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    35 Popular Bands That Started Out With Painfully Awkward Names

    Did you know Creed's original name was Naked Toddler? Yikes.

    1. Nirvana's original name was...

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    Pen Cap Chew

    2. The Red Hot Chili Peppers' original name was...

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    Tony Flow And The Miraculously Majestic Masters Of Mayhem

    3. Creed's original name was...

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    Naked Toddler

    4. Matchbox 20's original name was...

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    Tabitha's Secret

    5. R.E.M.'s original name was almost...

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    Cans Of Piss

    6. Radiohead's original name was...

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    On A Friday

    7. Van Halen's original name was...

    REX USA/Andre Csillag

    Rat Salad

    8. Finger 11's original name was...

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    Rainbow Butt Monkeys

    9. Coldplay's original name was...

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    Starfish

    10. Black Sabbath's original name was...

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    The Polka Tulk Blues Band

    11. The Beatles' original name was...

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    Johnny And The Moondogs

    12. The Beach Boys' original name was...

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    The Pendletones

    13. Led Zeppelin's original name was...

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    The New Yardbirds

    14. The Goo Goo Doll's original name was...

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    The Sex Maggots

    15. The Who's original name was...

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    The High Numbers

    16. ZZ Top's original name was...

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    The Moving Sidewalks

    17. Stone Temple Pilot's original name was...

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    Mighty Joe Young

    18. Pearl Jam's original name was...

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    Mookie Blaylock

    19. U2's original name was...

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    Feedback

    20. Oasis' original name was...

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    Rain

    21. Coheed And Cambria's original name was...

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    Shabutie

    22. Queen's original name was...

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    Smile

    23. Simon And Garfunkel's original name was...

    REX USA/Harry Goodwin

    Tom And Jerry

    24. Maroon 5's original name was...

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    Kara's Flowers

    25. Pink Floyd's original name was...

    REX USA/News Ltd/Newspix

    Meggadeath

    26. Snow Patrol's original name was...

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    Polar Bear

    27. The Grateful Dead's original name was...

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    Mother Mcree's Uptown Jug Champions

    28. The Beastie Boy's original name was...

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    The Young Aborigines

    29. The Clash's original name was...

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    The Weak Heartdrops

    30. Bloc Party's original name was...

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    Superheroes Of BMX

    31. Blur's original name was...

    REX USA/Brian Rasic / Rex

    Seymour

    32. The Pixies' original name was...

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    Pixies In Panoply

    33. MxPx's original name was...

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    Magnified Plaid

    34. Depeche Mode's original name was...

    REX USA

    Composition Of Sound

    35. The Barenaked Ladies' original name was...

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