Band Names in Kannada

3 Jul

Murali Partha forwarded this to me with the disclaimer that people could have already seen it. Here are some music groups (bands) with their kannada equivalents. Its a long list. Read at your leisure…

English Band Karnataka Version Complexity
ACDC CurrentuByattree High
Aha Oho Killer
All Saints Yella Saadhugale Low
Audio Slave Dhvani Gulaama Low
BabyFace MaguMaka Low
Back Street Boys Hind beedhi huduguru Low
Bad Boys Blue Neeli Poli huduguru Medium
Bad Company Kettu Kharkane Medium
Baker Street Iyengar Raste High
Bananarama Devuru Baalehannu Killer
Barenaked ladies Nagnavaadhu Hengusuru Low
Billy Idol Bekkina Vigraha High
Black crowes Kappu Kaagigalu Low
Black Sabbath Kari Sabbakki bathu High
Blind Melon Kurudu Kalangri High
Chemical Brothers Rasayane sodharegalu High
ColdPlay ChaliAta Low
Collective Soul Atma Chow Chow High
Color me badd Kettudage banna haki High
counting Crows Enuso kaagigalu Low
Creed Vichara High
Culture Club Samskaradha Ispet Kendra Killer
Cutting Crew Hajam Nan makalu High
Deep Blue Something Aallla Neeli eno High
Def Leppard Kivdu Chirute Low
Dire Straits Sakkath Ayomaya High
Duran Duran Maadu Ood-dha Maadu Ood-dha High
Eagles Garuda Low
Everything but the Girl Figar bittu bere yalla Medium
Faith Hill Nambike Betta Medium
Faster Pussycat Bega bekku High
Fine Young Cannibals Valle yuva nara-bakshakaru High
FireHouse Benkimane Low
Fools Garden Huchura udhyanavana Medium
FourPlay Nalaku Jana Aadodhu High
Garbage Kachada Low
Gipsy Kings Lambadi Raja Killer
Go West Paschima Hogi Medium
GodSmack Devuru Kapala Medium
Goo goo dolls gugoo (peddu) gombegalu Killer
Grateful Dead Aabhari Sattavaru High
Greenday Hasuru Dhina Low
HoobaStank Yarappa bittidhu? High
INXS Solpa Jaasthi Aithu High
Iron Maiden Kabna-dha Kanya Medium
Journey Prayana Low
Kansas Krishnan maavan-dhu Killer
Linkin Park Jodso Udyana High
Little River Band Chikka Nadhi Baaja Low
Lou bega Ousara Killer
Matchbox 20 Benkipatna ippathu Medium
Maxi Priest Langa-ony Poojari High
Meat Loaf Mamsada thundu Medium
MegaDeth Vishaala-Saavu Medium
Metallica Kabna-nekkan-a? High
Modern Talking Aadunika Maathu Medium
Moody Blues Neeli Feelingu Medium
Naughty by Nature Modhlinda Thunturu High
NickelBack Childre vapas Medium
No Doubt Anumanane illa Medium
Noble Savages Punyathma baddi makalu Killer
Papa Roach Jirle appa Medium
Pearl Jam Mutthina Gojju High
Pet Shop Boys Saakuva Praani Angadi Huduguru High
PM Dawn Sandhye-ne Bellagge Killer
Radio Head Aakasha Vani Thale Medium
Rainbow Indradhanusu Low
Red Hot Chilli Peppers Bisi Bisi Kempu Menasinkai galu Medium
Red Nex Kempu Kathu Low
Roxette Yella Thara Kallu Killer
Rush Bega Low
Salt N Pepa Uppu Kara Low
Seal Mucchu Killer
Shaggy JataksRaja High
Simply Red Sumne Kempu Medium
six pence none the richer aaru kaasu astay saaku High
Smashing Pumpkins Vadadhuhogthairo Kumblekaigalu Medium
Smashmouth Moothi vadee High
Snoop Doggy Dogg Thika-nai-mari Killer
Soul Asylum Atma ke Lodge High
Spice Girls Sambhara Hudigiru High
StarShip Nakshatradha Dhoni Medium
Stone Temple Pilots Kallidha Devasthanada Pushpaka chalakaru Killer
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9 Responses to “Band Names in Kannada”

  1. gmohanprakash July 3, 2007 at 10:38 am #

    It does provide some comic moments but would defeat the purpose of the name when translated!

  2. Chitra July 3, 2007 at 10:44 am #

    I wish BabyFace was ‘Magu Mukha’ rather than ‘magumaka’!!

  3. Balu July 3, 2007 at 2:14 pm #

    Hello Karthik,
    I work for Bangalore Mirror and I found your blog very interesting. I wanted to feature it in a section called Blog Talk which has Bangalore specific blogs. Could you please mail your permission sir?

  4. destinationsrik July 4, 2007 at 5:48 am #

    Radio Head – Aakasha Vani Thale – Medium is my personal favourite here!

    Killer names 🙂

  5. bachodi July 8, 2007 at 3:08 pm #

    Metallica Kabna-nekkan-a?
    Noble Savages Punyathma baddi makalu ROTFAL :-))

  6. Su July 13, 2007 at 3:54 pm #

    This is Super. Can’t stop laughing. Good one.
    S

  7. tarlesubba July 18, 2007 at 7:07 pm #

    of you forgot
    beatles tigaNe
    pink floyd gulabi garey

  8. adarsh July 20, 2007 at 10:43 am #

    hahaha… hilarious…

  9. Ankith Jk June 11, 2011 at 5:54 pm #

    Awesome piece of work …..!
    I will name my Band in Kannada ….. For sure …..
    Once again AWESOME !!!

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