24 Funny Band Names That Leave A Lasting Impression Sunday October 16 2022, 11:00 PM
Yona Marie
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24 Funny Band Names That Leave A Lasting Impression

Funny Band Names

Many of us have (or will have) gone through stages in our youth where we want to create a band with our friends and give the group the best name ever. A lot of times, we go for the really silly names because we know that they stand out.

Some people actually follow through with their plans and create a band with a ridiculous name that many can laugh at. A few of those bands even go on to sell millions of records because who doesn't love a talented band with a funny name?

Let the examples of funny music names inspire you if you are on a musical journey. One thing that a band or artist should always consider is to have a USP, which stands for a unique selling proposition. What makes your band stand out? Why not a funny name?

Butthole Surfers

This band was formed in Texas and has been consistently making tunes since 1981. They are known for their chaotic live shows and black comedy style. 

Panic! At The Disco

Here's a very famous pop band that was all the rage in the early 2000s. It was started by childhood friends that gathered in high school. 

Elvis Hitler

This band has a very memorable name and was formed in Detroit, where they were active from the years 1986 to 1992. 

Let's Get Out Of This Terrible Sandwich Shop

A small-time band from Chicago that also comes with very colorful color combinations came up with this great name for a band. 

Barenaked Ladies

Somehow, this band from Canada has become huge with this funny and almost inappropriate name. They are well-known for creating the Big Bang Theory theme song. 

Natalie Portman’s Shaved Head

Here's an example of a band that went bold when it started in school but then changed its name. They are now known as the Brite Futures, although they disbanded in 2012. 

The Revolting Cocks

Also known as Revco for short, this is an American-Belgian industrial rock band that has been actively performing and recording since 1985.

Lubricated Goat

As an Australian noise rock band that formed in Sydney, this group achieved a big moment of the spotlight in November 1988 for appearing nude on the ABC TV program "Blah Blah Blah".

Half Man Half Biscuit

Here's another band that was formed in the mid-1980s; do you notice a trend in the rock band names around this time? They are known for writing satirical and edgy music. 


What a name for a band, especially a synth band from California. Most of the time, rock bands are the daring ones, and electronic bands play it safe. 

Po’ White Trash & The Trailer Park Symphony

The band name here speaks volumes on its own. The early 2000s hip-hop sound, paired with the lyrics and visuals, makes for an interesting musical group. 

Squirrel Nut Zippers

Here's a unique group that creates music in the genres of swing and jazz, formed in North Carolina in the early 2000s. 

Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin

Who is Boris Yeltsin, you ask? He is the first President of Russia after the breakup of the Soviet Union. This group, like many, formed from friends that met in high school.

Limp Bizkit

Here's a well-known rap-rock band that always stood out in terms of their band name. What is a Bizkit? Lead singer Fred Durst gave it this name because he wanted a name that would repel listeners.

The String Cheese Incident

This unique jam band from Colorado mixes sounds of rock, electronica, calypso, country, funk, jazz, Latin, progressive rock, reggae, and psychedelia with bluegrass. 

Gay For Johnny Depp

Hailing from New York, this band was active in the early 2000s and actively wrote and performed lyrics about their obsession with Johnny Depp. 

Amish Meth Lab

Not only does this name turn heads, but this super indie band is also rumored to be comprised of all Gnomes. What an interesting way to stand out! 

Cap’n Crunch And The Cereal Killers

This name is almost just a great band name without necessarily being funny, but unfortunately, it looks like they were only active in 2012 around the New Jersey area. 

Diarrhea Planet

Here is another example of a unique punk rock band that was formed by kids from school. They were formed in Nashville and were active from 2009 to 2018. 

I Love You But I’ve Chosen Darkness

Based on a book with the same name, this post-punk revival  band from Texas is currently active and was formed in the early 2000s 

Oingo Boingo

This group was a huge deal in the late 1970s through the 90s. They interestingly began as a street theater troupe under the name The Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo.

Drew Barrymore’s Dealer

This small-time band had a brief musical career in the early 90s under one of the most random and funny names I've ever seen. It's a shame they didn't do more. 

Jehovah’s Waitresses

Here's a band from Ohio that claims to sound like Tom Petty and Stevie Nicks had a baby. They formed in 1989 and have been active since. 

Sex Pistols

Here's an example of a very famous English punk rock band that is known to have brought the genre of punk rock to the UK in the 1970s. 

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