This group from Manchester had to have one of the worst names of all time. There has to be a story, right? It actually comes from a poem written by Liverpudlian Adrian Henri, who was inspired by an ad for a Dutch car that was new, fast, equipped with an automatic transmission and was, yes, yellow. Still, it’s a dumb name for a band. I think the group knew it, too, which is why they insisted on abbreviating things to “New Fads” after a while. Fun fact: Singer Andy Spearpoint once had a small part in Coronation Street.