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Nuggets: I Want Candy by The Strangeloves

Before he became Patti Smith’s bass player, Lenny Kaye compiled the 2 album set, Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era. Released in 1972, the two-LP set covered American garage rock and psychedelia from the years 1965-1968 and was…

Music Quiz: Artist to Badly Drawn Songs 2010s

Congratulations to Sheik Yerbouti, who scored a perfect 20/20 in last week’s quiz. There were lots of strong 18s and 19s too. I apologise in advance if this week’s quiz is a little tricky for some regular quiz participants –…

Dizrythmia Split Enz

10 Best Split Enz Songs

Split Enz first reached New Zealand’s attention with an appearance on the New Faces talent show in 1973, where they finished second-to-last. Their early material was too weird for the mainstream, comparable to early Genesis or Roxy Music, and Phil…

Coldplay Parachutes

Music Quiz: Artist by Badly Drawn Song 2000s

Congratulations to Jamie from , who pipped Rich for the fastest time last week. This week we’re back to badly drawn songs. This week it’s the 2000s: I’m not quite as confident in the 2000s as in earlier decades…

Nuggets: Louie Louie by The Kingsmen

Before he became Patti Smith’s bass player, Lenny Kaye compiled the 2 album set, Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era. Released in 1972, the two-LP set covered American garage rock and psychedelia from the years from 1965-1968 and…

The Clash London Calling

Music Quiz: Follow That Lyric Song Titles II

Since Sporcle doesn’t measure micro-seconds, it looks like we had a dead heat last week. Congratulations to Rich Kamerman and Tony, who tied both with 3:11 remaining. This week we’re tackling the sequel – cunningly named Follow That Lyric Song…

Liberty Belle and the Black Diamond Express The Go-Betweens

10 Best Go-Betweens Songs

Robert Forster and Grant McLennan met at the University of Queensland. Despite McLennan’s lack of musical experience, they formed a band, combining the tunefulness of The Monkees with the edge of The Velvet Underground. Their first album was recorded as…

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Music Quiz: Follow That Lyric Song Titles

Congratulations to Music Enthusiast Jim, who took home the fastest perfect score in last week’s Follow That Lyric 1960s challenge. Max from PowerPopBlog guessed the bonus question first – the answer was Van Morrison. This week it’s another Follow That…