Wednesday, August 29, 2001

No, we didn't win last night's Retro Bar pop quiz. Unlike every.other.occasion.on.which.we've.won, last night's quiz was not particularly eclectic. It was another 80s quiz and, once again, we revealed we don't know as much about the 80s as we thought we did. This was surprising, really, as the team was made up of our, um, more mature, representatives: me, Jonathan, Ian and Darren. No Shaun.

We didn't know the titles of the Dexy's Midnight Runners and Boy George songs (There, There, My Dear and To Be Reborn, respectively). We thought Poison was Twisted Sister (but, then again, Ian misheard Poison as Boyzone) and we thought Spear Of Destiny was New Model Army. We couldn't remember the name of the Jim Steinman concept band that originally recorded the Celine Dion hit It's All Coming Back To Me Now.

But we did know the name of the band who first had a hit with Everlasting Love (Love Affair) and luckily Jonathan stuck to his guns in insisting that the dreadful prog rock song was by Marillion, and not Genesis as we all thought. We knew the connection between a reggae song called Tomorrow People, Sam Browne's Stop and a song called Water On Glass. Do you?

We finished with a score of 15 out of 20. The winners got 17, proving that we're not total sad 80s has-beens!

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