Worst Band Names

More tips on what to avoid when Naming Your Desi Band. From the Onion AV Club's 2005: The Year In Music comes this list:

Worst Band Names Encountered This Year

Public Display Of Funk
Well Hungarians
Test-Icicles
Snatches Of Pink
Goblin Cock
Swollen Members
Clitastrophy
Libido Funk Circus
Cunninlynguists
Assbaboons Of Venus

Priceless. But wait, there's more:

Best Worst Band Names Encountered This Year

I Will Kill You Fucker
Let's Get Out Of This Terrible Sandwich Shop
The Asshole Two
When Rocky Beat The Russian

In addition, their list of Least Essential Albums of 2005 is similarly hilarious. Consider this gem:

LEAST ESSENTIAL TRIBUTE ALBUM

Various Artists, Back Against The Wall (Cleopatra)

The usual methodology for tribute albums is to gather a bunch of musicians who are sympathetic to another bunch of musicians, then urge the former group to submit a set of highly individualized takes on the songs of the latter group. Producer Billy Sherwood takes a different track for the Pink Floyd tribute Back Against The Wall, which brings together prog-rock all-stars like Adrian Belew, Ian Anderson, Steve Howe, Rick Wakeman, Chris Squire, Dweezil Zappa, and Tommy Shaw, and has them reproduce The Wall almost note for note, right down to David Gilmour's dirty lead guitar and Roger Waters' sarcastic amplified whisper. We don't need no replication!

My personal favorite in the whole piece is the reference to 2Pac's "posthumous work ethic." But the whole article is well worth guffawing over in its entirety.

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- January 10, 2006 7:07 PM // Music