Yesterday, for reasons unknown to me, our beloved bloggers at MetalSucks decided to have a “Be Nice Day” at their site and swore off their usual “dickishness” (their word, not ours). As part of that resolution, they suggested in one post (here) that readers take their favorite metal band names and spruce them up by removing references to death and negativity and turning them into names that would mesh with a Positive Mental Attitude.
I spent way too much time playing that game and making a few contributions. So did hundreds of other MS readers. My reactions to the best ones I saw ranged from subdued chuckles to coffee-through-the-nose eruptions of laughter.
For those of you who don’t read MetalSucks, or for those who do but don’t take time to wade through the comment section, I’ve collected here what I thought were the best band-name metamorphoses. Chuckle or erupt or yawn, as you see fit.
Type O Positive
Bunnies in the Throne Room
Help the Client
3 Inches of Love
(lots more after the jump . . .)
Heaven Shall Get Air Conditioning
All Shall Flourish
As I Lay Trying
Five Finger Handshake
Job Promotion for A Cowboy
One Inch Nails
Them Law-Abiding Vultures
Lightly Tanned by the Sun
And here were my entries, which seem kinda lame compared to the best of those above:
Bed, Bathory, and Beyond
Dark Chocolate Tranquillity
I’m not seriously suggesting that you join in on this fun, because if you’re like me, you’ll spend way too much time studying your iTunes library and scratching your head. But if the spirit moves you, leave any good ones you come up with in a comment.