Friday, December 02, 2005

Spot the Bands

Here's an interesting way to waste your Friday afternoon. This picture contains references to 75 different bands. (Click the image to enlarge.)

I'll start the ball rolling in the comments, but let's see if we can get all 75.

(H/T G-Town Love.)

110 comments:

Otto Man said...

1. Gorillaz
2. B-52s
3. Led Zepplin
4. Whitesnake
5. Pet Shop Boys
6. Alice in Chains
7. Matchbox 20
8. Smashing Pumpkins
9. Rolling Stones
10. Eels
11. Eagles
12. Scissor Sisters

Otto Man said...

13. Spoon
14. Black Flag
15. Pixies

Otto Man said...

16. Garbage
17. Phish

Mr Furious said...

Ah.. Now I see what we're going after...

13. Guns N Roses
14. The Zombies (?)
15. Black Flag
16. The Cars
17. Nickleback
18. Garbage
19. Blur
20. Green Day

Otto Man said...

By my count that's 23 different ones.

24. Cowboy Junkies

Mr Furious said...

Red Hot Chili Peppers
Lemonheads
Cowboy Junkies

Mr Furious said...

Dammit, Otto! I've been blowing my work off all day!

Iron Maiden

Mr Furious said...

Cake
And make that White Zombie.

I'm out, but I want to know what's the purple building, and what's up with the two figures in the foregound?

Otto Man said...

That brings us to 28.

And I'm with you, Furious, those two are driving me crazy.

Otto Man said...

29. Blind Melon
30. Silverback
31. Men Without Hats (?)

Otto Man said...

32. Hole
33. Stray Cats

The Doc said...

I've only got one:

33. Beach Boys (two surfers in between the lampposts)

Mr. Furious, I thought one of the foreground figures in the front a killer Queen, but I'm not sure.

Otto Man said...

Mr. Furious, I thought one of the foreground figures in the front a killer Queen, but I'm not sure.

Actually, that's it. It's not one image, but several.

35. Queen
36. Prince

Can't figure out the guns. Velvet Revolver? Sex Pistols?

Mr Furious said...

Styx

Might my "Nickelback" actually be 50 Cent? I can't tell on this monitor.

One of those cars is a Chevelle...am I reaching?

I am the very definition of addiction. This time I really am going.

Otto Man said...

You're right about 50 Cent.

And Styx makes it 37.

Otto Man said...

Had the count wrong -- we're at 38.

Could the guns be "38 Special"?

Otto Man said...

39. Pink
40. Postal Service

I'm stepping away too. This is addictive.

Studiodave said...

You are all pawns to Virgin's Mobile music offer. Pawns I say!

InanimateCarbonRod said...

God, I hate to post this, but the blurry guy is Erasure.

Otto Man said...

Actually, I think he's Blur.

And now I also think you're gay.

Not that there's anything wrong with that.

But there is something wrong with Erasure.

Studiodave said...

Ratt
Twisted Sister (?)

Otto Man said...

Good call, Studio

41. Ratt

Where's Twisted Sister? The girl by the subway is Alice in Chains.

Studiodave said...

the acrobat?

Otto Man said...

Ah, I see. Well played.

42. Twisted Sister

Otto Man said...

43. Lemonheads (fruit stand)
44. Talking Heads (TV store window)

Studiodave said...

Are those 2 posters Dead Kennedys?

Otto Man said...

45. Korn (fruit stand)
46. U2 (graffiti over TV shop)

Otto Man said...

Are those 2 posters Dead Kennedys?

Yep. Nice catch.

47. Dead Kennedys

Otto Man said...

48. Madonna (the oil painting in the window)
49. Counting Crows (on the street sign)

Studiodave said...

Has no one said Blues Brothers?

Otto Man said...

Has no one said Blues Brothers?

I thought they were Men without Hats. Blues Brothers seemed not literal enough. (They would've shown two boys who were actually blue.)

Otto Man said...

50. KISS (couple making out)

What the hell is that calendar about?

Studiodave said...

It could be the Neil Diamond cover band "Hot August Knights"

Otto Man said...

Is the girl on the balcony "Blondie"?

Studiodave said...

What's with the bubble gum chewing dildo?

ORF said...

OOOH!!! I know this one!!
The calendar is GREEN DAY!
And the little flying fairies are the PIXIES!

I am SO glad I didn't see this util the end of the day b/c I'd NEVEr have gotten my work done! Also, it's hard to see some of these things!
Also, I thot the two guys in black were too obvious for the Blues Bros., but maybe they are.

Mr Furious said...

The calendar is Green Day.

I figured the crows for Black Crowes.

Those shouldn't be the blues Brothers, not with guitar cases. It would be too obvious anyway.

I already had Lemonheads, Don't count it twice.

I like the Talking Heads, I was going to try and make a case for "Television"

I'm crying foul on "Twisted Sister" If it were a nun, maybe.

What is that thing on the fire escape?

I wasn't able to stay away long.

ORF said...

What is that weird iron statue...WAIT! Iron Maiden! did we get that one already? I'm having toruble keeping track? can someone do a digest of bands found thus far?

also, I'm coming up blank on the purple wall...and what about the hill behind that one gorilla with the trees on it? and the girl on the balcony with bubble gum?

Otto Man said...

ORF, the digest is already here. Anything with a number in front of it is on the official tally.

Thanks, Furious. So we already had Green Day and Lemonheads, and I think you're right that the crows are black, and not counting.

So that brings us to 48.

Come on, folks, we're nearly 2/3 there. Who's got 49?

Otto Man said...

Does the plant in the foreground count as "Bush"?

And what's with the mountain in the background? Is that 70s rock group Mountain, or something a little wittier?

Mr Furious said...

49. Radiohead

36. Prince Bah, that pansy is a knave at best...

Studiodave said...

Cypress Hill!!!!

Otto Man said...

Nice catch on Radiohead. I thought those speakers were headlights on the cars behind him.

Any thoughts on the bubblegum blonde in the balcony?

Otto Man said...

Outstanding, Studio!

50. Cypress Hill

Otto Man said...

And what's going on in the windows over the TV shop? Crowded House? House Party?

Studiodave said...

The queen has 2 "Sex Pistols"

Otto Man said...

Yeah, that's what I thought. It is a British company, too, so we'll put that down.

51. Sex Pistols

Otto Man said...

And the crosswalk represents

52. White Stripes

Studiodave said...

Bee Gee's next to the U2

Otto Man said...

Nice work. I couldn't make those out, but you've got tremendous eyesight. (And to think, they said you'd be blind by the end of high school because of your, uh, hobbies.)

53. Bee Gees

ORF said...

ok, what's the little pile of silver sticks in the foreground? and also, there's a necklace in a black box just under the fruit stand. what is that? and also that group of people dressed in white in the back? and the three women dressed like punky brewster holding hands running from one of the stones?
Also, i think the poster behind the white zombie has a Seal on it. So, that's what, number 52? Seal?

Mr Furious said...

53. Skinny Puppy (on the sidewalk)

5:00! I'm punching out. I think I actually earned about one hour's worth of my salary today...

Thanks, blogosphere!

ORF said...

Purple Wall=Deep Purple!!!

Mr Furious said...

Sorry, I'll let you number 'em, OM.

Good Luck, I'll check back in later. Somebody needs to find a higher resolution version of this thing...

ORF said...

Necklace in a box=Jewel. I'm sorry to keep posting like this, y'all...they just keep coming to me. I think I need to walk away....

Mr Furious said...

I thought that was a seal as well, but it could be a rooster...

[tearing...self...away...]

Otto Man said...

Skinny Puppy is right, but only replaces Stray Cats which I'd suggested earlier.

54. Seal
55. Deep Purple

Nice work, people.

Otto Man said...

56. Jewel

Well done. See you in five minutes, Furious.

Otto Man said...

I forgot we were dealing with the English:

57. Cornershop

I'm outta here.

Otto Man said...

58. Nine Inch Nails

Now I'm gone. For real.

Mrs_Thrillhous said...

are those Cranberries on the road?

Otto Man said...

Nice!

59. Cranberries

For a better zoomable image, check out: http://www.rockontop.com/

It's let Malibu Stacy and I discover these:

60. The Police (back by the cars)
61. Crowded House (over the TV shop)
62. Dinosaur Jr. (to the left of the queen)
63. Great White (shark image on the bus stop)

Otto Man said...

64. The Alarm (above the zombie)

The Cranberries are actually in the boxes by the fruit stand. The stuff by the nails looks like M&Ms.

Steusch said...

The Roots
The Streets?

What the hell is that golden man? And the group of white-clad people? And the acrobats? And the dudes on the roof? And the dudes in sunglasses? And the spilt candy?

And where are The Beatles?

ORF said...

The televisions with the people in them under the crowded house is the Talking Heads! I thought of that one on the subway. And good call on the BEatles...where ARE they?

I think the Roots are the things growing out of the sewer grate. Either that or the Vines. Is there a band called the Vines?

Mr Furious said...

The stuff by the nails looks like M&Ms.

Eminem?

And, yes there is a band called The Vines.

I was just checking out the bigger version (after rying to avoid reading any answers...) and we have to take Styx off the list. Both things I thought were sticks (the vines/roots and the nails are NOT sticks.

Not sure if you counted this, OM, but those cars aren't Chevelles either. they might be Mustangs.

Otto Man said...

65. The Roots
66. The Streets

Nice call, Steusch. ORF, we've already nailed down the Talking Heads, but no word on the Beatles yet. They've got to be somewhere....

Is the yellow man on the street corner simply Yellow Man? Could the white-clad people be the Manic Street Preachers?

I'm backing away from the acrobats being Twisted Sister. It's got to be something else.

Otto Man said...

Eminem! Nice work.

And yes, we have a double dose of Styx/Roots there, but I think it's the Roots coming out of the sewer grate. The silver sticks are Nine Inch Nails.

So add, Eminem in the place of Styx, and we're still at 66.

Otto Man said...

Could the guys on the roof be Men at Work? It looks like they're constructing something and the guy on the right looks like he's hammering.

Otto Man said...

Not sure if you counted this, OM, but those cars aren't Chevelles either. they might be Mustangs.

We just counted them as The Cars.

Otto Man said...

I just realized "Silverback" isn't a band name -- I conflated "Silverchair" and "Nickleback." We're down to 65.

Otto Man said...

66. The Go Gos
(three girls holding hands by the rolling stones)

Alright, time to go.

Mr Furious said...

Alright, I'm through messing around. Bringing this bad boy into Photoshop.

I'm willing to go with Manic Street Preachers.

Right behind them are some colored panels. they look like doors...

The Doors.

The guys in the suits are covered in blood. That and the fact that they are packing machine guns in those guitar cases makes them...

The Killers.

Does the pink sky mean anything to anyone?

That's clearly a platinum blonde girl blowing a bubble on the fire escape. What that means I don't know.

Looks like a blow-up doll in the window of the corner store...

Steusch said...

There are at least two things stumping me:

a) the bag of onions in the right forefront...?

b) has anyone noticed that the queen's crown is an out-of-place color (purple) and it looks broken?

also, the sky is pink. hmmm...

Yellowman seems sort of obscure to be the answer.

Steusch said...

oh, somebody already said Pink. my bad, dog.

Otto Man said...

The Doors is right, and we had Men without Hets (yeah, I'm sorry) in for the Killers. I already have Pink in for the sky.

67. The Doors
68. The Killers

Steusch said...

Traffic?

Otto Man said...

The bag of onions is driving me crazy. The queen's crown is interesting. And what about the plant in front of the flower cart? "Bush"?

And I'll call it:

69. Manic Street Preachers

Otto Man said...

Traffic is interesting. We already have the Cars -- can we double down?

ORF said...

No, the people in white are the Grateful Dead. There's a priest in the middle of them and they look like angels. It hit me on the way home.

How many times did I say M&Ms in my head and NOT get Eminem?!?1 I'm a retard!

What is the guy w/ the boombox crossing the street?

And good call on the Killers! I KNEW there was a reason they had blood on them.

I think the girl w/ the bubble gum is Blondie.

And I'm still stumped by the yellow guy and the blow up doll in the window. Also, is that a rat behind the nails and M&Ms? Is there a band called Rat?

Mrs_Thrillhous said...

What??? How old are you? (see #41)

Could it be said that the guy smashing pumpkins is using a Tool? and/or has a Band-Aid on his arm?

ORF said...

Easy, easy, Mrs. T!! I was pretty pleased with myself for getting Deep Purple, so back off ;)

Also, i just figured out boombox guy, but we've already got Radiohead.

Otto Man said...

No, the people in white are the Grateful Dead. There's a priest in the middle of them and they look like angels. It hit me on the way home.

Great call. That's it.

What is the guy w/ the boombox crossing the street?

Radiohead.

I think the girl w/ the bubble gum is Blondie.

That's as good as I've been able to get, but I'm still not sure.

ORF said...

Behind the white snake, there is a black window while the others on that building look normal. could it be The Darkness?

Also, would the subway posts be for Train?

Mrs_Thrillhous said...

Could the queen's rotted-out crown be topped with a big pearl?

Otto Man said...

Could the queen's rotted-out crown be topped with a big pearl?

Is it Pearl Jam?

Mr Furious said...

I consider orf lucky for never hearing of Ratt.

I'm voting no for Traffic. There's only three cars and two of them are parked.

I think some things are in there as mere scenery (the onions, boxes of clementines under the cranberries...). But the pineapples seem deliberate. I had friends with a campus band callled The Pineapples and they are responsible for my love o "Born on the Bayou", but somehow I don't think that's them...

Mrs_Thrillhous said...

maybe the bubble blower is an Air Supply? :)

Steusch said...

way i see it, the group dressed in white could be any of the following:

the cult
grateful dead
manic street preachers
the proclaimers

must sleep. thanks for the sweet link, and for the entertainment.

Studiodave said...

Could the bubble blower be Silverpop?

Otto Man said...

I keep coming back to Blondie for the bubble blower.

Who is the golden/yellow man on the corner? The acrobats?

Mrs_Thrillhous said...

Since they're on the street, I vote for Manic Street Preachers.

Is Pavement a stretch?

Otto Man said...

Alright, I'm calling it.

69. Blondie

The Manic Street Preachers/Grateful Dead debate is one for the ages, but I think in a toss-up we have to go with the Dead for simply being the better-known band.

I like the idea of Pavement and the Streets, but that might be too obscure for this contest.

Six more, folks. Bring it on.

InanimateCarbonRod said...

Did we figure out the queen with the guns yet? I was thinking about this -- if you remember your English history, there was a fight between the houses of York and Lancaster referred to as the War of the Roses. Any way this is Guns n' Roses?

Otto Man said...

Did we figure out the queen with the guns yet? I was thinking about this -- if you remember your English history, there was a fight between the houses of York and Lancaster referred to as the War of the Roses. Any way this is Guns n' Roses?

Apparently, somebody's not reading the marathon comments.

The queen with the guns is (1) Queen and (2) Sex Pistols. (A closer look makes it clear that the gun barrels are basically pink dildos.)

Meanwhile, the flower cart has several bouquets of roses and shotguns, and that's Guns 'n' Roses.

Otto Man said...

I'm going with my gut here. The guys on the roof look like they're hammering together a wooden frame:

70. Men at Work

Mr Furious said...

For scrolling relief (and to be useful since I don't have anything definitive to add):

1. Gorillaz
2. B-52s
3. Led Zepplin
4. Whitesnake
5. Pet Shop Boys
6. Alice in Chains
7. Matchbox 20
8. Smashing Pumpkins
9. Rolling Stones
10. Eels
11. Eagles
12. Scissor Sisters
13. Spoon
14. Black Flag
15. Pixies
16. Garbage
17. Phish
18. Guns N Roses
19. White Zombie
20. The Cars
21. 50 Cent
22. Blur
23. Green Day
24. Cowboy Junkies
25. Red Hot Chili Peppers
26. Lemonheads
27. Iron Maiden
28. Cake
29. Blind Melon
30. Hole
31. Skinny Puppy (replace Stray Cats)
32. Beach Boys
33. Queen
34. Prince
35. Pink
36. Postal Service
37. Ratt
38. Twisted Sister

Just accidentally discovered that you can "close" comments by clicking them—that's helpful...

39. --
40. Talking Heads
41. Korn (fruit stand)
42. U2
43. Dead Kennedys
44. Madonna
45. Black (or Counting) Crows
46. KISS
47. Radiohead
48. Cypress Hill
49. Sex Pistols
50. White Stripes
51. Bee Gees
52. Seal
53. Deep Purple
54. Jewel
55. Cornershop
56. Nine Inch Nails
57. Cranberries
58. The Police
59. Crowded House
60. Dinosaur Jr.
61. Great White
62. The Alarm
63. The Roots
64. The Streets (or Pavement)
65. Eminem
66. The Go Gos
67. The Doors
68. The Killers
69. Manic Street Preachers (or Grateful Dead)
69. Blondie
70. Men at Work

Number 39 was Lemonheads (listed twice), put the next one in there so we don't have to re-number. This list still includes Twisted Sister (38), which Otto and I think is probably wrong. So we are really only at 68 unless i missed something...

Otto Man said...

Nice work, Furious. I would've done it, but I'm a lazy lazy man.

Otto Man said...

OK, I'm convinced that it's Yellowman, so put him in.

And next to the cake -- Scorpions. Can't believe Thrillhous didn't hone in on that one right away.

That puts us back at a legit 70.

Otto Man said...

Actually, Men at Work is wrong. I think it's the Carpenters up on the roof.

But I found a new one. To the right of Cypress Hill, there's a building whose windows look like three sets of "11."

71. 311

Otto Man said...

Found another site where people have been able to check guesses against the Virgin site. Two of our earlier guesses are correct:

72. Pavement
73. Twisted Sister

And for the record, the group in white is officially The Cult.

There's apparently something in the picture that represents D12, but I haven't got a clue. If we can find that one, there's just one more remaining.

Mr Furious said...

See, you're not so lazy...

Mr Furious said...

Just curious, is this a "Nachos" record for comments?

Otto Man said...

Yes, this is absolutely the record for most comments on this site. I think the previous best was a FRT that had about 35 comments.

ORF said...

I like the Dead better than Manic Street Preachers, but I agree that the Cult is best. Makes more sense since the people don't LOOK dead, just angelic.

Also, a group/guy named Yellowman DOES exist, so I think that's it.

The queen's crown has something weird on it, but my screen at home is so tiny and I cannot figure out how to enlarge the pic any more, so I can't make out what it is.

Finally, we dind't have the Scorpions? I thot those were obvious!

Well done on 3-11!

ORF said...

Oh and also, I think we can have BOTH The Streets and Pavement b/c there is that Main St. sign behind the subway entrance (The Streets) and there is well, Pavement, all over. So where does that put us?

Otto Man said...

We've already put down both Pavement and the Streets, so nothing to add there.

Here's a question for someone with a zoomable image: Is the girl with the Cowboy Junkies dressed in a leopard print? Like Tarzan's Jane? Could that be Jane's Addiction?

Mr Furious said...

"...someone with a zoomable image: Is the girl with the Cowboy Junkies dressed in a leopard print?"

Inconclusive. I'd say it's a solid brown suede-ish top and something else for eh bottom, but I can't say it's leopard...

Maybe we can send it to the "lab" on ANY tv cop show. You know, where they enlarge even the crappiest surveillance footage 3000% to a perfect image at hi-def resolution..."Yeah, can you zoom in on that guy in the background? Enhance that...yes...It's him!"

ORF said...

What did we decide on The Darkness (i.e. the black window behind the snake)?

Otto Man said...

I like the Darkness. They blacked out those windows for a reason.