REO Speedwagon doing a reggae version of "Keep on loving you"
"I'm ch-ch-ch-cherry bummed.'"
- Gary, commenting on the Joan Jett song
Gary kicks off the first Rock Solid-opedia with Philadelphia's Zolof the Rock & Roll Destroyer. Gary plays "This was All a bad idea."
Pat heard this song in a record store and thought it was Mick Jaggar. It was actually Billy Corgan's band Zwan ("Honestly"). This was Zwan's only album, which led Pat to call this album their Zwan song. This elicits a Rock Solid Thumbs Down from
One of Gary's favorite obscure nuggets is The Zulus with "I Cant wait to tell you the news"
Pat goes obvious with ZZ Top ("Tush"). He talks about ZZ Top's obsession with sex, the subject of ALL of their songs.
Gary plays the non-hair metal 80s band Zebra - "Tell Me what you want". Pat then reveals that his next song was ALSO Zebra. That's a Rock Solid-oincidence, friends!
Gary tells the tale of Zapp, a five piece 70s funk band. The initial modest success led a "too much too soon" downward spiral, cuminating in a murder/suicide involving two members of the band. Gary plays their most influencial song "more bounce to the ounce" which was the precursor to the West Coast G-Funk sound.
Pat, unsurpisingly, plays some Robin Zander - "Reactionary Girl"
According to Gary, this is the record you need to get: The Zombies - Oddessy And Oracle. He plays the lovely "This will be our year"
Gary gives away Patton Oswalt's entertaining book Zombie Spaceship Wasteland. Check it out, fools!
In another Rock Solid-oincidence, Pat's next pick was also The Zombies - "She's not there"
Gary: Before The New Pornographers, Carl Newman was in the Burt Bacharach influenced Zumpano - "oh that atkinson girl"
Pat plays some Zappa! Dweezel Zappa, that is. He plays "My Guitar Wants to kill you mamma"
Gary breaches the Zappa subject. Both he and Pat do not get Frank Zappa (ed. note: amen to that, brother!). Gary feels that he had a contempt for the listener.
Pat next choice is Warren Zevon - "I was in the house when the house burned down" from Life will kill you.
Pat gives away a digital copy of The Foo Fighter's Wasting Light.
Gary closes out the show with some more of The Zombies - Care of Cell 44