Ten Bands Whose Names Are Scarier Than Their Music

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”]


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