Category ODDS & SODS

ALBUM COVER QUIZ #11 — THE ANSWERS

And pens… down. Here are the answers to Album Cover Quiz #11 — “Turn Off The News” Edition Comments, questions, complaints… all welcome

ALBUM COVER QUIZ #11 — “TURN OFF THE NEWS” EDITION

Scanning the Vinyl Connection stats, I noticed the quizzes were polling better than almost anything else. How odd, I thought, perhaps it’s an lockdown thing. Like jigsaws making a comeback. Regardless, the response was clear: Time for another quiz. Album Cover Quiz #11 Like a musical jigsaw, to keep people occupied a little longer, we’ve […]

007

The first film featuring Ian Fleming’s suave anti-hero was Dr No, directed by Terrence Young and released in 1962. The producers thought the plot of an Asian villain interfering with the US space program would resonate with escalating Cold War tensions and set about finding the right actor to portray the British spy. Albert R. […]

ROCKIN’ ALL OVER THE WORLD—BRITAIN

The Rockin’ All Over The World series arose from the bar charts and little maps WordPress kindly provides to demonstrate how our blogs are far less popular than we dreamed. Yet they make fascinating reading when one disengages ego and enjoys the geographical variety. A while ago I decided to launch a project wherein an […]

WHAT’S MY THEME #5

Unless there are loud cries of ‘More!’ from the crowd, #5 will be the last in this series. What links these albums? If you think you have the answer, please translate it into Arabic so others an have a crack. Thanks! DIFFICULTY LEVEL: HARD/DIABOLICAL

WHAT’S MY THEME #4

Well, folks, it seems this particular idea doesn’t have legs. Having taken photos for five progressively more challenging editions, however, I intend to push on relentlessly just in case someone out there is a glutton for punishment. What links these albums? DIFFICULTLY LEVEL: HARD

WHAT’S MY THEME #3

After two ‘EASY’ trials, we’ll progress to the next level. What links these albums? DIFFICULTY LEVEL: MODERATE

WHAT’S MY THEME? #2

Another easy one. [This second trial is so I can try ‘holding’ the comments to give folk in different time zones a chance to answer. If I can somehow remove spoilers, I’ll let the comment through immediately.] So, what links these albums? *** *** *** *** LEVEL: EASY

WHAT’S MY THEME?

A new Album Cover Quiz is coming very soon. But first, here is something new. I’ll post some album covers with a connection between them. The task is to discover the theme. Notionally, there are four levels of difficulty: EASY MODERATE HARD DIABOLICAL This debut What’s My Theme? is more a test run than a […]

EUROPE ENDLESS

It’s just another elderly musician gone. Happens so regularly that writing rock obituaries would be a full-time job. So why does the death of Kraftwerk co-founder Florian Schneider fill me with sadness? Actually, not sadness… loss. A electronic hole in the musicverse leaving one man standing. Hütter and Schneider, Schneider and Hütter. Now just Ralf. […]