Mindhole Blowers: 25 Bands That Wisely Changed Their Original Name

By Josh Kurp | Seriously Random Lists | March 28, 2012 |

Here are 25 other groups that changed their name, not because their moniker meant something different in a different country, but because their original pick was terrible.

Original: Golden Gate Rhythm Section
Improved: Journey

Original: Skid Row
Improved: Nirvana

Original: Mookie Blaylock
Improved: Pearl Jam

Original: Gamma Ray
Improved: Queens of the Stone Age

Original: Wicked Lester
Improved: Kiss

Original: Angel and the Snakes
Improved: Blondie

Original: Buddy and the Returnables
Improved: Hüsker Dü

Original: Arabacus Pulp
Improved: Pulp

Original: The Detours
Improved: The Who

Original: Björn & Benny, Agnetha & Anni-Frid
Improved: ABBA

Original: Sweet Children
Improved: Green Day

Original: Levon and the Hawks
Improved: The Band

Original: The Polka Tulk Blues Band
Improved: Black Sabbath

Original: The Weak Heartdrops
Improved: The Clash

Original: The Golliwogs
Improved: Creedence Clearwater Revival

Original: The Soul Giants
Improved: The Mothers of Invention

Original: On a Friday
Improved: Radiohead

Original: Chicago Transit Authority
Improved: Chicago

Original: Ninja Dick
Improved: Mouse Rat

Original: Twisted Kites
Improved: R.E.M.

Original: Pineapple
Improved: Fleet Foxes

Original: The Primettes
Improved: The Supremes

Original: Breaker Morant
Improved: Explosions in the Sky

Original: Billy Lee & the Rivieras
Improved: Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels

Original: The Oneders
Improved: The Wonders

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