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It's A Question Of Mime: Play The Quietus' Album Cover Quiz Game
The Quietus , November 21st, 2008 06:44

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The game is simple. Using his body and a black leotard alone, our mime expert M. Mattius Kaufman will recreate the cover of a classic album from the past few decades of popular recorded music. You have 30 seconds to guess the title and type it into the box; if you get stuck, you can skip to the next sleeve, or hit "replay" to see the clip again.

If you get stuck, here are the answers. And, in May 2010, we launched this game's sequel, Scene And Not Heard, where M. Kaufman turns his talents to classic scenes from cinema. Try your hand at that one here.

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Chris Etches
Nov 21, 2008 11:50am

possibly the finest game since Super Mime Brothers came out on the SNES in 92.

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Boutros Boutros-Ghali
Nov 21, 2008 2:52pm

This is the 'game' equivalent of Elaine Page - pointless, annoying, and fucking pathetic.

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Matt Kaufman.
Nov 21, 2008 3:02pm

U can hav yor say, free speach and dat, its a democracy innit, but your plane wrong.
Are u having difficulty gettin past the first 1? Want a clue?

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Chris Etches
Nov 21, 2008 3:03pm

Sorry Boutros did you not do too well at it? Would you like some clues? Surely you must have known at least the Scorpions one? doesn't everyone own that album?

Chris x

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Matt Kaufman.
Nov 21, 2008 3:03pm

Anyway, wat's wrong wiv Elaine Page?

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Stacy Ferguson
Nov 21, 2008 5:52pm

So much fun! That was great.

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Alec Rossiter
Nov 21, 2008 6:23pm

This game rocks! Number 20 is worth waiting for...

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Simon Love
Nov 21, 2008 9:15pm

I was far too close to seeing your cock there for my liking Kaufman. Are you coming here for the 13th of December's Christmas show?

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mathew priest
Nov 21, 2008 10:34pm

so can we have the answers then?

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Veronica Espa
Nov 22, 2008 4:21pm

This game is fabulous

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Mike Green
Nov 24, 2008 7:36am

There's something wrong with the sound.

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Michel LeGrisbi
Nov 24, 2008 10:09am

Dang, knew the artists better than the album titles!

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Richard Awkward
Nov 24, 2008 2:27pm

This is fucking brilliant. Forget cracking the Enigma, it is for precisely this purpose that Alan Turing spent the whole of the Second World War in a potting shed on the outskirts of Milton Keynes. As of this moment the internet is complete. Bravo. Have yourselves a nice cup of tea.

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Gee Pee
Nov 24, 2008 2:33pm

I bet Chris G knows the answers

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gretsch fan
Nov 24, 2008 2:43pm

Hoping that you post the answers. There are a few here that have me stumped!

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John Doran
Nov 24, 2008 2:55pm

Hi Gretsch,

Give us a week or two and I'll post the answers.

Cheers.

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Jack Faulkner
Nov 24, 2008 4:53pm

Every six months or so it seems I get the unrequested treat of naked Kaufman. if i'm really lucky he'll slam his little fella in a fridge door. I am blessed.

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Matt Kaufman.
Nov 24, 2008 4:55pm

You used to get naked for me too, Faulky, d'you remember?

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Henry Michel
Nov 25, 2008 9:19pm

The thing is, every clip looked like an "Everything But The Girl" album cover.

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Kieran Delaney
Nov 25, 2008 11:26pm

This is genius. I am genuinely scratching my head.

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Patrick O'Neill
Nov 26, 2008 6:15pm

Great game, looks like it may have been as fun to make as it is to play, definitly getting my sibs in on this over the thanksgiving weekend, I have a feeling the more altered your senses are the more fun it is to play.

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Ian Differ
Nov 27, 2008 5:11pm

how can we find out the answers - got a handful but that was it

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Fra Loughlin
Nov 27, 2008 6:03pm

I got none, I did recognise 2 but couldn't remember what the albums were called !!!

Great Game!!

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Jesus Christ
Nov 28, 2008 1:39am

I thought "In The Court Of The Crimson King" for all of them.

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No Idea
Nov 28, 2008 3:14am

So what are the answers.

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John Doran
Nov 28, 2008 9:14am

In reply to Jesus Christ:

Then you got one right . . .

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John Doran
Nov 28, 2008 9:15am

We won't be putting the answers up for another week but you can email me for clues at info@thequietus.com if you want.

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John Sample
Nov 28, 2008 2:12pm

All of them are Shane Macgowan albums.

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lglgl lglkljk
Nov 28, 2008 2:54pm

Where's the fucking answers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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John Doran
Nov 28, 2008 3:15pm

Email me for answers. There are people still playing it.

info@thequietus.com

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Darryl Bullock
Nov 28, 2008 3:59pm

Brilliant! Managed about half of them I think - knew several other artists but could not recall the titles. Looking forward to round two!

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Clarissa Carim
Nov 28, 2008 5:26pm

I got three. I suck very much at this.

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Jonny Loverock
Nov 28, 2008 8:50pm

fantastic... something on the internet that isn't utter crap

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John Doran
Nov 28, 2008 10:26pm

In reply to Jonny Loverock:

That's probably my favourite comment on our website. I may have those words framed and hung on the wall. Have a good weekend.

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Ian Macleod
Nov 29, 2008 10:04pm

I am embarrassed that my son beat me! I can't believe I didn't get Thriller! Great game - I hope this is the start of a long running serial.

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Betty Bittersweet
Dec 1, 2008 12:01am

All the wasted years of my youth spent staring at these LP covers...and I completely and utterly blanked! I need these answers, it's sticking in my craw.

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Matt Kaufman.
Dec 1, 2008 12:09am

I never got any of the correct answers once I handed in my GCSEs.

To any casting directors out there: you wanna film Shane MacGowan's biopic? I'm your man, clearly, obviously. I can be contacted c/o this website

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Contientious Objector
Dec 1, 2008 7:58am

What an absolute waste of everyones time. You must be bonkers to find this of any interest. Go out and pick litter up from the streets and do something useful you buffoons.

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John Doran
Dec 1, 2008 9:07am

In reply to Contientious Objector:

What like taking grammar and spelling lessons perhaps?

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Contientious Objector
Dec 1, 2008 1:50pm

In reply to John Doran:

John Doran, I don't think the grammar and spelling were that bad. Now do us all a favour and take your pedantic comments elsewhere - imbocile.

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John Doran
Dec 1, 2008 1:54pm

Swells! Is that you messing about again!?

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Unknown
Dec 1, 2008 3:28pm

filling in blanks to play the fucky gamehole

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Contientious Objector
Dec 1, 2008 5:01pm

In reply to John Doran:

What do you think sweetie.

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Maria moncada
Dec 1, 2008 6:39pm

The Best of the Doors [1985]

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Ahmet McTavish
Dec 2, 2008 10:47am

This quiz has made me become a gayslord

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Mark Dembry
Dec 2, 2008 1:23pm

Thought it was good and inventive. Got about a third but I know I was so damn close to getting more. I guess everyone says that!

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Mark Dembry
Dec 2, 2008 1:26pm

In reply to John Doran:

Hi

Could you please emial me the answers. It's driving me mad!

Thanks

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Phill MeCrakken
Dec 2, 2008 2:06pm

Is this guy Andy Dick?

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phillip mckraggin
Dec 2, 2008 7:34pm

"andy dick"... Andy Kaufmann...

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FPM WCM
Dec 3, 2008 7:12pm

I used to be a homeless rodeo clown but now I am a world class magician !

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Luke Turner
Dec 3, 2008 8:04pm

STOP PRESS: A full gallery of the answers will be on the site first thing tomorrow morning...

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jckkrc
Oct 16, 2009 8:47pm

are they all something to do with kevin rowland?

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Nov 24, 2009 10:47pm

asd

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Jacky
May 10, 2010 2:32am

In reply to Luke Turner:

I agree with Chris Etches. Jason from 2 Day Diet

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