!!! (Chk Chk Chk) - Is that a yes or a no???

Dance punk/indie rock band from Sacramento, California with a name that, as far as our experience goes, is one of the most difficult to Google of all band names. Typing chk chk chk tends to help, because the url of !!!’s website is www.chkchkchk.net.

Chk Chk Chk band name origins - Khoisan BushmenThe band found inspiration for its name in the South African film The Gods Must Be Crazy, a comic pseudo-documentary about the life of the Khoisan Bushmen, nature people devoid of all contact with the outside world. The voice-over in the film explains that 'Their language has an idiosyncrasy of its own; it seems to consist mainly of clicking sounds.' In the subtitles those clicking sounds are represented by an exclamation mark

And that gave the band an idea. 

By the way, the click sounds the Khoisan make in the film are mostly very different from each other. For this reason it can not be so that '!' is the same as 'chk': the sign can represent any monosyllabic sound.

So !!! can mean no no no, but it can also mean yes yes yes. 

Useless trivia: the former drummer of the band, Jerry Fuchs, lost his life on november 8, 2009, after a free fall in an elevator shaft. 1!@

Active: 1996-present, USA
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