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Back to School - Rock Music
Rocks and Gems in Songs
"Sit up straight, class! Today's topic is the strange phenomenon of the occurrence of rocks in music. That's right! Rock music. Now, make sure you answer in chorus!"
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
In 1980, The Clash had a hit with 'Silicone on Al2O3'...hmmmm....what little gem was the silicone on?
What tribute album to Janis Joplin was released posthumously by her backing band, Full Tilt Boogie, and had the same name as the birthstone of June?
(One Word - Oysters may hide them)
Kayhan Kalhor composed 'Blue as the "Hydrated Copper Aluminum Phosphate" Night of Neyshabur'....er...can you translate? What stone did he use to describe the night?
Whom did Kenny Rogers implore not to take her love to town?
Squarepusher may not have known that the nephrite he was playing 'goodnight' to actually comes in a wide variety of colours from white and yellow to blue, and of course, the more common shades of green. Which stone, which measures about 6 on Mohs' scale, was the music serenading?
You'd think the next rock in question might be found in Bengal, but it's a yellow-brown quartz variety that Esthero sang about, in her song 'Amber and ...what'?
SiO2 Rock Star? What variety of quartz did Saul Williams sing about, also the birthstone of February babies?
Though the possibility of there being a hidden message in the song has been widely conjectured, it's generally acknlowledged that the title was inspired by the 4-year old son of the John Lennon. What is the song in question?
"Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds" - The Beatles
"Sapphire Bullets of Pure Love" - They Might be Giants
"Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" - Elton John
"Old Time Rock and Roll" - Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band
Steve Kaetzel wrote a piece about a black variety of which precious stone, extensively mined in Coober Pedy, Australia, and the national gem of Australia?
(One Word - This gem is known for its 'fire')
Fleetwood Mac crooned a song about a girl with 'Be3Al2(SiO3)6' eyes. Makes me wonder if she was from Ireland. What colour were this mystery girl's eyes?
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Compiled Oct 18 12