Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Answers - guitarquiz 5

....damn; I would NEVER have thought that quiz 5 would be perceived as that difficult.

  • Song 21: Billy Ocean - When The Going Gets Tough. Most of y'all got this one, so I guess there IS such a thing as a give-away bass hook. This might have been a hyooge hit in it's own right, but I remember it mostly from being the background music for WWF (now WWE) TV promos on Sky Channel back in da day.
  • Song 22: AC/DC - Touch Too Much. Song number 4 on Highway To Hell (1979), and one of the last songs to be recorded by Bon Scott. This is definitely my fave AC/DC song, and you better believe it was included in our basis set back in da day. None of y'all got this one - as a matter of fact, none of y'all even tried. Damn - I'd have thought that you at least recognized the patented song structure of AC/DC, but no....
  • Song 23: Procol Harum - A Whiter Shade Of Pale. Not an Yngwie-fied Air by Bach, although with the descending circle of fifths etc.......... Hell no; you TOTALLY should have gotten this one (only one person found it) - it's one of the most recognizeable songs from it's era.
  • Song 24: Jimi Hendrix - Manic Depression. One person answered Hendrix, but got the song mixed up. Again; damn. It's not like Hendrix is an unknown artist, and this is one of the better known songs he recorded.........
  • Song 25: Heart - All I Wanna Do Is Make Love To You. Another hyooge 80's hit, and an awesome hook.

In conclusion; shame on y'all for not gettin' more of these songs. The updated rankings are as follows:

Quiz 5:

  1. Sondre (6/10)
  2. Cathy/Cedric (tied at 2/10)
  3. .......
  4. Anders (1/10)

The Normalized rankings after quiz 5 are:

  1. Sondre (7.6 points/Quiz)
  2. Cedric (6.4 points/Quiz)
  3. Cathy/Torbjørn (tied at 6.0 points/Quiz)
  4. ......
  5. Anders (5.0 points/Quiz)

And finally the Big Kahuna - the Cumulative Scores:

  1. Sondre (38 points)
  2. Cedric (32 points)
  3. Cathy (30 points)
  4. Anders (25 points)
  5. Torbjørn (6 points)

Congrats to Sondre, and Good luck with the next one. Maybe I should record some sections from lesser known Spice Girls or Mika songs so y'all will have an easier time than with those unknown artists such as AC/DC and Hendrix ;-)


Anders said...

Billy Ocean: Knew the song, but didn't recognize it just from the bass line. Curzes!

Procol Harum - A Whiter Shade of Pale: I know this is based on Air by Bach. And this was actually the one I thought of. However, your guitar sound made me think it wasn't Whiter Shade of Pale. Maybe the original have that guitar sound, but it threw me of. Anyway, Whiter Shade of Pale are known for the signature organ line. Got to be a godzillian songs based around Air of Bach anyway. And NO bonus points for Lars Johan? Damn!

Hendrix: I sort of knew I missed the tune, though I instantly recongized Hendrix. Manic Depression isn't one of my favorites, and I didn't have time to put on the best of disc to get the song right.

AC/DC: I was thinking of the aussie guys on this one. But don't know if I've even heard the tune.

Heart - All I Wanna Do Is Make love to You: Who?

Wilhelm said...

True about 'Shade being based on Air, but if I were to list every song based on this theme, the list would be staggering. What I played here was actually the organ line, + some notes for good measure ;-)

You've seriously never heard of Heart? Alone?

You truly DID hibernate for that pesky decade otherwise known as the 80's, didn't ya?

Anders said...

And thumbs down wimpy T-bear for going tactical on this quiz...

Anders said...

I admit, I do have heard of Heart. But couldn't list a single song of them. Don't think I would recongnize All I Wanna Do Is Make Love To You even if you played me the original recording.

80's sux.

Wilhelm said...

Well; the Big Kahuna is the total score, so there.


Wilhelm said...

...and might I add:

Would you like some cheese with that wine?

Wilhelm said...

...WHINE; I meant whine......

Damn! Self-ownage to the max!


Anders said...

Cheese, wine and whine? That sounds pretty french, don't you think, Cotton Balls?

Wilhelm said...

I never get a chance to pull that joke, and when the opportunity arose, I choked like Vanilla Ice at a rap battle and failed miserably.


No es freakin' bueno

Anders said...

Yes, it would have been really funny. But it was also pretty funny to see you mess up. ;-)

I choked like Vanilla Ice at a rap battle