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Famous Bands’ Awful Original Names

Beastie Boys

Formerly Known As: The Young Aborigines

Mike D and MCA got their start in 1978 with this experimental hardcore outfit. They switched their name just prior to recruiting Ad-Rock in 1982. —Jeff Royer

(Photo: Frank Micelotta, Getty Images)

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