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Artist of the Week III – Quiz #25

June 23, 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 Zeppelin, Aretha Franklin, Cheap Trick, Can, Kanye West, Fleetwood Mac, Morrissey, Franz Ferdinand, Black Sabbath, Tina Turner, Jeff Buckley, The Monkees, Fiona Apple, Kiss, Dr. Dre, Ella Fitzgerald

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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 Ella Fitzgerald last week.

The results after 24 weeks (as of Friday evening):

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after 23,24

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Ready for Quiz #25?

Lovely day!

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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 #25
Record POINTS Earned (Not Artist Name) in the comments
(scroll down for additional clues)

For:

500 points………………..American band, formed in Boston in 1986, whose bassist was name-checked in the Dandy Warhols song, Cool as Kim Deal

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400 points………………..They have a trio of albums on the 1001 list: Surfer Rosa, Doolittle, and Bossanova (featuring the terrific track Velouria)

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300 points……………….On the list of songs now inextricably linked to films (e.g. In Your Eyes/Say Anything, Tiny Dancer/Almost Famous): This group’s Where is My Mind? & the film Fight Club

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200 points………………..The name of the short hairstyle, as sported by Emma Watson in the photo below (or the name of the mischievous Cornish creature from Harry Potter & The Chamber of Secrets, also below):

200 clue

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100 points………………..The artist is P______s

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Answer: الجنيات

(Please post your points earned in the comments section)

Thanks for playing!

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Verbalize the Positive

Love the =w=eezer cover of Velouria!

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52 Comments
  1. 500. I almost tripped up though as I had The Breeders on my mind (just mentioning them in a blog post).

  2. 500. Leaving out the definite article always seems unnecessarily pedantic. The Deep Purple anyone? The Blur? Das Kraftwerk?

  3. If I scored 555 then you’re 666. But I’ll take 500 today please.

  4. Harrison permalink

    200

  5. Zack permalink

    500. They keep popping up in my Facebook feed for some reason. Is a reunion tour coming?

    • I wouldn’t be surprised – perhaps I’d seen them popping up recently too and that’s what gave me the idea to have them this week!

  6. 500 please, you little imp.

  7. Got a me a movie I want you to know! Got me 500 I want you to know!

  8. I know nothing of this band so 100 for me!

  9. blah. 100 for me as well Sir!

  10. 200 today.

  11. 500 pretty please.

  12. 500 please Stephen, and this monkey’s just gone to heaven 🙂

  13. 500 — one of my most all time of all time favourite bands!! I’m going to go listen to ‘Velouria’ now…

    • FYI — ‘Velouria’ was used to amazing effect in a great scene in the underrated but excellent TV series ‘Halt and Catch Fire’. It’s about a group of people working in the computing industry in the ’80s and ’90s (kind of like Mad Men) and has an INCREDIBLE soundtrack — highly recommended!!

    • Nice choice for an all-timer!

  14. 500 of your finest points, please!

  15. 500 each for me and Mika.

  16. 500. Hate this band

  17. One of my true loves, even got to see them in Saskatoon with James! 500!

  18. I know I’m late with these. It is no excuse but I was on vacation! No need to add these points but I’m going to play anyway… and I only got 100. This is one of those bands that I know of but not much else.

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