it's a great life, if you don't weaken (matociquala) wrote,
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trivia quiz, spec-fic-pop-music style.

Because apparently I will do anything but edit.

Poll #834139 POP QUIZ! (literally)

Love song to an Ice Age Snow Queen?

Time-traveling spree killer?

Angsty pop in which the singer's girlfriend gets eaten by his hologram machine?

Power blues-rock ballad about a little guy on a long walk?

A cyberpunk ballad by a social critic known for songs about domestic violence?

A song about creeping cyberpsychosis by a Pennsylvanian band geek?

Movie of the same title has nothing to do with this song, which is about a guerilla rebellion.

Bilingual global thermonuclear war?

1983 sequel to a classic 1969 song about a stranded astronaut?

This bouncy rap tune details a series of interplanetary gastronomical prodigies.

They were a one-hit MTV wonder in the US, but this New Wave band had four top 100 hits in the UK, including this lighhearted ballad of armored cavalry and decapitation on the battlefields of the future?

As long as it's the end of the world in the New Wave, tell me the name of a song of a peaceful-post-apocalypse by this band fronted by a famously spastic white-suited singer.

The pop project of a successful soundtrack composer produced this paen to the work of Wells?

A song of love, nightmares, and despair among the A.I. set by a Goth-Rock band known for concept albums featuring vampires and church-sanctioned serial killers.

Known for a perennial dance favorite about the return of the walking dead wit ha dark synthetic sound, this band--featuring a former member of XTC--also penned this hushed meditation on the failure of technology.

Bonus Question:

Only three singers hold place in the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, the Country Music Hall of Fame, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. This song of Biblical Apocalypse is not the most famous tune performed by the most famous of those men.

SONG NAME AND ARTIST, please Judge's decisions are final.

There might be a prize drawing from among the correct answers!

ETA: I have a signed copy of the Carnival ARC to give away. Variously, it will go to the person with the most correct answers, (since I am informed that, other than the three gimme questions, this is harder than I thought) or--if there is a tie--I will draw names.

Remember that all the songs listed have some SF or Fantasy element, however slight. (It's probably spottiest on #11. [I'm also informed that that's only an implied decapitation, and I'm projecting. FINE. Somebody dies. You decide how.] )
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