22 April 2003
Eliminating We Five and U2, but not Them
Phil at The Third Kind announces that his band will now be known as The Fragments, and offers this theory on naming bands:
The band names that are easiest to remember and get recognized more easily are either plural nouns with the word "the" in front, or single-word names.
The Beatles; Cream. Seems reasonable enough.
To cite an exception: Whatever happened to The The? And are the two Thes pronounced the same, or should they be different? (I tend to read it as "thuh THEE".) Then again, should I really care about a band that has a link to Robert Fisk (yes, the Robert Fisk) on its front page?