Could it be because when ordered alphabetically the word “the” is removed from the band name before placing them (so The Beetles appears under B instead of T). Maybe these bands really waht to be in the T’s ?
Still The The wins when it comes to that ruse.
I wouldn’t feel too bad – none of them exactly set the charts on fire. I do love me some Headcoatees, though Holly Golightly, their lead singer, is probably more famous than the group ever was. And even that fame is relative…
So “thee” seems to be (or at least have started as) a garage-rock thing. That fits with Billy Childish’s influences, too, so it makes sense to me unless someone comes up with a different theory.
Interrobang!? (great name by the way, it was the name of my friends band in Seoul) wrote
“I wouldn’t feel too bad – none of them exactly set the charts on fire.”
Which is exactly why I love them. Every one of them.
If you like Billy Childish, mmay I suggest Thee milkshakes or the Buff Medways.
If you ever get a chance, see Thee Evaporators. Nardwuar the Human Serviette is the gooffiest front man alive, and his interviews with the famous and infamous are a scream.
See them at www.nardwuar.com