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December 5, 2017 9:23 PM   Subscribe

It's time once again for the AV Club's Year In Band Names. [previously, previously]
posted by Chrysostom (21 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
Needs more lazertits
posted by threecheesetrees at 10:46 PM on December 5

I saw one band name I'd seen before... frequently... Come on AVClub, MetaFilter discovered Walk Off The Earth over 5 years ago!
posted by oneswellfoop at 11:16 PM on December 5 [1 favorite]

Incidentally, "Rat Columns" is the name of my nex--
*band member rushes up, whispers urgently in my ear*
... Never mind.
posted by Greg_Ace at 11:51 PM on December 5

The New Restaurants, Tickle Torture, and Honestly Probably are my favorites...good stuff.
posted by rhizome at 11:52 PM on December 5 [1 favorite]

Upstate Rubdown was pretty good.
posted by Mocata at 1:54 AM on December 6 [1 favorite]

Boy, this just... keeps going, doesn’t it.
posted by DoctorFedora at 5:18 AM on December 6 [4 favorites]

Dum Cheetas

Well, what would you call your Def Leppard tribute band?

I'm glad to see that there are still kids coming up with bizarre band names...and actually putting together bands and playing music. Rock on, kids.
posted by Elly Vortex at 5:52 AM on December 6

There's a local Weezer cover band where I live called Pleezer, which would be a terrible normal band name but is a terrific Weezer cover band name.
posted by aka burlap at 6:05 AM on December 6 [2 favorites]

We Were Sharks

As opposed to We, Weresharks.
posted by GenjiandProust at 7:08 AM on December 6 [7 favorites]

Just FYI: I've confirmed that Anal Trump is Very Good only if you are indifferent toward very short metal songs but love reading the song titles.

(This is also the case with Anal Cunt, the band that this is almost certainly a reference to.)

On the plus side, proceeds go to the ACLU and you can own a copy of a song called Does This Cross Make Me Look Fat?
posted by suetanvil at 7:12 AM on December 6

That Thumpasaurus video had me in stitches. So funny.
posted by brand-gnu at 8:20 AM on December 6

Mac Sabbath - a bunch of dudes dressed like McDonald’s characters playing Black Sabbath parody songs about fast food. They call it “drive-thru metal.”

Come on. That's kind of awesome.

Not on the list: Joanne Joanne, an all female Duran Duran cover band. They don't do Rio. Don't ask.
posted by Naberius at 8:33 AM on December 6 [2 favorites]

Oh hey, cool, my ex-roommate's emo puppet band is on the list! Also, the next time anyone asks me what living in Austin was like I'm just going to show them that sentence.
posted by nebulawindphone at 8:35 AM on December 6 [4 favorites]

I'm just happy that all the examples on my super-secret jealously-guarded list of good potential band names made it through another year without getting scooped.
posted by rlk at 9:28 AM on December 6

It's dated but still holds up: Jello Biafa - Names for Bands

There's the Zeppelin reggae cover band, Dread Zeppelin.
posted by Room 641-A at 9:37 AM on December 6

I'm just happy that all the examples on my super-secret jealously-guarded list of good potential band names made it through another year without getting scooped.

Don't be too sure until you check Leafly.
posted by rhizome at 10:42 AM on December 6 [1 favorite]

"Small Leaks Sink Ships" is genius.
posted by capricorn at 12:18 PM on December 6

I have not listened to the track, but I have some hope for a band that names a song “A Loose Interpretation Of Something Augustine Of Hippo May Have Once Said.”
posted by GenjiandProust at 12:39 PM on December 6

i recommend actually watching the video for Fragile Rock, I Am Sad And So Am I, it's.... something else.
posted by numaner at 1:09 PM on December 6 [1 favorite]

Back in the late 80's or early 90's, can't remember exactly, there was always punk shows on because Vancouver still had the venues to support really small bands, there was a flyer advertising "The Jesus Rape Trials." I think they were opening up for The Spores because The Spores were almost always playing somewhere... them or the Dayglo Abortions. Asked around about the band and it seems they were all locals and a continuation of the Vancouver fuck band tradition.
No one has ever beaten that for a band name though. Not even the Dayglo's.
posted by Zack_Replica at 1:56 PM on December 6

Hilarious names, and some nice song titles. I'm tired, so I might be easily amused by this sort of thing..
posted by ovvl at 6:40 PM on December 6

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