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Friday Fun: Cover version [updated]

Another album cover post, though not the one I've been working so hard on, but on topic anyhow. My friend Todd-Who-Doesn't-Like-Starship-Troopers just sent me this link from Boing Boing,. which led me to this album cover quiz. It's an old one, from 2003 (and I just realized that the site owner is Meg formerly of notsosoft.com) and there are no answers on the site. You must email the maker of the quiz for those. It's about 300 albums long and it has become my goal for today - at the risk of not clearing off my desk before the three day weekend - to get at least half the album covers. Some people chew gum when they quit smoking - I just find more inane things to obsess about. Or, we can do this cooperatively. If you are up to the challenge and you know any of the album covers, leave the answers in the comment and maybe we can get the whole damn thing. I'm working on my list. It's a Friday kind of thing to do. Update - answers from my first quick glance at challenge 10: (I'm going to stick my answers in the comments from now on)
10 1. Van Halen - Diver Down 2. Queensryche - Operation Mindcrime 3. . 4. Def. Leppard - Hysteria 5. Extreme - Pornograffiti 6. . 7. Lita Ford 8. Judas Priest "Rocka Rolla" 9. Aerosmith "Rocks" 10. Faster Pussycat - ?? 11. Bon Jovi - Bon Jovi 12. 13. Motley Crue - Too Fast for Love 14. Rainbow - Difficult to Cure 15. White Lion - Pride 16. Twisted Sister - ? 17. . 18. Kiss - Creatures of the Night 19. Iron Maiden - Somewhere in Time 20. Rush - Hemispheres 21. Scorpions - Love at First Sting 22. Cinderella - Night Songs 23. Whitesnake 24. Quiet Riot - ?? 25. Europe - Final Countdown 26. . 27. Wasp - ? 28. Poison 29. Pat Benatar - Get Nervous 30. Dio - Dream Evil [Some filled in through answers in the comments]

Comments

I recognize "What's Goin' On" and "The Final Countdown" on the main page.

Haven't looked at any of the individual rounds because, well, I'm drunk.

am i reading this wrong? 5 is totally Extreme - Pornograffiti. 7 is Lita Ford.

and sadly, that's the only one i knew that you didn't know. gah.

Challenge 7
4. Nursery Crime (Genesis)
14. Doolittle (Pixies)
23. Going for the One (Yes)
28. Physical Graffiti (LZ)

Challenge 6
1. This Years Model (Elvis Costello)
7. Country Life (Roxy Music)
13. Breakfast in America (Supertramp)

6. Totally Krossed Out (Kriss Kross)

It's tough to remain incognito in backwards clothes.

I can't tell which one is Mack Daddy and which one is Daddy Mack, however.

Make sure you say which challenge your answers are from.

I'm an idiot. I was talking about "6" on the main page, which is actually just a link to challenge #6. My apologies.

1a.

8. Smashing Pumpkins- Mellon Collie....
17. Foo Fighters - Color and Shape
26. Steve Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life
27. Neil Young - After the Gold Rush
23. Pink Floyd - The Wall

Number 20 is giving me fits.

Number 20 is Hempispheres by Rush.

Sorry, that's number 20 on Chaallenge 10, your list in the post update.

Album Challenge #10:

#8 is Judas Priest "Rocka Rolla"

#9 is Aerosmith "Rocks"

#20 is Rush "Hemispheres"

#23 is Whitesnake (Don't remember title)

#27 is W.A.S.P - I'm pretty sure it's the "Fuck Like A Beast" 12"

Challenge 9:

#1 - Kate Bush, The Red Shoes
#3 - Tori Amos, Boys For Pele

Challenge 6:

#15 - Don McLean, American Pie

A few more from 1a:

5: REM- Automatic for the People
7: Red Hot Chilli Peppers- Californication
18: Muse- Absolution

I think 16 may be Oasis- What's the Story Morning Glory, but I'm not sure.

Challenge 10
#30 is definitely Dio, but I can't remember the name of the album.

#14: Isn't that the back of Quiet Riot, Metal Health?

#34: Sacagawea and the Cocksacks: "Kos Is On The Take"
#54: Joey Loves Chocolate: "Kiss The Tip"
#71: Fishnet: "Tendentious Claptrap"

keith, Metal Health has the straight jacket guy on the cover.

Challenge 10

Number 30 is indeed, Dio. Dream Evil is the album.

1B

32- Boston
36, I think is Beach Boys.
37. Green Day, Nimrod

I know so many of these, yet I'm drawing blanks. Frustrating.

From 2:

14: Radiohead, OK Computer
17: U2, All that you can't leave behind
20: The Clash, London Calling
23: Michael Jackson, Invincible
25: Meatloaf, Bat out of Hell

Challenge 2

5. Jane's Addiction - Ritual De Lo Habitual
13, Chili Peppers, Blood Sugar Sex Magic
25. Meatloaf, Bat out of Hell
14. Radiohead, OK Computer
20. Clash, London Calling

14 is Rainbow, "Difficult to Cure."

I knew I knew that one! #1 on quiz 2 is Billy Bragg.

I'm only going to get very obvious ones

1a-27 Neil Young After the Gold Rush
2-25 Meatloaf Bat Out of Hell
6-1 Elvis Costello, This Year's Model
6-2 Carly Simon, Playing Possum
6-11 The Who, Tommy
6-13 Supertramp Breakfast in America
6-15 Don MacLean American Pie
6-26 U2 Boy
7-16 Santana, Abraxis
7-23 Yes? Tormato?
7-28 Led Zeppelin, Physical Grafitti

From 4:

2: Starsailor, Love is here
6: Basement Jaxx, Red Alert
18: Alanis Morissette, Under rug swept

Hey, wait a sec...Rush is "cock rock"...? I don't theeenk so, Lucy....

1a:

30 is Suede (or London Suede at that point)

From 5:
2: Second appearance of Radiohead's Ok Computer
3: Crash Test Dummies, God Shuffled His Feet
6: Silverchair, Frogstomp
18: Coldplay, Parachutes
21: Courtney Love, can't remember the title

21: Courtney Love, can't remember the title

Hole, Live Through This

Michele,
Just scanning them I came up with a few; Most of them I know the artist, but not the actual title. Hope this helps a little at least:

Challenge 1b:
31. The Smiths (Best of?)
32. ELO
36. Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
39. ZZ Top - Tres Hombres
43. Joni Mitchell
44. Japan
46. Ride
52. Beatles - White Album
53. Black Sabbath - Masters of Reality (The Embissed cover version?)

Challenge 2:
1. Billy Bragg
4. Gordon Lightfoot
10. Miles Davis - Some Kind of Blue? (I don't remember...)
13. Red Hot Chili Peppers - SexSugarMagick?
15. Phish - Billy Breathes
19. Smiths - The Queen Is Dead
26. David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars

Challenge #3:
1. Hard Attack - Mezzanine
2. A-Ha
6. Wham
10. Joni Mitchell - Blue
11. Smashing Pumpkins
20. The Specials - The Specials
23. Madness - One Step Beyond
30. Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures

Challenge #4:
1. Queen - Night At The Opera
14. Tom Waits
20. Simple Minds
25. Duran Duran - Rio

Challenge #5:
7. Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks (UK version)
8. Van Morrison

Challenge #6:
1. Elvis Costello - This Year's Model
2. Carly Simon
4. Ween
7. Roxy Music - Country Life
11. The Who
13. Supertramp - Breakfast In America
14. Thw Weather Girls
15. Don McLean - American Pie
17. New Order - Movement
27. Grace Jones
30. New Order

Challenge #7;
3. Blues Traveller
4. Genesis
11. The Kinks
14. Pixies - Dolittle
15. Robert Palmer - Sneakin' Sally Through The Alley
16. Santana - Abraxas
23. Yes - Going For The One
25. Billy Joel
28. Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti
29. Blind Melon
30. Beck - Odelay

Challenge #8:
15. Jean Michele Jarre - Equinoxe
18. Kraftwerk

At least that's a few - hope it's some help...

10-24 is Quiet Riot, Winners Take All.

6-26 U2 - War
6-10 Leon Redbone?

3-10 Joni Mitchell - Blue
3-18 Hanson - 3 Little No-talent Twits
3-20 The Specials?
3-23 Madness - One Step Beyond

2-4 Gordon Lightfoot -???
2-7 Marvin Gaye - What's Goin' On
2-10 Miles Davis - Kind of Blue
2-24 Traci Chapman - ???
2-26 Bowie - Iggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars

7-16 Santana - Abraxas
7-30 Beck Odelay

Forgot 10A:

4. Jet - Get Born
5. REM
8. Smashing Pumpkins
10. Eels (I'm pretty sure)
25. Fleetwood Mac
26. Stevie Wonder - Songs In The Key Of Life
27. Neil Young
28. Bob Marley

1b/52 - Beatles, The Beatles (don't want to lose points not getting the title right!)
2/24 - Tracy Chapman, Tracy Chapman
3/9 - Lyle Lovett, Road to Ensenada
4/19 - Eurythmics, Touch
5/12 - Madonna, Like a Virgin
5/13 - Sarah McLachlan, Surfacing
7/25 - Billy Joel, Streetlife Serenade
8/21 - k.d. lang, 3 for 1
8/25 - Bruce Willis, Return of Bruno (don't tell anyone you got this from me)
9/12 - Sarah McLachlan, Afterglow

Challenge 8:
6. Deftones - Around the Fur

Challenge 7:
5. Incubus - Make Yourself
20. Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream
28. Led Zep - Physical Graffiti
29. Blind Melon

2-18 The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses

9-13 Carole King - Tapestry

1b-43 Joni Mitchell - The Hissing of Summer Lawns

9-15 Joni Mitchell - Hejira

Whoever put this challenge together must be a huge Joni Mitchell fan. Personally, I think she's got the most offensive singing voice and annoying style just this side of Sting or that trendy pinhead who used to sing for The Cranberries. Like nails on a freaking chalkboard, it is...

1b-56 is Pearl Jam - Animal
2-21 is Madonna - Something To Remember
5-4 is Tori Amos - Little Earthquakes
5-24 is whatever Sean Mullins entitled the crapfest that "Rock-a-Bye" was on
7-3 is Blues Traveler - Four
8-30 is TLC - Crazysexycool

11.jpg in challenge #9 is Heather Nova, Siren.

8-21; kd Lang-Ingenue
1a-1: Bon Jovi- Bounce
1a-15: Janet Jackson-Rythym Nation 1814
3-4: Annie Lennox-Diva
3-6: Wham- Make it Big
4-19: Annie Lennox or Eurythmics (not sure which)
3-21: 50 cent
6-18: CC and the Music Factory (I think the album title is "Good Vibrations" but I can't remember...
10-10: Bon Jovi- Bon Jovi
10-28: Poison- Look What the Cat Dragged In

1b-49 10,000 Maniacs - Blind Man's Zoo
1b-53 Spinal Tap - Smell The Glove
or AC/DC - Back In Black
1b-59 Housemartins - London 0, Hull 4
5-20 Neil Young - Harvest
5-23 Ben Fold Five - First Album
6-20 U2 - Under a Blood Red Sky
6-23 Suzanne Vega - 99.9 F
6-29 Dave Matthews - Under The Table
7-1 Nirvana - En Utero