good band names

We got a gig, so what do we call ourselves? Read on...

Let's face it, thinking of a cool band name can be as hard as writing a hit tune. Harder even, since all the band members have their own favorite and it is almost impossible to get everyone to agree. You could always fall back on that old favorite Free Beer because nothing looks better on a marquee than Free Beer here tonite! But that's old and tired, and your band should be young and wired.

I can remember my first band... a folk group called The Spaz Lads. Hey, gimme a break, you gotta remember this was back when the Beatles were still together and Lennon hadn't even found out he was the Walrus yet. But later on we changed to a more rocking music style so a heavier name was necessary. You know the trend, look for a yin-yang, heavy-soft moniker. Like Featherstone, Iron Butterfly or Led Zeppelin... I think we were Tin Blimp for a week or two, then Paper Castles. I guess Glass Houses was already taken, I can't remember.

So where do you start? It's not any different than writing a song. Get a notebook and carry it around with you all the time. Jot down ideas, phrases, even just words with an appealing sound.

You are carrying a notebook with you all the time, aren't you? I bought one of the digital recorders for $20 that holds up to 90 seconds of recorded sound. It's not much bigger than a credit card and I keep it in my pocket at all times. When I get an idea or hear a catchy phrase, I just whip it out and whisper into the mike. Sure, you end up with 85 seconds of stupidity but the remaining 5 seconds might contain a gem. Besides, now I never forget what I want from the store on my way home!

The result is that I now have many more good band names than I will ever have a use for. Remember, a bad pun or stupid name that is clever or catchy can keep you from being lost in the shuffle along with The Thudpuckers.

Let's look at some of the names I've accumulated (Say them out loud if you can't figure out the meanings but only if there is no one else in the room. BTW, if you lose all good sense and decide to use one of the selections from the band names list, be sure to send me an e-mail message about it).

Mice Elf Womb Cannibals Hell Money Polymeth Donkblasters
The Locrian Men Cheeto Jesus Anacrusis Cadaver Synod Dimwiddle
Pussifer Coma Toes Plink Freud Atomic Gardeners The Oloids
Petrichor The DMT Aliens Machine Elves Draconis Moonshine Explosion
Djizz Ugly Fetus Cloven Hoof The Murder Hornets Hobbits That Smoke
Djenterates Lust Devils Canned Pain Shame Shame No Brainer Complainers
Robot Dance Party Buck Crack Headshot Hell Is Empty Masculine Intuition
The Battle Apples The Social Darwins The Ashless Chaps Demonesque Whippersnappers
The Tardigrades Devil's Business Scumbag Skanks Groolies Pigs Have Flown
Bad Mthrfkr! Harbingers Doomscape Otherlife Dog Faced Pony Soldiers
Bloody Stumps The Grawlixes Exploding Whales The Groats Zepultura
My Lizard Brain Gandy Dancers Vellichor Slaymaker Pseudiot
Cinnebar Stankforce Angst in a Can Retro Hominoids Krack Swagger
Human Cryptids Bellend Scrōttage Notwithstanding Chattel (or Cheap Chattel)
Sleepwalkers Madness in the Womb Satyriatics Bloodbath in Bristol Japery
The Pedants The Tonsures The Pitiful Wigs Restless Rock Syndrome Wasted Electrons
Malabar Snails on Xanax Fascist Guitar Regime Rule 34 Anger Mismanagement
Parity Violation Spatchcock Pergamene The Morose Delectation The Eight-Fold Way
The Dotards Jellyfish Brains Rockopotamus Make Believe Demons** Chase the Dragon
Salve Nation Random Access Mammories The Vagitarians Half Neanderthal One Star Yelp
Didactic Rock Paper A-bomb Pareidolia The Long Now The Bottle Blondes
Next Level Amnesia The Roundhouse Wipers The Twang Wankers Cleavious Karma Divorceress
Oceans of Ink** The Cheesehead Mafia The Armadillo Revolution The Curators Palimpsest
Pusswad Snapewives Stillwaters Broken Symmetry** The Number of the Least
The Pill Popping Dope Smoking Alcoholics Yoga Queef Dead in Absentia Self Inflicted The Spit Take
Pound Sand Fall From Grace** Rhodesian Reach Around The Docents Rubber Bullies
Holiday Undead Pink Toy Blue Toy Deuce Droppers Euphoric Disfunction Keynius
The Moon Pidgeons Protohype Share the Sin Serving Mammon Lolita Scorned
Whiz Dome Blunt Force Drama Small Sanctuary Bloodless Dissociation Deathroll
First World Problems Rubbed Raw Gently Used Trivial Minutia Damnata
Uncle Smartie Petrified Mystery Penchant Zen Dogs Taking the Mickey
The Blues Lawyers Firewater Breath Powdernose Gray Beards of Yore Bandaids Over Bulletholes**
Sweet Baby Cheeses Gossypol Lowercase Math Genetic Drift The E-Bowler Club
The Mudder Fluffers** Traveling By Dragonfly** Laughing Lonesome The Dangling Puppets No Pudding for the Masses**
The State Machine The Grayscale Men The Bobby Dazzlers The Sheeple The Lubed Palms
The Voigt-Kampff Test Lickspittle The Gynoids The Merkins Lawyered Up
Neandertallica Big Debt Generation TEOTWAWKI Clown Barf Swiss Dance Posse
Palliards and Priggers The Kinchin Doxies Polymath Distopia The Ganksters
The Skullets Endowed with Apathy The Polemicists Primates in Charge** The Graceful Dad
Skunk Apes Geriatric Lolitas Jazz Hands The Pulpit Pimps The Eyebrow Coalition
Ashes of Angst Paralyzing Paradoxes** The Strumpettes Remember Theory** Fee Nothing More
Satanica The Tiddie Men The Fusterclucks The Stoic Maniacs Pathetic Justice**
The Yeast Inflections Split Tongue Sheep of Satan Upper Class Pain Genius Kong**
Daytime Dreamland Shameful End** The Metaphors** Strange Hate Dipping Skinny
Solitary Sarcasms Smart Azz Bushmeat Short Attention Span Theater Sly Jackanapes
Night Soil Disciple Down The Wag Bags The Fondue Party The Swinging Yeast
The Tramp Stampers The Fazy Luckers** Savoir Sinners The Stupidiots** Spiral Puppets
Pretentious Deficit Disorder The Tin Whiskers** Hits the Fan Technophagists Standalone**
Firedrake Blind Dominos Agrippa Mangina The Keggers
Full of Fail** Godspoke Men Spatterdash The Pommies Zombabies
The Wango Tangos The Gentlemen Losers** Burning Chrome The Quark Jets Is U Is
Hormesis The Speculums The Proverbials The Leper Coons Phlogiston
Formerly Lucky** The Savage Twits The Enigmatics Prophet Sea** The Norks
Raze the Dead** The Road Apples Shyster and Flywheel Slumboy Poets** Torpedo Juicers
The Redonculants Truth Bypass The Other White Meat The Stuttgart Social Club Wishcraft
Cubic's Rubes Mojomatic Grasshopper Conspiracy** Crosseyed Mary Yuck Fu**
Stranger Danger** Embrace the Gristle The Buck Fuddies Wizards of Science Long Pig
Beatbox Metal Shallow Throat Going Medieval Nutraloaf Scrapheap Mojo
The Curmudgeons Pitbulls in Lipstick** The Yarbles Chuff Puppy Brawndo
The Junkyard Gods** The Cremains Euphemisms of Rock Nooner The Groom Reapers
Hamsturd The Casimir Effect** The Fist Jabbers The Moobs** The Nurdles
Hillbilly Home Boys Zombie In-Laws Vampire Poodles Kneel before Zod Teuton Commons
Linux Grey** Nicely Nicely** Freak Daddy Coochistink What? What!**
Full Metal Jam Band Lunch Among the Cannibals** Dub Punks Two Timing Lolitas** Unmarked Rapper
Fear the Mullet Oh No Yoko! The Men o' Pause The Stigmatics Lonesome Zombies
Wear More Corduroy The Sporks The Spanking Punkins Fetid Spirits 667 Neighbor of the Beast**
Zitler Girly Scream Fistpickers Raccoon Antlers Rockers-R-Us**
Hobbitch Band of Homonoids Not Zee's Anus of Uranus Marky de Sod
Vagablonde Benevolent Anarchy** Moneydance** She Wolves of the SS @$$
Abraham Lickin' McGizmo The Bucking Fastards** Majik 12 The Fuskers
Sqirlz The Umlauts The Hustle Hoffs Stepping Razor Jelq
The Fecks Shotgun Orchestra** Hip Hopera** Shyte Storm Dukes of Hubris
Suicide Opera** Probation Relations Toe Tag Tommy Hero in Error** Stunt Brains
Gothabilly Rangers Peg Leg Pig Motel Meth** Electro-Spam The She Mullets
Fupid** The Pornosseurs Plinth Malt Licker Apocalypso**
Brainwired** Buddha's Love Handles** Horrorshow** Photon Soup Zorrow**
Our Lady of Perpetual Tone Strange Brew** Fun with Physics** The Hominids Ganzfeld
Shaven Hirsute Viagra Monologues Butt Weasels Drive-By Rappers Able Danger
Roboplegic Uncouth Yute The Bizarro Bipolar Bunnies The Cronies
Flaymates Pie Hole D3ath Cr33ps Semper Gumby Ice Nine**
Dicktallica Plain White Rapper Flagrante Delicto Kyoob Demi-Dog
Cute Cocks Clan The Coprolites Toe Tagged Obsequious Atonal Atoms
God Eat God Wrongcock Phussy Trapper Keepers Dirtnap**
Mourning Wood** The Tourettes Trout Pout Stockholm Syndrome** Cone of Silence
Poplolly Pangea Devil Shat Ice Cubes in Hell Biznitch
Cult of Clowns** Silly Millimeter Leap of Faith** Fuzz Savant Jimi Zeppelin
Nascent Daddy Pants Brood Brothers Blue Caca Fanboy Legions
Pity Party Space-Age Bachelor Pad God Hates You Cold Hell Yanker
Tung Uranus Necromonger Jailbait Aesthetics Sushi Fry Cooks Bongholio
Plexistentialism Vomitorius The Bumjacks Gun N. Mouth** Monkey Pox**
Gildenstoltz 9mm Hate** Hi-Tech Rednecks Lucy Fur The Effin Band**
The Prostitots Bolognation The Vittles** Megatech The Zeolites
Blue Boners The Chicksie Dicks Screaming Mimes** Finding Emo** Phallusy
All Hat No Cattle Moonshiner Johnny Stash Beauty School Dropouts** Songicide**
The Fuglies Comaphoric MILF Zafty The Grateful Dude
Pear Shaped Girls The Cankers Patooey Sheepless in Seattle Capgun Suicide**
Redneck Sushi** Bumcakes Zigns** Phooner** Copralites
Funk Sway** Porn Queens of the Bible Belt Beat Beauticians Swistica Ritalin Boyz
Heidi Ho One Inch Tacks The Weed Whackers Pimpinhoe Posse Comitatus
Metal Monks Gentlemen Clowns Pharm Boys Wanksters** Doobie Us
Bhong** The Drogues** Karmic Bitch Slap The Blunts** Paranoid Droids
The Middle Fingers Eminent** Old Dog New Trick** Unibrow** Cadavre Exquis
The Necropolitans Puff Dicky The Jodhpur Kings The Femme Reapers Slack Jaws
Community Service Holy Roses** The Zen Koans** Edema Curfew Cuties**
Short Bus Riders** Pompous Pilate Eurolanders Gros Seins Smell My Fingers
Duality of Man Frigid Nymphos Bum Hucksters Man Pie Touching Tongues
Chicks with Hicks Sancho Panzer Jesus Wannabes Black Velvet Elvis** Valentunes
Nerds with Aptitudes Hanoi Jane Doe Porno Blues Band Wabash Cannibals** Robo Pope
Mullet Heads Deaf Leper The Pink Mandingos The Generics Zeusifer**
Puckey Vague Prophets The Mooks** The Dims Wroughtweiler
The Standup Philosophers Pricks with Chicks** The Doxologists Posse Lips The Stretch Marks
Homemade Sin** Psyclops Jeebus The Meme Boys Ritalin-Free Barbie**
Brain Dump Fvckin-A Imps in Spandex Hung Zatan
The Intolerants** Hoof Hearted The Lactoids** Farmageddon Shroud of Touring
The Frotteurs Fringe Element** The Lunar Ticks The Prudes** Bad Juju
The Clown Pukes The Boffins** Dentistry Before Novocaine Yoda Lady Who Fashion Roadkill**
Shaken Not Stirred** Voodoo Clowns** Wally Von Zipper Ingsoc** The Lab Rats**
The Cautionaries** The Luddites Robo Sapiens The Dilettantes** Dimestore Hookers**
The Tchotchkes Gaijin** Robo Ex Machina The Religous Reich Clockwork Asylum**
Stinkfinger** Minnowhead** Opieland The Atta Boys Holier Than Thou
Diet Pax Angst Nut Sack Dance Smarmy Moe Foe** The Minions**
Legba** Houri Sewer Soup Synergetics** Schizogeny
The Psycho Derelicts the Monkberries** Tastes Like Chicken** Car Bomb Dating** Truth Decay**
Inevitable** Wally Palooka** Random Chaos** Bloody Mary Bridey Murphy
Poon Pud Commie Pinko Pedophobia Anasazi**
Pornocopia Erotique** Life Among the Constipated Alien Proctology DinoSorceress
Eroticamcorder The Fuh Kings Spambone Phuq Elvis As Messiah
Hexus Sexus** Blonde Faith** The Psychodelic Spurs Icy Dicey ProtoJudas
Near Vanna Two Hand Stroke Black Floyd Dick Nasty Maxi Spaz
The Mundanes** Panache InvisiGoth The Technophiles The Barbie Clones
Bulimic Buffet Kung Fu Grip** Rasputin's Gaze Butt Pimps Artist Formerly Known as Needle Dick
Beeper Blitz Pony Up** the Diuretics** Ebola Cola** Honky Donkeys
Shotgun Enema Spinal Sap Robot Condoms Hare Pi Panzer Roundup
Pull My Finger Rooster Fries Courtney's Love Shack** Electric Lite Beer Band Yugo Pinto**
Rosalita Stoned Kevorkian Logic** Spam Jam Gag Reflex** Second Hand Satire**
Minnie Soda Rope Ladder to Hades** Quasi-Toto Fearful Symmetry** Militia Ethnics
Thought Police** Medulla Oblong Gadda Da Vida Sir Oscelot & Keen Otter Papal Bach Riders Pamplemousse
Oozin' Oz** Hairball Isle of Lucy Jane's Brawn Constant 137**
The Futher Muckers Pit Bull Turbo The Mothers of Intervention Special Ed** The Spend Proctors
Monochrome Rainbow** Toll Free Tango** Hiccup Helen and the Canyon Yodel Club** Polyester Wedding Dress Pipe Dream
Password Pirates Hitler Can't Dance** Lip Kiss Cowboys Buckwheat's Barber** Uma's Army (or maybe Uma Zuma**)
Leisure Suit Zombies** Cat Scan His Boy Elroy** The Poindexter Pagans The S Cargo
Gauche Pity Coyote Spunk** Licking Pink Blind Man's Monocle** Redneck Nuns
The Crotch Crickets Premature Emasculation Tex Satan & The Triple 6 Shooters** Going Postal Lesbian Beach Party
Skank Divas Team Angel Punk Monkees** Dumpster Divers Renegade Fairies**
Charlie Don't Surf** Gomer Goober Cherry Chihuahuas Bloated Samoans Full Metal Jackie O**
Barbi Sol Barbizilla Beverly Bill Hillies Guardian Angles The Four Skins**
Judas Love Mussolini Mambo Mob Jehovah's Walrus Tonya Hardly Knew Her Guitarantino**
Drooling Band Joes Purgatory Road** Nurse Diesel Porn Hole Hindu Head Band
The OJ Jury Paula Jones' Head Afro Scream Behold the Lard Breast Pillows
Zazu Picasso Auslander** Client-9** Laddie Dada Beer Jelly

**These names have been taken by someone, please do not use!

Well, that's enough, some would say too much....hey, save your groans... just waiting for the oozin' oz.

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