snotty, inane commentary, because I can't help myself.
love this band. I really do. This is the band I've seen
live more than any other band! However, as a record store
clerk, it is one of the band names that have given me the most
trouble. According to their website,
"!!! is pronounced by repeating any three repetitive,
monosyllabic sounds. Though the possibilities are endless,
the most common pronunciations are Chk Chk Chk, Pow Pow
Pow, Uh Uh Uh, Etc Etc Etc. The name was inspired by the
subtitles from the film The Gods Must Be Crazy , where
three clicking sounds of the mouth were represented as
!!!." So do you file it under "c" for "Chk" or at the
beginning with the other punctuation marks? Every store is
I am against unnecessary symbols in band names, I guess
the # is appropriate.
kind of dumbfounded by this one.
regular "Smog" already taken?
what is a wumpscut? (b) does it have something to do with
the colons and asterisk really necessary?
You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead
one's got an ellipsis AND a really long name. Even the
abbreviation (AYWKUNTToD) is way too long!
to their website, this is pronounced "oh-oh-eye-oh-oh,"
which sounds almost like a NKotB song.
Times the Pain
on, you KNOW you wanted it to be 69 times.
wonder how many fans got stoned and dialed this number?
Gun Called Tension
Life Once Lost
might make a good soap opera name.
Love Ends Suicide
should have just used "See me crying while writing in my
blog about how cruel life is. Alas." and been done with
they grow up, they'll be a Major Forest.
Wish For Fire
time wax your match tips before you go camping in the
do you even say this? I thought it was one of those
instances where the special characters weren't showing up.
n to (x)
exclamation point for extra paranoia.
is on fire? Alexis on fire? Ale Xi Son Fire? Does it
two bad words. Radical. Still...
is just gross. I can picture this conversation:
mom: Where are you going tonight, Timmy?
Timmy: I'm going out to see Anal Mucus.
On second thought, that might be kinda funny.
Also the Trees
don't forget them.
this is supposed to present a dichotomy or something. It
band has nothing to do with architecture, nor are they
guess Death and Megadeth had already been taken by other
your friends are rusty? Are they robots? That's pretty
don't think Hope would appreciate this.
I Lay Dying
it's a Faulkner reference, but that doesn't make it any
less angsty and an overall lame band name.
Tall as Lions
you think about it, lions aren't very tall. Let's hope
this is a reference to something I'm just not cool enough
For Blue Eyes
makes no sense. It sounds like a reject from the
brainstorming session that spawned Death Cab For Cutie.
than A Thousand
that be 1001?
the Buried and Me
buried are the best secret-keepers.
Tape for a Blue Girl
Tape for a Green Girl would have been what happened when
that chick on Star Trek tried to apply for a passport. I
don't know what this one is about.
Has Been Shed
AND gratuitous use of the passive voice!
they'll get over it eventually.
is what happens when they watch too much Beavis and
for my Valentine
the angst is killing me!
until their air runs out.
I will. Good idea.
+ ginger ale. It might clean your bathtub nicely.
Your Hands Say Yeah
don't. It's your choice.
I'm going to slaughter someone, I prefer a straightforward
a blessing... but it's deadly! Whoa, hardcore!
Cab For Cutie
it's a reference to something obscure. We're not cool
enough to know what it is.
confused. Is this a command?
Spelling Police are having a field day with this one.
As We Speak
as we speak, bands are coming up with lame names for
Time I Die
hate when that happens.
violation... and what's with the "eye" part?
spaces between the words, this is just kinda cliché.
Before the March of Flames
they only had some punctuation marks, it would violate all
my Laws of Irritation!
Space Police are making an arrest here.
For a Friend
the Hot Topic angst spilleth over.
ahead-- finish the sentence. It's ok!
just don't get it. Even with spaces.
you Black Emperor!
can't touch this one.
if this had spaces it still makes no sense.
are really, really white."
hope she sends a postcard.
Love You But I've Chosen Darkness
is an either/or situation?
this a command?
pronounced KY-is (like Caius), but nobody ever says it
that way. Boo.
suppose they could have made it LoveHate and I would have
been more annoyed.
pretty--- but why?
is the Bastard
we got that cleared up.
know this was the title of an old Sci-fi flick, but as a
band name? Meh.
there really a place in Pennsylvania called Matt Pond, or
are they just trying to be artsy?
won't accept this band until Motion City votes their music
the Official City Sountrack.
told you to stop buying flowers for the rubbing alcohol!
did you marry her if you knew she was dying? Or... did you
poison her? Ooh plot thickening alert!
in the closet next to My Dinner Jacket.
so indie it hurts.
Use For a Name
clever! They couldn't think of anything good?
sounds randomly generated.
this name has actually grown on me. I kinda like it now.
this ironic or something?
The Might of Princes
not impressed so far.
Mistaken for Stars
to Blow Up The Eiffel Tower
To Have Catchy Band Name Failed.
sounds kind of cool, but makes no sense.
Hi To Your Mom
want to insert a "your mom" joke here, but I can't think
of anything good.
like Indian food.
least the death isn't aseptic. Of course, if you're dead,
you don't really have to worry about germs now, do you?
Maybe they took Bury Your Dead's advice!
Organs of Admittance
I just buy a ticket?
this a place name or a description?
of Our Lives
my life, buster!
words sound kind of cool together... but do they have any
Is The Reason
don't forget it.
is this? This makes no sense!!!
Get Up Kids
listened to a lot of James Brown. You can't tell from
their music, though.
Receiving End of Sirens
Rocking Horse Winner
I just win a rocking horse? Or did the rocking horse win?
Sun Sawed in 1/2
need a really, really strong saw.
Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black
semi-obscure actress reference contained in a really long
is listening to your CD? Not very good advertizing, I'm
is the sound of pretention.
picture a bunch of musical notes stuck to a squirrel's
tail. Maybe this is the image they were going for.
like that old movie... only... not.
this mean the killer tortures people? Or does he or she
kill torture? Or is it a command to torture a killer?
on the Radio
this like one of those radios that get TV stations on it?
This is one of my favorite bands, but the name… oh the
I get it, like vivisection, only with "sick"! That's
band should get together with "As All Die", "As I Lay
Dying" and "Every Time I Die" and have a little
Got a Fuzzbox and We're Gonna Use It
Got a Long Name And We're Gonna Make You Say It.
Fear and Weapons Meet
this some kind of conference?
worse than "Localized bloodshed" but not as bad as a
"pandemic of bloodshed"
for the Derby
feel like I should know what this means, but I don't.
Burns to Death
"headline" type name-- a little too dramatic for my taste.
picture a bunch of corpses driving cranes with wrecking
balls attached. That's kind of a funny image.