Thursday, August 28, 2014

Episode 163: Tom "F-ing" Petty



Episode 163: Tom "F-ing" Petty
This week it's a 2 hour free fall down the rabbit hole as Pat and Guest Co-Host, Comedian Geoff Tate discuss every single album in the Tom Petty catalogue. Kyle Dodson produces.
From August 28, 2014

With your host:

Pat Francis

00:00:00 Pat welcomes us to the show. Kyle's tossed back a few brewskis already. He went to the Jimmy Kimmel show today. He saw Chloe Grace Moretz, a UFC fighter, and The Mighty Mighty Bosstones. Kimmel played bass clarinet. The Kooks also played. Kyle doesn't know the name of the UFC fighter.
Today's topic: the music of Tom Petty! And today's special guest is a Tom Petty super fan. It's comedian Geoff Tate!
The UFC fighter was UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones. The only UFC fighter Geoff knows is Quinton "Rampage" Jackson because he played B.A. Baracus in The A-Team movie.
00:05:00 It's a pretty good action movie. Geoff watches it on the road because he doesn't have the internet, so he can't get any porn. Kyle doesn't like Jessica Biel. Kyle and Geoff both have weird beards. Geoff has had a beard since Pat knew him. They met somewhere in '08/'09. Jimmy Pardo introduced them to each other at Sketchfest. Geoff was moving out to LA. He asked Jimmy about living in Woodland Hills and he said he should ask Pat about it. Then Jimmy told Geoff to jerk off on a Damn the Torpedoes album cover or something like that. Which is a silly idea, because that's where your autographs go. Remember folks, always jerk off on the back cover to save autograph space.
Geoff looks like an angry biker, but he really isn't. He's got the beard, the sleeveless denim jacket. People assume he's an angry comic, so he smiles a lot. But we're wasting time here, so let's get to Tom Petty talk. Geoff has seen Petty 10 times in concert and owns every album. He has bought every album first day since the album Echo. For Pat, it's since Hard Promises.
00:10:00 Petty refused to allow Hard Promises to be the album that raised the price of albums. Tom Petty is a guy that doesn't take shit from anyone. This episode is strictly Tom Petty music, so if you don't like it, stick around and we might change your mind. On second thought, who doesn't like Tom Petty? The man's got a boatload of solid tunes that everyone likes. He played the Super Bowl Half Time show for fuck's sake. Whenever Pat hears "American Girl," he wants to find a fat girl, lure her into his van with a couch and a broken arm, knock her out, then starve her so her skin stretches, then yell at her to put the lotion in the basket. That's a Silence of the Lambs reference for you troglodytes out there that didn't get it. Kyle got the reference, but he was confused at first at what Pat was saying.
Geoff has three Tom Petty pins on his vest. He has a Heartbreakers tattoo logo, a Native American hieroglyph with beards tattoo that means "brothers" and a tattoo of the state of Ohio. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are from Gainesville, Florida. Geoff once drove from Cincinnati to Atlanta, then Atlanta to Gainesville with his friend Alex.
00:15:00 They reached Route 441, then Geoff laid down on the roof of his car and listened to the cars go by. Get it? Because that's the lyrics to "American Girl." *sigh* This is gonna be a loooooong episode, isn't it? Speaking of long things, there's a four hour documentary called "Runnin' Down a Dream" about Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. It flies by, though. There's amazing super 8 footage from back then. Who thought to film that stuff?
We start with the first album, 1976's Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. "American Girl" closes the album, which is strange. We listen to Geoff's pick, "Anything That's Rock 'n' Roll". Petty is already defiant. He's eternally defiant. Not many people can be always defiant.
00:20:00 It's a short album too, only 30 minutes. It's kind of a punk record. These were Southern guys who wanted to make pop songs. They went to England and toured with The Sex Pistols, Elvis Costello, Nick Lowe. On a scale of 1 to 10, Geoff and Pat give it a 10.
The second album is 1978's You're Gonna Get It!. Geoff plays the title track, "You're Gonna Get It". There aren't a lot of Petty songs that start with just him singing. Pat's pick is a deep cut called "No Second Thoughts".
00:25:00 This album is even shorter than the first one. They're both 10s, but Geoff and Pat like this one better. The album wasn't a hit because it was before anyone knew them. If this was now, they would lose their record deal. Geoff bemoans how nowadays, every Southern guy who plays rock and roll is called a country act. Petty would have been classified as a singer-songwriter and been put on a smaller label. Geoff remembers when the first two albums came into his life. Summer of 1999, he was 21, and his girlfriend bought him both albums. His first album was Echo, then he went back and bought the rest. He had to seek them out because this was before iTunes and Amazon.
00:30:00 Things pick up steam in a big way in 1979 with the third album, the picture perfect Damn the Torpedoes. Pat likes it more than any Springsteen album. He might like Petty more than he likes Bruce! Pat heard "Don't Do Me Like That" back in the day, then saw the album cover. He looked like a punk. This album is another 10, but it's the best of the first three 10s. For Geoff it's a 10 and a half. We hear his and Pat's pick "Here Comes My Girl". That's still a damn cool song. It's a Pat Francis mental patient song.
Pat wonders what "damn the torpedoes" means. Geoff enlightens him that it's a WWII term. "Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead." Basically, it means "fuck it man, let's go for it." Pretty appropriate for Tom Petty, who sued MCA for publishing rights. He declared bankruptcy to get out his contract, they blinked, and he got his publishing rights back. That's a guy who really isn't afraid to kick things up a notch.
Raise your hand if you don't take shit from anyone.
00:35:00 Pat wants to hear another song from Damn the Torpedoes, "Even the Losers" Again, Petty's defiant. The song is Geoff's alarm ringtone. Damn the Torpedoes has more range than the previous albums. "Louisiana Rain" is basically a country song. If Geoff could only listen to one band for the rest of his life, it would be Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Somehow we get to talking about Kyle's awful mutton chops. But Kyle does make an nWo Hulk Hogan reference, which makes him okay in my book.
00:40:00 The fourth album is 1981's Hard Promises. Another 10. It's not as good as Damn the Torpedoes for some reason. Geoff picks "A Woman in Love (It's Not Me)". Pat and Geoff pontificate about the lyrics. Geoff has two comedy albums: "I Got Potential" and "Just Another Clown," which are both lyrics in Hard Promises songs.
00:45:00 Geoff even has Petty references in the liner notes. He's hoping Tom Petty comes across them and recognizes Geoff's fandom. Hard Promises is a big one for Geoff. He had to quit doing so much cocaine. Woah, is this secretly Mike Siegel in a mask? Pat asks Geoff how he got the cocaine. From a cook in the back of a restaurant, duh. He also used to do acid. After he does a bit onstage saying he doesn't do acid anymore, a fan will ask Geoff to do acid with him. Geoff doesn't know a girl who doesn't like Tom Petty. He briefly dated a girl who didn't like Tom Petty, but that thankfully didn't last long.
00:50:00 The fifth album is 1982's Long After Dark. Geoff's pick is "Straight into Darkness". This is a different album. It's very power pop. It's also the first album with Howie Epstein on bass, who replaced Ron Blair. Let's introduce the rest of the band: Benmont Tench on keyboards, Stan Lynch on drums, and Mike Campbell on lead guitar. Petty and Campbell are inseparable. They're probably best friends, unlike other duos like Perry and Tyler. Pat's pick from Long After Dark is "A One Story Town".
00:55:00 So far Petty has had five 10s in a row. No episode has ever been this glowing. All the albums have been under 40 minutes. We go next to the sixth album, 1985's Southern Accents. This was originally supposed to be a solo concept double album. But before we get into Southern Accents, we skip back to the box set Playback and listen to a song called "Keeping Me Alive". It's a compilation of 3 greatest hits albums and 3 albums of b-sides/rarities/outtakes/demos/live tracks.
01:00:00 It's another 10. It also has a bunch of songs that could have been on the albums. But back to Southern Accents. The original concept was about growing up in Gainesville. Petty broke his hand while mixing "Rebels," which isn't the most productive thing to do when you're a guitarist. Dave Stewart from Eurythmics wrote "Don't Come Around Here No More" for Stevie Nicks, but Petty kept it. Thank God, because it's a great song. We listen to it. The music video is a classic.
01:05:00 There were lots of people involved with this album. Robbie Robertson, Dave Stewart, Garth Hudson. Pat picks the song "Dogs on the Run". Pat gives it a 10. Geoff gives it a 9 1/2. On second thought, a 9.9.
Pat and Geoff briefly talk about the 1985 live album Pack Up the Plantation: Live!. Geoff plays "The Waiting". It's an okay live album.
01:10:00 The seventh album is 1987's Let Me Up (I've Had Enough). It is definitely not a 10. A big departure from the previous albums. Mike Campbell co-wrote "The Boys of Summer," but Petty turned it down so the song went to Don Henley. The album sounds kind of dated. Geoff talks about vinyl vs. CD. A new Pat character named Kurt the Engineer shows up. He sounds a bit condescending. I hate him immediately and I hope he never comes back.
01:15:00 Geoff plays "My Life/Your World" from Let Me Up, while Pat plays "All Mixed Up". Geoff gives the album a 9. He's admittedly biased.
We go from a bit of a letdown to an absolute classic, Petty's first solo album Full Moon Fever from 1989. Stan Lynch is the only Heartbreaker to not play on the album because he is pissed that Petty wants to do a solo album. Tom hooks up with Jeff Lynne. He gave it to the record company, who said no. Idiots. Kyle thinks "Free Fallin'" is overplayed, which almost makes Geoff jump out of his seat and punch Kyle in the face.
01:20:00 We listen to "Free Fallin'". Full Moon Fever is another 10, according to Geoff and Pat.
"If you don't have Full Moon Fever, fuck you."
- Geoff, with the line of the episode.
After Full Moon Fever, the Heartbreakers come together for the eigth album, Into the Great Wide Open. Jeff Lynne continues as producer. This is one of Geoff's least favorite Petty albums. Geoff doesn't like Jeff Lynne. However, his all time favorite Petty song "Kings Highway" is on this album. Pat plays "Makin' Some Noise". Geoff thinks Jeff Lynne shouldn't have been the producer.
"Jeff Lynne is the Make-A-Wish in The Wilburys."
- Geoff, with the other line of the episode.
01:25:00 Up next is 1993's Greatest Hits. "Mary Jane's Last Dance" stands on its own in a greatest hits album. It was the first Tom Petty song Geoff ever heard. He was 15-years-old in a friend's car. He couldn't listen to rock and roll because his parents are super religious. He was awestruck from the start.
After that is Petty's second solo album, 1994's Wildflowers. Petty is getting divorced, but this is not "the divorced album." Pat plays "You Wreck Me".
01:30:00 Pat gives it a 10. Geoff loves the end riff of "House in the Woods," so much so that he looped it into a 70 minute long single CD track. Pat accuses Geoff of murdering people while listening to Tom Petty and rightfully so because no one is THAT obsessed with Tom Petty and NOT a psychopath.
The ninth album is Songs and Music from "She's the One". Pat hates the album. He only likes a few songs on it. Geoff tries to make a case for it, but Pat won't listen. Geoff gives it a 10, Pat gives it a 3.
01:35:00 Geoff plays "Walls (Circus)", which is one of the songs Pat likes. Pat still doesn't like the album. That was the last actual music video they made. The album never gets mentioned, not even in their own documentary. Tom Petty's role in The Postman gets brought up very briefly. 1999 saw the release of the tenth album Echo. There are 15 songs, which has become a recent trend for Petty albums.
01:40:00 Echo came out on April 13, 1999. Two days earlier, Geoff was listening to Rockline with Tom Petty and Mike Campbell, who were playing songs from Echo. After buying the album on release day, Geoff decided to get all of the other albums. This album is a hard 10 for Geoff. It elicits an emotional reaction from him. Pat gives it a 4. Geoff plays "Room at the Top". Rick Rubin produced it. Howie isn't on the album cover. He never showed up for the photo shoot. At this point Scott Thurston becomes a main band member. A few years later, the eleventh album The Last DJ comes out. It's Petty at his most defiant.
01:45:00 The Last DJ only works as a whole album. Ron Blair returns. Howie gets fired from the band because he is too drugged up and dies in 2003. Geoff gives The Last DJ a 7 or 8. Pat gives it a 5. This album doesn't get played as much. We hear Geoff's pick "Have Love Will Travel". Pat only likes half the songs, but the songs he does like are a 10. We're going really long today.
01:50:00 The third and so far last Petty solo album Highway Companion came out in 2006. Jeff Lynne is producer. Pat gives it a 10 and calls it a hidden gem. Geoff plays "Saving Grace" and Pat plays "Big Weekend". There are two special edition songs that Pat and Geoff don't have which bugs the shit out of them.
Tom Petty's other band Mudcrutch released their self-titled debut album in 2008. Mudcrutch is basically the Heartbreakers. Pat saw Mudcrutch in concert and got Tom and Mike's autographs after the show.
01:55:00 Kyle is tired, but we're playing Tom Petty, dammit, so stay awake. From Mudcrutch, Geoff and Pat pick "The Wrong Thing to Do". Mudcrutch has kick ass songs. They also did not play any Heartbreakers songs in concert. Not many people know about Mudcrutch because it doesn't have the Petty name. Geoff bought the album three times, in MP3, CD, and vinyl format.
02:00:00 The 12th album is 2010's Mojo. After Geoff moved to LA, he and his wife split. Mojo came out around the same time, so this album brings back some bad memories for him. Pat makes no bones about it: he fucking hates Mojo. He gives it a 0. He might like one song. Geoff abstains from voting. Pat doesn't like the album cover or the album title. Geoff heard the song "I Should Have Known It" and liked it. The DJ played it twice in a row, the crazy bastard!
02:05:00 When The Live Anthology came out in 2009, Geoff and his brother lived in different cities. The two of them listened to the whole thing at the same time, even though they were hundreds of miles apart. Great, now the Tate family has two serial killers.
We come now to the latest Heartbreakers album, 2014's Hypnotic Eye. Pat and Geoff have differing opinions. They heard that it was going to be like the early albums. Pat is disappointed with it. It's a stoner album, says Geoff. But Petty still has the defiance, dammit. Geoff picks the song "Shadow People". Petty's voice is great, however. He's actually smoother and easier to understand.
02:10:00 This has been the longest episode ever, but it's also the greatest episode ever. Well, at least according to Geoff. Pat gives the plugs. You can find Geoff on Twitter at @geofftate96. Geoff spells his name the same as the former lead singer of Queensryche, but make no mistake: He is NOT the former lead singer of Queensryche. Geoff also has a podcast devoted to the TV show Cheers called Afternoon, Everybody!. I'm not making that up.
It's time to close up shop. Pat plays us out with "Melinda" off of The Live Anthology.
Time Song Album Artist Who
00:15:00 Anything That's Rock 'n' Roll Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Geoff
00:20:00 You're Gonna Get It You're Gonna Get It! Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Geoff
00:20:00 No Second Chances You're Gonna Get It! Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Pat
00:30:00 Here Comes My Girl Damn the Torpedoes Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Geoff/Pat
00:35:00 Even the Losers Damn the Torpedoes Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Pat
00:40:00 A Woman in Love (It's Not Me) Hard Promises Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Geoff
00:50:00 Straight into Darkness Long After Dark Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Geoff
00:50:00 A One Story Town Long After Dark Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Pat
00:55:00 Keeping Me Alive Playback Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Geoff/Pat
01:00:00 Don't Come Around Here No More Southern Accents Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Geoff
01:05:00 Dogs on the Run Southern Accents Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Pat
01:05:00 The Waiting Pack Up the Plantation: Live! Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Geoff
01:15:00 My Life/Your World Let Me Up (I've Had Enough) Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Geoff
01:15:00 All Mixed Up Let Me Up (I've Had Enough) Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Pat
01:20:00 Free Fallin' Full Moon Fever Tom Petty Pat
01:20:00 Makin' Some Noise Into the Great Wide Open Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Geoff
01:25:00 You Wreck Me Wildflowers Tom Petty Pat
01:35:00 Walls (Circus) Songs and Music from "She's the One" Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Geoff
01:40:00 Room at the Top Echo Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Geoff
01:45:00 Have Love Will Travel The Last DJ Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Geoff
01:50:00 Saving Grace Highway Companion Tom Petty Geoff
01:50:00 Big Weekend Highway Companion Tom Petty Pat
01:55:00 The Wrong Thing to Do Mudcrutch Mudcrutch Geoff/Pat
02:05:00 Shadow People Hypnotic Eye Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Geoff
02:10:00 Melinda The Live Anthology Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Pat

Friday, August 22, 2014

Episode 162: Crime Spree



Episode 162: Crime Spree
Pat and Co-Host Mike Siegel act like a couple of criminals as they play songs about breaking the law. Kyle Dodson produces and drives the getaway car!
From August 21, 2014

With your hosts:

Pat Francis

Mike Siegel

00:00:00 Pat welcomes us to the show. We kick this episode off with some concert talk. Pat went to 4 concerts in the past 3 weeks. He saw Queen + Adam Lambert, Kiss and Def Leppard with Kyle, Ted Nugent with Kyle, and Don Felder, Styx, and Foreigner with Mike. Mike was 3 sheets to the wind for Felder/Styx/Foreigner. Was a bit bevved up, the old Siegster. There was someone smoking some doobage, some Mary Jane, some marijuana cigarettes, next to Pat and Mike and Mike partook. Jesus, Seigel, do you want to get back into your cocaine addiction? Because it's a slippery slope. First you take a few puffs of the reefer, then you're scavenging for dimes to sell to Tyrone in Washington Heights for an eight ball. The joint was a one hitter and it burnt Mike's fingers.
Pat and Mike had dead center seats. Styx and Foreigner have very few original members left. Chuck Panozzo, the bass player from Styx, played two songs. The guy's got HIV, though, so we can give him a pass. Mike has been very forgetful recently. The Herb plays with your mind, yo.
00:05:00 On the way home from the concert, Mike blew out his tire. He had to call AAA. Never change a tire yourself, it's too much work. All those nuts and bolts and doohickeys. Pat had a blowout while driving his daughter and her friends from a field trip. They wanted to play outside while they waited… right next to the highway.
Pat's review of the show: Styx is always great, the best band of the show. Tommy Shaw must keep a Voodoo Priest's heart in a box somewhere, because he doesn't age. Lawrence Gowan, the replacement of Dennis DeYoung, was good too. Foreigner came out, did 10 songs. There was not one original member on stage for the first 4 songs because Mick Jones didn't come out until halfway through the set. He's sick too.
00:10:00 They missed most of Don Felder's songs. He's not a great singer, but he's a good guitar player. Also the best looking Eagle. He looks happy. Pat gives the show a solid 8. Kyle comes in with Rock Solid Breaking News: Mick Jones had heart surgery. Thanks Kyle, you keep us posted. Pat's dad's heart is strong because he's always yelling and screaming. He goes to the doctor every week because he's a hypochondriac.
Pat's wife Pilar was mad that he and Kyle saw Ted Nugent. Hey, the show was free. Pat warned Kyle that Ted is crazy on stage. And boy oh boy, was Uncle Ted fucking nuts when they saw him in concert. Ted talked NON-STOP between songs. The band was good and it was nice to see Derek St. Holmes again. Pat got Ted's new album Shutup & Jam! for free. You can bet your ass he sold it very quickly. But not before he brilliantly decided to bring in 4 of the songs on the album to play for us today. With that, folks, it's time for………
00:15:00 We start off with the title track, "Shutup & Jam!". It's terrible. Then we get into "I Still Believe". Horrible. Then we get special guest Sammy Hagar joining in for "She's Gone". There's some fake banter before the song starts that layers the song with dogshit icing. Finally we get "I Love My BBQ". I wish I was making this stuff up. Ted has a German BBQ reference. Uh oh, what does that mean? Ted also says "Polacks." Ah geez there, Edith. The concert audience was packed by the way. It was a mess of a crowd, trailer trash to the highest degree. There were antlers on stage.
00:20:00 But the only saving grace is that Ted can play the guitar really well. Ted was bragging about his charitable hunting. Feeding the homeless with venison. Pat got Derek St. Holmes' autograph, so the night wasn't a complete waste.
Today's topic: Crime Spree! Songs about the law and those who break it. By the way, Pat and Kyle saw Kiss and they were phenomenal. Pat felt the magic again, whatever that means. Everyone was amazing. Paul's voice was shot, though. Paul isn't the best at stage banter. He makes it up as he goes, which leads to some awkward moments.
00:25:00 Mike's list is a bit punk heavy. He starts us off with a band called Sham 69. Off their album Tell Us the Truth, it's a song called "Borstal Breakout". Those Cockney accents really shine through.
Pat's first pick is Thin Lizzy. The song is "Killer on the Loose" off the album Chinatown.
Up next is a guy on the run for murder. The song is "Indiana Wants Me" by R. Dean Taylor from the album I Think Therefore I Am. Similarly, Ted Nugent is wanted by the police for impersonating a competent songwriter.
00:30:00 There have been a lot of crime duos: Bonnie and Clyde, Butch and Sundance, Hall & Oates. Off their album H2O, it's "Crime Pays". That is pure 80s. The paint in the J. Geils Band "Freeze-Frame" video gets brought up for some reason. Was that really paint? Kyle, get on that.
They could have done a whole show with the music from The Clash. Mike's pick is off their self-titled debut album. The song is "Jail Guitar Doors".
00:35:00 Pat's Clash song is from the album Sandinista!. It's called "Somebody Got Murdered".
Check yo forties and pop yo collars, cuz Mike Siegel's got some rap. Off the landmark album Straight Outta Compton, it's N.W.A with "Straight Outta Compton".
Pat Francis, known for being hip and with it, also has some rap. Well, sort of. More like a hardcore punk speed metal band with a rapper as its lead singer. Yes, it's Body Count with "Cop Killer" off the self-titled album. Both Ice-T and Ice Cube both regularly play cops now, ironically. Remember the controversial shit about "Cop Killer?" That was 22 years ago. Ice-T's real name is Tracy Lauren Marrow. Imagine that, one of the most hardcore rappers ever has two girl's names.
00:40:00 Mike has a doozy of a song coming up. By Ray Stevens, it's "The Streak" off the album Boogity Boogity. Awful, truly awful. Those novelty joke songs all stunk: "Pac-Man Fever," "Mr. Jaws." What were we thinking back then?
Pat's next pick is by The Ramones. Off the album Brain Drain, it's "Punishment Fits the Crime". Mike saw the Ramones only once. All the original members are dead. It's amazing how almost all of The Rolling Stones are still alive. Hell, Keith Richards has had enough cocaine in his system to put the Pablo Escobar cartel to shame and he's still kicking.
00:45:00 Mike's next pick is another British punk band. Off their album "Can't Stand the Rezillos", it's The Rezillos with "Somebody's Gonna Get Their Head Kicked in Tonight". Pat makes a "Rezillos and Isles" joke, because he's the worst.
We return to Don Felder and the Eagles with Pat's next pick. The song is "Guilty of the Crime" off of Long Road Out of Eden. Felder isn't in the band anymore because certain people want to hang on to more of the profits. Glenn Frye and Don Henley make Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley look like saints. And Joe Walsh just shuts up and plays. Everyone loves Joe Walsh. I bet that pisses Glenn Frye off.
The next song on Mike's list is about buying heroin. Mike has a song about drugs, surprise surprise. Off their debut album The Velvet Underground & Nico, it's The Velvet Underground with "I'm Waiting for the Man". Mike got into Bill Clinton's office, by the way. He was dating Clinton's assistant.
00:50:00 Mike has met Clinton a few times. It's like meeting Santa. And if you're a woman, you get to sit on Santa's lap. Clinton is thin now because he's a vegan. We get some subpar Clinton impressions. Christ, what is this SNL '95?
"Who da king, baby!"
Up next is The Who. Off the album Face Dances, it's "Did You Steal My Money". Roger didn't like Kenney Jones' drumming. Well, after Keith Moon, it's hard to come close to that same energy.
Mike's next pick is heading to prison for life. Off their self-titled debut album, it's Skid Row with "18 and Life". Pat saw Skid Row, Great White, Whitesnake, and Bad English in concert. Stacked lineup for sure.
00:55:00 Pat highly recommends the first Skid Row album. Kyle misheard the lyrics to "18 and Life." Instead of "18 and life, you got it," Kyle thought he said, "18 and life retarded." Um, what?!
We need a feminine touch for this crime special. Pat's next pick does just that. Off her debut album Tidal, it's "Criminal" by Fiona Apple. Fiona was only 19-years-old when she recorded that song. She's 36 now. By the way, what's the deal with those long album titles? Trim it down. I bought the album to listen, not to read.
Mike's had rap, heavy metal, novelty song. Let's go country. The song is "Mama Tried" by Merle Haggard off the album Mama Tried. But we get no sound at first. Dammit Kyle!
01:00:00 Vehicular theft is highlighted next with Pat's pick. Off the album Phobia, it's The Kinks with "Somebody Stole My Car". Pat took an unofficial Kinks tour in London. The cab driver didn't know who The Kinks were. How do you not know, you're British! Ray Davies gets no respect.
"'Oo the bloody 'ell is Ray Davies?"
Mike has a double dose of lawbreaking for us and they're TV theme songs! First up is "Theme from S.W.A.T." by Rhythm Heritage from the album Disco-Fied. Then we get a tribute to the late James Garner with "Theme from The Rockford Files" by Mike Post and Pete Carpenter.
Speaking of television and crimes, Pat's next pick brings the two together. Off the album Dehumanizer, it's "TV Crimes" by Black Sabbath.
01:05:00 This has been a very economical show. All the talking was done in the first 20 minutes and we've been ripping through the songs like tissue paper. Mike's next pick deals with environmental crimes. The song is "Poison in the Well" by 10,000 Maniacs from their album Blind Man's Zoo. Mike saw 10,000 Maniacs in college and Tracy Chapman opened for them. They booed her off the stage. Poor Tracy. Natalie Merchant is 50. April Richardson is here off-mic with all the hot Natalie Merchant biographical info.
While Hall & Oates said that "Crime Pays," Joe Jackson thinks that "Crime Don't Pay" from the album Beat Crazy. Pat is still in his Joe Jackson phase. He's also listening to Alice Cooper a lot.
01:10:00 Pat lost a lot of his songs in a computer crash. Mike is afraid of losing his photos. Mike gives apologies to AC/DC, Judas Priest, Johnny Cash, and Pretenders. His last pick is Michael Jackson. Off the album Bad, it's "Smooth Criminal". We have no idea what he is saying.
Pat's last pick brings us back to Thin Lizzy. Off the album Jailbreak, it's "Jailbreak".
01:15:00 Rec time is over, so it's back to our cells. Kyle plays us out with the band Chevelle. Off their album Sci-Fi Crimes, the song is called "Letter from a Thief".
Time Song Album Artist Who
00:15:00 Shutup & Jam! Shutup & Jam! Ted Nugent Pat (The Ted Nugent New Music Spectacular)
00:15:00 I Still Believe Shutup & Jam! Ted Nugent Pat (The Ted Nugent New Music Spectacular)
00:15:00 She's Gone Shutup & Jam! Ted Nugent (feat. Sammy Hagar) Pat (The Ted Nugent New Music Spectacular)
00:15:00 I Love My BBQ Shutup & Jam! Ted Nugent Pat (The Ted Nugent New Music Spectacular)
00:25:00 Borstal Breakout Tell Us the Truth Sham 69 Mike
00:25:00 Killer on the Loose Chinatown Thin Lizzy Pat
00:25:00 Indiana Wants Me I Think Therefore I Am R. Dean Taylor Mike
00:30:00 Crime Pays H2O Hall & Oates Pat
00:30:00 Jail Guitar Doors The Clash The Clash Mike
00:35:00 Somebody Got Murdered Sandinista! The Clash Pat
00:35:00 Straight Outta Compton Straight Outta Compton N.W.A Mike
00:35:00 Cop Killer Body Count Body Count Pat
00:40:00 The Streak Boogity Boogity Ray Stevens Mike
00:40:00 Punishment Fits the Crime Brain Drain The Ramones Pat
00:45:00 Somebody's Gonna Get Their Head Kicked in Tonight Can't Stand the Rezillos The Rezillos Mike
00:45:00 Guilty of the Crime Long Road Out of Eden Eagles Pat
00:45:00 I'm Waiting for the Man The Velvet Underground & Nico The Velvet Underground Mike
00:50:00 Did You Steal My Money Face Dances The Who Pat
00:50:00 18 and Life Skid Row Skid Row Mike
00:55:00 Criminal Tidal Fiona Apple Pat
00:55:00 Mama Tried Mama Tried Merle Haggard Mike
01:00:00 Somebody Stole My Car Phobia The Kinks Pat
01:00:00 Theme from S.W.A.T. Disco-Fied Rhythm Heritage Mike
01:00:00 Theme from The Rockford Files The Rockford Files Mike Post and Pete Carpenter Mike
01:00:00 TV Crimes Dehumanizer Black Sabbath Pat
01:05:00 Poison in the Well Blind Man's Zoo 10,000 Maniacs Mike
01:05:00 Crime Don't Pay Beat Crazy Joe Jackson Pat
01:10:00 Smooth Criminal Bad Michael Jackson Mike
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