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Artist of the Week IV – Quiz #48

November 29, 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, The Clash, Van Morrison, Tracy Chapman, Grateful Dead, Barenaked Ladies


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

Congrats to all those who correctly identified Barenaked Ladies (BNL) last week.

The results after 47 weeks (as of Monday evening – results submitted after that time will be added to next week’s spreadsheet):



Ready for Quiz #48?

Don’t need money, don’t take fame!


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 #48
Record POINTS Earned (Not Artist Name) in the comments
(scroll down for additional clues)


500 points…………………American singer / songwriter / actor, born in NYC in 1950.

Though he (and his backing band) released a pair of marvelous mono-syllabic albums in the mid-80s, I was first introduced to him as an actor, as shown by his 1985 Back to the Future cameo below:

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400 points…………………Though neither he (nor his backing band) appeared in the film, his music was also featured prominently in the 2000 film, American Psycho

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300 points……………………His backing band is named, simply, The News






200 points………………..His first name is the same as the cartoon duck in the red shirt (pictured below) & he shares a last name with the Civil Rights Leader (and subject of the 2020 film, Good Trouble), John _______ 

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100 points………………..The artist is H___ L_____ (and The News)






Answer: هيوي لويس والأخبار

(Please post your points earned in the comments section)

Thanks for playing!


Verbalize the Positive

Although quite different films, Back to the Future & American Psycho would be two of my favourites!


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  1. jprobichaud permalink

    500 for me this week. I loved this guy way back in the day. Finally saw him live at Ottawa Bluesfest a few years ago, just cuz.

    American Psycho is an interesting flick. Have you read the book?

    • I have not (yet) – I gather it’s pretty gruesome, but an engaging read.
      And I would have enjoyed seeing that Bluesfest set!

      • jprobichaud permalink

        It’s the only book I’ve ever read that I actually started to feel queasy while reading. I remember having to get off a Toronto streetcar for some fresh air. But yes, very engaging.

  2. Harrison permalink

    300 please

  3. 400 as I cold not see beyond the megaphone

    • Well done on the American Psycho clue, Neil – and there will still be one last Wayne’s World clue before the year is done!

  4. 500. I love how Invisible Touch is an epic reflection on intangibility. (Might be paraphrasing a bit).

  5. I got zero points, but I almost got his name with the Huey, Dewey, Louie clue. Shucks!

  6. A curious thing. I didn’t even have to read the first clue. I saw the image with the speech bubble and knew. Made me weep and sing. 500 please.

  7. 500! BTTF was one of a handful of films I saw in the theater as a kid. I got a huge kick out of seeing him make a cameo as I was already a huge fan.

  8. 500 for me as these guys were massive here in the 80’s.

  9. I Want A New Drug but I guess I will have to pay 500 smackers to get it!

  10. 300. But I should have known it from the 500 clue.

  11. Zack permalink

    Didn’t need a credit card to score 500!

  12. 500 please. It’s my favourite chapter in American psycho too.

    • I haven’t read the book (yet) – I gather it’s pretty grim. But his monologue about this artist was one of the highlights of the film for me!

      • I think it’s a wonderful, brilliant book – but yes, horrific in places. there’s nothing better about the savagery and deadening affect of consumerism and Whitney Houston.

  13. 500 each for me and Mika.

  14. 400. American Psycho – what a film (and reference to the artist concerned).

  15. 500 for the visual clue from a favourite movie…and embarassing my wife only got 300!

  16. 500 this week! My father’s love of Back To The Future has come in use!!

  17. If I didn’t get 500 on this one, I’d have to turn in my 80’s Kid club card.

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