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Old 06-17-2006, 01:29 AM   #1
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"The"s when it comes to band names.

Does it bother anyone else when they don't know if there is or isn't a "The" in a band's name

like Delays, Doves, Editors and Smashing Pumpkins

I use "The"s when I classify them, but am I wrong?
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Old 06-17-2006, 02:26 AM   #2
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I usually look at what they use on their albums and then go with that.
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Yeah, there are a number of bands I'm always unsure of whether there's a 'The' or not. Apparently Cocteau Twins get ticked off if someone calls them "The Cocteau Twins".

I think we should just start putting a "The" in front of every band to be safe. The U2. The Modest Mouse. The Pavement. The Outkast. The The Cure. You get the idea.

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Old 06-17-2006, 03:48 AM   #4
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Arcade Fire is a good one.

I've seen them named with both The and without it, but am still looking for an official verdict.

So, the Arcade Fire, or The Arcade Fire, or Arcade Fire?
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I usually look at what they use on their albums and then go with that.
Yep, that's what I go by too. If the band doesn't include 'The', nor do I.


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The The.

For some reason I hate that band name, smacks of smart-aleckyness.
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Old 06-18-2006, 02:54 AM   #7
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If we use U2popmofo's theory, it should be "The The The"

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Use this:

The Motherfucking Kinks.

or

The Motherfucking Doves.

It'll make you look cool. And your friends will buy you drinks.
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Use this:

The Motherfucking Kinks.

or

The Motherfucking Doves.

It'll make you look cool. And your friends will buy you drinks.
if my friends bought me drinks everytime I swore, I'd be a drunk drunk man.
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I remember when Edie Brickell was around. At the time it was 'Edie Brickell and New Bohemians'. No "The" in there for certain. What I am is what I am.... man that song annoyed me

what's worse about 'The' are places that alphabetize/sort things out using 'The'. So THE BEATLES might be under 'T'
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Pixies is one that bugs the hell out of me. I have the hardest time not putting 'The' in front of it.
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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.
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Actually I've heard 'Smashing' was meant to be an adjective. Think British.

Eg.

Toffworth: Tally ho, old chap, how about a nice game of cricket and tea afterward?
Foppingham: My word, that sounds absolutely smashing!
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Actually I've heard 'Smashing' was meant to be an adjective. Think British.

Eg.

Toffworth: Tally ho, old chap, how about a nice game of cricket and tea afterward?
Foppingham: My word, that sounds absolutely smashing!

Unfortunately, if that were true it would serve to make Corgan even more of an idiot than I originally thought.
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LemonMacPhisto: I know that Delays are simply Delays, not The Delays.
I'll go fix it, thanks.
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