Best, Band, Name. Evar!
October 24, 2005 7:37 AM   Subscribe

The debut album from Goblin Cock, titled Bagged and Boarded releases tomorrow. Goblin Cock is: Lord Phallus (aka Rob Crow of Pinback and Optiganally Yours), guitar and voice; Bane Ass-Pounder, guitar; King Sith, bass; Braindeath, drums; and Loki Sinjuggler, keyboards. [“Stumped”, mp3]
posted by ijoshua (53 comments total)

 
Best band name?
Thrift Store Thongs.
posted by jpburns at 7:52 AM on October 24, 2005


It's a testament to Crow's musical abilities that even his jokey side projects are awesome.
posted by saladin at 7:53 AM on October 24, 2005


Best band name?

The Dictatertots
posted by NationalKato at 7:55 AM on October 24, 2005


My personal and all time favorite:
Lick the Fat Elvis
posted by Rawhide at 7:56 AM on October 24, 2005


Tab for the basic riff of this song:

-----------------------------
-----------------------------
--8--8--8--10/8--5--3/5
--8--8--8--10/8--5--3/5
--6--6--6---8/6--3--1/3
----------------------------

It's all basically a variation on that. Really, really simple.

Acid Bath did it better.
posted by baphomet at 7:57 AM on October 24, 2005


Well shit man, if we're going to judge song quality on the complexity of the tab, then AC/DC, the Kinks, and a lot of other rockin' ass bands are screwed.
posted by stenseng at 8:06 AM on October 24, 2005


Pretty good! I really like people who can play odd time signatures with abandon. Grindy guitars.

Still, not *very* good. It was done to a click track and feels like it -- listen to the guitar break about two thirds of the way through -- so the track doesn't breathe. And while it has a lot of strength, it doesn't have much tension, dynamic or texture.
posted by lupus_yonderboy at 8:06 AM on October 24, 2005


Nomination: Machine Gun Fellatio
posted by wah at 8:11 AM on October 24, 2005


doh. Should be...

Nomination: Machine Gun Fellatio
posted by wah at 8:12 AM on October 24, 2005


I was alway partial to Urethra Franklin.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 8:25 AM on October 24, 2005


Interesting idea but the album isn't very good.

And I can't help but laugh listening while to it knowing that the same guy who brought us a great band like Pinback is behind this.
posted by yupislyr at 8:33 AM on October 24, 2005


I was always partial to Erik Estradica for a band name...

or Tina Turner Overdrive
posted by stenseng at 8:35 AM on October 24, 2005


I vaguely remember encountering the band name Debussy Fields in mid-80s Austin.
posted by alumshubby at 8:38 AM on October 24, 2005


DJ Shitmat
posted by NinjaPirate at 8:41 AM on October 24, 2005


more puntacular goodness:

REO Speedealer
John Cougar Concentration Camp
Trulio Disgracias

and my all time favorite:

Jesus Chrysler Supercar
posted by caseymcg at 9:15 AM on October 24, 2005


Regarding silly band names, the "Valentine Soundtrack" skit from SNL makes me chuckle.

Although, you sort of have to see it to get the full effect.
posted by Sticherbeast at 9:33 AM on October 24, 2005


Let me submit, for your pleasure: David Gilmour Girls and Rank Sinatra.
posted by soundofsuburbia at 9:36 AM on October 24, 2005


Dinah Shore Junior
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 9:40 AM on October 24, 2005


Still, not *very* good. It was done to a click track and feels like it

I'm pretty sure that 99% of Pinback is click track/drum loop based as well.

FWIW, I liked it but then again I'm a Pinback fan too. I'd need to listen to more before I bought it though.

Oh and very very Kyuss (which I like too)
posted by aaronscool at 9:43 AM on October 24, 2005


The Wailing Jennings. And I love their sound.
posted by nofundy at 9:55 AM on October 24, 2005


I've had this album for a couple months. It's alright.

Best band names?

Sweep the Leg Johnny
Propagandhi
Don't Mess With Texas (post-rock from Croatia)
posted by Mach3avelli at 10:06 AM on October 24, 2005


This reminds me of Gwar. A light version of Gwar, perhaps.
posted by Derive the Hamiltonian of... at 10:14 AM on October 24, 2005


Everything Rob Crow touches turns to gold. And Pinback's not even his best band. Physics, anyone? Re: "Goblin Cock"... get it? Gobbling Cock? As in, eating tons and tons of cock?
posted by afx114 at 10:25 AM on October 24, 2005


I was just going to say the same thing Derive...
posted by Pollomacho at 10:25 AM on October 24, 2005


Shitty Shitty Band Band
posted by jeribus at 10:27 AM on October 24, 2005


P.S., he also has a hardcore band with a new release coming soon, named Alpha Males. Apparently coming out on Rob's new label.
posted by afx114 at 10:28 AM on October 24, 2005


I'm sorry, none of those names beat FUCK GOD IN THE FACE for best band name evar.
posted by cmonkey at 10:56 AM on October 24, 2005


Oh, I got one -- best band name and possibly most offensive:
Thalidomide and the One-Armed Mongoloids
Cacophonous NYC punk band from the '80s.
posted by croctommy at 10:56 AM on October 24, 2005


Aunt Bea's Nipples
posted by LordSludge at 11:01 AM on October 24, 2005


And of course: Diarrhea of Anne Frank
posted by stacyhall1 at 11:33 AM on October 24, 2005


The Dead Kenny G's.
posted by scody at 11:34 AM on October 24, 2005


nofundy: The Wailing Jennings

The Wailin' Jennys
posted by sockpup at 12:19 PM on October 24, 2005


In 1986 there was a punk band in Austin, the Flaming Gobs of Vomit Death.

I would've liked to have heard them cover John Denver songs, myself...
posted by alumshubby at 12:26 PM on October 24, 2005


The Canonical List of Wierd Band names includes such noteworthies as:

Her Majesty's Secret Cervix
JFKFC
Finger in the Dyke
The Fat Chick from Wilson Phillips
The Shamu Afterbirth Orchestra
Smorgasborgnine
When People Were Shorter and Lived By the Water
posted by euphorb at 12:35 PM on October 24, 2005


Torey Anus.
posted by Cookiebastard at 12:50 PM on October 24, 2005


I got my all-time favorite band name from a friend: Free Beer Fuck You.
posted by paul_smatatoes at 1:08 PM on October 24, 2005


I got my all-time favorite band name from a friend: Free Beer Fuck You.

Reminds me of an album title by the mock-political hardcore band Rice titled "Fuck you, this is Rice!"
posted by afx114 at 1:10 PM on October 24, 2005


John Cougar Concentration Camp
posted by Jeff_Larson at 1:25 PM on October 24, 2005


Most offensive? There was a band in the '80s called You've Got Foetus On Your Breath.
posted by kjs3 at 1:44 PM on October 24, 2005


Always been equally frightened and charmed by Harry Pussy.

the band, not the condition
posted by Peter H at 2:04 PM on October 24, 2005


Me Mom & Morgentaler
No Man Is Roger Miller
Bunchofuckingoofs
The Sacred Heart of Elvis
Kentucky Fried Children

And some of the awesomest band member aliases ever:
Jackson Phibes
Carl Pagan
Bloody Holly
Joey Shithead
Whoretta Lynn
Fuck Owens
posted by arto at 2:15 PM on October 24, 2005


It's a testament to Crow's musical abilities that even his jokey side projects are awesome.

I really like people who can play odd time signatures with abandon. Grindy guitars.

Everything Rob Crow touches turns to gold. And Pinback's not even his best band.


HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAA!
STOP! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAA!
PLEASE!
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHA!
YOU GUYS ARE KILLING ME!
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
posted by quonsar at 3:22 PM on October 24, 2005


I got my all-time favorite band name from a friend: Free Beer Fuck You.

There was a actually a Northern California punk (I think) band called Soda Pop Fuck You. Never heard them but heard a lot of good things about them.
posted by cathodeheart at 5:39 PM on October 24, 2005


is Tom's Dick in Harry good? i've always thought so, but it never elicits much more than a lukewarm reaction. then again, i hang around with autistics.
posted by Hat Maui at 6:06 PM on October 24, 2005


quonsar, it's good to have you back.
posted by baphomet at 9:01 PM on October 24, 2005


My favorite band name is one from Eugene, OR: Flaccid Ashback.
posted by wadefranklin at 9:12 PM on October 24, 2005


Most offensive? There was a band in the '80s called You've Got Foetus On Your Breath.

That's actually the title of an album released by the band Foetus.

Best band name, let's see...Anal Blast, Millions of Dead Cops, or Dumpster Juice.
posted by Demogorgon at 9:42 PM on October 24, 2005


I sorta like Paracoccidioidomicosisproctitissarcomucosis. Goblin Cock works though, I was just flipping through a magazine a couple hours ago and I remembered that name (and album cover) in particular.
posted by bobo123 at 11:20 PM on October 24, 2005


Re: "Goblin Cock"... get it? Gobbling Cock? As in, eating tons and tons of cock?

I don't get it.

Never heard of Rob Crow or Pinback, but having listened to this song I can see why. Bleh.
posted by antifuse at 2:57 AM on October 25, 2005


Suicide Pact Lunch.
posted by jack_mo at 4:14 AM on October 25, 2005


That list euphorb linked to actually has one of my old bands listed: Exploding Tits. I did not come up with this name however, so I cannot take credit for same.

Another one of my old bands opened for Bunchofuckinggoofs, and I've seen Me, Mom & Morgentaler live at least once. I would add The Jackofficers to the list here, but on preview I think Fuck God In The Face has just got to be the winner.
posted by stinkycheese at 12:53 PM on October 25, 2005


Best prank band name ever:

"Free Beer".

That went over well at an arts festival featureing : "Free beer". Got tons of laughs.
posted by DuffStone at 2:52 PM on October 26, 2005


I should add, that although "Free beer" isn't very original, it has been done on several occasions (even by my own bands), and is always a hoot. there's always some drunk SOB that comes in cussing cause the beer isn't free...

Anyway... Scrolling up I figured I should qualify my addition.
posted by DuffStone at 2:55 PM on October 26, 2005


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