Odd Monikers: the Top 5 Good Bands with Bad Names

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What’s in a name? Evidently not that much if you’re a really good band. Some truly quality bands have managed to put together very successful careers while having name that gives you the impression they’re either clinically insane or just didn’t care at all when they came up with it.

And while there are plenty of much worse band names out there, most of those belong to really bad bands (looking at you, “Limp Bizkit”). But these few, these are the great groups that just also happen to have a less-than-ordinary moniker.
Odd Monikers: the Top 5 Good Bands with Bad Names

2Hootie & the Blowfish

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Hootie & the Blowfish is definitely odd, but it’s also memorable, which probably served the band quite well. The biggest problem being that if you don’t want people to think your name is Hootie, and that your bandmates are the Blowfish, it’s probably not the way to go. The name of this ‘90s pop-blues/rock combo is actually a reference to the nicknames of two of their mutual friends, but has ultimately led to lead singer Darius Rucker forever having to endure screams of “Hootie!” and “Where the hell are the Blowfish?!” as he tries to enjoy a nice Sunday walk with the family.

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