Thursday, November 10, 2011

Great band names from misogynist insults

Proving that something good can come out of even vile human beings, Jezebel brings us great band names from (unfortunately) real misogynist insults slung at women on the internet.

A day or so ago, Anna North posted about the sexist abuse directed at women who write online, which is, unsurprisingly, much more common than in person verbal abuse. The post and the conversation in the comments was a bit of a "god-humans-are-awful" downer, but boy, do those insults make great band names. Here are some of my favorites (props to poster Erin Gloria Ryan for including descriptions):

Fuckpuddle DJ Fuckpuddle is well known around Ibiza hotspots, but relatively unheard of elsewhere. That will undoubtedly change now that his music has been selected to feature prominently in the next edition of Grand Theft Auto.

Babykiller Contrary to the violent sounding name, Babykiller is a homeschooled brother-sister duo from Eastern Washington named Brother and Sister Higgins. They discovered bluegrass when they were just children (their father is Thelonious Higgins, who is widely recognized as the grandfather of emo bluegrass) and have updated the genre to reflect their solitude and alienation. Their first EP is a 10 minute long recording of the duo playing banjo with kitchen utensils.

Frigid Chilling, atmospheric electronica created by an autistic Norwegian tween known only as Inge.

Big Girl Panties This cheeky brat-rock band has been together since the girls were high school sophomores in suburban Los Angeles. They grew up idolizing both Sleater-Kinney and The Ramones, and you can hear the influence of both bands in their music. What they lack in musical talent they make up for in onstage chemistry and enthusiasm.

Typical Little Jew Another rangy white dude with a laptop. A Pitchfork darling. Music consists of beeps and scratching. Giant headphones and ringer tees.

Victim Complex Twat I hope you're ready to have the windows of your car rattled to within an inch of their lives. This hard driving dubstep duo is making giant bass flavored waves in frat houses and raves around the world. One music journalist who attended a show called VCT live "the worst best acid trip I've ever experienced."

Dear Sandy Titties Surprisingly, a barbershop quartet comprised of octogenarians with a bawdy sense of humor.

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