Thursday, March 27, 2014

Episode 142: Country

Episode 142: Country
Pat and Murray turn the whole show into a hoedown when they decide to play both kinds of music... Country & Western.
From March 27, 2014

With your hosts:

Pat Francis

Murray Valeriano

00:00:00 Pat welcomes us to the show. Kyle is really sick and can barely talk. I guess we should now call him the "Almost Silent Partner."
Last night was Pat's 50th birthday party. It was a lot of fun. Pat's wife Pilar always worries that there won't be enough food when they throw parties, but Pat's birthday had more than enough chinese food. Murray came to Pat's party, and today went to a kid's birthday party. He and Pat talk about some of the hassles of children's birthday parties, like inviting neighborhood kids and not getting invited back.
00:05:00 Before delving into this week's topic, Murray brings us some extra goodness from one of his past episodes, Name Check. He plays "Big Sur" by The Thrills from the album So Much for the City
To introduce this week's topic, let's head on down to Bob's Country Bunker and see what kind of music they play.
That's right, this week's topic is country music! Yes, Pat and Murray have decided to completely alienate the audience and steer this podcast spaceship right into a black hole of twangy guitars and moonshine jugs. (Only joking, fellas.) The two were a little hesitant about doing a country episode at first, but since they both love country music, they decided to just do it anyway.
00:10:00 Murray promises no bullshit country from him. "All whiskey and heartache," as he says. Murray kicks us off with George Jones and his song "The Race Is On" from the album The Race Is On. George was known as "The Possum" because of his looks, and he died just last year.
When Pat was growing up, he doesn't remember his parents being big fans of any specific artists, but they did have some albums around the house. Pat plays one of those songs he heard a bunch when he was a kid, "(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden" by Lynn Anderson from the album Rose Garden. Kyle, channeling the voice of Tom Waits, pipes up that Lynn has two D.U.I.s under her belt.
00:15:00 Going back a bit to the Blues Brothers, Pat and Murray discuss the awfulness that is Blues Brothers 2000. Pat says that the opening scene is great, but after the first ten minutes, everything just tumbles into a big, steaming heap of dog shit.
The Beatles loved Murray's next pick,Buck Owens. From his self-titled album, the song is "Excuse Me (I Think I've Got a Heartache)". Buck's band was called the Buckeroos, which is in contention for the Pat Francis "Laziest Band Name Ever" Award. Buck also hosted Hee Haw, the Southern/Country version of Laugh-In.
00:20:00 Pat's next artist is a really great guy. Garth Brooks played five concerts in two days to help raise money for victims of the California forest fires a few years back. Pat plays "Standing Outside the Fire" from the album In Pieces. Pat was amazed that even though the show he saw was Garth's second of the day, it was still a fantastic show. He and Murray wonder if, like stand up comedians, musicians chastise themselves after a show for not performing well.
We go real old school with this next one. Murray's pick is Hank Williams Sr. with the song "Move It On Over". Murray cheers everyone up with the fact that Hank Williams Sr. died at 29 from drugs and alcohol.
Pat's next song is by one of Pat's favorite artists, Mary Chapin Carpenter. The song is "I Feel Lucky" from her album Come On Come On.
00:25:00 Murray and Pat give us a double dose of wild country hair with two Lyle Lovett songs. First, Murray plays his rendition of "Stand by Your Man" from the album Lyle Lovett and His Large Band. Then Pat plays "She's Already Made Up Her Mind" from the album Joshua Judges Ruth. The title of that album comes from The Bible, which leads to Murray saying that his dad is a retired preacher who now plays in a bluegrass band.
Murray's next pick is by Townes Van Zandt. From the album The Late Great Townes Van Zandt, the song is called "Pancho and Lefty". Townes lived a hard life: drugs, alcohol, the works. He died in 1997 at the age of 52.
00:30:00 Pat's next song is creepy. Like, really creepy. It's another one of his parents' songs too. From the album Behind Closed Doors, it's Charlie Rich with "Behind Closed Doors". It's a dirty song about a dirty girl who gets freaky behind those closed doors. Hey, they didn't call Charlie Rich the "Silver Fox" for nothing.
Murray brings up his ex-preacher dad again. Growing up, his dad wouldn't allow music in the household. Instead, Murray had these bad Christian albums with some of the worst album covers ever. This brings up the topic of sexy album covers, especially Carly Simon and her giant mouth.
00:35:00 For his next pick, Murray plays a contemporary song from a classic country lady. It's "Portland, Oregon" by Loretta Lynn from her 2004 comeback album Van Lear Rose, which was produced by Jack White. Speaking of the Coal Miner's Daughter, Pat doesn't understand why in 2014, coal mining is still just as dangerous as it was fifty years ago.
The perpetual dangers of sedimentary rock extraction aside, Pat's next song is by Faith Hill and is from her debut album Take Me as I Am. The song is "Wild One".
00:40:00 After another short conversation about Murray's dad and the Southern revival preacher circuit, Murray decides to whip out a clunker from his country canon in honor of his white trash family. The song is "Redneck Woman" by Gretchen Wilson from the album Here for the Party. It's awful, but when that song gets played at a Valeriano family reunion, Murray's cousins hold their Pabst Blue Ribbons in the air with pride.
Have you ever wondered what your favorite non-country artists would sound like if they recorded a country album? Well you're in luck, because Pat Francis has a segment for you. It's time for
Pat has two examples. The first is by Neil Diamond and is from a 1996 album called Tennessee Moon. It's the song "Tennessee Moon".
00:45:00 The second of Pat's examples is a bit of an odd duck. The album was only on iTunes for 24 hours, and after that, it disappeared into the aether, never to be heard from again. That is, until Pat decided to play it right now. From the album Countryside Blvd., it's the lead singer of Cheap Trick Robin Zander with a song called "Every Dog". According to Pat, it's one of the better songs on the album.
After a quick pee break from Pat, Murray "Depress the Audience as Much as Possible" Valeriano plays another country artist who died really young. It's Patsy Cline and the song is "She's Got You" from her album Sentimentally Yours. Patsy died in a plane crash at age 30.
00:50:00 Pat's next song is a story song and is by the Dixie Chicks. It's about a woman whose mother is suffering from Alzheimer's Disease, and the woman is trying to help her mother remember the things that she's forgetting. Off of their Grammy-winning album Taking the Long Way, it's "Silent House". Murray doesn't like it.
"I can't wait 'til I get Alzheimer's and forget I heard that song. What a piece of shit."
- Murray, with the line of the episode.
Murray's next pick is a duet between Johnny Cash and his wife June Carter. It's "Jackson" from The Essential Johnny Cash. Pat and Murray talk about Johnny Cash's birth name being J.R. Cash. Kyle, invoking the spirit of present day Bob Dylan in his vocal chords, relays that Cash's parents named him "J.R." because they couldn't think of a name. When Cash went into the army, they wouldn't let him have initials for his first name, so he picked "John."
00:55:00 Pat's got another story song for us. He is, after all, a sucker for them. This song's by a guy named Collin Raye. It's about a recovering alcoholic trying to rebuild his life in Little Rock, Arkansas. Fittingly, it's called "Little Rock" and is off of Raye's album Extremes. One of the lyrics in the song details how the guy sells VCR's at Walmart. Seriously. But Pat loves that song, so much so that it has made him cry.
Murray plays another Johnny Cash song. This one comes from his album Man in Black, it's the song "Man in Black".
01:00:00 Pat gives apologies to Trisha Yearwood and her song "Walkaway Joe". Instead, Pat dives headfirst into the glitz, the glamor, and the glory that is Glen Campbell's "Rhinestone Cowboy".
Murray notes that Campbell was part of The Wrecking Crew, one of the most successful studio musician groups of all time. Members included Campbell, Leon Russell, Carol Kaye, Tommy Tedesco, and Dr. John. Pat thinks most of those people are made up names.
Somehow, Jimmy Pardo gets brought up. At Pat's birthday party, he was wearing a cardigan, a Journey "Frontiers" T-Shirt, and a purple belt. "From the Prince collection," according to Pat.
Murray's second to last song is by a guy named Tom T. Hall and is from his album Ballad of Forty Dollars & His Other Great Songs. The song is called "How I Got to Memphis".
01:05:00 Pat plays his second to last song and wouldn't you know it, it's a story song. It's by Taylor Swift from her self-titled album. The song, about two kids growing up together and getting married, is called "Mary's Song (Oh My My My)".
Murray's last song is by country legend/eternal hippie/marijuana super-enthusiastWillie Nelson. From his first album ...And Then I Wrote, it's "Funny How Time Slips Away". Murray tells a story about how he saw Willie Nelson when The Dukes of Hazzard movie came out. Jessica Simpson came out during the concert to sing with him and got booed immensely. That's a bummer, man.
01:10:00 Pat's last song is... *sigh*... a story song. Trace Adkins, on his greatest hits album American Man: Greatest Hits Volume II, wrote a song about a girl who grows up and at each stage in her life, she keeps anticipating the next one (high school, her own apartment, etc.) Her parents keep telling her to treasure the present time instead of looking ahead so much into the future. During Pat's clip, the woman is now married and has kids of her own. The song is called "You Will Miss This".
The song ends and Pat is crying. He is crying. HE IS LEGITIMATELY CRYING ON THE PODCAST. I don't even... I don't... just... wow.
Mercifully, there are no more songs left to play so Kyle – a.k.a. Dr. Kananga's henchman from Live and Let Die – wraps it all up with "Country Song" by Seether from their album Holding Onto Strings Better Left to Fray.
Time Song Album Artist Who
00:05:00 Big Sur So Much for the City The Thrills Murray
00:10:00 The Race Is On The Race Is On George Jones Murray
00:10:00 (I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden Rose Garden Lynn Anderson Pat
00:15:00 Excuse Me (I Think I've Got a Heartache) Buck Owens Buck Owens Murray
00:20:00 Standing Outside the Fire In Pieces Garth Brooks Pat
00:20:00 Move It on Over Single Hank Williams Sr. Murray
00:20:00 I Feel Lucky Come On Come On Mary Chapin Carpenter Pat
00:25:00 Stand by Your Man Lyle Lovett and His Large Band Lyle Lovett Murray
00:25:00 She's Already Made Up Her Mind Joshua Judges Ruth Lyle Lovett Pat
00:25:00 Pancho and Lefty The Late Great Townes Van Zandt Townes Van Zandt Murray
00:30:00 Behind Closed Doors Behind Closed Doors Charlie Rich Pat
00:35:00 Portland, Oregon Van Lear Rose Loretta Lynn Murray
00:35:00 Wild One Take Me as I Am Faith Hill Pat
00:40:00 Redneck Woman Here for the Party Gretchen Wilson Murray
00:40:00 Tennessee Moon Tennessee Moon Neil Diamond Pat
00:45:00 Every Dog Countryside Blvd. Robin Zander Pat
00:45:00 She's Got You Sentimentally Yours Patsy Cline Murray
00:50:00 Silent House Taking the Long Way Dixie Chicks Pat
00:50:00 Jackson The Essential Johnny Cash Johnny Cash and June Carter Murray
00:55:00 Little Rock Extremes Collin Raye Pat
00:55:00 Man in Black Man in Black Johnny Cash Murray
01:00:00 Rhinestone Cowboy Rhinestone Cowboy Glen Campbell Pat
01:00:00 How I Got to Memphis Ballad of Forty Dollars & His Other Great Songs Tom T. Hall Murray
01:05:00 Mary's Song (Oh My My My) Taylor Swift Taylor Swift Pat
01:05:00 Funny How Time Slips Away …And Then I Wrote Willie Nelson Murray
01:10:00 You're Gonna Miss This American Man: Greatest Hits Volume II Trace Adkins Pat
01:10:00 Country Song Holding Onto Strings Better Left to Fray Seether Kyle

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Episode 141: Debbi Peterson

Episode 141: Debbi Peterson
Pat is joined in studio by founding member, drummer & vocalist of The Bangles Debbi Peterson! Debbi chats, laughs and sings but sadly refused to do any Egyptian walking. Ryan Budds also sits in as guest producer.
From March 20, 2014

With your host:

Pat Francis

00:00:00 Pat welcomes us to the show. Kyle and Matt are busy working, so today's episode will feature comedian/writer Ryan Budds in the producer's chair. Pat introduces this week's special guest. It's founding member/drummer/lead vocalist of The Bangles, the lovely and talented Debbi Peterson!
Even though The Bangles are one of Pat's favorite bands, he admits he never saw the band live until very recently, when they performed at the Whisky a Go Go. He was very impressed with the show, especially Debbi's live drumming skills.
Debbi talks about her beginnings as a musician. She and her sister Vicki Peterson decided to form a band together when Debbi was a teenager, with Debbi on drums and Vicki on guitar.
00:05:00 Debbi and Vicki recruited Susanna Hoffs on guitar and vocals and Annette Zilinskas on bass. After calling themselves The Colours and The Supersonic Bangs, they chose The Bangs as their name. In 1981, they recorded a single as The Bangs called "Getting Out of Hand", which Pat plays.
00:10:00 Soon after they released the single, The Bangs signed with the label Faulty Products and were managed by Myles Copeland, who is Stewart Copeland's son. The band first released an EP in 1982 as The Bangs, but after being threatened by a lawsuit from another band called The Bangs, the group decided to change their name to The Bangles. The EP was then re-released as Bangles on IRS Records in 1983. Myles then helped the band get signed to CBS Records.
Pat and Debbi talk a bit about all girl rock bands. There just don't seem to be that many new ones out there. Pat, Debbi, and Ryan bring up older bands and artists like Heart, The Bangles, Dum Dum Girls, and Joan Jett, but wonder why the newer girl bands aren't at that level yet.
Around this time in The Bangles' history, Michael Steele joined the band as the new bassist. Pat thinks she's really tall because of what he's seen in photos, but Debbi isn't so sure. Must be the hair. Susanna, on the other hand, is really short.
After Michael joined the group, the four released their first studio album in 1984, All Over the Place. They released two singles from the album. Pat plays the first one, which has Susanna on lead vocals, called "Hero Takes a Fall".
00:15:00 The other single from the album, "Going Down to Liverpool", features Debbi on lead vocals. Everyone in The Bangles sang lead vocals on the albums, similar to The Beatles. Pat plays the song. After listening to it, Ryan and Pat concur that singing and playing the drums at the same time is an incredible feat. Debbi says that once you start to think about it, that's when you mess up.
Much like Billy Joel (and much unlike Bruce Springsteen and U2), The Bangles only recorded the songs that were on the album.
00:20:00 Debbi breaks out the acoustic guitar to perform a song live. From The Bangles' first album, Debbi plays a song called "Live".
Working with producer David Kahne on All Over the Place was a bit of a nightmare for the band. After making Debbi do a bunch of vocal takes for "Going Down to Liverpool," he flat out told her that she couldn't physically sing the song. What a jerk.
Two years later, The Bangles released their successful second album Different Light. The good news: It sold a lot of copies and went to #2 on the charts. The bad news: David Kahne came back as producer, causing further problems for the group. For the song "Walk Like an Egyptian", every Bangle member except Debbi got to sing lead vocals.
00:25:00 Not only that, but Debbi doesn't even play drums on the song. They used a drum machine, which Debbi programmed. "Walk Like an Egyptian" hit #1, but it was a very bittersweet feeling for her. She was filming a soda commercial with Gina Schock from The Go-Go's at the time.
Speaking of The Go-Go's, Pat brings up the supposed "rivalry" between The Go-Go's and The Bangles, which never even existed. The two bands are friends with each other and have performed together a few times. Debbi, though, wouldn't want to do a full tour with them because she feels like it's too gimmicky. Meanwhile, a lot of bands like Styx, REO Speedwagon, and Foreigner do those types of tours all the time.
With the release of Different Light, The Bangles were in full swing: tours, music videos, etc. Still no money yet, according to Debbi. That came later. Myles was still there manager at the time too.
One of the hits from Different Light was "Manic Monday", written by Prince under the moniker Christopher. That guy sure does love his singular names. Prince wanted The Bangles to sing over his own music tracks, which the band refused to do.
00:30:00 Pat plays "Manic Monday" and asks Debbi about how the group were getting along at this point. Things were going good, but Susanna started to get a lot of focus as "the face" of the group, which was problematic in a band where all four members both wrote and sang lead vocals on the albums. Pat plays two songs featuring Debbi on lead vocals, "Standing in the Hallway" and "Not Like You".
00:35:00 In between Different Light and the next studio album, The Bangles worked with Rick Rubin on the Less Than Zero Soundtrack. They contributed the song "Hazy Shade of Winter", which is also on their Greatest Hits album. Pat for a long time didn't realize it was originally by Simon & Garfunkel. Pat plays The Bangles' version, remarking how the intro's wintery aura makes him feel cold.
00:40:00 1988 saw the release of The Bangles' third studio album, Everything. They happily told Daniel Kahne to hit the bricks and brought in Davitt Sigerson as producer. Of the first three albums, Pat says that this one is his favorite. He then plays the lead single, "In Your Room".
Pat asks Debbi about Michael during this period. Michael always was more of a solitary person, and had started to want to do her own thing. That said, she was a fantastic bass player live.
Pat plays another single from Everything, this one having Debbi on lead vocals. The song is called "Be With You".
00:45:00 Pat plays another song from Everything with Debbi on lead vocals called "Some Dreams Come True". Myles and the band parted ways during this time and got new management, which unfortunately further harmed the band's existence. Everything ended up being the band's last album (at the time), as they broke up in 1989. The Bangles were no more.
Susanna went off and did a few solo albums, but they were not as successful as her work in The Bangles. In fact, none of the band members' solo projects were as big as The Bangles. After all the drama, not only did Debbi not want to work with The Bangles, she wasn't sure if she wanted to still be in the music business.
00:50:00 Some months following the split, Debbi started writing songs. She got together with Siobhan Maher from the band River City People to form the group Kindred Spirit. Debbi also reunited with Myles, who put the duo on IRS Records. From their first (and only) album Kindred Spirit, Pat plays "Memories Run Deep".
After years of being broken up, Susanna reached out to the rest of the group about a possible reunion. Susanna and Debbi got together first, putting to bed all of the old conflicts. Vicki was apprehensive, but soon agreed to rejoin.
00:55:00 The three women wrote a song for the "Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me Soundtrack" called "Get the Girl". Michael agreed to come back and play bass and sing. Once all four members of the band were back together, it was just like old times (in a good way). The Bangles were back.
Now that they were back together, The Bangles started playing and working on new material, which eventually became their fourth studio album, 2003's Doll Revolution. Pat tells a quick story about the first time he met Debbi. He went to an Elvis Costello concert at the Wiltern Theater where Susanna performed with Costello for a bit. Costello came back to the Wiltern a few years later and Pat brought both an Elvis Costello album and The Bangles' Everything to get signed. Pat figured that there was a chance Susanna would appear again. After the show, Pat ran into Debbi and Vicki and, despite their befuddlement as to why in the hell Pat had a Bangles album at an Elvis Costello concert, got their autographs. Pat plays two songs from Doll Revolution with Debbi on lead vocals: "Ask Me No Questions" (which was originally a Kindred Spirit song) and "Lost at Sea".
01:00:00 Debbi straps on the acoustic guitar again to perform another one of her songs from Doll Revolution, live in the studio. The song is called "Here Right Now".
01:05:00 In the eight year gap between Doll Revolution and the next album, Michael Steele amicably left the band. There is always an open door for her to come back. The Bangles were now a recording trio. Pat remarks again how great the band is live.
Pat takes us to The Bangles most recent work, their 2011 album Sweetheart of the Sun. This is Pat's all time favorite Bangles album. He gets a 1960s/Grace Slick/Psychadelic vibe from it. Debbi describes the album's influences and tone as being reminiscent of early 1970s Laural Canyon and Carole King. Pat plays the first of four song choices from the album (all featuring Debbi on lead vocals), "Ball 'n' Chain".
01:10:00 Debbi considers this The Bangles' best recording experience. Pat plays "Mezmerized" and later comments that this is how The Bangles were meant to sound. Debbi agrees. Pat has praised this album for months and Debbi remarks that there will be more of this type of music on the way. Pat announces that he is giving away three copies of Sweetheart of the Sun--each personally signed by Debbi Peterson herself. He plays the third Debbi song from the album, "One of Two".
01:15:00 Pat endorses the album again before thanking Debbi and Ryan for a great show. He intends to end the episode with the last of four song choices from Sweetheart of the Sun featuring Debbi on lead vocals, "What a Life", BUT HOLD YOUR HORSES, PAT!!!!!! It turns out, Debbi doesn't sing lead on that song, Vicki does. Oh, what a comedy of errors. Debbi gets in a last minute plug for a concert featuring her and John Wicks from The Records, and Pat plays the song to end the show.
Time Song Album Artist Who
00:05:00 Getting Out of Hand Single The Bangs N/A
00:10:00 Hero Takes a Fall All Over the Place The Bangles N/A
00:15:00 Going Down to Liverpool All Over the Place The Bangles N/A
00:20:00 Live All Over the Place The Bangles Debbi (Live In-Studio)
00:30:00 Manic Monday Different Light The Bangles N/A
00:30:00 Standing in the Hallway Different Light The Bangles N/A
00:30:00 Not Like You Different Light The Bangles N/A
00:35:00 Hazy Shade of Winter Less Than Zero Soundtrack The Bangles N/A
00:40:00 In Your Room Everything The Bangles N/A
00:40:00 Be With You Everything The Bangles N/A
00:45:00 Some Dreams Come True Everything The Bangles N/A
00:50:00 Memories Run Deep Kindred Spirit Kindred Spirit N/A
00:55:00 Ask Me No Questions Doll Revolution The Bangles N/A
00:55:00 Lost at Sea Doll Revolution The Bangles N/A
01:00:00 Here Right Now Doll Revolution The Bangles Debbi (Live In-Studio)
01:05:00 Ball 'n' Chain Sweetheart of the Sun The Bangles N/A
01:10:00 Mesmerized Sweetheart of the Sun The Bangles N/A
01:10:00 One of Two Sweetheart of the Sun The Bangles N/A
01:15:00 What a Life Sweetheart of the Sun The Bangles N/A

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Episode 140: Mental Patient Songs

Episode 140: Mental Patient Songs
Songs you can play over and over and over again on a loop and never get tired of… that's a "Mental Patient Song." Let's listen as Pat and April play their favorites!
From March 13, 2014

With your hosts:

Pat Francis

April Richardson

00:00:00 Pat welcomes us to the show. He mentions how he and Kyle watch The Walking Dead in Pat's bedroom with the door locked. Nothing creepy about that. Before the podcast, he and April were talking about April's horrible love life… again. She's ashamed of constantly bringing it up and calls herself a "walking Cathy comic."
Pat explains today's topic: Mental Patient songs. These are songs you can listen to on a loop like a mental patient and never get sick of. Pat and April have a TON. April got hers from the play count tab on iTunes.
"The things I like the most make me happy and sad at the same time."
- April's friend Janet, dispensing some wisdom
April kicks us off with the alternative dance supergroup Electronic with Bernard Sumner from New Order and Johnny Marr from The Smiths. From the album Electronic, it's "Getting Away with It".
00:05:00 Pat's first pick is by The Ramones and is off of their album End of the Century, which was the last album Phil Spector produced. It's "The Return of Jackie and Judy".
April keeps the Spector train a-rollin' with "River Deep – Mountain High" by Ike and Tina Turner from the album River Deep – Mountain High. April loves that song, so Pat naturally decides to ruin it for her by playing Neil Diamond's version of it. What an evil, evil thing to do.
00:10:00 Pat takes a deep cut off of Billy Joel's album Glass Houses. It's "Sleeping with the Television On".
In the ongoing war between Elton John and Billy Joel (who knew?), April is Team Elton John, but she doesn't mind that song. April refers to Billy Joel as "BJ." Yeah, that doesn't backfire for her at all.
Speaking of Elton John, April plays her next pick "Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters" from the album Honky Chateau.
The next song Pat plays is one of his top five favorite songs of all time. From Labour of Lust, it's "Cruel to Be Kind" by Nick Lowe. On a side note from Pat, Nick Lowe has a song on The Bodyguard Soundtrack, so he can do whatever the hell he wants.
00:15:00 April goes to a land down under for her next song: "Don't Dream It's Over" from Crowded House, off of the album Crowded House.
Pat drops a bombshell on everyone: Debbi Peterson, the drummer from The Bangles has recorded an episode with Pat. To celebrate, let's hear Pat's pick "In Your Room" from their album Everything. Pat used to pretend that Susanna Hoffs was singing directly to him in that song. He says he's "half-joking." Whatever you say, Pat. Whatever you say.
It's April's turn again, and she's moseying her way down to her hometown of Atlanta for some hip hop. From the album Even in Darkness, it's "6 Minutes" by the supergroup Dungeon Family.
00:20:00 To the surprise of no one, Pat's next song is by Cheap Trick. Off of One on One, it's "She's Tight".
Up next we get a back-to-back helping of The Clash. First up is April's pick "The Magnificent Seven" from the triple album Sandinista!. Pat's pick is "Train in Vain" from the double album London Calling.
00:25:00 April's next song is by a post-punk band called Au Pairs. She considers them to be a female version of The Clash. From Equal But Different: BBC Sessions 79-81, it's "Shakedown".
"You can call this 'The Gash.'"

- Pat, with the line of the episode
Pat really likes that song, but doesn't know how to spell "Au Pairs." April mentions that the band is in the documentary "Urgh! A Music War" and that the lead singer is currently a human rights lawyer.
Pat plays his next song by a band that he loves (agreed!), Thin Lizzy. It's "Jailbreak" from the album Jailbreak.
00:30:00 April goes glam with her next pick "Mambo Sun" by T. Rex, from the album Electric Warrior.
Pat breaks out an oldie but goldie, "I Can't Explain" by The Who from Who's Greatest Hits. Pat's played that song a bunch of times over the course of the show's history, and it NEVER gets old.
While Pat may be a fan of The Who, he isn't a fan of Elvis Presley, whom April has now brought to the table. She plays "Trying to Get to You" from his landmark TV special Elvis (aka The '68 Comeback Special). Afterwards, Pat and April chat a bit about Elvis, the special, and April's absolute love of it.
00:35:00 Strap in, kids, because old man Pat plays "Reelin' in the Years" by Steely Dan from their debut album Can't Buy a Thrill. To be fair, I like Steely Dan, but April's audible groan before the song plays is equally great.
Kyle and April aren't fans of Steely Dan. Pat used to be like them, but changed his mind. Pat tells a story about him and Jimmy Pardo going to see Steely Dan in concert. They saw a dad there with his wife and young kids, hoping to impress them with the greatness that is Steely Dan. Steely Dan played mostly deep cuts, leaving the dad very disappointed. For that, Steely Dan, you get a
00:40:00 April's next pick is what she refers to as "the Tom Hanks of songs" because everyone likes it. By Madness, it's "Our House" off of The Rise & Fall.
Pat's next song is by The Police and it's off of their debut album Outlandos d'Amour. It's a song called "Next to You". "What happened to that Sting?" bemoans Pat. Amen.
00:45:00 April whips out System of a Down for her next pick. It's "Aerials" from Toxicity.
Pat's next song is his favorite Led Zeppelin song. From their last real album In Through the Out Door, it's "Fool in the Rain". So, so good.
April has two more songs, and they're her "two favorite songs in the history of recorded music." The first one she plays is by The Smiths and it's called "There Is a Light That Never Goes Out", from the album The Queen Is Dead. That song was played while April walked down the aisle at her wedding.
00:50:00 Pat asks April for the one Smiths album that he should have. April personally prefers Meat Is Murder, but she thinks Pat should get The Queen Is Dead.
Pat's last song is from former guest of Rock Solid John Waite. The song is "Change" from his debut solo album Ignition.
April's last song is by her favorite band R.E.M. and is on April's favorite album Lifes Rich Pageant. It's her favorite song in the history of forever, "Fall on Me". Pat hopes R.E.M. get back together, while April is content with them staying broken up.
00:55:00 Kyle wraps it up with the band Taproot. From the album Plead the Fifth, it's "Fractured".
Time Song Album Artist Who
00:05:00 The Return of Jackie and Judy End of the Century The Ramones Pat
00:05:00 River Deep – Mountain High River Deep – Mountain High Ike and Tina Turner April
00:10:00 Sleeping with the Television On Glass Houses Billy Joel Pat
00:10:00 Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters Honky Chateau Elton John April
00:10:00 Cruel to Be Kind Labour of Lust Nick Lowe Pat
00:15:00 Don't Dream It's Over Crowded House Crowded House April
00:15:00 In Your Room Everything The Bangles Pat
00:15:00 6 Minutes Even in Darkness Dungeon Family April
00:20:00 She's Tight One on One Cheap Trick Pat
00:20:00 The Magnificent Seven Sandinista! The Clash April
00:20:00 Train in Vain London Calling The Clash Pat
00:25:00 Shakedown Equal But Different: BBC Sessions 79-81 Au Pairs April
00:25:00 Jailbreak Jailbreak Thin Lizzy Pat
00:30:00 Mambo Sun Electric Warrior T. Rex April
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