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Artist of the Week V – Quiz #41

October 10, 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, Ozzy Osbourne, Crowded House, Brian Wilson, Fugees, Captain Beefheart, MC Hammer, Hole, The Mamas and the Papas, Pantera, Tori Amos, Sam Cooke, Moby


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

Congrats to all those who correctly identified Moby last week.

The results after 40 weeks (as of Wednesday evening – results submitted after that time will be added to next week’s spreadsheet):



Ready for Quiz #41?

Your Move!


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 #41
Record POINTS Earned (Not Artist Name) in the comments
(scroll down for additional clues)


500 points………………..English band, formed in London in 1968, featuring drummer Bill Bruford.

If there’s an argument to be made that bands really hit their stride / reach their peak with albums # 3 / 4 / 5, this group might be considered Exhibit A for Affirmative.

In part because the 1001 list includes their 3rd album (a somewhat eponymous 1971 release)…






400 points……………….as well as this progressive rock band’s 4th album, Fragile (1971), and 5th album, Close to the Edge (1972)






300 points……………………One word band name, the missing word in the following movie titles:






200 points………………..One-word, one syllable group name:






100 points………………..The artist is Y___.




Answer: نعم

(Please post your points earned in the comments section)

Thanks for playing!


Verbalize the Positive

Chris Squire’s Roundabout bassline?

Oui, s’il te plait!

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  1. Neat opening clue, Geoff. Though as you might predict, 11 words were sufficient. 🙂

    • I might as well have already inputted the 500, Bruce – if you’d earned less, something would have been amiss with the clues!

  2. Harrison permalink

    200 please

  3. Full points and I’ve never thought of them as featuring Bill Bruford but it works.

  4. 500, amazing band have some of their albums framed on my wall for decoration

  5. 300 please. Sacre bleu… I was totally going with his other band that kind of sounds like a ‘royal shade of red’, especially as the bonus clue was ‘Your Move’ and I thought of a chess piece, d’oh.

  6. 400 points please, I had no idea the band was British!

  7. 500 Points please. Today your clue is no disgrace.

  8. 400 for me, thank you very much.

  9. 400 for me today. I never knew the drummer’s name.

  10. 500! Yes, I’m psyched about that! (see what I did there?) lol

  11. Zack permalink

    400. Thought I recognized the drummers name but wasn’t sure until I got some album titles.

  12. Paul permalink

    500 please! Guessed it on the first clue and then the second confirmed it

  13. jprobichaud permalink

    400. Which I’m pretty proud of in this case. Affirmative!

    • According to Flight of the Conchords, that’s what we’ll say in the distant future (the year 2000): Affirmative!

      • jprobichaud permalink

        Haha. It is the distant future, it is the year 2000….

  14. 500! Oui, indeed.

  15. I was hiking but back for 500. I think their seventh and eighth albums are very good too, but get overlooked because the sixth is such a slog.

  16. 300 please

  17. 300 each for Mika and me.

  18. 500 again, thank you Mr. Bruford.

  19. *** sir I can boogie! May I take a late 500? No, or …

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