Thursday, 24 April 2014

Initiquz Redux

Huh.  It's been eighteen months since the last music quiz on this 'ere blog.  Looking back at it, it was clearly too fiendishly difficult. As much as a calibration exercise as anything else, then, let's try something a little simpler.

Last time I gave you the initials of twenty five song titles (and their first word), along with the initials of their artists and albums.  This time I'll shake things up by a) giving you an idea of the number of missing letters, and b) linking all 24 songs.  There will be one point each for a song title, artist or album, another point for getting the first line correct (you don't need to give me all four for each song). The remaining four points goes to the first person to see the link.

As usual Google is permitted to check hunches and to get the exact wording of answers you already know.  Otherwise, keep off!

Here we go:

1. "They say that Richard Corey owns half of this whole town" - 'Richard Corey' - Simon and Garfunkel- Sounds Of Silence (Jamie)

2. "We stank O_ H___ D__ A__ A______" - 'D___ L_______ B____' - The Mountain Goats - The Sunset Tree (Jamie)

3."That's when Wendell Gee takes a tug upon the string" - 'Wendell Gee' - REM - Fables Of The Reconstruction (Jamie/Tara)

4. "You came I___ T__ P___- W___ A L___ B____ S____" - 'S_____ N__' - The Hold Steady - S_________ S_____ (Jamie)

5. "The cut-rate mime walking through the dirty streets" - 'Grace Kelly Blues' - Eels - Daisies Of The Galaxy (edenspresence)

6. "I never knew her name- 'Billy Davey's Daughter' - Stereophonics - Word Gets Around (Jamie)

7. "Doctor, what is happening to me?" - 'Just like Fred Astaire' - James - Millionaires (Fonz)

8. "Let's take T__ B___ O__ O_ T__ B__" - 'W____ C____' - Blink-182 - Enema Of The State (Jamie)

9. "Julie C______ T__ R_____ A__ T___" - T__ C________ - Yo La Tengo - E____ -O- P___ (Jamie)

10. "Out here in the fields I fight for my meals" - 'Baba O'Riley' - The Who - Who's Next (Fonz)

11. "This is F__ M_ B___" - 'F_____ K______' - R_____ - R______ I_ R______ B________

12. "Seymour Stein I've been lonely" - 'Seymour Stein' - Belle & Sebastian - The Boy With The Arab Strap (Jamie)

13. "Come A__ I__ T___ Y__ U____" - 'Hey, Johnny Park!' - Foo Fighters - The Color And The Shape (Jamie)

14. "Echoes O_ R_____ C_____ T______ M_ B______ W___" - 'R___ S___' - R_____ - ...A__ O__ C___ T__ W_____

15. "I was waiting for a cross-town train in the London underground when it struck me" - 'Clark Gable' - The Postal Service - Give Up (edenspresence)

16. "He's walking W____ I_ A_____ I D___ K___" - 'M______ C____' - M______ - K___ M_____

17. "I wish I H__ A S_____ P____" - 'S_____ P____' - R___ A____ - G___

18. "Goldenrod A__ T__ 4_ S____" - 'C______ P______ D__' - S_____ S______ - C___ O_ F___ T__ I________

19. "What would Brian Boitano do if he was here right now?" - 'What Would Brian Boitano Do?' - Trey Parker & Matt Stone - South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut Soundtrack (Fonz/Jamie)

20. "Whatever P______ I_ T___ B_____ W___ L____ M_ B_____ S___ A__ S____" - 'J___ L__ A__ A S______ A____' - B____ N__ - Y___ F_______ W_____

21. "Who sees the interiors like young Willem once did?" - 'Interiors (Song For Willem De Kooning)' - Manic Street Preachers - Everything Must Go (Tara)

22. "I drove F___ M________ T_ A_______" - 'S______ R_____' - D_____ J_____ - N__ T___ I_ I_ Y___ S_____

23. "Like M____ D____ I__ B___ S_____ B_ T__ C___" - 'M____ D____ A__ T__ C___' - T__ G_______ A_____ - T__ 5_ S____

24. "Is everybody happy now?" - 'Up All Night (Frankie Miller Goes To Hollywood)' - Counting Crows - Hard Candy (Fonz)

Link: full names in song titles (Fonz)


Jamie said...

12. 'Seymour Stein, I been lonely' - 'Seymour Stein', The Boy with the Arab Strap, Belle and Sebastian.

Jamie said...

Oh, and the two first lines Fonz didn't get are:

'What would Brian Boitano do if he were here right now?'


'Is everybody happy now?'

Jamie said...

13. 'Hey, Johnny Park', Foo Fighters, The Colour and the Shape

Jamie said...

3. The Mountain Goats, The Sunset Tree

4. REM, Fables of the Reconstruction

edenspresence said...

5. Grace Kelly Blues - Eels - Daisies of the Galaxy
"The cut-rate mime walking through the dirty streets"

edenspresence said...

15. Clark Gable - The Postal Service - Give Up

I was waiting for a cross-town train in the London underground when it struck me

SpaceSquid said...

So far then:

Fonz: 18
Jamie: 16
edenspresence: 8
Tara: 6

with 52 points still up for grabs.