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  • 1. 

    What the name of the 1982 debut album from L.A.-based Dream Syndicate?

    • A.

      Green On Red

    • B.

      In Dreams

    • C.

      The Lost Weekend

    • D.

      Days Of Wine And Roses

    Correct Answer
    D. Days Of Wine And Roses
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Days Of Wine And Roses." This album was the debut release from the L.A.-based band Dream Syndicate in 1982. It is considered a classic in the alternative rock genre, featuring a blend of psychedelic and punk influences. The album received critical acclaim for its raw energy and introspective lyrics, establishing Dream Syndicate as a prominent figure in the underground music scene.

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  • 2. 

    Kendra Smith of Dream Syndicate was in Rainy Day with Susanna Hoffs, lead singer of what band?

    • A.

      The Go-Go's

    • B.

      Hole

    • C.

      The Bangles

    • D.

      The Pretenders

    Correct Answer
    C. The Bangles
    Explanation
    Kendra Smith of Dream Syndicate was a member of the band Rainy Day, along with Susanna Hoffs. Susanna Hoffs is best known as the lead singer of The Bangles. Therefore, the correct answer is The Bangles.

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  • 3. 

    What publication named Dream Syndicate the best new band of 1982?

    • A.

      Tiger Beat

    • B.

      Time

    • C.

      Rolling Stone

    • D.

      Spin

    Correct Answer
    C. Rolling Stone
    Explanation
    Rolling Stone named Dream Syndicate the best new band of 1982.

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  • 4. 

    What instrument did Dennis Duck play in Dream Syndicate?

    • A.

      Bass

    • B.

      Drums

    • C.

      Cello

    • D.

      Keyboard

    Correct Answer
    B. Drums
    Explanation
    Dennis Duck played the drums in Dream Syndicate.

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  • 5. 

    What was the 1984 follow-up to the Dream Syndicate album "Days of Wine and Roses"?

    • A.

      Intoxicated

    • B.

      Medicine Show

    • C.

      Providence

    • D.

      Night Matters

    Correct Answer
    B. Medicine Show
    Explanation
    The 1984 follow-up to the Dream Syndicate album "Days of Wine and Roses" was "Medicine Show."

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  • 6. 

    The Dream Syndicate live album released in 1984 was called "This Is Not the New..." what?

    • A.

      Dream Syndicate Album

    • B.

      English Way

    • C.

      Wave Revolution

    • D.

      Black

    Correct Answer
    A. Dream Syndicate Album
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Dream Syndicate Album" because the question is asking for the title of the live album released by The Dream Syndicate in 1984. The phrase "This Is Not the New..." is a hint that the title of the album is related to the band itself. Therefore, "Dream Syndicate Album" is the most logical and fitting answer.

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  • 7. 

    What phrase was coined in the 1980's to describe L.A.-based new wave bands like Dream Syndicate?

    • A.

      New Tsunami

    • B.

      L.A. Darlings

    • C.

      Black Surf

    • D.

      Paisley Underground

    Correct Answer
    D. Paisley Underground
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Paisley Underground." This term was coined in the 1980s to describe L.A.-based new wave bands like Dream Syndicate. The phrase "Paisley Underground" refers to the psychedelic and folk rock influences that these bands incorporated into their music, as well as their distinct fashion style that often included paisley patterns. This musical movement emerged as a response to the dominant punk and hardcore scenes in Los Angeles at the time.

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  • 8. 

    Dream Syndicate's debut album came out what record label established by Steve Wynn?

    • A.

      River Styx

    • B.

      Down There

    • C.

      Heaven Sent

    • D.

      View From Above

    Correct Answer
    B. Down There
    Explanation
    Dream Syndicate's debut album was released on the record label called Down There, which was established by Steve Wynn.

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  • 9. 

    What was the name of the movie documenting Dream Syndicate's last tour?

    • A.

      Weathered And Torn

    • B.

      No Exit

    • C.

      Road Rules

    • D.

      Out Of The Blue

    Correct Answer
    A. Weathered And Torn
  • 10. 

    What song did Dream Syndicate's Steve Wynn cover on the 1995 album "Sing Hollies in Reverse"?

    • A.

      So Lonely

    • B.

      The Air That I Breathe

    • C.

      Heading for a Fall

    • D.

      You Need Love

    Correct Answer
    B. The Air That I Breathe
    Explanation
    Steve Wynn of Dream Syndicate covered the song "The Air That I Breathe" on the 1995 album "Sing Hollies in Reverse".

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  • 11. 

    In 1983, Dream Syndicate recorded a cover of the song "Mr. Soul" by what artist?

    • A.

      Paul McCartney

    • B.

      Joan Baez

    • C.

      Bob Dylan

    • D.

      Neil Young

    Correct Answer
    D. Neil Young
    Explanation
    In 1983, Dream Syndicate recorded a cover of the song "Mr. Soul" by Neil Young. Neil Young is a well-known singer-songwriter who has been influential in the folk rock and country rock genres. His song "Mr. Soul" was originally released with his band Buffalo Springfield in 1967. Dream Syndicate's cover of the song pays homage to Neil Young's musical style and showcases their appreciation for his work.

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  • 12. 

    The Dream Syndicate album "Days of Wine and Roses" was on what record label?

    • A.

      Sub Pop

    • B.

      Slash

    • C.

      No Depression

    • D.

      Townsend

    Correct Answer
    B. Slash
    Explanation
    The Dream Syndicate album "Days of Wine and Roses" was released on the record label Slash.

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  • 13. 

    In 1989, Dream Syndicate released their final album called what?

    • A.

      Medicine Show

    • B.

      Long Ride Home

    • C.

      Last Days Of May

    • D.

      Live At Raji's

    Correct Answer
    D. Live At Raji's
    Explanation
    In 1989, Dream Syndicate released their final album titled "Live At Raji's." This album marked the end of their musical journey as a band.

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  • 14. 

    After Dream Syndicate broke up, what new band did Steve Wynn form?

    • A.

      Gutterball

    • B.

      Nothing Painted Blue

    • C.

      The Long Ryders

    • D.

      House Of Freaks

    Correct Answer
    A. Gutterball
    Explanation
    After the breakup of Dream Syndicate, Steve Wynn formed a new band called Gutterball.

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  • 15. 

    Dream Syndicate founding members Steve Wynn and Kendra Smith met while attending what school?

    • A.

      University Of California Berkeley

    • B.

      University Of California At Davis

    • C.

      Southern Methodist University

    • D.

      Florida State University

    Correct Answer
    B. University Of California At Davis
    Explanation
    Steve Wynn and Kendra Smith, the founding members of Dream Syndicate, met while attending the University of California at Davis.

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  • 16. 

    The Dream Syndicate song "Tell Me When It's Over" is on the 2004 CD "Left of... " what?

    • A.

      Sunday

    • B.

      The Dial

    • C.

      L.A.

    • D.

      The Revolution

    Correct Answer
    B. The Dial
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The Dial." This suggests that the Dream Syndicate song "Tell Me When It's Over" is featured on the 2004 CD titled "Left of The Dial."

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  • 17. 

    Who played guitar in the revolutionary 1980's band Dream Syndicate?

    • A.

      Karl Percoda

    • B.

      Gerald Goldstein

    • C.

      Debora Iyall

    • D.

      Kim Deal

    Correct Answer
    A. Karl Percoda
    Explanation
    Karl Percoda played guitar in the revolutionary 1980's band Dream Syndicate.

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  • 18. 

    In 1984, who replaced Dream Syndicate's Kendra Smith on bass?

    • A.

      Dave Provost

    • B.

      Scott Asheton

    • C.

      John Cale

    • D.

      Peter Buck

    Correct Answer
    A. Dave Provost
    Explanation
    Dave Provost replaced Kendra Smith on bass for Dream Syndicate in 1984.

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  • 19. 

    What was Dream Syndicate lead singer Steve Wynn's major in college?

    • A.

      English

    • B.

      Anthopology

    • C.

      Economics

    • D.

      Film

    Correct Answer
    A. English
    Explanation
    Steve Wynn, the lead singer of Dream Syndicate, majored in English in college. This suggests that he likely studied literature, writing, and other aspects of the English language. This background in English may have influenced his songwriting and lyrical abilities, as well as his overall artistic expression.

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  • 20. 

    Steve Wynn and Karl Percoda of Dream Syndicate were in what other band?

    • A.

      Zeus' Beard

    • B.

      False God's

    • C.

      Sacred Cows

    • D.

      Goat Deity

    Correct Answer
    D. Goat Deity
    Explanation
    Steve Wynn and Karl Percoda of Dream Syndicate were in a band called Goat Deity.

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