These are the top 10 bands with pointless names that Top 10 List feel are just plain stupid. Bands occasionally pick the most absurd names and who knows what goes into their mind when they are picking that name. Hopefully others will not follow suit and learn from their predecessors’ mistakes. Let’s take a look at top 10 pointless rock band names.
1. Kiss The Anus of a Black Cat:
Kiss the Anus of a Black Cat is a psychedelic neofolk band from Gent, Belgium, formed by Stef Heeren. Their music was inspired by religious and shamanistic music and rituals. The name comes from a medieval witchcraft ritual.
2. Suffocate for Fuck Sake:
Shouldn’t it be for Fuck’s Sake? Again a rock band is underestimating its intelligence making itself look like a child in a garage playing this music. Why use the derogatory language? Not necessary if you ask me.
3. Smashing Pumpkins:
Smashing Pumpkins is an American alternative rock band, originating from Chicago Illinois. It was formed in 1988 by the frontman Billy Corgan, and James Iha, the rhythmic guitar player. Over the years the band has had a diverse, densely layered guitar heavy sound that combined elements of heavy metal, pop, psychedelic and gothic roc and even a touch of progressive rock as well.
Why pointless? Fans are not the only ones to believe the name is stupid. The band itself thinks the name was stupid and a bad idea. The name has nothing to do with squash as smash was meant to mean great (a British slang). Band members were quick to dissolve so that they can get on with their careers and lives. Where’s the pride? If you ask me…
Interestingly enough, the band is still active. Billy Cogan and Jimmy Chamberlin (left in 2009) reconvened to record the album Zeitgeist. The new members, which still include Cogan, have just released a new album Oceania and are on tour again.
4. Puddle of Mudd:
Puddle of Mudd is an American post-grunge band that has sold over seven million albums and had a number of No. 1 rock singles in the United States. Their song,”Blurry” was played three times in the video Ace Combat 5: The Unsung Way.
Critics cannot understand why the added the extra d in Mudd and “of” in their name. It does not really make sense, if you ask me. It’s like saying sandwich of tuna. The band would have been fine with just Mud Puddle as their name. Still original – if you ask me…
The name origins came from the 1993 Missouri River flood which left the band’s space a big muddy mess. They couldn’t name themselves the Missouri River Flood, so they thought of the current name.
5. Def Leppard:
Def Leppard was a British band that was formed in 1977, featuring members like Rick Savage, Joe Elliot and Phil Collins. The band’s success came between the early 1980s and 1990s. Their most popular album was High ‘n’ Dry which was produced by Robert Lange, the man who defined their style.
Singer Joe Elliot thought of the name while he was in high school. This makes it easier for me to understand why they misspelled their name to mean that can’t hear sounds. They might as well have called themselves Dreadful, Rotten Music and saved themselves the trouble of fan mocking them.
Despite their bad name, Def Leppard is a good band, selling 100 million albums worldwide. They are one of 5 rock bands with two original studio albums selling over 10 million copies in the United States.