Episode 171: Turned 21



Episode 171: Turned 21
Pat once again welcomes the extremely generous Travis Kennedy to the Co-Host chair as they both play songs from the years they turned 21.
From October 23, 2014

With your host:

Pat Francis

00:00:00 Pat welcomes us to the show. Today we have a special guest co-host. It's the return of Travis Kennedy. Travis first co-hosted on the Comic-Kaze episode. Now he's back because he donated to the Pop Culture Beast Kickstarter. Travis looks good, he lost 40 pounds. He's on that new heroin diet. Travis came here with his friend James Alvarez. They have a podcast called Plain Zero with two other guys. They also have a webcomic called The Obscure Gentlemen. It's like a vulgar Peanuts, riffing on pop culture. One of the elements of their podcast is looking at older movies and seeing if they hold up. According to Travis, The Emperor's New Groove does not hold up. Thanks, I'll let my eight-year-old self know.
00:05:00 Can't Hardly Wait holds up. Mallrats holds up. Pat thinks The Goonies doesn't hold up, but he's only seen it once, so what the hell does he know? But enough about movies, what's going on with Kyle this week? He got a little tipsy last night. Kyle went to an Irish bar and drank some Guinness. He could drink up to 6 Guinness. Pat is astounded at that. I am too, the man is a bean sprout. What's his secret? Youth.
Before we begin with today's topic, Pat has another edition of New Music Roundup for us all. Mr. Big have a new album coming out called …The Stories We Could Tell. He plays quick snippets of four songs: "Gotta Love the Ride", "I Forget to Breathe""Cinderella Smile", and "The Monster in Me". It's generic, but it isn't bad. Pat likes it, and Travis and Kyle don't care.
00:10:00 Rock and Roll is dead, according to Gene Simmons. Okay Gene. Gene quit Twitter, so Pat needs to find someone else to hassle. Let's ask Ace Frehley a question. Hey Ace, is Gene Simmons a total asshole?



Travis has a question: Is it true that God Gave Rock and Roll to You?

Today's topic: Songs from the year that Pat and Travis turned 21. Travis turned 21 in 2003. Kyle turned 21 in 2010. Pat turned 21 in 1985. Pat's old, in case you didn't know. Travis starts us off with his first pick. Off their album Just One More, it's Mad Caddies with their song "Last Breath". Does Travis like ska? He grew up in Orange County in the mid-90s, of course he does.
00:15:00 Pat's first pick is by Loverboy. The song is "Lovin' Every Minute of It off the album Lovin' Every Minute of It". It was written by Mutt Lange, which is why it sounds very Def Leppard-y.
Travis' next pick is by my fellow Bostonians, Dropkick Murphys. Off the album Blackout, it's "Walk Away".
Up next for Pat is some solo Roger Daltrey. Off his album Under a Raging Moon, the song is called "After the Fire". There are references to Matt Dillon, Dom DeLuise, and video tapes, which IN NO WAY dates the song. Pat has a Who giveaway. Name five of the drummers on the Daltrey song "Under a Raging Moon" in an email to Pat@popculturebeast.com and he will send you a copy of The Who FAQ. It's a nice big book all about The Who. Don't forget to include your mailing address people!
00:20:00 Travis' next pick are the band Muse. Off the album Absolution, it's the song "Stockholm Syndrome". Kyle does not like it, he thinks it is too theatric. Kyle and Travis are both wearing comic book t-shirts. They think the new Batman vs. Superman movie looks cool, but it will probably be a mess. You can't do an Avengers too soon, DC. You gotta stretch them out like Marvel did.
Pat doesn't like a Mick Jagger solo album. He LOVES it. In this case, he plays "Lonely at the Top" off the album She's the Boss. Kyle seems down today. He isn't his usual chipper self. Perhaps too much Guinness. Travis had a rough night too, watching Demolition Man and Doctor Who. We get into a brief discussion about Doctor Who. Old Doctor Who is silly to look at. New Doctor Who is big. The new Doctor, Peter Capaldi, is older and not hunky like the last Doctor, Matt Smith. The 9th Doctor, Christopher Eccleston, was only on for one season. Pat wants to know why Roger Daltrey wasn't on Doctor Who? He also doesn't understand the whole Regeneration thing so Travis explains it to him.
Editor's note: Capaldi is absolutely killing it as the 12th Doctor.
I suppose in order to get in Pat's good graces, Travis' next pick is a cover of a Cheap Trick song. Off the album Anthem, it's "Surrender" by Less Than Jake. Another ska song, but it's very punky.
00:30:00 Pat has never played his next pick on the podcast before. It's Corey Hart and his song "Never Surrender" off the album Boy in the Box. Damn those Canadian heartthrobs. First Corey Hart, now Bieber. Keep your damn heartthrobs inside your borders, Canada! Where the hell is Corey Hart? He won a bunch of Juno Awards and now he's… where? Kyle looks up pictures of Corey Hart. Bryan Adams could kick his ass. No pictures of Bryan Adams though, he has a skin condition it seems. Speaking of skin, Pat notices Travis' arm tattoo. It's an Ace playing card because of the movie Rounders. Get it? Because Travis always has an ACE UP HIS SLEEVE! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!
00:35:00 Travis' corny jokes aside, it's his turn again. He plays "Hello Tomorrow" by Zebrahead off the album MFZB.
Remember the 4-hour marathon podcast a few weeks ago that was about Tom Petty? Well, Pat isn't done with that man just yet. Off the album Southern Accents, the song is "Rebels". Pat thinks Weird Al missed the boat by not doing a parody song called "I am Barney Rubble." Good one, Pat. Will Billy Idol be on this podcast? Maybe. Will Billy Idol's shirt be on this podcast? Most likely no. Will we have a member of The Monkees on the podcast? Pat leaves it at that.
"Will Alanis Morissette be on the podcast?"
- Pat

"Well, you oughta know."
- Kyle, with the line of the episode.
00:40:00 Travis has another ska cover for us. Off the album Friend or Foe?, it's The Forces of Evil with their version of Van Halen's "Dance the Night Away". Travis is being a real ska guy this episode, but he says he blew his ska load and has no more ska songs left to play.
Pat's next pick is by Talking Heads off the album Little Creatures. The song is "And She Was". Travis celebrates Talking Heads' entire… greatest hits album. The song is perfect for an 80s montage. Pat, Kyle, and Travis are out clothes shopping. Kyle keeps trying on outfits but Pat and Travis keep shaking their heads. Finally Kyle comes out with the right outfit and Pat and Travis give him the thumbs up while nodding. Somebody get me a time machine, we got a movie to make!
Travis' next pick is a band called Brand New. Off their album Deja Entendu, the song is called "Sic Transit Gloria…Glory Fades".
00:45:00 Kyle and Travis chit chat for a bit. It seems they have a lot in common. Pat, jealous teenager that he is, decides to give them a double dose of shit as revenge. Two artists co-wrote a song, then each recorded their own version of the song. The song is called No Lookin' Back". First up is Michael McDonald off the album No Lookin' Back. Open your mouth, Michael. E-nun-ci-ate. The other version is by Kenny Loggins off the album Vox Humana. Kenny took a pussy song and pussied it up even more. Congrats, Kenny. Note to self: don't make Pat Francis jealous.
Travis shakes off Pat's double dose of hot garbage juice to play his next pick. Off the album The Artist in the Ambulance, it's Thrice with "Stare at the Sun".
00:50:00 Move over Travis, we have an extra special guest in studio to introduce Pat's next song: Paul Stanley!



Off the album Asylum, it's "Tears Are Falling" by Kiss. If Travis was in Kiss, Paul would call him The Possum. Let's ask Ace another question. Hey Ace, does Gene wear a wig?



00:55:00 Travis' next pick is pop-punk darlings Blink-182. By the way, Pat JUST got the "Take Off Your Pants and Jacket" joke. Again, Pat is an old man. His mind just isn't as sharp as it used to be, the poor guy. Travis plays "Easy Target" off their self-titled album. Travis does a great Tom DeLonge impression. Tom sounds like a cartoon character. Pat lost all of his Blink-182 in the Great Crash of 2014.
Pat's next pick is by a guy named Jimmy Barnes from Australia. He plays a song called "I'd Die to Be with You Tonight" off of his self-titled album. Jimmy Barnes has 14 Australian top 40 albums with his band Cold Chisel, 13 charting solo albums, including 9 number one singles. He has the highest number of hit albums of ANY Australian artist. Yet, we don't know anything about him. Pretty odd thing to think about.
This show has been a mess, mostly because of Pat and Travis' awful jokes. But Travis did donate to the Kickstarter, so we forgive him and thank him. Garon now has a better website because of it.
01:00:00 Travis' next pick is "This Celluloid Dream" by AFI off the album Sing the Sorrow.
Pat's next pick is an 80s classic from The Breakfast Club Soundtrack. It's "Don't You (Forget About Me)" by Simple Minds. Which John Hughes movies hold up, Pat asks. The Breakfast Club holds up. Weird Science holds up in a goofy way. Pat wants Travis to watch Baby's Day Out. How about a sequel called Baby's Night Out? Call up Hollywood, we've got another movie. Pat thinks Adventures in Babysitting holds up, but he doesn't like that the word "fuck" is in it because he wants to show it to his daughters but can't.
01:05:00 Uh oh. Cover your children's' ears, folks. It's the return of
Let's hear what Dirty iPod has to say today:
"Last night I banged this chick. Would you like to smell my earbuds?"
You're such a hound dog, Dirty iPod. I hope you wore protection."
"Hello Travis. Nice to see your fucking face again."
Come on now, Dirty iPod. Travis is our guest. And why do you pronounce "nice" as "niece?" Are you from Slovenia or something?
"Listen to Travis's podcast called 'The Obscure Gentlecocks.'"
Dirty iPod! That's not the name of Travis' podcast! Do your homework, man.
"My favorite band is The Go-Go's because those bitches rock my dick off."
Well Belinda Carlisle was a bit on the heftier side. Dirty iPod, are you a chubby chaser?
Dirty iPod has left us once again, going back into the dirty semen cave that he emerged from. Travis plays his next pick. It's Rancid and their song "Fall Back Down", off the album Indestructible.
01:10:00 A short man from Minnesota, a.k.a. Prince, is Pat's next pick. He plays "Raspberry Beret" off the album Around the World in a Day. Travis jokes that Prince really came into his own with the Batman soundtrack. Yeesh, what an awful album. What were the executives thinking? "Gee, we need someone to do the Batman movie soundtrack. Who would you automatically associate with Batman? I know… Prince!"
Yet another special guest arrived, except this time he is an actual person. It's Garon Cockrell! He shakes Travis' hand. Garon went to the fair today. There was a lot of batter and fried grease foods, most of which were already lining the inside of the fairgoers' stomachs. Fat people EVERYWHERE.
This man is so fat, his back has manboobs.
01:15:00 Travis has another punk song for us. Off the album The War on Errorism, it's "Mattersville" by NOFX.
01:15:00 Pat shows some love for the ladies with his next pick, "Would I Lie to You?" by Eurythmics from their album Be Yourself Tonight. Pat thinks Annie Lennox is hot. Travis thinks she looks like Gozer the Gozerian. Pat doesn't like Ghostbusters. He doesn't know why, he just doesn't like it. Travis feels the same way about sushi. Travis likes Ghostbusters II just because of the Janosz Poha character. Pat's favorite actors are Ernie Hudson and Annie Potts. I honestly don't know if he's joking.
01:20:00 We get some brief Indiana Jones talk. Raiders of the Lost Ark is a little slow moving. And Indiana Jones has practically no effect on the ending. Pat loves Crystal Skull. Kidding, kidding. Let's just all forget about that, shall we?
Travis' second to last pick is by The Offspring. Off their album Splinter, it's called "The Noose". We get some quick plugs. Pat reviewed the Arrow season 2 Blu-ray on Popculturebeast.com. He doesn't watch the show, by the way. Pat gives some reasons why he likes Arrow. It doesn't go swimmingly. You can find Travis on Twitter @ObscureTrevor.
01:25:00 Pat's last pick is by a band called The Hooters. The song is "And We Danced" off their album Nervous Night. Travis has a contest of his own for the listeners. Write a review for his podcast Plain Zero on iTunes, DM him on Twitter, he will pick a reviewer at random, and buy them a Rock Solid t-shirt. Everybody wins!
Travis's last pick is "Blood Red Summer" by Coheed and Cambria from their album In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3.
01:30:00 We're all done here. Pat thanks Travis again for donating and being a guest co-host again. Perhaps he'll be back again when he donates for Pardcast-athon. Kyle takes us out with the appropriate "21 Forever" by Punchline off their album Delightfully Pleased.
The most iconic handshake since Arafat and Rabin.
Time Song Album Artist Who
00:05:00 Gotta Love the Ride …The Stories We Could Tell Mr. Big Pat (New Music Roundup)
00:05:00 I Forget to Breathe …The Stories We Could Tell Mr. Big Pat (New Music Roundup)
00:05:00 Cinderella Smile …The Stories We Could Tell Mr. Big Pat (New Music Roundup)
00:05:00 The Monster in Me …The Stories We Could Tell Mr. Big Pat (New Music Roundup)
00:10:00 Last Breath Just One More Mad Caddies Travis
00:15:00 Lovin' Every Minute of It Loverboy Loverboy Pat
00:15:00 Walk Away Blackout Dropkick Murphys Travis
00:15:00 After the Fire Under a Raging Moon Roger Daltrey Pat
00:20:00 Stockholm Syndrome Absolution Muse Travis
00:25:00 Lonely at the Top She's the Boss Mick Jagger Pat
00:25:00 Surrender Anthem Less Than Jake Travis
00:30:00 Never Surrender Boy in the Box Corey Hart Pat
00:35:00 Hello Tomorrow MFZB Zebrahead Travis
00:35:00 Rebels Southern Accents Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Pat
00:40:00 Dance the Night Away Friend or Foe? Thrice Travis
00:40:00 And She Was Little Creatures Talking Heads Pat
00:40:00 Sic Transit Gloria…Glory Fades Deja Entendu Brand New Travis
00:45:00 No Lookin' Back No Lookin' Back Michael McDonald Pat
00:45:00 No Lookin' Back Vox Humana Kenny Loggins Pat
00:45:00 Stare at the Sun The Artist in the Ambulance Thrice Travis
00:50:00 Tears Are Falling Kiss Kiss Pat
00:55:00 Easy Target Blink-182 Blink-182 Travis
00:55:00 I'd Die to Be with You Tonight Jimmy Barnes Jimmy Barnes Pat
01:00:00 This Celluloid Dream Sing the Sorrow AFI Travis
01:00:00 Don't You (Forget About Me) The Breakfast Club Soundtrack Simple Minds Pat
01:05:00 Fall Back Down Indestructible Rancid Travis
01:10:00 Raspberry Beret Around the World in a Day Prince Pat
01:15:00 Mattersville The War of Errorism NOFX Travis
01:15:00 Would I Lie to You? Be Yourself Tonight Eurythmics Pat
01:20:00 The Noose Splinter The Offspring Travis
01:25:00 And We Danced Nervous Night The Hooters Pat
01:25:00 Blood Red Summer In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3 Coheed and Cambria Travis
01:30:00 21 Forever Delightfully Pleased Punchline Kyle