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The best band names ofall-time, according to Spin

A Friday wouldn’t really be a Friday without a list to debate so here’s another attempt to answer that age old debate – What’s the best band name of all time?

We all know that the perfect band name should sound witty at first and then seem less funny each time you hear it, but now the crew at Spin (yes, the same folk who recently named Skrillex one of the best guitarists of all-time) has attempted to compile an authoritative list of the 40 best band names using what they jokingly refer to as “qualitative data and a scientifically sound blueprint”.

The best band names of all-time, according to Spin

40) Scraping Foetus Off the Wheel
39) Three Times Dope
37) Das Racist
36) Television
35) Thin Lizzy
34) Teenage Jesus & the Jerks
33) The Who
32) Three 6 Mafia
31) L7
30) Bathtub Shitter
29) This Bike Is a Pipe Bomb
28) The Band
27) Black Flag
26) The Strawberry Alarm Clock
25) The Slits
24) Tony! Toni! Toné!
23) The Shitty Beatles
22) The Art of Noise
21) Lipps, Inc.
20) The 13th Floor Elevators
19) Throbbing Gristle
18) A Tribe Called Quest
17) Mudhoney
16) Millions of Dead Cops
15) X
14) The Velvet Underground
13) Sex Pistols
12) Iron Maiden
11) Bikini Kill
10) Slayer
9) AC/DC
8) Devo
7) Brian Jonestown Massacre
6) Dead Kennedys
5) Joy Division
4) Big Star
3) N.W.A
2) MC5
1) Motörhead

Check out Spin’s explanation for each name on the list

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berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 22nd Jun, 2012

11) Bikini Kill
7) Brian Jonestown Massacre


Two of my favourites.

Oflick

Oflick said on the 22nd Jun, 2012

Needs more Butthole Surfers.

Brian B

Brian B said on the 22nd Jun, 2012

What about Celibate Rifles?

tyler07

tyler07 said on the 22nd Jun, 2012

NWA and Motörhead, dope.

jacegalvin

jacegalvin said on the 22nd Jun, 2012

I still think Blur is one of the best band names.
Also Suicidal Tendencies

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 22nd Jun, 2012

I saw a band at the Hopetoun called Captain Kickarse and the Awesomes.

Stugalug

Stugalug said on the 22nd Jun, 2012

My favs are :
Ringo Deathstarr
Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr

mondo22

mondo22 said on the 22nd Jun, 2012

Machine gun fellatio
The Dandy Warhols
The Flaming Lips
Tv on the radio
J Walker and the Pedestrians

Kranky Kris

Kranky Kris said on the 22nd Jun, 2012

i always liked:

tequila mockingbird
panel van halen
texas chainsaw mass choir
guantanamo bay city rollers

batdan

batdan said on the 22nd Jun, 2012

Slayer to round out the top ten, eat dicks hipsters.

Jose Cuervo

Jose Cuervo said on the 22nd Jun, 2012

The Grand Lethals
Nothing Rhymes with David

liquidtopaz3

liquidtopaz3 said on the 22nd Jun, 2012

I too always liked Tequila Mockingbird. Also, Jamaican It Funky.

mcloud

mcloud said on the 22nd Jun, 2012

dinosaur jr is my fav.

batdan

batdan said on the 22nd Jun, 2012

Fucked up
Cycle Sluts From Hell
Napalm Death
Dj Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince

back_to_you

back_to_you said on the 23rd Jun, 2012

i used to know some guys in a cover/joke band named Uberfaust

Sir Toire

Sir Toire said on the 23rd Jun, 2012

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard. I haven't even heard any songs from this band, but boy, what a name!

back_to_you

back_to_you said on the 23rd Jun, 2012

what about Lubricated Goat

nos235

nos235 said on the 23rd Jun, 2012

The Dead Kenny G's
Machine Gun Fellatio

Napoleon Solo

Napoleon Solo said on the 23rd Jun, 2012



Too vague, is the entire goat lubricated? Is it a male goat?
Too many unanswered questions for me...