Post by BSJ on May 27, 2018 0:48:36 GMT
Hello everybody! Welcome to my ELO quiz! There are varied levels of difficulty. Some questions will have you thinking, “What the what!? Only someone as crazy as a ShardEnder knows this answer!” And other questions you will think, “Ah, I feel a renewed hope and a willingness to carry on!”. If nothing else, think of this as a history lesson .
The night of June, Saturday 2, I will insert the answers under the questions in this post.
You ready!? Four!
1 - What are the first names of Jeff’s parents?
Nancy and Philip (Philip with one L)
2 - Who celebrated his 30th birthday the day Jeff was born?
3 - What was the modification Bev made to his first drumkit?
He took off the bass pedal because he “…couldn’t imagine how I‘d keep my foot going at the same time as my hands.”
4 - Name the band Bev was in that was an opening act for The Beatles? Which Beatle complimented Bev’s drum playing?
“Danney Lane & The Diplomats”
Sir Paul. He said, “That was a great drum solo. Our drummer couldn’t do it 5/4 time like that.”
5 - Jeff was in a number of bands when just starting his career. Which band was he not in?
Nightriders? Rockin Hellcats? Handicaps? Andicaps? The Renegades? The Chads? Four Strangers?
6 - Who did Jeff replace in the Nightriders?
7 - What was the first record company Jeff played on when with the Nightriders?
Columbia. This is his label now.
8 - “Here We __________________" was one of the first tracks Idle Race recorded.
“Here We Go Round The Lemon Tree”
9 - Who wrote it?
10 - What was the record company?
11 - It was only released in USA and Europe. Why?
Because The Move had already recorded it and Idle Race didn’t want to be known as a cover band.
12 - Liberty Records was initially an American label. What Idle Race song did they announce as their first British single?
“Sitting In My Tree”
13 - What was the misspelling on that record label?
14 - Jeff got to meet his hero’s, The Beatles, when recording at Abbey Road Studios. What band was Jeff recording with? What album were they recording? What album were The Beatles recording? And, the year?
“The White” album
15 - Who was a fan of Idle Race and a regular visitor during the recording of “Idle Race”?
16 - This next question is for all of you trouser loving well trousered lovers.
What type and color of trouser did Jeff wear for his first attempt as a record producer when making the album “Idle Race”. What did he call them? (Swear to god this is true!)
17 - Who did Jeff replace in The Move?
18 - What was the first recording Jeff played on when he joined The Move?
19 - Richard Tandy played mellotron and keyboards on what Move song?
20 - Where was the demo for this song created?
Jeff’s parents front room in Shard End. (Jeffery! Get down here and clean this mess up!)
21 - What were Jeff’s and Roy’s choice of beverage when in the studio? Or anywhere, really.
Jeff – case or two of beer
Roy – Vodka
22 - What was Bev’s?
Brandy & dry ginger
23 - They had a nickname for the state they ended up in after a drinking bout topped with a curry dinner. What was it?
“Half Seas Over Ruby”? “Crapulous Pissed”? “Bloated Bliss”?
24 - Jeff and Roy started working on ELO’s first album in October 1970. What month and year was the first single released? What was the name?
August 1972 (if you answered just the year, it counts)
25 - Why would Bev get frustrated during The Move and ELO’s first album sessions?
Slow progress. He’d leave for the night and find them working on the same piece next morning.
26 - What is The Move’s last album? And the year?
“Message From The Country”
27 - When was The Move's last gig?
October 1971 (if you answered just the year, it counts)
28 - The Move put out a Maxi single with three songs. Two of them are “California Man” and “Do Ya”. What is the third song?
29 - Who was the first cellist that ELO hired?
Andy Craig. He only played on ELO’s first album.
30 - Hugh McDowell was expelled from what school? Why was he?
London School of Music. Told the lecturer to “fuck off!”
31 - Where did ELO rehearse for their first tour? And what did they spend a lot of their time doing?
“Working Mans Club”
32 - For a gig at The Dome in Brighton what mode of transportation did ELO use? Why were they an hour late?
Helicopter. The pilot couldn’t find the racecourse on which to land. They circled over Brighton for an hour. Less than 150 people were there. The venue held up to 2000.
33 - What was the name of the “Great Lost ELO Movie”?
A science fiction called “Freedom City”. It was to use the music from ELO’s first album and have Jeff, Roy and Bev as the main stars.
Oh, our Damey. He will never be compared to a Barrymore or Burton, I'm afraid. Jeff had one line. He was to drink a glass of wine, glance to his right and say “Time to go.” When he turned his head, he poured the wine down his ear.
34 - Who did Roy take with him when he left ELO and formed a new band?
Hugh McDowell, Trever Smith and Bill Hunt
35 - What was the name of Roy’s new band?
36 - What was the name of the instrumental Roy wrote making fun of “Roll Over Beethoven”?
“Bend Over Beethoven”
37 - Name the breed of dog bought by Roy which turned out to be deaf?
Old English Sheepdog
38 - What was the original name of ELO’s second album “ELO 2”?
39 - On “ELO 2”, Roy played bass and cello on how many songs? What are the titles?
“In Old England Town (Boogie No 2) & “From The Sun To The World (Boogie No 1)
40 - Who was in the studio next door recording when ELO were recording “Roll Over Beethoven”? And, who came over to listen and give his “nod of approval”?
Paul "No Clue" McCartney & Wings
41 - Who was the first to think that the lyric “It’s unreal, the suffering.” was “It’s surreal, this submarine.”?
Michael d’Albuquerque. Jeff lost his voice during the 1973 US tour and at one concert he asked Michael if he’d sing “Showdown”. Michael didn’t know the words. He discovered the correct verse when Jeff wrote them down.
42 - Besides being a bass player, Michael d’Albuquerque also was skilled as a...?
cheap Wine taster
43 - This next question is only for our own vlogdance . (Now everyone step back, give her some breathing room. Would you like a cup of tea, Vlog? Help clear your mind?)
Who replaced the violinist Wif “The Cactus” Gibson and in what year? *nail bitter*
Mic Kaminski! Astonishing! Well done, Vlog!
44 - Who was the only cello player on the album, “On The Third Day”?
45 - What was the last ELO album recorded in Britain?
46 - What did Jeff say when seeing the cover of “Eldorado”?
"The bloody ‘ell!”? “Load of crap!”? “I can’t have this!” *STOMP!*?
“I can’t have this!” *STOMP!*
Got ya! Just kidding! He said, “Load of crap!”
47 - What was the nickname for Jet Records?
48 - Bev recorded “Let There Be Drums”. Who wrote and first recorded it? And, who played sax on Bev's B side, “Heavy Head”?
49 - What was Kelly’s real first name. Why was he asked to change it? And why did he use Kelly?
To avoid confusion because there was already a Michael (Mik).
Kelly was a nickname at school.
50 - What comedian did Jeff produce two songs for? Who else played on those songs?
Richard and Bev
51 - What American musician was an opening act on the Eldorado tour (He liked to wear knit hats)?
Mike Nesmith, formerly of the Monkeys.
52 - What was the first single off “Face The Music”?
53 - What song on “Face The Music” did Kelly take the lead in singing?
54 - What did ELO use for the first time on stage for the “Face The Music Tour”?
55 - What was the name of the sound track album Jeff recorded for in 1976 ? It was an album of covers of what band?
“All This and WWII”
56 - What songs did Jeff record?
"With A Little Help From My Friends” and “Nowhere Man”
57 - ELO used a new vocoder on “Out Of The Blue”. What did Jeff say it sounded like?
“Like it had bronchitis”? “Like it had asthma”? “Like it had emphysema”?
“Like it had asthma”
58 - “Sweet Talking Woman" was initially called...?
“Dead End Street”
59 - On "OOTB" Mik only played on three songs. What are they?
“Sweet Talkin Woman”, “Across The Border”, “Wild West Hero”
60 - What instrument did Mel Gale play on “Wild West Hero”?
61 - What songs did Hugh McDowell play on?
62 - What country sold, at discounted prices, defective pressings of “OOTB”?
63 - What did Jeff finally get out of his “arse”?
Flute? Violin? Cow bell?
64 - Jeff and Roy contributed dishes for a cookbook. Name the book and dishes.
“Rock ‘N’ Roll Cuisine”
Roy – “Parrots”. Roy describes it as "A potatoe with a carrot stuffed up in it". You core out the potatoe. Par boil carrot and pototoe then "grab the poor unsuspecting spud and insert the carrot right through the hole." Then continue boiling until both soft. (I made it and there's a photo of it somewhere on here. It was "Meh".)
Jeff - “Scorched Sea Trumpet”. You need 4lb Sea Trumpet, blanket and caviar. You set the Trumpet on fire. Run away for 15 minutes. Smother it in blanket, throw it out and eat the caviar. Genius.
65 - What American musician, that Jeff worked with in later years, attend one of the Wembley shows?
Bob Dylan. He was performing close by.
66 - How many Wembley shows did ELO play?
67 - The last two shows for the “OOTB” tour were cancelled. Why?
There was a tax disagreement with the Canadian government.
68 - How many years were ELO (off and on) the road?
69 - Jeff was in the middle of playing what game? With who? When he took a break to write down ideas for what song?
Trever Francis (friend and footballer)
“Confusion” (this story might or might not be true)
70 - Now this next question is for Horacewimp only. (Again, please give the old boy some room. Would you like a pint to help you think, Horace?)
What song was Jeff describing when he said, “A story about someone who’s a bit of a twit and could never get anything done”.
"The Diary Of Horace Wimp" Unbelievable your brain power, H W!
71 - What was the first single bought by Horace Wimp?
"Sweet Talkin’ Woman"
72 - What song did Jeff say was “A great galloping ball of distortion”?
“Don’t Bring Me Down” It was their most successful hit!
73 - ELO was offered to headline at the Knebworth Music Festival before a crowd of 120,000. They turned it down. Who took their place?
74 - How much did Fred, the robot cost?
$5,000. (I'm shocked they paid such an absurd price!)
75 - What would Fred say at the end of the shows?
“Thank you and good night from ELO” (and then he'd say, "Will the ninja groupies please stop messing with people and report backstage." )
76 - What was the working title for “Secret Messages”?
77 - The members name are listed as anagrams on “Secret Messages”. Can you figure them out?
T. D. Ryan - Richard
FYJ Fennel - Jeff
C. U. Rutlock - Kelly
EV Nable - Bev
78 - Why was an additional ELO concert in Birmingham arranged during the Time tour December 1981?
Because ice, snow and low temperatures made it very hard to reach the venue so an extra date for ticket holders was arranged.
79 - Jeff wrote three songs for the movie “Electric Dreams” in 1984. What are the songs and who was the contributing writer?
“Video”, “Let it Run”, and the B side of “Video”, “Sooner or Later”.
80 - Who played a German storm trooper in a video for Roy Wood's song “Under Fire”?
81 - During what tour did Mike Edwards leave? And who replaced him?
Eldorado. After the tour in US and Canada.
82 - How long did it take for Jeff to make “Zoom”?
Two and a half years. (Whole counties have been invaded and made into new ones in less time!)
83 - Name the two support acts for the Wembley 2017 concert?
Tom Chaplin and The Shires
Well? That wasn't so bad, was it?
I want to thank H W and Uno for contributing some questions. (FYI. Those are the questions that you have no clue what the answer is. )
I wanted to include questions for more members and various other parts of ELO’s career, but it was getting out of hand. So, what I am hoping is that you forumheads will keep the quiz going by posting a question, or two, after this one is finished.
Thank you for playing!