The Canonical List of Weird Band Names

Some of the highlights of this list of peculiar band names include:

  • A Cat Born In An Oven Isn’t a Cake
  • Baby Shit Brown
  • Biff Hitler and the Violent Mood Swings
  • Butthole Surfers
  • Candy Striper Death Orgy
  • Damn the Bad Luck
  • Dead Kennedys
  • Electric Blue Peggy Sue and the Revolutionions from Mars
  • Goldfish Don’t Bounce
  • Horny Mormons
  • Jehovah’s Witness Protection Program
  • Lorne Greene’s Wet Nipple
  • Mary Kay and the Cosmetics
  • Not Drowning, Waving
  • Stop Calling Me Frank
  • The The
  • The Very Idea of Fucking Hitler
  • Vic Morrow’s Head
  • Zulu Leprechauns

Great to see some of my favourite bands made the list — via Die Puny Humans

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  1. Dan

    29 January 2005 at 3.25 pm

    You missed;
    Gloop Nox and the Stix People
    John Trubee and the Ugly Janitors of America


  2. julius masri

    8 December 2005 at 3.39 am

    Also: Sorry About Dresden


  3. sbszine

    8 December 2005 at 11.19 am

    My favourite band names:
    -Ethnic Car Enthusiasts
    -Christian Bassplayer Wanted
    -Chineapple Punx


  4. j.c. miller

    4 May 2006 at 3.00 pm

    Sex Clark Five is one of the funniest band names ever. i think they invented the skewed band name form, unless you count one shot novelty/joke type bands.


  5. Weird Band Names

    22 April 2008 at 11.33 am

    Just wanted to let you know that the original Canonical List of Weird Band Names site (created in 1995) is back online and is being actively updated:


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