Battle of the Band Names
The Best and Worst Band Names Ever (and All the Brilliant, Colorful, Stupid Ones in Between)
- Publication Date: April 1, 2009
- Imprint: Abrams Image
- Trim Size: 6 x 8
- ISBN: 9780810996403
- Page Count: 256
- Rights: World English
Award-winning veteran music journalist Bart Bull has created a one-of-a-kind book and compiled hundreds of the most colorful, clever, obscure, and unusual band names of the past 50 years. Broken down into 35 highly designed chapters, Bull covers the worlds of Ska, Surf, Hip-Hop, Punk, Country, and Heavy Metal alongside more creative categories such as Tribute Bands, Girl Groups, Japanese Bands with English Names, and, most daringly, the Best and Worst band names of all time. The book's free-styling flow is irresistible as one band name trips gracelessly over another from Sublime to The Ridiculous Poodles and on to The Ultimate Spinach. This jam-packed musical stream of consciousness is a perfect gift for music or language lovers as well as fans of cutting-edge graphic design.
About the author
Bart Bull is a former SPIN, Details, and Vogue editor, multiple winner of the Deems-Taylor-ASCAP Award for excellence in writing about music, and the Mr. Blackwell of band name choices.