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Artist of the Week VI – Quiz #1

January 2, 2022

Exceptional Artist of the Week VI Series logo by Sarca @ caughtmegaming

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

This year, I’m excited to be hosting quizzes once again, to be published every Sunday morning at 12:01 a.m. E.S.T.

Welcome back to returning participants, welcome to new friends!

And my humongous thanks to Sarca for creating the exemplary logo to introduce this year’s series, Artist of the Week VI!

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Ready for Quiz #1?

Don’t let the days go by!

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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!

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Artist of the Week #1
Record POINTS Earned (Not Artist Name) in the comments
(scroll down for additional clues)

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500 points………………..British band, formed in London in 1992.

Their 1994 debut album, Sixteen Stone, has sold over 20 million copies…

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400 points……………….and though their album sales figures have Comedown somewhat since then, Gavin Rossdale & co. are still active in 2022.

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300 points……………………Breathe in, Breathe out, Breathe in, Breathe out & try your luck at photo puzzle #1…

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200 points………………..or if the Little Things in the clues thus far have been too cryptic, here’s puzzle clue #2!

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100 points………………..The band is B_____ (X)*

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Answer:  بوش x

(Please post your points earned in the comments section)

Thanks for playing!

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Verbalize the Positive

*I appreciate that the ‘X’ legal dispute was resolved in a creative way: in exchange for donating $20,000 each to the Starlight Foundation and the Canadian Music Therapy Trust Fund, Gavin & the gang were allowed to release music in Canada sans le X!

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71 Comments
  1. Happy to see this back and yet I only managed 300

  2. I was confused about this, because i always assumed they were American. Got 500, but only from the album title.

  3. 500 for me!! Happy New Year and glad to see the return of the quizzes. Something to look forward to every week.

  4. Dang, 300. Not a fan, lol

  5. Ok let’s try this again. 500 for my boys who were a big seller for me for almost 2 years straight.

  6. My brother loved these guys for about 6 months back than. lol So I will take a cool 500 to start the new year on the right foot so to speak.

    • Well done, Deke & brother of Deke!
      I saw a post the other day, suggesting to take a step forward with your left foot at 11:59:59 pm on Dec. 31, thus inevitably and literally starting the new year on your right foot!

  7. 200 for me please. The X’s threw me – but what a cool crazy story and clues. I was even thinking of the band King’s X for a moment.

  8. jprobichaud permalink

    500. I remember reading that they were bigger here in Canada (and the US) than they were at home in England. I was never a fan myself but I’m a fan of these quizzes and I’m glad they’re back.

    • Much appreciated, JP – and that’s funny when the exports end up being bigger in other parts of the world.
      I remember being in Glasgow and reading a sign at a pub saying something like, Now Serving Premium Canadian Beer: Molson Ice.
      I can’t recall anyone ever consuming that at home!

      • jprobichaud permalink

        Haha. Labbatt Ice, yes, but not Molson Ice. When my wife and I were in Venice years ago, we saw some “Canadian pears” at a farmers market that didn’t look like any pears that I had ever seen in Canada before.

  9. Paul permalink

    Happy New Year. Only 200 this week as I have heard of the band but not at all familiar with them. And the X thing completely threw me – was not aware of the legal issues in Canada Only up from here I hope.

  10. Zack permalink

    500. Great way to start the new year

  11. 500 for me-X and Mika-X. Saw them in 96/97 or thereabouts and again here a few years ago.

  12. High five. No clue!

  13. Harrison permalink

    None this week I’m afraid. Never even heard of them.

    • I may borrow your recent idea and make Rick Astley one of the artists this year, Harrison!

      • Harrison permalink

        Cool. Those are going to be some fun clues.

  14. I love the new graphics for the ‘Artist of the Week’ quizzes! Sorry, I got zero points for this week, but hopefully, I’ll redeem myself next week!

    • No apologies required, Lana – and I couldn’t agree more, another brilliant Sarca logo!

      • Thanks so much, Geoff! I can’t wait for the next quiz! But yes, I love the colors used in the new logo and the sound system/studio background.

  15. Off to a great start at 500. I saw them in concert in between that album and the next (R.S.) They were actually really good, played right before the Cure, which was an odd juxtaposition but whatever lol.

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