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'80s Music Quiz (Archived August 6th 2002)

1: Michael Hutchence was the lead singer of which '80s band?
    INXS
    Men at Work
    Pet Shop Boys
    Icehouse
2: Which group had hits "Manic Monday" and "Eternal Flame" ?
    Bananarama
    The Bangles
    Concrete Blonde
    Platinum Blonde
3: Which early '80s band only appeared in concert sporting futuristic yellow suits
    and red flower pot hats?
    Pet Shop Boys
    Devo
    Duran Duran
    Psychedelic Furs
4: Which late '80s rock band released the hit titled "Youth Gone Wild" ?
    Poison
    Ratt
    Skid Row
    Guns n' Roses
5: Which of the following '80s groups have often been called the spark that began
    the popular "boy bands" of the 1990s?
    A Flock of Seagulls
    Wham!
    Soft Cell
    Pet Shop Boys
6: Which of the following bands combined elements of pop-rock, reggae and slight
    hints of punk into their music?
    U2
    Bon Jovi
    Tears for Fears
    The Police
7: Which all female band of the 1980s became the first to have an album chart at #1
    for four straight weeks?
    Go-go's
    Heart
    The Bangles
    Bananarama
8: Which of the following bands was formed by Morten Harket, Magne Furuholmen and Pat
    Waaktaar in 1982 ?
    A-ha
    Europe
    Scorpions
    Ultravox
9: Who stars in the music video for Tom Petty's "Into the Great Wide Open"?
    River Phoenix
    Patrick Swayze
    Johnny Depp
    Keanu Reeves
10: Which of the following '80s bands took their name from a 1960's horror movie?
    Fine Young Cannibals
    Grateful Dead
    Naked Eyes
    10,000 Maniacs
11: Which '80s band got their name from Karol Cetinsky's novel "The Home of Dolls"?
    Human League
    Twisted Sister
    Dexy's Midnight Runners
    Joy Division
12: The album "London Calling" (1980) was a commercial and artistic break through for
    which of the following bands?
    U2
    The Clash
    The Smiths
    The Proclaimers
13: Which of the following bands achieved popularity in New York City through numerous
    performances at the famous club CBGB's ?
    B-52's
    ZZ Top
    Cheap Trick
    R.E.M
14: "I wish I was in Tijuana eating barbecued iguana" is a line from a hit by which of
    the following bands?
    Dead or Alive
    Wall of Voodoo
    The Knack
    Jane's Addiction
15: Which of the following statements is false?
    Blondie was originally called "Eye Candy"
    Duran Duran appears on "Saturday Night Live" for the first time in 1983
    John Lennon is noted for naming B-52's as his favorite band
    The Stray Cats' first album was recorded in 5 days in London
 
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