Top 50 worst band names ever or most outrageous, or just plain stupid

Prior to the recent Rebellion Festival I was wandering the streets of Amsterdam and found a rather fine second hand record store near to The Royal Opera House, amongst the racks I saw and bought a CD by a band called Bumsnogger entitled “and destroy all those that came before us” which featured such gems as ‘Dutch Fisting’, ‘Being Fucked Over’ and ‘Murdering The Homeless’ – band name and title tracks providing all the reason I needed for buying it.

I mentioned the band to a couple of the artists playing the festival as well as a few promoters, a conversation developed regarding appalling band names – bands complaining to promoters that they hadn’t been able to secure any gigs, bands wondering why their local store wouldn’t display their latest release in the front window; the usual and more well know suspects were recalled; Anal Cunt, Anal Beard, Raped, Rapeman, Cripples With Cancer etc; all of which led to the idea of a Top 50 of The Worst Band Names Ever – however the fact that we are discussing some of these bands would suggest that whilst they weren’t in the best of taste, they certainly got the band noticed, and therefore may not quite qualify for the ‘Worst’ category…

So in alphabetical order we present a Top 50, to be eligible each artist has to have had a commercially released single or album; the internet is full of bands with appalling names who have only made available a digital file; I suggest many of these bands don’t exist, do not perform live etc – so to be in our list a band had to have had a least one physical release.

1. Abörted Hitler Cöck – Described as a goregrind band; based in London and apparently still active; they have released the album ‘Erections At An Animal Autopsy’ a 39trk offering including ‘Using Rapebabies As Riotshields’, and more recently the 16trk EP ‘Necropaediatrician’ via Torn Flesh Recordings, don’t expect to see either of these on the shelves of your local HMV.

Top 50 worst band names ever or most outrageous, or just plain stupid

2. Anal Blast – Minneapolis based deathgrind/ grindcore outfit who up to 2004 had released 3 albums, the most recent being ‘Battered Bleeding Bitch’ (Nightfall Records) which featured such gems as ‘Fecal Mud Pack’, and ‘Face Down in Their Feces(sic) They Fester’

3. Anal Vomit – Peruvian death metal band fronted by Jose “Necrofucker” who had a side project called…Necrofucker – well he had to really! Anal Vomit have released a slew of albums, the most recent being ‘Gathering of the Putrid Demons’ via Black Seed Records, however they released a 7” EP ‘Nocturnal Curse Live’ in 2012 via the US label Warhemic Productions.

4. Ass Pounder – Short lived band from Salem, USA featuring Malevolent Fissure (guitar, vocals), The Bonch Master (keyboards, vocals), AssChopper (drums), MoldFeast the Tormentor (bass), Blackrot of the Nine Realms (bass), Corpsepuke (vocals), Coldspleen (bass); formed in 2005 and disbanded in November 2006 leaving behind a single CD ‘Demonic Realm’ which opened with ‘Skullfucked By A Chainsaw’ – no doubt a heartfelt lament to a lost romance!!

5. Bathtub Shitter – Osaka, Japan based grindcore 4 piece consisting of Masato Henmarer Morimoto (vocals), Yuki Kuroki (bass), Daisuke Tanabe (guitar), Keisuke Sugiyama (drums) who since 1996 have released four full length albums including 2006’s ‘Shitter at Salzgitter – Live in Germany’ via Power It Up Records , ten EP’s and appeared on a raft of split EP’s and compilations.

Top 50 worst band names ever or most outrageous, or just plain stupid

6. The Broken Penis Orchestra – the performance name of plunderphonics artist Stan Reed; Reed is based in Edmonds, WA, United States who since 2003 has released seven album and numerous EP’s – his most recent being the cassette only ‘Broken Runzel.eb Penis Orchestra’ via Fragment Records, though my favourite is ‘3” Dick’ which was released on a 3” CD in 2004 via Psycho Records and included the track ‘On the Brink of a Wet Dream’

7. Cheap Knob Gags – Obscure techno outfit, they debuted in 1995 with an EP titled ‘# 1’ – I have been able to confirm they released the single ‘#4’ in 1997 – two tracks ‘Is There A Little Hampton On Your Map?’ and ‘Ding Dong Bell’ via their own Cheap Knob Gags label.

Top 50 worst band names ever or most outrageous, or just plain stupid

8. The Child Molesters – Arguably the very worst band name? Initially formed in 1977, Los Angeles, United States and active up until 1982, during which time they released half a dozen singles and EP’s including ‘Surfing With The Child Molesters’ before in 1994 leaving us with ‘The Legendary Brown Album’ (Sympathy for the Record Industry) the cover of which is a parody of The Beatles ‘White Album’

9. The Clits – Would you believe there are two bands going by this delicate moniker?

The Clits (Portugal) formed in 2006 and describe themselves as an electro- punk project guided by riot-grrrl philosophy. Influenced by Joy Division, Bauhaus, Siouxsie, Nina Hagen – In December 2007 they released the 7trk EP ‘The World is a Mess But My Hair is Perfect’. Despite their name the EP remains available on both iTunes and Amazon.

Top 50 worst band names ever or most outrageous, or just plain stupid

The Clits (Bendigo, Australia) – a three piece who in late 2013 released their debut 7” ‘Excuse Me’ via Anti Fade Records

10. Cock and Ball Torture – yet another grindcore outfit; this one a three piece from Bayern, Germany featuring Tobias Bürger (drums), Sascha Pahlke (vocals), Timo Pahlke (guitar, bass) – Formed in 1997 and debuted in 1998 with the 16trk ‘Cocktales’ – their most recent release being the compilation ‘A Cacophonous Collection’ on the Tokyo based Obliteration label; described as “one of the most retarded bands on the planet”

11. The Cumshots – Now disbanded Oslo based rock band, released their debut ‘Last Sons of Evil’ via local label Big Dipper Records in 2001, such was the demand it was repressed in 2004.

12. Cunts – Their name is usually referred to as The C*nts…Chicago based punk band active between 1978 and 1981, despite having a name that is generally considered one of the most offensive within the English language these boys managed to release three 7” singles, their final being ‘Penguins Addicted To Molases’ in 1981 which came out courtesy of Disturbing Records in a folded picture sleeve.

Top 50 worst band names ever or most outrageous, or just plain stupid

13. Evil Edna’s Horror Toilet – Not as blatantly offensive as other within the list, but can you really see yourself wearing a T-Shirt bearing this moniker? A synth/space rock outfit who back in 1986 self-released the cassette ‘Too Much Gristle in the Blancmange’

14. Fanny Bloom – Perhaps this artist shouldn’t be included within this list, as Fanny Bloom is her real name and not a chosen moniker; Ms Bloom hails from the rather small village of de Saint-Télesphore, in Montérégie, Québec; her most recent release being 2012’s ‘Apprentie guerrière’ – a frankly terrible trapped in the early 80’s synth pop excursion all sung in French.

Top 50 worst band names ever or most outrageous, or just plain stupid

Fuck – I suppose it’s down to timing, these days Fuck Buttons are the sound track to the Olympics, and Fucked Up tour the world; go back a few years and shops were prosecuted for displaying the Sex Pistols ‘Never Mind The Bollocks’ album.

When looking for bands with ‘fuck’ in their title I discovered over 100, the vast majority are without commercial releases, but of those with physical releases mention should go to Corpsefucking Art with three albums; Fuck..I’m Dead with two albums and four EP’s; Fuck Off And Die with three albums including ‘Sociopathic Regression’ from 2012; Fuck Shit Up hail from Russia and in 2003 released the album ‘Generation of Defecation’ via Blacksmith Records in one of the most unpleasant sleeves I have ever seen, The Fuck Ups who hailed from Norway; Ottowa based Fucked Corpse who released the 7” ‘Apple Meat / Rising Tide’ in 2007; The Fucking Machines who released a solitary 7” ‘Stole My Quarter’ in 2006; Philadelphia based Get Fucked who in 2004 released an eponymous EP via Level Plane Records described as “17 minutes of abrasive, rushed Screamo/Emo-Violence”; and if you are going to be offensive why not offend the religious at the same time – Jesus Fucking Christ managed it with their self-titled album on Inimical Records back in 2006; or upset the local Police department at the same time – Calgary based Motherfuckers had a go when the released the EP ‘I Wanna Be A Cop… So I Can Fuck You Up!! via Handsome Dan Records in 2008; New York based Piss Shit Fuck clearly thought fuck just wasn’t enough, they only released the one 7” ‘Use Your Delusion’ in 2006 so it appears others didn’t agree; Scumfuck are an Australian outfit who via Smell the Stench Records released the charmingly titled ‘Analblasting Rubberplug’ in a sleeve that is banned the world over; but on we go…

Top 50 worst band names ever or most outrageous, or just plain stupid

15. FistFuck – Questioned whether to include this Québec, Canada based grindcore outfit; despite the fact that they entitled their Grind It Records 2004 debut ’23 Songs in the Same Hole’ they obviously questioned the commercial viability of their moniker and chose to display the name with the letters S and K reversed- because that would encourage you to emblazon the name on an advertising hoarding!!

16. Fuck – Four piece of Timothy Prudhomme (vocals), Geoff Soule (drums), Kyle Darin Statham (guitar, violin), Theodore Scott Ellison (bass, piano) who hailed from Oakland, California and between 1993 and 2004 released six albums of Lo-Fi indie rock as well as numerous EP’s including the 1997 7” ‘Fuck Motel’ via Jagjaguwar Records

17. Fuck, the Retarded Girl – the performance name of Melbourne, Australia based Kyle Dennis who produces noise in similar vein to Merzbow, Whitehouse – Kyle has produced countless digital files, but has also released a few physical items including the 2008 7” ‘Unplayable’ (Cantankerous Records) which was exactly that… limited to just 7 copies; each 7″ spray painted, boiled in hot water and wrapped in duct tape; clearly its questionable if the records are those merely grabbed from a found skip. When I checked the website I was disappointed not to be able to buy a T-Shirt; perhaps they had sold out!!

18. The Gay – Accordion based girly pop from Vancouver, just the one album ‘You Know the Rules’ released in 2003 via Mint Records and featured a track ‘Robert Smith’ – not sure if that is reference to the Cure frontman? Either way, ask yourself, would you wear a T-Shirt emblazoned with the logo of The Gay?

Top 50 worst band names ever or most outrageous, or just plain stupid

19. Hitler SS – You would have thought naming yourself after the man responsible for one of the worst crimes in human history was off limits; not for these Italian punks who in 1978 released a 5trk split 7” with Tampax in 1978 on the Compact Cassette Record label, the suggestion being that the record was pressed in Vietnam as no European or US based label would touch it. Apparently the entire thing was recorded in just 15minutes – either way it was re-pressed in 2010 and instantly sold out.

20. Hot Buttered Anal – Four piece hardcore punk band from Rhode Island, USA – a solitary album release ‘Please Kill Me’ in 2006; surely ripe for re-issue.

21. Howling Willie Cunt – Bit of a legendary release this one; The rumour being that HWC is in fact a pseudonym of Ginger Wildheart. A single album release ‘World of Filth’ in 2006. Ginger has never actually admitted that he is Howling Willie Cunt, instead insisting that Howling Willie is another person that he (Ginger) met while in America and that Cunt is signed to his record label, Round Records.

Ginger likes his side projects and has another that could feature on our list – in 1999 he was a member of Super$hit 666 – The only Super$hit 666 release was an eponymous 6-track EP on Inferno Records released in 1999.

Top 50 worst band names ever or most outrageous, or just plain stupid

22. I Shit On Your Face – Now that would be a T-Shirt! Name chosen by a Brazilian gore band who sometimes go by the equally consumer friendly moniker IxSxOxYxF – have released at least 3 albums and numerous EP’s all of which have a fascination with faeces; their latest being ‘Defecation Domination’ released in 2013 via The Hole label and contained such delights as ‘Sinking Their Souls in the Slime of Sickness (The Impassible Seas of Manure Remain)’ – am sure the PRS collect lots from that one!

23. Kiss the Anus of a Black Cat – Based in Gent, Belgium this Neofolk, Gothic Rock, Darkwave outfit have been releasing material since 2005, their most recent album ‘Weltuntergangsstimmung’ being released on both CD and vinyl by OnderStroom Records; if you are interested all their releases are available at Amazon

24. Midget Handjob – I happen to really like the name, but it’s hardly going to encourage your local record shop to stock your album; members included Keith Morris (vocals)(ex Black Flag, Circle Jerks – who should be listed here), Jean “Lebear” Habermann (saxophone, flute), Kevin Fitzgerald (drums, guitar, trumpet), Quasar [Brandon Jay] (percussion, guitar), Jon Wahl (saxophone, piano, bass), Chris Bagarozzi (guitar, bass), Tony Malone (bass, guitar) – Left behind just one album ‘Midnight Snack Break at the Poodle Factory’ via Epitaph in 2000.

25. Motherfucker 666 – Was unable to find out much about this tenderly titled outfit; a three piece garage punk outfit built around Gregg Kostelich, Michael Kastelic, Bill von Hagen – they released a solitary self-titled album in 2006 via Get Hip Recordings, a label based in Canonsburg, USA.

26. Natalie Portman’s Shaved Head – Formed in 2005 when Luke Smith [aka Child Star] (guitar, vocals, keyboard, drum machine, programming, bass, glockenspiel), Shaun Libman [aka Hunksicle] (vocals, maracas), David Price [aka DaPree Sunn] (keyboard, guitar, vocals, cowbell), Claire England [aka MC Panini] (keyboard, vocals, tambourine, sleigh bells), Liam Down (electronic drums, drums) got together with the aim (possibly) of being in a band with a crap name – they succeeded, but also have succeeded in releasing a number of album’s including ‘Glistening Pleasure’ which came in an equally appalling sleeve.

27. Nazi UFO Commander – Described as a dark ambient band, released the album ‘Radiant Entropie’ in 2008 via the Italian label Old Europa Café.

Top 50 worst band names ever or most outrageous, or just plain stupid

28. Nazis From Mars – I even own an album by this now defunct Amsterdam based tech punks; turns out the self-titled album was to be their only album – released in 2001 via Astral Anarchy Records.

29. Neurotic Arseholes – Perhaps a sign that Germans do have a sense of humour? Formed back in 1979 and certainly active up until 1990 when they released the EP ‘… Just Do It for Fun’ via Crime Records

30. Nunfuckers – Clearly looking to offend everyone at once; Based in Ontario, Canada, they released the final EP ‘Dead and on the Floor’ in 1987.

31. Paracoccidioidomicosisproctitissarcomucosis – And yes, it is spelt correctly! A made up word that apparently describes ‘a weird disease that contaminates carcasses, making them asplode(sic) while killing everyone in a two kilometers radius’  – A Mexican gore band who released an album entitled ‘Aromatica Germenexcitación en Orgías De Viscosa Y Amarga Putrefación’ – clearly influenced by the likes of Carcass the members go by the names Infection Cutane and Sensation Genital (vocals, guitars, bass), Ginecologic Cryptococcidioidomicosis (vocals, drums) – the sleeves of their releases are banned just about everywhere bar Mexico.

Top 50 worst band names ever or most outrageous, or just plain stupid

32. Penis Flytrap – Los Angeles based horror punk band active between 1994 and 2004, they released one album ‘Dismemberment’ in 2003 – as it sounded just like The Misfits people bought their stuff instead. Members included Dinah Cancer (vocals), Lucifer Fulci (bass), Elvorian Von Spivey (guitar), Hal Satan (drums) – Ms Cancer was later a member of 45 Grave and Castration Squad, who should also have their own entry on this list.

33. Pissing Razors – I recall the name, so perhaps they don’t deserve their listing? Groove metal band formed in 1994, El Paso, TX, United States, went on to release half a dozen albums including a self-titled one in 1998 via Noise Records, as far as we can tell their most recent being ‘Evolution’ in 2003, though clearly the name has not put people off as this one was re-released in 2009 via Polish label Metal Mind Records.

34. Poo – Slovenian two piece electronic band with a solitary release; ‘Fluorescent’ in 2005 via Czech label 11 Fingers Records

35. Premature Ejaculation – Formed in 1981 by Rozz Williams and performance artist Ron Athey, the band only had a short initial lifespan. This was in part due to their live performances which were so controversial and revolting that the duo soon found themselves unable get any more bookings (on one occasion Athey ate and regurgitated a recently deceased cat on stage). The project was put on hiatus within a year. Reformed in 1987 after Williams left Christian Death, the finally disbanded when Williams committed suicide in 1998. At least fifteen albums have been released, the final one being ‘Wound of Exit’ on Hollows Hill Records in 1998.

Top 50 worst band names ever or most outrageous, or just plain stupid

36. Priest In Shit – Describe themselves a noise/PE outfit, so to be fair they were never going to trouble the charts, released the album ‘Filth’ in 2011 via Italian label Urashima.

37. Rainbow Butt Monkeys – Wait till you see the artwork to their 1995 album ‘Letters From Chutney’ which was somehow put out via major Mercury Records – just the one album from these Canadians, I wonder why no one asked for that release?

38. Satan’s Almighty Penis – you can just see yourself rushing to HMV to order this one! Formed in 1999 in Cedar Rapids, USA, ‘Pulsing Feral Spire’ is the black metal bands second album and was issued via Pagan Flames Productions – the follow up to ‘Into the Cunt of Chaos’ – honestly!

Top 50 worst band names ever or most outrageous, or just plain stupid

39. Scrotumgrinder – Maybe they thought coupling the words had less impact? Florida based hardcore punk outfit certainly active up to 1999 when they released ‘The Greatest Sonic Abomination Ever’ via Californian based Prank Records

40. Selfish Cunt – Post punk band based around Martin Tomlinson (vocals), Patrick Constable (guitar), Matthew J. Saw (bass), Bambi (drums) who in 2004 released the album ‘No Wicked Heart Shall Prosper’ via Horseglue Records; don’t recall seeing any tour posters to promote it…that said they did make it onto the ‘Rough Trade Shops: Counter Culture 03’ compilation.

41. Spunk – Not just the title of a Sex Pistols bootleg; still active four piece free improvisation outfit from Oslo who have released six albums including 2013’s ‘Das wohltemperierte Spunk’ on local label Rune Grammofon – just can’t see the name on a poster outside Ronnie Scott’s.

42. The Surf Wankers – Another long time dis banded outfit I am unable to find much information about – Released a sole single ‘King of the Crunchers’ via VB Records and never made it out of Shelby, USA.

Top 50 worst band names ever or most outrageous, or just plain stupid

43. Syphilitic Vaginas – also known as 梅毒マンコ, and Baidoku Manko – three piece thrash metal from Japan featuring Masaru Iron Bitch (guitar, backing vocals), Yusuke Flamethrower (drums), Haruko Outlaw (vocals, bass) – have been signed to Texas based Rescued From Life Records for their career spanning at least four full albums and a 2009 7” ‘Satanic Masturbation’

44. Toilet Böys – five piece from New York; Miss Guy, Sean Pierce, Electric Eddie, Rocket, Adam Vomit whose 2001 self-titled debut was issued in both the USA and by Cargo for the European market. Most recently appeared on the 2011 compilation ‘Take It or Leave It: A Tribute to the Queens of Noise – The Runaways’ with a cover of ‘Born To Be Bad, the album also featured Shonen Knife and The Dandy Warhols

45. The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza – Not sure what the significance of the name is, but it hasn’t held back this US based metal band who in 2012 released ‘Danza IIII: The Alpha – The Omega’ on BMA Records

Top 50 worst band names ever or most outrageous, or just plain stupid

46. Twodeadsluts Onegoodfuck – Another noise/PE outfit, who in 2007 released their eponymous album via Apop Records

47. Virgin Snatch – Long serving thrash metal outfit from Poland, who only last month released their latest album ‘We Serve No One’ via Mystic Production – you can even watch this one on YouTube, though we advise caution as you type the band’s name into your chosen search engine! Far safer if you head to Amazon who seem to stock all their material.

48. Wank – French techno outfit who in 1991 released the 12” ‘La Machine A Masturber’ via Mute Sonet Records

Wank – California based ska four piece; debut release ‘Paper Dolls’ came out in 2000, and in 2003 released the album ‘Get A Grip On Yourself’ both via Diablo Guapo Corporate Recordings – these are still available via Amazon.

Top 50 worst band names ever or most outrageous, or just plain stupid

49. The Wankers – Another Ontario based band added to our list – is there something in the water over there? Managed just one album 1986’s ‘Wanker’s Guide to Canada’ via Anthem Records; somehow I doubt it is used by the Canadian Tourist Board.

50. Other bands have tried to use numbers or even symbols as identifying marks – not all have failed, obvious exceptions include 999 and those that combine letters with numbers; B52’s, Front 242 etc.

Prince was pre-dated by many years when a forerunner of Underworld used just a glyph as the band name; CBS tried to market the single ‘Doot Doot’ but failed miserably, eventually the sound was written as Freur and the track charted. Melbourne based band → ↑ → pronounced with three clicks of the tongue, were active from 1979 onwards, and released a number of Australian only albums, they did have a track included on the US based Cleopatra Records compilation ‘Signal To Noise Set Vol 1’ in November 1981, but having to approach a store counter and clicking to the assistant evidently dissuaded the majority of potential customers.

Clearly having a moniker of questionable taste hasn’t hindered some artists – biggest exceptions being the Sex Pistols, Joy Division/New Order; so…with a little encouragement we could yet see Ass Pounder in the charts!

And as for the Bumsnogger CD? Absolutely fantastic, a seething rage of sludge, wailing voices, crashing beats and cavernous bass – its long since deleted, but if you find it – don’t let the name put you off!

Any others we have missed?

Part 2 published Jan 2015 – 50 More of the worst, most outrageous or just plain stupid band names ever – HERE

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Phil Newall is 47, from The Wirral - he earns his living not writing about music nor playing music...though sorely wishes he could. He was fortunate enough to see many of the first generation punk bands when they played the U18's matinee shows at Eric's, Liverpool. As an attendee at Eric's he was exposed to punk rock, dub reggae, art rock, and all manner of weirdness; as a customer at Probe Records he was variously served and scowled at by Pete Wylie and Pete Burns - he has written for Record Collector, Whisperin & Hollerin, and Spiral Scratch and wanted to write a book detailing the Liverpool punk scene; however with 'Head-On' Julian Cope beat him to it...and frankly did a much better job.


    • #12 on your list, the C*nts, are still very much alive and has been since it’s inception. There have been numerous singles and albums over the years. It certainly went well beyond 1981. As one of the founding members, I was directly involved until at leas the early 90’s. We are currently working on a project that will bring back most of the original lineup. So it’s been over 36 years, not 3.

      • I have no doubt you were “one of the founding members”… Why would anybody admit to that? “Bands”, and I use the term lightly, such as this are nothing more than abused little children who need attention to survive… Pathetic, shock inducing, attention seeking nobodies whose rise to fame was by filthy language that appealed to disenfranchised kids who thought they were rebelling against society by buying the utter drivel…

        Pass on your bullshit… pass on the band… Why on earth would anybody openly admit to any connection to these morons?… One shall never know, understand or care…

  1. One of my favorites is The Nipple Erectors (aka The Nips, pg version), Shane McGowan’s 1st band (of Pogues lore). Fabulous name, great 70s Brit punk. All these years later I still play them regularly

  2. BastardCunt from Liverpool with their album ‘Utter Gash’ featuring a medical model of a lady’s gash as the tracklisting.

    And Rainbow Butt Monkeys sadly went on to become Finger 11, proving you can only go downhill from worst band name glory =P

  3. Hi Phil – how about Anal C*nt and of course the mighty Maggot Twat – whose ‘I fu**ed a train’ is an absolute classic.

    • Nigel,
      Anal Cunt did get a mention in the introduction, Foetus was also considered, but I wanted to mention some people were less aware of; Maggot Twat is new one for me – will go and look now. There were so many others with even worst names, more offensive etc but they didn’t fit the criteria of having released a physical product. Cheers

  4. My wife just reminded me of Jim Thirwell’s ‘You’ve got Foetus on your breath’ and ‘Scraping Foetus off the wheel’ as well :)

  5. Early contender for ‘Article of the year’ on LTW??

    Ginger Wildheart happily signed my copy of the ‘Howling Willie Cunt’ cd so I take that as a full admission of guilt.
    I am slightly saddened that my extensive Black Metal collection is not inclusive of the albums by ‘Satan’s Almighty Penis’. Must try and rectify that one…

  6. Fairly certain Andy Fyfe told me about an Aussie band called ‘Dig’em up and fuck ’em’. Not sure what genre they were.

  7. Syphilitic Vaginas is actually a one man band from Sweden, pretending to be a three piece from Japan… Post Snuff punk band Guns ‘n’ Wankers should be here, as well as Nottingham’s Bumsnogger and Jesus of Spazzareth.

    • Bumsnogger were (sort of) the inspiration for the whole piece…thanks for the info on Syphlitic Vaginas.

  8. To the list of “F#ck” related bands add ‘The F#ck F#cks’ from Melbourne, Australia and their 1998 CD ‘Millennium Buggery’ which included “hits” such as ‘ cum stain on the pillow’.

  9. I have millions!: SHITFUCKINGSHIT, Pre-Teen Pussy pounder, Rectal Smegma, NewtDick, Cat Shit, Toad Turd Massacre, Rimjob Robert, Menstrual Fistfuck, The Anal Tag Team, Fetus Fucker, Vaginal Penetration Of An Amelus With A Musty Carrot….. Spend enough time in the Grind Underground, you’ll be amazed what you find!

    • How am I not surprised to see the location of those names?
      As an Australian I will be the first to stand up and say… “We are populated by an ever increasing collaboration of absolute fuck knuckles”…

  10. I remember around 1980 seeing a band mentioned in the NME called ‘Billy Tiptruck and the Hitlers’. That was 34 years ago so it clearly made an impression on me!

  11. I saw Spunk in Manchester about a decade ago. They were excellent. They were (are?) in fact four Swedish women with severe haircuts and sensible shoes… They showed me the ‘score’ they were playing from. Utterly beautiful. I still think the name Schoolfinger needs to be a band. Surely that should offend almost everyone ;)

  12. I remember reading the name Desmond Disgusting And His Amputated Legs way back in the 70’s but have never been able to find anything about them. Were they real? The Vaginal Bloodfarts gets my vote for least likely to sell any t-shirts!

  13. Surely Kunt and the Gang deserve at least a mention for getting both “Fucksticks” and “Use my Arsehole as a Cunt” into the UK singles chart?

    • Daryn, There certainly was; I saw them play twice!! Sadly they never released a record, and that was the criteria to be included on the list.

  14. Horsecock, Meatshit, Anal Solvent, all good…
    But the winning prize unquestionably goes to VAGINAL BLOODFARTS!!!
    I’d buy the t-shirts as GIFTS!!!

  15. Surprised no mention of The Butthole Surfers, admittedly not the most offensive or obscure but definitely the biggest band NEVER played on the radio

  16. Iconic Melbourne band “The Fuck Fucks” from the mid 90s to early 00s. They had Fred Negro as lead vocals, and a stage mascot, The Fartosaurus. Well known local songs included “Beer Sandwich” and “Hey Hey We’re The Fuck Fucks”

  17. Legendary East German thrash metal band Rektum with their album Sakredanus…..of course they might have just been Gaye Bykers on Acid in disguise.

  18. Lyin’ Bitch and the Restraining Orders are Denver scum rock sweethearts. Buffalo, NY has Anal Pudding that pinched a wonderful loaf called “Avril Lavigne Be My Latrine.”

  19. I am a longstanding member of Priest In Shit and, while it is awesome to make the list and I know everyone hates a pedant, “Preist” is not how it is spelled. Thanks again for the shout-out though!

  20. There was a noise act called BlackJewishGays from about 15 years ago. I seem to remember they were on a compilation lp with DJ Paedophile.

  21. “Corpse Shagger” from Hull (Yorkshire) were around for a good few years but were quite unheard of. Also “Scat Injector” from London who might actually still be going.

    • I was in CorpseShagger (one word). We are from Osaka, Japan! But were helped out with UK distribution by some contacts in Yorkshire (not Hull though).

        • Oh hey johnrobb. We were quite prolific from 1998-2000 (9, 10 releases) but none of our stuff is available any more and the master tapes are all now lost. True cult my friend!

  22. Bum Gravy from Colchester . Early 90’s industrial noise band. Then there was Smeggy and the Cheesy Bits a pre King Kurt outfit. The Clit Boys who wete an early 80’s hardcore punk band. I had their 7″ single back in the day but have lost it. Apparently its worth a lot of monry now.

  23. Early 80’s oi band The Blood were originally called Coming Blood. I’m not sure if they released anything under that name though. And watering the name down was a bit of a cop out….

  24. There was a (Wire mag endorsed) band called Child Pornography a few years ago… which must’ve made Google searching for their website a bit risky?

  25. No-one mentioned Buzzcocks yet? Which goes to show how attitudes have changed since 1977 when the name was considered shocking. Also there was a 70s US band called Fuck who did go on to release records – they had to change their name to Kiss first though…

  26. Late 80’s/early 90’s UK band Genital Deformities (who may well still be around, they were playing live in 2011) worth a mention. Check out the pig squeals of German band ‘Begging for Incest’. Always thought that crusties, ‘Salad from Atlantis’ had a terrible name.

    • I was the guitarist for GD in the 90’s, and on their LP “who did this to my sister?”, they reformed a while back for a year or so with one of the original members Tom (also of Doom), as far as I’m aware they released an ep and split again.

  27. The Slugfuckers were started in the late 1970s in Sydney, Australia by Terry Blake (vocals), John Laidler (guitar) and Graham Forsyth (bass) who were all at the time students or recent graduates of the Department of General Philosophy at Sydney University. Craig Wilcox (keyboard), Gordon Renouf (guitar, sax), Austin Laverty (drumkit) joined soon after.
    They released two extremely rare singles in 1979 which are combined on this 12? and an album in 1981. Bridging the nascence of punk, DIY, and industrial, The Slugfuckers took the true intent of punk and carried it to a logical extreme. With shouted vocals, almost rudimentary playing, volume on ten and many obligatory messy interludes they enthralled, engaged and repelled in equal parts?.

    A raw, underproduced angry attack that bores right into your brain.

  28. Rainbow Butt Monkeys went on to become Finger 11. Infinitely more successful, still a shitty band name. RBM weren’t all that bad as a band though.

  29. I wish I could find more info about them, but back in the mid 1990s there was a band called the Colon Sucking Fuck Pigs…

  30. A dishonourable mention here for Onanism. Bath UK’s one-man DiY dis-band. His live set veers from screaming Death Rock to Psychedelic murmurings. Evocative of Rudimentary Peni at their wildest. The 9 track 7″ EP Hideous Hymns opens with Screaming Skull, ends at Borden’s Hatchet and summons all manner of nightmare in between. Onanism. He does it (mostly) by himself. Geddit?..

  31. Part 2 – Another 50 is online now, including some of your suggestions… httpss://

  32. Back in the late 80’s-early 90’s, one metal/punk/grindcore band that’s not on this list, and used to play a lot of NY/NJ/PA area gigs, and had an EP or two were “Barney Rubble and the Cunt Stubble”. If I remember correctly they were threatened with a lawsuit by Hanna-Barbera inc’s own shyster lawyers on the grounds of copyright infringement and/or improper use of copyrighted material. and were forced to change their name. They would come out on stage, which would be piled with old toilets, completely naked with having their bits covered only by their instruments and/or chains or a toilet seat cover fashioned into a g-string! LOL Good Times!

  33. aaaaaand from sunny Florida Tampa area, we have the metal bands “Eviscerated Zombie Tampon”(grind), “Vomiting Rectum”(gore grind), “Secrets She Kept”(emo bm), and “Gardy Loo”(thrash) to name a few

  34. Forgot a few and this band is one of my all.time faves…The Meat Puppets. The Dwarves. Skinny Puppy. Green frothy discharge. Discharge. The Dicks. Super Furry Animals. Fucked up. Hole.

  35. One more thing. The Butthole Surfers were once called The Bunghole Surfers but changed their name to be less offensive. At least thats what i heard.

    • Just looked them up; have recently released the ‘God Save The Queef’ on Bandcamp – the criteria to getting on the list was to have released a physical LP, 7″, CD etc, so don’t think they would make it..

  36. Here are the names of a bunch of projects that ether had their one album and disappeared, or they were band names I was considering… By the way, does anyone want to form a band in the North West? I’m from Burscough in west Lancashire and there’s no one here! I shred. I like Vai, and good song writing.

    The names…
    -The Tot Botherers
    -The Peter Files
    -Jesus, and the Neon Nasties (pron heyzeus)
    -The Jazz Fags
    -Dickhole Ritchie and the dicklettes / cum nuggetz
    -Billy Semen and the Brothers Quim
    -Risti Bandini and the one eyed dicks
    -Ring Piece Ritchie and the Gash Masters
    -Carly Rae Jepseye
    -Bastard Sword
    -Alex Jones and the Illuminazis
    -Kiddie Fiddlers Piddle Biscuit
    -Friends of Ed Gein
    -Upside-Downs Syndrome
    -Hyper Christ
    -Psycho the Rapist
    -Psycho Anal (C)yst
    -Simon Spaztik and The Speci-Men
    -Lacey Trim and The Gender Gaps
    Also some bands had albums with titles like these…
    -Hammerthyst- Thyst Thucker
    -Four Fingers of Fury- The Kit Kat Special. (Cover banned.)
    -Kött Def- Chunky Cum on your Mums Bum./ “Have you ever known a fat kid to turn down candy from strangers?”
    -SisterFucker- Nunilingus (Which featured a nun on the cover licking her v’ed hand.)

    Anyone care to elaborate?

    • I have just looked, and as far as I can see you haven’t released a commercially available record – demo CD’s yes, and that’s the criteria for inclusion.

    • Great name!! Just looked (him) up on Bandcamp; as far as I can make out all Crywank material has only been released digitally. THe criteria for inclusion within our lists was to have had at least one commercially released record be it 7″, CD, LP etc – we discounted DL, CDR’s etc

  37. DeathFuckingCunt from Perth, WA, Australia.
    Released the “Ungodly Violations” full-length in 2013 and are set to release another in late 2016 or 2017.

  38. I think “prostitute disfigurement” should make this list. And yes, they did put out some albums, including “from crotch to crown”.

    • Following your recommendation; just been listening to ‘Maverick’…will investigate more, though not easy or cheap to get their physical releases here in the UK.
      Phil Newall

  39. Rainbow Butt Monkey’s changed their name to Finger Eleven and had success, I’m sure at the request of the record company.

  40. These band names are real:

    “Acidic Vaginal Liquid Explosion Generated By Mass Amounts Of Filthy Fecal Fisting And Sadistic Septic Syphilic Sodomy Inside The Infected Maggot Infested Womb Of A Molested Nun Dying Under The Roof Of A Burning Church While A Priest Watches And Ejaculates In Immense Perverse Pleasure Over His First Fresh Fetus”

    Goregrind Durban (South Africa)

    “Intracerebrally Consuming Cephalalgia Through The Cranium Macerating Debrisfucked Manure Ingested Remains Of The Mindfucked Cataplexic Wicked Mankind Whom Fistfucked The Progenies From The Deepest Depths Of The Analmaggot Raped Human Pieces Of Erotic Shitmasses Which Gave Birth To Worthless Eunuchs As Travesty For Cumstained Whorefaced Sluts Enslaved By This Stupid Society Full Of Fetal Garbages”

    Also known as 55gore from Espoo

  41. I think it’s often just a great marketing strategy of the bands to use inconvenient names (and it works! People start talking about these bands).

  42. I like my old friends band Adolf Satan Larry the singer is in it with Seth from anal cunt before Seth’s death

    • They made it into Part 2, inc one of those odd pieces of artwork!


  43. Grab Grab The Haddock and The Walham Green East Wapping Carpet Cleaning Rodent Boggit Extermination Association. Also, any band with a deliberate pun name like Sylent Knyght, Autumn Attic or Ember Sea.

  44. Oh, and I’ve just remembered some more. I Like Danny’s Hair, Kathleen Turner Overdrive, REO Speedealer (later forced by Cronin & his cronies to change their name to just ‘Speedealer- I have a sweatshirt by them) Necrosadistic Goat Torture, Prosthetic Cunt, and the legendary name that adorned many an early 90s student refec poster: Ken Dodd’s Dad’s Dog’s Dead.

    • Some fine names!! However, the criteria had to be the band had a commercially released single/CD/album – sadly as far as I can find none of these fit; Necrosadistic Goat Torture is DL only, and whilst you can get (and bravely wear) a Prosthetic Cunt T-Shirt, the CD was basically a CDR limited to 100 copies.

  45. Yes, I remember the CDR being reviewed in Terrorizer. It was called, if I remember rightly, “Fucking Your Daughter With A Frozen Vomit Fuck Stick” Charming ditties dwelt therein, I imagine, much like the bastard offspring of the New Seekers and Peter Paul & Mary.

  46. Reviving an ancient thread: I’m pretty sure Kathleen Turner Overdrive, REO Speedealer and John Cougar Concentration Camp all released albums. Or at least mini albums.

    • And “Walham Green East Wapping” etc put out one single for sure, it’s called “I’m Sorry Mr Green” and was definitely released in ’68 or thereabouts.

  47. The Foggy Notions from Baton Rouge were awesome in the late sixty time frame . They went their separate ways , but were a hell of a band .

  48. There’s a band called ‘Jackie-O-MotherFucker’, and ‘You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead’ is another bizar one, as is ‘Nembrionic HammerDeath’, or ‘Cradle of Filth’… And let’s not forget the ‘London SS’ in which several early punkrock prominents (e.g. Siouxie Sioux) played!

  49. Anyone who hung around Timperley village in the mid to late 80s would surely have heard the tone deaf meanderings of Oral Herpes.

  50. I remember from the 90’s from New Haven, CT, Rumpleforeskin. It’s mild compared to some of the other names here, but it fits the list…


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