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Initial post: 19 Mar 2014 19:16:42 GMT
Tikka says:
Just caught the end of Pointless on the BBC. The deciding round in the head to head was about 'Heavy metal and heavy rock'.

Whilst it's not surprising that only 7/100 people questioned knew that Rick Allen was the one-armed drummer in Def Leppard, only SIX/100 knew that AC/DC's 1980 album with Brian Johnson was called Back in Black - the biggest selling rock elpee of all time fer chrissake!

Posted on 19 Mar 2014 23:06:43 GMT
TheFoe says:
Depends what the the main age category was. Those over a certain age probably won't have heard of them, and I can't imagine many teenagers knowing who AC/DC are. Can't stand Pointless, the presenter is such a smug beggar.

Posted on 20 Mar 2014 07:31:44 GMT
Last edited by the author on 20 Mar 2014 07:32:50 GMT
Red Mosquito says:
I'm 57 and I didn't know the answer to either question. I once owned B in B, not to my taste so I sold it. I've seen DL, a great live show but again their music is not for me. I love Pointless in small doses, I watch it on average once each week. I find both presenters entertaining but if you asked 100 people what their names were and I was one of the 100, I'd be saying 'I don't know'

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Mar 2014 08:39:57 GMT
Brass Neck says:
Read the thread title and thought we were going to have a nom & vote round, HM being, after all, pretty pointless? ;)

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Mar 2014 08:41:05 GMT
Last edited by the author on 20 Mar 2014 08:41:27 GMT
Brass Neck says:
Alexander Posh and Richard Boffo?

(Yes, I'm bored!)

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Mar 2014 09:01:05 GMT
T. Franklin says:
sad to say a lot of teenagers probably don't know anybody who hasn't appeared on one of those stupid "talent" shows. current bands and artists included.

Posted on 20 Mar 2014 09:57:50 GMT
for all you fact fans out there - richard osman's brother, mat, plays bass in suede.

Posted on 20 Mar 2014 10:01:30 GMT
The older generations used to complain about the kids not knowing Mozart, Homer and Leonardo da Vinci - now it's AC/DC and Def Leppard! LOL.

Back in Black is a masterpiece that can hold its own against those three. Embaressed I don't have a copy. Kurt Cobain loved it.

The only thing I like by Def Leppard is Pure Some Sugar on Me.

Can't wait till I get old and grumpy bitching my grand children about not knowing Appetite for Destruction...

Posted on 20 Mar 2014 13:25:35 GMT
Last edited by the author on 20 Mar 2014 13:26:14 GMT
Couldn't have answered those questions either even though I do have the one Def album and several + a long DVD by the electrical lads.

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Mar 2014 14:12:00 GMT
sparks?

Posted on 20 Mar 2014 14:30:21 GMT
Last edited by the author on 20 Mar 2014 14:39:25 GMT
Carradale says:
No tech! Glenn, Hutchison, Robertson and Stepek

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Mar 2014 14:36:09 GMT
:), curry's

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Mar 2014 09:17:54 GMT
Nugent Dirt says:
Oh well, something good to be said for today's teens then :0). I'd have been one of the 93 who couldn't name DL's armless stickman and wouldnae have been able to date BiB. When that came out I was only 9 and was more into European avant garde jazz.

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Mar 2014 09:40:31 GMT
Last edited by the author on 26 Mar 2014 10:10:18 GMT
Brass Neck says:
'I was only 9 and was more into European avant garde jazz' - pretentious? Toi? ;)

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Mar 2014 09:56:29 GMT
easytiger says:
About the right age to enjoy it and then move on.

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Mar 2014 10:33:59 GMT
Nugent Dirt says:
eerrmm.....I was kidding Brass. Fact is I was more into Windmill in Old Amsterdam and Three Billy Goats Gruff

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Mar 2014 12:01:51 GMT
RedAlFire says:
''Fact is I was more into Windmill in Old Amsterdam and Three Billy Goats Gruff''

A somewhat pastoral expression with shades of best linked to iality? You should have stayed with the European avant garde jazz methinks Nuge! :-)

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Mar 2014 12:07:14 GMT
Lez Lee says:
Did he mean 'with' rather than 'and'?

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Mar 2014 13:17:26 GMT
RedAlFire says:
Not sure Lez, suffice to say I'm unfamiliar with a single Billy Goat's Gruff let alone three!

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Mar 2014 14:35:46 GMT
Nugent Dirt says:
I was into three gruff billy goats in an old windmill around the north west region of the Netherlands Al

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Mar 2014 15:08:35 GMT
The Netherlands have always been pretty lax and promiscuous about goings on round their way. Wouldn't get away with it here(except near railway lines)

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Mar 2014 15:24:03 GMT
RedAlFire says:
Well that's one way to put some wind in your sails Nuge...clog dancing was it?
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Initial post:  19 Mar 2014
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