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!
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.
"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
Pat started with the semi-super group Tinted Windows - "Can't Get a Read on You" from their self-titled album.
Gary kicks it off with what he calls the best song from 2005: Rilo Kiley - "Portions for Foxes" from More Adventurous
From 2007, Jesse Malin, formerly from D Generation, favors us with "Broken Radio" from Glitter in the Gutter featuring Bruce Springsteen.
Pat and Gary recreate the first interaction between Jesse and The Boss
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
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.
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"
Off of Pat's favorite albums from 2010 it's Bad City - "Take Me for a Ride" from Welcome to the Wasteland
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.
From Roger Daltrey's last proper solo album, Rocks in the Head, comes "Days of Light"
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
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.
Here's some Brit Pop from 1994: "King of the Kerb" from Echobelly's album On.
From the 1998 album Candy from a Stranger, "No Time for Waiting" from Soul Asylum
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.
This is a power pop guy who never broke through: Tommy Keene - "Places That Are Gone" from an album of the same name
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
Gary talks about the Digivangelist Christopher Coppola, brother of Nicolas Cage. In one of the episodes he talks about shooting a video for Rooney.
From 1977 comes an album much sought after by vinyl nerds: Van Duren with "Oh Babe" from Are You Serious?
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"
To close out Pat plays The Bangles - "Annalee" from Sweetheart of the Sun