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31-01-2002, 09:28:03
Question 1: Who is Paul Doucette?

The person who answers it gets to ask the next obscure question.

It's like a game of Russian roulette, but without the gun and anxiety and gambling.

31-01-2002, 09:31:33
Drummer from Matchbox 20

31-01-2002, 09:32:27
You so used google for that. :D

Your turn for the obsecure question.

31-01-2002, 10:13:04
Altavista. ;)

What's the name of the tribe about which the Sepultura song Kaiowas was written?

Vincent Fandango
31-01-2002, 10:22:09
Fly little birdie?

31-01-2002, 10:30:48

Provost Harrison
31-01-2002, 11:20:16
The, erm, Kaiowas tribe? :)

31-01-2002, 11:43:23

31-01-2002, 14:04:33
Cherokee? Hurons? The english royal family tribe?

Vincent Fandango
31-01-2002, 14:13:49
I don't know if it's true but it's a great word. Sioux

31-01-2002, 14:13:57
No. It's a Brazillian tribe.

31-01-2002, 14:26:50
Originally posted by Vincent Fandango
I don't know if it's true but it's a great word. Sioux

Siouxsie sounds better.

31-01-2002, 16:35:53
was it the Xavantes tribe?

31-01-2002, 16:41:45
Yes! Your go. :D

31-01-2002, 16:49:39
Easy one then ( and not about Alt Country!)

Where did the band the Gigolo Aunts get their name from.

Vincent Fandango
31-01-2002, 17:14:39

31-01-2002, 17:26:39
CORRECT and a bonus point for a creative representation of the answer.

The baton is firmly in your hand ( I hope it's a baton)

Vincent Fandango
31-01-2002, 18:51:18
OK, here's the next one, you may do some google search!

"Sex after three Years in a Submarine", an album by a german band. What city did they come from?

Bonus point: Another singer came from that hellhole. Who?

31-01-2002, 19:14:43
In der Musikszene haben sich "Extrabreit" unvergänglichen Ruhm, erworben: Als erste deutsche Band wurden sie offiziell vom Bayerischen Rundfunk boykottiert - der Hit "Polizisten" aus der zweiten LP "Welch ein Land, was für Männer" (1981) erschien den besorgten Öffentlich-Rechtlichen nicht geeignet für die Ohren der heranreifenden Jugend. Dennoch fanden Extrabreits "schmutzige",punkige Songs den Weg zu den Massen: "Hurra, hurra, die Schule brennt" und "Flieger, grüß mir die Sonne" - die Neuauflauge des Hans-Albers-Schlagers - wurden Top-Ten-Hits in Deutschland. Berühmt-berüchtigt waren auch die Live-Gigs der Band, mit Großbild-Projektoren und angekündigt von Nachrichtensprecher Werner Veigel. Mit neuer Besetzung sind die Jungs um Kult-Sänger Kai Havaii kurze Zeit noch einmal aus der Versenkung aufgetaucht: "Jeden Tag, jede Nacht" hieß die Comeback-Scheibe mit Harald Juhnke als Gastmusiker. 20 Jahre als Band waren Kai Hawaii und Stefan Kleinkrieg dann aber anscheinend genug. So haben sie und ihre vertraglich gebundenen Mitmusiker noch eine letzte CD eingespielt ("Amen"), gingen auf eine letzte Tour und begruben daraufhin am 19. September 1998 die Band.

I'm assuming it might possibly be in there somewhere.

31-01-2002, 19:17:47
Okay, I found another article which I've analysed contextually and found that it might be a city called "Hagen" I've never heard of. The singer might then be a certain "Nena" as well.

Vincent Fandango
31-01-2002, 19:23:05
Yeah, right, right, a WINNER!

31-01-2002, 19:30:40
"The best song about the war and one of the best ever written" - Bob Dylan

Which song?

Vincent Fandango
31-01-2002, 19:35:29
The workers' control of the means of production? The struggle of the urban proletariat?

31-01-2002, 19:43:32
With God on our side or Masters of war

31-01-2002, 19:44:03
Oh bother- now I have to stay up until someone gets this one. Er, how about whoever gets it right posts the next one without my confirmation?

31-01-2002, 19:45:30
No, no, PB- he didn't write it himself. That's a "quote", you see, about someone else's song. Also note "the war" not "war".

31-01-2002, 19:48:34
Talkin' Bear Mountain Picnic Massacre Blues:p

31-01-2002, 19:52:03
How about some hints.
I would assume it is the Vietnam war and the song isn't by BD.

31-01-2002, 19:57:44
Alice's Restaurant - Arlo Gutherie

Lazarus and the Gimp
31-01-2002, 20:15:58
"Fixin' to die rag"- Country Joe and the Fish?

31-01-2002, 20:23:33
Originally posted by PosterBoy
Alice's Restaurant - Arlo Gutherie :lol:

01-02-2002, 13:14:39
It is about the Vietnam war and not by Dylan himself.

Hints? It's neither american nor british. And a google search with a decent set of search terms will help you find it.

Vincent Fandango
01-02-2002, 13:47:22
I'm too lazy.

01-02-2002, 14:02:50
I tried and wasn't instantly successful so gave up.

01-02-2002, 19:34:54
For what it's worth - Buffalo Springfield

01-02-2002, 23:14:36
The answer to your question my friend is Blowin in the Wind.

Lazarus and the Gimp
01-02-2002, 23:19:27
So you're saying that Dylan never wrote that?

01-02-2002, 23:21:43
I will just assume I am right, although I can't say for sure. Who wrote 'I am the Walrus' in 1986?

Hint 1: NO! One of them was dead then. Hint 2: features the rhyming of 'Sold my niece' with 'to Edmund Meese'.

02-02-2002, 15:04:12
Originally posted by Lazarus and the Gimp
So you're saying that Dylan never wrote that?

Well, there is the famous urban legend that Dylan stole it off a high school student...

(It's false. The high school student stole it off Dylan.)

No right entries yet... It was probably too hard a question for being so early in the game. I'll give yo a final clue: It's Jamaican.

02-02-2002, 16:15:55
War by Bob Marley?

What life has taught me
I would like to share with
Those who want to learn...

Until the philosophy which hold one race
Superior and another inferior
Is finally and permanently discredited and abandoned
Everywhere is war, me say war

That until there are no longer first class
And second class citizens of any nation
Until the colour of a man's skin
Is of no more significance than the colour of his eyes
Me say war

That until the basic human rights are equally
Guaranteed to all, without regard to race
Dis a war

That until that day
The dream of lasting peace, world citizenship
Rule of international morality
Will remain in but a fleeting illusion
To be persued, but never attained
Now everywhere is war, war

And until the ignoble and unhappy regimes
that hold our brothers in Angola, in Mozambique,
South Africa sub-human bondage
Have been toppled, utterly destroyed
Well, everywhere is war, me say war

War in the east, war in the west
War up north, war down south
War, war, rumours of war

And until that day, the African continent
Will not know peace, we Africans will fight
We find it necessary and we know we shall win
As we are confident in the victory

Of good over evil, good over evil, good over evil
Good over evil, good over evil, good over evil

Lazarus and the Gimp
02-02-2002, 20:07:19
Booo! Nasty Snapcase posted a contest killer.

02-02-2002, 20:13:13
He hasn't said anything about my guess.:bounce:

Vincent Fandango
02-02-2002, 20:19:11
It is about the Vietnam war
Vietnam? Africa?!?!

07-02-2002, 17:58:33
It's Vietnam by Jimmy Cliff!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!

I Rock!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !

My Question Then....

I'll post it tomorrow, it'll give me some thinking time if I've got to follow Snapcase

Vincent Fandango
08-02-2002, 11:54:54
The answer is 1982

08-02-2002, 13:12:10
It is Vietnam by Jimmy Cliff. Phew, I was getting worried I'd killed the thread there...

Lazarus and the Gimp
08-02-2002, 17:58:01
Easy snap question while Posterboy is thinking.

Which band holds the record for the most UK top 40 singles in one year?

08-02-2002, 18:04:55
Beatles? It would seem so obvious to be wrong.

Lazarus and the Gimp
08-02-2002, 20:33:20
And it is wrong.

Clue- it was in the last 15 years.

08-02-2002, 20:36:39
YOu guys have a current music scene? Only recent group I can think of is U2.

Lazarus and the Gimp
08-02-2002, 22:54:48
You mean you missed the Wayne Fontana revival?

10-02-2002, 17:54:13
There was a Wayne Fontana in the first place?

11-02-2002, 11:11:52
Let's have two questions going just to confuse matters

Who 'fathered' reknowned lesbian Melissa Etheridge's (and her partners) baby.

Vincent Fandango
11-02-2002, 14:23:17
I read in the Rolling Stone magazine that it's David Crosby. But I can't prove it

11-02-2002, 14:37:16
It's gotta be Aqua, doesn't it?

11-02-2002, 16:51:14
Originally posted by Vincent Fandango
I read in the Rolling Stone magazine that it's David Crosby. But I can't prove it

Yeah you're right

Vincent Fandango
13-02-2002, 18:17:38
OK, here's the next question: What was the first digitally recorded Rock/Pop album?

Vincent Fandango
14-02-2002, 14:05:59
2 difficult 4 u?

14-02-2002, 14:20:26
We are idiots after all.

Vincent Fandango
14-02-2002, 16:00:48
I see. I should have asked you "What was special about the first digitally recorded Rock/Pop album?"

14-02-2002, 16:07:27
Ry Cooder, Bop Till You Drop

14-02-2002, 16:08:01
In 1979.

Vincent Fandango
14-02-2002, 16:10:19

14-02-2002, 16:12:12

God... now I have to think of a question.

Vincent Fandango
14-02-2002, 22:06:32

14-02-2002, 22:10:47
In which country was the Super$hit 666 EP recorded.

14-02-2002, 22:28:11

14-02-2002, 22:33:09

14-02-2002, 22:37:37

Vincent Fandango
15-02-2002, 07:39:25

15-02-2002, 09:17:14
It was Sweden! Too easy for you.

Vincent Fandango
15-02-2002, 10:31:17
Oh, I just guessed it. Sounded somehow like Sweden ;)

Here's a good one:

Who was the guitar player who repaired and played the Stratocaster Jimi Hendrix burned at the Miami Pop Festival?

15-02-2002, 10:43:34
Three of the band are Swedish.

Vincent Fandango
18-02-2002, 14:28:31
Hey, was the question too obscure? The artist released an "Jazz" album, containing songs completely played by a sequencer.

18-02-2002, 17:11:34

Vincent Fandango
18-02-2002, 19:18:10
He's dead.
"I never had my dick out onstage and neither did anybody else in the band. We did have a stuffed giraffe rigged with a hose and an industrial-strength whipped cream dispenser. Under it we had a cherry bomb. That's how we celebrated the Fourth of July in 1967. Somebody waved the flag, lit the cherry bomb. It blew the ass out of the giraffe. Another guy reached behind the giraffe and pushed the button and had this thing shitting whipped cream all over the stage. That amused people for some reason."

Vincent Fandango
19-02-2002, 09:56:05
His son plays probably the guitar now

19-02-2002, 10:12:06
Frank Zappa?

Vincent Fandango
19-02-2002, 10:12:29

19-02-2002, 10:14:28
OK... now I have to think of another question.

Lazarus and the Gimp
19-02-2002, 15:26:53
In the meantime, the one about which band had the most UK hit singles in one year is still up for grabs.

Another clue. They're from northern England and covered a Pavement song as far back as 1991.

Resource Consumer
19-02-2002, 15:50:10
Wedding Present

19-02-2002, 15:55:59
OK, carry on with this, I can't think of a question and I've already had 2 goes anyway.

*End Is Forever*
19-02-2002, 16:09:18
Biggest selling album released by an independent record label?

19-02-2002, 16:23:23
It's the first Offspring album

19-02-2002, 16:24:20

Someone else read the same article on california punk in Kerrang. :)

19-02-2002, 16:39:47
Holy shit! We do have a music forum.

Vincent Fandango
19-02-2002, 19:36:31
I would have said Tubular Bells

Lazarus and the Gimp
19-02-2002, 19:57:04
RC was correct. The Wedding Present hold the record with 12 hit singles in one year.

*End Is Forever*
20-02-2002, 01:07:24
It's the first Offspring album

Well, actually it was their third, after 1989's eponymous offering (which had one good song on it - Jennifer Lost The War) and 1991's Ignition.

Someone else read the same article on california punk in Kerrang

Well, actually I knew it anyway. I was rather hoping you hadn't read the article though... :)


Okay, despite the above, you did get the right record. :)

Interestingly, despite the lamentations of Kerrang, Nickleback's album Silver Side Up (on Roadrunner, I believe) is poised to take the record - it's sold just shy of 4 million copies already; which probably makes it the second most popular independent release already.

Resource Consumer
20-02-2002, 11:50:24
Originally posted by Lazarus and the Gimp
RC was correct. The Wedding Present hold the record with 12 hit singles in one year.

I suppose I should set a question now. I'll try and keep it themed.

Name the third studio album of the ethnic band formed by an ex-Wedding Present member.

20-02-2002, 11:54:09
Pizny Iz The Smiths?


20-02-2002, 11:54:30
I think it's Vorony.

20-02-2002, 12:18:26
By The Ukrainians, am I right?

20-02-2002, 16:38:38
Am I right?

Resource Consumer
20-02-2002, 16:43:08
Not exactly.

Pizni iz Smiths was only a 4 track EP. However, clearly you counted that as one and Voroni (crows) would have been correct.

Actually, it was Kultura but I'll give it anyway.

20-02-2002, 16:45:29
I only found references to 3 CDs and that was the third.

Vincent Fandango
20-02-2002, 16:59:20

Resource Consumer
22-02-2002, 11:57:21

The first one was simply "The Ukrainians"

There is also a live album now entitled superbly "Drink to my Horse"

Kamrat X
25-07-2002, 10:27:49
Me thinks a CBeast is spotted...

Kamrat X
25-07-2002, 10:28:45
CBeast :shoot:

25-07-2002, 11:05:55
You sneaky bastard.

Kamrat X
25-07-2002, 11:26:10
Who? Me? :cute: