Band Names Which Are Complete Sentences
March 14, 2007 8:06 AM   Subscribe

I'm looking for band names which are complete sentences.

Here are three examples:

They Might Be Giants
I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness
...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead

If you can provide proof that you didn't make the name up, that'd be great too.
posted by Lord Kinbote to Media & Arts (111 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
 
God Lives Underwater
posted by mcstayinskool at 8:11 AM on March 14, 2007


godspeed you! black emperor
posted by iconomy at 8:13 AM on March 14, 2007


Clap your hands say yeah
posted by mattbucher at 8:13 AM on March 14, 2007


Love Is All.
posted by liquidindian at 8:14 AM on March 14, 2007


Yo la tengo (bonus points for Spanish).
posted by hazyjane at 8:14 AM on March 14, 2007


We Are Scientists
posted by muddgirl at 8:14 AM on March 14, 2007


Kill Your Idols
posted by exit at 8:15 AM on March 14, 2007


Godspeed You Black Emperor
posted by Cat Pie Hurts at 8:15 AM on March 14, 2007


d0h! Should have previewed..iconomy beat me to it!
posted by Cat Pie Hurts at 8:16 AM on March 14, 2007


I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness.
posted by doublesix at 8:17 AM on March 14, 2007


Stop Coming to My House Prom Queen
They Came from the Stars I Saw Them
My America Is Watching Tigers Die
I Would Set Myself on Fire for You

and a bunch more here.
posted by iconomy at 8:17 AM on March 14, 2007


This bike is a pipe bomb
posted by Ufez Jones at 8:18 AM on March 14, 2007


This Bike is a Pipe Bomb
posted by box at 8:18 AM on March 14, 2007


Calvin, Don't Jump!
posted by liquidindian at 8:19 AM on March 14, 2007




Fuck
posted by one_bean at 8:21 AM on March 14, 2007


Er, I guess I should have read the full post. Here's another Viva L'American Death Ray Music
posted by doublesix at 8:21 AM on March 14, 2007


Band Names: More Complete Sentences Than Ever Before!

Sorry for the repeats:

Pretty Girls Make Graves
His Name Is Alive
I am the World Trade Center
Dead Can Dance
Gene Loves Jezebel
It's a Beautiful Day
We Are Souse Loaf
Everything But The Girl
Yes
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin
Dogs Die in Hot Cars
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Thunderbirds Are Now!
I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness
Why?
I'm from Barcelona
Dog Eat Dog
Jimmy Eat World
Pop Will Eat Itself
Frankie Goes To Hollywood
Johnny Hates Jazz
Kuriosity Killed The Cat
posted by ND¢ at 8:22 AM on March 14, 2007


Save Ferris
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 8:22 AM on March 14, 2007


No time to find proof for all of these, but I imagine a quick google will turn up some evidence:

Books Lie

Light the Fuse and Run

There Were Wires
posted by wemayfreeze at 8:23 AM on March 14, 2007


A while ago, The Onion A/V Club posted their list of the Worst Band Names of '06. Quite a few of them are complete sentences, and most are jaw-droppingly, gut-bustingly funny anyhow. Examples:

Arsonists Get All the Girls
Here Comes Old Vodka Tits
You Ruined Christmas
Get Three Coffins Ready
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin
posted by ScarletSpectrum at 8:24 AM on March 14, 2007


Everything But the Girl is a fragment not a complete sentence. Everything Butt the Girl would be a great imperative though.
posted by mattbucher at 8:24 AM on March 14, 2007


Sorry, Fuck

Also, converge and, you know, every other screamo band with an intransitive verb for a name.
posted by one_bean at 8:25 AM on March 14, 2007


Be Your Own Pet
posted by ND¢ at 8:28 AM on March 14, 2007


Another one I've not seen listed here yet:

Say Hi to your Mom

Also a jinx on you, box! (not a band name, just banter)
posted by Ufez Jones at 8:28 AM on March 14, 2007


Some more:

X Marks the Pedwalk
Dead Can Dance
Orchestral Maneuvers In the Dark
My Glass Beside Yours
Einsturzende Neubauten(typically translated as "Collapsing New Buildings"
And, technically, Jane's Addiction and Nine Inch Nails are complete sentences.
posted by Cat Pie Hurts at 8:34 AM on March 14, 2007


Wow, you guys are awesome. I knew I could depend on you!
posted by Lord Kinbote at 8:34 AM on March 14, 2007


Jump Little Children?
posted by atayah at 8:39 AM on March 14, 2007




OK, Go!
posted by grateful at 8:44 AM on March 14, 2007


Ufez, I gave Eric that name!
posted by buddha9090 at 8:44 AM on March 14, 2007


The International Noise Conspiracy
65 Days Of Static (although the correct spelling is "65daysofstatic")
posted by EndsOfInvention at 8:54 AM on March 14, 2007


Yes
posted by jne1813 at 8:54 AM on March 14, 2007


Some of these band names are not sentences.

No, 'some of these band names are not sentences' is not the name of a band....just an observation.
posted by iconomy at 8:58 AM on March 14, 2007


Monkey Swallows the Universe
posted by sharkfu at 9:02 AM on March 14, 2007


Explosions in the Sky

She Wants Revenge

Something Happens
posted by gursky at 9:02 AM on March 14, 2007


Carter the unstoppable sex machine
posted by ReiToei at 9:04 AM on March 14, 2007


I always wanted to name a band "To Be Announced", but for some reason the local bookers would have nothing of it.
posted by Gungho at 9:07 AM on March 14, 2007




Dead Girls Ruin Everything
posted by whatideserve at 9:11 AM on March 14, 2007


Au Revoir Simone.
I Am The World Trade Center.
Kein Mehrheit Für Die Mitleid (KMFDM).
Scraping Foetus Off The Wheel.
They Might Be Giants.
Tom Waits.
posted by PEAK OIL at 9:13 AM on March 14, 2007 [1 favorite]


Yo La Tengo
posted by mattholomew at 9:14 AM on March 14, 2007


captured by robots
posted by lee at 9:15 AM on March 14, 2007


Sorry for the repeat. How about My Dad is Dead?
posted by mattholomew at 9:15 AM on March 14, 2007


1) I <3 lord kinbote! :-*br>
2) If my 7th grade grammar lobe recalls correctly, unless it's a command or an exclamation (and 'Fuck' works for both of these), a sentence needs a verb.

3) Hey, That's My Bike
posted by serafinapekkala at 9:16 AM on March 14, 2007


And, technically, Jane's Addiction and Nine Inch Nails are complete sentences.

wtf? "Jane is addiction"? I don't think so. The only way I could buy Nine Inch Nails is if "Nine Inch" is some guy's name and Nails is a verb lacking a direct object (i.e. fragment).
posted by mattbucher at 9:19 AM on March 14, 2007


Men without Hats
A Flock of Seagulls
Men at Work
Nightmare of You
She Wants Revenge
Ten Years After
posted by snatchos at 9:22 AM on March 14, 2007


Hello Dave (minus the punctuation, but still a short sentence.)
posted by bibbit at 9:23 AM on March 14, 2007


重塑雕像的權利 (Rebuilding the Rights of Statues)
posted by Abiezer at 9:23 AM on March 14, 2007


You know, mattbucher, I have absolutely no idea what I was thinking there...nixed on the inside.
posted by Cat Pie Hurts at 9:25 AM on March 14, 2007


Mattbucher: Nine [people] inch nails [up?]. Inch being the verb. I guess.
posted by cobaltnine at 9:26 AM on March 14, 2007


I wasn't an English major, but a ton of these are not sentences (you need a verb, gang)!
I appreciate all your efforts!
posted by Lord Kinbote at 9:28 AM on March 14, 2007


Seconding iconomy, just because a name is long and grammatically fluid does not make it a complete sentence.

Not sentences: Everything But The Girl, The International Noise Conspiracy, 65 Days Of Static, Love Lost But Not Forgotten, Orchestral Maneuvers In the Dark, My Glass Beside Yours, Jane's Addiction, Nine Inch Nails,
Explosions in the Sky, Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine, Madness, Captured by Robots, Scraping Foetus Off The Wheel, Men without Hats, A Flock of Seagulls, Men at Work, Nightmare of You, Ten Years After (and to be picky ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead)

Damn, people, don't make me keep adding to the list every time I preview. SUBJECT + VERB! (Which would be a hilariously awful band name)

Bands not yet mentioned:
Wir Sind Helden (German for "We Are Heroes")
Chin Up Chin Up (when taken as an imperative, though missing punctuation)
Page France (perhaps unintentionally)

And more here from a bored wikipedian. (Helpfully categorized for the grammatically disinclined)
posted by kyleg at 9:30 AM on March 14, 2007


(was an English major)
posted by kyleg at 9:31 AM on March 14, 2007


Kiss
posted by srah at 9:36 AM on March 14, 2007


Avoid One Thing
Color Me Badd
posted by chrisamiller at 9:37 AM on March 14, 2007


Love Is Colder Than Death.
posted by mochapickle at 9:38 AM on March 14, 2007


They Will Find Our Naked Corpses Face Down in the Snow.

(Local, defunct no-name something-core Portland band a friend of mine was in. There are no doubt scads of that sort of thing, though.)
posted by cortex at 9:44 AM on March 14, 2007


And Then You Die (a sentence in the same way as ...And You Will Know Us...)
Poison The Well
posted by slimepuppy at 9:47 AM on March 14, 2007


2) If my 7th grade grammar lobe recalls correctly, unless it's a command or an exclamation (and 'Fuck' works for both of these), a sentence needs a verb.

Even a command needs a verb. You may be thinking of the fact that a command does not need a subject. (Or, as some grammarians put it, an unwritten "you" can be the subject of a command.)

Kein Mehrheit Für Die Mitleid

First, I think you've got the two Ms backward - Kein Mitlied für die Mehrheit. Second, not a complete sentence: "No compassion for the majority." (You know, just in case kyleg needed to add foreign-language examples to his "not a complete sentence" list.)
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 9:48 AM on March 14, 2007


These Arms are Snakes
posted by The Michael The at 9:57 AM on March 14, 2007


3 Teens Kill 4
posted by simbiotic at 9:57 AM on March 14, 2007


The Teardrop Explodes rules this thread.

"Rebuilding the rights of statues" isn't a sentence, alas, though I just saw them and they were great.
posted by escabeche at 9:59 AM on March 14, 2007


Drive Like Jehu.
posted by saladin at 10:02 AM on March 14, 2007


When I first heard of them, I thought "Ben Folds Five" was a sentence referring to a card game or something. "Ben Folds" would also count.
posted by kimota at 10:03 AM on March 14, 2007


Love Spirals Downwards.
posted by malocchio at 10:18 AM on March 14, 2007


We Got Action
Swing Out Sister
Lisa Lisa and the Cult Jam (with Full Force)

I agree that 'Fuzzbox' is the best one.
posted by kimota at 10:20 AM on March 14, 2007


Didn't Here Comes Old Vodka Tits change their name to Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin?
posted by kirkaracha at 10:22 AM on March 14, 2007


Almost forgot a favorite, "I Hate Myself."
posted by saladin at 10:23 AM on March 14, 2007




Morbid Curiosity. No website, HS friend's band.
posted by nevercalm at 10:26 AM on March 14, 2007


3) Hey, That's My Bike

That's a real band? That was the name of Ethan Hawke's band in Reality Bites. Oh, the hipster irony.
posted by deadfather at 10:27 AM on March 14, 2007




Who Will Miss Mary
Marry Me Jane
Right Said Fred
Bomb the Bass
Bring Back the Buffalo
Take That
Take 6
Fall Out Boy
Swing Out Sister
Save Ferris
He is Legend
Pretty Girls Make Graves
Make Believe
posted by snatchos at 10:41 AM on March 14, 2007


I scanned my iTunes in reverse alphabetical order:

We are the fury.
Venice is sinking.
Turn me on, dead man.
This will destroy you.
Spank rock.
Snakes say Hissss!
Saturday looks good to me.
Praise the twilight sparrow.
Kid rock.
I'm from Barcelona.
I can lick any sonofabitch in the house.
Get cape. Wear cape. Fly.
Don't die Cindy.
Die! Die! Die!
Cut off your hands.
The 7-10 splits.

Too many imperatives, I realise. About half of them appeared in my iTunes with the recent SXSW torrent, which possibly points to the fashionability of such goofy names with small US indie bands.
posted by roofus at 10:48 AM on March 14, 2007


Add N to (X).
posted by murphy slaw at 11:01 AM on March 14, 2007


In the spirit of PEAK OIL's (awesome) suggestion of Tom Waits:

Bill Withers
Britney Spears
Ben Folds Five

More seriously:

Congratulations on Your Decision to Become a Pilot
Crack the Sky
I Live the Life of a Movie Star Secret Hideout
I Am Robot and Proud
No Doubt (idiomatically a sentence)
The Robot Ate Me
Sorry About Dresden
We've Got a Fuzzbox and We're Gonna Use It
Zap Mama (OK, that one's not so serious)
posted by painquale at 11:04 AM on March 14, 2007


Get him, eat him
http://www.gethimeathim.com/#

I hate you when you're pregnant (the song Tanning Booth is pretty good)
http://www.fluxblog.org/2005_03_18_newflux_archive.html
posted by rmless at 11:11 AM on March 14, 2007


A couple more that came up scanning my iPod:

Alarm Will Sound
Do Make Say Think (all verbs, does it count if it doesn't have a subject?)
posted by matildaben at 11:37 AM on March 14, 2007


Bang on a Can All-Stars
Sun Kill Moon (and from the link, God Forbid.)
posted by hydrophonic at 11:39 AM on March 14, 2007


Has no one mentioned I'm From Barcelona (with the contradictorily named song "We're From Barcelona")?
posted by Rock Steady at 11:51 AM on March 14, 2007


boy sets fire
posted by visual mechanic at 11:53 AM on March 14, 2007


Rock Kills Kid
Go to Blazes
Pants Yell!
People Are Wrong (a rock musical, not actually a band)
People Like Us

Also, the band Spiraling used to be a called You Were Spiraling.

Also, "Some of these band names are not sentences" is the best band name ever.
posted by roll truck roll at 12:12 PM on March 14, 2007


Cop Shoot Cop

(in which, we assume, the speaker is referring to obtaining a drug of some sort, injecting it, then obtaining it again on an endless hedonic treadmill.)

Husker Du

(is Danish for 'do you remember?')
posted by M.C. Lo-Carb! at 12:21 PM on March 14, 2007


Love Ends Disaster!
posted by Helga-woo at 12:21 PM on March 14, 2007


“Love Lost But Not Forgotten” is an imperative if you don’t want Forgotten to get any but care about Lost.

“Nine Inch Nails” is a declaration that my buddy (nickname Nine Inch) can drive nails.
posted by Megafly at 12:25 PM on March 14, 2007




Rush
posted by Caviar at 12:51 PM on March 14, 2007


After installing eyes on all 200 of my robotic minions, I picked one at random to see if the new additions actually worked. "Blink, 182," I commanded.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 1:04 PM on March 14, 2007 [5 favorites]


Though he was a hero that had saved countless of his countrymen, he would not save me. As the fire grew hotter around me, I saw his muscled silloutte framed by smoke staring down at me from the shattered ceiling. How could he let this happen? He was a hero! I may be a criminal, but he is The All-American! People in help call, and he answers! I'm in need of help now, I call, but does he answer? Does he? No! Just because I killed that prisoner and tortured a few others, he ignores me, his countryman. I call and call for him, but what does he do? The All-American Rejects.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 1:09 PM on March 14, 2007 [1 favorite]


Monsters Are Waiting
Shapes Have Fangs
Pattern Is Movement
Holy Shit!
posted by imitura at 1:39 PM on March 14, 2007


hurray for robocop is bleeding!
posted by gmarceau at 1:59 PM on March 14, 2007


Local group:

We All Have Hooks for Hands.
posted by punchdrunkhistory at 2:09 PM on March 14, 2007


What made Milwaukee famous, though obviously it needs a question mark, which that band actually lack.
posted by roofus at 2:09 PM on March 14, 2007


Holy Fuck
Run DMC
Telefone Tel Aviv
Envy Corps
Pony Up
It's a Beautiful Day
Dropkick Murphys
Dead Can Dance
posted by non sum qualis eram at 2:20 PM on March 14, 2007


Fuck...I'm Dead
posted by phaded at 3:05 PM on March 14, 2007


N.E.R.D. stands for "no one ever really dies."
posted by joshuaconner at 3:16 PM on March 14, 2007


God Is My Co-Pilot
posted by galaksit at 3:42 PM on March 14, 2007


Brad Sucks.
posted by duende at 3:59 PM on March 14, 2007


After a few beers and a skim thru my iTunes, I add:

Father Joad turned to us, his face illuminated by the pinkish-purplish light of the Enemy's plasma cannons. "The battle may be lost, my sons, but do not despair! Though we are defeated here, will shall still fight! We fight in our hearts! We fight in our souls! Though the cyborgs may capture you in their camps or in their lies, never let the fire you feel today burn out! Rage, my sons! Rage Against the Machine!"
posted by robocop is bleeding at 4:03 PM on March 14, 2007 [1 favorite]


As the out of control BobSled Careened toward disaster, I yelled to my cousin....Fall Out Boy!
posted by Megafly at 6:19 PM on March 14, 2007


Get Ready.

Get Set.


Ok, Go!!
posted by Megafly at 6:40 PM on March 14, 2007


As a flashlight holder for a well digger I wasn't very good at my job. He was always yelling at me.

I would wave the light arond and he always told me the same thing...Shine Down!
posted by Megafly at 6:42 PM on March 14, 2007


"Clap Your Hands Say Yeah" Is the only band name I have found made up of 2 complete sentences it merely lacks punctuation.
posted by Megafly at 6:45 PM on March 14, 2007


In clear violation of the signs posted in many stadium regarding pre game warmups. The New 3rd basemen Chili from Tobasco Mexico breaks all the rules.


Red Hot Chili Peppers.
posted by Megafly at 6:49 PM on March 14, 2007


Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly
posted by hooray at 8:00 PM on March 14, 2007


I am Spoonbender
posted by kuppajava at 9:06 AM on March 15, 2007


Someone Still Loves You, Boris Yeltsin
posted by rmless at 9:56 PM on March 15, 2007


You Say Party! We Say Die!

Go Betty Go
(Though it could use some punctuation: Go, Betty, go!)
posted by faunafrailty at 9:01 PM on March 16, 2007


Arab on Radar.
Division of Planes. (Full disclosure, that's my band and division is a verb for us).

I didn't see this list linked to yet (though I may have missed it):

Indicative
* The Academy Is...
* Action Is
* A Is A
* Alex Is My Bro
* All Is Suffering
* America Is Waiting
* ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead
* Aspen It Is
* August Burns Red
* Bass is Base
* Blood Has Been Shed
* Boys Don't Cry
* Cats Can Fly
* Coelakanth Is Android
* Crack: We Are Rock
* Curiosity Killed the Cat
* Cute Is What We Aim For
* Dappled Cities Fly
* Daylight Dies
* the dinner is ruined
* Dis Bonjour a La Dame
* Dogs Die in Hot Cars
* An End Is Also a Beginning
* Everything Is Everything
* Fires Were Shot
* Frankie Goes to Hollywood yeah I know it's headlinese
* Fuck...I'm Dead
* Further Seems Forever
* Gene Loves Jezebel
* Goats Don't Shave
* God Is a Man
* God Lives Underwater
* Gravity Kills
* He Is Legend
* Hell Is for Heroes
* Help She Can't Swim
* His Name Is Alive
* I Am a Nobukazu Takemura Cover Band
* I Am Bones
* I Am Electric
* I Am Ghost
* I Am Jen
* I Am Kloot
* I am Robot and Proud
* I Am Scientist
* I Am 7
* I Am Siam
* I Am Spartacus
* I Am Spoonbender
* I Am the Avalanche
* I Am The Door
* I Am the Hamster
* I Am the World Trade Center
* I Am X
* I Hate Myself
* I Killed the Prom Queen
* I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness
* I'm Talking
* I Want A Hovercraft
* It Bites
* It Dies Today
* It's A Beautiful Day
* Jack Off Jill
* Johnny Hates Jazz
* A Kite is a Victim
* Love Ends Disaster!
* Love Equals Death
* Love Is All
* Love Is Colder Than Death
* Madman Is Absolute
* Makers Of The Dead Travel Fast
* Michael Learns To Rock
* Mr. Ed Jumps the Gun
* My Cat Is an Alien
* Nor Am I
* Now It's Overhead
* Now We Are 6 (90s Pop group, not the Steeleye Span album)
* Pink Turns Blue
* Pop Is Art
* Pop Will Eat Itself
* Pretty Girls Make Graves
* Right Said Fred
* The Robot Ate Me
* Sam I Am
* Senses Fail
* Shadows Fall
* She Moves
* Sheena Is a Punk Rocker
* The Show is the Rainbow
* Simon Says
* Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin
* Something Happens
* Sounds Like Fall
* Texas Is the Reason
* The Teardrop Explodes
* There Is a Light That Never Goes Out
* There Were Wires
* These Are the Things I Know How
* These Arms Are Snakes
* They Might Be Giants no it's not subjunctive
* This Bike Is a Pipe Bomb
* This Is a Process of a Still Life
* This is Adelaide
* This Is Hell
* This Is the Army
* This Song Is a Mess But So Am I
* Three Is a Crowd
* 3 Teens Kill 4
* Thunderbirds Are Now!
* Today Is The Day
* The USA Is a Monster
* We Are One
* We Are Scientists
* We Are Vikings
* We Are Going To Eat You
* We Can Replace You
* We'd Rather Be Flying
* We're About 9
* We're All Broken
* We're Breaking Up
* We've Got a Fuzzbox and We're Gonna Use It
* Wir sind Helden
* X Marks the Pedwalk
* Yo La Tengo
* You Are Here
* You Say Party! We Say Die!
* You Were Spiraling
* Your Halo Is a Radar

Headlinese
* Alarm Will Sound
* Bad Meets Evil
* Boy Hits Car
* Boy Meets Girl
* Boy Sets Fire
* Cat Rapes Dog
* Fat Lady Sings
* Man Bites God
* Rebel Meets Rebel
* Rock Kills Kid

Bad grammar or spelling
* Burnthe8track
* Chixdiggit!
* Cop Shoot Cop
* Cripple Need Cane
* Demented Are Go
* Destroyalldreamers
* endthisday
* Enuff Z'nuff
* Everybodyduck
* Eyehategod
* GoGoGo Airheart
* Ima Robot
* Hellogoodbye
* Ja Rule or maybe subjunctive?
* Jimmy Eat World
* Kill Cheerleader
* Killwhitneydead
* Let's Active
* Lovesliescrushing
* Mother Love Bone
* Need New Body
* NoMeansNo
* Oh-OK
* Sky Cries Mary
* Splodgenessabounds
* Sun Kil Moon
* ThouShaltNot
* Uke til u puke
* Y Kant Tori Read
* You Am I

Interrogative
* Am I Blood
* Is This Art?
* How
* Mother May I
* Quo Vadis
* What Is It Like to Be a Bat?
* When
* Where From
* Wherefore Art
* Where's Leo
* Where's Lisse?
* Who Am I?
* Why
* Why?
* Why Make Clocks

Imperative
* About Face
* Be your own PET
* Belong
* Breathe
* Bomb The Bass
* Bomb The Music Industry!
* Burn It Down
* Carry On
* Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
* C'mon
* Coalesce
* Co-Exist
* Converge
* Cool It Reba
* Count Five
* Count Me Out
* Crash My Model Car
* Create (!)
* Cuff the Duke
* Curl Up and Die
* Dance or Die
* Die Happy
* Disappear fear
* Disassociate
* Disgorge
* Disrupt
* Do Make Say Think
* Drag The River (Colorado band)
* Drag the River (Georgia band)
* Drive Like Jehu
* Fall As Well
* Faster Pussycat
* Fizzle Like a Flood
* Fly Pan Am
* Follow For Now
* Get the Led Out
* Give up the ghost
* Go
* Go Betty Go
* Go Carnivore!
* Go Real Slow
* Go Sailor
* Go West
* Graze
* Head East
* Hit Me
* Ignite
* Jump, Little Children
* Just Surrender
* Kill Your Idols
* Knock First
* OK Go
* Pay the price
* Poison the Well
* Pony Up!
* Protest the Hero
* Rage Against the Machine
* Raze
* Reel Big Fish
* Reset
* Rise Against
* Save Ferris
* Say Anything
* Say No More
* Scatter the Ashes
* Scream
* Send More Paramedics
* Send the Dawn
* Set Fire to Flames
* Shudder to Think
* Slaughter Thou
* Squeeze
* Stone the Crows
* Sweep the Leg Johnny
* Tsk Tsk Tsk
* Walk on Fire
* World Leader Pretend

Subjunctive
* Godspeed You! Black Emperor (Change in punctuation makes this one more tricky. Is this 2 sentences?)
* Haste the Day
* Let's Go Bowling

Exclamations
* a-ha
* All Systems Go!
* At Last
* Beep Beep
* Bow Wow Wow
* Chris! Chris! Chris!
* Farewell To Arms
* Fuck The Facts
* God Forbid
* Good Riddance
* Goodbye Mr. Mackenzie
* Goodbye Tomorrow
* Hey Mercedes
* Hell No
* Hello
* Hello Blue
* Hello Cuca
* Hello Dali
* Hello Dave
* Hello Nurse
* Hello Tokyo
* Hello Walls
* Holy Fuck
* No
* No way sis
* Oh My God
* Oh No
* Oh Susanna a pseudonym or a one-woman band?
* Oh Well
* Okay
* OOMPH!
* Oui Oui
* Poor Old Lu
* Snap!
* Sorry About Dresden
* Take That
* Wham!
* Yes
* Zapp

Dubious Contenders

Ambiguous parsing
* Avail
* Balance
* Blur
* Bridge
* Broadcast
* Cable
* Can
* Cast
* Crash Vegas
* Cream
* Curve
* Dance House Children
* Dead Can Dance
* Dig
* Dispatch
* Dive
* Drag
* Dread Zeppelin
* Dream
* Drill
* Dunk
* Exile One
* Fight
* Fish
* Fuel
* Garden
* Goodness
* Hail
* Hanoi Rocks
* Hole
* Hum
* Insert
* Jam and Spoon
* Journey
* Kiss
* Lift to Experience
* Lock Up
* Love
* Make Believe
* Misery Loves Co.
* Neck
* Phish
* Pigmy Love Circus
* Poison
* Prick
* Pulp
* Recoil
* Rescue
* Reset
* Ride
* Run On
* Rush
* Scrawl
* Slaughter
* Slide
* Smoke
* Sneeze
* Snog
* Sponge
* Spoon
* Stars Like Fleas
* Stir
* Strain
* Stretch Princess
* Sunday's Best
* Talk Talk
* Taste
* Touch Me Zoo
* Train
* Turn
* U.S. Bombs
* Wade
* Wire
* Witness

Gratuitous punctuation
* Alaska!
* Delirious?
* Gravy Train!!!!
* La! Neu?
* On! Air! Library!
* Panic! at the Disco
* People!
* Peroxwhy?gen
* Sash!
* Suddenly, Tammy!
* Therapy?
* TRIO!
* Virginia Jetzt!

Phrases & Sign language
* Ad Vielle Que Pourra
* Control Denied
* Danger Danger
* Dog Eat Dog
* Good Riddance
* Happy Ever After
* In Strict Confidence
* Lost At Last
* Men at Work
* No Doubt
* No Mercy
* Patent Pending

Fragments
* All That Remains
* As Cities Burn
* As Friends Rust
* As I Lay Dying
* Everytime I Feel The Spirit
* Every Time I Die
* For I Am Blind
* Happy The Man
* Man or Astro Man?
* Me Me Me
* Pet Food Only
* Saves the Day
* Sha Na Na
* Wet Wet Wet
* We Who Are
* When in Rome
* When Sparks Fly
* When We Were Kings
* When Worlds Collide
* Where The Action Is

Miscellaneous
* IAM is "Invasion Arrivée de Mars" not "I Am"
* Ben Folds Five because Folds is his name
* Kool and The Gang the exclamation came after the band
* Pipes You See, Pipes You Don't a proverb?
* Toad the Wet Sprocket ummm...is Toad a verb?
* Wa Wa Nee ??
* Whoopsadaisies plural of Whoopsadaisy?

Even more dubious: Individuals
* Alvaro Is
* MC Uh-Oh
* Seal
* Sting

Excluded, article is in the name
* The Be Good Tanyas
* The F.U.'s
* The Go-Nuts
* The Guess Who
* The How
* Me First and the Gimme Gimmes
* The Who
* The Why
* Yeah Yeah Yeahs

posted by safetyfork at 8:39 AM on March 18, 2007


[My Comments small tag fix stub.]

"Division of planes" isn't really a complete sentence: it's just a predicate. (But this sort of gripe applies to a number of things above.)
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:49 AM on March 18, 2007


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