The Nineties Trivia Challenge!


Okay, I'm a Nineties tragic, so to celebrate my 400th post, here's some Nineties music trivia questions for you to sink your rollers into. Please leave answers in the comments, and I'll post the answers to each question as I receive them. Please - no cheating! There's not much I can do about it, but you'll feel like a cheap fraud.

And yes, there is a prize!

I'll draw one name from all the readers who submit a correct answer, and the winner will be sent a greatest hits CD from a big Nineties band (it's a suprise so far...)*

Hey Girls, Hey Boys, Superstar DJs, Here We Go!


1. In 1999, which song did Triple J listeners vote the best Australian song of the Nineties?

You Am I - Berlin Chair. Rex was listening :)

2. Faith No More drew criticism from animal rights groups for their treatment of which animal in the flim clip for Epic?

A Fish. Well done Skye.

3. In which US state did Jeff Buckley die?

Tennesee - thanks Kitekat.

4. True or false: These were actual lyrics from a big early Nineties dance hit: "I'm serious as cancer/When I say rythym is a dancer"
Yeah, it's true. The band Snap! inflicted this upon us...the Nineties had lows that more than matched the highs.


5. Which now-respected Hollywood actor was better known in the early Nineties as a sitcom star and some-time rapper with the hit Boom! Shake Shake Shake the Room?
Will Smith - Skye

6. The band 311 were named after the Nebraska state police code for which criminal offence?
Indecent Exposure - Thanks BSE.

7. Famously, the alternative title for Nirvana's In Utero was I Hate Myself and I Want To Die. But what was its other alternative title?
Verse Chorus Verse - Skye


8. Who sang lead vocals on the Chemical Brothers song Setting Sun?
Noel Gallagher - Skye

9. Which Australian band turned down a $250,000 offer from the Liberal Party to use their song Betta Daze as the theme song for the 1993 election campaign?

10. In the "Britpop Wars", who made it to #1 on the UK singles chart first - Blur or Oasis? With which song?

11. Name the 1994 "breakthrough" albums for The Smashing Pumpkins and Soundgarden

12. Which mid-90s grrl band were named after a character in a well-loved Roald Dahl book?
Verrucca Salt (after the character in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory)
- BSE

13. Crispin Mills of Kula Shaker is the son of which 1960s child film star?

14. What band was the first ever winner of Triple J's Unearthed competition?
Grinspoon. Kitekat again.


15. Can't have a Nineties music quiz without this...name the song which features these immortal lyrics: "He's reading Balzac/Knocking back prozac"
Country House by Blur - Skye's rather showing off :)

16. What was the last INXS album released prior to the death of Michael Hutchence?
Elegantly Wasted


17. NIN performed the song "Perfect Drug" on the soundtrack of which 1997 David Lynch film?
Lost Highyway - again, Skye


18. Name the lead singer of the Stone Temple Pilots
Scott Weiland

19. Okay, what are Scooby Snacks?
Valiums! Thank you, BSE! (At last!)

20. And finally, if you don't agree the Nineties were the greatest musical decade ever...how many fingers am I holding up?



*Everyone's welcome to answers questions, but the prize is for Australian readers only. When I pick the winner, I'll get you to email me with your details. If don't leave a name, I can't give you the prize! Entry is not permitted for residents of the Xander and Nico house.

Comments

  1. I only know two questions. I feel ashamed. Jeff Buckley drowned in Tennessee (3) and Grinspoon won the first Unearthed (14). I think. Yay for me.

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  2. Yes, but you weren't a child of the Nineties; you were a child in the Nineties...alot of people haven't been able to answer any questions, so well done.

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  3. 1. These Days - Powderfinger. 2. I think it was something to do with a fish? 5. Will Smith. 7. Verse chorus verse. 8. Noel Gallagher. 15. Blur - Country House. 16. Elegantly Wasted. 17. Lost Highway. 18. Scott Weiland. 19. I know its a song by the fun lovin criminals, but it could be something else? 20. Perhaps 2, the middle ones? :P

    Took a bit of thinking but I remember a bit from the 90's - GREAT memories.

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  4. Skye, you're right except for question 1 (I bet people would never get it, I still have the countdown recorded on tape and when Richard Kingsmill announced what was #1, he said "Wow! Who would've picked it?"

    Actually, for question 19, that was the song FLC sang, but I wanted what the song was about...

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  5. 6. The band 311 were named after the Nebraska state police code for which criminal offence? Indecent Exposure

    19. Okay, what are Scooby Snacks? Pills.

    12. Which mid-90s grrl band were named after a character in a well-loved Roald Dahl book? Veruca Salt

    That should be enough for now.

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  6. BSE - yes for 6 and 12.

    19 - ooh! So close...what kind of pills?

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  7. I think I did alright :)
    #1. I was thinking of the Hottest 100 - My friends & I had a Hottest 100 party that year and I remember it like it was yesterday. I was so glad that Killing Heidi didn't get the #1 spot, because I was sure they might :S

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  8. The poll I'm speaking of, was conducted on the J Files in late 1999 (I think...)

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  9. Question 11.

    I don't really care for the Smashing Pumpkins, but Soundgarden broke through with their 1991 album BadMotorFinger. By 'broke through' I am referring to the alternative charts.
    Granted the singles Black Hole Sun and Spoonman, two of their worst songs, are the only thing that has been played on any regular basis by radio stations around the world. And they came from SuperUnknown.

    I repeat... screw Smashing Pumpkins. Screw them in the eye.

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  10. it took me 10 minutes to think of the name.

    Is question 1 - You Am I, Berlin Chair?

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  11. Question 11 - you may be technically right, but not in the context of the question - so you don't get the credit.

    But question 1 - you're right! Someone got it (actually, I think I've told you that one at some stage...) Nonetheless...

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  12. In context, Valium. In other contexts, the phrase refers to "E". Hence the suitably generic reply ... "pills".

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  13. Might as well add some.

    4. True or false: These were actual lyrics from a big early Nineties dance hit: "I'm serious as cancer/When I say rythym is a dancer". True. Nothing but tacky 90s dance schmance could come up with something that tacky. Snap!

    10. In the "Britpop Wars", who made it to #1 on the UK singles chart first - Blur or Oasis? With which song? I'll take a guess (purely a guess!) and say Blur with Song #2.

    20. Two.

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  14. i think Song 2 was Blur's 'come back' song. Released after they dissappeared off the face of the planet for a few years.

    can i have a point?

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  15. 20. Yes! Valium.

    How can you say "Song 2" was Blur's comeback, they never really went away. There was only 18 months between "Country House" and "Song 2"

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  16. Country House was better though.

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  17. Me gargling Milo sounds better than Song 2 :)

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