Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Results GQ3: Mexican Standoff - Round 6

Well color me surprised. I was quite sure that this round would be much easier than what it apparently was. The songs were:
  • Song 166: Poison - Every Rose Has It's Thorn. Perhaps THE power ballad of all time. I actually like this song, in that it's simplicity itself - G - Cadd9 - D - which is what you'll find in "Sweet Child O'Mine" as well, but it's possible to do SO many variations here. Also, it kicks ass in a live setting if you've got a singer who knows how to work the crowd.
  • Song 167: Helloween - A Tale That Wasn't Right. Two of y'all got this Michael Weikath creation from "Keeper Of The Seven Keys Pt. 1". One of the few Helloween songs you can do live without necessarily having a virtuosos playing the back line, if ya know what I mean.
  • Song 168: Megadeth - A Tout Le Monde. Nobody got this one, which surprised me, seeing as how (i) the song was a hit, and (ii) the song caused a lot of controversy due to some teenagers committing suicide while listening to this song. Never mind that the song isn't about suicide - Dave still had to go to court. Much like Ozzy got some face time with the US court system because someone claimed that "Suicide Solution" was about just that, despite the fact that it's an anti-suicide song with an unfortunate title. Added to the GNP though, as I'm sure the lawyers got PAID.
  • Song 169: Thin Lizzy - Still In Love With You. Classic rock ain't y'alls bag, is what I'm getting from this. I would also have accepted "Gary Moore" as the correct artist, because what was recorded borrows heavily from his solos and verse rhytm.
  • Song 170: W.A.S.P. - Sleeping (In The Fire). Beautiful power ballad. Absolutely beautiful. This one is mostly based on their "Live..In The Raw" version. I've always loved doing this song live, as it allows for quite a lot of guitar escapism. When I first started playing guitar, I'd play for upwards of ten hours every day during my Christmas break trying to nail the songs from this live album.

As for the bonus point; all the songs were power ballads - three of y'all got that right. The Score for Round 6 looks like this:

  1. Sondre (7 points)
  2. Torbjørn (5 points)
  3. Anders (4 points)
  4. Cathy/Marius/Pigeon (0 points)

The TOTAL SCORE after round 6 now stands as:

  1. Cathy (33 points)
  2. Sondre (32 points)
  3. Anders (30 points)
  4. Pigeon (25 points)
  5. Torbjørn (23 points)
  6. Marius (13 points)

Congrats to Sondre, and also to cathy for being able to keep the wolves at bay. Good luck with round 7!

14 comments:

Cathy said...

Ewps! I thought I had one in the bag, guess I didn't. Oh well, congrats Sondre and try and catch me if you can the next round :p

Wilhelm said...

...what's up with the lack of love for Dave and his only set of french lyrics, Cathy?

Anders said...

Dave got nuthin' on this boy! I'm surprised that I was the only one recongizing the trademark Mustain riffs there. Too easy, I just kick myself for not getting the song correct. Oh well, can't win them all.

Congrats to comeback-Sondre and Cathy, the queen of quiz.

Anders Q. Public III

Cathy said...

...what's up with the lack of love for Dave and his only set of french lyrics, Cathy?

:( I'm thinkin' there must have been a conspiracy, 'cause my love for Dave is still there :). This goes directly in the x-files...

Congrats to comeback-Sondre and Cathy, the queen of quiz.
Thank you!! And Sondre! Enjoy it while you can, buddy! .............
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Yes, I'm trying the intimidation technique again;) Something's gotta give!

Anders Q. Public III
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Torbjørn said...

I'm just very impressed that someone else knew "A tale that wasn't right". I have tried to push that song on several people through the years, but noone seems to listen.

Wilhelm said...

I hear ya. Underestimated song from an underestimated band

Anders said...

I have tried to push that song on several people through the years, but noone seems to listen.

That's because the song is crap*. Haven't anybody told you?

Underestimated song from an underestimated band

Is that possible? How can Helloween be underestimated?



*It's especially crap since I had no chance of getting that song or the band right on the quiz.

Wilhelm said...

......you're getting good at this, A-man :-)

Torbjørn said...



That's because the song is crap*. Haven't anybody told you?

*It's especially crap since I had no chance of getting that song or the band right on the quiz.


Didn't you read the text? "Crap" was not the correct description.

Wilhelm said...

Precisely

Where's teh love?

Anders said...

Didn't you read the text? "Crap" was not the correct description.

You're right. Crap is not the correct description. Crap is the polite description...

Wilhelm said...

Hey now; that's not nice

Anders said...

Isn't is nice to be polite?
;-D

Wilhelm said...

..I'm apparently not the guy to ask, bro.