He's one of the most beloved singer-songwriters of the rock era, despite (or perhaps because of) the fact that he wrote some of of the strangest, most darkly-humored lyrics ever to appear on the radio. Can you recognize him from this teen-years photograph?

Our first clue is that this is not a yearbook photo, but rather a promotional image for our mystery rocker's first band. You see, he had his first hit single as half of a duo he formed with a high school classmate.

It took nearly a decade after that for his solo career to take off, but he quickly earned acclaim from peers and fans alike for his sophisticated songwriting style. Think you know who we're talking about? Well, before you get too excited, click on the link below to see if you're right!