Thursday, January 4, 2018

Episode 338: 2017 Year In Review




Episode 338: 2017 Year In Review
The whole Rock Solid crew, sans April, get together to drink wine and play music that was released this past year! Good riddance 2017 and never show your face around these parts again! If you like people talking over each other for 3 hours then this episode is for you!
From Jan 4, 2018

With your hosts:

Pat Francis

            Mike Siegel

Christy Stratton

            Murray Valeriano

            Kyle Dodson


Liner Notes

  • Kyle takes the reigns early by directing the intros.
  • Apologies to April Richardson who could not make it. It's almost impossible to schedule five people to be on the podcast at the same time.
  • Bose the engineers of some of the world's best audio equipment, including the Bose QuietComfort 35 Noise Canceling Headphones. Everyone in studio is wearing them.Bose invented the technology in noise cancelling headphones 40 years ago. Bose believes in blocking out sounds and distractions so you can immerse yourself in what you truly love! Bose - Get Closer.
  • This is possibly the last Bose ad. Pat is shooting to get microphones next.
  • Come see kyle and Pat at the San Francisco Sketchfest with special guest Rick Spingfield. Let's sell this thing out!
  • Larry Larson set Pat a list of people we lost in 2017: Tom Petty, Glen Campbell, Walter Becker, Pat DiNizio, David Cassidy, Malcom Young, Gordon Downie, Greg Allman, Chester Bennington, Chris Cornell, Chuck Berry, and Al Jarreau.
  • He missed a few: Fats Domino, Lil Peep, J. Geils, and Della Reese
  • Congratulations to Christy Straton who successfully campaigned to get The Cars into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame. She is so excited!
  • Pat thinks Iron Maiden should get into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame before Judas Priest. Everyone has really mixed reactions to that proclamation.
  • There is lot's of discussion about wether Bon Jovi or shouldn't have gotten in. In the end Bon Jovi got more votes than anyone else and still sells out stadiums. Murray is still very against Bon Jovi getting in despite these facts.
  • Mike and Pat met Jeff Lynne and he was wearing sunglasses at night. After the screening they went to the same bar (they were invited and not some kind of stalkers) and saw Eric Idol, George Harrison's widow and son, Haley Joel Osment, Sarah Sutherland, Joe Walsh, and Steve Lukather. Steve Lukather looked at Pat funyy like three times before Pat reminded him that he was from the Rock Solid podcast. Then it clicked for him.
  • Lukather was just in a new rock documentary called Hired Guns. If you don't like Billy Joel, you really won't like him after watching this documentary.
  • Murray gets his braces off in two weeks. He has had them on for about two years and hasn't smiled the whole time.
  • No one but Pat realized that the spaceship on the Boston albums is really a guitar. I find that really hard to believe...
  • Haim is on the hook to be on the show. In the meantime here is some Este Haim bass face.

    Este Haim bass face
  • Christy tells the story of how she met Tom Petty on King of the Hill. Tom played a character called "Lucky" who was "like Tom Petty but without the success." Tom was down to earth and always came down to the studio to do his recordings for the show with everyone else, even though he didn't have to.
  • The worst song of the year is Take A Knee My Ass.

00:22:52 We're On Our Way Step Into The Light Fastball David GutiƩrrez [Podcast Artist]
00:24:53 Holy Mountain Who Built The Moon Noel Gallager's High Flying Birds Murray
00:30:59 Green Light Melodrama Lorde Christy
00:33:14 The Man Wonderful Wonderful The Killers Mike
00:36:52 Sleeping Around The Corner Lindset Buckingham/Christins McVie Lindset Buckingham, Christins McVie Pat
00:40:54 I'm So Free Colors Beck Daryl Asher [Podcast Artist]
00:46:19 Wow Colors Beck Murray
00:43:17 Sorry Not Sorry Tell Me You Love Me Demi Lovato Christy
00:50:35 Want You Back Something To Tell You Haim Mike
00:53:14 Something To Tell You Something To Tell You Haim Pat
00:55:09 What About Us Beautiful Trauma Pink Pat
00:58:33 Wolves Wolvwes Rise Against Kyle
01:00:26 She Chose Me Dark Matter Randy Newman Glen K Amo [Podcast Artist]
01:01:46 Your Love Middle Kids Middle Kids Murray
01:05:03 Safari Song From The Fires Greta Van Fleet Christy
01:07:20 Highway Tune From The Fires Greta Van Fleet Murray
01:10:36 Owning Your Okayness Be Nice Milk Teeth Mike
01:14:26 Let It Rain Hell Or Highwater David Duchovney Pat
01:23:50 Over My Head BCCIV Black Country Communion Pat
01:25:16 The Way You Used To Do Villans Queens Of The Stone Age Joe Van Overberghe [Joey Notes]
01:28:31 Less Than Add Violence Nine Inch Nails Kyle
01:31:07 Paranormal Paranormal Alice Cooper Kyle Hilldreth [Artist]
01:34:42 Love Is Bigger Than Anything In Its Way Songs Of Experience U2 Murray
01:36:56 The Showman (Little More Better) Songs Of Experience U2 Murray
01:38:05 Get Out Of Your Own Way Songs Of Experience U2 Murray
01:40:29 Feel It Still Woodstock Portugal. The Man Christy
01:44:51 Two Ghosts Harry Styles Harry Styles Mike
01:46:41 Too Much To Ask Flicker Niall Horan Mike
01:51:37 Show You The Way Drunk Thundercat Jason Levey [Podcast Artist]
01:53:54 The Luckiest Man Alive Angels Hear Action Skulls Pat
01:57:54 Drive On Once Upon A Hell Of A Time Matt Mays Jamie Whitlock [Podcast Artist]
01:59:20 You Should've Seen The Other Guy Live At Red Rocks Nathanial Rateliff and The Night Sweats Adam Harman [Podcast Artist]
02:03:30 Hold On To Me Plastic Soul Mondo Cozmo Murray
02:06:46 Bones Of Saints Carry Fire Robert Pant and the Sensational Space Shifters CHristy
02:11:26 Despacito Remix Despacito Remix [Single] Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee Feat. Justin Beiber Mike
02:13:16 Take A Knee My Ass Take A Knee My Ass [Single] Neal McCoy Mike
01:16:17 Dancing With The Wrong Girl Heavy Fire Black Star Riders Pat
02:18:41 Wish I Knew You Strangers In The Bright Lights The Revivalists Murray
02:20:32 Bad Liar Bad Liar [Single] Selena Gomez Christy
02:25:20 Holding On A Deeper Understanding The War On Drugs Mike
02:28:39 This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things Reputation Taylor Swift Pat
02:33:15 Believer Evolve Imagine Dragons Christy

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Episode 337: Aerosmith



Episode 337: Aerosmith
The Listeners Series" continues with Part 6 as "Man Of Mystery", Joe Becht sits in the Guest Co-Host chair to play songs from the bad boys from Boston... Aerosmith!
From Dec 28, 2017

With your host:

Pat Francis


Liner Notes

  • This is Volume VI in the listener series.The co-host today is Joe Becht from Chicago and the topic is Aerosmith.
  • Joe believes the first four Aerosmith albums are the best rock 'n roll ever made.
  • Joe has see Aerosmith 22 times and the first tour he saw was Night In The Ruts. Pat has seen them 3 times. Kyle saw them in Pittsburgh in 2004 with his mom. He was only 15 at the time.
  • Aerosmith's first album, Aerosmith, was produced by Adrian Barber. It was a short album with only 8 songs. Looks like the first cover was just thrown together as an after thought.
  • Get Your Wings came out in 1974. There are again 8 songs on this album. Joe Perry gets more co-writing credits on the album.
  • Toys In The Attic went up to number 11 on the album charts and this is their biggest studio album in terms of sales with 8 million copies sold.Jack Douglas produced this album.
  • Rocks was released in 1976. On this one everyone switches around to different instruments.
  • Pat believes you can pick any song of the first four albums and he would like it. He also feels the same way about Cheap Trick. After the first four albums though for Aerosmith things start to get dicey.
  • Bose the engineers of some of the world's best audio equipment, including the Bose QuietComfort 35 Noise Canceling Headphones. Everyone in studio is wearing them.Bose invented the technology in noise cancelling headphones 40 years ago. Bose believes in blocking out sounds and distractions so you can immerse yourself in what you truly love! Bose - Get Closer.
  • Moving on to 1977 and Draw The Line was produced by Aerosmith and Jack Douglas. This is the album that the classic Aerosmith logo that everyone knows first appears. This is also the album where the drugs and alcohol start to catch up with them.
  • Night In The Ruts came out in 1979. On this one it seemed like they were back in form.
  • During the Night In The Ruts tour the "Spilled Milk" incident happened between the wives. Melissa Perry threw milk on Tom Hamilton's wife after a show in Cleveland and Joe left the band. In the meantime, Joe Perry released a solo album called Let The Music Do The Talking under the name The Joe Perry Project.
  • Also during this time Steven Tyler falls further into drug abuse and gets in a motorcycle accident.
  • After a four year hiatus, they come out with Rock In A Hard Place in 1982. This is a great album.
  • In 1984, Brad Whitford and Joe Perry rejoin the band for the Back In The Saddle Tour. The New Year's Eve show at the Orpheum Theater in Boston is one of the greatest performances they ever had. The next album, Done With Mirrors isn't really that good.
  • Two years later and drug-free, Bruce Fairbairn comes in as the producer. They record a version of Walk This Way with Run-D.M.C. that puts Aerosmith back on the map. Permanent Vacation is their comeback album. It seemed great at the time but it doesn't hold up.
  • On Pump, they took what they wanted to do on Permanent Vacation but this time they pulled it off. This is a great album.
  • Get A Grip is a huge album for them with Grammy And American Music Awards. But Pat feels that on this album that they got nerveous about wether they could top the success of Pump. They had tons of co-writers on this album and many of the songs are junk because of it.
  • Nine Lives is a rough and just a big bag o' suck.
  • Aerosmith sings on the Armageddon soundtrack. Steven's daughter Liv was in the movie.
  • Honkin' On Bobo is a cover album.
  • Eight years after Honkin' On Bobo, they come out with Music From Another Dimension! It was a huge disappointment. It's just horrible and Pat would even say it is unlistenable.
  • Joe is on Twitter as @joebecht. Also visit Talking Metal website to read articles he posts.

00:19:30 One Way Street Aerosmith Aerosmith Joe Becht [Patreon Subscriber]
00:22:19 Mama Kin Aerosmith Aerosmith Pat
00:24:21 Lord Of The Thighs Aerosmith Aerosmith Joe Becht [Patreon Subscriber]
00:28:00 Woman Of The World Aerosmith Aerosmith Pat
00:31:11 Seasons Of Wither Get Your Wings Aerosmith Joe Becht [Patreon Subscriber]
00:33:20 Toys in the Attic Get Your Wings Aerosmith Pat
00:34:42 No More No More Get Your Wings Aerosmith Joe Becht [Patreon Subscriber]
00:38:47 You See Me Crying Toys in the Attic Aerosmith Joe Becht [Patreon Subscriber]
00:40:23 Back In The Saddle Toys in the Attic Aerosmith Pat
00:41:45 Sick As A Dog Toys in the Attic Aerosmith Pat
00:44:30 Rats In The Cellar Rocks Aerosmith Joe Becht [Patreon Subscriber]
00:46:08 Lick And. A Promise Rocks Aerosmith Pat
00:48:09 Draw The Line Rocks Aerosmith Joe Becht [Patreon Subscriber]
00:50:28 I Wanna Know Why Rocks Aerosmith Pat
00:57:59 Kings And Queens Draw The Line Aerosmith Joe Becht [Patreon Subscriber]
00:59:16 Chiquita Draw The Line Aerosmith Pat
01:01:53 No Surprise Draw The Line Aerosmith Joe Becht [Patreon Subscriber]
01:06:22 Bone To Bone (Coney Island White Fish Boy) Night In The Ruts Aerosmith Joe Becht [Patreon Subscriber]
01:08:15 Mia Night In The Ruts Aerosmith Pat
01:09:39 Shooting Star Night In The Ruts Aerosmith Joe Becht [Patreon Subscriber]
01:11:11 Jailbait Night In The Ruts Aerosmith Pat
01:13:42 Lightning Strikes Let The Music Do The Talking The Joe Perry Project Joe Becht [Patreon Subscriber]
01:17:13 Bithch's Brew Rock In A Hard Place Aerosmith Joe Becht [Patreon Subscriber]
01:20:53 My Fist Your Face Rock In A Hard Place Aerosmith Pat
01:23:06 Let The Music Do The Talking Rock In A Hard Place Aerosmith Joe Becht [Patreon Subscriber]
01:26:48 The Reason A Dog Done With Mirrors Aerosmith Joe Becht [Patreon Subscriber]
01:29:51 Shela Done With Mirrors Aerosmith Pat
01:31:46 Magic Touch Done With Mirrors Aerosmith Joe Becht [Patreon Subscriber]
01:32:55 Heart's Done Time Done With Mirrors Aerosmith Pat
01:37:00 Dude Looks Like A Lady Permanent Vacation Aerosmith Joe Becht [Patreon Subscriber]
01:38:31 Permanent Vacation Permanent Vacation Aerosmith Pat
01:39:57 Monkey On My Back Permanent Vacation Aerosmith Joe Becht [Patreon Subscriber]
01:40:50 Young Lust Permanent Vacation Aerosmith Pat
01:43:40 Love In An Elevator Pump Aerosmith Joe Becht [Patreon Subscriber]
01:45:30 What It Takes Pump Aerosmith Pat
01:48:56 Dueces Are Wild Pump Aerosmith Joe Becht [Patreon Subscriber]
01:50:02 Eat The Rich Pump Aerosmith Pat
01:51:34 Amazing The Bevis And Butt-Head Experience Aerosmith Pat
01:56:10 Livin' On The Edge Get A Grip Aerosmith Joe Becht [Patreon Subscriber]
01:57:21 Head First Get A Grip Aerosmith Pat
01:58:20 The Farm Get A Grip Aerosmith Joe Becht [Patreon Subscriber]
02:00:23 Nine Lives Eat The Rich Aerosmith Pat
02:03:50 Crash Nine Lives Aerosmith Joe Becht [Patreon Subscriber]
02:05:12 Ain't That A Bitch Nine Lives Aerosmith Pat
02:06:19 I Don't Want To Miss A Thing Nine Lives Aerosmith Joe Becht [Patreon Subscriber]
02:07:10 Jaded Nine Lives Aerosmith Pat
02:08:38 Beyond Beautiful Armageddon: The Album [Soundtrack] Aerosmith Pat
02:12:43 Luv Lies Just Push Play Aerosmith Joe Becht [Patreon Subscriber]
02:14:42 Girls of Summer Just Push Play Aerosmith Joe Becht [Patreon Subscriber]
02:15:52 Baby, Please Don't Go Just Push Play Aerosmith Pat
02:20:19 Beautiful O, Yeah! (Ultimate Aerosmith Hits) Aerosmith Pat
02:21:46 Red, White & You Honkin' On Bobo Aerosmith Joe Becht [Patreon Subscriber]
02:24:35 We Are All Somebody From Somewhere Music From Another Dimension Aerosmith Joe Becht [Patreon Subscriber]
02:28:07 Street Jesus We Are All Somebody From Somewhere Aerosmith Kyle
02:32:39 Can't Stop Luvin' You We Are All Somebody From Somewhere Aerosmith Pat
02:33:22 Theme From Wayne's World Music From Another Dimension Aerosmith Joe Becht [Patreon Subscriber]
02:35:16 Music From Another Dimension Aerosmith Pat
02:40:50 Saturday Night Live Aerosmith Pat