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Artist of the Week – Quiz #35

September 3, 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, The Beta Band, Talking Heads, Bee Gees, Megadeth, The Ramones, Guns n’ Roses


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

Congrats to all those who correctly identified Guns n’ Roses last week.

The results after 34 weeks:


after 34


Ready for Quiz #35?



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 #35
Record POINTS Earned (Not Artist Name) in the comments
(scroll down for additional clues)




500 points……………….. The artist name (which is a synonym for a ‘rake’ or a ‘roué’), almost too artistically hidden by a blue oval, on the t-shirt of the coffee drinking dad, in the photo above






400 points………………..Before the band’s implosion in 2004, their first two garage rock albums were produced by Mick Jones (of The Clash)





300 points…………………Speaking of 2004, the band shares a name with a 2004 Johnny Depp film, where Depp starred as John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester






200 points………………….The band, who incidentally has since reformed, has 2 lead singers: Carl Barât (note the accent circonflexe) and Pete Doherty






100 points………………..The artist is The L____________s






Answer: والليبرتين

(Please post your points earned in the comments section)

Thanks for playing!


Verbalize the Positive

When I worked in Glasgow in 2005, one of my Glaswegian colleagues introduced me to these guys.

So 12 years later, David from the Abbey National bank, my thanks again for the introduction!

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  1. 200 again, there is a theme developing.

  2. Zack permalink

    300. I’m glad I watched that horrible movie. I knew it would pay off someday.

  3. They crossed my mind at 500 (only really because of the Union Jack and because it looked like it started with L), but I didn’t confirm until 400.

  4. 500. Why are bands said to implode? Do they collapse under their own infinite mass? Do they leave a black hole? I think you should explain. With diagrams!

    • Haha, I’m not sure if I’m capable of such a post – but I’d thoroughly enjoy reading one!

  5. 0. Don’t know this band at all.

  6. Gah…..Zero The Hero returns!

  7. 500! Hurrah!

  8. 200. I know of Doherty by reputation, but I didn’t like any of his tunes I checked out, either solo or with this band. Oh well, I’m sure you’ll make it interesting regardless!

    • My thanks Mike – on paper, I shouldn’t like him, but for some reason I quite like his tunes with these guys (and his first side project)!

  9. Big fat zero for me.

  10. ⅓ from the hint provided by definite article, a further 33 ⅓ % from zooming the cute photo, and a final slice from wracking the ol’ thesaurus brain equals 500. I freely admit that musical knowledge played no part whatsoever in the result.

    • Haha, that is 500 points well earned Bruce, as you might have guessed, I quite appreciate the statistical breakdown of how you arrived at the correct answer!

  11. Goose egg…

  12. 500 for me. I just saw this band’s CD at work this week! It’s on the 1001? Man, I should see if it’s still there and check them out… I remember liking what I heard back when they were everywhere!

    500 bonus points for you, Geoff, for the awesome cupface shite photo with the super-duper-cute baby! Sweetness!

  13. jprobichaud permalink

    500! Pure luck. Never got into these guys. Perhaps it’s time to give them another go.

  14. 200 for me. Feel lucky to have got any points at all. My limited rake synonyms let me down!

    • Wouldn’t it have been great if they’d gone with ‘les roués’ as the band name instead?!

  15. Jordan Richardson permalink

    200. Should’ve got it from the shirt, but I was distracted by the mug.

  16. 500! (And cool shirt!!)

  17. 500 points for me too!

  18. Being a roué myself, this was a 500 point-er for me. Can’t stand this act either.

    • Though I do appreciate your wordplay all the same (modifying the opener of their 2nd album with your criticism)!

  19. 200 points. Unrelated, but are there really 3 Dexy’s Midnight Runners albums in the 1001 Albums book or is Wikipedia lying to me?

  20. 200 for the week

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