Funniest / Weirdest Former Names of Famous Bands

Some of these old names probably sound funny and/or weird because we compare them with the names we know, and with the type of their music.

The Top Ten Funniest / Weirdest Former Names of Famous Bands

1 Tony Flow and the Miraculously Majestic Masters of Mayhem (Red Hot Chili Peppers)

And I thought Red Hot Chili Peppers was a long name...haha - Metal_Treasure

2 The Polka Tulk Blues Band (Black Sabbath)
3 Fecal Matter; Pen Cap Chew; Skid Row; Ted Ed Fred (Nirvana)

Nirvana had gone through a series of names. Too different names. Cobain said Nirvana was chosen because "I wanted a name that was kind of beautiful or nice and pretty instead of a mean, raunchy punk name like the Angry Samoans". - Metal_Treasure

4 Tom & Jerry (Simon & Garfunkel)

I always think they're more like Rocky and Bullwinkle, but I guess the mouse and cat fits too. - Billyv

5 Cans of Piss (R.E.M.)

R.E.M. isn't less weird though (abbreviation for Rapid Eye Movement, the dream stage of sleep), which Stipe selected at random from a dictionary. - Metal_Treasure

6 Soft White Underbelly (Blue Öyster Cult)
7 Naked Toddler (Creed)

I hate them well enough under the name Creed, but there's no way they could've had a success as "Naked Toddler". what? - truckturner

8 Screaming Abdabs (Pink Floyd)
9 Johnny and the Moondogs (The Beatles)

I prefer the name Johnny and the Moondogs; it sounds like a Swamp-Rock / Southern-Rock band, but The Beatles suits their music better. - Britgirl

10 Rocket Baby Dolls (Muse)

The Contenders

11 Free Beer (The Barenaked Ladies)

They've overdone themselves - I think their newer name is even funnier! - Metal_Treasure

Every cover band I know has talked about naming their band "Free Beer" to increase attendance ("Free Beer at 9 pm! "), but I can't believe that BNL actually did it. - Gg2000

12 Meggadeaths (Pink Floyd)
13 Tea Set (Pink Floyd)
14 Burn the Priest (Lamb of God)

Very ironic. - JCHOW

15 Leonard's Lodgers (Pink Floyd)
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