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Artist of the Week IV – Quiz #40

October 4, 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, New Order, The Wallflowers, Billie Holiday, Earth Wind & Fire, Nirvana, Nick Drake, The Guess Who, Norah Jones, Cat Stevens, Blur, Faith No More


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

Congrats to all those who correctly identified Faith No More last week.

The results after 39 weeks (as of Thursday evening – results submitted after that time will be added to next week’s spreadsheet):



Ready for Quiz #40?

We’ve only just begun!


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 #40
Record POINTS Earned (Not Artist Name) in the comments
(scroll down for additional clues)


500 points…………………American vocal & instrumental duo, initially from Connecticut before moving to California. Their 1970 easy-listening / adult-contemporary album, Close to You, is on the 1001 list.






400 points…………………Early in the film, Detroit Rock City, there’s a funny scene where a character (shown below), thinking she’s about to listen to the gentle sounds of this sibling duo, is horrified when she accidentally plays a Ki$$ record!

Untitled presentation (43)






300 points……………….. The duo name would be the plural of the missing word/skilled trade in the June Carter/Johnny Cash single below, If I Were a ________________

Untitled presentation (44)






200 points……………………The siblings’ names are Karen & Richard and their duo name is the same as their family’s last name






100 points………………..The artist is The C_____________s






Answer: النجارين

(Please post your points earned in the comments section)

Thanks for playing!


Verbalize the Positive

Karen’s contralto, what a fabulous voice!

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  1. Harrison permalink

    100 please

  2. 500 and I have to thank my mother who has a great love for the duo. Also the whole calling occupants thing has haunted my entire life.

  3. 300.

    So almost had 400, seenn that movie a lot as a teen, but just needed one more to double check

  4. 500. Why do birds fall from the sky/whenever I walk by?

    • I suppose it’s Monday by now where you are, Graham – and if it’s indeed raining there, 500 points definitely softens the blow of Rainy Days & Mondays!

  5. 400, fortunately I’ve seen the movie enough times. Made my movie list a few weeks ago.

    • I’m pleased you enjoyed Detroit Rock City, Mike – I remember you weren’t a fan of Empire Records at all (not representative of the record store experience) so I’m pleased they got the Kiss experience right!

  6. Dang it, only 200. I guessed wrong from the start.

  7. 200 for me this week Geoff. I think it’s amazing you stumped the Snowman as nothing gets by his radar in regards to KISS!

  8. jprobichaud permalink

    300. I thought it was someone else but got turned he right way around on the third clue.

  9. 500 today. The first time I had the answer with the opening quote. I guess I’m showing my age.

  10. Zack permalink

    500. The best use of one of their songs is in the movie Tommy Boy!

    • I’d forgotten they’d made a cameo in Tommy Boy (otherwise that would have been a clue for sure) – the 6 O’Clock TV Hour would definitely be in the REM quiz!

  11. 500 each for Mika and me.

  12. 500, and really pleased I suspected the duo by the bonus clue at the start 🙂

  13. 500 for me — I grew up listening to this band, and they are still very much an (un-)guilty pleasure for me!

  14. 200 for me please Geoff – I’m quite proud of that too!

  15. I don’t ever listen to them, but I knew the song at the 500 clue so I’ll take it.

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