The name Anal Cunt came from Seth Putnam's attempt "to get the most offensive, stupid, dumb, etc. name possible". A common misconception is that the band is named after the song "Anal Cunt" by GG Allin, but in fact Allin's song was written years after the band had started.
Cherry Poppin' Daddies
The name intended to reflect the group's jazz and blues influences as well as an edgy punk irreverence in the same vein as the Butthole Surfers, though the decision was ultimately made on impulse, as the members had run out of time to figure out a name to put on their posters and doubted their longevity past a handful of shows.
Gay For Johnny Depp
The band is mostly known for the lyrical content of their songs, which is often concerned with the band's homoerotic obsession over the actor Johnny Depp.
We Butter The Bread With Butter
The band was originally meant as a joke, but progressed into being a more serious musical duo. The name for the band has no particular meaning, although its origins were suggested from when the two original members were driving in a car operated by Marcel Neumann and an accident almost occurred. Neumann found Schultka "so funny that he briefly lost control of the vehicle."
Jon Cougar Concentration Camp
The band named themselves after a pun on musician John Cougar Mellencamp
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin
The band the name from a school project lead singer's brother was doing. He chose Boris Yeltsin ’cause his name was funny. It was around the time that Yeltsin resigned, and they joked about naming the paper “Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin.”
When the band started out, they made a deal that they would never play under the same name twice. They booked themselves under a different name for every show (tough to build name recognition that way). They thought it was clever until they played a festival (I think it was in Austin, TX) under the name "The Butthole Surfers" and got huge press. It was by far the largest crowd they had ever play for and the reviews all gave them huge press boasted that "The Butthole Surfers" stole the show. Suddenly they were forced to continue performing under the name "Butthole Surfers" to keep getting big gigs. They played a joke and the joke was on them, it stuck!
I Am The World Trade Center
After the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center, I Am the World Trade Center toured briefly under the shortened name "I Am the World...", but resumed playing under their original name.
Natalie Portman's Shaved Head
The name of the band is a reference to Natalie Portman's physical appearance in the film V for Vendetta. Smith and Libman's first written songs for Natalie Portman's Shaved Head were about "fruit snacks and partying". The band claimed one of the reasons they formed the band was to get girlfriends.
The band would place Natalie Portman on the guest list of all of their shows, but the actress has not yet attended any performances. Portman was, however, aware of the band's name and existence. England's sister, a New York City resident, met the actress once, and relayed to her the history and story of the band. Signing an autograph for them, she said in response to the story, "Oh, that's cool."
Kiss The Anus Of A Black Cat
Kiss the Anus of a Black Cat is a band from Gent, Belgium, founded by Stef Heeren. The name comes from a medieval witchcraft ritual. The band initially played psychedelic neofolk, with music inspired by religious and shamanic rituals. Since the release of “Weltuntergangsstimmung”, they moved into a more darkwave / gothic rock sound.