Friday, October 19, 2007

Alternative Smashing Pumpkins Bandname Suggestions

I saw a half-gnawed pumpkin on my walk to the train today, which of course made me think of the 1993 album Siamese Dream.

Billy Corgan recently revived his old group Smashing Pumpkins for a new album. I thought it might be nice to give the band a new name, as it represents a different lineup from the earlier Pumpkins incarnation.

Here are some suggestions. You can take them or leave them.

01 Smooshing Pumpkins
02 Squeezing Pimples
03 Pickled Beets
04 Tickling Squash
05 Fisting Watermelons
06 Counting Crows
07 Billy Corgan's Ennui Featuring Jimmy Chamberlin On Drums
08 Weeping Thunder
09 Baldy
10 After-Zwan

Oh, and I still want my audition tape back.


Timothy Donavan Russell said...

Trampling Zucchinis.

Diamond Dave Diggler said...

Nasal-boy and the Original Dolts

Wasting Perfectly Good Vegetables

James Iha Is an Asshole

(wait, that last one was a statement, not a band name.. although...)

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Is Melonhead already taken?

Splotchy said...

tim, what kind of sick bastard would trample a zucchini?!!

cowboy, very nice! Is that statement from personal experience.

barb, I think Blind Melonhead is taken, but the non-blind version is available.

Timothy Donavan Russell said...

I thought of a few more:

Humping Gourds
Helping Carrots
The Fux

Jon the Intergalactic Gladiator said...

"Hi I'm Billy Corrigan, Smashing Pumpkins."

"I'm Homer Simpson, smiling politely."

Manx said...

"The Whiny Cry Babies"

I know this for a fact from a certain music festival in St. Louis.

Joe said...

Inexplicable local music heroes

Cup said...

Smooshing Pumpkins is fun to say.

Splotchy said...

tim, I want the option of being in The SuperFux -- I actually like that name!

jon, very nice! I forgot about that exchange!

manx, but the Beastie Boys were great, I heard.

bubs, very nice! For some reason, "heroes" still makes it sound positive.

beth, I love the word "smooshed" as well. MizSplotchy will occasionally make "smooshed" potatoes, which are basically half-heartedly mashed ones.

Oh, and you have given me an idea for another bandname!

Fellating Carrots :)

The Idea Of Progress said...

Sodomized Squash?

Narcissistic Crap Cowboys?


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Moxie said...

I like Squeezing Pimples the best. Sounds like an emo band.

Distributorcap said...

you can use my puking pumpkins

BeckEye said...

Self-Important, Snaggletoothed Jackass and A Bunch of Other Guys.

Doesn't exactly roll off the tongue, but it certainly gets the point across.

Freida Bee said...


Splotchy said...

Just curious, does anyone actually like the Smashing Pumpkins?

I don't really have a positive or negative opinion of them, though I've seen many quotes from Billy Corgan that I wasn't too fond of.