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:
A WHAT! It’s no wonder that this rock band is not as famous as many other top 10 rock bands on this list. How does rock music relate to a cat’s balloon knot? This is beyond bizarre if you ask me.
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.
6. Goo Goo Dolls:
The band interestingly enough found the name in the True Detective Magazine after a club owner pulled back after hearing their original name, Sex Maggots. The band was formed in 1986 in Buffalo by guitarist and vocalist John Rzeznik and bassist and vocalist Robby Takac. The band had 5 top 10 singles and 14 singles sold more than 10 million albums worldwide. “Iris” was ranked #1 on Billboard’s Top 100 Pop Songs 19992-2012.
The second name is no better. It sounds like something a child would say at birth. This name would be good for children to love, but not good enough for adult contemporary radio.
Matchbox 20 is a rock band formed in Orlando, Florida.
Matchbox Twenty has sold in excess of 44 million albums, including the releases of Mad Season, Yourself or Someone Like You and More Than You Think You Are. They released their latest album, Exile on Mainstream, on October 2, 2007. The existing members of the band are Rob Thomas, Paul Doucette, Brian Yale, and Kyle Cook. Rhythm guitarist Adam Gaynor left the group in 2005. Rob Thomas is the principal songwriter and lead singer and has created a firm solo career after Matchbox 20.
The name came from a title of a song played by an earlier band. Matchbox was a word in the song and 20 was just a number on a guy’s shirt. Not too original, if you ask me. It’s a name that has no meaning and the unspoken rule is to find a name that sounds cool.
8. Thirty Odd Foot Of Grunts:
The group formed under the leadership of Russell Crowe in the 1980s. Nothing much has been heard about this band except that Crowe was the lead vocal and guitarist for the band which formed sometime in the 1980s. In 2005, the group was officially dissolved as Crowe felt his future music needed a new direction.
These words in Crowe’s band name suggest that he and his band mates cannot sign. It also sounds ungrammatical as foot shoot be plural.
9. Limp Bizkit:
I have no idea why rock bands try to misspell their names. It makes them look as if they are uneducated or wrote their songs while they were still kids.
First, there’s no such thing as a “bizkit.” And even if a fan assume that it’s merely a wacky variation on the word “biscuit,” it still does not make any sense to write the way they did. What’s a limp biscuit or a limp bizkit for the matter?
Limp Bizkit is mostly an American rock band whose work is marked by abrasive and angry lyrics Formed in 1994, it has become popular in Jacksonville, Florida and has achieved mainstream success with their second and third albums. The band is still active and is currently touring.
10. Gay Witch Abortion:
Who has ever heard of this band? Probably not many since they have such a derogatory name. It’s just a terrible combination if you ask me. Although, “Stain On the Floor” is quite good. I’ll give them credit for that.