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#21 Post by Bunnylump » Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:09 pm

That's what I thought, Donald disagrees and thinks it's Jim Kerr from Simple Minds.

I must admit that I'm quite enjoying thinking about some of the old songs that some of these people produced! Once everyone's finished guessing maybe we should have a vote on best song per row! :D
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#22 Post by chazzie » Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:12 pm

Oh - yes - I would give it to Donald - good shout

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#23 Post by Bunnylump » Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:14 pm

Ah just found row 8 number 9 Steve Strange
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#24 Post by SparkOut » Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:22 pm

So what are the ones you're still missing now Bunny?
8,5 is Ian Curtis

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#25 Post by Bunnylump » Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:48 pm

Ah yes! Well done!

These are the ones I THINK I have so far
Row 10 / David Byrne (Talking Heads) / David Bowie / Johnny Rotten / Robert Smith (Cure) / Grace Jones / Adam Ant / Gary Numan / ?????? /

Row 9 / ???? / ???? / Morrisey / (Blondie?) / Billy Idol / Nick Cave / ???? / Bryan Ferry / Kate Bush / Roland Lee Gift (Fine Young Cannibals)

Row 8 /????/Midge Ure / Siouxie Sioux / ???? / Ian Curtis (Joy Division) / ???? / ???? / ???? / Steve Strange

Row 7 / Andy Bell (Erasure) / ???? / Alison Moyet / Vince Clarke (Yazoo) / Suggs (Madness) / Dave Gahan (Depeche Mode) / Martin Gore (Depeche Mode) / Limahl / Boy George / Jimmy Summerville

Row 6 / Mike Score (Flock of seagulls) / ???? / ???? / John Taylor (Duran Duran) / Simon Le Bon (Duran Duran) Terry Hall (Fun Boy Three) / Annie Lennox / Andy McCluskey (Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark) / Paul Humphrey (OMD)

Row 5 / Howard Jones / Lene Lovich / ???? / ???? /???? /???? /???? /???? /???? /???? /

Row 4 / Kurt Smith (Tears for Fears) / Roland Orzibal (T for F) / ???? / Phil Oakey (The Human League) / Kevin Rowland (Dexy's Midnight Runners) / ???? / ???? / ???? / Bernard Sumner (New Order)/

Row 3 / ???? / Marc Almond /???? /???? / Paul Weller / ??? / Michael Stype (REM) /Kate Pierson (B52s) / Ricky Wilson? (B52s) / Cindy Wilson (B52s)

Row 2 / Elvis Costello / Thomas Dolby / ???? / Chrissie Hynde / ???? / Trevor Horne (Buggles) / Geoffrey Downes (Buggles) / Martin Fry (ABC) / Jim Kerr (Simple Minds)

Row 1 / ???? / Sting / Tony Hadley (Spandau Ballet) / David Sylvian (Japan) / ???? / Bob Geldof / Annabella Lwin (Bow Wow Wow) / Cindi Lauper / ???? / ????/
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#26 Post by SparkOut » Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:32 pm

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#27 Post by SparkOut » Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:38 pm

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#28 Post by SparkOut » Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:57 pm

5,3 how in the name of all the Belgian badgers is he supposed to be synth pop?

https://nostalgiacentral.com/wp-content ... 40x374.jpg

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#29 Post by SparkOut » Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:40 pm

3,1 https://i1.wp.com/www.tv80s.com/wp-cont ... C705&ssl=1 Nena, of the 99 Red Balloons fame, not to be confused with Nina Hagen (even though she is Nena from Hagen.)

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#30 Post by Bunnylump » Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:06 pm

Wow! Sparkout, I would never have got them in a million years! Do you know, I actually spent ages thinking that Belinda Carlisle ought to be in there somewhere, I totally forgot how much she changed her look! Some of those other ones I've never even heard of! :o
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#31 Post by SparkOut » Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:36 pm

I have been working with the Puzzlebrains -> MIT technique of backresearch (guessing who might be included and then searching for images of that person, scrolling through and seeing if any look like they should be plausible matches). Or a general image search like "80s musician flower pot hat" which produced https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ ... Choice.jpg Mark Mothersbaugh (frontman of Devo) - yeah I had no idea either.

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#32 Post by SparkOut » Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:40 pm

SparkOut wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:28 am
I think the pictures are all actual photos that have been posterised with photoshop filters that lower the detail and flatten out much of the colour variation.
I am prepared to believe that some photos may have been used for tracing, or as source image to be copied freehand, but I still think photoshop posterising filters is largely the case.

And I accidentally stumbled on the source for this, and so as of now I am no longer able to take part in the image hunt, except to confirm any that you want to check. While I would have appreciated finding the source in a hunt scenario, I can't see the point of just looking at the list and telling you the answers.
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#33 Post by SparkOut » Sun Jul 05, 2020 5:01 pm

And corrections:
Row 3,7 is not Michael Stipe and the man from the B52s is not Ricky Wilson
Row 2,7 is not Geoffrey Downes
All the others you have mentioned above are correct.
Dont forget you can include Klaus Nomi and Pete Burns in the correct list.
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Re: Synthpop picture

#34 Post by Bunnylump » Sun Jul 05, 2020 5:05 pm

Gosh, well done! :) I think I will come back to this when I've had a look at some of the new puzzles on here and realised I can't do them... :lol:
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#35 Post by LAT » Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:28 pm

Bunnylump wrote:
Sun Jul 05, 2020 5:05 pm
....when I've had a look at some of the new puzzles on here and realised I can't do them... :lol:
I could be ahead of you there! :lol:

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