Thursday, June 09, 2005

Compound Band Names

Compound Band Names(TM)

Started from a discussion thread over on rhapmusic involving a post about John Cougar Concentration Camp's latest release, the Compound Band Name(TM) is the clever way of naming a band using two recognizable phrases, people, or objects compounded together in an ultra clever (sometimes annoyingly silly) band name. Of course, naming your band in such a manner almost guarantees obscure status. I believe I'm the first to give the practice a name, so let's trademark it baby!

The Master List:
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Camper Van Beethoven
Chicken Coupe DeVille
Jehovah’s Witness Protection Program
Jesus Christ Superfly
Joan of Arkansas
John Cougar Concentration Camp
John Wilkes Kissing Booth
Kathleen Turner Overdrive
Lee Harvey Keitel
Left Hand Smoke
Minnie Pearl Necklace
Minnie Pearl Jam
Phlegm Fatale
Rage Against the Coffee Machine
REO Speedealer
Shirley Temple of Doom
Shirley Temple Pilots
The Well Hungarians
Whorehouse of Representatives
Willie Nelson Mandela

Here's some that would make the list if you took the criteria a little more loosely:
Joan of Arse
Pabst Smear
Penis DeMilo
Penis Flytrap
The Jackofficers
The Wynona Riders

Oddly, don't most of these last bunch look like the same person came up with them?

Know of any more?


drake leLane said...

Compound Band Names (Rhapsody Playlist)

* "Take The Skinheads Bowling" - Camper Van Beethoven
* "Double Cool" - Chicken Coupe Deville
* "Love" - The Brian Jonestown Massacre
* "Daytime Dilemma (Dangers Of Love)" - John Cougar Concentration Camp
* "Twisted Up Inside" - Jesus Christ Superfly
* "Drownded" - The Wynona Riders
* "things asleep in the sun" - Joan of Arse
* "T.V." - Shirley Temple Of Doom

Amanda said...


I was most certainly not going to undertake such a task. Good job, Drake, and once again I say...


J Shifty said...

I'll just add a WOW.

What a list. Very strong work. I don't know how you do it...

drake leLane said...

Thanks, but really I just saw the thread you guys had and ran with it.

Came across this great page in my research:
The Canonical List of Weird Band Names

nevin said...

the first time i heard of the john wilkes kissing booth, i thought it was going to be stupid and some sort of parody type deal. but now they're my favorite band. or were...


Nikko hunter said...

Fat Albert Einstein