With one point available for each correct song title and band name*, how did everyone do?
1st with 8 points, EcoGeoFemme
=2nd with 5 points, Arduous and Dancing Fish
=4th with 4 points, Makita and Mad Hatter
=6th with 2 points, Kyrsten, ScienceGirl, StepwiseGirl and Ceresina
9th with 1 point, HypoglycemiaGirl
Here are the outstanding answers, complete with video links and waffle.
3) Although my lover lives, In a place that I can't live,
Come on Home, by Franz Ferdinand.
This is my favourite song of theirs. We saw them live a couple of years ago and they were fabulous. I've never seen anyone play guitar while standing on a drum kit before. Shame about the second album though.
5) I've got a rabbit, it likes to hop
Intimate Secretary, by the Raconteurs
Ceresina gets a point for the band's name! I bought this album because I think Jack White is a genius guitar god and I wanted to hear what he sounds like with a proper drummer and a bass behind him. Well, the answer is, not as good as he sounds in the White Stripes.
Here's Seven Nation Army by the White Stripes, just because it's awesome. The guitar solo kicks in at about 02:03.
9) You can force it but it will not come
DancingFish recognised this as Radiohead, but the song title is a bit obscure (Planet Telex).
Best live band I've ever seen - and I've seen U2, twice. I've seen Gomez four or five times now and would happily see them again and again, any time they're in town. I can't recommend them highly enough. Favourite song? Anything on the first two albums, but Hangover Girl is a standout for me. Too bad there's only a short clip of it on YouTube! If this meme inspires you to check out one new band, it should definitely be Gomez.14) I tried it, I couldn't fight it, Now I just wanna get back to me
Man I Used to Be, by K-OS.
I would have been astonished if anyone got this, because he's not even all that well known in Canada (well, not on the West coast anyway). He deserves a much wider audience. Mr E Man and I got into him after hearing the audacious Crabbuckit on the radio one day.
18) We were walking, Walking in two worldsJack Names the Planets, by Ash.
This is a ridiculous song, but I love it. They're probably best known for Girl from Mars. Another good live band.19) You're so young, And you know so much
Queen of the New Year, by Deacon Blue (only clip I could find, sorry for the quality!)
My all-time favourite Scottish band. Your Swaying Arms was "our song" with an ex-boyfriend, as the lyrics include some Glaswegian references that were meaningful to us ("One day I can see us walking, Arm in arm in sheltered Kelvin way"). It took me a couple of years to be able to listen to it again, but luckily I can now visualise just Glasgow when I hear it, rather than its previous bastardly inhabitant!
21) Stop making the eyes at me, I'll stop making my eyes at youI Bet That You Look Good on the Dancefloor, by the Arctic Monkeys
Ceresina got this band's name too. The photo I linked to suddenly makes sense! I defy you not to dance around like a crazy person when this comes on. I didn't like the album much, but this song was an instant classic!
24) The word is about, There's something evolving
It's fun reminiscing about all those live shows, on the day that I'm going to my first gig in months! Danko Jones, at the Commodore - my second favourite indoor venue after Glasgow's legendary Barrowlands. My friend's been into the band for years and they're finally playing in Vancouver. He couldn't persuade any of us to go down to Seattle with him to see them last year, but there's a good group going tonight. It's gonna be LOUD.