25 Worst Original Names of Famous Bands

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(via Rolling Stone)

By , , , , , , Christopher Weingarten

It’s one of the biggest decisions any band will face: what to call themselves. And yet, so many get it so wrong. Fortunately, for every group that comes up with a terrible name and sticks with it, there’s a band that comes up with a terrible name, plays a few shows under it, maybe releases a demo or even an album or two but then finally comes to its senses. Many well-known and successful groups – from Creedence Clearwater Revival to Green Day – have been through the latter growing pains, starting out life cursed with a misguided moniker before landing on a name destined to adorn the T-shirts of millions of devoted fans. The name makes the band, as they say; here are 25 bands that almost didn’t get made.

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/25-worst-original-names-of-famous-bands-20150722#ixzz3oKiXYaTN

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