One and Only

On playing with yourself

Circle the correct answer:

1. Produced Grand Funk Railroad and Patti Smith

TR JJ

Joe. Jackson, that is.
Joe. Jackson, that is.
Rundgren: Hello, it's Todd.
Rundgren: Hello, it's Todd.

2. Cut out the middleman via the Internet in the early '90s

TR JJ

3. Composed classical works

TR JJ

4. Wrote a song Anthrax liked so much that the band covered it

TR JJ

5. Anticipated Swing Revival

TR JJ

6. Produced a band that was voted both best and worst new band in Creem magazine's year-end poll

TR JJ

7. Composed film scores

TR JJ

8. Appeared on Hollywood Squares

TR JJ

9. After having sizable hits, refused to release anything resembling a proper "follow-up"

TR JJ

10. Produced a U.K. new-wave band's American breakthrough album

TR JJ

11. Compared to Elvis Costello

TR JJ

12. Dated same woman as Elvis Costello

TR JJ

Answer key: Todd -- 1, 2, 6 (the New York Dolls), 7, 8, 9, 10 (XTC¹s ³Skylarking²), 12 (Bebe Buell, mom of Liv Tyler); Joe -- 2, 3, 4 (³Got the Time²), 5, 7, 9, 11

Rundgren scored a Top 20 hit in 1971 with the plaintive "We Gotta Get You a Woman." He produced records by Meat Loaf, Grand Funk Railroad, XTC, Patti Smith, New York Dolls, Psychedelic Furs, and Bad Religion. And he may be music's number-one technogeek.

Jackson sang the 1981 semi-cool-guy anthem "Is She Really Going Out with Him?" He's done swing and jump-blues -- predating the retro-swing revival by a decade -- and even composed an album of classical music. -- Mark Keresman

Todd Rundgren and Joe Jackson perform with Ethel at 8 p.m. Friday, April 15, at the Pompano Beach Amphitheatre, 1806 NE Sixth St., Pompano Beach. Tickets cost $28 or $38. Call 954-523-3309.

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