"The" - A word most commonly
used as a prefix to bands' names. Adding "The" before a band's name can cause it to change from a "progressive verb" tense to an "adjective". In other cases, if the band's name is a "plural noun", adding "The" causes personification of the band members, causing the plural to separate into
4-5 individual nouns. Misuse of the word "The" has ruined many artists' integrity, and must
end NOW for the sake of humanity, music
and the universe before it all ends in horrific flames and death. Please read below
for blasphemous examples.
Pumpkins" -- If you are British, it makes perfect sense. (those pumpkins are absolutely "smashing
"), but "Smashing
Pumpkins" was meant to be the act itself, or the progressive tense
of the verb "smash"
"The Deftones" -- It's impossible
for each member of this band to be a "Deftone"... that is personification. The name
itself was meant to be an adjective and a plural noun combined to describe the overall sound.
"The Counting Crows" -- an even
worse example. Crows can't count! They're birds!! And the only band member that even
resembles a crow is the keyboardist.