25 Worst Original Band Names

semipenguin

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The highlight of the whole thing with Putin and Pussy Riot was the opportunity to hear national, reputable news organizations say 'Pussy Riot' live on air.
They could call them Cat Riot
 

Wolf

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The bands below are the ones I am a fan of and I agree some of these original band name sucks.

On A Friday -> Radiohead
Smile -> Queen
Atomic Mass -> Def Leppard
Kar's Flower -> Maroon 5
The Pendeltons -> The Beach Boys
Sweet Children -> Green Day
The Young Aborigines -> Beastie Boys
Wicked Lester -> KISS
Burn The Priest -> Lamb of God
Rainbow Butt Monkeys -> Finger Eleven
The Shrinky Dinks -> Sugar Ray
Tony Flow and the Miraculously Majestic Masters of Mayhem -> Red Hot Chili Peppers
The Polka Tulk Blues Band -> Black Sabbath
Naked Toddler -> Creed
 

Channel98

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Here are two more examples of bad original names of rock bands: For a short time in 1987, the group that Kurt Cobain would rename Nirvana was known as Fecal Matter. (Insert "What a waste!" joke here.)

And two young brothers formed a band called the Broken Combs. Then it became Trojan Rubber Company, a name that would have invited a trademark infringement lawsuit. Then it became Genesis. Then, when they learned there was already a group called Genesis, it became Mammoth. Finally the group decided to just go by the brothers' last name: Van Halen.