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Artist of the Week – Quiz #16

April 23, 2017

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Artists of the week (so far): Brian Eno, U2, Stevie Wonder, Everything But The Girl, Elvis Costello, Tom Waits, CSNY, Bob Marley, Miles Davis, Pavement, Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, Deep Purple, Leonard Cohen, Marianne Faithfull

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My thanks to all who have participated in the “Artist of the Week” quizzes so far.

Congrats to all those who correctly identified Marianne Faithfull last week.

Here are the results after 15 quizzes:

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after 15

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Ready for Quiz #16?

I’ve been waiting so long!

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Quiz Rules/Format
(feel free to skip to the quiz if you know the rules already)

Your Task: Name the mystery Artist, ideally with as few clues as possible.

Correctly guess the artist on the first clue? 500 points.

After scrolling down to the second clue? 400 points.

Still don’t know after the fifth clue? 0 points, but a crisp high-five for participating.

I’ll use google translate to put the correct answer at the bottom in Arabic (if you read Arabic, that’s fantastic, but no cheating by reading ahead!) and you can translate it back to the language of your choice to confirm your answer.

In the comments, please enter your POINTS earned (not the artist name) and I’ll keep track of the running totals in a spreadsheet.

In addition to eternal bragging rights, the winner at the end of the year may even get something as prestigious as a digital certificate.

Here goes!

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Artist of the Week #16
Record POINTS Earned (Not Artist Name) in the comments
(scroll down for additional clues)

For:

500 points………………..This short-lived British band from the 60s shares their name with a Prince hit from 1991

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400 points………………..Speaking of shared names, the band has a 1967 hit single that shares a name with a 1983 Canadian comedy film starring Rick Moranis & Dave Thomas

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300 points…………………The guitarist of this group also played the guest guitar solo on While My Guitar Gently Weeps

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200 points………………….Their lone album on the 1001 list is named Disraeli Gears

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100 points………………..The artist is C_______.

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Answer: دسم
(Please post your points earned in the comments section)

Thanks for playing!

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Verbalize the Positive

I had to add a ‘y’ when using google translate – otherwise the band name translated back from Arabic to English as ‘generous,’ which I may like even better than the original band name!

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82 Comments
    • Exemplary work Jordan! On a related note to the 500 clue, Have you reviewed either of the Purple Rain or Graffiti Bridge films yet?

  1. 500. That’s one of my favorite Prince songs.

  2. 500, it’s one of the few Prince songs I know

  3. Oh dear. 300 this time.

    • I’m pleased you got it on the Beatle clue J – even if you’re not a fan of theirs, you still know your stuff!

      • I was pretty impressed I retained that wee nugget of information. Who knew it would have came in useful!

  4. 500. Not enough for me to get on top.

  5. 500. But I created loads of great fantasy band names before I got to the right Prince song.

  6. 400. Apparently I am not up on my Prince discography…

  7. 300 for me and I’m calling shenanigans on the second question! Making it easier for the Canadians! Tut.

    • Those pesky Canadians!
      Speaking of shenanigans, it’s no Canadian Cult Comedy, but it’s a good scene too:

  8. That first clue is a beaut, Geoff. Nicely done. Extra nicely done as I got it at #1.

    I’ve posted twice on this album, the ‘redux’ version being part of the current occasional anniversary series.

  9. Zack permalink

    400. And I never made that connection before.

  10. 400! Brilliant clue!

  11. 400…..back in the points! Do not know my Prince stuff…..thought it might have been Raspberry Beret…haha…but a no go…..

    • Nice work Deke – and way to go Rangers last night!!

      • hahaha..yeah it was a tight physical series…Rangers though its like they let Montreal pound them in the early going and by the second period the Rangers would come out of there stupor and pick it up. It was still a close series as both goalies were brilliant!…
        By the way the Pens just steamrolled Columbus…..poor bastards could score on Pitt they just couldn’t stop the Pitt Juguarnaut….
        I always find the first two rounds of the playoffs brilliant ….

      • Lundqvist is definitely back in top form – or as they said in the Lion King, The King has returned!

  12. 300 (again!).

  13. 500, but only because I just got done reading that book about Prince! No pee test required, Deke! 🙂

  14. 200…oh well. At least it is points.

  15. 400. I don’t know my Prince well enough.

  16. 400 for me as well.

  17. 500! It’s been a while.

  18. 300 for Bob and Doug. And 100 for their dog 400 total

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