The SMS Trivia Question of the Week 10/29

Yes, it’s Trivia Tuesday for October 29eth! Brought to us right here every week by our friends over at Omnivore Recordings!  Your only real option for all the music you didn’t know, you didn’t know! But, before we get to this weeks question, we’d like to recognize the brilliant readers who tackled last weeks question, which was: We asked you to give us the names of at least 5 Beach Boys past or present who WEREN’T’ related to The Wilson Bros. And the answer is, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston, David Marks, Blondie Champlain and Ricky Fataar! First in with her “Nail gun” was Mz.Julie Ismert! Way to go Jules, Plus, You are. The only reader to get the entire question correct! WELL DONE! Steven Winogradsky also weighed in with some other names that mainly participated as touring members! Thank you Steve for that extra detail! Lastly, Fred Vogel threw in his towel, but had a couple of funny things to say! Thanx Fred. There’s always this week!

Cuz now here is this weeks new Trivia Question for the week: What is the title of the only Beatles song about a serial killer?  Also, according to the song, “The Killer had a girlfriend, what is her name and what was she studying?  AND, for big SMS Extra Credit, give us the definition of the subject she was studying? So!  In summary, here’s what we need:

1) The title to the Beatles song about a serial killer?

2) The name of the protagonist’s Girlfriend?

3) What she was studying?

4) What is the definition of the “Science” she is studying?

Meanwhile, let’s be honest, most of us are about to click over to Wikipedia and look up that unusual word you’ve only heard in this Beatles song! But before you do, click on the link to Omnivore Recording’s Homepage just below  and browse thru the best music on the planet!



  1. What a great question!! Paulette & I just listened to “MAXWELL SILVER HAMMER” on the BEATLES Station recently and both of us (for the first time) became CONSCIOUS of the lyric “…hit HER on the head!…” and immediately got it! — THIS is a SINISTER tune here! Then WOW, you gave us a trivia question on this subject! Well I had to research this topic; so I was clueless until I studied the history. Interesting tale! I also picked up on the song “RUN FOR YOUR LIFE” from RUBBER SOUL. DEFINITELY a little thread here.
    Than for the history lesson…peace always…wood

  2. Okay so maybe I am jumping in a little early on this one. Pedaphysical. I did go to Wikipedia to look this up. But I did it 11 years ago! My middle grandchild’s, second at the time,, middle name turned out to be Maxwell! Nancy and I searched our family history. Nothing! Nor did there seem to be a connection on my daughter-in-law’s side. We decided it was just a cool name, and without our 60’s reference, I gues just like Charlie, Jeffery and “what’s his name” (already starting to wear off). Okay so pedaphysical. Turns out it is just one level more obscure than metaphysical. I think a good movie example might be Ghost Busters. No explanation of the science necessary. It just is!

  3. Maxwell’s Silver Hammer
    Joan was Maxwell’s wife
    Pataphysical science
    (No idea what Pataphysical Science is)

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