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Songs About Other Bands : #2
Bands in Songs
"When stooped for subject matter to sing about, bands will often sing about other bands. This is my second quiz about songs with other artists or bands as their subject matter."
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What musician is the common bond between all of these songs? "Bob Dylan Wrote Propaganda Songs", "Political Song for Michael Jackson to Sing", "Under the Influence of Meat Puppets", "For the Singer of REM", "Song for Dave Alvin", "Intense song for Madonna to Sing".
Sleater-Kinney's "I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone" was on their second album. What was it called?
All Hands on the Bad One
The Hot Rock
Call the Doctor
Dig Me Out
The Liverpudlian group Those Naughty Lumps debuted around the same time as Echo & the Bunnymen, the Teardrop Explodes, Big In Japan, Wah!, and their ilk. They released only a single and an EP. What was the title of this vestibular single?
Brian Wilson's Swimming Trunks
Janis Joplin's Cardigan
Lou Reed's Dungarees
Iggy Pop's Jacket
When Pink Floyd guitar player David Gilmour heard the song "I Know Where Syd Barrett Lives" by the Television Personalities, he invited that band to support him on his first solo tour, in 1984. After a few gigs the TV Personalities were kicked off the tour, because singer Dan Treacy had done something to offend Gilmour. What?
In a recreation of a famous incident with Barrett on American television, he performed one entire gig staring silently at the audience, with the contents of an entire tin of brylcreem melting on his head.
During one gig he suddenly launched into an improvised parody of the Pink Floyd song "Money", with lots of burping noises.
He told the audience at a London gig the actual address of the famous recluse.
Being an old punker, he couldn't resist putting on his old 'I Hate Pink Floyd' t-shirt during one gig.
In 2003 The Flaming Lips released the song "Thank You Jack White (For the Fiber-Optic Jesus That You Gave Me)" on the b-side for their single "Fight Test". This was, of course, a little nod to The White Stripes' frontman Jack White. What's the other connection that the Flaming Lips share with the White Stripes?
Flaming Lips singer Wayne Coyne used to date White Stripes drummer Meg White.
The Flaming Lips covered "7 Nation Army" by the White Stripes.
The White Stripes first covered the Flaming Lips' "This Here Giraffe".
They met each other through Billy Childish.
LCD Soundsystem - the band formed by James Murphy, one half of the kings of the dancefloor production team DFA - released an album in 2005. The opening track regales us with a story about how a certain hip dance act is playing in their living room. I think it's got something to do with the way they (the band) perceive how we (the public) perceive their glamorous lives as international underground jet-set warriors. Or something. Anyway, what's the song called?
Daft Punk Is Playing At My House
This Is Not YOUR House, The Rapture!
Peaches Has Ruined My Carpet
Stop It !!! - What'll The Neighbours Say?
In 1989 Mojo Nixon and his pal Skid Roper released a song in which they claimed that a certain teeny bopper pop star was pregnant with his two-headed love child. Which teeny bopper was this?
In 1991 the rap crew Young Black Teenagers released the single "To My Donna", which was actually an attack on Madonna. Why?
She'd sampled their heroes Public Enemy, without acknowledging them.
She'd dissed them in an interview, because they had dissed her before that because she wouldn't take them with her on tour as support act.
She cut in front of one of their moms in the neighborhood deli.
She refused to sleep with one of the members, even though he tried really hard.
In 1992 Foetus - or Foetus In Excelsis Corruptus Deluxe, as they were called at that time - released the song "Free James Brown (So He Can Run Me Down)" on the live album "Male". Foetus - which is essentially frontman J. G. Thirlwell and assorted freelancers - often change their name. Which of the following isn't a name under which Foetus operated?
Scraping Foetus Off The Wheel
Foetus Making Foetus
You've Got Foetus On Your Breath
In 1984 Psychic TV released a single called "Godstar". It was their tribute to a legendary musician. The song was supposed to be part of the soundtrack for a movie about the life and times of this said rock star, which was supposed to have started shooting in 1986. But it wasn't until 2005 that a movie about the star appeared. Who was the 'godstar'?
The lyrics of The Bloodhound Gang's "Why Is Everybody Always Pickin' On Me?" aren't really about him, but the chorus goes "The drummer from Def Leppard's only got one arm ..." What is this drummer called?
In 1985 The Fall released the album "This Nation's Saving Grace". On it was the song "I Am Damo Suzuki", a tribute to the singer of a famous Krautrock band. Which one?
Amon Düül II
In 2001 a compilation of songs by retired Pink Floyd member Syd Barrett was released. This gathered some songs from his only two solo albums and some previously released outtakes. Hence the compilation was sold on the inclusion of one never before released track. Which one?
Shouting at Lulu
Bob Dylan's Blues
Roger Waters' Birdie Hop
She Took A Long Cold Look At The Beatles
When the Sex Pistols split up during their American tour in 1978, there was a lot of bitterness and anger involved. So much that years later former Pistols Steve Jones and Paul Cook felt compelled to release the single "The Magnificent" (1981), which was all about their former bandmate Johnny Rotten. What was their band called at that time?
The Rich Kids
Chiefs Of Relief
Before they finally split up in 1996, the Ramones would sometimes play a song called "R.A.M.O.N.E.S". This was a tribute song for themselves. They had not written it themselves though, but liked it so much that they decided to cover it. Who first performed "R.A.M.O.N.E.S."?
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