Sophomore Surge 004 Pat and Gary compare and contrast their favorite follow-ups. From August 4, 2011
Gary tries a new sign-on: "How's everyone doin' out there tonight! OW!"
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
Favorite musicians in movies:
Pat: Brian Adams in Pink Cadillac (not really)
Dwight Yoakam in Sling Blade
Mariah Carey in Precious
Gregg Allman in Rush
Some sophomore slumps:
Terence Trent Darby - Neither Fish Nor Fowl
The Knack - ...But the Little Girls Understand
Meatloaf - Dead Ringer
The boys play rock, paper, j-bone to see who goes first. Gary's rock wins
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"
Pat chooses Van Halen II by Van Halen. The Top 20 Single from this album is "Dance The Night Away"
Gary isn't a grammar stickler, but when Diamond David Lee Roth talks about "buttless chaps;" aren't all chaps buttless?
The instrumental from VH II is the j-bone-a-licious "Spanish Fly"
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..."
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."
Pat picks the Belknap favorite: Sweet Baby James by James Taylor
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
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).
Sidebar: Huey Lewis reportedly has a huge crank. On the opposite end of the wang spectrum is Peter Frampton's lil' Pettie.
"No Action" from Last Year's Model
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...).
Gary: This second album was a major paradygm shift for The Beastie Boys, Paul's Boutique ("Shake Your Rump")
Pat rocks out with "Whole Lotta Love" and "Livin' Lovin' Maid" from Led Zepplin II
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.
Gary can write a book about his favorite sophomore album: Pinkerton by Weezer ("Why Bother").
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")
Radiohead - The Bends
Blondie - Parallel Lines
Def Leppard - High and Dry
$25,000 Album Cover Pyramid: Round One — Rolling Stones —