Unit 731 Sounds like any of your typical So-Cal three number punk
bands, but it was really the Japanese Army unit in World War II that
performed medical experiments on the locals in Manchuria. Curiously, not
one of the doctors ever lost their ability to practice medicine or face
censure, even though they committed crimes comparable to the Nazi doctors.
Japan's government only acknowledged the crimes of this unit a few
years ago. They had memorials built to them previously, however.
Idi Amin and the New Bohemians Sure, it's a spoof of a late
eighties band that left a lot to be desired, but naming your band after a
Ugandan dictator who ate his enemies and killed hundreds of thousands of
his countrymen is controversial, and
he deserves some credit.
The Camaro Rouge The Khmer Rouge rank up there with the Nazis as
the most horrific genociders of the twentieth century, and the Khmer
Rouge, with death totals up to a third of Cambodia's population according
to some estimates, are the hands down winners for percentage killed.
Note: If you choose this band name, you must have a lead
singer named Pol Pothead.
Poppa Doc and Baby Doc Perfect for a hip hop duo, the Duvaliers,
father and son team of Hatian dictators, not only grafted billions from
their country, but used their status as black magic Voodoo priests to
terrify their enemies. If you are fortunate enough to have a backup band,
I suggest naming it the "Ton-Ton Macoute" after the Duvaliers' voodoo
Brothaz # 1 In the mid-70's, reports began to come out of Cambodia
of a mysterious organization that was wrecking havoc in the countryside,
and it's mysterious leader known only as Brother Number One. This man was
so mysterious, his own siblings had no idea who he was. Later, although
this was still not his birth name, he gained worldwide notoriety as Pol
Japanese Red Army A name that should fit in well with anime fans and kitsch culture in general, this largely defunct terrorist organization was a force to be reckoned with during the mid-70's until most of them killed each other off in inter-organizational "troubles". Some members are still alive and active, though, and are believed to be living in Syria. Interestingly, the Japanese Red Army were possible suspects immediately after the September 11th attacks.
Star Chamber The Star Chamber was an extra-judicial court in England that answered to no one but the King, if that. Its trials were held in secret, and the accused had very little recourse for defending themselves or appealing their sentence. While there has not been an actual Star Chamber in a few hundred years, it has come to mean any secret tribunal that is beholden to no authority. This name is perfect for an emo band.
Donald Dachau On second thought, maybe you shouldn't use this one. This will offend absolutely everyone, from the Disney Corporation to the Anti-Defamation League.
My Kid is an Honors Student at the School of The Americas This one is a little long, but there was a trend of long names a while back, so it's all right. The School of the Americas is a school located in Georgia where America trains Central American military units in the finer arts of terrorizing the populace, using techniques we learned from SS guys America imported after World War II. Useful things, like how to kill a village with your teeth. Manuel Noriega and the El Salvadoran death squads are only a few of the distinguished alumni of this school. As an added bonus, it mocks those annoying "Honors Student" bumper stickers.
Any of these names will serve you two excellent purposes: One, they're
catchy, and will impress the more ignorant members of your audience by how
creative you are, and Two, anyone who realizes just what they mean will be
offended and try to bring you down. That will only bring more fortune and
fame to you because of the
, even if you have
absolutely no talent (2Live Crew is an excellent example. You can learn
more about them at your local library).
With that, good luck, and remember to rock smarter, not harder.