Join the Club…Band

Some of the best and worst club bands

The word club elicits feelings of exclusivity. These clubs are the complete opposite, they want you to buy all their music and tickets to their shows. Here are 8 club bands.

Tokyo Police Club
Dave Monks of Tokyo Police Club has said their name came 10 years ago when they were in high school. Tokyo seemed like the most exotic place, while police was an appropriate non-sequitur, and the club part just seemed obvious.

Bombay Bicycle Club
Bombay Bicycle Club still doesn’t like their name after changing it from The Canals very early on. Jack Steadman has compared their regret to Arctic Monkeys who blame being young and without foresight for their choice of name. Bombay Bicycle Club was a chain of Indian restaurants in England.

Two Door Cinema Club
Two Door Cinema Club got their name from a local movie theatre called the Tudor Cinema. One of their band members pronounced it wrong and they went with Two Door Cinema Club.

Culture Club
Culture Club is one of the original and most successful bands to put club in their name. They’ve sold more than 50-million records.

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club were originally called The Elements. Sadly that name was taken so they went with Black Rebel Motorcycle Club after the name of the bike gang from the 1953 movie The Wild One.

New Young Pony Club
New Young Pony Club is by far the most noble and majestic sounding name on this entire list. It comes from their lead singer’s ambition to be part of a club or team at school.

Tom Tom Club
Tom Tom Club is the side project Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth of Talking Heads, started in 1981.

S Club 7
S Club 7 is probably some of the lamest music ever made by human beings. The band was created by the same guy who managed the Spice Girls. After disbanding in 2003 the whole line up just got back together to perform at a kids’ telethon last week.