Aug 032010

While I was washing my car today, AC/DC came on the radio. This was the Bon Scott-era AC/DC, not the Brian Johnson version, which I consider to be superior. Anyway, it occurred to me that Bon Scott is the answer to a burning Rock and Roll Question: “What would it sound like if Bob Dylan fronted a hard-rock band?”

Since most of us are approaching the age where curling up with Trebek is going to be a dominant form of entertainment, this format shouldn’t be too hard to get: 1) Set us up with the answer to the Question, 2) then fill us in on the answer when the suspense is killing us.

Here’s another example:

A: The Goo Goo Dolls.
Q: What would the Replacements sound like if they kinda sucked and got really famous?

And yet another:

A: The Brian Johnson-led AC/DC
Q: What would it sound like if Marge Simpson sang lead in a hard-rock band?

You get the format; this is Rock and Roll Jeopardy. We’ll open the board, but first let’s meet our contestants. First, we have this nerdy guy from Philadelphia who once got stuck in an elevator…


  26 Responses to “Our Rock’s in Jeopardy, Baby”

  1. A: This moderately talented singer tried to sound like Bob Dylan, by imitating Tom Petty.
    Q: Who is Jakob Dylan?

  2. Mr. Moderator

    Let me see if I can throw an answer out there for you to fill in the question.

    A: His left nut.

  3. Q: What would HVB give to see a triple bill show of Prince, ELO, and ZZ Top?

  4. Mr. Moderator

    The judges will accept that answer, chickenfrank!

  5. Mr. Moderator

    A: The Hold Steady

  6. Q: What current indie-rock band does Oats despise above all others?

  7. A: The first good song KISS has done.

  8. mockcarr

    Q: What hangs lower than a right-wing nut?

  9. mockcarr

    Q: Who is the new band promoting Axe Hair Gel?

  10. mockcarr

    That’s a trick answer CF!

  11. mockcarr

    Q: What is the single “We Will Never Play Again, Honestly, It’s True This Time, And Not Even Dr. Pepper Commercials Will Bring Us Out Of Retirement.”

  12. mockcarr

    A: REM

  13. A: The first good song KISS has done.

    Q: What is the next good song KISS will do?

    Nothing tricky about it!

  14. Mr. Moderator

    mockcarr answered:

    A: REM

    Q: What would The Byrds sounds like if they not only lacked Gene Clark but Roger McGuinn’s 12-string guitar playing and solid songs, including some truncated Dylan covers?

  15. mockcarr

    Close, but those would be “properly edited” Dylan songs.

  16. ladymisskirroyale

    A: Ask Rick Allen

    Q: What is the sound of one hand clapping?

  17. mockcarr

    I guess this makes sense, since we’re always playing stump the band.

    Carnac says:

    A: some crap, from a chap, with an app

  18. MC,

    Is the App an appetizer, or an application? Crap must be bad music, Chap must mean British, but I need help with the App.

  19. Mr. Moderator

    It’s gotta be an application, chick, and I’m guessing it’s Sting.

  20. mockcarr

    That’s much better than my answer

  21. mockcarr

    Oh, and I always thought it was pronounced “Stink”.

  22. mockcarr

    My question was What is most of Youtube?

  23. Yeah, I thought there was probably someone with an actual Apple App named after him, but I was guessing it might be Jagger or Bowie (considering Bowie bonds), but I also thought there might actually be a Hard Rock Cafe appetizer named for a rock guy. Apologies to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.

    Sting does seem to have a fairly healthy sense of humor about himself, as well as excellent table manners.

  24. ladymisskirroyale

    Speaking of Sting:

    A: Rock Sand

    Q: What is the name of a popular single by the Police but was misheard and therefore misspelled on a Caldor promotional flier?

    True story reported by Mr. Royale.

  25. 2000 Man

    Oh! I got one reading an “audiophile” site today.

    A: Boston 1st LP reissue 180 Gram!

    Q: How much does a turd weigh?

  26. A: “My chauffeur he don’t understand…”

    Q: What is part of the original lyrics to The Strokes “Last Night”

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