Rock This Way!
A cache for those who live for rock ‘n roll
The cache is NOT at the above coordinates!
Eric was half-running down the damp city street. While glancing once more at his watch he shifted his guitar bag to the other shoulder. He had to get to the club by six o’ clock to warm up and be ready for his first big gig with his band. The distant crunch of a heavily distorted guitar echoed up the street from the club. Only a block more to go, Eric could pick up a few of the notes and recognized the band Trash was playing. Trash was the creation of one of the local bullies and was known for its strong death-metal sound and angry lyrics. Although Eric disliked the rather obnoxious music, the group managed to have a strong following of people who were enthralled by the band. This made Eric even more nervous about his upcoming gig as this was the big Battle of the Bands event where his band was competing with Trash.
The street started glowing in reflected light as Eric neared the neon sign of the Rock Junction club. Eric turned into the club’s side alleyway to enter through the back door when he found himself standing before the silhouette of a tall and mysterious looking man. “Somebody’s in a hurry.", the man spoke. “Yeah, I got the gig after these guys.”, Eric nodded towards the sound coming from the back entrance. The tall man spoke up, “So you’re in the Battle of the Bands tonight, eh? Well, I’m wishing you the best ‘cause these guys don’t know how to rock.” The man took another step forward to reveal his face in the glow of the neon. His straight, black hair traveled down to a sharp jaw. Deep set eyes stared over a large, craggy nose. The man brushed aside some hair to flash his ring-covered fingers, “Rock n’ roll, my son, goes back to the blues. Its not about anger and malice but love and a passionate feeling that makes you want to move. Do you know your rock ‘n roll son?”. “You mean like some of the greatest bands of all time and their history?”, Eric asked. “Yup. ‘Cause once you do, and you learn from them, you’ll be able to play your heart out and win over this audience.”
A skinny man wearing a scarf yelled from further down the alley, “You coming Joe? We gotta get back to the tour bus.” Joe slapped Eric’s hand as he turned to leave, “Keep it real man.”.
Keeping Joe’s words in his mind, Eric got on stage that night and played with a passion he hadn’t known he possessed. The audience moved to the music as if they were a fluid medium responding to every little nuance of Eric’s guitar. When the votes were tallied, Eric’s band left Trash in their rightful place – just another garage band of confused teenagers.
Eric wanted those who knew real rock to have a place to meet and exchange trinkets of rock ‘n roll. But to keep the location secret, he had a quiz for those interested to complete. Simply place the parenthesized numbers next to the correct answers in the coordinates below corresponding to each question.
The cache is located at:
N 29 33.ABC
W 095 02.DEF
You can check your answers for this puzzle on Geochecker.com.
Good luck and try to leave something rock ‘n roll or music oriented in the cache when trading!
- The band Aerosmith has been playing gigs for nearly thirty-four years and has left an amazing mark on the stage of rock ‘n roll with hit singles such as “Walk This Way”, “Dude (Looks Like a Lady)”, and “Dream On”. Name the band that lead singer Steven Tyler formed in 1966 which was the early beginning of Aerosmith:
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- The Yardbirds (8)
- Mammoth (0)
- Permanent Vacation (7)
- This band is considered to have paved the way for modern rock music and has influenced thousands of artists in its time. In 1974, this band even formed their own record label known as Swan Song. Name the band:
- U2 (6)
- Metallica (9)
- Led Zeppelin(8)
- Guns ‘N Roses (4)
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- The Vogues (0)
- U2 (9)
- Cheap Trick (1)
- Morphine (2)
- In January 1967, the band Rolling Stones, under the threat of censorship, had to remove a word from one of their songs when performing on the Ed Sullivan Show. What was the word?
- Bed (5)
- Night (3)
- Drugged (8)
- Punk (2)
- This famous guitarist has awed many with his creative guitar playing methods, but perhaps none has been more unusual then his use of a cordless drill on his guitar for the intro to a song.
- Jimmy Page (1)
- Ozzy Osbourne (7)
- Yngwie Malmsteen (9)
- Eddie Van Halen (6)
- This guitarist’s birth name of Johnny was later changed by his father in 1946. After being injured in a paratrooping jump, he was honorably discharged from the army and went on to become one of the famous guitarists of the late 1960’s.
- Jimi Hendrix (1)
- Eric Clapton (4)
- Paul McCartney (2)
- Van Morrison (6)