Thursday, April 20, 2006, 9:59 PM // 3 comments

What's In A Name?

Bealtes logo?I always thought "The Beatles" was an incredibly clever band name. According to John Lennon, the group's name was a combination word-play on the insect "beetles", a nod to Buddy Holly's band (the Crickets) and the word "beat" which in the late 1950s and early 1960s carried both musical connotations (the beat of a song) and pop-cultural connotations (relating to the Beat generation).

As clever as "The Beatles" may be as a name it can't hold a candle to some other real band names listed on this webpage - The Canonical List of Weird Band Names. A few of my favorites include Above Average Weight Band, Cindy Brady's Lisp, I Buried Paul, JFKFC, Jehovah’s Witness Protection Program, Lee Harvey Keitel, Nearly Died Laughing While Shaving My Butt, Sandy Duncan's Eye, and Whorgasm.

I think if I ever had a band I'd call it Pearl Jamnation.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about The Brian Jonestown Massacre... They have what appears to be their entire catalog downloadable in .OGG format (Winamp can play natively), for those that get get into it.

10:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about "Hurl Jam"

6:05 PM  
Blogger ziggie punk said...

what in the fukk does this has to do w/ the band "cindy brady's lisp"? i want to hear this band for a week and i seen your site up here a few times and it's really pissing me off!

10:05 PM  

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