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Kenneth

  • Thursday 21st July 2016, 6:25am
  • Australia
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Quote: Chappers @ 20th July 2016, 7:10 PM BST

Er - surely it's just Pixies - not THE Pixies.

Frank Black himself and other members of the band, and the music media and announcers generally talk about "the Pixies". If I were writing a contract or a formal list of bands, then I'd use just "Pixies" -- but in general writing I'd follow convention and use the definite article.

Frank Black says the record company advised the Pixies to drop the "the" to be cooler. And he says it's not important:

Thompson: We were like, "Record label? London? Party! Cool! What do we do?" It wasn't because we were desperate; it was because it was action. All the stuff they were talking about, whether it was a record producer or a particular song, or whether the name of the band was going to be Pixies or the Pixies -- they dropped the the because they thought it was cooler to call [us] Pixies -- all this stuff was just not important. The important thing was that we were going to go in a studio, we were going to go on tour, we were going to put a record out.

Full article of interview: http://www.spin.com/2013/06/life-to-the-pixies

Hope this clears things up.

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Chappers

  • Thursday 21st July 2016, 2:11pm
  • Surreyish., England
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Sorry. I'm no expert but someone I knew was a big fan and said there was definitely no "The".

Just bought an album including the following which I had as a single in the 1970s. Maybe the first Deutsche Gramophon single.

Blues Band and Symphony Orchestra - San Francisco Symphony Orchestra - directed by Seiji Ozawa - HQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1IVmjvXlFE

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Kenneth

  • Thursday 21st July 2016, 2:34pm
  • Australia
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Quote: Chappers @ 21st July 2016, 2:11 PM BST

Sorry. I'm no expert but someone I knew was a big fan and said there was definitely no "The".

Luckily for you, I am a bigger expert than your friend. So I can repeat, in case you missed it the first time: Charles Thompson (alias Black Francis alias Frank Black) and the rest of the Pixies usually refer to their band as "the Pixies".

Is that clear enough? The guys in the Pixies call themselves "the Pixies".

It was just their first record company, 4AD, that dropped the "the", as the company thought it would be cooler that way. As Frank Black says, it's not important. OK? So while the records and contracts just say "Pixies" -- the band members call themselves "the Pixies" and so do most of their fans.

Tell your friend to get a life and to stop wasting time by using you as a proxy for pointless battles of pathetic online oneupmanship over the official omission of the definite article from an old band's name.

Hope that clears things up.

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Chappers

  • Thursday 21st July 2016, 2:58pm
  • Surreyish., England
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Quote: Kenneth @ 21st July 2016, 2:34 PM BST

Luckily for you, I am a bigger expert than your friend. So I can repeat, in case you missed it the first time: Charles Thompson (alias Black Francis alias Frank Black) and the rest of the Pixies usually refer to their band as "the Pixies".

Is that clear enough? The guys in the Pixies call themselves "the Pixies".

It was just their first record company, 4AD, that dropped the "the", as the company thought it would be cooler that way. As Frank Black says, it's not important. OK? So while the records and contracts just say "Pixies" -- the band members call themselves "the Pixies" and so do most of their fans.

Tell your friend to get a life and to stop wasting time by using you as a proxy for pointless battles of pathetic online oneupmanship over the official omission of the definite article from an old band's name.

Hope that clears things up.

No - I was responding to your explanation. No repetition necessary.

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A Horseradish

  • Friday 22nd July 2016, 4:02pm
  • United Kingdom
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Quote: George Kaplan @ 21st July 2016, 11:20 PM BST

I can see that.

Also reminded me of -

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Looks like I wasn't the only one to spot that. :D

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A Horseradish

  • Saturday 23rd July 2016, 12:53pm [Edited]
  • United Kingdom
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TEN OF THIRTY ONE

Lera Lynn - Out To Sea

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufk-XzvKcts

Nathan Bowles - J.H for M.P

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0T8OpaWJSI

Hiss Golden Messenger - Saturday's Song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqPC9M8q3Es

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats - S.O.B

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iAYhQsQhSY

Kensington Temple - Nothing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f05VAnHL4ss

The James Hunter Six - Something's Calling

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8nWrGos_0o

Field Music - It's a Good Thing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMAnY1JnC14

Fumaça Preta - La Trampa

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nld93cuREI

Fat Freddy's Drop - 10 Feet Tall

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-JTTNNL5qQ

Primal Scream - Where The Light Gets In

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JC77NtzW7U4

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A Horseradish

  • Saturday 23rd July 2016, 8:52pm [Edited]
  • United Kingdom
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TEN OF THIRTY TWO

Jim O'Rourke - Last Year

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Jc15qd3wDg

Bonnie Raitt - Gypsy In Me

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MzNSgAQR9yg

Paul Simon - Wristband

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lJHVpH5v8Q

The Wood Brothers - The Luckiest Man

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJavLb9S0Po

Richard Ashcroft - Ain't The Future So Bright

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xU0fKPLTJe8

The Coral - Miss Fortune

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEEKcML0wLE

The Besnard Lakes - Necronomicon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-vfFu8JNIw

Andy Shauf - The Magician

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PN0RPWII7gY

Lee Scratch Perry - Science, Magic, Logic

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9jwlctRNuk

Jessica Pratt - Strange Melody

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDpYkomy8dM

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George Kaplan

  • Saturday 23rd July 2016, 11:54pm
  • England
  • 4,716 posts
Quote: The Cool Mikado @ 22nd July 2016, 10:10 AM BST

Annie Clark, Angus Andrew, Beck (INXS Record Club) - Need You Tonight

Very nice. Good find.

Quote: A Horseradish @ 23rd July 2016, 12:53 PM BST

Primal Scream - Where The Light Gets In

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JC77NtzW7U4

As it happens, been listening to this a lot over the last week, and the Chaosmosis album as a whole which I rather like. Good to see them try something a bit different.

Frazey Ford - Done

Haley Bonar - Kismet Kill

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george roper

  • Sunday 24th July 2016, 1:40am [Edited]
  • in the back on stan butlers bus ., England
  • 4,039 posts

The Weight-The Band

Dry Your Eyes Mate -The Streets