Pop Quiz

Because a conversation on IRC just reminded me of one of them, here are my two favourite pop quiz questions. Feel free to answer in the comments. People who were taking an interest in music in the 70s and 80s may have an advantage.

Question 1 (the easy one): What connects Queen’s “Sheer Heart Attack”, Led Zeppelin’s “Houses of the Holy” and Emerson, Lake and Palmers “Brain Salad Surgery”?

Question 2 (a bit harder): Midge Ure has played in bands whose names begin with every letter of the alphabet from R to V. What were they?

Answers… er… when I get round to it.

Update: Answers here

7 Replies to “Pop Quiz”

  1. I know part of the answer to question 2 – do I get any points for trying? Sir Midge of Ure has played in Slik, Thin Lizzy, Ultravox, and Visage. Haven’t the foggiest what band he played in with the name beginning with R though.

  2. Well done Kevin. Thin Lizzy is the _really_ hard one that no-one ever gets. You also got Slik. Which is pretty impressive.I’ll leave any clues for the ‘R’ band for a couple of days. Don’t want to spoil anyone else’s fun.

  3. I don’t think it’s all that impressive actually because I’m an Ultravox fan so know the odd thing or two about Midge Ure’s early career. Well, except for the band beginning with ‘R’ anyway. For me, your first question is a lot harder and to be honest, I don’t have a bloody clue mate.

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