When I was little, my friend Jocelyn and I started a band. We called ourselves The Spiders. "Hey, hey, we're The Spiders. We're just spinning around..." Okay, we were a total ripoff band. But give me a break; we were in grade two. We looked pretty hot, though, with our guitars made from shoeboxes with elastics strung across them.
Back then, it seemed a lot of bands had creature names, the Beatles, the Monkeys, the aforementioned Spiders. Pretty limited imaginations. Band names now are infinitely better. When I first started thinking about band names recently, I almost immediately came up with nineteen that I thought were really good. After much soul searching, I've culled the list down to the top 10 band names. So here, in no particular order, are my favourite band names:
- Super Furry Animals
- Jane's Addiction
- Dogs Die in Hot Cars
- Goldie Lookin Chain
- The Dead Kennedys
- Modest Mouse
- Death Cab for Cutie
- The Nancy Rayguns
In fact, I think the most fun part of starting a band would be to pick the name. I can't play an instrument, I can't read music, and I'm the only person who thinks that I'm a good singer, but I have a great band name all lined up - Retarded Fuckface.
Actually, I shamelessly stole this from Roxanne, who regularly comments on MBLOG . Matt had posted a story from BBC and entitled it "Crucial breaking news" (Matt's so sassy) about P Diddy calling a news conference to announce he was dropping the P and from now on just call him Diddy. Of course, we all gleefully waded in with our comments, and then Roxanne said "how about we just call him retarded fuckface and be done with it". I almost peed my pants. So, thanks Roxanne; if ever I start a band, I've got a name.
Now it's your turn.
What would your band name be? Send me your suggestions. The one I like best wins a prize! Deadline for entries is Friday, September 9 at 6:00pm MT. So you've got a whole week. Don't miss this chance for fame, immortality and the envy of all your friends.