Thursday, May 30, 2013

Episode 016: XXX

Episode 016: XXX
Get ready to wash your ears out with soap as Pat and Gary get down and dirty with songs that are NOT for the whole family!

From October 27, 2011

Gary bursts from the gate with a mini game when he asks Pat to name this lyric:

"Now quickly check the hands on the clock. It's 8:05, it's time to rock."

After a brief hesitation Pat reveals that it is...

Show answer

Gary was thinking of retiring Not So Great Moments In Hip Hop History, but public demand won't allow it!

Thus he shares "Macho Man" Randy Savage's - Be A Man


Gary drops another


Gary listened to Coldplay's fifth album, Mylo Xyloto, and pronounced it "not that bad." He feels they get a bit of a bad wrap because they're viewed as being too popular.

Pat has the Coldplay hits, but isn't a huge fan.


As with all Rock Solid Buzz Cuts!™, the gang have to decide if the buzz is justified or unwarranted. Gary declares that the buzz is



Pat agrees.

00:10:30 These two dirty bastards transition into this FILTHY topic by playing the naughty Cee lo Green's - "F**k You" from The Lady Killer

Pat starts out with his Heavy Metal Innuendo chunk:

  • Whitesnake - "Slide it in" from an album of the same name.
  • Ted Nugent - "Wango Tango" from Scream Dream.
00:13:30 Pat discusses the eternal question regarding sliding it in all the way to the top. Would the be fun for anyone?

Gary shares two songs that illustrate how the way songs have changed.

  • The Light Crust Doughboys with "Pussy, Pussy, Pussy" [ed. note: which is about cats. Honest.]
  • The subtly titled "I want to f**k you" by Akon off of Konvicted
00:16:38 We see Gary's deepest, blackest anger when he starts to talk about his HATE for Akon. You don't want to get him started.

Pat's next chuck has to do with the "F" word.

  • Billy Joel's "Laura" from Nylon curtain
  • "Queen of the Supermarket" from Bruce Springsteen's album Working on a dream
    This, not surprisingly, leads to...
  • And from Pink's Greatest Hits album - "Fucking Perfect"


Matt chimes in to sound off on his frustration about the Pink song. She put out a SFW version of the song called "Less Than Perfect" which, he feels, is just as good as "Fucking Perfect." So, why the swears, Pink? Zoe likes to dance and she doesn't need to hear your potty mouth!

00:22:50 Like Billy Joel and Bruce, Harry Nilsson is another guy that you don't expect to swear, yet here he goes, with "You're breakin' my heart" from Son of Schmilsson
00:24:00 Both Gary and Pat recommend the documentary Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin' About Him)?

Next, Pat tackles the "C" word (well, not literally). It's The Police - "Rehumanize Yourself" from Ghost In the machine.

00:25:30 If "Smells Like Teen Spirit" is the national anthem of grunge, this is the "America, The Beautiful": Superchunk - "Slack Motherfucker" from their self-titled album.
00:26:55 This doubleshot from Pat also has a doubleshot of vulgarity: The "F" and "P" word are on full display in "Star Star" performed by The Rolling Stones (from Goat's Head Soup) and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts (from Album), respectively.
00:29:10 You either love Martha Wainwright or you've never heard of her. Here's her cryptic song"B.M.F.A." from Bloody Mother.
00:30:33 More "Fs" from Pat: The Knack's "She's so selfish" from Get the Knack
00:32:20 Gary shares his memories growing up listening to the Bay area radio station KOME ("Don't touch that dial, there KOME on it!") and their crazy DJ Dennis Erectus. One song they played a lot was Jefferson Starship "Stairway to Cleveland" from Modern Times
00:34:40 Gary acquiesces to the lovers of ska by playing "Lyin' ass bitch" from Fishbone's self-titled EP.

Pat's next chuck have to do with fellas gettin' a little head.

  • Lou Reed - "Walk on the Wild Side" from Transformer.
  • And the anti-Lou Reed: Bon Jovi - "Bitter Wine" from These Days.
00:39:20 And now, Pat and Gary have a filth-off. They are going to each play their Dirtiest Song of all time. Let's see who wins
00:39:35 Pat breaks out Liz Phair's "H.W.C." from her Self-titled album. H.W.C. stands for something disgusting.

Gary counters with the absolutely, no-joke, truly terrible Necro - "Who's Your Daddy?" from Sexorcist. Pat is speechless.

"Alright, first of all, I'm speechless.'"

- Pat
00:43:40 Gary wins, but really, we all lose.
00:45:10 Gary closes out, and tries to clear our pallete, with Times New Viking - "Fuck her tears" from Dancer Equired
Time Song Album Artist Who
00:12:17 slide it in slide it in whitesnake Pat
00:12:17 wango tango scream dream ted nugent pat
00:14:55 Pussy, pussy, pussy The light crust doughboys Gary
00:14:55 i want to fuck you Konvicted akon Gary
00:18:00 laura nylon curtain Billy joel Pat
00:18:00 queen of the supermarket working on a dream Bruce springsteen Pat
00:22:50 Your breakin' my heart Son of schmilsson Harry Nilsson Gary
00:24:20 Rehumanize Yourself Ghost In the Machine The Police Pat
00:25:30 Slack Motherfucker Superchunk Superchunk Gary
00:26:55 Star Star Goat's Head Soup The Rolling Stones Pat
00:26:55 Star Star Album Joan Jett and the Blackhearts Pat
00:29:10 B.M.F.A. Bloody Mother Martha Wainwright Gary
00:30:33 She's So Selfish Get the knack The Knack Pat
00:32:20 Stairway to Cleveland Modern Times Jefferson Starship Gary
00:34:40 Lyin' Ass Bitch Fishbone Fishbone Gary
00:36:15 Walk on the wild side Transformer Lou Reed Pat
00:36:15 Bitter Wine These Days Bon Jovi Pat
00:39:35 H.W.C. Liz Phair Liz Phair Pat
00:42:00 Who's Your Daddy Sexorcist Necro Gary

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

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.

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.

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: 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

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Episode 014: Should Have Been Hits

Episode 014: Should Have Been Hits
In a perfect world, these songs would have topped the charts... at least according to Pat and Gary!

From October 13, 2011
00:01:20 Pat went to see Nick Lowe. The show was awesome, but, like at a lot of rock shows, the actual show didn't start until WAY after the time on the ticket. But, the show was good and he scored an autograph!
00:3:25 Gary acknowledges that it's Rocktober, but he also likes to get a jump on his taxes, so for him it's also H&R Blocktober.
00:04:15 Time for another "Not so great moment in hip hop history"
From 1998: Joe Pesci - "Wise Guy"

"What Is Your Rock Star Destiny" according to Tiger Beat Magazine

After a number of question, the results were:
  • Pat is a Selena Gomez
  • Matt is a Ke$ha
00:11:25 Pat started with the semi-super group Tinted Windows - "Can't Get a Read on You" from their self-titled album.
00:13:35 Gary kicks it off with what he calls the best song from 2005: Rilo Kiley - "Portions for Foxes" from More Adventurous
00:16:15 From 2007, Jesse Malin, formerly from D Generation, favors us with "Broken Radio" from Glitter in the Gutter featuring Bruce Springsteen.
00:18:20 Pat and Gary recreate the first interaction between Jesse and The Boss
00:20:00 In the late 90s this San Francisco group seemed like they would be the next Third Eye Blind, but they never took off. Creeper Lagoon - "Big Money Struggle" from Watering Ghost Garden
00:22:10 From 2006 the Gin Blossoms released their comeback album titled Major Lodge Victory and the single "Learning the Hard Way" Gary affectionately calls Pat the "Golden Retriever of music fans" due to his loyalty to groups who are past their popular peak.
00:24:25 Gary tries to shy away from willful obscurity, but this band is a little tough to track down. He calls them the Creeper Lagoon of the 80s, another San Francisco band that should have taken off: Yanks - "I Don't See Her Anymore"
00:26:55 Off of Pat's favorite albums from 2010 it's Bad City - "Take Me for a Ride" from Welcome to the Wasteland
00:29:50 In 2010, about the same time that Foster the People came out with "Pumped Up Kicks", The Limousines released the single "Very Busy People." Gary thinks that the wrong song became the big hit.
00:32:30 From Roger Daltrey's last proper solo album, Rocks in the Head, comes "Days of Light"
00:36:05 Gary's going all the way back to 1969 [ed. note: my brotha!] comes "the greatest song of all time" according to Gary: Bubble Puppy with "Hot Smoke & Sassafras" from A Gathering of Promises
00:38:45 From Chrissie Hynde comes JP, Chrissie and the Fairground Boys - "If You Let Me" which tells the story of Chrissie and JP's May-December romance.
chimes in on a similar subject: Sinead O'Connor looking for a boyfriend via Twitter.
00:44:40 Here's some Brit Pop from 1994: "King of the Kerb" from Echobelly's album On.
00:46:20 From the 1998 album Candy from a Stranger, "No Time for Waiting" from Soul Asylum
00:47:25 The boys pontificate on why Soul Asylum faded away while Bon Jovi still tours. Gary feels that David Pirner's hair was not a sustainable commodity.
00:49:20 This is a power pop guy who never broke through: Tommy Keene - "Places That Are Gone" from an album of the same name
00:51:25 Pat talke about Rooney a lot and for good reason. They make good music and they're underappreciated. Case in point: "I Can't Get Enough" from Eureka
00:53:05 Gary talks about the Digivangelist Christopher Coppola, brother of Nicolas Cage. In one of the episodes he talks about shooting a video for Rooney.
00:54:00 From 1977 comes an album much sought after by vinyl nerds: Van Duren with "Oh Babe" from Are You Serious?
00:55:30 Pat finishes up with Rockpile, a weird pseudo-band that featured Nick Lowe, Dave Edmunds, Terry Williams and Billy Bremner. For years they couldn't record under their name, since both Nick and Dave where under solo contracts. Instead, they would record either Nick's or Dave's solo stuff. Finally in 1980 they released their one album under the Rockpile name titled Seconds of Pleasure. The single for which is "When I Write the Book"
00:58:25 To close out Pat plays The Bangles - "Annalee" from Sweetheart of the Sun
Time Song Album Artist Who
00:11:25 Can't Get a Read on you Tinted Windows Tinted Windows Pat
00:13:35 Portions for Foxes More Adventurous Rilo Kiley Gary
00:16:15 Broken Radio Glitter In the Gutter Jesse Malin Pat
00:20:00 Big Money Struggle Watering Ghost Garden Creeper Lagoon Gary
00:22:10 Learning the Hard Way Major Lodge Victory Gin Blossoms Pat
00:24:25 I Don't See Her Anymore Yanks Yanks Gary
00:26:55 Take Me for a Ride Welcome to the Wasteland Bad City Pat
00:29:50 Very Busy People The Limousines The Limousines Gary
00:32:30 Days of Light Rocks in the Head Roger Daltrey Pat
00:36:05 Hot Smoke & Sassafras A Gathering of Promises Bubble Puppy Gary
00:38:45 If You Let me JP, Chrissie and the Fairground boys Chrissie Hynde Pat
00:44:40 King of the Kerb On Echobelly Gary
00:46:20 No Time for Waiting Candy from a Stranger Soul Asylum Pat
00:49:20 Places That Are Gone Tommy Keene Tommy Keene Gary
00:51:25 I Can't Get Enough Eureka Rooney Pat
00:54:00 Oh Babe Are You Serious? Van Duren Gary
00:55:30 When I Write the Book Seconds of Pleasure Rockpile Pat
00:58:25 Annalee Sweetheart of the Sun The Bangles Pat