Strange Band Names

atkins-bookshelf-musicThe 90s introduced some notable bands with interesting names, like The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Hootie and the Blowfish, Alice in Chains, R.E.M., the Counting Crows, The Smashing Pumpkins, Rage Against the Machine, Goo Goo Dolls, and Foo Fighters that produced albums that are still popular today. However, some bands from that era, some with strange or clever names, remain footnotes in the annals of music history:

Afghanistan Banana Stand
Buddy Whasisname and the Other Fellas
The Color Fred
The Disappointed Parents
Me First and the Gimmee Gimmees
The Naugahyde Chihuahauas
Question Mark and the Mysterians
Stop Calling Me Frank
The Tortillas You Wanted

Read related post: How Rock Bands Got Their Name
How Many Music Genres Exist?

For further reading: Oh Say Did You Know? by Fred DuBose, Readers Digest (2009)
Rock Names: From Abba to ZZ Top by Adam Dolgins, Citadel Press (1998)

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