The 25 Worst Original Names of Famous Bands. They called themselves WHAT?

Rolling Stone has a rundown of some bands whose INITIAL idea for a name was TERRIBLE . . . but thankfully, they came to their senses and changed the name before it became too late. 

Here they are:

1. Early name: Naked Toddler. . . Final name: Creed

2. Early name: The Golliwogs. . . Final name: Creedence Clearwater Revival

3. Early name: The Polka Tulk Blues Band. . . Final name: Black Sabbath

4. Early name: Tony Flow and the Miraculously Majestic Masters of Mayhem. . . Final name: Red Hot Chili Peppers

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5. Early name: The Shrinky Dinks. . . Final name: Sugar Ray

6. Early name: Rainbow Butt Monkeys. . . Final name: Finger Eleven

7. Early name: Burn the Priest . . . Final name: Lamb of God

8. Early name: Pud. . . Final name: The Doobie Brothers

9. Early name: The Salty Peppers. . . Final name: Earth, Wind and Fire

10. Early name: Soft White Underbelly. . . Final name: Blue Öyster Cult

11. Early name: Screaming Abdabs. . . Final name: Pink Floyd

12. Early name: Wicked Lester. . . Final name: KISS

13. Early name: The Young Aborigines. . . Final name: Beastie Boys

14. Early name: The Band Aid Boys. . . Final name: Bone Thugs-N-Harmony

15. Early name: Mr. Crowe’s Garden. . . Final name: The Black Crowes

16. Early name: Sweet Children. . . Final name: Green Day

17. Early name: The Pendeltons. . . Final name: The Beach Boys

18. Early name: Kara’s Flowers. . . Final name: Maroon 5

19. Early name: Atomic Mass . . . Final name: Def Leppard

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20. Early name: Smile. . . Final name: Queen

21. Early name: The Obelisk. . . Final name: The Cure

22. Early name: On a Friday. . . Final name: Radiohead

23. Early name: Mookie Blaylock. . . Final name: Pearl Jam

24. Early name: The Square Roots. . . Final name: The Roots

25. Early name: Tom and Jerry. . . Final name: Simon and Garfunkel

Rolling Stone has write ups on each here.

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