Wednesday, 13 January 2016

The Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser — 13-1-2016: Cash And Other Albums

Right: I’m vaguely rushing, at the mo: I’ve only a while before I head back to work, after a few days off.

Can’t say I’m THAT unhappy.

It means I can be doing SOMETHING with my day, apart from sitting around.

Although whether I’ll be saying that at The end of a long shift … ?

Is something I couldn’t tell you.


But let’s move on, shall we?

Last week’s Pistol’s themed Weekly Teaser saw Old Peculiar regular, Debbi, putting in her answers: scoring ten out of ten in the process.

Let’s see how everyone does with this week’s questions, shall we?

Here they are, covered by the usual Creative Commons License* …
Q1) 15th January saw Johnny Cash record two live concerts: at which prison?
Q2) The LP was recorded in which year of the 1960s?
Q3) The album was released later that year.   In which month: April, May or June?
Q4) The Prison shares its name with the town it’s in.   Both town and prison are in which US state?
Q5) The opening song on the album was called ‘Folsom Prison Blues.’   Cash wrote the song in which year?
Q6) That live version provided Cash with his first US hit since 1964.   THAT song was called ‘Understand your …’ what?
Q7) Side 2 of the album saw Cash perform Jackson, with his wife.   What was her name?

Q8) Side 2 ALSO saw Cash And the band perform The Green, Green Grass of Home.   Which Welsh singer had a hit with it, in 1966?
Q9) Cash was backed at the concert by his wife, his backing band — the Tennessee Three — and by influential guitarist, Carl … who?
Q10) Finally … this was the first Cash recorded in a prison.   The second was recorded where: Rykers Island, San Quentin or Alcatraz?
Here’s last week’s questions and answers …
Q1) 6th January, 1977, saw EMI fire the Sex Pistols.   After the band behave badly, where: the London Hilton, Heathrow Airport or a TV studio?
Q2) EMI’ stand for ‘Electric and Musical’ … what: Instruments, Industries or Indecisives?
Q3) What was the name of the resultant Pistol’s song about the incident?
Q4) More to the point, what was the name of the album … ?
Q5) Name any one of the band’s members: at the time of the incident.
Q6) Which band member was replaced by Sid Vicious?
Q7) Sid and his predecessor played what: the drums, the guitar or the bass guitar?
Q8) Which of the Pistols went under the stage name, Johnny Rotten?
Q9) What was the only Pistols song released by EMI?
Q10) Finally … after getting sacked by EMI, and by A&M Records, the Sex Pistols eventually signed to which chaste record label?
A1) Heathrow Airport.
A2) Electric and Musical Industries.
A3) Funnily enough … EMI.
A4) Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols.   (Or Never Mind the Bollocks, if you’re in a hurry.)
A5) Glen Matlock, Paul Cook, Steve Jones and John Lydon: then using his stage name.   (According to the BBC report, Matlock wasn’t a band-member, at the time of the incident.   However, according to the Wikipedia entry on the band, Matlock left on 28th February: at least six weeks AFTER the Heathrow brawl.)
A6) Glen Matlock.
A7) The bass guitar.
A8) John Lydon.
A9) Anarchy in the UK.
A10) Virgin.   (Arguably, Branson’s label made two very good business decisions: this was one of them.   The other one?   Was releasing ‘Tubular Bells’.)
Have a good week.

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