July 27, 2007

Simpsons Band Names



So, here's the concept: we're trying to come up with the best band names that are somehow connected to The Simpsons. The band names have to be cool enough so that a non-fan would like them, but only a fan would get the reference. Therefore, D'oh! would not work, because everyone would know it for a Simpsons reference, but Evergreen Terrace would. I also am not including "Santa's Lil' Helper, "Ay Carumba," "Don't have a Cow" and "Eat My Shorts," as those are all common phrases before the Simpsons. Anyway, the following are the best I could come up with.


THE TOP TWENTY OBSCURE SIMPSONS BAND NAMES


#20 Sideshow Luke Perry - Who can forget Krusty's worthless half-brother? (I was also tempted to go with "Krudler," a racehorse co-owned by Krusty and Bette Midler.)


#19 Worker and Parasite – This would make a great German band



#18 In Rod We Trust – This would also make a good Twilight Zone tribute band.


#17 Floor Pie – Who hasn't fallen for this most subtle of traps?



#16 Poochie, We Hardly Knew Ye – "The name's Poochie D/and I rock the Telly/I'm half Joe Camel/And a third Fonzarelli/I'm the kung fu hippie/From Gangsta city/I'm a rappin' Surfer/you the fool I pity!"


#15 Nahasapeemapetilon – You're halfway to "MacArthur Park" just with the name



#14 Mr. Plow – "What's my name? Mr. Plow. That name again is Mr. Plow."


#13 Worst Band Ever! – Right now Weezer is upset they didn't think of this ironic band name first.


#12 Feast of Maximum Occupancy – It's not just a band, it's a religion!


#11 I was saying Boo-urns – For the Hans Moleman in all of us.


#10 Maison Derriere – "We're the gin in your martini, the clams on your linguini, yes we put the [BOING sound-effect] in Springfield!" Move over Barry White


#9 Pageant of the Transmundane – It just sounds so much more majestic than Freak Show, doesn't it? To this day Billy Corgan is made he made his second group Zwan.


#8 The Gilded Truffle – I'm sensing Southern Rock, or possibly an operatic touring company



#7 Fishbulb – "Mr. Sparkle" would also make a fantastic name, but Fishbulb just gets at the heart of what makes The Simpsons great


#6 Remorseless Eating Machine – There's no truth to the rumor that this is made up of the ghosts of Miami Sound Machine. (Too soon?)


#5 Amanda Hugginkiss – Why can't I find Amanda Hugginkiss? (Maybe my standards are too high.)


#4 Serak the Preparer – If you were really cool, you'd have a bumper sticker made up saying, "Don't blame me, I voted for Serak the Preparer." (This one is really obscure, so ten points to anyone who got it.)


#3 Half-Inflated Devil Lord – This band could totally spin off of Spinal Tap. You've got death-metal just waiting to happen. Oy! (I love how they censored the syndicated episode.)



#2 Purple Monkey Dishwasher – I'm so excited about this one that I'm actually going to start it. I'm thinking Rap/Folk/Polka, or RaFolka. Who's with me?


And the number one obscure band name you can get from The Simpsons is….


#1 Stonecutters – You KNOW you want to sing along, so I have the lyrics for you. Long live Steve Gutenberg!

Who controls the British crown?
Who keeps the metric system down?
We do! We do!
Who leaves Atlantis off the maps?
Who keeps the Martians under wraps?
We do! We do!
Who holds back the electric car?
Who makes Steve Guttenberg a star?
We do! We do!
Who robs the cavefish of their sight?
Who rigs every Oscars night?
We do! We do!


"Good night, Springden; there will be no encore!"

July 13, 2007

Harry Potter Band Names

[this top ten list comes from Hyperion Chronicles #456 The Dumbledorks]



THE TOP TEN HARRY POTTER BAND NAMES


(Suggested band type in parenthesis, as well as who thought of it if not me)


#10 The Weaseleys (Weezer crossed with Hanson; Carlos) – If they were all redheads, all the better!


#9 Gillyweed (College Rock; think Phish; Gadget) – I think you know what weed their listeners would support


#8 Goldensnitch (Rock; Teela) – Actually this would make a great Harry Potter Bond hybrid, huh?


#7 The Dumble Doors (Psychedelic Acid-folk; Kaida) – Maybe if you put an album cover with Jim Morrison on stage he could sing along!


#6 Levy o'SAH! (Celtic) – This is neither here nor there, but I wonder what it would be like if the soundtrack to Harry Potter V switched with THE DEPARTED. You're curious, aren't you?


#5 Parseltongue (Gothic) – I can totally see them hooking up with Marilyn Manson and The Chemical Brothers for a Monsters of Goth tour


#4 Zombie Dumbledore (Pop; Sea Hag) – Not only would they write infectious beats, but I bet this would make a great internet cartoon


#3 Hermione's Hymen (Chick Rock) – And somewhere the Indigo Girls just raised their heads from slumber. (Hey, I just thought of this as I am writing it up, but wouldn't Ravenclaw be a great band in the vein of Pussycat Dolls?)


#2 Diagon Alley (Alternative; Koz) – In the Great "E Street Band" mode, Diagon Alley just sounds cool. Is that where they are from? Where they are going? I cannot wait to listen!


And the number one Harry Potter band name….


#1 Mudblood (Speed Metal) – They are dark, they are sinister, and if you are not careful, your 12-year-old daughter will hook up with the drummer.





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