Tuesday, November 10, 2009

OMG! We haven't done one of these in ages

Yes, it's an album covers quiz.

10 to get; band/artist and album title please.

Valuable 'Spill points for the lucky winner.





























45 comments:

steenbeck said...

THE SMITHS HATFUL OF HOLLOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I never ever know these, I"m so excited to know one.

treefrogdemon said...

Me too: 7 is Deuce by Rory Gallagher.

Now, why on earth would I know that?

Shoey said...

1. Is Juju by the Banshees.

Shoey said...

1. Is Juju by the Banshees.

goneforeign said...

This is not my bag but if we need an EOTWQ I could come up with something, only if it's going begging.

steenbeck said...

Do it, GF, do it!

ToffeeBoy said...

God knows why I should know this as I don't now (and never have) owned anything by the man, but I instantly recognised no.9 as being by Boz Scaggs. I'm only claiming half the points on offer as I had to check the name of the album which is apparently Silk Degrees.

goneforeign said...

I'll hold 'til tomorrow just in case someone's got one ready.

tincanman said...

Poop, a coup0le look familiar but the only one I knew for sure was Boz Scaggs - Silk Degrees, but it's been Toffitized. (well done, you bastard)

saneshane said...

9 blodwyn(sp)pig 'ahead rings out'

never heard it, but famous sleeve.... (maybe just for a designer, as no one else has got it yet)

saneshane said...

I mean #4

the pig one!!!!!!!!!!!

ToffeeBoy said...

I knew that I knew number 3 but I also knew that getting to the bottom of it would involve delving deep into my prog-rock past. But I got there in the end:

Atomic Rooster - Death Walks Behind You

I thank you ...

Abahachi said...

I did at least recognise that #2 was a Smiths records. Which is better than I normally manage.

ToffeeBoy said...

No. 10 is driving me crazy - which I suppose could be a quote from Gordon Brown ...

tincanman said...

Or Polly Toynbee

An Anonymous guy who saved the freeworld from econoimic collapse said...

Dear Mr, uh, ToffeeBoy is it?
Please don't dis me in my hood
G-man

ToffeeBoy said...

Got it!

The Allman Brothers - Brothers & Sisters

I used to own it - it features Jessica which is probably my favourite Allman Brothers track.

tincanman said...

And 'sampled' for the Top Gear theme

ToffeeBoy said...

@ tinny - indeed. But let's not hold that against it.

What exactly is 'econoimic collapse" by the way?

tincanman said...

dunno, i was wondering that myself

There's been a bit of a stink about the PM's penmanship. Maybe it was the anonymous poster's intent to make a non-subtle typo. Who knows what was in his mind? We can only guess at these things.

Exodus said...

well I knew 1 & 2 immediately. & also vaguely recognised 3,4,7,8 & 10.

Makinavaja said...

GF - looking forward to your EOTWQ's!

CaroleBristol said...

OK, so we are waiting for 5, 6 and 8 ...........

The rest are all correct.

DarceysDad said...

Oops. Late to this. 8 is The Steve Miller Band, but I can't remember which ... when I tell you, I'll own up to whether that's because I figured it out or googled it out of frustration!!

tincanman said...

I actually thought that when I first saw it DsD.
Fly Like an Eagle or something?

CaroleBristol said...

It isn't Fly Like An Eagle

DarceysDad said...

If ToffeeBoy feels he can survive an even deeper dive into his prog-rock past, he may come across the answer to number 5. I'm not going to claim any credit, but I knew I'd seen it before, so I went a -googlin'.

And I was right, I had seen it before, thanks to a teenage clamber around a Pete Frame rock family tree that I was led to by gordonimmel's favourite singer.

DarceysDad said...

@ tin - no, much newer than FLAE. Might be the one with Abracadabra on it ...

DsD said...

... I should have added "I think" to that last comment, because I haven't pinned it down yet.

CaroleBristol said...

ToffeeBoy may well have to descend into the pit of progtimes past!

tincanman said...

Dunno DsD. To be hoinest the only Steve Milller Band I really liked was his Motherless Children, and that I really liked.

Have you seen your pressie in dropbox yet btw?

DarceysDroolingDad said...

HA! No, tin, I hadn't, but I have now. But ... only 99 files?

tincanman said...

yes, CD only holds 99 so i deleted #100 to burn a cd and, er, well, oooh, look over there

(I wanted to put it up solos week but it was so full and then came leeds...)

Chris said...

I know number six, Carole! (big surprise!). It's Jerry's first, Garcia, of course.
5 and 8 are familiar... but nor familiar enough.

DarceysDad said...

Hmmm, well I gave up trying to remember which Steve Miller Band album it was, and with the thought "is it that 70s greatest hits one?" in my head went to allmusic to find out.

It isn't Greatest Hits 74-78, but the number of songs on both was a bit freaky!

CaroleBristol said...

I'll post the remaining answers tomorrow evening.

Well done everyone!

Perhaps Blimpy will come up with a few prizes?

TonNL said...

the Steve Miller Band album is Book of Dreams...

CaroleBristol said...

Book of Dreams it is.

Just #5 then.

bishbosh said...

Afternoon all. My first time here - can't resist a quiz. I know what #5 is. But I might have cheated...

DarceysDad said...

Eyup, bishbosh!

Welcome aboard, mate.

bishbosh said...

Wotcha, DarceysDad. Slightly shamefaced (but excited) at being sucked ever further into the RR universe...

So does no-one legitimately know #5 then? Frankly, I'd never heard of them, but then I know very little music- (or other-) wise pre-1981.

DarceysDad said...

I've never owned 5, but did vaguely recognise the cover, so did a bit of research and reminded myself. Fairly sure I borrowed it from Chester Library around 1980 when I was trying (& failing) to get my head around Ian Gillan's Episode Six output. The connection is the drummer.

Couldn't tell you what the contents sound like to save my life, but hey ho!

bishbosh said...

According to wiki-wiki-wikipedia, "compactness, wealth of ideas, forceful lead vocals and complicated arrangements, enriched by the pianist's tasteful use of classical strings which are on display along with spacious keyboard passages at their height in the mold of The Nice". So there you go!

DarceysDad said...

Hmmm, would have gone right over the head of the 15yo AC/DC fan me, then!

Anyhoo, gotta go ... back later tonight.

CaroleBristol said...

OK, 'Spillsters.

Album cover #5 is the eponymous album by Quatermass.

Bass player Johnny Gustafson later played with Ian Gillan and also Roxy Music.

That was where my "descend into the pit of progtimes past" comment originated; Quatermass and the Pit geddit?