Monday, 7 May 2012

ANKOD

It's been ages since I had a music quiz up here, so let's give it another whirl.  Another variation on the theme this time around.  Rather than giving you first lines and asking for song and artist, I'm going to give you the first word of the first line, then the rest of the line as initials, together with the initials of song, artist and album (in that order). One point each for title, band, album and the full first line.  One hundred points in all; how neat.

No idea whether this will work, but I figure it's worth a go.  This time round I'm not putting them in any order, but once again no artist appears more than once.

1.   "When YLOYS" YLTT - JB - ROE  "When you look over your shoulder" Running on Empty - Jackson Browne - Running on Empty (Mozz/BigHead/lyndagb)
2.   "Can YHTWITTF" NE - I - MAW  "Can you hear the worlds I'm trying to find" No Emotion -  Idlewild - Make Another World (Jamie/lyndagb)
3.   "A GPWC" FPT - R - TB  "A green plastic watering can" Fake Plastic Trees - Radiohead - The Bends (edenspresence/Jamie)
4.   "I DKIIT" A - MSP - EMG "I don't know if I'm tired" Australia - Manic Street Preachers - Everything Must Go (Mozz)
5.   "As IWGOTCAKM" WITJ - M - GI "As I was going over the Cork and Kerry mountains" Whiskey in the Jar - Metallica - Garage, Inc. (BigHead)
6.   "The KADUABNH" CFTC - E - ESB  "The kids are digging up a brand new hole" Cancer for the Cure - Eels - Electro-Shock Blues (edenspresence)
7.   "Crazy BIBRTT" M - FF - IYH  "Crazy but I'm relieved this time" Miracle - Foo Fighters - In Your Honor (BigHead/Fries'n'Shake)
8.   "We SSAOI" NDL - S - ATW "We should stay and order in" No Deliveries List - Styrofoam - A Thousand Words (BigHead)
9.   "Everybody HCFS" SS - R - A  "Everybody here comes from somewhere" Supernatural Superserious - REM - Accelerate (Jamie)
10. "We NV (O)" V -  BN - D "We need vices (oh)" Vices - Brand New - Daisy (James)
11. "I GSBI" U - RA&TC - I/I  "I get some bad ideas" Users - Ryan Adams & The Cardinals - III/IV (Mozz)
12. "I SMTS" SD - J - GM  "I sing myself to sleep" Sit Down - James - Gold Mother (Mozz)
13. "I WALOAND" ISWM - B&S - DCW "I wrote a letter on a nothing day" If She Wants Me - Belle & Sebastian - Dear Catastrophe Waitress (Mozz)
14. "You WLATB" SD - AT - AT "You were like a toilet bowl" Sundials - Alkaline Trio - Alkaline Trio (Mozz)
15. "Sail LOW" SK - TC - TC "Sail lightly on winds" Skeleton Key - The Coral - The Coral (James)
16. "Meet HBTR" SD - B - S "Meet him by the road" Slow Dog - Belly - Star (James)
17. "Elysium, IECAYC" E - M - W  "Elysium, is everyone chipping at your cordiality?" Elysium - Madness - Wonderful (edenspresence)
18. "Woke UITT" PJ - THS - AKM  "Woke up in the twenties" Positive Jam - The Hold Steady - Almost Killed Me (edenspresence/Kirsty)
19. "Hey MYKIRO" BH - TO - S "Hey man you know I'm really okay" Bad Habit - The Offspring - Smash (BigHead)
20. "Listen HN" LPM - SS - DHM "Listen here, now" Last Po' Man - Seasick Steve - Dog House Music (James)
21. "You CMTYA" WAYF - TP - S  "You consider me the young apprentice" Wrapped Around Your Finger - The Police - Sychronicity (edenspresence/Mozz) 
22. "Someone TMW" TF - GBV - DTC "Someone tell me why" Teenage FBI - Guided By Voices - Do The Collapse (Mozz)
23. "Summer HCAP" WMUWSE - GD - AI  "Summer has come and passed" Wake Me Up When September Ends - Green Day - American Idiot (edenspresence)
24. "I WSPTTW" IBTGTM - SP - EO  "I wanted something that's purer than the water" It's Beginning To Get To Me - Snow Patrol - Eyes Open - Mozz
25. "I WAFTSSC" TU - TBS - WYWTB "I wait around for the still small center" The Union - Taking Back Sunday - Where You Want To Be (Kirsty)

We got fifteen American artists, five English, three (predominantly) Scottish, one Welsh, and one Belgian.  Two solo artists (arguably three), the rest are at least nominally bands.  One song is a cover.

Good luck!

Update: 38 down already!  Much respect to edenspresence, Mozz and BigHead (who also gets an award for coolest comment).  Just so everyone knows, it's more than fine to finish off a partial answer.  It shouldn't be too hard I'd think, for example, for someone to work out which song from the Foo's In Your Honor #7 is, its two discs notwithstanding.  Plenty of first lines from identified songs up there as well.

Update II: 49! One more to get halfway, with some low-hanging fruit still to be picked!  No-one knows the track list from Eyes Open?  Or Make Another World, now?

Update III: Up to 62 now, and thanks to BigHead, there's plenty more partial answers and (in the comments) possible hints and clues.  There are at least seven more points that shouldn't be much of a problem.

Update IV: 75%. Boom.

44 comments:

edenspresence said...

3) Fake Plastic Trees - Radiohead - The Bends

edenspresence said...

6) Cancer for the cure - Eels - Electro-shock Blues

edenspresence said...

17) Elysium - Madness - Wonderful

BigHead said...

As I was going over
The Cork and Kerry mountains
I saw Metallica playin'
Their cover album they were toutin'

I first produced my Google
And then checked my Wiki link
I said "Whiskey in the Jar-O"
and the album is Garage Inc..

Mozz said...

I don't know if I'm tired Australia Manic Street Preachers Everything Must Go

edenspresence said...

21) Wrapped Around Your Finger - The Police - Synchronicity

edenspresence said...

23) Wake Me Up When September Ends - Green Day - American Idiot

BigHead said...

Using the edenspresence approach, 7) is probably Foo Fighters---In Your Honor, but I can't give you the song.

SpaceSquid said...

All correct, ladies and gentlemen. Good show!

Mozz said...

12. I sing myself to sleep - Sit Down - James - Gold Mother

Mozz said...

13. I wrote a letter on a nothing day - If She Wants Me - Belle & Sebatian - Dear Catastrophe Waitress

Mozz said...

22. Someone tell me why - Teenage FBI - Guided by Voices - Do The Collapse

Confession time - had to look up the album as I only have the track on a Buffy the Vampire Slayer soundtrack album!

SpaceSquid said...

I shall allow it Mozz, since I had to look it up as well for the exact same reason.

Mozz said...

I don't know any of the other details, by RA&TC has to be Ryan Adams & The Cardinals.

Mozz said...

I've worked out a couple of acts/albums without knowing the tracks.

1. Jackson Browne - Running on Empty
24. Snow Patrol - Eyes Open

I'm sure someone else will fill in the gaps.

SpaceSquid said...

Yep yep yep.

Jamie said...

2. Idlewild - Make Another World
3. 'A green plastic watering can'
9. 'Everybody here comes from somewhere' - 'Supernatural Superserious' - R.E.M. - Accelerate

SpaceSquid said...

All correct, Jamie.

BigHead said...

I think 8 is from A Thousand Words by Styrofoam, but I don't have the album on my iPod and I can't quite remember the song (No Deliveries... something?)

Will take a stab that 19 is The Offspring but somebody who knows them better might be able to do better there.

BigHead said...

Let's fire some guesses at things I don't know for a bit of fun:

1) That line must be "When you look over your shoulder".

25) WYWTB is clearly going to be "...You Want To Be", but the starting W could be Who, Where, What... :-( I'm going for What.

SpaceSquid said...

Half right, BigHead. It isn't "What You Want To Be".

lyndagb said...

1. You Love the Thunder

2. "Can you hear hte words I'm trying to find" No emotion

21. You called me to your apartment? Something like that.

23. Summer has come and passed...


I'll look at the totally unsolved ones in a bit.

SpaceSquid said...

Three out of four, Lynda, and my apologies to all for slightly messing up the Idlewild line.

You hace one word of five correct for number 21.

edenspresence said...

Ah.. whoops... I wasn't putting up thye first lines as I should, just the songs:

6)The kids are digging up a brand new hole

17) Elysium, is everyone chipping at your cordiality?

23) Summer has come and past (is that right?)

Also...

is 18) The Hold Steady?

SpaceSquid said...

All correct (though a few minutes too late on 23). And yes, it's The Hold Steady.

edenspresence said...

oh god... strange typo there... "past"... eurgh.. also I see I missed out anyway.. :P

Kirsty said...

25. "I walk away from this still small center" The Union - Taking Back Sunday - What You Want To Be

SpaceSquid said...

I considered mocking you about it, eden, but then realised that I was liable to open a can of wyrms.

Almost entirely correct, Kirsty. The line isn't quite right.

Kirsty said...

I meant: Where You Want To Be...

Kirsty said...

And wait rather than walk...

SpaceSquid said...

I assumed you meant "where". And you're close enough to the TBS line, as well (it's "around for the", not "away from this").

Kirsty said...

18. Album: Almost Killed Me

edenspresence said...

I felt my correction was rapid enough :P

SpaceSquid said...

By all means, keep us updated regarding your feelings... :P ;)

Mozz said...

Taking your taste into account Ric, I'm guessing band and album on 14 is Alkaline Trio

SpaceSquid said...

Yeeup.

James said...

15. Sail Lightly on Winds - Skeleton Key - The Coral - The Coral

SpaceSquid said...

Indeed.

james said...

10. We Need Vices (Oh) - Vices - Brand New - Daisy

James said...

16. Meet him by the road - Slow Dog - Belly - Star

James said...

20. ?? - Last Po' Man - Seasick Steve - Dog House Music

SpaceSquid said...

A-ha! Your streak is at an end, James, for that line requires you have heard the track itself, not merely cribbed it from the interwebs.

Otherwise, a clean sweep of what remains.

Mozz said...

Didn't realise The Police lyric was still open. "You consider me the young apprentice" sung Sting. "You're fired!" replied the rest of humanity.

SpaceSquid said...

I do quite like that song, but the lyrics are terrible even by late Police standards. "Mephistopheles is not my name..." Fuck off, Gordon.