Great Rock Group Names

All these bands are, or were, real. If you haven't heard of them, they're probably local Chicago bands, and they haven't heard of you, either. If everybody's heard of them, it's because they got famous in the ten years or so since I started compiling the list.

Additions welcome. Thanks to these fine citizens for suggesting names: Peder Rolvaag, Craig Myers, Ken Marx, Tenchi Ravencrest, jsheidel, Nytfal, Rob Stock, Peter McCorquodale, Fredrik Hast, John Schwabacher, Dan Jack, Marcus Alkemade, Meta Brown, Donald Wilson, Dan'l Danehy-Oakes, John Hudson, Tim Hall, Rob Crowe, Daniel M Laenker, Scott Wyant, Brando007, Ed Ivey, Jack W. Parker, Robert Letterly, Evan Meyer, Marcus Prefontaine, Mike Ruccolo, Greg Peters, John Cowan, jjparkerz, Mark Royko, Michael Voyner, Owen Dunford, Nick Varan, John OšNeill, Geoff Eddy, Mike Byrne, Kevin Kolar, Oliver Schnee, Nik Taylor, Dylan Ryall, Ghrankenstein, Peter Lamberts, Mark Lovett, Owen Dunford, Jeff Whelan.
--Mark Rosenfelder

Eight Bold Souls
The Lucy Show
Love and Rockets
Tears for Fears
The Rhythm Pigs
A Flock of Seagulls
Fine Young Cannibals
Psychedelic Furs
Jim Desmond & the Jerks
Incoming Wounded
Rhythm Slaves
Flesh for Lulu
Destroy All Monsters
Controlled Bleeding
Reaction Formation
Rage of Paris
The Body Bags
Big Guitars from Memphis
The Barbie Army
Urge Overkill
Insane War Tomatoes
Disappointed a Few People
El Grupo Sexo
New Year's Evil
Gaye Bikers on Acid
Lesbian Dopeheads on Mopeds
Cycle Sluts from Hell
Prefab Sprout
10,000 Maniacs
Big Pig
Animal Logic
Velvet Elvis
Fear of Dinosaurs
Friends of Betty
Spies Who Surf
Mr. Coffee & the Drips
Fish of Destiny
Band of Susans
They Might Be Giants
Bhopal Stiffs
Bearded Weirdo
Iron Vagina
Soup Dragons
Nine Inch Nails
The Subdudes
Poi Dog Pondering
Shonen Knife
Tresspassers William
Tribe of Butterflies
The Time Beings
Man or Astro-Man?
Billy Bacon and the Forbidden Pigs
Mary Ann and the Professors
Stabbity Stabbity Stab Stab Stab
The Falling Wallendas
Tragically Hip
Adjective Noun
Janitors Against Apartheid
No Use For a Name
White Trash Debutantes
The Fuckin' Shit Biscuits
Retarded Elf
Bloody Stool
Liers in Wait
My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult
1000 Homo DJ's
Mussolini Headkick
7 Year Bitch
Dead Can Dance
Santa's Libido
Manisex Destiny
Dance or Die
Cat Rapes Dog
Girls Under Glass
Colour Me Psycho
Dead Kennedys
Throbbing Gristle
Captain Zimbabwe and the Cabinet Shuffle
Rudimentary Penii
Cloaca Maxima
Eyeless in Gaza
Half Man Half Biscuit
Rocket from the Crypt
Gallon Drunk
Celibate Sluts
7 Mary 3
Stone Temple Pilots
Faith No More
Spin Doctors
Barenaked Ladies
Primitive Radio Gods
Scraping Fetus off the Wheel
Bermuda Love Triangle
The Four Stablehands of the Apocalypse
Burt Spurt & the Scrotum Poles
Pigs Are Cute
Fatal Mambo
Crispy Ambulance
Policeman with a Loaf of Bread
Blue Vaginal Discharge
Orwellian Renegade Experiment
Trulio Disgracios
DayGlo Abortions
The Red Elvises
Mojo Nixon and the Toadliquors
MC 900-Foot Jesus
Jesus and Mary Chain
Jughead's Revenge
One Hit Wonder
Los Mex Pistols del Norte
Alice 'n Thunderland
The Faux Hos (Another Side Band Of The Heart Sisters)
Four Dog Night
Swinging Dix
Captain Moo and the Peanut Butter Scouts
Captain Salisbury and the Mystery Meats
Arrogant Worms
Fatman's Belly
Badly Drawn Boy
Supreme Beings of Leisure
Robert and the Exploding Garbage Can Band
Liquid Idiot
The Strangulated Beatoffs
The Sniveling Shits
57 Devil Babies Born with Tails
Butthole Surfers
Tonto's Expanding Head Band
The Elvi
The Electric Lovehogs
Shakespear's Sister
Dad's Porno Mag
Count Dante And The Black Dragon Fighting Sociey
The Francos
Baby Nonstop
Nixon's Head
Big in Japan
Cherish the Ladies
Captain Black and the Shedmen
Rasputin's Bakery
Buck Naked and the Bare Bottom Boys
The Mighty Lemon Drops
Toad the Wet Sprocket
Dangling Units
Me First and the Gimme Gimmes
Peace Corpse
Jodie Foster's Army
Butt Gravy
Poems for Laila
The Emulsifiers
Toothless Judy
Megma Shmegma
Wonderful Broken Thing
Worm Quartet
Anal Cunt
Alcoholics Unanimous
Pop Will Eat Itself
Gobi Dessert Canoo Club
That Us Up Here
Broken Legs at Dawn
A Rock Band Tonight
Cornelius and the Damn Dirty Apes
Bog the Donkey
The Sultans of Ping FC
God's Favorite Band
The Sinister Ducks
Kid With Man Head
Vermicious Knids

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