An interactive quiz book accompanied by a CD of music and games, designed to capture the atmosphere of the BBC2 comedy music quiz show "Never Mind the Buzzcocks". The most popular games are included, such as Identity Parades and I Fought the Law.
The book's promise to provide you with "hours of fun--or several days of fun if you're a very slow reader" is about right. This is not a book for the serious music trivia addict, more a tongue-in-cheek scrap book of the show. Regular features from the programme are included such as "Connections" ("the round that links pop music's unlikeliest bed-fellows"), "I Fought the Law" ("the bizarre lawsuits brought in the name of Rock 'n' Roll") and "Word Up" (which is all about the meaning of obscure lyrics). The free CD contains footage from the programme and invites you to join in with the "Spot the Intro" round from your own living room.
Anyone with fond memories of spending Christmas Day glued to their new Smash Hits annual will enjoy this light-hearted pick-n-mix of pop trivia and nonsense. --Nicola Hollins