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Episode 018: Duets

Episode 018: Duets
It takes two, baby, to tackle the subject of best duets! Pat and Gary come together to harmonize their favorites.

From November 10, 2011
00:00:00 Gary tries a new sign-in "How's everyone feelin' tonight?!"

Lots of reissues came out this month:

  • Achtung Baby - U2
  • Some Girls - Rolling Stones
  • Quaudrophenia - The Who

Gary introduces a new segment called

where he compares two songs to see if they are a little too similar.

  • Green Day - "Warning"
  • The Kinks - "Picture Book"

It's unanimous that this is a rip off!


Next, Gary calls for another segment of


Florence & The Machine's second album Ceremonials. They listen to "What the Water Gave Me"


Pat feels like it sounds like solo Annie Lennox, not in a bad way. He feels that it's slightly JUSTIFIED. Gary says it's fine, but he doesn't know when he would want to listen to it. Still, he feels it's UNWARRANTED, so, for the second week in a row this Buzzcut™ is a



Gary, who has gone segment crazy this episode, then launches into an improptu round of
Rock Solid: Title Fight


"Lonely Boy" by Andrew Gold


"Lonely Boy" by The Black Keys


Despite Gary viciously trying to bully Pat into admitting that The Black Keys version is better, Pat takes the wuss way out by saying that it's a draw [ed. note: this is all said with love, Pat and Gary]

00:13:10 This week's subject is introducted by playing the classic Marvin Gaye and Kim Weston song "It Takes Two"
00:14:55 Gary starts with a husband and wife team called The Mates of State - "Palomino" from the album Mountain Tops
00:16:40 On his follow-up to Bat Out of Hell, Meat Loaf played the roll of Sonny on the song "Dead Ringer for love" which he sang with Cher. This is off the Dead Ringer album.

Louis Prima and Keely Smith reminds Gary of his relationship with his wife: the big lummox and the dainty bird. He plays the classic "That Ol' Black Magic"

And interesting postscript, Louis tried to bang Gary's grandma back in the day.

00:22:35 Hey, why do the opposite-sex duos get all the fun? Kenny Loggins and Steve Perry proved that bros can duet too with their hit "Don't Fight it" from the High Adventure album.
00:24:10 Elvis Costello and Jenny Lewis sing a song about the Civil War with "Carpetbagger" from Acid Tongue
00:26:55 Stevie Nicks tried to repeat her past success with Tom Petty when she released "I will run to you" from the Wild Heart
00:29:25 Gary breaks out the whistle song Peter Bjorn and John - "Young Folks" from Writer's Block

cannot remain silent! With an impromptu segment of Law & Order: TSF he says that "Young Folks" sounds suspiciously like "Pumped Up Kicks"

00:32:55 Ray Davies put out a duet album of Kinks songs called See My Friends. On the album sang a cover of "Waterloo Sunset" with Matt Belknap's favorite singer-songwriter Jackson Browne.
00:36:05 Of course, Johnny Cash and June Carter sang the famous duet "Jackson" in 1963. A much, much less famous version is by Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazelwood.
00:39:55 Alison Krauss wanted to sing "Missing You", so why not call up John Waits to ride shotgun? From A Hundred miles or more
00:43:10 Gary brings out the French-est man ever: Serge Gainsbourg and Brigitte Bardot sing "Bonnie and Clyde" from an album of the same name.

A special guest comes in to introduct Pat's last duet



Paul reveals that his favorite duet is by two old, half-dead rockers: "I Ain't No Nice Guy" by Ozzy Osbourn and Lemmy from March ör Die

00:48:55 Gary was nervous to play his last song, because it always makes him cry [ed. note: y'know, like a little girl would]. Pal Shazar and Jules Shear - "Dreams Disolve in Tears" from The Healing Bones
00:52:00 Pat plays out with a song taken from a new DVD of the Ed Sullivan show. In the show Ed stiltingly introduces some lads from England who know how to play the rock n roll. The Rolling Stones with "Satisfaction"
Time Song Album Artist Who
00:13:10 It Takes Two Take Two Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston Gary
00:14:55 Palomino Mountain Top The Mates of State Gary
00:16:40 Dead Ringer for love Dead Ringer Meatloaf & Cher Pat
00:19:35 That Ol' Black magic That Ol' Black Magic Louis Prima & Keely Smith Gary
00:22:35 Don't Fight It High Adventure Kenny Loggins & Steve Perry Pat
00:24:10 Carpetbagger Acid Tongue Elvis Costello & Jenny Lewis Gary
00:26:55 I Will Run to you The Wild Heart Stevie Nicks & Tom Petty Pat
00:29:25 Young Folks Writer's Block Peter Bjorn and John Gary
00:32:55 Waterloo Sunset See My friends Ray Davies & Jackson Browne Pat
00:36:05 Jackson Single Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazelwood Gary
00:39:55 Missing You A hundred miles or more Alison Krauss & John Waits Pat
00:43:10 Bonnie and Clyde Bonnie and Clyde Serge Gainsbourg & Bridget Bardot Gary
00:46:20 I ain't no nice guy March ör Die Ozzy Osbourne and Lemmy Pat
00:48:55 Dreams Dissolve Into Tears The Healing Bones Pal Shazar & Jules Shear Gary
00:52:00 Satisfaction Ed Sullivan Show The Rolling Stones Pat

Episode 013: Rock Solid-opedia, Vol. A

Episode 013: Rock Solid-opedia Vol. A
Choice cuts from the "A" section of Pat & Gary's iTunes.

From October 6, 2011
00:00:00 It's Rock-Thirty, so it's time for Pat and Gary.

Gary gives the answers to last week's Name That Solo contest:

  • AC/DC - "Highway to Hell"
  • Thin Lizzy - "Boys Are Back In Town"
  • The Pixies - "Monkeys Gone To Heaven"
  • Steely Dan - "Reeling in the Years"
  • Funkadelic - "Maggot Brain"
  • Pat Benetar - "Shadows of the Night"
  • Weezer - "Buddy Holly"

Another "Not So Great Moments in Hip Hop History."

Ed McMahon singing the Free Credit Score Rap. So sad.

"It's hard out there for a gimp.'"

- Pat commenting on Ed M's skillz

Game time


The Letter "A" Quiz


•  She sold 12 million copies of her debut album Songs In A Minor.  Show answer

•  In ABBA, what do either one of the A's stand for?  Show answer

•  Kenny Loggins inspired by the work by A.A. Milne?  Show answer

•  Carrie Underwood sang what Heart song during American Idol?  Show answer

•  The hometown of Crissie Hynde and Devo?  Show answer

•  In the Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs' song "MAPS", what does the A stand for?  Show answer

00:10:30 Gary's first entry is some unapologetic grungy fun: Arches of Loaf - "Web In Front" (from Icky Loaf)
00:11:45 Pat kicks it off with American Hi-fi - "Flavor of the Week" from their self-titled debut album.
00:13:30 Gary feels that bands like American Hi-fi or Blink 182 should believe and belt out their melodies more. The Boss stops by to demonstrate how it's done.
00:13:45 Gary's next song has it all: pirate costumes, native American war paint, kookiness: Adam and the Ants - "Beat Our Guest" from Antics in the Forbidden Zone.
00:15:55 In Australia this band in called The Angels, but in God's Country (USA! USA! USA!) they're called Angel City - "Take A long line" from Face to Face

Gary had SOOOOOO many "A" artists that we wanted to play that he had to have a separate ceremony in the backroom of the Menchies in Encino. The turnout was disappointing, but he still wanted to play some of the highlights :

  • Award for Best Song by a Band Whose Greatness is Kinda Hard To Get Across in Just One Song: American Music Club - "Johnny Mathis' Feet"
  • Award for Best Song by a Band Who, If They Were The Subject of a Biopic, The Lead Singer Would Almost Certainly be Played by Patton Oswalt: Accept - "Balls To the Wall"
  • Best Jackie Chan Tribute: Ash - "Kung Fu"
00:20:55 Gary follows up with The Auteurs - "Showgirl" from New Wave
00:22:38 Pat serves us up some Fiona Apple - "Get Him Back" from Extraordinary Machine.

Gary hates this song. It's part of the Yacht Rock that Gary called Cuckold Rock, about wussy guys being wussies about being wronged. It's Ace with "How Long" from Five-A-Side.


Other offenders include:

00:28:30 Pat first heard this song during a promo for the show One Tree Hill. It got stuck in his head and now he's sharing it with us. Augustana - "Boston" from All the Stars and Boulevards
00:30:00 Gary shares another badly named band. Athenaeum - "What I Didn't Know" from Radiance
00:32:00 Before he took a puss pill, Pat liked Brian Adams - "Lonely Nights" from You want it you got it.

Gary checks back in with the ceremony at Menchies to see what's going on:

  • Best Song by a Properly Names Emo Band: The Academy Is - "About A Girl" from Fast Times at Barrington High
  • Best Drinking Song that will Make You Never Want to Drink Again: Azure Ray - "The Drinks We Drank Last Night" from Hold On Love
  • Best Band Named After a Middle Eastern Political Party or a Crocheted Hair Piece: The Afghan Whigs - "Gentlemen" from Gentlemen
00:36:05 Gary's digging this band right now, because they have something in common: they both have no musical ability. It's Art Brute - "Direct Hit" from It's a Bit Complicated.
00:38:10 StarchildPaul Stanley comes by to discuss why he's not as entrepreneurial as Gene Simmons.
00:39:00 Country and Celebrity Apprentice runner-up Trace Adkins sings a song that makes Pat cry like a little BITCH! Whoa, sorry! I channeled my inner frat boy there for a second. It's "You're gonna miss this" from American Man.
00:42:00 After Pat's trip to Bummertown, we take a lighter hearted detour with The Avalanches - "Since I Left You" from an album of the same name.
00:43:20 Pat turns to the bad boys from Boston: Aerosmith - "Lightning Strikes" from their underappreciated album Rock and a hard place.
00:45:15 Gary's next song is Jon Auer's cover of "Green Eyes" from the album 6 1/2
00:46:55 Pat's next song is a track by the "supergroup" Asia - "Finger on the Trigger" from Omega
00:49:00 It's like the old saying goes, you never forget your first. This was Gary's' first digital download from a music blog. It's Arkansas' Ashtray Babyhead - "Bomb" from the album Radio
00:51:10 Pat takes it on home with AC/DC - "Anything Goes" from Black Ice

Gary closes out the ceremony at Menchies:

  • Best 80s Pop Nugget by a Scotish and/or Austrailian Band - Male Vocalist: Aztec Camera - "Oblivious" from the album High Land, Hard Rain
  • Best 80s Pop Nugget by a Scotish and/or Austrailian Band - Female Vocalist: Altered Images - "I could be happy" from Pinky Blue
  • Best Electronic Album for People Who Think They Don't Like Electronic Music: Air - "Moon Safari" from an album of the same name
  • The Fruit and Fiber Lifetime Achievement Award: The Apples In Stereo
00:57:05 The boys end the show with "For Now" from the broadway show Avenue Q
Time Song Album Artist Who
00:10:30 Web in front Icky Loaf Arches of loaf Gary
00:11:45 Flavor of the Week American Hi-Fi American Hi-Fi Pat
00:13:45 Beat our guests Antics in the Forbidden Zone Adam and the ants Gary
00:15:55 Take a long line Face to Face Angel City Pat
00:18:00 Johnny Mathis' Feet Mercury American Music Club Gary
00:18:00 Balls to the wall Balls to the wall Accept Gary
00:18:00 Kung Fu 1977 Ash Gary
00:20:55 Showgirl New Wave The Auteurs Gary
00:22:38 Get Him Back Extraordinary Machine Fiona Apple Pat
00:24:50 How Long Five-A-Side Ace Gary
00:28:30 Boston All The start and boulevards Augustana Pat
00:30:00 What I didn't know Radiance Athenaeum Gary
00:32:00 Lonely Nights You want it, you got it Brian Adams Pat
00:34:20 About a girl fast times at barrington Hight The academy is Gary
00:34:20 The drinks we drank last night hold on love Azure ray gary
00:34:20 Gentlemen Gentlemen Afghan Whigs Gary
00:36:05 Direct Hit It's a bit complicated Art Brute Gary
00:39:00 You're gonna miss this American Man Trace Adkins Pat
00:42:00 Since I left You Since I left You The Avalanches Gary
00:43:20 Lightning Strikes Rock and a hard place Aerosmith Pat
00:45:15 green eyes 6 ½ Jon Auer Gary
00:46:55 Finger on the trigger Omega Asia Pat
00:49:00 Bomb Radio Ashtray Babyhead Gary
00:51:10 Anything goes black Ice AC/CD Pat
00:53:50 Oblivious High land, hard rain Aztec camera Gary
00:53:50 I could be happy pinky blue altered images gary
00:53:50 moon safari moon safari air gary
00:53:50 The apples in Stereo gary
00:57:05 for now The original broadway cast Avenue Q Gary

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

Episode 001: Debut Albums

Episode 001: Debut Albums
On the premiere episode of their new podcast, Pat and Gary compare their top 5 favorite debut albums.
From July 15, 2011

00:00:00The Starchild introduces us to the podcast
00:02:00We learn about Mr. Gary Lucy's comedy and music background
"If these walls could talk, they'd say 'Pat, get out.'"

- Pat Francis
00:03:30Gary wants to break down the musical walls the separate the people
00:04:25"We're going to be the Siskel and Ebert of musical podcast scene. And by that I mean that I have a brain tumor and Gary has jaw cancer"
00:05:50We learn from Gary that The Replacements have a song called Gary's Got A Boner.
00:07:20Gary kicks it off with Violent Femmes by the Violent Femmes.
"It seems tame now, but at the time I thought 'are these guys serial killers?'"
00:10:00Pat chooses The Pretenders by The Pretenders.
"Top to bottom, a great, great album."
00:12:00From Gary: Is This It? The Strokes.
"The most recent debut album that made me go 'wow!'"
00:15:19Pat: Van Halen's self-titled album
00:18:20Gary: Exile in Guyville by Liz Phair
A track-by-track reply to the Stones Exile on Main Street. Gary cannot BELIEVE that Pat doesn't like Exile on Main Street.
00:22:40Pat: "A perfect power pop record of the 90s." New Miserable Experience by The Gin Blossoms
00:24:45Gary: Greetings from Asbury Park by Bruce Springsteen. Manfred Mann's got nothin' on the Boss, according to Pat.
Fun fact: Bruce wrote "Hungry Hearts" for the Ramones and "Fire" was supposed to be for Elvis.
00:27:26Pat: The Cars selft-titled debut
"One of the best side ones in history"
00:30:50Gary's #1 choice: 3 Feet High and Rising by De La Soul
"Nothing like it before or after. The greatest debut album of all time."
00:33:08Pat: Bat Out of Hell by Meatloaf
00:30:00What didn't make the list:
• Appetitie for Destruction by Guns and Roses
• Boston by Boston
• The Knack by The Knack
• Blizzard of Oz by Ozzy
• Outlandos d'Amour by The Police
Sports Illustrated: All-Time Top 40 Sports Songs
00:40:35 Hi quality JPGs of album covers.

00:07:20Violent FemmesViolent FemmesGary
00:10:00The PretendersThe PretendersPat
00:12:00Is This It?The StrokesGary
00:15:19Van HalenVan HalenPat
00:18:20Exile in GuyvilleLiz PhairGary
00:22:40New Miserable ExperienceGin BlossomsPat
00:24:45Greatings from Asbury ParkBruce SpringsteenGary
00:27:26The CarsThe CarsPat
00:30:503 Feet High and RisingDe La SoulGary
00:33:08Bat Out Of HellMeatloafPat