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"...take a really cool word but then spell it all wrong. You know, like... 'Lazor', or 'Bigg Nife', or something like 'Taranchula', or maybe like 'Limozeen'..."
Sometimes musicians like to make their band's name oddly spelled for one main reason: It's cool
A combination of Xtreme Kool Letterz
, often Funetik Aksent
and My Nayme Is
, and bonus points if they have a Heävy Mëtal Ümlaut
This type of band name is usually associated with music movements like Hair Metal
and the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal
, but can be used with any type of rock music (and probably any kind of music at all).
Subtrope of Xtreme Kool Letterz
and My Nayme Is
when applied to music.
- In the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, Rodrick plays in a band called Löded Diper.
- Greg points out that, even though everyone assumes Roderick spelled it that way to make it look cool, it's highly possible that he just doesn't know the real spelling.
- InKline Plain, Stuart Kline's band, in War for the Oaks. Eddi, the protagonist is a member at the beginning of the novel. It's described as "the most misspelled band in Minneapolis".
- In the Wolves of Mercy Falls Series, narrator Cole St. Clair is a member of NARKOTIKA. wordofgod states that it's in all caps, because "IT'S LOUDER THAT WAY."
- Brutal Legend had the Kabbage Boy. And Ironheade, though it was less of a band and more of a band-styled army.