...that I could think of on the way to work.
Bay City Rollers
Even if they weren't named after rollerskating (and I don't care to do the research to find out), it's still a stupid name.
Do I really have to explain this one to you?
You'd think someone at the coffee house would have told Imogen and Guy that their name was really dumb.
They started out with an even dumber name, Chad Allan and the Expressions, but their record company decided to build up a mystique by not actually identifying the band, labeling all the records "Guess Who?", hoping some idiot would think they were The Beatles. Instead the name stuck, and not only is it a stupid marketing gimmick gone awry, it's also far too similar to the name of a far better band. Pretty much a lose lose lose situation.
It's a Beautiful Day
A decent psychedelic 60s band, their biggest hit being the stunning song "White Bird". But their stupid name isn't even a name, it's a phrase. Damn hippies.
There is something to be said for truth in advertising.
What does this name even mean? Queen of the Reich? Is that the message you guys really want to send?
Why only one X, girls? Would more be too gratuitous?