Name That Tune, #18

Here we go again!

The theme this time is : The Rock Cycle.

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: these are (mostly) “classic” rock songs from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. The “Cycle” part is a bit more involved.

Here’s how it works. For each song in the list, the artist responsible for the song has a connection to the artist responsible for the next song. “Artist” may be a member of a band, a solo artist, a guest musician, half of a duet, etc.. And the rules for a “connection” are simple. To make a connection between one song and the next, one of the following must be true:

  • The artist(s) involved in recording each song may have been in the same band (though not necessarily at the same time).
  • One artist may have played on a recording with the other. Could be a featured guest spot – a duet, for example. Could be just dropping by the studio to play on a song or two. Either way, there must be at least one officially recorded and released song; sharing the stage one night at a benefit somewhere does not count.

Songwriting doesn’t count. Production doesn’t count. Family relations don’t count.

As an example, assume you’ve identified these four songs, and now you need to find the connections:

  1. Big Star – Morpha Too
  2. The Replacements – I. O. U.
  3. Guns And Roses – Welcome To The Jungle
  4. Jane’s Addiction – Mountain Song

Well, you can make a connection from Big Star to The Replacements because Alex Chilton of Big Star played on The Replacement’s album “Please To Meet Me”. And, you can make a connection from The Replacements to Guns And Roses because Tommy Stinson played bass in both bands. And finally, the guy Stinson replaced in GnR, Duff McKagan, went on to play in Jane’s Addiction.

Got the idea?

Some of the connections are simple and obvious. Some are obscure. Just like the songs.

So, in addition to points for naming the song and artist, you will get one point if you can describe the connection from a song to the song that follows it.

You’ll have to use your imagination for what to do on the last song.

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 identify the connection from one song to the song that follows.
  4. Therefore, there are three points possible for each song, 60 points total.
  5. Leave your answers in comments.
  6. Your answers will be hidden from everyone but me.
  7. The contest ends on Wednesday, April 27th, 12:00pm EST (GMT -4). I’ll reveal the comments, and the answers, and total up the points, then.
  8. I’ll provide hints for any songs that haven’t been identified, as of Monday Tuesday noon.
  9. The person with the most points will win a prize ! (still working on what that prize is)

OK, so here are the songs:


Clip Hints?
Song #1
Song #2
Song #3
Song #4
Song #5
Song #6
Song #7
Song #8
Song #9
Song #10
Song #11
Song #12
Song #13
Song #14
Song #15
Song #16
Song #17
Song #18
Song #19
Song #20

Have at it.

19 thoughts on “Name That Tune, #18

  1. Mark Evans

    1.
    2.
    3.
    4. Bowie & Jagger – Dancing In The Streets
    (featuring David Bowie)
    5. David Bowie – Cactus
    (Adrian Belew played on boys keep swinging & others)
    6. Adrian Belew – Oh Daddy
    7.
    8.
    9.
    10.
    11. Michael Jackson – Thriller
    (duetted with dave mason)
    12. Dave Mason – We Just Disagree
    (played on all along the watchtower by)
    13. Jimi Hendrix – Crosstown Traffic
    (played guitar for)
    14. The Isley Bros – Its Your Thing
    (ron isley duetted with )
    15. Rod Stewart – You Wear It Well
    (in the faces with)
    16. Ronnie Wood – Mystifies Me

    17.

    18. The Yardbirds – For Your Love
    (featuring eric clapton)
    19. Eric Clapton – Willie And The Hand Jive
    (played on mcvie album)
    20. Christine McVie – Got A Hold On Me

    Got this from Mr Caldecott, good brain exercise from my sick bed. I may have used all resources available via the internet but still came up way short. Tough….

  2. Johnny Coelacanth

    #1 Monday Morning – Lindsey Buckingham
    #2 Eric Clapton – appeared with Buckingham on Christine McVie’s solo album
    #3 Stevie Ray Vaughan – Appeared with Clapton on “A Night of Red Hot Blues.” Played on Bowie’s “Let’s Dance Album”
    #4 Dancing in the Streets by David Bowie and Mick jagger
    #5 Cactus – David Bowie, who sang with Jagger
    #6 Adrian Belew Oh Daddy – Worked with David Bowie
    #8 Eddie Van Halen
    #9 Just a Gigolo by David Lee Roth who worked with Eddie Van Halen

    #11 Thriller by Michael Jackson
    #12 Disagree by Dave Mason, who worked with Michael Jackson

    #14 It’s Your Thing – The Isley Brothers
    #15 You Wear it Well – Rod Stewart, who covered “This Old Heart of Mine” by the Isley Brothers (Dick “Tricky Dicky” Powell is the violinist here, but I couldn’t make any connections)

    #18 For Your Love – The Yardbirds

    #20 Love’s Got a Hold on Me – Fleetwood Mac

  3. Rob Caldecott

    I know 2 of these songs. How lame! I’ll try again later when I get over myself.

    Hope Mark wins because he read my facebook post. :)

  4. Dr. Squid

    2. Cream – Strange Brew
    5. David Bowie
    8. Steve Vai – – Was in the backing band of…
    9. David Lee Roth – Just A Gigolo
    10.
    11. Michael Jackson – Thriller – Did a duet with…
    12. Dave Mason – We Just Disagree – Played on “All Along The Watchtower” for…
    13. Jimi Hendrix – Crosstown Traffic – Was part of the backing band for
    14. The Isley Brothers – It’s Your Thing – Ron Isley did duet with…
    15. Rod Stewart – Maggie May –
    16
    17
    18. Yardbirds – For Your Love – Eric Clapton played with
    19. Bluesbreakers – – Peter Green rplaced Eric Clapton, then played in Fleetwood Mac with
    20. Christine McVie – Got A Hold On Me – now retired which leads us to the end.

  5. Cris

    Connections to come, but I have to register a few IDs first.

    1 – Fleetwood Mac – Monday Morning
    2 –
    3 –
    4 – David Bowie & Mick Jagger – Dancin’ In The Streets
    5 – David Bowie – Camel
    6 – Adrian Belew – Oh Daddy
    7 –
    8 –
    9 – David Lee Roth – Just a Gigolo/I Ain’t Got Nobody
    10 –
    11 – Michael Jackson – Thriller
    12 – Dave Mason – We Just Disagree
    13 –
    14 – Isley Brothers – It’s Your Thing
    15 – Rod Stewart – You Wear It Well
    16 –
    17 –
    18 – Yardbirds – For Your Love
    19 –
    20 – Christine McVie – Got A Hold On Me

    I can smell some connections: Steve Vai has to be somewhere between Belew and Roth, you’d expect Eddie Van Halen to link Roth and MJ, and how can you resist pulling Jimmy Page out of the Yardbirds? But more research is required.

  6. Cris

    This is hard.

    1 – Fleetwood Mac – Monday Morning
    2 –
    3 –
    4 – David Bowie & Mick Jagger – Dancin’ In The Streets. Link to (5) is clear:
    5 – David Bowie – Cactus. Bowie worked directly with Adrian Belew (Lodger), but also Robert Fripp played on Bowie’s Heroes, and of course Fripp and Belew were both in King Crimson.
    6 – Adrian Belew – Oh Daddy
    7 –
    8 – Gotta be Steve Vai, who was the guitarist on Eat ‘Em And Smile
    9 – David Lee Roth – Just a Gigolo/I Ain’t Got Nobody
    10 – I’ll stick with a guess of Eddie Van Halen, since he played in Van Halen with (9) and soloed on “Beat It” with (11). Just a guess though.
    11 – Michael Jackson – Thriller. MJ and Dave Mason recorded a duet in 1980 titled “Save Me.”
    12 – Dave Mason – We Just Disagree
    13 –
    14 – Isley Brothers – It’s Your Thing. Ronald Isley joined Rod Stewart to remake “This Old Heart of Mine” in 1989.
    15 – Rod Stewart – You Wear It Well. Rod played in Faces with Ronnie Wood.
    16 – Ronnie Wood – Mystifies Me
    17 –
    18 – Yardbirds – For Your Love. A young Eric Clapton plays on this song.
    19 – Eric Clapton – Willie & The Hand Jive. Clapton, the Kevin Bacon of rock, played on one track of Christine McVie’s eponymous solo album.
    20 – Christine McVie – Got A Hold On Me. And of course McVie was with Fleetwood Mac from the pre-Buckingham-Nicks days. GOTO 10

  7. cleek Post author

    Here are hints for the songs which have not been identified in any way:

    3. Is not a cousin to cocaine.
    7. Though a gifted guitar player in his own right, he frequently chose to play with even better guitar players – examples #6 and #8.
    17. Another, early, guitar god. Though a somewhat lesser known deity, these days.

  8. Cris

    17. Jeff Beck – Beck’s Bolero. Beck was Clapton’s immediate successor in the Yardbirds.

  9. Cris

    Another guess: 7. Frank Zappa (in spite of the fact that you recently expressed a dearth of Zappa in your collection). connected to [6] by Belew’s appearance on Sheik Yerbouti, and to [8] by Vai’s 80’s work with FZ, such as Them or Us

  10. cleek Post author

    in spite of the fact that you recently expressed a dearth of Zappa in your collection

    that one is the only Zappa song i possess. and it’s a straight-ahead instrumental blues jam so i don’t have to deal with any of his Zappa-ness.

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