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Bands named after animals

Naming your band after an animal is certainly not new. And you'd think that eventually there would be no suitable band names left in the entire animal kingdom. That's where you would be wrong. In the first wave of bands named after critters we had... the Crickets, the Byrds, the Beatles, the Animals, the Eagles, the Turtles, and yes, even the Critters. Then we had the second wave, which include Counting Crows, Black Crowes, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Whitesnake, and Phish. Some of my favorite newer bands include Frightened Rabbit, Super Furry Animals, Fleet Foxes, Panda Bear, Freelance Whales, and Eagles of Death Metal. I'm not really quite understanding the latest obsession with bands with the word Deer in the name..they include Deerhoof, Deer Tick, Deer Camp, Deer Woman, Starved Deer, and even Festival of Dead Deer. One area of the animal kingdom that seems under-represented is undersea creatures. So I've come up with a few names that I believe would be awesome. Or least better than Festival of Dead Deer. In no particular order, I present: Orange Starfish Sea Cucumber Salad The Lowly Snails Carpsucker You wanted the best you've got the best...we're proud to introduce..Muskellunge!

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