg said...

Red Jumpsuit Apparatus.

Seriously.

It's not offensive or sexual in nature. It's not even stupid enough to be stupid.

If this wasn't generated by a random band name generator, then nobody uses those things.

 
At May 05, 2007 3:33 PM, Anonymous Peter said...

Sticking with the good band, bad name thing I'd have to say Archers of Loaf.

pcauvel@rochester.rr.com

 
At May 05, 2007 9:31 PM, Blogger aikin said...

My two cents. Or, I guess three cents, in this case (along with sources so you know I didn't make this up!!):

Impotent Sea Snakes
(http://impotentseasnakes.com/)

The Crucifucks
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crucifucks)

The Might Sphincter
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mighty_Sphincter)

 
At May 05, 2007 11:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

H

Is having a terrible bandname a Yorkshire thing - need I say Def Leppard.

Also ...

Crispy Ambulance

We've got a fuzzbox and we're gonna use it

Toad the wet sprocket

They all really suck

Chris, Tottington UK

 
At May 05, 2007 11:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dang, someone took the Red Jumpsuit Apparatus. Well, Deadboy and the Elephantmen is pretty bad, not to mention disturbing. It's also really hard to tell someone you're listening to Someone Still Loves You, Boris Yeltsin. Just yesterday I had to repeat the name 5 times to someone... then my friend started paying attention and said, "Wait, what's this?"

 
At May 06, 2007 2:01 PM, Anonymous Ian said...

cute is what we aim for

 
At May 07, 2007 6:44 PM, Blogger jakehutch said...

the hands down winner is:

dogs die in hot cars.

 
At May 09, 2007 12:05 AM, Blogger Jad said...

Simian Mobile Disco. Hands down.

 
At May 09, 2007 11:30 AM, Blogger sam said...

I was going for Dogs die in Hot Cars. I don't like the name Keane, good for a Championship manager (well premiership), not good for tubby faced pop stars.

 

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