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Trivia Q & A # 5 2013

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Trivia Q & A # 5 2013

Q.  Who wrote Eric Clapton's song "Cocaine"? A.  J. J. Cale "Cocaine" was first recorded by Clapton on his 1977 album 'Slowhand'. The nice thing about J.J. Cale’s ”Cocaine” is that the lyrics are so strongly secondary to the sound of the song that their fractured linearity becomes an asset. If you want it to be an anti-drug song for you, it can be that. For most people, though, the attraction to the song is the driving guitar hook, and that’s true whether you’re enjoying Cale’s 1976 original version, or any of Eric Clapton’s several covers. Clapton’s studio version of ”Cocaine” off his solo album Slowhand is among his most enduringly popular hits. In concerts, Clapton often performed the song by beginning with a slow-developing, improvised-sounding guitar lead, building to the dramatic power riffs that open the familiar tune. Even for an artist like Clapton with a huge body of high-quality work, ”Cocaine” ...

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Trivia Q & A # 4 2013

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Trivia Q & A # 4 2013

Q  - in 1969, who recorded "Crystal Blue Persuasion"? A. Tommy James and the Shondells Can be found of TOMMY JAMES & THE SHONDELLS - ANTHOLOGY along with other Greatest Hits CD's TRIVIA:  Sporting a quickly identifiable percussive opening, the pleasant and soothing "Crystal Blue Persuasion" was the other side of the '60s, the peace and love complement to the psychedelic title track of the album which spawned this, Crimson & Clover. Tommy James somehow came up with arrangements and riffs which made each of his hit records distinctive, a move which paid dividends for his live show in the years that followed. It's the sound of the keyboards which stays in the listener's head while the conga drums, tambourine, and simple flamenco guitar build a foundation for the impeccable voices, all playing off the bass line. Keep in mind this song became popular about eight months before Santana would take these flavors back ...

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Trivia Q & A # 3 2013

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Trivia Q & A # 3 2013

Q.  Which Rolling Stones's song involves Albert de Salvo, the Boston Strangler? A.  Midnight Rambler Trivia:  "Midnight Rambler" is one of the most notorious Rolling Stones tracks, as well as being one of their most popular songs never to make it onto a single. The notoriety stems from the inspiration for the song: Albert De Salvo, the Boston Strangler. Mick Jagger even went to the extent of using part of De Salvo's confession for the rape and murder of 23-year-old Beverly Samans for part of the lyric. As with some other Rolling Stones lyrics that many might find objectionable ("Brown Sugar," for example), the sinister implications are easy to miss, the first several times the song's heard anyway, because the music itself is so compelling and powerful. "Midnight Rambler" is one of the group's best blues-rock compositions, neither pure electric blues nor pure rock & roll, chugging along like a determined train, with some of their finest combination rhythm-lead ...

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Trivia Q & A 2013 # 2

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Trivia Q & A 2013 # 2

January 22, 2013 Q. What was Iron Maiden's first album called? A.  Iron Maiden (self titled) Check for this title & other Iron Maiden CD's at new REDUCED PRICES  on the Cheeky Monkey Great Deals Wall  (while supplies last). This opening sonic salvo from Steve Harris's East End stalwarts pretty much defined the late 1970's post-punk rebirth of rock traditionalism known as the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal. Featuring the strident cockney roar of the band's original lead vocalist Paul Di'Anno, Iron Maiden capitalised on the band's enormous grass-roots live following by storming immediately into the upper reaches of the album chart. A perfect balance of the irresistibly catchy ("Running Free"), the intricately epic ("Phantom Of The Opera") and the roguishly profane ("Charlotte The Harlot"), it's an assured debut, superficially marred by somewhat pedestrian production values. Newly enhanced with the addition of video clips and assorted other multimedia goodies, Iron Maiden--specifically the blazing, fretboard ferocity of its closing ...

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TRIVIA Q & A 2013 # 1

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TRIVIA Q & A 2013 # 1

January 15, 2013 Q.  What was Elvis Presley's first film? A. LOVE ME TENDER (1956) Storyline:  Elvis plays Clint Reno, one of the Reno brothers who stayed home while his brother went to fight in the Civil War for the Confederate army. When his brother Vance comes back from the war, he finds that his old girlfriend Cathy has married Clint. The family has to struggle to reach stability with this issue. Vance is involved in a train robbery, while a Confederate soldier, of Federal Government money. There is a conflict of interest, when Vance tries to return the money, against the wishes of some of his fellow Confederates. MORE TRIVIA: Title was changed from "The Reno Brothers" to promote the title song sung by Elvis Presley. The footage of Elvis Presley singing "Love Me Tender" at the end was shot after preview audiences reacted badly to his character's fate. This new footage created a continuity error, ...

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