Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Get Rid of Your Stupid Band Name

A word of advice to up-and-coming bands. If your group aspires to anything greater than being a means to picking up girls at frat parties, change your stupid band name. How can you tell if your band name is stupid? If it includes reference to a living person, particularly a celebrity, it's stupid. Yes, I'm talking to you, Natalie Portman's Shaved Head and the House that Gloria Vanderbilt. If it contains words that are likely to be blocked by the most rudimentary internet filters, it's stupid. Yes, I'm talking to you, Fuck Buttons. If you are overly amused by its novelty value, it's stupid. There have been plenty of bands through the years called Free Beer, and you see how far they've all gotten. If you're convinced that changing your stupid band name will make you lose your following, you are stupider than your band name and don't have much of a following to squander.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

those are both AWESOME band names!
and didn't "The House that Gloria Vanderbilt" just play the metro last night with the "butthole surfers?"
another "stupid" band name... and another example that you have no idea what your talking about. whats your favorite band names? "Creed"?

Anonymous said...

My favorite band name is U2. My favorite Van Halen album is OU812. My favorite Prince song is "I Would Die 4 You" because you get to do the song title in sign language when you sing it.

Anonymous said...

A band name is only really stupid if it's more clever and interesting than anything in the band's set.

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But but but... Fuck Buttons is an awesome band name! And it's not like they'd ever get a minute of radio play even if they were called "Sunshine and Kittens".