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Artist of the Week – Quiz #29

July 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, Cream, James Taylor, The Eagles, The B-52s, LL Cool J, The Dictators, Judas Priest, Johnny Cash, Alice Cooper, Bob Dylan, Christina Aguilera, Jane’s Addiction, The Doors


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

Congrats to all those who correctly identified The Doors last week.

After a couple weeks without excel updates, here are the latest results:


after 28


Ready for Quiz #29?

Admittedly, this is one of those artists that wasn’t really on my radar before the project.

But perhaps I was the only one who missed the boat when they were a going concern.

So will it be a week for heroes or zeros?

We’ll see!


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!


Artist of the Week #29
Record POINTS Earned (Not Artist Name) in the comments
(scroll down for additional clues)


500 points………………..Scene from the 2000 film High Fidelity:

Rob (John Cusack character): I will now sell five copies of “The Three EPs” by ______________.
Dick: Go for it.
[Rob plays the record]
Customer: Who is this?
Rob: ________________.
Customer: It’s good.
Rob: I know.






400 points………………..Scottish group, formed in 1996, they have 2 albums on the 1001 list (the first listed-album from 2001 shares its name with a Charlie Sheen sequel from 1993)






300 points…………………Their style has been described as ‘folktronica’ and their second album on the 1001 list, released in 2004, is named Heroes to Zeros






200 points………………….They have a piece of obsolete videocassette technology in their group name





100 points………………..The artist is The B___ B___






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

Thanks for playing!


Verbalize the Positive

I love obsolete videocassette technology & I hope to one day acquire a VCR that shares its name with this band!


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  1. I am ashamed I missed the High Fidelity clue, but it’s been ages since I saw that film and I blanked when the pressure was on, so I had to scroll to the second clue. 400 for me. 😉

  2. 500. I usually struggle with movie references, but knew that one.

    • Well done Aphoristical – I thought of you the other day when I read the word ‘aphoristic’ appear in an essay!

  3. Zack permalink

    Wow. I got a big goose egg this week. I’m going to have to open my handy Arabic translator to find the answer.

  4. 500! (Off my radar too, but I’ve watched High Fidelity a few too many times…)

  5. Championship Vinyl sold one to me too. Got ’em all. 500 big ones please Mr S!

  6. Zilch, which sucks because I’ve actually seen them live when they opened for Radiohead.

  7. 500. The High Fidelity hint was excellent.

  8. 100. Know of them, don’t know them so it took the initials to figure it out.

  9. Oh dear. My brain didn’t really shift through the gears until the very last clue. 100 for me!

  10. Zero the Hero here Geoff!

  11. Heheheh. Easy again 🙂 500.

  12. I love High Fidelity! With that said, big fat zero for me.

  13. Zero 😦

  14. jprobichaud permalink

    Haha. 500. I got this one after the first sentence. I love that scene! It’s a great tune too!

  15. 500, a High Fidelity reference to a vinyl junkie is like writing the answer on a billboard.

  16. 500 for me. I’m on a roll right now!

  17. Zero for me. I should have spent more time watching Hi Fidelity.

  18. I’d have got it at 300, if I hadn’t read your post about their Lp first (thus disqualifying me).

  19. Had to Google it, didn’t have a clue a BIG 0 points for the week. Now I must check them out.

  20. 500, High Fidelity is infinitely quotable to me.

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