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Title: Why the hell can't musicians spell?
Post by: Crazy_88s on November 09, 2007, 12:25:05 AM
I mean come on. I don't know about you, but shouldn't their name be spelled L-i-m-p b-i-s-c-u-i-t? Shouldn't that other band's name be LINCOLN park? I mean at least Britney has an excuse for her crappy spelling(In luv wit a stripper), but how can bands spell their names like that and still retain any modicum of respect for themselves? I mean, come on.
Title: Re: Why the hell can't musicians spell?
Post by: Pak-Man on November 09, 2007, 02:02:17 AM
Yeah. Intentionally mispelling something to add a dash of flare to your name is just plain wrong. ;^)
Title: Re: Why the hell can't musicians spell?
Post by: doggans on November 09, 2007, 03:19:19 AM
Well, in that case, I guess we'll have to start calling the site "Riff Tracks".

Although, I do agree that excessive misspelling, intentional or not, can be quite obnoxious. I don't mind a different way of spelling a word in a band's name, but when all their song titles look like they were suggested by a thirteen year old girl obsessed with text messaging, that gets irritating, to say the least. :P
Title: Re: Why the hell can't musicians spell?
Post by: AmandaGal on November 09, 2007, 04:11:51 AM
I bring "Beatles" to the table.  As supporting evidence I present groups like The Byrds and The Monkees.

Cutesy spellings are not a new thing.
Title: Re: Why the hell can't musicians spell?
Post by: dignan on November 09, 2007, 04:32:08 AM
Also, Led Zeppelin,  Lynyrd Skynyrd.   
Title: Re: Why the hell can't musicians spell?
Post by: BathTub on November 09, 2007, 05:01:05 AM
I mean come on. I don't know about you, but shouldn't their name be spelled L-i-m-p b-i-s-c-u-i-t? Shouldn't that other band's name be LINCOLN park? I mean at least Britney has an excuse for her crappy spelling(In luv wit a stripper), but how can bands spell their names like that and still retain any modicum of respect for themselves? I mean, come on.

Don't go anywhere near the tracklist for any of Princes' recent albums you'll have an aneurysm.
Title: Re: Why the hell can't musicians spell?
Post by: Tripe on November 09, 2007, 05:25:31 AM
Or George Clinton's more recent output.
Title: Re: Why the hell can't musicians spell?
Post by: RVR II on November 09, 2007, 06:24:56 AM
Well, in Rap, er Hip Hop (what ever it is) the Lyrics are spelled out in sooo much disarray, it's truly annoying to even try to decipher them!
Title: Re: Why the hell can't musicians spell?
Post by: Tripe on November 09, 2007, 06:34:54 AM
Well, in Rap, er Hip Hop (what ever it is)

Simple: Rap is something you do, Hip-Hop is something you live. :)
Title: Re: Why the hell can't musicians spell?
Post by: RVR II on November 09, 2007, 06:37:07 AM
Well, in Rap, er Hip Hop (what ever it is)

Simple: Rap is something you do, Hip-Hop is something you live. :)
Ooohh... I thought Hip-Hop was a big balloon ball that kids bounce on.. ::)
Title: Re: Why the hell can't musicians spell?
Post by: Tripe on November 09, 2007, 06:48:15 AM
I think that's a space hopper

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/26/Monkey-dust-dvd-cover.jpg)
Title: Re: Why the hell can't musicians spell?
Post by: GregMcduck on November 09, 2007, 08:52:48 AM
(http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/8409/frontcenterr3c1vy7.jpg).
Title: Re: Why the hell can't musicians spell?
Post by: Petey Wheatstraw on November 09, 2007, 09:59:20 AM
I don't know about you, but shouldn't their name be spelled L-i-m-p b-i-s-c-u-i-t? Shouldn't that other band's name be LINCOLN park?

I just call those bands "crap".
Title: Re: Why the hell can't musicians spell?
Post by: Pak-Man on November 09, 2007, 10:50:23 AM
Oh, and how can I forget:

http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail16.html
Title: Re: Why the hell can't musicians spell?
Post by: kodiakthejuggler on November 09, 2007, 11:24:12 AM
I don't know about you, but shouldn't their name be spelled L-i-m-p b-i-s-c-u-i-t? Shouldn't that other band's name be LINCOLN park?

I just call those bands "crap".

Hey now, that's an insult to crap everywhere.
Title: Re: Why the hell can't musicians spell?
Post by: Tyrant on November 09, 2007, 06:14:05 PM
 I think we're doomed when it comes to our language. I envision a future not too far away where most of the English spoken/written now in the present will look to the future generations like the original version of Beowulf does to us. They won't be able to imagine us actually saying "Oh My God" outloud instead of "OMG", or spelling "Boys" with a 's' instead of a 'z'.
Title: Re: Why the hell can't musicians spell?
Post by: Kzinistzerg on November 10, 2007, 07:28:15 AM
It wouldn't hurt to actually simplify the English language, you know. The spelling and grammar rules we have? AWFUL.
Title: Re: Why the hell can't musicians spell?
Post by: RVR II on November 10, 2007, 07:34:14 AM
It wouldn't hurt to actually simplify the English language, you know. The spelling and grammar rules we have? AWFUL.
I would be against simplifying it Too Much..
..The 'Rednecks' have such a Drawl to it...
"GIT EP OT DAT CHAYER EPNER N FEED YER PIGS!! ya gud fer nut'n sheet-fer-brains.."
Title: Re: Why the hell can't musicians spell?
Post by: Junkyard on November 10, 2007, 07:38:45 AM
So I guess you guys won't be buying my band's new album, "Dizestablishmentarianizm?"
Title: Re: Why the hell can't musicians spell?
Post by: Tripe on November 10, 2007, 07:45:30 AM
Cool they can go on before my band Antidisestablimentariyanism

Whatever genre you musics in they don't play that.
Title: Re: Why the hell can't musicians spell?
Post by: RVR II on November 10, 2007, 07:52:00 AM
Dat aint nunuv dat der 'peeg slap'n, fut stomp'n, tabaccer spit'n' kinda meusic der isit??
Title: Re: Why the hell can't musicians spell?
Post by: Hebs on November 10, 2007, 10:02:20 AM
I think it's definitely getting old. 
It's not that bad when the music is actually good - i.e Gorillaz - but one hit wonders like "Soulja Boi" or whatever - it's ju lame.
Title: Re: Why the hell can't musicians spell?
Post by: Dim of the Yard on November 10, 2007, 02:03:35 PM
The cat macros of the music world.  God forbid we find a pop band called "i can haz cheezburger" in the not-too-distant future.

I normally don't have a problem with how band names are spelled.  Hell, I adore the Beatles and think the Monkees are kicking, so it'd be stupid of me to say, "No, no, you can't do that!"  But when it starts affecting how you spell the word in real life, then it gets a little stupid.  I fear that the spelling of ludicrous is forever lost, thanks to the rapper of the same name.

Ironically, I have the same problems with Santa Claus for the exact same reason.
Title: Re: Why the hell can't musicians spell?
Post by: doggans on November 11, 2007, 05:36:05 AM
God forbid we find a pop band called "i can haz cheezburger" in the not-too-distant future.

I'm afraid we, as a society, are not too far from the day when a man's epitaph reads "Im in ur graveyard, decaying in2 ur soil."
Title: Re: Why the hell can't musicians spell?
Post by: Hebs on November 11, 2007, 02:52:47 PM
God forbid we find a pop band called "i can haz cheezburger" in the not-too-distant future.

I'm afraid we, as a society, are not too far from the day when a man's epitaph reads "Im in ur graveyard, decaying in2 ur soil."

Here Lies Veronica

she wuz totaly pwned
LOLZ!
Title: Re: Why the hell can't musicians spell?
Post by: Raven on November 11, 2007, 04:03:08 PM
I think misspelling the names gives them copyright opportunities and now more than ever if your name is the only one spelled a particular way search engines can more easily find you.  Just a thought. 
Title: Re: Why the hell can't musicians spell?
Post by: Crazy_88s on November 11, 2007, 05:48:43 PM
You know, just to spite everyone who's pissed at me for this thread I'm going to start a boy band called "Blee awz dah usahnahms oon meespahce"
Title: Re: Why the hell can't musicians spell?
Post by: Dim of the Yard on November 11, 2007, 10:36:02 PM
I'm afraid we, as a society, are not too far from the day when a man's epitaph reads "Im in ur graveyard, decaying in2 ur soil."

Here Lies Veronica

she wuz totaly pwned
LOLZ!

Hah, I kind of like those.  Personally, I want mine to read "Excuse me, but I can't stand up," but that's just because when I die, I want everybody to remember me as the snooty cretin who judged people simply because they've never seen a Marx Brothers film in their lives.*

*Okay, not really.  Hell, I can't even judge, since I haven't seen all of 'em, anyway.  I just wanted to be smug and drop a Groucho Marx quote in one of my posts.  Is that so wrong?*

*Yes.  Yes, it is.
Title: Re: Why the hell can't musicians spell?
Post by: Tripe on November 12, 2007, 04:47:09 AM
See I want to be buried beneath an apple tree no grave marker needed. 

Because one day people will forget that there's somebody down there and they'll eat the apples and from beyond I'll have pulled off a masterful prank. >:D
Title: Re: Why the hell can't musicians spell?
Post by: jewishcarpenter on November 12, 2007, 09:23:02 AM
"You put Tripe in my apples!"
"You put apples in my Tripe!"
Title: Re: Why the hell can't musicians spell?
Post by: Tripe on November 12, 2007, 09:30:40 AM
"You put Tripe in my apples!"
"You put apples in my Tripe!"

 :D

I was thinking along the lines of :

"Golden Delicious is dead people!"
Title: Re: Why the hell can't musicians spell?
Post by: jewishcarpenter on November 12, 2007, 09:34:48 AM
Now I don't think I can eat apples anymore, especially Granny Smith's which up until right now were my favorite.
Title: Re: Why the hell can't musicians spell?
Post by: Tripe on November 12, 2007, 09:44:07 AM
Ooh me too especially since I can't get my actual favorite in the states: Cox's Orange Pippins.

Of course, you say that name out loud...
Title: Re: Why the hell can't musicians spell?
Post by: HI KEEBA on March 12, 2008, 09:50:17 AM
Here is a list of popular bands with the name spelled wrong

1. KoRn
2. Led Zeppelin
3. The Beatles
4. Linkin Park
5. Lynyrd Skynyrd
6. Weezer
7. The Jimi Hendrix Experience
8. Metallica
9. Megadeth
10. Limp Bizkit (I don't like him much)

That's 10! Metallica counts because they made up that word. Wait! I almost forgot

11. P!nk
Title: Re: Why the hell can't musicians spell?
Post by: orionpaxxx on March 13, 2008, 01:00:19 AM
Don't forget Def Leppard and RATT
Title: Re: Why the hell can't musicians spell?
Post by: Thorns of Crimson Death on March 17, 2008, 12:45:28 PM
Here is a list of popular bands with the name spelled wrong

1. KoRn
2. Led Zeppelin
3. The Beatles
4. Linkin Park
5. Lynyrd Skynyrd
6. Weezer
7. The Jimi Hendrix Experience
8. Metallica
9. Megadeth
10. Limp Bizkit (I don't like him much)

That's 10! Metallica counts because they made up that word. Wait! I almost forgot

11. P!nk

This may seem like a rant, and hell, it very well could be.  Just giving fair warning here.

Jimi Hendrix Experience:  They changed the spelling of his name and it's not a drastic one so I don't see the problem here.

Metallica:  If the word is made up, how can it be misspelled?  Yeah, that's what I thought.

OK so as a musician I take offense to the initial post here that it implies musicians can't spell.  Maybe I'm taking it the wrong way but I take my craft very seriously.  Look, some times a band is forced to change the spelling of their band for legal reasons if they want to keep the same "name".  Now I'm not saying that I'm a fan of how some of these bands spell their names, but you gotta look at it from their perspective.  Other times it's just a way to get more attention, which is fine in it's own right.  My band, we didn't change the spelling because as far as we know we're the only band out there with it.  We're currently going through the process of having it Trademarked to avoid bullshit later.  We didn't feel the need to change the spelling at all since we  just let the music speak for itself as well as our live performances.  I can't speak for the entire musician community but that's just my opinion.

Bottom line, if you don't like a band/group simply based on the way they spell their name, then you're pretty ignorant for not giving it a fair chance.
Title: Re: Why the hell can't musicians spell?
Post by: Tripe on March 17, 2008, 12:48:11 PM
Just tell yourself "It's just a forum, I really should relax"  ;)
Title: Re: Why the hell can't musicians spell?
Post by: Thorns of Crimson Death on March 17, 2008, 02:35:10 PM
Yeah I know it's just a forum and what-have-you but the initial post in this thread kind of stuck in my craw.
Title: Re: Why the hell can't musicians spell?
Post by: Tripe on March 17, 2008, 06:30:37 PM
I had to go back and read it, ah it's crazy_88 him/her of the multiple aliases, I'd not worry too much, getting hot and bothered is what they were looking for. :)
Title: Re: Why the hell can't musicians spell?
Post by: bratpop on March 18, 2008, 12:01:38 AM
If people hadn't been doing it since Leadbelly (guy couldn't even spell his own name, it's L-E-D-B-E-T-T-E-R!), I'd say it was just a ploy to get available domain names. Like um, that one site. What's it called? Where the dude and the two androids talk about books or something?
Title: Re: Why the hell can't musicians spell?
Post by: Tripe on March 18, 2008, 05:08:45 AM
See I want to be buried beneath an apple tree no grave marker needed. 

Because one day people will forget that there's somebody down there and they'll eat the apples and from beyond I'll have pulled off a masterful prank. >:D

Maybe it's just me, but the phrase "pulled off a masterful prank" REALLY makes me think of something else.

You'll want to avoid the lemon meringue pies at my wake, just saying ;)
Title: Re: Why the hell can't musicians spell?
Post by: WallyWaffles on April 12, 2008, 12:19:21 PM
The great thing is when I'm at work and a customer comes to me asking for help finding a rap CD from an artist who can't spell his own name right.  I can't spell it the way the artist does, and even the devoted fan can't spell it!  Then it saves me the trouble of having to sift through the CD racks, unlikely to ever find it either because a) it's waaay out of place because--no matter how often we alphabetize our inventory--customers are always mixing up the rap CDs, or b) the CD has already been stolen (category-rap CDs are at the top of our list of loss through theft).
Title: Re: Why the hell can't musicians spell?
Post by: bratpop on April 12, 2008, 09:26:15 PM
Well thank god people aren't paying for them.
Title: Re: Why the hell can't musicians spell?
Post by: Raven on April 13, 2008, 03:50:42 PM
Well thank god people aren't paying for them.

For once I agree with Bratpop.  Who'da thunkit. 
Title: Re: Why the hell can't musicians spell?
Post by: zaxxon25 on May 07, 2008, 09:34:25 AM
Y Kant Tori Read Spel
Title: Re: Why the hell can't musicians spell?
Post by: Tripe on May 07, 2008, 09:37:30 AM
Whun yu luk this gud
(http://www.nndb.com/people/756/000025681/tori-amos.jpg)

U doent nede tu spel rite