Episode 106: Rock Solid-opedia: Volume N

Episode 106: Rock Solid-opedia Vol. N
This is the 'N', beautiful friends... Volume N of the Rock Solid-opedia, that is!

From July 18, 2013
00:00:00 The gang and Kyle Dodson are in the studio today.

Gary recently enjoyed the new Big Star documentary Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me.


  Gary talks about a teen movie from a few years ago titled Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging. Gary recommends the soundtrack, which includes a band called The Stiff Dylans. Pat feels that everything associated with the movie sounds dirty.

Gary introduces Rock Solid's new sponsor


It seems that drugs were a little too easy to get in the 70s.
  This week is Rock Solid-opedia Volume N (Paula Deen's favorite letter)
  Pat kicks off this volume with his favorite No Doubt album: Here's "Don't Let Me Down" from the album Rock Steady.
00:10:00 Gary plays an indie darling: The National - "Don't swallow the Cap" from the album Trouble Will Find Me.
  Next are the progressive views of Ted Nugent - "Free For All" from the album Free For All.
  A listener turned Gary onto this Scottish band: Noah & The Whale - "Silver & Gold" from the album Heart of Nowhere.

Pat next plays a guy who was weird before weird was cool: Gary Numan - "Cars" from the album The Pleasure Principle.


If you want to hear Gary Numan with some crunchy guitars check out his band Tubeway Army.



  Here's Gary's favorite song of 2007: Kate Nash - "Foundations" from the album Made of Bricks.
00:20:00 Pat admires this artist's 1972 comeback hit and his feathery hair: Ricky Nelson - "Garden Party" from the album Garden Party. BTW, this song is apparently his reaction to a 1971 gig that went poorly where he was booed when he played his newer songs.
  Some sweet musical criticism from Mojo Nixon - "Don Henley Must Die" from the album Otis.

Pat plays the catchy song of the 90s: New Radicals - "You Get What You Give" from the album Maybe You've Been Brainwashed Too.

This song was in the running for the Low Times podcast's "Most 90s song of the 90s." It apparantly lost out to "Sex and Candy."

00:25:00 Gary plays his favorite song by this artist: The New Pornographers - "Sing Me Spanish Techno" from the album Twin Cinemas.

The first concert that Pat went to was Kiss during the Dynasty tour. The opening band during that tour was New England - "Don't Ever Wanna Lose Ya" from the album New England.


They first album was producted by Paul Stanley. He stops by the studio to explain his producting process.


This song freaked a young Gary Lucy the fuck OUT: The Normal - "Warm Leatherette" from the album Single.

  Who knew the Monkees had any solo records? Pat did, cuz here is some Michael Nesmith - "Joanne" from the album Magnetic South.
00:35:00 Gary plays the third-tier Eagles: Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - "Will the Circle Be Unbroken" from the album Will the Circle Be Unbroken.
  Next Pat plays a song by Night Ranger. No, not that song. Instead, he plays that non-Sister-Christiany "Sentimental Street" from the album 7 Wishes. [ed. note: I remember very clearly my brother using a Sharpie to draw a Night Ranger logo on his painters cap. It looked pretty good].
00:40:00 Gary just finished a book by Chuck Klosterman titled I Wear The Black Hat, a book about villany. He devotes an entire chapter to our next artist: NWA - "Express Yourself" from the album Straight Outta Compton.
00:45:00 Pat goes for the Oscar juggarnaut Randy Newman - "Something Special" from the album Land Of Dreams.
  Gary shares a suggestion from listeners Jim in IL and Mike in CT. They demand Kraut Rock! NEU! - "Hallogallo" from the album Neu. Hallogallo is German for 'wild party
  Gary continues with the listener suggestions with Jack from FL's choise New York Dolls - "Pills" from the album self-titled debut.
  He closes the request line with some NIN: NINE INCH NAILS - "Kinda I want to" from the album Pretty Hate Machine.
00:50:00 Pat ends his list with the 70s witch/sprite/cocaine enthusiast Stevie Nicks - "Enchanted" from the album The Wild Heart.

Gary burns through his N list with

  • The Negro Problem - "Buzzing" from the album Post-Minstrel Syndrome
  • New Order - "Perfect Kiss" from the album Lowlife
  • Neon Trees - "Everybody Talks" from the album Picture Show.
  • Nada Surf - "Electricution" from the album If I Had A Hi-Fi.

BTW, if you post a review of Rock Solid on iTunes you could win a copy of that Nada Surf album!


What band did Martha Quinn interview that didn't pan out to well because they were rude to her? 3/3

— Rock Solid (@RockSolidShow) July 19, 2013

  Matt plays us out with Harvard fellow Nas - "New York State of Mind" from the album Illmatic.
Time Song Album Artist Who
00:05:00Don't Let Me DownRock SteadyNo DoubtPat
00:10:00Don't swallow the CapTrouble Will Find MeThe NationalGary
00:10:00Free For AllFree For AllTed NugentPat
00:10:00Silver & GoldHeart of NowhereNoah & The WhaleGary
00:15:00CarsThe Pleasure PrincipleGary NumanPat
00:15:00FoundationsMade of BricksKate NashGary
00:20:00Garden PartyGarden PartyRicky NelsonPat
00:20:00Don Henley Must DieOtisMojo NixonGary
00:20:00You Get What You GiveMaybe You've Been Brainwashed TooNew RadicalsPat
00:25:00Sing Me Spanish TechnoTwin CinemasThe New PornographersGary
00:25:00Don't Ever Wanna Lose YaNew EnglandNew EnglandPat
00:30:00Warm LeatheretteSingleThe NormalGary
00:30:00JoanneMagnetic SouthMichael NesmithPat
00:35:00Will the Circle Be UnbrokenWill the Circle Be UnbrokenNitty Gritty Dirt BandGary
00:35:00Sentimental Street7 WishesNight RangerPat
00:40:00Express YourselfStraight Outta ComptonNWAGary
00:45:00Something SpecialLand Of DreamsRandy NewmanPat
00:45:00Pillsself-titled debutNew York DollsGary
00:45:00Kinda I want toPretty Hate MachineNine Inch NailsGary
00:50:00EnchantedThe Wild HeartStevie NicksPat
00:50:00BuzzingPost-Minstrel SyndromeThe Negro ProblemGary
00:50:00Perfect KissLowlifeNew OrderGary
00:50:00Everybody TalksPicture ShowNeon TreesGary
00:50:00ElectricutionIf I Had A Hi-FiNada SurfGary
00:55:00N.Y. State of MindIllmaticNasMatt