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Artist of the Week III – Quiz #17

April 28, 2019


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 Zeppelin, Aretha Franklin, Cheap Trick, Can, Kanye West, Fleetwood Mac, Morrissey, Franz Ferdinand


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

Congrats to all those who correctly identified Franz Ferdinand last week.

The results after 16 weeks (as of Friday evening – results submitted after that time will be added next week):


16 weeks


Ready for Quiz #17?

On the 7th day of the week no less!


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 #17
Record POINTS Earned (Not Artist Name) in the comments
(scroll down for additional clues)


500 points………………..In perhaps the finest example of musical brand consistency, on their 1970 debut album, this Birmingham band’s name = the album name = the opening track name






400 points………………..Over the next 5 decades, Tony Iommi would be the group’s only constant member*






300 points……………….They have a trio of albums on the 1001 list: the eponymous debut, Paranoid, and Vol. 4






200 points………………..Curiously, both the band and its usual lead singer are known mononymously (the band is typically shortened to its ‘day of rest’ second word & adding ‘Osbourne’ following the singer’s first name feels superfluous)






100 points………………..The artist is B________ S____________






Answer:  سبت أسود

(Please post your points earned in the comments section)

Thanks for playing!


Verbalize the Positive

*I have no shortage of admiration for the person/team that put together the wikipedia graphical timeline for this group’s band member history, it is something else!


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  1. Harrison permalink

    Ahh, finally an easy one. One million pointeroos please. And 500 points too, if you will.

  2. 500 points. It feels like it was tougher for me because it’s already Sunday here.

  3. 500, very dark.

  4. A shrouded figure outside a ruined mansion in the pouring rain beckons me towards 500 points.

  5. Zack permalink

    500! I want to make the sounds of the opening track, but I’m not sure how to spell them.
    Bahm! Boum… bwoommmmmmmmmmemem?

  6. There’s also Bad Company by Bad Company on the debut Bad Company!
    Anyway, 500 please Mr Music.

    • Haha, I hadn’t realized it was a move that others had also done!
      Well done Bruce Jenkins by Bruce Jenkins from Bruce Jenkins!

  7. Could it be Motorhead by Motorhead from Motorhead? No! But it’s just as good. 500 please. Or you could round it up to 666

    • I foolishly already did Iron Maiden, but it feels like the Number of the Beast would have been an appropriate Maximum score for that week!

  8. Guess I’m going to be the only one with a 300 today😁.

    • Not to worry Amrita – many of my friends who play on Facebook are earning 200s & crisp high fives!

  9. 500 ta very much musicquizmaster, and what a top band 🙂

  10. What is this that stands before me?… 500 points!

  11. A band that spawned a million evil riffs!
    500 points please Mr Stephen

  12. 500!🤓

    • Outstanding work Sarca! And I love how two sets of spouses are currently tied on the quiz, great minds think alike I suppose!

  13. 500! Me 2nd fav band!

  14. Another 200 this week.

  15. Yep yep yep — 500!
    Loaded up a flash drive with all my music from this band last week, and have been plowing through. Check out Blue Suede Shoes if you get a chance.

  16. jprobichaud permalink

    Only 300 this week. I’m not up on all my 70s rock trivia apparently.

  17. 400 for me, 300 for Mika

  18. 500 this week, I’d be ashamed if it were otherwise!

  19. Brand consistency indeed. 500 please, sir.

  20. 500. I have a fondness for bands with “theme tunes” and look forward to your glowing review of The Monochrome Set by same.

  21. Trifecta complete! 500!

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