Tag Archives: motorhead

Thursday 29th August

Quizzes Tonight:

7.30pm – Ship Inn, Musselburgh. Jackpot £90. Cheat answer: Jean-Michel Jarre (music round) – Currently Closed for Refurb. (see below)

9pm – The Newsroom. Jackpot £50. Cheat answer: Everything But The Girl(music round).

The Ship (Refurb)

The Ship is closed for a a big refurb, so no Musselburgh quiz for a few weeks (or possibly months).

Kerry will return but if in that part of town, remember that she has a new quiz at on Monday at the newly opened Portobello Tap. Monday 7pm.

Cheat Clue

Here is the cheat clue for tonight’s music round at the Newsroom. It’s nobody’s favourite band: Everything But The Girl.

Ben and Tracy – being grown up

This is the kind of music you liked for about three minutes when you were 24-years-old, because it made you feel like a grown-up and you’d reached that moment where you thought growing up might be a good idea.

It’s a bit like Dido and a bit like M-People and sort of like Coldplay. In other words – it’s had all the zazz taken out.

Like the Corrs. Like Elbow.

And playing the song reminded you why you never wanted to be grown-up in the first place.

The slowness, the refinement, the lack of anything obvious. Ah yes – the po-faced greyed-out silent screaming soul-death of it all.

Suddenly you remembered that grown-ups are unstoppably dull, obsessed with mortgages and patios and two weeks in the Caribbean.

So you get spooked, put the CD (as it was back then) back in it’s case and you go back to the box marked “Heavy Metal and Rave” and go back to playing stuff you actually like.

After that, things could go either way.

If, during the 180-second brush with adulthood you accidentally got married and filled in a remarkably large number of direct debit forms in a remarkably short amount of time, then here you are: ostensibly sitting with the grown-ups, sitting in a car and changing a nappy and wondering where all the Motorhead went.

If you avoided this fate the here you are: full of booze and parties all of which thinly masks an expanding void pulsing with nothing but emptiness and darkness, right at the heart of your being. You have loads of access to Motorhead though. And possibly darts.

As they said in Alien versus Predator: “No Matter Who Wins – We All Lose“, which is possibly the truest thing ever written.

The sentiment can be translated as “fucked if you do, fucked if you don’t” and brings to mind the latest Brexit hoo-hah.

If you’ve had enough of all the shite on media about Brexit then come to the quiz.


I recommend it. Take your mind off it all for a few hours. Win some biscuits, some money, some booze and some self-respect.

Do it.

See you at the quiz tonight.


Dr Paul

If you have stuff to say, you can always say it on the Dr Paul Quiz Group on the FACEY.

Also: Dr Paul on Twitter = pithy posts, brutal facts and quiz info plus there’s Dr Paul Instagram for visuals. Enjoy.

Wagon wheels tonight? You never know your luck.

For cheats and hints to win Dr Paul quizzes in Edinburgh, get the weekly email.

Quizzes Tonight: Brass and Safari

7pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot: £150. Cheat: One of the answers in the picture round is Beijing.

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £30. Cheat news: one of the answers in the music round is Reef. This was a UK band that had hits in the 90s. I think they were from Devon or somehwere. Their aesthetic was surfy-rock.

The guy had long hair when there wasn’t a lot of it about so you had to like him for that even if the songs sound like derivatives from the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ main stock.

I mean, if you want “rock”, just listen to Motorhead.

If you do listen to Motorhead, all problems will be solved.

I guarantee it.

I’m a doctor.

For cheats and hints to win Dr Paul quizzes in Edinburgh, get the weekly email.

Tonight’s Pub Quizzes In Edinburgh


Argyle Bar (Cellar), 7pm. Jackpot: £90, Cheat “Motorhead” – see vid below

Newsroom, 9pm. Jackpot £150. Cheat “Lenin

The thing about Motorhead is that they were actually good.

A lot of people think they were some kind of joke or trope.

But the songs stand up, even as Lemmy settles into a bit of a break.

A lot of people think it’s just The Ace of Spades (I thought so for many years), but there’s much more to the ‘Head than their best-known tune.

Some of my favourites are ‘Bomber’, ‘Iron Horse – Born To Lose’, ‘The Hammer,’ ‘Killed By Death’ and ‘We Are The Road Crew’. Look ’em up on youtube anytime you like.

A clip of this is in the music round at the Argyle tonight:

For cheats and hints to win Dr Paul quizzes in Edinburgh, get the weekly email.