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To think this is the most offensive band name

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Nora2012 Sun 22-Sep-13 19:09:16

In the pub I bumped into some people I knew from school days and haven't seen in 15+ years one was telling me he'd set up his own record label, which I though was great, then he took off his hoodie and reviled the latest band merchandise. The band was called "cot death" WTAF!! I must have looked shocked/appalled and I said I didn't think it was an appropriate name, after a quick exchange of cross words in which he said he thought I "used to be cool" we parted company and avoided each other for the rest if the night. Is this offensive?

DanglingChillis Sun 22-Sep-13 23:33:55

Liking the idea of a metal band called Children of Boden. Singles include 'Death by Applique' and ''Hotchpotch Horror'.

lottiegarbanzo Sun 22-Sep-13 23:18:11

None of those gory names bother me, they suggest adults referencing horror films featuring other adults messing about. That's quite different from the cold, matter of fact reference to such a sad, quiet tragedy. There's no pantomime 'horror' there, just sadness.

SignoraStronza Sun 22-Sep-13 23:07:58

...apart from Cradle of Filth, who are a bunch of twats well, Danny anyway.

SignoraStronza Sun 22-Sep-13 23:06:26

YABU. There are some far more offensive/equally offensive band names than/as that. DH is just giving me the lowdown...

Dying Fetus
Anal Cunt
Alabama Thunderpussy
Children of Bodom (Not Boden, MNrswink )
Rotting Christ
Canival Corpse's tracks "Entrails ripped from a virgin's cunt" and "Stripped, raped and strangled".

I could go on and on and on. Schlock horror!

Strangly enough (as someone mentioned upthread), metal festivals, such as Bloodstock, Wacken and Damnation, are some of the safest and most chilled out festivals around. The bands might seem scary, but are usually quite lovely (and often extremely geeky) and everyone really does look out for each other. The blokes are some of the least misogynistic men I know and metalheads make awesome husbands, partners and fathers.

I might think it all sounds rather grim (and the aim is to shock) but is usually nigh on impossible to understand the grunting lyrics anyway.

swampytiggaa Sun 22-Sep-13 21:09:50

Not sure pinkfairy. Although i like metal cradle of filth never really popped onto my radar. Will ask my informant when i see her at the school gates smile

PinkFairyArmadillo Sun 22-Sep-13 21:05:16

swampytiggaa Current guitarist or ex? I still lust after one of them like a horny teenager blush

Nora2012 Sun 22-Sep-13 20:57:07

Is kiddie fiddlers a band of children violinists and this is a horrid mistake?

swampytiggaa Sun 22-Sep-13 20:53:58

North devon Kali. I was surprised when my friend told me - have chatted to him whilst buying guitar strings etc. It was suggested i approached him for lessons for ds.

cocolepew Sun 22-Sep-13 20:52:28

What a Twat. I used to go to our local college for a night class and they had a poster up for a band called
The Kiddie Fiddlers hmm I tore it down then went and complained.

kali110 Sun 22-Sep-13 20:49:58

Why is cradle of filth bad?swampy where is your music shop? I may have to take a trip!

satsumagirl Sun 22-Sep-13 20:46:16

Who the feck names their band that? It's awful. Anyway, I suspect they will have to change their name sharpish should they become successful. Twats.

KatyTheCleaningLady Sun 22-Sep-13 20:41:50

MrsOakensheild, there are several established labels that sign bands with offensive names.

heidihole Sun 22-Sep-13 20:36:31

Wow. I was not expecting that. Came on the thread thinking it'd be "Billy and the Cunts" or something and was going to say 'each to their own'

But wow. I'm not usually offended and I'd be slack jawed at that!

blush I don't understand the Cradle of Filth reference either. Mind, I was more a Bluetones/Shed Seven sort of girl. grin

picnicbasketcase Sun 22-Sep-13 20:31:52

I thought it might be Anal Cunt too. But no, this is far more offensive.

Nora2012 Sun 22-Sep-13 20:30:43

Katy I don't doubt that they are nice people who listen to this music, don't want to stereotype about people's music choice. But it just seems an offensive band name and his surprise at my offence was strange. Just seems unduly insensitive.

swampytiggaa Sun 22-Sep-13 20:29:58

What's wrong with cradle of filth? Btw the guitarist from there runs our local music shop....

MrsOakenshield Sun 22-Sep-13 20:26:08

not surprised he set up his own label as I can't imagine any established label would touch a band with that name. What a twat.

Nora2012 Sun 22-Sep-13 20:22:59

Jamie, I doubt I ever was cool to be fair, but you're right I don't need to feel bad about it post 30. My cool level isn't helped by me now singing "Jamie, Jamie, Jamie an his magic torch"

KatyTheCleaningLady Sun 22-Sep-13 20:22:17

For some reason, the names don't bother me. It's all part of the... fun. The extreme metal stuff has a sort of purposely OTT sense of humour. Sort of "What is the most offensive thing imaginable? Hee! " And the people in that scene are the nicest people you could imagine. The event staff at Bloodstock festival (Dying Fetus headlined this year) all said that it's their favourite festival to work because everyone is so polite and friendly.

I dont think its cool to say cool any more wink

StuntGirl Sun 22-Sep-13 20:19:44

It's ok not to like the name, it doesn't make you cool/not cool or whatever. He's a bit silly to get offended at you being offended when that was the desired outcome...

JamieandtheMagicTorch Sun 22-Sep-13 20:17:57

... it's one of the great things about being over 30, IMO

JamieandtheMagicTorch Sun 22-Sep-13 20:17:36

You don't have to be cool at 30. grin

PinkFairyArmadillo Sun 22-Sep-13 20:17:34

It's the one thing in certain genres to try and come up with the most shocking and/or offensive name possible.

Even as a teenager, heavily into various forms of black metal, I remember being rather uncomfortable with a band called Zyklon-B.

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