Posted: May 25, 2006 2:03 am
I don't separate into different "genres" because I can't stand that word.
Just wait till you have a LOT more records and you want to make a specialized country, R&B, jazz, rap, or punk comp. You'll come around, after you get tired of looking through all 2000 records every time you want to make a mix CD.
J. Geils Band goes under "J", but Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers goes under "P" and Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass goes under "A". Why? Because "J. Geils Band" is a BAND name, whereas "Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers" and "Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass" are individuals' names PLUS band names. Joan Jett & the Blackhearts goes under "J" and not "B" for the same reason.
Even if Alice Cooper had his name changed, it doesn't matter, because it's a BAND name in this context, not an individual's name. Hence, "A".
Jethro Tull and Uriah Heep are filed under "J" and "U". No debate there.
Thee Headcoats go in the "T"s, but "The" bands don't. That's because changing "The" to "Thee" changes the word from an article into an actual part of the band's name.
Brian Jonestown Massacre=B. "The Anton Newcombe Massacre" would go under "A", but "Anton Newcombe and the Massacre" would go under "N". See?
Conet Project goes under "Spoken Word", "Soundtracks", or "Miscellaneous". Unless you have a "Radio & TV" section.
As far as M.O.T.O., you have to decide which one is closer to the actual "band name". In this case I would argue it's M.O.T.O. and not Masters of the Obvious. So it goes at the beginning of the M's.
Says the librarian...