Giant Australian Music Quiz

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Giant Australian Music Quiz

Postby CK » Tue Nov 08, 2011 12:25 pm

All relates to either Australian solo artists, bands, songs, awards or charts.


1. Name the missing band member and the group, in their most recognised lineup:
- Angie LaBozetta, Tottie Goldsmith, Eve Von Bibra, and Ally Fowler - The Chantoozies

- Greg Ham, Ron Strykert, Jerry Speiser, John Rees, and Colin Hay - Men At Work

- Pierre Gigliotti, James Leigh, Vince Leigh, and Brian Canham - Pseudo Echo

- Darren Middleton, Ian Haug, John Collins, Jon Coghill, and Bernard Fanning - Powderfinger

- Mark Kingsmill, Brad Shepherd, Richard Grossman, and Dave Faulkner - Hoodoo Gurus


2. Who replaced Shirley Strauchan as lead singer of Skyhooks, and of the lineup that released albums, who was the first member to leave the band? Tony Williams was the new lead singer, and Red Symons the first to leave.


3. What unusual Australian chart honour is shared by Bobby McFerrin, Julee Cruise, Toni Basil and Musical Youth? All had only one Australian Top 50 chart entry, and it was a number one


4. On the final Countdown awards in 1987, what did Molly Meldrum do at the end of the show as his own form of both protest and acknowledgement to a particular band that always refused to appear on the show? Shaved his head as a nod to Midnight Oil, who consistently refused invitations to appear


5. Which internationally known female star, who has released 12 albums, had her first worldwide number one hit in Adelaide in 1988, and what was the song? Melissa Etheridge, with Bring Me Some Water


6. What was the final Easybeats song composed by Stevie Wright and George Young? Sorry


7. What was the last top 20 single for Hunters and Collectors, and what is the band’s link with Crowded House? Holy Grail is the song; Mark Seymour (H&C) and Nick Seymour (CH) are brothers


8. Name, in order, the three most recognised backing bands for Paul Kelly until 1991. The Dots, Coloured Girls, and The Messengers


9. Who are the two female members of The Go Betweens? Amanda Brown and Lindy Morrison


10. The theme song for the TV series “Blue Heelers” was actually an instrumental track from a 1989 debut album by which band? The Cruel Sea


11. A number of bands changed their original name to their more recognisable moniker along the way. What band did each of these morph into:

- Orange Cold Chisel
- Moonshine Jug and String Band The Angels
- The Mustangs Masters Apprentices
- Farm Midnight Oil


12. Name any three charting singles from Regurgitator’s “Unit” album Polyester Girl, Black Bugs and The Song Formerly Known As...


13. Which band’s song was used for the wedding song for Harold and Madge in “Neighbours”, and what was the song? Bury Me Deep In Love - The Triffids


14. Which legendary 1960’s and 1970’s Aussie rocker released a critically acclaimed top 40 album in the United States entitled “Children Of The Sun” in 1979? Billy Thorpe


15. Which is the only year that there were no inductees into the ARIA Hall Of Fame: what was the first year the ARIA Awards were held, and who was the first host? ...1987 was the first year, and the first host was.....


16. Which was the first INXS album to NOT be released initially in the month of October? The Swing


17. Which Percy Mayfield song was covered by (then known as) Johnny Diesel for the movie soundtrack, “The Delinquents” in 1990? Please Send Me Somebody To Love


18. What is the link between Axiom, the Twilights and Esperanto? Glenn Shorrock


19. In the Australian Crawl song “Boys Light Up”, what are all the ladies named, and which TV show is referenced in the song? All the ladies names are Joan, and The Midday Show


20. The Hard-On’s released a cover version of AC/DC’s “Let There Be Rock” with which multi talented American performer in 1991? Henry Rollins
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Re: Giant Australian Music Quiz

Postby Footy Chick » Tue Nov 08, 2011 1:01 pm

oh crap, I just realised I hit the edit button instead of the quote button :(

Sorry CK :(
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Re: Giant Australian Music Quiz

Postby Footy Chick » Tue Nov 08, 2011 1:10 pm

1. Name the missing band member and the group, in their most recognised lineup:
- Angie LaBozetta, Tottie Goldsmith, Eve Von Bibra, and Ali Fowler - the Chantoozies

- Pierre Gigliotti, James Leigh, Vince Leigh, and Brian Canham :heart: - Psuedo Echo

3. What unusual Australian chart honour is shared by Bobby McFerrin, Julee Cruise, Toni Basil and Musical Youth? all had one hit wonders that went no.1


16. Which was the first INXS album to NOT be released initially in the month of October? KICK?
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Re: Giant Australian Music Quiz

Postby CK » Tue Nov 08, 2011 1:15 pm

Footy Chick wrote:1. Name the missing band member and the group, in their most recognised lineup:
- Angie LaBozetta, Tottie Goldsmith, Eve Von Bibra, and Ali Fowler - the Chantoozies Correct

- Pierre Gigliotti, James Leigh, Vince Leigh, and Brian Canham :heart: - Psuedo Echo Correct - stunned you, of all people, got this one :)

3. What unusual Australian chart honour is shared by Bobby McFerrin, Julee Cruise, Toni Basil and Musical Youth? all had one hit wonders that went no.1 Correct - only Australian hit was a number one


16. Which was the first INXS album to NOT be released initially in the month of October? KICK? Incorrect - Kick released October 19, 1987
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Re: Giant Australian Music Quiz

Postby Hondo » Tue Nov 08, 2011 1:55 pm

4 - I think Molly shaved his head and then took his hat off as a reference to Midnight Oil
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Re: Giant Australian Music Quiz

Postby CK » Tue Nov 08, 2011 2:01 pm

Hondo wrote:4 - I think Molly shaved his head and then took his hat off as a reference to Midnight Oil


Certainly did - on both counts :)
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Re: Giant Australian Music Quiz

Postby RJM » Tue Nov 08, 2011 5:03 pm

1. Colin Hay - Men at Work
Bernard Fanning - Powderfinger
Dave Fawlkner - Hoodoo Gurus

5. Melissa Etheridge - Similar Features

10. The Cruel Sea

11. Orange - Cold Chisel
Moonshine Jug and String Band - The Angels

14. Billy Thorpe

18. Glenn Shorrock (spelling?)
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Re: Giant Australian Music Quiz

Postby CK » Tue Nov 08, 2011 5:41 pm

RJM wrote:1. Colin Hay - Men at Work
Bernard Fanning - Powderfinger
Dave Fawlkner - Hoodoo Gurus

5. Melissa Etheridge - Similar Features Not Similar Features, but artist correct

10. The Cruel Sea

11. Orange - Cold Chisel
Moonshine Jug and String Band - The Angels

14. Billy Thorpe

18. Glenn Shorrock (spelling?)


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Re: Giant Australian Music Quiz

Postby mighty hounds » Tue Nov 08, 2011 6:10 pm

7) Holy Grail. not sure on the link
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Re: Giant Australian Music Quiz

Postby JK » Tue Nov 08, 2011 6:12 pm

12.Black Bugs, Polyester Girl and?

19. Joan
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Re: Giant Australian Music Quiz

Postby RJM » Tue Nov 08, 2011 6:18 pm

CK wrote:
RJM wrote:5. Melissa Etheridge - Similar Features Not Similar Features, but artist correct



Top work RJM :)


I that case I'll try - Bring Me Some Water

Saw her live at the Thebby a while back and she still hasn't forgotten.
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Re: Giant Australian Music Quiz

Postby grant j » Tue Nov 08, 2011 8:37 pm

7. Seymour Brothers
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Re: Giant Australian Music Quiz

Postby CK » Wed Nov 09, 2011 7:09 am

mighty hounds wrote:7) Holy Grail. not sure on the link


Holy Grail is the one, MH - peaked at number 20 :)
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Re: Giant Australian Music Quiz

Postby CK » Wed Nov 09, 2011 7:09 am

JK wrote:12.Black Bugs, Polyester Girl and?

19. Joan


That's two of the singles, JK, and yep, all the ladies names are Joan :)
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Re: Giant Australian Music Quiz

Postby CK » Wed Nov 09, 2011 7:10 am

RJM wrote:
CK wrote:
RJM wrote:5. Melissa Etheridge - Similar Features Not Similar Features, but artist correct



Top work RJM :)


I that case I'll try - Bring Me Some Water

Saw her live at the Thebby a while back and she still hasn't forgotten.


Got it RJM :) (Similar Features peaked at number 16 in Adelaide, her first single release in Australia) - and she is returning to Adelaide in July next year, cannot wait for that :)
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Re: Giant Australian Music Quiz

Postby CK » Wed Nov 09, 2011 7:11 am

grant j wrote:7. Seymour Brothers


Correct, Grant - Mark Seymour (H&C) and Nick Seymour (CH) are brothers :)
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Re: Giant Australian Music Quiz

Postby fish » Wed Nov 09, 2011 8:21 pm

8. The coloured girls is one i can't remember the other two. The dots?
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Re: Giant Australian Music Quiz

Postby CK » Thu Nov 10, 2011 12:55 pm

fish wrote:8. The coloured girls is one i can't remember the other two. The dots?


Both correct, Fish - I'll let the order part go for those two :)
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Re: Giant Australian Music Quiz

Postby Diddy » Thu Nov 10, 2011 3:56 pm

JK wrote:12.Black Bugs, Polyester Girl and?

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Re: Giant Australian Music Quiz

Postby Diddy » Thu Nov 10, 2011 3:58 pm

fish wrote:8. The coloured girls is one i can't remember the other two. The dots?

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