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Well there were the 60's psychadelic bands:

Thirteenth Floor Elevators

Chocolate Watchband

Electric Prunes

... and the 90's psychadelic revival bands:

Elf Power

Neutral Milk Hotel

Olivia Tremor Control

Some popular band names I like:

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Blue Oyster Cult

The Jesus Lizard

Cheap Trick

Dead Kennedys

Guided By Voices

Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen


Talking Heads

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Insane Clown Posse...I dont know what they were thinking when they came up with that.


They were thinking that they're mad and loud and do crazy and perhaps 'insane' things at their shows, wear 'clown' make-up and belong to a group or 'posse', perhaps? :: :jester:

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Not ridiculous, but I like the sound of Scritti Politti. Or Milli Vanilli ::

I don't think RHCP is ridiculous either, you get red hot chili peppers IRL.

Some odd names from back home:

Sons of trout

Not my Dog


Battery 9

Koos Kombuis

The Finkelsteins

Kombat Fudge

Springbok nude girls

Bongo Muffin



Toxic Shame

Just Jinger

Prime circle

Cutting Jade


Sugar drive

Manchuri resin


Government car

.... the list could go on forever!

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OK, here's a few from the New Jersey music scene from the 60's to present:

Manitoba Specimen, Fig Newton & The Wizards, Cottage Cheese Funeral, Dr. Zoom & The Sonic Boom (featuring Bruce Springsteen...really!), The Swingin' Johnsons, Disgruntled Postal Workers, The Barking Spiders, Gay Bikers On Acid, Blue Sparks From Hell, Yawn, The Nerds, Screaming Broccoli, We're Not Brothers, and (drum roll please) my band, The Fossil Brothers (www.fossilbrothers.com)

A few others that actually gained some national prominence and, in some cases, served as as a springboard for artists that went on to greater fame:

Lothar & The Hand People, Bo Grumpus (Felix Pappalardi), Kangaroo (John Hall), The Vagrants (Leslie West), Circus Maximus (Jerry Jeff Walker), The Hassles (Billy Joel), Y Kant Tori Read (Tori Amos), Blue Angel (Cyndi Lauper), International Submarine Band (Jackson Brown), The Three O'Clock, The 4 Skins, It's A Beautiful Day and many more I can't think of right now.

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Perhaps more unusual than ridiculous:

Death in Vegas

The boards of Canada

The psychadelic furs

Afghan wigs

Stone temple pilots

Black eyed peas (not really either, but who names a band after a legume?)


Killswitch engage


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