Monday, June 22, 2009

Best tasting bands?

The other day I was rocking out to some Chili Peppers, and for some strange reason (probably because I was hungry) I started thinking about bands that had food items in their names. For example:

Red Hot Chili Peppers
Black Eye Peas
Pearl Jam
Smashing Pumpkins

This of course immediately caused me to imagine artist names that could easily be twisted into puns.

Why? I dunno, why not? But don't worry about it. I did it and you're stuck with it.

So here are my top 10 tastiest artists:


Smokey Robinson and the Miracle Whips

The OJ's

Almond Brothers

Collective Sole


Elvis Parsley

Food Fighters

Mr. Mustard

Linkin Pork

So (you knew this was coming, didn't you)... what about you? I know you can do better than these. What band names can you think of that either already have food in their names, or can be made into puns?


Sornie said...

You've given me another idea along the vein of my recent reworked logos series and last summer's poorly planned products.

Kathy said...


As for my made up one, how 'bout Celine Dijon? Or Dwight Yolkam? Three Hot Dog Night?

Thanks. Now I'm hungry.

Jeff and Charli Lee said...

sornie - Sweet. Glad I could be there for ya.

kathy - Those are perfect! I knew I could count on you to get things rolling.

Babs-beetle said...

I am usually very good at thinks like this, but tonight I'm totally blank!
Kathy has given all the good ones!

Dan said...

Doesn't ben and jerry actually do a "cherry Garcia" ice cream flavour?

Anyhow I'm going for our vey own refeeders.

Heather said...

Ha! Good ones. I can't be creative at all when it's 87 in the house. Sorry.

JD at I Do Things said...

I agree: Kathy took all the good ones.

Um . . . Bread Zeppelin?

Told ya.

Of course I'll think of about fifty tonight when I'm trying to fall asleep.

Sharon said...

Ooo! This is fun!

Real foods:
Spice Girls

Fakey ones:

Stevie Wonder Bread
John Watermeloncamp
The Rolling Scones
Depeche ala Mode

Mom Thumb said...

All I can think of is Sugarland. But speaking of Elvis, we were at Graceland today!

absepa said...

"Linkin Pork" cracked me up, especially the logo. Great post!

Michelle said...

Yeah... I can't think on the spot like that. I got nothing. I am impressed at your reworking on logos though!

Jeff and Charli Lee said...

babs - You gotta get up pretty early in the morning to beat Kathy at stuff like this. But hey... aren't you like 6 hours earlier than us?

dan - What a coincidence... The Refeeders are playing at the Sauk Rapids Food Fest this Saturday. No lie.

Heather - Come on Heather... everyone knows it's not the heat, it's the humidity.

jd - Don't be so hard on yourself... Bread Zeppelin was pretty good. But you know it's spelled Bred Zeppelin, right?

sharon - Excellent! I love it when a plan comes together. :-)

mom thumb - Graceland? Really? Wow, that's too cool for words.

absepa - Thanks. The "Jimmy Dean" part of the logo came out a little too small though.

michelle - You know me... Mr. Paint himself!

Chris said...

Crosby, Stills, and Hash
Emerson, Lake, and Malomar
Hershey's KISS
Oreo Speedwagon

weirsdo said...

Hall & Oats

Chris Casey said...

I know this dates me, but how about Frankie Valium and the Four Seasonings?

Really gives new context to that "My eyes adored you" song doesn't it?

Jeff and Charli Lee said...

Chris@Maugeritaville - Those are fabulous. I can't believe I thought of Oreosmith but not Oreo Speedwagon. Good stuff. No, good DOUBLE stuff!

weirsdo - My favorite band to listen to in the morning... with a little milk and sugar.

Chris Casey - That's a great one. Hey, if I can use the OJ's, you can use Frankie Valium. :-)

JD at I Do Things said...

Yes, yes, BRED Zeppelin, of course!

Still cracking up over Celine Dijon

Kathy said...

Ooo! I love Crosby, Stills and Hash and Frankie Valium.

Here are some others I thought of on the way to work. Maybe lame...

The Beetles
Yolko Ono (I know, what's with me an yolks?)

Jimmy Buffet (I figure a buffet has at least a dozen different kinds of food in it, so it counts, right?)

Kathy said...

OMG. I can't stop.

The Peach Boys.

Suzanne said...

Depeche Ala Mode!!
I crack myself up sometimes. HA!

cathouse teri said...

Yeah, M&M kinda ruined M&Ms for me. :)

Ed said...

Hey, this is fun…

Here’s a couple more you don’t have to do anything with:

Blue Oyster Cult

And here’s a few you do have to:

Alan’s Parsnip Project
Blood Sweat and Beers
Bob Barley and the Wafers
Bruce Springrolls
Duncan Shake
Fleetwood BigMac

I could go on all day…

Jeff and Charli Lee said...

jd - Of course. And let's not forget some of their yummiest hits:
- Black HotDog
- Candy Store Rock
- Custard Pie
- Good Thyme Bad Thyme
- Misty Mountain Dew Hop
- Tangerine

kathy - You're out of control! I loves me some Jimmy Buffet, followed by an ice cold Margarita.

sue - I'll take a slice right now thank you.

cathouse teri - So you're saying he doesn't melt in your... nevermind.

ve - As well you should. You only made it to the "F's".

Mom Thumb said...

Yes, when I can figure out new Blogger between job stuff I'll actually do a blog post with pics. Graceland was pretty great.

Lola said...

Make sure you skip The Moldy Peaches.

Black Eyed Peas
The Cranberries
Bowling For Soup
Peaches N Herb
The Lemonheads
Humble Pie
Wild Cherry
Tangerine Dream
April Wine
The Spice Girls
Vanilla Ice
Ice T
Uncle Cracker
Salt N Peppa

Jeff and Charli Lee said...

mom thumb - I played in Memphis once but never got the chance to stop by Graceland. I've always regretted that. I hear it's fascinating.

lola - Excellent! You're like a database of tasty bands. :-)

Dave2 said...

I want M&M's now.