Prog Rock Albums for the Masses by BringMoreLegos

Champion(s):

orwant
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Runner(s)-Up:

BarthR
L’enfer, c’est les autres.


Quiz Description

Not just for prog rock nerds! Given the band name and a general knowledge clue, name the album. These should be discernible entirely with no band knowledge, but it will certainly help! (Yes, this quiz was inspired by the recent LL minileague question on Emerson, Lake, and Palmer's Brain Salad Surgery, which I thought for sure would provide an edge over my opponent... but that hubris turned, of course, to downfall.)

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2 BarthR 721 91 45
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3 VenguswamyK 652 85 45
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4 StevenC 598 79 45
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5 Kloefkorn 597 73 45
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6 IvixorB 584 67 45
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7 KleinJ 579 61 00
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8 LiptonM 545 55 45
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9 KosmanJ 460 50 00
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10 RonningD 438 44 45
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11 RautY 431 38 00
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12 BradburnA 375 32 45
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13 FrankensteinP 282 26 45
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14 kanyewesteros 281 20 00
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15 JonesRW 236 14 00
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Questions:

Genesis: Originating in the early 20th century, THIS DANCE is today categorized into three common competitive ballroom variants, the American Social Style, the American Continuity Style, and the International Style.

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FOXTROT

Yes: A particular genetic syndrome, whose symptoms may include learning and speech disabilities, social anxiety and hyperactivity, and enlarged ears and testicles, is named for WHAT KIND of X chromosome?

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FRAGILE

King Crimson: Electromagnetic radiation with a wavelength of 700 nm goes by THIS NAME, and is equivalent, per the transitive property and Taylor Swift, to driving a new Maserati down a dead-end street.

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RED

Emerson, Lake, and Palmer: Like ELP, Modest Mussorgsky loved oddball alternating meters, so it's not surprising they recorded a three-man rock arrangement of THIS PIANO PIECE, subtitled "A Remembrance of Viktor Hartmann," as a live album.

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PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION

Dream Theater: The first prominent literary use of THIS COMMON PHRASE appears in Thomas Hobbes's Leviathan, where he also called it "mental discourse." Try not to lose yours while answering this question.

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TRAIN OF THOUGHT

Rush: The 1941 Packard 180 was the first commercially available car to include THIS NOW-STANDARD FEATURE, though the method was hydraulic rather than today's electric systems.

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POWER WINDOWS

Ayreon: Eddie Redmayne received accolades for THIS FILM adapted from Travelling to Infinity, a memoir written about (but not by) his character.

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THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING

Spock's Beard: In Blanche DuBois's famous final line from Tennessee Williams's A Streetcar Named Desire, she asserts a dependence on THIS RESOURCE, which the less-theater-inclined among you may recall from a classic Simpsons musical episode.

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THE KINDNESS OF STRANGERS

Gentle Giant: Sannakji is a Korean novelty dish in which THIS CREATURE, still living, is sliced up, seasoned, and served wriggling on the plate.

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OCTOPUS

Arena: Named for the scientist and inventor who famously demonstrated it in the 1860s, THIS ILLUSION causes spectral images to appear in an otherwise empty room by reflecting the contents of an unseen mirror-image room onto a transparent surface. Recent "holographic" appearances of Michael Jackson and Tupac are, in reality, simple extensions of this old-school effect.

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PEPPER'S GHOST

Enchant: The origins of THIS SPORT go back centuries; it was used to train soldiers in many ancient societies, including the Tang dynasty, where it was called "hook pulling." It featured in the Olympics from 1900-1920, but is now probably most familiar in more causal contexts.

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TUG OF WAR

The Flower Kings: FILL IN THE BLANKS in these lines from Joni Mitchell's "Woodstock":

"We are _____,
_____ _____ golden,
And we got to get ourselves
Back to the garden."

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STARDUST WE ARE