If I ever formed a rock band of my own I would, needless to say, base the name on something from Bad Movie Lore. Something like Renegade Belgian Cardinals – based on a line of dialogue from the Serial-Killer Priest flick The Confessional.
Putting that aside here’s a quick Balladeer’s Blog list of Oddly-Named Bands of the Past. It’s strictly for people who sometimes wake up at 3am and wonder if Gene was only pretending to love Jezebel.
THE TRASH CAN SINATRAS
When you hear the name Sinatra you immediately think of … Scotland? Well, no you don’t, but that’s where this band hailed from.
Used in a Sentence: “The Trash Can Sinatras is a hell of a mean-spirited way of referring to Nancy and Tina!”
For decades this band was known as THE influence in Belgian Industrial Rock, complete with all the massive cultural firepower that implies. (Oh, sure, Balladeer, pick on the Belgians!)
Used in a Sentence: “You fight the front 242 … I’ll handle the 243rd guy back there.”
WE’VE GOT A FUZZBOX … AND WE’RE GONNA USE IT!!
Yes, that’s We’ve Got A Fuzzbox … And We’re Gonna Use It with TWO exclamation points. If it was just one exclamation point it would be the name of the Iowan ska band formerly known as The Corn Detasslers. (I’m kidding … Probably.)
Used in a Sentence: “Hipsters have probably already made We’ve Got A Fuzzbox … And We’re Gonna Use It!! into a meme, a mixed drink AND a mock title for a Neil Breen movie.”
THE FRANK CHICKENS
Because dammit if there’s one thing we all HATE, it’s insincerity from our chickens!
Used in a Sentence: “The Frank Chickens should have been the Pink Lady of their era, dude … Really pisses me off!”
THE THREE JOHNS
As all readers of Balladeer’s Blog know, I’ve spent a lifetime cultivating a reputation as “The Fourth John.” Also as “The Son Martin Sheen Never Talks About” but there’s no need to drag Mom into this.
Used in a Sentence: “Turns out The Three Johns took their name from the Port-o-San segment of the documentary about Woodstock.” (I’m kidding.)
RIP RIG & PANIC
Neneh Cherry got her start with this band, believe it or not.
Used in a Sentence: “Hillary Clinton’s disastrous 2016 campaign strategy was described as “rip, rig and panic.”
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