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Collective nouns for rock fans

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Most of these write themselves. To paraphrase J.R. Nelson, everyone needs to release their inner James Lawton sometimes.

A gaggle of Lady Gaga fans
A deceit of Courtney Love fans
A misery of Billy Corgan fans
A scold of Thom Yorke fans
A plague of Kings Of Leon fans
A swoon of Best Coast fans
A murder of Run DMC fans
A mob of Oasis fans
A flock of Foals fans
A bevy of Pogues fans
A school of post-rock fans
An army of PJ Harvey fans

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27 Responses to Collective nouns for rock fans

  1. lar February 23, 2011 at 9:19 am

    ouch @ Murder of Run DMC fans

  2. Wallace Wylie February 23, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    I would have gone for an arseload of Billy Corgan fans.

  3. Tim Footman February 23, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    A wart of Motorhead fans

  4. Alastair Jackson February 23, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    Hahahaha@’a crock of Jet fans’. Classic.

  5. Everett True February 23, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    Some more suggestions (via Facebook)

    An ooze of Melvins fans
    A spectacle of Elvis Costello fans
    A memory of Elvis Presley fans
    A laconic of J Mascis fans
    A pit of Ramones fans
    A squeal of Miley Cyrus fans
    A lack of I’m Being Good fans

  6. Alastair Jackson February 24, 2011 at 1:21 am

    A throwback of Poison fans.

  7. Hannah Golightly February 24, 2011 at 1:40 am

    a ripped tights of courtney love fans

  8. Hannah Golightly February 24, 2011 at 1:40 am

    or at least: a smeared lips of courtney love fans

  9. Hannah Golightly February 24, 2011 at 2:07 am

    a congregation of Judas Priest fans

  10. Hannah Golightly February 24, 2011 at 2:09 am

    a fetish of lady gaga fans

  11. Hannah Golightly February 24, 2011 at 2:10 am

    a playgroup of Hole fans

  12. Hannah Golightly February 24, 2011 at 2:12 am

    ok I’m bored of this game now. bye bye

  13. Hannah Golightly February 24, 2011 at 2:13 am

    a needle in a haystack of Hannah Golightly fans.

  14. Julian February 24, 2011 at 3:50 am

    A slaughter of Nick Cave fans.

  15. Julian February 24, 2011 at 7:18 am

    A stump of Def Leppard fans.

  16. Everett True February 24, 2011 at 7:56 am

    the last few of these are great, Hannah!

  17. Everett True February 24, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    Even more suggestions (via Facebook again)

    A dustbowl of Woody Guthrie fans
    A parliament of George Clinton fans
    A freight train of Elizabeth Cotten fans
    A giraffe’s necklace of Cocteau Twins fans
    A golly-gee of Daniel Johnston fans
    A fringe of Bunnymen fans
    A bosom of Dolly Parton fans

  18. Wallace Wylie February 24, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    A cemetery of Grateful Dead fans
    An aquarium of Phish fans
    A vial of Poison fans
    An atrium of Heart fans
    A division of Police fans
    A palace of Queen fans
    A net of Fall fans
    A reception of Wedding Present fans

  19. James Mills February 24, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    A blitzkrieg of Joy Division fans

    A slice of Meatloaf fans

    A crotch-rot of Guns N Roses fans

  20. Wallace Wylie February 25, 2011 at 8:59 am

    A loaf of Bread fans.

  21. Anne Onymouse March 25, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    a smegma of Hole fans

  22. Indie Dad December 3, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    A noodle of Japan fans
    A climax of Blues Band fans
    A caution of Wet Wet Wet fans
    A ventricle of Heart fans
    A prolapse of Anal Cunt fans

  23. Harvey Manfrenjensenden April 23, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    a bunker of Bob Seger fans

  24. Harvey Manfrenjensenden April 23, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    a studio of Steely Dan fans
    a line of Fleetwood Mac fans (also works for Steely Dan)

  25. Harvey Manfrenjensenden April 23, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    a tab of Gong fans

  26. Harvey Manfrenjensenden April 23, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    a record store of Can fans

  27. Everett True April 23, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    I’m happy to print a follow-up

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