Virgin viral game - spot the band names.

 
 
 

Virgin viral game - spot the band names.

Virgin has a contest to promote their new online digital music service - see Virgin game at Heavy.com for the ad, which - ironically - has an ad running before it. Ground Zero created the ad which has no less than 74 band names hidden in it. Yes, seventy-four. I think I spotted five so far. Augh! This is tough!

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I got Shakeshere's sister, Gorillaz, Eagles, Guns and Roses, Alice in Chains... and I'm spent.

sitting through an ad to view an ad is fucked up.

Hmm. Reminds me quite a bit of this Stella film ad campaign from June or July of this year. (also see badland for "film fans or ad fans".)

Hmm is that Queen and Prince there in the front? Men at work...smashing pumpkings, matchbox 20, the eagles, rolling stones, pixies, blur...that's about it for me for now.

Rolling Stones, Beach Boys, Cowboy Junkies, Whitesnake, 50 Cent, Garbage

Smashing Pumpkins, White Zombie, Dead Kennedys, Skinny Puppy, Matchbox 20, Phish, Iron Maiden, Scissor Sisters, Blind Melon, Pet Shop Boys, B-52s, Prince, Queen, Sex Pistols, Led Zeppelin, Black Flag, Spoon and Madonna.

Trees in back = Cyprus Hill. That strange dog = Skinny puppy.

in addition to all the others mentioned, Alice in Chains (by Blur) and that place in the right midground looks like a Crowded House - and is that The Eels wriggling along the road?

....... that ain't no road that the streets! :))

Seal, The Cars, The Lemonheads, The Police (maybe), Ratt, and Whirling Dervishes?

Garbage (spilled on street) - b-52's (flying overhead) - Green Day (marked on calender).

There's also Hole, Phish, Korn, U2?, Black Crows?, Eminem? and The Roots?

the only I can find that might have been missed is the poster of the "SEAL" next to the Dead Kennedys.

also looks like "Radiohead". Is that a Chevelle I see

red hot chilli peppers? (by the melon)

Citizens of Adland, toogether we can conquer the world! :)
Well, whether or not we could collectively enter the competition now as the "Adland collective", what has become apparent is that this ad is a MASSIVE SUCCESS for Virgin Music.
Look how many of us have spent real time engaging with it - this is a damn good example of the power of engagement (and entertainment) - and it's not even an uber-trendy Flash animation!
Well done Virgin and agency!

I also see Jewel, Dinosaur Jr., Great White, The Scorpians, Cornershop, Kiss and Postal Service.

yes, for a game I admit it was rather entertaining to try and find the band names. :)

Talking Heads (on tvs), Yellowman, Men with hats (its a stretch), Cowboy, Pineapples

Are those kooks dressed in white the Manic Street Preachers or The Cult? That is a Black Flag hanging from the building on the right, and scissor sisters dancing in front of the smashing pumkins dude.

ARGH! hee. Whitesnake (up the lamppost), Nine Inch Nails (on the street). Are the acrobats Twisted Sister? I see U2 on the storefront. I don't know what the three posters just below them are, anyone? Also, the three people on the rooftop with a gate (or is that one of those things that horses jump over) confuse me. The building in the back - Deep Purple? Rolling Stones, OK...Drat, someone saw Postal Service :-). Is the woman on the fire escape Blondie? Of course, we can see Pavement.

Things that look too deliberate I haven't decoded: The lamp or sconce over the Dead Kennedys. The three protrusions over the Pet Shop. The bubblegum Blondie's blowing. The birdcage and animal (dog?) in the Pet shop window. The pin-up girl in the Cornershop. The yellow poster(s) near the Talking Heads. The four crates of...something next to Jewel and Korn. The leafy plant in the foreground right. The strange plant or creature just abaft the Queen's butt. The second window into the Crowded House. The four colored panels just next to the Cult/folks dressed in white.

Here are some that I maybe had wrong, or am still conflicted about:

  • White Zombie/Dead Can Dance
  • Sex Pistols/Velvet Revolver
  • Blues Brothers/Thompson Twins
  • The Cult/The White Stripes/Manic Street Preachers
  • Twisted Sister/The Kinks

Anyone? :-)

Doh. Sorry. Many of those *had* been spotted or explained. Dinosaur Jr is behind the queen's butt, and etc.

Hey! Is that thing over Seal a bell? Would that be The Alarm?

The Blues Brothers/Thompson Twins are really The Wiseguys. Look at their "guitar" cases.

What about the toy gorilla in the background?

If you see Pavement, then you should also see Air and Train. It's very iffy!

The toy gorillas are Gorillaz of course. :)

What is that tall black shadow guy/thing on the zebracrossing supposed to be? And those little tinkerbells flying around the Pet Shop?

The tall black shadow is Iron Maiden and the tinkerbells are The Pixies.

what about the main street people over at main st (to the left),
didn't notice if anyone said the obvious guns & roses and the rolling stones.

is that mouse near the acrobats a modest mouse?
and what about the three people holding hands before the nearest rolling stone?

I think Modest Mouse is really Ratt. And the three girls can either be Brazillian Girls, Swing Out Sister, or I don't know. To the left of Main Street, standing by The Subway (also a band) are the Cowboy Junkies.

dEFINATELY SEX PISTOLS. THOSE ARE DILDO'S IF EVER I SAW. AND THOSE WHITE STRIPES ALL OVER THE STREETS, ALSO BUSH BEHIND THE LAMP POST NEXT TO THE CROWDED HOUSE.

aLSO THE RAT/ DOG CONFUSSION MAY INDEED BE A RATCAT! jUST PUTTING IT OUT THERE...

hmmm, I thought the "White Stripes" were behind the "B52's". The sky must be "Pink" and I thought the puppy thing behind the Queen is actually a dinosaur, making it "T-Rex" - Anyone know what the gold man under the shop sign is?

Perhaps the contortionists are actually Spandau Ballet?

100% positive this is correct, but it's only 71...

50 Cent
Alice in Chains
B-52s
The Beach Boys
Bee Gees
Black Crowes
Black Flag
Blind Melon
Blondie
Blur
Cake
The Carpenters
The Cars
Cornershop
Cowboy Junkies
Cranberries
Crowded House
The Cult
Cypress Hill
Dead Kennedys
Deep Purple
Dinosaur Jr
The Doors
Eels
Eminem
Garbage
Go-Go

i thought your "t-rex" was actually "dinosaur jr."!
and the gold man is of course yellowman!

are the people at the back the backstreet boys?

and just joking here but what about madness and soundtrack of our lives?

The Eagles

the three men on the rooftop with "the gate"... Looks like they are building something - perhaps they are The Carpenters?

The Ferns are THE VINES and there are stones at the bottom of the roses = The Stone roses. what ya reckon.

Where did you get pet dhop boys from?

On the left, two boys are hanging out just outside of the pet shop. ;)

where do you see jane's addiction ... cuz i have all of those you have ... plus the eagles ... but cant make sense of jane's addiction. unless you're talking about the girl by the subway whos leaning on that guy ...

oh ... and does anyone have an idea why the gorillas are different ... two look real like king kong but one is very obviously a toy cuz you can see his fake arm joint.

What about "Bush" and "The Streets" plus "The Eagles" makes 74...

To add to the long list of 71....we got the following

- Bush
- The Fairies
- Traffic
- Girl Meets Boy
- The Sharks
- Onion
- Manic Street Preachers
- Eagles
- T-Rex
- Goldie

Even with the answers I am having trouble :( Can u please tell me where the following are *police *eminem *go-go's *great white *madonna *scorpions. Thanks, it is driving me crazy or crazier :)

There's a Madonna and child poster in the window to the left (next to the Pet Shop). The Police are walking towards a red car in the middle (background) street. As for the other two, beats me.

not sure if anyone's mentioned it but could the people on the roof be 'Suicidal Tendencies' ??

Eminem could be what looks like a packet of M&Ms on the ground near the Scissor Sisters, Great White is the shark in the poster next to the Yellow Man, the scorpian is next to the cake but the go-go's has me beat too....

The branches between 50cent and Dinosaur Jnr is STYX.

yo i saw someone say something a bout the big monkeys being differnt
i think its for GORILLAZ
and THE MONKEYS
also the calendar at the bottom as well as greenday i presume the year is for THE FUTUREHEADS
(party in the building-bloc party)

There are 71 movies hidden here. Can you find them?
http://users.adelphia.net/~bionic_chalupa/Movies%20Brain%20Teaser-smalle...

What about the Blues Brothers? right in front of iron maiden.

i've spotted quite a few, here you go.
1.The Doors, 2. Police 3.U2 4.Gorillaz, 5.Korn,6.Matchbox 20, 7.Hole, 8.Purple Rain, 9.Kiss, 10.Dowboy Junkies 11.Phish, 12.Spoon, 13.Blur, 14.Blondie, 15.lemonheads, 16.guns'n'roses, 17.sex pistols, 18.queen, 19.prince, 20.eagles, 21.the pixies, 22.smashing pumpkins, 14.cyprus hill, 15.the eels, 16.greenday, 17.radiohead, 18.whitesnake 19.black flag, 32.Red Hot Chili Peppers, 33.Eminem, 34.50 Cent, 35.Black Crows, 36.Dead Kennedys, 37.Seal, 38.Rolling Stones, 39.Scissor Sisters, 40.Beach Boys, 41.White Zombie, 42.The cars

Here's what I have...I think it's all correct....72 Total
Smashing Pumpkins
Black Flagg
The Pixies
Nine Inch Nails
Matchbox 20
Led Zeppelin
The Eagles
Alice in Chains
Guns 'N' Roses
Sex Pistols
50 Cent
Postal Service
Gorillaz
The Rolling Stones
Phish
Scissor Sisters
Crowded House
B-52s
Madonna
Blind Melon
Talking Heads
Green Day
The Lemonheads
Blur
The Beachboys
U2
Garbage
Iron Maiden
White Snake
Cowboy Junkies
The Cars
Black Crows
Hole
The Police
Dead Kennedies
The Roots
White Zombie
Radiohead
Eminem
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Korn
Ratt
The Cranberries
Dinasour Jr.
Prince
Queen
Eels
Twisted Sister
Seal
Deep Purple
Cypress Hill
The Doors
Pavement
KISS
Jewel
The Killers
The Cult
Yellowman
White Strips
Spoon
Great White
Go-Gos
Cornershop
Pink
Jane's Addiction
The Vines
The Monkies
Manic Street Preachers
Bush
The Subway
The Wiseguys
Butthole Surfers

the bloke in white( rob zombie) appart from that i got 36 in total, then sort of lost the will to live , i am going back to being a rocket scientist,

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