Here are the answers:
- A 1967 song by Leonard Cohen names a woman who feeds you “tea and oranges that come all the way from China”. What is her name?
- Barbara Ann
(Marianne featured in another Cohen song: “So Long, Marianne”; “Barbara Ann” was a hit for the Beach Boys in 1965; and “Roxanne” was an early single for The Police in 1978)
- According to a 1968 lyric by George Harrison, what flavour of fudge “really blows down those blues”?
- Rum ‘n’ raisin
(from the song “Savoy Truffle”, which appeared on the album The Beatles, aka the Double White Album)
- 10cc’s 1975 single “Life Is A Minestrone” mentions which other Italian foodstuffs?
- Linguini and tiramisú
- Ravioli and prosciutto ham
- Lasagna and Parmesan cheese
- Pizza margherita and mozzarella cheese
(The song’s chorus goes: “Life is a minestrone/Served up with Parmesan cheese/Death is a cold lasagna/Suspended in deep freeze”)
- Which band had a 1985 album titled Meat Is Murder?
- The Sugarcubes
- The Alarm
- The Smiths
- Tears For Fears
(It was their second studio album; Morrissey is a staunch vegetarian)
- Before embarking on his solo career, Paul Young had a minor hit with the Street Band in 1978, singing the praises of which simple food or drink?
(“Toast” was a novelty song, with not much singing involved – the lyrics were spoken, apart from the word “Toast”, repeated twice, as the chorus)
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