The band name is Snow Bud and the Flower People. Snow Bud is two words. It is not Snowbud and it is definitely not Sno-Bud. I will tell you how I know this. I asked Chris.
It’s understandable how one would make the mistake of calling the band Snowbud (one word) in part because Chris’ font choices sometimes made it look like one word – and in fact maybe there were times he wrote the band name as one word on his cassettes as he was forming the band – which he really didn’t take that seriously. But this whole “Sno-Bud” think is taking liberties. I see this band listed as “Sno-Bud” a lot – for example, on Satyricon calendars. Where you don’t see it is in Chris’ own work. At least I never have seen him write the band name that way, and like I said – when I asked him – he told me what his band was called, and how it was spelled.
It may have been done in part as a play off of “Sho-Bud” – a type of pedal steel guitar. But whatever the idea was behind this, it seems to have come from Jan Celt, not Chris. And Chris clearly didn’t raise a stink over it, as he tended not to assert himself over these kinds of things. However, had he been asked, he would have told Jan – or anyone who asked – what his band was called.
I don’t think this was really a mistake. I think it was a demonstration of how Chris could be manipulated.
Inconstancies like this can cause confusion and problems in databases.