In the past I've written about great glam band names (see "What's in a Name?"). In general, I think glam Metal bands have some of the best names in rock. Just consider Faster Pussycat, Motley Crue and Hanoi Rocks.
With the good comes the bad, and it seems alternative or emo bands have some of the worst names in rock.
While doing a little research for this post, I came across a website with a list of horrible band names. You may view that list at www.sam.hochberg.com/bandname.html.
I thought my friend Bob_Vinyl of Rock and Roll Meandering Nonsense found the worst band name of all time with the "Up Up Down Down Left Right Left Right B A Start."
I was wrong.
On the list I mentioned above, some of the bad band names are "Baby Shit Brown," "Big Fat Pet Clams from Outerspace," "Crappy the Clown and the Punch Drunk Monkeys," and "Go Nad Go."
My favorite bad name on the entire list is (drum roll, please) "Gee That's a Large Beetle I Wonder If It's Poisonous."
I don't think my beetle band (not your mother's Beatles!) have a Myspace page. I would totally put them in my top friends list.
Do you have a favorite bad band name?
In the meantime, here's a video from Twisted Sister. They knew how to pick a great name!