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Name That Tune : #23

Here we go again!

You know how it goes: there are twenty song clips below, from twenty different songs, from twenty different artists. Name the song and the artist. But this time, there’s more! In addition to the 20 song clips, there are 20 album cover clips: match the song to the album cover for another point!

The theme: songs from albums with great album covers, mostly classic rock.


Rules

  1. You get 1 point if you name the song.
  2. You get 1 point if you name the artist.
  3. You get 1 point if you match the song to its album cover.
  4. Therefore, three points are available for each.
  5. Leave your answers in comments.
  6. If you’ve never commented here before, you’ll be in moderation until I free you. Don’t worry, I’ll get to it.
  7. Your answers will be hidden from everyone but me.
  8. The contest ends on Friday, May 18th, 11:00AM my time – east coast US. I’ll reveal the comments, and the answers, and total up the points, then.
  9. Hints for any song which hasn’t been identified yet will be provided, Thursday AM.

SONGS

Clip Hints Clip Hints
Song #1 Song #11
Song #2 Song #12
Song #3 Song #13
Song #4 Was a cover of a cover when he did this in 1956. It was not on the original version of this classic album (though it is now). Song #14
Song #5 This cover, a classic in its own right, is one of many based on cover #14. Song #15
Song #6 Song #16
Song #7 Song #17
Song #8 Song #18
Song #9 Song #19
Song #10 Song #20

ALBUMS


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11

12

13

14

15

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18

19

20

OK? Go!

Name That Tune #22 – Results

Another one has ended.

And the winner is…

Cris

And he wins: the admiration of his peers!

Congratulations!

Here are the results and answers:

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Cris

MikeJ

platosearwax

James Gary

Dr Squid

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1

Emmylou Harris

Orphan girl

played with Connor Oberst of…

2

2

3

.

2

Bright Eyes

We are nowhere and it’s now

Jimmy Tamborello did drum programming for BE, and is in…

2

2

3

2

.

3

The Postal Service

Such great heights

Ben Gibbard sings for…

3

.

4

Death Cab For Cutie

Soul meets body

Gibbard recorded soundtrack for 'One Fast Move or I'm Gone: Kerouac's Big Sur' with Jay Farrar of…

3

3

.

5

Son Volt

Drown

shared members with…

3

.

6

Uncle Tupelo

I got drunk

shared members with…

3

2

3

.

7

Wilco

I might

and one this woman did a guest vocal…

3

3

1

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8

Feist

1234

Is a sometimes member of…

3

2

3

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9

Broken Social Scene

7/4 (shoreline)

Who has had guest spots with Prekop & McEntire from…

2

1

2

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10

Sea And Cake

Jacking the ball

Drummer John Mcentire played with…

3

.

11

Gastr Del Sol

The seasons reverse

Guitar player David Grubbs played with…

3

2

3

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12

Squirrel Bait

Sun god

…and…

3

2

3

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13

Slint

Good morning captain

Their drummer went on to play with…

2

1

2

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14

Breeders

No aloha

Their singer is in…

3

3

.

15

Pixies

Santo

Their singer is…

2

3

3

3

.

16

Frank Black

Los Angeles

He played with Morris Tepper, who was in…

3

2

2

3

3

.

17

Captain Beefheart

Her eyes are a blue million miles

And Morris Tepper also played with…

2

1

2

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18

Robyn Hitchcock

Brenda’s iron sledge

Who has played with Peter Buck from…

3

.

20

REM

Wolves, lower

Which is 3/4 of Hindu Love Gods, with…

3

3

2

3

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21

Warren Zevon

Lawyers, Guns And Money

And Emmylou sang on his last record.

2

2

3

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40

19

21

32

24

I do like how everyone who got the Frank Black / Beefheart connection got a different one than what I was using. Though my connection makes the Beefheart / Robyn Hitchcock connection a little easier.

So, I guess we’ll take a break from these for a while.

Name That Tune #22!

OK. it’s over.

Update: Extended to the end of the week.


It’s back.

The theme this time is : The Rock Cycle – redux.

The name-that-tune part is the same as always: you get one point for identifying the song, and another point for identifying the artist. But, the theme adds a new twist.

The “rock” part is easy – though it’s not all “rock”, and I’ve gone about as obscure as I dare go, this time. The “Cycle” part is a bit more involved.
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Name That Tune #21 – Results!

Here is the wrap-up for NTT #21! Take it away, MikeJ!
(Crap. This was supposed to be scheduled for noon…sorry!)

The winner, as usual, Platosearwax! His prize, a ruby! Or a picture of Ruby Beach, where I went last week.


Norwad supermen are our betters.

Platosearwax cleek Dr. Squid dyz Peter K. Johnny Coelacanth
Charlatans (UK) – Weirdo 2 0 0 0 0 2
Funkadelic – Freak of the Week 2 2 2 0 0 2
Frank Sinatra – Jeepers Creepers 2 2 1 1 1 2
New Order – Weirdo 2 0 2 0 0 2
The Hold Steady – The Cattle and the Creeping Things 2 0 0 0 0 2
Radiohead – Creep 2 2 2 2 0 2
Galxie 500 – Strange 2 2 0 0 2 2
Marvelous 3 – Freak of the Week 1 0 2 0 0 0
Victoria Justice – Freak The Freak Out 2 2 2 0 0 2
David Bowie – Scary Monsters 2 2 0 2 0 0
Iggy Pop – Some Weird Sin 0 1 0 0 0 0
Eels – Beautiful Freak 2 2 2 0 0 2
Massive Attack – Inertia Creeps 0 0 0 0 0 0
Big Star – Baby Strange 0 0 0 0 0 0
Talking Heads – Slippery People 2 2 0 0 2 0
Everclear – Nervous and Weird 2 2 2 0 0 2
Nirvana – Negative Creep 2 2 0 0 0 2
L7 – Freak Magnet 2 2 0 0 0 2
Weezer – Freak Me Out 2 2 2 0 0 2
Luscious Jackson – Rock Freak 2 2 2 0 0 0
Total 33 27 19 5 5 26

It appears many people figured out that no matter how many albums you have when 50 of them are Frank Sinatra, he’s going to show up in my NTT. It might not happen next time.
Cleek was the first to spot Galaxie 500. Many of the people who got Victoria Justice apologized or had some excuse. Pre teen daughters is your best bet here. I was actually surprised how many people got Negative Creep with no lyrics, just a howl. Good job!

Cleek came up with Iggy Pop (not a soda) in the extended time.
Shock and awe = Massive Attack
Huge Celebrities = Big Star

Over all, it did seem to be tougher than many have been. I tried to include lyrics for pointers, and the two that went completely unidentified even with hints were instrumental clips. A winning score of 33 out of 40 is doubly impressive with the degree of difficulty.

Name That Tune, #21!

Here we go again!

You know how it goes: there are twenty song clips below, from twenty different songs, from twenty different artists. Name the song and the artist.

The theme, according to MikeJ who put this together, is: “Kind of a Halloween theme, but monster mash is not one of the twenty.”


Rules

  1. You get 1 point if you name the song.
  2. You get 1 point if you name the artist.
  3. Therefore, you get two points if you name both.
  4. Leave your answers in comments.
  5. If you’ve never commented here before, you’ll be in moderation until I free you. Don’t worry, I’ll get to it.
  6. Your answers will be hidden from everyone but MikeJ.
  7. The contest ends on Monday, October 24th Tuesday, October 25th, 12:00pm 8:00AM my time – east coast US. I’ll reveal the comments, and the answers, and total up the points, then.
  8. Perhaps MikeJ will provide hints… ?

Clip Hints Clip Hints
Song #1 Song #11 Not soda, he’s from the midwest.
Song #2 Song #12
Song #3 Song #13 This song doesn’t actually fit the theme, you’ll be shocked and awed to learn that there’s another definition for one of the theme words.
Song #4 Song #14 Never actually on a studio album by the huge celebrities in question, it does appear on two official releases and one of the bootlegs I’ve got.
Song #5 Song #15
Song #6 Song #16
Song #7 Song #17
Song #8 Song #18
Song #9 Song #19
Song #10 Song #20

General Hints

  • Every song refers to the theme in the title.

NTT #20 – Results!

Name That Tune #20 is over!

This was a tough one, apparently. The later songs, from 2001 onward, gave most of you a bit of trouble – as expected, honestly. For those later years, I had a hard time finding things I thought people might know, without leaving the confines of my own iTunes collection (which was the second, unstated, theme). Usually, I’ll make clips from Amazon or iTunes preview, if I know I want to use a song, but don’t have a copy of the song handy. This time, though, I stuck with what I already have, and the pickings were relatively slim for recent years.

Now for the good stuff:

The winner, with a total of 48 points (plus a tie-breaking bonus for ID’ing a song that I had to remove because of screw-up with the date) is:



Snortasprocket

Congratulations, you have won this months Pulitzer Prize* for meritorious achievement in the field of song clip identification!

Sweet.

And a hat-tip to MikeJ for the tie, but without the bonus.

Here are the results and the answers. As always, feel free to double-check my scoring.

Whew.


* – No, not really. Property of the Pulitzer Foundation or whatever, etc..

Name That Tune, #20!

It’s Over!Results, here.


Update: Hints are up for the clips that nobody has identified yet.
Update 2: A second set of hints is up for the as-of-yet unnamed songs.


On this, the third anniversary (or close enough) of the first Name That Tune, it’s time for the 20th installment. And it’s gonna be a good one. Well, it’s intended to be good. We’ll see.

And feel free to spread the word! The more contestants, the merrier. Right?

The theme this time honors the upcoming forty-first anniversary of my glorious birth. So, forty-one songs! Wow. Double-plus! And the manner in which the theme manifests in the songs should become obvious once you get into them.
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