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Episode 019: Road Trip!


Episode 019: Road Trip!
It's a Rock Solid road trip -- so behave yourself or we'll turn this podcast right around!

From November 17, 2011
00:00:00 Gary starts out by (uncomfortably) complimenting Pat on his handsomeness and the general attractiveness of Pat and his wife as a couple. Pat accepts the compliments hesitantly.
00:01:45 Pat reveals that he's been listening to Journey's Greatest Hits Vol. 2 all week. It uses the word "hits" loosely.
00:03:15 Rock Solid's Facebook page has reached the 500 follower mark!
00:04:40

Gary presents a very special edition of

The legendary unfinished Beach Boys album Smile was finally released this week. Gary plays the song "Vegetables," which reportedly has a percussively chomped-on carrot that was eaten by Paul McCartney.

"Is this The Wiggles?'"

- Pat, listening to Smile
00:11:55

After some hemming and hawing, Gary proclaims that the buzz for Smile is

00:13:00 The gang kicks off this week's topic, songs with a geographic name in the title, by playing the Red Hot Chili Peppers' song "Road Trippin" from Californiacation.
00:15:40 Pat starts it off appropriately with "Say Goodbye to Hollywood" from Billy Joel's 1976 album Turnstiles.
00:16:35 Gary forgot his phone, so we have to stop at "Van Nuys" - by Los Abandoned from Mix Tape.
00:18:55 Pat forgot his ATM card, so they have to stay in "California" - by Lenny Kravitz from Baptism. Gary applauds Pat's bravery for playing the over-criticized LK.
00:21:30

Gary now goes all the way over to Florida for Wayne Cochran (aka "The White Knight of Soul") "Going Back to Miami" from Get Down With it


Just look at that glorious bastard

Ed. note: I do not know how it is humanly possible that I have never seen or heard of this magnificent being before. Now that I know of The White Knight, For the first time in my life I feel that I am whole.

 

00:24:25 Jesus, Pat! He left his curling iron on, so we have to stay in "California" with The Casanovas - from the album All Night Long
00:26:40 Gary and That Dog takes us back to 1990s "Minneapolis" - from their album Retreat from the Sun.
00:30:30 Okay, we're all ready to go, right? What's that...? GODDAMN IT PAT!! You didn't stop the mail?!? Fine, here's "California" from The Awakening` by Melissa Ethridge.
00:33:15 Gary, (a man who actually has his shit together, Pat!) plays for us "Chicago" by Sufjan Stevens from the appropriately named album C'mon, feel the Illinois.
00:35:50 Alright Pat, you have one last shot. What have you got? "California" from The Babies' album Head First? You, Patrick Francis, can go straight to "HELL!!
00:38:35 Gary pulls through again while others languish in the southwest. Here's "El Paso" from Hit by a train by The Old 97s
00:39:10 Guess what? Pat plays another fucking California song, this one is "California" by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers from the album Pat Is Playing Too Many California Songs (aka She's The One)
00:41:20

 

  • It's the 40th anniversary of Queen, so all of Queen CDs have been remastered. Plus, a sweet book titled Forty Years of Queen is now available for under $30.
00:42:35 Gary closes out with The Hold Steady song "Sequestered In Memphis" from Stay Positive.
Time Song Album Artist Who
00:13:00 Road Trippin' Californiacation Red Hot Chili Peppers Pat
00:15:40 Say goodbye to Hollywood Turnstiles Billy Joel Pat
00:16:35 Van Nuys Mix Tape Los Abandoned Gary
00:18:55 California Baptism Lenny Kravitz Pat
00:21:30 Goin' Back to Miami Get Down With It Wayne Cochran Gary
00:24:25 California All Night Long The Cassanovas Pat
00:26:40 Minnesota Retreat from the sun That Dog Gary
00:30:30 California The Awakening Melissa Ethridge Pat
00:33:15 Chicago C'mon Feel the Illinoise Sufjan Stevens Gary
00:35:50 California Head First The Babies Pat
00:38:35 El Paso Hit By a Train The Old 97s Gary
00:39:10 California She's the one Tom Petty & the heartbreakers Pat
00:42:35 Sequestered In Memphis Stay Positive The Hold Steady Gary

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?!"
00:01:30

Lots of reissues came out this month:

  • Achtung Baby - U2
  • Some Girls - Rolling Stones
  • Quaudrophenia - The Who
00:02:35

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!

00:05:20

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

 

00:09:20

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

 

"Lonely Boy" by Andrew Gold

vs.

"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.
00:19:35

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
00:32:05

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.
00:46:20

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 015: Got Your Number



Episode 015: Got Your Number
Gary and Pat pick their favorite songs with numbers in the title.

From October 20, 2011
00:00:00 Gary and Pat start out the show talking about the weird noises that Midnight Oil made in the "Beds Are Burning" song.
00:01:20

Matt lays down the law with the boys by making each of them drop three songs. [ed. note: clearly, he has gone mad with power]
00:02:25 Gary blanantly disregards Matt by playing one of the songs in the background, namely "Mondo 77" by Looper from The Geometrid.
00:03:40

Rolling Stone's Celebrity Playlists

Which would you rather listen to?
Playlist A Playlist B Playlist C
  • Bob Marley
  • Peter Tosh
  • Toots and the Maytolls
  • Greg Issacs
  • Burning Spear
  • The Rolling Stones
  • Alice Cooper
  • Queen
  • Led Zeppelin
  • Talking Heads
  • Beyonce
  • Maroon 5
  • Kelly Clarkson
  • Dixie Chicks
  • Celo Green
This belongs to...  Show answer
This belongs to... Show answer
This belongs to... Show answer
Both Pat and Matt chose "B"
00:06:55 Pat plays a clip from comedian Todd Barry's Medium Energy album about Behind The Music.
00:08:30 Gary gives us a

 

 

Five different people suggested to Gary that he listen to the pseudo-soul artist Mayer Hawthorne - "The Walk". Gary recommends it!
00:12:00 Gary kicks off the topic with one of the greatest singer/songwriters of our time: Elliot Smith - "waltz no. 2" from XO
00:14:20 Pat lays out another depressing song: Marshall Crenshaw - 2541 from Miracle of Science
00:17:00 Gary cheats a bit by referencing a band with a number in its name: 3RA1N1AC - "Kiss me u jacked up jerk" from Hissing Prigs In Static Couture
00:19:15 Pat goes back to 1978 for The Who's - "905" from Who Are You
00:21:00 Gary stayed at his uncle's place one summer and every day they'd play "Trick of the Light" from Who Are You
00:21:40 Gary plays the pride of Boise, ID: Built to Spill - "Carry to Zero" from Keep it like a secret
00:24:25 Pat is down with The Family; The Partridge Family, that is. He shares that super sappy "Echo Valley 26809" from Sound Magazine
00:27:20 Gary gives another Prince composition with The Time - "777-9311" from What Time Is It?
00:30:20 On October 25, 2009 Pat, Matt and Mike Segal saw U2 in concert, where the played "One" from Achtung Baby.
00:33:10 Gary spins "Made-up love song no. 43" By The Guillemots from Through the Windowpane.
00:35:10 Pat thought this song would have been a good wedding song, until his wife pointed out that "Will you be my number 2" by Joe Jackson (from his Greatest Hits album) is about a guy looking for a rebound.
00:37:55 This is one of those artists that Gary is loyal to and hopeful for no matter what. It's Chris Stamey with "fourteen shades of green" from the album Travels in the South
00:40:40 Pat shares that he's heading back to his hometown for his thirtieth highschool reunion [ed. note: he graduated high school when he was nine] where he'll be in charge of the music. He's stoked!
00:42:05 Pat wraps up his list with Elvis Costello - "45" from his 2002 album when I was cruel
00:44:20 Gary is forlorn about the break-up of Sonic Youth's royal couple Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon. In their honor he plays "100%" from Dirty
00:47:15 Pat Recommends
  • An awesome site that has almost anything about music: www.google.com. It's incredible!
00:47:35 Pat's playout song for this show is "Factory of Faith" from I'm with You by the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Time Song Album Artist Who
00:12:00 Waltz No. 2 XO Elliot Smith Gary
00:14:20 2541 Miracle of Science Marshall Crenshaw Pat
00:17:00 Kiss me U Jacked up Jerk Hissing Prigs in Static Couture 3RA1N1AC Gary
00:19:15 905 Who Are You The Who Pat
00:21:40 Carry To Zero Keep it like a Secret Built to Spill Gary
00:24:25 Echo Valley 26809 Sound Magazine The Partridge Family Pat
00:27:20 777-9311 What Time Is It? The Time Gary
00:30:20 One Achtung Baby U2 Pat
00:33:10 Made-Up Love Song No. 43 Through the Windowpane The Guillemots Gary
00:35:10 Will you be my number 2 Greatest Hits Joe Jackson Pat
00:37:55 Fourteen Shades of Green Travels in the South Chris Stamey Gary
00:42:05 45 When I Was Cruel Elvis Costello Pat
00:44:20 100% Dirty Sonic Youth Gary
00:47:35 Factory of Faith I'm With You Red Hot Chili Peppers Pat

Episode 012: Going Solo


Episode 012: Going Solo
What's the number one reason bands break up? Solo albums! Pat and Gary discuss their favorites.

From September 29, 2011
00:00:00 Pat and Gary try some stage patter.
00:01:15 Gary appeared on the great On The Page podcast, which is hosted by Pat's lovely and talented wife Pilar Alessandra.
00:01:30 Gary was infected by the Salena Gomez bug while listening to some Top 40 radio. He's mesmerized by her hit "Love Song."
00:04:50 As a topic appetizer, Pat plays the English and Spanish version of Diamond David Lee Roth's "Yankee Rose." Dave recorded a version of Crazy From The Heat in both languages.
00:09:50 Pat leads with Joey Ramones' posthumously released album Don't Worry About Me ("Squakbox")
00:11:50 Gary counters with Frank Black's second post-Pixies album Teenager of the year ("Headache").
00:13:20 Pat: In 1980 Barry Goudreau, the rhythm guitarist from Boston released a self-titled album that only barely counts as a solo effort, because he use Boston's singer and drummer to play on the album. ("Dreams" and "Hard Luck")
"That's more Boston than that movie 'The Fighter'.'"

- Gary
00:16:20 Gary: Former child actor Jenny Lewis, of popular L.A. band Rilo Kiley, released Rabbit Fur Coat.
00:19:45 Pat: During a time of turmoil, when the Rolling Stones weren't really talking to each other, Keith Richards released Talk Is Cheap with the song "How I Wish"
00:21:55 Gary: Another older fella is Lindsey Buckingham. He released a solo album in 2011 titled The Seeds We Sow ("That's The Way Love Goes"). Pat also endorses Lindsey's album Gift Of Screws
00:24:20 One of Pat's favorite albums from 2010 is The Killers' Brandon Flowers effort Flamingo ("Jilted Lovers And Broken Heart" and "Was It Something I Said")
00:26:40 Pat and Gary talk about their respective experiences witnessing marriage proposals at concerts (at Bon Jovi and The Bird & The Bee shows, respectively). They agree that public, spectacle proposals are lame.
00:28:10 Gary talks about a weasley guy on Millionaire Matchmaker who wants twin baby girls. Click here to see his audition. He finally mentions the twin baby girls right before the end.
00:30:10 Gary shares Fred Schneider's solo album, which was a huge departure from his usual B-52s fare (ed. note: do you smell that? It's fresh irony). Fred Schneider and the Shake Society - "Monster"
00:32:40

Pat doesn't like the J. Geils Band, but he loves Peter Wolfe's solo stuff, including "Tragedy" and "I don't want to know" from Midnight Souvenirs.

Gary shares an interesting side note: his first concert was The J. Geils Band with special guest U2.

00:36:50 According to Gary, for record nerds the holy trinity of solo albums is Ore by Skip Spence, I Am The Cosmos by Chris Bell and Pacific Ocean Blue by Dennis Wilson ("The River Song")
00:40:25 Pat's favorite Kiss solo album is Ace Freely's. Peter Kriss' is awful.
00:41:40 Gary's favorite Beatles solo album is Paul McCartney's Ram ("Too Many People").
00:42:55

Game Time!

 

- Name That Solo -

This is an audio game for the home audience.

00:44:40

Pat Recommends

00:45:30
00:46:48 Gary's new sign-off: "Rock n roll is good-time music. Why don't you listen to it?"
00:46:55 Gary closed out the show with Morrissey's "First of the gang to die" from the album You are the quarry.
Time Song Album Artist Who
00:01:30 Love Song Salena Gomez
00:04:50 Yankee Song Crazy from the heat David Lee Roth
00:09:50 Squakbox Don't Worry about me Joey Ramone Pat
00:11:50 Headache Teenager of the year Frank Black Gary
00:13:20 Dreams Barry Goudreau Barry Goudreau Pat
00:13:20 Hard Luck Barry Goudreau Barry Goudreau Pat
00:16:20 Rabbit Fur Coat Jenny Lewis Gary
00:19:45 How I Wish Talk is Cheap Keith Richards Pat
00:21:55 That's thw way love goes The seeds we sow lindsey buckingham gary
00:24:20 Jilted lovers and broken hearts Flamingo brandon Flowers pat
00:24:20 Was it something i said Flamingo brandon Flowers Pat
00:30:10 Monster Fred Schneider and the Shake Society Fred Schneider Gary
00:32:40 Tragedy Midnight Souvenirs Peter Wolfe Pat
00:32:40 I don't what to know Midnight Souvenirs Peter Wolfe Pat
00:36:50 The River Song Pacific Ocean Blue Dennis Wilson Gary
00:41:40 Too Many People Ram Paul McCartney Gary
00:46:55 First of the Gang to die You are the quarry Morrissey 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
00:10:50
Musical Zip Codes! Jimmy vs. Pat

•  60607  Show answer

•  02124  Show answer

•  85015  Show answer

•  90280  Show answer

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•  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.
01:02:35
01:03:00
01:03:40Gary closes out with "the best song of 1991," the divinyls - "I touch myself"
TimeSongAlbumArtistWho
00:05:00All Hell's breakin' looseLick it upKissPat
00:18:50HeadlongInnuendoQueenPat
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 010: Songs About Girls


Episode 010: Songs About Girls
Pat and Gary pick their favorite songs that have girls' names in the title!

From September 15, 2011
00:00:00 Gary tries a new sign-in phrase: "what it do"
00:00:45 Pat tells about going to Conan to see the Foo Fighters. They wound up laying eight songs.
00:03:00 Pat talks about the great documentary New York Doll about NYD bassist Arthur "Killer" Kane. Both he and Gary highly recommends it.
00:04:20 Gary's stoked about the many records coming out this week, such as Wild Flag, Mates of State, Das Racist
00:05:55 Pat's stoked about a couple of Bob Segar live album reissues as well.
"The older I get, the more sense Bob Segar makes.'"

- Gary
00:06:20 Gary builds on Pat's pre-topic list with his "Not So Great Moments in Rap History": The horrendous Brian Wilson song "Smart Girls"
00:08:55

 

In honor of Rock Solid's tenth show, Gary put together a quiz featuring answers all related to the number ten.

 

•  Tenth Avenue Freeze Out: The Big Man is the subject of the song. What other E Street Band member is in the song?  Show answer

•  Kevin Godley and Lol Creme were members of what band  Show answer

•  What group took off their cover of Cat Steven's "Peace Train" off of their album after the Islam controversy?  Show answer

•  What 1952 Bull moose Jackson song was covered by Aerosmith on Toys in the Attic?  Show answer

•  Allmusic.com gives 2.5 out of 5 stars to which artist's debut solo album Nine out of Ten Scale?  Show answer

•  In March 1991 this band recorded their debut album at London Bridge Studios in Seattle.  Show answer

•  Big Audio Dynamite recorded Number 10 Upping Street. Who lives at Number 10 Downing Street?  Show answer

•  Which of these songs is not over ten minutes?

  a) Achilles Last Stand - Led Zeppelin
  b) Cowgirl In The Sand - Neil Young
  c) Bat Out of Hell - Meatloaf
  d) Marquee Moon - Television

 Show answer

•  What Orchestral piece from 1928 became a hit in 1980 because of the Blake Edwards movie "10"?  Show answer

•  Which album was recorded over the course of ten days at difference live shows?  Show answer

00:15:35 A listener made a great new logo for Rock Solid based on The Black Keys album cover (see above).
00:16:20 Gary shares the "Kathy Fong is the Bomb" from Tsar's self-titled album
00:18:15 This is one of Pat's "mental patient" song that he can listen over and over again. From Danny Wilson's album Meet Danny Wilson - "Mary's Prayer"
00:20:15 Gary plays Glasvegas - "Geraldine," a song that's sung from the point of view of a social worker
00:22:25 According to Pat, this is Lou Reed's attempt to write a hit: "I love you Suzanne"
00:24:00 In 1968 The Buckinghams released "Susan" with a very 60s, very strange mid-song interlude.
00:26:05 In 1999 Blondie released their comeback album. It sucked, but the single "Maria" was pretty awesome, according to Pat (ed. note: and me).
00:27:55 shares a "Maria" story: Matt was in a tattoo parlor while this song was playing on the radio. A big burly biker next to him heard that song and said "man, Debbie Harry: still got it."
00:28:30 Gary also has a "Maria" story: in 1999, during his first showbiz job at Win Ben Stein's Money, he heard music coming from the Mad TV set. He wandered over and saw Blondie performing. It was an "I've made it" moment for him.
00:29:35 A 1992 ditty from Seattle's own Flop - "Anne"
00:31:15 1982 Utopia released the song "Lysistrata" which is an ancient Aristophanes play where the women of Greece withhold sexual favors in order to move the men to negotiate peace. Saucy!
00:33:15 Gary has never claimed to be the world's smartest man. Thus, he thought that Squeeze's classic "Pulling Mussels from a Shell" was titled "Pulling mussels for Michelle."
00:35:10 Only one guy could write a song about a guy who's in love with a girl who's dead: Alice Cooper - "cold Ethel"
00:36:30 Gary thinks this song deserves to be right up there with the top Eleanor songs: Wes Cunningham's "I love Eleanor"
00:38:35 Pat breaks out the Marshall Crenshaw track "Mary Anne". Gary says that we all owe Marshall a letter of apology for not making him a bigger star.
00:40:25 What if the girl you're in love with is actually a dangerous disease? You'd have The Smoking Popes' "Rubella". "Bruce" stops by to say that this is similar to his song "Whooping Cough Glenda"
00:41:25 Gary and Pat avoided the obvious girl songs like "Allison," "Veronica" and "Beth." But Gary did pick a Beth-type song by Butch Walker & the Let's-Go-Out-Tonights - "Bethamphetamine (Pretty, Pretty)"
00:43:30 Pat announced that Mark Stockslogger won the Foo Fighter album. Then, controversy! Mark won the Patton Oswalt book, so they (unethically?) chose a new winner.
00:44:55 Gary announces another giveaway of Record Collecting for Girls by Courtney E. Smith
00:45:40

  • Pat suggest that Rock Solid listeners search out the The Bridge School Collection. The albums come from an annual benefit concert where big music stars donate their time to raise money for The Bridge School, a non-profit organization who serves individuals with severe speech and physical impairments.
00:46:30 Matt shares his first playout song of the podcast: "Jane Says" by Jane's Addiction.
Time Song Album Artist Who
00:15:35 Kathy Fong is the bomb tsar tsar gary
00:16:20 Mary's Prayer Meet Danny Wilson Danny Wilson Pat
00:20:15 Geraldine Glasvegas Glasvegas Gary
00:22:25 I love you suzanne New Sensations Lou Reed Pat
00:24:00 Susan Mercy, mercy, mercy The Buckinghams Gary
00:26:05 Maria No Exit Blondie pat
00:29:35 Anne Flop and the Fall of the Mopsqueezer! Flop Gary
00:31:15 Lysistrata Swing to the right Utopia Pat
00:33:15 Pulling Mussels from a Shell Argybargy Squeeze Gary
00:35:10 Cold Ethel Welcome to my nightmare Alice Cooper Pat
00:36:30 I love Eleanor Polyanna Wes Cunningham Gary
00:38:35 Mary Anne Marshall Crenshaw Marshall Crenshaw Pat
00:40:25 Rubella Born to quit The Smokin' Popes Gary
00:41:25 Bethamphetamine (Pretty, Pretty) The Rise and Fall of Butch Walker and the Let's-Go-Out-Tonites Butch Walker and the Let's-Go-Out-Tonites Gary
00:46:30 Jane Says Nothing's shocking Jane's Addiction Matt

Episode 007: Bond Themes


Episode 007: Bond Themes
Solid, Rock Solid. This week Pat and Gary discuss the 46 year history of James Bond theme songs!

From August 25, 2011
00:00:00 Gary sign on: "They're not booing they're saying 'Bruuuuuuuuuce!'"
00:00:30 First appearance of Pat's Springsteen (though he doesn't count it off).
00:01:00 On Gary's recommendation on last week's show, Pat picked up The Muffs Blonder and Blonder. Loves it!
00:02:14 Gary talks about his collection of Army Man magazine, "the Rosetta Stone of modern comedy" edited by George Meyer
00:03:10 Pat plays a clip from Paul Stanley talking about the evil in the world.
00:04:48
(with an awesome game-themed song)
Rock Solid $25,000 Pyramid: Movies Named After Songs
•  C. Thomas Howe in blackface:  Show answer

•  Will Wheaton finds a body:  Show answer

•  Julia Roberts plays a dirty whore:  Show answer

•  Patric Dempsey pays a girl to be his girlfriend:  Show answer

•  Nick Cameron in a remake of the above (Pat can't pull it):  Show answer

•  Reese Witherspoon goes back home:  Show answer

•  It's Molly Ringwald birthday:  Show answer

•  Jason Biggs makes sweet love to a pastry:  Show answer

•  Whoopie Goldberg is a thief:  Show answer

•  Julia Roberts and Justine Bateman ina band together:  Show answer

•  Matthew Brodrick is cheating on Meg Ryan:  Show answer

00:08:35 A visit from
who gives us movie title that Pat couldn't pull: "Love Don't Cost A Thing."
"Unless it has 'Tyler Perry' in the title, I don't know the movie"

- Pat
00:09:25 As of this recording, there have been 22 James Bond themes
00:09:45 Gary doesn't like James Bond, because he likes "the rule of law, the sovereignty of nations and my right not to be killed at the whim of the British government."
00:11:40 Gary: "The older I get, the more Nancy Sinatra makes sense." Nancy Sinatra, "You Only Live Twice." This is Pat's choice for worst Bond theme. The track was put together from 21 different takes.
00:14:00 Pat: From 2008, Jack White and Alicia Keys, "Another Way To Die"
00:16:45 Gary: the theme from Thunderball. Originally it was going to be a song called "Mr. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" by Dionne Warwick, but instead they went with "Thunderball" by Tom Jones. Tom is so manly that he reportedly fainted after singing the last note of the song.
00:21:20 Gary: The theme from "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" was originally sung by Louis Armstrong, but it was so good, that even the Fun Lovin' Criminals could make it sound good: "We Have All The Time In The World."
00:24:00 Pat: Carly Simon's "No Body Does It Better" from "The Spy Who Loved Me." Works well as a standalone song, according to Pat.
00:28:30 Pat: This is the opposite of what Carly Simon does. Sheryl Crow sells out with the "Tomorrow Never Dies." The Pretenders and Garbage also fell victim to the "we have to make this sound like a Bond theme" mistake.
00:30:00 Gary: Dean Martin and James Coburn did James Bond takeoffs, but where was the blaxploitation James Bond? There never was one, but at least there was a theme: "Agent Double O'Soul" by Edwin Starr.
00:31:45 Another bad theme from Pat: Madonna's "Die Another Day." The spoof song she did for Austin Powers ("Beautiful Stranger") is way better. Pat, regrettably, does an Austin Powers impression.
00:35:05 Pat's vote for best Bond theme is Sir Paul McCartney's "Live and Let Die."
00:37:55 Gary's favorite is Herb Alpert's theme from the original Casino Royal.
00:39:15 The rest of Pat's worst Bond themes:
  • Licensed to Kill by Gladis Knight
  • The Living Daylights by A-Ha
00:40:20 One more Bond-related oddity: The Toy Dolls' "James Bond Lives Down Our Street."
00:41:55 Pat's top Bond themes:
  • "Live and Let Die" by Paul McCartney
  • "No Body Does It Better" by Carly Simon
  • "Another Way To Die" by Jack White and Alicia Keys
  • "A View To A Kill" by Duran Duran
  • "Goldfinder" by Shirley Bassie
00:43:15
Sizzling Link from Gary:
00:44:00
Time Song Album Artist Who
00:11:40 You Only Live Twice You Only Live Twice nancy sinatra Gary
00:14:00 Another way to die Quantum of solace Jack white & Alicia keys pat
00:16:45 thunderball Thunderball tom jones gary
00:21:20 We have all the time in the world on her majesty's secret service fun lovin' criminals Gary
00:24:00 Nobody does it better The spy who loved me Carly simon Pat
00:28:30 Tomorrow never dies tomorrow never dies Sheryl crow Pat
00:30:00 Agent Double O'Soul soul master Edwin Starr Gary
00:31:45 die another day die another day Madonna Pat
00:35:05 live and let die live and let die Paul McCartney Pat
00:37:55 The theme from casino royale The theme from casino royale Herb alpert Gary
00:39:15 Licensed to kill Licensed to kill Gladys Knight Pat
00:39:15 The living daylight the living daylights A-Ha Pat
00:40:20 James bond lives down our street James bond lives down our street The toy dolls Gary
00:41:55 A view to a kill a view to a kill duran Duran pat
00:41:55 Goldfinger Goldfinger Shirley bassie pat

Episode 005: Cover Songs


Episode 005: Cover Songs
Pat and Gary discuss their all-time favorite cover songs, from the classic to the obscure. Plus, a visit from John Fogerty!

From August 11, 2011
00:00:50 First mention of
00:01:20 "John Fogerty" visits to talk about the origins of the CCR song "Looking Out My Back door."
For more, visit realrockmusic.com
00:06:15 Pat's favorite Dylan cover is "Mr. Tambourine Man" by The Byrds
00:07:26 Gary's Dylan choice is "Absolutely Sweet Marie" by Jason and the Nashville Scorchers
00:10:10 This is Gary's example of a song where he likes the cover better than the original. It's "Take On Me" by The New Pornographers. Originally by A-Ha
00:12:30 Pat's example is "I Don't Want To Grow Up" sung by The Ramones. Originally by Tom Waits.
00:14:30 Pat shares with us Rod Stewart's mind-blowing version of "You Make Me Feel (Like a Natural Man)" (ed. note: Eesh)
00:15:40 Gary: Petra Hayden did an a capella version of the entire The Who's Sells Out album. He places the Heinz Baked Beans Commercial.
00:18:15 This is a cover that Gary didn't know was a cover: "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" by Cyndi Lauper
00:20:15 Pat's cover-he-didn't-know-was-a-cover-(because-it's-not-see-episode-6) "I Don't Want To Talk About It" sung by Rod Stewart.
00:21:20 Most Inspirational Cover (Gary): Shortly after 9/11 Conan had Fountains of Wayne on the show to sing The Kinks song "Better Things." Ray Davies and Bruce Springsteen cover this song (poorly, according to Pat) on the album See My Friends
00:23:50 Pat's "Heavy Metal" choice was originally by Fleetwood Mac (ed. note: heavy metal?!) Judas Priest (ed. note: now this is heavy metal!) covered "The Green Manalishi (with the Two Prong Crown)"
00:26:00 Gary: One of the worst songs by one of the best bands is covered by Adam Green - "Kokomo"
00:27:20 Pat goes for the low hanging fruit with The Monkees' cover of Neil Diamond's "I'm a Believer." Gary thinks that this is an affront to Smashmouth
00:28:45 Gary: The Bird and The Bee did a sweet cover of Hall and Oates "She's Gone."
Gary says that the entire album is "an instant party starter."
00:30:10 Pat follows up with another H&O classic: Joan Osborne covers "Sarah Smiles."
00:30:50 Pat greedily squeezes in another one: Prince's "Take Me With You" covered by Marshall Crenshaw.
00:31:30 Gary: The Postal Service covers "Against All Odds" by the Jacket-less One
00:32:20 Gary: Susanna Hoff is super sexy and she sings Eric Clapton's "Bellbottom Blues."
00:33:10 Pat's Best Beatles Cover: Aerosmith's down and dirty "Come Together" (ed. note: by FAR the best part of that movie).
00:34:08 Gary shares a song covered by (ed. note: my favorite ban) The Jayhawks: Grand Funk Railroad's "Bad Time."
00:35:40 Pat's Best Cover OF ALL TIME: Aretha Franklin over Otis' "Respect."
00:34:40 Pat's Worst Cover OF ALL TIME is, unfortunately, by his vocalist: Robin Zander's cover of Ol' Blue Eyes' "Fly Me To The Moon" from the Heavy-Metal-Covers-The-Chairman album SIN-atra (get it?!).
00:39:10

Gary's "Sizzlin' Links":
00:40:20 Pat: Giveaway - Eddie Trunk's book "Essential Hard Rock and Heavy Metal"
Trivial question: One of UFO's albums from the 80s has a distinct relationship to the Beatles. Which one is it and what is the relation?
00:42:15 Gary new sign-off: "Keep your feet underground and keep reaching for the starch."
Time Song Album Artist Who
00:06:05 Mr. Tambourine Man Mr. Tambourine Man The Byrds Pat
00:07:30 Absolutely Sweet Marie Lost & Found Jason and the Nashville Scorchers Gary
00:10:35 Take On Me Sweetheart A.C. Newman Gary
00:12:35 I Don't Want To Grow Up Adios Amigos The Ramones Pat
00:14:25 You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Man Smiler Rod Steward Pat
00:15:45 Commercial The Who Sell Out Petra Hayden Gary
00:18:15 Girls Just Want To Have Fun She's So Unusual Cyndi Lauper Gary
00:20:15 I Don't Want To Talk About It* Atlantic Crossing Rod Steward Pat
00:21:20 Better Things Well Respected Man Fountains of Wayne Gary
00:23:50 The Green Manalishi (with the Two Prong Crown) Hell Bent For Leather Judas Priest Pat
00:26:00 Kokomo Jessica / Kokomo Adam Green Gary
00:27:25 I'm A Believer More of the Monkees The Monkees Pat
00:28:40 She's Gone Interpreting The Masters, Vol. 1 The Bird and the Bee Gary
00:30:20 Sara Smile Breakfast In Bed Joan Osborne Pat
00:30:50 Take Me With You Marshall Crenshaw Pat
00:31:45 Against All Odds Postal Service Gary
00:32:15 Bellbottom Blues Susanna Hoffs Gary
00:33:15 Come Together Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Aerosmith Pat
00:34:10 Bad Time Tomorrow the Green Grass The Jayhawks Gary
00:35:30 Respect I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You Aretha Franklin Pat
00:36:35 Fly Me To The Moon Sin-atra Robin Zander Pat

Episode 004: Sophomore Surge


Sophomore Surge 004
Pat and Gary compare and contrast their favorite follow-ups.
From August 4, 2011
00:00:35 Gary tries a new sign-on: "How's everyone doin' out there tonight! OW!"
00:00:50 Pat and Gary were on Doug Loves Movies!
Pat: "Do think Doug was toasted that day?"
Gary: "Yeah, he probably roasted a magic j-bone"
- Rock Solid
00:01:20 Favorite musicians in movies:
Pat: Brian Adams in Pink Cadillac (not really)
Gary:

Dwight Yoakam in Sling Blade

Mariah Carey in Precious

Gregg Allman in Rush
00:03:37 Some sophomore slumps:
  • Terence Trent Darby - Neither Fish Nor Fowl
  • The Knack - ...But the Little Girls Understand
  • Meatloaf - Dead Ringer
00:04:27 The boys play rock, paper, j-bone to see who goes first. Gary's rock wins
00:05:15 Nevermind is the obvious sophomore surge album, so Gary didn't pick that. Instead, he picked another Butch Vig produced album: Siamese Dream by The Smashing Pumpkins. They play "Today"
00:08:00 Pat chooses Van Halen II by Van Halen. The Top 20 Single from this album is "Dance The Night Away"
00:09:13 Gary isn't a grammar stickler, but when Diamond David Lee Roth talks about "buttless chaps;" aren't all chaps buttless?
00:09:50 The instrumental from VH II is the j-bone-a-licious "Spanish Fly"
00:10:40 In "D.O.A" Pat thought the lyric "We were broke and hungry on a summer's day..." was "we were smokin' hombre on a summer's day..."
00:11:35 THIS is the reason that Gary wanted to do a show like Rock Solid: The Sophtware Slump by Grandaddy. "It's like if Neil Young was in Kraftwerk."
00:13:50 Pat picks the Belknap favorite: Sweet Baby James by James Taylor
00:15:00 Gary read a book titled "Fire and Rain", which looks at 1970 through the prism of four albums of the day (Let It Be, CSNY, Deja Vu and Sweet Baby James). According to the book, after the 1960s, Taylor was seen as the leader of The New Apathy of the 70s
00:16:43 Gary wanted to choose More Songs about Buildings and Food by The Talking Heads, just on the title alone, but instead he chose Elvis Costello's This Year's Model. Elvis recorded his first album with a band named Clover (later known The News from Huey Lewis and The News).
00:17:42 Sidebar: Huey Lewis reportedly has a huge crank. On the opposite end of the wang spectrum is Peter Frampton's lil' Pettie.
00:18:30 "No Action" from Last Year's Model
00:19:15 Pat shares the 20 million selling title Fearless by Taylor Swift. Pat CLAIMS that he started listening to Swift because of his daughters (ed. note: I don't know if I buy that...).
00:22:50 Gary: This second album was a major paradygm shift for The Beastie Boys, Paul's Boutique ("Shake Your Rump")
00:25:20 Pat rocks out with "Whole Lotta Love" and "Livin' Lovin' Maid" from Led Zepplin II
00:28:30 Gary's aunt gave him an inflatable zepplin when he was a kid. Pat had an inflatable Huey Lewis that took FOREVER to blow up.
00:29:05 Gary can write a book about his favorite sophomore album: Pinkerton by Weezer ("Why Bother").
00:32:15 This artist's first album charted at number 84. Her second sold 11 million copies, had two #1 hits and won four Grammys: Carole King's Tapestry ("So Far Away")
00:34:30 Honorable mentions:
  • Radiohead - The Bends
  • Blondie - Parallel Lines
  • Def Leppard - High and Dry
00:34:45
$25,000 Album Cover Pyramid: Round One
— Rolling Stones —
•  Closeup of a pair of jeans:  Show answer
•  A weird layer cake:  Show answer
•  A collage of black and white photos with a guy with billiard balls in his mouth:  Show answer
•  A newspaper ad for wigs:  Show answer
•  A 3D hologram, they're in wizard costumes:  Show answer
•  Charlie Watts walking with a donkey:  Show answer
•  Weird silver lion:  Show answer
00:37:05
www.pauseandplay.com. Anything related to music releases. A list of everything coming out in the near future.
00:38:00
www.popdose.com. One of his music-related site.
00:39:00
$25,000 Album Cover Pyramid: Round Two
— Classic Rock —
  • There's a grand movie palace on one side and a dilapidated building on the other: Styx, Paradise Theater
  • There's a hand holding a razor blade: Judas Priest, British Steel
  • A woman in a short skirt in a bathroom: Foreigner, Head Games
  • A guy in red leather pants, you can only see his butt: Loverboy, Get Lucky*
  • A space ship bursting out of a glass orb: Journey, Escape
  • Guys carrying painting in front of a museum: Rush, Moving Pictures
* Creepy trivia: the button on Get Lucky belonged to a 14 year old girl.
00:40:55 Gary tries a new sign-out: "Stay black!"
Time Song Album Artist Who
00:05:20 Today Siamese Dream Smashing Pumpkins Gary
00:08:00 Dance The Night Away Van Halen II Van Halen Pat
00:10:00 Spanish Fly Van Halen II Van Halen Pat
00:10:40 DOA Van Halen II Van Halen Pat
00:11:40 Crystal Lake The Sophtware Slump Granddaddy Gary
00:13:55 Sweet Baby James Sweet Baby James James Taylor Pat
00:16:40 No Action This Year's Model Elvis Costello Gary
00:19:20 Fearless Fearless Taylor Swift Pat
00:22:50 Pauls Boutique The Beastie Boys Gary
00:25:20 Whole Lotta Love Led Zepplin II Led Zepplin Pat
00:29:05 Why Bother? Pinkerton Weezer Gary
00:32:15 So Far Away Tapestry Carole King Pat

Episode 003: CD Force Feed



Episode 003: CD Force Feed
Pat and Gary "force feed" each other CDs from their opposing genres. Will the guys spit out these strange new tastes, or will there be a "Mikey likes it" moment?
From July 28, 2011

00:00:00 Gary tries out a new sign-on: "one-two, one-two, you don't stop"
00:01:00 Rock Solid is getting great reviews and a general outpouring of love.
00:02:29
Gary challenges Pat to a "Van Halen Spoken Word Quiz" where Pat has to identify the song in which Diamond David Lee Roth does a spoken word interjection. Pat DOMINATES!

• "I reach down between my legs, ease the seat back" Show answer
• "I brought my pencil!" Show answer
• "One break, coming up!" Show answer
• "I like the way the line runs up the back of those stockings" Show answer
• "Have you seen junior's grades?" Show answer
00:04:10 Pat gave Gary the latest Cars album called Move Like This and Gary gave Pat Brothers by The Black Keys.
00:04:37 Pat thinks the Brothers album "is for trust-fund hipsters." Gary is incredulous.
00:04:45 Pat had a hard time getting past the "look how clever and cute we are" album cover. Gary informs Pat this won the the Grammy for best packaging and is an homage to an album by Howlin' Wolf.
00:11:30 Once Pat gets home he will delete the album from his iTunes. Gary sounds aghast.
00:12:15 Gary feels he should have gone first, because he felt that The Cars new album is "not too shabby." He doesn't understand why The Cars broke up, since "no one [in The Cars] did anything [of merit.]" Pat points out that Rick Okasic made six solo albums. Gary doesn't seem impressed.
00:15:25 Gary was going to give the album his full recommendation of "full buffet," but in light of Pat's scathing comments about Brothers, he will give The Cars album "a la carte."
00:16:20 Gary says that people may wonder why go through this exercise? He counters "do you just want to get by or do you want to flourish [by expanding your horizons]?"
00:17:40 They both agree that "Sad Song" from The Cars album is tasty.
00:22:00 The boys triy to review The Foo Fighters album is titled Wasting Light, but they don't actually have the album handy. Whoops! Instead Gary shares some Dave Grohl stories.
"Yeah, that was the best part of Thor: the end.'"

- Gary Lucy
00:28:05 Pat tells a story of meeting Taylor Hawkins at a gas station. Fist bumps were exchanged.
00:30:20 Gary's favorite Foo Fighters song is the acoustic version of "Monkey Wrench."
00:33:50 Pat: "iTunes is the greatest and worst thing to happen to music."
00:34:25 Pat reviews new releases:
  • Kelly Rowland - Here I am
  • Joss Stone - LP1
  • America - My Back Pages (covers album)
  • Aretha Franklin - 30 Greatest Hits
  • The Blues Brothers on Blue Ray
00:36:20


00:40:20
00:40:20
Gary tries his latest sign-off: "Grease for peace!"

Time Song Album Artist Who
00:06:30 Tighten Up Brothers The Black Keys Pat
00:17:40 Sad Songs Move Like This The Cars Gary
00:38:10 Get Away Yuck Yuck Gary

Episode 002: Title Fight!



Episode 002: Title Fight
Two songs with the same title enter, but only one can emerge victorious! Pat and Gary judge six pairs of classics (and a few obscurities) that happen to share a name.
From September 1, 2011
00:00:30Cheap Trick stage collapse. "Cheap Trick must have some strong enemies."
00:02:20 Rock Solid's opening song is ditty called Song Away by Hockey
00:04:40 Any Way You Want It:
Journey vs. The Dave Clark Five

Pat votes Journey. Gary thinks hates America because he thinks the DC5 were the USAs answer to the British Invasion. His theory falls flat when we learn that they were from a little town called London, England. This earns Gary a

Fun Fact: The DC5 version is the last song performed by the Ramones.
Kiss also did a version of the song.
Winner: Journey
00:10:25 Best of Both Worlds:
Van Halen vs. Miley Cyrus

Pat: "There's no better song to get drunk and hit a woman to than [VH's BoBW]."
Greg hates Van Hagar and Pat's kids love HM, so:
Winner: Miley Cyrus
00:14:10
Time After Time
Cyndi Lauper vs. Ozzy Osborne
CL's version chokes up Pat (ed. note: pussy). Gary notes that CL's version is so cool that Miles Davis covered it.
Winner: Cyndi Lauper
"I like both of these songs. They bring out both sides of my musical tastes: my gay and my gayer sides."

- Pat Francis
00:19:10
Day After Day
Badfinger vs. The Pretenders
Pat shows Gary his badfinger. Gary is agnast! Badfinger's album was first produced by George Harrison, but he got bored and turned over duties to Todd Rundgren.
As Crissy Hines is Pat's second favorite voice in rock, he votes for The Pretenders. Greg lets Pat have the win.
Winner: The Pretenders
00:25:20
Do It Again:
Steely Dan vs. The Kinks
Despite his lover for The Kinks, Pat votes for the perfect (Gary says "soulless") production of the Dan.
Winner: Steely Dan
00:31:20
Crazy
Patsy Kline vs. Seal
Before discussion could begin, Aerosmith, Gnarles Barkley and Peter Wolf rushed the ring! For Gary, Patsy Kline reminds him of all the faux rockabily girls he used to work with, so he's voting for
Winner: Seal.
00:36:40 Gary Recommends: The new Wilco single "I Might" (ed. note: great choice, Gary) Pat says he "might not."
00:37:08 Pat recommends: 30th Anniversary of REO Speedwagon's "Hi Fidelity"
00:38:20 Gary Recommends: Reissue of International Pop Overthrow by Material Issue
00:39:12 First iTunes five star review of Rock Solid given to TastyJay (ed. note: hey, that's me!)
00:39:20 Gary's sign-off attempt: Rock on, Pat!

Time Song Artist Who Note
00:04:40 Any Way You Want It Journey Pat Journey wins
00:04:40 Any Way You Want It The Dave Clark Five Gary Journey wins
00:10:25 Best of Both Worlds Van Halen Pat Miley Cyrus wins
00:10:25 Best of Both Worlds Miley Cyrus Gary Miley Cyrus wins
00:14:10 Time After Time Cyndi Lauper Pat Cindy Lauper wins
00:14:10 Time After Time Ozzy Osbourne Gary Cindy Lauper wins
00:19:10 Day After Day Badfinger Pat The Pretenders wins
00:19:10 Day After Day The Pretenders Gary The Pretenders wins
00:25:20 Do It Again Steely Dan Pat Steely Dan wins
00:25:20 Do It Again The Kinks Gary Steely Dan wins
00:31:20 Crazy Patsy Klein Pat Seal wins
00:31:20 Crazy Seal Gary Seal wins
00:31:20 Crazy Aerosmith Pat Seal wins
00:31:20 Crazy Gnarls Barkley Gary Seal wins
00:31:20 Crazy Peter Wolf Pat Seal wins

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
00:39:45
Sports Illustrated: All-Time Top 40 Sports Songs
00:40:35
www.albumartexchange.com. Hi quality JPGs of album covers.

TimeAlbumArtistWho
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