In the Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs' song "MAPS", what does the A stand for?
Angus (My Angus Please Stay)
Gary's first entry is some unapologetic grungy fun: Arches of Loaf - "Web In Front" (from Icky Loaf)
Pat kicks it off with American Hi-fi - "Flavor of the Week" from their self-titled debut album.
Gary feels that bands like American Hi-fi or Blink 182 should believe and belt out their melodies more. The Boss stops by to demonstrate how it's done.
Gary's next song has it all: pirate costumes, native American war paint, kookiness: Adam and the Ants - "Beat Our Guest" from Antics in the Forbidden Zone.
In Australia this band in called The Angels, but in God's Country (USA! USA! USA!) they're called Angel City - "Take A long line" from Face to Face
Gary had SOOOOOO many "A" artists that we wanted to play that he had to have a separate ceremony in the backroom of the Menchies in Encino. The turnout was disappointing, but he still wanted to play some of the highlights :
Award for Best Song by a Band Whose Greatness is Kinda Hard To Get Across in Just One Song:American Music Club - "Johnny Mathis' Feet"
Award for Best Song by a Band Who, If They Were The Subject of a Biopic, The Lead Singer Would Almost Certainly be Played by Patton Oswalt: Accept - "Balls To the Wall"
Best Jackie Chan Tribute:Ash - "Kung Fu"
Gary follows up with The Auteurs - "Showgirl" from New Wave
Pat serves us up some Fiona Apple - "Get Him Back" from Extraordinary Machine.
Gary hates this song. It's part of the Yacht Rock that Gary called Cuckold Rock, about wussy guys being wussies about being wronged. It's Ace with "How Long" from Five-A-Side.
Pat first heard this song during a promo for the show One Tree Hill. It got stuck in his head and now he's sharing it with us. Augustana - "Boston" from All the Stars and Boulevards
Gary shares another badly named band. Athenaeum - "What I Didn't Know" from Radiance
Before he took a puss pill, Pat liked Brian Adams - "Lonely Nights" from You want it you got it.
Gary checks back in with the ceremony at Menchies to see what's going on:
Best Song by a Properly Names Emo Band: The Academy Is - "About A Girl" from Fast Times at Barrington High
Best Drinking Song that will Make You Never Want to Drink Again: Azure Ray - "The Drinks We Drank Last Night" from Hold On Love
Best Band Named After a Middle Eastern Political Party or a Crocheted Hair Piece: The Afghan Whigs - "Gentlemen" from Gentlemen
Gary's digging this band right now, because they have something in common: they both have no musical ability. It's Art Brute - "Direct Hit" from It's a Bit Complicated.
Paul Stanley comes by to discuss why he's not as entrepreneurial as Gene Simmons.
Country and Celebrity Apprentice runner-up Trace Adkins sings a song that makes Pat cry like a little BITCH! Whoa, sorry! I channeled my inner frat boy there for a second. It's "You're gonna miss this" from American Man.
After Pat's trip to Bummertown, we take a lighter hearted detour with The Avalanches - "Since I Left You" from an album of the same name.
Pat turns to the bad boys from Boston: Aerosmith - "Lightning Strikes" from their underappreciated album Rock and a hard place.
Gary's next song is Jon Auer's cover of "Green Eyes" from the album 6 1/2
Pat's next song is a track by the "supergroup" Asia - "Finger on the Trigger" from Omega
It's like the old saying goes, you never forget your first. This was Gary's' first digital download from a music blog. It's Arkansas' Ashtray Babyhead - "Bomb" from the album Radio
Pat takes it on home with AC/DC - "Anything Goes" from Black Ice
Gary closes out the ceremony at Menchies:
Best 80s Pop Nugget by a Scotish and/or Austrailian Band - Male Vocalist:Aztec Camera - "Oblivious" from the album High Land, Hard Rain
Best 80s Pop Nugget by a Scotish and/or Austrailian Band - Female Vocalist:Altered Images - "I could be happy" from Pinky Blue
Best Electronic Album for People Who Think They Don't Like Electronic Music: Air - "Moon Safari" from an album of the same name
The Fruit and Fiber Lifetime Achievement Award:The Apples In Stereo
The boys end the show with "For Now" from the broadway show Avenue Q