Episode 161: 1 Word

Episode 161: 1 Word
Pat and Co-Host Murray Valeriano keep it simple this week by playing songs that only have "1 Word" song titles.
From August 14, 2014

With your hosts:

Pat Francis

Murray Valeriano

00:00:00 Pat welcomes us to the show. Kyle's got a headache. He was out late last night at the bar. You know these young kids, glugging down alcoholic drink after alcoholic drink. In Kyle's case, it was only 3 beers and a sprite and vodka, but that's no excuse for shirking his duties in favor of a frosty brew.
Before we get into today's topic, Pat has some new music from 2014 to play for us. First up is the new album from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers called Hypnotic Eye. Pat plays "American Dream Plan B". We're recording this episode today at 7:30 in the morning, so Murray isn't feeling too peckish.
00:05:00 Murray's the hardest person to schedule with, according to Pat. Probably too busy stealing music. Pat plays another song from the new Petty album, "Forgotten Man". Pat thinks the album is okay, not great. It's not rocking enough. Murray likes an artist who grows and changes. Speaking of Petty, he's giving away free tickets to his concerts on his Twitter. What a guy.
Stop the presses, Pat's actually got a new band. From their debut album Sun Structures, it's Temples with the song "Shelter Song". Murray is clamoring to illegally download that one. Pat finds the album a bit too overproduced, like the HAIM CD. Kyle has no input on such a matter because he listens to melodic death metal.
00:10:00 I felt a great disturbance in the force. As if a pair of leather pants cried out in pain, then was suddenly silenced. Figures, because Pat's got new stuff from Loverboy. Pat plays "Fire Me Up" from the new album Unfinished Business. Murray is not a fan. Pat tries to defend Loverboy like the fool he is, but to no avail.
Murray enjoying the sweet sounds of Loverboy.
Pat plays two songs from Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol 1.. First it's "Hooked on a Feeling" by Blue Swede.
00:15:00 Then Pat plays "Come and Get Your Love" by Redbone. Kyle likes the song, surprisingly.
Today's topic is the opposite of last week's. Instead of long song titles, it's song titles with just one word. Thank Christ, my fingers could use the extra relief. But wait! Murray has an example of a long song title: "Several Species of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together in a Cave and Grooving with a Pict" by Pink Floyd.
Murray also has an intro song for today's show. Off their album Achtung Baby, it's U2 with "One". Murray never has to hear U2 play "One" ever again. And they probably don't have to play it either.
00:20:00 Murray starts us off. There are mental patient songs, but Murray has temporary insanity songs. He'll listen to them over and over again for a month and be done with them. He casts them aside like yesterday's garbage, the heartless bastard. His first pick is by a band called The Weeks. Off their album Comeback Cadillac, it's "Buttons".
Pat's first pick is by Elton John. Off his album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, it's a song called "Harmony".
00:25:00 Elton can't sing them live like he used to. Or maybe he can, who knows. What happened to Elton? Pat wonders. He's spent. He wrote a million great songs in, like, 8 years. Elton blew his musical load and can't get it back to his former erect glory. It's been a soggy six since the 80s.
Murray doesn't want to play women's name songs. On another note, Pat saw Helen Slater, a.k.a. Christian Slater's sister and the girl from The Legend of Billie Jean. She doesn't play tennis, so don't ask. Murray plays his next pick, "Audience" by Cold War Kids off their E.P. Behave Yourself. Murray claims to have the oldest song today. Move over Pat, there's a new sheriff in town.
Australia is on tap for Pat's next pick. Off their album Face to Face, it's Angel City with their song "Marseilles".
00:30:00 Murray's birthday is August 18. That's four days from today, so Happy Birthday Murray! He'll be 40-years-old. Or 40-years-young as I like to say, tee-hee. Murray's next pick is the most romantic song he's ever heard. Off their self-titled album, it's Santo & Johnny with "Sleepwalk".
We all know the bird is the word, but did you know that another word is the word? It's Pat's next pick too! The song is "Grease" by Frankie Valli from the Grease Soundtrack. That movie takes place in the 50s, so naturally the song is disco.
00:35:00 Murray used to hate this next pick, but he liked them on SNL. The song is "Fireproof" by The National off their album Trouble Will Find Me. Pat questions the one-wordiness of "Fireproof," but it's true. The National also have a documentary called "Mistaken for Strangers."
Speaking of strangers, it's the title of Pat's next pick. Off the album Modern Times, it's "Stranger" by Jefferson Starship. What Murray loves about Grace Slick is that she knows that no one wants to see an old person sing.
00:40:00 Pat thinks Jefferson Starship is a good band, but they get held back by Starship and their shit. Pat calls "We Built This City" "the best bad song ever written." There's another documentary called David Bowie: Five Years about the five most important years of David Bowie's career.
Murray's next pick is by Ray LaMontagne. The song is "Supernova" off the album Supernova. Murray and his wife saw Ray LaMontagne and David Gray. It was an awful show, the onus mainly on David Gray. Pat saw Queen and Adam Labert. He prefers Queen and No One.
00:45:00 Great segment, Pat, because that is the next song. Off their self-titled debut album, it's Queen with "Liar". Adam Lambert is good, but he's no Freddie. He's certainly got the flamboyance, but he doesn't rock like Freddie.
Murray's next pick is another of his temporary insanity songs. The song is "Hurricane" by MS MR off their album Secondhand Rapture. We got some Mr. Mister jokes, which is very topical.
"Please talk about us… please."
Up next is friend of the show John Waite. He's an important star, so Pat had to pay to bring him to the studio via chauffeured car. Off his new album Rough & Tumble, the song is "Evil".
00:50:00 Waite wrote songs on that album with Kyle Cook from Matchbox Twenty. Murray used to work for MTV and watched music videos endlessly. He learned to hate rap and like Matchbox Twenty. Then we get a few minutes of various gobbledegook. Pat hates when a song, band, and album is the same name. Okay. The band Box of Frogs gets brought up, whoever the blue hell they are. Anvil sucks. Can Murray name 4 Loverboy songs? He can name 3. Pat rattles off some Loverboy songs.
00:55:00 We go back to U2 for Murray's next pick. Off the album Pop, the song is called "Gone". Pop has some good songs on it. Murray tries to pull a fast one and steal some music. He claims to not be, but he's a liar, we know it.
Pat's next pick had her album rejected by the US record labels. Off her album Shine, it's Cyndi Lauper with "Shine". Pat finds Cyndi's voice a bit cartoony.
Pat has an email for us, teasing the future recording of a special guest episode. Who is it? Whoever could it be? Maybe we'll never know.
01:00:00 Nah, just kidding, it's Susanna Hoffs from The Bangles! And Matt Belknap will return as special guest producer! The episode records on September 3. But the revelry is short lived because Pat starts yelling at Murray about futzing with his mic stand. Pat is very anal about the podcast.
Murray's next pick is with Bob Mould's band Sugar. Off their album Copper Blue, the song is "Helpless". Should we get Bob Mould in here? Hey, once he's in, he's hard to get out. Ba dum bum. We follow this up with bad Arnold Schwarzenegger impressions, so brace for that.
01:05:00 Pat's next pick is the B-side to the Bon Jovi single "It's My Life". The song is called "Hush". Murray chastises Bon Jovi for recycling song lyrics. Murray thinks that he is lazy, but Pat forgives him.
"Is P.U. one word?"
- Murray, with the line of the episode.
Pat does not have Murray's next pick and it baffles Murray. Off the album Electric Warrior, it's T. Rex with "Jeepster".
01:10:00 Let's show The Beatles some love as Pat's next pick. The song is "Rain" from the compilation album Hey Jude.
Murray's next pick is by Bad Religion. Off their album Stranger than Fiction, the song is called "Infected". Murray gives a shout out to the guy who yells at him for not playing enough punk. There. He played punk. Now shut up.
Pat's next pick is Joan Jett and the Blackhearts and is off their album Sinner. The song is "Androgynous".
01:15:00 Kyle worked at MTV too and worked on the Real World search. A girl came up to him and said she was androgynous. Then she asked Kyle how to spell androgynous.
Murray warms up the pipes and speaks the Spanish intro to his next pick. Off the album Ritual de lo Habitual, it's Jane's Addiction with "Stop!". I took twelve years of Spanish, so I can fairly say that Murray is "no bueno" when it comes to speaking it.
Pat's next pick is by Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band. Off the not-so-great album It's a Mystery, Pat plays "Manhattan".
01:20:00 Put on the kilt, Murray's next pick is Donovan. Off his album Barabajagal, it's the song "Barabajagal". Hey, sometimes you gotta make up your own words, folks.
Pat's next pick is "Nobody" by The Doobie Brothers off their self-titled album. The Doobie Brothers were on What's Happening!! and Rerun tried stealing the concert via tape recorder. Murray would be proud.
Okay, there's not that much time left, so we're gonna do a round of doubles. First up, Murray plays "Thirteen" by Big Star off the album #1 Record. Then he plays "Rio" off of Rio by Duran Duran.
Pat's first twofer starts with Billy Joel. It's "Surprises" off the album The Nylon Curtain.
01:25:00 Then Pat plays "Insensitive" by Jann Arden off the album Living Under June.
Murray's second-to-last pick has a one word name himself, Beck. He plays "Hotwax" off of Odelay.
Pat's last pick is by Aerosmith. The song is "Jaded" from the album Just Push Play. Murray enjoys post-reunion Aerosmith, when they got clean.
Murray's last pick takes place while Pat takes a phone call. Off the album Crazy for You, it's "Boyfriend" by Best Coast.
01:30:00 Pat gives out the plugs. Murray thanks some listeners for sending him music.
We're all done here, so Kyle plays us out with "Chemicals" by Chasing Victory off the album Fiends.
Time Song Album Artist Who
00:00:00 American Dream Plan B Hypnotic Eye Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Pat (New Music Roundup)
00:05:00 Forgotten Man Hypnotic Eye Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Pat (New Music Roundup)
00:05:00 Shelter Song Sun Structures Temples Pat (New Music Roundup)
00:10:00 Fire Me Up Unfinished Business Loverboy Pat (New Music Roundup)
00:10:00 Hooked on a Feeling Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1 Blue Swede Pat (New Music Roundup)
00:15:00 Come and Get Your Love Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1 Redbone Pat (New Music Roundup)
00:15:00 One Achtung Baby U2 Murray
00:20:00 Buttons Comeback Cadillac The Weeks Murray
00:20:00 Harmony Goodbye Yellow Brick Road Elton John Pat
00:25:00 Audience Behave Yourself Cold War Kids Murray
00:25:00 Marseilles Face to Face Angel City Pat
00:30:00 Sleepwalk Santo & Johnny Santo & Johnny Murray
00:30:00 Grease Grease: The Original Soundtrack from the Motion Picture Frankie Valli Pat
00:35:00 Fireproof Trouble Will Find Me The National Murray
00:35:00 Stranger Modern Times Jefferson Starship Pat
00:40:00 Supernova Supernova Ray LaMontagne Murray
00:45:00 Liar Queen Queen Pat
00:45:00 Hurricane Secondhand Rapture MS MR Murray
00:45:00 Evil Rough & Tumble John Waite Pat
00:55:00 Gone Pop U2 Murray
00:55:00 Shine Shine Cyndi Lauper Pat
01:00:00 Helpless Copper Blue Sugar Murray
01:05:00 Hush It's My Life Bon Jovi Pat
01:05:00 Jeepster Electric Warrior T. Rex Murray
01:10:00 Rain Hey Jude The Beatles Pat
01:10:00 Infected Stranger than Fiction Bad Religion Murray
01:10:00 Androgynous Sinner Joan Jett and the Blackhearts Pat
01:15:00 Stop! Ritual de lo Habitual Jane's Addiction Murray
01:15:00 Manhattan It's a Mystery Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band Pat
01:20:00 Barabajagal Barabajagal Donovan Murray
01:20:00 Nobody The Doobie Brothers The Doobie Brothers Pat
01:20:00 Thirteen #1 Record Big Star Murray
01:20:00 Rio Rio Duran Duran Murray
01:20:00 Surprises The Nylon Curtain Billy Joel Pat
01:25:00 Insensitive Living Under June Jann Arden Pat
01:25:00 Hotwax Odelay Beck Murray
01:25:00 Jaded Just Push Play Aerosmith Pat
01:25:00 Boyfriend Crazy for You Best Coast Murray
01:30:00 Chemicals Fiends Chasing Victory Kyle (closing song)