Music Quiz – NSIT Quiz Fest By Udit Anand With a little help from my juniors…
<ul><li>Do what you want, but remember you’re in Najafgarh-land. </li></ul><ul><li>The QC now has plenty of ‘back’. </li></ul><ul><li>If at any time during the quiz you feel like arguing, go over point 1 & 2 before you do. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s the quizmaster’s decision where he finds it fit to give points and where not to. The quizmaster feels that points don’t matter, except… in deciding the result, of course. </li></ul>Kripya dhyaan dein…
0 <ul><li>They became the first black/hip-hop band to win the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 2005, for the film Hustle and Flow. They were also the first ever hip-hop artists to perform at the Academy awards, singing the song hours before they won. </li></ul><ul><li>Formed in 1991 by DJ Paul, Juicy J and Lord Infamous, shortly thereafter they recruited fellow Memphian rappers Koopsta Knicca, Gangsta Boo, and Crunchy Black. </li></ul><ul><li>Either name the band or the song. </li></ul>
1. A 1999 hit hip hop single by rapper Nas featuring Puff Daddy. <ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2-rN-98kFQ </li></ul>The backbeat is inspired by, and contains some samples from a poem that was set to music by a German composer in 1935-36. Give me the poem and the name of the collection from where its taken.
3. This husband-wife duo, presently rocking together in a band that derives its name from the surnames of these two people. Their newest (seventh) album released last year, called Secret Voyage, a mix of medieval sounding tracks and some contemporary ones. They married at a Castle on the Hudson after 19 years together. The fourth marriage for him, he was quoted saying "This is the first wedding I've been to where I'm not looking for the exit sign.“ Just give me the name of the guitarist.
7 <ul><li>According to legend, the momentous signing of X by Mike Appel took place in a dark parking lot, one which X came to regret later. </li></ul><ul><li>An aggressive manager, he almost cost X a big break when he bullied his way into the office of legendary Columbia Records man John Hammond (whose previous signings included Aretha Franklin and Bob Dylan among others), and reportedly blustered that he had an artist better than Dylan and wanted to see if Hammond was savvy enough to figure that out. However appalled, the gentlemanly Hammond allowed X to play several songs for him anyway. Soon, Columbia Records signed X, with Hammond recalling writing “greatest talent of the decade” in the session log sheets for X. </li></ul><ul><li>X performed at a May 1974 show at the Harvard Square Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts which 26 year old Rolling Stone editor Jon Landau attended. What he saw and heard that night sent him into a rhapsody in print for the latter outlet, which included the now-famous line: “I saw rock ‘n’ roll future and its name is X.” </li></ul>
8 <ul><li>He has said he was inspired to write the song when answering the question, "What's the greatest three minutes of your life?" </li></ul><ul><li>He says: "There's two times during the year. One is Christmas morning, when you're just getting ready to open the presents. The greed factor is right there. The next one is the last three minutes of the last day of school when you're sitting there and it's like a slow fuse burning. I said, 'If we can catch that three minutes in a song, it's going to be so big.'" </li></ul>
9 <ul><li>Yehudi Menuhin on X: </li></ul><ul><li>“ I find nothing more inspiring than the music making of my very great colleague X. Each time I listen to him, I am carried away in wonderment.” </li></ul><ul><li>He has been officially crowned Violin Chakravarthy (the emperor of the violin) by the Governor of Madras. Who? </li></ul>
10 <ul><li>The music videos of the Guns N Roses songs "November Rain", "Don't Cry", and "Estranged" form an unofficial trilogy of sorts. "Don't Cry" comes first, with Axl Rose reminiscing over the time he shared with Seymour, breaking down in a mental institution, and symbolically visiting his own grave. "November Rain“ appears to come next, with Axl and Seymour getting married, and then the death of Seymour. Finally, in "Estranged" we see Axl come to grips with his life, and the "trilogy" is brought to an end. What is it and whose work is it? </li></ul>
11 <ul><li>This album was on the Billboard 200 for a staggering 741 straight weeks, the longest run for any album ever. </li></ul><ul><li>It was a concept album, where all the songs in the album were unified by a theme that explored the complexities of human consciousness. </li></ul><ul><li>The album's themes include conflict, greed, aging, death and mental illness, and made some of the most advanced studio techniques of the time, including multi-tracking, analogue synthesizers, and tape loops. </li></ul><ul><li>Which album and the band? </li></ul>
12 <ul><li>His website states that he has sung over 36,000 songs in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Hindi and Malayalam and holds the Guinness record for the most number of songs rendered by a male singer. </li></ul>
13 <ul><li>Based on the Seal of the President of the United States, it was designed by New York artist Arturo Vega for his friends in the band X, with the intention of representing X as an all-American band. </li></ul>
14 <ul><li>This album was the band's first recording with an orchestra, which was a collaboration with avant-garde composer Ron Geesin. The name of the album was a last minute decision by the band when they were inspired by an eponymous newspaper article about a woman with a pacemaker who had given birth. </li></ul><ul><li>The cover was equally unplanned, with the photographer claiming to have gone out into the countryside and taken a picture of the first thing he saw, which was a black and white cow standing in a green pasture. The use of noises, incidental sound effects and voice samples would thereafter be an important part of the band's sound. </li></ul><ul><li>It was an album that although went straight to No. 1 on the albums chart, was rejected by the band members decades later as “a load of rubbish”. </li></ul><ul><li>Which Band? </li></ul>
17 <ul><li>While the history of Foxboro Hot Tubs is, as yet, unknown, they comprise the official and backing members of X (with the exception of Kevin Preston) </li></ul><ul><li>X’s lead singer’s alter-ego for FHTB goes by the name Reverend Strychnine Twitch, which also features in the lyrics on the title track of their album, "Stop Drop And Roll”. </li></ul><ul><li>In 2008, The Foxboro Hot Tubs went on a mini-tour to promote their record Stop Drop and Roll! </li></ul><ul><li>R.S. Twitch told NME magazine: "The only similarity between X and Foxboro Hot Tubs is that we are the same band.” </li></ul><ul><li>Give me X. </li></ul>
<ul><li>All of them have performed the song ‘Knocking On Heaven’s Door’. </li></ul><ul><li>Clockwise from top left: Bob Dylan, Guns N Roses, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Eric Clapton, Bon Jovi, Avril Lavigne, U2 & Aerosmith. </li></ul>
21 <ul><li>Singer, songwriter, instrumentalist, and record producer received 22 Grammy Awards and even a Lifetime Achievement Award. He has also been inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll hall of fame. </li></ul><ul><li>He played a large role in bringing synthesizers to the forefront of popular music. In 1981, he became the first owner of an E-mu Emulator. It was on his urging that led Raymond Kurzweil to create the first electronic synthesizers that realistically reproduced the sounds of orchestral instruments. </li></ul>
22 The song is "Pramadavanam Vendum“ from the movie His Highness Abdullah. It is considered by many to be the greatest and also the most difficult Malayalam song to have ever been sung. Who has sung this song?
<ul><li>24. After collaborating with X on the 1975 sessions for their duo album Kill City, Williamson left the music business to become an electronic engineer and work in the computer industry. Williamson recently retired as Vice President of Technology Standards with Sony Electronics, Inc. What band is being talked about here and who is X ? </li></ul>
<ul><li>X is Iggy Pop and the band is The Stooges </li></ul>
25 <ul><li>Kinderszenen ("Scenes from Childhood"), Opus 15, by Robert Schumann, is a set of thirteen pieces of music for piano written in 1838. </li></ul><ul><li>Out of the thirteen, Träumerei (Dreaming) is one of Schumann's best known pieces and was the title of a 1944 German biographical film on Robert Schumann. </li></ul><ul><li>We have all heard it somewhere, in a different context. Where? </li></ul>
26 <ul><li>This song is Counting Blue Cars, from an album called Pet Your Friends. It featured in the 1997 film Eight Days a Week. </li></ul><ul><li>The band gets its name from the word for the local cable guy in the neighbourhood, in a language that’s known to all of us. </li></ul><ul><li>An alternate origin says they got the name from an article in Wired Magazine. </li></ul><ul><li>What/who’s the band? </li></ul>
28 This 1991 song has since become one of the most popular songs of the decade. The haunting melody is often heard on public radio stations across the United States as interlude between announcements and programming. The song and the music video both have an implied relationship of some kind between X's character and a woman named Mary. Mary is presumably murdered and X, shunned by many in the small town since his childhood, is immediately considered the main suspect. X, however, maintains his innocence throughout the song, and the question of such is left open to the listener's interpretation. Give me song and artist.
You are in Najafgarh-land! muahahah Vijay Dahiya’s Hat Ja Tau, from the album, Naya Lifafa. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nROWGPz9S-s
30 <ul><li>When this politically charged hip-hop group is mentioned, LL Cool J is likely the furthest thing from anyone's mind. Yet LL's then-sidekick E. Love was Chuck D's inspiration when he drew this. </li></ul>
Chuck D on the logo: I silhouetted E-Love, LL Cool J's right-hand man, in a fanzine named "Right On" with Magic Marker, X-acto-knifed it out then layed a target scope over it, using Wite-Out within the blackened figure. After some runs through the copier - presto." Public Enemy
31. The female singer in the beginning. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0C5u8VE4c1A