Wednesday, October 31, 2001

The pop quiz is rapidly turning into a blogmeet, and the following day's report-back is turning into a linkathon, but here goes:

In one team at last night's Halloween-themed quiz were Davo and Scally and boyfriend. In another team, there was Tom and friend. Or was Davo on Tom's team? I dunno, but our team - 'The A-list' - comprised me, Ian, Jonathan and, making a very welcome return, Karl.

Whew! That's got all the html out of the way. Now to the report-back. We won!

For the first three questions, we had to identify the women with horrific hair. No problems there - they were Toyah, Kelis and Christina Aguileira. Next up were three horror movie themes, and here Karl came into his own, recognising the themes to The Omen, Poltergeist and Nightmare On Elm Street.

We correctly spotted the rather obvious connection between a bossa nova version of Witchcraft; Glen Cambell's Wichita Linesman; and something by Pickety Witch.

We then partly disproved Wendy's theory that "All Goths Sound The Same" by identifying Andrew Eldritch and Pete Murphy, though we did think Nick Fiend might be Andi Sex Gang.

Next up were three questions based on I'm Being Followed By The Rolling Stones by the dreadful Murray Lachlan Young [whatever happened to? you never see him and Lawrence Llewellyn-Bowen in the same room].

By this stage, we were rather drunk - the couple of pints at Barcode before the quiz were probably not a good idea. But, thanks to the cover version by Marc Almond, we knew that Total Eclipse [not that Total Eclipse] was originally done by the scary Klaus Nomi.

Three covers of Bowie songs followed. We got two of them - Scary Monsters and Ziggy Stardust, but failed to recognise Station To Station.

Next we had to put these four Siouxsie and the Banshee songs into their order of release date: Cities In Dust, Peek-A-Boo, Dear Prudence and Overground. We got two of the four right.

The next Spot The Connection round was easy - Swastika Eyes by Primal Scream, Scream If You Wanna Go Faster by Geri Halliwelll [and Jonathan Green] and, oh, I don't know, something else with scream in it somewhere.

Finally, Karl had a very vivid memory of seeing The Monster Mash on Top Of The Pops when he was a kid, and he even remembered what year it was.

Our winning score was 17 out of 20, and - for once - Jonathan did not draw the crap single, but chose the money instead. 64 quid.

And the others? Well, Tom, Davo and friend did well, but Scally and co set a new record low and were immediately awarded the booby prize.

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