Friday, April 19, 2013

Episode 010: Songs About Girls


Episode 010: Songs About Girls
Pat and Gary pick their favorite songs that have girls' names in the title!

From September 15, 2011
00:00:00 Gary tries a new sign-in phrase: "what it do"
00:00:45 Pat tells about going to Conan to see the Foo Fighters. They wound up laying eight songs.
00:03:00 Pat talks about the great documentary New York Doll about NYD bassist Arthur "Killer" Kane. Both he and Gary highly recommends it.
00:04:20 Gary's stoked about the many records coming out this week, such as Wild Flag, Mates of State, Das Racist
00:05:55 Pat's stoked about a couple of Bob Segar live album reissues as well.
"The older I get, the more sense Bob Segar makes.'"

- Gary
00:06:20 Gary builds on Pat's pre-topic list with his "Not So Great Moments in Rap History": The horrendous Brian Wilson song "Smart Girls"
00:08:55

 

In honor of Rock Solid's tenth show, Gary put together a quiz featuring answers all related to the number ten.

 

•  Tenth Avenue Freeze Out: The Big Man is the subject of the song. What other E Street Band member is in the song?  Show answer

•  Kevin Godley and Lol Creme were members of what band  Show answer

•  What group took off their cover of Cat Steven's "Peace Train" off of their album after the Islam controversy?  Show answer

•  What 1952 Bull moose Jackson song was covered by Aerosmith on Toys in the Attic?  Show answer

•  Allmusic.com gives 2.5 out of 5 stars to which artist's debut solo album Nine out of Ten Scale?  Show answer

•  In March 1991 this band recorded their debut album at London Bridge Studios in Seattle.  Show answer

•  Big Audio Dynamite recorded Number 10 Upping Street. Who lives at Number 10 Downing Street?  Show answer

•  Which of these songs is not over ten minutes?

  a) Achilles Last Stand - Led Zeppelin
  b) Cowgirl In The Sand - Neil Young
  c) Bat Out of Hell - Meatloaf
  d) Marquee Moon - Television

 Show answer

•  What Orchestral piece from 1928 became a hit in 1980 because of the Blake Edwards movie "10"?  Show answer

•  Which album was recorded over the course of ten days at difference live shows?  Show answer

00:15:35 A listener made a great new logo for Rock Solid based on The Black Keys album cover (see above).
00:16:20 Gary shares the "Kathy Fong is the Bomb" from Tsar's self-titled album
00:18:15 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"
00:20:15 Gary plays Glasvegas - "Geraldine," a song that's sung from the point of view of a social worker
00:22:25 According to Pat, this is Lou Reed's attempt to write a hit: "I love you Suzanne"
00:24:00 In 1968 The Buckinghams released "Susan" with a very 60s, very strange mid-song interlude.
00:26:05 In 1999 Blondie released their comeback album. It sucked, but the single "Maria" was pretty awesome, according to Pat (ed. note: and me).
00:27:55 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."
00:28:30 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.
00:29:35 A 1992 ditty from Seattle's own Flop - "Anne"
00:31:15 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!
00:33:15 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."
00:35:10 Only one guy could write a song about a guy who's in love with a girl who's dead: Alice Cooper - "cold Ethel"
00:36:30 Gary thinks this song deserves to be right up there with the top Eleanor songs: Wes Cunningham's "I love Eleanor"
00:38:35 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.
00:40:25 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"
00:41:25 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)"
00:43:30 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.
00:44:55 Gary announces another giveaway of Record Collecting for Girls by Courtney E. Smith
00:45:40

  • 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.
00:46:30 Matt shares his first playout song of the podcast: "Jane Says" by Jane's Addiction.
Time Song Album Artist Who
00:15:35 Kathy Fong is the bomb tsar tsar gary
00:16:20 Mary's Prayer Meet Danny Wilson Danny Wilson Pat
00:20:15 Geraldine Glasvegas Glasvegas Gary
00:22:25 I love you suzanne New Sensations Lou Reed Pat
00:24:00 Susan Mercy, mercy, mercy The Buckinghams Gary
00:26:05 Maria No Exit Blondie pat
00:29:35 Anne Flop and the Fall of the Mopsqueezer! Flop Gary
00:31:15 Lysistrata Swing to the right Utopia Pat
00:33:15 Pulling Mussels from a Shell Argybargy Squeeze Gary
00:35:10 Cold Ethel Welcome to my nightmare Alice Cooper Pat
00:36:30 I love Eleanor Polyanna Wes Cunningham Gary
00:38:35 Mary Anne Marshall Crenshaw Marshall Crenshaw Pat
00:40:25 Rubella Born to quit The Smokin' Popes Gary
00:41:25 Bethamphetamine (Pretty, Pretty) The Rise and Fall of Butch Walker and the Let's-Go-Out-Tonites Butch Walker and the Let's-Go-Out-Tonites Gary
00:46:30 Jane Says Nothing's shocking Jane's Addiction Matt

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Episode 009: Rock Solid-opedia Vol. Z


Episode 009: Rock Solid-opedia Volume Z
Choice cuts from the "Z" section of Pat & Gary's iTunes.

From September 8, 2011













00:00:00 "Bruce Springsteen" starts off the show with a poorly executed knock-knock joke.
00:01:40 Pat picked up London Calling based on Gary's recommendation from Episode 008. He's now a Clash convert
00:02:00

Pat thinks that The Clash's Sandinista should be cut down significantly. "Bruce" does a mini count off to count the number of track on the album.

00:02:30 Pat suggests that all of the sad parts of The Who's Tommy could be cut out to make it a happy story. It'd be called Tom!
00:03:15 Gary shares Glen Campbell's cover of "Hold On Hope" by Guided By Voices. He recommends the entire album Ghost On the canvas.
00:06:25

One of the show topic suggestions that fans have given is "When good artists do bad songs." Pat came up with two while working on this episode:

  • Joan Jett rapping on "Black Leather"
  • 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
00:10:50 Gary kicks off the first Rock Solid-opedia with Philadelphia's Zolof the Rock & Roll Destroyer. Gary plays "This was All a bad idea."
00:12:20

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

The Silent Partner!

00:14:15 One of Gary's favorite obscure nuggets is The Zulus with "I Cant wait to tell you the news"
00:16:40 Pat goes obvious with ZZ Top ("Tush"). He talks about ZZ Top's obsession with sex, the subject of ALL of their songs.
00:18:40 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!
00:21:30 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.
00:24:45 Pat, unsurpisingly, plays some Robin Zander - "Reactionary Girl"
00:27:05 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"
00:29:20 Gary gives away Patton Oswalt's entertaining book Zombie Spaceship Wasteland. Check it out, fools!
00:30:40 In another Rock Solid-oincidence, Pat's next pick was also The Zombies - "She's not there"
00:32:45 Gary: Before The New Pornographers, Carl Newman was in the Burt Bacharach influenced Zumpano - "oh that atkinson girl"
00:35:10 Pat plays some Zappa! Dweezel Zappa, that is. He plays "My Guitar Wants to kill you mamma"
00:36:25 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.
00:37:45 Pat next choice is Warren Zevon - "I was in the house when the house burned down" from Life will kill you.
00:39:30 Pat gives away a digital copy of The Foo Fighter's Wasting Light.
00:37:45 Gary closes out the show with some more of The Zombies - Care of Cell 44
Time Song Album Artist Who
00:03:15 Hold On Hope Ghost on the canvas Glen Campbell Gary
00:06:25 Black Leather Good Music Joan Jett Pat
00:06:25 Keep on loving you '89 REO Speedwagon Pat
00:10:50 This was All a bad idea The Popsicle eP Zolof the rock & roll destroyer gary
00:12:20 Honestly Mary star of the sea zwan pat
00:14:15 I can't wait to tell you the news Down on the floor The zulus Gary
00:16:40 Tush Fandango! ZZ Top Pat
00:18:40 Tell me what you want Zebra Zebra Gary
00:21:30 More bounce to the ounce Zapp Zapp Gary
00:24:45 Reactionary Girl Robin Zander Robin Zander Pat
00:27:05 This will be our year Odessey and Oracle The Zombies Gary
00:30:40 She's not there Begin here The Zombies Pat
00:32:45 Oh that atkinson girl Look what the rookie did Zumpano Gary
00:35:10 My guitar wants to kill your momma My guitar wants to kill your momma Dweezel zappa pat
00:37:45 I was in the house when the house burned down Life'll kill ya Warren zevon Pat
00:40:45 Care of Cell 44 Odessey and Oracle The Zombies Gary

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Episode 008: Double Downsizing



Episode 008: Double Downsizing
Classic double albums get whittled down to a more manageable length.

From September 1, 2011
00:00:37 Gary's new sign-on attempt: "What it do?"
00:00:45 Gary talks about the VMAs.
00:02:05 Brian May was at the VMAs and he's sticking with the hair, though he's gray now.

00:02:20 Gary dug Young the Giant's performance.
00:05:15
ask about that SOB Chris Brown.
00:05:45
Double Down: 
Bands, Songs or Albums that have a repeated word


• The group with Simon Lebon Show answer

• Elvis Costello sang this on SNL Show answer

• Neil Diamond song Show answer

• Song from the Tompson Twins Show answer

• English Group covered by No Doubt Show answer

• A band known for their covers Show answer

• Garage band classic sang by the Kingsman Show answer

• A song written by Tommy James, covered by Billy Idol Show answer

• Amy Grant Song Show answer

• Neil Young song from Rust Never Sleeps Show answer

• David Bowie song Show answer

• John Par song Show answer

• Radiohead song Show answer

• Judas Priest album Show answer
00:13:15 Gary feels that speakerboxxx / the love below by Outkast can be significantly trimmed down. In fact, he cuts it down to a double sided single:
  • I like the way you move
  • Hey Ya
00:15:40 Pat is not afraid to tackle the big boys: The Beatles' White Album.
  • "Back in the U.S.S.R."
  • "Dear Prudence"
  • "Glass Onion"
  • "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da"
  • "Wild Honey Pie"
  • "The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill"
  • "While My Guitar Gently Weeps"
  • "Happiness Is a Warm Gun"
  • "Martha My Dear"
  • "I'm So Tired" (ed. note: this omission is a crime!)
  • "Blackbird"
  • "Piggies"
  • "Rocky Raccoon"
  • "Don't Pass Me By"
  • "Why Don't We Do It in the Road?"
  • "I Will"
  • "Julia"
  • "Birthday"
  • "Yer Blues"
  • "Mother Nature's Son" (ed. note: another crime!)
  • "Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey"
  • "Sexy Sadie"
  • "Helter Skelter"
  • "Long, Long, Long"
  • "Revolution 1"
  • "Honey Pie"
  • "Savoy Truffle"
  • "Cry Baby Cry"
  • "Revolution 9"
  • "Good Night"
00:20:05 During his youth, Gary corrupted a young woman named Carrie Butler by trading all of his Kiss albums for all of her Beatles albums. She went down the dark path after that.
00:21:20 Gary does some serious slashing of 69 love songs by the Magnet Fields.
  • "(Crazy For You But) Not That Crazy"
  • "When My Boy Walks Down The Street"
  • "I Don't Want To Get Over You"
  • "Fido, Your Leash Is Too Long"
  • "The Book Of Love"
  • "The Luckiest Guy On The Lower East Side"
  • "Papa Was A Rodeo"
  • "Reno Dakota"
  • "Let's Pretend We're Bunny Rabbits"
  • "I Think I Need A New Heart"
  • "All My Little Words"
  • "Yeah! Oh, Yeah!"
  • "A Chicken With Its Head Cut Off"
  • "Come Back From San Francisco"
  • "Nothing Matters When We're Dancing"
00:26:45 Pat likes the banjo, because it's so hard to play. He's jealous of those multi-talented bastards like Steve Martin and Ed Helms who are funny and can play the banjo.
00:27:20 Pat takes on Fleetwood Mac's first post-Rumours album: Tusk
  • "Over & Over"
  • "The Ledge"
  • "Think About Me"
  • "Save Me a Place"
  • "Sara"
  • "What Makes You Think You're the One"
  • "Storms"
  • "That's All for Everyone"
  • "Not That Funny"
  • "Sisters of the Moon"
  • "Angel"
  • "That's Enough for Me"
  • "Brown Eyes"
  • "Never Make Me Cry"
  • "I Know I'm Not Wrong"
  • "Honey Hi"
  • "Beautiful Child"
  • "Walk a Thin Line"
  • "Tusk"
  • "Never Forget"
00:33:55 Gary takes his scissors to London Calling by The Clash:
  • "London Calling"
  • "Brand New Cadillac"
  • "Jimmy Jazz"
  • "Hateful"
  • "Rudie Can't Fail"
  • "Spanish Bombs"
  • "The Right Profile"
  • "Lost in the Supermarket"
  • "Clampdown"
  • "The Guns of Brixton"
  • "Wrong 'Em Boyo"
  • "Death or Glory"
  • "Koka Kola"
  • "The Card Cheat"
  • "Lover's Rock"
  • "Four Horsemen"
  • "I'm Not Down"
  • "Revolution Rock"
  • "Train in Vain"
00:39:25 Pat stares down the Rolling Stones much lauded Exile on Main St.:
  • "Rocks Off"
  • "Rip This Joint"
  • "Shake Your Hips"
  • "Casino Boogie"  
  • "Tumbling Dice"
  • "Sweet Virginia"
  • "Torn and Frayed"
  • "Sweet Black Angel"
  • "Loving Cup"
  • "Happy"
  • "Turd on the Run"
  • "Ventilator Blues"
  • "I Just Want to See His Face"
  • "Let It Loose"
  • "All Down the Line"
  • "Stop Breaking Down"
  • "Shine a Light"
  • "Soul Survivor"
00:45:00 Gary shared that Bruce Springsteen's double album The River was originally was orignially supposed to be a single album titled The Ties The Bind. You can check it out at ConsequenceOfSound.net
00:45:45 Bruce visits to give us a little background on the decision and then he counts it off:
00:46:25
00:48:00 They boys close out the episode a song that was played on Breaking Bad: The Pretenders "Boots of Chinese Plastic"
Time Song Album Artist Who
00:13:15 I like the way you move Speakerboxxx/The Love below Outkast Gary
00:13:15 Hey Ya Speakerboxxx/The Love below Outkast Gary
00:15:40 back in the U.S.S.R. The Beatles (The White Album) The Beatles pat
00:15:40 Dear prudence The Beatles (The White Album) The Beatles pat
00:15:40 Glass Onion The Beatles (The White Album) The Beatles pat
00:15:40 Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da The Beatles (The White Album) The Beatles pat
00:15:40 The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill The Beatles (The White Album) The Beatles pat
00:15:40 While my guitar gently weeps The Beatles (The White Album) The Beatles pat
00:15:40 Happiness is a warm gun The Beatles (The White Album) The Beatles pat
00:15:40 Blackbird The Beatles (The White Album) The Beatles pat
00:15:40 Rocky Raccoon The Beatles (The White Album) The Beatles pat
00:15:40 Why don't we Do it in the road? The Beatles (The White Album) The Beatles pat
00:15:40 i will The Beatles (The White Album) The Beatles pat
00:15:40 Birthday The Beatles (The White Album) The Beatles pat
00:15:40 Everybody's got something to hide except me and my monkey The Beatles (The White Album) The Beatles pat
00:15:40 Helter skelter The Beatles (The White Album) The Beatles pat
00:15:40 Revolution 1 The Beatles (The White Album) The Beatles pat
00:21:20 (Crazy For You But) Not That Crazy 69 Love Songs The Magnetic Fields Gary
00:21:20 Reno Dakota 69 Love Songs The Magnetic Fields Gary
00:27:20 the Ledge Tusk Fleetwood Mac Pat
00:27:20 Think About me Tusk Fleetwood Mac Pat
00:27:20 Save Me A Place Tusk Fleetwood Mac Pat
00:27:20 Sara Tusk Fleetwood Mac Pat
00:27:20 What makes you think you're the one Tusk Fleetwood Mac Pat
00:27:20 storms Tusk Fleetwood Mac Pat
00:27:20 that's all for Everyone Tusk Fleetwood Mac Pat
00:27:20 not that funny Tusk Fleetwood Mac Pat
00:27:20 Angel Tusk Fleetwood Mac Pat
00:27:20 that's enough for me Tusk Fleetwood Mac Pat
00:27:20 I know i'm not wrong Tusk Fleetwood Mac Pat
00:27:20 tusk Tusk Fleetwood Mac Pat
00:33:55 train In Vain London Calling The Clash Gary
00:33:55 London calling London Calling The Clash Gary
00:33:55 Death or glory London Calling The Clash Gary
00:39:25 Rocks off Exile on Main St. the rolling Stones Pat
00:39:25 Rip this joint Exile on Main St. the rolling Stones Pat
00:39:25 Shake your hips Exile on Main St. the rolling Stones Pat
00:39:25 tumbling dice Exile on Main St. the rolling Stones Pat
00:39:25 Sweet virginia Exile on Main St. the rolling Stones Pat
00:39:25 loving cup Exile on Main St. the rolling Stones Pat
00:39:25 happy Exile on Main St. the rolling Stones Pat
00:39:25 all down the line Exile on Main St. the rolling Stones Pat
00:39:25 shine a light Exile on Main St. the rolling Stones Pat
00:39:25 Soul survivor Exile on Main St. the rolling Stones Pat
00:48:00 Boots of chinese plastic break up the concrete The pretenders Pat