Talk:Selfish Cunt

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Recent edits[edit]

Since my revert was reverted without comment, let's go through one by one:

  • Record label: what is ex.horseglue? is that horseglue records renamed? if not then does that mean they are now unsigned? or with a different label? I am removing that until it can be clarified.
  • Band members: I have sourced your updated members list from myspace.
  • Basic description: I'm happy to leave out the post-punk revival thing, but i dont get what your problems were with the rest. iv attempted a compromise, hope its ok now.
  • They are notorious for...: They are not notorious for outstanding musicianship, its that simple pretty much. If you can find a reliable source which states that they are, then we'll see. The drinking reference is also unsourced and unencyclopaedic.
  • lyrics: i have re-added politically-charged and also referred to the sexually graphic lyrics, i feel that both are important.
  • "Je ne sais quoi" is clearly not an encyclopaedic term, i hope you can see.
  • Neither is asserting that critics suck corporate cock.
  • That they play music outstandingly is a matter of your opinion (and, for what its worth, mine too), not an objective fact suitable for an encyclopaedia.

I have tidied up a couple of other loose words. I hope you are content with this version. Please respond on the talk page before reverting again. Jdcooper 23:22, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

Objectivity of musical skill.[edit]

Assessment of music-playing skill can be objective, as it can refer basically to dexterity and muscle memory. Contrast maybe Led Zeppelin, clearly excellent music players, with emotion-based bands with little emphasis on music playing skill, maybe Sum 41. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 86.128.121.119 (talk) 23:26, 1 January 2007 (UTC).

  • If such a concept does exist (and it is true that you find few people claiming that the guitarist from Sum 41 is better than, for example, Steve Vai) then it is still unclear how it relates to Selfish Cunt. Surely most people who praise the band do not do so particularly for their high levels of musical competence? However, if you can find a reliable source for this opinion, it could be relevant. Jdcooper 00:49, 2 January 2007 (UTC)

Record Label link[edit]

Jdcooper - Horseglue were Selfish Cunt's record label for some singles and their first album - Horseglue have since folded. Their record label is now LoveHowlMuse, hence my attempt to add the link to the bottom of the page a couple of times, which you've taken out for "linkspam". Shouldn't this be put back in? Or should a LoveHowlMuse page be added to Wikipedia and linked from there? adriantoll 16:24, 7 September 2007 (UTC)

  • The article should mention which record label they are on, but it is not necessary to link the label's website, as that is pretty much advertising. I wouldn't imagine the record label is notable enough for its own article (though I could be wrong), but obviously what label a band is on is perfectly appropriate information for an article, just not the link. Jdcooper 06:01, 23 September 2007 (UTC)
  • The idea about linking was to do with the content that was on the record label's website - there's a video on there, as well a series of photosets - in the External Links article you posted on the Talk page the What To Be Linked section has "An article about a book, a musical score, or some other media should link to a site hosting a copy of the work if none of the 'Links normally to be avoided' criteria apply." Although the page isn't specifically about the Uncle Sam video or the photographs, they do illustrate more about the band, and in the absence of an official site (selfishcunt.co.uk doesn't work, and MySpace links aren't encouraged on the External Links page) wouldn't it make sense to link to that site for the video and photographs? adriantoll 10:17, 29 September 2007 (UTC)
    • Ok, I will support a reinsertion, as long as we make the link as specific as possible (linking directly to the video or photographs) and label the link as such, not just a link to their record label. Jdcooper 15:43, 1 October 2007 (UTC)
      • OK, I've added the link, although it's to the page, as the video and photos are Flash-based and Wikipedia linking policy doesn't allow direct links to plugin-based media. adriantoll 18:08, 1 October 2007 (UTC)