A COVER ART QUIZ [#1]

Looking for fun ways to invite people to visit Vinyl Connection, I decided to try using Facebook by posting a ‘Cover Quiz’ on the Vinyl Connection Facebook page.

But then I thought, “The WordPress crew would probably enjoy this too”.

So here it is.

Rules below. (Bossy, huh?)

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A COVER ART QUIZ [#1]

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Here are 12 album covers (CD sized) sitting on top of an LP.

Can you name the 13 Albums and Artists?

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RULES

Please do not post your answers in Comments (so that everyone who wants to can have a go afresh).

Use the above link or the “VINYL CONNECTION FACEBOOK” button in the right-hand sidebar here ->

On the Facebook Page, click on ‘Message’ (just under Antonio Carlos Jobim).

Those allergic to Facebook can email me direct.

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If you want to have a go without knowing the answers, don’t read the Comments!

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The second quiz is here.

25 comments

  1. Fun! Answers sent via e-mail.

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  2. Oh, damn. This is hard.

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  3. I think I can name 5.

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    1. Stick with it. I’m sure there are a few more floating somewhere in the cranial spaces!

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      1. I’m gonna try sir!

        Great quiz BTW!

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  4. I’m confident of at least 10 of these and pretty sure about 2 others. Only one is stumping me and I’m going to be very disappointed in myself when I find out what it is since I think I own it. I sent my “guesses” via a message on your Facebook page.

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  5. Great contest – I’m confident of 4 thus far!

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  6. Eight only.

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  7. […] by a fun Cover Art Quiz over at Vinyl Collection, I’ve decided to throw together a challenge of my […]

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  8. Thanks to all who had a go. Interested in how others did?

    8
    Joe [1537]

    9
    Larry White [via Facebook]

    9 ½
    Scott [Heavy Metal Overload]

    10
    JDB [Augenblick]

    11
    Rich Kamerman [KamerTunesBlog]

    Also throwing their hats enthusiastically into the ring were…
    Marie [My Wild Surmise]
    Mike Ladano [mikeladano]
    Geoff [Stephen1001]
    …who named a goodly number.

    FULL ANSWER LIST BELOW

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  9. B-52’s – The B-52’s [1979]
    Talking Heads – More Songs About Buildings and Food [1978]
    Jackson Browne – The Pretender [1976]
    Bad Company – Straight Shooter [1975]
    Teenage Fanclub – Bandwagonesque [1991]
    Fleetwood Mac – Rumours [1977]
    U2 – Under a Blood Red Sky [1983]
    Santana – Caravanserai [1972]
    Donald Fagan – The Nightfly [1982]
    Uriah Heep – Demons and Wizards [1972]
    Steve Winwood – Arc of a Diver [1980]
    Genesis – And Then There Were Three [1978]

    And the underlying LP: The Police – Zenyata Mondata

    What do you think? Worth doing again?

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  10. haha – I guessed Pretenders as opposed to ‘the pretender’ – I suppose not quite close enough for jazz!
    Neat contest, I’d fully support a sequel

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    1. “Pretenders as opposed to The Pretender” was referred to the third umpire, but sadly, the ruling was not overturned.

      (There is another quiz in the works)

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      1. and I swung and missed with the artist instead of another artist’s album – glad to hear there’s a chance for redemption!

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        1. You bet. The word ‘fun’ has cropped up a few times and that’s no bad thing!

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  11. Haha I just sent my email before I noticed you had put the answers in. D’oh!

    Anyhoo looks like I got 8. A few that I knew the artists but didn’t know the album titles.

    Fun post! Love it!

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    1. Knowing you to be an armoured squirrel of the highest integrity, I’ve tabulated your answers and added you to the Tally Board. Nice work.

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      1. Thanks! Pretty pleased with my result. Not bad for medieval vermin! Well done to Rich! He totally rocked this. Did anyone get the Police?

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        1. No they didn’t. On the next one, I’ve tried to make the LP carpet a little more accessible!

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        2. Cool. I didn’t even realise there was an LP under there at first!

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  12. Damn, I was stumped by Uriah Heep and The Police (I’ve had Zenyatta Mondatta since the day it was released, so that’s embarrassing). Still, I’m proud of my 11/13 performance.

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    1. Indeed, Rich.
      You are the inaugural winner of the Vinyl Connection Cover Quiz Cup.
      There is no cheque in the mail, but I hope you enjoy a warm fuzzy feeling that all those years toiling through dusty crates of records were not wasted.
      Congratulations.

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  13. Drats, I should have gotten a couple more of those. I can see what they are now. Sigh. Oh well, that was fun! Let’s do it again!

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  14. […] first of these quizzes was well received, so it is time […]

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  15. […] (including, but most definitely not limited to, Aaron’s Sunday Services, Bruce’s Album Cover Quizzes, Mike’s Lego Quizzes….), in 2017, I’d like to host a weekly “Artist of the […]

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