Episode 010: Songs About Girls

Episode 010: Songs About Girls
Pat and Gary pick their favorite songs that have girls' names in the title!

From September 15, 2011
00:00:00 Gary tries a new sign-in phrase: "what it do"
00:00:45 Pat tells about going to Conan to see the Foo Fighters. They wound up laying eight songs.
00:03:00 Pat talks about the great documentary New York Doll about NYD bassist Arthur "Killer" Kane. Both he and Gary highly recommends it.
00:04:20 Gary's stoked about the many records coming out this week, such as Wild Flag, Mates of State, Das Racist
00:05:55 Pat's stoked about a couple of Bob Segar live album reissues as well.
"The older I get, the more sense Bob Segar makes.'"

- Gary
00:06:20 Gary builds on Pat's pre-topic list with his "Not So Great Moments in Rap History": The horrendous Brian Wilson song "Smart Girls"


In honor of Rock Solid's tenth show, Gary put together a quiz featuring answers all related to the number ten.


•  Tenth Avenue Freeze Out: The Big Man is the subject of the song. What other E Street Band member is in the song?  Show answer

•  Kevin Godley and Lol Creme were members of what band  Show answer

•  What group took off their cover of Cat Steven's "Peace Train" off of their album after the Islam controversy?  Show answer

•  What 1952 Bull moose Jackson song was covered by Aerosmith on Toys in the Attic?  Show answer

•  Allmusic.com gives 2.5 out of 5 stars to which artist's debut solo album Nine out of Ten Scale?  Show answer

•  In March 1991 this band recorded their debut album at London Bridge Studios in Seattle.  Show answer

•  Big Audio Dynamite recorded Number 10 Upping Street. Who lives at Number 10 Downing Street?  Show answer

•  Which of these songs is not over ten minutes?

  a) Achilles Last Stand - Led Zeppelin
  b) Cowgirl In The Sand - Neil Young
  c) Bat Out of Hell - Meatloaf
  d) Marquee Moon - Television

 Show answer

•  What Orchestral piece from 1928 became a hit in 1980 because of the Blake Edwards movie "10"?  Show answer

•  Which album was recorded over the course of ten days at difference live shows?  Show answer

00:15:35 A listener made a great new logo for Rock Solid based on The Black Keys album cover (see above).
00:16:20 Gary shares the "Kathy Fong is the Bomb" from Tsar's self-titled album
00:18:15 This is one of Pat's "mental patient" song that he can listen over and over again. From Danny Wilson's album Meet Danny Wilson - "Mary's Prayer"
00:20:15 Gary plays Glasvegas - "Geraldine," a song that's sung from the point of view of a social worker
00:22:25 According to Pat, this is Lou Reed's attempt to write a hit: "I love you Suzanne"
00:24:00 In 1968 The Buckinghams released "Susan" with a very 60s, very strange mid-song interlude.
00:26:05 In 1999 Blondie released their comeback album. It sucked, but the single "Maria" was pretty awesome, according to Pat (ed. note: and me).
00:27:55 shares a "Maria" story: Matt was in a tattoo parlor while this song was playing on the radio. A big burly biker next to him heard that song and said "man, Debbie Harry: still got it."
00:28:30 Gary also has a "Maria" story: in 1999, during his first showbiz job at Win Ben Stein's Money, he heard music coming from the Mad TV set. He wandered over and saw Blondie performing. It was an "I've made it" moment for him.
00:29:35 A 1992 ditty from Seattle's own Flop - "Anne"
00:31:15 1982 Utopia released the song "Lysistrata" which is an ancient Aristophanes play where the women of Greece withhold sexual favors in order to move the men to negotiate peace. Saucy!
00:33:15 Gary has never claimed to be the world's smartest man. Thus, he thought that Squeeze's classic "Pulling Mussels from a Shell" was titled "Pulling mussels for Michelle."
00:35:10 Only one guy could write a song about a guy who's in love with a girl who's dead: Alice Cooper - "cold Ethel"
00:36:30 Gary thinks this song deserves to be right up there with the top Eleanor songs: Wes Cunningham's "I love Eleanor"
00:38:35 Pat breaks out the Marshall Crenshaw track "Mary Anne". Gary says that we all owe Marshall a letter of apology for not making him a bigger star.
00:40:25 What if the girl you're in love with is actually a dangerous disease? You'd have The Smoking Popes' "Rubella". "Bruce" stops by to say that this is similar to his song "Whooping Cough Glenda"
00:41:25 Gary and Pat avoided the obvious girl songs like "Allison," "Veronica" and "Beth." But Gary did pick a Beth-type song by Butch Walker & the Let's-Go-Out-Tonights - "Bethamphetamine (Pretty, Pretty)"
00:43:30 Pat announced that Mark Stockslogger won the Foo Fighter album. Then, controversy! Mark won the Patton Oswalt book, so they (unethically?) chose a new winner.
00:44:55 Gary announces another giveaway of Record Collecting for Girls by Courtney E. Smith

  • Pat suggest that Rock Solid listeners search out the The Bridge School Collection. The albums come from an annual benefit concert where big music stars donate their time to raise money for The Bridge School, a non-profit organization who serves individuals with severe speech and physical impairments.
00:46:30 Matt shares his first playout song of the podcast: "Jane Says" by Jane's Addiction.
Time Song Album Artist Who
00:15:35 Kathy Fong is the bomb tsar tsar gary
00:16:20 Mary's Prayer Meet Danny Wilson Danny Wilson Pat
00:20:15 Geraldine Glasvegas Glasvegas Gary
00:22:25 I love you suzanne New Sensations Lou Reed Pat
00:24:00 Susan Mercy, mercy, mercy The Buckinghams Gary
00:26:05 Maria No Exit Blondie pat
00:29:35 Anne Flop and the Fall of the Mopsqueezer! Flop Gary
00:31:15 Lysistrata Swing to the right Utopia Pat
00:33:15 Pulling Mussels from a Shell Argybargy Squeeze Gary
00:35:10 Cold Ethel Welcome to my nightmare Alice Cooper Pat
00:36:30 I love Eleanor Polyanna Wes Cunningham Gary
00:38:35 Mary Anne Marshall Crenshaw Marshall Crenshaw Pat
00:40:25 Rubella Born to quit The Smokin' Popes Gary
00:41:25 Bethamphetamine (Pretty, Pretty) The Rise and Fall of Butch Walker and the Let's-Go-Out-Tonites Butch Walker and the Let's-Go-Out-Tonites Gary
00:46:30 Jane Says Nothing's shocking Jane's Addiction Matt