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Alternative Bands from the UK

written by: prozerpine
 
Though not the ones to conquer the charts, alternative bands have always exerted a certain charm on many music lovers and have influenced a string of later musicians - both alternative and mainstream. This quiz focuses on some of the most influential alternative bands from Britain.

Question 1:


Which of the following is not a song by The Smiths?
Back to the Old House
The Boy with the Thorn in His Side
Born of Frustration
You Just Haven't Earned It Yet, Baby

Question 2:


The song The Killing Moon by Echo & the Bunnymen was featured in the soundtrack of what movie?
Donnie Darko
The Crying Game
Wonder Boys
The Wedding Singer

Question 3:


Before embarking on a solo career Edwin Collins was a member of the alternative group Orange Juice.
True
False

Question 4:


Which one of these alternative bands is not from Manchester, England?
Oasis
The Stone Roses
The Jesus and Mary Chain
The Happy Mondays

Question 5:


The acclaimed alternative rock guitarist Burnard Butler was a member of which indie band?
Oasis
Suede
Blur
Elastica

Question 6:


Blur were an important part of the alternative music scene in England in the 90ties.Unlike many alternative bands that remain obscure they also enjoyed considerable commercial success. "Girls & Boys" was the opening track of which of their albums?
Modern Life Is Rubbish
Blur
Parklife
The Great Escape

Question 7:


Before the formation of New Order Bernard Sumner, Peter Hook and Steven Morris were members of this band.
Joy Division
Siouxsie and the Banshees
The B-Sides
Inspiral Carpets

Question 8:


What was the first single released by Oasis?
Shakermaker
Supersonic
Cigarettes & Alcohol
Live Forever

Question 9:


Two of the members of short-lived indie band The Jennifers later formed this famous alternative group.
Dodgy
Supergrass
Echo & the Bunnymen
Echobelly

Question 10:


Is it true that Ian Brown was the lead singer of the Stone Roses and later became a solo artist?
No
Yes

 


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