Pop Goes the Library

Using Pop Culture to Make Libraries Better.

by Sophie Brookover, Liz Burns, Melissa Rabey, Susan Quinn, John Klima, Carlie Webber, Karen Corday, and Eli Neiburger. We're librarians. We're pop culture mavens. We're Pop Culture Librarians.


Fun Friday: Music Trivia Quiz

I tried coming up with a unifying theme for this quiz, but I am recovering from a broken foot and just started a new job (more on that later -- it's awesome and I love it), so I am slacker girl this week.

1) What do the following albums have in common?

Weezer, Weezer
Fountains of Wayne, Welcome Interstate Managers [UPDATE: this is wrong -- see the comments]
Guided By Voices, Do The Collapse
Bad Brains, God of Love

2) What was legendary British DJ John Peel's favorite song?

3) When The Modern Lovers broke up and Jonathan Richman went solo, which notable New Wave bands did some of its members go on to join, and who were the members?

4) What do the following artists have in common?
Bryan Adams
Shania Twain
The Cars
Def Leppard

5) Who are (according to some reports) the real-life Terry and Julie in the great Kinks song Waterloo Sunset?

First person to post all correct answers -- without using Wikipedia or other reference materials -- to the comments (be patient -- I'll have to approve each comment before they show up!) wins...um, something cool. Brainstorm a reasonably priced prize in the comments!

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  • At 11:06 PM, Blogger Darrin said…

    If #1 is supposed to be they were all produced by Ric Ocasek, you have a problem... becasue he never produced FOW.

  • At 11:12 AM, Blogger Sophie Brookover said…

    Oh, phooey. You're right -- I had it in my head that "Stacey's Mom" was not merely a tribute to the Cars, but actually produced by Mr. Ocasek. Thanks for the heads-up; I'll fix it!

  • At 11:21 AM, Blogger superfizz said…

    Mutt Lange is what those in #4 have in common. Yes.

  • At 8:13 PM, Blogger casey said…

    Love your trivia I think it is such a good way to learn things you never otherwise would. Have you ever heard of www.triviatank.com? Such a great idea i thought.

  • At 8:43 AM, Blogger Sophie Brookover said…

    casey, triviatank looks very addictive!

    Well, there's no clear winner here. The answers were:

    1. Ric Ocasek produced those albums.
    2. "Teenage Kicks", by the Undertones
    3. Jerry Harrison went on to join Talking Heads (and then to co-found Tom Tom Club with his wife, Tina Weymouth). David Robinson went on to co-found the Cars with Ric Ocasek, and John Felice formed Real Kids.
    4. Mutt Lange has produced all of those artists (and is married to Shania Twain).


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