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Old 06-18-2006, 07:43 PM   #16
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Are the Stones officialy The Rolling Stones or just the Rolling Stones? What about the Skyhooks?
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Old 06-19-2006, 01:10 PM   #17
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Belle & Sebastian or Belle and Sebastian? Apparently it's interchangeable.
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It bugs me when I enter bands into The Band Index, and I don't know whether or not they have a "The".
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I'm googling whether or not there's a site that knows the answer to this.
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The Pixies are just Pixies? I didn't know that. I always refer to them and The Pixies, and will continue to do so cause I don't give a shit for society's rules. \m/ \m/

I've also seen Pink Floyd written as The Pink Floyd, or The Floyd, but I think it's a British thing.
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Belle & Sebastian or Belle and Sebastian? Apparently it's interchangeable.
I've noticed that before also, particularly with Belle and Sebastion. It makes it hard for me to list new CDs I buy on my "collection" list.
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Old 06-19-2006, 04:24 PM   #22
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OK I looked up the and vs. & thing on wikipedia and found this link: http://www.belleandsebastian.com/qas...term=ampersand

Sarah Martin, the band's violinist, replies.

From: Esme
Q.Hello!! I was wondering, what's the deal with the ampersand? For some reason I always thought it was "Belle & Sebastian" rather than "Belle and Sebastian". Am I wrong?? Or doesn't it matter. There seems to be a mix of the two used around the place, but which is right (I need to know so that my ipod is gramatically correct)? The Barbian gig was beautiful by the way, but you already know that xx

A. Whichever looks better in any situation is right. For my iPod I went for ampersands all the way, cos I like them.

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Old 06-19-2006, 05:17 PM   #23
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I've also seen Pink Floyd written as The Pink Floyd, or The Floyd, but I think it's a British thing.
Their official name used to be The Pink Floyd Sound, which then got shortened to The Pink Floyd. If you look at all of their early fliers/singles from 1967, most of them say "The Pink Floyd." Even after they dropped the "The," they still referred to themselves as The Pink Floyd in interviews on occassion. Even today! So I think that's why some people write it out as "the Pink Floyd" these days.

As for Belle & Sebastian, the same thing has always bugged me about Echo & The Bunnymen. I don't know if it's Echo & The Bunnymen or Echo And The Bunnymen. The band members don't seem to know either, because there's discrepancies on the album covers!





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One more reason to think Billy Corgan is a fucking idiot, despite a few good-to-great albums.
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I'm more bothered by the fact that "Smashing Pumpkins" is an action, not an object, so "The Smashing Pumpkins" makes absolutely no grammatical sense whatsoever. Plus, on the first couple albums there was no "the", then for the uber-pretentious Mellon Collie it appeared and stayed for good.

One more reason to think Billy Corgan is a fucking idiot, despite a few good-to-great albums.
I love the Pumpkins and Corgan, but yeah, that's pretty confusing.

I wonder if just Corgan and Chamberlain are going to be in the "reformed" Pumpkins...
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