Monday, April 14, 2008

Don't be scared...



I'm afraid that this one is so easy you'll say, "don't waste our time!!" But at least you'll all feel very clever and affirmed. 10 songs, 10 intros...


63 comments:

goneforeign said...

VERY GOOD, EVEN THOUGH I DON'T KNOW ANY THAT'S THE SORT OF INTRO'S I HAD IN MIND. THERE'S A COUPLE THERE THAT ALMOST SOUND FAMILIAR, I'LL AWAIT THE THRONGS EFFORTS.

Mnemonic said...

I thought I heard Sloop John B again

TracyK said...

I heard Nina Simone's Ain't Got No (I Got Life) and the whistley one is the Smiths, London. Tricky...

CaroleBristol said...

The Clash Rudie can't fail is there and I hear Sloop John B too

severin said...

I thought I heard Come Up And See Me by Cocky Rabble at one point.

saneshane said...

pixies 'oh my golly!'
i'm rubbish at this ..but they would be my only chance at a specialist subject

ToffeeBoy said...

Deja vu for me steenbeck - once again I ended up with the words Sloop John B written on an otherwise blank sheet of paper!

Great picture btw - what's it from?

steenbeck said...

Yes, Rudie Can't Fail, Yes, Oh My Golly (that was for you, Saneshane, thanks for getting it), yes Ain't Got No... I don't know what Cocky Rabble is, and that is London, by the Smiths, which I kept hearing every time Sloop John B played on Blimpy's quiz, and which I've always thought would be one of the few songs I could get on one note. So that's almost halfway there...
THe picture is from a children's book I'm trying to make about a boy who is sent to his room so often that he angers his monster, who is only allowed to come out when the boy's not in his room, but he's ALWAYS IN HIS ROOM!! It's a very cranky monster. I've only got three pictures. I have trouble finishing things.

Blimpotron said...

First listen:

1. Beck?
2.
3. Pixies?
4. Rudie Can't Fail - The Clash
5.
6.
7. Sloop John B!!
8. Concretes?
9.
10. God that's familiar

steenbeck said...

I think I was afraid of making it too easy and made a couple of them too short. If no one gets them I'll expaaaaaaaand them. Sorry, No Beck, No Concretes. Yes to Rudie Can't Fail

severin said...

Cocky Rabble used to be an NME joke name for Cockney Rebel. But clearly it wasn't them anyway so the bijou joke-ette was a trifle pointless...

steenbeck said...

Severin, more like a good joke wasted on an ignorant american...

saneshane said...

Do like the artwork and the story sounds good.
Do hope 'oh my golly' was the only one for me..I'm not getting any closer to the other 6..are we going to kick ourselves?

nilpferd said...

I could identify London and Sloop John B, the accelerating drum roll reminds me a bit of a great track by Mahavishnu Orchestra called One Word, but it isn't that. Otherwise I'm stumped. Some of the clips are pretty short (but making them longer wouldn't help me, I'm guessing)
Picture is great- reminds me of the Bugs Bunny cartoon "hair raising hare"-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cSDAqyuu48
Don't go up there! It's dark..
(3.50)
Nilpferd jr knows this one off by heart.. the fingernail scene is particularly brilliant...

Blimpy said...

love teh artwork - i want to see the monster!!!

glasshalfempty said...

Nice to have decent pauses between the clips, but I still got no further than Sloop John B. More practice needed...
And I'm looking forward to your booklaunch - should sell shedloads. Move over Maurice Sendak...

steenbeck said...

Nilpferd to the rescue again, Hair raising Hare just headed off a tantrum in everyone in the house. For an early clue--Blimpy wasn't far off with the Pixies for #3, there is a connection.

steenbeck said...

Nilpferd, we've moved on, have you seen Knightmare Hare? He's talking old jazz greats...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOweffjD2cg&feature=related

saneshane said...

nilpferd-that has to be in my top ten monsters! love it.
sb- have you done the monster?
or is it one of those imagined things ?

blimpy- have you heard 'African Rhythms' by MI AMI (it was passed on to me this week and I thought you might enjoy
http://www.myspace.com/miamiamiami
cleared my ears out!!!)

glasshalfempty said...

Could 8 be 'Twist & shout'?

Blimpy said...

Three has the hand of Kim Deal in it, but which song?

steenbeck said...

Sorry, not twist and shout. I have drawn the monster, though sometimes I think I shouldn't have. I tried him a lot of different ways, but he kept returning to this one monster, so that's what he is. I'd post a picture, but I'm not sure how to without making a whole new post. I feel like such a little kid--listen to the song I wrote! Look at my picture!! look at the transforming robot I made out of legos!! I had just spent too much time on the intro quiz and grabbed any picture I had ready to go...

nilpferd said...

Baron of worcester-cister-chister-shyster shire... Merlin of Monroe.. Earl of Hines.. Brilliant!

Blimpy said...

@saneshane - nice recommendation, thanks! a bit nippy at first, but then it locks into a good groove.

treefrogdemon said...

steenbeck, do you know Not Now, Bernard? That's got a boy'n'monster too.

Mr DNA said...

I think I overdid it a bit on Nilpferd's one so I'll take a back seat this time.

I’ll give you a clue though: I was listening to The Write Stuff (book quiz show on Radio 4) this afternoon; apparently in Hans Christian Andersen’s ‘The Red Shoes’, the little girl gets her feet cut off (perhaps that's why her shoes are red) - those fairy tales can be a bit grim (sorry), can’t they? Anyway, coincidentally, part of the lyrics for Track 8 here go: “Somebody cut off her feet/ Now the jelly rolls in the street”

If that helps.

saneshane said...

if this isn't the place for.. look at this, listen to this...my brick robot kicks butt.. don't know what is!

My kids book has a 'whale of mass destruction' in it (about 5 pages drawn so far)

Throwing Muses/breeders/belly if it's got to the Amps i'm giving up now..but I should know..

bed now...hope there's no monsters

steenbeck said...

Mr. DNA who are you? You got it. What a good song, NO?

Blimpy said...

Someon'e used the song for a beautiful tribute to their wee puddy tat pal!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERb-QDqFvuE

Catcher said...

Thank goodness for this one, I thought I'd have to turn in my Spill membership after blank stares at the other quizzes. Some of the ones I knew have already been gotten, so I'll just add that it's The Breeders with "Hellbound" and I also heard Fugazi's "Waiting Room". Yay me! Yay Steenbeck!

Blimpy said...

Beaten to it! I was just going through my Breeders records, grumbling to myself.

A bit more of Waiting Room, and I woulda got it, honest!!

Yay catcher!

el derino said...

I'm the first person to get the Velvet Underground one? She's My Best Friend, isn't it?

el derino said...

ok no I'm not...

steenbeck said...

El Derino, you're the first to SAY it, and that's wot counts. Not many left now, I think.

steenbeck said...

A few clues--I was sure TracyK or Blimpy would get #2 in a second, and #1 in related in a few ways. And #9 was for Ejaydee, which is probably a big clue in itself.

ejaydee said...

I haven't seen the answers yet, but I recognised Rudie Can't Fail, Panic by The Smiths, Spottieottiedopaliscious and I Ain't Got No by Nina Simone.

ejaydee said...

Sorry, it was London, not Panic, I always get the too confused because that noise sounds a bit panic-y, but I thought it was Sloop John B didn't think you'd put it again. So, no you haven't been wasting our time, it's really hard!

ejaydee said...

Lupe Fiasco as an internaional playboy in the 40's: http://www.kanyeuniversecity.com/blog/index.php#post193330

TracyK said...

Number 2 has been bugging me: I may have to draft in the bloke again..

steenbeck said...

Loved the Lupe video. He's come a long way from little skate punk, no? The whole Kanye blog looks interesting. BIg Boi's doing a ballet!?!
Yes, Spottieottiedopaliscious! although I'm not sure I can spell it.

Here's a clue for one and two...band #2 have a song about band #1. If I have time I'll make the samples a little longer, if this clue doesn't do it.

ejaydee said...

I can't listen to it now, but I think that's the right spelling.

Are those teepees I can see on the stage for Big Boi's ballet??! That blog is quite surprising indeed, there's often some good stuff in there.

steenbeck said...

It does look like Teepees. I'd love to see it, I don't see why hip hop and ballet shouldn't go together. Not that I know that much about ballet. And I did spell it right! without looking.

And to amend my clue, the song's not about the band so much as a boy from the band.

Blimpos MacFlossauges said...

I'm still getting nuffin for #1 and #2.

Drat it all!

Mr DNA said...

Is it one of these?

http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/music/2007/04/morning_all_yes_if_youre.html

steenbeck said...

Someone did recommend it, but it didn't make it into the final list. I know Blimpy and TracyK like the band (#2), but, upon reflection, they might not be familiar with this song--it's not on an album, it's from an EP. Both bands 1 & 2 are from the same geographical location, approximately, that BmcF now inhabits.

steenbeck said...

I've lengthened the first two.

Blimpy said...

Is 2 a remix?

Blimpy said...

If no. 2 is Belle and Sebastian, I'll eat my hat!!!

steenbeck said...

Not to my knowledge. It's not a typical sound for them. It's got quite a good animated video, so when everyone gives up I'll post a link to that.

steenbeck said...

Start eating, McFlah!!

saneshane said...

your covers blown!!!!!!!!!!!

steenbeck said...

It is indeed!! Posted above.

Blimpy said...

***munch munch**** this hat would be nice, had i not just filled up on my hot smoked salmon ceaser salad...

i've listened to every B&S track I own, and then some!!!

saneshane said...

what's left and what are the clues
Arab Strap is it????

Blimpy said...

either arab strap or felt?

steenbeck said...

Sorry, Blimpy. Yes, it's Arab Strap.

saneshane said...

steenbeck is the song 'islands'?
I've only got the demo version..Blimpy help!

Blimpy said...

hold tight shane, the mushrooms have just kicked in!!

(in "Performance", that is...)

Blimpy said...

the drum loop does sound a lot like the one in "Islands", yep!

And to think my initial guess was Beck!

Blimpy said...

top work, shane!

TracyK said...

Looks like I'll have to trade in my indie-chick club hairclip...

steenbeck said...

The song is Love Detective. What's Islands? I only have one album by them (the red thread). Sorry I was out for the evening. But here's some closure, eh? All ten tracks DONE.

Blimpy said...

Woo hoo!