Ten Bands Whose Names Are Scarier Than Their Music (page 5)
6. [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]10,000 Maniacs[/lastfm]
The mellow band that launched the solo career of [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Natalie Merchant[/lastfm], had a penchant for choosing ghoulish sounding names. Before they landed on 10,000 Maniacs, the band was called Burn Victims. Like #10 band Fine Young Cannibals, 10,ooo Maniacs also garnered inspiration for their name from a film, in this instance the low-budget horror classic Two Thousand Maniacs! They just bumped the number up by 8,000.
[metrolyrics artist="10,000 Maniacs" song="Candy Everybody Wants"]