* The general impression of this British group back in the 60's was that they were a 'singles' band. That was until they released this album in 1967 that was released on different labels in the U.K and the U.S. The album showcased the elements of their sound that really never made it onto their singles, but highlighted some of their songwriting abilities, for which they seldom received credit. Their band name was inspired by a new T.V. show in England. Name the band...
*Between 1972 and 1976, this artist's hitmaking machine was virtually unstoppable. The first track in January of '72 began a four-year streak of 16 Top 20 hits in a row. Out of those 16 hits only 1 failed to crack the Top Ten. Kind of amazing! We'll fast forward to 1989 for a pretty much unheralded collection of tracks on a very cool album that really didn't get much airplay. Name the artist....
*This group's 3rd album in 1970 sounded, on its surface, like their first 2 album efforts, employing the same dense arrangements with their mixture of a deep bottom primarily formed by the drummer and bassist. But we should not overlook the penetrating guitar and keyboard work with multiple members able to sing lead vocals at regular intervals. We'll play a track that reveals boredom while claiming romantic contentment...(think about that one friends!) Name the band and extra credit if you can name the track...
*This very, very cool 1988 album by this artist is one that actually kind of splits into 2 halves. The 1st half is kind of a personal travelogue of early life, but part 2 then shifts away from songs about the artist's life and kind of picks up where his previous albums left off...with themes of race and class in America. Name the singer/songwriting artist and extra credit for the name of the album...
BATTLE OF THE BANDS
Every Day I Write The Book by Elvis Costello vs Sunday Papers by Joe Jackson
1. Herman’s Hermits
2. Elton John
3. The Band, Time To Kill
4. Randy Newman, Land Of Dreams
Battle of the Bands : Elvis Costello won with 54% of votes