ALBUM COVER QUIZ – THE SEVENTIES

A long time ago (about a year) we ran a series of Album Cover quizzes on various decades.

We covered three epochs (60s, 80s, 00s) but skipped over Vinyl Connection’s favourite decade, the Seventies.

Welcome, then, to the post-sixties comedown.

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THE RULES

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

All  fifteen were released between 1970 and 1979.

The task is to identify as many ARTISTS & ALBUMS you can, by fair means or foul.

Please don’t submit answers, simply record your score out of 15 in the Comments

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REMEMBER:

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

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To add a little extra something, I’m offering a download coupon to the top scorer. But you have to prove your score!

To enter, “Like” the Vinyl Connection facebook page (link in the column on the right) and send me a message with your answers (Artist/Album). Or use email if you have my address.

98 comments

  1. I’m pleased to say that, on first look–i.e., no Googling–I could immediately name 8 artists. And of those, 6 of the album titles. No doubt others will surpass that, but I’m chuffed! 🙂

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    1. An excellent opening salvo, JDB. Send all correspondence to the usual address.

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      1. And, as expected, already multiply surpassed!

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    2. All revealed below!

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      1. I never would have come up with the 7 artists I couldn’t name on first pass! Despite the woeful score, I continue to love these quizzes…

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        1. I’m glad. It’s a bit of fun.
          Do you remember the LPs in record carry-bags quiz? I really enjoyed that one. Might be worth a second run.

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        2. I just refreshed my memory re: the carry-bags quiz…definitely worth a second run!

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  2. I got 7 albums/artists. Bit disappointed actually

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    1. A solid result, though. Nicely done.

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      1. Absolutely stoked to see XXXXXXXX there . Great album by my favourite band !

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        1. I love ’em too.
          (I’ve removed the album title from your comment – rules is rules!)

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  3. Jeffrey Greger · · Reply

    Got all 14 of the CD covers but the underlying album cover escapes me.

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    1. Terrific effort Jeffrey.

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    2. Curiosity can be assuaged below.

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  4. got 14 including the LP, top right corner defeating me.

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    1. Outstanding, Paul!

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    2. Photo and list now below.

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  5. 13, But are there 14 or 15? I see both numbers in your post. Doesn’t matter ‘coz i lose but just wondering.

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    1. 14 CD covers sitting atop an LP = 15

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      1. So it’s not possible to see number 15, yes? I mean, isn’t it completely covered over?

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        1. Yes, it is. Nope, it’s not.

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    2. 13’s a great score, btw.

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  6. 13, assuming I know the LP underneath. Bottom left and top right corners I don’t know.

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    1. 13 seems to be the experts’ score of choice, Graham. Nice work.

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      1. I was doing it last night on my phone, and thought the LP underneath might be Tusk. But now I can see it on Desktop, it’s clearly not, so I need to be taken down to 10.

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        1. You have lost a point, but gained a bushel of honour, sir. Salut!

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        2. Ooh is it too late to change back to 13? My friend’s husband just covered the underneath album on his blog…

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        3. Until the polls close (Thursday, probably), you can vote as many times as you like.
          (Does your friend’s husband like it? It’s a favourite around these parts, and one I wrote a memoir piece on many moons ago).

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        4. He’s going through the 1001 Albums one a day. So it’s a brief overview, but he seemed to enjoy it. I need to spend more time with it sometime.

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      2. Photo and list now down below, G.

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  7. I am assuming the five-line music staff is the 15th album?

    Sadly, I only immediately know nine of them (and had listened to four of them in the past two weeks).

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    1. It is a bit of a classic 70s playlist, isn’t it? And yes, the music staves are on the LP.

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  8. Very entertaining quiz! At first glance I recognized 9, of which 7 including the album title. The underlying LP is frustrating: I know I know it, but, aaarrrggghh, my brain refuses to cooperate…

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it, Guy. A solid score, with the quiz-setters joy, an ‘Aaarrrgghh’ moment!

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    2. There is a list and a photo below if you wish to fill in the blanks!

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  9. 7 where I can get both album and artist. 5 where I just know the artist.

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    1. Good on you for throwing your metal hat into the ring, Scott. Probably not a lot of these in the HMO collection.

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      1. Just 4 that I can see.

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  10. I’ll take a 10 please Bruce.

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    1. I’ve always considered you a 10/10, Joe.

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  11. 11 artists and titles. The ones I don’t know I really don’t know

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    1. And the ones you know constitute a fine score!

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  12. 14 that’s top right one is problematic

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    1. Very impressive indeed.

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    2. Answers below for those who are inclined to check their answers!

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    1. Some old friends and some strangers, eh? 🙂

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  13. 13/15 for me, which were no-brainers. The one in the upper right corner looks very familiar but I can’t place it. Only the underlying LP is a mystery to me.

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    1. Most of these would be old friends of yours, I imagine Rich. Nice work.

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      1. I just figured out who the artist is on the bottom LP but didn’t know the album name, so does that increase my score to 13.5?

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        1. Certainly! Well figured!

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    2. Answers now below, Rich.

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  14. 11/15 — add me to the list of those frustrated by the just-out-of-reach LP.

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    1. Just got the LP not a minute after typing the above. which now puts me at 12/15, which fraction reduces to 4/5 — not 6/8!!

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      1. An Honours score, Vic. Nice one.

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      2. Answers now available in both pictorial and typeface modalities.

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  15. I can name 12 of the artists, but just 10 of the albums.

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    1. A commendable effort, J.
      Answers will appear in due course, probably producing a few ‘Doh!’ moments for many. 🙂

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    2. Answers below.

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  16. Hi

    I’ve got 14. The dodgy guy with the watches has me stumped. Unfortunately I can’t enter the comp as I’m not on Facebook or any other social media but still, good fun.

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  17. Dave Ashworth · · Reply

    And now I’ve remembered dodgy watch man . I believe I have all 15. Cheers!

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    1. That’s very impressive, Dave. Well done!
      Glad you enjoyed the quiz.
      Bruce

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    2. As the only person who is reporting a perfect score, would you like the honour of posting the list, Dave? If so, go for it!

      [I’ll put up the answers with photo on Friday morning Melbourne (Aus) time.]

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      1. Hi folks

        Here goes

        Jethro Tull – Warchild
        Janis Joplin – Pearl
        Black Sabbath-Vol. 4
        David Bowie – Diamond Dogs
        Rick Wakeman – The Six Wives of Henry VIII
        Wishbone Ash – Argus
        Ian Dury & The Blockheads – New Boots & Panties
        Joni Mitchell – Ladies of The Canyon
        Joe Jackson – I’m the Man
        Steely Dan – Pretzel Logic
        Bob Dylan – Desire
        Roxy Music – Stranded
        Stevie Wonder – Innervisions
        Skyhooks – Living in the 70s
        Gary Numan – The Pleasure Principle

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        1. Fantastic effort, Dave. Thank you.

          Sadly, however, I must be the bearer of bad tidings.

          The album with the music staves is NOT Six Wives of Henry VIII.

          Still, you are in rarefied company with those few who scored 14/15.

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        2. Bugger I got the background album wrong. If it’s not Rick Wakeman then surely it must be Faust IV? Their the 2 I know which have that staves design on a yellow background.

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        3. Correct. Pic below.

          PS Field Music have an album with music staves on a parchment background too!

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  18. I got to 15 but it took research which I did because I was disappointed at my initial score.

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    1. Wow. Great effort.

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    2. You can now audit your result (below)!

      PS. Field Music have one too.

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      1. Audited and no mistakes.

        I find these album cover quizzes a challenge which is frustrating because I own or have owned most of the albums. I blame my habit of transferring my albums to tapes (nowadays flac) which I started to do to preserve the vinyl. I can console myself in knowing that I am good at research.

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        1. Being the only person to report a 100% result suggests that those research skills are indeed exceptional. Well done.

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  19. Peter Bentley · · Reply

    G’day Bruce,

    Thought I’d have a crack during my lunch break!

    Top left: gotta be a Roger Dean cover. Guessing the band is Yes. Even wilder guess at Relayer (one of two Yes albums I know the name of!). David Bowie, Diamond Dogs ?? Skyhooks, Living In the 70s Joe Jackson, I’m The Man Janis Joplin, Pearl Ian Dury & The Blockheads, New Boots & Panties!! Joni Mitchell, Ladies Of The Canyon (look on the internet to get the album name!) Gary Numan, The Pleasure Principle(?) Black Sabbath, Vol 4 Steely Dan(?), Pretzel Logic Bob Dylan, Desire ?? ??

    Cheers,

    Ali

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    1. A solid effort, Mr B. (Answers below).

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  20. I was able to identify 12.

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    1. Even from the UK? Impressive.

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    2. Answers below.

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  21. […] I scored 44/60, which was a decent way ahead of the Sporcle average, but I’m sure my score will be overhauled. If you want more 1970s quiz action, head over to Vinyl Connection’s album covers quiz. […]

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  22. I managed 6/15 and that was better than I expected given that I stopped listening to the radio in the seventies in disgust at the rubbish being offered on the UK channel(s). No doubt I’ll kick myself, though, when the results come out.

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    1. They’ve been variously called the ‘Aaarrgghh!’ moments and sometimes the ‘Doh!’ moments and I imagine you will have one or two. 🙂

      PS. Answers up now.

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    1. Janis Joplin – Pearl / Joni Mitchell – Ladies of the Canyon
      Roxy Music – Stranded / Wishbone Ash Argus
      Stevie Wonder – Innervisions / Jethro Tull – Warchild
      Steely Dan – Pretzel Logic / Bob Dylan – Desire
      Black Sabbath – Vol.4 / David Bowie – Diamond Dogs
      Skyhooks – Living in the 70s / Joe Jackson / I’m the Man
      Gary Numan – Pleasure Principle / Ian Dury and the Blockheads – New Boots and Panties!!

      And that infuriating underlying LP… Faust – IV (I wonder if some thought it was Rick Wakeman’s Six Wives?)

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      1. It’s funny how, on my laptop, one line just says “Panties!!”

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  23. I was going to say (before i looked at the answers that I recognized most but a couple i had no idea. Skyhooks and Faust? Anyways as usual CB is a day late and a buck short. Later Bruce. I think I’ll go listen to that Ian Dury record.

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    1. I listened to it yesterday too, CB. So clever and entertaining.

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      1. I will add to those observations after I spin it. Or i can just agree right now and save some time.

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  25. I got Faust because I love that album but who are these mysterious Skyhooks????

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  26. Ah well, need to dock myself a point as I thought the vinyl album was Rick Wakeman’s 6 Wives. Got all the rest aside from that Skyhooks album, not familiar with them. So only 13/15.

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    1. ‘Only 13’ is a very fine score, Paul, much favoured by the album cover cognoscenti!

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  27. 12 – should be my specialist subject !

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    1. Well played, sir!

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