ALBUM COVER QUIZ #9 — THE ANSWERS

Thanks to everyone who participated in the quiz, either here or via fb.

I hope you enjoyed it.

Here are the 20 albums.

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Frank Zappa – Hot Rats

Led Zeppelin – Presence

This Mortal Coil – This Mortal Coil

The Clash – The Clash

White Stripes – Elephant

Crowded House – Temple of Low Men

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Osibisa – Osibisa

Little Feat – Hoy-Hoy!

Yes – Relayer

Jimi Hendrix Experience – Are you Experienced

Brian Eno – Taking Tiger Mountain By Strategy

Neil Young – After the Gold Rush

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Laurie Anderson – Big Science

Michelle Shocked – Captain Swing

Patti Smith – Horses

Leonard Cohen – The Best of Leonard Cohen

Carole King – Tapestry

Ian Dury – New Boots and Panties!!

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Comments welcome…

Whether lamenting missed opportunities, skiting about your score, or letting me know if you’d like another quiz in May.

25 comments

  1. Another quiz please! I wasn’t sure about Presence, and I missed Relayer for some reason, so I think I ended up with 14.

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    1. A most respectable score, Graham. Fine effort.

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    2. Anne Mallen · · Reply

      Another one would be great.
      Sadly, I didn’t recognise several albums that I actually own!!

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      1. Context is all. I’ll secretly reveal to you, Anne, that in a quiz my friend Ryland knocked up in response to this one, I did not pick Sgt Pepper. (Don’t tell anyone or my cred will be in tatters).

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  2. […] (Answers in a separate post, here) […]

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  3. Annoyed I didn’t get Relayer!

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    1. What’s a music quiz without a dash or two of frustration, eh Scott? 😉

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  4. Next time you might want to obfuscate the image names. I’d have known only 3 or 4 without using those as big Google hints. 👺

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    1. I didn’t realise they were visible!

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  5. I’m all for another quiz despite struggling at even putting names to the covers of albums I own. A few of the answers surprised me, covers that look familiar (Mortal Coil, Michelle Shocked) and that I was expecting to be something that I own and turned out to be something completely different.

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    1. Sounds like you found some amusement in that, Yahooey, and that is a capital thing! 🙂

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  6. I echo the others, Bruce: big yes to another quiz despite a dismal performance. I only had seven, and for just two of those could I even name the album (Tapestry and Horses)….

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    1. I’ll try to grade the next one a little more carefully, JDB. Though having said that, I tend to get ridiculously caught up in miniature themes that only a very few (small bow in your direction) appear to notice!

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  7. Decent start, rough middle, and a solid finish would be the story of my quiz results.
    And I practically insist you host another one in May, Bruce – thanks again for assembling the April version!

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  8. I did better than usual, 30% yea! It’s tough to recognize album covers, when you’ve mostly got downloads, but please do another quiz – – and it’s very interesting to see what artists can do with a one foot square canvas, or the fold-outs. Right after you posted this, I got a come-on for a yearly fund-raiser – -the art coop in Rochester, NY sells 6″X6″ canvases, and the creator isn’t identified until after you’ve bought it. So some are by well-known visual artists, but many are by random celebrities, politicians, college kids, etc. sometimes musicians like Philip Glass, and same idea, it’s interesting to see what’s done with that size.

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    1. What an interesting art project. Part artistic challenge, part fundraiser, part lucky dip!
      Your comment on downloads is apposite, Robert. They reduce the offering to just the music… and compressed music at that! Which kind of makes Vinyl Connection an anachronism. Not far wrong, perhaps!

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      1. Since I left high school, vinyl records have just continued to make an amazing comeback, pretty cool for a century-old technology!

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        1. It is, isn’t it? And as you implied in your original comment, I think the 12″ x 12″ canvas is definitely part of the charm.

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  9. pinklightsabre · · Reply

    Thanks for picking that Tapestry cover as your “featured image.”

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    1. What an amazing collection of songs, there isn’t one on there that isn’t excellent.

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      1. And just for you and Bill, over at Vinyl Connection…

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  10. Yup a lucky 13 for me Bruce. I’m really cross I missed the Osibisa and Michelle Shocked ones.

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    1. Ah. Do you know Osibisa’s debut, Joe? I’m not sure whether you’d like it or not, but could imagine there might be a well-played copy somewhere in your folks house. Kind of pioneered world music before that was a thing.

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      1. My parents have it and used to play it quite a bit, so I know it via osmosis (Osibmosis?). I always liked the LP cover.

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        1. An early Roger Dean cover. He did their second LP too.

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