Think you know San Diego music, punk? Our in-house trivia savant, Scoop Stevens, has compiled a list that will truly test whether you're actually a Zonie poseur who thinks Jimmy Buffet is soooo much better than Mojo Nixon. Give yourself a point for every right answer, and see where you fall at the end of the quiz.
1. Which local indie band had a member featured on the Jerry Springer Show?
2. Pete Townshend wrote a tribute song to what legendary San Diego jazz guitarist?
3. The Monkees made their live debut in a promotion for their song "Last Train to Clarksville," arriving via helicopter to play a single tune. In San Diego terms, where exactly was "Clarksville"?
4. What Oscar nominated San Diego singer had his guitar smashed by John Belushi in the film Animal House?
5. You know him from the Greyboy All-Stars, the soundtrack to Donnie Darko and the recent hit "Mad World," but what NBC sitcom did Mike Andrews write incidental music for?
6. Blink-182 appeared on Mad-TV in a parody of what '60s sitcom?
7. Which '70s political punk duo set Los Angeles radio icon Rodney Bingenheimer's hair on fire?
8. What took place on Feb. 15, 1966 at the Children's Zoo in Balboa Park?
9. Which local bluesman can be heard vocalizing in a recent TV spot for Mercedes?
10. Mojo Nixon has appeared in several films, but in which one did he portray the drummer for a legendary '50s rocker?
11. Which singer-songwriter once sat on Paul McCartney's knee and has parents who both opened for the Beatles?
12. What do Heart and Cameron Crowe have in common?
13. Which leather-clad '60s superstar read poetry while at a local school, when not in his Cub Scout uniform?
14. What '70s classic was penned in the parking lot of Der Wienerschnitzel at the corner of First and Washington?
15. Which local bluegrass player and '60s icon got his first major gigs in front of the old mine ride at Disneyland?
16. Which British group serenaded their fans from their hotel room balcony at downtown's U.S. Grant Hotel during a mid-'90s tour stop?
17. The Incredible Moses Leroy's song "Fuzzy" was used in national TV ads for what mode of transportation?
18. When Bart Simpson changes his church choir's music, what song do they play instead?
19. According to BMI, what is the 9th most played song of the 21st century?
20. What do N*SYNC's No Strings Attached, Ruben Studdard's Soulful, Eurythmics' Be Yourself Tonight and soundtracks like Footloose and Waiting to Exhale have in common?
1. The Locust's Justin Pearson
2. Barney Kessell
3. Del Mar
4. Stephen Bishop
5. Freaks & Geeks
6. They collectively played "The Beav" from "Leave It To Beaver"
7. The Dils, Chip and Tony Kinman
8. The photos for the Beach Boys' album, Pet Sounds, were taken
9. Tomcat Courtney
10. Jerry Lee Lewis' biopic "Great Ball Of Fire"
11. Gregory Page
12. Ann Wilson and Cameron, married to sister Nancy, were both born here.
13. Jim Morrison
14. The Eagles' "Peaceful Easy Feeling," penned by Jack Tempchin
15. The Byrds' Chris Hillman
17. Vespa Motorscooters
18. Iron Butterfly's "In A Gadda Da Vida"
19. The Cascades' "Rhythm of the Rain"
20. Like hundreds of other hits, they all employ local bass player Nathan East
0-8: You're a complete loser.
8-10: You think RFTC stands for Rappers from the Crib.
10-12: You deserve a green Chargers cap.
12-14: Not bad. Bet you even changed those AZ license plates.
14-16: You remember when San Diego was the "next Seattle."
16-18: You've been there. You've just drank too much.
18-20: You're a complete loser.