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Title: Pop quiz
Post by: rogerzilla on January 15, 2010, 09:11:28 pm
Ask a question then whoever answers it correctly gets to set the next one.

Who was the top-selling male UK singles artist of the 1980s?
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Post by: Jaded on January 15, 2010, 09:14:45 pm
That Wham toilet bloke?
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Post by: rogerzilla on January 15, 2010, 09:17:01 pm
Nope.
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Post by: hatler on January 15, 2010, 09:17:53 pm
Paul Weller ?
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Post by: Vernon on January 15, 2010, 09:18:12 pm
That Wham toilet bloke?

Barry Scott??????? I don't remember him before those adverts.

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Post by: bobb on January 15, 2010, 09:21:05 pm
Elton John?
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Post by: border-rider on January 15, 2010, 09:21:20 pm
Cliff Richard ?
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Post by: rogerzilla on January 15, 2010, 09:23:52 pm
All wrong so far.
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Post by: Greenbank on January 15, 2010, 09:24:15 pm
*cheats*

Blimey. Didn't expect that.
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Post by: bobb on January 15, 2010, 09:26:58 pm
Is it a bit of a trick question?

John Lennon?
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Post by: clarion on January 15, 2010, 09:28:16 pm
Jason Donovan?

Cept that wouldn't be so surprising... :-\
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Post by: rogerzilla on January 15, 2010, 09:29:05 pm
A clue: he was in the news this week.
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Post by: Pedaldog on January 15, 2010, 09:30:15 pm
Michael Jackson?
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Post by: Nuncio on January 15, 2010, 09:36:51 pm
I guessed right (partly because of Greenbank's response and, I guess, because his name was in my mind after hearing the news).  And I cheated to confirm it because I'd have been very embarrassed had it been wrong.  And I don't have a question to ask.  Carry on.
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Post by: bobb on January 15, 2010, 09:38:17 pm
I haven't cheated, and my next guess would be Shakin' Stevens?
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Post by: rogerzilla on January 15, 2010, 09:42:23 pm
Correct, the drink-driving Cardiff teddy boy.

Your question.
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Post by: bobb on January 15, 2010, 09:43:44 pm
Which British pop act has had the most consecutive top 10 singles in UK chart history?
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Post by: Basil on January 15, 2010, 09:49:37 pm
The shadows?
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Post by: bobb on January 15, 2010, 09:50:29 pm
Nope.
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Post by: hatler on January 15, 2010, 09:51:14 pm
The Jam ?
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Post by: hatler on January 15, 2010, 09:51:32 pm
Madness ?
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Post by: Sergeant Pluck on January 15, 2010, 09:52:27 pm
Got to be the Beatles?
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Post by: Basil on January 15, 2010, 09:53:44 pm
I feel like someone  on QI.  I'm really trying to resist saying that.
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Post by: bobb on January 15, 2010, 09:54:05 pm
More recent than all those.

Clue: They are shit.
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Post by: Sergeant Pluck on January 15, 2010, 09:54:46 pm
Clue: They are shit.

Boyzone?
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Post by: Pippa on January 15, 2010, 09:55:32 pm
Take That or Girls Aloud fit that criteria....?
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Post by: bobb on January 15, 2010, 09:55:59 pm
We have a winner! It's Girls Aloud.
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Post by: Sergeant Pluck on January 15, 2010, 10:03:05 pm
Take That or Girls Aloud fit that criteria....?

Question please  :)
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Post by: Pippa on January 15, 2010, 10:05:08 pm
What is the reason that the drum riff in The Beatles recording of Hey Jude doesn't start until two or so minutes into the song?
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Post by: clarion on January 15, 2010, 10:06:13 pm
Cause Paul McCartney was playing it?
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Post by: Sergeant Pluck on January 15, 2010, 10:12:30 pm
Because they could only record a certain number of tracks at once?
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Post by: Pippa on January 15, 2010, 10:16:02 pm
Nope Clarion (and Plucky).
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Post by: bobb on January 15, 2010, 10:18:50 pm
Ringo was taking a crap?
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Post by: Pippa on January 15, 2010, 10:23:11 pm
Without knowing the full details of what *exactly* he was doing, yep Ringo was on the John.
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Post by: bobb on January 15, 2010, 10:33:04 pm
Without knowing the full details of what *exactly* he was doing, yep Ringo was on the John.

Really?!! Bloody hell, that was just a silly guess.

*Thinks of question*
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Post by: bobb on January 15, 2010, 10:40:31 pm
Which band has spent more time on the UK album charts than anybody else?
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Post by: jogler on January 15, 2010, 10:42:54 pm
Pink Floyd?
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Post by: Oaky on January 15, 2010, 10:43:08 pm
Led Zep?
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Post by: bobb on January 15, 2010, 10:44:19 pm
Nope.
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Post by: clarion on January 15, 2010, 10:45:34 pm
Bee Gees?
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Post by: jogler on January 15, 2010, 10:47:36 pm
Beatles
Queen
The Hollies
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Post by: Deano on January 15, 2010, 10:48:32 pm
Meatloaf (possibly not a band).
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Post by: bobb on January 15, 2010, 10:55:40 pm
Beatles
Queen
The Hollies

It is Queen.
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Post by: jogler on January 15, 2010, 11:03:27 pm
I reckon that their Greatest Hits albums will have done it for them.They seem to have been there since Freddie died :(
Which band outsold the Beatles & The Stones combined in 1969?
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Post by: Sergeant Pluck on January 15, 2010, 11:08:13 pm
Cream?
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Post by: jogler on January 15, 2010, 11:08:52 pm
no
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Post by: Deano on January 15, 2010, 11:09:02 pm
The Who.
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Post by: jogler on January 15, 2010, 11:09:26 pm
no
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Post by: clarion on January 15, 2010, 11:10:44 pm
The Seekers?
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Post by: Sergeant Pluck on January 15, 2010, 11:11:29 pm
Elvis?
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Post by: clarion on January 15, 2010, 11:12:12 pm
I know he was a bit porky, but he was never a band ;D
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Post by: jogler on January 15, 2010, 11:12:41 pm
The Seekers?
Elvis?

no & no
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Post by: Sergeant Pluck on January 15, 2010, 11:12:59 pm
I was wondering that, but I'm stuck.

The Temptations?
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Post by: jogler on January 15, 2010, 11:13:42 pm
no
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Post by: Sergeant Pluck on January 15, 2010, 11:15:33 pm
Fleetwood Mac?
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Post by: Sergeant Pluck on January 15, 2010, 11:17:27 pm
Beach Boys?
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Post by: Deano on January 15, 2010, 11:18:10 pm
Simon and Garfunkel.
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Post by: Snakehips on January 15, 2010, 11:19:33 pm
Monkees
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Post by: Sergeant Pluck on January 15, 2010, 11:20:06 pm
The Supremes?
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Post by: jogler on January 15, 2010, 11:20:43 pm
Fleetwood Mac?

Beach Boys?

Simon and Garfunkel.

no,no & no
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Post by: jogler on January 15, 2010, 11:22:14 pm
Monkees


The Supremes?

no & no
do you want a clue?
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Post by: Deano on January 15, 2010, 11:23:59 pm
Led Zeppelin.
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Post by: jogler on January 15, 2010, 11:24:26 pm
Led Zeppelin.

no
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Post by: Snakehips on January 15, 2010, 11:24:52 pm
Moody Blues
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Post by: Deano on January 15, 2010, 11:25:33 pm
Jimi Hendrix.
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Post by: jogler on January 15, 2010, 11:26:30 pm
Moody Blues

Jimi Hendrix.

no & no
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Post by: Sergeant Pluck on January 15, 2010, 11:27:56 pm
do you want a clue?

Looks as if you'll have to.

It wasn't Cliff bloody Richard was it?
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Post by: Deano on January 15, 2010, 11:28:09 pm
Herman's Effing Hermits.
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Post by: Snakehips on January 15, 2010, 11:32:06 pm
Mr Acker Bilk & His Paramount Jazz Band
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Post by: jogler on January 15, 2010, 11:33:50 pm
No it weren't Harry Webb nor was it the f'ing Ermits ;D

Here is an very obscure clue

a young Elton John played piano on a late 69 hit & an early 70 hit,one of which is widely regarded as classic
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Post by: Deano on January 15, 2010, 11:34:31 pm
No it weren't Harry Webb nor was it the f'ing Ermits ;D

Here is an very obscure clue

a young Elton John played piano on a late 69 hit & an early 70 hit,one of which is widely regarded as classic

The Hollies?
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Post by: jogler on January 15, 2010, 11:34:53 pm
Mr Acker Bilk & His Paramount Jazz Band

you can't be serious ;D
no
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Post by: clarion on January 15, 2010, 11:35:29 pm
The Hollies?

Damn!  beaten to it :(
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Post by: jogler on January 15, 2010, 11:36:09 pm
No it weren't Harry Webb nor was it the f'ing Ermits ;D

Here is an very obscure clue

a young Elton John played piano on a late 69 hit & an early 70 hit,one of which is widely regarded as classic

The Hollies?

 :thumbsup:


yes
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Post by: Sergeant Pluck on January 15, 2010, 11:37:08 pm
Outsold the Beatles and the Stones in 1969... never would have guessed.
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Post by: jogler on January 15, 2010, 11:37:43 pm
The Hollies?

Damn!  beaten to it :(

you bin darn Sarf tooooo long mate.
we are sharper up here still :demon:
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Post by: Deano on January 15, 2010, 11:38:58 pm
Hurrah!  I would never have got it without the clue - I thought The Hollies packed up much earlier than '69.

Right -

Which act has has the most UK top ten hits without a number one?
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Post by: jogler on January 15, 2010, 11:40:23 pm
Outsold the Beatles and the Stones in 1969... never would have guessed.

The Hollies had MASSIVE sales that year in Australia & the Far East & did good in the States too
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Post by: clarion on January 15, 2010, 11:40:50 pm
Hurrah!  I would never have got it without the clue - I thought The Hollies packed up much earlier than '69.

They're still going.  Without ever having a break.

Quote
Right -

Which act has has the most UK top ten hits without a number one?

Gerry & the Pacemakers?
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Post by: jogler on January 15, 2010, 11:42:09 pm
Hurrah!  I would never have got it without the clue - I thought The Hollies packed up much earlier than '69.



The remains of the original band survived untill 74
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Post by: Deano on January 15, 2010, 11:43:38 pm
Hurrah!  I would never have got it without the clue - I thought The Hollies packed up much earlier than '69.

They're still going.  Without ever having a break.

Shows how much I know.  A bit of gooogling tells me that Graham Nash left in '68, which is what I'm probably thinking about.

Not Gerry & the Pacemakers.

ETA: Gerry & the Pacemakers had three number one hits, How Do You Do It?, I Like It and (of course) You'll Never Walk Alone, all in 1963.
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Post by: Sergeant Pluck on January 15, 2010, 11:44:22 pm
Depeche Mode
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Post by: jogler on January 15, 2010, 11:44:39 pm
.

Right -

Which act has has the most UK top ten hits without a number one?

The Hollies ;)
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Post by: Wowbagger on January 15, 2010, 11:44:57 pm
Spinal Tap.
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Post by: Wowbagger on January 15, 2010, 11:45:28 pm
Spiggie Topes & The Turds.
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Post by: jogler on January 15, 2010, 11:46:39 pm
Spiggie Topes & The Turds.

 ;D ;D what are you like?
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Post by: Deano on January 15, 2010, 11:49:10 pm
Depeche Mode

No.  But more sensible than The Hollies, Spinal Tap, etc :)
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Post by: jogler on January 15, 2010, 11:55:44 pm
Bon Jovi
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Post by: clarion on January 15, 2010, 11:56:05 pm
The Animals?
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Post by: clarion on January 15, 2010, 11:57:12 pm
Bruce Springsteen?  I just remembered House of the Rising Sun was a number one :-[
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Post by: Deano on January 15, 2010, 11:57:47 pm
Bon Jovi

Bon Jovi is correct.  19 top ten hits :o

I thought it was The Who, but I was probably thinking of the best band never to have a UK number one.  Bon Jovi certainly wouldn't fit into that category.
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Post by: clarion on January 16, 2010, 12:00:49 am
Bon Jovi... 19 top ten hits :o


:o +1
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Post by: Deano on January 16, 2010, 12:04:48 am
Bon Jovi... 19 top ten hits :o


:o +1

At least the British public were sensible enough never to send them to number one.  But the most recent one was 2006!  I thought they'd sloped off and died long ago.
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Post by: jogler on January 16, 2010, 12:08:12 am
That was a flukey guess.I would not have guessed at so many chart hits though :o

I wasn't expecting to be right so don't have a question ready.I can take a rain cheque on my go if someone has a question ready right now.
Anyone?
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Post by: jogler on January 16, 2010, 12:11:09 am
O.K.,got a question
Who is the best selling British female singer?
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Post by: clarion on January 16, 2010, 12:12:15 am
Kiki Dee sold a surprising number of records in the States (she was on Motown IIRC), but I guess it won't be her
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Post by: jogler on January 16, 2010, 12:13:21 am
you are correct....it is not her
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Post by: Sergeant Pluck on January 16, 2010, 12:15:36 am
Celine Dion?  :sick:
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Post by: jogler on January 16, 2010, 12:17:49 am
no

I believe she is Canadian or somesuch.Is she British?
It's not her in any event
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Post by: clarion on January 16, 2010, 12:21:02 am
She is Canadian, though she won Eurovision for Switzerland IIRC
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Post by: Sergeant Pluck on January 16, 2010, 12:21:21 am
You're right of course, sorry.

Kate Bush?
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Post by: jogler on January 16, 2010, 12:22:04 am
no
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Post by: clarion on January 16, 2010, 12:22:32 am
Does Olivia Newton-John count?
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Post by: jogler on January 16, 2010, 12:24:10 am
count what :demon: ;D

It'snot her anyhow
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Post by: Sergeant Pluck on January 16, 2010, 12:24:44 am
Cilla Black?  :sick:
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Post by: jogler on January 16, 2010, 12:25:24 am
no
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Post by: clarion on January 16, 2010, 12:25:57 am
Shirley Bassey?
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Post by: hellymedic on January 16, 2010, 12:28:13 am
Katie Melua?
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Post by: Sergeant Pluck on January 16, 2010, 12:28:19 am
 ???

Annie Lennox?
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Post by: jogler on January 16, 2010, 12:34:24 am
no,no & no
Do you desire a clue?
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Post by: Basil on January 16, 2010, 01:16:44 am
Dame Vera?
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Post by: Wowbagger on January 16, 2010, 01:20:04 am
Hamish Worple.
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Post by: Basil on January 16, 2010, 01:22:20 am
Hamish Worple.

I'll have a glass of whatever Wow is drinking.  ;D
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Post by: jogler on January 16, 2010, 01:25:27 am
no,no & not for me thanks  :)
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Post by: Basil on January 16, 2010, 02:25:31 am
One of the spices?
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Post by: Basil on January 16, 2010, 02:26:24 am
You sure it's not Lennox?
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Post by: Basil on January 16, 2010, 02:26:51 am
Bush K?
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Post by: Oaky on January 16, 2010, 02:58:54 am
Bonnie Tyler?
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Post by: Gruff on January 16, 2010, 05:44:50 am
Longshot, but how about Dido?

She sold an *awful* lot of her first couple of albums.

I'd have thought the bulk of Annie Lennox's sales came as Eurythmics, so wouldn't count.
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Post by: rogerzilla on January 16, 2010, 07:42:01 am
Kate Bush?  She's done a lot of albums, has been around for yonks and was recording through the golden age of physical record sales.
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Post by: PaulF on January 16, 2010, 07:44:21 am
Dusty Springfield?
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Post by: spen666 on January 16, 2010, 08:17:12 am
<knows this is wrong, but giving a go anyway....>

madonna?

Only if you don't recognise the  1776 Declaration of Independence  ;D
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on January 16, 2010, 08:45:40 am
Joan Armatrading?
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Post by: fungus on January 16, 2010, 08:56:28 am
I'll guess at Alison Moyet.   
Please feel free to set a question on the off chance I'm correct.
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Post by: jogler on January 16, 2010, 09:36:54 am
no correct answer's yet.
is a clue wanted?
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Post by: Adrian on January 16, 2010, 09:41:00 am
Go on then
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Post by: Jurek on January 16, 2010, 09:52:48 am
Sade.
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Post by: jogler on January 16, 2010, 10:04:09 am
not Sade.
The clue...
she has dual citizenship with an EU country
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Post by: Jurek on January 16, 2010, 10:05:55 am
Bjork
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Post by: Sergeant Pluck on January 16, 2010, 10:06:15 am
Please tell me it wasn't Susan Boyle?
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Post by: Jaded on January 16, 2010, 10:06:25 am
Kate Bush?  ;)
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Post by: Jurek on January 16, 2010, 10:12:32 am
Nana Mouskouri?
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Post by: Sergeant Pluck on January 16, 2010, 10:12:55 am
I think Jurek has it. EXcept maybe for the British bit.
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Post by: jogler on January 16, 2010, 10:16:16 am
no-ne has it.
A further clue hint...

some folk will think that the correct answer is almost as suprising as jurek's incorrect suggestion
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Post by: SandyV on January 16, 2010, 10:26:11 am
Petula Clark? 
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Post by: jogler on January 16, 2010, 10:29:07 am
Petula Clark? 


bells,whistles & bunting :thumbsup: Sandy gets the cigar

Ms Clarke has sold 83,000,000 copies :o
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Post by: SandyV on January 16, 2010, 10:33:50 am
The difficulty is I don't have a question - so feel free to jump in anyone!
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Post by: Jurek on January 16, 2010, 10:47:39 am
OK - this shouldn't be too difficult....

At 714 consecutive weeks, which album stayed in the album charts longer than any other?

EDIT - please answer correctly 'cos I want to go out for a ride before it starts raining again  ;)
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Post by: jogler on January 16, 2010, 10:57:10 am
a guess.......
Pink Floyd's album containg Brick in the Wall: The Wall IIRC
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Post by: PaulF on January 16, 2010, 10:57:20 am
Tubular Bells?
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Post by: Jurek on January 16, 2010, 10:58:57 am
Nope, and nope.
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Post by: PaulF on January 16, 2010, 11:00:25 am
Dark Side of the Moon?
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Post by: SandyV on January 16, 2010, 11:00:51 am
Thriller?
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Post by: Gandalf on January 16, 2010, 11:01:01 am
Rumours?
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Post by: jogler on January 16, 2010, 11:01:33 am
Hot Fuss; The Killers   says Mrs.Jogler
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Post by: fungus on January 16, 2010, 11:01:55 am
meatloaf - bat out of hell  :sick:
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Post by: SpaceBadger on January 16, 2010, 11:02:19 am
Stars, Simply Red?
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Post by: Jurek on January 16, 2010, 11:03:35 am
Step forward.........

























































































PaulF, for you are the winner!
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Post by: PaulF on January 16, 2010, 11:19:00 am
Who wrote Patti Smith's hit "Because the Night"?
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Post by: SpaceBadger on January 16, 2010, 11:22:00 am
Patti Smith?   ;D
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Post by: border-rider on January 16, 2010, 11:24:37 am
Tod Rungren (sp) ?

It has that meatlovian overwrought quality...
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Post by: PaulF on January 16, 2010, 11:40:43 am
No to you both
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Post by: bobb on January 16, 2010, 11:43:46 am
Is it someone like Springsteen?
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Post by: Moloko on January 16, 2010, 11:47:57 am
Who wrote Patti Smith's hit "Because the Night" before she rewrote it from a female perspective.
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Post by: PaulF on January 16, 2010, 11:48:50 am
Bobb's got it!
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Post by: bobb on January 16, 2010, 11:54:57 am
Bingo!

OK, going in a slightly different direction - what problems did the song Wonderwall by Oasis cause guitar shops up and down the country?

Clue: it's not that kids would keep playing it in guitar shops and irritating the piss out of the staff! It's a bit more subtle than that.

More clues if required....
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Post by: Sergeant Pluck on January 16, 2010, 12:22:33 pm
Capo shortage?
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Post by: fungus on January 16, 2010, 12:23:01 pm
they could not keep up with demand for the music book or whatever they are called with wonderwall in.
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Post by: bobb on January 16, 2010, 12:39:53 pm
Capo shortage?

Correct! When the song came out every teenage bedroom guitarist wanted to play it, so went out to buy a capo. Many shops couldn't keep up with the demand, so in effect the song caused a national shortage of capos!!  :P
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Post by: fungus on January 16, 2010, 12:40:33 pm
what's a capo  ???
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Post by: Sergeant Pluck on January 16, 2010, 12:41:36 pm
Easy one - you'll either know it or you won't (or Google it, but it'll be on your conscience  :P ):

Whatever happened to... Leon Trotsky?
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Post by: Sergeant Pluck on January 16, 2010, 12:42:15 pm
what's a capo  ???

It's the doodah that shortens all the strings.
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Post by: rogerzilla on January 16, 2010, 12:43:01 pm
I assume the Trotsky question doesn't involve an ice pick, but is a reference to a popular song?
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Post by: Moloko on January 16, 2010, 12:43:14 pm
He got an icepick that made his ears burn.   The Stranglers.
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Post by: Sergeant Pluck on January 16, 2010, 12:43:33 pm
He got an icepick that made his ears burn.   The Stranglers.

Correct  :)
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Post by: Moloko on January 16, 2010, 12:49:49 pm
The Police (the pop group  ::-)) are widely known for their peroxide blond hair.

They dyed their hair so they could appear in a TV advert for a very, very famous product
and gain some much needed publicity.
This was all before they hit the big time.

What was that product?
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Post by: rogerzilla on January 16, 2010, 12:53:33 pm
Er...Milky Bars?
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Post by: Moloko on January 16, 2010, 12:54:26 pm
No... but you're getting there.
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Post by: Aidan on January 16, 2010, 12:57:39 pm
wrigleys chewing gum
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Post by: Moloko on January 16, 2010, 12:58:33 pm
 :thumbsup:
You're a winner.
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Post by: rogerzilla on January 16, 2010, 01:01:34 pm
As long as you didn't Google it (because if you did, you are going to be doored by the legendary pink Nissan Figaro).

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3448/3313104675_19717711ba.jpg)

Your turn, Aidan.
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Post by: Aidan on January 16, 2010, 01:05:43 pm
No credit to me.  Mrs Aidan, who used to be a member of the Police fan club, knew it as soon as I asked.  Incidentally though, I have seen the Police more times than her.


Q.  Which pop band did Andy Mclusky of OMD mastermind (other than OMD obviously)
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Moloko on January 16, 2010, 01:14:35 pm



Q.  Which pop band did Andy Mclusky of OMD mastermind (other than OMD obviously)


I still remember reading about them when they first appeared, and then being shocked
that they were his creation.  :o

I'll let someone else take the spoils though.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Aidan on January 16, 2010, 01:19:24 pm



Q.  Which pop band did Andy Mclusky of OMD mastermind (other than OMD obviously)


I still remember reading about them when they first appeared, and then being shocked
that they were his creation.  :o

I'll let someone else take the spoils though.


My reaction too!
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: jogler on January 16, 2010, 01:29:25 pm
nuke cats
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Aidan on January 16, 2010, 01:37:38 pm
nuke cats

Appaling isnt it ;D

your turn
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: jogler on January 16, 2010, 01:49:30 pm
I don't have one ready so if someone else wishes to pop a question please do so.

I'll give it some thought
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: jogler on January 16, 2010, 01:53:43 pm
Mrs. Jogler says.......
who was the first Country artist to sell over 10,000,000 copies of an album?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: bobb on January 16, 2010, 01:54:26 pm
Dolly?

Edit: Thought I'd get the obvious ones out the way first!
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: jogler on January 16, 2010, 01:58:00 pm
no
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: bobb on January 16, 2010, 01:59:11 pm
OK, Garth Crooks?

Edit: Shit, he was a footballer! Garth Brooks?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: jogler on January 16, 2010, 02:06:54 pm
OK, Garth Crooks?

 ;D
OK, Garth Crooks?

Edit: Shit, he was a footballer!

 ;D not when he played for Stoke City FC he wasn't :demon:  ;D

YES tis Mr. G. Brooks
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: bobb on January 16, 2010, 02:09:41 pm
 :P

*thinks*
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Wowbagger on January 16, 2010, 02:21:45 pm
Mrs. Jogler says.......
who was the first Country artist to sell over 10,000,000 copies of an album?

Dolly Parton
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: bobb on January 16, 2010, 02:25:00 pm
Which city hosted a gig that ended with the announcement "Ladies and Gentleman, Elvis has left the building. Thank you and good night." ?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: jogler on January 16, 2010, 02:30:04 pm
Las Vegas
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: jogler on January 16, 2010, 02:30:53 pm
Mrs. Jogler says.......
who was the first Country artist to sell over 10,000,000 copies of an album?

Dolly Parton

BT DT     see up-thread
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: bobb on January 16, 2010, 02:31:27 pm
Las Vegas

Nope
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Tewdric on January 16, 2010, 02:38:15 pm
New York City?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: jogler on January 16, 2010, 02:42:54 pm
memphis
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: bobb on January 16, 2010, 02:43:51 pm
Nope.

Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: rogerzilla on January 16, 2010, 02:44:10 pm
Glasgow?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: bobb on January 16, 2010, 02:45:22 pm
 ;D

There is a well know bicycle company there. Quite a few people here have frames and components made by them  :)
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: jogler on January 16, 2010, 02:45:37 pm
louisiana
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: rogerzilla on January 16, 2010, 02:46:40 pm
That place that Cannondale are based in Connecticut?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Adrian on January 16, 2010, 02:46:53 pm
I thought that it was a routine thing
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: bobb on January 16, 2010, 02:48:01 pm
No, not Cannondale. This company makes cool stuff, not overpriced bling  ;)
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: bobb on January 16, 2010, 02:48:21 pm
I thought that it was a routine thing

OK, the first time it was ever said.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: jogler on January 16, 2010, 02:50:06 pm
louisiana

the first time,yes?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: bobb on January 16, 2010, 02:52:25 pm
louisiana

the first time,yes?

Yes, the city where it was first said  ;)
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: jogler on January 16, 2010, 02:56:03 pm
is Louisiana correct then?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: bobb on January 16, 2010, 02:57:23 pm
No.

Clue2: It is on the banks of the Mississippi. The highest summer temperature recorded there was 108F, the coldest winter was -40F...
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Tewdric on January 16, 2010, 02:58:11 pm
Baton Rouge?

Oops, no that's La,

Ummm

Memphis?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: bobb on January 16, 2010, 02:59:11 pm
Baton Rouge?

I doubt very much that it has ever got as low as -40F in Baton Rouge!!

I appreciate you may not of seen the clue above....
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Tewdric on January 16, 2010, 03:00:39 pm
Nope - cross posted!!
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: bobb on January 16, 2010, 03:03:22 pm
Clue3: Go north, north north!!
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Tewdric on January 16, 2010, 03:03:52 pm
St Louis?

I can't remember any more Mississipi cities without googling!!
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: bobb on January 16, 2010, 03:04:33 pm
You're getting closer
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: jogler on January 16, 2010, 03:07:14 pm
chicago
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: rogerzilla on January 16, 2010, 03:07:55 pm
I think you've got the wrong answer, bobb.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: bobb on January 16, 2010, 03:09:51 pm
I think you've got the wrong answer, bobb.

In that case, the site I got it from is full of lies!

I had Minneapolis, but if that is incorrect - somebody else ask one!
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: rogerzilla on January 16, 2010, 03:13:28 pm
I'll send you a PM.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: bobb on January 16, 2010, 03:20:08 pm
OK, we can scratch that question.....
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: rogerzilla on January 16, 2010, 03:28:24 pm
On the basis that we have two conflicting answers, I'll set another one.

When challenged about supposed backmasking lyrics in his band's songs, which singer said that if they'd actually known how to plant a subliminal message, it would have been "Buy More Of Our Records".
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: jogler on January 16, 2010, 03:30:09 pm
 bobb
you know via my PM that I think it is not Minneapolis

Would you wish to post RZ's answer & mine to see if they are the same
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: rogerzilla on January 16, 2010, 03:32:37 pm
I got Shreveport, Louisiana.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: bobb on January 16, 2010, 03:33:10 pm
bobb
you know via my PM that I think it is not Minneapolis

Would you wish to post RZ's answer & mine to see if they are the same

I don't really mind, it may just be time to move on to the next question!
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Tewdric on January 16, 2010, 03:33:39 pm
On the basis that we have two conflicting answers, I'll set another one.

When challenged about supposed backmasking lyrics in his band's songs, which singer said that if they'd actually known how to plant a subliminal message, it would have been "Buy More Of Our Records".

Ozzy Osbourne?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: jogler on January 16, 2010, 03:35:10 pm
On the basis that we have two conflicting answers, I'll set another one.

When challenged about supposed backmasking lyrics in his band's songs, which singer said that if they'd actually known how to plant a subliminal message, it would have been "Buy More Of Our Records".

The band was Judas Priest.
I can not remember the singers name though
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Tewdric on January 16, 2010, 03:37:12 pm
In that case it must be Rob Halford!
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: rogerzilla on January 16, 2010, 03:42:24 pm
It was (the quote is very funny when said in a Brummie accent).  Your question.

Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Tewdric on January 16, 2010, 03:51:39 pm
Which two vocalists sing on "The Battle of Evermore" from Led Zepplin IV?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: PaulF on January 16, 2010, 03:55:01 pm
Sandy Denny and Robert Plant
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: bobb on January 16, 2010, 03:55:38 pm
Which two vocalists sing on "The Battle of Evermore" from Led Zepplin IV?

Robert Plant and some chick I can't remember the name of!

Edit: Beaten to it!
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: jogler on January 16, 2010, 03:55:51 pm
I got Shreveport, Louisiana.

same here but I didn't realise that it enjoyed "city" status
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Tewdric on January 16, 2010, 03:57:29 pm
Sandy Denny and Robert Plant

I thought that someone would get that quite quickly given the headbanger count in here! :-)

To you....
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: PaulF on January 16, 2010, 04:06:13 pm
Which musician (i.e. what was his/her normal instrument) from Derek and the Dominoes played the extended piano instrumental at the end of 'Layla'?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Hot Flatus on January 16, 2010, 04:18:16 pm
Jim Gordon (drummer)
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: PaulF on January 16, 2010, 04:23:48 pm
Jim Gordon (drummer)

Correct!!
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Hot Flatus on January 16, 2010, 04:33:22 pm
Ok... give me a moment or two to switch my brain on...

right, ok, this is not obvious and will need a bit of digging.

What links The Housemartins with 90's band Agent Provocateur?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: jogler on January 16, 2010, 04:53:10 pm
womens underwear
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Hot Flatus on January 16, 2010, 04:55:13 pm
.... getting warmer!
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: jogler on January 16, 2010, 04:56:56 pm
it does have that sort of effect  ;)
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: bobb on January 16, 2010, 04:59:29 pm
What links The Housemartins with 90's band Agent Provocateur?

Is it going to be something to do with Norman "Fat boy" Cook? He played bass in the Housemartins and a Fat boy song was used in an Agent Provocateur advert?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Hot Flatus on January 16, 2010, 05:01:54 pm
It is directly to do with Norman Cook
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: bobb on January 16, 2010, 05:06:38 pm
Is it anything to do with his wife? She likes underwear or something?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Hot Flatus on January 16, 2010, 05:09:00 pm
Warmer...
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: bobb on January 16, 2010, 05:09:58 pm
Ok, maybe there are pictures of her posing in AP underwear or she modelled it or something?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Pippa on January 16, 2010, 06:37:47 pm
Hang on, the question isn't about the lingerie retailer....is it? It's about a band called Agent Provocateur.....non?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Hot Flatus on January 16, 2010, 07:07:03 pm
Indeed... nothing to do with the lingerie company, although sexy lingerie may have been a factor in the creation of the link between these two bands.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: jogler on January 16, 2010, 07:29:35 pm
Hang on, the question isn't about the lingerie retailer....is it? It's about a band called Agent Provocateur.....non?

it's just my endeavour to maintain the low standards that I am comfortable with :demon:
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Zoidburg on January 16, 2010, 07:33:44 pm
Indeed... nothing to do with the lingerie company, although sexy lingerie may have been a factor in the creation of the link between these two bands.
Did FBS and a member of AP both work in the same ladies undergarment factory before finding fame?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Pippa on January 16, 2010, 07:35:48 pm
Has image of Norman Cook in head with AP lingerie on  :sick:
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Hot Flatus on January 16, 2010, 07:37:23 pm
Indeed... nothing to do with the lingerie company, although sexy lingerie may have been a factor in the creation of the link between these two bands.
Did FBS and a member of AP both work in the same ladies undergarment factory before finding fame?

Yes!  But which lady and when?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Bluebottle on January 16, 2010, 07:39:48 pm
Aha, wikipedia explains all.

Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Zoidburg on January 16, 2010, 07:42:09 pm
Indeed... nothing to do with the lingerie company, although sexy lingerie may have been a factor in the creation of the link between these two bands.
Did FBS and a member of AP both work in the same ladies undergarment factory before finding fame?

Yes!  But which lady and when?
I dunno, I didn't wiki or google it so I just made a logical guess.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Bluebottle on January 16, 2010, 08:55:39 pm
I knew who the lady was, but had to google to find out the sordids.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Zoidburg on January 16, 2010, 08:56:56 pm
Did she model underwear for the factory?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Bluebottle on January 16, 2010, 08:58:26 pm
The link between Cook and Agent Provocateur involved a lack of underwear, and a lack of Cook.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Zoidburg on January 16, 2010, 09:20:58 pm
I do recall a tabloid tale that implied that she was in a long term affair with some other muso for quite sometime.

He was in AP?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Bluebottle on January 16, 2010, 09:22:17 pm
Aye.  Never heard of him myself.  Your turn.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Zoidburg on January 16, 2010, 09:24:05 pm
Heroin.

Shot gun.

Office Building.

Toilet.

Who links the four?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: jogler on January 16, 2010, 09:38:59 pm
George Michael
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Bluebottle on January 16, 2010, 09:48:40 pm
Exit stage left, 1977.  The deaths of artists in the 70's?

Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Zoidburg on January 16, 2010, 10:19:48 pm
Nope. The last 3 were all involved in one inccident.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Tim Hall on January 16, 2010, 10:49:52 pm
No idea, but it reads like an updated version of Cluedo.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Zoidburg on January 16, 2010, 11:37:01 pm
I think that murder may have been one of the few crimes that the singer involved had not been knicked for. Still a towering musical influence though to many.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Sergeant Pluck on January 17, 2010, 01:00:44 am
James Brown?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: SandyV on January 17, 2010, 03:03:19 am
Phil Spector?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Zoidburg on January 17, 2010, 03:11:01 am
James Brown indeed. Old James ran his business from an office block in Atlanta. James had his own private toilet, the holy of holy crappers. Convinced that someone had used it he burst into the office next door during a meeting and demanded to know "which of you mother fuckers used my toilet". Then he started blasting holes in things with a pump action.   
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Hot Flatus on January 17, 2010, 09:56:03 am
Horrible, horrible man

(Brown not Zoidburg)

Saw him live once and I've never seen a backing band look so despondent and bullied.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Zoidburg on January 17, 2010, 06:41:39 pm


Saw him live once and I've never seen a backing band look so despondent and bullied.
Ahhh there's a story to that as well.

When you see James Brown point and then whirl on the spot to face stage left or right you see him make a flashing signal with his hands.

That means he is signaling to a guy with a note pad in the wings that the band member he has just pointed at has missed a cue or chord and will be fined by however many times he flashes his hands.

One hand - fifty dollars

Two hands at once - hundred dollars

Two hands flashed twice - two hundred dollars

And so on...the Godfather Of Soul was a mentalist - and I haven't even got to the part about the police chase through 3 states.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: citoyen on January 18, 2010, 02:41:04 pm
I never did like James Brown.

Whatever happened to... Leon Trotsky?

Obviously a bit late for this one but I just wanted to mention that I couldn't read the question without singing the next line.  ;D

d.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Wascally Weasel on January 18, 2010, 02:48:50 pm
I never did like James Brown.

Whatever happened to... Leon Trotsky?

Obviously a bit late for this one but I just wanted to mention that I couldn't read the question without singing the next line.  ;D

d.


Heh, I can’t read the thread title without thinking of Dennis Hopper.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: citoyen on January 18, 2010, 03:09:40 pm
While Sgt P thinks of a question, excuse me while I jump in with a quick and easy one:

Which member of which 90s indie band went on to form which other band named after a pro cyclist?

d.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Mr Larrington on January 18, 2010, 03:49:18 pm
Which member of which 90s indie band went on to form which other band named after a pro cyclist?

I reckon band #2 is probably the Delgados but the names of any of their members and/or predecessors are a mystery.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Sergeant Pluck on January 18, 2010, 03:54:10 pm
While Sgt P thinks of a question

Oh sorry! Work has got in the way so I'll forgo my turn, do carry on :)
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Deano on January 18, 2010, 03:58:28 pm
Which member of which 90s indie band went on to form which other band named after a pro cyclist?

I reckon band #2 is probably the Delgados but the names of any of their members and/or predecessors are a mystery.

Alun Woodward was in something else before he was in the Delgados, but I only know them as "the badn he was in before the Delgados: :-\
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: bobb on January 18, 2010, 04:05:54 pm
Carter the unstopable sex machine = Abdoujaparouv

Spelling maybe incorrect.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: citoyen on January 18, 2010, 04:23:08 pm
I guess technically Mr L has given a correct answer, except that he didn't give the name of the earlier band - I'd forgotten that the Delgados were actually named after Pedro. In any case, Carter/Abdoujaparov is the one I was thinking of so Bobb takes it.

According to allmusic.com, Alun Woodward, Stewart Henderson and Paul Savage's band before the Delgados was called Bubblegum. Never heard of them.

d.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: bobb on January 18, 2010, 05:17:45 pm
Carter/Abdoujaparov is the one I was thinking of so Bobb takes it.


Ooh *thinks of a juicy one*
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: bobb on January 18, 2010, 05:27:25 pm
Why did Jimi Hendrix join the US army?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Hot Flatus on January 18, 2010, 05:29:46 pm
To avoid a 2 year prison sentence for car theft
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Basil on January 18, 2010, 05:36:13 pm
Didn't he then tell them he was gay, to get out again?  Or was that someone else?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Hot Flatus on January 18, 2010, 05:38:41 pm
Dunno... but while we're waiting for Bobb to finish off in the carpark, and confirm my answer I'll set my question:

What was the exact cause of the marital breakdown between Level 42 bass player and extreme gurner, Mark King and his Dutch wife, Pia?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: bobb on January 18, 2010, 05:47:08 pm
Fuck! I used to know everything about Level 42 in the 80s - I dunno, he fucked a cow?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Zoidburg on January 18, 2010, 05:52:05 pm
Didn't he then tell them he was gay, to get out again?  Or was that someone else?
Rick James?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Hot Flatus on January 18, 2010, 07:54:07 pm
Fuck! I used to know everything about Level 42 in the 80s - I dunno, he fucked a cow?

I said exact.  

I need the breed of cow.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Adrian on January 18, 2010, 08:31:46 pm
Fuck! I used to know everything about Level 42 in the 80s - I dunno, he fucked a cow?

I said exact.  

I need the breed of cow.

Dexter?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on January 18, 2010, 09:18:49 pm
Was it another affair with the nanny thing, like de Burgh?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on January 18, 2010, 10:50:20 pm
OK.  But I'm off to bed shortly, so I won't be able to adjudicate till the morning.

Which British heavy metal band swapped drummers with which (foreign) support band?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: nicknack on January 18, 2010, 11:44:14 pm
Certainly was!  Got caught shagging the nanny.  Over to Clarion...

Oh, a goat then - not a cow.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: JT on January 18, 2010, 11:47:10 pm
OK.  But I'm off to bed shortly, so I won't be able to adjudicate till the morning.

Which British heavy metal band swapped drummers with which (foreign) support band?

Diamond Head/Metallica?

Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on January 19, 2010, 09:14:34 am
Nope.  I should say that the support band were actually the support for at least a UK tour for the British band.  And, as another clue, both drummers were English.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Mr Larrington on January 19, 2010, 09:45:30 am
I'm guessing Iron Maiden and Trust.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on January 19, 2010, 09:56:56 am
Well done, M le Maire.  It's fairly well known, but I thought it might take longer than that.  Nicko McBrain, via a circuitous route, had replaced Jeannot Hanela in the Trust line up, and, after they had toured together, McBrain joined Iron Maiden, while Maiden's stool tenant, Clive Burr, went to Trust.

McBrain frequently appears in the lists of top drummers of all time, and deservedly so, I think.  He tightened up Trust's sound, and helped move them from their punky origins into the realms of (albeit very political) heavy metal, which was more fashionable than it had ever been at that point, with the NWOBHM on the rise.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Mr Larrington on January 19, 2010, 10:03:47 am
Yay!

(Thinks)

The Rolling Stones, Hawkwind, The Mekons.  Who played with all three?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on January 19, 2010, 10:10:37 am
Stacia? ;D
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: citoyen on January 19, 2010, 10:21:16 am
The Rolling Stones, Hawkwind, The Mekons.  Who played with all three?

I had to look this up so I won't give away the answer, but you do know there's another name you could add to that list?

d.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on January 19, 2010, 10:33:05 am
*lightbulb goes on*

is that other one The Pretty Things?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on January 19, 2010, 10:52:44 am
OK, I think I am going to plump for Dick Taylor.

Now I have a question (which I didn't a few minutes ago ;D )

EDIT: Having Gewgled, I'm pretty sure of this one, soI'll go ahead with a question.  Hope this one is a shade harder, and takes a bit of guessing.  No NWOBHM involved this time, though. ;)
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on January 19, 2010, 11:22:13 am
For a short while in the mid-80s, what precisely did the lead singer of Pulp have in common with the former singer of the Wilde Flowers?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: nicknack on January 19, 2010, 11:29:26 am
Wheelchair?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on January 19, 2010, 11:31:37 am
I need more detail than that, I'm afraid.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: nicknack on January 19, 2010, 11:32:54 am
Ah. Knowing next to nothing about Jarvis (but lots about RW) I have done the obvious and found that he also fell from a window, but, luckily for him, was not permanently confined.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: citoyen on January 19, 2010, 11:37:41 am
Performed on Top Of The Pops in a wheelchair?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Mr Larrington on January 19, 2010, 11:58:45 am
Clarion is indeed correct - 'tis Dick Taylor.  I didn't mention the Pretty Things coz I didn't want to make it too obvious.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on January 19, 2010, 12:02:47 pm
Ah. Knowing next to nothing about Jarvis (but lots about RW) I have done the obvious and found that he also fell from a window, but, luckily for him, was not permanently confined.

That's what I was looking for!

Yes, Robert Wyatt - perhaps better known as a drummer, but also singer for Wilde Flowers & Soft Machine -  was injured and now uses a wheelchair following a fall from a window at a party in about 1973 IIRC.  Jarvis Cocker also fell from a window at a party in about 1985 (impersonating Superman, I think), which necessitated his performing in a wheelchair for a while.  Fortunately, he soon recovered.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: citoyen on January 19, 2010, 12:07:04 pm
I didn't mention the Pretty Things coz I didn't want to make it too obvious.

Yes, I guessed that was probably your intention but only after I'd already given away a massive clue... sorry!

d.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: nicknack on January 19, 2010, 01:37:46 pm
I'll have a go then.

Can I have a connection (there are probably many) between Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Wings?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Redlight on January 19, 2010, 01:41:00 pm
I'll have a go then.

Can I have a connection (there are probably many) between Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Wings?

Linda Eastman took portraits of both Hendrix and Joplin when she was working as a photographer. And then she learned to play keyboards...
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: citoyen on January 19, 2010, 01:41:46 pm
And then she learned to play keyboards...

That's debatable!
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: nicknack on January 19, 2010, 01:59:43 pm
I'll have a go then.

Can I have a connection (there are probably many) between Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Wings?

Linda Eastman took portraits of both Hendrix and Joplin when she was working as a photographer. And then she learned to play keyboards...

I suspected there might be a few, but it's not the one I'm after. Think more musical (how difficult would that be?).
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Jaded on January 19, 2010, 02:04:40 pm
Bodyform adverts?
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Post by: jogler on January 19, 2010, 02:05:34 pm
Much as I like Macca,I didn't think his missus did musical
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Post by: Redlight on January 19, 2010, 02:07:52 pm
Hmm.... something to do with Denny Laine perhaps?
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Post by: clarion on January 19, 2010, 02:09:15 pm
I think it might be Chas Chandler, who may have produced them all at some point.
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Post by: citoyen on January 19, 2010, 02:09:53 pm
They all covered Bob Dylan songs?
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Post by: nicknack on January 19, 2010, 02:10:37 pm
No, no, no and no.
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Post by: clarion on January 19, 2010, 02:13:43 pm
Mitch Mitchell had some connection with Wings - did he fill in when the regular drummer was unavailable or something?  And I believe he worked as a session musician for Joplin...
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Post by: nicknack on January 19, 2010, 02:15:13 pm
Nope.
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Post by: clarion on January 19, 2010, 02:28:28 pm
I checked Wikipedia - he auditioned for Wings, but didn't get it! :o

No connection I could find to Janis, though.

*keeps thinking*
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Post by: Redlight on January 19, 2010, 02:38:09 pm
You have albums by each of them in your collection?  :)
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Post by: citoyen on January 19, 2010, 02:44:57 pm
They all toured with Johhny Hallyday?
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Post by: Woofage on January 19, 2010, 02:45:30 pm
Wild guess: the bloke that played Hammond on "Voodoo Chile"?
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Post by: clarion on January 19, 2010, 02:51:52 pm
I think we're thinking of the wrong Wings.

There's one that supported Big Brother & The Holding Company, and I'm guessing that either Hendrix did too, at some point, or else Wings supported the Experience.
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Post by: Redlight on January 19, 2010, 02:54:08 pm
Clarion, have you been looking at Wikipedia?  :-X
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Post by: clarion on January 19, 2010, 02:55:01 pm
No, except to check Mitch Mitchell thus:

I checked Wikipedia - he auditioned for Wings, but didn't get it! :o

No connection I could find to Janis, though.

*keeps thinking*



but I *may* have been using the Gewgel stick ;)
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Post by: citoyen on January 19, 2010, 02:58:53 pm
Oh, that Wings.  ::-)

I thought this supposed to be a pop quiz, not a quiz about obscure entries in old duffers' record collections. Where are the questions about Tinchy Stryder and Katy Perry?

;)

d.
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Post by: Pingu on January 19, 2010, 03:04:05 pm
Can I have a connection (there are probably many) between Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Wings?

They have an i in each word of their names  :smug:
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Post by: nicknack on January 19, 2010, 03:09:57 pm
It's the usual Wings.  ::-)

And my music collection is utterly Wings free.  :thumbsup:
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Post by: MSeries on January 19, 2010, 03:10:07 pm
Oh, that Wings.  ::-)

I thought this supposed to be a pop quiz, not a quiz about obscure entries in old duffers' record collections. Where are the questions about Tinchy Stryder and Katy Perry?

;)

d.

ditto. It's not a very good quiz, if this was in a Pub, I'd have thrown the towel in and be pissed by now, annoying everyone else.
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Post by: Mr Larrington on January 19, 2010, 03:14:38 pm
Has it got something to do with Henry McCullough?  He was in Macca's Wings for a while; he was also in Eire Apparent, who supported The Garry Henpecked Exposition Experience.

Can't think of a Joplin connection, but then I'm not terribly au fait with her stuff.
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Post by: clarion on January 19, 2010, 03:14:48 pm
OK, if it's Macca's Wings, I'm no closer to a solution :(

Never mind.  Onward.
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Post by: nicknack on January 19, 2010, 03:18:33 pm
Mr L. has it. Apparently he  was "romantically" associated with Ms Joplin for a while.
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Post by: clarion on January 19, 2010, 03:21:01 pm
Crikey, that was a stiff one...
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Post by: nicknack on January 19, 2010, 03:24:15 pm
That's what she said too.

IGMC
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Post by: Redlight on January 19, 2010, 03:43:18 pm
Mr L. has it. Apparently he  was "romantically" associated with Ms Joplin for a while.

He must have been very young at the time  ;D
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Post by: Mr Larrington on January 19, 2010, 03:59:05 pm
Wha-hey!  My turn again!  Chat among yourselves...

Laibach's 1987 album Opus Dei, in addition to making to want to invade the Sudetenland every time you play it, contains two cover versions.  Names and original artist, plz.
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Post by: clarion on January 19, 2010, 04:04:44 pm
Not a chance!  I know one, which the album title hints at, but the other?  No.  Not my area of expertise, really.

Unless it's the Horst Wessel Song, original artist the SS? ;D
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Post by: citoyen on January 19, 2010, 04:11:15 pm
Just to pick two suitably anthemic songs randomly off the top of my head...

Radio Ga-Ga by Queen
Are Friends Electric - Tubeway Army
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Post by: clarion on January 19, 2010, 04:59:59 pm
If they were covering Queen, I guess they'd do the 'Ein Volk, Ein Reich...' one ;D *




* Caveat: All I know about this bunch was that they had a bit of a thing for fascist iconography...
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Post by: citoyen on January 19, 2010, 05:20:51 pm
* Caveat: All I know about this bunch was that they had a bit of a thing for fascist iconography...

Hence my suggestions.

d.
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Post by: Mr Larrington on January 20, 2010, 10:55:00 am
Clarion is so warm he may need to take his jumper off.
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Post by: citoyen on January 20, 2010, 11:28:00 am
I've had a moment of revelation... I vaguely recall hearing John Peel or someone like that playing a bizarre Laibach cover version of some cheesy 80s Euro-rock thing on the radio, only I'm struggling to remember what it was... The Final Countdown? Something along those lines anyway.

d.
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Post by: Mr Larrington on January 20, 2010, 11:36:38 am
Because I am feeling generous I shall award the point to Clarion.

"Geburt Einer Nation" is Queen's "One Nation" translated into German.  The sole hit of bemulletted Austrian cheesemongers Opus1, "Live Is Life", actually appears twice - in English as "Opus Dei" and in German as "Leben Heißt Leben"

! - I once made the mistake of mentioning the Laibach version in the presence of ex F-i-L, whose record collection amazes and appals in equal measures.  He proudly presented us with one of Opus' albums.  It's probably still in the Oxfam shop in the Leytonstone High Road.
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Post by: citoyen on January 20, 2010, 11:39:24 am
The sole hit of bemulletted Austrian cheesemongers Opus, "Live Is Life"

That's the bugger! I think their cover of that is the only Laibach record I have ever knowingly heard. And I'm not inclined to listen to any more.

d.
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Post by: clarion on January 20, 2010, 11:47:00 am
Because I am feeling generous I shall award the point to Clarion.

What?  Eh?  Very generous indeed. ;D

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"Geburt Einer Nation" is Queen's "One Nation" translated into German.

No!  Really?  :o  You're not having a laugh here, are you? ;D

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The sole hit of bemulletted Austrian cheesemongers Opus1, "Live Is Life", actually appears twice - in English as "Opus Dei" and in German as "Leben Heißt Leben"

I only know the second version, and it was crapperer than the original.  Opus/Opus Dei was the reference i was making, so I'll happily collect that half point. :smug:

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I once made the mistake of mentioning the Laibach version in the presence of ex F-i-L, whose record collection amazes and appals in equal measures.  He proudly presented us with one of Opus' albums.  It's probably still in the Oxfam shop in the Leytonstone High Road.

:o x n
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Post by: clarion on January 20, 2010, 11:48:14 am
Ok.  Quick question, then (brain empty).

Which band was famously (re)formed without auditions in the Lazy* Crazy Daisy nightclub?



* sorry - extreme brainfug :-[
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Post by: clarion on January 20, 2010, 11:51:18 am
Er, yeah.  I think you may have it already... :-\

Come on, then...
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Post by: citoyen on January 20, 2010, 11:51:58 am
That's an easy one - Human League
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Post by: clarion on January 20, 2010, 12:05:19 pm
Yup.  I think Dicky Mo knew too, but didn't say it.

It was all I could think of at short notice - I wasn't expecting to be next ;D

Over to you, Citizen.
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Post by: citoyen on January 20, 2010, 12:09:54 pm
Marvellous. Here's one I made earlier - quite a simple one really, but extra marks for a fully detailed answer...

Charles Aznavour
Jacques Brel (twice)
Friendly Fires
Joy Division
Yves Montand
New Fast Automatic Daffodils
Lou Reed
Tangerine Dream
Ultravox

The connection?

d.
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Post by: clarion on January 20, 2010, 12:21:17 pm
That may take a shade longer than mine ;D
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Post by: citoyen on January 20, 2010, 12:40:08 pm
If you wanted to stretch a point, you could add Half Man Half Biscuit (since 2004) and Sufjan Stevens (since 2007) to the list. If that helps.  ;)

d.
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Post by: PaulF on January 20, 2010, 12:59:01 pm
Are they all on the same record label?
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Post by: citoyen on January 20, 2010, 01:07:21 pm
Nope.
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Post by: clarion on January 20, 2010, 01:16:19 pm
Is it to do with film?  Montand was an actor, and Aznavour has made a few appearances (notably in The Tin Drum IIRC).  Joy Division, Tangerine Dream & Sufjan Stevens have done music for films, um, er...

(and I don't know who Friendly Fires are :-[ )
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Post by: citoyen on January 20, 2010, 01:32:57 pm
Nothing to do with films. It's a musical connection - nothing to do with producers, band members, love interests etc.

(and I don't know who Friendly Fires are :-[ )

They are responsible for my favourite album of the past 12 months or so.
Friendly Fires - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friendly_Fires)

d.
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Post by: Jaded on January 20, 2010, 01:40:17 pm
Music been used in TV programmes/football?
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Post by: citoyen on January 20, 2010, 01:45:31 pm
Music been used in TV programmes/football?

Probably but that's not the connection I'm thinking of.

d.
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Post by: Redlight on January 20, 2010, 02:16:09 pm
Famous songs / albums named after Cities?  Lou Reed's Berlin, JD's Warsawa, for example
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Post by: Tourist Tony on January 20, 2010, 02:20:39 pm
I think you may be right there. Brel had "Amsterdam", Ultravox "Vienna".....
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Post by: MSeries on January 20, 2010, 02:23:15 pm
Joy Division had an album called Warsaw too, and also Preston 28 February 1980
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Post by: clarion on January 20, 2010, 02:24:51 pm
Tangerine Dream did Poland, but maybe they have a 'Warsaw' as well...?
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Post by: citoyen on January 20, 2010, 02:26:34 pm
Almost right - I'll give the point and hand over the Question Master's baton to RobM, though the link is actually more specific than that.

I'll leave it open in case anyone wants to keep guessing. NB it's songs rather than albums.

d.
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Post by: Redlight on January 20, 2010, 02:35:16 pm
Thank you Mr Smudge.

Sticking with the connections game, what do these three old tracks have in common?

All You Need is Love - The Beatles
I'm Mandy, Fly Me - 10cc
Los Endos - Genesis

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Post by: Woofage on January 20, 2010, 03:25:02 pm
Bits of national anthems?
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Post by: Redlight on January 20, 2010, 03:38:30 pm
'fraid not. But it is a musical link.  And you've just given me an idea for another question!
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Post by: JT on January 20, 2010, 03:51:22 pm
Weird intros?
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Post by: Woofage on January 20, 2010, 04:07:40 pm
Bits of other songs then (not necessarily national anthems...)?
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Post by: Redlight on January 20, 2010, 04:33:24 pm
Bits of other songs then (not necessarily national anthems...)?

On the right lines - but I think I need you to be a bit more specific.
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Post by: clarion on January 20, 2010, 04:34:39 pm
Do they quote previous songs by the artist themselves?

'She Loves You' is in 'All You Need Is Love'

'Los Endos' is a closer from Genesis which reprises some of their tunes

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Post by: Redlight on January 20, 2010, 04:39:58 pm
Well done Clarion, close enough.

Paul McCartney sings a line from She Loves You at the end of All You need Is Love

I'm Mandy starts with four lines from Clockwork Creep, off the Sheet Music album

Los Endos closes with Phil Collins warbling a couple of lines from Supper's Ready, off the Foxtrot album
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Post by: clarion on January 20, 2010, 04:41:46 pm
I'd never have got the 10cc reference, so yo're very kind.

I'm up to my ears in pension admin atm, so perhaps woofage should do the next question?
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on January 20, 2010, 06:41:34 pm
Because I am feeling generous I shall award the point to Clarion.

"Geburt Einer Nation" is Queen's "One Nation" translated into German.  The sole hit of bemulletted Austrian cheesemongers Opus1, "Live Is Life", actually appears twice - in English as "Opus Dei" and in German as "Leben Heißt Leben"
I'm not aware of any Queen song called One Nation. They did do One Vision though.
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Post by: Jaded on January 20, 2010, 06:54:07 pm
Who or what links Robert Fripp, Peter Gabriel and Roger Eno.
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Post by: Woofage on January 20, 2010, 07:02:32 pm
Who or what links Robert Fripp, Peter Gabriel and Roger Eno.

They're all from Suffolk?

BTW, I thought it was my turn?
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Post by: Hot Flatus on January 20, 2010, 07:06:32 pm
Nope..Fripp is from Dorset and gabriel from Surrey.  Fripp produced Gabriels first solo album, and Gabriel and Eno founded a union, 'Frippertronics' for those sad enough to know was based on tape looping devised by Eno.
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Post by: Jaded on January 20, 2010, 07:06:58 pm
Who or what links Robert Fripp, Peter Gabriel and Roger Eno.

They're all from Suffolk?

BTW, I thought it was my turn?

It was!  ;D Fire away.

Mine hasn't been got yet...
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Post by: Woofage on January 20, 2010, 07:13:04 pm
Gabriel and Eno founded a union, 'Frippertronics'

Wouldn't that have been Brian, not Roger, Eno?
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Post by: bobb on January 20, 2010, 07:16:26 pm
Can we please get back on topic? ie "Pop quiz" rather than obscure, wanky bollocks!!

Ta
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Post by: Woofage on January 20, 2010, 07:20:31 pm
While everyone is pondering Jaded's Q, here's a quick one:

Towards the end of the video to "Road to Nowhere" by Talking Heads there is an example of stop-frame animation using some unorthodox media. What was that media?
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Post by: Quisling on January 20, 2010, 07:28:24 pm
While everyone is pondering Jaded's Q, here's a quick one:

Towards the end of the video to "Road to Nowhere" by Talking Heads there is an example of stop-frame animation using some unorthodox media. What was that media?

I believe it may have been toast.

If I'm correct, and accepting that we now appear to have two questions ongoing (since Jaded's remains unanswered) then my question if "What was the name of OMD's 4 track tape recorder?"
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Post by: jogler on January 20, 2010, 07:29:46 pm
This thread is getting a bit frayed at the edges :(
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Post by: Redlight on January 20, 2010, 07:33:50 pm
I think the answer to Jaded's has been flagged - Brian Eno (played on The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway by Genesis with Peter Gabriel, partnered Robert Fripp on No Pussyfooting and elsewhere, and is brother to Roger Eno.

Suggest we take Woofage's question as the current one. Even though I don't understand the answer.
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Post by: Woofage on January 20, 2010, 07:35:51 pm
I believe it may have been toast.

Nearly there, but I need the full answer!
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Post by: clarion on January 20, 2010, 08:45:45 pm
While everyone is pondering Jaded's Q, here's a quick one:

Towards the end of the video to "Road to Nowhere" by Talking Heads there is an example of stop-frame animation using some unorthodox media. What was that media?

I believe it may have been toast.

There's so much weird shit in that video, I can't even remember the half of it!

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If I'm correct, and accepting that we now appear to have two questions ongoing (since Jaded's remains unanswered) then my question if "What was the name of OMD's 4 track tape recorder?"

That's an easy one - Winston Smith.
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Post by: Jaded on January 20, 2010, 08:58:01 pm
It's not Brian Eno!

It is another performer though.
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Post by: Redlight on January 21, 2010, 07:59:10 am
I was thinking either Tony Levin or Daniel Lanois, but I can't connect Levin to Eno or Lanois to Fripp!
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Post by: groucho on January 21, 2010, 08:22:19 am
Toyah Wilcox?
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Post by: Jaded on January 21, 2010, 09:14:58 am
Gritty, very disticntive voice...
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Post by: nicknack on January 21, 2010, 09:22:28 am
Surely not the Captain?

Or Joe Cocker?
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Post by: Jaded on January 21, 2010, 09:27:09 am
no.

Very influential - cited by many as a huge influence  ;D
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Post by: citoyen on January 21, 2010, 10:00:32 am
Tom Waits?
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Post by: Jaded on January 21, 2010, 10:29:43 am
Foresaw Punk in a seminal album.
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Post by: citoyen on January 21, 2010, 10:36:41 am
Ian Dury?
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Post by: citoyen on January 21, 2010, 10:38:09 am
Nick Lowe?
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Post by: citoyen on January 21, 2010, 10:38:24 am
Elvis Costello?
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Post by: nicknack on January 21, 2010, 10:42:20 am
Must be Peter Hammill then.
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Post by: Woofage on January 21, 2010, 10:44:42 am
or Richard Hell?

edit: scrub that. After reading the original Q again I think Nicknack is correct.
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Post by: Redlight on January 21, 2010, 10:54:18 am
Of course, no one has mentioned David Bowie yet. I thought of Peter Hammill too but I can't connect him with Lanois

How long before we get put out of our misery, Jaded?
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Post by: citoyen on January 21, 2010, 11:00:25 am
Presumably it's someone British, yes? Or is it Iggy Pop?

d.
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Post by: Pingu on January 21, 2010, 11:01:40 am
I believe it may have been toast.

Nearly there, but I need the full answer!

Peanut butter.
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Post by: Jaded on January 21, 2010, 11:09:26 am
Must be Peter Hammill then.

Yes, indeed.

He has collaborated with each of them.

Sorry, I was off downstairs eating loads of cake and having a self-made mocha!  :thumbsup:

Note for bobb - Peter Hammill (and in particular his album "Nadir's Big Chance") was a huge influence on John Lydon - so is absolutely not obscure wanky bollox and is completely pop related  ;D
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Post by: Woofage on January 21, 2010, 11:11:40 am
I believe it may have been toast.

Nearly there, but I need the full answer!

Peanut butter.

Bingo!
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Post by: Woofage on January 21, 2010, 11:13:12 am
nicknack and/or Pingu to set the next question then.
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Post by: nicknack on January 21, 2010, 11:32:11 am
Paul, Paul, John, Andy and who?
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Post by: Woofage on January 21, 2010, 12:14:33 pm
Simon?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: nicknack on January 21, 2010, 01:07:20 pm
Exactly. Free it was. Your go.
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Post by: Woofage on January 21, 2010, 01:33:36 pm
Who links avant-garde German band Amon Düül II with Elton John?
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Post by: Tourist Tony on January 21, 2010, 01:53:53 pm
Not by any chance Dave Anderson?
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Post by: Mr Larrington on January 21, 2010, 02:00:16 pm
Women called Renate?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Redlight on January 21, 2010, 04:05:19 pm
The late Princess Margaret - she got Elton to play at The Palace and was really into Krautrock. Something to do with reminding her of home.
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Post by: Woofage on January 21, 2010, 04:30:18 pm
The late Princess Margaret - she got Elton to play at The Palace and was really into Krautrock. Something to do with reminding her of home.

Not bad. The person is female and also no longer with us but not quite royalty ;).
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Post by: nicknack on January 21, 2010, 04:40:31 pm
I'm rather tickled with the idea of Kiki Dee singing with Amon Duul.
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Post by: Redlight on January 21, 2010, 05:07:28 pm
Gonna take a guess at Norma Jean Baker, but heaven knows why!
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Post by: Woofage on January 21, 2010, 05:11:27 pm
Gonna take a guess at Norma Jean Baker, but heaven knows why!

Correct! :thumbsup:

On the album "Dance of the Lemmings" (the only one I own by AD2) there's a track called "The Marylin Monroe Memorial Church". Elton John, of course, wrote about her in "Candle in the Wind".

Back over to you, sir, unless Pingu wants to take his turn.
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Post by: nicknack on January 21, 2010, 05:15:42 pm
Bugger! Forgot that. Should've looked at me records.
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Post by: Redlight on January 21, 2010, 05:17:13 pm
I think Pingu deserves to set a stinker after the Talking Heads one.  While we're waiting, I can throw in an easy one, so no handing over of the baton for this:

What do these four tracks have in common?

Rain and tears - Aphrodite's Child
Home Town - Joe Jackson
Don't Look back in Anger - Oasis
All Together Now - The Farm


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Post by: citoyen on January 21, 2010, 05:22:44 pm
All based on classical tunes?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Redlight on January 21, 2010, 06:00:30 pm
All based on classical tunes?

Nearly there...
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Post by: citoyen on January 21, 2010, 06:56:27 pm
Are they all specifically based on Pachelbel's Canon in D?
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Post by: citoyen on January 21, 2010, 06:57:45 pm
...if so, you could also have had the Village People's Go West on the list.

d.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Redlight on January 21, 2010, 07:23:28 pm
Quite right. Hadn't noticed the Go West connection, but then again I'm not a big Village People fan  :-X
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Post by: citoyen on January 21, 2010, 07:32:53 pm
Quite right. Hadn't noticed the Go West connection, but then again I'm not a big Village People fan  :-X

Tbh, I don't know the Aphrodite's Child* or Joe Jackson songs. Didn't know the Oasis one was also inspired by Pachelbel but now you've mentioned it, it becomes obvious. I'm sure there are bound to be others too.

d.

*The only Aphrodite's Child track I'm familiar with is the utterly bonkers Four Horsemen. Are they all like that?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Pingu on January 21, 2010, 09:53:00 pm
Excuse me  :P

Kate Bush
Marvin Gaye
Chrissie Hynde

Connection?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: jogler on January 21, 2010, 10:00:24 pm
They each have the letter "e" in their name?

IGMC
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on January 21, 2010, 10:00:33 pm
They'd all have been welcome round my house for a private party?
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Post by: clarion on January 21, 2010, 10:07:31 pm
I think they're all vegetarians, but that's not so unusual in the performing arts, so I doubt that's it.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Redlight on January 21, 2010, 10:12:42 pm
Damn, Clarion got there first!
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Post by: Pingu on January 21, 2010, 10:21:23 pm
Was Marvin Gaye a veggie?

It wasn't what I was thinking of, anyway  :-\
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Post by: clarion on January 21, 2010, 10:25:03 pm
Kate Bush recorded a cover of Sexual Healing on King of the Mountain.  I remember it cause she very rarely did covers.  The Pretenders covered Hendrix & The Kinks, but I can't think of a Marvin Gaye connection...
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Post by: Pingu on January 21, 2010, 10:27:50 pm
Kate Bush recorded a cover of Sexual Healing on King of the Mountain.

Correct Bush era  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on January 21, 2010, 10:34:34 pm
Oh bother.  I'm much more a Lionheart/Dreaming man :P
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: citoyen on January 22, 2010, 10:12:53 am
They've all done the dirty with Ray Davies?
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Post by: Redlight on January 22, 2010, 10:56:24 am
They've all done the dirty with Ray Davies?

It's marvin gaye with an 'e"!

I wonder if this is about duets:  Chrissie Hynde had a big hit duetting with UB40, Marving had duets with Tammi Terrill and Diana Ross and Kate Bush has duetted with Peter Gabriel and... Rowan Atkinson.
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Post by: Pingu on January 22, 2010, 11:24:08 am
Not duets
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: citoyen on January 22, 2010, 11:27:07 am
I wonder if this is about duets:  Chrissie Hynde had a big hit duetting with UB40, Marving had duets with Tammi Terrill and Diana Ross and Kate Bush has duetted with Peter Gabriel and... Rowan Atkinson.

You could be onto something - maybe it's duets with people they were romantically involved with: Marvin & Tammi, Chrissie & Ali, Kate & Peter. Though I don't recall Kate & Peter being romantically involved. Not that Kate & Peter, anyway.

Edit: Pingu dashed my theory even while I was typing it.

d.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: citoyen on January 22, 2010, 11:39:44 am
It's marvin gaye with an 'e"!

Not on his birth certificate! He added the E himself, largely because of teasing at school.

Have they all had number one records in three different decades?

d.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Pingu on January 22, 2010, 01:17:09 pm
Err...dunno, it's not what I'm thinking of  :-[

BTW, you can blame thank Mrs Pingu for this question  :P
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Mrs Pingu on January 22, 2010, 01:25:14 pm
Err...dunno, it's not what I'm thinking of  :-[

BTW, you can blame thank Mrs Pingu for this question  :P
Not the Marvin Gaye part of it you can't, that obscure little gem was all yours.
BTW you need to be thinking KoM era Bush, as Pingu's already said.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: citoyen on January 22, 2010, 01:38:36 pm
Rolf Harris plays didgeridoo on their records? I know he plays on one of the tracks on Aerial.

d.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Pingu on January 22, 2010, 02:13:16 pm
Not Rolf. The connection I'm thinking of is not a person.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: nicknack on January 22, 2010, 02:30:32 pm
Anything to do with washing machines?

Or pi?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Pingu on January 22, 2010, 03:33:38 pm
Anything to do with washing machines?

Yes  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on January 22, 2010, 03:44:59 pm
Please explain that one.  I get KB.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Pingu on January 22, 2010, 03:56:56 pm
Watching the Clothes on Learning to Crawl by Pretenders

Heard It Through The Grapevine by Marvin Gaye, music for a famous ad set in a laundrette.

Sorry, Clarion, I forgot you don't have a telly.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: nicknack on January 22, 2010, 04:20:59 pm
Forgot about the Marvin Gaye thing - couldn't think of the connection.

Who played the sax solo on the Average White Band's Pick Up The Pieces?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on January 22, 2010, 08:22:18 pm
Bob Holness ;)
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Moloko on January 22, 2010, 08:25:16 pm
Bob Holness ;)

Nah, he "played" the skeleton in the Scotch tape song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJzRpgXvM2I&feature=related).

The "unmistakable" voice was provided by Deryck Guyler.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Bluebottle on January 22, 2010, 11:02:08 pm
...and Baker Street.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Redlight on January 23, 2010, 10:20:46 am
Urban myth. It was an air base in Cumbria that played the sax on Baker Street
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: nicknack on January 23, 2010, 12:25:15 pm
Oh, alright then. Sorry, twas a bit of a saxophone anorak question. Bit like who played the Baker Street solo. It wasn't Tom Scott or Michael Brecker. It was Malcolm Duncan, the tenor player with AWB.

I guess a lot of people assumed he wasn't up to it. They wuz wrong.

Someone else have a go.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Redlight on January 23, 2010, 01:16:25 pm
Oh, I'll chip in.

What do these three songs have in common

The Ballad of John and Yoko (Beatles)
Running Up That Hill (Kate Bush)
Alternative Title (The Monkees)

Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: jogler on January 23, 2010, 02:44:57 pm
Billy Preston plays on all three
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Pingu on January 23, 2010, 02:57:01 pm
Bob Holness ;)

Nah, he did the Scotch tape song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJzRpgXvM2I&feature=related).

Wasn't that Deryk Guyler (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deryck_Guyler)?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Redlight on January 23, 2010, 03:54:40 pm
Billy Preston plays on all three

nope - none of them, in fact
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Martin on January 23, 2010, 07:26:59 pm
they were all banned by various radio stations and had their titles changed
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on January 23, 2010, 08:26:01 pm
Brilliant, Martin.  Though I think the 'offensive' part remains in parentheses.

Running Up That Hill was originally A Deal With God
Alternative Title was Randy Scouse Git
Ballad of John & Yoko was They're Gonna Crucify Me.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Tim Hall on January 23, 2010, 10:02:50 pm

Alternative Title was Randy Scouse Git


A pedant writes: Somewhere deep in my memory, something says that it was "Alternate Title" not "Alternative Title"
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on January 23, 2010, 10:05:13 pm
I think the pedant within you is correct.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Redlight on January 23, 2010, 11:23:22 pm
Both Martin and Tim the Pedant are right!
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Martin on January 24, 2010, 07:27:33 am
ok my go

Winston was a short lived stage member of which 80s band?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: PaulF on January 24, 2010, 07:48:40 am
Orchestral Manoeuvres  in the Dark?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Martin on January 24, 2010, 07:57:43 am
Orchestral Manoeuvres  in the Dark?

correct; Winston was a tape recorder used for their backing track (I saw the two of them with Winston play in front of the stage curtain in 1979 thus)

They were supporting Gary Numan; perversely the last time I saw them in 1993 Numan was supporting them (I missed his set fortunately)
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: rogerzilla on January 24, 2010, 08:04:18 am
OMG, PaulF is going to set some obscure leftpondian question about a Sub Pop grunge band  :D
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: PaulF on January 24, 2010, 10:29:59 am
OMG, PaulF is going to set some obscure leftpondian question about a Sub Pop grunge band  :D

You asked for it :D

What was the title of the 1995 compilation that Sub Pop released in conjunction with Sega?

Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on January 24, 2010, 10:36:57 am
I didn't know the answer, but I can tell you it's too easy to gewgol. :P

NB: Use of the magic ether-sieve is cheeting.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: PaulF on January 24, 2010, 10:49:13 am
I didn't know the answer, but I can tell you it's too easy to gewgol. :P


How do think I found the question in the first place ;)
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Bluebottle on January 24, 2010, 10:50:28 am
Sonic?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: PaulF on January 24, 2010, 11:30:37 am
Sonic?

No :(

Given that it was a tongue in cheek question (which I had to Google myself!) in response to Roger's post the fairest thing is that if it's not answered by noon then someone else can set a question
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Hot Flatus on January 24, 2010, 11:58:38 am
That Virtua Feeling
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: PaulF on January 24, 2010, 12:00:49 pm
That Virtua Feeling

Correct!!
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on January 24, 2010, 04:55:32 pm
Too many of these questions (apart from the very first one, which I knew) are just people showing off their knowledge of obscure stuff. So here's an easier one. What do the following records have in common?

Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
Annie's Song by John Denver
The Ballad of John & Yoko - The Beatles
Unchained Melody - The Righteous Brothers
Space Oddity - David Bowie
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Tewdric on January 24, 2010, 04:59:19 pm
Are they all (mainly) in B flat minor?

Here's another one in B flat minor:

Clicky (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHg5SJYRHA0)
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on January 24, 2010, 05:13:38 pm
They might be, but that's not the answer.

I very much enjoyed the link, by the way.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Woofage on January 24, 2010, 05:22:37 pm
They've all been covered in a (semi-) classical style?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: MSeries on January 24, 2010, 05:24:52 pm
The don't have the title in the lyrics
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on January 24, 2010, 05:46:37 pm
MSeries has it - none of them have the title contained in the lyrics.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: rogerzilla on January 24, 2010, 06:09:26 pm
MSeries, you have the floor.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: MSeries on January 24, 2010, 06:41:51 pm
Sorry for the delay.No googling for this, that would be cheating.

Which song are the following lyrics from, Artist and Title please

'Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose'"
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: jogler on January 24, 2010, 06:49:07 pm
Me & Janis Joplin by Gobby McBee ;)
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: PaulF on January 24, 2010, 06:49:45 pm
"Me and Bobby McGee" Chris Christophersen?

I think he wrote it
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: MSeries on January 24, 2010, 06:53:00 pm
Right song, wrong artist.

I am looking for the person who sung it originally, Kris Kristofferson did write it but someone else had a hit with it before he did. Not Janice Joplin.

PaulF would lose a point for spelling if he'd got the answer right  ;)
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: PaulF on January 24, 2010, 07:02:03 pm
Right song, wrong artist.

I am looking for the person who sung it originally, Kris Kristofferson did write it but someone else had a hit with it before he did. Not Janice Joplin.

PaulF would lose a point for spelling if he'd got the answer right  ;)

I initially wrote it with 'K's but it looked wrong so I changed to 'C's but still got it wrong. More embarrassing because I've just read the mini-piece in OMM as well :( So make that 2 points. Just cheated and surprised by the answer
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: jogler on January 24, 2010, 07:06:44 pm
Dolly Parton?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: MSeries on January 24, 2010, 07:07:39 pm
Not Dolly Parton
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: rogerzilla on January 24, 2010, 07:10:45 pm
Tammy Wynette

/desperately thinks of another C&W singer of suitable vintage
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: MSeries on January 24, 2010, 07:11:48 pm
No. Do you want a clue ?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: jogler on January 24, 2010, 07:36:11 pm
Is it male or female artist?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Redlight on January 24, 2010, 07:45:22 pm
The answer is lurking somewhere in my subconscious but I am avoiding taking the obvious route.  In the meantime, the question has reminded me of a very good pastiche that the comedian Peter Buckley Hill recorded in the '80s.  The bits I can remember are:

On the dole in Dunsable and waiting for a bus
Feeling nearly faded as my jeans
Sharon thumbed a mini down with room enough for us
Took us all the way to Milton Keynes
I pulled my old kazoo out from my stonewashed denim jacket
And blew it down the wrong way for a laugh
With the windscreen wipers falling off and Sharon with a nasty cough
We sounded like John Denver in the bath

Freedom's just another word that politicians use
To justify three million out of work
[can't remember next lines]
...good enough for me and Sharon McGurk

From the Newport Pagnell Services down to the Watford Gap
Sharon shared the secrets of my soul
When I'd finished talking she said "what a load of crap.
Pass the Rizlas, I could use a roll"
And somewhere south of Coventry I let her slip away
With some Hell's Angel on a Yamaha
And then I realised as soon as I wrote down that line
That's not a motorbike, it's a guitar

etc etc.


He also did several other good pastiches, including "Morning Has Broken (Too Bloody Early) and I was a Tennis Racket Shadow. Still gigging and highly recommended
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Bluebottle on January 24, 2010, 08:00:17 pm
Of which reminds me of Billy Bragg's lines in the Marching Song of the Covert Batallions, "Freedom's just another word for nothing left to sell" which was oft followed up in gigs with, "and if you want Peter Beardsley, we can get you him aswell."

On topic, it's not someone like Cliff, is it?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Redlight on January 24, 2010, 08:03:21 pm
Johnny Cash - or is this pre Highwaymen?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on January 24, 2010, 08:03:31 pm
Bobby Gentry?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Redlight on January 24, 2010, 08:13:57 pm
Bobby Gentry?

Wow.  That's a blast from the past.  Whatever happened to her?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: jogler on January 24, 2010, 08:15:49 pm
I lost touch with her following her rejection of my marriage proposal.
Her loss
 :demon:
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Basil on January 24, 2010, 08:18:42 pm
Oh hell.  This one's killing me.  Of course I know who it is.  It's..... erm... hang on......I know this....it will come in a minute
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: jogler on January 24, 2010, 08:22:48 pm
Gordon Lightfoot or some bloke whose surname is Miller? Can't remember the latter's forename
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Basil on January 24, 2010, 08:25:38 pm
You're probably thinking of Roger Millar.  No not him.

I think he went on to be a success in African football
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Redlight on January 24, 2010, 08:26:38 pm
Please, not Roger Whittaker
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Blade on January 24, 2010, 08:35:44 pm
Tom Paxton ?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: MSeries on January 24, 2010, 08:37:18 pm
You're probably thinking of Roger Millar.  No not him.

I think he went on to be a success in African football

Oooh, we got a corner. Erm you can have 1 point. It's Roger Miller,
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Redlight on January 24, 2010, 08:43:08 pm
The original King of The Road - Very appropriate for a cycling forum  :)
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Basil on January 24, 2010, 08:46:12 pm
Bugger.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: jogler on January 24, 2010, 08:47:39 pm
Paging Mr. Regulator.
Mr. Regulator to the white phone please
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: citoyen on January 24, 2010, 08:51:36 pm
Whatever happened to her?

Jumped off the Tallahassee bridge.

Kirst, have you been reading my mind? First you nick my idea for a question (songs without the title in the lyrics) then you go and beat me to the answer I was about to give to MSeries's question.  >:(

d.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on January 24, 2010, 08:57:35 pm
I started to read your mind, but it was just bikes and NSFW!

 ;)
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: citoyen on January 24, 2010, 09:02:01 pm
OK, what number am I thinking of now?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on January 24, 2010, 09:06:49 pm
n+1
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: citoyen on January 24, 2010, 10:27:53 pm
Not a bad guess, though the correct answer is, of course...

69, dudes! <air guitar>

d.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Redlight on January 24, 2010, 11:05:56 pm
Not a bad guess, though the correct answer is, of course...

69, dudes! <air guitar>

d.

:-X

What happened to the questions? Who's next?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Pingu on January 24, 2010, 11:12:32 pm
Not a bad guess, though the correct answer is, of course...

69, dudes! <air guitar>

d.

:-X

What happened to the questions? Who's next?


The Who
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: MSeries on January 24, 2010, 11:26:50 pm
Basil's next, he got mine right.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Basil on January 25, 2010, 10:18:26 am
No, I got it wrong.  I said it wasn't him.
Anyway, I haven't got a question. 
Some one else please.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: MSeries on January 25, 2010, 10:20:17 am
Ok, quick one to get us re-started:

Who played at

Woodstock (69)
Live Aid
Live 8
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Basil on January 25, 2010, 10:23:48 am
The Who?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: MSeries on January 25, 2010, 10:24:16 am
Yes Basil, The Who, your turn.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: citoyen on January 25, 2010, 11:58:32 am
I'll jump in if Basil still doesn't have a question - a quick and easy one, inspired by remarks in another thread, so googling shouldn't even be necessary...

"I'm sitting in the railway station, got a ticket for my destination..."

Which station? (I'll accept the "official" answer, even though it is disputed.)

d.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: PaulF on January 25, 2010, 12:03:22 pm
Manchester?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: citoyen on January 25, 2010, 12:05:07 pm
Nope. I guess it's one of those "easy if you know the answer" questions.

d.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on January 25, 2010, 12:10:49 pm
I'm not going to answer, cause I don't have a question, and am about to disappear to do some interviewing.

But I have been on that station (official version).
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: nicknack on January 25, 2010, 12:15:56 pm
Wigan?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: nicknack on January 25, 2010, 12:17:23 pm
Hmm..

Or was it Widnes?

I'm fairly sure it were somewhere oop North.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Martin on January 25, 2010, 12:18:28 pm
Widnes

my go
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Martin on January 25, 2010, 12:20:37 pm
which single appeared on both simultaneous solo albums by Simon and Garfunkel (being a joint effort)?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: citoyen on January 25, 2010, 12:20:54 pm
Yes, it was Widnes. Strictly, he wrote it at Ditton, which used to be the other station in Widnes until it closed, but the commemorative plaque is at Widnes station.

d.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: citoyen on January 25, 2010, 12:24:08 pm
which single appeared on both simultaneous solo albums by Simon and Garfunkel (being a joint effort)?

I know the answer to that one but I'll let someone else take it cos I've just had a go. I will just point out, though, that "joint effort" is perhaps being generous to Art Garfunkel. I thought Simon wrote it and gave it to him cos he thought it would suit his voice?

d.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Martin on January 25, 2010, 12:29:17 pm
which single appeared on both simultaneous solo albums by Simon and Garfunkel (being a joint effort)?

I know the answer to that one but I'll let someone else take it cos I've just had a go. I will just point out, though, that "joint effort" is perhaps being generous to Art Garfunkel. I thought Simon wrote it and gave it to him cos he thought it would suit his voice?

d.


didn't they both sing on it?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: citoyen on January 25, 2010, 12:42:18 pm
Just realised that I'm probably thinking of the wrong song anyway - it's not American Tune, is it? I don't think Art Garfunkel ever released that on any of his solo records.

But the reason for saying it's generous to call it a joint effort is that Paul Simon was always the songwriter in that partnership, Art Garfunkel just turned up and sang.

d.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Martin on January 25, 2010, 12:43:11 pm
Just realised that I'm probably thinking of the wrong song anyway - it's not American Tune, is it?

No

it was shite if that helps...
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Basil on January 25, 2010, 04:56:01 pm
I'll jump in if Basil still doesn't have a question -

Sorry about that, all.  I was on the train and my phone died.
The blue white screen of death.  :-[
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: rogerzilla on January 25, 2010, 06:43:55 pm
which single appeared on both simultaneous solo albums by Simon and Garfunkel (being a joint effort)?
With the "shite" clue, I'd say Cecilia.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Martin on January 25, 2010, 06:49:17 pm
which single appeared on both simultaneous solo albums by Simon and Garfunkel (being a joint effort)?
With the "shite" clue, I'd say Cecilia.

no; it was made while they were officially split and did not appear on a joint album (at the time of release)
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on January 25, 2010, 07:14:39 pm
Bright Eyes?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Martin on January 25, 2010, 07:19:06 pm
Bright Eyes?

no that was Mike Batt

a clue;
it was released (as were the solo albums) in 1975
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: jogler on January 25, 2010, 07:29:45 pm
my little town
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Martin on January 25, 2010, 07:31:11 pm
my little town

Correct!
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Tim Hall on January 25, 2010, 07:37:17 pm
I'll jump in if Basil still doesn't have a question - a quick and easy one, inspired by remarks in another thread, so googling shouldn't even be necessary...

"I'm sitting in the railway station, got a ticket for my destination..."

Which station? (I'll accept the "official" answer, even though it is disputed.)

d.

I know it's been answered, but I have met someone who says she originated the story that it was written at whichever station in a Liverpool University rag mag in the late 70s.

And by spooky coincidence, one of the disputed stations, according to Wikipedia, is Warrington Bank Quay. I got a train to and from there today.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: jogler on January 25, 2010, 07:41:23 pm
In 1980, Johhny Cash achieved what distinction?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Hot Flatus on January 25, 2010, 07:44:47 pm
Cash became the Country Music Hall of Fame's youngest living member
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: jogler on January 25, 2010, 07:46:11 pm
correct
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on January 25, 2010, 08:49:23 pm
Bright Eyes?

no that was Mike Batt

Art Garfunkel sang it though. Perhaps Paul Simon thought he could sing it better.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Hot Flatus on January 25, 2010, 09:26:38 pm
What have Mark King, of Level 42, Norman Watt-Roy of Ian Dury and the Blockheads, and John Entwistle to be grateful for to The Grateful Dead?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on January 25, 2010, 09:30:35 pm
Is it that they used the same bass amplification system as Phil Lesh in the Dead's famous Wall of Sound PA?  I think the strings had separate feeds.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Hot Flatus on January 25, 2010, 09:32:46 pm
No.... but in a similar ballpark
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on January 25, 2010, 09:35:46 pm
Hmm.  Not sure then.  I'll have a think while I do summat else.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: rogerzilla on January 25, 2010, 09:37:26 pm
Is it a stupid thumb-based slapping technique?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Hot Flatus on January 25, 2010, 09:39:54 pm
Is it a stupid thumb-based slapping technique?

Is there a non-thumb based slapping technique?

But, no....
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Woofage on January 25, 2010, 10:12:16 pm
The development of the active bass?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Martin on January 25, 2010, 10:15:41 pm
What have Mark King, of Level 42, Norman Watt-Roy of Ian Dury and the Blockheads, and John Entwistle to be grateful for to The Grateful Dead?

a left handed bass guitar?

(Assuming Mark King is a bassist: I saw a docu-concert about L42 on TV in the 80s and the drummer played his drums "wrong handed")
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on January 25, 2010, 10:18:24 pm
Paul McCartney had a left-handed bass.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Martin on January 25, 2010, 10:19:15 pm
Paul McCartney had a left-handed bass.

it was more of a cello with a long neck IIRC
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Redlight on January 25, 2010, 10:41:22 pm
Nah,it was a Hohner bass. Gorgeous.  There's a great photo, taken by Chalkie Davis, of it propped up on a guitar stand at Shea Stadium, 1966, with the hand written set list taped to the side.

On the question, were the Grateful Dead the first band to have a Rickenbacker bass?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: JT on January 26, 2010, 09:07:39 am
What have Mark King, of Level 42, Norman Watt-Roy of Ian Dury and the Blockheads, and John Entwistle to be grateful for to The Grateful Dead?

a left handed bass guitar?

(Assuming Mark King is a bassist: I saw a docu-concert about L42 on TV in the 80s and the drummer played his drums "wrong handed")

Phil Gould that would be. Superb drummer and he often played cack-handed, playing the hi-hats with his left hand.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Martin on January 26, 2010, 09:12:00 am
Phil Gould that would be. Superb drummer and he often played cack-handed, playing the hi-hats with his left hand.

I remember him saying he got the idea from a legendary jazz drummer whose name escapes me; the drummer got endless stick from his tutor about it and years later when he was a megastar he met the tutor again and said "I didn't do so bad playing wrong handed did I?" to which the tutor replied
"but think how much better you would be if you'd played them properly"
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Hot Flatus on January 26, 2010, 09:50:14 am
The development of the active bass?

Very very close......
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: PaulF on January 26, 2010, 09:52:34 am
Fretless bass?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Mr Larrington on January 26, 2010, 11:09:30 am
On the question, were the Grateful Dead the first band to have a Rickenbacker bass?

Unlikely, coz the first Rickenbacker bass dates from 1957.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: nicknack on January 26, 2010, 11:14:34 am
Bass as a midi controller?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: bobb on January 26, 2010, 11:16:48 am
Trace Elliot amps?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Hot Flatus on January 26, 2010, 11:46:13 am
No and no, but bobb is in a vague carball park
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: bobb on January 26, 2010, 11:53:49 am
OK, so it's something to do with their rigs. How about LEDs in the fret board?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Hot Flatus on January 26, 2010, 12:09:53 pm
Warmer... but go back to the early 70's
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: bobb on January 26, 2010, 12:24:27 pm
They all masturbated left handed?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Zoidburg on January 26, 2010, 12:25:20 pm
Double necked bass?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: bobb on January 26, 2010, 12:37:11 pm
If we're talking '70s - it's not that silly stick thing (the name of which escapes me) is it?
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Post by: Thor on January 26, 2010, 12:41:13 pm
If we're talking '70s - it's not that silly stick thing (the name of which escapes me) is it?

The Chapman stick.  But I don't think that's it.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: bobb on January 26, 2010, 12:53:57 pm
This is starting to get annoying now!  :P

Something to do with the way the bass strings were wound?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Martin on January 26, 2010, 12:56:07 pm
a 6 string bass?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: токамак on January 26, 2010, 01:01:08 pm
Aluminium cones?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: bobb on January 26, 2010, 01:05:17 pm
You BITCH!! That's probably the answer...
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Post by: bobb on January 26, 2010, 01:11:13 pm
Actually, fuck it, I'm not sure it is. How about straight through necks? I know King was keen on them. ie one solid piece of wood rather than bolt on or glue on...
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: токамак on January 26, 2010, 01:13:17 pm
Alright then, pre-amp out direct into the PA?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: citoyen on January 26, 2010, 01:17:15 pm
Muso wankers, the lot of you.

;)

d.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: jogler on January 26, 2010, 01:47:06 pm
I'm losing the will to live with this one 'cause this is too guitar-techy for me :-[
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Woofage on January 26, 2010, 02:17:38 pm
Arrays of 10" drivers, rather than FO 18s?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Redlight on January 26, 2010, 02:19:27 pm
We can all sleep easy again  ;D

Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: MSeries on January 26, 2010, 02:19:56 pm
Pop ?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Hot Flatus on January 26, 2010, 02:20:20 pm
...goes the weasel.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Moloko on January 26, 2010, 02:22:52 pm
Oh fuck it, I'll give the answer.  They all played/promoted Alembic basses at some point in their careers.  Alembic was actually formed out of the Grateful Dead's roadie guitar technicians.



So does the £100, 000 prize money roll over then?

Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Hot Flatus on January 26, 2010, 02:29:59 pm
Actually I have posed this exact question before on this forum, and it was answered correctly by Peter Marshall.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Moloko on January 26, 2010, 02:30:53 pm
Oh piss off you stupid fanny.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Hot Flatus on January 26, 2010, 02:31:35 pm
Loser    ::-)
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: jogler on January 26, 2010, 02:39:51 pm
Give us another question then VV since no-one answered correctly
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Hot Flatus on January 26, 2010, 02:45:55 pm
Who is this?

(http://s11.bdbphotos.com/images/orig/a/5/a58cyiouqjscycoa.jpg)

Clue: Mexican border town
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Zoidburg on January 26, 2010, 02:50:38 pm
Thingy Santana?

No.

Not Santa.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on January 26, 2010, 02:54:11 pm
I suppose if we could work out what it was in front of him - an award, I'd guess, given the backdrop - then we might have a stab.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Woofage on January 26, 2010, 02:58:20 pm
Al di-Meola ?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Martin on January 26, 2010, 03:02:20 pm
Herb Alpert?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: jogler on January 26, 2010, 03:47:16 pm
Isn't it bl**dy frustrating when you know the face but the name won't come off the tongue ::-)
Martin says what I could not
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Mr Larrington on January 26, 2010, 03:48:11 pm
Dennis Heroica-Nogales?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: bobb on January 26, 2010, 04:16:27 pm
No idea. Some bloke called Juárez?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Hot Flatus on January 26, 2010, 05:12:25 pm
Herb Alpert?

Winner!
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Moloko on January 26, 2010, 05:15:32 pm
Who is this?

(http://s11.bdbphotos.com/images/orig/a/5/a58cyiouqjscycoa.jpg)

Clue: Mexican border town

Herb Alpert?

Winner!

That's way more European than Mexican.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Martin on January 26, 2010, 05:18:19 pm
someone else can have the next go (as I've also got a guess the place to preside over)

catch!
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Moloko on January 26, 2010, 05:24:32 pm
Quote from: Dicky Mo link=topic=28699.msg533158#msg533158 date=1264526132

That's way more European than Mexican.
[/quote

eh?

Bad shitty attempt at humour. Please move along... very quickly.

In fact it's such a bag of toss that even you (who's usually on the ball) has let it pass you by.
Now you've gone all Afghan hound in glasses on me.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Martin on January 26, 2010, 05:32:47 pm
Jaysus; nobody here ever heard of Herb Alpert's Tijuana Brass?  :-\

Clue: Mexican border town

(he's from California BTW)
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Hot Flatus on January 26, 2010, 05:34:55 pm

Now you've gone all Afghan hound in glasses on me.

What the hell are you on about?  Woof!!
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: bobb on January 26, 2010, 05:44:27 pm
Seeing as the questions are getting sillier and Martin has offered a new one - whose skirted (and presumably knickered) lady area did I accidently touch in 1985 on Chelmsford High Street?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: citoyen on January 26, 2010, 05:48:09 pm
Alison Moyet
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Moloko on January 26, 2010, 05:50:13 pm
Hilda Woodward.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: citoyen on January 26, 2010, 05:59:52 pm
Did you touch Kate's Bush?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: jogler on January 26, 2010, 06:00:31 pm
Debbie Harry
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: bobb on January 26, 2010, 06:01:07 pm
All incorrect.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: citoyen on January 26, 2010, 06:02:28 pm
An under-age Victoria Beckham?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Moloko on January 26, 2010, 06:03:39 pm
Divine.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: citoyen on January 26, 2010, 06:03:57 pm
Siobhan Fahey?

Keren Woodward?

Sara Dallin?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: bobb on January 26, 2010, 06:06:28 pm
I think you're all gunna have to work a bit harder with your "Think of Essex pop stars" (I use "Star" in the loosest sense of the word)
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: citoyen on January 26, 2010, 06:07:33 pm
Denise out of Five Star
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Hot Flatus on January 26, 2010, 06:15:53 pm
Sam Fox
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Martin on January 26, 2010, 06:25:35 pm
Sam Fox

was he standing in a manhole at the time?  ;D
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: токамак on January 26, 2010, 06:35:38 pm
I know this one, and she ain't from Essex.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: rogerzilla on January 26, 2010, 06:36:12 pm
Pixie Lott wasn't born then...

Denise Van Outen?  Although she'd have been 11 and therefore you're probably on a register somewhere.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Jaded on January 26, 2010, 06:43:22 pm
Elton John?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: bobb on January 26, 2010, 10:58:47 pm
I know this one, and she ain't from Essex.

You don't know this one because she is from Essex. Gt. Baddow to be precise......
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on January 27, 2010, 09:25:36 am
All I can find about Great Baddow is that Jack Straw (no, not him; the Peasants' Revolt leader) came from there.  I don't know how old you are, bobb, but I think this pushes the bounds of credibility.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: MSeries on January 27, 2010, 09:31:34 am
Hazell Dean
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on January 27, 2010, 09:58:40 am
I didn't have you down as a Hi-NRG fan, MSeries ;)

Didn't take you long Searchin for that.  I wonder if bobb was hoping to Turn it into loveMaybe we should call it a day. ;D
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: bobb on January 27, 2010, 10:37:45 am
MSeries has it!
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: MSeries on January 27, 2010, 10:50:59 am
OK. I like lyric questions, easy to google for them but that would be a hollow victory

what song is this from

"The diving man's coming up for air cause the crowd all love pulling dolly by the hair"
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Martin on January 27, 2010, 10:53:53 am
OK. I like lyric questions, easy to google for them but that would be a hollow victory

what song is this from

"The diving man's coming up for air cause the crowd all love pulling dolly by the hair"

Girls on Film- Duran Duran (not googled; I just remeber "by the hair")
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: MSeries on January 27, 2010, 10:56:24 am
Yes, Girls on Film. Go for it Martin.

Twas actually a question on Pop Quiz on BBC1 with Mike Read !
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Martin on January 27, 2010, 10:59:52 am
which two singles were released simultaneously in an effort to beat each other to the no 1 spot in 1995?

(titles and artists)
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: jogler on January 27, 2010, 11:02:40 am
Blur & Oasis.Can't remember titles
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on January 27, 2010, 11:03:31 am
Oasis - Roll With It

Blur - Um, Country House?

Edit: I think Oasis won.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: JT on January 27, 2010, 11:06:38 am
Blur won.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Martin on January 27, 2010, 11:07:18 am
Oasis - Roll With It

Blur - Um, Country House?

Edit: I think Oasis won.

correct; although I thought it was Blur that won
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on January 27, 2010, 11:11:34 am

What links Johnny Lee, Texas Slim, Delta John, Birmingham Sam and his Magic Guitar and Johnny Williams?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: PaulF on January 27, 2010, 11:16:44 am
The Dobro?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on January 27, 2010, 11:18:02 am
No.  Don't think a Dobro was used in any of their performances or recordings.  Maybe, but it's not significant.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: citoyen on January 27, 2010, 11:44:21 am
All pseudonyms of John Lee Hooker?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on January 27, 2010, 11:48:22 am
Very good, Smudge!

I thought it might take longer.  I left out 'The Boogie Man', and 'John Lee Booker' cause they might have given it away.  Much as John Lee's voice must have done when his record company heard his recordings under those pseudonyms for other labels.  Quite distinctive.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: citoyen on January 27, 2010, 11:49:41 am
Lucky guess! I knew Delta John and took a stab based on that (though Johnny Lee was a wee bit of a giveaway).

Now I'll have to think of a question...

d.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: citoyen on January 27, 2010, 12:00:52 pm
OK, another "what links" question but shouldn't be too taxing....

The Strokes
The Wallflowers
Wilson Phillips
Miley Cyrus
Norah Jones
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: PaulF on January 27, 2010, 12:05:13 pm
All had a pop/rock star parent?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on January 27, 2010, 12:08:01 pm
OK, another "what links" question but shouldn't be too taxing....

The Strokes
The Wallflowers
Wilson Phillips
Miley Cyrus
Norah Jones

I think Paul has it, but I don't know them all.

Strokes ?
Wallfowers - Jakob Dylan
Wilson Phillips - daughter of ?Brian Wilson of Beach Boys
Miley Cyrus - daughter of Billy Ray
Norah Jones - daughter of Ravi Shankar.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: citoyen on January 27, 2010, 12:10:52 pm
Yep, PaulF has it. Albert Hammond Jr of The Strokes is the son of... Albert Hammond, funnily enough.

I was trying to think of a few more obscure ones to throw you off the scent but didn't get very far.

d.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on January 27, 2010, 12:11:58 pm
Albert Hammond Jr

Never heard of him ;D
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: PaulF on January 27, 2010, 12:25:23 pm
Well the Hammond link was the one that I didn't know...

Another 'what links' I'm afraid :)

What Links

10,000 Maniacs ~ A Campfire Song
Indigo Girls ~ Kid Fears
Kristin Hersh ~ Your Ghost
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on January 27, 2010, 12:31:31 pm
OK, since Smudge had a lucky punt earlier, I'll go for one.

Did they all feature Michael Stipe?  I know Hersh's Your Ghost did...
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: PaulF on January 27, 2010, 12:33:08 pm
OK, since Smudge had a lucky punt earlier, I'll go for one.

Did they all feature Michael Stipe?  I know Hersh's Your Ghost did...

Got it in one!
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on January 27, 2010, 12:34:16 pm
Flippin eck! ;D

I'll need to think of a Q then...
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on January 27, 2010, 12:40:16 pm
OK.  Possibly an easy one.

What is the link between Messrs Hodges, Peacock and Mathers, nominally?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: citoyen on January 27, 2010, 12:50:58 pm
The first two are Chas & Dave. Mathers?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on January 27, 2010, 12:54:32 pm
And there was me thinking you'd solved it already. :(

Keep going.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: citoyen on January 27, 2010, 01:01:08 pm
Rabbit!
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: citoyen on January 27, 2010, 01:02:16 pm
Took me a while to think who Mathers might be, then I realised it's Eminem. From there it was a short step to remembering the name of his character in Eight Mile.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on January 27, 2010, 01:05:58 pm
Ah.  Well done!

Buuut......

That wasn't the link I was looking for! ;D

There is another, and it does also relate to names.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: citoyen on January 27, 2010, 01:10:37 pm
That wasn't the link I was looking for! ;D

Crikey! Who'd have thought there could be more than one link from Chas & Dave to Eminem!

d.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Martin on January 27, 2010, 01:11:16 pm
That wasn't the link I was looking for! ;D

Crikey! Who'd have thought there could be more than one link from Chas & Dave to Eminem!

d.


My Name Is?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: citoyen on January 27, 2010, 01:12:05 pm
Chas and Dave had the nicknames "Slim" and "Shady"?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Pingu on January 27, 2010, 01:12:46 pm
That wasn't the link I was looking for! ;D

Crikey! Who'd have thought there could be more than one link from Chas & Dave to Eminem!

d.


Must be snooker, then  ;)
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on January 27, 2010, 01:13:03 pm
My Name Is?

Need a bit more than that...


Chas and Dave had the nicknames "Slim" and "Shady"?

How I wish that were the case ;D
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Martin on January 27, 2010, 01:14:36 pm
My Name Is?

Need a bit more than that...


My Name is features a sample from  a Labi Siffre song I Got The on which C and D played

(all from memory of course)
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: citoyen on January 27, 2010, 01:18:50 pm
My Name is features a sample from  a Labi Siffre song written by C and D

Ah! Did they write it or just play on it? They played on loads of stuff in the 60s - including Telstar.

d.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on January 27, 2010, 01:20:47 pm
I think it'd be harsh to deprive Martin of the point, though Smudge asks a vital question.

'My Name Is', by Eminem (Marshall Bruce Mathers III) contains a sample of the Labi Siffre tune 'I Got The', on which two of the session musicians backing Labi's voice & piano were Chas Hodges & Dave Peacock, of the eponymous cockney geezer band.

So Martin, over to you...
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on January 27, 2010, 01:22:03 pm
I have to wonder what Labi Siffre, who has been out since the 1960s, thinks of Eminem's often deeply homophobic lyrics.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Martin on January 27, 2010, 01:25:06 pm
OK; nice easy one (no googling allowed)

the remix album of the classic 80's album Dare is credited to who?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Thor on January 27, 2010, 01:29:01 pm
The League Unlimited Orchestra?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Martin on January 27, 2010, 01:30:27 pm
The League Unlimited Orchestra?

correct!

bonus question; the original album title was inspired by what?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Thor on January 27, 2010, 01:33:55 pm
I think it lurks in the dusty recesses of my vinyl collection.

OK - which musician appears on albums by Gary Numan and Paul Young?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on January 27, 2010, 01:35:46 pm
I thought the title was isnpired by a strapline on the copy of Vogue that inspired the artwork?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Martin on January 27, 2010, 01:37:54 pm
I thought the title was isnpired by a strapline on the copy of Vogue that inspired the artwork?

it was; there was a copy of Vogue published before the LP which had the same word Dare on the cover

I first saw them in 1980 after the split with who became H17; all the girls did was dance at the time.

I often wonder whether getting them to sing was a good move
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: citoyen on January 27, 2010, 01:50:18 pm
I think it'd be harsh to deprive Martin of the point, though Smudge asks a vital question.

Tbh, I only asked because I know they were highly regarded session musicians in the 60s before they became Chas & Dave, so they may well have played on several Labi Siffre records. But I'd be surprised if they wrote any songs for him, since he largely wrote his own material AFAIK.

d.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Redlight on January 27, 2010, 01:51:40 pm
I thought the title was isnpired by a strapline on the copy of Vogue that inspired the artwork?

it was; there was a copy of Vogue published before the LP which had the same word Dare on the cover

I first saw them in 1980 after the split with who became H17; all the girls did was dance at the time.

I often wonder whether getting them to sing was a good move

Hard to imagine Don't You want Me sung by one person  :-\
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Martin on January 27, 2010, 02:05:11 pm

Hard to imagine Don't You want Me sung by one person  :-\

I still don't have a CD of Dare; Reproduction and Travelogue (and of course Holiday 80) are however essential listening. The League had their soul ripped out after these first 2 albums and it was replaced by pure pop; not better or worse just different.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on January 27, 2010, 02:20:19 pm
OK - which musician appears on albums by Gary Numan and Paul Young?

I haven't a clue.  I'm guessing it's an erstwhile member of Streetband, the Q-Tips and Tubeway Army, but I don't know a single name.  Tbh, I've racked my brains and can't think of even one song by the Q-Tips
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Thor on January 27, 2010, 04:27:41 pm
Tbh, I've racked my brains and can't think of even one song by the Q-Tips

"Toast" is the only one that comes to mind.  I don't think this guy was involved with the Q-Tips.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: border-rider on January 27, 2010, 04:31:38 pm
I still don't have a CD of Dare; Reproduction and Travelogue


i got those 3, plus Being Boiled, from my mum for my birthday last week :)

Under a fiver apiece on Amazon
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Woofage on January 27, 2010, 04:41:24 pm

OK - which musician appears on albums by Gary Numan and Paul Young?

The bassist? Sorry, don't know the name.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: JT on January 27, 2010, 04:46:17 pm
What Pino Palladino? Playing with Gary Numan?  :o
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Redlight on January 27, 2010, 04:49:54 pm
He's a session guy - you go where the work is  :)

A pretty good one, mind you
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: JT on January 27, 2010, 04:51:59 pm
He's a session guy - you go where the work is  :)

A pretty good one, mind you

Aye but he's known for that distinctive fretless style which I can't image old domestos face employing.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: MSeries on January 27, 2010, 04:56:34 pm
Tbh, I've racked my brains and can't think of even one song by the Q-Tips

"Toast" is the only one that comes to mind.  I don't think this guy was involved with the Q-Tips.

Toast was by Streetband
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on January 27, 2010, 05:05:44 pm
Indeed it was.  A favourite of Kenny Everett IIRC.

But Q-Tips did apparently play it live sometimes. 
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Thor on January 27, 2010, 05:33:37 pm
'Twas indeed Pino Palladino (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pino_Palladino).  He played on Numan's I, Assassin album, when nobody had heard of him, but got rather more attention as a member of Paul Young's band.  He's since worked with all and sundry.  Great bassist.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Martin on January 27, 2010, 05:35:38 pm
I still don't have a CD of Dare; Reproduction and Travelogue


i got those 3, plus Being Boiled, from my mum for my birthday last week :)

Under a fiver apiece on Amazon

I just ordered the 1995 greatest hits CD from Amazon also under a fiver; the best of Dare, some pretty good later ones I haven't got (other than on 12"); and a bonus Together in Electric Dreams  :)
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Woofage on January 27, 2010, 06:00:51 pm
My turn again, I guess :).

What rodents link All About Eve and Jethro Tull?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: border-rider on January 27, 2010, 06:04:00 pm
Mice ?

I can think of The Mouse Police.  Can't recall much mouse-related that AAE did though.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Moloko on January 27, 2010, 06:07:27 pm
Midge played flute.

Sorry, as you were.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Zoidburg on January 27, 2010, 06:14:20 pm
Hamsters?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Pingu on January 27, 2010, 06:49:28 pm
Mice ?

I can think of The Mouse Police.  Can't recall much mouse-related that AAE did though.

'...And The Mouse Police Never Sleeps' & 'One Brown Mouse', both on Heavy Horses.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Thor on January 27, 2010, 07:14:08 pm
Mice ?

I can think of The Mouse Police.  Can't recall much mouse-related that AAE did though.

'...And The Mouse Police Never Sleeps' & 'One Brown Mouse', both on Heavy Horses.

Julianne Regan of AAE was later involved with an outfit called Mice.  I wouldn't have got the Jethro Tull link.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Woofage on January 27, 2010, 07:25:10 pm
Thor and Pingu have got it between them.

Incidentally, All About Eve also covered a Jethro Tull song: The Witch's Promise.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Pingu on January 27, 2010, 07:29:12 pm
I think Malvolio was there before me.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on January 28, 2010, 10:48:07 am
Have we got a question?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Thor on January 28, 2010, 10:51:58 am
OK - here's one

The Batt brothers, Steve and David - they changed their surnames and were part of which successful 70s/80s British band?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on January 28, 2010, 10:56:59 am
David Sylvian was a Batt, so I'm guessing Japan, and that Steve was also in the band.  Can't do his name, cause I can't remember the band members.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: citoyen on January 28, 2010, 10:58:56 am
Japan sounds more likely than what I was going to say - The Wombles. But that was Mike Batt, wasn't it.

d.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Thor on January 28, 2010, 10:59:13 am
correct  :thumbsup:

David Sylvian on vocals and Steve Jansen (drums)
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on January 28, 2010, 11:01:43 am
OK.  I've got another brothers one, then (no idea how easy/hard it will prove)

Who was replaced by his brother when he walked out of his long-standing role (but not by the one already in the band)?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: citoyen on January 28, 2010, 11:12:36 am
Martin Kemp wasn't an original member of Spandau Ballet, was he? I think it must be him.

RTFQ  ::-)

d.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on January 28, 2010, 11:14:47 am
Even if he weren't, was it really a long-standing position, did he replace his brother, and I'm asking for the person replaced anyway ;D

No.  Not Martin Kemp.  And not Spandau Ballet.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Martin on January 28, 2010, 11:30:34 am
Robin Gibb?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Moloko on January 28, 2010, 11:31:04 am
UB40? Ali Campbell left, Robin was a member but another brother may have joined and got the lead role?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on January 28, 2010, 11:33:27 am
Not Robin Gibb.  I don't think they've replaced him, and Andy died over ten years ago.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on January 28, 2010, 11:35:39 am
UB40? Ali Campbell left, Robin was a member but another brother may have joined and got the lead role?

That's it!

Ali left in 2008 (along with Mickey Virtue) after nearly thirty years with the band.  He was replaced by his older brother Duncan Campbell (not the journalist of the same name) who had no previous connection with the band.  Robin Campbell, the middle brother, remains in UB40.

But it was Ali Campbell I was after.

Over to you.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Martin on January 28, 2010, 11:36:35 am
Not Robin Gibb.  I don't think they've replaced him, and Andy died over ten years ago.

Robin left in the late 60s but came back.

it was Maurice who died in 2003
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on January 28, 2010, 11:38:58 am
Robin Gibb wasn't a 'long-standing' member in the 60s, and he replaced himself, in a way, when he came back, like Nigel Tufnel.  Andy Gibb (never, as far as I know, a part of the BeeGees) died in 1988.  I just Gewgled it.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Moloko on January 28, 2010, 11:44:48 am
A quickie:



Tin roof... rusted.




What building is this?

Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: PaulF on January 28, 2010, 11:46:10 am
The Love Shack?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Moloko on January 28, 2010, 11:46:58 am
Yes. Thank you for quickly freeing me.   :thumbsup:    ;D
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: PaulF on January 28, 2010, 11:52:43 am
Sorry got to dash for a meeting. Has someone else got a question?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: citoyen on January 28, 2010, 11:53:50 am
Yes, if no one objects to me jumping in. Yet another "what links" question. Should be a gimme for Mr Larrington if he's reading this...

Albert Hammond
Dave Stewart
Jim Reeves
Dean Friedman
Gary Numan
Styx
Brian Eno
Climie Fisher
Joy Division

d.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on January 28, 2010, 11:56:43 am
Is there some kind of aeroplane connection?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Mr Larrington on January 28, 2010, 11:58:56 am
Yes, if no one objects to me jumping in. Yet another "what links" question. Should be a gimme for Mr Larrington if he's reading this...

Albert Hammond Bootleg
Quick, run, hide here comes Dave Stewart
I love you because you look like Jim Reeves
The bastard son of Dean Friedman
Gary Numan Hang-glide with the Numanoids
Seen by my mates coming out of a Styx gig
Brian Eno Collaboration
The Ballad Of Climie Fisher
Joy Division Oven Gloves

All namechecked in Half Man Half Biscuit songs.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on January 28, 2010, 12:00:42 pm
:facepalm:
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: citoyen on January 28, 2010, 12:17:38 pm
Yeah, like I said, a gimme for Mr L.

d.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on January 28, 2010, 12:23:48 pm
Or AWL, of course.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Mr Larrington on January 28, 2010, 12:25:43 pm

Link plz.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: токамак on January 28, 2010, 12:51:39 pm
Hmm, I'm thinking album artwork... Barney Bubbles connection?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on January 28, 2010, 12:53:27 pm
Is it Stacia again? ;D
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Mr Larrington on January 28, 2010, 01:17:06 pm
No and, moreover, no...
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Pingu on January 28, 2010, 02:01:01 pm
Something to do with space?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Mr Larrington on January 28, 2010, 03:00:16 pm
Pingu is warm...  I hope his icey-floe does not melt before he gets the answer.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Pingu on January 28, 2010, 03:04:56 pm
Black holes?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Martin on January 28, 2010, 03:15:14 pm
they all recorded songs titled Space ...... ?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: bobb on January 28, 2010, 03:18:42 pm
Or all had songs with "space" in the title.....
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Mr Larrington on January 28, 2010, 04:03:46 pm
Pingu is correct.  Beck did a track named "Blackholes", Hawkwind's "Quark, Strangeness And Charm" mentions a black hole, Muse have the track "Supermassive Black Hole" on the album "Black Holes & Revelations" and All Saints' "Never Ever" contains some drivel about being in a black hole, which is enough to make anybody depressed whether or not they've just split with their boyf.

And then home.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Pingu on January 28, 2010, 05:57:54 pm
Does that mean I'm 'it'?  :-[

An easy connection one:

New Order
Pink Floyd
REM
Scritti Politti
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: rogerzilla on January 28, 2010, 06:01:15 pm
Colours?

Pink Floyd
Green Gartside
Green (the album)
Blue Monday
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: bobb on January 28, 2010, 06:04:23 pm
Shitness?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Pingu on January 28, 2010, 06:06:55 pm
Colours?

Pink Floyd
Green Gartside
Green (the album)
Blue Monday

50% there  :)

Pink Floyd in the question & the answer - I don't think so  :P
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on January 28, 2010, 06:07:55 pm
Any Colour You Like?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Pingu on January 28, 2010, 06:48:54 pm
Any Colour You Like?

Nope
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: jogler on January 28, 2010, 07:14:27 pm
being colour blind I'll have to guess...white ;D
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Jaded on January 28, 2010, 07:18:20 pm
Maroon(ed)  ;D
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: citoyen on January 28, 2010, 08:26:58 pm
I'm pretty certain there's an early Floyd song called "Green Is The Colour" or something like that. Syd Barrett era but not on Piper At The Gates Of Dawn or Saucerful Of Secrets - I have both of those on the shelf next to me and it ain't listed cos I checked.

New Order would not be my specialist subject on Mastermind, so I can't help there.

d.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Martin on January 28, 2010, 09:07:24 pm
New Order; Everything's Gone Green 1981

My answer is Green connects the 4 groups but no idea what the Pink Floyd song is so I'll pinch CS's Green is the Colour

bonus question; on the Floyd 73 Tour live bootleg album what is the otherwise unreleased song?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: citoyen on January 28, 2010, 09:20:03 pm
To be fair, I think Roger should get the point, if only for being first to answer and being mostly correct.

And Pingu should be docked a point for not mentioning The Kinks! (Village Green Preservation Society) Though I suppose there are countless other possibilities that could also have been included.

d.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: hatler on January 28, 2010, 09:30:18 pm
Green is the Colour was on the Floyd More album.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: citoyen on January 28, 2010, 09:52:24 pm
Green is the Colour was on the Floyd More album.

Ah, yes. I never remember that one.

d.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Pingu on January 28, 2010, 10:47:09 pm
Green is correct  :thumbsup:

I'll leave you to work out who goes next.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Jaded on January 29, 2010, 12:38:39 am
(http://stevelundeberg.mvourtown.com/files/2009/10/The-Who-Whos-Next.jpg)
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: rogerzilla on January 29, 2010, 06:38:18 am
Right.  Which album allegedly ends with the backwards lyric "I'll f*** you like a superman"?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Redlight on January 29, 2010, 07:21:47 am
Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, I believe.  Although modern listeners are denied the opportunity to hear this as you can't play a CD backwards
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Redlight on January 29, 2010, 08:54:37 am
Assuming i got that right, here's a relatively straightforward one.

Marianne Faithfull, Brad Roberts, Suzanne Vega and Jane Sibbery have all sung lead vocals (not duets) on albums by which British artist?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on January 29, 2010, 09:37:18 am
Marianne Faithfull has sung with Joe Jackson, who has played piano for Suzanne Vega.  Am I close?

I have no idea who Brad Roberts or Jane Sibberry are.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Redlight on January 29, 2010, 09:41:18 am
Close enough. It is JJ.   Brad Roberts is lead singer with Crash Test Dummies. Jane Sibbery is a soloist with operatic tendencies.  Both of them, and Suzanne Vega, take lead vocals on the Heaven and Hell album while Marianne sings on Night and Day 2.

Over to you...
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on January 29, 2010, 09:52:35 am
Ah.  I had a question forming a bit ago.  Just got to remember it :-[
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on January 29, 2010, 10:03:51 am
OK.  Another 'What links'

Here's your list:

Patti Smith
Beatles
Willie Dixon
Genesis
Tommy Steele
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: citoyen on January 29, 2010, 10:05:58 am
Van Morrison?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on January 29, 2010, 10:11:02 am
If you're offering that as the answer, then I have to say no (though it provides a very amusing image).

If you're asking whether he belongs in the group, testing a theory for an answer, I have to confess I am not familiar enough with his extensive oeuvre to comment, but I don't think so.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Martin on January 29, 2010, 10:14:32 am
Mellotrons?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: citoyen on January 29, 2010, 10:14:37 am
Now I'm intrigued!

It was meant to be an answer - VM sprang to mind instantly on reading Patti Smith (Gloria) and the Beatles (Come Together), and I wouldn't be at all surprised if VM covered one or two Willie Dixon songs. Can't take the connection any further than that, though.

d.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Pingu on January 29, 2010, 10:18:35 am
White?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on January 29, 2010, 10:22:39 am
Not Mellotrons (it may be a link, but not the answer).

Smudge, as ever, your lateral thinking is in good form, but I'm afraid Van the drunken old lecher Man is not the answer.

White is not the answer, but is related to two parts of the answer (don't get distracted by that, though).

Clue*:  Don't think laterally; think pastorally. ;D




* but probably not much of one
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: PaulF on January 29, 2010, 10:26:16 am
Angels?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on January 29, 2010, 10:27:21 am
Not angels.  I can see where you're going with that (and Ask The Angels is one of my favourite Patti tracks), but no.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Pingu on January 29, 2010, 10:47:54 am
Farm(ed) animals?

Lamb
Bull
Bee
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on January 29, 2010, 10:50:53 am
An interesting direction, but bee?  Are you taking the apis? ;D

Bee is not right, but you're getting there.  I think you will be able to get all the parts of it now you know that.  I was just about to drop a clue that they could be considered All Together Now ;)
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: MSeries on January 29, 2010, 10:52:21 am
Farm
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: citoyen on January 29, 2010, 10:55:27 am
Tommy Steele - Little White Bull
Patti Smith - Horses
Beatles - Piggies
Genesis - something about a Lamb lying down, IIRC
Housemartins - Sheep (I offer this as a substitute answer because I don't know enough about Willie Dixon)

So it's all farm animals, innit.

d.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Mr Larrington on January 29, 2010, 10:56:34 am
Willie Dixon wrote "Little Red Rooster"
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: citoyen on January 29, 2010, 10:58:49 am
Was Little Red Rooster a Willie Dixon song?

[edit: Mr L answered the question even while I was asking it]

d.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Martin on January 29, 2010, 10:58:57 am
Horses
Lamb (lies down)
(little white) Bull
Piggies
never heard of Willie Dixon  :-[
don't know the VM one
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on January 29, 2010, 11:06:27 am
Crikey.  Not sure who got that in the end.  Probably Smudge, though Pingu got the farmyard connection, and M le Maire got the Little Red Rooster*

So -

Patti Smith - Horses

Beatles - Piggies (A George Harrison track on The White Album)

Willie Dixon - Little Red Rooster

Genesis - The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway

Tommy Steele - Little White Bull


* I always wondered why possibly the most priapic male of a priapic decade chose a song about impotence.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Pingu on January 29, 2010, 11:08:14 am
An interesting direction, but bee?  Are you taking the apis? ;D

Bee is not right, but you're getting there.  I think you will be able to get all the parts of it now you know that.  I was just about to drop a clue that they could be considered All Together Now ;)

Muddy Waters did a song called Honey Bee & I thought it may have been written by Willie Dixon. A subsequent search on Wikipedia reveals it was written by a certain Mr Morganfield  :)
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on January 29, 2010, 11:09:46 am
Willie Dixon does seem to have written pretty much every blues standard, with very few exceptions ;D
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: citoyen on January 29, 2010, 11:09:53 am
Crikey.  Not sure who got that in the end.  Probably Smudge, though Pingu got the farmyard connection, and M le Maire got the Little Red Rooster*

I only got it after Pingu made it easy by revealing the theme, so he deserves the point.

d.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on January 29, 2010, 11:13:54 am
That's very noble.  I'd go with that. :)
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Moloko on January 29, 2010, 11:16:17 am


Tommy Steele - Little White Bull



Oh you c**t! May all your lip balms be Marmite.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Pingu on January 29, 2010, 11:17:04 am
U2
Cure
Rolling Stones
Elton John
Undertones
New Order
David Bowie
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Moloko on January 29, 2010, 11:20:54 am
U2 Sunday Bloody Sunday
Cure  Friday I'm in love
Rolling Stones Ruby Tuesday
Elton John Don't care what it is.
Undertones  Wednesday Week
New Order  Blue Monday
David Bowie Drive in Saturday
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Martin on January 29, 2010, 11:23:07 am
U2  New Year's Day
Cure Fridays I'm in Love
Rolling Stones Ruby Tuesday
Elton John Satuday Night's alright for fighting
Undertones ??
New Order Blue Monday
David Bowie Drive in Saturday
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: MSeries on January 29, 2010, 11:24:47 am
Undertones  Wednesday Week

I was thinking of a DOW question. I would have had Wigfield Saturday Night of course. Not of that MOR shite for me
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on January 29, 2010, 11:25:09 am


Tommy Steele - Little White Bull



Oh you c**t! May all your lip balms be Marmite.

;D I enjoyed throwing that one in.  I was tempted by Paddy Roberts' Awful Lot of Bull, but Tommy edged it.  And, were it not for the awe in which I hold Willie Dixon, Jake Thackray's Bantam Cock would have forced its way in.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Pingu on January 29, 2010, 11:25:17 am
Getting close  :)
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on January 29, 2010, 11:26:29 am
For U2 we've got a day of the year not a weekday, which all the others had.  Is there another candidate, do you think?

*ponders*
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: MSeries on January 29, 2010, 11:26:58 am
Sunday Bloody Sunday
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: MSeries on January 29, 2010, 11:28:10 am
Dicky Mo said it all, except Elton John.

Blondie - Sunday Girl
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on January 29, 2010, 11:28:26 am
Sunday Bloody Sunday!

EDIT: MSeries is faster than my creaky brain.

EDIT 2: Oops yes, I was reading Martin's list not Dicky's. :-[
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Moloko on January 29, 2010, 11:35:04 am

There's no Thursday?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Martin on January 29, 2010, 11:37:02 am

There's no Thursday?

there are also two Saturdays

although David Bowie could be Love you til Tuesday
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: PaulF on January 29, 2010, 11:49:37 am

There's no Thursday?

Thursday's Child - Bowie?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Pingu on January 29, 2010, 12:10:35 pm
You need all the days of the week for a correct answer.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Moloko on January 29, 2010, 12:13:58 pm

There's no Thursday?

Thursday's Child - Bowie?

That's the missing piece then. Go for it. May be lucky.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: PaulF on January 29, 2010, 12:17:34 pm
U2 Sunday Bloody Sunday
Cure  Friday I'm in love
Rolling Stones Ruby Tuesday
Elton John Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting
Undertones  Wednesday Week
New Order  Blue Monday
David Bowie Thursday's Child
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Pingu on January 29, 2010, 12:36:52 pm
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: PaulF on January 29, 2010, 01:18:02 pm
:thumbsup:

More of a team effort but here goes.

What song are the following lyrics from:

"Ma Teresa's joined the mob
And happy with her full time job"
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Mr Larrington on January 29, 2010, 01:21:51 pm
never heard of Willie Dixon  :-[

Eee, young people today...  He played bass for Chester Burnett, better known as Howlin' Wolf.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on January 29, 2010, 03:00:28 pm
Mother Superior jump the gun was a Beatles lyric, but Mother Teresa? ???

Sounds like someone trying a bit too hard to be transgressive, so I think something a bit post-punk.

Or what about Happy Mondays/Black Grape?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Regulator on January 29, 2010, 03:05:27 pm
:thumbsup:

More of a team effort but here goes.

What song are the following lyrics from:

"Ma Teresa's joined the mob
And happy with her full time job"



'Phonebooth' by Primitive Radio Gods...


Luke McAuliffe's a lovely bit of totty!  :P :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on January 29, 2010, 03:06:29 pm
What by who? ???

I know Phonebooth by the delectable Robert Cray, but I fancy it's a rather different song ;D

You seem very sure, but I'm going for another punt with my first hunch - early Adam & the Ants?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: PaulF on January 29, 2010, 03:09:06 pm
Regulator's got it!!
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Regulator on January 29, 2010, 03:11:46 pm
"Standing Outside a Broken Phone Booth With Money in My Hand" to give it it's full title.

I was introduced to Primitive Radio Gods by an ex.  I've always had a thang for Luke McAuliffe after seeing a naked photo...
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Regulator on January 29, 2010, 03:24:23 pm
OK - an easy one for 80's folk...

Oh how can you be so cold
With my arms to hold you?
How can you be so cold
With my arms to enfold you?

Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on January 29, 2010, 03:31:01 pm
Eurythmics or Annie Lennox - I Could Give You
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Regulator on January 29, 2010, 03:32:37 pm
Eurythmics or Annie Lennox - I Could Give You

Gah... 'twas too easy!  ;D
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on January 29, 2010, 03:35:33 pm
I had to sing it through to get there, though ;D  I could hear her voice, but couldn't place it.

Here's a question, then.

How would a Mexican Whistler and Celina's other half be able to better inform the Only Man On The Island?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: hatler on January 29, 2010, 03:39:37 pm
Ooooo. He's gone all 'Round Britain Quiz' on us.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on January 29, 2010, 03:46:10 pm
Yeah.  I thought people might be a bit bored of What Links?  I did one that might take a bit more intensive Gewgling, so it's not just fastest finger first ;)

I like RBQ.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Moloko on January 29, 2010, 04:05:49 pm
I'm getting teeth.  ;D
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on January 29, 2010, 04:11:11 pm
Implausible teeth may be in there somewhere ;D

Hope that doesn't put anyone else off the scent, though.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Moloko on January 29, 2010, 04:16:05 pm
I know that her husband is a Beverly Hills dentist and fixed her once wonky teeth.
The other one is an overly toothy bastard.
Whistle through your teeth.


That's why I was getting teeth.    ;D

Teeth! Teeth! Teeth!
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on January 29, 2010, 04:17:48 pm
Noooo!  Not CelineCelina!!!
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Regulator on January 29, 2010, 04:19:23 pm
Tommy Steel was Only Man on The Island.  Depends on which Celina you're referring to...

...the Mexican Whistler: Ennio Morricone by any chance?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Moloko on January 29, 2010, 04:21:08 pm
Noooo!  Not CelineCelina!!!

Ahh!   :-[

Much better now without all those teeth.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on January 29, 2010, 04:24:07 pm
Tommy Steel was Only Man on The Island.  Depends on which Celina you're referring to...

...the Mexican Whistler: Ennio Morricone by any chance?

Warmer.  You've got the only teeth I was thinking of.  It's Steele with an 'e', by the way - show respect to the British Elvis! ;D

Celina will be the harder one to crack.  But, if you can sort out the Mexican Whistler (not Morricone), and find a link to Steele, you'll have a pointer.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Regulator on January 29, 2010, 04:25:41 pm
Tommy Steel was Only Man on The Island.  Depends on which Celina you're referring to...

...the Mexican Whistler: Ennio Morricone by any chance?

Warmer.  You've got the only teeth I was thinking of.  It's Steele with an 'e', by the way - show respect to the British Elvis! ;D

Celina will be the harder one to crack.  But, if you can sort out the Mexican Whistler (not Morricone), and find a link to Steele, you'll have a pointer.

The only other Mexican Whistler I can think of is the Roger Whittaker song...
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on January 29, 2010, 04:35:14 pm
Warmer still.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: citoyen on January 29, 2010, 04:46:43 pm
I think I'm getting close to cracking this one - is it something to do with the first two answering a question posed by the last?

d.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on January 29, 2010, 04:53:54 pm
Not a question, really.  Just that they know a lot more about the subject broached by the third.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: citoyen on January 29, 2010, 04:56:12 pm
OK, I'm probably on the wrong track - I was thinking of "Where Have All The Flowers Gone?"

d.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on January 29, 2010, 05:09:50 pm
Nope.  But thinking about Steele's singles discography and info about Whittaker could lead you to an interesting convergence.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Redlight on January 29, 2010, 09:07:06 pm
Ooooo. He's gone all 'Round Britain Quiz' on us.

More like 3-2-1-   ;D

This one has me completely stumped.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on January 29, 2010, 09:29:05 pm
OK, what do we know about Roger Whittaker?

And which of Steele's singles is related to that biographical fact?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: MSeries on January 29, 2010, 09:33:20 pm
Nairobi innit
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on January 29, 2010, 09:35:17 pm
Expand if you would, and give me the third name... ;)

I would say that it's not quite as specific as Nairobi, but that's a big part of it.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: MSeries on January 29, 2010, 09:36:43 pm
Whitaker was born in Nairobi,  Kenya
Tommy Steele (& the Steelmen) performed a song called Nairobi which is in Kenya
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: MSeries on January 29, 2010, 09:37:10 pm
Third name is Danial Arap Moy
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on January 29, 2010, 09:40:57 pm
;D No, I'm afraid not, though the person concerned was quite close to Moi.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Jaded on January 29, 2010, 11:06:44 pm
Round Britain Quiz.

Mornington Crescent for rather boring strange people with faces ideal for radio.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on January 29, 2010, 11:08:45 pm
Some people just get sooo jealous ;)
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Jaded on January 29, 2010, 11:13:06 pm
Remember, I've seen your face.  ;D
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on January 30, 2010, 02:04:42 pm
Ok, so as to avoid the risk of bringing the thread to a crunching close, I can tell you that Celina is eminently Gewglable.  I got the right answer in the first page of results.

We've got the Nairobi link.  Broaden it out slightly, and you've got the key link.  Just need the third name & I'll put you out of your misery.  Next questioner is the person who gets No.3
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Tourist Tony on January 30, 2010, 02:39:46 pm
Celina Jaitley and Egypt. She's their "face of tourism", so African by link.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: jogler on January 30, 2010, 02:55:48 pm
What was number one single in the UK at the time of
Princess Diana's death
Princess Diana's funeral
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: bobb on January 30, 2010, 03:07:39 pm
Hang on, after all this I'm still none the wiser and who has the role of question master now?  ???
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Blade on January 30, 2010, 03:27:28 pm
What was number one hit in the UK at the time of
Princess Diana's death
Was it 'The Wall' by Pink Floyd ?  :demon:
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Martin on January 30, 2010, 03:29:24 pm
What was number one hit in the UK at the time of
Princess Diana's death
Was it 'The Wall' by Pink Floyd ?  :demon:
Paperazzi by Lady GaGa?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Thor on January 30, 2010, 03:31:54 pm
Grinding Halt - The Cure
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: bobb on January 30, 2010, 03:38:16 pm
Bohemian Rhapsody?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Pingu on January 30, 2010, 04:49:09 pm
What was number one hit in the UK at the time of
Princess Diana's death
Was it 'The Wall' by Pink Floyd ?  :demon:
Paperazzi by Lady GaGa?

Airbag by Radiohead?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: rogerzilla on January 30, 2010, 06:07:24 pm
<thinks>

Take That?  How Deep Is Your Love?

EDIT: googles, a year too early  :-\
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Redlight on January 30, 2010, 06:41:29 pm
Tubthumping by Chumbawumba?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on January 30, 2010, 08:44:49 pm
Celina Jaitley and Egypt. She's their "face of tourism", so African by link.

No.  'Fraid not.  Closer to (Roger Whittaker's former) home than that.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: MSeries on January 30, 2010, 08:57:03 pm
I think people have lost interest Clarion
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: jogler on January 30, 2010, 09:09:56 pm
What was number one single in the UK at the time of
Princess Diana's death
Princess Diana's funeral

Any more guesses? a clue wanted? the answer wanted?
you choose
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on January 30, 2010, 09:24:43 pm
I think people have lost interest Clarion

The Google-fu is weak with this one. ;D

I thought it would be solved within an hour.

See if anyone else will have a go, but then I'll give the answer.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: arvid on January 30, 2010, 09:33:54 pm
What was number one single in the UK at the time of

Princess Diana's funeral

Elton John - Candle in the wind?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: MSeries on January 30, 2010, 09:34:39 pm
I think people have lost interest Clarion

The Google-fu is weak with this one. ;D

I thought it would be solved within an hour.

See if anyone else will have a go, but then I'll give the answer.
Google ? But that's cheating
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on January 30, 2010, 09:35:49 pm
I know, but I gave it the OK upthread when people were struggling.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Martin on January 30, 2010, 10:41:10 pm
Men in Black by Will Smith
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: jogler on January 31, 2010, 11:00:50 am
Men in Black by Will Smith


CORRECT
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Martin on January 31, 2010, 12:12:39 pm
another connection;

Kate Bush
The Beatles
Depeche Mode
New Order
Eminem

clue; think of another thread on this board  ???
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on January 31, 2010, 04:07:46 pm
Here's a question, then.

How would a Mexican Whistler and Celina's other half be able to better inform the Only Man On The Island?

All right, then, ya bunch o' quitters! ;D

Mexican Whistler (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICc2MiApS30) was the signature track of Roger Whittaker, famously born in Nairobi, Kenya.  Celina, for those fond of World Music, is probably the most famous Kenyan pop song, by Joseph Kamaru (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5d_1GW-ieE&feature=related).  He was a Kikuyu, but certainly had more knowledge of Nairobi than Tommy Steele, who recorded the execrable single Nairobi (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZ1_vpsGCM8).  Another of his criminal records was The Only Man On The Island.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on January 31, 2010, 09:59:19 pm
another connection;

Kate Bush
The Beatles
Depeche Mode
New Order
Eminem

clue; think of another thread on this board  ???

OK, I'm thinking cover versions (since no one else seems to be having a go).

We know that Kate Bush does very few covers, but maybe it's a cover of one of her tracks.

The only one I can think of is The Lemonheads' Running Up That Hill.

EDIT: I think that's Placebo.  Seems that it's Futureheads who did Hounds of Love :-[

For the otehrs, I can think of surprisingly few cover versions (except, of course, the Beatles, who every man & his dog have done).  Johnny Cash did Personal Jesus.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Martin on February 01, 2010, 07:56:44 am
no; think album covers
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Redlight on February 01, 2010, 10:25:24 am
All had black and white album cover photos rather than colour?  I can think of The Dreaming, Sensual World, With the Beatles and one of the New Order ones. Can't claim familiarity with M&M and Depeche Mode
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on February 01, 2010, 10:26:42 am
Wasn't Hounds of Love B/W too?

The Dreaming was sepia.

Depeche Mode did have one with a B/w photo, but I have no idea what it was called, but I think it was a compilation
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Redlight on February 01, 2010, 10:33:43 am
Hounds was colour on the front, mono on the back.  She got a bit of stick for the front cover (with two dogs) which some people found erotic.  The back cover was to illustrate the other half of the album, the Ninth Wave, and has her covered in seaweed and other ocean debris.  The things artists go through.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Martin on February 01, 2010, 11:11:05 am


Depeche Mode did have one with a B/w photo, but I have no idea what it was called, but I think it was a compilation

101 (live double album)

no it's not the colour of the sleeves; something else
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Redlight on February 01, 2010, 11:24:28 am
Oh, hang on.  Album covers that don't feature the name of the act on them.

e.g. Abbey Road, Aeriels,
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Martin on February 01, 2010, 11:31:50 am
Oh, hang on.  Album covers that don't feature the name of the act on them.

e.g. Abbey Road, Aeriels,

no; although one of the covers in question does not have the name of the act or title on it
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Pingu on February 01, 2010, 12:40:28 pm
Guess:

Sensual World (Bush) & Power, Corruption & Lies (New Order) & Sgt Pepper (Beatles) have flowers on the sleeves.

Edit: just used a famous interweb serach engine & found an Eminem & a Depeche Mode album with flowers.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on February 01, 2010, 12:41:49 pm
Dosn't Violator have a flower on it?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Martin on February 01, 2010, 12:44:27 pm
Guess:

Sensual World (Bush) & Power, Corruption & Lies (New Order) & Sgt Pepper (Beatles) have flowers on the sleeves.

Edit: just used a famous interweb serach engine & found an Eminem & a Depeche Mode album with flowers.

is correct! all roses too if I'm not mistaken (the Eminem one is Curtain Call)

Violator is indeed the DM one
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Pingu on February 01, 2010, 12:46:40 pm
A quickie:

David Bowie
The Cure
Belle & Sebastian
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Mrs Pingu on February 01, 2010, 12:53:44 pm
God that one's easy!
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Pingu on February 01, 2010, 01:03:35 pm
I know. I wanted to pass the buck quickly, but didn't have a question prepared. Are you going to answer?  :demon:
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: citoyen on February 01, 2010, 01:42:04 pm
Guess:

Sensual World (Bush) & Power, Corruption & Lies (New Order) & Sgt Pepper (Beatles) have flowers on the sleeves.

Edit: just used a famous interweb serach engine & found an Eminem & a Depeche Mode album with flowers.

Bugger! I was going to say that but I couldn't remember a Beatles album with flowers on the cover.

D'oh!

d.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Mrs Pingu on February 01, 2010, 01:43:24 pm
I know. I wanted to pass the buck quickly, but didn't have a question prepared. Are you going to answer?  :demon:
No, because I don't have a question :)
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: citoyen on February 01, 2010, 03:37:54 pm
Is the link anything to do with boys? As in...

The Boy With The Arab Strap - B&S
Three Imaginary Boys - The Cure
Boys Keep Swinging - Bowie

d.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on February 01, 2010, 03:38:30 pm
Or Boys Don't Cry
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Pingu on February 01, 2010, 03:41:24 pm
That's a link but I was thinking of Secret Life of Arabia, Killing an Arab & The Boy with the Arab Strap  ::-)

On you go CS  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: citoyen on February 01, 2010, 03:51:42 pm
Okey dokey! Give me a minute to think of a question...
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: citoyen on February 01, 2010, 04:10:16 pm
Linky, pls...

Ladytron
Madness
The Sisters Of Mercy
Motorhead
Shakespear's Sister
Stiff Little Fingers
Death Cab For Cutie

Not difficult - you probably only need to have even heard of one or two of the bands to get the link.

d.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on February 01, 2010, 04:12:33 pm
All named after songs by someone else?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Regulator on February 01, 2010, 04:13:50 pm
Linky, pls...

Ladytron
Madness
The Sisters Of Mercy
Motorhead
Shakespear's Sister
Stiff Little Fingers
Death Cab For Cutie

Not difficult - you probably only need to have even heard of one or two of the bands to get the link.

d.


They're all in my music collection*...







*Sppoky but true.  :-\
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on February 01, 2010, 04:15:42 pm
Ladytron - Roxy Music
Madness - Prince Buster
The Sisters Of Mercy - Leonard Cohen
Motorhead - Hawkwind
Shakespear's Sister - Smiths?
Stiff Little Fingers -
Death Cab For Cutie - Bonzos

How curious that the one I didn't even know was a song is my favourite out of all of them.

And that I only got it cause someone mentioned DC4C recently and the origin of the name, when I haven't heard the band.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: jellied on February 01, 2010, 04:16:47 pm
Sisters of Mercy - Mr L. Cohen
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Pingu on February 01, 2010, 04:17:20 pm
Ladytron - Roxy Music
Madness - Prince Buster
The Sisters Of Mercy -
Motorhead - Hawkwind
Shakespear's Sister - Smiths?
Stiff Little Fingers -
Death Cab For Cutie - Bonzos


SLF = Vibrators
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on February 01, 2010, 04:17:58 pm
Sisters of Mercy - Mr L. Cohen

Ta.  I remembered & edited.  I can't lay claim to the SLF origin, though.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: citoyen on February 01, 2010, 04:28:10 pm
Yup, orl present and korrect. Back to you, Clarion...

Death Cab For Cutie are great. I know the band but not the original Bonzos song.

d.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on February 01, 2010, 04:31:47 pm
I'll check them out, thanks.

Just need to think of a Q.  I promise not as hard as the last one, though I don't promise not to mix genres. ;)
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on February 01, 2010, 04:38:37 pm
OK, ready to roll.

What links these bands (should be easy)?

Morris & The Minors
The Saddlemen
The High Numbers
The N'Betweens
The Automatics
Kilburn & The High Roads
The Shadettes

And which is the odd one out?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Martin on February 01, 2010, 05:06:28 pm
OK, ready to roll.

What links these bands (should be easy)?

Morris & The Minors
The Saddlemen
The High Numbers
The N'Betweens
The Automatics
Kilburn & The High Roads
The Shadettes

And which is the odd one out?

they were all bands who went on to enjoy success under a different name

The Automatics: not the Coventry Automatics aka The Specials?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on February 01, 2010, 05:08:17 pm
That Automatics, yes. :thumbsup:

Work on it - I'm off home.  Online sometime after seven ;)
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: hatler on February 01, 2010, 05:09:53 pm
Morris & The Minors - Wasn't this Tony Hawks ?
The Saddlemen
The High Numbers - The Who
The N'Betweens
The Automatics
Kilburn & The High Roads - Ian Dury and the Blockheads
The Shadettes
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on February 01, 2010, 05:14:37 pm
Morris & The Minors - Wasn't this Tony Hawks ?

If this were QI, you would be Allan Davies, and there would be a siren sounding.  Strolled right into the elephant trap, so you did.  Tony Hawks did indeed have a hit with 'Stutter Rap' by Morris Minor & The Majors.  

Quote
The Saddlemen
The High Numbers - The Who
Correct
Quote
The N'Betweens
The Automatics
Kilburn & The High Roads - Ian Dury and the Blockheads
Correct
Quote
The Shadettes

Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Martin on February 01, 2010, 05:15:26 pm
Morris & The Minors - Madness
The Saddlemen - The Comets (of Bill Haley)
The High Numbers - The Who
The N'Betweens - Slade
The Automatics The Specials
Kilburn & The High Roads - Ian Dury and the Blockheads
The Shadettes - Nazareth

odd one out- Morris and the Minors still exist as a different act
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on February 01, 2010, 05:24:18 pm
OK, I'll give you that.  I was thinking of the Saddlemen being American and the others are all Brits, but your logic is impeccable.

I thought the Shadettes was going to fox anyone less of a Nazareth fan than me, but you astound me. :)

Over to you.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Martin on February 01, 2010, 05:28:08 pm
quick one;

What was unusual about the 1979 hit single Pop Muzik by M?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on February 01, 2010, 05:31:16 pm
About the song or about the record?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Martin on February 01, 2010, 05:33:28 pm
About the song or about the record?

the record

thought you were going home...
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Redlight on February 01, 2010, 05:50:00 pm
Wasn't it a funny shape - a triangle if I recall
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Martin on February 01, 2010, 06:03:33 pm
Wasn't it a funny shape - a triangle if I recall

maybe but that's not the answer
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Redlight on February 01, 2010, 06:09:25 pm
Ah, just cheated to satisfy my curiosity.  I'd forgotten about that!  Not the first, of course  ;)
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Martin on February 01, 2010, 06:11:35 pm
Ah, just cheated to satisfy my curiosity.  I'd forgotten about that!  Not the first, of course  ;)

no; indeed; I had another one which pre-dated Pop Muzik by about 5 years
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Bluebottle on February 01, 2010, 06:15:55 pm
Having not FWSEd, did it go from the inside to the out, as it were (vinyl, not cassette, natch)?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Martin on February 01, 2010, 06:16:35 pm
Having not FWSEd, did it go from the inside to the out, as it were (vinyl, not cassette, natch)?

no but you are on the right lines
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Bluebottle on February 01, 2010, 06:20:31 pm
2nd guess would be that it never ended.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Martin on February 01, 2010, 06:23:37 pm
2nd guess would be that it never ended.

no; it did end "loud and clear clear clear clear etc" but that was not a feature of the disc. The 1980 single "I am the Beat" by The Look does have an endless groove as you mention and plays "Beat (thump thump thump) Beat" ad infinitum.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Bluebottle on February 01, 2010, 06:32:46 pm
as did one of the Python's records my uncle had which "ended" annoyingly with Michael Palin saying, in a spiv's voice, "sorry Murray, I've scratched the record."
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: citoyen on February 01, 2010, 06:43:17 pm
Did it have two concentric grooves, each with a different track? So it was pot luck which track you got when you played it.

d.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Pingu on February 01, 2010, 07:01:08 pm
as did one of the Python's records my uncle had which "ended" annoyingly with Michael Palin saying, in a spiv's voice, "sorry Murray, I've scratched the record."

As did Inflammable Material by Stiff Little Fingers
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Martin on February 01, 2010, 08:25:03 pm
Did it have two concentric grooves, each with a different track? So it was pot luck which track you got when you played it.

d.


you got it! the 12" version had two grooves in the A side which either played Pop Muzik or M Factor the B side depending on where the stylus landed

Monty Python's Matching Tie and Handkerchief did the same thing on side 2.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: citoyen on February 02, 2010, 10:54:22 am
Crikey, another lucky guess - I only thought of that because I'd been discussing such a thing with a colleague the other day (I think it was Pavement who did something similar a few years ago).

OK, here's the next question...

Who are:
Victoria Hesketh
Phillippa Brown
Elly Jackson
Natasha Khan
Florian Cloud de Bounevialle O'Malley Armstrong

(the last one might be a bit of a giveaway)

d.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on February 02, 2010, 10:58:28 am
Natasha Khan is Bat For Lashes

Victoria Hesketh = Little Boots?

Florian whatsername is Dido.

Now I'm stuck.  Is one of them Florence & The Machine, and another La Roux, and id Phillipa also known as VV Brown?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: citoyen on February 02, 2010, 11:02:00 am
Natasha Khan is Bat For Lashes

Yep

Quote
Victoria Hesketh = Little Boots?

Yep

Quote
Florian whatsername is Dido.

Yep

Quote
Now I'm stuck.  Is one of them Florence & The Machine, and another La Roux, and id Phillipa also known as VV Brown?

Nope, yep, nope.

d.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on February 02, 2010, 11:04:12 am
Elly Jackson must be La Roux, then.

Phillippa Brown I'm stumped.

But I've got no question anyway (you may be relieved to hear), so it's just as well... ;D

Best award it to whoever can complete the set...
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: citoyen on February 02, 2010, 11:10:11 am
Elly Jackson must be La Roux, then.

Yup

Quote
Phillippa Brown I'm stumped.

She isn't so well known as the others, to be fair, but she was responsible for one of my favourite albums of last year.

Two more names I should have added to the list, both very current:
Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta
Alecia Moore

d.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on February 02, 2010, 11:10:44 am
Lady GaGa & Pink, but I don't know Ms Brown...
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: citoyen on February 02, 2010, 11:16:33 am
OK, a couple of clues:

She's from New Zealand
She takes her stage name from a Richard Donner film (no, not Superman!)

d.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Bluebottle on February 02, 2010, 12:29:19 pm
Lady Tron?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on February 02, 2010, 12:30:18 pm
...Richard Donner ...

Who? ;D
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: citoyen on February 02, 2010, 12:36:50 pm
Lady Tron?

Nearly... I'll put y'all out of your misery since I suspect most of you haven't heard of her (fair enough, considering her biggest "hit" so far peaked at 33 in the charts) - it's Ladyhawke (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ladyhawke_%28musician%29).

Ladytron are a four-piece electropop band from Liverpool. And very fine they are too.

Over to you, Clarion, unless you're still without a question, in which case the floor is open...

d.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on February 02, 2010, 12:55:07 pm
Which bass player swims between Power In The Darkness, and The Engine Room, taking in Now Then?  And what is unusual about his roles?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on February 02, 2010, 03:30:28 pm
OK, no progress.  If I told you that the latter part points to the fact that he wasn't employed as a bass player in any of those roles, does that help?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Mr Larrington on February 02, 2010, 03:43:06 pm
The bass player on "Power In The Darkness" was Tom Robinson, but I somehow imagine it not to be him.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on February 02, 2010, 03:45:45 pm
You see my point.  A bass player not playing bass.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: citoyen on February 02, 2010, 03:51:37 pm
Tom Robinson... swimming... is this anything to do with dolphins?

d.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on February 02, 2010, 03:52:36 pm
May be getting somewhere.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Mr Larrington on February 03, 2010, 10:32:03 am
Thanks to Citizen Smudge giving the game away, I imagine that this refers to Dolphin Taylor, who became TRB's drummer by accident when his mate was auditioning for the bassist's gig.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: citoyen on February 03, 2010, 10:41:20 am
Thanks to Citizen Smudge giving the game away, I imagine that this refers to Dolphin Taylor, who became TRB's drummer by accident when his mate was auditioning for the bassist's gig.

That was my thinking. Don't remember the details but I vaguely recall a member of TRB being called Dolphin. If you can fathom the question beyond that, you're clevererer than me.

d.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on February 03, 2010, 10:44:26 am
Yes, Mr L - Brian 'Dolphin' Taylor.  Not sure why Smudge didn't give more of an answer. ???

Actually, the story goes that he was auditioning for bassist.  He got put on the skins and stayed there. playing for TRB (including on the brilliant 'Power In The Darkness' album), SLF (on the rather meh 'Now Then') and, later, Spear of Destiny (whose rhythm section was inexplicably named The Engine Room).  

If anyone can remind me which track starts with Tom saying, 'Take it away, Dolphin', I'd be happy to hear.  It's been bugging me, and all my TRB music is on cassette, which I can't play right now.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: citoyen on February 03, 2010, 10:45:22 am
Not sure why Smudge didn't give more of an answer. ???

I gave as much as I know!

d.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Mr Larrington on February 03, 2010, 10:51:05 am
(Thinks)

(Gets headache)

Violent Femmes, The Who, The Hollies.

What mode of transport?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Woofage on February 03, 2010, 10:56:16 am
Bus?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on February 03, 2010, 10:58:25 am
I reckon Woofage has got it.  Magic Bus & Bus Stop I know.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Woofage on February 03, 2010, 11:01:06 am
I reckon Woofage has got it.  Magic Bus & Bus Stop I know.

I'm struggling with the VF connection though :-\
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on February 03, 2010, 11:04:33 am
I can't help you with that.  I know nowt about them.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Mr Larrington on February 03, 2010, 11:16:11 am
Woffage is correct - the Violent Femmes song is "Waiting For The Bus".
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Tim Hall on February 03, 2010, 12:19:32 pm
in response to clarion's 'take it away dolphin' query, i think it was at the start of 'right on sister' on the rising free ep. But i could be wrong,
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on February 03, 2010, 12:33:35 pm
I think you're right! :D :thumbsup:

I've had Tom saying that in my head for ages, and I can recall the opening drum bit, but I just couldn't get any further.

Cheers :)
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Woofage on February 03, 2010, 12:35:49 pm
New question will be along soon...
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Woofage on February 03, 2010, 01:10:25 pm
Who links David Bowie, King Crimson and Talking Heads?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: citoyen on February 03, 2010, 01:12:02 pm
Robert Fripp?

Next guess would be Brian Eno.

d.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Karla on February 03, 2010, 02:06:58 pm
Sorry CS, it's Crimson's other guitarist, Adrian Belew.  He played with 'Heads on 'Remin in Light', he's played with Bowie on tour and has sung for the Crim since their Discipline album.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Woofage on February 03, 2010, 02:18:26 pm
Mr Bunbury is correct :thumbsup:. I knew it wouldn't take long!
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Redlight on February 03, 2010, 02:55:53 pm
Ah, but Smidge is right too. Fripp played with Bowie and on one of the early TH albums (I think it might also have been Remain in Light), as well as KC.  So he's still a connection - he just wasn't the one you were thinking of
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Pingu on February 03, 2010, 03:01:12 pm
Ah, but Smidge is right too. Fripp played with Bowie and on one of the early TH albums (I think it might also have been Remain in Light), as well as KC.  So he's still a connection - he just wasn't the one you were thinking of

Fripp played on I Zimbra on Fear of Music.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: citoyen on February 03, 2010, 03:13:31 pm
Tbh, Brian Eno is probably a correct answer too - I'm sure it wouldn't be too difficult to find connections for Eno to all those three (King Crimson is the only link for which a connection doesn't readily spring to mind, in fact). There are probably other names that would also constitute a valid correct answer.

But since Woofage was thinking of Adrian Belew, I think that has to be taken as the definitive answer.

d.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Karla on February 03, 2010, 03:28:48 pm
Why thankyou  :)
Could Fripp & Eno count as an Eno-Crim connection, since Fripp is the only constant member of that band?

Anyway, I suppose I'd better think of a question.  Hmmm......
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Woofage on February 03, 2010, 03:31:10 pm
I thought a few would put Eno forward as I wasn't aware of any connection between him and Bowie. But then I wasn't aware of any connection between Robert Fripp and Bowie either :-[ so sorry for the confusion. I'm happy for Mr Bunbury to continue if everyone else is.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: citoyen on February 03, 2010, 03:34:39 pm
I thought a few would put Eno forward as I wasn't aware of any connection between him and Bowie.

What links Bowie, Fripp, Eno, Pop, Visconti and Belew (but not Byrne)? (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berlin_Trilogy)

d.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Karla on February 03, 2010, 03:44:40 pm
Okay then, here's a question.

Richard, Clive, Keith, Roger, Sheilagh and Nick were the Screaming Abdabs.  Clive and Keith later had top 10 success with 'Summer Song', but the others had the last laugh.  How come?
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Post by: Mr Larrington on February 03, 2010, 03:45:41 pm
Roger, Richard and Nick are Messrs. Waters, Wright and Mason and thus went on to become slightly-successful beat combo Pink Floyd.
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Post by: Karla on February 03, 2010, 04:30:23 pm
Indeed they did.  Keith, on the other hand, went on to teach english & drama to sprogs like me.  I wonder who got the best deal?
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Post by: Redlight on February 03, 2010, 09:02:42 pm
a question please, Mr Larrington...
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Post by: Mr Larrington on February 04, 2010, 10:30:04 am
a question please, Mr Larrington...

Sorry, I knock off at four pm...

I thought of an excellent one earlier this morning but have now forgotten it, so you'll have to make do with telling me what the following Beat Combos have in common:


??
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Post by: Tourist Tony on February 04, 2010, 11:12:45 am
Hawkwind?
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Post by: Mr Larrington on February 04, 2010, 11:21:57 am
Nyet.
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Post by: Redlight on February 04, 2010, 12:03:17 pm
Bass players only known by a nickname - Lemmy, Youth (don't know the names of the other bands' members and am not going to cheat)
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Post by: Woofage on February 04, 2010, 12:04:02 pm
Style of bass playing, ie more rhythm guitar than traditional?
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Post by: Mr Larrington on February 04, 2010, 01:14:44 pm
Bass players only known by a nickname - Lemmy, Youth (don't know the names of the other bands' members and am not going to cheat)

Is the right answer.  Hamilton, Lemmy, Googe and Youth.
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Post by: Redlight on February 04, 2010, 02:06:48 pm
OK, another odd one out, this time albums rather than performers:


The Beatles (White Album)
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road by Elton John
Seconds Out by Genesis
Live at Budokan by Bob Dylan
Big World by Joe Jackson
Nothing Like the Sun by Sting

It's nothing to do with the cover design  :)

I will be offline for a few hours so if anyone genuinely KNOWS the answer to this then please take over.


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Post by: Martin on February 04, 2010, 04:15:34 pm
Joe Jackson was a single LP; the others are all double
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Post by: Redlight on February 04, 2010, 07:50:34 pm
Nope.
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Post by: Zoidburg on February 04, 2010, 07:53:10 pm
Top sellers of all time in Japan?
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Post by: rogerzilla on February 04, 2010, 07:56:58 pm
They're all the 8th album from that artist?
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Post by: Redlight on February 04, 2010, 07:57:45 pm
No and no (esp in the case of Bob)
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Post by: Redlight on February 04, 2010, 08:11:54 pm
Joe Jackson was a single LP; the others are all double

I'll give you a half-right there. It's the right answer but not quite the right reason  ;)
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Post by: Redlight on February 05, 2010, 09:35:18 am
I think we'll give up on this one as no-one has any new suggestions.  It is the Joe jackson album. They were all double's but Big World had music on only three sides. The fourth was blank. No idea why (it was pre-CD era).

This is more mainstream:

Which defunct (but occasionally reforming) band featured:

Steve Lindsay (aka The Planets who had a mid-80s hit called Lines)
One half of the Langer-Winstanley production partnership
Suggs' missus
and
One half of the Original Mirrors?

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Post by: Mr Larrington on February 05, 2010, 09:41:49 am
Oooh!  I think I know this.  Is it, perchance, Deaf School?
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Post by: Redlight on February 05, 2010, 09:47:08 am
Got it in one.

Great band - knockout back at Liverpool Uni in 78 and still pretty good last year at The Garage, although sadly missing Eric Shark, who died a couple of weeks ago.
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Post by: Mr Larrington on February 05, 2010, 09:54:52 am
What links Iron Maiden's Steve Harris, Johnny Marr and Damon "Badly Drawn Boy" Gough?
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Post by: clarion on February 05, 2010, 09:55:25 am
I didn't know, so for my own edification, I Wikid for Mrs Suggs.  It then became obvious.  A good question :)
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Post by: clarion on February 05, 2010, 09:57:43 am
Steve Harris.  I know four things about him.

He's in Iron Maiden

He trialled for a professional footy team

He's been in the band throughout

He's really rather good.

I suspect the answer is related to the second of these.
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Post by: JT on February 05, 2010, 10:14:51 am
What links Iron Maiden's Steve Harris, Johnny Marr and Damon "Badly Drawn Boy" Gough?

They all support West Ham?

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Post by: clarion on February 05, 2010, 10:18:49 am
I very much doubt that Gough & Marr (both from MCR) support anyone other than City.
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Post by: citoyen on February 05, 2010, 10:33:34 am
May not be West Ham, but could still be a football link - didn't Johnny Marr have a brief career as a footballer? And is the same true of BDB and Steve Harris?

d.
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Post by: clarion on February 05, 2010, 10:37:42 am
I think Marr trialled for Man City, Harris for West Ham, and Gough for some team or other.
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Post by: Mr Larrington on February 05, 2010, 10:49:15 am
Clarion is the closest - BDB had a trial for Mankchester United.
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Post by: clarion on February 05, 2010, 11:05:01 am
OK.

A Guy and a Doll, an African pianist and 'Bob Robertson' meet in a Scottish town.  
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Post by: Pingu on February 05, 2010, 12:25:58 pm
Dollar?

Dollar = Girl & boy (van Day?) 'band'  :sick:
Dollar Brand = African pianist (now Abdullah Ibrahim)
Dollar = Scottish town (Twa Wee Coonties audax  :thumbsup:)

Dunno about Robertson.
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Post by: clarion on February 05, 2010, 03:39:57 pm
Quick for an RBQ question.

But pretty much complete.  Bazar  Van Day of Dollar were in an awful group - three men/three women - called Guys & Dolls

'Bob Robertson' was the most obscure bit.  It's a pseudonym for a chap called Sergio Leone when he appears in a western movie called A  Fistful of Dollars.  He also, more famously, wrote directed the movie, famous for the iconic music. :)

Over to you.
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Post by: Mr Larrington on February 05, 2010, 04:02:12 pm
The music for Leone's spaghetti westerns was the work of Ennio Morricone...
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Post by: Pingu on February 05, 2010, 04:07:54 pm
Stiff Little Fingers
Michelle Shocked
Bow Wow Wow
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Post by: clarion on February 05, 2010, 04:08:45 pm
d'Oh! :facepalm:  I meant to say that the music was for the movie, but someone was talking to me...
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Post by: clarion on February 05, 2010, 04:26:52 pm
Cassette tapes?

Inflammable Material was sold on a tape packaged to look like a bomb

Michelle Shocked's first release was the Texas Campfire Tapes, self-rcorded on a walkman

Bow Wow Wow sang C30, C60, C90, Go! about the joys of home taping.
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Post by: Pingu on February 05, 2010, 04:33:40 pm
Warmish.
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Post by: clarion on February 05, 2010, 04:53:05 pm
Oh.  If that's not even warm, but only warmish, I don't know how to develop it :(
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Post by: Pingu on February 05, 2010, 05:57:41 pm
You got the correct BWW song  :thumbsup:
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Post by: clarion on February 05, 2010, 06:05:07 pm
Then are we looking at songs with numbers, in which case, I'd have to suggest Gate 49 or 78RPM by SLF?

EDIT: Hold on, didn't Ms Shocked do a song called 45RPM?  But that's mixing records  tapes ???

EDIT 2: I think the single of C30 C60 C90 Go! had a blank B-side (see Joe Jackson upthread).  That Malcolm McLaren was such a wacky fun japester (or something.  Most likely something, now I think about it).  Maybe there are other ones.  But the only Shocked single I can even think of is Anchorage, and I know nothing about the record itself.  As for SLF, I wouldn't be surprised if Rough Trade cocked up and issued a single with a blank B-side by mistake.
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Post by: hatler on February 05, 2010, 06:40:30 pm
Shocked has a track called 33 RPM Soul.
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Post by: Pingu on February 05, 2010, 06:48:13 pm
Clarion & hatler have got it between them  :)
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Post by: hatler on February 05, 2010, 06:50:15 pm
I'd never have got there on my own. Over to Clarion (again).
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Post by: clarion on February 05, 2010, 07:02:15 pm
Where have we got?   I'm not sure what the answer was. :-[

Nevertheless, here's a quickie.

Johnny Was, Riverboat Song, Know Your Enemy (initially).
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Post by: MSeries on February 05, 2010, 10:19:59 pm
SLF/BM&TW OCS GD
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Post by: clarion on February 05, 2010, 10:23:51 pm
Yes, but what's the connection, other than a lot of letters? ;D

Just for starters... ;)

Actually, since this quickie hasn't worked out that way, I'd better ask hatler to give us a question, as I'm going to be offline for a couple of days.
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Post by: Deano on February 05, 2010, 10:27:28 pm
Theme tunes?

Riverboat Song by Ocean Colour Scene was the theme to TFI Friday.  I've no idea if the others were theme tunes, mind (and I was thinking of Know Your Enemy by Rage Against the Machine, rather than "GD").
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Post by: MSeries on February 05, 2010, 10:32:30 pm
The film Johnny Was was filmed partly in Belfast and Stiff Little Fingers sang Bob Marley's Johnny Was and they are from Belfast. DOn't think Green Day are from Belfast, is Florence Machine ?
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Post by: hatler on February 05, 2010, 10:46:27 pm
OK. Which US band had five top three hits in a row in the US but never hit the top spot there, though they did make No 1 in the UK with one single ?
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Post by: Martin on February 06, 2010, 08:37:02 am
Meat Loaf?
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Post by: hatler on February 06, 2010, 01:10:43 pm
Nope. Further back in time.
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Post by: Martin on February 06, 2010, 01:20:48 pm
Alice Cooper?
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Post by: hatler on February 06, 2010, 02:02:16 pm
Further back still.
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Post by: geoff on February 06, 2010, 04:05:31 pm
Hi - I'm having a Beach Boys phase myself at the mo and ISTR a time when the fab four and the almost as fab five (Love, Wilson x2, Jardine and ... who was the other one) were in and out of the top spots. But I'd have to Google for the chart - facts. From memory though, I think Good Vibrations was a no. 1 for several weeks here and that Ba-Ba-Ba-Ba-Barbara Ann, God only Knows and who knows what else were kept off the top over there by the Beatles. But I might have dreamt it all.
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Post by: hatler on February 06, 2010, 04:12:37 pm
Right period, wrong band.
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Post by: geoff on February 06, 2010, 04:18:23 pm
Hope it wasn't the Monkees then. But this is really guessing. Someone with the facts should be along in a minute.
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Post by: hatler on February 06, 2010, 04:19:17 pm
Nope. Not the Monkees.
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Post by: Martin on February 06, 2010, 06:47:15 pm
The Byrds?
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Post by: MSeries on February 06, 2010, 06:48:59 pm
The Doors  (guess)
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Post by: hatler on February 06, 2010, 07:06:06 pm
Nope and nope.
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Post by: Woofage on February 06, 2010, 07:18:46 pm
Mammas & Papas?
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Post by: rogerzilla on February 06, 2010, 07:19:48 pm
The Jimi Hendrix Experience?
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Post by: hatler on February 07, 2010, 12:10:34 am
Nope and nope.

Time for a clue ?
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Post by: hatler on February 07, 2010, 12:16:47 pm
OK. They performed at Woodstock.
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Post by: jogler on February 07, 2010, 12:24:07 pm
The Who
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Post by: Moloko on February 07, 2010, 12:33:08 pm

Canned Heat?
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Post by: hatler on February 07, 2010, 02:20:25 pm
OK. They performed at Woodstock.
But didn't appear in the movie.
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Post by: Moloko on February 07, 2010, 02:25:04 pm
Creedence Clearwater Revival?  Can't remember all the acts in the movie, even though I've got the movie.
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Post by: hatler on February 07, 2010, 02:36:27 pm
Ta dah !!!

And Dicky Mo has it. I was about to post that they outsold the Beatles in 1969 and 1970.
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Post by: Moloko on February 07, 2010, 02:39:40 pm

I've got a number of CCR in my MP3 collecshun. Not knowing how they faired in the U.S. charts was the killer.
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Post by: Moloko on February 07, 2010, 02:44:57 pm
Name Donovan's highest charting single combining the U.S. and U.K charts, and the guest guitarist on it.
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Post by: Moloko on February 07, 2010, 02:51:14 pm

I've got to do a Captain Oates.

It's a easy-peasy quickie, so 'get it' and do carry on.  :thumbsup:
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Post by: rogerzilla on February 07, 2010, 02:54:46 pm
Mellow Yellow.  George Harrison.

(total guesses)
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Post by: Moloko on February 07, 2010, 04:50:08 pm

No and no.

I've just had to amend the question because of the U.K. and the U.S. charts. Sorry, my bad.

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Post by: Redlight on February 07, 2010, 06:33:39 pm
Jennifer juniper.  Guess the guitarist - Jimmy Page (it usually is!)
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Post by: Moloko on February 07, 2010, 06:35:47 pm
Guess the guitarist - Jimmy Page (it usually is!)

It must be true then. Yes, it's Jimmy.

I thought the song would've been guessed first though.
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Post by: Redlight on February 08, 2010, 09:06:29 am
Guess the guitarist - Jimmy Page (it usually is!)

It must be true then. Yes, it's Jimmy.

I thought the song would've been guessed first though.

Did I get the song right then?

If so, here we go...

Which singer's management allegedly rejected Labi Siffre's "(Something Inside) So Strong on the grounds that it was "too black" (leading Siffre to record it himself instead)?

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Post by: Mr Larrington on February 08, 2010, 10:50:10 am
The film Johnny Was was filmed partly in Belfast and Stiff Little Fingers sang Bob Marley's Johnny Was and they are from Belfast. DOn't think Green Day are from Belfast, is Florence Machine ?

Nah, she's from saarf Lunnon innit.  Used to see her all the time in TWFKAML's former local.
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Post by: Redlight on February 09, 2010, 08:40:07 am



Which singer's management allegedly rejected Labi Siffre's "(Something Inside) So Strong on the grounds that it was "too black" (leading Siffre to record it himself instead)?



A clue for y'all

The singer was a lady
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Post by: Martin on February 09, 2010, 09:48:39 am
Joan Armatrading? ( I just have a ear fly of her singing it)
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Post by: citoyen on February 09, 2010, 09:54:17 am
1st guess: Joni Mitchell

2nd guess: Joan Baez
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Post by: jogler on February 09, 2010, 10:10:41 am
gladys knight
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Post by: citoyen on February 09, 2010, 10:18:17 am
Martin, jogler - I'm interested in the thought process that leads you to suggest Joan Armatrading and Gladys Knight when the complaint was that the song was "too black". Or is it one of those trick questions?

In which case, I'll have another guess: Diana Ross.

d.
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Post by: citoyen on February 09, 2010, 10:19:06 am
Or, ironically: Cilla Black
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Post by: Martin on February 09, 2010, 10:23:15 am
Oi!! is there a maximum number of guesses before you get a "no" from the MC? otherwise you could just trot out every female singer from 1980 something to 1990 something.

and yes I know Joan A is black  :-*
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Post by: citoyen on February 09, 2010, 10:29:08 am
Doesn't matter how many guesses I have - I'm getting my dates mixed up, and I thought the song was older than it is, so my guesses are a generation out anyway.

Still none the wiser.

Could be Tina Turner, perhaps. (And that will be my final guess, OK?)

d.
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Post by: jogler on February 09, 2010, 11:04:02 am
Martin, jogler - I'm interested in the thought process that leads you to suggest Joan Armatrading and Gladys Knight when the complaint was that the song was "too black". Or is it one of those trick questions?





I took the "too black" comment to be a reflection of the cultural sensitivities of the time & not an indication of the colour of the artist whose manager turned it down.

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Post by: citoyen on February 09, 2010, 11:07:46 am
Martin, jogler - I'm interested in the thought process that leads you to suggest Joan Armatrading and Gladys Knight when the complaint was that the song was "too black". Or is it one of those trick questions?

I took the "too black" comment to be a reflection of the cultural sensitivities of the time & not an indication of the colour of the artist whose manager turned it down.

Indeed. But it would still be unusual for the manager of a black artist to take that line - unless the artist was making a special effort to appeal to a white audience. Which thought has instantly brought to mind another black female artist of the mid-to-late-80s who would definitely fill that bill... but since I've had my quota of guesses, I shall keep schtum.

d.
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Post by: clarion on February 09, 2010, 11:39:28 am
Sade?
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Post by: Redlight on February 09, 2010, 01:31:05 pm
Citizen Smudge has it. The song was offered to Tina Turner shortly after she had achieved her comeback with Private Dancer and her management was clearly trying to keep her in the Whitney Houston/Lionel Richie/Sade territory.

Ironically, the person I have always wanted to hear sing that song is Peter Gabriel, but it isn't on his new album over cover versions.

Over to you Smudge...
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Post by: citoyen on February 09, 2010, 02:46:29 pm
Citizen Smudge has it. The song was offered to Tina Turner shortly after she had achieved her comeback with Private Dancer and her management was clearly trying to keep her in the Whitney Houston/Lionel Richie/Sade territory.

Hurrah! Knew I'd get there in the end (sorry, Martin!). Whitney Houston was the other one I was thinking of as per my last post. Janet Jackson could have been another possibility.

Quote
Over to you Smudge...

OK, this should be a test of everyone's musical eclecticism, but probably very easy to google:

What do Roxy Music and Friendly Fires have in common?

I have a clue that I could give you but it would make the answer very obvious so I'll hold off on it for the time being.

d.
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Post by: Martin on February 09, 2010, 02:54:12 pm
(http://pure.hmv.com/content/ebiz/purehmv/invt/m091000850/m091000850_m.jpg)
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Post by: citoyen on February 09, 2010, 05:41:04 pm
<tumbleweed>

OK, the clue is that the thing they have in common only applies to the original line-up of Roxy Music.

d.
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Post by: clarion on February 09, 2010, 05:43:24 pm
Oh.  I just assumed Martin had got it right.
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Post by: PaulF on February 09, 2010, 05:59:23 pm
A Brian Eno connection?
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Post by: clarion on February 09, 2010, 06:04:05 pm
Original line up of Roxy Music would have included Eno, but he was in later versions.  I think Bunn was the first to leave, so it must be something to do with him.  But I have no idea what.
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Post by: citoyen on February 09, 2010, 06:09:28 pm
Oh.  I just assumed Martin had got it right.

Tbh, I didn't look closely enough at the pic, so I didn't realise it was meant to be an answer. That's not the connection I was thinking of. Sorry, Martin.

It is to do with Brian Eno... nominally. Think along the lines of what he said when he left the band first time round.

d.
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Post by: Martin on February 09, 2010, 06:12:19 pm
It is to do with Brian Eno... nominally. Think along the lines of what he said when he left the band first time round.

"Bryan's asked me to leave as we keep getting billed in the US as "Eno and Roxy Music*"


(*apparently true)
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Post by: citoyen on February 09, 2010, 10:09:51 pm
True dat. But I was thinking more of the other comment he made, viz: "There's only room for one Bryan in this band."

Since it's clear that none of you old fogies even know who Friendly Fires are, I'll put you out of your misery: both bands feature members with the same name but spelt differently - Bryan Ferry/Brian Eno, and Ed Macfarlane/Edd Gibson.

Here's another question that might prove a bit easier -

What lessons can be learned from: Marianne Faithfull, Little Boots, Shakespear's Sister, Thomas Dolby and Stereolab?

d.


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Post by: Legs on February 09, 2010, 10:18:13 pm
Broken English; Mathematics; You're History; She Blinded me with Science; Googlable

Edit: French Disko apparently.  Just had a listen: what utter waenk!
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Post by: clarion on February 09, 2010, 10:20:09 pm
Marianne Faithfull could be English (if a bit Broken), and Thomas Dolby would be Blinded by Science.  Shakespears Sister would teach History.

Stereolab & Little Boots I'm stuck on.  Symmetry would be part of Maths?

EDIT:  Beaten to it, but incomplete anyway :(

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Post by: Legs on February 09, 2010, 10:27:58 pm
Quite an easy one...

What connects the following:

REM - The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonight
Joni Mitchell - Big Yellow Taxi
Rolf Harris - Honky Tonk Woman
Queen - A Kind of Magic

???
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Post by: Pingu on February 09, 2010, 11:13:10 pm
Stipe laughs on Sidewinder
Mitchell giggles at the end of BYT
Mrs P says FM goes "Ha ha, it's magic" on A Kind of Magic
Guessing Rolf guffaws or something?
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Post by: citoyen on February 10, 2010, 07:07:47 am
Edit: French Disko apparently.  Just had a listen: what utter waenk!

It's an indie pop classic! Which I guess means it won't be everyone's cup of tea...

d.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Legs on February 10, 2010, 07:17:57 am
Stipe laughs on Sidewinder
Mitchell giggles at the end of BYT
Mrs P says FM goes "Ha ha, it's magic" on A Kind of Magic
Guessing Rolf guffaws or something?
:thumbsup:
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Post by: Pingu on February 10, 2010, 09:59:15 am
B52s
Crowded House
Presidents of the USA
Razorlight
REM
Rodrigo y Gabriella
Specials
Undertones
Suzanne Vega
Neil Young

Odd one out?
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Post by: Hot Flatus on February 10, 2010, 12:23:16 pm
The Specials are an English band.  All the others aren't  (Razorlight is swedish/english)
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Post by: Pingu on February 10, 2010, 12:24:40 pm
Nope
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Post by: JT on February 10, 2010, 12:54:14 pm
Something to do with lobsters?  ;D
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Post by: Bluebottle on February 10, 2010, 09:56:02 pm
They have all done songs with people's (guy's) names in them except for (takes guess) the B52s.
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Post by: Pingu on February 11, 2010, 10:02:30 am
No
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Post by: nicknack on February 11, 2010, 10:53:12 am
They've all been parodied by Weird Al Jankovic apart from... er... Rodrigo y Gabriella.
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Post by: Pingu on February 11, 2010, 10:58:26 am
No
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Post by: Martin on February 11, 2010, 11:04:35 am
something to do with Ireland?
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Post by: Pingu on February 11, 2010, 11:10:38 am
Err, nothing I'm aware of.
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Post by: Pingu on February 11, 2010, 09:13:02 pm
Hint: albums
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Post by: Martin on February 11, 2010, 09:20:04 pm
Hint: albums

without googling them all I'd say Razorlight as their eponymous album was their 2nd not their first
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Post by: Pingu on February 11, 2010, 09:26:00 pm
Getting warm  :)
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Post by: Martin on February 11, 2010, 09:33:39 pm
Getting warm  :)

REM did not release an eponymous album

REM's was called Eponymous
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Post by: Pingu on February 11, 2010, 09:48:30 pm
Yay  :D
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Post by: Martin on February 11, 2010, 10:18:58 pm
OK; another connection

Isley Brothers
Robert Palmer
Crazy Horse
Cat Stevens (when he was Cat Stevens)
Van Morrison
Bob Dylan
The Temptations
Rolling Stones
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Post by: clarion on February 11, 2010, 10:21:39 pm
Harvest?

Isley Brothers - Harvest for the World
Robert Palmer -
Crazy Horse - album called Harvest?
Cat Stevens -
Van Morrison - Harvest of Blues?
Bob Dylan - King Harvest
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Post by: Martin on February 11, 2010, 10:22:36 pm
Harvest?

nope; but I like your thinking  :)

ps I've added another couple
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Post by: clarion on February 11, 2010, 10:26:28 pm
Dang!  I'd just remembered that Palmer/Powerstation covered harvest for the world.
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on February 11, 2010, 10:35:03 pm
OK; another connection

Isley Brothers
Robert Palmer
Crazy Horse
Cat Stevens (when he was Cat Stevens)
Van Morrison
Bob Dylan
The Temptations
Rolling Stones

Rod Stewart has covered at least one song by each of them/sung a song written by them?
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Post by: Martin on February 11, 2010, 10:38:40 pm
OK; another connection

Isley Brothers
Robert Palmer
Crazy Horse
Cat Stevens (when he was Cat Stevens)
Van Morrison
Bob Dylan
The Temptations
Rolling Stones

Rod Stewart has covered destroyed at least one song by each of them/sung a song written by them?

is correct!
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on February 11, 2010, 11:17:33 pm
Too late to think of a difficult one.

What do you get if you combine a biologist, an electrical engineer, an astrophysicist and a graphic designer?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Basil on February 11, 2010, 11:34:44 pm
No idea about the others, but Brian May is an astrophysicist.

So Queen?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on February 11, 2010, 11:35:28 pm
I knew he'd give it away!
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Basil on February 11, 2010, 11:51:22 pm
Oh.
errrm

Pass.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Pingu on February 12, 2010, 10:48:16 am
Too late to think of a difficult one.

What do you get if you combine a biologist, an electrical engineer, an astrophysicist and a graphic designer?

Is it long, drunken debates in the middle of the night about the scientific inaccuracies of Star Trek?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on February 12, 2010, 10:50:36 am
Quick & cheeky one (while we're waiting for one from Basil):

If there's anything that you want they're gonna crucify me.

Who & what?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Martin on February 12, 2010, 10:53:49 am
Quick & cheeky one (while we're waiting for one from Basil):

If there's anything that you want they're gonna crucify me.

Who & what?

the Beatles; From Me to You and The Ballad of John and Yoko
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on February 12, 2010, 11:07:14 am
And their significance?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Martin on February 12, 2010, 11:09:54 am
And their significance?

they were both written by Lennon and McCartney?  ???
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on February 12, 2010, 11:11:00 am
;D  and I believe the latter was performed solely by Lennon & McCartney.  But that's not it.  Top & Tail?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Tim Hall on February 12, 2010, 11:13:41 am
Umm, first line of first hit/no. 1, last line of last hit/no. 1.  Hmm, except I'm sure From me to you wasn't their first hit. First self penned hit then.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on February 12, 2010, 11:19:02 am
First line of first UK No1; last line of last UK No1 (before split).

EDIT: Over to you (till Basil comes back) :)
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Mr Larrington on February 12, 2010, 12:12:53 pm
Foul!  Roger Taylor was studying dentistry.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Tim Hall on February 12, 2010, 12:46:37 pm
Rather easy one I'm afraid.

Circus boy to circus animal.  Who?

Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Mr Larrington on February 12, 2010, 01:25:10 pm
Simon Smith and his Amazing Dancing Bear?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Tim Hall on February 12, 2010, 01:27:09 pm
Nope.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: TheLurker on February 12, 2010, 01:27:53 pm
Mickey Dolenz.
 Starred in Circus Boy
 Became a Monkee
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on February 12, 2010, 01:28:43 pm
Brilliant!  Question & answer.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Tim Hall on February 12, 2010, 01:39:00 pm
TheLurker is right.  Young clarion is too kind.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: TheLurker on February 12, 2010, 02:48:34 pm
It's Friday, my brain's fried so an easy one.

First song played on Radio 1?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Mr Larrington on February 12, 2010, 02:48:57 pm
Flowers In The Rain ~ The Move
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: MSeries on February 12, 2010, 02:52:35 pm
Fire Brigade - The Move
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: TheLurker on February 12, 2010, 02:53:57 pm
Mr. Larrington wins the cocoanut.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: hatler on February 12, 2010, 02:54:25 pm
I was with MSeries on this one, but I've just checked WikiP and it is indeed Flowers in the Rain.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Mr Larrington on February 12, 2010, 03:04:33 pm
Wha-hey!  Nom nom nom!

OK, what do Barnsley metal mayhem merchants Saxon and Minnesota post-punk-alt-rock types Hüsker Dü have in common?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Wascally Weasel on February 12, 2010, 03:09:53 pm
Wha-hey!  Nom nom nom!

OK, what do Barnsley metal mayhem merchants Saxon and Minnesota post-punk-alt-rock types Hüsker Dü have in common?

Both banned from playing in Dubai?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Moloko on February 12, 2010, 03:22:24 pm


First song played on Radio 1?


From the BBC themselves...

Quote
As all pop fact fans know, The Move's Flowers In The Rain was the first track to be played on Radio One, chosen to symbolise the era of flower power and guaranteeing an ongoing stream of income for the band.

The only problem is that none of those pop facts is true.

The first track played was in fact Johnny Dankworth's Beefeaters (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/6960296.stm)

Hur Hur Hur  :demon:
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Mr Larrington on February 12, 2010, 03:30:51 pm
Wha-hey!  Nom nom nom!

OK, what do Barnsley metal mayhem merchants Saxon and Minnesota post-punk-alt-rock types Hüsker Dü have in common?

Both banned from playing in Dubai?

Quite possibly, but not what I had in mind.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: bobb on February 12, 2010, 03:51:24 pm
Something to do with wheels?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Mr Larrington on February 12, 2010, 03:51:58 pm
Nope.

Edit: chat amongst yourselves - I'm off home and probably won't be here again until Monday.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Butterfly on February 12, 2010, 05:10:55 pm
I'm guessing Husker Du were originally called Son of a Bitch (as were Saxon)
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on February 12, 2010, 07:04:03 pm
Foul!  Roger Taylor was studying dentistry.
He was, but then he swapped to biology and graduated with a BSc biology, not a dentistry qualification.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Basil on February 13, 2010, 01:26:05 am
Nope.

Edit: chat amongst yourselves - I'm off home and probably won't be here again until Monday.

OK.
*Bored with waiting till Monday*

I'll pop in with an easy one.

Jefferson Airplane
Captain Beefheart's Magic Band
Lou Reed
The Tornadoes
Generation X's bassist Tony James
Phill Mogg

What's the theme?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Tourist Tony on February 13, 2010, 05:09:42 am
Space?
Satellites, Telstar, UFO, Sigue Sigue Sputnik....
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: jogler on February 13, 2010, 09:18:18 am
I have the same thought as TT
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Tourist Tony on February 13, 2010, 09:20:53 am
Am thinking also "Doc at the radar station"
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: PaulF on February 13, 2010, 09:42:31 am
And Jefferson Airplane morphed into Jefferson Starship
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Basil on February 13, 2010, 10:15:50 am
Morning.
Sorry, had a bit of a lie-in.

TT is, of course correct.  Vehicles in space.
Over to you Tony

No one a Beefheart fan?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: nicknack on February 13, 2010, 12:30:11 pm
No one a Beefheart fan?

<Puts hand up>

Here!

Wot? You mean, "Rockette Morton takes off into the wind..."?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Basil on February 13, 2010, 03:54:38 pm
Yup.  Bassist for the good Captain for many years.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Tourist Tony on February 13, 2010, 05:08:28 pm
I rhought of Rockette, but with the communication links of Telstar was thinking of "Radar" or Antenna Jimmy Semens....


Lou Reed
Stevie Winwood
James Osterberg
Steve Tyler
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Martin on February 13, 2010, 06:48:29 pm
I rhought of Rockette, but with the communication links of Telstar was thinking of "Radar" or Antenna Jimmy Semens....


Lou Reed
Stevie Winwood
James Osterberg
Steve Tyler

is this the next question?

if so; something to do with walking?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on February 13, 2010, 07:00:32 pm
I think it's Wild

Wild One
Walk on the Wild Side
Deuces are Wild...
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Tourist Tony on February 13, 2010, 07:01:43 pm
Nothing to do with walking
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Tourist Tony on February 14, 2010, 03:47:36 pm
Need a clue?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on February 14, 2010, 06:28:47 pm
So not wild either, then? :(

Yeah, a clue might move us closer...
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Tourist Tony on February 14, 2010, 08:13:08 pm
The clue is really in Lou Reed, and in one of Tyler's hits (NOT Walk This Way). One of Winwood's oeuvres then links to them, and Osterberg could be said to be a victim.
Hint: think of Winwood's most famous band, and look for an album title that clicks (sorry) with Lou Reed
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Mr Larrington on February 15, 2010, 08:44:43 am
Steve Winwood's most famous band was Traffic, who had an album called "The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys", and indeed another called "Shoot Out at the Fantasy Factory".  Aerosmith had a hit with "Dude (Looks Like a Lady)".  The Velvet Underground were, for a while, the house band of Andy Warhol's Factory, which was famously full of transvestites and so forth, which became the subject of his solo hit "Walk On The Wild Side".

I'm struggling a bit to figure out where The Mighty Ig fits into this, but then he's enough of an oddball that nothing would surprise me.

Alternatively they've all sold car insurance ;D
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: TheLurker on February 15, 2010, 09:13:31 am


First song played on Radio 1?


From the BBC themselves...

Quote
As all pop fact fans know, The Move's Flowers In The Rain was the first track to be played on Radio One, chosen to symbolise the era of flower power and guaranteeing an ongoing stream of income for the band.

The only problem is that none of those pop facts is true.

The first track played was in fact Johnny Dankworth's Beefeaters (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/6960296.stm)

Hur Hur Hur  :demon:
*cough*  I believe that Flowers in the Rain was the first _complete_ track to be played.  Beefeaters was used as intro music rather than played as a recording in its own right.  Anyway the judge's decision is final. :)
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Tourist Tony on February 15, 2010, 09:56:33 am
Mr Larrington has it--transvestism. The Low Spark is a favourite album/song of mine, and Mr Reed 's walk on the wild side slides nicely into the dude who looks like a lady. [sorry...]

The link to Iggy Pop is simple. Aerosmith's song was allegedly written about an incident in which IP was accompanied to his hotel room by a young lady of questionable gender, and his attitude on discovering that her lady garden was a bit hillier than normally to be anticipated was "Well, waste not..."
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Tourist Tony on February 15, 2010, 09:59:32 am
Allegedly...
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on February 15, 2010, 10:38:17 am
Foul!  Surely Winwood was most famously in The Spencer Davis Group? ;) ;D
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Mr Larrington on February 15, 2010, 11:11:30 am
It seems that either nobody knows the answer to my previous question, or else nobody cares that both bands' drummers, Grant Hart and Pete Gill, are gay, so let's think of another...

Ms. Christine Ellen Hynde
Mr. James Newell Osterberg Jr.1
Ms. Alanis Nadine Morissette
Ms. Malvina Reynolds

Link plz.

1 - a further clue is that Mr Osterberg's physique partially served as the inspiration for the film portrayal of a character who was very interested in the link.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Mr Larrington on February 15, 2010, 02:39:42 pm
Hello?

(Tap, tap)

Is this thing on?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: nicknack on February 15, 2010, 02:41:09 pm
Sshhh!

We're thinking...
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: nicknack on February 15, 2010, 02:51:28 pm
I've got "Brass in Pocket" and "Hand in Pocket" ...
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Mr Larrington on February 15, 2010, 03:18:44 pm
Close enough for government work - Malvina Reynolds did a song called "Song In My Pocket" while The Stooges did "Cock In My Pocket".  I do not think Mr Pop was referring to a male chicken...

According to the DVD extras on the "Lord Of The Rings" fillums, the design of the CGI Gollum was in part based on Iggy with his shirt off - Gollum was, of course, very concerned to know what Bilbo Baggins had in his pocketses.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: nicknack on February 15, 2010, 03:34:22 pm
Very generous of you, Mr L.

Sorry, another link one.

Michael Brecker
Bat For Lashes
Spooky Tooth
Wild Beasts
Elton Dean
Michael Shrieve
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on February 15, 2010, 03:54:44 pm
It seems that either nobody knows the answer to my previous question, or else nobody cares that both bands' drummers, Grant Hart and Pete Gill, are gay, so let's think of another...


Pete Gill gay?  I never knew that, and I'm a Saxon fan.  I'm impressed that someone could put up with the world of Heavy Metal and be out.  Good on him :thumbsup:

Tho he did work with the Glitterband....
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Mr Larrington on February 15, 2010, 03:57:13 pm
I know Elton Dean lent his first name to Reg Dwight, and Spooky Tooth's Luther Grosvenor became known as Ariel Bender when in Mott The Hoople and that Bat For Lashes is not Natasha Khan's real name so I'm thinking along pseudonymous lines here.

Not having ever heard of Michael Brecker, Wild Beasts or Michael Shrieve, however, almost certainly means I am this: barking up the wrong Hitler.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Mr Larrington on February 15, 2010, 03:58:20 pm

Pete Gill gay?  I never knew that, and I'm a Saxon fan.  I'm impressed that someone could put up with the world of Heavy Metal and be out.  Good on him :thumbsup:

Tho he did work with the Glitterband....

IIRC he didn't come out until after he'd left Motorbonce.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on February 15, 2010, 03:59:23 pm
No reference on Wikipedia.  May have to Gewgle. </OT tangent>
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Mr Larrington on February 15, 2010, 04:00:12 pm
No reference on Wikipedia.  May have to Gewgle. </OT tangent>

ISTR reading it in Lemmy's autobiography.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: citoyen on February 15, 2010, 04:01:59 pm
Malvina Reynolds did a song called "Song In My Pocket"

What, she did another one apart from Little Boxes? Oh. No wonder I didn't get it.

d.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: nicknack on February 15, 2010, 05:26:57 pm
Sorry, another link one.

Michael Brecker
Bat For Lashes
Spooky Tooth
Wild Beasts
Elton Dean
Michael Shrieve

Considering any two of the list should give you it. Very simple really. Could have included lots of others in the list.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: nicknack on February 16, 2010, 10:58:16 am
Well, that seems to have killed it.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: citoyen on February 16, 2010, 11:50:53 am
It's all very well saying consider any two on the list, but there's only one I know anything about - Bat For Lashes.

Wild guess: they've all duetted with Scott Walker?

d.

Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on February 16, 2010, 11:53:02 am
All famous for feathered head-dresses?

there's only one I know anything about - Bat For Lashes.

ditto :-[
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Zoidburg on February 16, 2010, 11:54:49 am
The link is "Daniel".
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Zoidburg on February 16, 2010, 12:08:56 pm
Or first names.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Zoidburg on February 16, 2010, 12:09:13 pm
I think.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: nicknack on February 16, 2010, 12:43:17 pm
It's a number.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Zoidburg on February 16, 2010, 12:44:57 pm
Elton and BFL have both peformed a song called "Daniel" though.

Is the number 2?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on February 16, 2010, 12:46:08 pm
Two?  as in Two Suns by BfL?

Beaten to it, I think.

EDIT: Albums with two in the title - Spooky Two is another...

Gewgling gives me Brecker's Two Blocks from the Edge
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: nicknack on February 16, 2010, 12:52:05 pm
Yup. The number two in an album title.

Michael Brecker - Two Blocks From The Edge
Bat For Lashes - Two Suns
Spooky Tooth - Spooky Two
Wild Beasts - Two Dancers
Elton Dean - Two's and Three's
Michael Shrieve - Two Doors
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Zoidburg on February 16, 2010, 12:54:59 pm
Yup. The number two in an album title.

Michael Brecker - Two Blocks From The Edge
Bat For Lashes - Two Suns
Spooky Tooth - Spooky Two
Wild Beasts - Two Dancers
Elton Dean - Two's and Three's
Michael Shrieve - Two Doors

You have asperger's don't you?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: nicknack on February 16, 2010, 01:23:01 pm
You have asperger's don't you?

No, honest, the house is really untidy.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on February 16, 2010, 05:40:05 pm
Right.  What links:

ABC
Dexy's Midnight Runners
Scritti Politti
Arthur Conley

and why is the last the odd one out?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: citoyen on February 16, 2010, 06:07:49 pm
Records that celebrate a very famous artist?

Sounds like a good answer - though Jackie Wilson Said should really be credited to Van Morrison, right?

d.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on February 16, 2010, 06:14:56 pm
I can't see Dicky Mo's answer  ???
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Moloko on February 16, 2010, 06:17:17 pm
I can't see Dicky Mo's answer  ???

I had second thoughts.  :)
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on February 16, 2010, 06:17:48 pm
Sounds like you're a daftie & should stick with it.  Try again.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Moloko on February 16, 2010, 06:18:44 pm
Records that celebrate a very famous artist?

Sounds like a good answer - though Jackie Wilson Said should really be credited to Van Morrison, right?

d.


Dexy's have celebrated many an artist besides Jackie.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Moloko on February 16, 2010, 06:19:24 pm

I keep veering towards Smokey.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on February 16, 2010, 06:19:57 pm
All good directions.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Moloko on February 16, 2010, 06:36:14 pm
I can't take it any further than this...


ABC - When Smokey sings.
Dexys Midnight Runners - Jackie Wilson Said  :-\

Scritti Polliti - *shrugs*



Arthur Conley's record " Sweet Soul Music" was about various famous soul artistes.


Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Pingu on February 16, 2010, 06:41:42 pm
Scritti Polliti - *shrugs*

Aretha Franklin
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Moloko on February 16, 2010, 06:48:26 pm
Scritti Polliti - *shrugs*

Aretha Franklin

If that's the missing link, you can have the honours.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Pingu on February 16, 2010, 07:25:30 pm
Scritti Polliti - *shrugs*

Aretha Franklin

If that's the missing link, you can have the honours.

Nah - you got the idea first  :)
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on February 16, 2010, 08:53:53 pm
Pingu's right about Scritti.

It goes like this:

ABC - When Smokey Sings
Dexy's Midnight Runners - Geno was the one I was thinking of, but JWS works as well (though I would've said Van Morrison)
Scritti Politti - Wood Beez (Pray Like Aretha Franklin)
Arthur Conley - Sweet Soul Music

Arthur is the odd one out, because, while the others have a (then) living artist in the title, his song has none in the title, but namechecks a number of artists in the song (varies, but usually including Wilson Pickett, James Brown, Sam & Dave, Lou Rawls, Otis Redding etc)

I think Mr Mo got close enough to take the title there :)
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Moloko on February 16, 2010, 08:57:30 pm

I was torn between Geno and Jackie.
In fact, I'd settled with Geno and then Citizen Smudge made me change my choice.  Bollocks!   ;D
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Moloko on February 16, 2010, 09:10:33 pm
Jim Morrison's idea for his band name The Doors was inspired by a quote, "If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear as it is, infinite." Who wrote this?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: PaulF on February 16, 2010, 09:15:52 pm
Aldous Huxley?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Moloko on February 16, 2010, 09:27:52 pm

That'll do, PaulF. All yours.

Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: PaulF on February 16, 2010, 09:41:22 pm
In the same vein how did Steely Dan get their name?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on February 16, 2010, 09:51:45 pm
Isn't that from a William Burroughs novel?  Naked Lunch off the top of my head.

EDIT:  It isn't a character, as I remember it, it's a, well, er, 'tool'
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: pizzicatooff on February 16, 2010, 10:30:30 pm
Jim Morrison's idea for his band name The Doors was inspired by a quote, "If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear as it is, infinite." Who wrote this?
Aldous Huxley?

That'll do, PaulF. All yours.



Ermm......sorry to interrupt an entertaining thread, but as William Blake wrote in "The Marriage of Heaven and Hell": "If the doors of perception were cleansed, every thing would appear to man as it is, infinite".

Please carry on without me; I enjoy watching.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on February 16, 2010, 10:33:31 pm
Given that he's offline, and I've now used the powers of the interwebs to check my answer (I have the book at home, but I ain't there)*,  I'll give you another question:

Where would you find a former member of each of these:

Manfred Mann
Shirehorses
Salvation Air Force
Squeeze

and, occasionally, a Fun Lovin' Criminal?




* I also have The Doors of Perception/Heaven & Hell, oddly enough, though very little Blake
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Woofage on February 16, 2010, 10:38:15 pm
Radio 2?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on February 16, 2010, 10:40:35 pm
Crikey, that were fast!  Go on, then, you've got the baton, but do you want to name the culprits musicians in question?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Woofage on February 16, 2010, 11:27:46 pm
Crikey, that were fast!  Go on, then, you've got the baton, but do you want to name the culprits musicians in question?

1. don't know
2. Mark Radcliffe
3. don't know
4. Jools Holland
5. Huey Morgan

It was the last one that helped me get it. I heard some of his show at the w/e ;).

It's late and my brain is somewhat frazzled but here goes:

Where was I on 12th November 2004? And no Googling!
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: citoyen on February 16, 2010, 11:30:34 pm
[edit: cross-post with Woofage]

Well, Paul Jones, Mark Radcliffe and Jools Holland, obviously.

<Tries to remember other Radio 2 presenters...>

I'm guessing Salvation Air Force has to be Aled Jones?

The Fun Lovin' Criminal is the brilliant Hughie Morgan whose double act with Liza Tarbuck is a sheer joy to listen to - I do hope they get the gig permanently when Twatface Ross makes his none too premature exit.

Anyway, Woofage got there first so his go.

d.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: citoyen on February 16, 2010, 11:33:11 pm
In fact, I'd settled with Geno and then Citizen Smudge made me change my choice. 

Sorry! I'd completely forgotten about Geno.

d.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on February 16, 2010, 11:34:10 pm
Manfred Mann - Paul Jones (I thought this was the easiest!)
Shirehorses - Mark Radcliffe
Salvation Air Force - Stuart Maconie, but you'd probably have had to read 'Cider With Roadies' to know that.  I reckoned anyone paying attention to the Reading Books thread might have had a clue, or worked it out from the others.
Squeeze  - Jools Holland

and, occasionally, a Fun Lovin' Criminal? - Huey Morgan

I thought the last one would put people off the scent, cause he's usually heard by about three people over on 6Music, but he has been sitting in very genially for Dermot, so I threw him in.

Actually, I thought there were more members of bands DJing on R2, but most of them (Michael Ball, Mike Harding, Suzi Quatro, Elaine Page, and even Jimmy Young and Pete Murray) were artists under their own names.

Meanwhile, the answer to your question is I don't know, but you weren't round ours.


* I also have The Doors of Perception/Heaven & Hell, oddly enough, though very little Blake
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on February 16, 2010, 11:35:19 pm
...I'm guessing Salvation Air Force has to be Aled Jones?

Priceless! ;D
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: citoyen on February 16, 2010, 11:43:56 pm
...I'm guessing Salvation Air Force has to be Aled Jones?

Priceless! ;D

Well, I nearly said Elaine Page!

I don't know. Salvation Air Force just has the ring of the name of a Christian rock band, hence me thinking of the Welsh god-botherer.

On the other hand, it also sounds like it could be the name of a psych-rock outfit, so the Maconie connection makes sense.

d.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Woofage on February 17, 2010, 10:00:29 am
I think a clue may be in order. My question is slightly related to Clarion's.

Where was I on 12th November 2004? And no Googling!
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Moloko on February 17, 2010, 10:15:58 am
Jim Morrison's idea for his band name The Doors was inspired by a quote, "If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear as it is, infinite." Who wrote this?
Aldous Huxley?

That'll do, PaulF. All yours.



Ermm......sorry to interrupt an entertaining thread, but as William Blake wrote in "The Marriage of Heaven and Hell": "If the doors of perception were cleansed, every thing would appear to man as it is, infinite".

Please carry on without me; I enjoy watching.

Yes, I know. 

I'd mucked up the question, which now left it with two rightful answers. Doh!


Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Mr Larrington on February 17, 2010, 10:20:05 am
Where was I on 12th November 2004? And no Googling!

(Googles.  It doesn't help)

At a $FAMOUS_BAND gig?
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Post by: Woofage on February 17, 2010, 10:29:00 am
No, not a gig as such.
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Post by: PaulF on February 17, 2010, 10:30:32 am
Top of the Pops?
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Post by: Woofage on February 17, 2010, 10:33:21 am
No.

There was live music, but not pop music. Although there was some recorded pop music.
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Post by: citoyen on February 17, 2010, 11:02:18 am
You were the DJ at a wedding?
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Post by: Woofage on February 17, 2010, 11:07:23 am
You were the DJ at a wedding?

Getting warmer, but only very slightly...
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Post by: clarion on February 17, 2010, 11:19:13 am
later...with Jools Holland?
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Post by: Woofage on February 17, 2010, 11:49:23 am
No, but television was involved. Hint: expand on CS's guess.
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Post by: citoyen on February 17, 2010, 11:55:09 am
Four Weddings And A Funeral came out in 1994 - was it anything to do with that?
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Post by: Mr Larrington on February 17, 2010, 01:38:00 pm
Something to do with the US election?
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Post by: clarion on February 17, 2010, 01:38:58 pm
Didn't Charles & Camilla wed thenabouts?  I reckon he was spinning the platters for them.. ;)
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Post by: jogler on February 17, 2010, 02:21:57 pm
You were at The 100 Club
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Post by: Mr Larrington on February 17, 2010, 02:31:08 pm
Didn't Charles & Camilla wed thenabouts?  I reckon he was spinning the platters for them.. ;)

April 2005, alas.
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Post by: Woofage on February 17, 2010, 02:54:23 pm
No politics, no royalty, no film, no jazz, no spinning 45s, not a concert of any kind.

It was a significant date in our musical heritage. Think local (to me, that is) ;).
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Post by: MSeries on February 17, 2010, 02:55:36 pm
Think local (to me, that is) ;).
You live in the Isle of Man ? Woodstock ? Weston Park ? Reading ? Waynestock ?
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Post by: Woofage on February 17, 2010, 03:04:35 pm
No, I don't live on the Isle of Man.
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Post by: nicknack on February 17, 2010, 03:15:11 pm
Knowing it's Bury St. Edmunds doesn't help very much, sadly.
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Post by: citoyen on February 17, 2010, 03:15:46 pm
Just had a look at your profile but it doesn't help...

Did the Greene King brewery ever branch out into music?

d.
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Post by: Woofage on February 17, 2010, 03:31:28 pm

Did the Greene King brewery ever branch out into music?


You were getting closer last time ;).

Nothing to do with Greene King or any other private company.
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Post by: Martin on February 17, 2010, 03:35:22 pm
you got married?
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Post by: nicknack on February 17, 2010, 04:14:44 pm
Didn't John Peel live round your way somewhere?

Anything to do with him?
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Post by: Woofage on February 17, 2010, 04:35:00 pm
Nicknack and Flatus have it between them. It was John Peel's funeral. Although a private service, the public were invited and speakers were put outside Bury Cathedral so everyone could hear the service.

I'll let you 2 decide who wants to go next :).
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Post by: Hot Flatus on February 17, 2010, 04:40:14 pm
Ok I'll pop in with a quickie.

Who is this...

(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_wbXrE06AicE/S3wbs6_vr8I/AAAAAAAABS0/GkudtRCk7t0/Vinnie%20Singh.jpg)
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Post by: Justin(e) on February 17, 2010, 04:42:51 pm
It says Vinnie Singh in the photo credit.

Is that cheating? I Haven't played before.
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Post by: nicknack on February 17, 2010, 04:43:53 pm
After you.

No, after you.

Etc...

Here's a quick one anyway.

What song are these the opening lyrics to: (easily gooooglable I suppose)

"It's been a whole lot easier since the bitch left town"

<edit> Ha! Beaten to it anyway. Is that Mr Gurtu?

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Post by: Hot Flatus on February 17, 2010, 04:44:49 pm
Trilok Gurtu it is!
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Post by: PaulF on February 17, 2010, 05:04:37 pm
After you.

No, after you.

Etc...

Here's a quick one anyway.

What song are these the opening lyrics to: (easily gooooglable I suppose)

"It's been a whole lot easier since the bitch left town"

<edit> Ha! Beaten to it anyway. Is that Mr Gurtu?



Spin Doctors Little Miss Can't be wrong?
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Post by: nicknack on February 17, 2010, 05:17:34 pm
Ho, yus.

Too easy.  :)
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Post by: Redlight on February 20, 2010, 08:19:21 pm
anybody want to ask a question?
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on February 21, 2010, 01:41:09 pm
What connects

Starship
Kenny Loggins
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
The Rembrandts

and

Groove Armada?
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Post by: clarion on February 21, 2010, 05:16:49 pm
They're all pretty shit? ;D
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Post by: clarion on February 22, 2010, 11:34:52 am
Three of them are pretty much one-hit wonders from a UK perspective.  And Mozart was mightily prolific.

I'm thinking (based purely on the Rembrandts link) that they all provided the sig tunes to TV programmes, but, beyond Friends, I couldn't speculate which. :(

Kenny Loggins did Footloose, didn't he?  Was there a TV series of that?

*grasping at straws*
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Post by: Mr Larrington on February 22, 2010, 11:44:23 am
Three of them are pretty much one-hit wonders from a UK perspective.  And Mozart was mightily prolific.

I'm thinking (based purely on the Rembrandts link) that they all provided the sig tunes to TV programmes, but, beyond Friends, I couldn't speculate which. :(

Kenny Loggins did Footloose, didn't he?  Was there a TV series of that?

*grasping at straws*

Uncle Peter's German Singing Owls sang "Footloose" on The Smell Of Reeves And Mortimer...

DONKEY!!
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Post by: Moloko on February 22, 2010, 11:46:35 am
 And Mozart was mightily prolific.

I'm thinking (based purely on the Rembrandts link) that they all provided the sig tunes to TV programmes,

If that's the case, then you can add Mozart's 'A Musical Joke (presto)' into it.

Used for those horsey TV programmes (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwVS1dK-I7M).
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Post by: clarion on February 22, 2010, 11:50:51 am
Struggling with the TV connection, but Starship's 'Nothing Gonna Stop Us' was in a film.  And, er, there was Amadeus.

Rembrandts & GA still don't fit though.
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Post by: Moloko on February 22, 2010, 11:53:34 am


DONKEY!!

 ;D



*cough* Woof! Bark! *cough*
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Post by: citoyen on February 22, 2010, 12:02:23 pm
If that's the case, then you can add Mozart's 'A Musical Joke (presto)' into it.

Used for those horsey TV programmes (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwVS1dK-I7M).

Also...

Chas & Dave (mis)appropriated Eine Kleine Nachtmusik for their theme song to The Happy Apple, a sitcom from the very early 80s in which Leslie Ash played a young lady called Nancy who worked in an advertising agency.

The song started off: "Nan-cy is a secreta-a-ry / In an ad-vertising agency..." but I can't remember the rest.

Since I seem to be the only person in the world who ever watched this show, I sometimes wonder if it's really the product of my fevered imagination.

d.
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Post by: citoyen on February 22, 2010, 12:05:56 pm
Crikey...

Just googled The Happy Apple and it turns out that not only did I not imagine it, but Keith Waterhouse wrote it.

"The Happy Apple" (1983) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0085028/)

d.
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on February 22, 2010, 12:47:56 pm
You're along the right lines with themes. Find the relevant Groove Armada piece, and that should help you with the others.

Also, CAKEYPIG!
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Post by: MSeries on February 22, 2010, 12:49:21 pm
Groove Armada did 'Shakin my ass' on the Megane advert. Is 'car adverts' the connection ?
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Post by: rob on February 22, 2010, 03:05:48 pm
but Starship's 'Nothing Gonna Stop Us' was in a film. 

Mannequin.   Embarrassed I know that.

I was thinking brat-pack movies as Kenny Loggins did Footloose.   The Rembrandts did the theme to Friends so maybe someone guested in that.

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Post by: rob on February 22, 2010, 03:38:02 pm
I've got the link to the first two artists now, but had to google the Groove Armada theme to figure it out.
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on February 22, 2010, 07:56:41 pm
Groove Armada did 'Shakin my ass' on the Megane advert. Is 'car adverts' the connection ?
No, not adverts.

Mannequin.   Embarrassed I know that.

That's what gave me the idea for the question. Well. The other day I was cycling to work and Together In Electric Dreams came on my mp3 player and my thoughts went "oh, that was in Mannequin. No, it was in something else. Can't remember what. The one with the flying dragon thing? No, that was Limahl. Electric Dreams, maybe? Never saw it. What was in Mannequin? Oh yeah, Starship. Oh, and you know who was in that?" and that's how the question was born.
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Post by: CAMRAMan on February 22, 2010, 08:29:38 pm
Together in Electric dreams was in a film called, not unsurprisingly, Electric Dreams. It is to my utmost horror and shame that I finally have to own up, not only to having the soundtrack LP, but the special edition with fancy plastic sleeve. That was forgiveable, maybe, as it was in 1984 and I was going through a "phase". However, that does not allow my loaning of it from Lovefilm late last year to watch the pile of shite again 'for old time's sake'.

Utter, utter crap.
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Post by: Martin on February 22, 2010, 08:40:16 pm
Together in Electric dreams was in a film called, not unsurprisingly, Electric Dreams.
Utter, utter crap.

I beg to differ; due to some loyalty to Phil Oakey's great song I got it out on video (on Betamax IIRC), it's not even deserving of the term crap;

awful awful film about a student who buys a computer which then takes over his whole house then life then gets jealous about his girlfriend before committing suicide by connecting itself to the US grid.

The rest of the soundtrack is also sh1te
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on February 23, 2010, 06:19:52 pm
Clearly I am too ingenious for you so I will give you a clue, which is

Mannequin
Footloose
Amadeus
Friends
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Post by: clarion on February 24, 2010, 11:28:57 am
Even with that, which I got to before, I am stumped. ;D
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Post by: Mr Larrington on February 24, 2010, 11:37:06 am
Groove Armada's product must surely have featured in a Motion Picture and/or Televisual Presentation, as have the products of the others mentioned...
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Post by: ads on February 24, 2010, 02:25:42 pm
Is it Sex and the City? ( I know three of them were in the 3 films - and I assume the other had a brief appearance in Friends)
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Post by: citoyen on February 24, 2010, 06:09:26 pm
While you're all still mulling over Kirst's question (which has me stumped, I'll admit), here's another linky one to keep you going...

"Well she tossed all night like a raging sea, woke up and climbed from the suicide machine"
"His wicked sense of humour suggests exciting sex"
"Only came outside to watch the nightfall with the rain"
"It's a godawful small affair"
...
"Lady, take a ride on a Zeke 64"
...
"When the last course has been consumed, they withdraw to the drawing room"

Bonus points if you can complete the set.

d.
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Post by: PaulF on February 24, 2010, 06:18:56 pm
Link is planets
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on February 24, 2010, 08:35:59 pm
Is it Sex and the City? ( I know three of them were in the 3 films - and I assume the other had a brief appearance in Friends)
Kim Cattrall was in Mannequin, Sarah Jessica Parker was in Footloose, Cynthia Nixon was in Amadeus and Kristin Davies appeared in Friends - and Groove Armada did the SATC theme.

See, you're not the only ones who can do ridiculously obscure questions.  :D
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Post by: Pingu on February 24, 2010, 10:32:49 pm
While you're all still mulling over Kirst's question (which has me stumped, I'll admit), here's another linky one to keep you going...

"Well she tossed all night like a raging sea, woke up and climbed from the suicide machine"
"His wicked sense of humour suggests exciting sex"
"Only came outside to watch the nightfall with the rain"
"It's a godawful small affair"
"Send a probe through a massive storm, a million molecules make it warm and a star is born, hmmm"
"Lady, take a ride on a Zeke 64"
...
"When the last course has been consumed, they withdraw to the drawing room"

Bonus points if you can complete the set.

d.

Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Pingu on February 25, 2010, 10:09:01 pm
While you're all still mulling over Kirst's question (which has me stumped, I'll admit), here's another linky one to keep you going...

"Well she tossed all night like a raging sea, woke up and climbed from the suicide machine"
"His wicked sense of humour suggests exciting sex"
"Only came outside to watch the nightfall with the rain"
"It's a godawful small affair"
"Are you gonna take me home tonight?"
"Lady, take a ride on a Zeke 64"
...
"When the last course has been consumed, they withdraw to the drawing room"

Bonus points if you can complete the set.

d.




Sorry  :-[
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: MSeries on February 25, 2010, 10:20:38 pm

Now that she's back in the atmosphere
Late last night while wishing on a star
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Post by: Redlight on February 25, 2010, 10:37:23 pm
Is it Sex and the City? ( I know three of them were in the 3 films - and I assume the other had a brief appearance in Friends)
Kim Cattrall was in Mannequin, Sarah Jessica Parker was in Footloose, Cynthia Nixon was in Amadeus and Kristin Davies appeared in Friends - and Groove Armada did the SATC theme.

See, you're not the only ones who can do ridiculously obscure questions.  :D

Yes but us boys do anorakky obscure questions. Yours, on the other hand, was clever, in the Brain of Britain sense  ;)
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on February 25, 2010, 10:41:15 pm
I thought of another one the other day but now I can't remember it.
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Post by: citoyen on February 26, 2010, 12:34:54 am
"Are you gonna take me home tonight?"

Sorry  :-[

 ;D

Took me a moment to get it. Very good.

d.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Redlight on February 26, 2010, 10:30:20 pm
I thought of another one the other day but now I can't remember it.

Maybe you need to stay in more
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Post by: Moloko on March 01, 2010, 11:11:46 am

Is Vic There?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Redlight on March 01, 2010, 10:24:05 pm
Nobody Home

(sorry - slipped into tunes association for a moment)
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: MSeries on March 01, 2010, 10:32:16 pm

Is Vic There?
Department - S
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Post by: Moloko on March 02, 2010, 09:39:46 am

Is Vic There?
Department - S

More of an inquiry than an actual question.  ;D
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Post by: clarion on March 02, 2010, 09:57:22 am
Whose turn is it?  Pingu?
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Post by: Pingu on March 02, 2010, 11:07:42 am
PaulF got the link.
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Post by: clarion on March 02, 2010, 11:08:41 am
Someone give him a nudge then. ;D
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Post by: PaulF on March 02, 2010, 11:19:12 am
Someone give him a nudge then. ;D

Duly nudged but got a meeting just about to start
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Post by: PaulF on March 02, 2010, 11:34:39 am
OK, surplus to requirements so what links

Hark the Herald Angels Sing ~ Steeleye Span
Happiness is Easy ~ Talk Talk
Season of the Shark ~ Yo La Tengo
Lazy Sunday ~ Small Faces
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Post by: clarion on March 02, 2010, 12:18:22 pm
Wild punt #1:

Steeleye Span did some songs as the St Eeleye Choir, in fake childrens' voices.  Perhaps 'hark' is one.
Lazy Sunday is sung in an absurdly exaggerated cockney style.

So perhaps all these songs have some kind of unusual vocal style affected?

I have never knowingly heard anything by Yo La Tengo.
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Post by: PaulF on March 02, 2010, 02:44:29 pm
Wild punt #1:

Steeleye Span did some songs as the St Eeleye Choir, in fake childrens' voices.  Perhaps 'hark' is one.
Lazy Sunday is sung in an absurdly exaggerated cockney style.

So perhaps all these songs have some kind of unusual vocal style affected?

I have never knowingly heard anything by Yo La Tengo.

Nope
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Post by: citoyen on March 02, 2010, 03:24:01 pm
They all include a mention of lumbago?

d.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: PaulF on March 04, 2010, 12:14:16 pm
No guesses? I'm jumping on a flight later and may be out of touch for a few days. Here's a clue:

Think Vivaldi.

We can either close this and give it to Clarion as he guessed first or I can PM someone the answer?
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Post by: Moloko on March 04, 2010, 03:38:00 pm


Think Vivaldi.


coincidently, it's the Red Priest's birthday today.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Woofage on March 04, 2010, 03:52:25 pm
It's seasons.

Happiness is Easy was on the album The Colour of Spring.
Season of the Shark has season in the title.

This is, of course, a guess as I don't know the others :-\
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Post by: Moloko on March 04, 2010, 04:44:27 pm
It's seasons.

Happiness is Easy was on the album The Colour of Spring.
Season of the Shark has season in the title.

This is, of course, a guess as I don't know the others :-\

I think you've cracked it, as the Small Faces have a fantastic album called The Autumn Stone.
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Post by: clarion on March 04, 2010, 10:01:27 pm
Steeleye Span had an album called Winter...

Lazy Sunday is on Autumn Stone
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Post by: PaulF on March 05, 2010, 11:57:17 am
It's seasons.

Happiness is Easy was on the album The Colour of Spring.
Season of the Shark has season in the title.

This is, of course, a guess as I don't know the others :-\

You got it!

The Yo La Tengo is from the album Summer Sun
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on March 29, 2010, 12:12:50 pm
Woofage hasn't posted his question, but I've got one that can get us going again.

Where could you find a Britton replaced by an English man who wasn't, and Henry replaced Jimmy, who sounded like a brother?
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Post by: Mr Larrington on March 29, 2010, 12:18:52 pm
Wings.  Jimmy McCulloch replaced Henry McCullough, while Geoff Britton was replaced by Joe English who is USAnian..
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Post by: clarion on March 29, 2010, 12:21:37 pm
Spot on.  I hoped it might take a little longer (tho not as long as my previous more cryptic questions).  I dithered about mentioning the other two with the same unusual first name (Dennys Laine & Sewell).

Good work that man.  Off you go.

btw, I ought to warn you that I have another question ready to roll ;D
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Woofage on March 29, 2010, 01:09:50 pm
Sorry everyone. Forgot to post a Q. :-[

I have one now if that's OK with clarion?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Mr Larrington on March 29, 2010, 02:35:03 pm
I'm not Clarion but I think it's Woofage's go...
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Post by: clarion on March 29, 2010, 03:09:57 pm
Yeah, Woofage.  It's your turn.  I was just filling in in case things didn't get restarted.  Maybe M. le Maire can post something next time we get stuck ;)
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Woofage on March 29, 2010, 03:10:18 pm
OK, here's (maybe) a quick one in a crossword stylee:

Name the song & band:
A Gallic Force uses basic photography
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on March 30, 2010, 03:49:42 pm
That's a tricky one.  'Gallic Force' doesn't really take me anywhere (ALA?  La Royale?), and 'basic photography'?  What?  Snapshot?  Daguerrotype?  Tintype?  Photogram?
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Post by: citoyen on March 30, 2010, 03:57:54 pm
If it's a crossword clue, can we at least have the number of letters, please?

d.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Woofage on March 30, 2010, 07:49:12 pm
band: 6, 7
song: 5, 4 (clue: for Force, note the use of capital and forget about physics)
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Post by: Redlight on March 30, 2010, 07:54:55 pm
Very clever

French Navy by Camera Obscura
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Post by: Woofage on March 30, 2010, 08:01:54 pm
Very clever

French Navy by Camera Obscura

My clue was obviously too much of a clue :).

Over to you :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Redlight on March 30, 2010, 08:24:20 pm
OK, another crossword style one - relatively easy I think

Financial advice for those who die?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: nicknack on March 30, 2010, 08:50:05 pm
I don't suppose it's "Let's Lynch the Landlord" by the Dead Kennedys?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Redlight on March 30, 2010, 08:58:14 pm
nope - much more mainstream  :)
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Post by: border-rider on March 30, 2010, 09:45:22 pm
Don't pay the ferryman ?

<this is is no way an endorsement of his music>
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Redlight on March 30, 2010, 09:58:22 pm
Clue - I'm looking for a line from a (well known) song rather than the title, although the title is also financially relevant
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Post by: Pingu on March 30, 2010, 10:05:18 pm
Declare the pennies on your eyes?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Redlight on March 30, 2010, 10:11:49 pm
Over to you, Pingu!

(the line is from Taxman by the Beatles)
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Pingu on March 30, 2010, 10:13:15 pm
Anagram
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on March 30, 2010, 10:48:46 pm
An anagram of 'anagram' is 'Raga man'.   So my answer is Ravi Shankar :)
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on March 31, 2010, 09:14:05 am
Of course, it could be 'A rag man', so Scott Joplin is also a plausible answer.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Pingu on March 31, 2010, 11:15:14 am
It's not an anagram.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Woofage on March 31, 2010, 11:19:14 am
Is it some phonetic thing, like and a gramme/Gram?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on March 31, 2010, 11:20:10 am
Damn.  And I had such good answers to the question it wasn't, too ;D
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on March 31, 2010, 11:24:01 am
Most famous pop anagram I can think of is

Mr Mojo Risin' = Jim Morrison

Though I have Imogen Heap as a friend on mySpace, so I know of iMegaphone.

Either of those?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Pingu on March 31, 2010, 11:27:33 am
Is it some phonetic thing, like and a gramme/Gram?

No, it's quite literal.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Mr Larrington on March 31, 2010, 11:28:42 am
Something to do with Gram Parsons?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: citoyen on March 31, 2010, 11:30:13 am
"Axl Rose" is an anagram. And possibly the stupidest pseudonym ever.

I don't think that's the answer. Just commenting.

d.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: PaulF on March 31, 2010, 11:30:25 am
Talking Heads?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: PaulF on March 31, 2010, 11:31:22 am
"Axl Rose" is an anagram. And possibly the stupidest pseudonym ever.

I don't think that's the answer. Just commenting.

d.



Well if my name were Lex Arse I'd use a pseudonym too
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: citoyen on March 31, 2010, 11:33:34 am
I have a feeling the answer is going to be something like "Broken English" (as in the Marianne Faithfull song) but I don't think it is that. Is there a song/group called "Mixed Words" or "Jumbled Letters" or something like that?

d.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on March 31, 2010, 11:36:58 am
Talking Heads?

Eno did a song that was an anagram of Talking Heads, but I can't remember what it was (nor am I clever enough to work it out from scratch)
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: citoyen on March 31, 2010, 11:43:06 am
Well if my name were Lex Arse I'd use a pseudonym too

His real name is William Rose. "Axl Rose" is an anagram of "oral sex".  :sick:

d.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on March 31, 2010, 11:48:16 am
Not the explanation given on Wikipedia (Axl being the name of a former band, apparently), but he's enough of a prat that I'm more likely to believe your version.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: PaulF on March 31, 2010, 11:52:39 am
Talking Heads?

Eno did a song that was an anagram of Talking Heads, but I can't remember what it was (nor am I clever enough to work it out from scratch)

Kings Lead Hat :)
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on March 31, 2010, 11:53:55 am
That's the one (but I suspect still not the answer :( )
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: MSeries on March 31, 2010, 11:57:28 am
The Doors - LA Woman or Jim Morrison (Mr Mojo Risin)

[Mr Mojo Risin is an anagram of Jim Morrison and is part of the lyric for LA Woman by The Doors]
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: citoyen on March 31, 2010, 12:01:42 pm
Not the explanation given on Wikipedia (Axl being the name of a former band, apparently), but he's enough of a prat that I'm more likely to believe your version.

I don't know for sure the reason he chose the name Axl Rose, but I'm pretty certain the fortuitous anagram wouldn't have passed him by.

d.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: nicknack on March 31, 2010, 12:20:28 pm
Not the explanation given on Wikipedia (Axl being the name of a former band, apparently), but he's enough of a prat that I'm more likely to believe your version.

I don't know for sure the reason he chose the name Axl Rose, but I'm pretty certain the fortuitous anagram wouldn't have passed him by.

d.


What? Ax loser?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on March 31, 2010, 12:24:44 pm
Sore Lax
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Pingu on March 31, 2010, 12:38:10 pm
Talking Heads?

No, but it is the name of a band.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Pingu on March 31, 2010, 12:38:42 pm
Sore Lax

Lax eros?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: nicknack on March 31, 2010, 12:46:36 pm
New Order?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: citoyen on March 31, 2010, 12:53:28 pm
New Order?

Ooh, even if that's not right it's a good answer.  :thumbsup:

d.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on March 31, 2010, 12:59:34 pm
Missing Persons?  Spring Sessions M
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Pingu on March 31, 2010, 01:06:29 pm
New Order?

Correct  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: nicknack on March 31, 2010, 02:14:57 pm
That'll teach me.

Umm...

I can see in my cd collection 2 british bands that have been named after road signs. Guess who they are.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: PaulF on March 31, 2010, 02:16:36 pm
Is one of them Hatfield and the North?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on March 31, 2010, 02:18:16 pm
Probably not in your collection, but I used to go to the Crest Motel in Derby as a youth to drink Worthington E :sick: and listen to the music of No Right Turn.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: nicknack on March 31, 2010, 02:20:28 pm
Is one of them Hatfield and the North?

Aye.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: nicknack on March 31, 2010, 02:21:44 pm
Probably not in your collection, but I used to go to the Crest Motel in Derby as a youth to drink Worthington E :sick: and listen to the music of No Right Turn.

Correctly surmised and can I add my  :sick: concerning Worthington E.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: PaulF on March 31, 2010, 02:22:56 pm
Leyton Buzzard(s)?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on March 31, 2010, 02:23:53 pm
Probably not in your collection, but I used to go to the Crest Motel in Derby as a youth to drink Worthington E :sick: and listen to the music of No Right Turn.

Correctly surmised and can I add my  :sick: concerning Worthington E.

I missed out a :sick: about the Crest Motel ;D
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: MSeries on March 31, 2010, 02:24:46 pm
Merton Park(ers)

nah he said road signs not place names. He could have Wham! if it was place names or Fleetwood Mac or Billy Preston or Johnny Bristol  or Ryan Paris
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on March 31, 2010, 02:28:26 pm
Fulborn Teversham (you mentioned them in Tune Association this morning), named after Fulbourn & Teversham in Cambridgeshire.  There must be a sign with them both on.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Little Jim on March 31, 2010, 02:28:56 pm
That'll teach me.

Umm...

I can see in my cd collection 2 british bands that have been named after road signs. Guess who they are.

The Beautiful South?

 ::-)
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: citoyen on March 31, 2010, 02:54:26 pm
Men At Work (though I'd be surprised if you had any of their records)
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: citoyen on March 31, 2010, 02:59:47 pm
Same applies to Sleater-Kinney
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: nicknack on March 31, 2010, 03:03:56 pm
Fulborn Teversham (you mentioned them in Tune Association this morning), named after Fulbourn & Teversham in Cambridgeshire.  There must be a sign with them both on.

Ah! You spotted my clue.  ;)

Correct!
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on March 31, 2010, 03:05:59 pm
So I guess that's back to PaulF for getting the first one...

Fulborn Teversham (you mentioned them in Tune Association this morning), named after Fulbourn & Teversham in Cambridgeshire.  There must be a sign with them both on.

Ah! You spotted my clue.  ;)

Correct!

tbh, I thought it such an unusual name (and I still don't understand the link) that I'd looked them up on Wikipedia. No page, but a mention.  And the search page suggested Fulbourn Teversham, which gave me the villages.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: PaulF on March 31, 2010, 03:13:54 pm
So I guess that's back to PaulF for getting the first one...


You mean you can't think of one! :)

Give me a few minutes
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on March 31, 2010, 03:16:30 pm
I can think of one.  Two, in fact.  But you were first out the traps.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: PaulF on March 31, 2010, 03:20:19 pm
OK an easy one?

What city unveiled a mural of Jimi Hendrix on the building where he bought his first guitar?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: bobb on March 31, 2010, 03:23:34 pm
OK an easy one?

What city unveiled a mural of Jimi Hendrix on the building where he bought his first guitar?

I'm guessing that would be Seattle?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: PaulF on March 31, 2010, 03:24:20 pm
Told you it was easy :)
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on March 31, 2010, 03:25:02 pm
Hell I didn't even see the question before lightnin' Bobb got in there!
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: bobb on March 31, 2010, 03:26:36 pm
Hell I didn't even see the question before lightnin' Bobb got in there!

Ha! That means I get to ask the next question!
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on March 31, 2010, 03:27:23 pm
Hell I didn't even see the question before lightnin' Bobb got in there!

Ha! That means I get to ask the next question!

You do.  Get on with it. ;)
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: bobb on March 31, 2010, 03:31:23 pm
OK, what is the time signature of the verses in All you need is love as recorded by The Beatles?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on March 31, 2010, 03:31:52 pm
7/4

I thought it was 5, then I sang it in my head & counted it.

EDIT: That's a weird time sig to use.  And it varies, doesn't it? Ah yes, I see you specify the verses, so I think I'm OK.  I'm not sure what else it uses.

Disclaimer: I never studied music theory, but I do know that I only know one rock song in 9/8
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: bobb on March 31, 2010, 03:33:50 pm
7/4

Fucker!
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: токамак on March 31, 2010, 03:34:02 pm
I was about to answer that, then I remembered that you're not supposed to cheat at this game. ;)
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on March 31, 2010, 03:39:25 pm
Right, here's one that came to me a while ago, but I haven't used yet.

How can you link:

Paloma Faith
Christina Aguilera
Bette Midler
and Jive Bunny (nominally)?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: bobb on March 31, 2010, 03:40:52 pm
They all have at least one "i" in their names?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on March 31, 2010, 03:47:17 pm
Dang!  Ya got me. :-[

No.  Hold on.  I'm sure that's not the answer I had here.

*rustles papers*

No.  Not that.  Carry on.

btw, bobb, if you've had sex with them in a car park, I'd rather not know.  Specially about Jive Bunny.  That is so not the link.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: токамак on March 31, 2010, 03:49:08 pm
New York?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on March 31, 2010, 03:49:33 pm
No
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: microphonie on March 31, 2010, 07:03:32 pm
They're all from Rotherham.

Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on March 31, 2010, 09:47:37 pm
Almost, but Bette Midler was born in Hawaii. ;D

I'm thinking of a stylistic link, though the proximity of the words 'style' and 'Jive Bunny' may be an odd one ;D
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Redlight on March 31, 2010, 10:23:20 pm
Almost, but Bette Midler was born in Hawaii. ;D

I'm thinking of a stylistic link, though the proximity of the words 'style' and 'Jive Bunny' may be an odd one ;D

None of them have any?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on March 31, 2010, 10:24:21 pm
Harsh. ;D
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: bobb on April 01, 2010, 02:10:12 pm
Is it going to be something like they've all used the same sample of a choon?

I'm clutching at straws here.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on April 01, 2010, 02:26:27 pm
No.  It's definitely about the style of a piece of music.

Someone get this quick - I'm off camping later, I think ;D
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: bobb on April 01, 2010, 02:38:42 pm
Someone get this quick - I'm off camping later, I think ;D

Well stop asking such bloody obscure questions! DO NOT go camping until this has been answered. I won't be able to sleep otherwise!
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on April 01, 2010, 02:41:16 pm
I didn't think it was that obscure.  They're all mainstream, and there ain't a lot of Jive Bunny songs to be working from... :P
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: bobb on April 01, 2010, 02:50:39 pm
They're not that mainstream! I've never heard of Paloma Faith, I couldn't name a single song by Christina Aguilera (I believe she's quite fit though) Until a year or so ago when I saw her on telly, I thought Bette Midler died some time in the 60s and Jive Bunny had been banished from my mind until you mentioned them!!
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Little Jim on April 01, 2010, 04:07:55 pm
Is it something to do with jive/swing hits?

Christina A had a hit with Candyman which was a sort of Andrews Sisters style jive song, I think Bette M did a very similar one; no idea about Paloma, and that Candyman song is exactly the sort of thing J B would have done.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: citoyen on April 01, 2010, 04:11:50 pm
The only things I know about Christina are that she styles herself Xtina and started as a kid on the Mickey Mouse Club. And that I so would.

Based on what I know of Jive Bunny I would guess they all had hits that were mash-ups of old tunes.

d.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on April 01, 2010, 04:16:18 pm
Well done, Little Jiiii-iim!  Well done Little Jim </Neddy Seagoon>

That's close enough for me.  Swing was the word I was looking for, as exampled by the following records:

Christina Aguillera - Candyman
Bette Midler - Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy (yes, first a hit for the Andrews Sisters)
More recently (and currently on playlists), Paloma Faith has released a song with a nod to tradjazz as well as swing, Upside Down,

Jive Bunny's first IIRC Number 1 was Swing The Mood, which was actually a cut'n'paste of samples of rock & roll tracks, but did use Glenn Miller's In The Mood as an intro and linking sample.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Little Jim on April 01, 2010, 04:21:53 pm
Ooooooohhhh!!!!!!

I have never come close to most of the questions asked before.  I haven't seen all the questions so apologies if this has been asked previously:

Name the only UK number one to feature an ocarina.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: JT on April 01, 2010, 04:52:01 pm
Having had to google what an ocarina is, I'd guess Orinoco Flow by Enya.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Little Jim on April 01, 2010, 05:07:56 pm
No, or at least it's not the answer I was told, and I haven't been able to check Orinoco Flow.  I originally heard the question asked by a radio DJ, and it was post Orinoco Flow.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: nicknack on April 01, 2010, 05:11:28 pm
No, or at least it's not the answer I was told, and I haven't been able to check Orinoco Flow.  I originally heard the question asked by a radio DJ, and it was post Orinoco Flow.

Post? I assumed it was the obvious (to anyone my age anyway). Wild Thing by the Troggs. I didn't answer cos I have to work in a min and haven't got a question.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Little Jim on April 01, 2010, 05:13:56 pm
Well done that man.

By post Orinoco I meant that I heard the question asked after OF had been released, not the the actual tune was after OF - sorry if I've confused anyone.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Redlight on April 01, 2010, 11:44:31 pm
long time no question

Here's an easy one to keep us occupied while NickNack finishes work  :)

Which band links John Anthony Helliwel of Supertramp, Midge Ure of Ultravox and Phil Collins of Genesis?

The answer is not Band Aid
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on April 02, 2010, 09:31:54 am
Slik?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Bluebottle on April 02, 2010, 10:49:10 am
Thin Lizzy
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Redlight on April 02, 2010, 08:46:58 pm
Oops - forgot I had posted that question. 

Bluebottle has it - they all played on Thin Lizzy albums.  Beacon and Collins are on Johnny the Fox and Helliwell played sax on Dancing in The Moonlight from Bad Reputation
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Bluebottle on April 02, 2010, 09:17:17 pm
Woohoo!

What band links a bloke with a beard in banana boots and a man who (in)famously sang whilst someone lost an ear?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: citoyen on April 02, 2010, 10:45:46 pm
Blondie?

Scratch that - just remembered who the man in banana boots was...

The answer is The Humblebums.

The links being Billy Connolly (used to wear Banana Boots on stage) and Gerry Rafferty (of Stealers Wheel, who did Stuck In The Middle, as used in Reservoir Dogs). Both were members of The Humblebums.

The ear-slicer was Mr Blonde, hence my first guess.

d.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Bluebottle on April 03, 2010, 08:27:18 am
Correct!

Next...
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: citoyen on April 03, 2010, 11:53:21 am
OK, better think of a question...
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Bluebottle on April 03, 2010, 04:04:22 pm
...such as "who actually played sax on Baker Street?"

Best not... ;)
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: citoyen on April 03, 2010, 04:39:18 pm
Bob Holness wasn't it? ;)

Ok...

How does a theoretical physicist link David Byrne to The Clash, via a notorious motel owner?

d.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Tourist Tony on April 03, 2010, 06:50:08 pm
Well, some links there are obviously Norman Bates, Psycho Killer (uh uh HA ha, uh uh Ha ha)
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: rogerzilla on April 03, 2010, 06:54:31 pm
Landscape, isn't it?  They did "E=mc2" which is about Einstein, and "Norman Bates".  I'm not sure where The Clash come into it though.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: MSeries on April 03, 2010, 06:57:22 pm
Landscape, isn't it?  They did "E=mc2" which is about Einstein, and "Norman Bates".  I'm not sure where The Clash come into it though.

Big Audio Dynamite did a song called "E=mc2" and their man Mick Jones was in The Clash


but was the Landscape track about Norman Bates ? I getcha now, they also had a song about Batesey
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Pingu on April 03, 2010, 07:02:01 pm
Landscape did 'Einstein A Go-Go' & 'Norman Bates'.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: rogerzilla on April 03, 2010, 07:59:54 pm
Landscape, isn't it?  They did "E=mc2" which is about Einstein, and "Norman Bates".  I'm not sure where The Clash come into it though.

Big Audio Dynamite did a song called "E=mc2" and their man Mick Jones was in The Clash


but was the Landscape track about Norman Bates ? I getcha now, they also had a song about Batesey

Ah yes...the Landscape song was "Einstein A Go Go".  I was confusing it with the chorus, which is

Quote
You'd better watch out, you'd better beware
'Cos Albert said E equals mc squared
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Redlight on April 03, 2010, 11:58:52 pm
so who got it right? 
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: rogerzilla on April 04, 2010, 07:38:42 am
I'll set one, then.

Where exactly did Jim Morrison record most of his vocals for the album "L.A. Woman"?  Clue: he was drinking a LOT of beer during the sessions.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: PaulF on April 04, 2010, 07:54:43 am
In the toilets?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: rogerzilla on April 04, 2010, 08:24:53 am
Damn.  Too easy.  Your turn.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: PaulF on April 04, 2010, 08:51:10 am
Who links "Needle and the Damage Done" with "I Don't Want to Talk About It"?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Tourist Tony on April 04, 2010, 09:15:07 am
Danny Whitten
Wrote the lyrics for the second, and Ol' Shakey wrote the first about him.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: PaulF on April 04, 2010, 10:22:37 am
Tony has it! Thought it would take longer but I misjudged the knowledge here
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Tourist Tony on April 04, 2010, 10:48:45 am
I am an ardent Young fan......both songs precede "Tonight's the Night",which is probably the darkest thing Neil has ever done. Too much drugs, too many deaths.
Now, time to think.....
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Tourist Tony on April 04, 2010, 10:50:02 am
A nice easy one. What links Cornelius Brunner, Ginger Baker and Europe?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: jogler on April 04, 2010, 10:53:57 am
I am an ardent Young fan...

so you are the other one ;D Mrs. jogler is too  :)
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: jogler on April 04, 2010, 10:54:50 am
a wild guess.....drums
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Tourist Tony on April 04, 2010, 11:20:47 am
Nope
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: rogerzilla on April 04, 2010, 12:44:37 pm
A nice easy one. What links Cornelius Brunner, Ginger Baker and Europe?

As the only thing Europe are famous for is "The Final Countdown", I'll go for countdowns, although where Ginger Baker comes in, I'm not sure.  Did he count at the beginning of Cream songs, John Bonham-style?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Tourist Tony on April 04, 2010, 01:25:48 pm
Part of the link is in Roger's answer, but not in the way he proposes
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Tourist Tony on April 05, 2010, 01:50:38 am
Clue time. Novelist and band.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Redlight on April 05, 2010, 02:05:21 pm
Is Cornelius Brunner a character from a Michael Moorcock novel?  In wihch case we have a Hawkwind connection, perhaps.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Tourist Tony on April 05, 2010, 04:50:19 pm
Almost there
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on April 05, 2010, 08:15:16 pm
Final Programme
Final Countdown

and

er...

Can't get Ginger Baker in there.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Tourist Tony on April 05, 2010, 09:59:08 pm
You may be surprised. FinalCountdown, Final Programme, Michael Moorcock, Jerry Cornelius (who merged with Miss Brunner), Hawkwind (long time Moorcock associates), all there. You just need Ginger
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: nicknack on April 05, 2010, 11:43:46 pm
Anything to do with Graham Bond?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Tourist Tony on April 06, 2010, 12:42:42 am
nO. Far,far simpler
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Woofage on April 06, 2010, 12:02:41 pm
Ginger Baker was Hawkwind's drummer for a while but I'm not sure that's the connection you're after.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on April 06, 2010, 12:17:44 pm
Was there a Hawkwind song called 'Final..' something that Ginger recorded?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Tourist Tony on April 06, 2010, 12:38:26 pm
Woofage has the Final bit. Ginger played with them, Moorcock "sang" with them and wrote a lot of words for them, he also wrote Cornelius Brunner into the Final Programme,and Europe finally counted down.

I think on balance Clarion and Rob  got most of it, so a point divided between them
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Woofage on April 06, 2010, 12:51:43 pm
Woofage has the Final bit. Ginger played with them, Moorcock "sang" with them and wrote a lot of words for them, he also wrote Cornelius Brunner into the Final Programme,and Europe finally counted down.

I think on balance Clarion and Rob  got most of it, so a point divided between them

Indeed. I wouldn't claim any credit for my tiny contribution ;).
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on April 06, 2010, 01:00:07 pm
OK then.  Quick one from me:

Which is the odd one out from Airrace, the Waterboys and the Wallflowers?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Basil on April 06, 2010, 01:07:37 pm
OK then.  Quick one from me:

Which is the odd one out from Airrace, the Waterboys and the Wallflowers?

The Waterboys is the odd one out on the grounds that I've not heard of the other two.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on April 06, 2010, 01:09:28 pm
;D  That's one answer, but not *quite* the one I was after.  Let's see if anyone gets closer ;)
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Jaded on April 06, 2010, 01:21:57 pm
Airrace

It starts with an 'A' and the others start with a 'W'.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on April 06, 2010, 01:23:31 pm
And it's the only one that doesn't have a 'the' :facepalm: ;D
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: PaulF on April 06, 2010, 01:36:32 pm
By a process of elimination it must therefore be the Wallflowers then :D
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on April 06, 2010, 01:41:17 pm
d'Oh! 

Actually, it is.  But do you know why?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Tourist Tony on April 06, 2010, 01:50:11 pm
I was going to say Waterboys because the other two have "sons of" in their line up
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on April 06, 2010, 01:52:15 pm
Interesting line.  Perhaps you should expand on that.  But no, The Waterboys are not the odd one out.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Tourist Tony on April 06, 2010, 02:00:56 pm
Jason Bonham and Jakob Dylan, I believe.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on April 06, 2010, 02:01:46 pm
OK.  Who else might there be from The Waterboys?  And The Who, as it happens?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: PaulF on April 06, 2010, 02:05:43 pm
d'Oh! 

Actually, it is.  But do you know why?

No idea :)
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on April 06, 2010, 02:13:11 pm
OK.  Who else might there be from The Waterboys?  And The Who, as it happens?

And Oasis?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on April 06, 2010, 02:27:40 pm
And Johnny Marr & The Healers?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on April 06, 2010, 04:29:33 pm
And the Lightning Seeds?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on April 06, 2010, 04:37:50 pm
And the Spencer Davis Group?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: rob on April 06, 2010, 05:11:54 pm
OK.  Who else might there be from The Waterboys?  And The Who, as it happens?

And Oasis?

Zak Starkey ?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on April 06, 2010, 08:55:17 pm
At last!  Now, why are the Wallflowers the odd one out?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Redlight on April 06, 2010, 10:21:06 pm
because their "son of" is the singer and songwriter whereas the other two are drummers
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on April 06, 2010, 10:28:31 pm
That'll be it.  For a quick question, it was like pulling teeth! ;D

Over to you at last, Rob...
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Redlight on April 06, 2010, 10:59:55 pm
Oh dear.  Er, I won't be online again until late tomorrow evening so here is a moderately stinky one.  If someone genuinely knows the answer to this one then please take over by default. Otherwise I will administer mercy killings tomorrow night.

The drummer went on to play with Tears for Fears. The guitarist formed a company organising cycling holidays. Which late 70s/early '80s band?


 


Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Tourist Tony on April 06, 2010, 11:24:57 pm
Was it Neon?

I am a sad muso geek......
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Jaded on April 07, 2010, 12:50:55 am
Well, I'll ask one as I never get any right, and Tony can ask one in tandem if he is right.

What links Paul McCartney and Peter Alliss.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Tourist Tony on April 07, 2010, 12:59:51 am
Pure guess here....golf partners?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Redlight on April 07, 2010, 07:49:59 am
Was it Neon?

I am a sad muso geek......

Not Neon
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Redlight on April 07, 2010, 10:04:57 pm
OK, I seemed to have brought this thread to a grinding halt.

The band was Interview, whose only album, Big Oceans, was actually rather good.

 The drummer was Chris Hughes and the guitarist was Pete, whose second name has gone right out of my head but went on to found Bike Events and Bike Tours.  Thoroughly nice bloke and damned good six stringer.

Easy question now to reignite the thread:

There are several Beatles recordings that feature only Paul McCartney but there is only one on which John Lennon is the only performer. Name it.

Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Martin on April 07, 2010, 10:13:51 pm
Julia (his mother) from The Beatles aka TWA
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on April 07, 2010, 10:50:46 pm
I'm So Tired?

Now I think about it, there's a backing vocal on that, so I reckon Martin's right.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Jaded on April 08, 2010, 11:28:22 am
Pure guess here....golf partners?

oops, missed this reply. No, but golf does feature obliquely in the link.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on April 08, 2010, 11:44:40 am
Was Alliss born in Liverpool, perhaps the same hospital or neighbourhood as McCartney?
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Post by: Jaded on April 08, 2010, 04:04:48 pm
Nope...
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Post by: clarion on April 08, 2010, 04:07:48 pm
So far from being true, that, having Wikied it, I find that Alliss was born in Berlin! :o ;D
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Post by: Pingu on April 08, 2010, 04:09:23 pm
Well, I'll ask one as I never get any right, and Tony can ask one in tandem if he is right.

What links Paul McCartney and Peter Alliss.

Trouble with wood?
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Post by: Zoidburg on April 08, 2010, 04:21:19 pm
Well, I'll ask one as I never get any right, and Tony can ask one in tandem if he is right.

What links Paul McCartney and Peter Alliss.

Trouble with wood?
Do they both have a fetish for amputee women?
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Post by: Jaded on April 08, 2010, 04:22:47 pm
 ;D

Nope.

Very Obscure McCarney track...
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Post by: Redlight on April 08, 2010, 10:07:52 pm
Apologies for absence - Julia was the right answer.
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Post by: clarion on April 08, 2010, 10:12:11 pm
Did Peter Alliss get Hi Hi Hi in the back seat of McCartney's car?

Mind you , that might be two guesses ;D
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Post by: Jaded on April 08, 2010, 11:23:04 pm
Nope.

 ;D
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Post by: clarion on April 09, 2010, 09:03:21 am
Peter Alliss did something in 1985?

*clutching at straws as he dredges his memory of Macca's back catalogue*
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Post by: clarion on April 09, 2010, 09:04:29 am
OOh - I know!  I know!  Peter Alliss was a big fan of the book Men are from Mars; Women are from Venus. :D
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Post by: Jaded on April 09, 2010, 09:42:55 am
Nope. I've already given enough clues.  ;D

It's quite fun knowing the answer when others don't!  ;D
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Post by: clarion on April 09, 2010, 09:51:26 am
Peter Alliss played in a Major, yes?  And he was a lady suffragette?  No?
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Post by: Zoidburg on April 09, 2010, 04:44:54 pm
Honorary Degrees from some former Polytechnic/University or whatever is my guess.
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Post by: Jaded on April 09, 2010, 04:46:49 pm
Nope - closer than that. Via an intermediary.
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Post by: Tourist Tony on April 09, 2010, 05:23:46 pm
They caught crabs from the same floozy?
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Post by: clarion on April 09, 2010, 05:25:11 pm
Peter Alliss' son taught Macca to swing a club?
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Post by: Zoidburg on April 09, 2010, 05:25:27 pm
Nope - closer than that. Via an intermediary.
They went two's up on Heather?
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Post by: Jaded on April 09, 2010, 05:30:08 pm
Nope.

I hope you have at least tried a bit of googling?
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Post by: clarion on April 09, 2010, 05:33:01 pm
No.  I can't imagine Alliss & McCartney throws up a lot of links.
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Post by: Jaded on April 09, 2010, 05:55:39 pm
Then you need to engage your inquiring mind and think laterally.  ;D
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Post by: Redlight on April 09, 2010, 08:19:38 pm
Is this a film connection?
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Post by: jogler on April 09, 2010, 08:38:54 pm
The Batlle of Britain Trophy
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Post by: Jaded on April 09, 2010, 09:23:41 pm
Nope. This is a music quiz, so there is some music in it!  ;D
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Post by: jogler on April 09, 2010, 09:27:34 pm
Nope. This is a music quiz, so there is some music in it!  ;D

the Musical Battle of Britain  ;D
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Post by: Tourist Tony on April 09, 2010, 09:29:34 pm
Not something to do with that frog chorus/Broad Street thing,is it?
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Post by: Redlight on April 09, 2010, 10:49:19 pm
OK, here we go. Brian Alliss is a golfer. Sean Connery is a big golf addict so chances are they have played together at some point. Sean Connery played James Bond. Paul McCartney wrote the theme to one of the Bond films (Live and let Die) although that starred Roger Moore, who probably also plays golf.  And Paul McCartney has a farm in Scotland where there are lots of golf courses. And when Ringo Starr bought his house overlooking Wentworth Golf Club the club was asked if they would let him be a member and said no to which he retorted that he wasn't interested in playing golf.  And both Alliss and McCartney have probably been on the Parkinson show at some time. And they both support animal charities.

AM I GETTING ANY CLOSER???
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Post by: clarion on April 10, 2010, 07:49:55 am
Well, I think it's a comprehensive answer ;D
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Post by: jogler on April 10, 2010, 09:13:59 am
Peter Allis was the 6th Beatle who actually wrote all the songs ;D in between playing & commentating on golf whilst in Scotland writing MacBeth & living on Bacon sandwhiches.
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Post by: Jaded on April 10, 2010, 09:59:03 am
At least you got the right Alliss!  ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: Jaded on April 10, 2010, 11:13:58 am
I'll throw in Henry Cotton, if I haven't already.

You may Google...  ;)
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Post by: clarion on April 13, 2010, 03:26:56 pm
Gewgle suggests a tenuous Southport connection.

Henry Cotton holds the course record at Hesketh Golf Club
Peter Alliss designed a course in the area
Macca went to Butlins Southport.

Can't manage better than that, I'm afraid. 
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Post by: Jaded on April 13, 2010, 03:36:48 pm
designed a course is a phrase that may help you, along with wrote a song. :thumbsup:
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Post by: Redlight on April 13, 2010, 07:27:12 pm
No idea who Henry Cotton is but did Alliss design a course either on the Kintyre peninsula or for one of the Vanderbilt residences?
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Post by: Jaded on April 13, 2010, 08:28:20 pm
It is a Henry Cotton designed course. So that is the link part with Perter Alliss. Now for the link at the other end. Nothing to do with Dull of Kintyre!
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Post by: clarion on April 14, 2010, 10:16:20 am
Only one I can find designed by Cotton (tho I see he did a few) is Le Meridien-Penina.
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Post by: Jaded on April 14, 2010, 10:27:47 am
Finally you are getting somewhat warmer. ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: clarion on April 14, 2010, 11:03:03 am
Ah ya bugga!  McCartney recorded a song called Penina! ;D
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Post by: clarion on April 14, 2010, 12:34:06 pm
And it seems that Alliss played a game against Doug Sanders at Penina in 1968.  Not sure what it was, but the video is pretty popular.
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Post by: Jaded on April 14, 2010, 01:00:16 pm
The Henry Cotton/Peter Alliss friendship was in there to throw you slightly off scent.  ;D
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Post by: clarion on April 14, 2010, 01:03:43 pm
Can haz win? ;)
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Post by: Jaded on April 14, 2010, 01:07:41 pm
Winna :thumbsup:
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Post by: clarion on April 14, 2010, 05:13:52 pm
After an awful lot of prompting, I have to confess.

Anyway, here's your new question.

How does Miranda connect Richard Ashcroft, Motorhead, Iron Maiden and Charlotte Church, by way of the grandson of a Bulldog and Essex?
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Post by: Redlight on April 14, 2010, 10:25:21 pm
 ???

This is going to be a long one....

Miranda... as in the Tempest?
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Post by: clarion on April 14, 2010, 11:40:23 pm
Yep.  Miranda as in The Tempest.

It'll be pretty quick when the dominoes start falling.
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Post by: Jaded on April 15, 2010, 10:41:23 am
Well, it must be a Churchill at the end?
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Post by: clarion on April 15, 2010, 10:45:19 am
No.  Someone else's Bulldog.  That bit is not music-related.  More biological/zoological.
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Post by: jogler on April 15, 2010, 12:55:59 pm
No.  Someone else's Bulldog.  That bit is not music-related.  More biological/zoological.

did General Montgomery of El Alamain fame have a bulldog
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Post by: clarion on April 15, 2010, 12:57:14 pm
I don't know, but this is a Victorian Bulldog.
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Post by: jogler on April 15, 2010, 01:00:04 pm
I was obviously thinking of the bulldog belonging to Monty's dad :demon:
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Post by: clarion on April 15, 2010, 01:06:21 pm
The Bulldog in question was actually a biologist, and the grandson had brothers who were a biologist and a zoologist, but wasn't in that line himself.

btw, the question reads better if you put a comma before 'and Essex', like this

How does Miranda connect Richard Ashcroft, Motorhead, Iron Maiden and Charlotte Church, by way of the grandson of a Bulldog, and Essex?
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Post by: Tim Hall on April 15, 2010, 02:00:59 pm
Sir! Sir!

Huxley, T was Darwin's Bulldog. 

Unfortunately Aldous (presumed grandson) didn't stand in for Lemmy.


(thinks)

Brave New World apart from being by Aldous Huxley is a line from Shakespeare.

(goes to make coffee and think some more)
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Post by: Pingu on April 15, 2010, 02:02:08 pm
Anything to do with Jim Morrison?
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Post by: clarion on April 15, 2010, 02:08:35 pm
*waits for Tim to come back from his coffee break to pursue fruitful line of thought*

Pingu, only tangentially.
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Post by: Mr Larrington on April 15, 2010, 03:09:15 pm
Did Lemmy play on Lucky Leif And The Longships, which includes a track yclept Brave New World?

Googles

No, he didn't.  Blast.
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Post by: clarion on April 15, 2010, 03:29:49 pm
Not just Lemmy, I said Motorhead.
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Post by: clarion on April 16, 2010, 10:58:34 am
Oi!  Tim!  That's a very long coffee break ;D

Huxley, T was Darwin's Bulldog.

Correct! 

Quote
...Aldous (presumed grandson)

Correct!

Quote
...didn't stand in for Lemmy.

Um...also correct, but irrelevant.

Quote
Brave New World apart from being by Aldous Huxley is a line from Shakespeare.

Correct!

Almost there.
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Post by: Tim Hall on April 16, 2010, 12:13:08 pm
Oops! Sorry!

Another coffee on the go (FSVO coffee - Nestle (spit) Gold Blend and what could be Tippex, it certainly ain't milk).

Anyway, mulling this over as I rode to work today, didn't Essex, D have a song called Brave New World?  From that War of the Worlds thing?

If so, is it they all had songs (or in Huxley's case a book) called Brave New World?

I must say I haven't heard of Richard Ashcroft.
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Post by: clarion on April 16, 2010, 12:30:32 pm
Yes.  Not complete, but very good, so I'll give you that.  Here's how it breaks down (I shall use the power of sorcery Wikipedia to complete the detail for accuracy's sake).

How does Miranda connect Richard Ashcroft, Motorhead, Iron Maiden and Charlotte Church, by way of the grandson of a Bulldog, and Essex?

Miranda was, as was mentioned, a character in Shakespeare's The Tempest, the daughter of Duke Prospero.  At one point, she says

Quote
O brave new world that has such people in it!

From where Aldous Huxley took his title for his famous dystopian novel.  The Jim Morrison reference Pingu made upthread is to Huxley's Doors of Perception.  Not a direction I'd gone here.

It was difficult to clue Aldous Huxley, because of his unusual names, so I referred to his grandfather, TH Huxley, known as Darwin's Bulldog for his robust defences of evolution, probably more responsible for swaying scientific & educated opinion in favour.  Aldous had three brothers, of which one was a zoologist, one a biologist, and one died young.

So, to the songs.

Richard Ashcroft, superManc and former singer of the Verve, released a classic album called Alone With Everybody, which opened with Song for the Lovers, and contained a track called Brave New World.

Motorhead recorded a song called Brave New World on their Hammered album.  Surprised that no one got this one.

Iron Maiden had a whole album called Brave New World, from which I'm thinking of the title track.

Charlotte Church's first foray into pop was The Opera Song (Brave New World).

Essex was indeed David Essex, who played The Artilleryman on Jeff Wayne's War of the Worlds, and sang the poignantly deluded song, Brave New World.
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Post by: Tim Hall on April 16, 2010, 04:15:12 pm
Coo!

Nicely crafted question Clarion.

I'll set one when I get home.
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Post by: citoyen on April 16, 2010, 05:53:57 pm
Come back Ted Rogers, all is forgiven!  ;D

d.
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Post by: Redlight on April 17, 2010, 10:39:44 pm
In the absence of a question from Tim, here's an answer.  See if you can guess the question.

Back in the USSR and Dear Prudence.

(Then question is not "what are the first two tracks on the white album")
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Post by: Tourist Tony on April 18, 2010, 11:48:42 am
Which two tracks had Macca on drums?
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Post by: Redlight on April 18, 2010, 04:29:19 pm
Got it in one!  (Although there is a rumour that he played the kettles on martha my dear as well)
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Post by: Tourist Tony on April 18, 2010, 11:53:15 pm
Dolenz to Osmond
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Post by: Adrian on April 19, 2010, 08:17:23 am
Is that the Highway to Hell?
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Post by: Tourist Tony on April 19, 2010, 10:34:11 am
Lol, but no AC/DC involvement necessary
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Post by: clarion on April 19, 2010, 10:39:31 am
Jay Osmond was the drummer, but couldn't play them when he joined the group (then a vocal harmony group) as a kid.  Dolenz had no idea how to drum when he was cast in The Monkees...

Probably not the link, but I'm reasonably happy with it as an answer ;)
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Post by: jogler on April 19, 2010, 10:42:45 am
True pop star qualifications then...can't play ::-)
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Post by: Tourist Tony on April 19, 2010, 01:08:12 pm
Nope. Is a nice musical link.
Well....perhaps not nice in the sense of music, considering whom I am linking.
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Post by: Tourist Tony on April 20, 2010, 08:07:57 am
a hint then.
Littlest piggy mormon
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Post by: clarion on April 20, 2010, 10:19:23 am
Jimmy Osmond is an estate agent.  Perhaps Micky Dolenz is now, too?

d'Oh!  :facepalm:

Scratch that.  It's

Randy Scouse Git

and

Long-Haired Lover from Liverpool!  ::-)
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Post by: Tourist Tony on April 20, 2010, 10:35:23 am
Of course, nice and easy once you caught my drift.
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Post by: clarion on April 20, 2010, 11:05:21 am
I \hadn't considered Jimmy at all till you mentioned him :-[

OK.  I'll think of a question.  I doubt it'll be as labyrinthine as the last couple.
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Post by: jogler on April 20, 2010, 11:45:20 am
I \hadn't considered Jimmy at all till you mentioned him :-[

OK.  I'll think of a question.  I doubt it'll be as labyrinthine as the last couple.

TFFT
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Post by: clarion on April 20, 2010, 01:00:25 pm
Inlets - Laurie Johnson and Shirley Bassey (with the help of MSP) give the answer, but it's mis-spelled by a group from a different inlet in the North East
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Post by: Tourist Tony on April 20, 2010, 01:49:33 pm
Tiger Bay, Tygers of Pan Tang
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Post by: Tourist Tony on April 20, 2010, 01:52:01 pm
Surely it can't be that easy....must've missed something. The Tygers are actually named after characters in a series of Moorcock books; queen's guards , IIRC
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Post by: clarion on April 20, 2010, 02:06:44 pm
Yes.  It's that easy.  The Tygers were named after something in Moorcock, but they did have a song called Tyger Bay.  They were, of course, from Whitley Bay.

Shirley Bassey recently sang 'The Girl From Tiger Bay', written by the Manic Street Preachers for her.

Laurie Johnson wrote the music for the film, Tiger Bay.

I forgot there was someone with a Welsh connection and a North East one ;D
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Post by: Tourist Tony on April 20, 2010, 02:08:47 pm
Will ponder
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Post by: Tourist Tony on April 20, 2010, 02:17:37 pm
OK.
Nice easy one.
Bob Dylan
Kris Kristofferson
Steve Tilston
Ry Cooder
Aaron Copeland
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Post by: clarion on April 20, 2010, 02:23:32 pm
Appalachian?
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Post by: citoyen on April 20, 2010, 02:26:15 pm
Appalachian was my first thought too, but just a guess really, as is this:

All have been covered by Emerson Lake & Palmer?

d.
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Post by: Tourist Tony on April 20, 2010, 02:29:26 pm
Nope, and nope, but quintessentially Murcan link.
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Post by: jogler on April 20, 2010, 02:35:51 pm
some connection with Barbara Streisand(wild guess innit)
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Post by: citoyen on April 20, 2010, 03:05:43 pm
Have they all done versions of the Star-Spangled Banner?

d.
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Post by: Tourist Tony on April 20, 2010, 04:30:05 pm
Nope, and nope.
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Post by: Tourist Tony on April 20, 2010, 10:51:06 pm
Do I need to give a clue out yet?
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Post by: Pingu on April 21, 2010, 12:59:03 pm
I found the answer quite quickly by using a famous internet encyclopaedia, but I felt it was cheating  :-X
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Post by: citoyen on April 21, 2010, 01:04:03 pm
Are they all of East European descent and have changed or anglicised their name?

If not, then yes, a clue, please.

d.
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Post by: clarion on April 21, 2010, 01:08:24 pm
I have three ideas, but I can't make any of them work for all names, caus of my hignurantz.

'Martha'.  I know that Copland worked with Martha Graham, and Steve Tilston has a <unspecified relative> Martha Tilston (sister?).

Then there's changed names.  Bob Dylan was Robert Zimmerman, Copland's family name was something more European before he or his dad changed it.  Um....

EDIT: Citizen Smudge beat me to that one, if it's right (which I now begin to suspect it is)

Or there's a Billy the Kid connection between Cooder, Dylan and Copland.  No idea about the others :-[
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Post by: citoyen on April 21, 2010, 01:13:34 pm
EDIT: Citizen Smudge beat me to that one, if it's right (which I now begin to suspect it is)

I'm actually going off the idea - I mean, who would change their name to Steve Tilston?  ;D

d.
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Post by: PaulF on April 21, 2010, 01:21:15 pm

Or there's a Billy the Kid connection between Cooder, Dylan and Copland.  No idea about the others :-[

Kris was also in Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid
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Post by: clarion on April 21, 2010, 01:44:29 pm
OK, I think that may well be the answer. :thumbsup:
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Post by: Pingu on April 21, 2010, 03:40:26 pm
Me too.
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Post by: clarion on April 21, 2010, 03:43:56 pm
I found the answer quite quickly by using a famous internet encyclopaedia, but I felt it was cheating  :-X

Me too.

;D  Sounds pretty definitive ;D

I don't know enough about Steve Tilston to link him in, though.  I believe he was a member of Fairport for a short while, but I can't think of anything to link him to Billy the Kid.  I'll just guess that he wrote a song about him.
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Post by: Tourist Tony on April 21, 2010, 03:48:23 pm
And we have the answer. Billy indeed.

Aaron Copeland wrote the ballet, Zimmerbob had the album, Ry Cooder had the track, Kristofferkris did the film, and if you listen to Tilston's wonderful song "Slipjigs and Reels" you will know who it is about!

I think, on balance, a point to Clarion for the first thought on the outlaw.
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Post by: clarion on April 21, 2010, 04:34:00 pm
A very generous point, but a good question.
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Post by: clarion on April 21, 2010, 04:54:41 pm
Let's see if this works.  It's about specific tracks.  I'll tell you where to find the answers, but I want you to give me the link:

Hunky Dory
Unrequited
Dream of Life
the other side of Revolution

and I do want to know which is the odd one out.
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Post by: citoyen on April 21, 2010, 05:00:24 pm
I don't know about the second two, but I can get the answer from the first two:

Songs dedicated to children of the artist (Kooks and Rufus Is A Tit Man)

d.


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Post by: clarion on April 21, 2010, 05:07:21 pm
Crikey, that's fast!  But not the whole answer, and, to be a bit pedantic, not quite the correct one, either.
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Post by: citoyen on April 21, 2010, 05:11:26 pm
Damn, thought I was being really clever then!  ;D

Would it help if I knew the other two albums? I couldn't even tell you who they were by.

Edit: just read the question again and noticed that you also want the odd one out, which completely stymies me...

d.
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Post by: clarion on April 21, 2010, 05:15:46 pm
other two albums?  I only see one ;)
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Post by: citoyen on April 21, 2010, 05:19:00 pm
Ah, OK... Penny drops. Is Revolution the song by the Beatles then? And was it the B-side to Hey Jude by any chance?

d.
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Post by: citoyen on April 21, 2010, 05:21:33 pm
Another penny-dropping moment...

Hey Jude was written by McCartney, wasn't it? So it wasn't about his own son. So I'm guessing that was the odd one out.

Presumably the other record has a song about the artist's child written by the parent.

d.
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Post by: clarion on April 21, 2010, 09:43:30 pm
Your two penn'orth? ;D

Yes and yes.  That's pretty complete.  I'll give you the rest.

Hunky Dory - Kooks, by David Bowie about Zowie (now film director Dylan Jones)
Unrequited - Rufus Is A Tit Man, by Loudon Wainwright III about Rufus (obv), missing the point hilariously
Dream of Life - The Jackson Song, by Patti Smith about her son Jackson, now married to Meg White of the White Stripes
the other side of Revolution is Hey Jude, which wasn't an album track ;), written about Julian Lennon (originally Hey Jules) by Paul McCartney.

So yes, Hey Jude is the odd one out, because it's not about the artist's own child, but that of a colleague.

Although I would have accepted Zowie Bowie as the odd one out, as he isn't a musician.
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Post by: citoyen on April 22, 2010, 09:48:40 am
Yay for me!

OK, next question: what links the Beatles, the Divine Comedy, Serge Gainsbourg, Einsturzende Neubaten and Thunderclap Newman, anthemically?

d.
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Post by: Basil on April 22, 2010, 11:24:57 am
Well, I have had a Serge Gainsbourg album.  One of the tracks is a Reggae Version of the Marseillaise.
The Beatles ended "All you need is Love" avec un bit of Marseillaise
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Post by: citoyen on April 22, 2010, 11:41:51 am
Well, I have had a Serge Gainsbourg album.  One of the tracks is a Reggae Version of the Marseillaise.
The Beatles ended "All you need is Love" avec un bit of Marseillaise

Yup, that's the link. The Gainsbourg track is Aux Armes Et Caetera, from the album of the same name. It was considered so outrageous at the time that Gainsbourg received death threats. Totally brilliant.

The Thunderclap Newman track is Something In The Air, which is apparently based on La Marseillaise. I would never have recognised it as such if I hadn't been told.

Divine Comedy included a snippet on the brilliant song Frog Princess, and Einsturzende Neubaten used a bit of All You Need Is Love in one of their tracks.

d.
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Post by: Basil on April 22, 2010, 11:48:46 am
Oh dear, I really shouldn't have replied 'cos I really, really don't have time to think up, post and then moderate a question.

The next question will be from who ever posts one first. Don't all post one.  Once one is up, that's it.

Sorry about that.
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Post by: CAMRAMan on April 22, 2010, 12:25:36 pm
What songs have the Stranglers covered on studio albums?
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Post by: Pingu on April 22, 2010, 12:32:32 pm
Including compilations?
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Post by: citoyen on April 22, 2010, 12:37:48 pm
The first ones that come to mind are Walk On By and 96 Tears. But I expect they did others that I can't remember right now.

d.
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Post by: Woofage on April 22, 2010, 02:28:10 pm
those, plus "All Day And All Of The Night"
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Post by: clarion on April 23, 2010, 04:00:23 pm
Um, AWL, is that the answer?
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Post by: CAMRAMan on April 26, 2010, 01:00:58 pm
Oops! Sorry, not used to being on this board & forgot I'd set the question.

Anyway, you've got 3 out of the 4 between you.

Not sure what you mean by compilation, though...
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Post by: Little Jim on April 26, 2010, 01:04:48 pm
I fought the law was a cover of an early sixties hit.
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Post by: CAMRAMan on April 26, 2010, 01:12:18 pm
Not a Stranglers track...
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Post by: Woofage on April 26, 2010, 01:13:50 pm
Was "Mean to me" a cover?
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Post by: Little Jim on April 26, 2010, 01:35:36 pm
Not a Stranglers track...

Wot a plonker I am.  I knew it was the Clash when I typed it.  Perhaps I need to go home.
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Post by: CAMRAMan on April 26, 2010, 02:38:15 pm
Good track it is, though :)

The missing track is from the 60s, I believe & not at all Strangleresque...
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Post by: clarion on April 26, 2010, 04:36:01 pm
Is Go Buddy Go a cover or just a very close, er, 'borrowing'?
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Post by: CAMRAMan on April 26, 2010, 07:43:27 pm
It may well be close, but no cigar :)
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Post by: Jaded on April 26, 2010, 07:48:27 pm
Is it a Creamy song?
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Post by: PaulF on April 26, 2010, 07:51:23 pm
Didn't they cover "White Room"?
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Post by: CAMRAMan on April 26, 2010, 07:58:30 pm
Is it a Creamy song?

No, it's a summery song... Joe Cocker also covered it, but that doesn't narrow it down much ;)
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Post by: CAMRAMan on April 27, 2010, 01:01:40 pm
Does Loving Spoonful help?
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Post by: clarion on April 27, 2010, 01:05:46 pm
Summer In The City, then, but I can't say I recall the Stranglers' version... ???
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Post by: Woofage on April 27, 2010, 01:09:21 pm
clarion is correct. I just looked it up (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Written_in_Red).

TBH, I didn't know the Stranglers were still going then :-\.
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Post by: clarion on April 27, 2010, 01:13:33 pm
Is that smudge for two out of the four? 
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Post by: citoyen on April 27, 2010, 01:50:40 pm
Dunno, but I can't think of a question right now anyway, so you're welcome to it.

d.
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Post by: clarion on April 27, 2010, 02:19:31 pm
I think it's still Basil's prerogative if you don't want the baton.
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Post by: rogerzilla on May 02, 2010, 06:41:05 pm
I'll kick off again, then.

What links Damon Albarn with Dexter Holland?
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Post by: plum on May 02, 2010, 06:56:26 pm
Bit late but The Stranglers also covered Money Money with a guest vocalist using the band name 'Celia and the Mutations'. They used to play it live at regular Stranglers gigs.

Oh and whoever mentioned White Room, that was Hugh Cornwell and Robert Williams on Nosferatu.
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Post by: clarion on May 02, 2010, 07:25:58 pm
No idea who the latter is, so I'll guess that their partners are both wildlife artists.
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Post by: Tourist Tony on May 03, 2010, 02:38:18 pm
Democrazy....
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Post by: Tourist Tony on May 05, 2010, 11:16:57 am
Assuming I got that one (will have to dig out some Offspring....)
here's another:

Howard Hughes
Romeo and Juliet
Father, son and daughter
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Post by: Tourist Tony on May 08, 2010, 06:07:46 pm
A clue needed?
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Post by: PaulF on May 08, 2010, 06:10:45 pm
Definitely!!
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Post by: Redlight on May 08, 2010, 11:34:36 pm
am guessing there's a Wainwright connection here. 
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Post by: Tourist Tony on May 09, 2010, 12:27:35 pm
Spot on. Now link the rest.....
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Post by: clarion on May 09, 2010, 12:31:40 pm
I could do the Wainwrights at a punt, but the first two are a bit beyond me.
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Post by: Tourist Tony on May 09, 2010, 12:39:30 pm
Think films
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Post by: clarion on May 09, 2010, 12:58:51 pm
Scarface, Hell's Angels & The Outlaw are the only HH films I can think of.

R&J gives me Zefirelli & Luhrmann.

???
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Post by: Tourist Tony on May 09, 2010, 01:17:40 pm
Not Zefirelli
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Post by: PaulF on May 09, 2010, 01:22:21 pm
Did Luhrmann have something to do with the soundtrack to the Aviator?
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Post by: clarion on May 09, 2010, 01:24:56 pm
Leo di Caprio was in The Aviator and Luhrmann's R&J, wasn't he? 

Still can't link to Wainwrights :(
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Post by: clarion on May 09, 2010, 01:26:29 pm
Ping!  Wasn't Rufus in The Aviator too?
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Post by: Tourist Tony on May 09, 2010, 01:34:20 pm
Carry on....
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Post by: clarion on May 09, 2010, 01:43:53 pm
They're all ruddy in it, aren't they? ;D

I've never seen the film, but I remember Rufus mentioning it in a radio interview.  I guess it's the sort of thing they would do...
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Post by: Tourist Tony on May 09, 2010, 05:28:12 pm
And the link to the other thing?
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Post by: clarion on May 09, 2010, 05:31:36 pm
Well, The Aviator's about Howard Hughes, and di Caprio was in both that and R&J, but I'm not sure of anything else.

I don't think any of the Wainwrights were in that, though ???
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Post by: Tourist Tony on May 09, 2010, 05:40:25 pm
With a heavy hint from RobH,Clarion has it. Di Caprioin both films,and all three Wainwrights in one film. I didn't realise it was them till I saw the credits......
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Post by: Redlight on May 11, 2010, 07:21:26 pm
Think Clarion's gone awol....
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Post by: Redlight on May 11, 2010, 07:21:45 pm
...or dreaming up a real stinker!
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Post by: clarion on May 12, 2010, 08:25:52 am
Sorry.  Yes.  Been trying to stink up a thinker.

With you shortly...
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Post by: clarion on May 12, 2010, 08:39:27 am
OK, not a stinker, but amusing:

Stop!  Please please please don't be cruel, halfway up and halfway down.

No longer.  Couldn't agree with the

Great Heart

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Post by: clarion on May 14, 2010, 01:19:30 pm
Oh dear.  It wasn't meant to be tricky, honest!

It was meant to be topical, but it may be waning ;D
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Post by: jogler on May 14, 2010, 06:02:55 pm
OK, not a stinker, but amusing:

Stop!  Please please please don't be cruel, halfway up and halfway down.

No longer.  Couldn't agree with the

Great Heart



?????? are you on some sort of whacky baccy
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Post by: Pingu on May 14, 2010, 08:22:44 pm
Please, please, please - James Brown?
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Post by: clarion on May 16, 2010, 09:43:47 pm
Pingu, as ever, your mighty brain and vast knowledge point you in the right direction. :)  Keep going.
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Post by: clarion on May 17, 2010, 05:00:33 pm
OK, there's not much movement, so I'll make it clearer.  How might the artists of:

Stop! 

Please Please Please

Don't Be Cruel

and

Halfway Up And Halfway Down.

be on their way out because of the decision of the artist of:

Great Heart ?
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Post by: clarion on June 04, 2010, 10:50:13 am
No one?

It's a shade less topical now.

James Brown is certainly an important part of the answer... :-\
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Post by: Mr Larrington on June 04, 2010, 11:01:32 am
This took me a while to think I've got it figured out.  "Stop!" is by Sam Brown, "Please Please Please" by James Brown and "Don't be Cruel" by Bobby Brown.  Haven't got a clue about "Halfway Up And Halfway Down", but it probably wasn't written by Alistair Darling  ;D

"Great Heart" was originally by Johnny Clegg & Savuka, whose namesake Nick got into be with the Bastard Tories™ and thereby prevented Mr Gordon Brown from remaining as The Prime Minister.
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Post by: clarion on June 04, 2010, 11:05:31 am
At last I am released!  Good work, Mr L, though I'd hoped that you'd have recognised Halfway Up And Halfway Down by the great Dennis Brown (famous in this country mainly for Money In My Pocket) rather than the Bobby Brown, which I had to gewgle. ;D

Apart from that lacuna in the reggae department, correct in every particular. :thumbsup:
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Post by: Mr Larrington on June 04, 2010, 11:09:13 am
OK, quiet everyone.  I iz having a thinkz.
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Post by: Mr Larrington on June 04, 2010, 11:45:36 am
I am a band.  In the course of my career I have visited - well, sort of - New Jersey, Paris, Turkey and/or Syria and/or Iraq, and Roswell.  Who am I?
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Post by: clarion on June 04, 2010, 11:53:56 am
You are a git, more like. ;D

*goes to ponder*
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Post by: citoyen on June 04, 2010, 12:09:52 pm
Bon Jovi?
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Post by: Mr Larrington on June 04, 2010, 02:33:13 pm
You are a git, more like. ;D

*goes to ponder*

I was thinking more along the lines of "tragic waste of fossil fuel" ;D

Bon Jovi?

Nope.
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Post by: clarion on June 04, 2010, 02:41:15 pm
Saxon?  I'm thinking 'Crusader' for a start...

EDIT: Rethink.  The only place I can think that's mentioned in the entire Saxon oeuvre is Dallas, and that's rather outside New Jersey. :-\
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Post by: Mr Larrington on June 04, 2010, 03:47:52 pm
Not Saxon.
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Post by: RJ on June 04, 2010, 10:44:27 pm
I'm thinking waste disposal ...
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Post by: PaulF on June 30, 2010, 11:12:12 am
As Mr Larrington seems to have stumped the collective wisdom here's hopefully something a little easier.

What links Brian Jones and Winnie the Pooh?
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Post by: clarion on June 30, 2010, 11:19:30 am
They both liked honey?
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Post by: PaulF on June 30, 2010, 11:32:20 am
They both liked honey?

Not quite the answer that I was looking for :)
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Post by: Hot Flatus on June 30, 2010, 11:36:05 am
They were both murdered by Mick Jagger?
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Post by: Jaded on June 30, 2010, 11:38:54 am
Heffalump traps?
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Post by: Ham on June 30, 2010, 11:46:24 am
I am a band.  In the course of my career I have visited - well, sort of - New Jersey, Paris, Turkey and/or Syria and/or Iraq, and Roswell.  Who am I?

Hmm. UFO related, but I bet you didn't know there was a band called UFO, and I have no idea what their wider connection to the other places would be.

B52's sounds possible.... but Paris?
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Post by: clarion on June 30, 2010, 11:53:16 am
Yes, there is a band called UFO, but I can't think of any way to connect them to the other places (and I did own a substantial part of their oeuvre until I was relieved of it in an unscheduled manner).

When I think of New Jersey, I am brought to Bruce Springsteen, but can't see the connections.  The other band who made a big thing about the New jersey connection was Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers, IIRC
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Post by: Ham on June 30, 2010, 12:30:36 pm
I think there is a major airbase in New Jersey so USAF led me over to the B52s but Paris? (unless, Paris Texas)
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Post by: clarion on June 30, 2010, 12:34:35 pm
Brian Jones.

I knew he went to a fairly posh school (turns out it was Cheltenham Grammar School for Boys), so I wondered whether maybe Christopher Robin had gone there (he hadn't).  But it throws up an interesting link between Jones and Alvin Stardust, in that the Head of the school (now merged) is Shaun Fenton, son of Shane (apparently.  This is from Wikipedia, after all, and its not beyond pupils to have a prank.)

But i do remember, from when I lived near the Hundred Aker Wood.  Didn't Brian Jones buy Milne's old house in Hartfield?
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Post by: PaulF on June 30, 2010, 01:00:15 pm
Brian Jones.

But i do remember, from when I lived near the Hundred Aker Wood.  Didn't Brian Jones buy Milne's old house in Hartfield?

Correct!!
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Post by: clarion on June 30, 2010, 01:33:06 pm
OK, since we've not got further with M le Maire's, I'll give another.  It's one of those you either know or you don't, so it might be tricky.

Brigitte Arendt, with Strange, Ure, Egan, Currie & McGeogh.

Jacqui Chan, with the Shulman brothers.

What did they add?

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Post by: RJ on June 30, 2010, 01:47:42 pm
I'm guessing unsung vocals ...

And w.r.t M le Maire:
I'm thinking waste disposal ...

that'll be "ten million pounds of sludge from New York and New Jersey" (Monkey Gone to Heaven - Pixies)
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Post by: clarion on June 30, 2010, 01:55:37 pm
RJ, that was awful fast!

Yes, Brigitte Arendt added the French spoken vocal on Fade to Grey by Visage

Jacqui Chan spoke the 'oriental' words on Kites by Simon Dupree and the Big Sound (there was no Simon Dupree).  The band say that they have no idea what she said, and neither did she.  It's not clear whether she said something phonetically or made it up.  It just sounded right.

If anyone can decipher Jacqui's vocal, I'd be interested to hear.
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Post by: Mr Larrington on June 30, 2010, 02:11:55 pm
I'm guessing unsung vocals ...

And w.r.t M le Maire:
I'm thinking waste disposal ...

that'll be "ten million pounds of sludge from New York and New Jersey" (Monkey Gone to Heaven - Pixies)

Not actually the song I had in mind when I posed the question (I was thinking of the line "Estaba pensando sobreviviendo con mi sister en New Jersey" from "Vamos"), but Sir has indeed Named That Band.  The other references are:

Paris - Alec Eiffel
Turkey / Syria / Iraq - River Euphrates
Roswell - Motorway To Roswell
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Post by: clarion on June 30, 2010, 02:14:43 pm
Double points for RJ!  Good work.  I would never have got that bend.
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Post by: vorsprung on June 30, 2010, 02:30:41 pm
What couple who were at one time married link Nigel Kennedy and Marc Riley the radio DJ?
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Post by: Mr Larrington on June 30, 2010, 03:35:56 pm
What couple who were at one time married link Nigel Kennedy and Marc Riley the radio DJ?

(Consults the Oracle of Bacon).

Marc Riley was in "An Audience With Kylie Minogue", as was Melinda Messenger, who was also in "An Audience With Ronnie Corbett", as was Nigel Kennedy.  Were Ronnie Corbett, Melinda Messenger and Kylie Minogue in some odd kind of plural marriage ;D
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Post by: vorsprung on June 30, 2010, 03:47:27 pm
What couple who were at one time married link Nigel Kennedy and Marc Riley the radio DJ?

(Consults the Oracle of Bacon).

Marc Riley was in "An Audience With Kylie Minogue", as was Melinda Messenger, who was also in "An Audience With Ronnie Corbett", as was Nigel Kennedy.  Were Ronnie Corbett, Melinda Messenger and Kylie Minogue in some odd kind of plural marriage ;D

wrong but it's a good excuse for a picture of Kylie

(http://www.i-dmagazine.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/product-magazine-large/090.jpg)
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Post by: longers on June 30, 2010, 03:55:12 pm
What couple who were at one time married link Nigel Kennedy and Marc Riley the radio DJ?

I know this, do I have to provide a question if I give the answer?
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Post by: vorsprung on June 30, 2010, 04:25:30 pm
What couple who were at one time married link Nigel Kennedy and Marc Riley the radio DJ?

I know this, do I have to provide a question if I give the answer?

You don't have too....
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Post by: longers on June 30, 2010, 04:41:10 pm
I think it's Brix Smith and Mark E Smith. Sorry, no question.
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Post by: vorsprung on June 30, 2010, 05:00:37 pm
I think it's Brix Smith and Mark E Smith. Sorry, no question.

corrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrect

Brix E Smith married Mark when Mark's band "The Fall" were touring the US.  At this point Marc Riley was the bass player in "The Fall" but he left the band shortly after citing being pissed off with Mark E Smiths high handed way of running things.

Brix came to the UK with Mark E and was in the band for two periods, including when they did the ballet "Curious Orang" with Micheal Clark

In the end she got fed up with the drunken Mr Smith and hooked up with Nigel Kennedy.  I think they may have married, not sure.

Nowadays, Brix is on the Gok Wan show
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Post by: clarion on June 30, 2010, 05:01:57 pm
Everybody's been in The Fall at some time... ;D
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Post by: RJ on June 30, 2010, 05:57:32 pm
RJ, that was awful fast!

Yes, Brigitte Arendt added the French spoken vocal on Fade to Grey by Visage

Jacqui Chan spoke the 'oriental' words on Kites by Simon Dupree and the Big Sound (there was no Simon Dupree).  The band say that they have no idea what she said, and neither did she.  It's not clear whether she said something phonetically or made it up.  It just sounded right.

If anyone can decipher Jacqui's vocal, I'd be interested to hear.

Lucky guess  :)

No time to compose a question, so you lot please just carry on ...
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Post by: longers on June 30, 2010, 06:21:58 pm
In the end she got fed up with the drunken Mr Smith and hooked up with Nigel Kennedy.  I think they may have married, not sure.

Wikipedia says no on both their pages.
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Post by: Tourist Tony on June 30, 2010, 09:57:32 pm
Mike Oldfield and Robert Calvert. Connection....
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Post by: vorsprung on July 01, 2010, 09:11:12 am
Mike Oldfield and Robert Calvert. Connection....

Robert Calvert blew the tubular bell and used it to make 1970s  version of his classic "Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White"

      YouTube
            - The Magic Trumpet of Eddie Calvert - Cherry Pink Goes Disco
   (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEmnqqFO1Gs)
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Post by: Tourist Tony on July 01, 2010, 09:25:43 am
Er.........


No
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Post by: clarion on July 01, 2010, 10:31:30 am
So close!
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Post by: Mr Larrington on July 01, 2010, 11:06:51 am
Mike Oldfield and Robert Calvert. Connection....

Simples.

The late, great and incomparable Vivian Stanshall had a  speaking role on both Tubular Bells and Captain Lockheed.
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Post by: Tourist Tony on July 01, 2010, 12:20:16 pm
Indeed.
"Grand piano"
"So, Fritz, how does she handle?"
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Post by: clarion on July 08, 2010, 04:26:34 pm
*ahem*

A kveschun?
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Post by: Jaded on July 08, 2010, 04:35:14 pm
Hmmm. A Swedish band? Or Norwegian?
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Post by: clarion on July 08, 2010, 04:39:13 pm
Abba.
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Post by: Tourist Tony on July 08, 2010, 07:09:20 pm
Hmmm. A Swedish band? Or Norwegian?
Aha!
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Post by: Jaded on July 08, 2010, 07:16:26 pm
 ;D
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Post by: Tourist Tony on July 09, 2010, 04:04:46 pm
Let me see.....a link question.
Brel, J
Porter, C
Jones, T
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Post by: Redlight on July 09, 2010, 11:10:05 pm
Closet homosexuals?  ;)
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Post by: clarion on July 10, 2010, 12:05:41 pm
I dunno who Porter is, and I'm wondering whether the Jones is the obvious one, or if TT is being devious...
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Post by: Adrian on July 10, 2010, 12:32:10 pm
I dunno who Porter is, and I'm wondering whether the Jones is the obvious one, or if TT is being devious...

I was assuming that Porter C was Cole, but that didn't get me any further forward
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Post by: clarion on July 10, 2010, 12:54:17 pm
Oh, OK.  I was being dim and my cultural reference filter was set too narrow.

Are they all Belgian? ;D
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Post by: Tourist Tony on July 10, 2010, 07:52:35 pm
I dunno who Porter is, and I'm wondering whether the Jones is the obvious one, or if TT is being devious...

I was assuming that Porter C was Cole, but that didn't get me any further forward
Ah....it is indeed Cole. An additional clue: all three AND the link are of different nationalities, to answer Clarion.
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Post by: Tourist Tony on July 16, 2010, 08:57:43 pm
Need another hint?
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Post by: clarion on July 18, 2010, 09:48:35 pm
Seeeeeems so...
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Post by: Redlight on July 21, 2010, 11:17:49 pm
Time for a new question?

Who's got the ball?
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Post by: Quisling on July 22, 2010, 11:46:46 pm
Norman Cook  ;D
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Post by: Tourist Tony on July 24, 2010, 08:46:29 pm
Seeeeeems so...
Here's one. Yank, Belgian, Taff and....Jock
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Post by: Bluebottle on July 25, 2010, 09:45:43 am
Alex Harvey.

Delilah, Something or other (not sure the Porter link).  Next!

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Post by: Tourist Tony on July 25, 2010, 12:00:43 pm
Alex Harvey.

Delilah, Something or other (not sure the Porter link).  Next!


Dancing Cheek to Cheek.......
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Post by: Bluebottle on July 25, 2010, 12:01:45 pm
Right, changing register somewhat from Brel and Porter, what was the first Austrian act to have a UK number one and what was the song?
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Post by: Tourist Tony on July 25, 2010, 12:08:00 pm
Falco, Rock Me Amadeus
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Post by: Bluebottle on July 25, 2010, 01:57:16 pm
That was quick!
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Post by: Tourist Tony on July 25, 2010, 05:52:17 pm
He was the only Austrian I remember in the charts!
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Post by: Bluebottle on July 25, 2010, 06:32:52 pm
My follow up was going to be, "Who was the other?"

But I am not sure there was another...
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Post by: Tourist Tony on July 26, 2010, 06:07:09 pm
OK, an easy one
Lyle Lovett
Bob Marley
Peter Gabriel
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Post by: Redlight on July 26, 2010, 07:43:27 pm
Biblical stuff?

Lovett did an album called Joshua judges Ruth
Marley did Exodus
Gabriel was in Genesis

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Post by: Zoidburg on July 26, 2010, 07:44:14 pm
Have they all had biblical knowledge of Julia Roberts?
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Post by: Tourist Tony on July 26, 2010, 09:07:00 pm
Biblical stuff?

Lovett did an album called Joshua judges Ruth
Marley did Exodus
Gabriel was in Genesis


In one!
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Post by: Redlight on July 27, 2010, 08:10:31 pm
another fairly easy one...

Odd one out:

Jimi Hendrix
Paul McCartney
Kurt Cobain
Tony Iommi
Karl Wallinger
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Post by: clarion on July 27, 2010, 09:06:17 pm
Wallinger.  He's right handed but plays the guitar upside down anyway.
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Post by: Redlight on July 27, 2010, 10:12:14 pm
Spot on!
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Post by: Redlight on August 26, 2010, 10:39:57 pm
since clever clarion is probably too busy enjoying wedded bliss to set a new question, here's one to restart the thread.

Buddy Holly, Nick Drake.  Scottish connection?
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Post by: clarion on August 31, 2010, 12:01:42 pm
Sorry, folks.  I disappeared off to get married & such before finding out if I'd got this right, and totally forgot about it.  Looks like RobM has a good Q though. :)
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Post by: clarion on September 10, 2010, 04:09:32 pm
Looks like no one has an idea on that one.  Certainly has me baffled.  Maybe we could do with a clue.

In the meantime, perhaps I might slip back in with a question of my own:

Art Garfunkel
Carole King
Philip Glass

How do they add up?
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Post by: Tourist Tony on September 11, 2010, 03:26:50 am
Looks like no one has an idea on that one.  Certainly has me baffled.  Maybe we could do with a clue.

In the meantime, perhaps I might slip back in with a question of my own:

Art Garfunkel
Carole King
Philip Glass

How do they add up?
Tapestries?
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Post by: clarion on September 11, 2010, 10:25:46 pm
Interesting answer, but no.
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Post by: Tourist Tony on September 12, 2010, 02:47:00 am
There was a tapestry portrait of Glass, and of course the King album.
Worked with Paul Simon then.
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Post by: clarion on September 12, 2010, 11:07:17 am
Um, I think they all may have done, but that answer doesn't count. ;)
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Post by: Redlight on September 13, 2010, 01:14:59 pm
since clever clarion is probably too busy enjoying wedded bliss to set a new question, here's one to restart the thread.

Buddy Holly, Nick Drake.  Scottish connection?

Since no one got anywhere near this (and I forgot I'd posted it) here's the answer:
Harry Robinson.

Robinson wrote the theme tune to the TV show Oh Boy (a Buddy Holly Song) and was responsible for the stunning orchestral arrangement on Nick Drake's River Man.  However, he is probably best known for his hit single "Hoots Mon", under the name Lord Rockingham.  How sad that I know this stuff.

Stymied on the Glass-Simon- King connection though,  unless it's something to do with the Brill Building.

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Post by: clarion on September 13, 2010, 03:14:24 pm
Thanks fo rth eanswer to yours.  I'd never have known that, but it is very interesting.

Meanwhile, I'm looking for an integrated solution to my problem - although you can differentiate them to a degree.
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Post by: jogler on September 13, 2010, 03:39:38 pm
Thanks fo rth eanswer to yours.  I'd never have known that, but it is very interesting.

Meanwhile, I'm looking for an integrated solution to my problem - although you can differentiate them to a degree.

 Can you not get that at work.Fringe benefits of working with doctors et al? ;)
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Post by: citoyen on September 13, 2010, 03:49:18 pm
I've worked out the answer to Clarion's question with a spot of judicious googling. I'd never have got it otherwise - it's one of those you either know or you don't, and you wouldn't be able to discern the answer by listening to their music. Except perhaps in the case of Philip Glass... ;)

d.
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Post by: clarion on September 13, 2010, 04:03:43 pm
Definitely in the case of Glass.  But I thought Art was fairly common knowledge.  I only found out recently about Carole King.

Shall we wait to see if someone works it out and calculates the complete answer, or shall I number the point to you?
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Post by: citoyen on September 13, 2010, 04:06:21 pm
Let's see if someone can make an educated guess.

d.
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Post by: clarion on September 13, 2010, 04:07:41 pm
It might be academic.
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Post by: Tourist Tony on September 14, 2010, 01:58:48 am
Maths degrees?
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Post by: clarion on September 14, 2010, 09:17:53 am
OK, since citoyen honourably admits Gewgling, Tony has it.

Not quite, though, but it'd be quibbling to argue against.

Art Garfunkel has a Masters in Math, and was studying for his PhD when he decided to become a full-time musician.

Philip Glass has a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics.

Carole King began a degree programme, but never completed.

So the answer to the actual question:

Quote from: clarion
How do they add up?

is: Very well, actually. ;D
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Post by: clarion on November 26, 2010, 09:19:57 am
OK, Tony's not come back with a question, so how about this:

Brotherhood of Man, Abba, Lady Gaga and Brotherhood of Man

Who are the hombres?
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Post by: clarion on November 29, 2010, 11:09:48 am
What?  No one gonna make a guess?
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Post by: citoyen on November 29, 2010, 12:57:30 pm
Didn't see the question until just now...

I can get Figaro, Fernando and Angelo off the top of my head. Not sure about the other one. Romeo?

edit: missing answer is Alejandro (I got sidetracked thinking of Ro-ro-ro-ma-ma-ance)

d.
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Post by: citoyen on December 12, 2010, 05:39:29 pm
Ok, assuming I got that right, here's another question. Probably quite an easy one for most of you clever folk...

What links Nick Lowe to Tony Wilson via a 20th century American novelist?

d.
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Post by: Redlight on December 12, 2010, 06:11:09 pm
One for the oldies there, methinks.

So It Goes - Nick Lowe song, title of Wilson's original 1978 show on Granada TV (with Shot by Both Sides as the intro music, if I recall) and a novel by Kurt Vonnegut.

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Post by: Redlight on December 12, 2010, 06:59:06 pm
I'm pretty confident about that last one, so here's a relatively easy one (for us oldies):

Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow
Manfred Mann's Earthband
The Alan Parsons Project

Connection?

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Post by: citoyen on December 12, 2010, 07:11:05 pm
Yep, you can have the point, Redlight, though the Vonnegut novel the phrase comes from isn't called So It Goes - it's Slaughterhouse Five, which I'm sure you knew.

Haven't a clue on your question though!

d.
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Post by: clarion on January 01, 2011, 07:50:27 pm
OK redlight, since they are all famous for using classical themes, they have all used the same source for a song.

but I don't know what :-[
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on June 15, 2011, 09:42:40 pm
I'm starting a new question.


One British number one hit single contains in its lyrics the title of the subsequent number one hit single. Name them both.
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Post by: hellymedic on June 15, 2011, 11:47:46 pm
Manfred Mann used 'Jupiter' from Holst's Planets Suite for 'Joybringer'.
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Post by: Peter on June 16, 2011, 01:05:40 pm
I'm starting a new question.


One British number one hit single contains in its lyrics the title of the subsequent number one hit single. Name them both.

Hey Jude and Don't Let Me Down?  (Don't know if the second one was a number 1, but it is with me!)
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Post by: Quisling on June 16, 2011, 01:27:55 pm
I'm starting a new question.


One British number one hit single contains in its lyrics the title of the subsequent number one hit single. Name them both.

Don't turn around by Aswad contains the word "Heart"

Don't turn around
Cause you're gonna see my heart breaking
Don't turn around
I don't want you seeing me cry

The following number one was "Heart" by the Pet Shop Boys according to
 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_number-one_singles_from_the_1980s_%28UK%29

It seems likely there are other examples?



Q:
Which Canadian musician is credited with coining the title of OMD's album Architecture and Morality?
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Post by: clarion on June 16, 2011, 04:48:13 pm
Joni Mitchell?
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Post by: citoyen on June 16, 2011, 05:13:21 pm
Celine Dion?  ;)

d.
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Post by: nicknack on June 16, 2011, 05:14:34 pm
Sounds more like KD Lang.
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Post by: Quisling on June 16, 2011, 05:25:37 pm
Not Joni, Celine or KD I'm afraid

Clue, the person you're looking for IS female, and at some point was also a member of The Associates. She also designed a record sleeve for New Order.

Cool lady!
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Post by: clarion on June 16, 2011, 05:29:46 pm
No nicknack.  Architecture & Morality was about 1980, so kd was just a kid.

edit: x-post w/Q
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Post by: clarion on June 16, 2011, 05:30:16 pm
Martha!  Of muffin fame.  No idea what her surname is.
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on June 16, 2011, 06:51:41 pm
I'm starting a new question.


One British number one hit single contains in its lyrics the title of the subsequent number one hit single. Name them both.

Don't turn around by Aswad contains the word "Heart"

Don't turn around
Cause you're gonna see my heart breaking
Don't turn around
I don't want you seeing me cry

The following number one was "Heart" by the Pet Shop Boys according to
 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_number-one_singles_from_the_1980s_%28UK%29

It seems likely there are other examples?


Actually, that wasn't it, but you can have it.

I was going for Bohemian Rhapsody followed by Mamma Mia.
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Post by: Quisling on June 16, 2011, 06:58:30 pm
@Kirst - thank you

@ Clarion - spot on, Martha Ladly it is.
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Post by: clarion on June 17, 2011, 09:26:36 pm
OK.  Apologies for the delay.  I was quite questionless till now.

Who played on a UK No1 tribute to the leader of his former band?
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Post by: clarion on June 18, 2011, 06:23:38 pm
Clue 1: He played sax

Clue 2: Although the song about him got to No.1, the artist hymned barely troubled the UK singles chart, but was a very popular live performer, and had two very successful live albums.
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Post by: jogler on June 18, 2011, 06:26:08 pm
Gerry Rafferty?
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Post by: clarion on June 18, 2011, 06:29:11 pm
No, but a reasonable guess, though not close stylistically.  His biggest hit was within two years of the song in question.
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Post by: jogler on June 18, 2011, 06:36:35 pm
Junior Walker?
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Post by: clarion on June 18, 2011, 06:39:14 pm
No.  And I don't recall Junior Walker being in any other band than the All Stars.  The chap you're after is not the named artist on the record.  He is/was a member of the band.
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Post by: jogler on June 18, 2011, 06:41:01 pm
I'm just guessing.Can you tell? ;D
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Post by: Peter on June 18, 2011, 07:32:22 pm
It's not Beefheart (and therefore Ry Cooder) is it?  Don't recall RC having a UK No1 but I saw Beefheart live at the GoGo in NewCassell and he was great.
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Post by: BlackSheep on June 18, 2011, 07:49:35 pm
I would have initilly geussed Paul Carrack, but he employs the services of his excelence Steve Beighton.


So I'll go away and think on it
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Post by: clarion on June 18, 2011, 09:01:31 pm
Both excellent guesses, but not right, I'm afraid.
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Post by: Peter on June 18, 2011, 09:26:40 pm
Clarion, is everyone involved British, pretty please (like Heckstall-Smith and Clapton)?
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Post by: Adrian on June 18, 2011, 09:32:12 pm
Does it involve Gino?
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Post by: clarion on June 18, 2011, 09:36:38 pm
Adrian, it does!  Well, Geno, in fact.

I'll give you that.

Jeff Blythe, saxophonist for Dexy's Midnight Runners on their 1980 No1 'Geno', about Geno Washington and the Ram Jam Band, was previously in the Ram Jam Band (although I don't believe he was on any of their records).  Jeff 'JB' Blythe, interestingly, was first called Geoff Blythe, but changed his name.  Rock & Roll, eh? ::-)

I have seen Geno Washington and the Ram Jam Band in concert (the first gig I ever worked), along with Root Jackson & the GB Blues Company, and Ruby Turner.  I have never seen Dexy's live.

Your turn.
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Post by: Adrian on June 18, 2011, 09:41:23 pm
OK, what links Chrissie Hynde and Captain Sensible?
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Post by: Peter on June 18, 2011, 09:43:57 pm
Clarion, a side issue: I also saw GW and the Ram Jam Band in Newcastle.  A great show.  I also saw Root and Jenny Jackson there, this time at The Quay Club.  They'd only done a couple of tunes when the police raided it for drugs.  I remember one young policeman trying to face Jenny Jackson into a wall and her turning round and saying, "We in bondage, man?"  It was the first time I'd gone to a gig with my girlfriend.  We've been together over forty years, now.  (The police left soon to try and get their drugs somewhere else.)
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Post by: clarion on June 18, 2011, 09:46:39 pm
Chrissie was in the band that became The Damned, but was asked to leave.  Did Capt Sensible take her place?
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Post by: clarion on June 18, 2011, 09:47:37 pm
Clarion, a side issue: I also saw GW and the Ram Jam Band in Newcastle.  A great show.  I also saw Root and Jenny Jackson there, this time at The Quay Club.  They'd only done a couple of tunes when the police raided it for drugs.  I remember one young policeman trying to face Jenny Jackson into a wall and her turning round and saying, "We in bondage, man?"  It was the first time I'd gone to a gig with my girlfriend.  We've been together over forty years, now.  (The police left soon to try and get their drugs somewhere else.)

Wow.  Could have been the same tour.  1984?  So did the gig carry on after the Police left?
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Post by: Peter on June 18, 2011, 09:50:19 pm
Clarion, a side issue: I also saw GW and the Ram Jam Band in Newcastle.  A great show.  I also saw Root and Jenny Jackson there, this time at The Quay Club.  They'd only done a couple of tunes when the police raided it for drugs.  I remember one young policeman trying to face Jenny Jackson into a wall and her turning round and saying, "We in bondage, man?"  It was the first time I'd gone to a gig with my girlfriend.  We've been together over forty years, now.  (The police left soon to try and get their drugs somewhere else.)

Wow.  Could have been the same tour.  1984?  So did the gig carry on after the Police left?

I wish it was, then I'd be a lot younger!  1968, I think.  Yes, the gig went on....and so did we!
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Post by: Canardly on June 18, 2011, 09:55:00 pm
As in Geno's Ram Jam Band?
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Post by: Adrian on June 18, 2011, 09:59:27 pm
Chrissie was in the band that became The Damned, but was asked to leave.  Did Capt Sensible take her place?

Not quite close enough
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Post by: BlackSheep on June 18, 2011, 10:14:18 pm
OK, what links Chrissie Hynde and Captain Sensible?

Johnny Moped
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Post by: Adrian on June 18, 2011, 10:31:06 pm
OK, what links Chrissie Hynde and Captain Sensible?

Johnny Moped

Your go
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Post by: BlackSheep on June 18, 2011, 10:48:29 pm
OK, what links Chrissie Hynde and Captain Sensible?
Johnny Moped
Your go

I'm new to this - so I'll start with something simple, please feel free to pull-me-up on any technical issues.

What are the two missing links between Cher (of sonny & Cher fame) and Five Star?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on June 24, 2011, 03:03:28 pm
Is it something to do with their dad?  He was a session musician, and played with all sorts of big names.  His name was IIRC Stedman Pearson Snr.
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Post by: BlackSheep on June 24, 2011, 08:04:06 pm
Is it something to do with their dad?  He was a session musician, and played with all sorts of big names.  His name was IIRC Stedman Pearson Snr.

I'm afraid not, but a good effort - Mr. Pearson Snr (in his time) a highly talented and sought after session man
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Post by: clarion on June 26, 2011, 09:53:46 pm
Oh bother.  Only straw I could clutch at... :(
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Post by: BlackSheep on June 26, 2011, 10:33:09 pm
Oh bother.  Only straw I could clutch at... :(

As I'm new to this, do I have to start giving hints or clues at some time? - I seem to have killed this topic stone dead
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on June 26, 2011, 10:47:33 pm
It's had lulls while people have a think, so don't worry.  But clues are welcome whenever you like.
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Post by: Peter on June 28, 2011, 12:40:50 am
Cher-ry and Tent (as in "Born in a tent in travelling show?) records?
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Post by: BlackSheep on June 29, 2011, 09:57:35 am
Cher-ry and Tent (as in "Born in a tent in travelling show?) records?

Nope. I can see the Cher bit - not sure about the Five Star portion.


A couple more geusses, and I will start giving clues.  :demon:
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on June 29, 2011, 10:47:27 am
Cher says she was born in a waggon, though, but Five Star could have been on Tent records.
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Post by: BlackSheep on June 30, 2011, 01:21:23 pm
....................................................  But clues are welcome whenever you like.

OK. From the original question, there are two missing links between Cher and Five star.

This should be the only clue you need, don't go as deep as lyrics or great grandparents twice removed .

Think songs and kin.

That should blow it out of the water, but the correct links would be appriciated, it's no good claiming that they all had the same breed of pet pooch that appeared on "Wonderdog's" " Ruff Mix"
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Post by: clarion on June 30, 2011, 01:55:20 pm
No.  Still not getting it. :-[
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: BlackSheep on June 30, 2011, 02:06:41 pm
1. Identify a song that Cher covered  (along with loads of others).
2. One of those "loads of others" - has kin that did the original version of a 5-Star song.

Have a geuss, next clue will be a video.
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Post by: clarion on June 30, 2011, 02:24:14 pm
Can't think of any song by Five Star that was a cover version.  In fact, they wrote most of them between the band & producers AIUI.  But it's not my area of expertise.  I surrender.

By contrast, of course, Cher's immense back catalogue has masses of covers.
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Post by: jogler on June 30, 2011, 02:52:07 pm
ISIHAC
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on June 30, 2011, 02:53:49 pm
What?  Humphrey Lyttelton? ;D
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Post by: BlackSheep on June 30, 2011, 03:45:38 pm
By contrast, of course, Cher's immense back catalogue has masses of covers.

Here's the first bit of the link


    YouTube
        - ‪Linda Lewis - It's In His Kiss (TOTP 24-7-1975)‬&rlm;
   (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClTuqXzWXnc)
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: citoyen on June 30, 2011, 03:49:51 pm
Is it Dusty Bin?

d.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: BlackSheep on June 30, 2011, 03:57:10 pm
Is it Dusty Bin?
d.

It's good but not quite the right answer


Cher - It's in his Kiss.

It's in his kiss - Linda Lewis.

***** - ***********************.

*********************** - Five Star.


EDIT 30/6 @ 18:15 : dots don't indicate the number of letters or numerals
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on July 01, 2011, 07:57:58 am
Oh, just tell us, we're never going to get it.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: BlackSheep on July 01, 2011, 06:23:38 pm
Oh, just tell us, we're never going to get it.
Cher - It's in his Kiss.

It's in his kiss - Linda Lewis.

Lewis - Can't wait another minute.

Can't wait another minute - Five Star.

Lewis was a girl trio comprising of Shirley Lewis, Dee Dee Lewis and Linda Lewis.
Can't wait another minute was a B-side to the single "If the Love fits" released in 1986 on RIVA records, and was covered as an A-side a little later by five star


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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on August 06, 2011, 01:51:11 pm
Three acts, only one of them a group, had a UK chart hit in every year of the 70s. Name the group, and their first no1 UK chart hit. As an additional clue, one of their singles made the UK top ten in the 70s, 80s and 90s.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Peter on August 06, 2011, 02:09:08 pm
Status Quo? Pictures Of Matchstick Men?
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on August 06, 2011, 02:11:09 pm
Nope.
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Post by: Biggsy on August 06, 2011, 02:48:30 pm
Hello, it's my first time here, so I'm not sure what the rules are.

Don't look at this if it's cheating to Google a discography to check one's guess:
(click to show/hide)
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on August 06, 2011, 03:20:43 pm
Wrong answer. I think google's cheating. Which is why I think questions should have answers that you either know or can work out, not ridiculously obscure things nobody would ever know.
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Post by: Biggsy on August 06, 2011, 03:24:14 pm
Ah right.  I'll have to wait for another clue then.  It's a hard one!  I can think of solo artists who might qualify, but not a group.
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on August 06, 2011, 10:33:00 pm
It's a British group.
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Post by: Basil on August 06, 2011, 10:43:24 pm
The Stones?
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Post by: Basil on August 06, 2011, 10:47:52 pm
As an additional clue, one of their singles made the UK top ten in the 70s, 80s and 90s.

Is that three different singles, or the same single three times?
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Post by: Red on August 07, 2011, 12:05:45 am
Queen?
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on August 07, 2011, 09:56:12 am
Is that three different singles, or the same single three times?
Same single three times, hence "one of their singles."

All other guesses so far are wrong.
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Post by: welshwheels on August 07, 2011, 10:03:49 am
Is that three different singles, or the same single three times?
Same single three times, hence "one of their singles."

All other guesses so far are wrong.
was the single covered by somebody else in the 90's ?
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on August 07, 2011, 10:11:56 am
I don't know. I'm not aware of a cover, but there might have been.
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Post by: Peter on August 07, 2011, 10:31:46 am
The Bee Gees?  Massachussetts?
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on August 07, 2011, 10:37:23 am
Nope.
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Post by: Peter on August 07, 2011, 10:48:12 am
Ok, K, I'm going for a lie-down!  Incidentally I just saw your "Desert Island" choices.  The Sam Cooke ones are great - anything by Sam is great but I love especially the slide up into "born" in the first few bars of "A Change Is Gonna Come".  Do you like Otis?  I have to stand up even to mention his name.  Particular favourites are "These Arms Of Mine", "Mr Pitiful" and "Lover's Prayer".  He also does a good version of "A Change Is Gonna Come" but Sam's is gooder, as Otis would have said.
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Post by: Steph on August 07, 2011, 10:58:37 am
Is that three different singles, or the same single three times?
Same single three times, hence "one of their singles."

All other guesses so far are wrong.

I am going to go back to Slade, whose first single that I remember was 'get down and get with it'. The reason I stick with them is simple: that bloody horrible Christmas single. Every bloody year.
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on August 07, 2011, 11:05:08 am
You can go back to Slade as often as you like but you'll be wrong every time.  ;D
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Post by: Tourist Tony on August 07, 2011, 11:43:33 am
Then I am thinking of the Stones or the Who.
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on August 07, 2011, 11:44:43 am
No.
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Post by: jogler on August 07, 2011, 11:46:42 am
Abba: Waterloo?
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on August 07, 2011, 11:47:14 am
British group.
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Post by: jogler on August 07, 2011, 11:51:08 am
I hadn't read as far as your "British Group"  :-[
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Post by: RJ on August 07, 2011, 12:01:11 pm
BeeGees
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on August 07, 2011, 07:18:06 pm
Ok, another clue is that the single which made the top 10 in the 70s, 80s and 90s has appeared in the soundtrack to several films including a very popular comedy.
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Post by: Dinamo on August 07, 2011, 07:31:00 pm
The Shadows ?
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Post by: clarion on August 07, 2011, 07:37:45 pm
Great question, Kirst, and I admit my first thought was Slade.

Leftfield suggestion: T Rex?
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on August 07, 2011, 08:02:17 pm
No, Dinamo, and no to Clarion. You're all thinking of the wrong type of groups really.
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Post by: clarion on August 07, 2011, 08:13:00 pm
Hot Chocolate?
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on August 07, 2011, 08:22:49 pm
Yes.  ;D
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Post by: Biggsy on August 07, 2011, 08:25:32 pm
Please make the next question easier, Clarion.  I want a chance!  :)
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Post by: clarion on August 07, 2011, 08:28:01 pm
Thanks Kirst.  Excellent question, and a clue that led me almost straight to the answer when I thought about it properly :thumbsup:

Question a bit later when I've had a chance to think of it.
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Post by: clarion on August 07, 2011, 08:37:47 pm
Now Then, Power In The Darkness & World Service

What's the Cetacean link?
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on August 07, 2011, 08:47:07 pm
Er, nobody's got their first number one yet!
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Post by: Peter on August 07, 2011, 08:50:46 pm
So You Win Again (Russ Ballard).  Utterly wonderful group.
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Post by: clarion on August 07, 2011, 08:55:23 pm
Yup.  Sorry I missed that. :-[

I agree, Peter.  Totally underrated.
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on August 07, 2011, 09:17:15 pm
For your information, the two solo acts who had hits in every year of the 70s were Elvis Presley and Diana Ross.
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Post by: Deano on August 07, 2011, 09:21:22 pm
Clarion: Dolphin Taylor played on Power in the Darkness. I can't get the other half of the question though.
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on August 07, 2011, 09:29:47 pm
He had a strong sense of porpoise?
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Post by: Deano on August 07, 2011, 09:35:41 pm
Maybe he was one of Bob Marley's whalers.
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Post by: clarion on August 07, 2011, 09:39:09 pm
Clarion: Dolphin Taylor played on Power in the Darkness. I can't get the other half of the question though.

That was fast.  Needs a bit more, though...
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Post by: Peter on August 07, 2011, 11:02:43 pm
It was Tom Robinson's Band.  Tom Robinson has/had a job presenting on World Service.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on August 08, 2011, 09:21:59 am
Ah.  Good point, but wrong.  You see, you may have misread the question ;)

There are three titles you need to make a cetacean link with:
Now Then,
Power In The Darkness &
World Service


What's the Cetacean link?

 though I will give you that Dolphin Taylor* is the link.

*
Quote from: Tom Robinson at the start of a track but I can't remember which one
Take it away, Dolphin
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on August 11, 2011, 03:55:49 pm
Aw, come on!  Does no one know what other bands Dolphin Taylor was in? :o 

In fact, you don't even need to know - those are quite well known albums by fairly major bands...

We've got the one I thought might be hardest:

Power In The Darkness - Tom Robinson Band

So who recorded albums called:

Now Then?

and

World Service?
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Post by: Pingu on August 11, 2011, 04:14:43 pm

So who recorded albums called:

Now Then?

Stiff Little Fingers
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Post by: clarion on August 11, 2011, 04:20:56 pm
Yes!

Two down, one to go.  I bet some people have got this in their vinyl collection.
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Post by: Jurek on August 11, 2011, 04:34:08 pm
Man Jumping?
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Post by: clarion on August 11, 2011, 10:32:32 pm
I don't understand the answer ;D
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Post by: MSeries on August 11, 2011, 10:38:18 pm


World Service?
Spear of Destiny

Dolphin Taylor was in Stiff Little Fingers and Spear of Destiny and yes I do have Now Then
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Post by: clarion on August 12, 2011, 09:22:52 am
There at last!

Phew.

The unusually-monickered Brian 'Dolphin' Taylor wielded the sticks for TRB on Power In The Darkness, SLF for Now Then, and Spear of Destiny for World Service, among many others in his brilliant career.

Not sure who that passes to, really.  I suppose whoever's fastest to come up with a question out of those who got the various parts - Deano, Pingu & MSeries.

Have I told you my Kirk Brandon anecdote, btw? ;D
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Post by: MSeries on August 12, 2011, 06:16:02 pm
Someone else may go, I don't have a question ready.
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Post by: Tim Hall on August 13, 2011, 09:48:56 pm

*
Quote from: Tom Robinson at the start of a track but I can't remember which one
Take it away, Dolphin

Coming to this a bit late, but it's from "Right on Sister" from the "Rising Free" EP (remember those?).

And did you know that the ever lovely Mr. Robinson has Power in The Darkness and TRB2 and other goodies available as free downloads from his website?
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Post by: clarion on August 14, 2011, 02:33:06 pm
Thanks.  I've got it on cassette in a box somewhere, so I couldn't check.

And thank you for the latter bit of information.  What a generous and wonderful person that Mr Robinson is (even if he can't actually sing ;) ).  I shall be downloading when I get home...
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Post by: clarion on September 09, 2011, 11:16:01 am
OK, in the absence of anyone else, I have a slightly different one for you:

Where does Judy find Billy?

I might accept a metaphorical answer. ;)
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Post by: PaulF on September 09, 2011, 11:20:20 am
OK, in the absence of anyone else, I have a slightly different one for you:

Where does Judy find Billy?

I might accept a metaphorical answer. ;)

The Italian Cafe?
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Post by: clarion on September 09, 2011, 11:26:33 am
Damn!  That's fast! ;D

Yes.  I'd also have accepted 'Rat Trap'.

It was an earworm on the way into work this morning.  I composed a much more complicated question about couples in rock songs, but best to keep it simple.

Over to you.
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Post by: PaulF on September 09, 2011, 11:28:39 am
Damn!  That's fast! ;D

Yes.  I'd also have accepted 'Rat Trap'.

It was an earworm on the way into work this morning.  I composed a much more complicated question about couples in rock songs, but best to keep it simple.

Over to you.

Only got it because it came up on shuffle the other day.

Who was "Waiting for the UFO's"?
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Post by: clarion on September 09, 2011, 11:29:23 am
Graham Parker?
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Post by: PaulF on September 09, 2011, 11:30:07 am
Even faster!!
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Post by: clarion on September 09, 2011, 11:33:23 am
No idea why I knew that.  Not an artist I like, personally.

Bother!  Need to think of another question now.  Gissa minute.
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Post by: clarion on September 09, 2011, 11:36:27 am
OK.

Which winners of an award they have recently not won were initially named after a Cockney Rebel song?
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Post by: Woofage on September 09, 2011, 05:30:38 pm
OK.

Which winners of an award they have recently not won were initially named after a Cockney Rebel song?

Initially? So they changed their name to something else?
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Post by: clarion on September 09, 2011, 08:11:47 pm
Yes.  In that sense.  I did fear the crossworders would be looking for an acronym.  It's not.  It's the original name for an unusually-named band.
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Post by: PaulF on September 09, 2011, 08:14:33 pm
Elbow/Mr Soft?
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Post by: clarion on September 09, 2011, 08:20:44 pm
Correct.  They were just Soft for a while.  And even that's a better band name than 'Elbow', but I can forgive Guy Garvey most things.

The award mention was alluding to their previous win of the Mercury Prize, and, although they were shortlisted for this year's, they were beaten to being the first double winners by the unique and incredible PJ Harvey.

Off you go, Paul :)
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Post by: PaulF on September 12, 2011, 06:51:53 am
Sorry for the delay.

What links Abbey Road, Blonde on Blonde and Blood and Chocolate?
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Post by: clarion on September 12, 2011, 08:34:00 am
I think Abbey Road was initially going to be called something like Everest.  Perhaps all three had last minute name changes?
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Post by: PaulF on September 12, 2011, 09:15:51 am
Not what I was looking for I'm afraid
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Post by: clarion on September 12, 2011, 09:18:47 am
It was, I confess, rather a wild guess.

Blood & Chocolate was, IIRC, the last album before the split with the Attractions.  Was Blonde on Blonde the last Bob made with previous musicians before recruiting The Band.  And, er, Abbey Road doesn't fit that at all...

Forget I said anything :-[
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Post by: citoyen on September 12, 2011, 11:20:53 am
Well, I don't know Chocolate, but Blonde On Blonde and Abbey Road both have songs called I Want You, so I'm guessing it's that.

Edit: Reading the question properly doesn't help - I don't know Blood & Chocolate either, but Clarion's ref to the Attractions suggests Elvis Costello, right? Hmm, still doesn't help - not a big fan. Sorry.

d.
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Post by: MSeries on September 12, 2011, 11:28:35 am
Blonde on Blonde did a cover of Eleanor Rigby
I think Abbey Road was a Beatles LP and they did Eleanor Rigby
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Post by: PaulF on September 12, 2011, 11:29:58 am
Well, I don't know Chocolate, but Blonde On Blonde and Abbey Road both have songs called I Want You, so I'm guessing it's that.

Edit: Reading the question properly doesn't help - I don't know Blood & Chocolate either, but Clarion's ref to the Attractions suggests Elvis Costello, right? Hmm, still doesn't help - not a big fan. Sorry.

d.


Citoyen has it. All albums have a song called "I Want You"
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Post by: citoyen on September 12, 2011, 11:34:35 am
Yay me! OK...

Which non-talking drummers link the Drifters, Velvet Underground and Bob Dylan?

d.
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Post by: Peter on September 12, 2011, 08:29:21 pm
Is Jim Keltner the Dylan one?
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Post by: citoyen on September 13, 2011, 02:58:34 pm
You're barking up entirely the wrong tree. "Non-talking drummers" isn't a literal definition. ;)

d.
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Post by: clarion on September 13, 2011, 03:07:18 pm
I've heard of talking drums, but 'non-talking'?  Eh?  You've set a crackin one there, d. :thumbsup:
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Post by: Redlight on September 13, 2011, 08:32:12 pm
So are we talking about singing drummers here?  Levon Helm from The Band played with Dylan, of course, and I've heard at least one track with a Mo Tucker vocal.  And didn't Ben E King start out as a drummer - or is there an added twist relating to the "other" Drifters?  Can't work out how to connect them all though.
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Post by: citoyen on September 13, 2011, 11:47:14 pm
So are we talking about singing drummers here? 

Nope.

Time for a clue?

The link is a group. With another member, they could talk.

d.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Redlight on September 17, 2011, 12:10:34 am
I think you've lost us.

Another hint?
Title: Pop quiz
Post by: citoyen on September 17, 2011, 12:47:15 am
Heh. Ok...

The group in question comprise a husband and wife who were formerly members of another more famous group.

d.
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Post by: Peter on September 17, 2011, 01:02:18 am
So, have we got Delaney and Bonnie, Derek and The Dominoes (silent drumming being "knocking" in doms.)?  The Drifters had some connection with Domino, either an earlier incarnation or connection with Fats.  Bob Dylan called himself Blind Boy Grunt (non-talking) when he played harmonica on someone's record but I'm floundering now!
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Post by: Peter on September 17, 2011, 01:07:10 am
Oh, hang on Clyde McPhatter (brilliant) was a very early Domino, so we've got Bonnie and Clyde?
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Post by: Efrogwr on September 17, 2011, 12:08:03 pm
Tom Tom Club?
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Post by: citoyen on September 17, 2011, 11:51:33 pm
Tom Tom Club?

Bingo!

I'll put you all out of your misery...

Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz were members of Talking Heads (the "non-talking" members*) who went on to form Tom Tom Club ("drummers"). The link was that they covered tracks by those other artists (Under The Boardwalk, Femme Fatale, She Belongs To Me).

Sorry.

d.

*When Talking Heads reformed without David Byrne, they called themselves Heads.
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Post by: citoyen on September 17, 2011, 11:56:22 pm
So, have we got Delaney and Bonnie, Derek and The Dominoes (silent drumming being "knocking" in doms.)?  The Drifters had some connection with Domino, either an earlier incarnation or connection with Fats.  Bob Dylan called himself Blind Boy Grunt (non-talking) when he played harmonica on someone's record but I'm floundering now!

Paging Ted Rodgers...

d.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Peter on September 18, 2011, 01:34:32 am
Go on d. admit it, I had you worried there, didn't I?!
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Efrogwr on September 18, 2011, 04:25:37 pm
What is the connection between Janis Joplin and the Cannondale mountain bike team?
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Post by: PaulF on September 18, 2011, 04:41:56 pm
Both come from Sausalito?
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on September 18, 2011, 04:42:41 pm
Drugs?
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Post by: Efrogwr on September 18, 2011, 04:50:15 pm
No, neither. In fact, JJ's involvement with drugs broke the connection.
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Post by: Efrogwr on September 27, 2011, 10:39:55 am
I had better offer a clue.
Think of wheels.
Think of Robert Penn.
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on September 29, 2011, 08:17:45 pm
Still no idea.

Meanwhile, one of the Five Crowns wrote a song, the title of which was also the title of a novella written by an author who had the same surname. Who was he?
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Post by: Peter on September 29, 2011, 08:42:25 pm
Still no idea.

Meanwhile, one of the Five Crowns wrote a song, the title of which was also the title of a novella written by an author who had the same surname. Who was he?

Ben E King, Stephen King?  (Stand By Me?)
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on September 29, 2011, 08:54:01 pm
Yeah  :)
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Post by: Peter on September 29, 2011, 09:08:50 pm
The first line of a song by a British "beat combo" is the title of a song by a solo artist who recorded for the same label.  Can you name any of this stuff?
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Post by: Mr Larrington on September 30, 2011, 10:52:55 am
Except that it was only the film which was called Stand By Me.  The novella was called The Body.
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Post by: Peter on September 30, 2011, 01:25:04 pm
Except that it was only the film which was called Stand By Me.  The novella was called The Body.

The Body was the original title of Ben E King's song, until Leiber and Stoller came along and helped him re-write it.  Not a lot of people know that.  (Probably because I just made it up.)
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on September 30, 2011, 02:03:47 pm
Except that it was only the film which was called Stand By Me.  The novella was called The Body.
You're right, and I meant to make the question reflect that but was distracted by something or other.
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Post by: citoyen on September 30, 2011, 04:00:35 pm
I had better offer a clue.
Think of wheels.
Think of Robert Penn.

Didn't Rob Penn go to some hippy in California to get his wheels made? I remember seeing the programme on BBC4 but I can't remember the details.

d.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Efrogwr on September 30, 2011, 05:00:09 pm
I had better offer a clue.
Think of wheels.
Think of Robert Penn.

Didn't Rob Penn go to some hippy in California to get his wheels made? I remember seeing the programme on BBC4 but I can't remember the details.

d.
YES!!!!!!!!!!/b]

Details , shmetails. Said hippy's mother was Janis Joplin's costume designer, and his father worked with the Kozmic Blues Band.
Nick Gravenites: guitar, Linda Gravenites: costumes and Steve Gravenites: mechanic.

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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on September 30, 2011, 05:36:09 pm
How is that a pop quiz question?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Efrogwr on September 30, 2011, 05:56:21 pm
How is that a pop quiz question?


Janis Joplin?
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on October 12, 2011, 09:43:49 pm
Yeah, but it's not a question about her.
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on January 14, 2012, 02:19:45 pm
The first line of a song by a British "beat combo" is the title of a song by a solo artist who recorded for the same label.  Can you name any of this stuff?
I don't think we know.

What's the connection between a no1 1968 hit for a Welsh female singer produced by a Beatle, and a no3 UK 1977 hit for a male singer who initially only performed it live once but used its title as the title of his greatest hits tour and performed it regularly on that tour?
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Post by: jogler on January 14, 2012, 05:17:59 pm


 a no1 1968 hit for a Welsh female singer produced by a Beatle,

I reckon that'll be Mary Hopkin with "Those Were the Days My Friend"

still thinking about the other bit
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Post by: Peter on January 14, 2012, 06:12:30 pm
The first line of a song by a British "beat combo" is the title of a song by a solo artist who recorded for the same label.  Can you name any of this stuff?
I don't think we know.

What's the connection between a no1 1968 hit for a Welsh female singer produced by a Beatle, and a no3 UK 1977 hit for a male singer who initially only performed it live once but used its title as the title of his greatest hits tour and performed it regularly on that tour?

Sorry, Kirst and all!  I'd forgotten about this.

The Beatles (famously introduced early in their career as a "beat combo") recorded George Harrison's Someday, the first line of which is "Something in the way she moves", which is the title of a song by James Taylor, who recorded for Apple early in his career.
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Post by: pcolbeck on January 16, 2012, 01:43:30 pm
The first line of a song by a British "beat combo" is the title of a song by a solo artist who recorded for the same label.  Can you name any of this stuff?
I don't think we know.

What's the connection between a no1 1968 hit for a Welsh female singer produced by a Beatle, and a no3 UK 1977 hit for a male singer who initially only performed it live once but used its title as the title of his greatest hits tour and performed it regularly on that tour?

Mary Hopkins - Those were the days
Scott Fitzgerald - If I had Words

They both sang for the UK at Euro-vision.
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Post by: LEE on January 16, 2012, 05:11:32 pm
The first line of a song by a British "beat combo" is the title of a song by a solo artist who recorded for the same label.  Can you name any of this stuff?
I don't think we know.

What's the connection between a no1 1968 hit for a Welsh female singer produced by a Beatle, and a no3 UK 1977 hit for a male singer who initially only performed it live once but used its title as the title of his greatest hits tour and performed it regularly on that tour?

Sorry, Kirst and all!  I'd forgotten about this.

The Beatles (famously introduced early in their career as a "beat combo") recorded George Harrison's Someday, the first line of which is "Something in the way she moves", which is the title of a song by James Taylor, who recorded for Apple early in his career.

"Something" not "Someday" surely
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Post by: Peter on January 16, 2012, 05:49:19 pm
Yes, Lee - a slip of the keyboard!
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on January 16, 2012, 06:39:51 pm
What's the connection between a no1 1968 hit for a Welsh female singer produced by a Beatle, and a no3 UK 1977 hit for a male singer who initially only performed it live once but used its title as the title of his greatest hits tour and performed it regularly on that tour?

Mary Hopkins - Those were the days
Scott Fitzgerald - If I had Words

They both sang for the UK at Euro-vision.
No. At least, that's not the answer I was looking for.
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Post by: Tewdric on January 16, 2012, 06:47:59 pm
Any connection with "Big Spender", which was hit for Shirley Bassey around then? 
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on January 16, 2012, 06:53:26 pm
As far as I'm aware, only very tenuously, in that a band used to do a version of Big Spender on tour and that group had a hit single involving the person the question was about.
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Post by: Biggsy on February 01, 2012, 09:34:41 pm
Spiders.
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on February 02, 2012, 08:16:27 am
Not by then.  ;D

I'm going to tell you the answer.

Mary Hopkin, whose Those Were The Days was produced by Paul McCartney, did backing vocals on David Bowie's Sound and Vision.
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on March 05, 2012, 06:20:04 pm
Have I stunned you all with the marvellousness of the question?

Someone else think of one.
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Post by: jogler on March 05, 2012, 07:31:06 pm
Why are 10cc so named?
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Post by: arry_b on March 05, 2012, 07:37:42 pm
Because that's the name Jonathan King gave them.

Which is far more pedestrian than the legend.
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Post by: jogler on March 05, 2012, 07:56:52 pm
That,s not the answere I am seeking.
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on March 05, 2012, 08:24:00 pm
Why are 10cc so named?
I believe it's because 10cc is the volume of fluid the average man ejaculates when his willy has a happy sneeze.
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Post by: jogler on March 05, 2012, 08:24:59 pm
I believe that's the answere I expected
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on March 05, 2012, 08:27:33 pm
My brain is too tired after today's exams to think of another question. Someone else do one and I'll do one later.
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Post by: rogerzilla on March 05, 2012, 08:35:07 pm
What do Paul McCartney and Wings, Adam Faith, Donna Summer, George Michael and...er...Julie Covington have in common?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on March 05, 2012, 08:41:32 pm
The only thing I know about Julie Covington is she did Don't Cry For Me Argentina.
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on April 17, 2012, 10:38:07 pm
Can we have the answer please?

Meanwhile, I have thought of the question I couldn't think of on the last page. Which band have had the most hit singles in the UK? There are more than 60 of them (chart hits, not band members, it's not Blazin' Squad). Twentytwo of their chart hits were top ten, but only 2 made it to no1 - and one of those wasn't credited as being by them. Three of their chart hits were re-releases of earlier hits.
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Post by: jogler on April 17, 2012, 10:48:28 pm
status quo?
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on April 18, 2012, 07:39:11 am
Yeah.
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Post by: rogerzilla on April 18, 2012, 07:03:25 pm
Can we have the answer please?
They have all had records banned by the BBC.

Wings: Hi Hi Hi (explicit sexual lyrics)
Adam Faith: Made You (lewd content)
Donna Summer: Love To Love You (groans and heavy breathing)
George Michael: I Want Your Sex (obviously)
Julie Covington: Don't Cry For Me Argentina (during the Falklands conflict)

A couple of funny ones: Ivor Biggun's "The Winker's Song (Misprint)" was banned by his own employer as he worked as a sound engineer and, as "Doc Cox", as the rude vegetables man on "That's Life" at the BBC.  Cliff Richard banned his own "Honky Tonk Angel" when someone pointed out that this was slang for a prostitute.
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Post by: Redlight on April 20, 2012, 10:43:57 pm
Can we have the answer please?

Meanwhile, I have thought of the question I couldn't think of on the last page. Which band have had the most hit singles in the UK? There are more than 60 of them (chart hits, not band members, it's not Blazin' Squad). Twentytwo of their chart hits were top ten, but only 2 made it to no1 - and one of those wasn't credited as being by them. Three of their chart hits were re-releases of earlier hits.

What was the No1 not credited to them? Presume you're not counting their okey-cokey contribution to the Band Aid single  :)
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Post by: clarion on April 20, 2012, 11:01:50 pm
No, it'll be the football one.
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Post by: Peter on April 20, 2012, 11:46:48 pm
What was doubly-sinister about a group whose name might have been a particular benefit to them?
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Post by: clarion on April 21, 2012, 12:41:28 am
Neat question as befits a crossword puzzler.  But I have no idea how to unpack it yet. ;D
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Post by: jogler on April 21, 2012, 04:38:00 am
What was doubly-sinister about a group whose name might have been a particular benefit to them?

UB40
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Post by: Peter on April 21, 2012, 09:55:28 am
Well done, Jogler!  Right group but what's the answer?
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on April 21, 2012, 11:36:13 am
What was the No1 not credited to them? Presume you're not counting their okey-cokey contribution to the Band Aid single  :)
It was credited to the Manchester United FA Cup squad.
Title: Pop quiz
Post by: Deano on April 21, 2012, 12:02:09 pm
Peter, at a guess, did they have a left-handed bass player and guitarist?
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Post by: rogerzilla on April 21, 2012, 12:40:22 pm
Here's a relatively easy one: what do the following recordings have in common?

10cc - Dreadlock Holiday
Kirsty MacColl - A New England
The Who - Won't Get Fooled Again
And almost anything by Westlife.


Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on April 21, 2012, 01:08:41 pm
I know A New England was written by Billy Bragg, and Westlife never sung an original song in their lives, so I assume they're all cover versions. Or maybe can only be sung sitting on a stool.

But Dreadlock Holiday and Won't Get Fooled Again aren't cover versions, so it must be the stools.
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Post by: rogerzilla on April 21, 2012, 03:44:35 pm
No, but you're so warm you're on fire.
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Post by: Peter on April 21, 2012, 06:15:54 pm
Peter, at a guess, did they have a left-handed bass player and guitarist?

Just got in, Dean!  Yes, pretty much, except it wasn't the bass-player.  Ali and Robin Campbell, rhythm and lead respectively, both played left-handed.  Well done!
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Post by: Deano on April 21, 2012, 06:18:32 pm
Right, then.

What is the literary link between the albums Giant Steps and I AmKidnapped by Neptune?
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Post by: Peter on April 21, 2012, 06:23:20 pm
This is not it, I think (!) but Giant Steps is an incredible album by John Coltrane.  I am (but what I am I know not) is a poem by John Clare.  John Coltrane is an anagram of John Clare (not).  That would get me quite a few points on Round Britain Quiz but not on here, I suspect!  I don't know the I am album, so will google it but leave the field to someone else.
Title: Pop quiz
Post by: Deano on April 21, 2012, 06:24:48 pm
It's not the John Coltrane album. I'm dragging the thread into at least the nineties...
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Post by: Peter on April 21, 2012, 06:29:52 pm
OK, but I bet my answer's cleverer than yours, ner,ner!

Just googled the I Am and shocked to say I've got it (the album) and it's great -I'd just forgotten it because I know the album more for a different song.

Off to google the other one but won't spill the beans!
Title: Pop quiz
Post by: Deano on April 21, 2012, 06:34:50 pm
It is a good album.

...assuming we're talking about the same artist. A quick google tells me there are about a million albums called I Am. I'll amend the question.
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Post by: Peter on April 21, 2012, 06:42:41 pm
Ok - big change!  the I Am I've got is by Earth Wind And Fire and will therefore be better than the one you are talking about!

Have to bow out now but I know the connection will be good.
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Post by: clarion on April 22, 2012, 08:51:36 pm
There's a Giant Steps by the Boo Radleys.  Is Kidnapped by Neptune by Atticus Finch?
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on April 22, 2012, 09:22:48 pm
No, but you're so warm you're on fire.
I can't come up with anything.
Title: Pop quiz
Post by: Deano on April 22, 2012, 11:11:55 pm
There's a Giant Steps by the Boo Radleys.  Is Kidnapped by Neptune by Atticus Finch?

No, but you've got the idea.
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Post by: clarion on April 23, 2012, 09:09:59 am
Is Kidnapped By Neptune in some way connected with Tom Robinson, then?  I've not heard of it, and I thought I was pretty much au fait with his oeuvre... ???
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Post by: PeteB99 on April 23, 2012, 11:50:39 am
Kidnapped by Neptune is an album by Scout Niblett.

The only literary reference seems to be to Treasure Island.
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Post by: clarion on April 23, 2012, 11:53:03 am
Ah!  Scout is the daughter of Atticus Finch.  She's Scout Finch, but nonetheless, that'll be the link.

Edit after Gewgalling: Jean Louise 'Scout' Finch.  Arthur 'Boo' Radley.  So they are both characters in TKAM known by nicknames.
Title: Pop quiz
Post by: Deano on April 23, 2012, 01:59:26 pm
That's it. Both albums are by artists named after characters in To Kill A Mockingbird.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on April 23, 2012, 03:37:14 pm
Here's a relatively easy one: what do the following recordings have in common?

10cc - Dreadlock Holiday
Kirsty MacColl - A New England
The Who - Won't Get Fooled Again
And almost anything by Westlife.




Has anyone got Roger's?  I missed the answer if they did.
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Post by: rogerzilla on April 23, 2012, 07:38:48 pm
Another clue: it does not apply to Billy Bragg's original song.
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Post by: clarion on April 25, 2012, 09:15:20 pm
I've just heard Kirsty's and I can't think of anything.  Did they have the same producer?

OK, in the meantime, here's a funny quickie:

What did Buck's Fizz and Gene Loves Jezebel have in common originally?  And what do they have in common now (give or take an Original)?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: rogerzilla on April 25, 2012, 09:17:14 pm
I've just heard Kirsty's and I can't think of anything.  Did they have the same producer?
Key change for the final verse!
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Post by: Peter on April 26, 2012, 08:11:47 am
I've just heard Kirsty's and I can't think of anything.  Did they have the same producer?

OK, in the meantime, here's a funny quickie:

What did Buck's Fizz and Gene Loves Jezebel have in common originally?  And what do they have in common now (give or take an Original)?

Nobody likes them and Nobody likes them?
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Post by: clarion on April 26, 2012, 09:32:37 am
There is certainly that, though disrobing part way through a song* has its charms ;D




* Not Gene Loves Jezebel.  Please, God, no!  Those images will haunt me now :o
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Post by: tiermat on April 26, 2012, 09:40:49 am
The original part link is Jay Aston, the now link is that there are two bands with the same name (Buck's Fizz and The Original Bucks Fizz as well as Gene Loves Jezebel and Jay|Michael Aston's Jene Loves Jezebel)
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Post by: clarion on April 26, 2012, 09:48:56 am
Spot on!  Yes, Jay Aston was in the original Bucks Fizz line up, prompted the split when she left, and is now in the Original Buck's Fizz, while Buck's Fizz is touring separately, with only one of the original line up.

GLJ was started by, inter alia, brothers Michael and Jay Aston (different one!).  After some acrimonious splits, there are now two versions of the band touring.

Incidentally, the most versions of a band concurrent I know of is Sweet, with three*.  Does anyone know of any bands with four competing versions (or even other triples)?**

*   Brian Connolly's Sweet, Steve Priest's Sweet and Andy Scott's Sweet.  The latter two are extant, but tour different areas (Steve US & Andy Europe/Aus)
** Not formally a question on this thread, but an idle query from me.
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Post by: tiermat on April 26, 2012, 09:53:26 am
A quick and easy one from me then.

What links:
3 Colours Red
Dog's D'Amour
The Quireboys
Ginger

Bonus point, the first band had an album called Revolt, why was it called thus?
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Post by: clarion on April 26, 2012, 09:55:57 am
Didn't 3CR split after Revolt?  Maybe before it was put out, so it represented the turmoil in the band? </wild shot at wrong target>
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Post by: clarion on April 26, 2012, 10:00:24 am
OK, I think I can link the middle two, and not just by their massive overuse of hairspray ;D

I believe that Dogs were formed by some ex-members of the Quireboys.  Maybe they all share members?  I confess I've never heard of Ginger, though I do know that Tim Minchin, another serial abuser of eyeliner and hair product, sings that 'Only a ginger can call another ginger ginger' ;D
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Post by: tiermat on April 26, 2012, 10:02:20 am
Didn't 3CR split after Revolt?  Maybe before it was put out, so it represented the turmoil in the band? </wild shot at wrong target>

Yes they did, but that was not why the album was called Revolt, it's a bit more, ermmmm, local.  Maybe finding an image of the album cover might help.
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Post by: LEE on April 26, 2012, 10:05:09 am
Spot on!  Yes, Jay Aston was in the original Bucks Fizz line up, prompted the split when she left, and is now in the Original Buck's Fizz, while Buck's Fizz is touring separately, with only one of the original line up.



Thanks...I'd hate to turn up at the wrong Bucks Fizz gig.
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Post by: clarion on April 26, 2012, 10:06:27 am
OK, it's a lot of pylons.  I have no idea.  My knowledge is exhausted.  Someone else will come along shortly, I am sure ;D
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Post by: clarion on April 26, 2012, 10:07:29 am
Spot on!  Yes, Jay Aston was in the original Bucks Fizz line up, prompted the split when she left, and is now in the Original Buck's Fizz, while Buck's Fizz is touring separately, with only one of the original line up.



Thanks...I'd hate to turn up at the wrong Bucks Fizz gig.

Happy to provide an important public service.  You wouldn't want to turn up at the wrong GLJ concert, either*





* IMO one at which Jay Aston's band is playing.  Or Michael's ;D
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Post by: clarion on April 26, 2012, 10:14:21 am
Hold on a minute!  Ginger isn't necessarily a band.  Ginger is a rock guitarist, isn't he?  Need to try to remember which bands he played in. :D
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Post by: tiermat on April 26, 2012, 10:16:07 am
Sorry, yes I should have been more specific, the Ginger I refer to is also known as Mike Walls, but records as Ginger, Howling Willie C*nt, Silver Ginger 5 and Ginger & The Sonic Circus.
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Post by: clarion on April 26, 2012, 10:22:04 am
No, don't apologise.  I think it's a lovely twist, which challenges our assumptions.
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Post by: Mr Larrington on April 26, 2012, 10:50:45 am
Incidentally, the most versions of a band concurrent I know of is Sweet, with three*.  Does anyone know of any bands with four competing versions (or even other triples)?

IIRC at one point there were half a dozen versions of The Drifters, a Several of which contained no original members.
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Post by: tiermat on April 27, 2012, 10:57:56 am
To keep this moving along, the answer to mine:

Paul Hornby - originally in Quireboys and formed Dogs D'Amour
Ginger (Mike Walls) - in the Quireboys, but was fired and formed The Wildhearts before going solo.
Chris McCormack (of 3CR) is the younger brother of Danny McCormack, ex-bass player of The Wildhearts

I could have added DiamondHead or Skyclad into the mix, but that would have made it a bit easier.....

The link I was after though, is that they all have links to the North East, in particular Sunderland and North Shields.

The bonus question answer is that whilst that album was being recorded there was a movement in North Yorkshire, especially along the route of the A19, to prevent the placing of electricity pylons.  This movement was called REVOLT (http://www.revolt.co.uk/), hence the name and the album cover.
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Post by: clarion on May 09, 2012, 02:42:48 pm
Quick one to keep it going.

What band was comprised alternatively of Mel, Percy, Hari and Roy?

or, alernatively, Winston, Apollo, L'Angelo Mysterioso and Ognir?

As an extra bonus, what were the surnames of Johnny, Paul, Carl and Stu?  And what was the band called then?

Clue 1 (already): Percy is not, in this case, Mr Plant.
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on May 09, 2012, 05:03:37 pm
Is it the Banana Splits?
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Post by: clarion on May 09, 2012, 05:07:34 pm
;D No, it isn't.  But I think they would have been amused by the comaprison.
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Post by: Peter on May 09, 2012, 09:36:41 pm
The Beatles
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Post by: clarion on May 09, 2012, 09:41:40 pm
Yes, indeed! :D

Pseudonyms of the various Beatles:

Mel Torment and Dr Winston O'Boogie are among the very many of John Lennon

Percy Thrillington and Apollo C Vermouth (the latter famously with the Bonzos) were Paul McCartney

Hari Georgeson and L'Angelo Mysterioso (on Cream's Badge) were George Harrison

Roy (whoops, I've forgotten the surname :-[ ) Dyke and Ognir Rats were Ringo Starr.

Fancy a punt at the last part? ;)
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Post by: Peter on May 09, 2012, 09:44:45 pm
Imagine (!) it's either The Quarrymen or The Silver Beatles and I'd plump for the former.  Johnny and Paul as expected, Stu Sutcliffe but I don't know Carl sans google.
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Post by: clarion on May 09, 2012, 10:07:17 pm
Wrong, I'm afraid.  It was The Silver Beatles on tour in Scotland supporting Johnny Gentle.  The surnames are interesting because they were not as expected.  The line up was: Johnny Silver*, Paul Ramon, Carl Harrison & Stu de Stael.  Drummer Thomas Moore was borrowed from another band, I think, so didn't use a pseudonym.


* This is disputed, apparently.  George gives this version; John denied he had used a stage name; Paul says he was 'Long John'.  I have a natural bias towards believing George.
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Post by: Peter on May 10, 2012, 12:15:12 am
Yeah - lots of girls believed him, too!
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Post by: Peter on May 10, 2012, 12:32:59 am
Here's one that's mostly Pop (or rock, at least) and a bit classical, though the classical is very popular!

What connects a blues guitarist, a sax-playing painter and a Viennese composer?
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Post by: clarion on May 10, 2012, 11:07:46 am
Have we got Howlin' Wolf and Wolfgang in there/
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Post by: Peter on May 10, 2012, 12:37:10 pm
No, but they would make a good pairing!

A completely strange clue which just occurred to me:-

The last letter of the connection, the blues guitarisr, the sax player-artist BOTH stage name and real name AND the composer is the same and is T.  This really spooked me when it occurred to me!
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Post by: clarion on May 10, 2012, 12:50:33 pm
Well, that points me back towards Mozart, I think.  And, while I could name a hundred blues musicians, the only guitarists I can think of with an ending in T are RoberT Johnson Mississippi John HurT, or RoberT Cray.

No idea on sax playing artist. :(
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Post by: clarion on May 10, 2012, 12:53:49 pm
As soon as I posted that, it actually came to me.

Not Mozart, but SchuberT.  Trout Quintet(n?), in fact.

Walter TrouT was a guitarist with John Mayall's Bluesbreakers and (I think) Canned Heat.

Trout Mask Replica is an album by Captain BeefhearT and his band.  The Captain is, in fact, Don Van VlieT.

Phew!

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Post by: Peter on May 10, 2012, 01:00:37 pm
Spot on!   It's spooky isn't it?  Even Quintet ends in T!
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Post by: clarion on May 10, 2012, 01:09:02 pm
Just Googled to check all that, and it turns out that Van Vliet wasn't Beefheart's original name!  He was Don Glen Vliet, which still ends in a T, as does Canned HeaT. ;D

Right.  I shall have a think now.
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Post by: Mr Larrington on May 10, 2012, 01:20:04 pm
Also Wolf was a singer; Hubert Sumlin was his guitar player.  They hated each other and frequently got into punch-ups in the studio.  Sumlin once knocked out a couple of Wolf's teeth, which makes it a wonder he lived as long as he did.
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Post by: clarion on May 10, 2012, 01:22:46 pm
I realised that, but I was grasping at straws.  Wolf did play guitar, just (according to legend) not very well, even though he was taught by Charlie Patton.
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Post by: clarion on May 10, 2012, 04:27:09 pm
OK then.

What civil engagement brings us  Strange Brotherhood, Nobody's Fool, Truth And Lies?
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Post by: citoyen on May 10, 2012, 04:42:09 pm
This is turning into a music version of Round Britain Quiz.

d.
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Post by: clarion on May 10, 2012, 04:48:55 pm
Up to a point. But it's fun when you crack it!  This one's not that difficult.  One part is a tad obscure, but can be easily guessed if you get the other two, which are much more...well, I was going to say 'mainstream'.  Neither is that, but they are at least pretty well known.
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Post by: Peter on May 10, 2012, 10:00:17 pm
OK then.

What civil engagement brings us  Strange Brotherhood, Nobody's Fool, Truth And Lies?

Clarion, I'm not positive, but I think you may mean civil war engagement?
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Post by: clarion on May 10, 2012, 10:17:15 pm
I was hoping to throw some people off on the subject of gay marriage, but you've seen through it.  The civil engagement was in fact the Civil War, and the elements are connected by that.
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Post by: Peter on May 11, 2012, 12:28:54 am
I think I've got two elements, but I'm struggling with Nobody's Fool, unless it's some Cromwellian statement, or something.  I know the New Model Army was influenced by Leveller sentiments but now I'm stuck!  Maybe this will jog someone else's cells.
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Post by: clarion on May 11, 2012, 10:36:34 am
OK, to help you with that a bit.  The three phrases (titles) themselves aren't the Civil War link.....................
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Post by: Peter on May 11, 2012, 09:45:05 pm
Well, I've got New Model Army for the first and The Levellers for the third.  There are any number for Nobody's Fool but unless one of the singers hales from a place with the name of a Civil War battle, then I'm stymied. Actually, I'm stymied anyway but it's a good question!  I'm going to be on radio silence for a bit, if anyone else wants to have a crack.
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Post by: RJ on May 11, 2012, 10:51:53 pm
Any Diggers in there?
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Post by: clarion on May 12, 2012, 12:40:09 am
Yup.  The other one was a little-known Britpop band called The Diggers.  I was hoping Peter might have made the connection.

So the Diggers were an offshoot of the Levellers, who were a faction of the New Model Army.

:)
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Post by: Peter on May 12, 2012, 09:30:33 am
I was hoping I might have made it, too!
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Post by: clarion on May 12, 2012, 10:34:28 pm
You got enough of it, and it was just a tiny lapse, so off you go... :)
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Post by: RJ on May 12, 2012, 11:21:08 pm
Yup - I wouldn't have guessed Diggers without Peter's legwork ...
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Post by: Peter on May 26, 2012, 10:07:47 am
just come back from being somewhere else - will try to think of something soon.
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Post by: clarion on June 02, 2012, 07:33:15 pm
OK, another quick one here then.

What shouldn't link The Buzzcocks and The Sweet?
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Post by: RJ on June 02, 2012, 08:33:24 pm
Howard Devoto?
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Post by: clarion on June 02, 2012, 08:54:01 pm
Well, he shouldn't, but I'm looking for something more definite.
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Post by: clarion on June 09, 2012, 06:47:47 pm
Gosh, I thought it would be easy to identify this article.
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on June 09, 2012, 07:38:02 pm
Same thing as shouldn't link the Smashing Pumpkins and the Eurythmics?
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Post by: clarion on June 09, 2012, 07:56:36 pm
I didn't know about the former, but I think you have the answer!
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on June 09, 2012, 08:10:39 pm
Well, if The The don't fit the question, then I have it.
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Post by: clarion on June 09, 2012, 08:39:15 pm
The The The would ;D

Your turn.
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on June 09, 2012, 09:22:11 pm
What links Chas n Dave, Dean Martin, Donna Summer, Status Quo and Suggs, amongst others?
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Post by: clarion on June 09, 2012, 09:31:04 pm
Have they all covered Paul Simon songs?
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on June 09, 2012, 09:36:00 pm
Dunno. *shrugs*  ;D
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Post by: Peter on June 10, 2012, 01:51:26 am
None of them have won the Olympic 400 metres hurdles (although I'm not absolutely certain about Chas and Dave).
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Post by: Peter on June 13, 2012, 11:22:23 pm
Royal Command Performance?
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on June 14, 2012, 01:15:34 pm
Nope. Peter is the nearest so far and he's miles away.
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Post by: Regulator on June 14, 2012, 01:18:53 pm
What links Chas n Dave, Dean Martin, Donna Summer, Status Quo and Suggs, amongst others?

They've all had songs used in TV adverts.
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on June 14, 2012, 01:20:14 pm
Maybe, but no.
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Post by: Peter on June 15, 2012, 12:41:12 pm
Nope. Peter is the nearest so far and he's miles away.

Presumably not the Olympics, then!  So, have they all played some unexpected venue (Batley Variety or Glasgow) or sponsored a charity - something like that?
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on June 15, 2012, 12:45:57 pm
Batley Variety was a top venue in its day, and Glasgow can hardly be considered unexpected. Well, not in that sense at least. But no.
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Post by: Peter on June 15, 2012, 12:49:38 pm
OK, I'll keep trying!  Must admit I was struggling to imagine Suggs at Glasgow Empire!
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on June 15, 2012, 12:51:20 pm
He's be ok at the Barras.
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Post by: Redlight on June 18, 2012, 10:01:48 pm
What links Chas n Dave, Dean Martin, Donna Summer, Status Quo and Suggs, amongst others?

All have had stage musicals based around their songs / lives (just a guess)

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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on June 18, 2012, 10:11:19 pm
*imagines Chas n Dave musical*

 :o

No.


There's a sporting connection.
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Post by: clarion on June 18, 2012, 10:37:47 pm
*imagines Donna Summer playing snooker*
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Post by: Tim Hall on June 18, 2012, 11:21:06 pm
They've all had songs used as theme tunes by various football clubs?
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Post by: Peter on June 18, 2012, 11:25:27 pm
Anything to do with cup-finals and super-bowls?
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Post by: Regulator on June 18, 2012, 11:26:44 pm
*imagines Chas n Dave musical*

 :o


I hate to break it to you, but there was a Chas'n'Dave the musical, called Stop Dreaming' and written by Ray Cooney
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on June 19, 2012, 08:10:28 am
Anything to do with cup-finals and super-bowls?
Can you be more precise?

I hate to break it to you, but there was a Chas'n'Dave the musical, called Stop Dreaming' and written by Ray Cooney
You're just saying that to upset me.
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Post by: Peter on June 19, 2012, 10:12:54 am
Well, to walk where Tim has already stepped, Suggs sang a Cup-Final song for Chelsea, C & D for Spurs and Status Quo/Manchester United did one for Manchester United.  I'm still working on Dean and Donna!
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on June 19, 2012, 01:03:29 pm
Yeah, they all did cup final songs, or had one of their songs covered as a cup final song.
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Post by: clarion on June 19, 2012, 01:16:39 pm
Dean & Donna?
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Post by: Tim Hall on June 19, 2012, 08:47:12 pm
Blimey. Google has thrown me the Dean Martin and Domma Summer answers.
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on July 08, 2012, 12:21:50 pm
I have a good question if nobody else wants a turn.

Which band has had the most appearances on TotP? (And for a bonus point, which band has had the second most appearances?)
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Post by: clarion on July 08, 2012, 01:12:50 pm
status quo?
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on July 08, 2012, 02:07:06 pm
Yes, with a mind-boggling 87 appearances. Do you know who's next?
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Post by: clarion on July 08, 2012, 02:15:19 pm
No idea.  I guess Cliff Richard's been on a stomach-churning number of times, so perhaps the Shadows, since they had a lot of hits on their own as well?

Otherwise, I guess it's a band with a long catalogue and consistency, so that might be the Rolling Stones or The Hollies, perhaps...
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on July 08, 2012, 03:07:33 pm
Shall I tell you and then you can set a question?
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Post by: clarion on July 08, 2012, 04:54:25 pm
Guess I didn't get that right, then ;D
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on July 08, 2012, 05:08:28 pm
With 55 appearances, it was Mr Holder and the boys.
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Post by: clarion on July 08, 2012, 06:28:34 pm
:facepalm: :-[
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Post by: clarion on July 11, 2012, 11:24:51 am
Continuing with that theme, then, how many singles were released by The Slade?
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Post by: ferret on July 11, 2012, 11:37:36 am
somewhere around 50, unless you include earlier stuff before they were called The Slade, then I would think nearer to 60

so I'll go for 55
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Post by: clarion on July 11, 2012, 11:40:23 am
No, sorry.  And nothing earlier included, just The Slade.
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Post by: ferret on July 11, 2012, 12:11:19 pm
ah ha ! how about 1
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Post by: clarion on July 11, 2012, 12:26:36 pm
One is the correct answer!  Only one single (and no albums) was released between their being known as Ambrose Slade, and simply Slade.  For no apparent reason, it was billed as The Slade, which is a name the band never used anywhere else.
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Post by: clarion on July 11, 2012, 04:17:39 pm
Sorry!  Responded on my phone while on a station.  Reviewing my post, I see I didn't actually name the single concerned.

ftr, it's Wild Winds Are Blowing (1969)
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Post by: ferret on July 11, 2012, 05:18:05 pm
or perhaps I should have named it ?

anyway heres an easy one, who left Jethro Tull in 1968 and what band did he form
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Post by: clarion on July 11, 2012, 05:30:48 pm
Didn't everyone except Ian leave round about then? ???
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Post by: ferret on July 11, 2012, 07:09:26 pm
I believe there was a bit of toing and froing  going on even Tony Iommi played with them for a very short time, I believe he stood in for the chap who left, at least the one I'm thinking of :)
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Post by: clarion on July 11, 2012, 07:50:51 pm
Ooh!  Ooh!  I know the name of the band! :thumbsup:

But I don't know the name of the departee.

I did wonder whether it was Iommi you were alluding to, though I think Sabbath came rather later.  Never mind, I'll try to remember the fellow's name... :-\
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Post by: Peter on July 12, 2012, 12:37:11 am
I think his name was P? Abrahams and the band was Blodwyn Pig, of a blues persuasion, if I remember correctly.
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Post by: Mr Larrington on July 12, 2012, 01:44:12 pm
Now Peter has helpfully supplied most of the answer I can reveal it was Mick Abrahams.
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Post by: ferret on July 12, 2012, 02:13:18 pm
yes  quite correct and what a great name Blodwyn Pig and what a great writer and musician,

I'll let you two decide who got it right, I'm not a decisions person :)
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Post by: Peter on July 12, 2012, 08:33:15 pm
Yes, Mr L, I should have remembered "Mick".  When I was at university in Newcastle, I saw him with Jethro Tull and Ten Years After, The Nashville Teens and Peter Bown, all for about ten bob.  A fantastic evening - Alvin Lee was a great player, too.

I'll have a go:-

What simian excess links holly and berry?

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Post by: clarion on July 12, 2012, 08:46:49 pm
I can link a Holly and a Berry quite directly, but not through simian excess... :-\
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Post by: clarion on July 12, 2012, 08:57:38 pm
And now, thinking about it, I had the wrong Berry.  We've got Chuck Berry who recorded Too Much Monkey Business.  I guess that was covered by (and I know I should plump rather than hedge my bets) Buddy Holly or The Hollies.  Given how many more records they released, I'll go for the latter.
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Post by: Peter on July 12, 2012, 09:01:11 pm
Excellent!  I'm guessing you had "Brown-Eyed Handsome Man" in mind, initially?
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Post by: clarion on July 12, 2012, 09:07:20 pm
No, I was with 'Heartbeat' linking Nick Berry to Buddy Holly ;D
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Post by: Peter on July 12, 2012, 09:08:17 pm
Reckon this could be a whole sub-genre!
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Post by: clarion on July 12, 2012, 09:44:39 pm
Not least because my first guess had been Dave Berry! ;D
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Post by: clarion on July 12, 2012, 10:27:14 pm
OK, then.

Richie Havens to Gypsy Sun and Rainbows.  What?
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Post by: Peter on July 13, 2012, 12:35:27 am
I think I've got this but I'll leave it for someone else for a bit.
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Post by: tiermat on July 13, 2012, 09:44:42 am
OK, then.

Richie Havens to Gypsy Sun and Rainbows.  What?

Woodstock?

Richie Havens was the first performer @ Woodstock, Mr Hendrix recorded Gypsy Sun and Rainbows @ Ashokan House (the house name I had to google) near Woodstock.
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Post by: clarion on July 13, 2012, 09:54:19 am
Yes, close enough, though I do suspect Peter had it.

Richie Havens opened Woodstock Music & Art Fair (An Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace & Music according to the poster) even before Swami Satchidananda had given the opening address and blessing.

The closing act was billed (and introduced) as The Jimi Hendrix Experience.  However, there had been some contractual issues and changes fo personnel, so Hendrix headed up the set by saying the band name was changed to Gypsy Sun and Rainbows.  For short, he said, this was 'A Band of Gypsys', which is a name he and ex-army colleague Billy Cox had used before.

Hendrix was staying and recording near Woodstock at the time.
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Post by: tiermat on July 18, 2012, 09:03:53 am
Moving on, an obscure one (pop and general knowledge in one :) )

What links a Karl Wilhelm, who later anglicised his name to Charles William, Plante and Metallica?
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Post by: clarion on July 18, 2012, 03:45:26 pm
Karl Wilhelm makes me think of German aristocracy, so, given the Schleswig-Holstein conflation, perhaps Lars Ulrich is a descendant.  Plante?  Haven't a clue.  Only know Lynda La Plante, which, i am guessing, no use whatsoever.
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Post by: tiermat on July 18, 2012, 03:46:55 pm
I hate to say it, but you aren't even close :)
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Post by: clarion on July 18, 2012, 03:51:27 pm
I didn't think for one moment that I was ;D
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Post by: tiermat on July 19, 2012, 09:53:25 am
Is no-one going to charge ahead with this one?  I am sure that we could make light work of the answer....
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Post by: Peter on July 19, 2012, 10:07:59 am
Well, and this is without the aid of fine coffee.

Gaston Plante (like you, I can't do acute accents!) invented the storage battery

Metallica (besides being metal) had an album called Death Magnetic

Karl Wilhelm Siemens invented/developed the open hearth steel-making process (metal and electriciity?) He became a British citizen but I don't know if he changed his name.

Am I getting anywhere?

Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: tiermat on July 19, 2012, 12:08:41 pm
You are so so near Peter!  I may as well give it to you.

You have the right two names. Gaston Plante AND Karl Wilhelm Siemens developed lead acid batteries.  Mr Siemens not only became a British citizen, anglecising his name in the process but he became Sir Charles William Siemens!

The Metallica bit is slightly out though, I was thinking of a much earlier one which was a song called "Battery"
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on July 19, 2012, 12:45:50 pm
In what sense is a question about who invented batteries a pop quiz?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: tiermat on July 19, 2012, 12:49:34 pm
In what sense is a question about who invented batteries a pop quiz?

Follow the question, dear heart.  The question is not about who invented batteries...
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on July 19, 2012, 01:55:23 pm
I bet Lars is related to Danish aristocracy, though ;)
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Peter on August 06, 2012, 11:58:14 pm
How are Midnight Cowboy and a "celebrity" crop-circle enthusiast connected?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on August 13, 2012, 09:37:29 am
A musical crop circle expert might be Reg Presley, of The Troggs.

His hits included Wild Thing, Love Is All Around, and With A Girl Like You.  I don't think any of those were featured in the movie. :(
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Peter on August 13, 2012, 11:47:15 pm
Clarion, you've got the Reg Presley bit and you've mentioned a significant song.  Research it a bit and i'm sure you'll get it!

(I did you a "I saw this and thought of you" - did you see it?)

Edit: I see you did!
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on August 14, 2012, 07:32:42 am
I've now involved Wikipedia, and saw the answer quite quickly.  Very interesting.  Great trivia.  But it was cheating. :-[
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Peter on August 14, 2012, 10:36:15 am
OK!  I'll leave it for a day or so, to see if anyone else has a go, then we can stick the answer up.  Fascinating, as you say!
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on October 11, 2012, 05:08:53 pm
Well, no one actually got that one, but I came across an interesting piece of trivia which makes a curious question:

Which song namechecks a Caribbean resort, and towns in Surrey and Lancashire (Greater Manchester)?

I really don't think there is more than one such song, and the places are mentioned a few times in the song.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Peter on October 11, 2012, 09:23:56 pm
How are Midnight Cowboy and a "celebrity" crop-circle enthusiast connected?

As Clarion says, no-one came up with the answer (except by special research!), so here is the solution:-

Midnight Cowboy featured Jon Voight.  Voight's brother is Chip Taylor, a professional gambler, who also wrote Wild Thing.   Wild Thing was recorded by The Troggs (Andover's answer to a question no-one asked).  Reg Presley was their lead-singer and is a crop-circle enthusiast.

Kevin Bacon.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Peter on October 11, 2012, 09:26:48 pm
Well, no one actually got that one, but I came across an interesting piece of trivia which makes a curious question:

Which song namechecks a Caribbean resort, and towns in Surrey and Lancashire (Greater Manchester)?

I really don't think there is more than one such song, and the places are mentioned a few times in the song.

Clarion, I imaging we've got Fleetwood Mac in here somewhere?  I could google but mercifully my Mac knowledge ends with Peter Green!
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on October 11, 2012, 09:35:50 pm
Not the mighty Mac, but a seventies pop group from the UK.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Peter on October 11, 2012, 09:37:17 pm
10cc, I Don't Like Reggae?  (off for a bath).
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on October 11, 2012, 09:40:20 pm
So close.  Wrong song.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Juan Martín on October 12, 2012, 04:21:54 pm
10cc - From Rochdale to Ocho Rios?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on October 14, 2012, 08:13:46 am
Yes.  And, just for completeness, can you name the unlikely Surrey town?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Juan Martín on October 14, 2012, 02:42:11 pm
Not without cheating I'm afraid! The track was on a vaguely remembered album from 30 odd years ago. I could guess though...Croydon...Guildford...err...
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on October 14, 2012, 04:26:12 pm
Dorking.  It's quite a tragi-comic song, with a jaunty chorus.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Juan Martín on October 14, 2012, 05:38:20 pm
Ah Dorking, pearl of the err... M25. I'm sure I would have got there eventually!

OK here's one. I am not sure how obscure this is  - it may be common knowledge. I saw an obit for the art teacher, incidentally at one point he was mine too, in one of the broadsheets a few years ago.

David Bowie can be linked to the Small Faces via his school art teacher. How?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on December 20, 2012, 09:44:07 pm
I don't think we know.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on December 20, 2012, 10:33:13 pm
After two months without a single tentative guess, I'd say that it's almost certain we don't know.

A bit of Wiki-ing gives the answer, though.  Cheating, of course...
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Redlight on February 06, 2014, 08:35:27 pm
As I'm getting a bit bored sitting at home with one foot in the air, I thought I'd resurrect this, starting with an easy one….

Abracadabra, A Doll's House, Everest

Working titles of which three albums, all by the same act?

Usual rules - first correct respondent gets to set the next question.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on February 06, 2014, 08:38:28 pm
Beatles.

Revolver
The Beatles?
Abbey Road
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Redlight on February 06, 2014, 08:54:11 pm
Too quick!

Happily, George Martin dropped the idea of calling Please Please Me "Off the Beatle Track"

Over to you….
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on February 06, 2014, 10:04:35 pm
Too quick!


:-[  Sorry!  I just happened to have read about Everest recently.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on February 06, 2014, 10:08:20 pm
OK.  Other than being lead singers, what links the lead singers of this disparate set of bands?

Genesis

The Famous Flames

Foo Fighters

May be easy.  Not sure.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Redlight on February 06, 2014, 10:44:14 pm
I don't know the Famous Flames but I seem to recall that Peter Gabriel started out playing drums… as did one Dave Grohl, so that would be my guess.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on February 06, 2014, 10:46:59 pm
Pete Gabriel is not a drummer.  Well, he's a multi-instrumentalist, so probably does play drums, though he wasn't the drummer for Genesis.

Dave Grohl was a drummer, true.

Keep going...
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on February 07, 2014, 10:11:13 am
Phil Collins is said to be a drummer and he was lead singer of Genesis.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on February 07, 2014, 10:14:41 am
;D  I like that.  but why do you say
Quote
said to be a a drummer
, whereas you accept his ludicrous claims to be a singer at face value? ;D

Definitely on the right lines now.  Does nobody know who The Famous Flames are?  Or, crucially, who they were billed as backing for (eventually)?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Peter on February 07, 2014, 10:40:18 am
Well, that bit's easy - James Brown.  I'm not aware that he was a drummer, though he did replace Troy (I think) COLLINS when he joined that group.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on February 07, 2014, 10:43:51 am
Ha!  I didn't even know that. :D

But who was the Famous Flames' drummer when they changed from being a vocal band?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Peter on February 07, 2014, 11:12:44 am
Well, hush my mouth - it seems it was none other than the afore-mentioned James Brown! 
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on February 07, 2014, 11:20:33 am
:D :D :D

I was prompted to this by a video of the Famous Flames I was watching with TGL on my phone while we were washing up (isn't technology a marvellous thing? :D) in which Mr Brown, after collapsing alarmingly onstage several times, and having a cape draped around him before being led to the side of the stage, where his sheer determination to continue overcame his debilitating condition in a somewhat heroic fashion, took a short break by sitting down on the edge of the band riser, then taking over the sticks duties for a short while.  TGL was surprised, so I told him that JB had been a drummer, just like Dave Grohl... 

Well, that was rather a team effort, with all three of you putting the work in, but, purely because of posting first, I'll award that to Redlight, despite only getting one of the singers right.

Well,
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: pcolbeck on February 07, 2014, 11:22:21 am
Phil Collins is said to be a drummer and he was lead singer of Genesis.

He's a really good drummer (and producer for that matter) pity they let him sing though.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on February 07, 2014, 11:24:37 am
I think he is a good drummer, and quite an innovative producer.  Just a bit of a tosser with a whiny voice and whiny opinions.

Oh - and he is still guilty of Not Being Peter Gabriel.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on February 07, 2014, 12:31:20 pm
But he is the inspiration for the utterly marvellous http://www.philrotica.com/
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: pcolbeck on February 07, 2014, 12:50:22 pm
I think he is a good drummer, and quite an innovative producer.  Just a bit of a tosser with a whiny voice and whiny opinions.

Oh - and he is still guilty of Not Being Peter Gabriel.

He gets forgiven everything though for playing drums on Grace and Danger as well as keeping John Martyn from imploding completely and then producing Glorious Fool.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on February 07, 2014, 01:03:31 pm
But he is the inspiration for the utterly marvellous http://www.philrotica.com/

Public Safety Warning: Do NOT click this link! :o
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Redlight on February 07, 2014, 06:17:34 pm
I hereby claim my victory - although in the interest of pedantry (who, me?) will mention that in an interview for the BBC's Classic Albums series, Peter Gabriel explains his interest in rhythm by stating that before he was a singer he was a drummer - not professionally, of course. And I have, on one occasion, seen him playing drums with Genesis.

Another question to follow soon….
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Redlight on February 08, 2014, 10:43:03 pm
Who was Sugar Bear and whose suicide did he prevent?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on February 08, 2014, 10:54:22 pm
Don't know, but I know which song it is.  I'll keep schtum in case someone knows the identity of Sugar Bear.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Redlight on February 09, 2014, 11:18:18 am
Don't know, but I know which song it is.  I'll keep schtum in case someone knows the identity of Sugar Bear.

If you have the original album, the answer is on the lyric sheet...
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on February 09, 2014, 02:17:55 pm
I've never had any of his records.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on February 11, 2014, 03:52:49 pm
OK, rather than let this drop too far down the list, shall I share the little bit that I know.

I think it's Someone Saved My Life Tonight by Elton John (lyrics by Bernie Taupin, but I think it's about an event in Elton's life), although it's not about a suicide, but, rather, a metaphorical loss of life.   Anyway, that meantions a Sugar Bear (who is the 'someone'), but I don't know who that was.

Someone might be able to pick it up from there (assuming I'm right so far).
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Redlight on February 22, 2014, 09:50:22 am
In the absence of any takers, Clarion is right.  John was on the verge of getting married and was talked out of it by Long John Baldry (in whose band he had played) who helped him to accept his homosexuality.  On the original Captain Fantastic album, the lyrics to Someone Saved My Life Tonight bear the note: With thanks to LJB.

I guess that leaves it to me to come up with another more interesting question
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on February 22, 2014, 10:47:00 am
After I'd put my last post in, and, knowing that I'd not get the last bit, I googled, and was surprised by his identity.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Peter on February 22, 2014, 10:52:28 am
Redlight, your question was perfectly interesting, so much so that  I researched and found the answer but didn't feel I should post it.  Please come up with another!
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Redlight on February 24, 2014, 09:35:49 am
OK, trying to keep it fairly mainstream…

Where would you find: a former Eurovision winner, a now-disgraced 70s pop star, the now-deceased ex-wife of a latter-day saint (to some) and someone who once claimed his name was Jack?  And the sales of what album made it all possible?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on February 24, 2014, 10:01:19 am
Cor, that's cryptic.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Peter on February 24, 2014, 10:47:10 am
Well, I don't know if I'm on the right track or not, but Mike D'Abo claimed his name was Jack, Gary Glitter could be the disgraced pop star.  Mick Moody, legendary guitarist from Teesside, played on albums by both of them.  Are we looking for a performer who was a Mormon, too, say an Osmond?  If so, that's just too "mainstream" for me, I'm glad to say!
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on February 24, 2014, 10:53:46 am
d'Abo, yes.  I was meandering along Paul Jones lines.  And I had pegged Jonathan King as the disgraced pop star.

Hold on.  Allan Hawkshaw was a Mormon, wasn't he?  He has connections to just about everyone!
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Peter on February 24, 2014, 10:58:31 am
Is this a Christmas album?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on February 24, 2014, 12:50:37 pm
Is Paula Yates the dead woman? I'm thinking Gary Glitter for the pop star.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on February 24, 2014, 01:35:09 pm
Good thinking on Paula! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Redlight on February 24, 2014, 02:22:48 pm
Paula Yates and Gary Glitter are correct.  I'm now worrying that I may have made a mistake with the man named Jack (although folks are on the right track), so for clarification, we're looking for an original Manfred.

And, no, not a Christmas album.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: pcolbeck on February 24, 2014, 02:26:56 pm
John "Jack" Bruce of Cream fame was in the Manfreds at one stage.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on February 24, 2014, 02:29:12 pm
Well, then, we might have Paul Jones, Paul Gadd, and Paula Yates.  But, unless Mr Lordi's real name is Paul, I'm stuck.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: pcolbeck on February 24, 2014, 02:30:14 pm
Or is this a link to My Name is Jack which was a Manfred Mann song ? He lived in teh back of a Greta Garbo home. Still trying to get the link with Eurovision though ...
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Redlight on February 24, 2014, 02:33:52 pm
You've got the three names right - and the reference to My name is Jack was purely to give you Paul Jones.

I'm going to do a bit of work  ;) and will come back in an hour or so….
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on February 24, 2014, 02:47:47 pm
Hmm.  There was a US duo called Paul & Paula, who had a hit with 'Hey Paula', but I'm not getting an album out of that, nor do I see a Eurovision winner. :(
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Peter on February 24, 2014, 03:15:39 pm
Or is this a link to My Name is Jack which was a Manfred Mann song ? He lived in teh back of a Greta Garbo home. Still trying to get the link with Eurovision though ...

Yes, this is to what I was referring when I mentioned Mike D'Abo; he had replaced Paul Jones by the time "My Name Is Jack" was released.

Still an interesting question, though!
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on February 24, 2014, 07:38:48 pm
I've just googled for a list of Eurovision winners. One of them was called Paul, but I don't see a link between him and the rest of the question.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Redlight on February 24, 2014, 08:09:29 pm
The Eurovision winner was not named Paul.  in fact, Paul is not a factor at all (I had forgotten about "Paul Gadd" when I set the question).

Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on February 24, 2014, 08:12:48 pm
:facepalm: :-[
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: pcolbeck on February 24, 2014, 09:02:50 pm
Hmm Hughie Green was Paula Yate's father and Mary Hopkins broke through on Opportunity Knocks but she only came second in Eurovison so that doesn't help much.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Peter on February 24, 2014, 09:49:19 pm
I don't think any of them have played for Newcastle, which is puzzling in itself.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Redlight on February 24, 2014, 10:15:29 pm
Nor Sheffield - United or Wednesday
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Peter on February 24, 2014, 10:18:46 pm
Oh boy, redlight, you can pick them!  Fellow-strugglers, if you don't know the answer to this (I used a few educated guesses via a search engine) then arbitrary knowledge will not do it for you!

Unless I've got it wrong, redlight, it was the creation of the album that made your question possible, rather than the sales of it, I think?  Or maybe the real answer is going to make all the above look a bit stupid!  This often happens to me.

If, I'm right, I'm relieved it passed me by!
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Redlight on February 25, 2014, 08:17:58 am
And there was me thinking it was mainstream.

You're almost there, Peter.  All four acts (including the former Eurovision winner) appeared, with others, on an album in the 1980s BUT it was the royalties from another album, in which they played no part, that enabled the producers to bring them all together and pursue this and other projects.

Any help?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on February 25, 2014, 08:47:22 am
We're looking at the KLF/JAMMs, aren't we?

No, scratch that - it's BEF!  Music of Distinction, or whatever.  Glitter, Jones & Sandie Shaw all featured, so I guess Paula Yates was on there somewhere.

That means that the album which made it all possible was Heaven 17's Penthouse & Pavement!

Phew!  That was a struggle.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: pcolbeck on February 25, 2014, 08:54:33 am
OK the Eurovision Winner is Sandie Shaw. I think I have the album that they are all on:

(click to show/hide)

The album that made it possible could be:

(click to show/hide)

Edit:
Bugger ! Clarion got there while I was fiddling around with spoiler tags.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Redlight on February 25, 2014, 08:58:25 am
Hooray-ish

BEF is the correct answer to the first part.  The second is a little more tenuous….  When Ware and Marsh were ousted from the Human League, their compensation for the loss of use of the name was a small percentage of the royalties from the HL's next (and at that time unrecorded) album…. which turned out to be Dare.  They never looked back!

I'll leave you two to slug it out as to who won as Clarion got there first but Pcolbeck got all the tracks.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on February 25, 2014, 09:05:31 am
pcolbeck had the detail.  I just had the patchy info that was lurking in a cobwebby backroom of my mind.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Peter on February 25, 2014, 10:16:49 am
redlight, never mind the D'Abo/Jones glitch, that was a great question, though one I personally had no chance with as the release of that record passed me by and Heaven 17 didn't trouble my leisure hours.  But there were enough other red herrings with the Pauls and Paulas to keep everyone happy!  If it wasn't so "modern" it would be a great question for Round Britain Quiz.  Excellent!

Peter

PS Your reference to Sheffield clubs was a good hint, too!
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on February 25, 2014, 10:19:35 am
Yeah, that was fun, if frustrating.  And amusing that my mistake about the Manfreds was actually right! ;D

I should have got it quicker, as I was actually involved in the mid-80s Sheffield music scene :-[
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Peter on February 25, 2014, 10:25:24 am
Yeah, that was fun, if frustrating.  And amusing that my mistake about the Manfreds was actually right! ;D

I should have got it quicker, as I was actually involved in the mid-80s Sheffield music scene :-[

I'm really sorry about that, C; how are you now?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on February 25, 2014, 10:38:54 am
Just yesterday, I managed to impress someone with my experiences of a small band called Pulp. :D

Oddly, they weren't so interested in tales of The Enzymes. ???
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on May 15, 2014, 10:50:26 pm
Who dedicated what to Jerry, Tom, Oscar and Tiffany?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: pcolbeck on May 16, 2014, 06:18:48 am
Henry Mancini won an oscar for the music for Breakfast at Tiffiniy's and wrote the music for Tom and Jerry the Movie.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on May 16, 2014, 07:54:05 am
Maybe, but that's not what I was looking for. My answer is much more straightforward.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Redlight on October 26, 2014, 05:48:29 pm
An irritating ear worm on this morning's ride got me thinking about resurrecting this thread (while still wondering who Tiffany and Oscar were, assuming Tom and Jerry were Paul and Artie).

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

No googling :-)
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on October 26, 2014, 07:36:14 pm
My question still stands! And nothing in pcolbeck's suggestion was relevant.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Redlight on October 26, 2014, 07:58:50 pm
The problem with the previous question is that everyone assumes they are people :-)

Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: windy on October 26, 2014, 08:03:14 pm
My question still stands! And nothing in pcolbeck's suggestion was relevant.

It was Freddie Mercury but I can't remember what he dedicated to his cat (Jerry) and the other bods.

Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Redlight on October 26, 2014, 08:42:18 pm
Hooray.  You get to set the next question and I'll save mine for another day, when I've worked one out :-)
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Redlight on October 26, 2014, 08:43:13 pm
PS - it was an album called Mr Bad Guy. 
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: windy on October 26, 2014, 08:57:06 pm
Will get my thinking cap on :-)
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: windy on October 26, 2014, 09:16:22 pm
Which Scottish singer/songwriter recorded an album with Ian Rankin and had a lover who left him for the Dalai Lama's bodyguard?

Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Peter on October 27, 2014, 03:50:30 pm
Oh, come on! Every one knows that - except me....
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: windy on October 30, 2014, 08:18:13 pm
Died 2011, also recorded with Dave Thomas (Pere Ubu)?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: windy on October 30, 2014, 08:21:48 pm
OK a less obscure one.

who wrote the  #1 single (1975) about band members that had deserted him and what was it called?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on October 30, 2014, 08:50:56 pm
Steve Harley - Make Me Smile (Come Up & See Me).
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: windy on October 30, 2014, 08:51:53 pm
There you go - I said it was less obscure - your turn
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on October 30, 2014, 08:54:25 pm
And Jackie Leven?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: windy on October 30, 2014, 08:56:26 pm
right on both counts :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on October 30, 2014, 08:58:20 pm
Cool.  I couldn't find anything about the Dalai Lama's bodyguard bit, but I was pretty sure there was an album, cause they talked about it on radio 4.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on October 30, 2014, 08:59:24 pm
OK, then.  Who was the daughter of Dorothy Hawkins and (perhaps) Minnesota Fats?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: tiermat on October 31, 2014, 09:47:55 am
OK, then.  Who was the daughter of Dorothy Hawkins and (perhaps) Minnesota Fats?

Without even going anywhere near Google or the like (it's one of those odd things that sticks in the mind), Etta James.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on October 31, 2014, 09:54:06 am
It was indeed!  Jamesetta Hawkins, born in LA, later changed her name to Etta James.  She had a fascinating life, and it all shows in her wonderful singing.

Over to you. :)
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: tiermat on October 31, 2014, 10:06:49 am
I thought of a corker the other day, shall attempt to remember it, just putting this place holder here for now.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on October 31, 2014, 10:09:09 am
Is the answer Rick Astley? ;D
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: tiermat on October 31, 2014, 10:16:05 am
Is the answer Rick Astley? ;D

DAMN! You guessed.... ;D :D
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: tiermat on October 31, 2014, 10:21:16 am
OK, so the real one which, as a clue, has NOTHING to do with Rick Astley...

What links a cult 1980's horror movie, a toy from The Simpsons, a primitive firearm and an planet orbiter?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on October 31, 2014, 10:33:37 am
Well the last two are clearly Flintlock and the Georgia satellites.... er...er... ;)
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: tiermat on October 31, 2014, 10:57:30 am
Well the last two are clearly Flintlock and the Georgia satellites.... er...er... ;)

Your first guess is along the right lines, but wrong.

Your second guess is completely wrong.

I had to think VERY carefully about the wording of the question...

A little clue is that the film was also a TV series, also from the '80's.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on October 31, 2014, 01:08:44 pm
It must be that famous supergroup Jason, Crusty, Musket & Moon, then.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Redlight on November 02, 2014, 03:45:36 pm
Is there a Joe Meek connection here?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: tiermat on November 05, 2014, 02:27:00 pm
Is there a Joe Meek connection here?

Nope.
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on November 05, 2014, 02:30:43 pm
OK, can we do it bit by bit?

Is the toy Malibu Stacey?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: tiermat on November 05, 2014, 02:40:28 pm
OK, can we do it bit by bit?

Is the toy Malibu Stacey?

YES!
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: Juan Martín on November 05, 2014, 03:28:14 pm
Zipgun for the firearm?
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: tiermat on November 05, 2014, 05:50:06 pm
Zipgun for the firearm?

Nope, think of a more basic "rifle"
Title: Re: Pop quiz
Post by: clarion on November 05, 2014, 06:00:25 pm
Musket?
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Post by: tiermat on November 05, 2014, 09:12:57 pm
Musket?

Musket at one end, the other end, though, is considerably different.
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Post by: clarion on November 06, 2014, 12:10:25 am
Blunderbuss?
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Post by: tiermat on November 06, 2014, 07:19:11 am
Yes.
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Post by: clarion on November 06, 2014, 07:51:33 am
OK, I know an album called Blunderbuss.
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Post by: clarion on November 06, 2014, 07:53:23 am
No.Further.On. :(
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Post by: clarion on November 06, 2014, 08:18:39 am
Actually, I have found a link between a few of the items, but still struggling with the film :(
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Post by: Mr Larrington on November 06, 2014, 09:05:43 am
I also know an album called Blunderbuss but not knowing who Malibu Stacey is has put me at a disadvantage.
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Post by: Torslanda on November 06, 2014, 09:10:12 am
I have obviously come MUCH too late to this topic.

Can I just say that I have no idea what you are rabbiting abaht . . .
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Post by: Mr Larrington on November 06, 2014, 09:14:10 am
I have obviously come MUCH too late to this topic.

Can I just say that I have no idea what you are rabbiting abaht . . .

Agh!  He's channelling Chas'n'Dave!

RUN AWAY!!!!
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Post by: clarion 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.
Firearm - Blunderbuss: Solo album by JW.
Orbiter - JW has won a Satellite Award.
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Post by: clarion on November 06, 2014, 03:12:40 pm
And is the film Beetlejuice (I don't know the connection)?
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Post by: tiermat 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:
(click to show/hide)
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Post by: clarion 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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Post by: tiermat 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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Post by: tiermat 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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Post by: Deano on November 06, 2014, 09:55:44 pm
Steve Albini?
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Post by: tiermat 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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Post by: Deano 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.
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Post by: Deano 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.
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Post by: Redlight 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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Post by: Mr Larrington 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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Post by: Redlight on November 18, 2014, 03:51:57 pm
Too obvious  ;)
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Post by: Mr Larrington 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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Post by: Redlight 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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Post by: Peter 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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Post by: Redlight 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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Post by: Peter on November 19, 2014, 12:19:05 am
I wasn't focussing at all - just musing!  It's a fascinating question.

peter
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Post by: Mr Larrington on November 19, 2014, 01:31:04 am
I didn't think either Focus or Muse ever had a singing drummer...

(http://legslarry.org.uk/BikeStull/coat_48.png)
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Post by: Redlight 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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Post by: clarion 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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Post by: Mr Larrington 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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Post by: clarion 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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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits 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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Post by: clarion on November 20, 2014, 09:22:09 pm
I know that one - it's. Leathery chin DMs.
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Post by: Redlight on November 21, 2014, 12:18:11 am
Roger Taylor (of Queen, not the other one) was a drummer, and sang, and wrote songs, and did solo albums.


Nope, way off.  There was a clue in my earlier comment, by the way.
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Post by: pcolbeck on November 22, 2014, 05:54:32 pm
Gilbert O'Sullivan

He was a drummer originally and played in band with Rick Davies at college. Rick Davies started Supertramp and sings and plays keyboards for Supertramp.
"Nothing Rhymed" is a song written by Gilbert O'Sullivan that Martin Carthy covered on his 1979 Album "Because its there"
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Post by: Redlight on November 22, 2014, 08:17:32 pm
Well done Pcolbeck.  Over to you.

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Post by: pcolbeck on November 23, 2014, 10:13:01 am
What connects the best electric guitarist ever (according to the guitarist that most people think of as the best) with a singer who had 31 UK top 30 singles and 2 US top 10 singles, a banjo player who has guested with a US band that's not quite quite a public horse, and the harmonica player from a very cold British blues band and why ?
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Post by: clarion on November 23, 2014, 12:06:57 pm
I can top & tail that one quite easily, but the middle bits are tough. :\
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Post by: pcolbeck on November 24, 2014, 12:18:49 pm
Do you need some clues yet ?
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Post by: clarion on November 24, 2014, 02:34:50 pm
Given I know only four banjo players: Dave Matthews, Steve Martin, Pete Seeger and Mike Harding, I think we do, yes.  :(
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Post by: Mr Larrington on November 24, 2014, 02:37:19 pm
Thanks to PeterM otp I can add Béla Fleck to that list.

It doesn't help :(
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Post by: pcolbeck on November 24, 2014, 02:57:36 pm
Thanks to PeterM otp I can add Béla Fleck to that list.

It doesn't help :(

Yes it does.
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Post by: clarion on November 24, 2014, 03:09:50 pm
Not me, it doesn't. :\
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Post by: pcolbeck on November 24, 2014, 03:17:01 pm
Mr Larrington is correct with Bela Fleck. Now you just need the other three and the connection :)
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Post by: clarion on November 24, 2014, 04:31:36 pm
Well, top & tail would be Jimi Hendrix and Mark Feltham (of Nine Below Zero)
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Post by: pcolbeck on November 24, 2014, 04:51:41 pm
Not Hendrix but his opinion counts.
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Post by: Peter on November 24, 2014, 05:49:41 pm
Is it Beck, Fleck, rhymes and so on?
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Post by: pcolbeck on November 24, 2014, 06:40:53 pm
No its not rhymes.
You've got two now only two to go and the connection.
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Post by: clarion on November 24, 2014, 06:42:55 pm
Clapton?
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Post by: pcolbeck on November 24, 2014, 06:53:25 pm
Nope. I thought this was the easiest part of the question too.
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Post by: pcolbeck on November 24, 2014, 06:58:01 pm
I'll give you a clue. He's a national hero (not that I'm saying what nation).
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Post by: clarion on November 24, 2014, 07:46:36 pm
I honestly don't know.  Unless it's Django Reinhardt - I'm sure I remember seeing somewhere that Jimi saw him as an important influence.
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Post by: pcolbeck on November 24, 2014, 07:50:04 pm
Yes you do. Think plaid shirts and a ridiculous work ethic.
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Post by: Mr Larrington on November 24, 2014, 08:25:54 pm
Plaid shirts says Neil Young but he had scarcely started to be famous in Hendrix' lifetime.  I know JMH also rated Billy Gibbons very highly but it aten't him.

I am in a state of this: bafflement.
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Post by: pcolbeck on November 24, 2014, 08:30:36 pm
Famously played the same Strat for his entire career.
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Post by: Peter on November 24, 2014, 08:40:27 pm
So it's Hank Marvin and I'm wrong about Jeff Beck?

Edit:  Now I think of it, Hank Marvin played a Baldwin for a while.  Buddy Holly and Rory Gallagher both played Strats for their short careers.
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Post by: pcolbeck on November 24, 2014, 08:53:39 pm
Hanks played loads of guitars but you had it in there somewhere Peter.
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Post by: Mr Larrington on November 24, 2014, 09:45:41 pm
Famously played the same Strat for his entire career.

Aaaaaaah!  That'd be a Mr R Gallagher.

Still baffled thobut.
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Post by: clarion on November 24, 2014, 10:59:13 pm
Any more clues for the singer?
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Post by: Peter on November 25, 2014, 01:01:44 am
Bela Fleck, Mark Feltham and Rory Gallagher played Amazing Grace together at Montreux but I'm struggling with the singer.  30 hits but only 2 in the top ten....
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Post by: Steph on November 25, 2014, 02:55:07 am
I had those three but am also struggling still wi't singer.
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Post by: pcolbeck on November 25, 2014, 08:45:42 am
I just noticed a typo in the question. Its 31 UK top 30 singles and 2 US top 10 singles.

OK a clue. He had been a banjo player and his most famous hit was a cover of a Leadbelly track.
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Post by: clarion on November 25, 2014, 08:51:17 am
That's Lonnie Donegan!

Right, what the hell is the connection?
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Post by: clarion on November 25, 2014, 09:43:08 am
Lonnie did an odd album in the 70s to try to revive his career.  He re-recorded his greatest hits with other, more current, artists.  I know Rory Gallagher was on there, but not sure about the others.
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Post by: clarion on November 25, 2014, 09:47:24 am
I'm looking at it the wrong way round!  It's Wheels Within Wheels, by Rory Gallagher!  Lonnie was a guest on that, as were (I find) Fleck and Feltham.
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Post by: pcolbeck on November 25, 2014, 09:54:40 am
Correct Clarion !

And if you didn't get the clues here's how it goes:

Famously when asked what it was like to be the best guitarist in the world Jimi Hendrix said "I don't know ask Rory Gallagher".
Lonnie Donenegan had 31 UK top 30 singles and 2 US top 10 singles.
Not quite a public horse is Government Mule and Bela Fleck played banjo on one of their albums.
A very cold British band is Nine Below Zero and their harmonica player is Mark Feltham

They all guested on Rory's acoustic album "Wheels within wheels".
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Post by: clarion on November 25, 2014, 10:24:09 am
That was very much a team effort, so if any of the others come up with a question before I do, please do post it.

Good Q, by the way - seems impossible, but makes sense when it all comes together.  I had never heard of Bela Fleck before, though ;D
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Post by: Mr Larrington on November 25, 2014, 10:44:26 am
I had never heard of Bela Fleck before, though ;D

You can thank Audax for my having heard of him - PeterM gave me a CD of "Live At The Quick" as a thank-you for giving him a lift back from an icy mid-Wales after an AUK AGM.  The one when ESL kept smoking my fags :-\
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Post by: Redlight on November 27, 2014, 09:34:21 pm
Is there a question coming?
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Post by: clarion on November 28, 2014, 03:27:27 pm
OK, should be an easy one: Why can't you see Ronnie Verrell battle Buddy Rich or Harry Belafonte?
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Post by: pcolbeck on November 28, 2014, 03:41:24 pm
Because Ronnie Verrell was the man behind the Muppet's drummer Animal whereas the other two were guests who had drum battles with Animal.
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on November 28, 2014, 09:57:49 pm
Correct Clarion !

And if you didn't get the clues here's how it goes:

Famously when asked what it was like to be the best guitarist in the world Jimi Hendrix said "I don't know ask Rory Gallagher".
That's a bit like when a journalist asked Zinedine Zidane what it was like to be the best midfielder in the world and he said "I don't know, ask Paul Scholes."
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Post by: clarion on November 28, 2014, 10:02:59 pm
Spot on, Pat!  Perfect answer.  Back over to you. :)
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Post by: Redlight on March 18, 2016, 10:23:48 am
It's been a while, so.... here we go again

What piece of weaponry links the only living Spider, a "lost" Genesis track and Paul McCartney's bed?
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Post by: Mr Larrington on March 18, 2016, 10:32:51 am
Submarine?  Surviving Spider Woody Woodmansey was a member of U-Boat while the Beatles famously lived in a yellow one.  Any "lost" Genesus track can stay that way, preferably with Phil Collins sent on a mission to find it.
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Post by: Redlight on March 18, 2016, 10:36:56 am
Spot on - I knew it was too easy.

Macca claims to have written Yellow Submarine in bed and the lost Genesis track, called Submarine, should definitely have stayed that way
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Post by: Mr Larrington on March 18, 2016, 01:30:41 pm
Blimey, that was pretty much a guess though I did look up Woody the other week to check whether he was still alive.

How has Iggy gone to bed with the Queen?
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Post by: Redlight on February 06, 2017, 10:24:24 pm
reviving this thread, 'cause I just happened to read something that caught my attention:

Brian Jones and Keith Richard(s)
George Harrison and Eric Clapton
John Cale and Kevin Ayers

Connection?
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Post by: Legs on February 07, 2017, 10:39:50 am
reviving this thread, 'cause I just happened to read something that caught my attention:

Brian Jones and Keith Richard(s)
George Harrison and Eric Clapton
John Cale and Kevin Ayers

Connection?

Latters shacked up with formers' missuses?
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Post by: Redlight on February 07, 2017, 02:21:23 pm
Close - I was looking for something a little more specific. Let's see if anyone pops up with it later on today. If not it'll be over to you.
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Post by: Legs on February 07, 2017, 02:38:33 pm
Well, I know Layla was (famously) written about Patti Boyd - isn't Guts about Kevin Ayers sha99ing John Cale's SO?  I'd imagine that any number of the Stones' songs might be inspired by Anita Pallenberg...
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on February 07, 2017, 09:19:38 pm
Angie, I think, is about Anita Pallenberg.
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Post by: Redlight on February 07, 2017, 10:16:50 pm
I think I have to give it to Legs.  The connection I was looking for was that in each case the latter had discussed Uganda with the former's partner yet both had continued to perform together.  Jones accepted that Pallenberg had moved her affections but, no doubt helped by his prodigious intake of alcohol and drugs and the ready availability of replacements,  carried on playing with the Stones until he was ousted.  When Patti went off with Eric, Harrison brooded for a while but later toured with Clapton as his guitarist - and Clapton, of course, was effectively MC at his 'memorial' concert. 

For my mind, Ayers and Cale get the prize.  On June 1 1974 Ayers, having disbanded Soft Machine and disappeared off to France to drink wine, was due to play something of a comeback gig at The Rainbow in north London, with Cale, Brian Eno and Nico as 'warm-up' acts and, it's rumoured, then forming a kind of art school supergroup.

Unfortunately, Mr Cale discovered Mrs Cale in bed with Mr Ayers earlier in the day, resulting in a less than amicable performance at the gig and an interesting interaction between the two in the photo on the cover of the album recorded that night.

Over to you, Legs...
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Post by: Legs on February 08, 2017, 09:13:55 am
Here goes...

Only one singing performer in the USA for Africa We Are The World lineup was not American.  Who?

(It's guessable...)
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Post by: citoyen on February 08, 2017, 10:27:57 am
Here goes...

Only one singing performer in the USA for Africa We Are The World lineup was not American.  Who?

Actually, there are at least two I can think of (assuming by 'American' you mean citizens of the USA)
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Post by: Legs on February 08, 2017, 10:52:24 am
Oops, I'd
a) not remembered that Dan Aykroyd was in the chorus
b) not realised that he was Canadian.  Lucky chap.

So who was the other? (I figure you know...)
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Post by: citoyen on February 08, 2017, 10:56:49 am
Sir Bob!

I only ever remember Dan Aykroyd because his inclusion in the line-up seems so incongruous.
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Post by: citoyen on February 08, 2017, 11:00:03 am
OK, next question, fairly easy...

What links the following tracks?

Elvis Presley - Return to Sender
The Scaffold - Lily The Pink
Girls Aloud - Sound of the Underground
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Post by: Legs on February 08, 2017, 11:31:21 am
Could Can We Fix It? or Killing In The Name be added to the list?
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Post by: Vince on February 08, 2017, 11:34:15 am
Christmas number ones?
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Post by: citoyen on February 08, 2017, 11:41:16 am
Yep, I think Legs was there first even if his answer was more oblique.

I guess it was even easier than I expected.
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Post by: Legs on February 08, 2017, 12:02:40 pm
I can't think of a question off the top of my head, so if you've got one, Vince, fire away.
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Post by: Vince on February 08, 2017, 07:52:52 pm
I know nothing!
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Post by: Peter on February 08, 2017, 07:55:03 pm
What is the connection between Vince's utterance and a member of a royal family?
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Post by: Basil on February 08, 2017, 08:40:54 pm
Queen Barcelona?

Manuel in faulty towers "I know nothing.  I am from Barcelona "
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Post by: Peter on February 09, 2017, 12:43:31 am
Correct!
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Post by: Basil on February 09, 2017, 07:33:06 am
Sorry, I don't have a question.
Carry on.
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on February 09, 2017, 09:51:41 am
*cough*Barcelona wasn't a Queen song *cough*
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Post by: Redlight on February 09, 2017, 12:11:07 pm
Don't you come around here with your alternative facts.  :hand:
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Post by: Ham on March 21, 2017, 09:04:09 am
How about what's probably an easy one:

Connection between Sinead O'Connor, Chaka Kahn and the Bangles?
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on March 21, 2017, 09:11:23 am
Prince.
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Post by: Ham on March 21, 2017, 09:28:50 am
Top marks
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on March 21, 2017, 12:50:29 pm
Which musician inducted which musician into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame, saying "I lifted every lick he ever played"?
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Post by: Mr Larrington on March 21, 2017, 01:17:11 pm
The inductee must surely be Chuck Berry, and I'd guess t'other would be Keith Richards.
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on March 21, 2017, 02:59:53 pm
Yup. But it's Keef, not Keith.
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Post by: Torslanda on March 21, 2017, 04:23:41 pm
Mick & Keef (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTCSzP6dmmo)
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Post by: Redlight on March 29, 2017, 06:04:02 pm
BUMP!                   

               
"The Beatles"  "Exile on Main Street"  "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road"  "Physical Graffiti"  "Sign o' the Times"

Odd one out, and why?
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Post by: Deano on March 29, 2017, 06:13:59 pm
All double albums apart from Goats Head Soup.
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Post by: Redlight on March 29, 2017, 06:34:08 pm
All double albums apart from Goats Head Soup.

Sorry, I made an error in the question. I was getting my albums mixed up.  The question is now corrected.  Apologies.
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Post by: tiermat on March 29, 2017, 06:36:37 pm
All first albums, barring Sign 'O the tims
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on March 29, 2017, 06:45:07 pm
Exile on Main Street wasn't a first album.
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Post by: Deano on March 29, 2017, 07:15:04 pm
All double albums apart from Goats Head Soup.

Sorry, I made an error in the question. I was getting my albums mixed up.  The question is now corrected.  Apologies.

Dammit. What a swindle!
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Post by: Deano on March 29, 2017, 07:15:35 pm
Exile on Main Street wasn't a first album.

I don't think any of them are.
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Post by: Redlight on March 29, 2017, 07:19:31 pm
Nope, none were debut albums
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on January 07, 2018, 02:22:48 pm
Which was the last single to reach number one in the UK charts in the 80s which didn't have a video? It made the singer the first black woman to top the UK charts with her own composition.
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Post by: Mr Larrington on January 07, 2018, 03:05:24 pm
Oooh, I know the answer to this one, because two minutes searching teh Internets :demon:
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Post by: Legs on January 07, 2018, 07:43:44 pm
Which was the last single to reach number one in the UK charts in the 80s which didn't have a video? It made the singer the first black woman to top the UK charts with her own composition.
TOTP: The Story of 1985, perchance?
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Post by: Redlight on January 08, 2018, 07:32:18 am

Sleeping Satellite by Tasmin Archer?
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on January 08, 2018, 08:14:58 am
Which was the last single to reach number one in the UK charts in the 80s which didn't have a video? It made the singer the first black woman to top the UK charts with her own composition.
TOTP: The Story of 1985, perchance?
Yeah.

Sleeping Satellite by Tasmin Archer?

Nope.
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Post by: clarion on January 08, 2018, 04:03:57 pm
Fast Car by Tracy Chapman?
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Post by: Redlight on January 12, 2018, 08:43:54 am
Looks ike this one has fallen prey to the curse of Google (and, yes, I was surprised by the answer too).  So, here's a new one to bump the thread along:

Graeme Edge, Moody Blues
Graham Gouldman, 10cc
Mike Love, The Beach Boys
Simon Nicol, Fairport Convention
Rick Davies, Supertramp

All have something in common but one is also the odd one out for a closely related reason. Who and why?
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Post by: Legs on January 12, 2018, 09:02:38 am
Graham Gouldman, because he's the only one I've heard of.  That makes the rest of the question quite hard for me, so I'm out! 
<edit> wait - just realised the Mike Love on your list is/was one of the Beach Boys...  Still none the wiser. </edit>
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Post by: Redlight on January 12, 2018, 10:36:43 pm
A bit more information added in the post with the question...
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on January 14, 2018, 07:50:05 pm
Fast Car by Tracy Chapman?
No, it was Move Closer by Phyllis Nelson.