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What do you think are some of the worst music group or band names ever?

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Bump of Chicken

7 ( +11 / -4 )

Glay. They intended to call themselves "Gray," but misspelled it (true story)

9 ( +12 / -3 )

Sports Music Assemble People.... aka SMAP

11 ( +14 / -3 )

Funky Monkey Babies

1 ( +5 / -4 )

Plastic Ono Band

0 ( +2 / -2 )

Ogre You A**hole.

0 ( +2 / -2 )

Dayglo Abortions

2 ( +3 / -1 )

Goo goo dolls

4 ( +5 / -1 )

I always though "Kinky Kids" was a lame one.

10 ( +12 / -2 )

***48

8 ( +10 / -2 )

Mr. Children... that name always seemed a bit pedobear-ey to me.

9 ( +11 / -2 )

Thee Michelle Gun Elephant

3 ( +5 / -2 )

Chumbawamba

4 ( +5 / -1 )

Jason Mraz

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Bread

0 ( +1 / -1 )

Big in Japan

-3 ( +0 / -3 )

Pretty much anything under Johnny's, but yeah, Bump of Chicken is one of the top. Lot's of foreign bands as well (definitely Dayglo Abortions!), except when they're somewhat self-depricating titles/groups like Gwar or Ween.

-1 ( +2 / -3 )

hide with SPREAD BEAVER

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Bobby Joe Ebola and the Children Macnuggits The Cunnin' Lynguists

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

Blind Melon

0 ( +1 / -1 )

The eminently forgettable Kajagoogoo.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Kis-My-Ft2. You can read it as, "Kiss my feet, too."

1 ( +2 / -1 )

Flumpool : "The band's name is derived from the English word "four", since there are four members, they took the first letter "F", along with the word meaning mass, "lump" and the word "pool"."

Hysteric Blue

Orange Range

Sons of All Pussys, abbreviated as S.O.A.P.

and the marvelous Morning Musume

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

Flying Around Uranus

NY City Punk Band

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

Pussy Riot ...

-1 ( +3 / -4 )

Puffy.

-2 ( +1 / -3 )

Lots of weird J-band names, already named so I will head outside these isles:

toad The Wet Sprocket

Meat Loaf

1 ( +2 / -1 )

(Re-post for clarity!)

Bobby Joe Ebola and the Children Macnuggits

The Cunnin' Lynguists
-2 ( +1 / -3 )

"toad The Wet Sprocket"

Truly absurd but I loved this band back in the day.

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

mocheake - actually I like the zaniness of Thee Michelle Gun Elephant's name. And I like their music too. A real guitar band.

Do you know how they got their name - one of the members (I think) heard mentioned the name of The Damned album, " Machine-Gun Etiquette" and thought it to be michelle gun elephant.

Makes it even better.

And imo Plastic Ono Band couldn't have been named better.

2 ( +3 / -1 )

SHARAN Q great band bad name likewise with some western counterparts BLINK 182 and Porno for Pyros (named after a guy on a bus reading a magazine about fireworks) come to mind. Some great ones people are thinking of above - more threads like this please !

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Sexy Zone- because they are kids

-Pornograffiti

-BBQ Chickens and Teriyaki Boyz

-Monkey Majik- and 2 of the guys in that group are Australian who should know better

High and Mighty Color

-Skoop on Somebody

Greeeeen

Aqua Timez

Orange Range

Flumpool

Kis-my-Ft2

Boom Boom Satellites

Maybe I've been in Japan way too long to think of these names.

1 ( +2 / -1 )

Me, Mom and Morgentaler. Clever name, but a little bit too cute for comfort.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Pussy Riot

0 ( +1 / -1 )

"Piss Kids." Which is a translation of Mannekin Pis, the famous statue in Belgium, but it's still a dumb name.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Is this list limited to Japan only? If not, how about the band named ''scaphism''? For those unfamiliar with what it means, google it.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Spread Beaver

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

Hoobastank Butthole Surfers

1 ( +1 / -0 )

"Five Finger Death Punch" bugs me. Pretty sure we have four fingers and one thumb. "Puddle of Mudd". One D not enough? Speaking of One D: "One Direction", and yet their singing is all over the place. Far from one direction. "Staind" Missing the E. "So Solid Crew" that just sounds lame. "The Pussycat Dolls", I can't take that name seriously "Steps", why exactly did they choose that name? "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas", also a movie starring Johnny Depp I believe, but a frigging long band name On the opposite end of the spectrum: "U2". That it? A letter and a number (and terrible music)?

I'm sure I could name more, just not off the top of my head.

1 ( +2 / -1 )

"Evil Edna's Horror Toilet."

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Japan : Bump of chicken / sexy zone (featuring 12 year old boys)

Overseas: toad the wet sprocket (also because it was nicked from a Monty Python sketch)

Best band name ever ; Ken Dood's dad's dog's dead.

0 ( +1 / -1 )

LMFAO

0 ( +0 / -0 )

The Troggs.

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

"U2". That it? A letter and a number (and terrible music)?

U2 is a play of words "you too" and I do like their music

As for Japanese: Bump of Chicken, Flumpool, and Kis-My-Ft2 (it makes me thing of kissing feet too)

Non Japanese: Scissors Sisters (It makes me think of the Movie by Tim Burton)

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Candy Coloured Rain...

0 ( +0 / -0 )

ANYTHING from Johnny's Jimusho.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Anal Vomit.

"Pussy Riot"

Putin hates them too, enough to jail them for criticizing him.

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

AKB48, Pussy Riot. Circle Jerks, Dildo Butterfly, SMAP. To name a few.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

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