Up to the release of “Yanqui U.X.O.”, GYBE placed the exclamation mark at the end of their name. It was then moved to match the film they had taken their name from.

  • [Yanqui U.X.O.] marks the first release by the group after slightly altering their name (moving the exclamation mark from the "emperor" to the "you")” -- Wikipedia
  • In the beginning of their career, they were known as "Godspeed You Black Emperor!", but the name was later changed to have the exclamation point after the word "You".Urban Dictionary
  • Another suggested that moving the exclamation mark in their name (up until the release of their current album, they were known as Godspeed You Black Emperor! ) was evidence of their "often hard-to-spot sense of humour"The Guardian’s review of Yanqui UXO
Annotation last modified on 2016-02-17 00:00 UTC.



1997F♯ A♯ ∞Godspeed You Black Emperor!4.57
2000Lift Yr. Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven!Godspeed You Black Emperor!4.754
2002Yanqui U.X.O.Godspeed You! Black Emperor3.95
2012’ALLELUJAH! DON’T BEND! ASCEND!Godspeed You! Black Emperor3.654
2015‘Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress’Godspeed You! Black Emperor3.84
2017“Luciferian Towers”Godspeed You! Black Emperor3.83
2021G_d’s Pee AT STATE’S END!Godspeed You! Black Emperor4.26

Album + Live

2013-09-10: Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA, USAGodspeed You! Black Emperor1

Album + Demo

1994All Lights Fucked on the Hairy Amp DroolingGodspeed You Black Emperor!23


1999Slow Riot for New Zero KanadaGodspeed You Black Emperor!4.455

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