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The ShortList Big British music quiz: The answers part two

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Continued from answers 1-50

51. Which singer-songwriter’s first broadcast recording was in 1974, providing backing vocals on the R Whites’ “Secret lemonade drinker” advert, in which his father sang lead vocals? (Elvis Costello)

52. The cover of which album features a triptych by Young British Artist Jenny Saville called ‘Strategy (South Face/Front Face/North Face)’, depicting an obese woman in her underwear? (The Holy Bible by Manic Street Preachers)

53. Which album by The Cure was written while frontman Robert Smith was depressed about turning 30 and recorded with him refusing to speak to the rest of the band? (Disintegration)

54. Which Liverpool striker is on the cover of Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band? (Albert Stubbins)

55. The BBC initially refused to play which legendary song because it didn’t want to offend people who stutter? (My Generation by The Who)

56. Which album was originally entitled War Pigs, but was changed by the record company, who feared a backlash from supporters of the ongoing Vietnam War? (Paranoid by Black Sabbath)

57. After Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis died in 1980, who joined the band’s three surviving members in 1981 in their new reincarnation New Order? (Gillian Gilbert)

58. Put these five Beatles albums in order of release: Revolver, Help!, Abbey Road, A Hard Day’s Night, Rubber Soul. (A Hard Day’s Night, Help, Rubber Soul, Revolver, Abbey Road)

59. Which cult folk figure still holds the record for the 100-yard sprint at public school Marlborough College, where he also booted classmate Chris De Burgh out of his band for being “too poppy”? (Nick Drake)

60. Guest vocalists on which album included Shaun Ryder, Martina Topley-Bird, De La Soul, Neneh Cherry, Roots Manuva and Dennis Hopper? (Demon Days by Gorillaz)

61. The opening track on Radiohead’s The Bends was recorded after a heavy drinking session, with Thom Yorke doing his vocals lying down. What’s the song called? (Planet Telex)

62. Former X Factor winner Alexandra Burke’s mother, Melissa Bell, was the singer in which dance collective? (Soul II Soul)

63. The bulk of which 1972 album was recorded by night in the basement of the imposing 16-room Villa Nellcôte mansion in the south of France? (Exile On Main St. by Rolling Stones)

64. Which 21st-century band found the inspiration for their third album’s name after watching a television documentary that referenced a chain of hospitals in Yorkshire, the first of which was built in 1818? (Kasabian - the album in question being West Ryder Pauper Lunactic Asylum)

65. Which Eighties star played drums on two tracks from Adam Ant’s album Strip? (Phil Collins)

66. These are close-up details of the artwork on five classic British album sleeves. Can you name them? (The Beatles - Revolver; Joy Division – Closer; Happy Mondays - Pills, Thrills & Bellyaches; Led Zeppelin – Houses Of The Holy; Coldplay - X&Y)

67. During the recording of his solo debut Plastic Ono Band, John Lennon took out an ad in Billboard magazine inviting who to come visit him for the weekend? (Producer Phil Spector, who kept going AWOL during recording sessions)

68. What was singer Bruce Dickinson’s first album with Iron Maiden after leaving his previous band Samson? (The Number of the Beast)

69. The Man Who by Travis was dedicated to which legendary film director, who died two months before its release in 1999? (Stanley Kubrick)

70. What links backing vocalist Anne Coates and string section Orchestrazia Ardwick, who are credited on two Smiths albums? (They don’t exist. They names are pseudonyms for Morrissey and Johnny Marr respectively)

71. Artist Jamie Reid designed the iconic cover art for which band’s records? (Sex Pistols)

72. Which 2005 album includes a track that features the sound of a motorbike owned and ‘played’ by Blur’s Graham Coxon? (Employment by Kaiser Chiefs; the track is Saturday Night)

73. Whose 1999 debut album was helped to the big time by one track being the theme tune to teen sci-fi series Roswell, while another appeared on both the soundtrack of romcom Sliding Doors and was sampled by a US rapper? (Dido’s No Angel)

74. Which 2006 debut album’s title is a line spoken by Albert Finney in 1960 film Saturday Night & Sunday Morning? (Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not by Arctic Monkeys)

75. Who became, in 1980, the first woman to enter the UK singles chart at No1 with a self-written song? (Kate Bush)

76. On which classic Elton John album did Candle In The Wind first appear? (Goodbye Yellow Brick Road)

77. Which fellow musician produced The Specials’ self-titled debut album? (Elvis Costello)

78. Which album was recorded at Eddy Grant’s Barbados mansion, where the band became addicted to crack and sold all the furniture to buy more? (Yes Please! by Happy Mondays)

79. Which landmark 1977 album was recorded amid cocaine-addled band tensions in Sausalito, California and had the original working title Yesterday’s Dreams? (Rumours by Fleetwood Mac)

80. Which 2008 album featured a painting of the French Revolution by Eugène Delacroix on its cover, but was named after another painting by Mexican artist Frida Kahlo? (Viva La Vida by Coldplay)

81. Which 1968 psychedelic concept album is named and designed in tribute to the band’s favoured brand of tobacco? (Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake by Small Faces)

82. Which 1994 album’s dark blue cover featured a still of their vocalist from a short film that the band shot and soundtracked, called To Kill A Dead Man? (Dummy by Portishead)

83. Which band’s 1984 debut album had advance sales of more than a million and featured actor and comedian Chris Barrie doing an impression of Prince Charles talking about orgasms? (Frankie Goes To Hollywood)

84. Pre-fame band names part two: which five British groups once went under these names?

a) The Quarrymen (The Beatles)

b) Polka Tuck (Black Sabbath)

c) Composition Of Sound (Depeche Mode)

d) Strontium 90 (The Police)

e) The New Yardbirds (Led Zeppelin)

85. Which Ian Dury album title refers to the only items of clothing that Dury wouldn’t purchase second-hand? (New Boots And Panties!!)

86. Which female artist had two platinum hit albums in the Eighties and was the only African-born singer to appear at Live Aid, Wembley in 1985? (Sade)

87. Which bands play to the beat of these drummers:

a) Mick Avory (The Kinks)

b) Phil Selway (Radiohead)

c) Topper Headon (The Clash)

d) Nicko McBrain (Iron Maiden)

e) Matt Helders (Arctic Monkeys)

88. Depeche Mode celebrated their 30th anniversary this year. What’s the biggest-selling of their dozen studio albums? (Violator in 1990)

89. Which 1995 hit album bore this message on the back of the sleeve: “We don’t want no trouble, we just want the right to be different. That’s all”? (Different Class by Pulp)

90. At the end of which legendary album did the band add an ultrasonic whistle sound only audible to dogs, for one member’s Shetland sheepdog? (Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. It’s at the end of A Day In The Life, added for Paul McCartney’s dog)

91. Don’t Stand So Close To Me by The Police mentions which novelist, notorious for covering similar themes to the song? (Vladimir Nabokov, author of Lolita)

92. Which iconic album sleeve’s image comes from The Cambridge Encyclopedia Of Astronomy and represents the beams of electromagnetic radiation from a pulsar? (Unknown Pleasures by Joy Division)

93. Played backwards, which album contains the hidden message: “You’ve just discovered the secret message. Please send your answer to Old Pink, care of the funny farm, Chalfont”? (The Wall by Pink Floyd)

94. Who played most of the drums on The Jesus & Mary Chain’s debut album Psychocandy? (Bobby Gillespie, who then left to form Primal Scream)

95. Which band comprised Mike Barson, Chris Foreman, Mark Bedford, Lee Thompson, Daniel Woodgate, Cathal Smyth and Graham McPherson? (Madness)

96. A male artist refused to give titles to his first four solo albums, then gave the next three one-word, two-letter titles: So, Us and Up. Name him. (Peter Gabriel)

97. Which band travelled to Sri Lanka and Antigua in 1982 to film videos for three singles off their new album — only for their guitarist to contract a tropical disease and get hospitalised, forcing the releases to be delayed? (Duran Duran, for the Rio album)

98. Which 1997 album’s cover is a photo of the five members sitting in London’s Richmond Park — four looking in one direction, one the opposite way? (Urban Hymns by The Verve)

99. Which French novelist crops up in the lyrics of Blur’s Country House? (Honoré de Balzac)

100. How many members of Oasis have there been in total? (Eight - Liam Gallagher, Noel Gallagher, Gem Archer, Andy Bell, Alan White, Paul "Guigsy" McGuigan, Paul "Bonehead" Arthurs, Tony McCarroll)

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