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

4Death Cab for Cutie

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This may be the most random one of them all. It’s not that Death Cab for Cutie isn’t kind of a fun name, the issue is more that it’s pretty misleading. When you first hear their name, their particular style of music isn’t exactly what comes to mind. Death Cab for Cutie sounds like a raging, screaming, hardcore metal band, not a gentle, catchy indie-rock quartet from coastal Washington. The explanation of their odd name is fittingly odd too, as they named themselves after a song by the equally strangely named comedic rock group, the “Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band.”

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