Virgin Digital Competition: How Many Bands can you Find?

Update 29 Nov 2005: The original Virgin link no longer seems to have the picture. It should still be available here. I have also been told that Virgin have claimed that there are actually 74 bands in the picture since my original post. Perhaps, with all the excellent guessing and varied interpretations in the comments below, they have realised that there were some other bands included by accident. 🙂

The Virgin Digital Find the 72 Bands competition is the cleverest piece of marketing I have seen in ages. If you haven’t already got the picture in an e-mail forward, you can get it at the Virgin Digital site.

Guaranteed to provide endless hours of amusement and head scratching, it’s a large image which contains graphic representations of 72 band names. For example, there are 2 pink scissors with pink ribbons in the middle of the photograph which represent the Scissor Sisters (I hope! ;)).

I’m not even halfway there yet! I’ll leave the ones I’ve figured out with a little help from my friends as a comment. I won’t leave explanations for the moment to avoid spoiling all the fun and to spare my blushes if I’m wrong 🙂 How many have you got?

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  1. 1. pet shop boys
    2. guns n roses
    3. the pixies
    4. fifty cent
    5. queen
    6. prince
    7. sex pistols
    8. scissor sisters
    9. matchbox 20
    10. eminem
    11. smashing pumpkins
    12. lemonheads
    13. green day
    14. alice in chains
    15. blur
    16. the eagles
    17. gorillaz
    18. manic street preachers
    19. whitesnake
    20. madonna
    21. iron maiden
    22. radiohead
    23. rolling stones
    24. u2
    25. beach boys
    26. presidents of the united states of america
    27. seal
    28. the police
    29. red hot chilli peppers
    30. white zombie?
    31. the killers?
    32. goldie?
    33. deep purple?
    34. counting crows?
    35. the b52s / jet?
    36. jewel/jem?
    37. blondie?

  2. I got this by email and all it said was “can you find the 72 bands?” I assumed it was an amalgamation of album covers, took a look at it for a minute or two and decided it wasn’t my thing. I’ll have to have another look now that I know what it is…

  3. a few more for you:
    yellowman, korn, stix, crowded house, cyprus hill, bee gees, pink, the vines, talking heads

  4. some of you are very good at this. crowded house and talking heads – i’m kicking myself brooke! and i think your yellowman is more accurate than my goldie LOL
    never heard of several of the bands which does not help. i should still have got cowboy junkie though. i find the picture is a bit blurry in places (maybe it’s just my old eyes? :)) but i was staring at thecowboy for ages going hmmmm… he looks like he could be injecting something… LOL 🙂

  5. iron maiden
    green day
    gorilla’s
    led zeppllin
    matchbox 20
    50 cent
    rolling stones
    guns and roses
    the killers
    u2
    Eminiem
    blind melon
    lemon heads
    9 inch nails
    smashing pumpkins
    garbage
    manic street preachers
    crowded house
    seal
    corner shop
    b52’s
    blur
    alice in chains
    radiohead
    white zombie
    eagles
    the police
    the eels
    white stripes
    deep purple
    beach boys
    prince
    queen
    sex pistols
    dead
    blondie
    dead presidents
    men at work
    t-rex
    hole
    bee gees
    red hot chilli peppers
    korn
    white snake
    scissor sisters
    kiss
    the doors
    presidents of the united states of america
    counting crows
    madonna
    spoon
    cake black flag
    cyprus hill

    This is what I have so far…..
    Can anyone add to this?

  6. Yes they’re 9-inch nails, not Q-Tips – sorry.

    There’s an Alarm on the side of the pet shop, and on the Pavement beneath the boys is a Skinny Puppy and a Cake.

  7. oh jeez… it turns out the pic I got was cropped (received over email) – got it now – Thanks!!

    btw, does anyone think that the pictures of ‘presidents’ on the pet shop column are john f kennedy and R f Kennedy, perhaps the band “dead Kennedy’s” rather than presidents of the USA? just thinking.

    – W

  8. 1.Led Zeppelin
    2.Blur
    3.The B-52s
    4.Guns N’ Roses
    5.Whitesnake
    6.The Rolling Stones
    7.Alice In Chains
    8.Scissor Sisters
    9.Matchbox 20
    10.Smashing Pumpkins
    11.Green Day
    12.The Eagles
    13.Gorillaz
    14.50 Cent
    15.Tatu
    16.The Postal Service
    17.The Police
    18.The Beach Boys
    19.Cars
    20.Dead Kennedys
    21.The Eels
    22.The Sex Pistols
    23.Madonna
    24.Nine Inch Nails
    25.Hole
    26.Garbage
    27.Radiohead
    28.The Doors
    29.Iron Maiden
    30.The Subways
    31.Seal
    32.The Pixies
    33.The Pet Shop Boys
    34.Queen
    35.Prince
    36.Eminem
    37.Lemonheads
    38.Manic Street Preachers
    39.RHCP
    40.Black Flag
    41.Crowded House
    42.T-Rex
    43.Talking Heads
    44.Cypress Hill
    45.U2
    46.Cornershop
    47.White Stripes

  9. hmm, slightly confused now. I’ve got 74…

    1 Alice in Chains
    2 B52’s
    3 Beach Boys
    4 BeeGees
    5 Black Crows
    6 Black Flag
    7 Blind Melon
    8 Blondie
    9 Blur
    10 Bubblegum
    11 Cake
    12 Cars
    13 Cornershop
    14 Counting Crows
    15 Cowboy Junkies
    16 Crowded House
    17 Cyprus Hill
    18 Dead Kennedy’s
    19 Deep Purple
    20 Dinosaur Jr.
    21 Doors
    22 Eagles
    23 Eminem
    24 Fifty Cents
    25 Garbage
    26 Goldie
    27 Gorillaz
    28 Great White
    29 Green Day
    30 Guns’n’Roses
    31 Hole
    32 Iron Maiden
    33 Jewel
    34 Kiss
    35 Korn
    36 Led Zeppelin
    37 Lemon heads
    38 Lovin’ Spoonful
    39 Madonna
    40 Main Street
    41 Manic Street Preachers
    42 Matchbox 20
    43 Nine Inch Nails
    44 Petshop Boys
    45 phish
    46 Pink
    47 Pixies
    48 Police
    49 Postal Service
    50 Prince
    51 Queen
    52 Radio Head
    53 Red Hot Chili Peppers
    54 Rolling Stones
    55 scissor sisters
    56 Seal
    57 sex pistols
    58 Skinny Puppy
    59 Small Faces
    60 Smashing Pumkins
    61 Spoon
    62 Superfurry Animals
    63 Talking Heads
    64 The Assasins
    65 The Cult
    66 The Eels
    67 The Presidents of the USoA
    68 The Shadows
    69 The Subways
    70 Twisted Sister
    71 U2
    72 White Snake
    73 White Stripes
    74 White Zombie

  10. I agree on the Kennedys.

    The thing about this is: at what stage do you stop reading something into *everything*. Sure, some of them are really obvious but how abstract do you have to go to get 72? Is the gorilla in the middle letting out a Primal Scream? If you can have the Streets and the Doors, why not the Walls, or are they too obscure for a UK competition? If that’s acceptable, what about the (window) Frames? Even if you see things that don’t appear to represent anything, you can probably find a band with the right name if you google hard enough. Exhibit A: The Pineapples. That poor postie in front of Madonna looks like he has a bad back, too – surely not a case of the dreaded Postman Syndrome.

    Actually, I’m not quite correct on that point – Google can’t find any band called “The Four Storey Buildings”, unfortunately.

    . . . but there are definitely at least Four Non Blondes in the picture, so that’s score 1 to me 😉

  11. Nobody sees Mountain ?
    and all the birds have Wings …

    and in Sweden we don’t refer to Seal, Eminem, Madonna, Prince and 50 Cent as “bands” !!!
    Trick question?
    Now you have to find 5 more ones … 😉

  12. Here’s one no body has got yet… If those cowboys are junkies, then clearly they would be exploiting Jane’s Addiction. (ie. Me Tarzan You Jane).

  13. It embarrasses me to say this – does no-one else see “Steps” or just reluctant to admit they’ve heard of them ?

  14. What are the acrobats in the middle and the boxes and bags of stuff in front of the fruit and veg stall?

  15. Well, here goes….

    1. 50 Cent (coin)
    2. Alice in Chains (Alice in wonderland chained to light pole right),
    3. B52’s (two planes)
    4. Beach Boys (with boards on right),
    5. Black crowes (crow’s on sign)
    6. Black Flag (flag hanging off wall at rear of picture),
    7. Blind Melon (melon with sunnies on)
    8. Blues Brothers (two men in suits)
    9. Blur (blurry man on far right)
    10. Boomtown Rats (rats)
    11. Bush (bush at front)
    12. Cake (cake on ground)
    13. Cornershop (shop on left of pic),
    14. Cowboy Junkies
    15. Cypress Hill (green hill)
    16. Dead Kennedys (pics of dead presidents)
    17. Deep Purple (purple wall)
    18. Dinosaur Junior (little dinosaur)
    19. Eminem (bag of sweets)
    20. Garbage (tipped rubbish bin on road),
    21. Goldie (gold man)
    22. Green Day (Calendar)
    23. Guns n roses (front of pic on cart),
    24. Hole (hole in ground)
    25. Iron Maiden (next to Blues Bros),
    26. Jewel (bracelet next to fish bowl)
    27. Kiss (girls kissing)
    28. Korn (vege tray)
    29. Led Zeppelin (Zeppelin in sky top of screen),
    30. Lemonheads (vege tray)
    31. Manic Street Preachers (crossing street dressed in white),
    32. Madonna (pic of woman and child)
    33. Matchbox 20 (spelling out the 20 on the road),
    34. Nine Inch Nails (on road beside Prince),
    35. Pet Shop Boys (pet shop)
    36. Pink (colour of sky)
    37. Presidents of the USA (posters on left wall),
    38. Prince (next to Queen),
    39. Queen (with the guns),
    40. Radiohead (guy at top of Prince’s head)
    41. Red Hot Chilli Peppers (amongst veges on right)
    42. Scissor Sisters (pink scissors crossing road – not too sure about this one),
    43. Seal (on poster on wall left),
    44. Sex pistols (guns the queen is holding)
    45. Smashing Pumpkins (guy with hammer + pumpkins),
    46. Spoon (big spoon)
    47. Talking Heads (TV’s in window)
    48. The B52’s (in sky),
    49. The Cars (cars in background)
    50. The Doors (coloured doors)
    51. The Eagles (flying to right of screen),
    52. The Eels (between Prince and Queen),
    53. The Gorillas (on top of buildings),
    54. The Pixies (buzzing around the virgin sign),
    55. The Postal Service (postie)
    56. The Police (on road at rear in front of boulder),
    57. The Rolling Stones (big boulders rolling down the street),
    58. The Shadows (in shop)
    59. The Vines (vines coming out of drain)
    60. Twisted sister (two acrobats)
    61. U2 (two U’s on building)
    62. White Stripes (zebra crossing)
    63. White Zombie (left hand side in white),
    64. Whitesnake (climbing pole)

  16. What about the pic of the shark (next to Goldie)? Or the three men on the roof? Or the blow up doll in the shop window? Or the chick with the blonde hair and bubble gum? Is this Blondie or what? The goldfish – hootie and the blowfish?

  17. Don’t you think the girls in the middle might be spandau ballet? Could be twisted sister too. The men at the top of the building are ‘men at work’.
    The blow up doll could be “goo-goo dolls”.
    The shark is “great white”. On the left is a “Skinny puppy”.

  18. Don’t agree on the Blues Brothers. Neither Jake nor Elroy carried a guitar and in keeping with the spirit of the competition they’d need to be blue. The idea is it’s not a likeness of the artistes but a representation, a visual pun – you could argue that the 2 figures kissing could be Tatu whereas I think they represent Kiss.

  19. the guys on the roof are the carpenters,
    I also thought “wings”
    and the gilrs in the spandex, could also be twisted sister.

  20. I don’t think so, otherwise they would have put any old Jet (eg 747) in the pictusre. As with the Dead Kennedys, I think those planes are specifically B-52s for a reason.

    Those guys in the blood stained “Blues Brothers” shirts and ties could be The Killers.

  21. I think the person in yellow on the corner looks like an athlete to me.. therefore athlete not goldie!

    Im glad Im the first to get that one!

  22. @Mikey – but if they put in 747s, they could represent The 747s, couldn’t it?

    @Ove of Sweden – “Mountain” is what people have identified as Cypress Hill . . . and yes, you’re right The Byrds all have Wings, certainly 😉

    @Bruce the Doc – “Steps” – hmm . . . there seems to be a gap in my memory when I try to remember a band by that name.

    As for the kissing couple – look at their hands – couldn’t it be The Strokes too?

    It really is all very ambiguous – I can’t see any agreement on a definitive list happening at all.

    @janine – my word, you’ve certainly got quite a discussion going anyway!

  23. Its all very ambiguous.

    The white dude on the left could be “Dead can dance”
    The 2 chicks kissing coule be “AC-DC”

  24. Can anyone tell me where I can get a copy of the uncropped image, or send it to me?

    If you have it, can you send it to:
    ian [at] sgtwilko.f9.co.uk

    Thanks!

  25. jeepers, this picture certainly seems to have grabbed people’s attentions! 🙂

    wish i was less busy at the moment and had time to contribute.

    just to reiterate the update i made at the top of my post just now:
    The original Virgin link no longer seems to have the picture. It should still be available here.
    . I have also been told that Virgin have claimed that there are now 74 bands in the picture since my original post. Perhaps, with all the excellent guessing in the comments below, they have realised that there were some other bands included by accident.

    hopefully the picture will stay where it is on virgin. i would like to put it up here but even without it my bandwidth is under a bit of pressure with the unexpected popularity of this post (this humble blogger ain’t complaining! 🙂 ) as it is, plus i could have virgin on my case about copyright… 🙁

    have not had time to read all the comments but some of you guys have really thought this out well! i agree with daithi that so much is open to interpretation that it is hard to believe there is a definitive list. only virgin have the answer 🙂

  26. I thought the one everyone says is Goldie- is yellowman
    Also thought The Vines were stix
    and the two men on top of the building- new kids on the block?

    Also who are Dinosaur jnr? :S

  27. Grateful Dead, Pearl jam, The Zombies, Robert Plant?, Bee Gees in the wall

    Could the 3 men be Beastie Boys?

  28. Okay, this is it, I am giving up, but this is what i’ve got. I am particularly proud of getting The Beegees. Not convinced the plant in the front is “Bush”…

    1 50 Cent (coin)
    2 Alice in Chains (Alice in wonderland chained to light pole right),
    3 B52’s (two planes)
    4 Beach Boys (with boards on right),
    5 BeeGees (BGG in posters on the wall)
    6 Black crowes (crow’s on sign)
    7 Black crowes (crow’s on sign)
    8 Black Flag (flag hanging off wall at rear of picture),
    9 Blind Melon (melon with sunnies on)
    10 Blondie (bubblegum Girl)
    11 Blur (blurry man on far right)
    12 Boomtown Rats (Rat)
    13 Bubblegum (bubblegum)
    14 Cake (cake on ground)
    15 Cars (obviously)
    16 Cornershop (shop on left of pic),
    17 Counting Crows (crow’s on sign)
    18 Cowboy Junkies
    19 Cranberries (boxes in front of the fruit stall)
    20 Crowded House (bussy windows on the right)
    21 Cypress Hill (green hill)
    22 Dead Kennedys (pics of dead presidents)
    23 Deep Purple (purple wall)
    24 Dinosaur Junior (little dinosaur)
    25 Doors (colored doors in the back, left)
    26 Eagles (in the sky)
    27 Eminem (bag of sweets)
    28 Garbage (tipped rubbish bin on road),
    29 Goldie (gold man)
    30 Gorillaz (well, they’re there)
    31 Great White (Shark)
    32 Green Day (Calendar)
    33 Guns n roses (front of pic on cart),
    34 Hole (hole in ground)
    35 Iron Maiden (next to Blues Bros),
    36 Jewel (bracelet next to fish bowl)
    37 Kiss (girls kissing)
    38 Korn (vege tray)
    39 Led Zeppelin (Zeppelin in sky top of screen),
    40 Lemonheads (vege tray)
    41 Lovin’ Spoonful (Spoon)
    42 Madonna (pic of woman and child)
    43 Main Street (street sign)
    44 Manic Street Preachers (crossing street dressed in white),
    45 Matchbox 20 (spelling out the 20 on the road),
    46 Nickleback (Coin)
    47 Nine Inch Nails (on road beside Prince),
    48 Pavement (again, bloody obvious)
    49 Pet Shop Boys (pet shop)
    50 phish (fish bowl)
    51 Pink (colour of sky)
    52 Pixies (in the air, front left)
    53 Police (In Uniform, background)
    54 Postal Service (Postman & Box)
    55 Prince (next to Queen),
    56 Queen (with the guns),
    57 Radiohead (guy at top of Prince’s head)
    58 Red Hot Chilli Peppers (amongst veges on right)
    59 Rolling Stones (Big ones, coming towards you)
    60 Scissor Sisters (pink scissors crossing road – not too sure about this one),
    61 Seal (on poster on wall left),
    62 Sex pistols (guns the queen is holding)
    63 Skinny Puppy (In front of the petshop)
    64 Small Faces (Fruit and veg)
    65 Smashing Pumpkins (guy with hammer + pumpkins),
    66 Spoon (big spoon)
    67 Superfurry Animals (Gorilla’s?)
    68 Talking Heads (TV’s in window)
    69 The Assasins (guys carying the violin cases, cover in blood)
    70 The Cult (Men in white?)
    71 The Eels (between Prince and Queen),
    72 The Presidents of the USoA (posters, left)
    73 The Shadows (in shop)
    74 The Subways (The Subway entrance, right)
    75 The Vines (vines coming out of drain)
    76 Twisted sister (two acrobats)
    77 U2 (two U’s on building)
    78 White Stripes (zebra crossing)
    79 White Zombie (left hand side in white),
    80 Whitesnake (climbing pole)

  29. Goldfish in bowl – Fairground Attraction

    I presume they are all breathing AIR

    And it looks like it is located in AMERICA

  30. White Zombie
    Pet Shop boys
    Stray Cats
    Pixies
    Gorrilas
    Blondie
    Guns N Roses
    Madonna
    Rolling Stones
    Cars
    Queen
    Prince
    Sex Pistols
    Scissor sisters
    Eels
    Styx
    50¢
    Cake
    White Snake
    Mtchbox 20
    Eminem
    Smashing Pumpkins
    Mountain
    Phish
    Green Day
    Cranberries
    Lemonheads
    Red Hot Chili Peppers
    Blind Melon
    Blues Brothers
    Eagles
    Alice in Chains
    Crowded House
    Beach Boys
    Spoon
    Black crowes
    B52’s
    Cowboy Junkies
    Talking Heads
    U2
    Black flag
    superfriends
    Iron Maiden
    Twisted Sister
    Skinny Puppy
    Ratt
    Led Zeppelin
    Yellowman
    Seal
    Cornershop
    Deep Purple
    The Police
    The Cult
    Jewel
    Garbage
    White Stipes
    Korn
    The Doors
    The killers
    Blur
    Manic Street Preachers
    jet
    hole
    cypress hill
    bee gees
    vines
    radiohead
    television
    great white
    The alarm
    dead kennedys
    presidents of the usa
    Kiss
    The shadows
    Pavement
    The streets
    Pink

    What is beside the cake…squid??
    what is the blowup doll? in the shop window?
    The guys on the roof?
    The bag of Oranges in the lower right?
    The plant in the front? Bush? Rubber Plant?

  31. Presidents of the United States of America. Sorry but I dont think so. Call me stupid being from England and all but wasnt only JFK president. I believe Bobby was killed while Senator in California, therefore not a President.
    Dead Kennedys is much more likely.

  32. Well I’ve got to the stage now where I’ve found 114 as below, so some of them are a bit poetic licence but how do you know it’s sooooo ambiguous isn’t it. what do you think, some are a bit clever:

    b52s
    wings
    ledzepplin
    eagles
    rolling stones
    beach boys
    black crowes
    talking heads
    the faces
    red hot chili peppers
    lemonheads
    smashing pumpkins
    matchbox 20
    prince
    queen
    scissor sisters
    eels
    t rex
    the vines
    guns and roses
    50 cent
    the zombies
    The pixies
    the fairies
    the dead kennedies
    alice in chains
    madonna
    sex pistols
    whitesnake
    monkeys
    the police
    the cars
    u2
    crowded house
    radiohead
    acrobats
    men at work
    eminem
    fish
    the byrds
    greenday
    blondie
    subways
    white stripes
    blind melon
    dinosaur junior
    cornershop
    iron maiden

    nine inch nails
    garbage
    pink floyd
    korn
    hole
    seal
    texas
    counting crows
    the doors
    goo goo dolls
    pavement 59

    blur
    spoon
    small faces
    queens of the stone age
    kiss
    the animals
    bubblegum

    love
    main
    gorillaz
    velvet revolver

    black flag
    embrace
    elbow
    air
    great white

    badly drawn boy
    bee gees
    cowboy junkies
    jewel
    faith hill
    steps
    yellow
    mountain
    block party
    the shadows
    robert plant
    gentlemen
    rob zombie
    cyprus hill
    pink
    rat pack
    4 non blonds
    blue
    racoon
    deep purple
    the proclaimers
    cranberries
    lost prophets
    the angels
    manic street preachers
    presidents of united states of america
    jet
    white zombie
    boomtown rats
    the streets
    the cult
    the assassins
    jane’s addiction
    twisted sister
    the carpenters
    goldie
    ac-dc
    bush
    postal service 114

  33. The 3 girls could be the Spice Girls (dubious)
    How about that coin being Nickelback rather than 50 cent
    The Pet shop wall is AQUA
    Could the entire scene be set in BOSTON?

    This is insane! LOL!!!

  34. hey nobody notice the calander with august 2006? on the veg cart holding all the heads of veg? futureheads methinks

  35. Nickelback is a no go. The coin says on it half dollar (50 Cents). If I remember correctly a Nickel is only 5 cents with a dime being 10 cents and a quarter obviously being 25 cents.

    So the fact the the coin says that it is a half dollar clearly means it is supposed to be 50 Cent.

    And Boomtown Rats? But there is only one rat!

  36. Pet Shop Boys
    Eagles
    Gorillaz
    Smashing Pumpkins
    Guns ‘n Roses
    Blur
    Blind melon
    green day
    The cars
    U2
    matchbox 20
    Garbage
    Led Zeppelin
    cornershop
    Beach boys

  37. Couldn’t the entrance to the subways be as well the entrance to “the underground” and hence “velvet underground” ?

    What about the planes: Jefferson’s Airplanes?

  38. You can eliminate alot of the ambiguous and “poetic licence” guesses by tracking who the band/artist is signed to….this is a Virgin exercise!

  39. Fun game, totally sucked into it. But………I’ve read ALL these responses, and haven’t seen ANY references to the mannequin in the window with the red bikini, next to the Madonna picture. Ideas? Also, I can’t believe I didn’t see “Ratt” as a guess anywhere, old 80’s hair band, instead of Boomtown Rats.

  40. I have the solution, this is it.

    1. Led Zeppelin
    2. Gorillaz
    3. B52’s
    4. Deep Purple
    5. The Eagles
    6. Deep Purple
    7. U2
    8. Rolling Stones
    9. Black Flag
    10. The Carpenters
    11. Spoon
    12. The Police
    13. Scorpions
    14. Manic Street Preachers
    15. White Snake
    16. Guns and Roses
    17. Garbage
    18. Alice in Chains
    19. Scissor Sisters
    20. Smashing Pumpkins
    21. Madonna
    22. Seal
    23. White Zombie
    24. Queen
    25. Prince
    26. Sex Pistols
    27. Beach Boys
    28. 50 cent
    29. The Roots
    30. Lemonheads
    31. Blind Melon
    32. Red Hot Chili Peppers
    33. Green Day
    34. Matchbox 20
    35. Nine inch Nails
    36. Blur
    37. Eels
    38. Dead Kennedys (Presidents of the USA)
    39. Jewel
    40. Radiohead
    41. The Doors
    42. Black Crows
    43. Hole
    44. The Mustangs (Cars)
    45. Korn
    46. Cowboy Junkies
    47. Eminem
    48. Cornershop
    49. Postal Service
    50. Blondie
    51. Cypress Hill
    52. Crowded House
    53. Kiss
    54. Cranberries
    55. Dinosaur Jr.
    56. Great White
    57. Pavement
    58. Reel Big Fish (Phish)
    59. Ratt
    60. Twisted Sister
    61. Yellowman
    62. Pet Shop Boys
    63. Iron Maiden
    64. Subway Sect
    65. Cake
    66. The Killers
    67. MC Hammer
    68. Robert Plant (that is what the plant in front of Guns ‘n Roses is)
    69. The Pixies
    70. Skinny Puppy
    71. Jane’s Addiction
    72. Television
    73. Main Street
    74. Bubblegum

  41. 99 so far….

    monkees
    gorillaz
    b52
    Screaming Jets
    Rolling Stones
    Beach Boys
    Blues Brothers
    The Cars
    The Eagles
    Queen
    Prince
    Guns and Roses
    White Snake
    The Go Go’s
    Alice in chains
    Wings
    Smashing Pumpkins
    Madonna
    Seal
    Garbage
    Jewel
    Matchbox 20
    The Presidents of the united states
    evergreen
    lemon heads
    9inch nails
    black crows
    The Police
    U2
    Blondie
    Red hot chilli peppers
    The proclaimers
    The Doors
    Iron Maiden
    Sex Pistols
    Hole
    Kiss
    Party Boys
    Korn
    Green Day
    Deep purple
    Contortionists
    Grinspoon
    The Outlaws
    Led Zeppelin
    Pet Shop Boys
    Blur
    Roxy Music
    Scissor Sisters
    Bomb Town Rats
    The Zombies
    White Zombie
    The Pixies
    Dead Kennedy’s
    The Eales
    Cowboy junkies
    Black flag
    Mountain
    50 Cents
    Jet
    Talking heads
    the vines
    Melon Heads
    Manic street preachers
    Choir Boys
    Minem
    Radio Head
    The Cops
    Pink Fairies
    Cake
    iguanas
    SKY
    Crowded house
    The Flowers
    The Apes
    Righteous Brothers
    The Shadows
    Counting Crows
    Blind Melon
    dinosaur jr
    Pink
    cornershop
    The white stripes
    cyprus hill
    Skinny Puppy
    Lovin’ Spoonful
    Spoon
    Bush
    Twisted Sister
    Men at work
    ACDC
    Bee Gees
    Cranberries
    Great White
    Main Street
    Pavement
    phish
    Ice Cube

  42. These are the correct ones, You can go to http://www.heavy.com/heavy.php?channel=virginGame

    I need 1 more,,,,,,,,, Here is the list

    Prince
    Queen
    Alice in Chains
    Eagles
    Smashing Pumpkins
    The Rolling Stones
    Pet Shop Boys
    U2
    Bee Gees
    Deep Purple
    The Doors
    Crowded House
    Cake
    Conershop
    Spoon
    Iron Maiden
    Scissor Sisters
    Whitesnake
    The Lemonheads
    Radiohead
    Talking Heads
    Phish
    Great White
    Gorillaz
    Yellowman
    Matchbox Twenty
    White Zombie
    Led Zeppelin
    Garbage
    Blur
    50 Cent
    The beach boys
    The Pixies
    Green Day
    Blind Melon
    B-52s
    Sex Pistols
    The Killers
    Eminem
    The Police
    Jewel
    Seal
    Dinosaur Jr
    The Cars
    Korn
    Dead Kennedys
    Madonna
    The Postal Service
    Kiss
    The Roots
    Hole
    Black Flag
    Twisted Sister
    Nine Inch Nails
    Red Hot Chili Peppers
    Pavement
    The Carpenters
    Cowboy Junkies
    Ratt
    Cypress Hill
    Scorpions
    Jane’s Addiction
    Blondie
    Pink
    Black Crowes
    Skinny Puppy
    go-go’s
    The Cult
    white stripes
    cranberries
    Eels
    D12
    Guns N’ Roses

  43. prince seems to be everyone’s guess for the guy in red pantaloons at the front. Could he possibly be King Crimson??? just a thought that I haven’t seen anyone else ask.

  44. Gorrilaz
    Guns & Roses
    Matchbox 20
    U2
    The Scissor Sisters
    Smashing Pumpkins
    The Eagles
    The Blues Brothers
    Yellowman
    Led Zeppelin
    Twsited Sister
    Traffic
    Garbage
    The Rolling Stones
    The B52’s
    Iron Maiden
    Television
    The Bee Gees
    The Black Crows
    Black Flag
    The Sex Pistols
    Seal
    The Dead Kennedys
    The Police
    Madonna
    The White Stripes
    The Eels
    50 Cent
    The Zombies
    Lemonheads
    Blind Melon
    Alice in Chains
    Pink
    Crowded House
    Cowboy Junkies
    Cyprus Hill
    New York Dolls
    The Streets
    The Boomtown Rats
    The Monkeys
    Postal Service
    Queen
    Blur
    The Beach Boys
    Ghetto Man
    Tool
    Nine Inch Nails
    Red Hot Chilli Peppers
    Spoon
    The Cars
    Prince
    The Vibrators
    Whitesnake
    Jefferson Airship
    The Shadows
    Jewel
    Greenday
    Presidents of the United States of America
    The Doors
    Corner Shop
    Radiohead
    White Zombie
    Counting Crowa
    The Killers
    Blondie
    The Bubblemen
    The Petshop Boys
    The Twigs
    The Sharks
    Kiss
    The Pixies
    Anchormen
    Deep Purple
    Deadman
    Manic Stree Preachers
    Eminem
    T Rex
    Men at work
    The Vines
    Cake
    Hole

  45. We have the Aussie team down here in Sydney working hard on this (nothing better to do at work)
    Here are a couple we think everyone has missed:
    Twisted Sister – the red and yellow contortionists
    Fish – lead singer of Marillion, went solo

    We disagree with a few, including
    Nickleback – its not a nickle. But we are Aussies so we could be wrong.

  46. A final list:

    Prince
    Queen
    Alice in Chains
    Eagles
    Smashing Pumpkins
    The Rolling Stones
    Pet Shop Boys
    U2
    Bee Gees
    Deep Purple
    The Doors
    Crowded House
    Cake
    Conershop
    Spoon
    Iron Maiden
    Scissor Sisters
    Whitesnake
    The Lemonheads
    Radiohead
    Talking Heads
    Phish
    Great White
    Gorillaz
    Yellowman
    Matchbox Twenty
    White Zombie
    Led Zeppelin
    Garbage
    Blur
    50 Cent
    The beach boys
    The Pixies
    Green Day
    Blind Melon
    B-52s
    Sex Pistols
    The Killers
    Eminem
    The Police
    Jewel
    Seal
    Dinosaur Jr
    The Cars
    Korn
    Dead Kennedys
    Madonna
    The Postal Service
    Kiss
    The Roots
    Hole
    Black Flag
    Twisted Sister
    Nine Inch Nails
    Red Hot Chili Peppers
    Pavement
    The Carpenters
    Cowboy Junkies
    Ratt
    Cypress Hill
    Scorpions
    Jane’s Addiction
    Blondie
    Pink
    Black Crowes
    Skinny Puppy
    go-go’s
    The Cult
    white stripes
    cranberries
    Eels
    D12
    Guns N’ Roses
    311

  47. These aren’t even bands, its a whole lot of crap designed to take over the world. Little green men told me so.

  48. Final Shminal…
    Where are D12, 311… Who has ever heard of the postal service and what’s with the scortions or T rex.,… where are they on the pic (yeah, from Australia as well)

    my 105 bands
    1. 50 Cents
    2. 9inch nails
    3. ACDC
    4. Air
    5. Alice in chains
    6. B52
    7. Beach Boys
    8. Bee Gees
    9. Black crows
    10. Black flag
    11. Blind Melon
    12. Blondie
    13. Blues Brothers
    14. Blur
    15. Boom Town Rats
    16. Bush
    17. Butthole Surfers
    18. Cake
    19. Choir Boys
    20. Contortionists
    21. Cornershop
    22. Counting Crows
    23. Cowboy junkies
    24. Cranberries
    25. Crowded house
    26. Cyprus hill
    27. Dead Kennedy’s
    28. Deep purple
    29. Dinosaur jr
    30. Evergreen
    31. Garbage
    32. Gorillaz
    33. Great White
    34. Green Day
    35. Grinspoon
    36. Guns and Roses
    37. Hole
    38. Ice Cube
    39. Iguanas
    40. Iron Maiden
    41. Jet
    42. Jewel
    43. Jefferson Airplane
    44. Kiss
    45. Korn
    46. Led Zeppelin
    47. Lemon heads
    48. Lovin’ Spoonful
    49. Madonna
    50. Main Street
    51. Manic street preachers
    52. Matchbox 20
    53. Melon Heads
    54. Men at work
    55. Minem
    56. Monkees
    57. Mountain
    58. Party Boys
    59. Pavement
    60. Pet Shop Boys
    61. Phish
    62. Pink
    63. Pink Fairies
    64. Prince
    65. Queen
    66. Radio Head
    67. Ratt
    68. Red hot chilli peppers
    69. Righteous Brothers
    70. Rolling Stones
    71. Roxy Music
    72. Scissor Sisters
    73. Screaming Jets
    74. Seal
    75. Sex Pistols
    76. Skinny Puppy
    77. SKY
    78. Smashing Pumpkins
    79. Spoon
    80. Talking heads
    81. The Apes
    82. The Cars
    83. The Cops
    84. The Doors
    85. The Eagles
    86. The Eales
    87. The Flowers
    88. The Go Go’s
    89. The Outlaws
    90. The Pixies
    91. The Police
    92. The Presidents of the United States
    93. The proclaimers
    94. The Roots
    95. The Shadows
    96. The Vibrators
    97. The Vines
    98. The white stripes
    99. The Zombies
    100. Tool
    101. Twisted Sister
    102. U2
    103. White Snake
    104. White Zombie
    105. Wings

  49. Concerning the two guys in the middle who look like the blues Brothers…. Maybe they’re The Pretenders…

  50. Daniel, My list at 104 was confirmed as all correct

    311 – 3 containers carrying the Guns N Roses yet there are only 11 shotguns
    Dubious I know but confirmed as correct answer by comp.

    The Postal Service is a well known electronic off shoot of Death Cab for Cutie (see The O.C.) Great cover of Phil Collins “against all odds”

    T-REX – not a t-trex (know your dinosaur) try Dinosour Jr.

    Scortions? or Scorpians

  51. Is it not all MADNESS!!!!!

    To throw a spanner in the works what about TRAFFIC?
    Could the leftover Pumpkin be PULP?
    Where oh where are the Cranberries?
    Like the obscure thinking for Janes Addiction.
    Can anybody shed light on the Blow Up doll with red undies?
    Is there not a band/group called Big Spoon or am I mistaken?

  52. Having read through all the postings the only additions I can make is the Adverts (posters on walls), Focus (blurred man) and Kids from Fame (3 girls running)

  53. guys with guitars – look like Desperados to me…
    couldn’t the sky mean Pink Floyd?
    Rainbow, since The Doors are very neatly settled in a vrey specific order..
    and anyway, there are Anymals on the pic, so…

    still, Madonna, Seal and 50 cent, however suitable they might seem, are hardly bands… duh

  54. I think the guy with “Jane” and the “Cowboy Junkie” is French… could be “The Romantics”.

    Also, there are several “Men Without Hats”

  55. – could the doll in the shop window be jack’s mannequin?
    – i vote for PUSA (presidents of the united states of america) over 50 cent for the coin
    – pineapple thief is on the fruit cart (there’s a space where one pineapple is missing)
    – jane’s addiction is only justified if you think of the guy she’s hugging as one of the cowboy junkies
    – couldn’t crowded house (all the people in the upstairs windows) also be bloc party?
    – the mountain with the tree many are calling cypress hill i thought of as hawthorne heights

    – i’m still not sure why the green day calendar is 2006, the yellow display behind the tv’s in the window, the trash the cowboys are standing in (why do garbage twice?), or if there’s a band that has to do with a traffic light (where the snake is)

    ooooooooooh, this thing has consumed my entire morning!! i have 76 parts identified, some with more than 1 potential band for each. how can there be definite answers to this?

  56. the goldie i fear is suppose to be goldie looking at a chain hence goldie looking chain…..i think?

  57. Here is our list- don’t overthink these, some aren’t so obsure:

    Radio head
    U2
    White Snake
    Black Flag
    Beach Boys (could also be butthole sufers)
    Black Crowes
    Alice In Chains
    Smashing Pumpkins
    Matchbox 20
    Phish
    The Eels
    Rolling Stones
    Garbage
    Green Day
    9 In Nails- alos looks like Stix
    Cowboy Junkie
    Queen
    Prince
    Guns & Roses
    Seal
    Pixies
    Madonna
    White Zombie
    The Cars
    Ratt
    PetShop Boys
    Bubblegum Blonde
    Dinasaur Jr
    Led Zepplin
    The Doors
    Eagles
    Gorillaz
    Blur
    Deep Purple
    Red Hot Chili Peppers
    The Police
    The sex pistols
    the lillies
    jewel
    blind melon
    lemon heads
    bee gees
    hole (also looks like puddle of mud)
    spandex ballet (also twisted sister)
    50 cent (coin says 1/2 dollar)
    scissor sisters
    maniac street preachers
    iron maiden
    the killers
    kiss
    cyprus hill
    the vines
    crowded house
    cake
    pet shop boys
    b-52s
    eminem
    dead kennedys
    yellow man
    spoon

  58. The numerous pavements are the band pavement, the woman with child on the left hand side is madonna, the 5tvs with heads are the talking heads, the two guys in front are the killers, there is also the subways on the right. the police are in the middle, the house full of people is crowded house, and all the guys in white on the left are the manic street preachers, i think the whole thing is a phantom planet, and that the sky represents pink

  59. Some thoughts: What about Platinum Blonde for the girl with the bubble gum? and if the bag buy the veggie stand is onions, what about Onion?

  60. Ok….listen up hear you crazy bastards. You are really stretching on a lot of this shit you have posted. I have been at this for a while and I’m not done, but I think my list at least doesn’t look like just a bunch of crazy rambling. I would like some help finding the rest so here’s what I have so far. Go nuts
    1.Queen
    2.Prince
    3.Eels.
    4.The Vines
    5.The Sex Pistols
    6.Dinosaur Jr.
    7.Nine Inch Nails
    8.Matchbox 20
    9.50 cent
    10.Scissor Sisters
    11. Eminem
    12.Smashing Pumpkins
    13.The Lemonheads
    14.Phish
    15.Korn
    16.The Red Hot Chili Peppers
    17. Greenday
    18.The Cranberries
    19. Blind Melon
    20.Alice in Chains
    21.Guns N Roses
    22.blur
    23.The Cowboy Junkies
    24.Garbage
    25.The Killers
    26.Radiohead
    27.Iron Maiden
    28.The Cars
    29.Ratt
    30.White Zombie
    31.The Postal Service
    32.The Dead Kennedys
    33.Yellowman
    34.The Cult
    35.Hole
    36.Whitesnake
    37.The Pixies
    38.Cornershop
    39.The Gorillaz
    40.The B 52s
    41.The Rolling Stones
    42.The Eagles
    43.Black Flag
    44.The Talking Heads
    45.Crowded House
    46.Spoon
    47.The Black Crows
    48.The Beach Boys
    49.U2
    50.Jewl
    51.Madonna
    52. Led Zepplin
    53.The Police
    54.The Doors
    55.Blondie
    56.Pet Shop Poys
    57.Cake
    58.Skinny Puppy
    59. the scorpions
    60. the go gos
    61.Great White
    62. Seal
    63.Jane’s Addiction

    OK…I’m not sure if the acrobats are Twisted Sister or Spandau Ballet. Also I don’t know that I believe the hill is Cyprus Hill…..so put on your thinking caps and help out

  61. Suckas…

    What about the shark?

    You average joes…I guess only the arcane get this….

    How about Great White? (Go ahead, look up arcane!)

    Roll on, bitches…

  62. It might focus the mind to realise this is a VIRGIN records competition…so all of the artistes must be (or have been signed) to Virgin records…which knocks out a lot of previous suggestions….my list is (and they all qualify with the Virgin connection):

    1. Guns n Roses (on the cart front left)
    2. Led Zeppelin (flying overhead)
    3. Gorillaz (climbing over buildings)
    4. Smashing Pumpkins (guy with mallet)
    5. The Killers (two guys in black suits with shades and violin cases)
    6. B52s ( 2 of them flying overhead) – unmistakenly Mcdonald Douglas B52s
    7. Madonna (poster on wall)
    8. Queen (front and centre)
    9. Sex Pistols (Queen has them in her hands)
    10. Whitesnake (climbing pole)
    11. Beachboys (two guys with surfboards)
    12. Lemonheads (on fruit barow)
    13. Iron Maiden (statue in road)
    14. Rolling Stones (rolling down road at back)
    15. The Pixies (hovering by Virgin sign)
    16. U2 (letter U twice on wall)
    17. Scissor Sisters (with bows crossing Road)
    18. Counting Crows (sat on Main Street sign) – could be Black Crowes (Virgin release in USA)
    19. Blur (blurred guy on right)
    20. Prince (being shot by the Queen) (Could be possibly be King Crimson but looks too young)
    21. Ratt (crossing road)
    22. 50 Cents (big one by kerb)
    23. Alice in Chains (chained to railings)
    24. White Stripes (all across the road like a pedestrian crossing)
    25. White Zombie (staggering out of house on left)
    26. Green Day (marked on calender bottom right)
    27. Twisted Sister (acrobats performing in road) – could also be The Acrobats
    28. Cypress Hill (in centre with tree on it)
    29. Manic Street Preachers (in white, preaching like mad)
    30. Kiss (couple kissing on corner)
    31. Eminem (M&M sweets spilled on road)
    32. The Alarm ( on wall of left hand building)
    33. Seal (poster near Zombie)
    34. The Eagles (3 of them flying by)
    35. Nine inch nails (pile of them near the Prince’s knee)
    36. Hole (right in the middle of the junction)
    37. Police (two of them middle rear of picture)
    38. The Eels (two green ones in the road)
    39. Bush (near the handcart front left)
    40. The Dead Kennedys (two black and white posters of Jack and Bobby)
    41. Great White (Jaws poster on corner)
    42. Red Hot Chilli Peppers (on the vegetable cart)
    43. Garbage (spilling out of garbage can)
    44. Black Flag ( hanging from the building at the back)
    45. Pink (an odd colour for a Sky)
    46. Phish (in the bowl)
    47. Radiohead (guy in the middle has one on his shoulders)
    48. Tool (there is a spanner/wrench near the cake)
    49. Pavement (that’s a sidwalk to any colonial cousins)
    50. BeeGees (a B and two Gs on the wall)
    51. Talking Heads (on the TVs in shop window)
    52. The Cars (cars in the distance)
    53. Crowded House (the crammed party in the window)
    54. Pet Shop Boys (to the left of the Zombie)
    55. Skinny Puppy (near the petshop boys feet)
    56. Matchbox 20 (the 20 is made up of match boxes)
    57. Blondie (on the balcony blowing a pink bubble)
    58. The Carpenters ( the three guys building a wood frame on the roof)
    59. Spoon ( a bloody great big one)
    60. Deep Purple (the house at the back – a long shot that one)
    61. Cake (on the pavement near petshop boys)
    62. Cowboy Junkies (shooting up in the street)
    63. Korn (on the vegetable cart)
    64. Postal Service (The mailman collecting post from box)
    65. Blind Melon (wearing the shades on the vegetable cart)
    66. Dinosaur Jr (behind the Queen)
    67. The Vines (coming out of the drain cover) – could also be The Roots
    68. The Doors (coloured ones behind the Preachers)
    69. Jewel (diamond in a presentation case)
    70. Cornershop (the one on the corner has a sign saying shop)
    71. The Scorpions ( there is a scorpion by the cake)
    72. Yellowman (leaning against the wall)
    73. The Cranberries (the pile of packets on the boxes by the veg cart)
    74. The Go-gos (the three gogo girls dancing across the street)
    75. The Streets (several of them)

    and a joker in the pack….Jane’s Addiction in her “Tarzan dress” near the Cowboy Junkie…hehe…so which one do we drop?

    Big Ade

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  64. The Cake is on the pavement behind the flower barrow and in front of the “pet shop” boys, by the scorpion and the wrench (Tool)…

    …if you cannot see it, then you have the wrong version of the picture…there are two in circulation

  65. some versions of the picture being forwarded are cropped and bands such as cake and pet shop boys are missing from the left hand side

  66. The woman holding the sex pistols is queen and the person she is shooting is prince. i think the thing you calling jewel is neil dimond. the people in the white could be Manic Street Preachers, Judais Preist or Polyonic Spree

  67. Well hell, seeing as it’s a free-for-all, I’m gonna name the three people who look like they’ve just walked out of a western as Alabama 3 :o)

    They rock! And if they’d been on Virgin records, they’d probably be one of the obscure official answers.

    Nice going guys!

  68. what about the vapours (trails behind the B52’S – they sang Turning japanese) i spent half a day, me and my 12 year old cousin workin this out

  69. I’ve got 80 plus!!!!!!!!! Haven’t seen anyone say The Roots yet, left behind the dinosaur.

    >1. scissors sisters
    >2. Rolling stones
    >3. U2
    >4. Smashing pumpkins
    >5. Blur
    >6. Gorillaz
    >7. The Eagles
    >8. 9 Inch Nails
    >9. Queen
    >10. Bizarre fruit ? (Not sure this is a band?)
    >11. Beach boys
    >12. The beatles
    >13. 50 Cent
    >14. Madonna
    >15. White Zombie
    >16. White snake
    >17. Led Zepplin
    >18. The White Stripes
    >19. Matchbox 20
    >20. Lemon heads
    >21. Red hot chilli peppers
    >22. The Roots
    >23. Twisted sister
    >24. Alice in Chains
    >25. Sledge hammer?
    >26. Prince
    >27. Black flag?
    >28. The Police
    >29. Crowded house
    >30. Cornershop
    >31. Eminen
    32. B52s
    33. Spoon
    34. Garbage
    35. Sex pistols
    36. Blind melon?
    37. The eels
    38. Texas
    39. The pixies?
    40. Small faces
    41. Blues brothers
    42. Hole (Who?)
    43. The cars
    44. The darkness (On the right there is an area of darkness!)
    45. Stereophonics
    46. Greenday (On the calender – genius!)
    47. Manic street preachers
    48. Iron maiden
    49. Radiohead
    50. The doors
    51. Kiss
    52. Cowboy junkies?
    53. Junior dinosaur
    54. The killers
    55. Pink
    56. Cyprus Hill
    57. Korn
    58. Petshop boys
    59. Stix
    60. Yellow man (Apparently he’s yellow not orange!)
    61. Beegees
    62. The vines
    63. Talking heads?
    64. Seal
    65. Deep purple – other people think so too
    66. Dead presidents
    67. Men at work
    68. Blondie
    69. Counting corws (I though this but not sure where co can only see crows)
    70. Screaming jets?
    71. Goldie!!!
    72. t-rex
    73. the presidents of america
    74. Spandau ballet?
    75. Great white
    76. Dead kennedys
    77. tree?
    78. Phish
    79. The shadows (cliff richard back up band!)
    80. The assassins
    81. postal service
    82. Jewel
    83. Guns n roses
    84. The streets
    85. Ratt
    86. The go-gos

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  71. Hey.
    Just got this in an email this morning. Was buggin me so googled it! Most of them i get but does anybody know what the hell the calender on hte fruit cart on the bottom right (August 2006) is a reference to??

  72. @Big Ade (138)
    For Macdonald Douglas, read McDonnell Douglas; and for McDonnell Douglas B52, read Boeing B52.

  73. this has driven me nuts all day. i see no cake, i see no skinny puppy, but i see white zombie… so assuming the pic i am looking at is the correct one, either i’m blind or y’all are hallucinating!! i have searched a gazillion times, there is no cake, nor a skinny puppy. i’m about to gouge my eyes out. this was suposed to be fun! now i just want someone to put me out of my misery!!

  74. Hasn’t anyone noticed The Mighty Kong yet? Formed in ’74 by Ross Wilson (Daddy Cool/Mondo Rock) and Ross Hannaford. (DC) Disbanded 75-ish.

  75. The cars look like the datsuns to me. dinosaur jr also looks to be carrying an ‘elbow’.what is being put forward as iron maiden could also be queens of the stone age.

  76. blur
    blues brothers
    whitesnake
    u2
    cornershop
    guns n roses
    queen
    sexpistols
    tatu
    rolling stones
    b52s
    airship
    eagles
    beach boys
    smashing pupkins
    lemonheads
    matchbox 20
    scissor sisters
    eels
    goldie lookin chain
    nine inch nails
    alice in chains
    red hot chilli peppers
    garbage
    seal
    the zombies
    the streets
    bananarama
    radiohead
    the white stripes
    beegees
    the doors
    the police
    middle of the road
    the sharks
    the shadows
    korn
    the monkeys
    savage garden
    the cars
    the magpies
    futureheads
    the darkness
    the manic street preachers
    green day
    the byrds
    athlete
    black
    mc hammer
    jewel
    jet
    men at work
    steps
    the subways
    super furry animals
    iron maiden
    nickelback
    led zepplin
    america
    angel city
    boomtown rats
    boy meets girl
    cisco kid
    crowded house
    maroon 5
    lightening seeds
    pink floyd
    rascall flatts
    sister sledge
    pet shop boys
    presidents of the united

    states of america
    Spoon
    Dead Kennedys
    Blind Melon
    trex
    dinosaur junior
    kiss
    Hole
    talking heads
    cyprus hill
    the vines

  77. I have only seen the cropped version – and recently, but what about
    King Crimson
    the Byrds
    rose Tattoo (On cowboys arm)
    the village people (scattered around)
    the Mustangs
    Velvet Underground (a bit of a stretch perhaps)
    Men at Work
    the Vibrators
    Flowers (before they were Icehous)
    the Rifles
    Moving Pictures??

    what on earth is the big chess-like figure on the crossing???
    Dead Kennedys cannot really be Presidents of the United states – only ONE of them was.
    Strictly cant have the Monkeys – as Gorillas are APES.

  78. recieved this picture today, and feel i can put two large questions to rest.
    1] could the calender (august 2006) located underneath some smiley oranges be a reference to “the futureheads” and
    2] i believe the manikin is specificaly targeted at a band called “bikini red” these would seem to be blatanly obvious answers, and thus right in the spirit of things!!

  79. i see no-one has guessed the doll in the window yet? You guys have touched on absolutely everything, except her and the pile of rubble beneath ‘Jane’s’ feet.

    I know the answer to the doll in the window, but not the extra lot of trash?

  80. ok, i decided i can’t be bothered waiting for people to guess, so i will enlighted you all.

    First of all, i don’t believe it is a maniken, due to the deliberate positioning of it on an angle high up which suggests it is lightweight and hence – a blow up doll. And if anyone has seen the look on the face of a blow up doll, you will agree with me when i suggest that i strongly believe it is the ” Goo-Goo Dolls”.
    What do you think?

  81. so say it is a doll… what makes you think “goo goo” its like suggesting the crows represent “counting crows” instead of “the black crowes” there is nothing in the picture to represent counting!! i still think the doll/manikin is strictly an object used to display the bikini, which being bright red stands out in contrast, thus “bikini red”

  82. alrighty…i was reading all of this and quit half way cus thers too much to read. but at the top everyones saying the picture of goldie or yellowman or watever it might be is one of those…but too me its a life saver, his got one of those red saver boards, i dunno if thers sum band along those lines or not… can anyone think of one?
    and kris, the entry at 168, thats greenday, no changing that, not future heads that doesnt even make sense

  83. actually my bad…it cud be some reference i was staring at it for ages and didnt see the 2006. ill just be quiet from now on

  84. np… this picture seems to have that effect on people, youll stare at something for ages and then hit your head against a wall for missing the obvious!

  85. ok heres one for you:
    buckle up :

    the acrobats are neither twisted sister nor the acrobats!!
    its

    THE EURYTHMICS!!!!!

    and the coloured doors in the back of the picture is four colourz

    and there could be the monkees

  86. 1. Smashing Pumpkins
    2. Rolling Stones
    3. Red Hot Chili Peppers
    4. Blind Melon
    5. Korn
    6. Alice in Chains
    7. Reel Big Fish
    8. Matchbox20
    9. Queen
    10. Prince
    11. Twisted Sister
    12. Sex Pistols
    13. B52’s
    14. The Eels
    15. The Eagles
    16. 50cent
    17. Guns ‘n Roses
    18. White Stripes
    19. White Zombie
    20. Iron Maiden
    21. Garbage
    22. Hole
    23. Kiss
    24. Seal
    25. The Cars
    26. U2
    27. BeeGees
    28. Dead Kennedy’s
    29. Pixies
    30. Radiohead
    31. Dinosaur Jr.
    32. The Killers
    33. The Go-Go’s
    34. Green Day
    35. The Sissors Sisters
    36. The Cowboy Junkies
    37. The Doors
    38. Boomtown Rats
    39. Crowded House
    40. The Pretenders
    41. Gorillaz
    42. Blur
    43. The Police
    44. White Snake
    45. Madonna
    46. Deep Purple
    47. Goo Goo Dols
    48. The Streets
    49. Black Flag
    50. The Lemon Heads
    51. Spoon Feeders
    52. The Darkness
    53. Eminem
    54. Counting Crows
    55. The Beach Boys
    56. Led Zepplin
    57. Nine Inch Nails
    58. Jewel
    59. Yellow
    60. Ice-Cube
    61. Manic Street Preachers
    62. Corner House
    63. Traffic
    64. The Shadows
    65. Cake
    66. The Scorpions
    67. The Petshop Boys
    68. Pink
    69. Blondie
    70. The Vines
    71. The Bloodhound Gang

  87. OK I’ve been trying to do this for ages, using various versions of the image, and I suddenly realised:

    A) I don’t know when the competition ends

    B) I don’t know how many bands we’re looking for

    C) I’ve never seen a page which tells you those things, or even says it’s a competition — where’s the page which says “Hi, would like to enter our competition?”!

    Anyone got any answers, or links?

  88. 1. Has anyone thought the jets might just be the Jets?
    2. The rat is just Ratt, not boomtown rats

  89. Just wondering if the fish in the fish bowl would be “Reel Big Fish” since you know, its big.

  90. I think I’ve answered my own question so, anyway:

    The actual competition entry thing is here: http://www.heavy.com/heavy.php?channel=virginGame

    Then you have to click on “click here to play”. It definitely says 74 now.

    The competition goes until December 31 and it says you only need to get ONE correct to be in the draw, so finding all 74 gets you precisely the same thing that finding one does.

  91. Did anyone else get Paul McArtney? Dunno if anyone remembers but in the late sixties there was a rumour that Paul had died and some some sort of lookalike or something replaced him. Therefore the Grim Reaper(death) walking across the zebra crossing(abbey road) must be Paul.
    Please tell me someone else got that or this picture is driving me crazy…

  92. I’ve figured out 74 places that you guys are not going to get laid ever.
    1. At the beach.
    2. In your house.
    3. On this planet.
    4. In the back alley of a chuckey cheese.
    5. Amsterdam.

    Tell you what – tell me the remaining 69 places you’ll never get laid. They are open to multiple interpretations.

  93. the guys in suits carrying the guitars are the band Staind. If you look closely they have blood stains on their white shirts and necks..

  94. Ref #187: No, those jets are actually B-52’s – and as there are 2 of them, it is B-52’s not B-52……

  95. Funny, this is the first time that I’ve seen other people’s answers. And yet, I had them all figured out already. (Except for the really far-fetched answers from desperate people)

    Anyway… I also had ‘Kiss’ for the 2 girls kissing, but my other option for them is ‘Modern Lovers”. “Trapped” and “Crowded House” could apply to the 2 different people-filled windows. Also… something no one else noticed… the entire picture is an ‘Enigma’ by definition!

  96. The are so many options for the girls in the middle!
    I had the “Kinks”….but my other options were “Twisted Sister” and “Sisiter to Sister”.

  97. I guess it could be a bloc party?
    But here’s something more interesting…

    Have you ever noticed the rectangle above the people in the window?? It’s not filled with bricks, like the one above the other window! Significant?… perhaps? 🙂

  98. huh? – what about the street name which is almost blocked out by the railings? – does it say subway?

  99. The subway entrance could be refering the UK band “Underworld”? Although I’m not sure if they are signed on with Virgin Records…

  100. I think Big Ade has it. Thanks for cross-checking the Virgin references. I’m going to let this rest in peace now.

  101. It was mentioned above but overlooked: Pineapple Thief is a real band (3 pineapples with 1 missing) If you take away all the obscure references (street, pavement, air?) the list is not over 80.

  102. Here’s a verified list of 72 bands/artists, so only two are missing
    If you look hard enough you could probably come up with a hundred.

    01. The Rolling Stones
    02. The Police
    03. Scorpions
    04. Cake
    05. Pet Shop Boys
    06. Led Zeppelin
    07. Whitesnake
    08. Guns N’ Roses
    09. Queen
    10. Prince
    11. U2
    12. Gorillaz
    13. Korn
    14. Red Hot Chili Peppers
    15. Smashing Pumpkins
    16. MatchBox Twenty
    17. 50 Cent
    18. White Stripes
    19. Eagles
    20. Blur
    21. Alice In Chains
    22. Spoon
    23. Radiohead
    24. White Zombie
    25. Scissor Sisters
    26. Black Flag
    27. Deep Purple
    28. Sex Pistols
    29. Blind Melon
    30. Garbage
    31. Green Day
    32. The Beach boys
    33. Kiss
    34. Yellowman
    35. Twisted Sister
    36. Madonna
    37. Cowboy Junkies
    38. Iron Maiden
    39. The Cars
    40. Hole
    41. The Lemonheads
    42. Dinosaur Jr
    43. Bee Gees
    44. Seal
    45. Black Crowes
    46. The Doors
    47. Nine Inch Nails
    48. Ratt
    49. Cornershop
    50. The Postal Service
    51. Skinny Puppy
    52. Cypress Hill
    53. The Pixies
    54. Blondie
    55. Jewel
    56. Eminem
    57. Crowded House
    58. Dead Kennedys
    59. Eels
    60. Cranberries
    61. Talking Heads
    62. Pavement
    63. Pink
    64. The Cult
    65. The Killers
    66. Go-Go’s
    67. The Roots
    68. Phish
    69. B-52s
    70. Great White
    71. Jane’s Addiction
    72. The Carpenters

  103. Does anyone know what the image/reflection in the Spoon head is all about? My image is too blurry to make anything of it. Does anyone know?

    *Sarah*

  104. New York Dolls. See the sex toy plus the poster of the Manhattan-like skyline in the shop window

  105. The Beatles. The green leafy veggies to the left of the Queen’s feet is ‘Beet’ and the green ‘-eels’ to her right.

    Virgin may have put the most famous band in the foreground but with the trickest code. A bit of Da Vinci

  106. *Sarah*
    The image/reflection in the Spoon… kind of looks like an explosion to me. There’s no way to tell for sure though, nor whether it’s relevant? But that would explain why the shadow of the lamp post in front of it is on the building… while all the other shadows in the picture point the opposite direction?!

  107. I HAVE YET TO SEE ANYONE MENTION “THE BAND”
    LOOK AT THE GUY SMASHING THE PUMPKIN…HE HAS A BAND ONHIS FOREARM. IT’S THER FOR A REASON…ALSO
    I THINK MADONNA MAY BE “THE REMBRANTS” IF I’M NOT MISTAKEN THAT IS ACTUALLY A PAINING OF JOHN THE BAPTIST AND HIS MOM, DONE BY REMBRANT. IF IT IS JESUS AND MARY, WE NEED TO MAKE SURE IT ISN’T A PAINTING BY REMBRANT…
    AND PLEAS…IF ONE MORE PERSON CALLS THAT FIFTY CENT PEICE (IT SAYS FIFTY CENT PEICE RIGHT ON IT) A NICKLE, I’M GONNA SCREAM.
    THE “ROOTS” LOOK MORE LIKE “STYX” AND…OK.

  108. SORRY, THE “HALF DOLLAR” SAYS “HALF DOLLAR” EITHER FREAKIN WAY, IT’S A LOT MORE THAN A NICKLE.

  109. DO YOU NOTICE THAT THOSE STYX/ROOTS/VINES ARE SITTING ON SOMETHING. LIKE A MAT OF SOME SORT. IS THERE A CHANCE THAT’S A TAP DANCE MAT…IN WHICH CASE THAT COULD BE “TAP ROOT”. I JUST THOUGHT OF THAT. I WAS GOING WITH STYX, BUT THAT MAT IS THERE FOR A REASON.

  110. NO..I HEAR YOU ABOUT HE SHADOW… BUT I’M NOT FAMILIAR WITH BAND, SO I CAN’T SAY EITHER WAY. HOWEVER THERE IS ONLY ONE SHADOW. IS THE BAND THE SHADOW, OR THE SHADOWS?

  111. t. rex
    red hot chillis
    pink
    led zepp
    gorillaz
    seal
    presidents of usa
    smashing pumpkins
    green day
    gunznroses
    police
    cars blues brothers
    alison chains
    white snake white zombie
    queen
    men at work
    silver spoon
    black crows
    elo
    rolling stones
    50 cent
    9 inch nail
    match box 20
    kiss
    aero smith
    choir boys u2
    bee gees
    garbage
    radiohead
    deep purple
    sex pistols
    talking heads
    eagles
    beach boyz

  112. Traffic… Prehaps
    Ratt (love the 80’s hair metal)
    U.S. Postal Service (not sure on that)

    I thing the guy with the Hammer is definately MC Hammer… (LMAO)

    Actually at first I thought the people in white were from a Fatboy Slim video… hehehe

  113. I also thought the T.V.s were showing a “Weather Report” Giving me Jaco Pastorius moment… but then I thought… no. “Television” A lovely band of CBGB fame…

  114. We’ve definitely seen “The Hot House Flowers” but we now can’t decide if they’re the pot plant in the bottom left or the things that are clearly daffodils behind the guns and roses

    …. sorry apparently they’re so not daffodils

  115. I don’t know much about cars but my friend assures me they’re the Datsuns in the background

  116. we are sticking to spandau ballet.

    we are also big fans of the undeground lovers.

    is there a web page that lists bands signed to virgin? we should use that to make those tough calls.

  117. D12 is the combination of the 12 pumpkin pieces and the guy’s arms and the sledgehammer forming a ‘D’ above them.

    A few more not on the ‘official’ list for your consideration…

    New York Dolls
    Tangerine Dream
    Bush / Robert Plant
    Traffic
    The Vines
    Tool
    Train
    Ice Cube
    Mountain
    The Smiths
    L’il Bow Wow

  118. Has anyone thought that the plastic ape could be Outkast. Heh, I could agree with the guy that said the sledgehammer could also be Hammerfall. The dog = Skinny Puppy.

  119. Those are not datsuns in the back. They are Camaros.

    I think the girls are twisted sister not spandau ballet. those are contortionists, not ballerinas.

    I am not convinced that the lesbians kissing represents Kiss either. I would go with AC/DC for that one.

    The plant is not a bush but could be Robert Plant although I do not think so.

  120. I also thought it was the “Butthole Surfers”… but I dont think they are signed with Virgin? “The Beach Boys” though, are signed with Virgin.

    The guy smashing the pumpkin is wearing a band on his arm… “The Band” (whom are signed with Virgin)

    Just a thought: The seeds around the smashed pumpkin could also be “Bad Seeds”… who are also signed on by Virgin.

    My first thought of the picture in the window, was of course Madonna. Now, I doubt that it is! Madonna is not signed with Virgin! She owns her own record label… so why would Virgin put her in their picture?? I think we need an alternative for this one!

    And dont forget “Enigma” which represents the whole picture by definition! And also signed with Virgin.

    *** Just remember… all the bands must be signed on with Virgin/EMI to qualify!!! ****

  121. still 12 but now have 67!!
    wooo go meee!!
    is it t-rex or dinosaur junoir??
    and is it the boomtown rats or ratt??
    i need help!!

  122. oo and if your thinking she had help i didnt i just LOVE music!!!
    any one know where i can get a good pi coz myn is cropped and missing loads of the picture.

  123. I think that the black and white pictures are the Kennedy’s, as in “The dead Kennedys”, who has a hit with Holiday in Cambodia.
    My favorite part if the Vegetable stall;
    Korn, Lemonheads, RedHot ChilliPeppers, Blind Melon (Very clever)
    My Favorite Band shown is “Crowded House” (Very Very Clever)
    I have about 50, so there must be some very smart dudes out there.
    Good Luck

  124. What about Ratt? Kinda lame but they were a band (I guess…)And Robert Kennedy wasn’t a president so give up on the Dead Presidents or the Presidents of USA… It’s the Dead Kennedys, baby!

  125. I’m still not sure about Yellow Man…. Doesn’t the guys look like the statue for the Oscars? Is there a band about the Oscars? Me don’t know. Der.

  126. I got Madonna from the plant in the bottom left corner – it is a Spathiphyllum which in common terms is a Madonna Lily.

  127. Here is my list – with some of the alternative names around, however, I still can’t get the 3 girls hand in hand – which is so obviously something, and although I included the Streets, and Pavement to make up the numbers, I think they are a bit lame for this.

    Name 1 Alternate Name
    1 Queen
    2 The Sex Pistols
    3 Prince
    4 Matchbox 20
    5 Smashing pumpkins
    6 Red hot chilli peppers
    7 Blind Melon
    8 Lemon heads
    9 Alice in chains
    10 Blur
    11 Scissor sisters
    12 50 cent
    13 Guns n roses
    14 White zombie
    15 Seal
    16 Dead Kennedys
    17 Madonna
    18 The Pixies
    19 The Eels
    20 Dinosaur Jr
    21 The Killers
    22 Manic street preachers
    23 Kiss Tatu
    24 Yellowman
    25 Corner shop
    26 Whitesnake
    27 Lead Zeppelin
    28 The B-52s
    29 Deep purple
    30 Gorillaz
    31 Korn
    32 Rolling stones
    33 Blackflag
    34 Crowded house Bloc party
    35 Beach boys
    36 Cowboy Junkies
    37 U2
    38 Bee gees
    39 Garbage
    40 Twisted Sister
    41 Ratt
    42 The White stripes
    43 Radiohead
    44 Iron maiden
    45 The Black Crows
    46 The Cars
    47 The Eagles
    48 The Doors
    49 The Police
    50 Janes Addiction
    51 Small Faces Talking Heads
    52 Eminem
    53 Green Day
    54 Spoon
    55 Nine inch nails
    56 Hole
    57 The Postal Service
    58 Roots Styx, The Vines
    59 Cypress Hill
    60 Blondie
    61 Skinny Puppy
    62 Reel Big Fish Phish
    63 The Cranberries
    64 Great White
    65 The Alarm
    66 Pet Shop Boys
    67 CAKE
    68 Pink
    69 Jewel
    70 The Shadows
    71 Pavement
    72 The Streets

  128. Somebody has probably already mentioned this, but I thought the “doll” in the bikini was a ghost, so Bikini Kill?

  129. Some bands not mentioned yet:
    – Elastica (alternative for Twisted Sisters figure)
    – Minor Threat (from the Queen to the Prince)
    – Big Mountain / The Screaming Trees (alternative for Cypress Hill /Mountain)
    – Remenber August (the calendar)

  130. well i feel a bit dum coz i cant get alot of them lyk wats the dinosaur on the ground? is there a band called dinosaurs or wat? and wat r the ferns next 2 guns n roses and the goldfish????? im only 13 and iv worked out 61 of them but im just confused now. also wat about the corn on the fruit stand and the pineapples and the 5 televisions wid da same picture of a news lady on them all?? could sum1 plz help??
    and i admire u all 4 givin this a try coz its hard work!!

  131. What about green wheel???
    and nate dogg??and gym class heroes??Alternative for twisted sisters?)
    there is a band called Yello..(the guy standing at the corner shop)

  132. Has anyone made up a list of all the posts? It’s taken me too long to check through but can each thing be more than one group? How about The Byrds, The Addicts (Cowboys), Dollar, the yellow figure on left – is it A Crash Test Dummy?. Not sure if there was a Stray Cat and Alice in chains could be Alice Cooper if we’re including Artists i.e. a cooper makes chains as well as barrels (I think?!!)

  133. if the paintingnis the madonna and child and it’s in a store window, what about the jesus and mary chain?

  134. hi, i thought i’d give this a try

    led zepplin
    b-52s
    gorillaz
    deep purple (the colour of the rear building)
    rolling stones
    black flag
    the cars
    iron maiden
    radiohead
    u2
    the bee gees
    eagles
    spoon
    at first i thought the blues brothers but now i’m thinking more towards the killers
    madonna
    kiss
    pet shop boys
    white zombie
    cake
    scorpion
    guns and roses
    50 cent (the coin)
    queen
    sex pistols
    prince?
    electric eels
    nine inch nails
    matchbox 20 !
    smashing pumpkins
    scissor sisters
    lemon heads
    green day
    blind mellon
    RHCP
    alice in chains
    blur
    beach boys
    garbage
    eminem
    hole
    crowded house
    cypress hill
    pink floyd (the fish bowl)
    jewel
    dead kennedys (at this point i add that not both kennedys were presidents therefore it can’t be presidents of the usa)
    goo goo dolls (there is a blow up doll in a the window next to the pet shop)
    manic street preachers
    korn
    seal
    bush
    pink
    the police
    twisted sister

    now my question is what is the little dog suppose to be, the little dinosaur, the boxes in front of the fruit and vege, those people on the roof, the 3 girls skipping across the road, the tvs in the window

    and things i’m not completely sold on;
    the vines
    blondie
    white stripes, and all the like suggestions (doors, frames, even steps)
    the pixies
    boom town rats or and ratS realated bands as there is only one rat…

  135. u guys all seem very gd at thius :S and i dont mean to sound extremely weird or anything, and im not sure if anyones said this already seeing as i can’t be bothered to read through all the conversations from before, but i swear that the 2 people u say r “kiss” r actually “tatoo” because they oth look like girls, and you’d think the beetles would be on here wouldnt u? AND WHAT PET SHOP??????

  136. Behind the blurred guy, in the black, are 2 black pearls… Could it mean anything? I checked, there is a band by the name Black Pearl, propably some small band somewhere…

  137. You all are right..this is ALL up to interruptation I saw Lovin’ Spoonful many saw The Spoons many saw B52’s.. My friend saw Jet Maby….you see Kiss I also see Cheap Trick….you see Blur I see Pink Floyd you see The Vines I see Stix
    Did anyone catch the Mama’s & the Papa’s?

    and one final question in ALL OF this? Where the F*** are the BEATLES?!?!?

    I mean REALLY?

    pffft

  138. The girls running across the street. There are three of them. None are blonde. Could it be Three None Blondes. I don’t think anyone has got this yet.

  139. hi people, what about the postman on the left of the picture, couldn’t he be “the postal service”?

    cheers

  140. woah, you people dont half cross examine things, ive been reading through this page took me over an hour! my useful imput, which has been mentioned many a time before: spoon, none of my friends got it! basically im crap, and my puter wont let me zoom into it so i cant see the shoes on the ladies running from the stone, or the inscriptions on the peoples t shirts, or whatever.

  141. also, if this is about bands, since when is eminem a band. then again, he probably has become a band, and im looking like an arse. sad times

  142. Another thought for you people…. Most of you have 50 cent?? Im not from the states so not sure what a american 50 cent piece looks like so i was thinking maybe its Nickleback??? What ya think??

  143. Marcus, it says “Half Dollar”…..half dollar = 50 Cents……I am pretty sure a nickel is only 10 Cents…so draw your own conclusions.

    Some of the “answers” and questions appearing here just amaze me….don’t people actually read what has been said previously before jumping in with a comment…..and never forget…the act has to have appeared on the Virgin label….so all the people asking why The Beatles are not here…..well Doh….

  144. The planes could represent the Foo Fighters seeing that they were nameed after the World War One fighter planes

  145. The carpenters OR men at work???
    korn
    matchbox 20
    nickelback
    deep purple
    jewel
    blind melon
    radiohead
    guns and roses
    cake
    scorpions
    withesnake
    withe zumbi
    pet shop boys
    gorilaz
    rolling sotnes
    madonna
    queen
    prince
    black flag
    led zepellin
    U2

    and what about the fairies??????

  146. i did crap at this, but i got:
    1. Led Zepellin (
    2. Jet
    3. Gorillaz
    4. The Pixies
    5. The Eagles
    6. Whitesnake
    7. Spoon
    8. Insane Clown Posse (Crazy clown in front of the pet shop, i think most of you thought it meant White Zombie)
    9. The Church (the 3 guys you all called the Manic Street Preachers)
    10. The Rolling Stones
    11. Radiohead
    12. The Cars
    13. Alice In Chains
    14. The Pictures (side project of a member of You Am I)
    15. Crowded House (R.I.P Paul Hester)
    16. Black Flag
    17. Men At Work (The guy smashing the pumpkins looks like he’s working)
    18. Pet Shop Boys
    19. Guns ‘N’ Roses
    20. Scissor Scistors
    21. Smashing Pumpkins
    22. The Birthday Party (that was for the cake, but after reading some of the things above i think its the band Cake, but it might also be represented by the calender on the fruit and veg stall)
    23. Nine Inch Nails
    24. Iron Maiden
    25. Blur
    26. Korn
    27. Red Hot Chili Peppers

    I don’t think i did that bad for a 14 year old

  147. The Leather Nun? Don;t know if teh band was every signed, but it the black figure on the zebra crossing lookds like a nun to me.

  148. Ok, this thread has grown pretty huge, but are you people seriously incapable of searching the page to see if what you’re about to suggest has been mentioned already?

    Skinny Puppy was mentioned 16 times before Sophie chimed in with her novel suggestion, excluding people repeatedly asking where it was because they didn’t bother to read the other comments that explained the cropped image that was circulating by email.

  149. Erm, NO ON SEEMS TO HAVE FOUND SUM 41!!!!!!!
    This was like one of the easies for me!
    21 matchboxes+ the number 20 = SUM41
    Also, the coin would most likely be 50 cent, because it is a HALF DOLLAR!
    Even though I don’t like 50 cent, it doesn’t mean it won’t be 50 cent, because that is what a half dollar is!
    Also, eminem is on the floor by smashing pumpkins.
    Could the white guy with blood on him be Rob Zombie?
    Dinosaur Jr., for whoever asked, is the small stegosaurus!
    Could the guys with surfboards be the surfers?

  150. 1.led zepplin
    2.b-52s
    3.gorillaz
    4.deep purple
    5.rolling stones
    6.black flag
    7.the cars
    8.iron maiden
    9.radiohead
    10.u2
    11.bee gees
    12.eagles
    13.spoon
    14.the killers
    15.madonna
    16.kiss
    17.pet shop boys
    18.white zombie
    19.cake
    20.scorpions
    21.guns and roses
    22.50 cent
    23.queen
    24.sex pistols
    25.prince
    26.eels
    27.nine inch nails
    28.matchbox 20
    29.smashing pumpkins
    30.scissor sisters
    31.lemonheads
    32.green day
    33.blind mellon
    34.RHCP
    35.alice in chains
    36.blur
    37. jane’s addiction
    38. cowboy junkie
    39.beach boys
    40.garbage
    41.eminem
    42.hole
    43.crowded house
    44.black crows
    45.cypress hill
    46.phish
    47.jewel
    48.the presidents of the usa
    49.goo goo dolls
    50.manic street preachers
    51.korn
    52.seal
    53.bush/robert plant
    54.pink
    55.the police
    56.twisted sister
    57.dinossaur jr.
    58.skinny puppy
    59.the cramberries
    60.talking heads
    61.pavement
    62.roots
    63. cornershop
    64.postal service
    65.white stripes
    66.shark
    67.pixies
    68.white snake
    69.the go-go’s
    70.blondie
    71.ratt
    72.yellow man ?
    73.??
    74.??

  151. If Maddonnas holding baby Jesus then surely she doesnt know what future he’s in for. so..

    Destinys Child

    Is the greenery by the cart at the front left any significance?

  152. Jesus, Mary And Joseph!! I clicked on this website looking for a little help and discovered a whole world full of people just as fasinated, frustrated and
    just plain over the top obsessed as me! Thanks for making me feel normal.

  153. The guy Smashing Pumpkins, has a hammer… MC Hammer…

    I have managed to get 76… so maybe its a long shot.

  154. Hey guys, has no one else thought that the puddle in the centre of the crossing is Puddle of Mudd? Or is everything just so blurry?

    …Sorry, bad pun…

  155. Thank you SEANevans, you are the first I have read to realize they are indeed The Surfers, not the Beach Boys. For my two cents worth I haven’t read anyone getting Squid either, on the sidewalk by Kake.

  156. hi there is a link here where you can check if your answer is right or not. It lists 72 and there are 2 missing – I just cannot think what that doll in the window is as, having checked it aint the goo goo dolls.

    http://dev.heavy.com/contests/virgin/results.php?answer1=the%20beach%20boys

    (Just replace The Beach Boys with whatever you want to test, the page returns a zero if the answer is wrong, and one if it’s correct. Remember to use lower case all the way.)

  157. We’re pretty much in tune with most of the above answers except for the two girls canoodling on the corner which some have as ‘Kiss’……..we have as ‘Embrace’!

  158. Greenday
    Bush
    Blondie
    The Monkees
    Cypress Hill
    The Saints
    Nickelback
    The Vines
    The Eels
    RHCP
    Puddle of Mud or could be “The oils”
    The Church
    Cowboy Junkies
    The Cars
    Janes Addiction
    Korn
    Black Flag
    Jewel
    The White Strips
    Talking Heads
    Dinosaur Jr
    B52s
    guns & roses,
    Queen,
    sex pistols,
    led zeppelin,
    the angels,
    gorillas,
    the eagles,
    beach boys,
    rolling stones,
    smashing pumpkins,
    Madonna,
    blues brothers,
    radio head,
    garbage,
    seal,
    the presidents of usa,
    crowded house,
    deep purple,
    matchbox 20,
    alice in chains,
    the police,
    bee gees,
    u2,
    white zombie
    ,blur
    ,the cars,
    prince,
    eminem,
    iron maiden,
    kiss,
    the black crows,
    the doors,
    scissor sisters( ? )

  159. jaysus, I am exhausted 🙂 so has anyone had any joy with the one that is not the goo goo dolls?

    oh and a happy new year to all when it comes around!

    xx

  160. Haven’t anyone noticed that those “Pet Shop Boys” are NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK and two kissing girls —-> GIRLS TOGETHER OUTRAGEOUSLY. I see also many ANIMALS.

  161. Here are the CORRECT answers for the 74 bands…all answers have been checked using the Virgin site, since they did the picture I guess they have the final say what is right and wrong.

    A few comments were made about bands having to be signed by Virgin, this is not true.

    1. 311 (3 vases and 11 guns = 311)
    2. 50 Cent (Half dollar coin above Dinosaur Jr.)
    3. Alice in Chains (above the pumkins)
    4. B52s (in the air)
    5. Bee Gees (just under U2 painted on wall)
    6. Black Crowes (right side on the Main Street sign
    7. Black Flag (Above the rolling stones)
    8. Blind Melon (fruit cart – bottom right)
    9. Blondie (Girl blowing a bubble on building railing – left)
    10. Blur (right beside Alice in Chains)
    11. Cake (behind the flower cart)
    12. Cornershop (Shop sign by white snake)
    13. Cowboy Junkies (By the garbage can)
    14. Cranberries (in bags infront of the fruit stand)
    15. Crowded House (crowded windows in the apartments on the right)
    16. Cypress Hill (Middle beside the gorilla)
    17. Dead Kennedys (pictures on the wall by the zombie)
    18. Deep Purple (the building in the back)
    19. Dinosaur Jr. (to the right of the flower bottom right)
    20. Eagles (birds on the right)
    21. Eels (Between the queen and prince)
    22. Eminem (the candy dumped on the ground next to 9 inch nails)
    23. Garbage (on the crosswalk)
    24. Go-Go’s (3 girls holding hands)
    25. Gorillaz (on top of the buildings)
    26. Great White (the shark on the sign)
    27. Green Day (Green day on the Calendar)
    28. Guns N’ Roses (below the zombie)
    29. Hole (middle of the intersection)
    30. Iron Maiden (on the crosswalk)
    31. Jane’s Addiction (girl leaning on the cowboy junkies)
    32. Jewel (on the ground in front of the fruit stand)
    33. Kiss (below the pixies by the street post)
    34. KoRn (on fruit cart)
    35. Led Zeppelin (Zepplin made out of Lead)
    36. Madonna (picture beside the Dead Kennedys)
    37. Match box 20 (match boxes bottom – middle)
    38. Nine inch nails (Bottom middle by matchboxes)
    39. Pavement (do you really need a hint for this one?)
    40. Pet Shop Boys (2 boys infront of the Pet shop)
    41. Phish (In the fish bowl – bottom right)
    42. Pink (the sky colour)
    43. Prince (beside the queen)
    44. Queen (Middle bottom)
    45. Radiohead (on crosswalk by iron madien)
    46. Ratt (above the pumkins)
    47. Red Hot Chili Peppers (on the fruit cart)
    48. Scissor Sisters (2 pairs of scissors by smashing pumkins)
    49. Scorpions (by the cake/beside the flower cart)
    50. Seal (poster behind the zombie)
    51. Skinny Puppy (Behind the flower cart)
    52. Smashing Pumkins (besdie matchboxes)
    53. Spoon (Right side of the picture)
    54. Talking Heads (heads on the TV’s – by Bee Gees)
    55. The Beach Boys (above Alice in Chains)
    56. The Carpenters (gyus on the roof)
    57. The Cars (by the rolling stones)
    58. The Cult (people in the white robes crossing the street)
    59. The Doors (behind the people in white)
    60. The Killers (the 2 guys with guitar cases)
    61. The Lemonheads (on fruit cart)
    62. The Pixies (above the zombie)
    63. The Police (behind the iron madien on the crosswalk)
    64. The Postal Service (by the zombie)
    65. The Rolling Stones (large rocks in the middle)
    66. The Roots (coming out of the street grate behind queen)
    67. The Sex Pistols (the queen is hold the two dildo guns)
    68. Twisted Sister (the 2 people in the middle in spandex)
    69. U2 (U’s painted on wall by rolling stones)
    70. White Stripes (the crosswalk)
    71. White Zombie (zombie left side of the screen)
    72. Whitesnake (on pole left side)
    73. Yellowman (yellow person by the cornershop)
    74. D12 (Not sure, but it’s a correct answer)

  162. Hey all
    just seen this and sooooooo many people miss this but the “Gorillaz” on the top of the buildings are Gorillaz but only 2 of them are! the other one (the one in the middle) is a monkey! look at his face its white a Gorillaz face is black

    also what about steps?? as the ladder has steps on it??

  163. To Anon 18 Dec

    …erm actually “Foo Fighters” were named after an early popular name for flying saucers or UFOs…not early fighter planes

  164. Authority is nice, but why give up! I’d like to suggest some obvious (and not so obvious) additions:
    Yes, there are cars in the background, which means Traffic;
    One of the two women kissing is copping a feel, hence either The Feelies or Squeeze.
    I agree with Lemon Heads, but why not Small Faces?
    I also agree with Cyprus Hill, but my first thought was Mountain.
    Similarly, Talking Heads is cool, but so is Television.
    The sky is Pink.

    I’m one of those who has a cropped photo; just at the flower cart. I see no cake or anything else.

  165. well… and what about the halloween pumpkins, near red hot chilli peppers be “Helloween”???

  166. OK, so these are all correct

    01. led zeppelin
    02. White Stripes
    03. Deep Purple
    04. The Rolling Stones
    05. Guns N’ Roses
    06. the Pixies
    07. Queen
    08. Scissor Sisters
    09. Smashing Pumpkins
    10. Phish
    11. Matchbox Twenty
    12. U2
    13. Sex Pistols
    14. White Zombie
    15. Madonna
    16. Eagles
    17. Twisted Sister
    18. Whitesnake
    19. The Beach Boys
    20. Dead Kennedys
    21. Black Flag
    22. Garbage
    23. Alice in chains
    24. pavement
    25. Talking Heads
    26. The Postal Service
    27. Red Hot chilli peppers
    28. yellowman
    29. Ratt
    30. blur
    31. nine inch nails
    32. eels
    33. hole
    34. radiohead
    35. korn
    36. kiss
    37. prince
    38. spoon
    39. Green Day
    40. the cars
    41. Gorillaz
    42. Bee Gees
    43. Cornershop
    44. pink
    45. blondie
    45. 50 cent
    46. pet shop boys
    47. Black Crowes
    48. Eminem
    59. The Doors
    50. The Roots
    51. Seal
    52. The Police
    53. Cake
    54. Iron Maiden
    55. Jane’s Addiction
    56. The Lemonheads
    57. Blind Melon
    58. Cypress Hill
    59. Cowboy Junkies
    60. Dinosaur Jr
    61. Scorpions
    62. Jewel
    63. B-52s
    64. Crowded House
    65. Skinny Puppy
    66. Cranberries
    67. Great White
    68. The Cult
    69. The Killers
    70. The Carpenters

    there’s a site you can check them on at OK, so these are all correct

    01. led zeppelin
    02. White Stripes
    03. Deep Purple
    04. The Rolling Stones
    05. Guns N’ Roses
    06. the Pixies
    07. Queen
    08. Scissor Sisters
    09. Smashing Pumpkins
    10. Phish
    11. Matchbox Twenty
    12. U2
    13. Sex Pistols
    14. White Zombie
    15. Madonna
    16. Eagles
    17. Twisted Sister
    18. Whitesnake
    19. The Beach Boys
    20. Dead Kennedys
    21. Black Flag
    22. Garbage
    23. Alice in chains
    24. pavement
    25. Talking Heads
    26. The Postal Service
    27. Red Hot chilli peppers
    28. yellowman
    29. Ratt
    30. blur
    31. nine inch nails
    32. eels
    33. hole
    34. radiohead
    35. korn
    36. kiss
    37. prince
    38. spoon
    39. Green Day
    40. the cars
    41. Gorillaz
    42. Bee Gees
    43. Cornershop
    44. pink
    45. blondie
    45. 50 cent
    46. pet shop boys
    47. Black Crowes
    48. Eminem
    59. The Doors
    50. The Roots
    51. Seal
    52. The Police
    53. Cake
    54. Iron Maiden
    55. Jane’s Addiction
    56. The Lemonheads
    57. Blind Melon
    58. Cypress Hill
    59. Cowboy Junkies
    60. Dinosaur Jr
    61. Scorpions
    62. Jewel
    63. B-52s
    64. Crowded House
    65. Skinny Puppy
    66. Cranberries
    67. Great White
    68. The Cult
    69. The Killers
    70. The Carpenters

    there’s a site you can check them on at OK, so these are all correct

    01. led zeppelin
    02. White Stripes
    03. Deep Purple
    04. The Rolling Stones
    05. Guns N’ Roses
    06. the Pixies
    07. Queen
    08. Scissor Sisters
    09. Smashing Pumpkins
    10. Phish
    11. Matchbox Twenty
    12. U2
    13. Sex Pistols
    14. White Zombie
    15. Madonna
    16. Eagles
    17. Twisted Sister
    18. Whitesnake
    19. The Beach Boys
    20. Dead Kennedys
    21. Black Flag
    22. Garbage
    23. Alice in chains
    24. pavement
    25. Talking Heads
    26. The Postal Service
    27. Red Hot chilli peppers
    28. yellowman
    29. Ratt
    30. blur
    31. nine inch nails
    32. eels
    33. hole
    34. radiohead
    35. korn
    36. kiss
    37. prince
    38. spoon
    39. Green Day
    40. the cars
    41. Gorillaz
    42. Bee Gees
    43. Cornershop
    44. pink
    45. blondie
    45. 50 cent
    46. pet shop boys
    47. Black Crowes
    48. Eminem
    59. The Doors
    50. The Roots
    51. Seal
    52. The Police
    53. Cake
    54. Iron Maiden
    55. Jane’s Addiction
    56. The Lemonheads
    57. Blind Melon
    58. Cypress Hill
    59. Cowboy Junkies
    60. Dinosaur Jr
    61. Scorpions
    62. Jewel
    63. B-52s
    64. Crowded House
    65. Skinny Puppy
    66. Cranberries
    67. Great White
    68. The Cult
    69. The Killers
    70. The Carpenters

    there’s a place you can check them at heavy.com

  167. I thought the two girls kissing on the street corner could have been the ‘Cheeky Girls’, and the people in white the ‘Men Without Hats’, and just above the picture of the seal, what about the ‘alarm’ ?

  168. Hey, What about the lamp posts – they have Electric Light bulbs in them, Could this be a reference to the Electric Light Orchestra?

  169. Hey listen i got stumped real early and needed a hand so i went to
    the virgin site america and found a few that you guys havent got in all those posts!!!

    virgin has had these bands

    -Red jumpsuit apparatus (thats obviously the girls in the jumpsuit)
    -fighting instinct
    -massive attack

  170. Above Dinosaur Jnr,looks like a stormwater grate with dead sticks or something similar.
    Grateful Dead perhaps.

  171. (Great Air Traffic) – scottish band – the B52s and Zeppelin contribute towards it…

  172. the eels that are wiggling could be the wiggles, and the giant stone chess piece on the zebra crossing could be the queens of thestone age….

  173. I may be ignorant but onyl one of the kennedys became president so I believe that rules out presidents of the USA therefore must be Dead Kennedys

  174. Midnight oil (oil spill in middle of road)
    Blow up dolls (in the window on left hand side)
    Radio headz (radio replacing guy’s head)
    Nine inch nails
    LED Zeppelin
    Red hot chilli peppers
    Rolling stones
    matchbox 20
    eminem
    the eagles
    beach boys
    cyprus hill
    John F kennedy
    the police
    the roots
    smashing pumpkins
    sex pistols
    lemon heads
    korn
    50 cents
    spoon
    cowboy junkies
    the white stripes

  175. the bush in front of the Rolling stones against the pole= Bush
    It’s reel big fish cuz the fish is huge.
    It’s 50 cent cuz it’s half a dollar.
    It’s not Foo fighters, stop complicating it, they didn’t think of the meaning of the name, they’re being literal.

  176. 3 gorillas are the monkees? gorillas? monkeys? One or the other, plus, they’re gorillas, monkeys are thinner.

  177. the big spoon is – – Spoon. (its a band apparantly – never heard of myself…)
    The chess piece on the crossing someone metioned is Iron Maiden

    Most of the bands should be pretty striaght forward – Im not certain – but wouldnt virgin only use bands that are produced by Virgin Music?

  178. the three girls running infront of one Rolling Stone…Could they be the Libetines? (Lierteens?)

    They look liberated to me.

  179. someone mentionned someone smashing some pumpkins… the smashing pumpkins come to my mind first.
    I have also thought of Robert Plant, Hole, Garbage and cowboy njunkies among others.

  180. Uhm, i got a few…

    Prince
    Queen
    Guns and Roses
    led zeppelin
    Whitesnake
    The Monkees
    The eagles
    Smashing pumkpkins
    Matchbox 20
    Scissor Sisters
    The Rolling Stones
    garbage
    Alice in Chains
    Deep purple
    Red hot chili pppers
    The Postal Service
    Radiohead
    Nine inch nails
    Plumb
    Blondie
    beach Boys
    Men at work
    Crowded house
    Hole
    The Cars
    Iron maiden
    cypress hill
    u 2
    Rob Zombie
    The vines
    The Dead kennedys
    Antiflag

    That’s what i came up with

  181. thid is wot i hav so far::
    1. the gorrilaz
    2. greenday
    3. smashing pumpkins
    4. fish
    5. matchbox 20
    6. the eels
    7. eminem
    8. scissor sisters
    9. guns and roses
    10. jet
    11. u2
    12. red hot chillie peppers
    13. rollin stones
    14. white stripes
    15. queen
    16. sex pistols
    17. prince
    18. boogie pimps-pimpy people dancing near the stones
    19. radiohead
    20. beachboys
    21. jewel
    22. kiss
    23. traffic
    24. the eagles
    25. blur
    26. white zombie
    27. garbage
    28. lemonheads
    29. 50cent
    30. iron maiden
    31. silverspoon
    32. whitesnake
    33. crowded house
    34. black crows
    35. alice in chains
    36. twisted sister
    37. nine inch nails
    38. cyprus hill
    39. the police
    40. beegees
    41. seal
    42. postal service
    43. presidents of the united states of america
    44. pink floyd? OR pink
    45. black flag
    46. the pixies-fairies
    47. alice in chains
    48. Madonna- paintin in shop
    49. corn
    50. shark

  182. Hi,isnt the puddle in the intersection “Puddle of Mud”????? Could the group of people in white be the “Manic Street Preachers” ?
    N could someone explain how Madonna is the picture in the window?!?!

  183. The “puddle” isn’t a puddle it’s a hole ie Hole. Dont know about the ones on the roof and i really cant see the killers plz help

  184. Sigh……the “ones on the roof” are making a wooden framework and are therefore – The Carpenters

    The Killers are the two guys in hats and sunglasses carrying their sub-machine guns inside violin cases….the guys people keep mistaking for The Blues Brothers

    And for anybody confused by D12 – The arms and sledgehammer of the guy smashing the pumpkins forms the shape of a D…and there are 12 pieces of pumpkin.

    The other correct answer that phases people is 311….and this is really obscure….there are 3 vases on the left hand cart….and 11 guns…..so 3-11

    PLEASE PEOPLE STOP PISSING IN THE WIND……IT IS DONE
    POST 308 ABOVE HAS THE DEFINITIVE AND CORRECT LIST
    THERE ARE NO MORE CORRECT ANSWERS, NO MATTER HOW HARD YOU TRY, OR HOW MANY MORE YOU THINK YOU CAN FIND….THEY ARE ALL WRONG

  185. Sigh……the “ones on the roof” are making a wooden framework and are therefore – The Carpenters

    The Killers are the two guys in hats and sunglasses carrying their sub-machine guns inside violin cases….the guys people keep mistaking for The Blues Brothers

    And for anybody confused by D12 – The arms and sledgehammer of the guy smashing the pumpkins forms the shape of a D…and there are 12 pieces of pumpkin.

    The other correct answer that phases people is 311….and this is really obscure….there are 3 vases on the left hand cart….and 11 guns…..so 3-11

    PLEASE PEOPLE STOP P*SSING IN THE WIND……IT IS DONE
    POST 308 ABOVE HAS THE DEFINITIVE AND CORRECT LIST
    THERE ARE NO MORE CORRECT ANSWERS, NO MATTER HOW HARD YOU TRY, OR HOW MANY MORE YOU THINK YOU CAN FIND….THEY ARE ALL WRONG

  186. Rubbish. The pistols she’s holding have dildos or vibrators as the barrel. hence the sex pistols.

    What about the others I got

    Sledgehammer
    The Sluts
    Traffic
    Circle of Fairies

    round of applause please…

  187. Haven’t read all the posts so someone might have already mentioned this but it seems everyone is saying that the coin is 50 cent where as I believe it is far more likely to be Nickelback spose you could have both so one more for peoples lists.

  188. Aren’t all these artists meant to have some affiliation to Virgin Records either now or in the past?

    Hence the coin should be deemed 50 Cent & not Nickleback…

  189. Hi all, just got this picture, been reading through the posts to make sure no one else has allready said a name, but so many, so I skipped to the bottom. Anyway , those smoke trails off the jets, could they be the VAPOURS?

  190. Ooh i’ve got another, courtesy of Paul, I can see the police aswell , but here in England we have part time police called SPECIALS

  191. I don’t think it’s T REx.. It’s Dinosaur Jr. Also has anyone mentioned CROWDED HOUSE? Are those CRANBERRIES bagged in those boxes next to the fruit stand.

  192. Is the plant on the corner left possibly Robert Plant??? which band was he in again? also there is a bag of onions nxt to the cranberries in the box any ideas, and the all illusive men on the roof top…….Y r u doing this to us

  193. Some of these may be going out on a limb here – but here goes:

    1. the petshop boys
    2. scorpoins
    3. cake
    4. white zombie
    5. seal
    6. the pixies
    7. dead kennedys
    8. guns ‘n roses
    9. the postal service
    10. 50 cent
    11. queen
    12. prince
    13. the sex pistols
    14. the vines
    15. the eels
    16. goldie
    17. madonna
    18. great white
    19. white snake
    20. the assasins
    21. ratt
    22. scissor sisters
    23. smashing pumpkins
    24. the cranberries
    25. lemon heads
    26. red hot chilli peppers
    27. korn
    28. blind melon
    29. nine inch nails
    30. eminem
    31. alice in chains
    32. blur
    33. green day
    34. jewel
    35. twisted sisters
    36. cowboy junkies
    37. jane’s addiction
    38. garbage
    39. hole
    40. radio head
    41. black street
    42. white stripe
    43. spoon
    44. beach boys
    45. U2
    46. bee gee’s
    47. black flag
    48. the eagle
    49. black crowes
    50. the eagles
    51. the cars
    52. rolling stones
    53. the police
    54. men at work
    55. gorillaz
    56. iron maiden
    57. 4 non-blondes
    58. deep purple
    59. the doors
    60. cyprus hill
    61. pink
    62. b 52’s
    63. dinosaur jr.
    64. phish
    65. talking heads
    66. bananarama
    68. bikini kill
    69. matchbox 20
    70. ac/dc (or kiss??)
    71. bush
    72. skinny puppy
    73. go-go’s
    74. the cranberries

  194. has anyone seen anything on aerosmith? its driving me crazy its like one of the only bands that i havent seen represented. im almost positive its in there and its like the only one i would need. damn virgin.

  195. Ok…. I have a way to check the answers. It is the dead kennedys, not the presidents of the usa. also, the beatles are not an answer. it is cypress hill and not oasis. the blues brothers are not, but the killers are….. I also thought Nirvana was (from the left of the picture, there is a poster with a blue background with a baby ‘swimming’. I’m a HUGE nirvana fan, and I thought it just HAD to be one…. but according to my ‘checker’ page, it is not. hmmmm. Oh well.

  196. The blow-up doll in the window: she’s wearing a bikini, so I think she is supposed to be Bikini Kill. Any takers?

  197. What about West ham beating Man City in the FA Cup. Blindin’ result.

    Also, what about The Cramps?

  198. okay, i’m gonna stop reading about this and looking at that damned picture once and for all because i think the one way to actually figure out which bands are represented is to research the label they are on. this is a Virgin records marketing campaign so, of course, they are going to use the bands that are signed to Virgin! the first aritist i sought out was Madonna as i know she’s on Virgin Records and i had no trouble spotting her.

    this might put the whole “The Monkees” vs. “The Gorillaz” issue to rest as “The Monkees” were NOT on Virgin.

  199. what about Queen? She’s right there at the front. You must be able to see her. Look realy really hard. She’s holding two pistols with vibrators attached. LOOK!!!!!!

  200. Is it the Cars or the Mustangs? All three cars look like Mustangs to me. Nice call on Iron Maiden.

  201. well how come is that nobody sees the Ramones… am I the only crazy one? That was the first thing i saw.. The coin! I know I know 50cent but come on this poster is more oriented on the early 80’s and 90’s? what do you guys think?

  202. my dad gave me this and i found a few. so here they are…

    1.green day![so cool!!]
    2.red hot chillie pepers
    3.gorillaz
    4.blondie
    5.led zepplin
    6.smashing pumpkins
    7enimen
    8.pet shhop boys
    9. u2
    10.small faces

    i am ony 11 so give me a brake!!!!!!!!!!! oh yeah…50 cent!!!!! ha ha ha!!!! and blurr!!!!!!!!!!!! now 12!!!!!!!!!!! oh yea!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ha ha ha ha ha ha ha aha ha ha ha ha aha ha ha !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  203. I CANNOT BELIEVE THIS!!!!

    THE WHO!!!

    i dont like the sound of blur, come on! who is that guy? i dont know

    anyways, the weird thing is that if you go to virgindigital.com, they have the cropped version where it says download wallpaper to the right

    strange

    and finally

    what about the police badge next to the cranberries?

    badge is a band, right?

  204. There are 3 girls in front of right rolling stone, I think it’s : Swing Out Sisters.. whadaya think?

  205. q-tip
    Streetlight manifesto
    Panic! at the disco
    Street dogs
    The white stripes
    The vandals
    youth group

  206. I think the goldfish in the bowl might be PHISH…..
    The men on the roof could be THE CARPENTERS, but also could be MEN AT WORK…..
    There are so many – and you can interprit anything in this pic….
    I only found 34 that I am sure of…….

  207. the queen and the fine young chap, could this be of the ‘Queen’s of the Stone Age’ when royals killed at random?

  208. Don’t you think the 3 girls walking could be 3LW (Three Little Women), I mean they do look smaller than everyone else in the picture? Just a guess…

  209. i’m thinking like Babes in Toyland for those girls in front of the stones. just guessing though. i don’t really see any toys other than the gorillas. but the gorillas are pretty big compared to everything else. oh, and they are skipping like their in some imaginary place. wow, i kinda get deep. sorry. somebody correct me if i’m wrong though.

  210. You guys are all idiots stop being so bloody general and vague . yeah like your reading far too much into it like you could say oof the whole picture is abit chaotic abit mad oh i know madness NO !!!!!!!!! its not and stop being arsey and completely screwing up trying to be clever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  211. Most of you, are pretty stupid. This picture isn’t some deep meaning in life, half the bands are completely obvious… Looking up band names on google is completely ridiculous, it’s a fun game to see what you know, not to prove how well you can search the internet.

    …owned.

  212. bryce and No are the sad twats even bothering to answer on this forum.
    Why don’t you stop being so serious and burn down a phat one (if u know what tha means) and relax a bit.

    and what the f*ck does …owned mean?

    get a life!! don’t try and bad vibe others’.

  213. 50 cent (back of a Kennedy half dollar)
    A Perfect Circle
    Alice in Chains
    B52s
    Beach Boys
    BeeGees
    Black Crowes (on Main St sign)
    Black Flag
    Blind Melon
    Blues Brothers
    Blur
    Cake
    Cars
    Cowboy Junkies
    Dead Kennedys (posters on storefront wall)
    Deep Purple
    Dinosaur Jr
    Eagles
    Eels
    Eminem?
    Garbage
    Gorillaz
    Great White
    Green Day
    Guns-N-Roses
    Hole
    Iron Maiden
    Jewel
    Kiss
    Korn
    Led Zeppelin
    Lemonheads
    Madonna
    Matchbox 20
    Pet Shop Boys
    Phish (in a bowl)
    Pixies
    Police
    Postal Service
    Queen
    Radiohead
    Ratt
    Red Hot Chili Peppers
    Rolling Stones
    Roots?
    Scissor Sisters (?)
    Seal
    Sex Pistols
    Smashing Pumpkins
    Spoon
    Styx
    Tubes (TVs??)
    U2
    Whitesnake
    Zombies (Dead Man Walking?)Air?
    the runaways?
    Bush?
    the cranberries
    The Scorpions
    Manic Street Preachers
    Yellowman
    bloc(k) party
    Television
    Television Personalities
    Yello
    Macy Gray and Blue
    Crowded House
    Nine Inch Nails
    Cypress Hill
    Goldie
    White Zombie
    Rob Zombie
    The Vibrators
    The Animals
    Monkeys
    The Sea and Cake
    The Killers
    Blondie
    Skinny Puppy
    Pavement
    The Streets
    Pole
    Brick
    The Shadows
    The Contortions
    men at work?
    the roots?
    Traffic
    Wings
    King Kong?
    Go-Gos?
    REO Speedwagon
    Ozric Tentacles
    Jane’s Addiction
    The vines
    Counting Crows
    Talking Heads
    CornerShop
    3 non blondes
    Twisted sister
    Mavericks
    Q-Tips
    Rooftop Singers
    The Carpenters?
    Pink (the sky)
    The Cult
    311 (address on shop door)
    The Subways
    Bad Company
    The Offspring (the baby)

  214. Maybe next time, you can spell check your comment. I love seeing people get off on childish things like this. If the artist who did that picture, saw everything you guys are putting, I’m willing to bet he’d piss himself with laughter.

    And how the hell are you getting 50 cent? If you guys truely new ANYTHING, you’d realize the coin is The Ramones.
    50 cent is a horrible “rapper,” who won’t amount to anything. Rap isn’t music.

  215. You guys are all idiots!!
    Stop reading into things, they’re all really obvious and in post 308, so stop guessing more.
    GRRRRR

  216. Bryce, U is a real sad case.

    Rap isn’t music? u hillbilly.

    I bet you like Garth Brooks and think Country and Western is coooool. don’tcha, don’tcha?

    I bet you were bullied at school and have got a chip on the shoulder ever since.

    HILLBILLY

  217. BRYCE is a hillbilly!
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    and a twat!

  218. Bryce…

    What does …owned mean?

    I bet you do silly things with your fingers when you’re talking don’tya. eh? like a rapper even though you say rap isn’t music.

    you also need to check your spell checker.

    I did a meaning run on the word Bryce. It came back with, “sad lonely tosser who thinks he’s clever, but can’t get a girlfriend.”

  219. haha… I love seeing you so melodramatic over a stupid forum. If you honestly didn’t care what I had to say, you wouldn’t have replied. Right? And your ridiculous assumption of who I am was the most immature, pathetic, thing I’ve ever heard.

    Maybe, just maybe, you should go outside and play, maybe learn a life lesson or two, like not obsessing over such a stupid thing, such as; which person means what band/group. What a wonderful life, sitting on a computer all day, probably checking your myspace and/or livejournal or some other disgusting internet profile. You’re cool, I’m sure your parents are proud they raised such a moronic child.

    Don’t reply, Kaya. I could honestly care less.

  220. U sound like you’re describing yourself there Bryce.

    what does “…owned” mean anyway? Can’t answer coz u don’t know.

    It probably means you’re American. Mum’s apple pie and all that “we are free” illusion.

    U don’t want me to reply coz you’re scared. i can find out where you are emailing from and come round and kick your fat American “butt” you hillbilly.
    Bet you stop replying now eh!

    and what does “…owned” mean?

  221. Guys I believe you are saying things fro the hell of it……

    The cars are simply not CARS if you look closely they are actually CHARGERS which relate to the band TREBLE CHARGER as there are 3 of them………

    The planes in the air are not the B52’s they are actually the SCREAMING JETS………

    The CONTORTIONS can actually be BALANCING ACT……

    the Scissors aren’t SCISSOR SISTERS they are simply PINK SCISSORS…..

    the pink sky could also be reffering to PINK SKY BLUE not just PINK……

    BLIND MELON hmmmmmmmmm ROCKMELONS I believe……..

  222. I THINK I HAVE 1 THAT NO1 HAS MENTIONED WHERE TRHE BLURRED MAN IS THERE R SUM STEPS AND I BELIEVE THERE WAS A BAND CALLED STEPS DON’T KNOW WHETHER U WILL ALL ACCEPT IT

  223. Well i think thats its to kl for any1 so every1 should stop talking about it lolololol!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!=)

  224. did anyone get the cult and rooster? what are tose guys doing on the roof under the 2 gorrilas

  225. okay people i dont know very much but there is noo way that coin is nickleback its a half dollar which would make sense that it is 50 cent and yes i dont think thats a band but whatever

  226. or is it The Dimes? or Pennywise, or Death by Coins, or Collin and the Coins, or Change, or 5 dollar swalla, or the Money monkeys, or ‘Pound’ me till I’m raw, or Give us some money or I’ll smash yer face in with kind?

    I just don’t know anymore…

  227. Ok i would just like to say to all of you that are saying could blah blah blah, be some random inependant no name band you googled… No it cant. these are 72 bands that would have either been signed with virgin records or virgin records bought out the rights to the band.

  228. I didn’t look at all of the comments, but the popular opinion seems to be that Vines are coming out of the sewer grate. They really look like Roots to me. Oh, I don’t see a cake or The Pet Shop Boys in the picture that was sent to me………..

  229. so this picture was an old one already. my wife just gave it to me last night and now i’ve passed it on to my office buds. guess what, we’re fighting over it just like what i see here in this forum. its incredible how the office stood still and all work was stopped just because of this picture. it was really fun though. nice one virgin digital!

  230. Eric sums it up nicely; just a bit of fun.

    So, could those gorillas be ‘GORRILAZ’, or ‘the monkeys’ or ‘baboons on acid’, or ‘the ape shapes’, or ‘king kong ost’ or or or or or or

    just a bit of fun there Brycey, nothing to get all hot under the collar about!

  231. I’m sorry people, but some of you are looking way to far into these. As someone else stated, it’s a VISUAL PUN. Yes, you could interpret the birds in the picture as The Byrds… but you have to consider the artist chose to draw some Eagles and Crows specifically…which means they are not the Byrds, but The Eagles and Black Crowes… get it? A picture of John Kennedy could be Dead Prez or Presidents of the United States, but then there’s a picture of Robert Kennedy below…obviously The Dead Kennedy’s.

    A gun with a pink dildo attached… where’s the velvet? How does that make it ‘Velvet Revolver’? If it was Velvet Revovler, it would have velvet drawn into it somewhere. Or even a revolving door made of velvet… Get it?

    The coin is OBVIOUSLY a 50 cent coin (at least obvious to us yanks). So please take our American word for it and trust us on that one.

    If the artist meant to draw the Safaris (which is too obscure in the first place) and not the Beach Boys, they probably would have drawn people dressed in a safari outfit. If the artist meant to put in Hothouse Flowers, they probably would have drawn a little hothouse somewhere with flowers in it. Or maybe a flower that was sweating or something to that effect. See how it works? Not that hard.

    Now, other symbols are harder to interpret, and could be multiple things… the rat? Could be Ratt? No one’s mentioned that. I would guess Modest Mouse, but it’s obviously a rat and not a mouse, and no other symbol to make it ‘modest’.

    And no offense, but all these bands, even the punk/alternative ones like The Dead Kennedys or Cornershop, are known, established bands on major labels (though I’m not sure if they are really all Virgin artists… GnR is on Geffen, or used to be). So there aren’t going to be any indie/ alternative/ underground artists represented here. Remember, this puzzle is for the masses.

    I like seeing the debate and interpretations, but some of you go so far off the mark, it’s actually kind of ruining the game.

    And still no one has yet to figure out the 3 women running from the ‘rolling stones’. Maybe that’s not a band but scared groupies? lol.

  232. and Kaya asked, “and what the f*ck does …owned mean?”

    Ahhh,

    And ‘owned’ means ‘I own you’, which in turn means I put you in your place.

    So, if you said,
    “2 plus 2 is 5”

    And I said,
    “no dummy, it’s 4!”

    I just owned you.
    So basically, you owned Bryce when you called him a hillbilly. lol.

    Um yeah. We are all net nerds… aren’t we?

  233. OMG!!! PEOPLE!! IT’S THE FREAKIN’ GO-GO’S!! SEE, they are wearing go-go attire!!
    SHEESH.

  234. I live in Bangkok, and I’m sorry to piss on your fire there Sarah, but thiose girls are definately not in Go Go gear. Go Go attire is usually nothing more then a chrome poll and lots of lovely nakedness. Lovely!!! Don’t confuse Go Go bars with strip joints, but I don’t think there was a band called the strip joints (shame really).

    Just a guy, thankyou for clearing up the “owned…” colloquilalism (need to check my spelling agian). Don’t think I’ll be using it. I’ll just stick to the English ones when refering to Bryce… like wanker.

    But what about lawnmower death?

  235. Well done Iceled! Now we don’t have to guess any more. fun while it lasted though.

    But what about Thin Lizzy?

  236. MUHAHA, but I was right Kaya….it IS the go-go’s 😀
    Thanks for the link Iceled, that is pretty nice.

  237. You were indeed right Sarah. From your English usage I would say you are Dutch, or possibly Scandanavian. Am i correct?

    By the way, has anyone seen The Pogues in the picture?

  238. THE PICTURES ON THE WALL ARE OF ROBERT AND JOHN F. KENNEDY – ROBERT WAS NEVER A PRESIDENT SO STOP SAYING IT IS PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!!!!!! IT’S THE DEAD KENNEDYS!!!!!!!!

  239. I’ve heard no one mention dj shadow yet – theres a blue dj thing in the shadow near green day.

  240. ok the acrobats in the middle are wearing silk in the street therefore silk street acrobats ! the painting is virgin the kissing chicks are twisted sister ! you all missed main street band ! the ‘blow up doll'(freaks) is actually the band manikin the shaddow next to her is actually silhouette , the rat is boom town rat , the guys on the roof are in fact doing wood work eg. the carpenters ! hello there is actually a band called goldfish ! the white guy is def white zombie and its a post man and box eg. postal service ! im sorry but you guys are reading too much into this , im only 18 and i have found the exact 74 that virgin declaired only 45 min after seeing the pic for the first time yesterday !

  241. OOOooooooooohhhhhhhhhhh handbag! Aion you are such a hero, and at only 18. All 74 in 45 minutes, well done! Perhaps your teacher will give you a gold star. Let me give you a tip for life: No one likes a smart c*nt!

    take it easy

    By the way, has anyone seen Strawberry switchblade?

  242. This reply is to Aoioin or whatever the f*ck your name is. I got yuor reply, but it hasn’t appeared here 4 some reason.
    As you are interested, I’m English, in my 30s (not 45), but live in Thailand. I have never held down a job for more than a year (15 years at a desk job! that’s you that is with your own company) and I have the pleasure with exotic asian women most nights or days of the week, the rest of the time I just hang out and smoke da ‘erb. You could say i have a life.
    Anyway, enjoy your life, especially as you’ve just started a new business. Tip 4 life: money is not real and means nothing. Enjoy yourself, and don’t let the things you own (your business) end up owning you. Ignore my tips 4 life at your peril Aeioun.

  243. what about the 3 girls in the jogging suits walking hand in hand right to the “rolling stones”??????

  244. 1 50 Cent
    2 Alice in Chains
    3 Black Crows
    4 Black Flag
    5 Blind Mellon
    6 Blonde
    7 Blur
    8 Corner Shop
    9 Cowboy Junkies
    10 Crowed house
    11 Cypress Hill
    12 Dead Kennedys
    13 Deep Purple
    14 Dinosaur JR
    15 Eels
    16 Eminem
    17 Garbage
    18 The Gorillaz
    19 Great White
    20 Green Day
    21 Guns n Roses
    22 Hole
    23 Iron Maiden
    24 Jewl
    25 Kiss
    26 korn
    27 Led Zeppelin
    28 Lemon Head
    29 Madonna
    30 Manic Street Preachers
    31 Matchbox 20
    32 New York Dolls
    33 Nine Inch Nails
    34 Pavement
    35 Phish
    36 Pink
    37 Prince
    38 Queen
    39 Radio Head
    40 Ratt
    41 Read Hot Chili Peppers
    42 Men @ Work
    43 Scissor Sisters
    44 Seal
    45 Sex Pistols
    46 Smashing Pumkins
    47 Spoon
    48 Subways
    49 Talking Heads
    50 B52’s
    51 Beach Boys
    52 The Bee Gee’s
    53 The Cars
    54 The Cranberries
    55 The doors
    56 The Eagles
    57 The Killers
    58 The Pixies
    59 The Police
    60 The Postal Service
    61 The Rolling Stones
    62 Trio
    63 Bush
    64 The Vines
    65 The White Stripes
    66 Twisted Sister
    67 U2
    68 White Zombie
    69 White Snake
    70 Yellow MAN

    there is only 70 bands in total!!!!!!!!!!!

  245. jesus, people, give it up.

    the CORRECT AND FULL answers, according to virgin, are listed in post 308.

    unlike most people here, i actually read all 467 previous posts (so that i don’t post double-ups, as it really pisses me off reading the same post over and over [‘puddle of mudd’ anyone?] ).

    i can’t believe what some morons are coming up with – sure there are some obscure ones, but most are so dead obvious they are not even worth debating.

  246. Yo People get ova it its a stupid little, gay thing jeezzz man it makes me so mad how yous just go on and on ect…..

  247. Iv’e noticed a lot of people have put B52’s But they are Jets and the B52 plane was a prop job so it must be the band the jets noit the b52’s

  248. Calander is green day is a nickle half a dollar if so coin is 50cent and nickle back if not just 50 cent cause it says half dollar on it
    so many of the parts of the picture can be more than one band that i would guess that they would not be the obscurest bands but the more commonly known

  249. This is my list. I’m a British and have noticed that the American users have interpreted the bands differently

    1. Rolling Stones
    2. The White Stripes (Zebra crossing)
    3. Blur (Between Alice and the railings)
    4. Hole (behind zebra crossing)
    5. Garbage (Bin knocked down containing rubbish)
    6. Black Crows (on top of Main Street sign)
    7. Black Flag (on right building)
    8. Bloc Party (the people in the windows)
    9. U2 (the writing on the building)
    10. Gorillaz
    11. Alice in Chains (bottom right hand corner – girl tied up)
    12. Green Day (August calender marked green)
    13. Smashing Pumpkins
    14. Lemonheads (in veg stand, bottom right)
    15. Blues Brothers/Killers)
    16. Pet Shop Boys (bottom left)
    17. Television (lots of them in the building)
    18. The Doors ( underneath the white snake)
    19. Manic Street Preachers (men in white near The Doors)
    20. Radiohead (man crossing the road)
    21. Madonna (picture in a shop of her and child)
    22. White Snake
    23. White Zombie
    24. Led Zeppelin (in the sky)
    25. The B52s (in the sky)
    26. The Subways
    28. Eels (bottom)
    29. Matchbox 20
    30. T-Rex (near the queen)
    31. Eminem
    32. Sex Pistols (what the Queen’s holding)
    33. Queen
    34. Prince
    35. Pavement
    36. Spoon
    37. The Cars
    38. 50 Cent (the massive silver coin)
    39. Cornershop
    40. Goldie Lookin Chain (gold fish next to silver chain)
    41. Deep Purple (purple building)
    42. Goldie (man on left)
    43. Steps (in the wagon, bottom left)
    44. The Scorpions (next to the little dog)
    45. Scissor Sisters
    46. Athlete (two people joined together on the crossing)
    47. The Beach Boys
    48. Nine Inch Nails (bottom near matchbox 20)
    49. The Eagles
    50. Leaves
    51. Dead Kennedys (pictures of US men on left bulding)
    52. The Police (at the back)
    53. Traffic (the cars/traffic lights)
    54. Kiss (two chicks kissing)
    55. Pink (the sky)
    56. The Shadows (underneath people and objects)
    57. Korn (sweetcorn in the veg stall)
    58. The Vines (bundle of twigs near the Queen)
    59. The Postal Service (man in blue bottom left)
    60. Blind Melon (on veg stall)
    61. Cypress Hill (hill near the gorillaz)
    62. The Pixies (little faire like creatures)
    63. Blondie (girl blowing gum on the roof)
    64. The Cranberries (in the crates next to veg stall)
    65. Iron Maiden (stone figure along the crossing)

  250. okay, this might be far fetched — but everyone doesn’t seem to agree on the two guys in suits. How about the Smiths?? (they look like agents from the Matrix kind of)

  251. hey, you know that rolling coin, you said it’s 50 cent,
    look closer, it’s the ramones symbol, not 50 cent, RAMONES

  252. OK post 308 has the correct answer, but its still fun to find more…
    The two guys in suits look like they’re in a band. How about “The Band”
    The green plant in front – Robert Plant and the prince boy looks like he could be a page so you have Plant and Page. ba-dum-bum
    Those two gay acrobats in tights must be Spandau Ballet
    The hammer could be MC Hammer or Sister Sledge
    And Leonard Skinard… …”Freebird” get it?
    I think I’m getting “The Knack” of it now.
    oh geez I better go…

  253. Ouch JoeKnows! It’s spelled Lynard Skynard! And what is that next to Nine Inch Nails? A box of smashed up crayons? Anyway, is there anywhere I can find the real answers? I’ve been looking all over the place!

  254. The posters of the Kennedy’s are not The Presidents of the USA it is the Dead Kennedy’s. JFK was the only Kennedy president. The stuff infront of the veggie stand: in the bags on the crates – The Cranberries

  255. we thought that nine inch nails could be styx as well- and could the gorillas be the monkees as well

  256. Band list.
    1. The Gorillaz
    2. Smashing pumpkins
    3. The rolling stones
    4. The sissor sisters
    5. The sex pistols
    6. Guns n roses
    7. Led zeppelin
    8. B52’s
    9. Radiohead
    10. The eagles
    11. Garbage
    12. The fairies
    13. U2
    14. Alice in Chain
    15. The beach boys
    16. spoon
    17. crowded house
    18. queen
    19. prince
    20. red hot chili peppers
    21. madonna
    22. white snake
    23. Manic street preachers
    24. The police
    25. deep purple
    26. The white stripes
    27. The Monkeys
    28. Korn
    29. 50 cent
    30. the pixies
    31. lemonheads
    32. blur
    33. iron maiden
    34. seal
    35. white zombie
    36. blind melon
    37. black flag
    38. the dead kennedys
    39. kiss
    40. cowboy junkies
    41. dinosaur jr.
    42. hole
    43. eels
    44. yellowman
    45. cyprus hill
    46. green day
    47. the killers
    48. corner shop
    49. men at work
    50. bee gees
    51. screaming jets
    52. nine inch nails
    53. television
    54. black crowes
    55. the cars
    56. the cranberries
    57. twisted sister
    58. Supersonic Pineapples
    59. QTip from Tribe Called Qwest
    60. Cake
    61. Blondie
    62. The doors
    63. Bikini kill
    64. Eminem
    65. Ratt
    66. The Postal Service
    67. Phish
    68. Pavement
    69. The Scorpions
    70. The Vines
    71. Skinny Puppy
    72. Great White
    73. Pink
    74. Greenwheel
    75. Yellow Card
    76. pet shop boys

  257. How about the Lettermen for the post box and letter carrier? and were the heck are the grateful dead?

  258. umm if u guys clik o0n the pic at the top iof the page and xpand it

    it gives u all the names next to/on there pics

  259. i have one that as far as i know no-one has said… one person mentioned black pearls behind the blurry guy?? well.. they’re jammed in. making them PEARL JAM.

  260. And here it is!! the official list- someone came awefully close, but this is it guys.

    1. 311 (3 vases and 11 guns = 311)
    2. 50 Cent (Half dollar coin above Dinosaur Jr.)
    3. Alice in Chains (above the pumkins)
    4. B52s (in the air)
    5. Bee Gees (just under U2 painted on wall)
    6. Black Crowes (right side on the Main Street sign
    7. Black Flag (Above the rolling stones)
    8. Blind Melon (fruit cart – bottom right)
    9. Blondie (Girl blowing a bubble on building railing – left)
    10. Blur (right beside Alice in Chains)
    11. Cake (behind the flower cart)
    12. Cornershop (Shop sign by white snake)
    13. Cowboy Junkies (By the garbage can)
    14. Cranberries (in bags infront of the fruit stand)
    15. Crowded House (crowded windows in the apartments on the right)
    16. Cypress Hill (Middle beside the gorilla)
    17. Dead Kennedys (pictures on the wall by the zombie)
    18. Deep Purple (the building in the back)
    19. Dinosaur Jr. (to the right of the flower bottom right)
    20. Eagles (birds on the right)
    21. Eels (Between the queen and prince)
    22. Eminem (the candy dumped on the ground next to 9 inch nails)
    23. Garbage (on the crosswalk)
    24. Go-Go’s (3 girls holding hands)
    25. Gorillaz (on top of the buildings)
    26. Great White (the shark on the sign)
    27. Green Day (Green day on the Calendar)
    28. Guns N’ Roses (below the zombie)
    29. Hole (middle of the intersection)
    30. Iron Maiden (on the crosswalk)
    31. Jane’s Addiction (girl leaning on the cowboy junkies)
    32. Jewel (on the ground in front of the fruit stand)
    33. Kiss (below the pixies by the street post)
    34. KoRn (on fruit cart)
    35. Led Zeppelin (Zepplin made out of Lead)
    36. Madonna (picture beside the Dead Kennedys)
    37. Match box 20 (match boxes bottom – middle)
    38. Nine inch nails (Bottom middle by matchboxes)
    39. Pavement (do you really need a hint for this one?)
    40. Pet Shop Boys (2 boys infront of the Pet shop)
    41. Phish (In the fish bowl – bottom right)
    42. Pink (the sky colour)
    43. Prince (beside the queen)
    44. Queen (Middle bottom)
    45. Radiohead (on crosswalk by iron madien)
    46. Ratt (above the pumkins)
    47. Red Hot Chili Peppers (on the fruit cart)
    48. Scissor Sisters (2 pairs of scissors by smashing pumkins)
    49. Scorpions (by the cake/beside the flower cart)
    50. Seal (poster behind the zombie)
    51. Skinny Puppy (Behind the flower cart)
    52. Smashing Pumkins (besdie matchboxes)
    53. Spoon (Right side of the picture)
    54. Talking Heads (heads on the TV’s – by Bee Gees)
    55. The Beach Boys (above Alice in Chains)
    56. The Carpenters (gyus on the roof)
    57. The Cars (by the rolling stones)
    58. The Cult (people in the white robes crossing the street)
    59. The Doors (behind the people in white)
    60. The Killers (the 2 guys with guitar cases)
    61. The Lemonheads (on fruit cart)
    62. The Pixies (above the zombie)
    63. The Police (behind the iron madien on the crosswalk)
    64. The Postal Service (by the zombie)
    65. The Rolling Stones (large rocks in the middle)
    66. The Roots (coming out of the street grate behind queen)
    67. The Sex Pistols (the queen is hold the two dildo guns)
    68. Twisted Sister (the 2 people in the middle in spandex)
    69. U2 (U’s painted on wall by rolling stones)
    70. White Stripes (the crosswalk)
    71. White Zombie (zombie left side of the screen)
    72. Whitesnake (on pole left side)
    73. Yellowman (yellow person by the cornershop)
    74. SUM41 (21 matchboxes making a 20, thus the sum is 41)

  261. FIRST OF ALL: I was viewing the cropped version and thought everybody was crazy referring to Skinny Puppy ( was the postman bending over to pet the little f#*cker behind the mailbox ?); and I didn’t see no cake or scorpion either.
    SECOND: I’m 48; therefore, I saw Monkeys instead of Gorillaz, Mountain instead of Cypress Hill, The Zombies instead of White Zombie, and I misconstrued The White Stripes as a definite Beatles-a-la-Abby Road reference.
    THIRDLY: (In the anal-stretch-of-the-imagination portion of our show): Couldn’t the TV’s in the window also stand for Television along with Talking Heads? The stripes on the Zep also refer to Dread Zeppelin? The girls kissing on the corner could signify The Queers; And that inflatable doll in the window definitely said New York Dolls to my mind. ( But I was also seeing Crowded House as Birthday Party). What had me going most was the Smashing Pumpkins figure looking like a dead ringer for The Clash LP cover and it surprised me that no one else made mention.
    …..Perhaps I am mad, after all.

  262. I realize it’s too late but I just recieved this pic and read most of these blogs. Couldn’t the blurred guy also be “Pink Floyd”? They blurred him to make him a non specific male (Floyd is a male name) and he’s wearing pink. Also, the first thing I thought of when I seen the White Stripes was the “Beatles” . They are so well known for that famous picture of them walking across the road with the white stripes.

  263. All of those bands mentioned are good possibilites but this is a huge chain music stores poster. It’s bound to be the most obvious band possible, and while I love birthday party, not enough people are going to know who they are to recognize it in the poster.. nor lettermen or strawberry switchblade..

  264. omg, no one seen the baby in the background on the sign (behind the yellow man)? couldn’t that be nirvana (think their nevermind cd).

  265. I must have a cropped picture or something because I don’t see any cake or pet shop or zebra crossing or any of those…

  266. I do have a cropped picture because I just found a guy that has all of them listed and he has the picture and it’s labeled… I think he’s checked his answers on the website too

  267. it isn’t a baby…. it is a GREAT WHITE SHARK…. 80’s GREAT WHITE…. what about the cars? twisted sister? white zombie?

  268. GUYS GET IT IN YOUR HEADS.. POST 308 IS THE FINAL POST.. THOSE ARE ALL OF THE BANDS.. N IF U MISS IT.. HERE IS MY VERSION.. GOD..

    *1. Guns n’ Roses (on the cart front left)
    *2. Led Zeppelin (flying overhead)
    *3. Gorillaz (climbing over buildings)
    *4. Smashing Pumpkins (guy with mallet)
    *5. The Killers (two guys in black suits with shades and violin cases)
    *6. B-52s ( 2 of them flying overhead) – unmistakenly Mcdonald Douglas B52s
    *7. Madonna (poster on wall)
    *8. Queen (front and centre)
    *9. Sex Pistols (Queen has them in her hands)
    *10. Whitesnake (climbing pole)
    *11. the Beach boys (two guys with surfboards)
    *12. the Lemonheads (on fruit barow)
    *13. Iron Maiden (statue in road) could be Queens of the Stone age
    *14. the Rolling Stones (rolling down road at back)
    *15. The Pixies (hovering by Virgin sign)
    *16. U2 (letter U twice on wall)
    *17. Scissor Sisters (with bows crossing Road)
    *18. Black Crowes (crows on main st. sign)
    *19. Blur (blurred guy on right)
    *20. Prince (being shot by the Queen) (Could be possibly be King Crimson but looks too young)
    *21. Ratt (crossing road)
    *22. 50 Cent (Next to the sidewalk)
    *23. Alice in Chains (chained to railings)
    *24. White Stripes (all across the road like a pedestrian crossing)
    *25. White Zombie (staggering out of house on left)
    *26. Green Day (marked on calender bottom right)
    *27. Twisted Sister (acrobats performing in road) – could also be The Acrobats
    *28. Cypress Hill (in centre with tree on it)
    *29. The cult
    *30. Kiss (couple kissing on corner)
    *31. Eminem (M&M sweets spilled on road)
    *32. Jane’s Addiction (hugging the cowboy)
    *33. Seal (poster near Zombie)
    *34. Eagles (3 of them flying by)
    *35. Nine inch nails (pile of them near the Prince’s knee)
    *36. Hole (right in the middle of the junction)
    *37. The Police (two of them middle rear of picture)
    *38. Eels (two green ones in the road)
    *39. 311
    *40. Dead Kennedys (two black and white posters of Jack and Bobby)
    *41. Great White (Jaws poster on corner)
    *42. Red Hot Chili Peppers (on the vegetable cart)
    *43. Garbage (spilling out of garbage can)
    *44. Black Flag ( hanging from the building at the back)
    *45. Pink (an odd colour for a Sky)
    *46. Phish (in the bowl)
    *47. Radiohead (guy in the middle has one on his shoulders)
    *48. Pavement (that’s a sidwalk to any colonial cousins)
    *49. Bee Gees (a B and two Gs on the wall)
    *50. Talking Heads (on the TVs in shop window)
    *51. The Cars (cars in the distance) could also be the MUSTANGS or the Datsuns
    *52. Crowded House (the crammed party in the window) blocparty
    *53. Pet Shop Boys (to the left of the Zombie)
    *54. Skinny Puppy (near the petshop boys feet)
    *55. Matchbox twenty (the 20 is made up of match boxes)
    *56. Blondie (on the balcony blowing a pink bubble)
    *57. The Carpenters ( the three guys building a wood frame on the roof)
    *58. Spoon ( a bloody great big one)
    *59. Deep Purple (the house at the back – a long shot that one)
    *60. Cake (on the pavement near petshop boys)
    *61. Cowboy Junkies (shooting up in the street)
    *62. Korn (on the vegetable cart)
    *63. the Postal Service (The mailman collecting post from box)
    *64. Blind Melon (wearing the shades on the vegetable cart)
    *65. Dinosaur Jr (behind the Queen)
    *66. The Roots
    *67. The Doors (coloured ones behind the Preachers)
    *68. Jewel (diamond in a presentation case)
    *69. Cornershop (the one on the corner has a sign saying shop)
    *70. The Scorpions ( there is a scorpion by the cake)
    *71. Yellowman (leaning against the wall)
    *72. Cranberries (the pile of packets on the boxes by the veg cart)
    *73. The Go-gos (the three gogo girls dancing across the street)
    *74. D12

  269. “Emily says: omg, no one seen the baby in the background on the sign (behind the yellow man)? couldn’t that be nirvana (think their nevermind cd).”

    Nirvanna?!?! Get your eyes checked! That is a SHARK on the picture.

  270. Guys on the roof..Men at Work?

    No Scorpion, Skinny Puppy or Cake seen.

    Styx behind the Queen?
    Would you say it’s Iron Maiden or Grim Reaper
    I think Sum 41 is a far stretch.
    Twisted Sister or Spandau Ballet

  271. Does anyone know where I can buy this poster? My husband really wants it and he never wants ANYTHING! I need to get my hands on it somehow!!

    Thanks for any help!

  272. Has nobody said greenwheel…. and perhaps the gun the queen is holding is a velvet revolver because its pink and looks velvet.

  273. I thought that those 3 women holding their hands are Destiny’s child.. the stones are behind them and you know.. “I’m a survivor”..

  274. not one person has said RATT for that lone rat in the pic… dont get too creative with adding words like boomtown.. nowhere in the rat would i see anything but a rat so … its RATT the 80s rock band. right? and the 3 chicks running in GO GO boots would be the go gos. if anyone can figure out the plant in front or the sack of potatoes? onions? in front of the cranberries let me know

  275. I am questioning some of these answers.

    Think of people Virgin is targeting.

    I doubt people think of Lovin Spoonful.

    Perhaps……. I dont know SPOON?

  276. 1-The gorillaz
    2-Matchbox Twenty
    3-Guns n Roses
    4-The Scissor Sisters
    5-Sex Pistols
    6-Fifty Cent
    7-Rolling Stones
    8-Alice in Chains
    9-Whitesnake
    10-Cowboy Junkies
    11-Smashing Pumpkins
    12-Radio Head
    13-Eagles
    14-U2
    15-Led Zepplin
    16-Black Flag
    17-Pixies
    18-Nine Inch Nails
    19-B52’s
    20-Green Day
    21-Iron Maiden
    22-Eminem
    23-Blind Melon
    24-Queen
    25-Prince
    26-The EELS
    27-Ratt
    28-Hole
    29-Blues Brothers
    30-Radiohead
    31-The Black Crows
    32-The Cars
    33-tAtU
    34-The Beach Boys
    35-The monkies
    36-Blur
    37-Cypress Hill
    38-Dead Kennedys
    39-Deep Purple
    40-Dinosaur Junior
    41-Garbage
    42-Goldie
    43-Blondie
    44-Jewel
    45-Kiss
    46-Korn
    47-Lemonheads
    48-Manic Street Preachers
    49-Madonna
    50-Cornershop
    51-Pink
    52-Red Hot Chilli Peppers
    53-Seal
    54-Spoon
    55-Talking Heads
    56-The Doors
    57-The Postal Service
    58-The Police
    59-The Shadows
    60-The Vines
    61-Twisted sister
    62-White Stripes
    63-Phish
    64-The Bee Gees
    65-Beastie Boys
    66-Pavement
    67-Cranberries
    68-Crowded House
    69-Great White
    70-Main Street
    71-goo goo dolls
    72-The Scorpions
    73-Cake
    74-Skinny Puppy

  277. Anyone ever think that the 3 girls crossing the street by the one “rolling stone” were “3 Non-Blondes”?

  278. phew!!! I got most of what you guys have but can also spot — The Cars..The corvettes? The Mustangs?? Pink Faries? Yellow? Steps..Hammerfall..Black Box..Butthole Surfers.. Hang on I’m sure I got more….eeeerrrrrm..Guano Apes..Velvet revolver..Ratt..Robert Plant (lol)..Wings..Styx..Gun..Fish (you know him from marrillion?)..Can’t work out the cabbage with shades on though :-)..And for some strange reason when I look at the madonna poster I see Destiny’s Child!!!(Scary)..How About The Super Furry Animals..Also the pink door is smaller, so ..Three Doors Down..The White Zombie Looks Like Me On The Way Home From The Pub.. You’ll Have To Forgive Me If Someone Else Has Posted These As I Don’t Have Too Much Time To Read The Whole Thread..Loads of Fun Though.

  279. a few things i wanna add… there is a Chevelle, no mustangs. some one mentioned a shadow by the lamp post.. Shadows Fall? just a thought. one of the cowboys has his arm out and looks like an addict.. and on the calendor, any one think of Thurday? i know the highlighted day is a tuesday..and some one said Boston!? take it from someone who lives in Mass. NO! IT’S NOT BOSTON!!!! thats all i got for now..

  280. I think the girls crossing the street are the “Go Go’s”. A group of us in the US have been trying to come up with the list. Here’s what we have, although we have a few more not on the list, and we are sure some are wrong.

    1. Queen
    2. Led Zeppelin
    3. Dead Kennedy’s
    4. Lemonheads
    5. B-52’s
    6. Guns N Roses
    7. Alice in Chains
    8. Smashing pumpkins
    9. Rolling Stones
    10. Madonna
    11. Eagles
    12. Beach Boys
    13. Blues Brothers
    14. Electric Eel
    15. EMINEM
    16. U2
    17. Insane Clown Posse
    18.The BLACK Crows
    19. Matchbox Twenty
    20. KORN
    21. Red Hot Chili Peppers
    22. The Cars
    23. Cowboy Junkies
    24. the pixies
    25. 50 cent
    26. Deep Purple
    27. Prince
    28. Black Flag
    29. Jewel
    30. Spoon
    31. Whitesnake
    32. Grateful Dead
    33. White Zombie
    34. Scissor Sisters
    35. Garbage
    36. Phish
    37. Gorillaz
    38. Ratt
    39. Iron Maiden
    40. Hole
    41. Kiss
    42. Sex Pistols
    43. Radiohead
    43. Blondie
    44. Blind Melon
    45. The Police
    46. Green Day
    47. Nine Inch Nails
    48. Seal
    49. Styx
    50. Talking Heads
    51. Bush
    52. GoGo’s
    53. Pink Fairies
    54. Neighborhood Watch
    55. Pure Rubbish
    56. Touch
    57. Cement
    58. BeeGees
    59. Cranberries
    60. Judas Priest
    61. Tool
    62. Doors
    63. Traffic
    64. The Byrds
    65. Metallica
    66. Pavement
    67. Blurred Vision
    68. Electric Light Orchestra
    69. Twisted Sister
    70. Contortionist
    71. Main Street Band
    72. Shark Attack
    73. The Diamonds
    74. David Bowie
    75. The Carpenters

  281. Has anyone noticed that the hole in the middle of the scene has splattered spots around it?? Couldn’t it also be “Puddle of Mudd”??

  282. I love how half the people here are convinced that the 50 cent peice is the ramones. I mean duh, thats the ramones symbol but it says “half dollar” on it. and its a coin. Anyone who lives in America knows that one.

  283. Instead of the cult or the manic street preachers.. what about the ministrey of sound!!! Just a thought.

  284. Get this, try to find movies in this picture instead of bands!!

    1. jaws
    2. men in black
    3. The postman

  285. Call me old and crazy but those “Cars” look like AMC Matadors to me. That would eliminate the band “Chevelle”.

  286. b52s
    wings
    ledzepplin
    eagles
    rolling stones
    beach boys
    black crowes
    talking heads
    the faces
    red hot chili peppers
    lemonheads
    smashing pumpkins
    matchbox 20
    prince
    queen
    scissor sisters
    eels
    t rex
    the vines
    guns and roses
    50 cent
    the zombies
    The pixies
    the fairies
    the dead kennedies
    alice in chains
    madonna
    sex pistols
    whitesnake
    monkeys
    the police
    the cars
    u2
    crowded house
    radiohead
    acrobats
    men at work
    eminem
    fish
    the byrds
    greenday
    blondie
    subways
    white stripes
    blind melon
    dinosaur junior
    cornershop
    iron maiden

    nine inch nails
    garbage
    pink floyd
    korn
    hole
    seal
    texas
    counting crows
    the doors
    goo goo dolls
    pavement 59

    blur
    spoon
    small faces
    queens of the stone age
    kiss
    the animals
    bubblegum

    love
    main
    gorillaz
    velvet revolver

    black flag
    embrace
    elbow
    air
    great white

    badly drawn boy
    bee gees
    cowboy junkies
    jewel
    faith hill
    steps
    yellow
    mountain
    block party
    the shadows
    robert plant
    gentlemen
    rob zombie
    cyprus hill
    pink
    rat pack
    4 non blonds
    blue
    racoon
    deep purple
    the proclaimers
    cranberries
    lost prophets
    the angels
    manic street preachers
    presidents of united states of america
    jet
    white zombie
    boomtown rats
    the streets
    the cult
    the assassins
    jane’s addiction
    twisted sister
    the carpenters
    goldie
    ac-dc
    bush
    postal service 114

  287. Heres almost all of the possibilities…i left out a few that were not probable
    ‘1. Rolling Stones
    2. Gorillaz
    3. The Eagles
    4. Alice in Chains
    5. Blind Melon
    6. Radiohead
    7. Yellowman
    8. Lemonheads
    9. Whitesnake
    10. The Pixies
    11. Sex Pistols
    12. Scissor Sister’s
    13. Guns’ n ‘ Roses
    14. Styx
    15. Matchbox 20
    16. Iron Maiden
    17. Cypress Hill
    18. Led Zeppelin
    19. The B-52’s
    20. Beach Boys
    21. Police
    22. Smashing Pumkins
    23. Madonna
    24. U2
    25. 50 cent
    26. Cowboy Junkie
    27. Men at Work
    28. Trapt
    29. Korn
    30. Eminem
    31. Presidents of the United States of America
    32. Main St.
    33. Badly Drawn Boy
    34. Rob Zombie
    35. Deep Purple
    36. Counting Crows
    37. Manic Street Preachers
    38. The Cranberries
    39. Twisted Sister
    40. The Assassins
    41. Bee Gee’s
    42. Nine Inch Nails
    43. White Zombie
    44. Postal Service 114
    45. Spoon
    46. Blur
    47. Queens of the Stone Age
    48. Eels
    49. Acrobats
    50. BUSH
    51. Green Day
    52. Crowded House
    53. Garbage
    54. Corner Shop
    55. Prince
    56. Kiss
    57. Black Flag
    58. White Stripes
    59. Screaming Jets
    60. Spandau Ballet
    61. Black Crows
    62. Hole
    63. Cars
    64. Phish
    65. Talking Heads
    66. Pet Shop Boys
    67. Dead Kennedy’s
    68. Cake
    69. Dinosaur Jr.
    70. Red Hot Chili Peppers
    71. Skinny Puppy
    72. The Subways
    73. The Shadows
    74. The Pineapples
    75. Four non-blondes
    76. Primal Scream
    77. The Streets
    78. Four Storeys
    79. The Monkeys
    80. The Squeeze
    81. Pavement
    82. Jane’s Addiction
    83. Zebra Crossing
    84. Steps
    85. Hootie and the Blowfish
    86. Great White
    87. Goo Goo Dolls
    88. AC-DC
    89. Rat Pack
    90. The Runaways
    91. Reel Big Fish
    92. The Vines
    93. Pearl Jam
    94. Grateful Dead
    95. Ratt
    96. Bubblegum
    97. Jewel
    98. Pink
    99. Super furry Animals
    100. Small Faces
    101. Hothouse Flowers
    102. Air
    103. America
    104. Hammer fall
    105. Stray Cats
    106. Robert Plant
    107. Elbow
    108. Embrace
    109. Seal
    110. 311
    111. The Roots
    112. Blondie
    113. The Carpenters
    114. Scorpions

  288. ….so where on the Virgin Digital website is the “correct list” posted. I’ve been all over and can’t find it.

  289. G’day,

    I think we have some that have not been mentioned:-

    Traffic [Three cars = traffic!]
    Thin Lizzy [Assumes that the Queen Elizabeth II]
    Blues Brothers [Two chaps with guitars]
    The Band [Same two chaps]
    Wings [Eagles have wings]
    Foreigner [There are sveral in the picture]
    Johnny Cash [From the coin]
    Diamonds
    Neil Diamond
    Crystal [All from the diamond choker near the vegie store]
    Choir Boys [Lads running around in white attire]
    Jefferson Airplane
    Joan Jet
    The Jets
    Jet
    Loving Spoonfull
    Skyy
    Pientop Perkins From the tops of the pineapples!]
    Watermelon Slim
    Wet Wet Wet [From the fish bowl]
    Steps
    Twisted Sister [also seen as The Acrobats and Spandu Ballet]
    Pointer Sisters [Same two girls are pointing with their toes]
    The Doors
    Bad Company [some of teh characters look a bit dodgey to me]
    Cat Stevens [The skinny beast on the left looks like a cat to me!]
    The Animals
    The Birds
    Ronnie Hawkins [From The big Hawk looking things flying around]
    Culture Club [In the club rooms above the U2 sign]
    Crowded House [Same venue – looks like a full house to me!]
    The Cardigans [Someone in the club rooms is wearing a cardigan for sure]
    The Yardbirds [Plents of eagles, black birds and others int eh picture]
    Talk Talk
    Talking Heads
    The Pretenders [The one gorilla is a plastic toy pretending to be a gorilla]
    Streetwalkers
    Roxette [Same rocks as in Rolling Stones]
    Chocolate Starfish [From the two people kissing under whitesnake – and the stray hand is – well you work it out]
    The Monkies
    Young Rascals
    MC Hammer
    Blind Faith [Stretchings a bit far here – someone had enough faith in the watermelon to give a pair of sunglasses – but I don’t believe it can see!]
    Shocking Blue [Bit of a schock to find the men in blue in this picture]Tangerine dream. [Also a stretch, but you’re dreaming if you think that the tangerines under the pineapples really have faces!]
    Dire Straits [The eels are in dire straits with no water, and the pumpkin is really in dire straits!]

  290. 311
    Twisted Sister
    The Killers
    Skinny Puppy
    Cake
    Scorpions
    Pet Shop Boys
    Guns N’ Roses
    Sex Pistols
    The Roots
    Go-Go’s
    Cypress Hill
    Iron Maiden
    Black Crowes
    KISS
    Queen
    Prince
    Smashing Pumpkins
    50 Cent
    Yellowman
    Great White
    The Doors
    The Cult
    The Cars
    The Police
    Pink
    Crowded House
    Eagles
    Gorillaz
    B-52s
    Led Zeppelin
    U2
    Bee Gees
    The Beach Boys
    Black Flag
    The Rolling Stones
    Deep Purple
    Whitesnake
    Talking Heads
    Matchbox Twenty
    Nine Inch Nails
    Eminem
    Cranberries
    The Lemonheads
    Blind Melon
    Red Hot Chili Peppers
    Scissor Sisters
    Ratt
    Hole
    Garbage
    Jane’s Addiction
    Blondie
    Dead Kennedys
    Seal
    White Stripes
    The Postal Service
    Pavement
    Eels
    Alice In Chains
    Blur
    Spoon
    Jewel
    The Pixies
    Madonna
    Cornershop
    Cowboy Junkies
    Green Day
    Radiohead
    White Zombie
    Korn
    D12
    The Carpenters
    Phish
    Dinosaur Jr

  291. I do not think it’s 50 cent, its The ramones. This is about rock n roll, not rap. If so, there would be more rap artist along w/ 50. Think about the geonra of music here. Baz, getting too creative. which is better than I can say for some. For those who say loving spoonful, there is nothing in the spoon, it is just a spoon. Those of you who pluralise something, make sure there is more than one. p.s. you cant have The Band w/ only two people. It was a 5 man band originally. This is fun, I could go all day long.

  292. I have seen the official answeres applied to the pictures. Some of you are very creative in the name of the bands. All you have to do is find the bands that are signed to virgin records, or once were, or a virgin affiliate. Then you have something to go on. Keep in mind that Virgin records is a British company. Think of mostly English bands and this will help you out. And no, The Superfurry Animals is not an answer. The Manic Street Preachers is not an answer (Im from the U.S. and a real avid music fan, …. Ah who the hell are they?) The coin is a U.S. 50 Cent Piece, so who else could it be? I like em a lot but it is not The Ramones and its not Jonny Cash. Sadly enough; the graet rock and roll game has more than just rock and roll. It has rappers and pop artist of today in the picture as well. Good luck and happy hunting. P.S. There are only 74 official answers!

  293. I was looking at this poster at a school that I visited recently and there are some things that are easier to see when it’s a big, clear poster. The Numbers on the door next to the BeeGees is D12, and the doors on the far right side of the picture have the number 311. Also, the picture of the two Kennedy’s is in fact the Dead Kennedy’s, but the door on the far right have the presidential seal on it, so Dead Kennedy’s and Presidents of the United States are right.

  294. Ok like you all I have a look, leave it for a bit and come back to it, I have sat here tonight and read a lot of replies but I just gotta have a spit!
    It is a battle of the bands!!!! a band has more than one member in it!
    So officially stuff like, Seal, 50cent, madonna, jewel etc etc are not bands!!!!!!!! they are solo artists.
    I know others have wrote this but I had to say something cause reading half of theses replies has been chitting me to tears!!!!!
    Look closely at the 3 girls running from the stone. They are wearing roller skates.. hence roller girls maybe? It is so bloody obvious that the tv’s with heads is talking heads, the green plant down the botton left of the screen, I would lean more towards THE TRIFFIDS instead of Bush.. it isn’t really looking like a bush to me. The someone wrote well maybe the gorillas aren’t the band gorillas but the band the monkees…. Geez for $%&* sake how bloody obvious is it!!!!!! I have the picture that is half cut, someone said maybe the bracelet is jewel.. (Jewel is a solo artist so it can’t be) the way it looks to me it seems more like a flashy watch or necklace with a chunky front stone in it. I gotta stop half of you are driving me bloody nuts with plainly obvious stupid answers!

  295. apologies if I get anyone upset or peeved, It’s just that some things are so freakin obvious and people still can’t get it!

  296. Jo,
    I suppose that Seal, 50cent, Madonna, jewel etc have people backing them up w/ air instruments that are plugged into your ear. I suppose the record industry could use you to determine record contracts. I will say that 50 cent is actually The Ram ones. If you can find someone other than seal for the poster w/ the seal and ball let us know. You seem to be so brilliant about what the symbolism is not, back it up w/ a replacing “Band”. By the way, who the fuck says’s “GEEZ”? You’re an episode of Leave It to Beaver.

  297. Just a few to add 🙂
    Cage – in Pet Shop wingow
    The Crossroad
    Monkeys – cause there are two Gorillas and one chimpanzee

  298. Just a bit of a spoiler for all of you who thought that this had anything to do with Virgin records – which is part of EMI and nothing to do with the Virgin group – this comp was run by Virgin *Digital* who licenses content from over 15000 record labels. Barking up the wrong tree I’m afraid chaps.

  299. does anyone know who made up this picture? not virgin i mean the actual person/s that came up with the photo. cheers

  300. 1. Pet Shop Boys
    2. Matchbox 20
    3. Rolling Stones
    4. Led Zeppelin
    5. The Killers
    6. Spoon
    7. Eagles
    8. Madonna
    9. White Snake
    10. Smashing Pumkins
    11. Phish
    12. Beach Boys
    13. Garbage
    14. The Cars
    15. Queen
    16. Cake
    17. Guns-n-Roses
    18. Skinny Puppy
    19. Dinasaur Jr.
    20. Seal
    21. Eminem
    22. Dead Kennedy’s
    23. The Police
    24. Postal Service
    25. Sex Pistols
    26. Scissor Sisters
    27. U2
    28. Alice in Chains
    29. Lemon Heads
    30. The Cranberries
    31. The Black Crowes
    32. Black Flag
    33. Ratt
    34. Crowded House
    35. Hole
    36. Prince
    37. The Vines
    38. The Scorpions
    39. 50 Cent
    40. White Zombies
    41. Shark Attack
    42. The Pixies
    43. Yellowman
    44. Gorillaz
    45. Cowboy Junkies
    46. Twisted Sister
    47. The Bee Gees
    48. Talking Heads (or Television?)
    49. The Eels
    50. Radio Head
    51. Blondie
    52. B-52-s
    53. Nine Inch Nails
    54. Korn
    55. Blind Melon
    56. Red Hot Chili Peppers
    57. Blur
    58. Jewel
    59. The Cult
    60. Deep Purple
    61. Tatu
    62. Robert Plant
    63. Chicago
    64. Iron Maiden
    65. Cypress Hill
    66. The White Stripes
    67. The Doors
    68. 311

  301. 1 Alice in Chains (Girl Wrapped In Chains)
    2 B52’s (Two Planes)
    3 Beach Boys (Two Guys With SurfBoards)
    4 BeeGees (Side of building-BGG-)
    5 Black Crows (on top of sign saying main street)
    6 Black Flag (Side Of Building)
    7 Blind Melon (Fruit & Veg Stand)
    8 Blur (man on right hand side)
    9 Bubblegum (Girl blowing bubble)
    10 Cake (Pavement by carriage)
    11 Cars (Next To Buildings)
    12 Cornershop (Shop On Corner)
    13 Counting Crows (on top of sign by subway)
    14 Cowboy Junkies (Cowboy on Corner By subway)
    15 Crowded House ( building filled with people)
    16 Cyprus Hill (Hill with trees in background)
    17 Dead Kennedy’s (posters of presidents)
    18 Deep Purple (building colour purple)
    19 Dinosaur Jr. (small dinosqaur on road near queen)
    20 Doors (large doors behind surfers)
    21 Eagles (flying in sky)
    22 Eminemb (packet of sweets on floor)
    23 Fifty Cents (large coin in road)
    24 Garbage (Garbage can tipped on road)
    25 Goldie (Man dressed all in gold/yellow)
    26 Gorillaz (large gorillas in sky)
    27 Great White (Poster with shark on)
    28 Green Day (calender marked in green one day)
    29 Guns’n’Roses (flowers and guns in carriage)
    30 Hole (hole in road)
    31 Iron Maiden (large statue of lady)
    32 Janes addiction (girl dressed as jane from tarzan)
    33 Jewel (Jewellery in box)
    34 Kiss (Two people kissing)
    35 Korn (fruit & veg stall)
    36 Led Zeppelin (blimp in sky)
    37 Lemon heads (fruit & veg stall)
    38 Lovin’ Spoonful (large spoon)
    39 Main Street (road set on)
    40 Manic Street Preachers (people dressed in white)
    41 Matchbox 20 (number 20 spelt out in matchboxes)
    42 Nine Inch Nails (pile of long metal nails)
    43 Petshop Boys (Petshop with boys standing outside)
    44 phish (goldfish in bowl)
    45 Pink (Sky colour)
    46 Pixies (tiny girls with wings flying)
    47 Police (Cops by car)
    48 Postal Service (postman at letterbox)
    49 Prince (next to queen in front)
    50 Queen (in front holding guns)
    51 Radio Head (man with radio on his head)
    52 Ratt (rat crawling over road)
    53 Red Hot Chili Peppers (fruit & veg stall)
    54 Rolling Stones (large stones rolling in back)
    55 scissor sisters (two pairs of scissors)
    56 Seal (poster of seal)
    57 sex pistols (held by queen)
    58 Skinny Puppy (Next to cake)
    59 Steps (steps going down to subway)
    60 Smashing Pumpkins (man with sledgehammer smashing pumpkins)
    61 Spoon (large spoon)
    62 Reel Big Fish (large goldfish in bowl)
    63 Talking Heads (heads on t.vs)
    64 The Assasins (Two men in black suits)
    65 The Carpenters (men on roof)
    66 The Eels (sliding on road)
    67 The Presidents of the USoA (president posters)
    68 The Shadows (Shadows of all people)
    69 The Subways (subway)
    70 Twisted Sister (gymnasts)
    71 U2 (two uu’s on building)
    72 White Snake (large snake on ladder)
    73 White Stripes (zebra crossings on roads)
    74 White Zombie (man in white covered in blood)

  302. Funniest. Thread. Ever.

    My personal favourite line?
    “Aion you are such a hero, and at only 18. All 74 in 45 minutes, well done! Perhaps your teacher will give you a gold star. Let me give you a tip for life: No one likes a smart c*nt!”
    Kaya, you rock my world.

  303. No seriously, I just worked out I spent half an hour reading it. It was worth every minute!

  304. nobody knows “scorpions” (german band)?
    what about the small dog?
    a band was founded long time after this picture was published:
    “trafficlightsoundsystem”

    in the vegetray : “die Goldenen Zitronen”

    smashing pumpkins=>hammerfall

    men without hats

    the black guys with guitars are pink floyd!!

    syd barrett called his band by his favorit blues musicians:
    pink anderson + floyd council

  305. Did anyone get “RATT” or did I just miss it? The little hairbag is right in the middle of the street between the “Scissor Sisters” and “Twisted Sister”.

  306. that so called 50 cent isnt a 50 cent is the back of a nickle!! nickelback guys come on!!! seriosly idiots!! ITS NOT A 50 CENT COIN!!!

  307. The bag infront of the fruit stand has cranberries in it, so im guessing its the cranberries (they sing the song zombie)…and the people dressed in white could be the cult, and i cant remember if anyone has said these, but there could be:
    twisted sister
    the gogo’s (three girls skipping)

  308. 1. ashley: white zombie.
    2.colby-guns and roses
    3.Katrina–White Snake
    4.Caitlin-Smashing Pumpkins
    5.Lauren-The Eagles
    6.Chelsea-Rolling Stones
    7.Ashley B.- 9 inch nails
    8.Jerilyn~Men at work???
    9.Babygirl~Sex Pistols…giggle
    10.The Steve – Alice in Chains
    11. Cory—Lemon Heads!
    12.Dorpema— Matchbox20.
    13. Susie Blind Melon
    14.Jami~Gorillaz
    15.Jerilyn~Pink
    16.Jerilyn~The Cranberries
    17.Jerilyn~The RunAways
    18.Jerilyn~The Vines
    19.Jerilyn~Cypress Hill
    20.Jerilyn~Black Flag
    21.Jerilyn~Led Zepplin
    22.Jerilyn~The Police
    23.Jerilyn~Deep Purple
    24.Jerilyn~The Postal Service
    25.Jerilyn~Corner Shop
    26.Jerilyn~Talking Heads
    27.Jerilyn~Iron Maiden
    28.Jerilyn~The Pixies
    29.Jerilyn~Jane’s Addiction
    30.Jerilyn~Green Day
    31.Jerilyn~Main Street
    32.Jerilyn~Bubblegum
    33.Jerilyn~Twisted Sister
    34.Jerilyn~Yellow Man
    35.Jerilyn~Pet Shop Boys
    36.Jerilyn~Crowded House
    37.Jerilyn~Maniac Street Preachers
    38.Jerilyn~The B52s
    39.Jerilyn~Garbage
    40.Jerilyn~Lone Shark
    41.Jerilyn~Hole
    42.Jerilyn–The Beach Boys
    43.Jerilyn~Black Crows
    44.Jerilyn~The Dead Kennedys
    45.Jerilyn~Kiss
    46Jerilyn~Eminem
    47.Jerilyn~ Sister Scissors
    48.Jerilyn~Mother and Child
    49.Jerilyn~Phish
    50.Jerilyn~2 man Gentleman Band
    51.Jerilyn~Bogus Blimp
    52.Jerilyn~Seal
    53.Jerilyn~Radiohead
    54.Jerilyn~50 Cent
    55.Jerilyn~The Doors
    56.Jerilyn~The Cars
    57.Jerilyn~Dinosaur Jr.
    58.Jerilyn~u2
    59.Jerilyn~Blur
    60.Jerilyn~Red Hot Chilli Peppers
    61.Jerilyn~Prince
    62.Jerilyn~Korn
    63.Jerilyn~Cake
    64.Jerilyn~Queen
    65.Jerilyn~Skinny Puppy
    66.Jerilyn~White Stripe
    67.Jerilyn~The Bee Gees
    68.Jerilyn~Cowboy Junkies
    69.Jeriyln~Small Faces
    70.Jerilyn~ Jewel
    71.Jerilyn~Spoon

  309. to kelstar kelly 4 short,
    it is very well a 50 cent coin, it says half dollar right on it and the last time I checked a half dollar was 50 cents not 5. And you can’t count counting crows and black crows for the crows on the sign. Nor can you count pet shop boys and cornershop for the shop on the left and so on and so on.

  310. So, does anyone have the official list by now, we’ve been working at this for a while now and there are so many options for everything.
    kthanks.

  311. What a bunch of f*cksticks. Ican’t believe you have been worrying about this stupid-ass picture for 2 years now. Give it up. The competition is over.
    If Virgin Digital has taken if off of their website don’t you think you should shut the hell up about it. THIS is worthless banter. People like this don’t do anything for their community… They just sit at home, jerk off to porn, accept emails from spammers who want personal info so they can steal money…
    Losers…

  312. well it seems the media mass has got us because no matter what the official 72 or 74 or 75 bands whatever is the point is they have made us all try to think of every band or performer we could possibly think of thus they win we have fun we win although i do wonder what the original list was hmmm… did anyone mention judas priest? or perhaps it’s prince anywho look at all the people/bands who have gotten recognision (i never claimed i could spell so piss off..heh heh i’m american by the way heh)over this but hey i’m havin fun and i can’t wait till my friends see it and we can drunkinly rant over what the hell it is

  313. how about blue oyster cult ….do u think its one…i mean there a blue thing under a oyster…sooo yea

  314. I just saw this picture for the first time at work and we were only able to get around 50 bands. It looks like the picture we have is a cropped version. Can anyone send me the original picture? please send it to Dspin97@yahoo.com Thanks! I rather look at a picture puzzle than work anyday

  315. Am I the only person who sees The Blue’s Brothers? The 2 guys in suits && sunglasses carrying guitar cases?

  316. Yes!! I see the Blue’s Brothers too!! Thats what I guessed at least… geez I think I’m addicted to this damn picture… hahah 🙂

  317. The two girls kissing….Tatu? Scorpions, black crowes, eagles. rat, beach boys…but what’s with the airplanes?

  318. The two guys carrying the guitar cases are The Killers, I cant believe no one ever got that! If you zoom in a little bit you can see their covered in blood!

  319. Doesnt anyone think that the poster on the left is not actually a seal??? It looks like a rooster to me which makes me think NOFX… I definately agree on the acrobats being twisted sister and at first I thought the two girls kissing was Kiss but Tatu does make more sense…. What about the blimp in the sky? couldnt that be Jefferson Airplane rather than led zeppelin??

  320. so…the poster would count as the Presidents of The Usa…..if Bobby Kennedy was ever a President…..come on history buffs

  321. argh!
    its not a mud puddle or a oil spill or a dark patch of stuff
    its a bloody hole!!!
    as in hole,. courtney loves band

    and may i just ask y do people cum up wit not very well known bands like “red jumpsuit apparatus” i mean what are the chances of tht?? get real?? y wud virgin do tht i mena they dnt want it completely impossible! and where the hell does pet shop boys cum frm??

  322. I was just wondering, since I am NOT going to sit and read every one of these, did anyone see The Go Go’s, The Cars or Queen? I may look stupid, but lke I say, not reading 2 years worth of these.

  323. Everyone is saying great white for the shark… I think its ocean colour scene (its an ocean, its ocean coloured and its a scene from jaws). Also the goldfish beside the chain in a box cold be goldie lookin’ chain…

  324. I got some you missed. The Go Go’s, Blue Diamond, And the “acrobats’ really are Chinese Acrobats There a band I remember them .

  325. you should see what some of the people at this site came up with, they need help with this as well… they only had the cropped pic to work with tho

  326. the monkees, in between the gorrilarz one of them is a monkey
    twisted siter, the bendy people
    led zeppelin, the blimp
    the faces, the faces in the tv’s
    u2, two u’s on a wall
    the killers, maybe the cowboy people, as there at the corner of main street

  327. OK, so far we have thought of 59 bands…

    We have 1 no one has thought of…

    Over to the right of the picture it is very dark
    We think this could be “The Darkness” — Ali tells me to point out that it was her idea–

    Also, a friend of mine said that the watermellon with the sunnies on could be “Oasis”…but we’re not too sure about that one :S

    Also, what everyone has been refering to as “The Carpenters”…we think, could be “The View”

    I (caz) seem to think that there is a band called “the Boulders”…or something like that…any comments?

    And we both seem to think that there is a band called “traffic” or something which could be either the traffic lights at the left of the picture or the cars in the middle.

    Please comment and tell us what you think

  328. I first need to know if the picture is complete or not. The boulders are THE ROLLING STONES. The group of cars are THE CARS.

  329. Oh my God, I can’t believe you people have been ranting on about this for over 3 years!!! I only got sent it yesterday, spent a couple of hours looking at it and already have over 30!! I must admit, looking at the answers, there are a lot I haven’t heard of!!

    Some of the vivid imaginations you lot have for some of the answers given on this page are amazing.

    I found this on another site (don’t think it’s been mentioned here!). I know it’s the cropped version and I know it only has 70 answers, but it looks a bit more “official” (well as “official” as the Daily Star can be!! lol

    http://sparklette.net/archives/543/answers.jpg

    Too much here to read it all, but I assume you’ve all seen the Films one too? Just Google “spot the films” if you haven’t!

    ENJOY!!

  330. Well in that case the smiley face could represent all house/techno/trance music as well.
    A t-shirt has got nothing to do with Nirvana.

  331. I am trying to track down the complete image. The only one I can find is cropped on either side and therefore missing some of the clues. Can anyone supply me with a link to the complete image?