Since recent years have put a severe crimp in my (admittedly half-assed) plans to be the next Vangelis, I haven't really been doing much of this any more, but I did recently trip across an old favourite, wearing a shiny, spiffy new web interface:
Yes, the Band Automatic Name Generator has resurfaced (probably ages ago and I just got around to noticing it). When I first knew it, it was an unassuming little DOS application that provided some really, really funny names for imaginary rock bands.
If you still have a steam-and-treadmill powered machine that will run the good old DOS version, you could do worse than downloading it from the good folks at Harmony Central, which isn't a bad place to go if you're interested in making music in general. Clicky and scroll down until you find it. It's a whopping 47 kbyte download, and most emphatically does not run under Windows XP, at least not on the couple of machines I've tried it on.
Ah, the endless minutes whiled away giggling over this... Here are some examples from the vaults (i.e. one of the barely-organized heaps of paper to be found stuffed away in various nooks and crannies scattered throughout Chateau Ricardipus).
Convoluted Promiscuous Cod
Japanese Door Melon
Stingy, Omnipotent Fudpucker
Hot Buttered Spam
The Flippant Armpits
The Elvis Critics
Ant a la Carte
Johnny & the Unjust Lubrication
and, of course, my all-time favourite, not to lower the tone or anything, oh no:
So, if you will... Click. Comment-ify the results if they're funny. Or just come up with your own better suggestion and stuff it in the comments box along with your demo tape (oops, showing my age again...). We at the Ricardipus Records A&R Division will give each and every submission a thorough listen. Allegedly.