Noah’s Ark Was a Spaceship, The F-ing Party tonight (and what’s the deal with the F-word band names?)…

Category: Blog — Tags: — @ 1:08 pm June 9, 2011

by Tim McMahan,

One show worth mentioning tonight: Noah’s Ark Was a Spaceship is playing at The Waiting Room with The Fucking Party and Dads. $7, 9 p.m.

Is it me or is there a preponderance of bands these days that use the word “Fuck” in their name? I think the first band I know of that used the F-word in its name was a noodly Oakland indie-slacker band simply called Fuck who was signed to Matador Records for a brief time in the late ’90s. Since then, there’s Fucked Up, Holy Fuck, The Condo Fucks, the Fuck Buttons and now Omaha’s own The Fucking Party, a name that would have been shocking 15 or 20 years ago but now just seems, meh. It’s impossible to shock anyone these days, especially with the advent of the Internet.  If the point of using the F-word in your name was to attract attention, well it just doesn’t work anymore. In fact, there may be nothing but downside, as using the F-word is just offensive enough to keep your band’s name out of the paper and off showbills. And if that’s the case, what’s the fucking point?

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  • The Fucking Champs put “fucking” in their name because of the lesser known The Champs from the 40’s or 50’s. But yeah…

    Comment by Alan — June 9, 2011 @ 1:13 pm

  • Don’t forget Star Fucker! I’ve heard them have to refer to them as “Star Effer” on KEXP. Which just sounds even more lame. Fuck that.

    Comment by Sara — June 9, 2011 @ 1:18 pm

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