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Virgin Music Launches Musical Artist Identification Game on Heavy


Virgin has launched a game on Heavy called exercise your muscle which calls for players to, as they name indicates, exercise their brain and music muscles to identify the 74 bands represented in an image on the game's page. There's a magnifying glass that can be rolled over the images for greater detail. Game prizes include an Alienware computer and one free year of music from VirginDigital, MP3 players with one year subscriptions to VirginDigital and one year subscriptions to Paste Magazine. Only true music aficionados need play. This one is a challenge and will keep you delightfully engaged for hours.

Written by Steve Hall    Comments (25)     File: Creative Commentary, Games     Nov-22-05  

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this page doesn't work for me. Heavy was cool before the bubble burst and Flash was ubiquitous... not so much now

Posted by: anon on November 22, 2005 05:23 PM

How / when can we find out the answers?

Posted by: Sara on November 24, 2005 08:23 PM

page works for me.... what a cool, simple way to inspire interaction on the web.

Posted by: supersoaker on November 25, 2005 02:03 PM

i had no troubles with the page. i noticed that the downloaded image is cropped and you miss a few things from the left-hand side.. also i've got 67.... 5 to go... darn that gold mperson and those skipping girls...

Posted by: Ben on November 30, 2005 06:17 PM

I've got 70, most likely missing the ones having to do with the subway sign, 3 people on the roof, plant next to cart in lower left, chick in bikini in window, the one plastic looking monkey, 3 girls holding hands running across intersection, and the bag of onions or oranges in the lower right? Or any random one you came up withh...any help would be appreciated.

Posted by: i have most the answers on November 30, 2005 08:08 PM

where can i get the answers

Posted by: michelle on December 1, 2005 09:48 AM

girls holding hands running across intersection= CHEEKS ON SPEED?
the ones having to do with the subway sign? teh gril dresses like Tarzan's Jen...and near de Cowboy Jonky...Jane's Addiction?
ANYWAY??????? ?where can you find the answers?!!!!

Posted by: AQSIK on December 1, 2005 01:02 PM

mwahah, i got
blur- the blurry guy on the very right.
alice in chains- girl on the right in chains.
sex pistols- the woman with the guns/dildo's.
radiohead- man in the middle background.
garbage- the garbage that is spilled.

that's all for now

Posted by: haxo on December 2, 2005 12:06 PM

lemon head
pet shop boys
men at work
blind melon
the eagles
the eels
green day
the roots
guns n' roses
cypress hill
the doors
black flag
mmm...de eso me acuerdo hasta el momento

Posted by: katux on December 2, 2005 02:46 PM

here's a few bands that i can add:

the yellow squash brothers
the purple buildings
fire escape
tres pineapples
pedestrian crossing
the white choir boys
plastic ape
mailbox blues band
the weird store

Posted by: Mark O'Meara on December 2, 2005 09:31 PM

My Updated, Ongoing List ...

1. Aeroplane Jefferson
2. Air ( they are all breating it)
3. Alice in Chains
4. B52's or Jett(s)
5. Beach Boys,
6. Black Crows
7. Black Flag
8. Blind Melon
9. Blondie ( the girl chewing bubblegum)
10. Blur ( the blurry guy on the very right) Charmless Man or Fade Away are options too
11. Cornershop
12. Counting Crows
13. Cowboy Junkies
14. Crowded house
15. Cypress Hill
16. Dead Kennedys
17. Deep Purple (the purple building)
18. Eels
19. Eminem
20. Garbage
21. Goldie / Yelow Man
22. Goo Goo Dolls (blow up doll in the window) hehe
23. Gorillaz
24. Great White
25. Green Day (as in greenday on the calander bottom right)
26. Guns & Roses
27. Hole
28. Iron Maiden (looked like a chess piece to me)
29. Jewell / Neil Diamond ( on the ground in forefront
30. Kiss
31. Led Zeppelin
32. Lemonheads
33. Madonna (the madonna and child picture in the wndow)
34. Manic Street Preachers (crazy dudes in white)
35. Matchbox 20 ( on the ground in forefront)
36. New York Dolls
37. Nickelback (or 50cent),
38. Pavement
39. Phish ( goldfish bowl)
40. Pink
41. Plantlife
42. Queen
43. Radiohead (crossing the street)
44. Ratt (or Boomtown rats)
45. Red Hot Chili Peppers
46. Scissor Sisters (in the forefront)
47. Seal (poster)
48. Sex Pistols
49. Smashing Pumpkins
50. Spoon (giant spoon)
51. Nine Inch nails
52. Styx
53. Talking Heads
54. The Beach Boys / Butthole Surfers
55. The Bee Gees
56. The Carpenters
57. The Cars
58. The Contortionists / Elastica
59. The Eagles
60. The Eels
61. The Killers
62. The Lemonheads
63. The Pixies ( Fairies)
64. The Police
65. The Postal Service
66. The Rolling Stones
67. The Roots
68. The Streets
69. The Vines (coming out of the grate)
70. The White Stripes
71. T-Rex / Dinosaur Jr
72. Twisted Sister (Gymnasts)
73. U2,
74. White Zombie (or rob zombie),
75. WhiteSnake
76. Yellowcard
77. The Surfers (obscure, were they ever actually a band??)
78. Is the crossing the White Stripes?
79. The goldfish "Goldie"?
80. Blues Brothers-(two guys in suits and sunglasses with guitar cases in the middle)
81. Supertramp
82. The Doors
83. Men at work,
84. Village People
85. Nin
86. Tatu (chicks makin out)
87. Mountain
88. Candy
89. The Lamp Sisters
90. Sweet (galm rock from the 70's)
91. The Shadows
92. Pink Floyd (pink sky)
93. Beegees
94. Black Diamond
95. Korn
96. Wings
97. ZZ Top - Gimme all your Lovin
98. Cyndi Lauper (girls just wanna have fun) lol
99. Nine inch NAILS. they're NOT cotton buds upon closer inspection! LOL
100. Pet Shop Boys
101. Skinny Dog
102. Cake
103. Scorpion
105. Lynyrd Skinner - Free Bird
106. Peter Gabriel - Sledgehammer
107. Colin James - Standing on the Edge
108. BTO - Takin Care of Business
109. Thin Lizzy - The boys are back in town
110. Jett
111. 50 Cent
112.Charmless Man (also theBLURry guy on the very right)
113. Fade Away (also the BLURry guy on the very right)

Okay so some are a "s t r e t c h" but it is a game afterall! hehe

Posted by: rosie on December 3, 2005 09:28 PM

iron maiden is one
the cranberries
green day(thecalender)

Posted by: nausori on December 5, 2005 11:54 AM

i got one for u how about the MOnkeys (there bein several monkeys and all)

Posted by: adam on December 5, 2005 05:54 PM

You missed Jane's Addiction (standing with the Cowboy Junkies).

Posted by: a on December 7, 2005 12:47 AM

Matchbox 20
Rolling Stones

Posted by: Laura on December 8, 2005 07:33 PM

Bloc Party

Posted by: Jenni on December 8, 2005 07:36 PM


Posted by: LAURA on December 9, 2005 06:54 AM

i thought the 2 guys in suits would be mister mister

Posted by: buoy on December 9, 2005 11:52 AM

The presidents of the USA (near white zombie)

Posted by: ketsbaie on December 11, 2005 11:06 PM



Posted by: ERAN NISSAN on December 18, 2005 08:25 AM

isnt there any 1 old enuff here to know that the purple buildings are deep purple

i think the main street sign is either bruce springsteen or bob dylan

Posted by: carol on April 15, 2006 05:07 AM

The White Stripes
The Streets
White Snake
The Monkeys
Crowded House
The Blues Brothers

Posted by: Lee on June 30, 2006 01:15 PM

U forgot u2

Posted by: Donna on December 7, 2006 11:59 AM

U forgot u2

Posted by: Donna on December 7, 2006 11:59 AM

the 3 grils holding hands crossing the street are "3 non blondes" and the boxes under the lemons and beside the calender is "the cranberries"

Posted by: waylo on December 13, 2006 11:00 PM

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