Best Bands with Colorful Names

The Top Ten

1 Pink Floyd Pink Floyd was an English progressive rock band formed in 1965 in London, England. They achieved international acclaim with their progressive and psychedelic music. The band consisted of 5 members - David Gilmour (Vocals and Guitar), Syd Barrett (Vocals and Guitar), Nick Mason (Drums), Roger Waters ...read more.

The greatest band England have ever created, journeying through and incorporating the many styles and genres of blues, classical, pop, rock and prog, they rightly sit at the top of the list. With multi million selling albums and multi million fans worldwide how can they not be at the top. It's reputed every home in Britain has a Pink Floyd album in it ( "And quite rightly so" ) mine thankfully has a vast amount of their official and unofficiall album releases. They have touched on many aspects of man's and the world's hopes and fears, 'War, alienation, greed, love' and not just in the Dark side of the Moon album, but in albums before and after this milestone. This album was a 'Benchmark' for all those around, ( And also to follow ) to try and emulate and better, many tried and succeeded, many others fell short, but in doing so it enriches us all. So I say "Shine on you crazy diamonds, 'Let there be more light', on an 'Interstellar overdrive' and let's 'Set the controls for the heart ...more

Pink Floyd... You can't help but just think about what that name means. It's so mysterious, so passionate, so artistic yet so Powerful. They know how to take control... Long live their legacy.

I LOVE ANIMALS (the album), the dark side of the moon is OK. wish you were here (song), comfortably numb, another brick in the wall part 2, money, time, us and them, brain damage, eclipse and all of animals are the only pink floyd songs that I like. have a cigar is ok, but goes on for too long.

Not enough people this day and age know about these guys. They think of Floyd as "The T-shirt with the prism on it." Well, kids if you want to here real music, LISTEN TO THE BEST

2 Red Hot Chili Peppers The Red Hot Chili Peppers is an American funk-rock and alternative rock band, that was founded in 1983. ...read more.

Awesome name. I've always hated the chili peppers... ALWAYS. I can't stand them. I hate Anthony Kietis with every ounce of my heart... but... I like the band name... It's an awesome name.

I Love The Chilli Peppers... They have the most original music ever... They are awesomely crazy!

Good Funk Band but kinda overrated

How cool is that? Damn!

3 Black Sabbath Black Sabbath were a Heavy Metal band formed in Birmingham, England in 1968 by guitarist and songwriter Tony Iommi, singer John "Ozzy" Osbourne, bassist and main lyricist Geezer Butler and drummer Bill Ward. ...read more.

Green Day shouldn't be before a legend of metal, but what's wrong with you people? Black Eyed Peas before BLACK SABBATH?
it's clear that the people who voted for those suckers don't know what music is!

In Physics Black means no color

listening to the name I thought it black metal

one of the greatest bands of all time, they are truely the pioneers of metal

4 Green Day Green Day are an American pop punk, punk rock, and alternative rock band formed in East Bay, California in 1986. The members include Billie Joe Armstrong (vocals and guitar), Mike Dirnt (bass), Tré Cool (drums) and Jason White (guitar) . Green Day are associated with punk rock, pop punk and alternative ...read more.

Green Day is amazing on it's own, and it just happens to have a color in the name. As a bonus.

I love the name "Green Day" it just says something, and their songs are great.

Their early, older grungy stuff is great, but their recent music is crap.

Best band on this list.

Also best color, even without bands. Just sayin. No coincidence

5 Deep Purple Deep Purple are an English rock band formed in Hertford in 1968. They are considered to be among the pioneers of heavy metal and modern hard rock, although their musical approach changed over the years. Originally formed as a progressive rock band, the band shifted to a heavier sound in 1970. Deep Purple, ...read more.

Made in Japan is the best live album

Everyone knows smoke on the water

With Ritchie Blackmore of course

the best band ever with the best colorful name.
Purple is the color most often associated with royalty, magic, mystery and piety.
Imperial color, worn by the rulers of the Byzantine Empire and the Holy Roman Empire, and later by Roman magistrates and Roman Catholic bishops.
The name of the key bandmember is also with a color - Ritchie BLACKmore, aka The Man In Black.
They also have many of songs with colorful names: Black Night, Black & White, Rat Rat Blue. And albums - Deep Purple in Rock, The House of Blue Light, Shades of Deep Purple.
A band can't get more epic and colorful than that.

6 Blue Oyster Cult Blue Öyster Cult is an American rock band from Long Island, New York, whose most successful work includes the hard rock and heavy metal songs "(Don't Fear) The Reaper", "Godzilla" and "Burnin' for You".

Uh... Honestly now, I don't think anyone can surpass this band's greatness...

Patti Smith almost got Lead Singer

They're worth a Buck, Dharma.

their music is absolutely great, especially "don't fear the reaper"

7 The Black Eyed Peas The Black Eyed Peas is an American hip hop group, consisting of rappers will.i.am, apl.de.ap, Taboo, and singer Fergie.

How is the band who made everyone's favorite stadium chant, Seven Nation Army, below a band who makes annoying hip hop beats with speech and calling it music. This is almost as bad as saying Lil' Wayne is a good guitarist.

This band is awesome. They are nostalgic and create pretty catchy music. Idgaf if they aren't extremely talented.

Best band ever, my favourite song by them is boom boom pow

Just Two words to describe this band: Awful

8 King Crimson King Crimson is a British progressive rock band that was formed in 1969. While the band has had numerous lineup changes, the head of the band has always been Robert Fripp (guitar). However, the most notable lineup is between 1972-75, consisting of Fripp, John Wetton (bass/vocals), Bill Bruford (drums), ...read more.

Crimson Ain't A Color. Red Is.

Robert Fripp - Revelutionary Guitar Palyer

9 The White Stripes The White Stripes are an American rock duo, formed in 1997 in Detroit, Michigan. The duo consists of only a couple married at the time, Jack White, whose real name was Jack Gillis (songwriter, lead vocalist, guitarist, bassist and keyboardist) and Meg White (drummer and backing vocalist). After they ...read more.

most innovative band of recent times

7... Nation... Army... Enough SAID.

10 Cream Cream were a 1960s British rock supergroup power trio consisting of bassist/vocalist Jack Bruce, drummer Ginger Baker, and guitarist/vocalist Eric Clapton.

Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker. 'enough said.

One of the best Psychedelic Rock bands!

The Contenders

11 Maroon 5 Maroon 5 is an American pop rock band that originated in Los Angeles, California. Before the current group was established, the original four members, Adam Levine, Jesse Carmichael Mickey Madden and Ryan Dusick, formed a band known as Kara's Flowers in 1994, while they were still in high school.

Maroon 5 rock!
Green Day is overrated.
They should be last. Or not on the list at all...

12 Whitesnake Whitesnake are a rock band formed in England in 1978 by singer David Coverdale, after his departure from his previous band Deep Purple.
13 Moody Blues The Moody Blues are an English rock band. They first came to prominence playing rhythm and blues music, but their second album, Days of Future Passed, which was released in 1967, was a fusion of rock with classical music and established them as pioneers in the development of art rock and progressive ...read more.

Although "blue" is a color, "the blues" is not.

14 Yellowcard Yellowcard was an American rock band that formed in Jacksonville, Florida, in 1997 and were based in Los Angeles beginning in 2000. The band is well known for its singles "Ocean Avenue", "Only One", and "Lights and Sounds".
15 The Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground was an American rock band, active between 1964 and 1973, formed in New York City.
16 Black Label Society Black Label Society is an American heavy metal band from Los Angeles, California formed in 1998 by Zakk Wylde.
17 Blackstreet
18 Dir en Grey Dir En Grey is a Japanese heavy metal band formed in 1997 and currently signed to Firewall Div., a sub-division of Free-Will.
19 White Zombie White Zombie was an American heavy metal band that formed in 1985. Based in New York City, White Zombie was originally a noise rock band, and was known for its later heavy metal-oriented sound.
20 The Black Keys The Black Keys is an American indie rock and blues rock duo formed in Akron, Ohio in 2001 by Dan Auerbach (vocals, guitar) and Patrick Carney (drums). ...read more.

The Black Keys know how to form a good sound and keep it. Plus, their band name is legit. "The Black Keys" and most of their songs are in a minor key, meaning they use more of the black keys. Makes sense, right? Awesome band! Put them in the top ten!

Are you kidding me...? The Black Keys are MIND-BLOWING! Hail to Carney and Auerbach!

21 Pearl Jam Pearl Jam is a Alternative/Grunge Rock Band formed in Seattle, Washington in 1990. The band had comprised of Eddie Vedder, Mike McCready, Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament. ...read more.
22 Golden Earring Golden Earring is a Dutch rock band, founded in 1961 in The Hague as The Golden Earrings. They achieved worldwide fame with their international hit songs "Radar Love" in 1973.
23 The Black Dahlia Murder The Black Dahlia Murder is an American melodic death metal band from Waterford, Michigan, formed in 2001. Their name is derived from the 1947 unsolved murder of Elizabeth Short, often referred to as Black Dahlia.
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