Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Results GQ4: Deguello - Rounds 7 and 8

It was kind of close for a while there, and then...it wasn't. The songs were:

Round 7:


  • Song 211: Stratovarius - Kiss Of Judas. Remove the double bass drums, improve the vocals and put Yngwie on guitar, and this song magically becomes "Judas", which was on Yngwie's "Eclipse" album, released some 8 years before "Visions" which boasted "Kiss Of Judas". Excellent song, but then again they ripped off Yngwie, so why wouldn't it be.

  • Song 212: Edguy - Vain Glory Opera.Fantastic anthem "modeled" after the greatest hit of a certain Swedish hard rock band named after a continent, as can be clearly seen here:





There are better live versions of this song available, but none which illustrate the similarity as well... At least Tobi Sammet doesn't take himself that seriously



  • Song 213: Labyrinth - Moonlight. The album this track is from - "Return To Heaven Denied" - is often cited as one of the top five power metal albums of all time, and rightly so, I think.

  • Song 214: Helloween - Future World. From the first "Keeper.." album, this song is trademark Kai Hansen, later of Gamma Ray. The only song in Round 7 I have ever performed live, mostly because the other songs in round 7 were released after my gigging days were over.

  • Song 215: Dragonforce - Fury Of The Storm. I thought I'd record this one instead of "Through The Fire And The Flames", seeing as how TTFATF would perhaps have been too simple. In retrospect, I should've stuck with the 'Force tune known from "Guitar Hero"

Round 8:



  • Song 216: The Monkees - I'm A Believer. Nothing much to say about this really, except that it's not exactly an obscure tune...

  • Song 217: Yngwie J. Malmsteen - I'll See The Light Tonight. One of the first Yngwie tunes I learned how to play, and one of his better known songs. This actually kills live. Sadly, none of y'all got this one. Not cool - no es frigido.

  • Song 218: KISS - Lick It Up. ...it's a KISS song, and it sounds exactly like all the other KISS songs ever written...what more do you want from me...
  • Song 219: Lenny Kravitz - Are You Gonna Go My Way. ..the man owes money to Hendrix that should've been his like they switched wallets.
  • Song 220: Michael Jackson - Beat It.

In the final two rounds of GQ4, y'all got the following score:

  1. Sondre (10 points)
  2. Marius (8 points)
  3. Torbjørn a.k.a. T-bombz ((6 points)
  4. Cathy (5 points)
  5. Anders/Pigeon (4 points)

The Total Score after 8 rounds and thus the Final Standing looks like this:

  1. Sondre (44 points)
  2. T-bombz (39 points)
  3. Pigeon (34 points)
  4. Cathy (33 points)
  5. Anders (29 points)
  6. Marius (26 points)

Congrats to Sondre, King of the Guitar Quiz!!

6 comments:

Pigeon said...

Ah ah ah ah ah

Cathy, ANDERS and Marius :
In your face !!!!

Anders said...

Dang! Yngwie J. Malmsteen. Can't believe I didn't had that one. It's a classic metal tune, with a distinc guitar style that should be recongized. At least when the recording eclipses the original tune in virtuose guitar technique and flawless execution.

Oh, wait. The quiz is over. Too late to brown-nose for bonus-points... :-(

Well then, congrats to Sondre for a clean sweep, and to the humble french guy for taking the favorite position. I'm not up to my game anymore, apperantly.

Wilhelm said...

Ah ah ah ah ah

Cathy, ANDERS and Marius :
In your face !!!!


..that's a funny way of congratulating Sondre and T-bombz. You're still laughing in reverse, btw.

Oh, wait. The quiz is over. Too late to brown-nose for bonus-points... :-(

..should'a saved it for next round, Chief. I'm hip to your game now fer shure

Anders said...

You're still laughing in reverse, btw.

And the laughter died when he discovered that he barely made it into the top 50% of the quiz... At least I'm not mediocre. ;-)

T-bombz said...


Song 217: Yngwie J. Malmsteen - I'll See The Light Tonight. One of the first Yngwie tunes I learned how to play, and one of his better known songs. This actually kills live. Sadly, none of y'all got this one. Not cool - no es frigido.


I guess that someone should have been me.

I'm kinda surprised that I didn't recognize Kiss and the Monkees either (no offence to the guitar playing, of course).

Wilhelm said...

Dude; considering the fact that I spend less than five minutes on average learning and recording each tune - which often involves more than one track, I've got no reason to be offended if you tell me that there are some recording of less than stellar quality. The nature of this thing forces a quantity over quality approach. That being said, it's also a clear limit to how much effort should be put into recording songs from musical luminaries such as Salt&Pepa, Ricky Martin and Outkast. If the song is recognizable, that's pretty much what I aim for. Anything beyond that is a bonus