Album cover battle royale
May 29, 2007 11:32 AM   Subscribe

If this album cover quiz frustrates you, you might enjoy watching some album art wars instead.
posted by Oriole Adams (38 comments total)
 
I scored 78% on the quiz by use of the Alternating T/F Method. I would estimate that I've seen maybe four of those album covers before.
posted by darksasami at 11:38 AM on May 29, 2007


The cover art battle thing has been covered here before.
posted by Burhanistan at 11:43 AM on May 29, 2007


I got an 80%.
I don't think any real music fan would know what a MC Hammer or Garth Brooks album cover would look like.
posted by Liquidwolf at 11:50 AM on May 29, 2007


Garth Brooks has more talent in his left pinkie then your five favorite bands combined (assuming your five favorite bands aren't like The Beatles and the Stones or something). Also "real music fan"? Come on dude.
posted by ND¢ at 11:56 AM on May 29, 2007


What if my five favorite bands are all Garth Brooks. I got all the ones I had seen before (6) correct, and all the ones I hadn't incorrect. Since that means I did much worse than chance when guessing I am led to believe that I have no sense of design, or what an album cover "should" look like.
posted by The Bellman at 11:58 AM on May 29, 2007


Ack, sorry, Burhanistan. My search didn't pull it up. Oh well, it's here again for anyone who didn't see it the first time.
posted by Oriole Adams at 12:00 PM on May 29, 2007


That must be a monstrously large and freakishly grotesque pinkie requiring Mr. Brooks to strap said appendage to a large transport vehicle of sorts in order for him to get anywhere.

Either that or he is a giant.

How does he play guitar with such a abnormally sized pinkie?
posted by chillmost at 12:02 PM on May 29, 2007


The Bellman - If someone comes up to you and asks what your five favorite bands are, and your answer is simply "Garth Brooks" then we can party.
posted by ND¢ at 12:02 PM on May 29, 2007


That must be a monstrously large and freakishly grotesque pinkie requiring Mr. Brooks to strap said appendage to a large transport vehicle of sorts in order for him to get anywhere.

He has been collecting the pinkies, fetishistically, for years—culling them in the dead of night from sleeping musician the world over and keeping them, each and every one, in cold storage so that they will not spoil and thus dissipate.

He has not yet been able to discern which pinkie finger is responsible for his success, hence the necessity of traveling with the whole refridgerated bus full of the stolen digits. Or perhaps he does know, but keeps the special finger mixed, undifferentiated, among all the decoys, to prevent theft by some johnny-come-lately.
posted by cortex at 12:07 PM on May 29, 2007


Where the hell did that come from?
posted by Burhanistan at 12:08 PM on May 29, 2007


Also, I have somehow become this guy.
posted by ND¢ at 12:10 PM on May 29, 2007


I scored 11 of 15, and remember seeing all of those album covers, but have come to find out quite recently, that according to Liquidwolf, I am not a real music fan.

Darn...for most of my life, I really thought I was.

Oh well, back to counting these cocktail radishes....
posted by Shfishp at 12:16 PM on May 29, 2007


Dammit, and here I've been collecting index fingers all this time. Who knew it was pinkies?
posted by cerebus19 at 12:33 PM on May 29, 2007


Lemons to lemonade, man: you can make a fantastic Lovecraftian art installation out of it. An Elder God recruitment poster: "Uncle Cthulu wants you! And you! And you! And..."
posted by cortex at 12:47 PM on May 29, 2007


Your five favorite bands suck.
posted by hwestiii at 12:52 PM on May 29, 2007


I got a 60% but I'm dyslexic.

I'm a true music fan because i actually like music and have no ego invested in associating myself (or not) with the people who made the music. Yeah, Hammer sucks but so does Madonna, and Born in the USA is the worst album Bruce Springsteen ever made, so there.
posted by doctor_negative at 1:46 PM on May 29, 2007


To paraphrase Mitch Hedberg (I think): Scoring 100% on this quiz is a good example of how you be a winner and a loser at the same time.
posted by newmoistness at 2:02 PM on May 29, 2007


...how you CAN be...
posted by newmoistness at 2:04 PM on May 29, 2007


73% (11 out of 15), not bad for an oldtimer.
posted by brandz at 2:19 PM on May 29, 2007


93% - The Steve Miller Band foiled my shot at a perfect score.
posted by Neilopolis at 2:40 PM on May 29, 2007


So this is half a double. A single?
posted by The Deej at 2:57 PM on May 29, 2007


A doublet, really.
posted by cortex at 3:07 PM on May 29, 2007


Why isn't anyone defending Hammer?
posted by mr_roboto at 3:10 PM on May 29, 2007


Yeah, don't hurt 'im.
posted by goatdog at 3:17 PM on May 29, 2007


Or maybe you have become this guy ND¢.
posted by vronsky at 3:21 PM on May 29, 2007


Those albums were recorded in doublet Cortex. That is why they sound so good.
posted by vronsky at 3:22 PM on May 29, 2007


Which raises the question of why Smell the Glove wasn't included in the quiz as an extra-credit spoiler.
posted by cortex at 3:42 PM on May 29, 2007


Hmm... I always thought the gal in Spinal Tap was saying "Dublin". Was I wrong all these years?
posted by flapjax at midnite at 3:49 PM on May 29, 2007


Oh, now I see. Vronsky was kinda riffing on cortex's doublet. I should never comment before coffee.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 3:56 PM on May 29, 2007


And I think it's "dobly" that she says, anyway.
posted by cortex at 3:58 PM on May 29, 2007


Yep, she thinks she is saying Dolby, and says Dobly. Someone at the table says "In Dublin?" And she says "No, in Dobly!"
posted by The Deej at 4:01 PM on May 29, 2007


Ah, yes, that's right! Ain't MetaFilter great? We can get straight to the really important stuff! Thanks Deej and 'tex!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 4:09 PM on May 29, 2007


So, does this mean that people don't stare at the album cover while listening to the music anymore?

Years ago, I remember studying the cover of this album very carefully while listening to the music. After some time passed, I noticed that there was a big hair in the sandwich....

I hear kids these days download all the rockin' tunes, so no more aimless album cover analyzing.

(Obligatory reference to lawn trespass admonishment)
posted by Tube at 4:09 PM on May 29, 2007


And I'd pour you two a nice cup of French roast if you were here.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 4:10 PM on May 29, 2007


Good deal, flapjax. Next time I'm in Japan...
posted by The Deej at 4:41 PM on May 29, 2007


Why isn't anyone defending Hammer?

I was able to verify my answer for the MC Hammer cover.
Yo!! sweetness—You can't touch this. I mean, have you seen her? Cause she's soft and wet, and it's my crime story to pray. I will work this on your face 'til black is black oh but you want—? Ok let's go deeper into my dancin' machine where we can help the children. Here comes the Hammer.
posted by carsonb at 5:01 PM on May 29, 2007


Great. Now askmefi will be overrun with "I think I'm dyslexic" questions.
posted by ElmerFishpaw at 5:35 PM on May 29, 2007


87% - I missed two, one of which (#4, assuming they're always numbered the same) was a scam but I'm perfectly happy not to have known it anyway. I'm almost bothered by the fact that I had thoughts like, eg, "What, are you kidding? It would look ridiculous if Meat Loaf was riding his silver-black phantom bike in that direction." Oh, and I only knew the Joshua Tree because of the parody cover on Billy and the Boingers Bootleg.
posted by Wolfdog at 5:36 PM on May 29, 2007


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