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Artist of the Week IV – Quiz #12

March 22, 2020


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

2020 Artists of the Week (so far):

The CurePublic Enemy, Steely Dan, Taylor Swift, Venom, Chuck Berry, Dixie Chicks, Billy Idol, Randy Newman, Jay-Z, Alanis Morissette


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

Congrats to all those who correctly identified Alanis Morissette last week.

The results after 11 weeks (as of Friday morning – results submitted after that time will be added to next week’s spreadsheet):


after week 11


Ready for Quiz #12?

Why do I always start the quiz with this question?

“I don’t know why but I had to start it somewhere!”


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 #12
Record POINTS Earned (Not Artist Name) in the comments
(scroll down for additional clues)


500 points…………………English band, formed in Sheffield in 1978, but hit their commercial peak in the mid-’90s.

Much like how some might argue ‘The Kinks’ is the correct answer to the British Invasion Beatles/Stones debate, personally, I Spy ‘This Group’ as the correct answer to the Britpop Blur/Oasis debate.






400 points……………….They have a pair of albums on the 1001 list: This is Hardcore (1998) and Different Class (1995), the latter featuring the big single, Common People.

It’s safe to say that their original version is slightly different than William Shatner’s, let’s call it, unforgettable Common People cover!






300 points……………………The group’s one-word, one-syllable name is defined as “the inner flesh of a fruit” & the group’s lead singer, Jarvis Cocker, also appeared as the lead singer of the band in Harry Potter IV:







200 points………………..Quentin Tarantino’s _____ Fiction (or the missing word on the orange juice cartons below):







100 points………………..The artist is P___





Answer: لب البرتقال (but ignore ‘orange’ in the translation!)

(Please post your points earned in the comments section)

Thanks for playing!


Verbalize the Positive

Different Class = what an exceptional album!

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  1. 400. Forgot they’d been around so long.

  2. jprobichaud permalink

    500. Love this band. Love this band. Love this band. They almost blew Blur off the stage when then opened for them back in ‘94. So so good.

  3. Harrison permalink

    300 please

  4. 500! I love this band so much!

  5. 5.0.0.P.o.i.n.t.s.P.l.e.a.s.e

  6. 400 this week!
    When I see your first clue was the band being from Sheffield I thought of the act that I posted about today. lol hahaha
    Still though happy about the 400 as even though I didn’t buy this stuff I did read about these acts in Spin/Rolling Stone magazine back in the 80’s and 90’s to justify spending the cover price.
    Have a good at home Dude!

    • Stellar work, Deke – had no idea they shared a hometown with DL!

      • Ha! I thought Wow that sly Mr Stephen may be out of school but he’s schooling me in the form of trickery by that first question!

  7. 200.

  8. Never heard of them. So 200 for me. I of course started with the same Band Deke thought of until you said they peaked in the 90’s because that band peaked in the 80’s.

    • Though not their peak, that group still had plenty of good stuff in the ’90s too!
      I was genuinely surprised to learn these guys formed in ’78, had no idea they’d been around that long

  9. Zack permalink

    300. I’ve never listened to this band.

  10. 500! Fortunately, I worked with a whole bunch of Brit poppers in the early days of the record store. I only know the one album, but it’s bloody great! I especially love when Shatner covers them!

  11. 300. Never heard of them but I eat a lot of fruit.

  12. Got it at 400, but am not familiar with their music.

  13. 400. Stay safe, Geoff.

  14. I got it in 500 via wild-ass guess. Mika got it at 500 as soon as I read out “English band, formed in Sheffield in 197-“

  15. 500 via the other band from Sheffield. It’s a long round about story but makes sense in my imagination.

  16. 400 for me. They formed in 1978?! Whew… took them a while to get noticed huh?

  17. 500. I bought an LP of theirs on Monday, coincidentally.

  18. 500 – absolutely love this band, and as its my wife’s favourite band I have to love them all that bit more. Must confess I didn’t know they’d been kicking around for so long until she educated me on that, plus showed me all her fan club memorabilia. Hardcore fan that she is. She got to go to exclusive secret shows in the 90s.
    Good clues! Forgot about the Potter connection. The lead singer also made a good film turn in a certain Wes Anderson film!

    • My thanks, TVTA – and what a great choice for a favourite band!
      The formation date was a surprise to me too, I would have loved to have seen some of those 90s secret shows!

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