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Old 06-12-2003, 11:37 AM
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Most obscene/profane/offensive band names?

What are the most obscene, profane and/or offensive band names you ever heard of?

My votes:
Anal Cunt
GG Allin and the Scumfucks

And what the about the most obscene that ever cracked top 40? Probably none are *really* overtly obcene, but I guess the closest I can think are the Butthole Surfers, who had a hit with 'Pepper'.
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Old 06-12-2003, 11:46 AM
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Well, Anal Cunt has to be pretty much the all-time most obscene band name that I've ever heard of, not to mention an icky visual. But there were so many bands in the same scene (are they still around?) that had names that would be offensive to a lot of people. I remember seeing a flyer in FL - back around '89 or '90 - for a band called Jesus Crust. I'm sure a lot of people would be offended by that. In high school I was in a band called the Redneck Fuckwads, but unless you were one of three people who had a copy of our demo, you've never heard of us. A friend of mine compared it to Jodie Foster's Army. JFA fans, sorry, I don't have the tape anymore either.

As for really well-known bands... there's Steely Dan. They're named after a vibrator featured in The Naked Lunch, though then again a lot of the mainstream-types that buy their records probably don't know that.
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Old 06-12-2003, 11:49 AM
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Not really a band name but I remember the band Fear back in hte 80's had a banner behind the stage that said

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lick the cum out of my asshole
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Old 06-12-2003, 11:50 AM
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Revolting Cocks

I just love that name
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Old 06-12-2003, 11:50 AM
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Chicago Area Bands:

The Gaza Strippers

Hitler's Other Nut

Anne Frank and Beans
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Old 06-12-2003, 11:51 AM
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Dead Kennedys
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Old 06-12-2003, 12:00 PM
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Not offensive in light of some of the names posted here but this band name always made me a bit queasy:

Yeastie Girlz
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Old 06-12-2003, 12:02 PM
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There was an oldies station in Lynchburg, VA, in the mid to late 90s, and one of the deejays utterly refused to say 'The Kinks' -- he would call them 'The Brother Davies...'

This same station had a call-in request show at lunchtime, and this one guy would ring in every day to ask for the Kinks, and he also would refuse to say their name...the lunchtime deejay was a good natured guy, and would drive the caller nuts saying, 'Who's that by? Eh? What?'

Odd, innit....
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Old 06-12-2003, 12:08 PM
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Buzzcocks?
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Old 06-12-2003, 12:11 PM
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There's a band called Dick Delicious and the Tasty Testicles that I have seen before. They also have a few albums out.
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Old 06-12-2003, 12:17 PM
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The Meat Shits. Cannibal Corpse deserves some honorable mention.
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Old 06-12-2003, 12:23 PM
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I still have to throw my vote to Anal Cunt It really can't get much more offensive than that.
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Old 06-12-2003, 12:29 PM
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Jesus and the Gospel Fuckers
NY Niggers
an 80s New Wave band called the Cunts
Millions of Dead Cops
The Meat Shits
The Clit Boys

Wolfgirl, I have a 7" by Jesus Crust...hahaha...Its fucking HORRIBLE. Even by crust punk standards.

There's a bunch of offensive white power band names, but I don't want to give fascist-assholes-who-should-die-of-SARS free publicity.

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Old 06-12-2003, 12:34 PM
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Not quite as offensive as Anal Cunt, but:

Dying Fetus
Rotting Christ

And a name that makes up for what it lacks in true offensiveness with sheer amusement factor:
Goatwhore.
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Old 06-12-2003, 12:39 PM
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Pearl Jam?
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Old 06-12-2003, 12:43 PM
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How about the Dayglo Abortions - they had an album call Feed Us a Fetus.
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Old 06-12-2003, 12:53 PM
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Jesus and the Gospel Fuckers
NY Niggers
an 80s New Wave band called the Cunts
Millions of Dead Cops
The Meat Shits
The Clit Boys

Wolfgirl, I have a 7" by Jesus Crust...hahaha...Its fucking HORRIBLE. Even by crust punk standards.


Jon
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Old 06-12-2003, 01:07 PM
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There was a band called Fuck on Matador in the late '90's. I don't know if they're still around or not.

My old band was called Pisshorse. Then I was in The Diarrhea of Anne Frank for a while until our booking guy asked us to change our name because it was "scaring away business." But then he books our first show after the name change with a band called The Shit City Dream Girls! WTF?
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Old 06-12-2003, 01:07 PM
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I don't think they're that obscene, but I always liked Jack Off Jill, purely because it generally takes people a couple of seconds to get it.
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Old 06-12-2003, 02:19 PM
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Nashville Pussy
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Old 06-12-2003, 02:23 PM
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Pearl Jam is named for basketball player Earl "The Pearl" Monroe... they picked the name after their fist choice (Mookie Blaylock, another basketball player) was rejected. They called their first album Ten - Blaylock's jersey number.
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Old 06-12-2003, 02:29 PM
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From the town that brought you Nellie Furtato (sp? ahh who cares)...
Smelly Fur Taco

and a couple of other of note:
The Armageddon Dildos
Scroat Belly
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Old 06-12-2003, 02:36 PM
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Crucifucks!

I can just say that all day ... Crucifucks! Crucifucks! Crucifucks!
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Old 06-12-2003, 02:38 PM
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b]Scraping Foetus Off the Wheel[/b]?
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Old 06-12-2003, 02:43 PM
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Err...Wolfgrrl.
Sorry...its my keyboard...really......

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I've never actually heard Jesus Crust, only heard of them. The same guy who informed me about Anal Cunt and Cannibal Corpse was also a huge Pungent Stench fan. Not an especially offensive name but just kind of gross if you think about it.

I've never heard of the Meat Shits though. Meat Men, Meat Puppets, Red Red Meat - no Meat Shits.
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Old 06-12-2003, 02:50 PM
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My vote goes to Sleazy Jesus and the Splatter Pigs

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Old 06-12-2003, 02:52 PM
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I opened the thread to post Anal Cunt. Figures it's in the OP.

Tom Araya from Slayer has a younger brother in a band called Bloodcome
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Old 06-12-2003, 02:55 PM
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Outside those that mention the unmentionables: I would say The dead Kennedy's.
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Old 06-12-2003, 02:57 PM
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Pearl Jam is named for basketball player Earl "The Pearl" Monroe... they picked the name after their fist choice (Mookie Blaylock, another basketball player) was rejected. They called their first album Ten - Blaylock's jersey number.
Really?! I feel better now (not that I was losing sleep over it). I'd heard a rumor that pearl jam is street lingo (somewhere) for semen.
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Old 06-12-2003, 03:01 PM
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I heard that Throbbing Gristle chose their name because it was the most embarrassing thing they could think of to ask for at a record store.
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Old 06-12-2003, 03:09 PM
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Pearl Jam is named for basketball player Earl "The Pearl" Monroe... they picked the name after their fist choice (Mookie Blaylock, another basketball player) was rejected. They called their first album Ten - Blaylock's jersey number.
Cite?

I've always heard that pearl jam was a euphamism for semen.
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Old 06-12-2003, 03:20 PM
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Leave it to me to use the word "semen" in my 500th post.


w00t.
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Old 06-12-2003, 03:33 PM
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I just have to mention that Lisa-go-Blind's suggestion and signature fit together so well.


I heard a band in college called Lickspittle. Also, there was a band called Kock Knockers that used to come around.
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Old 06-12-2003, 04:05 PM
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My fave at the moment is Pickled Dick. I quite like their music as well.
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Old 06-12-2003, 04:11 PM
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It doesn't really compare to these but I'll never forget when I was a teenager and I didn't know what the name of the band Circle Jerks meant and I said it in front of my dad. Whoops.
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Old 06-12-2003, 04:28 PM
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b]Scraping Foetus Off the Wheel? [/B]

I love that. Great album. They also put out an album under the name "Foetus, Inc."



RE: Pearl Jam- The story I heard (she says in a gossipy tone) was that Vedder's grandmother was named Pearl and she made a special homemade jam that was popular in his family.

But "pearl" is also slang for sperm, at least according to ZZ Top.
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Old 06-12-2003, 04:57 PM
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I'm pretty sure Pearl Jam has purposely spread all these stories and more about the origin of their name.
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Old 06-12-2003, 05:19 PM
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There's an old Goth band that went by the name of Creaming Jesus. I guess Christian Death would be mildly offensive as well.
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Old 06-12-2003, 05:39 PM
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I love that. Great album. They also put out an album under the name "Foetus, Inc."
Actually, Foetus is the brainchild of one Jim Thirlwell, an Aussie ex-pat living in the UK. There've been several incarnations: the above mentioned Scraping Foetus Off The Wheel, You've Got Foetus On Your Breath, Foetus Interruptus, Foetus Uber Alles and probably a lot more that I don't know about. If anybody's interested in highly eclectic industrial art-music I highly recommend any of his albums, especially Nail, Hole or Thaw.
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Old 06-12-2003, 05:54 PM
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Actually, Foetus is the brainchild of one Jim Thirlwell, an Aussie ex-pat living in the UK. There've been several incarnations: the above mentioned Scraping Foetus Off The Wheel, You've Got Foetus On Your Breath, Foetus Interruptus, Foetus Uber Alles and probably a lot more that I don't know about. If anybody's interested in highly eclectic industrial art-music I highly recommend any of his albums, especially Nail, Hole or Thaw.
Absolutely. Also, check out Steroid Maximus (band name, not the album name), another Thirlwell project. Jazzy, spooky, industrial instrumentals.

And Scraping Foetus Off The Wheel was exactly who I thought of when I opened this thread!
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Old 06-12-2003, 05:56 PM
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I saw a flyer for a band call "Piss Factory" in SLC, of all places!
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Old 06-12-2003, 06:14 PM
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Dick Cheese and the Crackers

Flatutory Rape

Fuck Me, Suck Me, Call Me Helen

I've seen all of these bands in SF in Club Boomerang. Their names were aboslutely the best thing about them.
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Old 06-12-2003, 06:15 PM
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I think in the '60's there was a band called Pontius Pilate and his Nail-Drivin' Five.
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Old 06-12-2003, 07:58 PM
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I think in the '60's there was a band called Pontius Pilate and his Nail-Drivin' Five.
Don't know about them, but that reminded me of something I saw in the Book of Rock Lists or Rock Book of Lists or whatever it was called, some 20 years ago. There was a list of, I think it was, "weirdest psychedelic band names," and one of them was Jesus H. Christ and the Nailknockers. Maybe they played on a bill together at some point....? Unfortunately I don't have the book anymore, as it also had a list of bands names after sexual terms and such. Though I later heard the one about 10cc isn't true (that it's the amount of the average male ejaculate - however that's still supposedly what Lovin' Spoonful means too). Being well before the death metal bands of the early '90s, a lot of them seem pretty tame now.
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Old 06-12-2003, 08:16 PM
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Around here there's a band called The Fags. You hear about them mostly as the opening act for some other band.
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Old 06-12-2003, 08:22 PM
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Rotting Christ
That's actually a really good metal band once you get past the name.

I dunno if he ever accomplished his wish, but I had a friend in high school who's dream for life was to start a band called Johnny Abortion and the Coathangers.
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Old 06-12-2003, 09:14 PM
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If look deeply enough into rotten-dot-com, you will find an album cover for a band called Piles of Dead Jews.
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Old 06-12-2003, 09:19 PM
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Satan's Penis
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Old 06-12-2003, 09:21 PM
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I spent all day trying to remember this one - Lubricated Goat.

I've spent the last ten years trying to forget...
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Old 06-12-2003, 10:03 PM
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Alabama Thunder Pussy
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