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Artist of the Week II – Quiz #38

September 23, 2018


Amazing Artist of the Week Series logo by Sarca @ caughtmegaming

Artists of the Week (so far): Genesis50 CentSlayerWhitney HoustonoasisPaul SimonChicagoFatboy SlimDef LeppardBeyoncé, Kraftwerk, Green Day, George Michael, Frank Sinatra, Anthrax, CCR, Bon Jovi, Annie Lennox, Marvin Gaye, Dolly Parton, The Killers, Lenny Kravitz, Radiohead, Little Richard, Björk, Ryan Adams, Elvis Presley, The Police, Iron Maiden, Kate Bush, Snoop Dogg, ZZ Top, Smashing Pumpkins, Billy Joel, Duke Ellington, Meat Loaf, Sheryl Crow


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

Congrats to all those who correctly identified Sheryl Crow last week.

The results after 37 weeks (as of Tuesday evening – results submitted after that time will be added next week):


after 37


Ready for Quiz #38?



Quiz Rules/Format
(Same as last year, 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 #38
Record POINTS Earned (Not Artist Name) in the comments
(scroll down for additional clues)


500 points………………..American band, founded in the mid-70s by the multi-talented Tom Scholz…






400 points……………… not only did Scholz write, produce, and play just about all the instruments on the band’s self-titled 1976 debut, he would later invent the Rockman amplifier, so that other guitarists could recreate his signature guitar sounds!






300 points……………….To modify a meme:






200 points…………………Also the capital city of Massachusetts (featuring sports teams like the Bruins, Red Sox, and Celtics)






100 points………………..The artist is:   B_____________






Answer: بوسطن

(Please post your points earned in the comments section)

Thanks for playing!


Verbalize the Positive

I enjoy playing their tune, Peace of Mind, with the lyric “People livin’ in Competition” as the song of the day in class when we talk about Competitive Analysis!

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  1. 500! Only really know the big, inescapable hit though.

  2. 500, its an unmistakable sound they make.

    • ’tis – and I suppose now we could attempt to make that sound by purchasing a rockman amplifier!

  3. 0.This is embarrassing! I looked up Tom Scholz. I tend to skip whenever their big hit comes along, which is why I know nothing.

    • Not to worry Amrita – the honesty is appreciated & I think you’ll bounce right back next week!

  4. 500 – yay!

  5. 300. They had a hit? People wanted to emulate their sound? This world scares me sometimes.

  6. I should give that album a listen soon. 300 points

  7. Recently, knowing artist names has paid dividends. And that is more than a fibbing.

  8. Got 500 so now I can get my peace of mind.

  9. I liked the use of the photo in this one Geoff!
    That vinyl copy looks like it has been played more than ‘500’ times as well!

    • I think the price tag on it was $1.99 – so I’m even more pleased to hear you earned much more than 199 points, well played Deke!

      • Wow! Now thats the deal of the century on that album!
        I paid I think $10 on my. used copy and my sisters boyfriend paid $30 sealed at Sunrise for his….

      • I had the good fortune of getting it about 15 years ago – when stores were practically giving vinyl away. Now I think finding it for $10 used would be as cheap as you’d be able to find it!

      • Great call Geoff…you were on the cutting edge of scooping vinyl when it wasn’t the rage! Good stuff!

      • My thanks Deke – there’s a great sloan tune, right or wrong, with the line ’10 years ahead of time, or about 1 year behind’ – I think it’s more likely I was behind the times than being ahead of them!

      • I’m thinking ahead of the times in your case ..

      • I had a great weekend with a few friends from high school – but it’s clear I’m behind the times Deke. In their cars, they had voice activated/hands-free requests to pick the next song/album on the stereo. In my car, I’m still manually changing the CDs, no voice assistance!

      • too many bells and whistles….
        you have more street cred doing it old school! (no pun intended)

  10. Zack permalink

    500. I have a knack for remembering names like that.

  11. 500 for me. Love these guys.

  12. I’ll take 200 today.

  13. 300 each for Mika and me. Someone explain that meme to me

    • Well done Mika & James!
      (in the band’s city namesake, the local accent makes “khakis” sound like “car keys”)

  14. I’ll take 500 of your finest points, please!

  15. jprobichaud permalink

    200. I don’t know these guys at all.

  16. 500! But, I guessed from your photo that showed up first in the reader (instead of the quiz logo).

    • Nice work Sarca – I’m surprised it showed up instead of the quiz logo, I much prefer the quiz logo! 😀

  17. Haha I’m here to vote 500 waaaaay late. How did I miss this one?

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