Music Quiz # 2


As before, this is one I had published previously under the rather fetching pseudonym of ‘Uncle Finbarr’. If you like, send your answers to finbarr.bermingham@gmail.com.

  1. Which Sheffield punks released their debut album, Hysterics, to critical acclaim in 2008?

  2. By which moniker is Kentucky Americana singer-songwriter Will Oldham often known?

  3. Which band consists of husband and wife duo David and Cassie Berman? Originally from New York, the indie rock cum country act have released six studio albums, including American Water, Tanglewood Numbers and this year’s excellent Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea?

  4. Which of the following has never won a Mercury Music Prize:

    Pulp

    Portishead

    PJ Harvey?

  5. Which two veteran rockers combined this year to release Saturnalia as The Gutter Twins?

  6. What was the title of U2’s debut album?

  7. With which band was Holly Johnston lead singer and lyricist in the 1980s?

  8. Most recently seen performing under her alter-ego Taken By Trees, which indie pop band did Victoria Bergsman front from 1995-2006?

  9. Which Massachusetts rocker founded the Modern Lovers in 1970?

  10. Ingram Cecil Connor III was the birth name of which pioneering country musician, famous for his friendship with the Rolling Stones, who died in 1973?

  11. Jim Reid is the lead singer for which critically acclaimed Glasgow band?

  12. Which Scottish band provided the soundtrack for the 2007 movie Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait?

  13. Which legendary American indie band’s name translates into English as “I have it!”?

  14. Now I’m A Cowboy and After Murder Park were 1990s albums by which British rock band, fronted by Luke Haines?

  15. Which Lightning Seeds song became instantly recognisable as the theme to Match Of The Day’s Goal Of The Month competition?

  16. Members of the Smashing Pumpkins, Slint, Tortoise, Chavez and Perfect Circle combined in the early 2000s to form which rock supergroup?

  17. Shooting At Unarmed Men and Future Of The Left are both descendants of which Welsh rock band?

  18. No Shouts, No Calls was the last album by which all female group, who went on indefinite hiatus in 2007?

  19. Which band were on stage at Roskilde Festival, Denmark in 2000 when nine people died of suffocation?

  20. Which trilogy of legendary guitarists started their careers in blues rock band The Yardbirds in the 1960s?

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