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Artist of the Week IV – Quiz #29

July 19, 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, Pulp, The Byrds, Love, Queen Latifah, Muddy Waters, Robbie Williams, Rage Against the Machine, The Cars, Janet Jackson, King Crimson, Arcade Fire, James Brown, Daft Punk, PJ Harvey, Soundgarden, Dave Matthews Band, Stephen Stills


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

Congrats to all those who correctly identified Stephen Stills last week.

The results after 28 weeks (as of Thursday afternoon – results submitted after that time will be added to next week’s spreadsheet):


after week 28


Ready for Quiz #29?

On this occasion, it’s not true!


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 #29
Record POINTS Earned (Not Artist Name) in the comments
(scroll down for additional clues)


500 points…………………English synth-pop &/or dance-rock band, formed in Manchester in 1980. This group has a pair of albums on the 1001 list, Low-Life (1985) & Technique (1989)…






400 points…………………and three of its members (Bernard Sumner, Peter Hook, and Stephen Morris) also have a pair of albums on the 1001 list with their previous band, Joy Division.






300 points……………………A couple of their bigger hits, in visual form:

Untitled presentation (36)






200 points………………..Two-word band name, the opposite of “Old Chaos






100 points………………..The artist is N___ O_______





Answer: أمر جديد

(Please post your points earned in the comments section)

Thanks for playing!


Verbalize the Positive

Love Vigilantes, what an album opener!

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  1. 500. Been on my queue of bands to write about for ages.

    • I imagine we’d have some overlap on their top 10 tune list!

      • I need to spend more time with them, but a lot of my sentimental favourites are probably the extended versions as collected on Substance. Temptation is great.

  2. 400 and it should have been 500 b

  3. jprobichaud permalink

    500. You had me at Manchester… long live the Haçienda!

  4. Solved this one in short order, Geoff.

  5. 400. Lived in Manchester for years.

  6. Zack permalink


  7. Harrison permalink

    100 please

  8. No clue…but I did get on the 100 one. Never heard them only of them.

  9. My sister loved this band. Having said that I crashed and burned on all the clues except for the 100 point category!
    I’m fading Geoff!

  10. 500. The new arrangement of one of those visual clues for the new Wonder Woman movie is amazing.

    • That sounds promising, Amrita – and well done too!

      • I find I’m always recommending 90s set shows to you (like My Mad Fat Diary, which played almost the entirety of the Wish album), but you should give Derry Girls a try, if you haven’t already. Very funny, and loads of 90s music!

      • That definitely sounds up my alley!

  11. Barking up the wrong Manc band for top marks, then got it at 400.

  12. Thanks for the word clue. 200.

  13. 500! One of Sarah’s favs so I’m sure she’ll nail it before she finishes reading the first clue.

    • I remember she said she had a Technique T at one point – I think your prediction will be accurate, Kevin!

  14. 500! Kevin was right! And so were you regarding the Tee.

  15. 500 for Mika, 400 for me

  16. 500 — I love this band very much! I am so sorry for my late response, Stephen!

    • No worries about the delay – I’m happy to hear that you’re a fan of the band & that the score was so excellent too!

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