97 Bands With Animals In Their Name!

Bands with animals in their nameNow here’s a pointless list if ever there was one! The other night I was searching through iTunes and noticed a few bands with animals in their name. Before I knew it I was off and running and compiling a list. My one criteria was that the bands needed to be ones that I’d actually heard of as I’m sure there are heaps more “animal” indie combos that I haven’t come across. It would have been nice to get to 100 but this is all I’ve got! And in case you don’t understand the pic, it’s those rubber bands kids put around their wrists… geddit? Animal bands! Yeah, it’s a bit lame…sorry!

1. Adam and The Ants
2. Alien Ant Farm
3. Andrew Bird
4. Animal Collective
5. Animal Liberation Orchestra
6. Arctic Monkeys
7. Atomic Kitten
8. Badfish
9. Band of Horses
10. Beastie Boys
11. Bee Gees
12. Birds Of Tokyo
13. Black Crowes
14. Bloodhound Gang
15. Blue Oyster Cult
16. Boomtown Rats
17. Buck Cherry
18. Buck Owens
19. Buddy Holly & The Crickets
20. Buffalo Springfield
21. Buffalo Tom
22. Cat Power
23. Cat Stevens
24. Counting Crows
25. Country Joe and the Fish
26. Crazyhorse
27. Danger Mouse
28. Def Leopard
29. Dinosaur Jr
30. Dixie Chicks
31. Eagle Eye Cherry
32. Echo & The Bunnymen
33. Eddie Rabbit
34. Fabulous Thunderbirds
35. Fishbone
36. Fleet Foxes
37. Flock of Seagulls
38. Gorillaz
39. Government Mule
40. Grant Lee Buffalo
41. Hawkwind
42. Hootie & The Blowfish
43. Howling Wolf
44. Iron Butterfly
45. Jimmie’s Chicken Shack
46. John Cougar Mellencamp
47. Lamb of God
48. Les Claypool’s Fearless Flying Frog Brigade
49. Modest Mouse
50. Noah & The Whale
51. Owl City
52. Oysterhead
53. Papa Roach
54. Persephones Bees
55. Pet Shop Boys
56. Phish
57. Pussy Cat Dolls
58. Ratcat
59. RATT
60. Reel Big Fish
61. Samantha Fox
62. Scorpions
63. Seal
64. Sheryl Crow
65. Sick Puppies
66. Skunk Anansie
67. Slash’s Snake Pit
68. Snoop Doggy Dog
69. Soup Dragons
70. Squirrel Nut Zippers
71. Steppenwolf
72. Stray Cats
73. Super Furry Animals
74. Swanee
75. T Rex
76. The Animals
77. The Aquabats
78. The Beatles
79. The Byrds
80. The Doves
81. The Eagles
82. The Eels
83. The Flying Lizards
84. The Giraffes
85. The Hippos
86. The Jayhawks
87. The Lounge Lizards
88. The Monkees
89. The Wombats
90. The Yardbirds
91. Them Crooked Vultures
92. Three Dog Night
93. Toad the Wet Sprocket
94. Vampire Weekend
95. WASP
96. Whitesnake
97. Wolfmother

As always, if you’ve got any more you’d like to add just whack them in the comments section.

UPDATE: A couple of friends have done what I couldn’t – take this list past the magic 100! Dave Kent suggested Spiderbait and Baby Animals, and Vera Klein came through with The Ferrets and The Dugites! Brilliant!!

52 Comments on “97 Bands With Animals In Their Name!

  1. Vampires, dragons and “Swanee” you are pushing for the 100 all right. How about “Jerry Fish and the Mudbug Club” and “The Mock Turtles” and if you really want to make the 100, how about Herbie Hancock?

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    • Nice! Really just surprised he missed Ratatat, and i’ll add Bat for Lashes, Pigeon, The Doves, and The Donkeys.

    • Well for one I had to look up what a Bonobo was! Nice one Chris! (It’s a pygmy chimpanzee for those who want to know)

  3. The Cat Empire (the BEST!) Dr. Dog, Little Dragon, Boy and Bear, Grizzly Bear…

  4. Oh man, you’re missing some of my favorites:

    Grizzly Bear
    Shearwater
    Bowerbirds
    Fruit Bats
    Porcupine Tree
    Seawolf
    The Dodos
    Panda Bear
    Deer Tick
    Deerhunter
    The Doves
    Department of Eagles
    Them Crooked Vultures
    Blackbird Blackbird
    The Antlers?
    Boy & Bear
    Sparklehorse
    Birdy
    Foals
    Frightened Rabbit
    Pepper Rabbit
    Horse Feathers
    Parlor Hawk
    The Last Bison
    Miniature Tigers
    Phoenix
    Dr. Dog
    Fossil Collective?
    Ratatat?

    There’s a lot more, but these are key 😉

    • Wow, awesome additions. I’d stuck with mainly bands I’d heard of instead of getting too indie but you’ve nailed a bunch of good ones there – thanks heaps.

  5. Dogs Die In Hot Cars
    Dingoes
    Ratcat
    Cockroaches
    David Bowie and the Spiders from Mars
    Cat Empire
    Goanna
    Jo Jo Zep and the Falcons
    Jake Bugg
    Ferrets
    Spiderbait
    Trex
    Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds

  6. Groundhogs
    Turtles
    Blodwyn Pig
    Three Dog Night
    Bonzo Dog Do Da Band
    Chicken Shack
    Chickenfoot

  7. The great kat.
    Goatwhore.
    Hounds.
    Wolf.
    Kitties.
    Cyclefly.
    Flyleaf.
    Pig destroyer.
    Sheep on drugs.

  8. I don’t know if anyone said it yet but what about Street Dogs from Boston.

  9. The Dogs D’Amour
    The Locust
    Voice of the Beehive
    Pussy Riot
    The Blow Monkeys
    Buggles
    Climie Fisher
    The Flamingos
    Counting Crows
    Sly Fox
    McFly
    Roachford

  10. You missed those classic punk rockers Slaughter and the dogs plus from the 60s the Piglets…..

  11. I’m going to show my age and say the Turtles again….come on, Flo and Eddie! Happy Together
    And everyone on Earth knows “Hair” by the Cowsills

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