Sunday, March 25, 2007

Bandinage

It's quiz time on the Electric Goose today. Below are nine bands which feature famous people, including one odd one out. Get to work!

  • Thunderbox
  • The Ugly Rumours
  • The Waiting Room
  • Scarlet Division
  • Rust
  • 30 Odd Foot Of Grunts
  • Dogstar
  • Foregone Conclusion
  • 30 Seconds to Mars

15 comments:

Huw said...

I won't be greedy so as to let everyone have one each. 30 Seconds to Mars is the play thing of pretty man and Pluto Sympathiser Jared Leto.

* (asterisk) said...

30 Odd Foot Of Grunt must be the odd one out, unless people really think Russell Crowe is still famous.

Will said...

Correctly identified both, but it's not the odd one out.

jpt said...

Dogstar is the brain child of one Keanu Reeves... as well as a bar in sunny Brixton.

Huw said...

I know the odd one out, but I don't want to spoil it before we've got some of the other ones nailed. In the meantime, Waiting Room are fronted by Alan Fletcher, of neighbours fame.

Karl Kennedy fact: Karl was named after Marx, by his communism loving dad.

Will said...

Good work jpt and Huw, and excellent factage. We have five still up for grabs.

Thunderbox
The Ugly Rumours
Scarlet Division
Rust
Foregone Conclusion

Please note, I won't post again until this is finished.

jpt said...

Ok, in an effort to get you to post again soon, I did a quick google of Scarlet Division.

Dear god Will, you need to get out more... Please tell me that you didn't already know this band, and that you had to look them up?

The naked truth: Scarlet Division are Jamie Oliver's band.

Shocking.

Will said...

I can't believe you don't remember Scarlet Division! They were on TFI Friday once, if I remember rightly.

Darren said...

Ugly Rumours are Tony Blair's old band. They allegedly used to cover the Eddie Cochran song "Summertime Blues" which contained the memorable line: "Gonna take my problems to the United Nations". If only he'd heeded the advice!

Will said...

Darren - that is genuinely brilliant.

Now, only three left. One of these is the odd one out. I'm seriously itching to do a new post, so please, someone, dispatch these.

Thunderbox
Rust
Foregone Conclusion

(NB I think we've confirmed the fact that only five people read this blog, and one of them is me.)

Huw said...

Okay, to try and speed this up...

I have to concede, I don't know who is in Rust.

But....

Thunderbox are Steven Seagal's (essentially 'support') band which tours with him when he tours his latest offerings.

Foregone Conclusion are David Brent's old band, which he left to pursue a career in paper supply. Therefore, Foregone Conclusion are the odd one out because they feature a fictional 'celebrity' (in so much as David Brent believed the documentary being filmed at Werner Hogg had made him famous by the time of the Christmas Specials) whereas the other eight bands feature REAL famous people.

Will said...

Huw, correct, you win! Foregone Conclusion are the only band featuring a fictional celebrity.

The final celebrity band, Rust, was of course the band I used to play in.

James K said...

Google says Rust is a Finnish metal band....

Will said...

Yeah, they stole our name.

* (asterisk) said...

That was a fun game. My missus reminded me that Ugly Rumours was Bliar's band; I'd put it out of my mind, thankfully.