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milky_26
1 minute ago, I P Knightley said:

I think you're the last man standing. 

 

It wasn't just that the band's title is another song by another artist but that the band has named itself after that song. 

 

Roxette called themselves after the Doctor Feelgood song; Doctor Feelgood named themselves after a 1960's blues track; ABC named themselves after the Jacksons' song; Deacon Blue after a Steely Dan song; Kooks after the Bowie song; Right Said Fred after Bernard Cribbens' song.

 

The songs mentioned are, therefore, irrelevant (sorry!)

 

Others that fit the bill would be Motorhead who named themselves after the Hawkwind song, Motorhead which they then, of course, recorded for themselves, so an answer of Motorhead by Motorhead would have earned double points, as would In a Big Country by Big Country (who, I believe, named themselves after a Talking Heads song and not the film).

 

So, what Queen track inspired the name of another artist?

all we hear is radio ... ....

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felix
5 minutes ago, I P Knightley said:

The songs mentioned are, therefore, irrelevant (sorry!)

 

Nooooo. Not having that.

They're relevant because you included them, and there's a clear link between them.

 

...and is it Laydeeee -o - Ga Ga ?

 

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milky_26
3 minutes ago, felix said:

Nooooo. Not having that.

They're relevant because you included them, and there's a clear link between them.

 

...and is it Laydeeee -o - Ga Ga ?

 

then the roxette song would be wrong, it would have to be "the look" as that reached the highest chart position in the uk (no1) compared to it must have been love (no 3)

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milky_26

this hopefully is an easier one, what connects the following artists, try and add an artist that fits

 

1- bad religion

2- they might be giants

3- belle and sebastian

4- damn yankees

5- kool and the gang

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felix
7 minutes ago, milky_26 said:

then the roxette song would be wrong, it would have to be "the look" as that reached the highest chart position in the uk (no1) compared to it must have been love (no 3)

You could be right, but Wiki has The Look peaking at No 7 (in the UK) .

Wiki not always 100% tho'

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milky_26
1 minute ago, felix said:

You could be right, but Wiki has The Look peaking at No 7 (in the UK) .

Wiki not always 100% tho'

oops you are right i read the 7 as a 1

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felix
8 minutes ago, milky_26 said:

oops you are right i read the 7 as a 1

No worries.

Does Talk Talk work for your link ?

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I P Knightley
28 minutes ago, felix said:

Nooooo. Not having that.

They're relevant because you included them, and there's a clear link between them.

 

...and is it Laydeeee -o - Ga Ga ?

 

Razy lacism.

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felix
Just now, I P Knightley said:

Razy lacism.

:biggrin2: ..

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milky_26
14 minutes ago, felix said:

No worries.

Does Talk Talk work for your link ?

it does

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I P Knightley
56 minutes ago, milky_26 said:

this hopefully is an easier one, what connects the following artists, try and add an artist that fits

 

1- bad religion

2- they might be giants

3- belle and sebastian

4- damn yankees

5- kool and the gang

 

44 minutes ago, felix said:

No worries.

Does Talk Talk work for your link ?

I only know the songs of one of the groups in your first list (it should be two but I can't think of any names) but if Talk Talk works, does Bad Company join the list? (Avoids mentioning one act already mentioned in this thread...)

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milky_26

bad company is correct

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JWL
1 hour ago, I P Knightley said:

 

I only know the songs of one of the groups in your first list (it should be two but I can't think of any names) but if Talk Talk works, does Bad Company join the list? (Avoids mentioning one act already mentioned in this thread...)

Pretty sure this was on Only Connect a while ago. Does Big Country qualify?

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milky_26
Just now, JWL said:

Pretty sure this was on Only Connect a while ago. Does Big Country qualify?

yes big country is a correct answer

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I P Knightley
3 hours ago, JWL said:

Pretty sure this was on Only Connect a while ago. Does Big Country qualify?

One of the two that straddles Milky's and my (later) categories.

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ri Alban

My Generation

 

 

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I P Knightley

Time for another theme?

 

This is one that even @ri Alban would probably get if I started with more than three clues. I'm adding in a fourth for Boof (although if you'd guessed it, @Boof, I'd have bounced it on a technicality).

 

1. Hit me with your Rhythm Stick - Ian Dury and the Blockheads

2. Hold on Tight - ELO

3. Should I Stay or Should I Go? - The Clash

4. The Last Laugh of the Laughter - Travis

Boof. Circumstances - Rush

 

As before, come up with a sixth song/artist

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milky_26

thats a good one, if i have it right

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milky_26

i'll guess

 

blondie - call me

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fancy a brew

Daft Punk - around the world (original version).

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milky_26
Just now, fancy a brew said:

Daft Punk - around the world (original version).

you are turning into the daft punk version of @Boof

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ri Alban

Em?!

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Boof

Psycho Killer - Talking Heads

 

If I'm right Circumstances would definitely have been in there :D 

 

How's about Force Ten from...you've guessed it...Rush?

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Boof
54 minutes ago, I P Knightley said:

Time for another theme?

 

What was the last one?

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fancy a brew
2 hours ago, milky_26 said:

you are turning into the daft punk version of @Boof

 

I got the link I think but couldn't think of a song, a more serious suggestion would be Christine and the Queens - Tilted.

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I P Knightley
2 hours ago, Boof said:

 

What was the last one?

I thought you'd got the brief. Apologies. 

 

All bands took their names from songs by artists. 

Right Said Fred is everyone's favourite Bernard Cribbens track,  etc.

 

You see?

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I P Knightley
3 hours ago, milky_26 said:

i'll guess

 

blondie - call me

Not the Blondie track i had in mind but, yes. 

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Boof
3 minutes ago, I P Knightley said:

I thought you'd got the brief. Apologies. 

 

All bands took their names from songs by artists. 

Right Said Fred is everyone's favourite Bernard Cribbens track,  etc.

 

You see?

 

Whoops - my mistake. It was the @milky_26 one I was bamboozled by. Bad Religion, They Might Be Giants etc...

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I P Knightley
3 hours ago, fancy a brew said:

Daft Punk - around the world (original version).

I might have to say no on the same technicality on which I'd bump Rush.

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I P Knightley
1 minute ago, Boof said:

 

Whoops - my mistake. It was the @milky_26 one I was bamboozled by. Bad Religion, They Might Be Giants etc...

 It's similar. 

TMBG have a song called TMBG

Talk Talk have a song called Talk Talk

Etc.

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I P Knightley
2 hours ago, Boof said:

Psycho Killer - Talking Heads

 

If I'm right Circumstances would definitely have been in there :D 

 

How's about Force Ten from...you've guessed it...Rush?

 I'll explain why I'm unsure about Rush later. 

 

Psycho Killer is correct. 

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Tazio

Let’s Talk About Cars by The Butthole Surfers. 

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felix

The brilliant:-  Da Da Da by Trio ..... :rock2:

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Boof
Posted (edited)

Runrig - Loch Lomond? (trying to work out the technicality :lol: )

 

Ach, baws - that's not going to help me work it oot! :lol: 

Edited by Boof

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milky_26
19 minutes ago, I P Knightley said:

Not the Blondie track i had in mind but, yes. 

were you thinking of denis?

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Boof

Gangnam Style - PSY?

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I P Knightley
3 minutes ago, milky_26 said:

were you thinking of denis?

Yep - named after formaer Scotland forward, Denis Law :biglaugh:

18 minutes ago, Tazio said:

Let’s Talk About Cars by The Butthole Surfers. 

I'm listening to it just now. Arm twisted, I'm saying yes.

 

I know nothing about the Butthole Surfers. Are they big fans of Shepshed Dynamo?

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I P Knightley
4 minutes ago, Boof said:

Gangnam Style - PSY?

Yes - that would almost certainly do.

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I P Knightley
11 minutes ago, Boof said:

Runrig - Loch Lomond? (trying to work out the technicality :lol: )

 

Ach, baws - that's not going to help me work it oot! :lol: 

I could Google it but you're here.

 

Where, exactly, are Rush from?

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Tazio
Just now, I P Knightley said:

Yep - named after formaer Scotland forward, Denis Law :biglaugh:

I'm listening to it just now. Arm twisted, I'm saying yes.

 

I know nothing about the Butthole Surfers. Are they big fans of Shepshed Dynamo?

Well it has to be a yes doesn’t it, unless you want a more specific thing. Definitely ticks the obvious box. 
The Buttholes plough their own path in life. 

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Boof

Je Ne Sais Pas Pourquoi - Kylie Minogue?

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Boof
Just now, I P Knightley said:

I could Google it but you're here.

 

Where, exactly, are Rush from?

 

Toronto, Ontario 

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Tazio

I’ll also offer up Acadian Driftwood by The Band as it’s less contentious. I just couldn’t resist getting the Butthole Surfers into the quiz. 

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I P Knightley
3 minutes ago, Boof said:

Je Ne Sais Pas Pourquoi - Kylie Minogue?

Kylie gets it from me, Fnnaarr!

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I P Knightley
2 minutes ago, Tazio said:

I’ll also offer up Acadian Driftwood by The Band as it’s less contentious. I just couldn’t resist getting the Butthole Surfers into the quiz. 

And your offer shall be accepted.

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I P Knightley
3 minutes ago, Boof said:

 

Toronto, Ontario 

Which means I'm being a little bit harsher in applying the technicality than if they'd been from, say, Montreal.

 

But I'm still applying it. And would apply it to Runrig as well.

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Boof
Just now, I P Knightley said:

Which means I'm being a little bit harsher in applying the technicality than if they'd been from, say, Montreal.

 

But I'm still applying it. And would apply it to Runrig as well.

 

Is that your official answer? :whistling:

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ri Alban

Feck! I've opened the twilight zone thread again.

 

HELP!!!! Let me oot!

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I P Knightley
2 minutes ago, Boof said:

 

Is that your official answer? :whistling:

I'm not ashamed; I have no regrets. I selected a theme for which anything by Rush couldn't possibly be an answer :D

 

You should feel honoured, not hurt.

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I P Knightley
1 minute ago, ri Alban said:

Feck! I've opened the twilight zone thread again.

 

HELP!!!! Let me oot!

Do you know any of the songs listed so far? Here's another few:

 

Michelle - The Beatles

Wooden Heart - Elvis Presley

Games Without Frontiers - Peter Gabriel

Vertigo - U2

Viva Forever - Spice Girls

My Cherie Amour - Stevie Wonder

 

It's to do with the songs, almost all to do with the songs.

 

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