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Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Memory on the Rocks

My friend Rocky Rocker has woken up to a rock and roll nightmare.

Perhaps he banged his head too much, because he’s having a hard day’s night remembering the precise names of the bands he loves. For example, he brags that he rocks out to ASSASSINATED AUSTRIAN ARCHDUKE when he means to say FRANZ FERDINAND, and he rambles on about 12 A.M. LUBRICANT when he tries to tell us about MIDNIGHT OIL.

Help Rocky recall the true names of his ten favorite groups of yesterday and today. You won’t earn any prize here … but you will finally get some satisfaction.

1. Female Sovereign

2. Inexpensive Ploy

3. Speaking Skulls

4. Uncomplicated Intellects

5. Evil Circle of Companions

6. Packed Residence

7. The Temperamental Azures

8. Colorless Weekly Religious Celebration

9. Firearms and Valentine’s Day Flowers

10. Calamitous Passage


Rocky is looking forward to seeing your answers in the comments. And he’s also eager to read any of your own “misremembered band names” that you’d like to offer!

46 Comments:

At September 27, 2006 9:35 AM, Blogger Mike replied to my musings ...

Wow........here goes:

1 - Queensryche
2 - Cheap Trick
3 - Talking Heads
4 - Simple Minds
5 - Bad Company
6 - Full House?
7 - Moody Blues
8 - Black Sabbath?
9 - Guns n Roses
10 - You got me on this one......

 
At September 27, 2006 10:10 AM, Blogger Stacy The Peanut Queen replied to my musings ...

Oooooo...is #10 "Dire Straits"??? Is it? Did I get at least one?

 
At September 27, 2006 10:13 AM, Blogger OnMyWatch replied to my musings ...

1. Queen
2. Cheap Trick
3. Talking Heads
4. Simple Minds
5. Motley Crue
6. Crowded House
7. Moody Blues
8. Black Sabbath
9. Guns n Roses
10. (can't figure this one out...)

 
At September 27, 2006 10:18 AM, Blogger The Phoenix replied to my musings ...

1. Queen
2. Cheap Trick
3. Talking Heads
4. ?
5. Motley Crue
6. ?
7. The Moody blues
8. White Zombie
9. Guns n Roses
10. Dire Straits

 
At September 27, 2006 10:20 AM, Blogger OnMyWatch replied to my musings ...

here's one I have a hard time remembering - - that very first guy who ever ruined a picnic.

 
At September 27, 2006 11:12 AM, Blogger angel, jr. replied to my musings ...

Is number 3: Talking Heads?
4) Simple Minds
7) Moody Blues
9) Guns and Roses

That's all I've got. I'm not too good at naming bands either. I'm the dork in the car asking "Who sings this?" everytime a song comes on the radio.

 
At September 27, 2006 11:32 AM, Blogger Paige Burns replied to my musings ...

I'm with Angel, jr. I can never remember the names of bands. I got 1 - 4 then it just went downhill from there. And my first thought on 6 - Full House. LOL.

 
At September 27, 2006 11:36 AM, Blogger KC replied to my musings ...

For some reason, my uncomplicated intellect couldn't come up with the answers for #4 and #10. But what great fun it was to try! I have to admit that these days when I'm listening to music in the car with my son, I always have to ask who is singing (unless it's the assassinated Austrian archduke band.

 
At September 27, 2006 11:46 AM, Blogger Curare_Z replied to my musings ...

(1) Queen
(2) Cheap Trick
(3) Talking Heads
(4) Simple Minds
(5) ??
(6) Crowded House
(7) Moody Blues
(8) ??
(6) Guns and Roses
(10) ??

LOL. That was fun. Here's 5 more for you:

Precious Gem Spread

Birthday Suit Women

Civil War Song Chickens

The Origin (I can't believe you left this one out Amulet)

The Maintainers of the Peace

 
At September 27, 2006 12:23 PM, Blogger David Amulet replied to my musings ...

Well, between you, the right answers are all out there. Some of your answers were slightly different ... but they work. Here's my list:

1 - Queen
2 - Cheap Trick
3 - Talking Heads
4 - Simple Minds
5 - Bad Company
6 - Crowded house
7 - The Moody Blues
8 - Black Sabbath
9 - Guns ‘N Roses
10 - Dire Straits

-- david

 
At September 27, 2006 12:25 PM, Blogger David Amulet replied to my musings ...

OMW: I'm guessing Adam Ant. (Nice new avatar, BTW.)

Curare: I'll step up and answer Genesis, but I'm leaving the remaining ones for others to guess.

COME ON--show Curare up, everyone!

-- david

 
At September 27, 2006 12:51 PM, Blogger OnMyWatch replied to my musings ...

thanks and you're correct, of course! this was fun. As for Curare's, I'm guessing:

1 - Pearl Jam
2 - Bare Naked Ladies
3 - Dixie Chicks
4 - Genesis
5 - Collective Soul (?) I dunno!

 
At September 27, 2006 1:01 PM, Blogger Jenna Howard replied to my musings ...

I can't even remember what I had for breakfast. Rocky is on his own.

 
At September 27, 2006 2:09 PM, Blogger Curare_Z replied to my musings ...

OMW: you've got 'em all 'cept the last one...

 
At September 27, 2006 2:12 PM, Blogger Pixie replied to my musings ...

Ok and I swear I havent looked at the ones before me.

1 Queen
2 Cheap trick
3 Talking Heads
4 Simple MInds
5 ?
6 Crowded House
7 ?
8 Black Sabbath ?
9 Guns n Roses
10 Dire Straits

 
At September 27, 2006 2:13 PM, Blogger OnMyWatch replied to my musings ...

Curare Z - - oh! The Police???

 
At September 27, 2006 2:15 PM, Blogger Curare_Z replied to my musings ...

OMW: LOL! You got it. You've won...well...nothing. But hey, you get a hearty blogger clap on the back for doing so well. :-)

Amulet: And Amulet, I hate to do this to you, but re: #8 technically black is the presence of all color while white is the absence of all color. It is true that black is the absence of all light while white indicates the presence of light....

ok. I need to stop reading Frank Herbert. Sorry guys.

 
At September 27, 2006 2:26 PM, Blogger Layla replied to my musings ...

Oh, this was very fun! I may steal it and link back here...can I? You are one creative dude.

I got most of them....except number ten which now that I see the right answer is obvious!

 
At September 27, 2006 3:29 PM, Blogger OnMyWatch replied to my musings ...

Curare_Z - Yay! It was like the light finally popped on!

That was fun you guys.

David - both of you should get together and make a boardgame out of this. You'd make meeeeellions. (especially off of people like me :)

 
At September 27, 2006 3:32 PM, Blogger David Amulet replied to my musings ...

Actually, Curare, I hate to counter-correct you, but technically WHITE contains all the colors of the visible spectrum while BLACK is the absence of color. (And yes, I had to think hard about it before I wrote the quiz. But high school physics--and college astronomy--stcuk with me.)

I still love you, though. Just about 7% less than an hour ago.

Nice job, everyone! here are a few others--some more recent bands to try to guess ...

1. Emerald 24-hour Period
2. Manic Behavior at the Dancing Club
3. World Law Enforcement Organization
4. Obverse of Five-Cent Piece
5. Always Transparent

Good luck!

-- david

 
At September 27, 2006 4:56 PM, Blogger Jeff replied to my musings ...

1. Green Day
2. Panic at the Disco
3. Interpol
4. Nickelback
5. Everclear

 
At September 27, 2006 5:47 PM, Blogger X. Dell replied to my musings ...

1. Queen (Queensryche would be the sovereign's domain).

2. Cheap Trick

3. Talking Heads

4. Simple Minds

5. Bad Company?

6. Full House

7. The Moody Blues

8. Black Mass?

9. Guns N' Racists (oops, Roses)

10. Tragic Endz?

I have to confess I know no new bands (don't excite me). Let's see if I can't come up with a few.

(a) House of Commons

(b) #$@$! Fundamental Nature

(c) Clever & the Mica Relatives

(d) Sonority Plot

(e) The Dutch Masters

(f) Rave Drug

(g) The Quartzes

(h) The Joint Siblings

(i) Post Incineration

(j) Interrogative Punctuation and the Opaque.

 
At September 27, 2006 6:07 PM, Blogger Zen Wizard replied to my musings ...

1) Queen
2) Cheap Trick
3) Talking Heads
4) Simple Minds
5) Motley Crue
6) Crowded House
7) Moody Blues
8) Black Sabbath
9) Guns N Roses
10) ? I'll take a vowel, Pat Sajak.

 
At September 27, 2006 6:11 PM, Blogger Phats replied to my musings ...

WTF am i drunk or just lost??

I listen to country music so I haven't a clue about any of these sorry haha

I was honest though I could have just copied and pasted what these people put!

 
At September 27, 2006 6:41 PM, Blogger OnMyWatch replied to my musings ...

x. dell: toughies!! here are my guesses...

a) Parliment
c) Sly and the Family Stone
f) XTC
g) The Stones
h) The Doobie Brothers
i) After the Fire

 
At September 27, 2006 9:39 PM, Blogger Mimi replied to my musings ...

I usually suck at this stuff but I actually knew most of them. Go Me!

 
At September 27, 2006 10:22 PM, Blogger X. Dell replied to my musings ...

I only knew Interpol, Green Day and Everclear, from the new ones.

And I got the Police from Curare's comment.

Onmywatch has shown me that my (g) question has more than one correct answer.

 
At September 27, 2006 11:39 PM, Blogger Death Warmed Over replied to my musings ...

These are lame but here they are:

1) Heavily Shielded Airship
2) A Wonderland Heroine Restrained
3) House of Canine Worship
4) A Philosophy of Life
5) A Complete loss of Religous
Belief
6) Heavy Airman at their place of worship

 
At September 28, 2006 3:30 AM, Blogger X. Dell replied to my musings ...

1) Led Zeppelin
2) Alice in Chains
3) Temple of the Dog
6) Stone Temple Pilots

Sorry, Death. That's all I could come up with.

 
At September 28, 2006 5:37 AM, Blogger DaBich replied to my musings ...

This was fun....I'm late, and last, but I played along and did quite well! Thanks guys and girls :)

 
At September 28, 2006 8:08 AM, Blogger OnMyWatch replied to my musings ...

DWO: 5) Faith No More

 
At September 28, 2006 8:12 AM, Blogger OnMyWatch replied to my musings ...

DWO: 4) Creed?

 
At September 28, 2006 8:36 AM, Blogger Michelle replied to my musings ...

What a fun game! Although i kinda sucked at it...only 5 correct :(

 
At September 28, 2006 8:51 AM, Anonymous fred charles replied to my musings ...

Dave: Seriouly, It's way to early for me to think about this kind of stuff. My brain is hurting just looking at that list. I'm going to have to start reading your blog later in the day when I'm awake.

I could only get the first one: Queen

 
At September 28, 2006 10:33 AM, Blogger Laurie replied to my musings ...

Darn, I'm too late to play :-(

 
At September 28, 2006 11:40 AM, Blogger Death Warmed Over replied to my musings ...

Good job X.dell and OMW! Now for the bonus round:

1) The fair weather friend, ex prosecutor and the mother.

2) The prickly red berried bush

3) The radical worshipping, yellow blue crustaceons

 
At September 28, 2006 12:29 PM, Blogger Zen Wizard replied to my musings ...

1) Ummm...Mother, Juggs, and Speed? Wait, that was a movie...oh, I get it! England (Mother), Dan (there had to be a prosecutor named, "Dan" somewhere) and John Ford Coley, because a "Ford" is a fair-weather friend and you never know when it's not going to start.

2) Raspberries?

3) Blue Oyster Cult.

 
At September 28, 2006 1:23 PM, Blogger OnMyWatch replied to my musings ...

1) Peter, Paul & Mary
2) The Hollies?

 
At September 28, 2006 7:33 PM, Blogger Janet replied to my musings ...

Woah. This is a really creative idea, but requires entirely too much brain power from somebody who has been up since 5:30 and been with 8 year olds all day:(

 
At September 28, 2006 9:19 PM, Blogger Godwhacker replied to my musings ...

Beings who reside in transparent domiciles should refrain from hurling geological specimens.

 
At September 29, 2006 8:10 AM, Blogger David Amulet replied to my musings ...

I love all the new ideas. Some of these are really hard--I still don't know what the prickly, red-berried bush is.

GW: Your line remnds me of a Billy Joel album.

-- david

 
At September 29, 2006 2:20 PM, Blogger cube replied to my musings ...

Can you guess this one?

The choreographic art of interpreting musical composition by a rhythmical, free-style graceful movement of the body in response to the rhythm of the music.

 
At September 30, 2006 7:16 AM, Blogger Ben replied to my musings ...

Reading all the comments, this quiz could go on for years.

 
At September 30, 2006 11:50 PM, Blogger Godwhacker replied to my musings ...

Your right David... a good Billy Joel album at that.

 
At October 01, 2006 10:23 AM, Blogger MIA replied to my musings ...

Ok.. are any of them the WIGGLES?

 
At October 01, 2006 9:12 PM, Blogger Paige Burns replied to my musings ...

A Ha! Thanks for the second #2 David and to Jeff for the answer! I've been trying to think of their name for two weeks!

*see why I'm not so good at this game?*

 

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