A QUIZ FOR RECORD STORE DAY

It’s two years since I’ve posted a cover art quiz here at Vinyl Connection.

What with the ongoing ‘Pick the artist’ game at 1001albumsin10years (the dedicated Geoff presiding) and the fun sporcle links hosted by Aphoristic Album Reviews (keeping the antipodean flag flying) no-one could say that the old musical grey matter has been un-ruffled by rock puzzles.

But the particular form favoured by this blog has been absent these twenty-four months, a deficiency hereby remedied.

Below are fourteen album covers (CD sized) resting on a 12″ LP.

Your mission, should you decided to accept it, is to identify as many as you can, by fair means or foul.

Please don’t submit answers, simply record your score out of 15 in the Comments, along with the bribe you are offering.

 

 

Look a bit difficult? Here are the release years for each album in the picture.

1965

1966

1968

1970 (x 2)

1971 (x 2)

1972

1975

1977

1987

1991

1992

1998

2013

With so many on top of it, the underlying LP is rather hard to glimpse, so here is a further hint:

It is from the same year as the album on the bottom right.

 

REMEMBER: Please don’t enter answers in the Comments, just your score/15.

I’ll publish the full set of artists/albums in a few days. Have fun!

 

ANSWERS: Are now in the Comments section. So if you want to have a go, please do (but don’t read the Comments first!).

 

 

97 comments

    1. That was quick! If you wanna research, you’re welcome to re-submit your term paper, Mike! 😄

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  1. 9 😦

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    1. Stirling effort JDB!

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      1. That black and silver/gray one in the upper left corner is making me crazy….you know that “It’s on the tip my tongue…” phenomenon?

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        1. I do indeed. Happens all the time these days (😞). We actually studied the ‘t of t’ thing in second year psych. There were techniques to be used, such as feeling for the sound of the word. If only EC was there to help you.

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        2. Hah! Or should I say ‘Duh!’….how could I possibly have NOT gotten that? (My thanks for the subtle clue)…😉

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  2. 11 for me. Very curious about the 12″ LP in the background, as there’s very little to be seen here.

    Also, hooray for the return of your album cover quizzes. They’ve been sorely missed.

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    1. Yeah, it’s pretty tough Rich. Past versions have had 12 on top, rather than today’s 14. More obscured, though not an obscure album!

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  3. I got 11, but on a couple I recognized the artist but couldn’t think of the title off the top of my head.

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    1. Well done, Rick. The two ‘Richard’ variants have done very well!

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    1. Good on you for throwing your had into the ring, Robert. Thanks for playing!

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      1. When I was in high school, as my parents had picked up CD versions of favorite albums, and put the turntable into storage (kung-fu fights in the family room with my sister could have had something to do with that) I raided their albums and hung them on my bedroom wall.

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        1. Album covers as art. Works for me!
          The ‘Cover Art’ posts at VC began with me rotating pairs of albums through two 12″ picture frames on the family room wall.

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  4. I reckon 9 and a couple where I think I know the artist but not the actual album.

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    1. Nice one. I think that partial recognition is quite common with these quizzes.
      (Certainly 9 is probably nine more than I’d score on the equivalent metal cover quiz!)

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  5. Yae! Quiz time!! Album covers!! Album cover quiz time!!

    … I got 10 I know for sure and 2 I recognise the art for, but I have absolutely no idea what or who they are. So I’ll take my ten and have a wee seat.

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    1. Very respectable J. Just commented to Scott that we often ‘kind of’ know either album or artist in quizzes like this, don’t we? So enjoy your seat!

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  6. 5…..I believe I own these 5, too. Only one on CD.

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    1. Should be extra points for having those five on vinyl, I reckon!

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      1. So much fun!

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      2. I only have 3 on vinyl.

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  7. 6

    Not a good score!

    See you —

    Neil S.

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    1. Never mind Neil. Hope you enjoyed the process anyway.
      Bruce

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  8. 10 or 11, I have theories about the top right but it’s hard to tell for sure.

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    1. ‘Hard to tell for sure’ was kind of what I was aiming for, and 10 (or thereabouts) is very solid indeed. 😀

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      1. Cool, was 11, had a hunch about LZ3. Couple where I knew the music but not the cover too, like Cream and Tortoise.

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  9. 8. Only knew the older ones.

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    1. Maybe I should do a quiz (or three) focussing on just one decade, Angie? Let me guess what your preferred period would be… 😗

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  10. Jeff Greger · · Reply

    All 15. A few toughies. Got the bottom one before three of the ones covering it.

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    1. Extremely well done, Jeff! All 15 from across five decades is impressive indeed. Congratulations. You have obviously spent your life force wisely.

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      1. Greger Jeff · · Reply

        Thanks. It’s actually an addiction I don’t intend to cure. Love the quiz and the stories and memories being shared.

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  11. 13 by my reckoning.

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    1. Most impressive Paul. Was one of those the underlying LP?

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  12. Alas, just seven.

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    1. A doughty effort, tref. And seven more than someone who has only ever seen records by Klaus Wunderlich.

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      1. Bruce Springsteen? Who the hell is that? I call foul.

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        1. I usually throw in something extremely obscure just to annoy the punters.

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  13. 7 i know, (one I found out – but dosent know), one with the pink edge at top right I’m sure I know, just won’t come to mind.

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    1. Isn’t it frustrating when a bit of data gets lost in the void. Or even in hell. 😉

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  14. 11. Took longer than I care to admit but I’m saying 11

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    1. No time penalties on this one Steve. Well done.

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  15. I reckon I can name band/artist and album title of 5. I recognised the artist for one more and there’s a cover I know I’ve seen before but can’t remember. After that I’m completely stumped. Not great for a fellow blogger with a long listening history but I plead extenuating circumstances – I don’t collect vinyl and I never did pay much attention to the covers on the whole. And that’s without the benefit of any research.

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    1. No need for plea bargaining, Phil. As long as you enjoyed the frustration, that’s the thing!

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  16. 6.

    I feel like I’m back in Mrs. Shandor’s 8th grade geography class again, and failing miserably on the blank countries exam she’s given. – Marty

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    1. How painful, Marty! Sorry to have evoked uncomfortable memories. Maybe the next quiz could feature soundtrack albums?
      Bruce

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  17. 14 CD covers on an LP… The Answers!

    Cream — Wheels of Fire (1968)
    Steely Dan — Can’t Buy a Thrill (1972)
    Jethro Tull — Aqualung (1971)
    Richard Hell and the Voidoids — Blank Generation (1977)
    Marvin Gaye — What’s Going On (1971)
    Bruce Springsteen — Born to Run (1975)
    Crowded House — Woodface (1991)
    Simon and Garfunkel — Sounds of Silence (1966)
    Tortoise — TNT (1998)
    The Orb — UFOrb (1992)
    Fleetwood Mac — Tango in the Night (1987)
    The Beatles — Help (1965)
    Flaming Lips — The Terror (2013)
    Traffic — John Barleycorn Must Die (1970)
    All atop: Led Zeppelin — III (1970)

    What do folk think about a decade-bounded version next month?

    If so, which decade?

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    1. I did get 10! Woo! And I should have gotten one of the two I recognised the art for (UFOrb).

      Still, sign me up for another! (Decade? – eh… 90’s?).

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      1. Nice one J! Yeah, I can handle the 90s. Let’s see if we get any further votes. 😆

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  18. I got 9. Not bad before caffeine!

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    1. Before morning coffee? Surely deserves bonus points!

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      1. Well, I don’t drink coffee anymore (haven’t had a cuppa since last August, I do miss it some), but before green tea, yes! 🙂 And it was before 8:30 on a Sunday morning too! I’m on a roll!

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        1. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday mate.

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      2. Thanks, you too! We’re off to see friends and explore the town of Creemore. There’s a brewery, so there’s hope! Hahaha

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        1. Sounds great. I’m off to bed!

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  19. My decade vote? 70s

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  20. 8 – I passed!
    Wonderful to see the return of the album cover quiz Bruce, I’d be thrilled to see it become a regular series.
    I like the decade idea too. Theoretically, 90s should be my preference, but it was a weakness for me on this quiz!

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    1. In my marking head I rounded the pass mark down rather than up, so you passed comfortably, Geoff. Nice work!
      I will do a 90s, but as the material comes from my collection, don’t hold your breath for too much Seattle!

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  21. I got 8! Love this format of quiz, you should definitely keep it going! A decade bounded one would certainly be fun….

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    1. Nice work Rylando! Which decade…?

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      1. My vote would be for 90’s, 00’s or 10’s, only because I feel I could be more competitive in those decades.

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        1. My results from this quiz however, suggest that I should say 80’s or 10’s, having scored “100%” in those decades; but that might be misleading given the sample size involved there….

          Why not a quiz on each decade, one a week? They’re very fun!

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        2. I was thinking one a month! But I appreciate the enthusiasm and look forward to expanding the sample sizes of all the decades.

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  22. 12 without cheating. 15 with.

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    1. Cheating is much easier once the answers are published, I find.
      Still, a dozen unassisted is extremely impressive!

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      1. Especially when you consider there was no nudity involved.

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  23. 11, even after I seen the answers.

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    1. Well done, CB. 🙂

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      1. Didn’t read all the replies. Did anyone get the Zep III thing? If they did CB will send them five bucks. Plus I have atake coming up on that record.

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        1. One entrant reported a score of 15, CB. Fortunately for your wallet, I don’t have his address. 😆

          It was long ago and far away that I wrote about LZ III. Look forward to your take.

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        2. I’ll send you the 5 bucks

          I remember that take. I tried to throw my memory back to another time and call on CB’s sense memory.

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  24. Haha 🙂 1

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    1. On the board! Which one? 😉

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      1. Springsteen. You know, only the most obvious.

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  25. Almost forgot the bribe… delicious mealworms from Hank.

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    1. Oooh. That’s by far the most seductive bribe offered. If only the quiz was posted by Henrietta Hedgehog.

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