Oooh, ooh, you look just like Mumy Holly.
August 27, 2007 7:41 AM   Subscribe

I need help coming up with stage names for a horror/surf-themed band I'm in.

So I've got this just-for-fun band, The Boogeymen.

Our shtick is we do surf/spaghetti western type instrumentals with a nod to horror movies or fiction.

Our first show is in a couple of weeks, and we will be performing in costume. We all are to have stage personas, something that mashes up horror characters with classic rock themes. For example, I'm Mummy Holly. I'll be wearing the appropriate costume. Our rhythm guitarist has adopted the moniker Johnny B. Ghoul. You get the gist.

We need two more. Any suggestions?

You can check out a track here (Metafilter link) to get a better idea.
posted by sourwookie to Media & Arts (30 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
Response by poster: Someone had suggested "Annette Funarello" but, alas, no women in the band.
posted by sourwookie at 7:46 AM on August 27, 2007

That song is just... wonderful. Are there more tracks anywhere?

What instruments do the as-yet unnamed members play? Does that factor in at all? I mean, do you want the drummer to be named after a drummer or does it not matter?
posted by iconomy at 7:50 AM on August 27, 2007

Otis Renfield
Evils Presley
Chuck Bury
Ritchie Vampire
Frankenstein Sinatra (or Valli, or Avalon)

I'll let you know if I come up with any more.
posted by Faint of Butt at 7:53 AM on August 27, 2007

Response by poster: Yep. More tracks, but this stuff isn't released yet. Only basement demos.

Two more members--lead guitar and drums. The monikers needn't match the ax though.
posted by sourwookie at 7:57 AM on August 27, 2007

Full-Moon Keith, Keith Full-Moon? Werewolf costume?
posted by otolith at 8:03 AM on August 27, 2007

Great tune, that. The band Daikaiju covered the Surf-pop Versus Mothra name. Dang!

I'd play off the mid-60s culture angle, and take something from the Bat-Man television show or something.
posted by cmiller at 8:09 AM on August 27, 2007

Mick Dagger
A Dingo Ate My Baby Starr
Roger Deadly
Pete Bloodshed
Gore Harrison
posted by fallenposters at 8:10 AM on August 27, 2007

Wow, sounds similar to the Famous/Fabulous Monsters (Vampire Girl, Shezilla and Devil Doll). Never got to see them live.

To answer your question: "Frankenstein Valli" maybe "Evil S. Prickly".

On preview: damn, FoB beat me to it. But hey, come to Lawrence, I want to see a good surf horror show.
posted by cog_nate at 8:11 AM on August 27, 2007

Kill Haley
Dyin' Setzer
posted by gfrobe at 8:12 AM on August 27, 2007

Bo Deadly
Brain Wilson (or Brainzz Wilson)
Clubby Checker
Mack the Knifer
posted by iconomy at 8:12 AM on August 27, 2007

Also, "Drac Dale".
posted by cog_nate at 8:16 AM on August 27, 2007

Jerry Lee Ligature
Johnny Stash The Body
Nat King Kill
posted by fallenposters at 8:19 AM on August 27, 2007

Neil "Eternally" Young (From drinking the blood of the living! Bwah ha ha haaaa!)
posted by otolith at 8:20 AM on August 27, 2007

Igor Pop
posted by robocop is bleeding at 8:22 AM on August 27, 2007

Hack Johnson
posted by biffa at 8:26 AM on August 27, 2007

Yeah, Bloody Holly is better than Mummy Holly.

The rest of these are cracking me up.
posted by Brittanie at 8:27 AM on August 27, 2007

The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Rockers?
posted by ormondsacker at 8:46 AM on August 27, 2007 [1 favorite]

C'mon, Bloody Holly.

I so agree.

ZomB B King
Mikekill Hackson
posted by iconomy at 8:52 AM on August 27, 2007

I'm going to suggest going in a slightly different direction, and using names suited to undead surfers, rather than names that pun on pop culture.

Biff Daywalker. Chad Soulsucker. Animal Braineater (all surf movies had a character named "Animal"). Cannibal (this is good because it sounds like a surfer name and an undead name). Kahuna Gibbets.
posted by adamrice at 8:52 AM on August 27, 2007

There's already a band called the Bloody Hollies, which is a crying shame, since it's such a great name.

I always thought a cool name for a band would be Universal Monsters, but that doesn't connote surf or even 50s horror movies, as much as, say, Ghouliani does.
posted by kimota at 8:58 AM on August 27, 2007

So close, ormondsacker.

The Incredibly Strange Crooners Who Stopped Lilting and Became Mixed-Up Rockers
posted by cog_nate at 9:00 AM on August 27, 2007

Check out the following bands [which you might already know actually...]


HARLEY DAVIDSON: Voodoo Guitar, Vocals
R.A. MACLEAN: Bass, Vocals
3RD DEGREE BURNS: Bass, Vocals
PATCHES: Unknown

Horror Story

Dr. D.W Hell - Vocals
Von Toxic - Guitars b. Vocals
Shaun Toxic - Bass
Craig Psycho - Drums

for inspiration :)
posted by chrisbucks at 9:10 AM on August 27, 2007


(Oh, man, that hurt to type...)
posted by kittens for breakfast at 9:41 AM on August 27, 2007

"Scary Lee Cthulewis"
posted by cog_nate at 9:50 AM on August 27, 2007

In keeping with Spaghetti westerns:

A Fistful of Brains
The Good, the Bad, and the Walking Dead
Once Upon a Time in the Graveyard
Death Rides a Horse (unaltered from actual title)
High Brains Drifter
posted by MidAtlantic at 10:36 AM on August 27, 2007

Death Spicoli
Killy Slater
posted by Sara Anne at 12:13 PM on August 27, 2007

Or just plain old Lt. Colonel Bill Kilgore
posted by Sara Anne at 12:46 PM on August 27, 2007


coming to the bay area soon?
posted by Large Marge at 1:21 PM on August 27, 2007

Nat King Kill
posted by fallenposters

Love it.
posted by NationalKato at 1:28 PM on August 27, 2007

one of my fav previously local bands was called Angry Johnny and the Killbillies. I believe they're still around. Angry Johnny was his legal name too. As in, in the phone book. Sorry no suggestions. But a surfrockhorror themed band sounds awesome. gonna post on metamusic or whatever it's called?
posted by Soulbee at 5:36 AM on August 28, 2007

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