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100 Best Rock Bands With Food Names

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To many, food is the way of life. For a foodie, trying new food or snack is pure thrill. Cuisines from different parts of the world have their own unique taste and flavor. In the realms of music, different types of foods and their expressions are hugely popular. Many musicians actually find inspiration to include food ideas in their bands name. Rock bands in particular have taken food inspired themes to a whole new level.

Significance of Food Names in Musical Groups

Musicians may mention food items in their band names for a variety of reasons. The vision of every group of musicians differs in accordance with their perspective. A creative thought process is implemented to come up with names that are unique in identity. The name of a specific food may be included with other words to bring about dynamism. Sometimes, food names are used as connecting terms with other words to highlight a deeper meaning. Certain musicians may arrange words to showcase a double entendre.

Certain musicians love to add contradictory elements from different genres to bring uniqueness to their band name. The name of a food is sometimes added with contrasting words that bring aesthetic value to a name. Food ideas may be incorporated in band names to give theatrical identity or make something absolutely illogical sound adorable. Sometimes nonsensical words are combined with food ideas to come up with whacky band names.


What Is the Purpose of Mentioning Food Items in Band Names?

The purpose of mentioning food items in band names is to acquire a uniquely distinctive identity. Foods mentioned in band names may represent a diverse perspective related to varied attributes. Musicians may implement a logical concept or something totally illogical to convey a meaning through their band name. Specific types of food maybe picked as names represent their unique qualities. Food may also be used as a metaphor to express a mystical concept.

Sometimes members in a musical group like to bring in a certain amount of absurdity by combining food-themes with words. A number of bands combine vague words with the intention of sounding outlandishly different. This is often done to build a conceptual identity to promote the band as a brand. Food related themes may also be incorporated by group members as their band name while having fun with words during a brainstorming session. Commonly mentioned foods in band names are

  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Meat and Poultry
  • Fish and Seafood
  • Desserts
  • Fruit Preserves
  • Nuts & Seeds
  • Beverages
  • Dairy Products
  • Sweets
  • Grains and Legumes

The list below showcases a diverse collection of rock bands, alternative rock bands, indie rock bands, garage rock bands, punk rock bands, pop-rock bands, hard rock bands, blues rock bands, funk rock bands, country rock bands, gothic rock bands and heavy metal bands that have food in their names. If you have a view, opinion, or band suggestion, let us know in the comments section.

Top 10 Best Rock Bands With Food Names

  1. The Cranberries
  2. Bread
  3. Pearl Jam
  4. Red Hot Chili Peppers
  5. Smashing Pumpkins
  6. The Chocolate Watchband
  7. Vanilla Fudge
  8. Cake
  9. Meat Puppets
  10. Cream


11. The Electric Prunes

12. Moby Grape

13. Silver Apples

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14. Meat Loaf

15. Apple Pie Motherhood Band

16. The Peanut Butter Conspiracy

17. Fishbone

18. Tangerine Dream

19. Strawberry Alarm Clock

20. The Apples in Stereo


21. Humble Pie

22. Cracker

23. Sunflower Bean

24. Blind Melon

25. Neutral Milk Hotel

26. Sugar Ray

27. Orange Juice

28. Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band

29. King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard

30. Blue Oyster Cult

31. Wild Cherry

32. Country Joe and, the Fish

33. Sugarloaf

34. Hootie and the Blowfish

35. Raspberries

36. The Honeycombs

37. Blackberry Smoke

38. Lambchop

39. Goldie and the Gingerbreads

40. Hot Tuna


41. Veruca Salt

42. The Lemonheads

43. Melt-Banana

44. The Jam

45. Sherbet

46. Fruit Bats

47. Lamb of God

48. Barleyjuice

49. Tumbleweed

50. Seaweed

51. The Flying Burrito Brothers

52. Bananarama

53. Five Finger Death Punch

54. Sweet

55. Martha and the Muffins

56. The Sea and Cake

57. Half Man Half Biscuit

58. Mushroomhead

59. Soup Dragons

60. Iron & Wine


61. Midnight Oil

62. Reel Big Fish

63. The Sugarcubes

64. U.S. Maple

65. The Applejacs

66. Hall & Oates

67. Cherry Poppin’ Daddies

68. Mudhoney

69. Black Stone Cherry

70. The Mighty Lemon Drops

71. Paddy and the Rats

72. The Tea Party

73. Casper and the Cookies

74. Godley & Crème

75. Sweet Savage

76. Marmalade

77. Wings

78. Hedgehog Pie

79. Bread and Roses

80. We Butter the Bread with Butter


81. School of Fish

82. G. Love & Special Sauce

83. Poppy

84. Black Honey

85. The Pineapple Thief

86. Bowling for Soup

87. Irish Stew of Sindidun

88. Honeytribe

89. Peaches

90. Tonic

91. King Prawn

92. Papas Fritas

93. Gorilla Biscuits

94. Alabama Shakes

95. Sugarcult

96. Gravy Train

97. Iced Earth

98. Egg

99. Salad

100. Breadwinner

Other Notable Rock Bands With Food Names

  • The Appleseed Cast
  • Stuck Mojo
  • The Mutton Birds
  • Sugarland
  • Mono Puff
  • Showbread
  • Baby Lemonade
  • Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
  • The Cherry Slush
  • Free Beer
  • Eels
  • The Honey Buzzards
  • Vanilla Ninja
  • Three Fish
  • 14 Carat Grapefruit
  • Egg Hunt
  • Snowcake
  • The Grapes of Wrath
  • Lemon Demon
  • Big Pig
  • Fishboy
  • Chicken Shack
  • Orange Bicycle
  • Phish
  • The Seeds
  • The Beach Nuts
  • Soda Stereo
  • The Gourds
  • Oil
  • Whiteberry
  • Milk ‘N’ Cookies
  • Sugar
  • Beer7
  • Kiwi Time
  • One Bad Pig
  • The Lemon Fog
  • Code Orange
  • The Milkshakes
  • Starfish
  • Hot Chip
  • The Candy Spooky Theater
  • The Brew
  • Sodagreen
  • Big Sugar
  • Olive Mess
  • Taproot
  • Great Shakes
  • Peachcake
  • Orange Goblin
  • Milky Chance
  • Back Ice
  • Tangerine Circus
  • Jellyfish
  • SugarComa
  • Mom’s Apple Pie
  • Blodwyn Pig
  • Chai
  • Lightning Seeds
  • Pepper
  • The Mojos
  • Brutal Juice
  • Squid
  • BBQ Chickens
  • Phatfish
  • Green Jelly
  • Starfish and Coffee
  • Sweet Water
  • Trout Fishing In Quebec
  • Archers of Loaf
  • Ram Jam
  • Team Tomato
  • Alice Donut
  • Weekend Nachos
  • Sweet Trip
  • Blakfish
  • The Electric Eels
  • Cookie Duster
  • Whole Wheat Bread
  • Shankin’ Pickle
  • Fattburger
  • Blood Sausage
  • Ghosts and Vodka
  • Sugarmonkey
  • The Icemen
  • Grenadine
  • The Salteens
  • Code Orange Kids
  • Beardfish
  • Strawberry Switchblade
  • Hot Butter
  • Sounds Like Chicken
  • Mojo Nixon
  • Shark Island
  • Agent Orange
  • Sweet Empire
  • Plumtree
  • Iceage
  • Roadside Poppies
  • Fudge Tunnel
  • Ginger Baker’s Air Force
  • Mischief Brew
  • Orange 9mm
  • The String Cheese Incident
  • Cake Like
  • Hagfish
  • Sweet Smoke
  • The Honeydrippers
  • Green Apple Quick Step
  • Modey Lemon
  • The Crabs
  • Lollipop Lust Kill
  • Tonic Breed
  • Sweetwater
  • Crumb
  • Tribal Seeds
  • Honeyblood
  • Beatsteaks
  • Two Spot Gobi
  • Cherry Boom
  • Big Cheese
  • The Honeys
  • Starlight Mints
  • The Dead Milkmen
  • Harvey Milk
  • Chocolate, Menta, Mastik
  • The Mojo Men
  • Sweet Comfort Band
  • The Salads
  • The Honey Brothers
  • Crying Nut

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