10 Weirdest Band Names

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Anal Cunt

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.”

Butthole Surfers

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.

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    ultimatelefty
    Does anyone else find that the description for We Butter the Bread with Butter's band name doesn't make much sense? Interesting list nonetheless
    cmvideo
    Back in NY when I was a kid, there was a band named Barney Rubble and the Cunt Stubble lol
    Blk_Sabbath
    No love for Intracerebrally Consuming Cephalalgia Through The Cranium Macerating Debrisfucked Manure Ingested Remains Of The Mindfucked Cataplexic Wicked Mankind Whom Fistfucked The Progenies From The Deepest Depths Of The Analmaggot Raped Human Pieces Of Erotic Shitmasses Which Gave Birth To Worthless Eunuchs As Travesty For Cumstained Whorefaced Sluts Enslaved By This Stupid Society Full Of Fetal Garbages?
    EpiExplorer
    Yeah but it's not Eximperituserqethhzebibšiptugakkathšulweliarzaxułum. Rea l band, srs. 
    av0n
      ...toured briefly under the shortened name "ZA WARUDO!" 
    leo4sf
    The internet has made naming your band a much more difficult process. Before the internet there could be a band named twat waffle in every town, but nobody had any idea about the other ones until somebody got famous. Now you type in a potential name into the ol' google and you can see that you are not nearly as clever as you thought. So now we get band names like iwrestledabearonce and The Number Twelve looks Like You.
    selkayann
     "Intracerebrally Consuming Cephalalgia Through The Cranium Macerating Debrisfucked Manure Ingested Remains Of The Mindfucked Cataplexic Wicked Mankind Whom Fistfucked The Progenies From The Deepest Depths Of The Analmaggot Raped Human Pieces Of Erotic Shitmasses Which Gave Birth To Worthless Eunuchs As Travesty For Cumstained Whorefaced Sluts Enslaved By This Stupid Society Full Of Fetal Garbages",  aka "55gore". EDIT: When you really can't ctrl+f. lol
    robo37
    How about Spock's Beard? or ...I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness.
    Way Cool JR.
    I see just as weird or far weirder ones everyday just looking through the UG news. It's a WTF fest. 
    BlackDeath92
    How about the grindcore band Paracoccidioidomicosisproctitissarcomucosis? Not only is the band name long, their song titles are just as ridiculous.