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Artist of the Week IV – Quiz #43

October 25, 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, The Carpenters, Marilyn Manson, Run DMC


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

Congrats to all those who correctly identified Run DMC last week.

The results after 42 weeks (as of Monday evening – results submitted after that time will be added to next week’s spreadsheet):



Ready for Quiz #43?

You gotta let me know!


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 #43
Record POINTS Earned (Not Artist Name) in the comments
(scroll down for additional clues)


500 points…………………English punk &/or rock band, formed in London in 1976. The group, typically featuring the bassist/drummer combo of Paul Simonon & Nicky “Topper” Headon, has a pair of albums on the 1001 list: their self-titled 1977 debut…






400 points…………………and their stellar double LP that bears somewhat of a passing resemblance to Elvis Presley’s self-titled 1956 album






300 points……………………In one of the great unanswered musical questions, it was never determined (through song) whether singer Mick Jones should in fact Stay or Go






200 points………………..The missing word in the movie posters below:

Untitled presentation (48)






100 points………………..The artist is The C______






Answer: فرقة الصدام

(Please post your points earned in the comments section)

Thanks for playing!


Verbalize the Positive

This band, according to the usual Arabic-English google translate, is “the engagement!”

So I added ‘band’ to the English & much like the translator did with Nirvana, it returned ‘______ squad’ – close enough!

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  1. 500. Land of 1000 stances.

  2. jprobichaud permalink

    500. You had me at Topper Headon. Great band. (Incidentally, you should check out the flick “London town” for plenty of good references to this band. Jonathan Rhys-Meyers portrays the frontman of this band.)

  3. 500 finally I can now shop happily

  4. 500. Simonen, what a bass sound, and his image forever iconic on the cover of that incredible album.

  5. I had two guesses at 500 and then confirmed one of them at 400…so 400!

  6. Without this lot, we’re nothing. 500 please

  7. Thunder Bay’s Calling for 500 smackers Geoff!

  8. Fortunately a band I like — no clampdown here, 500!

  9. Zack permalink

    500. I’ve been listening to them a lot at work.

    • That’s great – usually ‘music at work’ for most would be the easy listening/muzak, so nice to hear that these folks are in the work rotation!

  10. 500! Great band!

  11. I’ll settle for 200 today.

  12. Harrison permalink

    400 please

  13. 500 — you were very right about being back! I have been listening to this band’s song about the futility of a form of vehicle that travels along railways recently…

  14. Am I too late to nab a cool 500 here please?

  15. 400 this week

  16. 500 each for me and Mika.

  17. Fish in a barrel, it’s 500!

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