Sunday, November 27, 2011

Music By Numbers


1.What is the minimum  number of musicians a band must have to be considered a "big band"?


2. Name the Chicago song that is supposedly a drug reference or a nod at time ticking away on a clock

[25 or 6 to 4]

3. California police term for a mentally disturbed person (a reference to a Section of the California Welfare and Institutions Code) is the story behind the name of the 7th studio album of what famous LA hair band... BONUS Name the album

 [Van Halen Bonus 5150]

4.VH1 Classic, an American cable television station, ran a charity event for Hurricane Katrina relief in 2006. Viewers who made donations were allowed to choose which music videos the station would play. One viewer donated $35,000 for the right to program an entire hour and requested continuous play of  what videos. The station broadcast the videos as requested from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. EST on 26 March 2006.

[Nena's "99 Luftballons" and "99 Red Balloons" videos]

5. This "where are they now" 90's pop band decieded to add an 80's pop culture reference to their name after being sued by an Irish act of the same name. They added the numeric portion of their name in reference to a Tim Hutton movie about graffiti. Bonus name the movie

 [Blink 182][Turk 182]

6.This Wipers song about an extra terrestrial voyage was covered by Nirvana to be on the "tribute to Greg Sage and the Wipers" but Geffen Records took the recording and released it on their Import collection "Horemoaning" 


7.This "Love" song drew inspiration from a high school sweetheart of Arthur Lee's who shared his birthday, the 7th of March. It also describes Lee's frustration at teenage life. it reached 33 on the billboard charts

 [7 and 7 is]

8.This Song about a shotgun (and its uses) by Bentonia bluesman Skip James is the second 78 he released and the basis for Robert Johnson's 32-20 Blues

 [22-20 Blues]

9. The song titled "revolution" by the beatles was released 3 times in 3 different arrangements name the two that were numbered.

 [1 and 9]

10.A classic soul track written by Eddie Floyd and Steve Cropper. The song was first recorded by soul legend Wilson Pickett on his 1966 Atlantic Records album The Exciting Wilson Pickett and the single reached #1 on the "Black Singles" chart and #13 on the "Pop Singles" chart. The track was later also recorded by Otis Redding and included on The Soul Album., as well as by Ry Cooder.


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