Band names: good, bad, and ugly

I keep forgetting to link this: The Onion A.V. Club list of Worst Band Names, and an accompanying list of band names that are so-bad-they’re-awesome. These are actual bands and not an Onion parody. I recognize at least one local band (The Fucking Ocean), but my favorite name on the second list is “Mariospeedwagon” (who also appear to be a Bay Area band).
I have always thought that El Diablo Robotico (a phrase that appeared in an episode of Angel) would be a great name for a band.

3 thoughts on “Band names: good, bad, and ugly

  1. Mason

    There seem to be quite a few references to other bands. “Americans UK” is the one that amuses me most at the moment.
    Historically, the story along these lines I like best is “Toad the Wet Sprocket” being a mock band name in Monty Python (which episode/movie? well, I bet wikipedia would tell me, but I’m lazy) that inspired a real band name.

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