LLML: '80s Music (fall 2015)

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Re: LLML: '80s Music (fall 2015)

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The Daily Double in my second episode that began to distance me from the others was about Gorky Park. I had been there, but at the hotel bar later when an opponent said he was hoping I would miss that, my response was: "C'mon man, Scorpions." I was lost on the Germany question but when I heard them, no problem.
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Day 2 was way easier than Day 1 for this non participant. The hardest part for me was waiting for the Scorpions (whom I just listened to being interviewed last week) because I was only 50/50 on Alphaville's home country; other than that, insta-gets.

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I couldn't place the other bands (although I thought I detected an accent, though I was heading towards "Australia"), but once I heard "Rock You Like A Hurricane", I thought "oh, this is easy! Lock it in! "Canada"".

At least there was no way I was getting to Germany. Now if instead of "Rock You Like A Hurricane" it was "Rock Me Amadeus" ... (But he's Austrian, isn't he? Ah, who cares, that's a great song, I just want to hear it)
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gobobbygo wrote:
mennoknight wrote:Sure, he might have won lots of games on Jeopardy! but Roger Craig didn't go see Alphaville in concert 3 times like I did and know they were from Germany. 6(9) - 5(9) win!
That Cameo song is one of my 10 favourite songs of all time, so that was a snap. Big Audio Dynamite - also awesome, so the Mick Jones question came pretty quickly to me. Is there a way I can make a living playing 80's music trivia?
That's 9(6) - 6(5), right?
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Count me as another who wasn't sure about Alphaville's home country but knew the Scorps' cold.
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BigDaddyMatty wrote:Count me as another who wasn't sure about Alphaville's home country but knew the Scorps' cold.
Same. Glad that clip was there or it would have been a shot in the dark for me.

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This Is Kirk! wrote:
BigDaddyMatty wrote:Count me as another who wasn't sure about Alphaville's home country but knew the Scorps' cold.
Same. Glad that clip was there or it would have been a shot in the dark for me.
It sure would have been harder for me without Scorpions in the lineup.

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Woof wrote:
This Is Kirk! wrote:
BigDaddyMatty wrote:Count me as another who wasn't sure about Alphaville's home country but knew the Scorps' cold.
Same. Glad that clip was there or it would have been a shot in the dark for me.
It sure would have been harder for me without Scorpions in the lineup.
Ditto. I thought Germany first for Alphaville, but then was second guessing. Japan popped into my head (because of "Big in Japan, I guess). But I knew the Scorpions.

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I suspect Scorpions was the clincher for most people.
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teapot37 wrote:I suspect Scorpions was the clincher for most people.
As I said above, it was for me. But I seemed to be the only one who didn't know they were German.
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teapot37 wrote:I suspect Scorpions was the clincher for most people.
I didn't even get to the Scorpions. I knew about Alphaville's origins (probably from doing some immersion after Jay-Z's "Young Forever" came out) and then paused the music while I dithered on whether I should add "West" (I did). I was lucky to get 3 on that one to pull out the 6(4)-4(4) win.

Later in the day I read a fascinating article about Max Martin, the Swede behind the curtain of 21 number-one hits (his first was "…Baby One More Time"). It mentioned Cameo as one of his influences. I doubt I would have looked it up but thought that was a neat coincidence.
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teapot37 wrote:I suspect Scorpions was the clincher for most people.
Yep

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Never even heard of the Scorpions. I got Lionel Richie and nothing else in a 8(5)-1(1) loss.

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Two days, two beers! Mennoknight, let's join forces and conquer the 80's music trivia world!

Got Mick Jones from the regular season question last(?) season.

Scorpions gave me Germany. I still think of this kid in my high school German class who wore Scorpions t-shirts about every other day whenever I hear that song.
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TheyCallMeMrKid wrote:Two days, two beers! Mennoknight, let's join forces and conquer the 80's music trivia world!

Got Mick Jones from the regular season question last(?) season.

Scorpions gave me Germany. I still think of this kid in my high school German class who wore Scorpions t-shirts about every other day whenever I hear that song.
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Opponent missed Total Eclipse of the Heart and Kenny Loggins, leading to an 8(5) - 8(4) tie. I don't get it.

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There's a part of me that wishes this was a bit harder. e.g. the REM clue yesterday. Wah Wah solo+dumb song=Stand. It didn't need the picture hint. I knew I was going to hear Mariah Carey's Fantasy before even clicking on the sampling question. Seeing a picture of Bonnie Tyler shouldn't elicit any response other than Total Eclipse of the Heart.

It did lead me to go watch this again though:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=br-D7UneS0E
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mennoknight wrote:I knew I was going to hear Mariah Carey's Fantasy before even clicking on the sampling question.
Heh, ditto. I spent most of the Bonnie Tyler video squinting to figure out that it's Bonnie Tyler though; she's not exactly immediately recognizable and I don't think there's a single clear shot of her face in the sample.

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gobobbygo wrote:Opponent missed Total Eclipse of the Heart and Kenny Loggins, leading to an 8(5) - 8(4) tie. I don't get it.
That was me if you add in also missing Tom Tom Club. Major head slaps on both, but c'est la vie. I loved the TOM on the Danzig question (would have got it without, but very clever)

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MitchO wrote:
mennoknight wrote:I knew I was going to hear Mariah Carey's Fantasy before even clicking on the sampling question.
Heh, ditto. I spent most of the Bonnie Tyler video squinting to figure out that it's Bonnie Tyler though; she's not exactly immediately recognizable and I don't think there's a single clear shot of her face in the sample.
I knew that she looked familiar, as did the video itself, but just couldn't pull it. I kept getting distracted by Flock of Seagulls and Kim Carnes, neither of which was remotely helpful. :?

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