Note: To all you young whippersnappers, once upon a time there was a music format known as the “compact disc” (“CD” for short) which were round plastic discs 5½" in diameter, read by a laser which could store up to 80 minutes of music at a time, nearly twice as much as the record format which preceded them. (I’ll explain records and 8-track tapes some other time…now get off my lawn!!!)
Anyway, to those who still maintain CD collections – do you group solo artists and side projects with the original bands they came from, or keep them separate? Generally, I’ll keep them separate, so “Genesis” remains separate from “Phil Collins” and “Peter Gabriel” (although Genesis and Gabriel end up close to each other, oddly enough.)
However, for the musicians who essentially are the band, I’m thinking it’s better to keep them together – The Doors/Jim Morrison, Nine Inch Nails/Trent Reznor, David Coverdale/Whitesnake, and so forth. Do any of you guys store CDs this way? Or by genre, perhaps?
Also, does the J. Geils Band file under “G”, or “J”?
Need answer fast, by the way.