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Artist of the Week III – Quiz #16

April 21, 2019

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Exceptional Artist of the Week III Series logo by Sarca @ caughtmegaming

2019 Artists of the Week (so far): George Harrison, Notorious B.I.G., Amy Winehouse, Van Halen, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Mariah Carey, Elton John, Gorillaz, Led ZeppelinAretha Franklin, Cheap Trick, Can, Kanye West, Fleetwood Mac, Morrissey

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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 Morrissey last week.

The results after 15 weeks (as of Friday evening – results submitted after that time will be added next week):

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Ready for Quiz #16?

You know I’m here waiting for you! ♫

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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!

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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………………..Glaswegian band, their self-titled 2004 debut album is on the 1001 list, featuring the singles Darts of Pleasure, The Dark of the Matinée, and…

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400 points………………..(the ubiquitous at the time, the delightfully dance-beat driven) Take Me Out

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300 points……………….Different centuries, same names…

Untitled presentation (22)

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200 points………………..Two word band name, the first is the same as the blank in the SNL sketch, “Pumping up with Hans & ______,” the second is the same as an animated film about a gentle bull

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100 points………………..The artist is F_______ F____________

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Answer:  فرانز فرديناند

(Please post your points earned in the comments section)

Thanks for playing!

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Verbalize the Positive

‘Glaswegian’ is easily among my Top 5 demonyms!

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72 Comments
  1. 500. Seems like the album’s big single was the last great mainstream guitar rock song.

    • That’s a good point – no post-2004 track is jumping to mind for me!

      • I didn’t really think at the time about how dance oriented ‘Take Me Out’ is – it’s kind of funky new wave, not miles away from early Gang of Four or something.

  2. Harrison permalink

    300 please, due to a sound knowledge of history

  3. 500. Quebecois!

    • THat’s up there on my demonym list too (Liverpudlian/Halegonian/Mancunian might round out the top 5)!

  4. 200. Bad week for me.

  5. I love this band. 500 please!

  6. wdeod permalink

    500. Place – I can only think of about 5 bands, Date – well that narrows it down as at least one was dead by then.

  7. A lucky guess bags me 500.

  8. 400 please. Remember enjoying the album at the time, but haven’t spun it in ages.

  9. I only got this by the SNL reference…than it clicked…..200 Pump me Ups!

  10. 200. I need those word clues.

  11. jprobichaud permalink

    500. Great debut album.

  12. Zack permalink

    400

  13. 500 each for me and Mika

  14. 200 this week…

  15. 500 and My Waynes World viewing has not helped at all the last few weeks, may stop watching for awhile. Luckily i have a Glaswegian friend who would never forgive getting this wrong.

  16. Earned me a shiny 300 this week to tie me up with Sarca! I have their first two albums bit haven’t spent that much time with them.

    • And I’ve only got the debut thus far – hard to believe it’s 15 years old. Well done tying Sarca!

  17. 400! (I am reminded of Grade 9 History by the 300 clue, where we studied WWI and I was thus oft reminded of this band… We also learnt this stranger-than-fiction story, which I think has since been found a myth, about how the assassin of that historical figure only came to finally execute his mission — pun unintended! — because he had purchased a sandwich near where that figure’s vehicle had been parked! So I now associate this band with sandwiches…)

  18. 400, can’t stand em.

  19. Can I sneak in late and claim 400 please? Don’t listen to Mike, he’s just an old fuddy-duddy.

  20. I’ll have 500 big points please! Took me a while to fully appreciate their debut, but I got there after about 10 years!

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