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"Victory goes to the player who makes the next-to-last mistake - Chessmaster Savielly Grigorievitch Tartakower (1887-1956)"

Wednesday, June 06, 2001

And you thought the Nepalese had problems...
Despite having the magnificent David, the one and only fantastic Ian, the fount of all knowledge that is the sex-god Darren (but sadly without his gorgeous squeeze Jim) and me we did very badly at Pop Quiz last night. A measly fifteen out of twenty-one. The winners got seventeen. As usual we were largely stumped by questions that needed the year of release. As ever it started very well. Some band going a cover of Janet's Nasty (1986) gave us our first point. New releases from Basement Jaxx, Faithless, and Boris Dughlosh ft Rosin Murphy were next. The covers round were all The Who songs. We got David Bowie and Sheryl Crow but plumped for Ocean Colour Scene rather than the Stereophonics. An honest mistake. Ian spectacularly spotted Frank Sinatra doing a swing version of Lara's theme from Doctor Zhivargo. So at this stage we had only dropped one point. Then it all went wrong. The next round was Eighties' electronica. Piss easy. Well the catch was that you had to get the year of release correct - our Achilles' Heel. We got all but one wrong! See how you do. There are five songs. One from each of 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984 and 1985. Match the year with the song. Let me know.
1. Kraftwerk - The Model
2. Ultravox - Visions In Blue
3. Trans-X - Living On Video
4. Gary Numan - Music For Chameleons
5. Depeche Mode - People Are People
To our great shame we even got the Depeche Mode song wrong too. We put Master And Servant. D'oh! The penultimate round was current crap pop acts. We proudly knew only one, B B Mack. The other two were 3LW and Blue. (Who?). The final round was a blatant promotion of a new club night called Be Bop Deluxe. The clues were Lady Killer by Lush, Crash by The Primitives and Without You by Be Bop Deluxe. Attaching the flyer got us a bonus point. Probably a night best forgotten quiz-wise.

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