April 5, 2007

Weird Song Names Quiz

I don't think I've posted this one before....I just took it and did terrible! Only 6 out of 14.

If you want to give it a try here's the link from About Classic Rock.

There is one answer everyone will get right, a song from this album:


Did you know that they recorded this is under 4 weeks AND that they were not very happy with most of it.

Bob Lefsetz has a great article on the release of this album and why, even though it seemed so "mainstream" (which got The Police a whole new audience and shot them into fame), even the hardcore fans HAD to love these songs! Check it out:

....And then came "Zenyatta Mondatta".

If "Zenyatta Mondatta" had been the debut, the Police would have had no credibility. They would have had a hard time selling out stadiums. For "Zenyatta Mondatta" was a huge left turn into the mainstream.

For hard core Police fanatics "Zenyatta Mondatta" was positively HERETICAL! It was so LIGHTWEIGHT!

I mean really, "De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da"?

The band had been famous for being DARK! An ALTERNATIVE to the sunniness on the radio...

The rest is here, must read stuff for Police fans!

3 comments:

Bruce said...

I only got two right, and I guessed at both. I suck...

David Amulet said...

I got 10 out of 14, but at least 3 or 4 were just educated guesses.

The Police comment is a little harsh. After all, they had already done some fairly "mainstream" stuff on the first two albums ... I guess it retrospect, the albums flow together more seamlessly than they seemed to at the time!

I just saw that Mark St. John has passed. Not sure if you call KISS classic rock--but if so, it's another entry for your morbid list.

-- david

Layla (aka Barbara) said...

Bruce, it was hard.

David...yes that part of the article on the Police was harsh but the rest was really good. I guess I should have excerpted something else.

Thanks for telling me about Mark St. John. Never heard of him and he was only with the band for less than a year. That doesn't make him any less important. I will add him to the list (its not just classic rock...I stuck others on there too...)

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