Amusing juxtapositions in yr alphabetised record collection

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Amusing juxtapositions in yr alphabetised record collection

Post by oldgreentieon » Tue Mar 08, 2011 11:09

Also an opportunity to show off your fantastically eclectic music tastes. Works well if you're into cheese as well as chin-stroking, twee as well as testosterone, high camp as well as grittiness etc.

My shelf has:

Hanson (next to) Hard Skin
Backstreet Boys (next to) Bad Brains
Life Without Buildings (next to) Limp Wrist
Minty (next to) Minutemen
London Boys (next to) Long Fin Killie
Style Council (next to) Subhumans
East 17 (next to) Winston Echo

So, then... juxtapositions.

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Post by andyroo » Tue Mar 08, 2011 11:30

Cannibal Corpse next to the Cannanes.

Not really.

All my Cannanes records are in Australia.
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Post by islandhopper » Tue Mar 08, 2011 12:04

I did get very used to the Second Hand Marching Band's EP segueing into Hips Don't Lie for a while.

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Post by everard » Tue Mar 08, 2011 14:00

oldgreentieon wrote:East 17 (next to) Winston Echo
uh-oh. potential mis-file alert. surely stage names go under the first letter of the first word? (unless you have winston echo filed as 'east, chris', which would fit but be a bit mental)

i thought this would be really easy but it involves looking at one's own collection with an outsider's eyes. it all makes sense when it fits within the remit of 'i like this'. i feel like i used to have a lot of amusing juxtapositions/ incongruous neighbours, but as a collection grows they get split up.

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Post by roundbitsofplastic » Tue Mar 08, 2011 15:00

I started re-alphabetising the other day ,and I think it was just this morning that I chortled to myself when I put Crashland next to Crass. I wonder what other fun things I'll come across?
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Post by humblebee » Tue Mar 08, 2011 16:40

Gets me every time: Joni Mitchell next to Joy Division.

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Post by philjunebride » Tue Mar 08, 2011 17:11

Pig Bros nuzzling up to Pink Floyd on my shelf is nice :-)

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Post by andyroo » Tue Mar 08, 2011 18:44

philjunebride wrote:Pig Bros nuzzling up to Pink Floyd on my shelf is nice :-)
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Post by Concrete » Tue Mar 08, 2011 20:42

I'm halfway through rearranging mine at the moment, but did notice a couple of good provisional ones on Sunday - Nancy Sinatra sits between A Silver Mt. Zion and The Sisters of Mercy, and Dusty Springfield sits next to Spring Heel Jack.

Pete, you've filed Joni Mitchell under J instead of M, which I tend not to do. I was convinced by Sarah's argument that the Piney Gir Country Roadshow should be under P, but if I followed your logic Frank Black would end up miles away from Black Francis, which would just be silly...

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Post by roundbitsofplastic » Tue Mar 08, 2011 21:26

Concrete wrote: Frank Black would end up miles away from Black Francis, which would just be silly...
I am currently worrying about this too. Also, where do I put Frank Black and The Catholics?
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Post by graysonscolumn » Tue Mar 08, 2011 22:01

Milky Wimpshake (next to) Ministry.

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Post by oldgreentieon » Wed Mar 09, 2011 09:50

everard wrote:surely stage names go under the first letter of the first word?
Whoa! Eh? What? My head is spinning with confusion. Stage names go under the first letter of the first word? Really? Winston Echo goes under "W"? Does that mean I need to reshelf Elton John and Dusty Springfield? Can any of the 4,567 lovely librarians on this forum clarify, please?

Also, what if a band has a person's name? (e.g. Courtney Love (the band), Billy Mahonie etc) - they do go under the first letter of the first word, right?

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Post by everard » Wed Mar 09, 2011 10:30

oldgreentieon wrote:Whoa! Eh? What? My head is spinning with confusion. Stage names go under the first letter of the first word? Really? Winston Echo goes under "W"? Does that mean I need to reshelf Elton John and Dusty Springfield? Can any of the 4,567 lovely librarians on this forum clarify, please?

Also, what if a band has a person's name? (e.g. Courtney Love (the band), Billy Mahonie etc) - they do go under the first letter of the first word, right?
basic way i do it:
artist using real name = alphabetical, surname first if they use a surname
artist using stage name, or band using a name = alphabetical by first letter

so, to use your examples:
courtney love (band) --> c
courtney love (person) --> l (real name)
billy mahonie --> b (never had a member by that name)
elton john --> j (legal name change)
dusty springfield --> d (stage name)

fully expect to be told by a music librarian that this is wrong. the best way to file things is where you yourself will be able to find them.

[i just looked & my courtney love 7"s are filed under l for lois, so don't listen to me]

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Post by indiansummer » Wed Mar 09, 2011 11:06

i love seeing the way other people arrange their records. hilarious. i once tried to do it by genre; total fucking disaster

typing out how i do it would be pretty dull and i can't be arsed, but it's not worlds away from everard up there. except a bit different; i'm not so arsed by stage names as a rule

can't think of any especially interesting bands next to each other... i'll have to have a look tonight

probably menswe@r and Megadeth or something... nah, they can't be next to each other, shirley... hmmm
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Post by westgatestreet » Wed Mar 09, 2011 20:44

everard wrote:
oldgreentieon wrote:East 17 (next to) Winston Echo
uh-oh. potential mis-file alert. surely stage names go under the first letter of the first word? (unless you have winston echo filed as 'east, chris', which would fit but be a bit mental)

i thought this would be really easy but it involves looking at one's own collection with an outsider's eyes. it all makes sense when it fits within the remit of 'i like this'. i feel like i used to have a lot of amusing juxtapositions/ incongruous neighbours, but as a collection grows they get split up.
Hahah, I totally didn't get this.
I thought East 17 had been accidentally placed there because the album name starts with "W", like "Walthamstow".
Oh dear...

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Post by westgatestreet » Wed Mar 09, 2011 20:48

everard wrote:
oldgreentieon wrote:Whoa! Eh? What? My head is spinning with confusion. Stage names go under the first letter of the first word? Really? Winston Echo goes under "W"? Does that mean I need to reshelf Elton John and Dusty Springfield? Can any of the 4,567 lovely librarians on this forum clarify, please?

Also, what if a band has a person's name? (e.g. Courtney Love (the band), Billy Mahonie etc) - they do go under the first letter of the first word, right?
basic way i do it:
artist using real name = alphabetical, surname first if they use a surname
artist using stage name, or band using a name = alphabetical by first letter

so, to use your examples:
courtney love (band) --> c
courtney love (person) --> l (real name)
billy mahonie --> b (never had a member by that name)
elton john --> j (legal name change)
dusty springfield --> d (stage name)
But what would happen with, say, PJ Harvey in this case?
The early albums like "Dry" would go under "P" because it's by the band PJ Harvey, who happened to have the name of their main singer.
Whereas later releases would go under "H", like "Harvey, PJ".

Does that make sense?

(I am a bit hooked by this question now. I usually follow the Discogs system.)

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Post by oldgreentieon » Wed Mar 09, 2011 23:48

westgatestreet wrote:But what would happen with, say, PJ Harvey in this case?
Good point/question, to which I have no answer.

Also, how would you order 2 bands with the same name? I have CDs by 2 different bands, both called Congregation.

Can of bloody worms, this is!

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Post by rowsdower » Thu Mar 10, 2011 04:24

and what about bands like La Quiete, Los Campensinos, De Høje Hæle, Das Racist and others with non-english articles?

is it under Q, C, H, R respectively? Or Q, L, H, D, for those bands who are actually non-english? Or even L, L, D, D?

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Post by graysonscolumn » Thu Mar 10, 2011 11:34

oldgreentieon wrote:
Also, how would you order 2 bands with the same name? I have CDs by 2 different bands, both called Congregation.
Maybe by either age / era of band, or country of origin, assuming they are different for each band in question.

E.g. Nirvana the late 60s Paisley Pop types would precede Nirvana the plaid-clad self-loathers on my hypothetical racks as originally hailing from two decades earlier (Wikipedia suggests they're still plodding on in some form or other). They'd probably also get the nod alphabetically, too, if one were to include suffixes of Nirvana (UK) and Nirvana (US).

My head it hurts now, though.

Easier one to solve is how best to file Oasis and Ocean Colour Scene.

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Post by roundbitsofplastic » Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:59

graysonscolumn wrote:
Easier one to solve is how best to file Oasis and Ocean Colour Scene.

In the dustbin.

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