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25 Worst Original Names of Famous Bands

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It’s one of the biggest decisions any band will face: what to call themselves. And yet, so many get it so wrong. Fortunately, for every group that comes up with a terrible name and sticks with it, there’s a band that comes up with a terrible name, plays a few shows under it, maybe releases a demo or even an album or two but then finally comes to its senses. Many well-known and successful groups – from Creedence Clearwater Revival to Green Day – have been through the latter growing pains, starting out life cursed with a misguided moniker before landing on a name destined to adorn the T-shirts of millions of devoted fans. The name makes the band, as they say; here are 25 bands that almost didn’t get made.

25. Tom and Jerry
simongarfunkel
Final name: Simon and Garfunkel
24. The Square Roots
roots
Final name: The Roots
23. Mookie Blaylock
PearlJam
Final name: Pearl Jam
22. On a Friday
Radiohead
Final name: Radiohead
21. The Obelisk
cure
Final Name: The Cure
20. Smile
queen
Final Name: Queen
19. Atomic Mass
def leppard

Final Name: Def Leppard
18. Kara’s Flowers
maroon-5

Final Name: Maroon 5
17. The Pendeltons
BeachBoys
Final name: Beach Boys
16. Sweet Children
GreenDay
Final name: Green Day
15. Mr. Crowe’s Garden

black_Crowe
Final name: The Black Crowes
14. The Band Aid Boys
bonethugs
Final name: Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
13. The Young Aborigines
beastieboys
Final name: Beastie Boys
12. Wicked Lester
KISS
Final name: Kiss
11. Screaming Abdabs
pink_floyd
Final name: Pink Floyd
10. Soft White Underbelly
blueoystercult
Final name: Blue Öyster Cult
9. The Salty Peppers
earth_wind_fire
Final name: Earth, Wind and Fire
8. Pud
DOOBIE-BROTHERS
Final name: Doobie Brothers
7. Burn the Priest
LambofGod
Final name: Lamb of God
6. Rainbow Butt Monkeys
finger_Eleven
Final name: Finger Eleven
5.The Shrinky Dinks
sugar_Ray
Final name: Sugar Ray
4. Tony Flow and the Miraculously Majestic Masters of Mayhem
redhot
Final name: Red Hot Chili Peppers
3. The Polka Tulk Blues Band
blacksabbath

Final name: Black Sabbath
2. The Golliwogs

creedance
Final name: Creedence Clearwater Revival
1. Naked Toddler
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Final name: Creed

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Written by: New Generation Radio

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