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Artist of the Week V – Quiz #29

July 18, 2021
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2021 Artists of the Week (so far):

Bruno Mars, Stone Temple Pilots, Carole King, 2Pac, “Weird” Al Yankovic, Sonic Youth, Lady Gaga, Lionel Richie, Kings of Leon, Kenny Rogers, Nina Simone, Alice in Chains, Neil Diamond, Cher, Nine Inch Nails, Phil Collins, Curtis Mayfield, Kelly Clarkson, Foo Fighters, The Roots, Bing Crosby, Hall & Oates, Drake, No Doubt, Buffalo Springfield, Keith Urban, The Velvet Underground, Destiny’s Child


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

Congrats to all those who correctly identified Destiny’s Child last week.

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



Ready for Quiz #29?

You gotta listen to my words!


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 artist, born in Birmingham in 1948.

Though none of his solo albums are on the 1001 list, 3 out of his former band’s first 4 albums are included (and many would argue that the other, Masters of Reality, ought to be as well)






400 points……………….Throughout his career, this artist has demonstrated an understanding of Brand Consistency, as shown by the opening track on his former band’s debut album (Black Sabbath by Black Sabbath from the album Black Sabbath) or with his solo studio albums (Blizzard of ____, ____mosis)

Equation #1:






300 points……………………All Aboard! *maniacal laugh*

Equation #2:






200 points………………..To paraphrase Adam Sandler’s 3rd version of The Chanukah Song, I guess the first 2 equation clues didn’t do it for ya, so here comes number 3!






100 points………………..The artist is O_____ O_________




Answer:  اوزي اوزبورن

(Please post your points earned in the comments section)

Thanks for playing!


Verbalize the Positive

His cameo in the Jerky Boys movie is one for the books!

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  1. Oo! An easy one!

  2. Yes 500, yes so excited, doom laden power chords and screams in the aether. Gonna get my fairy boots and dance the snow-blind dance with the madman. It was an easy one though.

  3. 500. You didn’t even need to go into his reality TV series.

  4. 500, now you’re speaking my language

  5. All Aboard! It’s not a Miracle, Man! Mama I’m Coming Home and I’m bringing Over The Mountain 500 Points! Thank you

  6. 500 please Geoff.

  7. 500! Master of Reality and none of his solo albums made the 1001 list? I am questioning it now.

    • Holen permalink

      Critics hate metal because they suck. They prefer whiney indie shit.

    • I think Led Zeppelin might be the only group that went 4 out of 4 right out of the gate on the 1001 list (though houses of the holy didn’t make it, and that might be their best one!) – I suppose 3 outta the first 4 for B.S. ain’t bad?!

  8. 500! (Sorry Kevin, lol)

  9. 300 for me.

  10. jprobichaud permalink

    500. He was all the rage with many of the kids in my class when I was in grade five. But I never got into his solo stuff.

    • I can’t say I followed him too closely either – but being able to play the Crazy Train opening riff was still mandatory learning!

  11. Paul permalink

    400 this week! Love the Muppets clue! Very creative!!

    • Cheers, Paul – much appreciated, I’m a big fan of both muppets & math, it’s nice when they can be included together!

  12. 500 points as tomorrow is Monday and I’m back on the Crazy Train! ie. work!

  13. 500 fellow Brummie points please, bostin! 😎

  14. Zack permalink

    500. None of his solo albums are on the list? I’m having some trouble with that!

    • I suppose they thought the BS (Black Sabbath) work was a sufficient representation of his musical contributions.
      But I think many would argue, that’s BS (the other kind)!

  15. Holen permalink

    Got it in the listen to my words clue. Double 500?

  16. 400 points please! Thankfully, I’m not entirely clueless on this dude’s solo work and he has an uncommon name to begin with.

  17. 500! I love the 400 clue too, you included Leafs!

  18. 500 for me. 400 for Mika and she’s real cross about it.

    • I’m learning that’s an unintended consequence of these quizzes – though a 500 can help make a day a bit brighter, a less than 500 can lead to cross-ness!

  19. Harrison permalink

    Wow, I somehow missed this absolute sitter last week and only found out about it when I read the preamble to #30. D’oh.

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