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Have fun with this quiz about one of Canada's coolest bands!
Tough, 10 Qns, maxcady1, Feb 21 16
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Just some questions about one of my favorite bands.
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, Case2, Feb 21 16
Very Difficult
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Cowboy Junkies Trivia Questions

1. At first, the Cowboy Junkies went by the name Germinal. Before they took on the moniker of Cowboy Junkies, what name did they consider?

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Answer: Silver Cowboy Junkies

According to the liner notes for their first record, "Whites Off Earth Now!", they dropped "Silver" from the name after only a few seconds! "Whites Off Earth Now!" was released in 1986.

2. The first two Cowboy Junkies albums were not recorded in a studio. The second, "The Trinity Sessions", was recorded in a church. Where did they record their debut "Whites Off Earth Now"?

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Answer: In the garage behind their house

Recorded on June 26th, 1986 on a very hot day in an airtight garage with a producer in the kitchen of the house.

3. The Junkies' first record, "Whites Off Earth Now!", features a cover of which Bruce Springsteen song?

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Answer: State Trooper

This album showed the heavy blues influence on the band. "Me and the Devil" is a Robert Johnson tune. "Forgive Me" is a John Lee Hooker song. Springsteen's "The River" did not appear on the album.

4. The Cowboy Junkies are brothers and sister Margo, Michael and Peter Timmins and Alan Anton. There is one other musician who has played with them since "The Trinity Sessions". Who is he?

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Answer: Jeff Bird

Jeff Bird can be considered as the fifth member of the Cowboy Junkies having played mandolin, guitar, harmonica and organ on every album. He has also released some solo albums.

5. There are three siblings in the band: Michael, Margo and Peter. What is their last name?

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Answer: Timmins

Brother John actually was an original member of the band, too. He has even returned to play on a number of Cowboy Junkies tours.

6. On "Whites Off Earth Now" the Cowboy Junkies recorded "State Trooper". Margo said of the writer of this song: "If he would propose to me, I would leave my husband." Who is he?

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Answer: Bruce Springsteen

The Cowboy Junkies have recorded quite a few covers. The ones that spring to mind are Lou Reed's "Sweet Jane", Hank Williams "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" and Townes Van Zandt's "To Live is to Fly"

7. A cover of the Velvet Underground's "Sweet Jane" appeared on their second record, "The Trinity Session", and received much airplay in the US. Name the film that featured this song in a romantic moment.

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Answer: Natural Born Killers

"Natural Born Killers" has an excellent soundtrack! Other artists include Nine Inch Nails, Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Patti Smith, Jane's Addiction and Dr. Dre, among others. The Cowboy Junkies have another song on the album: "If You Were the Woman and I Was the Man".

8. From what song is the line: "It's the kind of night that's so cold, when you spit it freezes before it hits the ground"

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Answer: 'Cause Cheap Is How I Feel

9. The album cover to which 2001 release featured a Venus flytrap?

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Answer: Open

"Upon Still Waters" is actually a track from this great album! "One Soul Now" was released in 2004 and "At the End of Paths Taken" in 2007.

10. What is the name of the Cowboy Junkies' own record company: _______ Recordings

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Answer: Latent

"Whites Off Earth Now" and "The Trinity Sessions" were originally released on Latent. The label was then dormant until the release of "Cowboy Junkies Rarities, B-Sides and Slow, Sad Waltzes" in 1999 followed by "Waltz Across America", a live album.

11. Mike, who plays guitar and writes most of the great words and music, found great inspiration in nature. Which geographical feature appears in a "trilogy" that appears over the course of a few albums?

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Answer: river

Part I of the trilogy is called "River Waltz" and appears on the compilation "Rarities, B-Sides and Slow, Sad Waltzes". Part II is called "Bea's Song" and appears on "Lay It Down". Part III is "Dragging Hooks," which appears on "Open".

12. Lyrics again, what's the song: "Never count your winnings at hour 23 of a 24-hour drive"?

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Answer: Townes' Blues

"Townes' Blues" was written for Townes Van Zandt who toured with the Cowboy Junkies. The song is about a game of dice in the back of the tour bus. Townes replied by writing "Cowboy Junkies' Lament" for the band.

13. The only member of the band NOT related to the others by birth is Alan Anton. What instrument does he play?

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Answer: bass

They've been together so long now, he must FEEL like family...Alan Anton is an original member. The band formed in 1985.

14. "If You Were The Woman, And I Was The Man" is a duet with John Prine. Initially another singer-songwriter was supposed to sing this with Margo but their voices turned out to be incompatible. Who was he?

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Answer: Jimmie Dale Gilmore

Jimmie Dale Gilmore was actually in the studio with the Cowboy Junkies to record this, but in spite of his best efforts, the duet never worked out.

15. Cowboy Junkies songs are quite poetic and often deep. Can you identify the song that contains the following lyrics? "She says, babe are you sleeping? He says, no, wide awake and thinking of a dream I just had about the two of us".

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Answer: Winter's Song

This song is on 1992's "Black Eyed Man"--one of their best! Full verse: "She says, babe are you sleeping? He says, no, wide awake and thinking of a dream I just had about the two of us. He takes his hand to her cheek now, his lips to her brow, their whispers pile softly by the foot of the bed".

16. Michael Timmins wrote a trio of songs called the "River Song Trilogy". Parts 2 ("Bea's Song") and 3 ("Dragging Hooks") appeared on "Lay It Down" and "Open" respectively. The first part did not appear on any regular studio albums. What's it called?

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Answer: River Waltz

All three songs were initially scheduled to appear on "Lay It Down", but only "Bea's Song" made it. "River Waltz" was only released on "Rarities, B-Sides and Slow Dad Waltzes".

17. One more from the lyrics, name the song: "Singing songs of loss and love. Singing songs till morning comes".

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Answer: Blue Guitar

"Blue Guitar" was the second song Michael wrote for Townes Van Zandt. This time the occasion was sad as Townes had died. This is an ode to the late great Townes.

18. On "Open" the guest musicians include Linton Detweiler and Karin Bergquist. How are they otherwise known?

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Answer: Over the Rhine

Germinal and The Hunger Project are names Michael Timmins and Alan Anton used for previous incarnations of the Cowboy Junkies. The Corndogs are a band that has released albums on Latent.

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