Monday, July 26, 2021

Nothing to Lose...with The Gecko Brothers, Seth & Richie - Vol. 1: Gotta Get Some Action From Dusk Till Dawn!

...and the cow was returned to its rightful owner.

And that's the latest from S-P-M-M news...
fast, up-to-the-minute, completely fake
and proud of it. Now stand by for

 with the 

on the station that's #1 for music and fun - S-P-M-M!


"(Gotta Get Some Action) Now!" - The Camtwisters
(from 2010 album Dancing On Your Graves -
Rockabilly Tribute to The Hellacopters)

Bad to the bone - that was the Swedish rockabilly band The Camtwisters
kicking off our first show with their 2010 cover of "(Gotta Get Some
Action) Now!," a song originally recorded and released in 1996
by the Swedish garage band The Hellacopters.

Hi again, we're the Gecko Brothers, Seth and Richie, stars of the
horror TV show From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series. I'm Seth Gecko
(below left) - cool, suave, macho... the brains of the operation.

And I'm Richie Gecko (above right) - violent, psychotic,
unpredictable, a loose cannon and proud of it. Somebody
shot a hole in my soul... (and in my hand).

We've got nothing to lose and there's a good chance
I'll kill you, but don't worry, it's nothing personal,
just something a certain sexy vampire goddess
might tell me to do. Her wish is my command.

Richie and I got each other's back. It's how we roll.
I look out for him and he looks out for me. Got it?
We're the hunters and the hunted. The FBI and the
Texas Rangers are on our tails, and we're on a
mission to find and wipe out a colony of Mexican
vampires - good clean fun. We're jazzed to have
you with us for the first edition of our S-P-M-M
radio program Nothing to Lose. If you're ready,
and even if you're not, we're gonna take you
hostage on a musical journey to the dark and
dangerous world of bad boy rock 'n' roll, rockabilly,
retrobilly, psychobilly, sleazabilly, hillbilly, killbilly,
black hat psychedelic outlaw cowboy, bebop, blues,
boogie, hot rod, swing, jitterbug jive, roots rock,
jump blues, gnarly surf rock and old school punk.
Did I leave anything out? Best of the old and new!

My brother and I are gonna Butch and Sundance our way through this
seven song play list and come out the other side smellin' like roses.
By the time we're done, you won't even know what hit you.
Brace yourself... the Gecko brothers are back!

Are you ready,

I was born ready.

Got your balls on?

Screwed on tight.

Okay, let's do this!


Here's some rough stuff from the Swiss rockabilly band Hillbilly Moon Explosion.
Dig this down and dirty duet with HME's lead zinger Emanuela Hutter joined by
Mark "Sparky" Phillips from the UK psychobilly band Demented Are Go. It's
a cool cut from their 2019 album of The Sparky SessionsLove Songs and
Murder Ballads. Emanuela and Sparky invade your ears, eyes and mind
with their bold 'n' brazen, rude 'n' crude cover of-- "Jackson!"

"Jackson" - The Hillbilly Moon Explosion
feat. Mark "Sparky" Phillips from Demented Are Go,
from Mar. 2019 album The Sparky Sessions)

That was "Jackson" sounding badder than ever thanks
to the Zurich-based band Hillbilly Moon Explosion
and featured guest artist Sparky Phillips from the
UK band Demented Are Go. "Jackson" was co-
written by West Virginia country and folk artist
Billy Edd Wheeler along with Brill building vet
Jerry Leiber and first recorded by Wheeler in 1965.
In '67 it was a pop and easy listening hit for Nancy
Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood and was a big hit on
the country chart for Johnny Cash & June Carter.

Up next, another bad hombre
by the name of Johnny Meeks.


Meeks played guitar in the 50s rock & roll
group Gene Vincent & The Blue Caps
and he was also one of The Champs.
In the 80s Meeks and his new band,
The Hypnotics, covered a song first
waxed in '58 by Gene Vincent's
group-- "Say Mama!"

"Say Mama" (aka "Say Momma") - Johnny Meeks And The Hypnotics
(from 1982 album Art Fein Presents The Best Of L.A. Rockabilly)

You just heard Johnny Meeks & The Hypnotics
doing an early 80s version of "Say Mama,"
a song Meeks co-wrote with "Country Earl" -
country song scribe Johnny Earl, a number
originally recorded by Meek's former band
Gene Vincent And The Blue Caps. Meeks
died in 2015, but his name and his music
live on in the Rockabilly Hall of Fame

SETH: The way I see it, you gotta find something
worth fighting for in this life, and I have - me.

I'd fight for a "Boogie Woogie Country Girl" if she
looked anything like Santanico Pandemonium or
Amber Heard. Up next, another foreign dude
who's doing his part to keep the sounds of
American rock & roll and rockabilly alive.


He's Micke Muster, a Swedish singer and piano player who was heavily
influenced by Jerry Lee Lewis and imitates The Killer's style. Listen as
Micke covers a rollicking number first waxed by Kansas City blues
shouter Big Joe Turner-- "Boogie Woogie Country Girl!"

"Boogie Woogie Country Girl" - Micke Muster
(from 2007 album The Rock'n'roll Covers! Vol 3)

Originally recorded by Big Joe Turner and released in March 1956 on the B side
of his hit single "Corrine Corrina," that was a 2007 update of "Boogie Woogie"
Country Girl," by Swedish rock & roller Micke Muster.

If you just tuning in, you've got Nothing To Lose...
with The Gecko Brothers, Seth & Richie, and
we're right in the middle of a 7-in-a-row
commercial free block party here on
S-P-M-M Retrosonic Radio, where
the killer tunes never die.


Here's another. It's rockabilly great Ronnie Hawkins
and his band The Hawks with a song from their
1959 album Mr. Dynamo. This one's
called-- "Hey Boba Lou!"

"Hey Boba Lou" - Ronnie Hawkins And The Hawks
(from 1959 album Mr. Dynamo)

Born two days after Elvis Presley, that was Arkansas-born rockabilly
pioneer Ronnie Hawkins and his band The Hawks with "Hey Boba Lou,"
a song co-credited to Canadian musician and songwriter Robbie
Robertson who joined The Hawks road crew and went on
to become the virtuoso lead guitarist for the band.

The Roy Orbison sound lives on in the 21st century,
but with a dark and dangerous twist, thanks to
Orville Peck, a psychedelic outlaw cowboy
who croons love and loss from the
badlands of North America.


Peck takes you down dusty rose-colored desert
highways through a world where worn out
gamblers, road-dogs and lovesick hustlers
drift in and out of his masked gaze--
in the "Dead Of Night!"

"Dead Of Night" - Orville Peck
(Dec. 2017 single from 2019 album Pony)

That was lonesome cowboy
Orville Peck with "Dead Of Night,"
released as a single in December
2017, a hymn also found on the
troubled troubadour's 2019
album Pony.

As you can tell by now, our slabs are cooler
than the ones down at the morgue. When it
comes to laying down the outlaw sound,
We deliver like Fed-frickin-ex.


Going back to the old school bone pile,
here's Dion with his testosterone-laced
tale of a two-fisted traveling man and
his many loves. They call him--
"The Wanderer!"

"The Wanderer" - Dion
(Dec. 1961 thru Feb. 1962, highest chart pos. 
#2 Hot 100/#3 Cash Boxscenes from
Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend
Car Show in Paradise, Nevada,)

You just listened to "The Wanderer," a top 3 hit for
Dion DiMucci from Christmas 1961 through the
early weeks of '62, and if you've been following
our simulcast on YouTube, you saw footage
gathered at the Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly
Weekend Car Show in Paradise, Nevada,
scenes that prove what Seth and I have
known all along - for some, for many,
retro is alive and kicking. It goes
beyond that. It's a way of life.

Hey, Richie. I hear sirens. We better run. Stick around. Coming up on
the flip side of news, legal eagles Jimmy, Patty and Kim will be here
with the debut of their new series Plan B (Soft) exclusively on
S-P-M-M Retro Radio, and we'll return soon with more
dark side ditties and swaggering sounds to die for
because, hey - we've got Nothing to Lose.
Till then, till we meet again, stay bad
and remember - he who dies with
the most toys wins.


To play us off, here's "After Dark," the intro and theme of our series
From Dusk Till Dawn, performed by Robert Rodriguez and his
band Chingon. In parting, we'd like to propose a toast:
Here's to getting rich and fat.
And dying in the arms of a beautiful woman.
Remember our names. We're the Gecko Brothers - Seth and Richie -
and you can take this to the bank we just robbed-- We'll be back!

"After Dark" (Spanish ver.) - Robert Rodriguez and Chingon
(from 2014 OST of From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series)

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Brian & Toto Ask, "Is Shady's Place Going to the Dogs?" SPMM's Deejay Dawgs Bark "3 Cheers for 13 Years!"

Hi, Folks!
I'm Brian Griffin.
As I'm sure you know,
I'm the personable pooch
from Family Guy and a
Shady Bunch deejay...
host of Eclectic Avenue
right here on S-P-M-M
Retrosonic Radio.

And I'm Toto Moto.
I make no bones about the fact that I'm
Shady Del Knight's dog. I'm also the blog
mascot, Chief Petting Officer and a DJ -
The Hound of Sound on S-P-M-M, host
of Toto's Top Tunes Time Tunnel.
My motto: "I aim to fleas!"

Today Brian and I are gonna start from
scratch (BA-DUM-BUMP) and help
Shady salivate his 13th anniversary
as a blogger including three years
of bringing you music and fun
here at Shady's Place.

Toto and I will each play a favorite song,
and we will be introducing three exciting
radio personalities who will be joining
The Shady Bunch deejay staff full time
beginning next year. I'll start us off.

In 1990, rapper M.C. Hammer topped
the R&B chart with his signature song
"U Can't Touch This." Here to do a
parody of the song is Peter Griffin,
my human on Family Guy. Peter
sings-- "Can't Touch Me!"

"Can't Touch Me" - Peter Griffin
(sung to the tune of "U Can't Touch This" by M.C. Hammer,
orig. May/June 1990, highest chart pos. #1 R&B/#4 Cash Box,
#8 Hot 100scene from ep. of TV series Family Guy)

Hi everyone!
I'm Morgan Brody.
You might recognize me as the CSI level III on
the TV series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
I'm happy to let you know that, beginning
next year, I'll be the host of a new radio
show here on S-P-M-M. It'll be called
CSI: Cool Song Investigation.

Now I might look like the typical
girl next door, your kid sister
or a fashionista mall rat,
but I assure you that I'm
a seasoned professional.

I'm meticulous in my work. I dot every
"i" and cross every genre to bring you the
best and coolest tunes in the music world.

As a preview of my show I dug up a great performance by an exciting young English
vocalist named Amelia Rendell. In 2016,
Amelia sang lead for the Stanley Dee
tribute band in a live show at a London
pub. Watch and listen as Amelia and the
band delight the crowd with their cover
of "Do It Again," the Steely Dan song
that brushed the top 5 in 1973.


"Do It Again" - Steely Dan cover by Stanley Dee tribute band
feat. Amelia Rendell (Aug. 2016 perf. at Half Moon Pub
in Putney, SW London, UK)

Isn't Amelia great? Okay, I uncovered
another fantastic cover song for you.
It was recorded by Eden's Crush, a
Los Angeles based pop girl group
created in 2001 on the now defunct
WB Network's TV series Popstars.
The Eden's Crush lineup included
Nicole Scherzinger who found fame
a few years later as lead singer of the
Pussycat Dolls. In 2001 Eden's Crush
released an album that contains their
version of "The Glamorous Life," the
song written by Prince and first waxed
by singer and percussionist Sheila E.
In 1984 Sheila E.'s single reached the
top 10 on the pop chart and went all
the way to number one on the Dance
survey. The cover by Eden's Crush
is way cool. Let's investigate!

"Glamorous Life" - Sheila E. cover by Eden's Crush
(from May 2001 album Popstars)

Hi, I'm Evie Barret.
I'm the new sheriff in the tiny town
of Willard's Mill, New Hampshire,
on the comedy horror TV series
Stan Against Evil.
My new radio show, coming in 2022,
is called Good Verses Evie, get it?

On Good Verses Evie I'll play songs with
lyrics that inspire, stir your emotions and
make you think, and I've got a couple of
Beatlesque samples. The first is a famous
show tune performed by Emily Linge, a
gifted young singer & musician in Dubai.
Originally recorded in 1950 and used in
the 1957 musical The Music Man, the
song was made even more famous by
The Beatles who waxed it in 1963.


Here are Emily Linge and her music teacher
Simon Tomkins doing-- "Till There Was You." 

"Till There Was You" - The Music Man
The Beatles Cover by Emily Linge & Simon Tomkins
(Sept. 2020)

Here's another one I'm sure you
remember. In the late summer
and early fall of 1971, ex-Beatle
Paul McCartney and his wife
Linda topped the U.S. chart
with a lyric rich song that
was the first in a string of
post-Beatle number one hit
singles for Paul in America.
Here are Paul & Linda with--
"Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey!"


"Uncle Albert / Admiral Halsey" - Paul And Linda McCartney
(Sept. 1971, highest chart pos. #1 Hot 100 & Cash Box)

Well hello there, Shady. That's right,
it's me, your old buddy, you old pal,
The Guy
Under the Seats.
Bet you conveniently forgot all about me since
the last time I was here. Bet you wish I didn't
even exist so that you could continue your
reign as self-proclaimed leader of the free
blog world unopposed. Well I got news, pal.
You're gonna regret the day your were born,
Mr. Poopy Pants, because I'm back and I'm
here to stay, here to make your life a living
hell as a new member of your illustrious
Shady Bunch DJ squad starting in 2022.

My show, the one you sorely neglected for years, the one
I adopted as my own and made a lot better, will still
be known as Eighties Greaties.


I'll keep playing songs and vids from what I think we
can all agree was the last great decade in music.
Here's a sample spinning on my turntable and
simulcasting on YouTube. The Steve Miller
Band with their biggest hit, #1 in the late
summer of '82-- "Abracadabra!"

"Abracadabra" - The Steve Miller Band
(Aug./Sept. 1982, highest chart pos. #1 Hot 100 & Cash Box)

Hi again, folks. This is your old hi-fi fido,
Toto Moto. On Top Tunes Time Tunnel
I spin the super sounds of the Swingin' 60s.
Here's a hit single that bridged the gap
between two musical eras, the innocent
teen pop years of the 50s and early 60s,
and the rock band years of mid to late 60s
when pop music turned harder and heavier.
Believed to be dirty, the ditty was banned
by radio stations all across the country.


S-P-M-M's got the slab and your Pooch with
the Hooch isn't afraid to play it. Here are
The Kingsmen with their garage rock
classic-- "Louie Louie!"

"Louie Louie" - The Kingsmen
(Dec. 1963, Jan. 1964, highest chart pos. #1 Cash Box,
#2 Hot 100perf. on Jan. 22, 1966, ep. of Hollywood a Go Go)

Louie Louie, oh no,
me gotta go,
yeah, yeah, yeah,
yeah, yeah, baby
Louie Louie, oh baby,
me gotta go
I said me gotta go now

Make that we gotta go now, Toto.

Ooops, I just splashed my drink on
Chris Elliott. That's gonna mean
50 years of bad luck. Hey lishen,
I'm not as drunk as some thinkle
peep I am, okay? Anyway, thanks
for coming to Shady Del Knight's
13th anniversary party featuring
some of the new faces, voices and
personalities coming to S-P-M-M
Retrosonic Radio next year. Now
for Toto Moto this is Brian Griffin
saying so long and see you soon!

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Eureka! I Have Found the Coolest Covers in the History
of the World! - Vol. 1: Rivers Makes Memories Flow



Each volume of Eureka! brings you great original recordings
along with cover versions that are good, great or even better
than the originals. It's up to you to decide. I know what
 you're thinking. You're thinking this series sounds
exactly like other series I have run over the years:
Battle of the Bands, Battle of the Banned,
Version SacrificeWWF Grudge Match
and Winning Hand. Well, you're wrong.
This isn't exactly the same. Those series
 didn't include a picture of Peter Griffin!

Listen now to these confirmed classics and cool
covers and tell me which ones, if any, you prefer.

Remember, ladies and gentlemen...

This is only an exhibition...
This is not a competition...
Please... no wagering.

I could listen to Johnny Rivers sing all day every day
and never get tired of his rich, soulful, Baton Rouge
 influenced vocal style. In today's first edition of
Eureka!... Johnny performs three covers that
I believe are as good or better than the
originals. Listen and see if you agree. 


Penned by Brian Wilson with additional lyrics by Mike Love,
"Help Me, Rhonda" was first released with the spelling
"Help Me Ronda" on the 1965 Beach Boys album
The Beach Boys Today!

"Help Me, Ronda" - The Beach Boys
(from Mar. 1965 album The Beach Boys Today!)

The better known version is the #1 charting single with a different
arrangement released as "Help Me, Rhonda" and included on the 
band's next album, Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!).
Check out this cool hybrid created by adding the
"wah-wah" vocals from an alternate mix.

"Help Me, Rhonda" (ultimate mix) - The Beach Boys
{May/June 1965, highest chart position
#1 Hot 100 & Cash Boxfrom July 1965
album Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!)}


In the summer of 1975, a cover of "Help Me Rhonda"
waxed by Johnny Rivers and featuring Beach Boy
 Brian Wilson on backing vocals, reached the
top 30 on Cash Box and approached the
top 20 on Billboard's Hot 100)

"Help Me Rhonda" - Johnny Rivers
(Aug. 1975, highest chart pos.
#22 Hot 100/#30 Cash Box)


The song "Breakup" (aka "Break Up") was written and originally
recorded by country and rockabilly singer Charlie Rich and
released on his 1960 album Lonely Weekends.

"Breakup" - Charlie Rich (from 1960 album
Lonely Weekends With Charlie Rich


On his 1965 live album Meanwhile Back at the Whisky à Go Go,
Johnny Rivers pleased the nightclub crowd by performing
this rockin' cover of "Break Up." 

"Break Up" - Johnny Rivers
(from Aug. 1965 live album Meanwhile
Back at the Whisky à Go Go

It took until 1998 for Johnny Rivers to release a
studio version of "Break Up" as one of the songs
on his album The Memphis Sun Recordings.

"Break Up" (studio ver.) - Johnny Rivers
(from Jan. 1998 album The Memphis Sun Recordings) 


The Memphis-born Burnette brothers, Dorsey & Johnny, were successful
rockabilly singers, but their lives were both cut tragically short. Younger
brother Johnny drowned in a boating accident at age 30. Dorsey had a 
heart attack and died at age 46. Let's turn back the clock to a happier
time in 1960 when Dorsey gained his biggest hit with a single that
reached the top 20 on the pop chart, a bible-themed song he
wrote entitled-- "(There Was A) Tall Oak Tree." 

"(There Was A) Tall Oak Tree" - Dorsey Burnette
(Mar./Apr. 1960, highest chart pos.
#19 Cash Box/#23 Hot 100


In September, 1965, one month after the release of Meanwhile Back
at the Whisky à Go Go, Johnny Rivers streeted the studio produced
folk rock album Johnny Rivers Rocks The Folk. One of the songs
on the LP is a fine cover of Dorsey Burnette's "Tall Oak Tree." 

"Tall Oak Tree" - Johnny Rivers
(from Sept. 1965 album Johnny Rivers
Rocks The Folk

I hope your memories are flowing like rivers...

...thanks to featured artist Johnny Rivers
along with The Beach Boys, Charlie Rich, Dorsey Burnette
and Argentine rock & roll/rockabilly cover artist Wow Rock. 




Have a Shady day!

Saturday, July 10, 2021

Whodunit?... with Nick and Audrey Spitz
Chapter 3: Just What I Needed!

We're back... and that's a fact, Jack!

Hi, everybody! Remember us?

We're those lovable Jennifer Aniston
and Adam Sandler look-alikes,
Nick and Audrey Spitz, stars
of the hit Netflix original
movie Murder Mystery.

As you can see, we're still playing detective, examining
clues and trying to figure out who did the dastardly deed -
Miss Scarlett, Colonel Mustard or Mrs. Peacock.

While we try to solve our case, let's play another round of Whodunit.
Remember the rules? We'll give you the titles of 7 hit records along
with some additional clues. See if you can tell us Whodunit - who
is the artist, group or band that recorded the song?

If you're ready to play, let's put the pedal to the metal and find out
if you're just a garden variety gumshoe... or a first class dick.


This soft rock band formed in Melbourne,
Australia, in the mid 70s. In the decade
that followed they placed ten singles in
the top 20 on the U.S. chart including
"Man On Your Mind" which reached
the top 15 in the spring of 1982.



Also formed in the mid 70s, this Boston based new wave - power pop rock band
was led by Baltimore born singer, rhythm guitarist, and songwriter Ric Ocasek.
In the spring of '78 their debut single "Just What I Needed" cracked the top 30.



Born in New York's Greenwich Village, this female blues and folk singer
is best known for one of the biggest songs of 1974, "Midnight at the Oasis,"
a soft rock single that made a run at the top 5 and spent 24 weeks on the chart.



This five member Tex-Mex rock band from San Antonio fronted by
Doug Sahm gained the biggest hit of their career in the spring
of 1965 with "She's About A Mover," a single that made a
run at the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100.



In the fall of 1987 this Philadelphia based dance-pop group fronted
by zesty lead zinger Jade Starling topped the Dance Club chart
with "Catch Me (I'm Falling)," a song from the soundtrack
of the Jon Cryer movie Hiding Out.



They are a brother and sister vocal duo from Trinidad. In the mid 60s
she made a name for herself in the UK releasing records as "Peanut."
In the fall of 1971 the singing sibs reached the top 20 in the U.S.
with a cover of "Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep," a #1 hit in the
UK that year for the Scottish band Middle of the Road.



Johann Hölzel, a singer and songwriter from Vienna, Austria, had an
international smash in 1986 with "Rock Me Amadeus," a tribute to
Austrian classical composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. It became
the first German language song to peak at #1 on the Billboard
Hot 100 and topped the charts on both sides of the pond.




In the spring of 1982 the song "Man On Your Mind" was a top 15
hit in America for the Aussie soft rock band known as


"Man On Your Mind" - Little River Band
(May/June 1982, highest chart pos. #13 Cash Box/#14 Hot 100)


Big in Beantown and just about everywhere else, this new wave power pop band
was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2018. In 1978 their debut
single "Just What I Needed," with bass player Benjamin Orr on lead vocals
in place of Ric Ocasek, went top 30 in the U.S. and top 5 in France.
The opening riff was derived from the late 60s nursery rhyme
pop hit "Yummy Yummy Yummy" by the Ohio Express.
By now you should know that this groovy band was 


"Just What I Needed" - The Cars
(Aug./Sept. 1978, highest chart pos.
#24 Cash Box/#27 Hot 100/#4 France)


Her 1974 soft rock hit "Midnight At The Oasis," inspired by Rudolph Valentino
sheik movies, spent nearly half a year on the chart and was nominated for
Record of the Year and Song of the Year at the Grammys. She is


"Midnight At The Oasis" - Maria Muldaur
(Apr./May 1974, highest chart pos. #4 Cash Box/#6 Hot 100)


Doug Sahm was only 58 in 1999 when he died in his sleep of a heart attack.
In the spring of 1965, Doug and his five member Tex-Mex rock band
scored their biggest hit with "She's About A Mover," a song
penned by Doug. The guys called themselves


"She's About A Mover" - Sir Douglas Quintet
(May 1965, highest chart pos. #13 Hot 100/#24 Cash Box)


In the fall of 1987, "Catch Me (I'm Falling)," a song from the movie
Hiding Out, shot to #1 on the Dance Club chart. It was recorded
by Jade Starling and her Philly dance-pop group called


"Catch Me (I'm Falling)" - Pretty Poison
(Sept thru Dec. 1987, highest chart pos. #1 Dance Club,
#8 Hot 100 & Cash Box/#13 R&B)


In 1971 the song "Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep," written by British
artist Lally Stott, became a #1 hit in the UK for the Scottish
band Middle of the Road. The version best known in the
U.S. is a catchy cover waxed by a brother and sister
singing act from Trinidad. The duo was known as


"Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep" - Mac And Katie Kissoon
(Sept/Oct. 1971, highest chart pos. #18 Cash Box/#20 Hot 100)


In 1998, while mounting a comeback, Austrian singer and songwriter Johann Hölzel
was killed in an auto accident days before he would have turned age 41. Let's turn
back the clock to a happier time in 1986 when he was topping the chart with his
German language international hit "Rock Me Amadeus" and calling himself


"Rock Me Amadeus" - Falco
(Feb./Mar. 1986, highest chart pos. #1 Hot 100 & Cash Box)

Okay let's find out how well you did on the quiz.

Use the scoring system below to determine
your music detective I.Q.


Holy moly, if you correctly named all 7 artists, you're a super sleuth!
You will be inducted into the Music Detective Hall of Fame
and the Whodunit Record Book.


BOOM! No shame whatsoever. I spy a budding private eye. You put the
Mike Hammer down. Charlie Chan - U Da Man. Way to go, Columbo!


Nice try, Sherlock! You're a middling, mediocre Magnum, P.I.
Looks like Popeye Doyle could use a little oil. You're no
Dick Tracy and you sure as hell aren't Cagney & Lacey!


What the hay, at least you gave it your best shot (and failed).
Nancy Drew sure ain't you! Philip Trent got up and went.
Adrian Monk got no spunk. Inspector Clouseau's
got a long way to go!


No! Not good! Bad! Face it. You're a defective detective!
Boston Blackie? Not exactly! Bulldog Drummond's got fleas!
Philip Marlowe set the bar low!


TIMBER! You flunked the course! Sam Spade fell asleep in the shade.
Holy dumbed-down Barney Fife, Batman! Peter Gunn ain't got none.
Nero Wolfe's been outfoxed. Kojak? NO, Jack!

Shhhhhh! We need you to keep this on the down low because we're still
working our Murder Mystery, but you'll be happy to know that we'll be
back soon to play another exciting game of Whodunit? Stick around!