The Best Band Names of 2013 (Very NSFW in Places)

If you’ve ever been in a band, you’ll know that that coming up with a name is sheer torture.  

The right name sums up your band’s sound and attitude and image. Everyone in the group has to agree on it. It has to be original; the last thing you want is to be sued by a band who already has dibs on that name.  The Internet domain/Facebook name/Twitter handle etc. has to be available.  It has to attract attention.  And it must lend itself to good graphic design.

With all that in mind, I direct you to the AV Club’s Year in Band Names.  Here are some highlights–and keep in mind that these are all real bands.

Slutvomit

Cockslap

Junglepussy (below)

We Butter the Bread with Butter

End Times Spasm Band

Zombie Deathstench

Absynthe Minded

Whales in Cubicles (It staggers the mind trying to comprehend how many drugs that one took.)

JFK Didn’t Even See It Coming

Mandatory Abortions

Like Like The The The Death

Hand Job Academy

Sargazm (below)

The full list of 2013’s greatest band names can be found here.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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