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Artist of the Week III – Quiz #34

August 25, 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, Black Sabbath, Tina Turner, Jeff Buckley, The Monkees, Fiona Apple, Kiss, Dr. Dre, Ella Fitzgerald, Pixies, Supertramp, The Strokes, Common, Pearl Jam, TLC, The Who, Tom Petty, Justin Timberlake


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

Congrats to all those who correctly identified Justin Timberlake last week.

The results after 33 weeks (as of Tuesday afternoon – results submitted after that time will be added to next week’s spreadsheet):


after 33


Ready for Quiz #34?

Rock on!


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 #34
Record POINTS Earned (Not Artist Name) in the comments
(scroll down for additional clues)


500 points………………..When The Smiths recorded Panic, according to producer John Porter, they set out to make “a (this English band) record”…and they likely succeeded, as Panic sounds quite similar to this group’s 1972 Tony Visconti-produced tune, Metal Guru






400 points……………….The glam rock group’s music was featured prominently in the film, Dallas Buyers Club, and its lead singer/guitarist was even name-checked by Jared Leto’s character, “It’s Marc Bolan, silly”







300 points…………………They have a pair of records on the 1001 list, Electric Warrior (1971) and The Slider (1972) & Marc Bolan, the aforementioned lead singer/guitarist, beat Slash to the Les Paul + Top Hat style combo by a decade or two






200 points………………..The large dinosaur from the famous water glass scene in Jurassic Park (or the 20th letter of the alphabet + ____ Manning Day from Empire Records)






100 points………………..The artist is (letter) (R___)






Answer: تي ريكس

(Please post your points earned in the comments section)

Thanks for playing!


Verbalize the Positive

Whenever I’m late posting the quiz to (the) Facebook, it’s generally for a happy reason.

In this case, it was returning home later on Sunday following a Blue Rodeo concert in Toronto!


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  1. 500. You talked about them this week already.

  2. Harrison permalink

    200 please

  3. 500. Excellent Empire Records reference. “Revealing clothing!”

  4. Yay! 500 please Stephen 🙂

  5. A hub cap diamond star 500 points for me!

  6. 500 for me. I like these guys a lot.

  7. Metal Guru, is it you?
    Yes it is and I’ll have 500 please.

  8. I’ll take a 200 for this week.

  9. jprobichaud permalink

    400. Didn’t know that Smiths piece of trivia.

  10. Hey! Weren’t we just talking about this the other day Geoff?
    500 slams on the Get it on, ​bang a gong routine!

    • We certainly were!
      I thought, this artist was fresh in the mind, why not do the quiz about them this week – exemplary work, Deke!

  11. 500 as how could anyone forget he purveyor of fine lyrics like:

    A mad Mage with a maid on his eyebrows
    Hunteth the realm for a God
    Who could teach him the craft of decanting
    The glassy entrails of a frog.

    • I presume that came from the album, My People Were Fair and Had Sky in Their Hair… But Now They’re Content to Wear Stars on Their Brows?!

  12. 400! I would have been lost if your post from earlier this week hadn’t sent me down a rabbit hole!

  13. 500! (My Bowie nerd-dom is very useful in many different realms… Including this clue! And the 500-clue song is my favourite by this band!)

  14. 500 please Geoff.

  15. 400 each for Mika and me.

  16. 400. I don’t know Smiths.

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