Ready for some basic grammar?

A definite article indicates that its noun is a particular one (or ones) identifiable to the listener. It may be the same thing that the speaker has already mentioned, or it may be something uniquely specified. The definite article in English is the.

Alright, that wasn’t that interesting. Hope I didn’t lose you there. This is a very short post as there is absolutely nothing at all about a band called The Definite Article. I only know this one song called “Six Foot Two and Real” that was also on this compilation Satomi from the Twee Grrrls club sent me. A compilation that has proven to be a box full of fantastic indiepop gems. Anyhow this song is great! A bit like Nine Steps to Ugly, or The Penny Candles, or The Snowbirds, you know the drill. So most probably, I’d guess, they were English. Worst case scenario they were British. This doesn’t sound American at all.

The sound of the mp3 is not the best but I think I can recognize the needle over vinyl. So perhaps this appeared on some sort of compilation LP? Or they had their own release? It’s quite a mystery to me!

A quick search on google to see who is or was six foot two tells me that that dear Holden Caulfield was that size. Well, six foot two and a half and not real. I wonder who they wrote this song for…

Enjoy the song, it’s GREAT! And if you have any information about The Definite Article please share.

EDIT: Uwe from Firestation Records has just told me: “They released a two track flexi-disc and appeared on the “Rund um die Welt” compilation tape. I believe that they put out some demotapes as well, although I only have one of them. The flexi disc contains “Bad as I am I’m better than you” and “Six foot two and real”, while the compilation tape has “Halfway Home”.


The Definite Article – Six Foot Two and Real