Album titles with Grammatical errors

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Aar Gal, Mar 25, 2020 at 9:14 AM.

  1. SJB

    SJB Beloved Parasitic Nuisance

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    This is the the Savage Young Beatles.
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  2. Aar Gal

    Aar Gal Monkberry Moon Delight Thread Starter

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    Rolling Stones - Beggars Banquet

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  3. Aar Gal

    Aar Gal Monkberry Moon Delight Thread Starter

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    Little river band...help is on its way

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  4. Aar Gal

    Aar Gal Monkberry Moon Delight Thread Starter

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    Miles Davis... bitches brew

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  5. Terrapin Station

    Terrapin Station Forum Resident

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    Lots of examples of intentional departures from convention in the thread. Those aren't errors. In my opinion it would be more interesting to limit this to unintentional departures from convention.
     
  6. soarer29

    soarer29 Forum Resident

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    When the Pawn Hits the Conflicts He Thinks like a King What He Knows Throws the Blows When He Goes to the Fight and He'll Win the Whole Thing 'fore He Enters the Ring There's No Body to Batter When Your Mind Is Your Might so When You Go Solo, You Hold Your Own Hand and Remember That Depth Is the Greatest of Heights and If You Know Where You Stand, Then You Know Where to Land and If You Fall It Won't Matter, Cuz You'll Know That You're Right

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  7. Terrapin Station

    Terrapin Station Forum Resident

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    That one I'm pretty sure was meant as a "pun" of sorts--the idea is that the "bitches" playing the music are "brewing."
     
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  8. Mai Tem Baht

    Mai Tem Baht Forum Resident

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    What's the error here?
     
  9. Aar Gal

    Aar Gal Monkberry Moon Delight Thread Starter

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    You got any?
     
  10. Aar Gal

    Aar Gal Monkberry Moon Delight Thread Starter

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    Help is on it’s way
     
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  12. Mai Tem Baht

    Mai Tem Baht Forum Resident

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    Sorry, that's wrong.

    There should be no apostrophe.
     
  13. Aar Gal

    Aar Gal Monkberry Moon Delight Thread Starter

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    You’re right...I meant to post this one


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  14. cboldman

    cboldman Forum Resident

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    The word ‘that’ strikes me as extraneous. It works as a lyric because it provides a beat where needed. The cd spine gives the title minus the ‘that.’
     
  15. davebush

    davebush New Test Leper

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    I not seeing an error.
     
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  16. InStepWithTheStars

    InStepWithTheStars It's a miracle, let it alter you

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    Lifes Rich Pageant

    R.E.M. said that there are no good albums with apostrophes in the title, and that's why they left it out. Evidently, they never listened to This Year's Model, A Hard Day's Night, Cosmo's Factory, It's Too Late To Stop Now, You're Gonna Get It, Fisherman's Blues (okay, that wasn't out yet in 1986)... I think there's also a well-regarded Zappa album with an apostrophe in the title, but I'm blanking on what the name of it is at the moment. :) (We're Only In It For The Money, Joe's Garage... I still feel like there's a big one I'm missing...)

    (I personally don't much care for Sgt. Pepper, but we may as well add that to the list too.)

    EDIT: I had Rock N Roll Animal in there, but I forgot that doesn't use apostrophes. That probably qualifies for the thread too.
     
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  17. czeskleba

    czeskleba Senior Member

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    The Sinatra Family Wish You A Merry Christmas.

    "Family" refers to a group of people, but it is a singular collective noun and takes a singular verb. So it should be "The Sinatra Family Wishes You A Merry Christmas."
     
  18. angelo73

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    Indeed , and I agree with you ~ given we are sharing an English-speaking forum that welcomes international membership it is rather our duty I should think to practice diligent decorum.
    (Now I'm looking that last sentence I typed and wondering if the wording is okay ! )
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    Just to clear up my own confusion,
    when we are writing are we speaking ?
    If a grammatical error is due to a misspelling - as in the case of the OPs example - is it still ? That is, the album cover isn't ~ but this , this is conversing,
    is it not ? Or is it ? I'm not trying to be facetious or a smart aleck here, I honestly never really took the whole 'forum dialogue concept' this far in these points of consideration before.
     
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  19. czeskleba

    czeskleba Senior Member

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    It's not extraneous. "That I don't have to brag" is a dependent clause and "that" is the relative pronoun that indicates it's a clause, so it is grammatically necessary. People sometimes leave off these relative pronouns however, but doing so is slang rather than correct grammar. I bet it was left off the CD spine for space reasons (ie, so they could print the title in a bigger font) not due to editorial judgment.
     
  20. angelo73

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    Is that Darktown ?
     
  21. angelo73

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    What is the problem here ?
     
  22. InStepWithTheStars

    InStepWithTheStars It's a miracle, let it alter you

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    Should be an apostrophe - though whether it's Beggar's or Beggars' is up for debate. Perhaps that's why they left it off!

    see also Goats Head Soup
     
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  23. Al Gator

    Al Gator You can call me Al

    Shouldn't it be Beggar's Banquet or Beggars' Banquet depending on the number of beggars?
     
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  24. angelo73

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    Unless it is the proper name Beggars,
    which I always thought it was, in which case it would be fine the way they printed it .
     
  25. InStepWithTheStars

    InStepWithTheStars It's a miracle, let it alter you

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    It's hard to tell. If, say, "Beggars" is a name, like "The Angelo Banquet", but instead "The Beggars Banquet", then sure. It's hard to tell though, because it ends with an S. Is it the Beggars family's banquet? Is it the banquet of a beggar? Is it the banquet of multiple beggars? All three of those have different meanings and the placement of an apostrophe would clarify it. As is, we don't know.

    Me personally, I use Beggar's Banquet.
     
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