Trivia Week, Day Two: Album Covers

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It's Trivia Week on The Current's Morning Show! Each day at 8:30 a.m., Sean McPherson and Jill Riley will attempt to stump special guests in a live trivia competition.

Day Two: Album Covers


The theme for Tuesday, June 15, is iconic album covers. Going head to head on this topic are two area vinyl experts, the Electric Fetus's Orion Treon and Mill City Sound's Rob Sheeley. Be sure to scroll down to the quiz below to test your own knowledge on the subject!

Meet The Contestants


Orion Treon is record department clerk at the Electric Fetus in Minneapolis, where he has worked for 11 years.
When did you first get into vinyl records?
I grew up around my parents' and my older sisters' classic rock collections. We always had a turntable set up, so I was shopping for used records as soon as I was old enough to have some money.
If you were to show someone your at-home record collection, what is an album you'd be sure to take off the shelf and talk about?
Just for the kitchy fun of it, there's a Liars 12-inch called Mess on a Mission on clear vinyl with rainbow-colored yarn embedded in the record. It came out on Record Store Day several years ago. It looks great and sounds great!
Describe one of your favorite concerts you've ever attended.
The final Skoal Kodiak show at the Eagles Club several years ago comes to mind. They were a great local band who put on a fantastic live show. The place was packed, and everyone was really into it. I miss those crazy sweaty party shows.

Rob Sheeley's title is Record Detective/Owner Operator at Mill City Sound in Hopkins, Minn., where he has worked for six-and-a-half years.
When and how did you first get into vinyl records?
My dad had some country and bluegrass 45s that my brother and I would play when we were little. As a teenager, I developed a fascination with 45s that had me digging through obscure 45s and all the hits of the day. This fascination continues to this day, and I have more than 20,000 45s in my collection.
If you were to show someone your at-home record collection, what is an album you'd be sure to take off the shelf and talk about?
Ron Wood, I've Got My Own Album To Do. This album became the audition for Woody to become the new guitar player for The Rolling Stones. As such, the Stones became very involved in the making of the album, and Keith moved into Woody's guest house so he could work closer on the project. It has a who's-who of rock royalty — how many folks can say they had Mick Jagger, Rod Stewart and George Harrison sing backup vocals on their album? It's a fairly easy album to find, and it sells for less than $10, so check it out if you get a chance.
Describe one of your favorite concerts you've ever attended.
One of my favorite concerts was a festival in the Twin Cities in the early 1970s. It featured The Band, Delaney & Bonnie, Muddy Waters, John Sebastian and local favorites Crow. Being 17 years old and sporting an illegal smile, it was mind blowing to say the least.

Your Turn: Take the Quiz


Here are five bonus questions that Orion and Rob were not asked on the air. Test your knowledge of iconic album covers!

 

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External Links

The Electric Fetus - official site

Mill City Sound - official site

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  • Orion Treon of the Electric Fetus
    Orion Treon is a record department clerk at the Electric Fetus in Minneapolis. (Noah Hollander)
  • Rob Sheeley of Mill City Sound
    Rob Sheeley is the owner and operator of Mill City Sound, a record store in Hopkins, Minn. (Michelle Robb Tanner)
  • Electric Fetus
    The Electric Fetus in Minneapolis. (MPR Photo/Brandt Williams)
  • Mill City Sound in Hopkins, Minn.
    Mill City Sound in Hopkins, Minn. (Luke Taylor | MPR)