The SMS Trivia Question of the Week 12/3

It’s a new month and a new Trivia Tuesday for Dec. 3rd. Brought to us right here every Tuesday by our friends at Omnivore Recordings. The only place in the known world for all the music you didn’t know, you didn’t know!

But! Before we get to this week’s question, we’d like to recognize the one and only reader to weigh in and correctly answer last week’s multiple questions about  two classic “Spy Shows”  “The Man From U.N.C.L.E. And “I Spy” The very lovely and very Sixties Savvy Julie Ismert singularly and correctly answered our multiple questions including, what does U.N.C.L.E. Stand for? FYI, it stands for United Network Command for Law and Enforcement. Now YOU know, but Julie knew last week!…Way to go Jules!

But now it’s time for this weeks new Trivia Question: What classic recording lyrically name checks “Eve of Destruction”, “The Beat Goes On” and boldly claims “The Beatles new record is a gas”. Tell us the title of this groundbreaking recording, tell us the name of the artists who recorded it?  Lastly, you can attain “Sixties Music Secrets Super Genius Status by giving us the most names of current or former members of this incredible 60’s Quintet!

In Summary, Here’s what we need:

1) The title of the song that mentions, “Eve of Destruction”, “The Beat Goes On” and proclaims “The Beatles new record is a gas”?

2) What classic 60’s Quintet recorded and released this great record?

3) Give us the names of as many current or former group members, you can recall?

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  1. This IS one of the great in an important list of “Counter Culture” songs. Take away the melody and we have another example of the growing genisis of Rap. But what I know is that these words added to my own growing sense of the incredible struggle and the growing movements to NOT accept the dangerous status quo. The prose in these lyrics can be presented as brand new TODAY and BE THE relevant message right NOW!! Even the choice of snipits of borrowed lyrics came from “C.C.” songs of the day. And unfortuneately may continue to be on message for the foreseeable future. Even “googa mooga” was used by Frank Zappa with the slight change to “Great Googly Moogly” (like “HEY WAKE UP..LISTEN ALREADY!).
    Anyway the title of this Temptations song is “BALL OF CONFUSION” and the only “Temps” I can remember are Eddie Kendricks and David Ruffin. My apologies to the other awesome members. Oh..the date of release I guess at later sixties.
    Love and Peace….wood

  2. 1) The title is Ball Of Confusion

    2) Recorded by The Temptations and released in May, 1970

    3) Members included: Eddie Kendricks(*), Paul Williams(*), Melvin Franklin(*), Otis Williams and Elbridge Bryant. Later members included David Ruffin(*), Dennis Edwards(*), Ricky Owens, Richard Street(*), Otis Harris(*), Glenn Leonard, Louis Price, Ali Woodson, Ron Tyson

    (*) indicates deceased

  3. “Ball of Confusion”
    I’d have to lookup all the members of the group, so I’ll leave completing this one to someone better than me. Good luck.

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