Episode 011: The Year In Rock: 1991

Episode 011: The Year In Rock - 1991
To commemorate the 20th anniversary of Nirvana's seminal album "Nevermind," Pat, Gary and guest Jimmy Pardo discuss what they were listening to in 1991.

From September 22, 2011
00:00:00Former MCA record executive Jimmy Pardo comes to visit!
00:02:20Gary asks Jimmy how often he would visit the bone zone in the back of the record store. Jimmy confirms that he got plenty o' action.
00:03:30Jimmy laments the decline of the record store and misses the experience. Gary suggests the gang create a virtual Rock Solid record store. Jimmy is skeptical.
00:05:00Another "Not So Great Moments in Hip Hop" from Pat:
00:06:20Paul Stanley stops by the studio to explain what happened.
00:06:55Gary has uncovered some possible plagerism:

"Options" - Gomez
- vs. -
"Gonna Get Yr blood sucked out" - Viva Voce
00:08:30Another case:

"Viva la Vida" - Coldplay
- vs. -
"Foreigner Suite" - Cat Stevens
- vs. -
"I can fly" - Joe Satriani
- vs. -
"The songs I didn't write" - The Creeky Boards
00:09:50And the most shocking example:

"I'll be watching you" - The Police
- vs. -
"I'll be missing you" - Puff Daddy
Musical Zip Codes! Jimmy vs. Pat

•  60607  Show answer

•  02124  Show answer

•  85015  Show answer

•  90280  Show answer

•  48708  Show answer

•  33156  Show answer

•  07470  Show answer

•  German zip: 10115  Show answer

•  Canadian zip code: V2P 0A1  Show answer

00:18:50What was Pat rocking to in 1991? "Headlong" by Queen.
00:20:45Gary didn't think that grunge was the future of music. He thought that Jesus Jones would be the sound of the 90s. ("Right Here Right Now")
00:22:10Jimmy's choice for 1991 listening is from International Pop Overthrow's self-titled album - "Material Issue". At the time, this made Jimmy's 1991 Top 20 Albums of the Year
"Now, your top 20 of the year, then you'd go into the living room, stand in front of the TV and tell your parents what they are?"

- Pat
00:25:10Pat chooses the heartland rocker John (Cougar) Melloncamp - "Love and Happiness". From Pat's favorite JCM album Whenever we want it.
00:27:201991 was the worst year of Gary's life: he lost his job, lost his lady, got kicked out of his place and got involuntarily committed to an institution. Finally, he had to go live with his mom.
The one thing that got him out of bed was driving his sisters to school. His sister Megan lived for this song: Shanice - "I love your smile"
00:30:35Jimmy: In 1991 Chicago released their twenty first album and the "rockin'" song "If it were you"
00:34:25Pat loves a story song, which brings us to Aldo Nova - "Young Love" from Blood on the Bricks
00:37:10Gary, back in Modesto, had nothing going on and nothing to do, so he'd just drive around and listen to music, such as Jimmie Dale Gilmore - "I think I'm going to go downtown"
00:40:00Since 1985 Jimmy has been a fan of Marillion, when they came out with "Kayleigh." In 1991 the band came out with Holidays in Eden and the single "Cover my eyes."
00:44:10Pat: Tom Petty - "Learning To Fly" from Into the greatwide open
00:46:10Gary: 1991 wasn't all bad. He would work as an inventory taker, listen to his walkman and rock out to Teenage Fanclub's Bandwagonesque
00:48:15Gary is surprised that he hasn't any of the following:
  • Mr. Big - "Be With you"
  • Great White - "Once Bitten, Twice Shy"
  • Extreme - "More Than Words"
00:50:40Jimmy thinks that this band got a bad wrap, but he loves their first album. It's The Crash Test Dummys - Ghosts that haunt me ("Superman").
00:54:20Pat likes Van Hagar, which is unfortunate. In 1991, they came out with For Unlawful carnal knowledge ("Top of the world").
00:56:40According to Gary, no song captured the non-specific longing better than The Blake Babies' song "Out There" from the album Sunburn.
00:59:10Jimmy wanted to play School of Fish - "Three Strange Days", but instead he went with Roll the Bones by Rush.
01:03:40Gary closes out with "the best song of 1991," the divinyls - "I touch myself"
00:05:00All Hell's breakin' looseLick it upKissPat
00:20:45Right Here Right nowDoubtJesus JonesGary
00:22:10Material IssueInternational Pop OverthrowInternational Pop OverthrowJimmy
00:25:10Love and HappinessWhenever We WantedJohn MelloncampPat
00:27:20I Love Your SmileInner ChildShaniceGary
00:30:35If it were youChicago XXIChicagoJimmy
00:34:25Young LoveBlood on the bricksAldo NovaPat
00:37:10Tonight I think i'm going to go downtownJimmie Dale GilmoreGary
00:40:00Cover my eyesHolidays in EdenMarillionJimmy
00:44:10Learning to flyInto The Great WideopenTom PettyPat
00:46:10Star SignBandwagonesqueTeenage FanclubGary
00:50:40SupermanGhosts that Haunt MeCrash test DummiesJimmy
00:54:20Top of the worldFor unlawful carnal knowledgeVan HalenPat
00:56:40Out thereSunburnthe blake babiesGary
00:59:10Roll the bonesRoll the bonesrushjimmy
01:03:40I touch myselfThe divinylsThe divinylsGary