Can you name all 26 bands whose fonts comprise this alphabet?

The one for Y is Yes, but it’s the logo they only used once, on their first album, so that’s a weird choice.

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I’m with you about INXS. I’d even guessed it, then said, “Naaaah, they’re not rock.”

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Probably because it stands as its own letter here and not intertwined like the other version. Ranks higher on the guessing game side and lower on the distinctive typography side.

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Trippy.

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I feel the same about Oasis being considered Alternative instead of Pop.
Maybe it’s Westwood One’s definition of Classic Rock/Alternative, which tends to avoid the deep end of the pool?

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I got 7… I can only guess my many years of exposure to KSHE 95 in St. Louis is to blame for that.

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Can you name all 26 bands whose fonts comprise this alphabet?

Nope

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I think it’s the glyphs comprise the fonts, the letters comprise the alphabet, the glyphs map to the letters, and the font implements the alphabet using the glyph-letter mapping.

Fun fact: I always preferred to pronounce their name with a hard “x”, i.e. “Inks”

Yes has had a bunch of logos over the years – the word balloon thing, the loopy Roger Dean one that’s by far the best known, an Asian looking thing, a colorful Peter Max logo, and their brand new retro-tech sort of logo they just debuted.

ps. I designed the last one.
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Their name always bugged the hell out of me. It should be NXS, the I is pointless!

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I mean, when the name of the game is really solid melodies it’s not so hard. Gets tricky when you’re talking covers of covers though (Did we rip this from Scott Brown’s Blue Room or are we talking Renard’s Kick Back? For whatever reason I couldn’t think of an actual good comparison…Technohead vs Casketkrusher’s I wanna be a hippie maybe?)

But yeah, couldn’t recognize a single one at a glance honestly.

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AC/DC
Black Sabbath
the Doors
Guns N Roses
Jimi Hendrix
Iron Maiden
Judas Priest or Journey
Kiss
Led Zepplin
Metallica
Nazareth
Queen
Rush
Scorpions
UFO
Whitesnake
ZZ Top

B and H - Sabbath and Hendrix both have album covers that use several different fonts. The forms shown here are actually the least-used forms fo this letter on thos covers.

J - both have at least one album that uses a letter shaped very much like this

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Kudos to you for continuing to use spoiler tags just in case anyone else wants to take a stab at it, rather than just blurting it out…

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Yeah, the classic rock one is more iconic I guess, I got nearly all of them (21 out of 26), the alternative one I got maybe half.

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X is INXS.

Ah, I think you’ll find it’s Judas Priest

Although used today interchangeably, the design of the letters is the typeface whereas font refers to size, for instance, the typeface is Ariel but the font is regular or bold or italic or what-have-you, because these changes mean the letters take up a different amount of space. One article used the example that fonts are to typeface as songs are to an album: the former is part of the latter.

INXS was a 70s hair band, they just hid it better than most

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