Thursday, April 10, 2008

Blimpy's Big Intros Quiz !


















Okay then! Welcome all to the first of Blimpy's Big Intros Quizzez! 

In the following podbean track there are 15 (fifteen) intros, and 1 (one) outtro. 

The first person to name all of them wins a glittering prize! 

I've kept it nice and easy, nothing on here is obscure, so I expect full marks all round! 








Ready, set, go!! 

59 comments:

TracyK said...

Damn you, we've got 7 and ballpark bands for 3 others!

Blimpy said...

Ha Ha! I knew you wouldn't be able to resist!!!

Good going so far!

nilpferd said...

Great outro..
not too keen on the rest, tho'..;-)

TracyK said...

Hehe, me and the bloke went "Ugh, jazz..."

nilpferd said...

..sounds like we should team up for a pub quiz, then..

ejaydee said...

Ha! I got 9 and 2 "know-it-but-dunno-the-title"!!

Blimpy said...

Hee hee, I think the collective Spill brain should be able to solve my riddle, so I'm counting you all as one big pub quiz team.

Okay Spillers, start posting your answers!

ejaydee said...

OK here's what I got:
Brianstorm
Sloop John B
??
??Norah Jones!??
??
I Want Candy
I know it but not the name
??
Darling Nikki
??
Gold Lion
??
I know it but not the name
Caper Cod Kwassa Kwassa
Africa!!
Bitches Brew, I may be wrong with the track, but it's definitely from the album

Mnemonic said...

I think I spotted Toto!

TracyK said...

Arctic Monkeys; Brian Storm/Beach Boys: Sloop John B/Extreme: more Than Words/ Blind Melon: NO rain/ Voice of the Beehive: Monsters and Angels (YAY!)/Paul Simon: Me and Julio/Toto: Africa.

We also thought we heard some Soundgarden or L7 alike and something Blur soundtracky. Then we argued about it...

nilpferd said...

The end of Bitches Brew it was, EJ. I can only add that none of the other 14 have ever touched my cd player.. wasn't one of them Summer Loving, or something like that? Not my specialist topic..

Blimpy said...

All correct so far, apart from there's no:

Extreme
Paul Simon
Norah Jones
Soundgarden
Blur

TracyK- you're on the right track with the L7alike

ejaydee said...

That is L7, with Pretend We're Dead right?

Blimpy said...

Nearly- it's a cover of Pretend We're Dead...

ejaydee said...

CSS!!!

Blimpy said...

Correct!!! CSS it is!!

TracyK said...

Bollocks...

We did guess it was Bitches Brew too, probably because we both know Miles Davis is 'the important one' of jazz. Leave us in our ignorance, we're doing ok...

TracyK said...

Argh, it's CSS doing Pretend That we're Dead...

Blimpy said...

There's only 4 left.

Good going Team Spill!

TracyK said...

The one before VotB is driving me nuts and one sounds very like The Game of Love but isn't! How'm I going to sleep???

Mnemonic said...

I heard "Hang On, Sloopy" in there somewhere

Blimpy said...

Hang on Sloopy is correct!!!

Blimpy said...

ejd already correctly identified the one before votb, it's Darling Nikki by the Foo Fighters, a fine cover indeed.

steenbeck said...

It's not We Will Rock You in there is it? who is that? Queen?

TracyK said...

Ah, I thought it wouldn't be a cover and realised it wasn't Prince. I am officially stupid but at least I can sleep!

ejaydee said...

I think you got it confused with Gold Lion there Steenbeck, the drums sound as bombastic

Blimpy said...

@steen - ejaydee got it; it's Gold Lion by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs

@tracyk - night night, at least we don't have to wait up for the RR blog tonight

ejaydee said...

I'd still like to read DOrian's last column, but it's not up yet!
I wonder who'll replace Maddy when she's on holiday?

steenbeck said...

Sorry, got confused about the numbers of the songs.

ejaydee said...

Another great column by Dorian, so the 2 I didn't know the titles of was Hang On Sloopy and Pretend We're Dead. That one that sort of sounds like Norah Jones or Extreme does seem familiar though.

CaroleBristol said...

Sloop John B

Corinne Bailey Rae?

Summer Lovin'

I want Candy

Toto

Only listened once, I'll have another go

Blimpy said...

Carole has successfully identified Corinne Bailey Rae (Go Put Your Records On)!!

It's the 4th intro, that has variously been guessed at as either extreme or norah jones.

I'm stunned however that no-one has got intro no. 3 already!

glasshalfempty said...

Great game, Blimp - and beautifully executed. Edge taken off it when I could only get three (with a couple of 'ohh, I know that'...). But hell, that's why RR is so compulsive - all those great tunes you wouldn't otherwise have known.
And talking of great bass lines, the opening to Keep On Running (Spencer Davies Group) is another golden oldie...

steenbeck said...

It's not Panda Bear, is it? I'm scared to guess I got the last one so far wrong.

steenbeck said...

I meant Take Pills, to mention the name. It's got that trainish sound, anyway...

Blimpy said...

It's not panda bear, no....

Mnemonic said...

It's the Beta Band

Blimpy said...

CORRECTO MNEMONIC!!!

tis indeed Dry The Rain by The Beta Band - I thought that would be the first to go!

ToffeeBoy said...

Blimpy, I hope you're pleased with yourself, ruining my perfectly good evening. I began by confidently writing down the numbers 1 to 15 on a sheet of paper, then pressed play, sat back and prepared to dazzle everyone with my astounding knowledge of popular music.

Two minutes later, with the words 'Sloop John B' staring up at me from an otherwise blank sheet of paper, I found myself feeling a little foolish!

And then, to make things even worse, out of all the 'I-know-that-one-but-can't-quite-think-what-it-is-right-now-I'm-sure-it'll-come-to-me-in-a-minute' tracks that you so ingeniously put together, the one that I was most certain that I absolutely definitely knew (no.3) turns out to be a track that I've never heard in my life!

So thank you Blimpy - thank you very much...

treefrogdemon said...

Well, I think I'd have got Hang On Sloopy, but I'd already read it in an email...Time for bed, I think, and I'm away for the weekend so have a lovely time at the social, you carousers, and pat Dorian on the back from me.

Blimpy said...

Hey ToffeeBoy,

I'd like to say that I'm ever so sorry for ruining your evening, but the indie snob in me is loving every minute of being in the driver's seat.

Of course, the only way to redress the balance is to make me suffer at the hands of an intros quiz that I have to take part in.

Bring it on!!

Blimpy said...

i think i've just realised that intro number 8, the only intro that no-one has got yet, is maybe the obscure one out of the fifteen tunes, because it's a cover - an the intro sounds noting like the original.

steenbeck said...

Did you put that together in Garageband?

Blimpy said...

hi steen, yes, yes i did. you can drag and drop straight from itunes to the timeline in gband, and then it's a simple case of using the apple-t shortcut to chop the intros off the rest of the tune!

you have to do one! please!!

Blimpy said...

re number 8, clue: a non alcoholic drink.

Blimpy said...

"a non alcoholic drink beloved of journalists" would be a better all round clue to the song and band.

steenbeck said...

This is completely cheating and probably wrong, but some googlage revealed that the editors covered Orange Crush. Which is the only drink I can think of w/out alcohol in my current state.

FP said...

Ehm Blimpy. Coming late to this but once we've guessed them all... Could you post their songs in their entirety? Gagging to hear them cos they are really good intros. Bar one... :O)

Blimpy said...

it was indeed editors doing orange crush (can be heard on hype machine)

that means they're all guessed!

well done everyone!

the prize is me posting them in their entirety , as req'd by FP!

jolly good show all round, who's going to do th enext intros quiz then?

nilpferd said...

If I can find some equivalent software for my PC, I'll do one. It will probably take a combined effort though, I doubt anyone would guess all the tracks, but I'll try to put something in for everyone. And one that no-one will get, of course.. heh heh..

Mnemonic said...

Nilpferd, if you find equivalent software for a pc, I'd love to know how you get on.

Blimpy said...

@nilp/mne - have you tried Audacity? it's free, and i think gf uses it.

i've not tried it myself, cos i have a mac- but i think it's a good 'un.

goneforeign said...

Actually I became so frustrated with Audacity that I sent them a nasty email telling them what I thought of it: don't ask, I've blocked it totally, I have no memory but it was very frustrating, I think it was related to their 'help' menu. But there's thousands wot love it so it might just be me.
Instead I use Sound Studio, a Mac piece of software that's wonderful! Like having an intuitive recording/editing/mixing studio in your living room, I use it a lot. It's not free but it's very reasonable and there's a free download test you can get.
Re. the above 'quiz', when I was in the RAF we had a short training film about aircraft recognition, there was a bit about fighter pilots having only instants to recognise and react to other planes. In the film they were told that they'd have 1/5th of a second to identify a series of enemy and allied fighters, everyone said "Impossible". The instructor flashed the image of Marilyn Monroe with her dress over her head for 1/5th second and there was 100% correct identification. So they proceeded with the aircraft recognition.
Which prompted me yesterday to scroll through my iTunes file to check for cuts where I could post less than 1 second, there's lots, but my taste doesn't exactly match this group, I didn't know a single one of the above. I've got a couple of other things going just now but I might try it.
ps: Does this qualify as the record breaking comment and if so wot's my prize!

Blimpy said...

hi goneF, yes, i think it is the record breaking comment (and a very interesting comment too); the prize is dinner at mine tonight, in about 3 hours time I'm going to be throwing some roquefort on a cow's ass and cracking open a gran reserva - see you about 7ish, North East Fife?

Blimpy said...

FP: try this link for the quiz tracks:

http://www.wikiupload.com/download_page.php?id=27855

there's a download file button on the right - can you tell me if it works, please?

FP said...

Morning Blimpster - I copy/pasted the link into my browser but the page wouldn't open. Anyone else manage?

Blimpy said...

Hi FP. Bugger, I'll try a different file hosting site. BRB.

goneforeign said...

I went to the Wiki site but the download file icon doesn't work.

Blimpy said...

oh pants, I'll try and podbean them later on this evening then. sorry everyone.