The Simpsons: 15 Bands Inspired By The Show
Naming your band after a reference to a show is like having a little wink to .01% of your audience that says “Hey, see what I did there?” With The Simpsons being around since the beginning of time, several bands have ended up sporting names with a Springfieldian origin. Here are 15 bands with names inspired by The Simpsons.
Hot Rod Circuit
The Speedholes name is a reference to the holes in a car that Homer believes makes it go faster. Their music sounds like it was ripped straight from the Tony Hawks Underground 2 soundtrack.
The metal band Floorpie is a reference to the delicious booby-trapped treat homer finds in his house, and their music sounds like if you put a normal song in a blender.
Fall Out Boy
The biggest band on the list, Fall Out Boy is named after the sidekick for Radioactive Man. The band didn’t have a name picked by their second show, and an audience member suggested “Fall Out Boy” and the name stuck for this mega-famous pop-punk group.
Itch E And Scratch E
Australian electro group Itch E and Scratch E are named after the murderous cat and mouse featured on the Krusty The Clown Show.
I Voted For Kodos
Ska and The Simpsons go hand in hand. The band I Voted For Kudos references Treehouse Of Horror VII when the world is taken over by aliens who enslave the human race and Homer says, “Don’t blame me, I voted for Kodos”.
Named after Springfield's favorite lazy police chief, Chief Wiggum, this Orange County Ska group sounds like if two ska bands played different songs at the same time.
Stupid Flanders is an eight-piece ska band whose name is a reference to Homer’s often repeated catchphrase about his do-good neighboroonie.
Mad Marge and the Stonecutters
Obviously, a reference to Marge Simpson and Springfield’s most secret society, The Stonecutters, Mad Marge and The Stonecutter's psychobilly music is sure to have you clammering to make your own weird secret society with your friends.
Malibu Stacy is not just the name of the doll manufactured by the Malibu Stacy Division of PetroChem Petrochemical Corporation and collected by Smithers, it is also the name of this Belgian power pop band.
The Christ Punchers
“The Christ Punchers” sounds like a pretty fitting monicker once you listen to this Detroit metal group. The name comes from when Homer and Friends decide to start a motorcycle gang and Moe suggests “The Christ Punchers” as a name.
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