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Artist of the Week IV – Quiz #3

January 19, 2020


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

2020 Artists of the Week (so far):

The Cure, Public Enemy


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

Congrats to all those who correctly identified Public Enemy last week.

The results after 2 weeks (as of Wednesday evening – results submitted after that time will be added to next week’s spreadsheet):


after week 2


Ready for Quiz #3?

Only a Fool Would Say That!


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 #3
Record POINTS Earned (Not Artist Name) in the comments
(scroll down for additional clues)


500 points………………..How do you know if you’re a grown-up? Some might say it’s when you find yourself being a fan of this American jazz rock band (featuring Walter Becker & Donald Fagen).






400 points……………….They have four albums on the 1001 list: Can’t Buy a Thrill (1972), Countdown to Ecstasy (1973), Pretzel Logic (1974), and Aja (1977)






300 points……………………The band name (with one different vowel), as an equation:

23-Circle Venn Diagram (3)






200 points………………..The band name (with one different vowel), as another equation:

23-Circle Venn Diagram (4)






100 points………………..The artist is S_______ D___





Answer: دان ستيل

(Please post your points earned in the comments section)

Thanks for playing!


Verbalize the Positive

It turns out, I’m a grown-up after all, as I’ve become quite keen on this group!

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  1. Bonus clue was useful again. I think I bought my first album at 18.

  2. 500 William Burroughs approved points thank you.

    • I hadn’t known about that connection, I wouldn’t have expected that etymology for the name!

  3. A tough one for me this week. 200 points please.

  4. A band I’ve recently been trying to get into. 500 points for me, please!

    • It took a few tries for me – it eventually clicked when I realized they were like the 2014 Canada Men’s Hockey Team. They were so technically proficient & flawless, it was effective but not exciting!

  5. Zack permalink

    500, but I’m still not a grown up.

  6. Thankfully, Ricky didn’t lose that number… because the number is 500.

  7. 500 for me please.

  8. Infinity points for you for using my favourite football player ___ Marino in clue.

  9. Last week I scored 500 points. This week I really wanted to Do It Again. Well I didn’t Lose That Number. 500 points please. One of my wife’s fave bands.

  10. I get 200 for this.

  11. jprobichaud permalink

    A measly 300 for me this week. I don’t know this group at all. I mustn’t be an adult yet.

  12. 500 as these guys regularly make the Sausagefest countdown.

  13. As they call Superman The Man of Steely?? Anyhoo send me 500 please on this Sunday the day after we got 25cm of snow!
    Nowhere near what those poor folk in Newfoundland got!

    • Our 10 cm felt significant enough, some of our Newfoundland friends had about 9x that much!
      Excellent work, Superdeke!

  14. 400 for me but 500 for Mika. Why couldn’t the 500-point question have referenced the fact that they took their name from a metal dildo?!?!?!

  15. 500! The perfect Sunday AM group. You’ve outdone yourself with the 200 and 300 point clues.

  16. Harrison permalink

    300 please. Nice to see an increase.

  17. 0… I did very poorly, this week!

    • Not to worry, Adela!
      Did you get a score on Quiz #2?

      • Apologies, I don’t think I did — thank you for reminding me! I am currently travelling near your home country (the U.S.) and I was on a 14 hour flight on the day you usually publish them, I think! I shall go do that now!

      • No worries – hope the travels are going well!

      • Thanks Stephen! I’m having an amazing time — I just spent nearly two weeks in Manhattan, and am now in Los Angeles!

      • Fantastic to hear, enjoy the west coast!

  18. 300. I love that part of your brain that comes up with clues like this!

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