Talk:The Elephant 6 Recording Company

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Should the projects be under a Catagory:List of Elepant Six Projects? --Yono

Page Name[edit]

Should this page be at this name or under "The Elephant Six Recording Company" or "The Elephant Six Collective," as opposed to simply "Elephant Six?" --badlydrawnjeff 01:18, 15 December 2005 (UTC)

I've been thinking that for a while. I think "The Elephant Six Collective" is most appropriate, since the recording company was made as a label for the collective. --TheMidnighters 17:24, 15 December 2005 (UTC)
If no one protests, I think I'm going to move the article to The Elephant Six Collective this weekend. It makes more sense, and fits the articles I've been creating a little better. --badlydrawnjeff 17:14, 29 December 2005 (UTC)
I forgot about this. No one's said anything, so I'm doing the move. --badlydrawnjeff 21:22, 24 January 2006 (UTC)
I actually think "The Elephant Six Recording Company" or "The Elephant 6 Recording Company" would make more sense. Yes, Elephant 6 is a collective, but it's not the formal name of the subject. I'm going to try and move it soon, because the title has been irking me these past couple of weeks. Pele Merengue 04:54, 9 April 2007 (UTC)


I've also created an infobox for better and cleaner listing of E6 articles. At some point, I'd like to see us put them all into one category, but that can wait, I suppose. I'll probably spend the next few days working on redlinks. --badlydrawnjeff 01:41, 15 December 2005 (UTC)

Looks great, thanks a lot. --TheMidnighters 17:25, 15 December 2005 (UTC)

Elephant Six Bands and Projects[edit]

Okay, if you check the infobox, almost all the redlinks are gone. I'll be away for a few days, so I'm not sure if I'll get to the record labels with red links, but I'd like some help if anyone's capable:

  • Albums. Almost all the albums of the new articles, and many of the old ones, are redlinks as it stands. I've unilaterally decided that the more notable E6 bands (ones with many releases, ones known outside of their E6 roots) get album pages, but anyone ambitious enough can definitely add them to their own pages. I've done all the Elf Power albums and a few of the missing Of Montreal ones, but I've only done one of the Marshmallow Coast ones, for instance. It's a lot of boring work - c/p the tracklisting from Amazon or Allmusic, add the infobox information, and upload the album cover (low res for fair use purposes, allegedly), and any help I can get on them would be awesome.
  • Bands I missed. I went almost exclusively with the list on, but that doesn't mean I caught all the relevant bands. I have no information whatsoever on The Instruments, though, and I'd like to see that link taken care of if anyone here can help.
  • Record labels. I'm going to keep them linked in the infobox for now, but I'm thinking of removing them entirely because there are so many that have released things. One question, though: Spinart. Is it SpinArt or SpinART or SpinArt or Spin Art or spinART? That's a necessary article anyway, but I've seen it linked each way. The website (which should, theoretically, be the definitive source) says spinART. Any strong feelings?

That's all I can think of right now. --badlydrawnjeff 17:14, 29 December 2005 (UTC)

Category: Music scenes[edit]

I created Category:Music scenes two days ago. Could that fit with this article? Dr. Who 01:07, 22 August 2006 (UTC)

I don't know if I'd call it a "scene." I don't think of it as one, at the least. I won't protest hard, though. --badlydrawnjeff talk 01:16, 22 August 2006 (UTC)


Any information on the planned documentary? Anyone?


New page name/category[edit]

Alright, I changed the article title to "The Elephant 6 Recording Company". I've made most of the appropriate redirects. I'm changing the category to "Category:The Elephant 6 Recording Company" as well. Pele Merengue 05:14, 9 April 2007 (UTC)

Distinguishing characteristics[edit]

Going to remove this section. I mean there's 800 ways we could try to define E6 sound. And this not the way I would go. Ridernyc 18:17, 15 June 2007 (UTC)

Yeah, that won't be missed. But now I'm having trouble not deleting this giant Julian Koster blockquote from the 33 1/3 book. It's sort of overdramatic and it doesn't really do much to describe the collective in any sort of concrete way. Pele Merengue 00:02, 30 June 2007 (UTC)
Got rid of it. Pele Merengue 00:03, 30 June 2007 (UTC)
I missed this discussion, but I agree with Ridernyc's statement, and with Pele Merengue's course of action. Such sections are always open to POV & OR edits, and end up an unencyclopaedic mess. ---TheoldanarchistComhrá 04:22, 30 June 2007 (UTC)

See Also...[edit]

Post-rock? Is that really relevant to an E6 page? Jawamachines (talk) 19:00, 13 December 2007 (UTC)

I don't think so, no. I'm taking it off. If there are objections, punch me and then put it back on.  :) Djk3 (talk) 04:33, 14 December 2007 (UTC)

Image copyright problem with Image:Tidal wave side two green vinyl.jpg[edit]

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of Montreal vs. Of Montreal[edit]

I acknowledge that the name of the band is officially typeset with a lowercase 'o'. However, the Wikipedia Manual of Style is pretty clear about these cases. In the band's main article, the lowercase 'o' should be mentioned. It's probably too minor to mention here. Djk3 (talk) 14:37, 24 February 2009 (UTC)


I think it should be noted that Elephant 6 is a record label and a collective. They had started calling themselves that before the label existed and the collective still exists with the label defunct. Not to mention that many of the members didn't release anything on the label. I think the article should be changed to reflect this.

Stuart (talk) 02:30, 3 March 2009 (UTC)