What Orchestral piece from 1928 became a hit in 1980 because of the Blake Edwards movie "10"?
Which album was recorded over the course of ten days at difference live shows?
Intensities in 10 Cities by Ted Nugent
A listener made a great new logo for Rock Solid based on The Black Keys album cover (see above).
Gary shares the "Kathy Fong is the Bomb" from Tsar's self-titled album
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"
Gary plays Glasvegas - "Geraldine," a song that's sung from the point of view of a social worker
According to Pat, this is Lou Reed's attempt to write a hit: "I love you Suzanne"
In 1968 The Buckinghams released "Susan" with a very 60s, very strange mid-song interlude.
In 1999 Blondie released their comeback album. It sucked, but the single "Maria" was pretty awesome, according to Pat (ed. note: and me).
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."
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.
A 1992 ditty from Seattle's own Flop - "Anne"
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!
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."
Only one guy could write a song about a guy who's in love with a girl who's dead: Alice Cooper - "cold Ethel"
Gary thinks this song deserves to be right up there with the top Eleanor songs: Wes Cunningham's "I love Eleanor"
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.
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"
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)"
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.
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.
Matt shares his first playout song of the podcast: "Jane Says" by Jane's Addiction.
Kathy Fong is the bomb
Meet Danny Wilson
I love you suzanne
Mercy, mercy, mercy
Flop and the Fall of the Mopsqueezer!
Swing to the right
Pulling Mussels from a Shell
Welcome to my nightmare
I love Eleanor
Born to quit
The Smokin' Popes
Bethamphetamine (Pretty, Pretty)
The Rise and Fall of Butch Walker and the Let's-Go-Out-Tonites