Band Names by Synonym #2

Guess the band name synonymous with each clue.
Not all synonyms are perfect.
Quiz by kalbahamut
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Last updated: November 22, 2014
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First submittedNovember 18, 2014
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Band Name
23 Centimeter Pegs
Nine Inch Nails
Directed Airship
Led Zeppelin
Sightless Fruit
Blind Melon
Absolute Certainty
No Doubt
Well Coordinated
NSYNC
Implement
Tool
Anger Directed Toward the Appliance
Rage Against the Machine
A Flawless Ring
A Perfect Circle
Verdant 24-Hour-Period
Green Day
The King's Son and The Uprising
Prince and The Revolution
The Progeny
The Offspring
Hint
Band Name
Animalesque Guys
Beastie Boys
Flamboyant Homosexual Man
Queen
Numbering Ravens
Counting Crows
Shrubbery
Bush
Beginning
Genesis
Enormous Assault
Massive Attack
Swine Puke
Pig Vomit
Vagina Brouhaha
Pussy Riot
It's Possible They're Brobdignagian
They Might Be Giants
Rotation Physicians
Spin Doctors
The Method For Annihilating Seraphim
How To Destroy Angels
27 Comments
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Level 82
Nov 18, 2014
I toyed around with different clues for "Implement," including "Penis" and "Sean Hannity".... but decided that those would just be too difficult. Besides, the second clue could also be used for Pig Vomit.
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Level 82
Nov 18, 2014
Also what do you guys think about the clue "Verdant Axial Rotation?" Is that too out there? I was thinking of changing it to "Verdant 24 Hour Period"
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Level 78
Nov 19, 2014
Nope, I got it. It helped that the answer was one of the most famous.
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Level 51
Nov 22, 2014
I would never have gotten it, personally. I'm still trying to figure out the connection.
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Level 82
Nov 22, 2014
A day is one rotation on the Earth's axis. I think most people understand verdant = green and there aren't that many bands that start with green. But if you don't get that the 2nd part might be hard to understand. I'll change it.
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Level 82
Nov 28, 2014
I'm pretty pleased that (currently) HtDA is more guessed than "well coordinated"
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Level 83
Jan 29, 2015
"It's Possible They're Brobdignagian" is a fantastic clue!
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Level 82
Jan 29, 2015
:) I liked Vagina Brouhaha myself.
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Level 69
Sep 26, 2015
These are just friggin' brilliant. Make more! Make more!!!
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Level 65
Oct 12, 2015
bloody tough but good (altho as a brit have never heard of a few of them)
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Level 82
Oct 12, 2015
A few of these are pretty obscure no matter where you are from. HtDA and Pig Vomit, chiefly. TMBG isn't that well known, either, I think. Glad you enjoyed the quiz, though.
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Level 92
Dec 18, 2015
Yeah, HtDA was the one I struggled with most, having never heard of them. Pig Vomit and PatR I got just by guessing synonyms. I do feel sorry for people who don't know TMBG though.
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Level 69
Dec 27, 2017
It may be a "when you are from" as much as a where – TMBG are decidedly a GenX phenomenon, and I can't imagine any but the most retro-loving Millennials would've heard of them.
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Level 58
Oct 12, 2015
You also could've put "toxin" again and put Venom. Or "Forgiving Destiny" for Mercyful Fate. "Metal Mistress" for Iron Maiden. "Migration" for Exodus.
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Level 46
Oct 13, 2015
I put "Pig Vomit" as a joke and it worked. For "Absolute Certainty" I thought the answer was "Yes".
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Level 69
Mar 9, 2016
I'm sure I've mentioned before that I love you and want to have your babies, K. "The Method For Annihilating Seraphim" had me spewing my beverage out my nose in mirthy hysteria (and yes, I got it).
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Level 69
Mar 9, 2016
I was really surprised you didn't go with "Swine Countenance" though, to keep up the Trent Reznor theme (and if by some travesty of fate you do not know of Pigface, I command you to immediately go download "Suck").
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Level 82
Mar 9, 2016
Trent Reznor theme?

Why do you say that? Because I've got Nine Inch Nails and HtDA on here? I guess A Perfect Circle opened for NIN before. Don't see any others on here that are related. Tool, I guess, distantly and tangentially

If I was doing a Trent theme... I probably would have thrown on... Slam Bamboo, Tapeworm, David Bowie, Flood, Skinny Puppy, Marilyn Manson, Queens of the Stone Age, Hole, Tori Amos, Johnny Cash, Sheryl Crow, and.... Limp Bizkit? :D

Some of those would be exceptionally hard to get since they don't exist or nobody has heard of them. But maybe I'll do something like that some day.

Also, thanks for the offer but I'm not really interested in having babies. Small point of contention with my last ex...

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Level 69
Dec 27, 2017
I don't actually want babies, either; it is not to worry. What does Sheryl Crow have to do with Trent? (P.S. I've been meaning to tell you, I live in your hometown.)
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Level 82
Dec 27, 2017
Which hometown? I'm not even really sure what I should say my hometown is. Most of my growing up I did in Centreville, Virginia. But I haven't been there in over a year and my parents and sister both live out in Haymarket now.

Sheryl is one of the many artists who have done a cover of the NIN song "Hurt."

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Level 82
Dec 29, 2017
Dislike of babies aside I do like cats. Looks like you do, too.
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Level 63
Dec 20, 2016
Anger Directed Toward the Appliance sounds like a great band.
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Level 74
Dec 30, 2017
I tried "The Prince and the Revolution" and didn't even make the connection....
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Level 41
Apr 26, 2018
For "Flamboyant Homosexual Man" I typed in the Dandy Warhols. Makes sense.
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Level 68
Jan 10, 2019
Anger directed toward the appliance, haha sounds awesome. I got the swine puke without knowing them. I knew seraphim-angel, but didnt know that band either ( and several others)>

And I learned a new word, brouhaha!!

OW yea, and I got stuck on massive attack, I was sure it was massive assault, tried it 3 times, thought typos, then thought well part is in the clue, so maybe it is about another band starting with massive??

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Level 43
Apr 19, 2021
Can you accept The Prince and the Revolution? Or take out the 'the' in 'the king's son' in the clue please? I would've got it if it weren't for that, even though I've never heard of the band

(also where has the checkbox gone for saying this comment includes a suggestion?)

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Level 82
Apr 19, 2021
You never heard of Prince?

The checkbox isn't there for quizzes that aren't featured. QM probably doesn't care if you have suggestions for the non-featured quizzes. :D But I appreciate it all the same.