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Music meme

Gakked from green_queen. Did this one once before, but it's fun. Guess the artist/bands! Comments are screened. (And no, I had no idea what some of these people looked like either. Good luck!)

ETA: All guessed (except for the mystery band, which was Lo-Fidelity Allstars, not exactly a household name, yes?) The winner is: philomel, with 14 correct; and a very close second is themoononastick with 13 correct! They both nailed some very obscure artists, so hat's off! And hey, dawnybee, you and I need to talk music more often! :)

Thanks to everyone for playing! I added links to video clips so you can see just who the hell some of the more obscure ones are! :)




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KASABIAN: Performing "Club Foot" live on Letterman
Guessed by themoononastick

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SNOW PATROL: "Chocolate" vid
Guessed by themoononastick and philomel. Incorrect guess: Beastie Boys

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LOU BARLOW, of Dinosaur Jr., Sebadoh, and Folk Implosion: Promo clip of him covering Ratt's "Round 'n Round!"
Guessed by philomel

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ARCADE FIRE: Rebellion (Lies) video. Too hard to march and play accordion? :)
Guessed by inthekeyofd, themoononastick, fosfomifira, uhzoomzip, philomel. Incorrect guess: Hot Club of Cowtown

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Jimmy Eat World: Bleed American vid and aww, one more Performing "The Middle" (on Conan -- why can't I find the MTV vid? :/)
Guessed by quiet_rebel, dawnybee.

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FIELDS OF THE NEPHILIM: "Moonchild" vid (Goth as hell! LOL)
Guessed by themoononastick -- I knew she'd be the only one would could possibly get this one!

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AALIYAH: "More Than a Woman" vid
Guessed by quiet_rebel, arabella_hope, dawny_bee, inthekeyofd, uhzoomzip. Incorrect guess: Rihanna

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MOBY "South Side" video with Gwen Stefani. This one always cracks me up. ;)
Guessed by eponine119, crowgirl13, quiet_rebel, dawnybee, inthekeyofd, themoononastick, uhzoomzip, fosfomifira, philomel.

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SEMISONIC: "Closing Time" vid. Awww, I still love this song. *waxes nostalgic over the boy I had a crush on back then* (Every year needs a poppy, catchy sing-along-to-on-the-radio tune like this or "Shimmer" or "Hanging by a Moment," or "Meant to Live?" yes? :D)
Guessed by dawnybee, philomel.

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Death Cab for Cutie: Ben Gibbard live solo acoustic on "I Will Follow You Into the Dark"
Guessed by philomel.

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THE PIXIES: Live "Gigantic" perf. Kim Deal >>> everyone in the universe!
Guessed by dawnybee, themoononastick, fosfomifira, philomel.

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NEW ORDER: "Regret" live video. (They're not known for appearing in their own videos, so I linked to this so you can see what they look like!)
Guessed by inthekeyofd, themoononastick, fosfomifira, philomel. Incorrect guess: Depeche Mode (Close!)

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TEARS FOR FEARS: "Change" video
Guessed by dawnybee, inthekeyofd, themoononastick, uhzoomzip, philomel.

14
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LED ZEPPELIN: (Heavily edited) performance video of "Whole Lotta Love" GUH!
Guessed by crowgirl13, dawnybee, inthekeyofd, themoononastick, uhzoomzip, fosfomifira, philomel. Incorrect guess: Aerosmith

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BOB MARLEY: "Redemption Song" (live)
crowgirl13, quiet_rebel, dawnybee, inthekeyofd, themoononastick, uhzoomzip,fosfomifira, bachlava

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ROBYN HITCHCOCK: "Madonna of the Wasps" (complete with eccentric intro) on Letterman. You'll probably recognize the song about a minute in.
Guessed by philomel

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(There are no images out there of this group. I had to cap this from one of their videos. GOOD LUCK. Hint, the song has appeared in many films and shows. Oh, and they sound a lot like Band #1 or, you know, vice versa.)
LO-FIDELITY ALLSTARS: "Battleflag" video (I'm sure you recognize this song! "Tell me is it time to get down/on your motherfucking knees..."
Guessed by no one. (Not that I expected anyone to guess them. Incorrect guesses: Muse, one of the Gallagher brothers (right era and nationality!) But don't they sound a lot like Kasabian, if you listen to them, back to back?

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THE CRANBERRIES: "Zombie" video
Guessed by crowgirl13, quiet_rebel, dawnybee, inthekeyofd, themoononastick, uhzoomzip,fosfomifira, philomel, bachlava

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THE ROLLING STONES: Singing "The Last Time" circa 1965, Singing "Ruby Tuesday" on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1967
Guessed by crowgirl13, quiet_rebel, dawnybee, inthekeyofd, themoononastick, fosfomifira, philomel.

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JOSEPH ARTHUR: "In the Sun" vid (Aww, I'd never seen this before!)
guessed by themooonastick, uhzoomzip and philomel

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eponine119
Jul. 28th, 2007 05:03 pm (UTC)
Fun!

I am very uncool but I think 7 is Rhianna and 8 is Moby.
halfdutch
Jul. 29th, 2007 02:34 pm (UTC)
Correct on Moby! :)
crowgirl13
Jul. 28th, 2007 05:17 pm (UTC)
Hey, is 4 Hot Club of Cowtown?

8-Moby
13-Tears for Fears
14- Led Zeppelin
15-Bob Marley
18- The Cranberries? [I'd say the Sundays but I don't think that's right. They sure look Celtic...]
19- The Rolling Stones


Yay for memes!
halfdutch
Jul. 29th, 2007 02:37 pm (UTC)
No, #4 is Arcade Fire. :) (Never heard of Hot Club of Cowtown!)

Correct on the others. Yep, that is The Cranberries!
quiet_rebel
Jul. 28th, 2007 05:27 pm (UTC)
5. Jimmy Eat World
7. Aayliah
8. Moby
15. Bob Marley
18. The Cranberries
19. The Rolling Stones (?)

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13. I feel like I should know them, but I can't think of their name! It's going to drive me crazy until someone guesses right!
halfdutch
Jul. 29th, 2007 02:37 pm (UTC)
Correct! And answers are up if you want to see who #13 is. :)
quiet_rebel
Jul. 29th, 2007 04:06 pm (UTC)
Haha. Funny story. After I did this, I hopped in my car to go to a friend's house and Tears for Fears came on my radio (Head Over Heels--eek) and I was like, "That's number 13!" Duh.
arabella_hope
Jul. 28th, 2007 05:28 pm (UTC)
2is the Beastie Boys, 7 is Aleeyah and your cut's effed up :D

<3
halfdutch
Jul. 29th, 2007 02:38 pm (UTC)
Yes on Aaliyah, no on The Beastie Boys. ('Twas Snow Patrol!)
dawnybee
Jul. 28th, 2007 05:31 pm (UTC)
6: Jimmy Eats World
7: Aaliyah
8: Moby
9: Semisonic
11: the Pixies
13: (a very young) Tears for Fears
14: Led Zepplin
15: Bob Marley
18: The Cranberries
19: The Rolling Stones

halfdutch
Jul. 29th, 2007 02:39 pm (UTC)
Wow, our iTunes playlists must look very similar! :) Great job and yes, all correct! Answers are up for the rest.
dawnybee
Jul. 31st, 2007 09:57 pm (UTC)
//Great job and yes, all correct! Answers are up for //
Whoo-hoo!!

What kills me about not getting Kasabian and Lo-Fidelity All Stars is that they are the only bands on the list that I've seen perform live.
inthekeyofd
Jul. 28th, 2007 07:52 pm (UTC)
4. arcade fire
8 moby
12. new order
13 Tears for fears
14 led zeppelin
15 bob marley
18 the cranberries
19 the rolling stones

7. damn I can't remember her name, she died in that plane crash, was supposed to be in the Vampire Lestat movie, or was in it, but couldn't finish it.
halfdutch
Jul. 29th, 2007 02:40 pm (UTC)
Yep, you got 'em all right! And yes, I gave you #7. It's Aaliyah! :)

Answers are up for the rest!
themoononastick
Jul. 28th, 2007 07:53 pm (UTC)
1. Kasabian
2. Snow Patrol
4. The Arcade Fire
6. Fields of the Nephilim!!!
8. Moby
11. Pixies
12. New Order
13. Tears For Fears
14. Led Zeppelin
15. Bob Marley
18. The Cranberries?
19. Rolling Stones
20. Joseph Arthur

#9 is driving me insane! I just can't work out who it is. *stares some more*
halfdutch
Jul. 29th, 2007 05:00 am (UTC)
All correct! Only philomel beat you, by one guess! Cage match! :)

And #9 was a 1999 one-hit wonder with a cute, catchy song and vid. Focus on the lead singer's glasses.... (and also, the answers are posted, heh!) That's where she beat you!
halfdutch
Jul. 29th, 2007 02:49 pm (UTC)
Oh wait, my bad. One-hit wonder from 1998!. (Makes a difference, I know!)
uhzoomzip
Jul. 28th, 2007 08:38 pm (UTC)
i've got no idea on some of these! and i probably listen to some of them. :-)

but here are my guesses:
4 - arcade fire
7 - aaliyah
8 - moby
12 - depeche mode
13 - tears for fears
14 - zeppelin!
15 - bob marley
18 - the cranberries
19 - the stones
20 - joseph arthur

this was fun, thanks!
halfdutch
Jul. 29th, 2007 05:04 am (UTC)
All correct except for Depeche Mode ('twas their '80s doppegangers, New Order!) Answers are now posted. :)
uhzoomzip
Jul. 30th, 2007 03:00 am (UTC)
ah, new order! damn, i need to watch more music videos, because i obviously have no idea what the people i'm listening to actually look like!

very neat meme, though. :-)
fosfomifira
Jul. 28th, 2007 10:46 pm (UTC)
4- Arcade Fire (?)

8- Moby

11- Pixies

12- New Order

14- Led Zeppelin

15- Bob Marley

18- The Cranberries

17- Muse (?)

19- Rolling Stones

I have my doubts about nº1, so I'd rather not say anything rather than embarrass myself.
halfdutch
Jul. 29th, 2007 05:02 am (UTC)
Great job, all correct except for Muse. ('Twas a British electronic band from the '90s. Ever hear of the Lo-Fidelity Allstars?) Anyway, rest of the answers have been posted!
philomel
Jul. 29th, 2007 12:26 am (UTC)
2. Snow Patrol
3. Lou Barlow
4. Arcade Fire?
8. Moby?
9. Semisonic
10. Death Cab For Cutie
11. The Pixies
12. New Order?
13. Tears For Fears
14. Led Zeppelin
16. Robyn Hitchcock
18. The Cranberries
19. The Rolling Stones
20. Joseph Arthur?
halfdutch
Jul. 29th, 2007 05:01 am (UTC)
All correct, yes. And you got more right than anyone! Huzzah!
bachlava
Jul. 29th, 2007 04:22 am (UTC)
Is #18 the Cranberries? And 20 one of the Gallagher brothers? (No, I can't tell Noel from Liam.) 15 looks like Bob Marley; 14 might be Aerosmith, except the guy's mouth looks narrower than Steve Tyler's... 6 most definitely is not U2, although the Edge's "Joshua Tree"-era hat iz pastede on, yay! Nor is twelve U2, although Front Guy looks more than a bit like Larry Mullen (Jr.), albeit slightly stockier.

On an unrelated note (but something I thought I should bring up ASAP), I realized, as I was replying to comments on a Desmond/Sawyer fic, that this snippet:

“You’ve been in prison, brother?” he asks, mostly out of confusion at the silence.
Sawyer stops unbuttoning his shirt and gives Desmond a sharp look. “How’d you know?”
He realizes he can’t answer that. “Word gets around. Common recognition, maybe.”
Sawyer gives a disbelieving snort...


was redolent of something from your (absolutely brilliant) "Warm Beer":

“I spent some time in prison, you know?”
“Yeah, so did I.” Sawyer nearly groaned in frustration as Desmond held him by the wrist, refusing to touch him or let him touch himself. “What the fuck does that matter?”


The resemblance was unintentional on my part, and I've since inserted an author's note to the effect of all this at the beginning. Nonetheless, I should have caught it sooner and run the exchange by you first. Let me know if you want me to edit or remove the fic - that was very careless on my part, and I apologize for my lack of oversight.
halfdutch
Jul. 29th, 2007 05:23 am (UTC)
Answers are up! You got Bob Marley right. :) And NO ONE got the mystery band, I certainly had no idea what they looked like and they're pretty obscure but I knew someone was going to guess Liam or Noel Gallagher! :) Same era and nationality!

And hon, don't worry about the fic. We all overlap unconsciously all the time, I'm sure! You're sweet to check in with me. *hugs*
haldoor
Jul. 29th, 2007 05:41 am (UTC)
Well, I was way too slow, but I guess I'm showing my age... I knew 8, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 19, and maybe could have guessed the Cranberries! Woo, good meme though, I might try it, but you can guarantee mine would all be ancient dinosaurs! Ha!
halfdutch
Jul. 29th, 2007 02:42 pm (UTC)
Aww, well, not exactly a tennybopper here either, LOL. It is a fun meme. A lot of these I couldn't have ever guessed myself. It is actually fairly representational of my music collection, I think.
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