Don't judge a book by its cover, but feel free to judge an indie band because the more random the name, the cooler than band. Some of these band names make no sense to the average fan, listener or even critic, but they serve a purpose: to make the band's name something you will never forget. It may sound weird, odd or even a bit peculiar, but that's the point, isn't it? Band names are supposed to represent that free spirited, wild attitude projected in their music. Don't let a band's bizarre name fool you: many times they are well thought out and are thought-provoking. What is nonsensical and silly to one person is genius to another. Judging a band by its name can be deceiving and shortsighted, especially if the songs are as good as those by the bands on this list.
You may be distracted by these bands, but if you see and hear to them their name will make a ton of sense. Even if that name makes little sense to you when you first hear it, the fact that it is memorable is half the battle. Nonsensical or not, when you cut to the chase, these bands can rock and that's all that really matters in the end. Doesn't that count the most?Well, more likely, the sillier the name the more awesome the band t-shirt, but here are 20 bands with seemingly random names that really know do how to rock.
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