Episode 006: The Best Albums You've Never Heard

Episode 006: The Best Albums You've Never Heard
Pat and Gary share their favorite under appreciated albums and welcome Kathleen Wilhoite into the studio to perform.

From August 18, 2011
00:00:50 Rock Solid scandal!
During episode 005 Pat mistakenly said that "I Don't Want To Talk About It" was a cover of a Cat Steven's song, but the song he meant to play was "The First Cut Is The Deepest."
This earns Pat a
00:02:10 Gary shares the most rock n roll moment of his life.
While working as a teenage DJ at the Aloha Roller Palace, Gary was asked by a customer to play "Like A Virgin" by Madonna. Though he knew that this was STRICTLY AGAINST THE RULES he decided to lock the DJ booth and play the record. This made him a hero to the skaters and a persona non grata with his (soon to be former) boss, who told him to "Turn in your lei!"
00:06:30 Gary tells us that Billboard magazine called this one of the albums of the year. Fresh as a Daisy by Emitt Rhodes ("Fresh as a Daisy"). In 2009 a documentary on Emitt was released called "The One Man Beatles."
00:08:30 Pat, to no one's surprise, shares a gem from Cheap Trick. Right after the release of their 1997 self-titled album (also called the Dead Ant album) their record label went bankrupt. Without a record label to promote it, it fell off the radar. ("Say Goodbye" & "Anytime")
00:11:04 When Gary was a mailman he was delivering mail to a record store that was hosting Cheap Trick! He had them sign his pepper spray.
00:12:19 Gary: During a time when record labels were trying to find the next Green Day, Reprise Records decided to sign another punk pop power trio named The Muffs. They put out Blonder and Blonder. ("Agony")
00:14:10 Pat: In 2007 Rooney put out the under appreciated Calling the World ("Paralyze").
00:16:45 Gary: In 2000 the much-sought producer Jon Brion put out the album Meaningless ("Meaningless").
00:20:00 Rock Solid's first in-studio guest! Pat found Kathleen Wilhoite's album one day while looking through the record bins. He recognized Kathleen from her action work. He decided to give it a try. Now he and his wife Pilar love this album! The often give it as gifts and play it during parties.
00:23:35 Kathleen plays "Wish We Never Met"
00:28:30 Kathleen wrote that song after a long line of dating "bottom feeders and amoebas." Gary: "Your pain, our gain."
00:32:55 Gary: Daniel Johnston, the bipolar and schizophrenic musician, had his songs covered by his crush Kathy McCarty on her album Dead Dog's Eyeball ("Museum of Love").
00:36:10 Pat: Stones fan don't seem to like Mick Jaggar's solo stuff, but Pat thinks his 1993 effort Wandering Spirit is great ("Wired All Night" and "Evening Gown")
00:39:40 Kathleen tells stories about meeting George Thoroughgood, Jeff Healey, Sam Elliot, John Doe and acting in Roadhouse (there were Playboy bunnies, guns and free flowing beer the whole time).
"Was Sam Elliot's mustache friendly?'"
"It had its own trailer!"

- Gary & Pat
00:43:40 Pat: In 1998 The Knack put out their comeback album called Zoom. Pat considers this their best album. ("Poppa's Dead")
00:49:05 In 1987 Gary studied this album like the Talmud: Lolita Nation by Game Theory ("Slip" and "Chardonnay").
00:53:10 Scott Miller, the genius behind Game Theory wrote a book titled Music: What Happened? It covers music between 1957 and 2009 and writes about his favorite music for each year.
00:55:10 Contest! Gary gives away a copy of the book.
00:55:37 Kathleen's album isn't on iTunes, but you can get it at her website.
00:57:00 Kathleen plays out with "Dumb Old Girl"
01:00:53 Gary's new sign-off: "Yeah, I'm gonna be there


Pat thanks

Time Song Album Artist Who
06:30 Fresh as a Daisy Emitt Rhodes Emitt Rhodes Gary
08:30 Any Time Cheap Trick (aka Dead Ant) Cheap Trick Pat
10:22 Say Goodbye Cheap Trick (aka Dead Ant) Cheap Trick Pat
12:19 Agony Blonder and Blonder The Muffs Gary
14:40 Paralyze Calling the World Rooney Pat
16:45 Meaningless Meaningless Jon Brion Gary
23:35 Wish We Never Met Pitch Like A Girl Kathleen Wilhoite Pat
32:55 Museum of Love Dead Dog's Eye Kathy McCarty Gary
36:10 Wired All Night Wandering Spirit Mick Jaggar Pat
36:10 Evening Gown Wandering Spirit Mick Jaggar Pat
43:40 Poppa's Dead Zoom The Knack Pat
43:40 Can I Borrow a Kiss Zoom The Knack Pat
43:40 Harder On You Zoom The Knack Pat
49:05 Slip Lolita Nation Game Theory Gary
49:05 Chardonnay Lolita Nation Game Theory Gary
57:00 Dumb Old Girl Pitch Like A Girl Kathleen Wilhoite Pat