Author Topic: Pop quiz  (Read 131125 times)

clarion

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Re: Pop quiz
« Reply #2100 on: November 06, 2014, 10:44:29 am »
Right.  What I have is Jack White:

Film - No idea
Toy - Malibu Stacey.  A 'Jack White' is a drink containing Jack Daniels & Malibu.
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clarion

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Re: Pop quiz
« Reply #2101 on: November 06, 2014, 03:12:40 pm »
And is the film Beetlejuice (I don't know the connection)?
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tiermat

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Re: Pop quiz
« Reply #2102 on: November 06, 2014, 05:48:40 pm »
Still not there, sorry.

The whole key to this is, actually, the film/tv series.

Must be time for another clue.

The band that is named after a film/tv series I have seen ~20 times over the last 20 or so years.  They are a bunch of lads (well middle aged geezers, now), from Yorkshire.

Two more clues:
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clarion

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Re: Pop quiz
« Reply #2103 on: November 06, 2014, 06:01:11 pm »
Ok, so it has to be Terrorvision.

Still don't know the link :(
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tiermat

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Re: Pop quiz
« Reply #2104 on: November 06, 2014, 07:20:56 pm »
Correct, and perhaps time to try a different question.

It's quite a simple link, which I tell at the end.

Answer 1 is indeed, Terrorvision.
2 is Malibu Stacey.
3 is Blunderbus.
4 is Laika Dog.

The link is the members, the last 3 are all side projects of the members of the first.
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tiermat

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Re: Pop quiz
« Reply #2105 on: November 06, 2014, 08:02:59 pm »
A, hopefully, easier link one.

Who links P J Harvey, Nirvana, The Wedding Present and Cheap Trick?
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Re: Pop quiz
« Reply #2106 on: November 06, 2014, 09:55:44 pm »
Steve Albini?

tiermat

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Re: Pop quiz
« Reply #2107 on: November 07, 2014, 08:12:14 am »
Steve Albini?

Told you it was much easier... Correct! Steve Albini produced albums for each of those bands, plus, at his estimate 1500-2000 other bands.
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Re: Pop quiz
« Reply #2108 on: November 07, 2014, 10:22:44 am »
We must've both watched the Dave Grohl/Foo Fighters thing - I wouldn't have got the Cheap Trick link without seeing that.

Re: Pop quiz
« Reply #2109 on: November 07, 2014, 10:23:57 am »
I'll try to think up a question - if anyone else has one, feel free to jump in.

Redlight

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Re: Pop quiz
« Reply #2110 on: November 18, 2014, 12:13:34 pm »
Here's one thought up earlier, to restart the thread...

Which drummer turned singer and songwriter provides the link between Supertramp and folk legend Martin Carthy, and why?
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Mr Larrington

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Re: Pop quiz
« Reply #2111 on: November 18, 2014, 12:56:03 pm »
As Supertramp were once described as "Genesis for Canadians" the obvious answer is Phil Collins but I suspect I am this: wrong.
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Redlight

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Re: Pop quiz
« Reply #2112 on: November 18, 2014, 03:51:57 pm »
Too obvious  ;)
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Re: Pop quiz
« Reply #2113 on: November 18, 2014, 04:26:09 pm »
I expect Robert Wyatt is too obvious as well, not that I can figure out any connection.
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Redlight

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Re: Pop quiz
« Reply #2114 on: November 18, 2014, 06:06:43 pm »
I wouldn't be surprised if he could be linked to Carthy but I'm not aware of a Supertramp connection
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Re: Pop quiz
« Reply #2115 on: November 18, 2014, 09:56:02 pm »
Shame it wasn't a bassist, instead of a drummer, then you could have had Roger Waters (Floyd singer-songwriter), who shares Roger with Roger Hodgson, driving force of Supertramp and Waters with Norma Waterson to whom Martin Carthy is married.

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Re: Pop quiz
« Reply #2116 on: November 18, 2014, 10:21:20 pm »
Well, that's clever, but given that Roger didn't stat the band and left about 25 years ago, you may be focussing on the wrong person
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Re: Pop quiz
« Reply #2117 on: November 19, 2014, 12:19:05 am »
I wasn't focussing at all - just musing!  It's a fascinating question.

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Re: Pop quiz
« Reply #2118 on: November 19, 2014, 01:31:04 am »
I didn't think either Focus or Muse ever had a singing drummer...

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Re: Pop quiz
« Reply #2119 on: November 20, 2014, 09:27:13 am »
I didn't say he was a singing drummer. He was a drummer who went on to sing and write songs. Solo (naturally)  ;)
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clarion

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Re: Pop quiz
« Reply #2120 on: November 20, 2014, 10:00:04 am »
Ringo Starr went on to write songs.  But it's debatable whether what he does is sing.  Mind you, he wasn't really a drummer, either.  Forget I said anything.  :/
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Re: Pop quiz
« Reply #2121 on: November 20, 2014, 11:23:13 am »
Clarion, you are a Bad Man and the quality of your Railway brooks no further discussion :)
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clarion

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Re: Pop quiz
« Reply #2122 on: November 20, 2014, 03:05:52 pm »
I think the quality of my railway is known far and wide :demon:
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Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: Pop quiz
« Reply #2123 on: November 20, 2014, 08:27:40 pm »
Roger Taylor (of Queen, not the other one) was a drummer, and sang, and wrote songs, and did solo albums.

Additional question: what was it that the Knights in White sat in?
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clarion

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Re: Pop quiz
« Reply #2124 on: November 20, 2014, 09:22:09 pm »
I know that one - it's. Leathery chin DMs.
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