Sunday, November 30, 2014

Episode 176: Obscure Bands



Episode 176: Obscure Bands
In this epic episode which took 2 months to record Pat, Murray and our listeners play songs from bands we think you might never have heard of.
From November 27, 2014

With your hosts:

Pat Francis

Murray Valeriano

00:00:00 Pat welcomes us to the show. Kyle had his first date last night after the broken engagement. They met on the internet. What was the date like? Dinner, then the Rocky Horror Picture Show at midnight. Rocky Horror is a polarizing movie, some love it, some don't. What about Murray, what did he get up to recently? He got in a car accident. Don't worry, nobody was hurt. He got hit by a girl in her 20s. She tried to coerce Murray into admitting fault, but Murray wasn't having any of it. Atta boy, Murray. You're an old man with a lot of life experience, you should be proud for knowing what's what.
00:05:00 Murray compliments the Susanna Hoffs episode. Pat wasn't too much of a fan boy. Pat says that it's weird talking to someone you've never met before for an extended period of time and it goes smoothly. Murray mentions that he's talked to some comedians for the first time on his podcast and they stunk. Murray brings up an original of a song that Susanna Hoffs covered. Off their album Cloudcuckooland, it's The Lightning Seeds with "All I Want". Murray had to rip the song off of Youtube because it isn't on iTunes.
We transition to the new U2 album that everyone got for free on iTunes. A lot of people are complaining about it. Well, there's this wonderful function that a computer has called the delete button! You can just get rid of it without having to make a giant shit storm about it. There's more important things to worry about.
00:10:00 Is there a U2 retrospective episode coming down the pike? Pat drops hints of Murray and Erin Gould commiserating on such a project.
Today's topic: Obscure bands. These are bands that you pretty much have never heard of. The listeners sent in their own picks to be played as well. Some sent Pat songs by The Tragically Hip and The Afghan Wigs, but those bands are just well known enough to not make the list.
00:15:00 Murray starts us off with a band out of Norway called Madrugada. He plays "Hard to Come Back" off their album The Deep End. Madrugada broke up a few years ago.
The first listener pick comes from comic book writer Will Pfeifer. It's a band called Candy which featured Gilby Clarke before he was in Guns N' Roses. From their album Whatever Happened to Fun, it's the title track "Whatever Happened to Fun". Quick Murray story: Another guy in Candy is named Ryan Roxie. When Murray first came to LA, he took Ryan Roxie's place at a restaurant while Roxie went on tour with Alice Cooper. Ryan stayed behind a bit to teach Murray the ropes.
00:20:00 Pat's first pick comes from a Foreigner spin-off band called Spys. Off their self-titled album, Pat plays a song called "She Can't Wait". Kyle briefly talks about his date again. No kiss, because Kyle is a perfect gentleman.
Up next for Murray is a band called Tsar. He plays "I Don't Wanna Break-Up" off their self-titled album.
00:25:00 Listener Adam Jones sends in his pick, an indy band called The Alarmed. Off their self-titled album, the song is "Microwave". The Alarmed is a very obscure band. They don't even have a Wikipedia page. Murray hoped that The Alarmed was a The Alarm cover band that put all the songs in past tense. That's the kind of humor you get with Murray Valeriano, folks.
Pat has a band for us called Paris, featuring Bob Welch from Fleetwood Mac. Bob kept Fleetwood alive for five albums, yet he is NOT in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Crazy. Pat plays "Black Book" off the self-titled album.
A man named "Herbert" makes an appearance. He was next door and he heard Paris being played. Herbert actually saw Paris back in the day. Herbert currently sells lemonade at a lemonade stand, even though he's probably 46. For some reason, Pat doesn't say a word during Herbert's appearance.
00:30:00 Herbert also sells bottles of water for five bucks. Herbert has to leave because he has to go back to his lemonade stand. I don't consider myself a hateful man, but I hope Herbert dies. Soon. And painfully. Even Murray needs a couple of seconds to digest the putridity that just occurred in studio.
Going back to music (thankfully), Murray's next pick is "God Only Knows" by The Slow Show, off the album Brother. Pretty mellow stuff.
The next listener pick comes from ME!!! Murray doesn't want to keep saying how awesome I am at writing the show recaps because he says it every show. Oh Murray. No one else may like you, but you've got a fan in me. My obscure band is a band from Sweden called The Soundtrack of Our Lives. Off the album Origin Vol. 1, the song is called "Bigtime". Murray was obsessed with these guys a few years ago. Those meatball-making Swedes know their rock and roll.
00:35:00 Pat's next pick is Billy Squier's original band Piper. He plays "Bad Boy" from the album Can't Wait. Pat tells a Billy Squier story. After Piper disbanded, Billy got a shit solo deal. He negotiated for the rights to his master tapes, they agreed, and now Billy Squier is a GAZILLIONAIRE! His songs get used and sampled all the time. A smart man, that Billy Squier. Well, most of the time *cough* Rock Me Tonite *cough*.
Now Murray has a story. He got invited to a James Perse store opening. This band played and gave out free albums. That band? Dhani Harrison (George's son), Ben Harper, and Joseph Arthur, a.k.a. Fistful of Mercy.
00:40:00 Murray plays "Fistful of Mercy" off the album As I Call You Down. Pat wants an all-vinyl show. I would enjoy it only because Kyle would have to work his ass off to play the songs. This transitions to parents who only give their kids wooden toys. What is this, Little House on the Prairie? Give them plastic toys, you jamokes! Meanwhile, Murray's pre-school has this thing where parents come by and play with the kids. One mom wore a mini skirt. Yeah, some mom was practically flashing her sideways monkey smile for the whole world to see.
Troy Torrison is the next listener with a pick. The song is "Phoenix 99" by River Roses, off the album Each and All.
00:45:00 Murray asks Pat if anyone sent in any stinkos. There were so many submissions, Pat just had to take them at face value. One listener, "Pistol" Pete (which is his actual email signature) sent in about 60 bands. Calm down, Petey, one at a time. In the meantime, Pat plays another song. It's a Boston spin-off band called Orion the Hunter. Off their self-titled album, it's a song called "So You Ran". Murray is not a fan. Careful Murray, Pat might let Pistol Pete take a few shots at you. Bang bang.
00:50:00 Murray's next pick is a band called Good Rats. He plays "Back to My Music" off the album Tasty. The great Bruce Kulick was in the band before he went on to be in Kiss.
Okay, we're gonna continue with another listener pick from Steph-





Welp, Pat accidentally unplugged a cord. They recorded the episode, but then they lost it. It is now MONTHS later. And it was a really great episode, but NOPE. Gotta do it all over again. Pat, you… you… *sigh*. This thing is gonna get clunky because Murray doesn't have his notes or his playlist. Ugh.
00:55:00 Okay, let's get back into this. Listener Stephanie Anderson sent in some Wizard Rock for us all to enjoy. Off their self-titled album, it's Draco and the Malfoys with "Potions Yesterday". Murray doesn't know jack shit about Harry Potter. The man doesn't know a Buckbeak from an Aragog.
Pat's next pick is the obscure band Shadow King, with Lou Gramm and Vivian Campbell. Off their self-titled album, it's "What Would It Take". Murray mentions AGAIN how he used to shoot pool with Vivian Campbell.
01:00:00 Murray has an obscure band for us. Off the album Rewild, it's "Pump Yr Brakes" by Amazing Baby. Murray wishes us all a Happy Thanksgiving. It's been about a year since he started co-hosting the show. How time flies.
Dan Ludlow's got the next listener pick, a band called I Mother Earth. The song is "Rain Will Fall" off the album Dig.
01:05:00 Pat's next pick is a band called $ign of 4 with UFO's Phil Mogg. The song is "Seems to Me" off the album Dancing with St. Peter.
Murray's next pick is basically Stray Cats sans Brian Setzer. It's Phantom, Rocker & Slick with "Men Without Shame" off their self-titled album. Pat shares a Lee Rocker story. Lee was performing a show at some venue, but the banner outside said Lee Walker. Pat called and told them about it, but apparently they've already been getting a bunch of those calls already.
You can thank Michael Bagford for the next pick. Off the album Sufficiently Breathless, it's "Sufficiently Breathless" by Captain Beyond.
01:10:00 At this point, everybody just wants to get through this damn thing. Pat plays his next pick. It's "Gimme Some Good Lovin'" by Diving for Pearls off their self-titled album.
Murray warns everyone beforehand: The next band is bound to turn you off. They're experimental baroque art rock. It's "Unexplainable Stories" by Cloud Cult, off their album Light Chasers.
01:15:00 Here's how art rock these guys are: During their concerts, a girl paints a picture onstage. Jesus, not even Peter Gabriel did that during his art rock heyday. Cloud Cult is from Minnesota, so maybe all that Northern air makes them a bunch of weirdos.
A little Southern obscurity coming up next from listener Ryan Meehan. It's Gentleman Jesse and His Men with the song "Word Gets Around" off the album Leaving Atlanta.
Pat's second to last pick is a band called St. Paradise with Derek St. Holmes from Ted Nugent's band. Off their self-titled album, it's a song called "Straight to You". Murray groans. He isn't a fan, nor does he have the patience to sit through this kind of stuff.
01:20:00 Murray's second to last pick is Roachford. Off their self-titled album, it's "Cuddly Toy". Andrew Roachford went on to be the lead singer of Mike + the Mechanics in 2010. Their original lead singer Paul Young died of a heart attack. Murray wants to do a Rock in Peace show, which sounds like a neat topic.
Listener Will (no last name) has an obscure band called psychodots. The song is "The Problem Song" off of Official Bootleg (Ripley's Live).
01:25:00 Pat's last pick is former guest Michael Des Barres' band Detective. He plays "Warm Love" from the album It Takes One to Know One. There's a brief discussion about Murray's hat. Pat and Kyle think he looks like Andy Capp, the fries mascot.
Good lord, they're twins.
Murray's last pick is the band Vigilantes of Love. He plays "Welcome to Struggleville" from the album Welcome to Struggleville.
Pat gives thanks to all the listeners for sending in songs. The last listener pick is from Steve Herold. It's "Maybe Tonight" by Nicole Atkins, off her album Neptune City.
01:30:00 Pat gives out the plugs. Remember to donate so Pat can keep this thing running. More importantly, Pat almost unplugged the episode… again.
We're done for the day, so Kyle sends us out with one of his young people bands. Off their album The Boy Who Cried Truth, it's A Life Echoed with "Can't Wait".
Time Song Album Artist Who
00:05:00 All I Want Cloudcuckooland The Lightning Seeds Murray
00:15:00 Hard to Come Back The Deep End Madrugada Murray
00:15:00 Whatever Happened to Fun Whatever Happened to Fun Candy Will Pfeifer
00:20:00 She Can't Wait Spys Spys Pat
00:20:00 I Don't Wanna Break-Up Tsar Tsar Murray
00:25:00 Microwave The Alarmed The Alarmed Adam Jones
00:25:00 Black Book Paris Paris Pat
00:30:00 God Only Knows Brother The Slow Show Murray
00:30:00 Bigtime Origin Vol. 1 The Soundtrack of Our Lives Andrew Rich
00:35:00 Bad Boy Can't Wait Piper Pat
00:40:00 Fistful of Mercy As I Call You Down Fistful of Mercy Murray
00:40:00 Phoenix 99 Each and All River Roses Tory Torrison
00:45:00 So You Ran Orion the Hunter Orion the Hunter Pat
00:50:00 Back to My Music Tasty Good Rats Murray
00:55:00 Potions Yesterday Draco and the Malfoys Draco and the Malfoys Stephanie Anderson
00:55:00 What Would It Take Shadow King Shadow King Pat
01:00:00 Pump Yr Brakes Rewild Amazing Baby Murray
01:00:00 Rain Will Fall Dig I Mother Earth Dan Ludlow
01:05:00 Seems to Me Dancing with St. Peter $ign of 4 Pat
01:05:00 Men Without Shame Phantom, Rocker & Slick Phantom, Rocker & Slick Murphy
01:05:00 Sufficiently Breathless Sufficiently Breathless Captain Beyond Michael Bagford
01:10:00 Gimme Your Good Lovin' Diving for Pearls Diving for Pearls Pat
01:10:00 Unexplainable Stories Light Chasers Cloud Cult Murray
01:15:00 Word Gets Around Leaving Atlanta Gentleman Jesse and His Men Ryan Meehan
01:15:00 Straight to You St. Paradise St. Paradise Pat
01:20:00 Cuddly Toy Roachford Roachford Murray
01:20:00 The Problem Song Official Bootleg (Ridley's Live) psychodots Will
01:25:00 Warm Love It Takes One to Know One Detective Pat
01:25:00 Welcome to Struggleville Welcome to Struggleville Vigilantes of Love Murray
01:25:00 Maybe Tonight Neptune City Nicole Atkins Steve Herold
01:30:00 Can't Wait The Boy Who Cried Truth A Life Echoed Kyle

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Episode 175: Smile Train



Episode 175: Smile Train
Pardcast-a-thon 2014 is coming up next week so Pat along with guests Jimmy Pardo and Matt Belknap will play some of their favorite songs with "smile" or "train" in the title. (Pardcast-a-thon is Never Not Funny's annual 12-hour live-stream charity to event to raise money for Smile Train. Watch live on November 28th, Noon - Midnight PST at pardcast.com! Learn more and donate via smiletrain.org/pcat12)
From November 20, 2014

With your host:

Pat Francis

00:00:00 Pat welcomes us to the show. Today's special guests are returning favorites, Jimmy Pardo and Matt Belknap! Matt's rocking a pompadour hairdo. Jimmy says he looks like Gunnar. That's Gunnar from the show Nashville, not Gunnar Nelson from Nelson, so Matt really dodged a bullet there. Matt's hair has always looked good. It's starting to thin, apparently, but at least he made it to 40 with it. This is a real treat for Never Not Funny fans. This week they're getting the standard 2 hours of the regular show, another 2 hours of the Player's Club show, an hour and a half of this show. That's five and a half hours already, plus another 13 hours for Pardcast-a-Thon next week. That's a lot.
Hello everybody indeed.
Pat and Mike Schmidt were supposed to see Lou Gramm together, but Mike couldn't make it because he was too busy doing a podcast. The show started at 9 PM. The podcast started at 3!
00:05:00 Murray usually says he'll go to concerts, but at the last second he backs out. That no good Murray. Mike and Pat did see Asia, though. Pat's been trying to get John Wetton's autograph for years. He already has the other 3 original members' signatures. After the show, Pat, Mike, and a third guy waited for Wetton to come out. Out comes Wetton scurrying to his car, Pat asked him for an autograph and Wetton waved him off. Pat tried again, but Wetton drove away. The third guy got in his car and drove after him! He must have really wanted John Wetton's autograph. Pat went home and got on Twitter and complained to Wetton about not signing. Wetton responded that he would have signed if the guys asking for it weren't smoking. But they actually weren't smoking! Wetton straight-up lied. Pat called out his lie and Wetton made fun of his grammar. Story over.
00:10:00 What a very strange moment. It's one thing if a hundred guys were there, but it was only Pat and the third man asking for autographs. BUT WAIT! Detective Jimmy Pardo theorizes that there were two other guys inside the building who were smoking. Roadies, perhaps. It's far-fetched, but at least it inspires a flicker of hope in Pat's heart. Pat did get Lou Gramm's signature. He's a very tiny man. 5'6", according to Google. Lou Gramm wanted to get the signatures over with quickly, even though there were only a handful of people there. What's the deal? Matt thinks that maybe older rock stars are so used to being thronged by a lot of people asking them for autographs that they never got over it when the crowds died down.
00:15:00 Pat goes over the Lou Gramm setlist, while Jimmy sings the chorus to each song. Well, sort of, because some of the songs Jimmy sings aren't even the right songs. But god bless him for trying, dammit.
Here's why we're here: Next week is the 6th Annual Pardcast-a-Thon for the Smile Train charity. Smile Train raises money for corrective surgeries for children born with cleft palates. It takes place on November 28, from Noon to Midnight PST. There are a lot of guests booked. Collectively Pardcast-a-Thon has raised almost half-a-million dollars! You can watch it live at NeverNotFunny.com or on the VPN Channel on YouTube. Today's topic fits in with the upcoming event and is the second time we're covering it: Songs with the words "Smile" or "Train" in the title. But first…………*sigh*…………we have to listen to some Ted Nugent. Strap in, kids.
00:20:00 Pat's already played some stuff from Ted Nugent's new album Shutup & Jam!, but he wants to subject Jimmy and Matt to the same auditory torture that we went through. He plays "I Love My BBQ". Jimmy calls it a stand-up comedy middle act bit. It would kill in a club. Scary thing is he's probably right. Pat plays them the line "I love my BBQ, just like the Germans do." Is it a Holocaust reference? Maybe. Ted also calls Polish people "Polacks" in the song. Okay, that one is a little bit more on-the-nose. The other song Pat plays is "She's Gone" which has the opening banter between Ted and Sammy Hagar. It seems that Ted's woman has now left him and is walking the streets, which is a considerable life improvement over being with Ted Nugent.
"Ted Nugent has literally become a villain on Justified."
- Matt, with the line of the episode.
00:25:00 Those back and forth banters never sound realistic. Jimmy brings up Tom Jones' duet with Robbie Williams which had the same thing. The three talk about Robbie Williams and how he just can't break big in the US. He could walk through Times Square with a sandwich board that says "My name is Robbie Williams and I've sold millions of albums" and no one would care.
Okay, let's play some actual music. Jimmy starts us off with a former guest of Never Not Funny, Vance Gilbert. Off his album Old White Men, it's a song called "Boy on a Train". Fun fact about Vance Gilbert: Jimmy and his wife Danielle danced to his music at their wedding. Another fun fact: I once saw him open for George Carlin.
00:30:00 Matt's first pick is by Pearl Jam and is from their fourth album No Code. The song is called "Smile". Pearl Jam kinda dipped after their first few albums. Jimmy has never been a fan of the Pearl Jam sound. Pat's a guy who does like that song, but will probably never listen to it again. However, Matt brilliantly points out that given Pat's proclivity for buying entire band discographies (David Bowie, Alice Cooper, Joe Jackson, etc.), he'll most likely buy everything Pearl Jam has ever done sometime in the near future. Pat admits that it's probably true. Point for Matt Belknap. Jimmy bought a guy's entire discography based on hearing one song, but he can't remember the guy's name. John something. Off-topic, Billy Idol's new album is fantastic.
Back on topic, Pat plays his first pick. Off their album Daryl Hall & John Oates, it's Hall & Oates with "Sara Smile".
00:35:00 Jimmy struggles to come up with the guy's name, but then he gets it. It's John Fullbright. He bought 3 of his albums based on one song that a fan gave him. (Editor's note: That fan is none other than longtime Rock Solid fan Thomas Tate.) Pat claims he won the best Peter Gabriel auction on Ebay of all time: 9 remastered CDs and a DVD for 20 bucks. That's a steal. Pat watched the Genesis documentary and wanted to know more about Peter Gabriel, so he got all his albums. The verdict so far? The first three solo albums are great. The fourth solo album sucks, except for "Shock the Monkey." And So and Us are also two great albums. For some reason, the TV shows Welcome Back, Kotter and Calucci's Department gets brought up. Memories of Pat's childhood, it seems.
Up next for Jimmy is Nikki Sixx's side project with DJ Ashba and James Michael, Sixx:A.M.. The song is "Smile", off the album This Is Gonna Hurt.
00:40:00 Sixx:A.M. is a very good band. Jimmy wanted to a run-through of Motley Crue's albums. And boy, does Jimmy not like Motley Crue. Pat says the first album, Too Fast for Love, is great, then the next couple of albums suck, then Dr. Feelgood is good, then some more shit albums, and then the album with singer John Corabi is good. This leads them to the conclusion that Vince Neil is not a good singer.
Despite the rumors, John Corabi did not actually play Captain Jack Sparrow.
Making a transition away from Motley Crue, the guys are actually excited for the new Annie movie coming out. Matt has a song from the upcoming Annie Soundtrack, which is a cover of a song on the original soundtrack. It's Sia and her version of "You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile". It sounds perfect for a dance montage. It's a bit strange to hear it on a show called Rock Solid, but Jimmy and Matt are song-and-dance men, after all, so we'll go along for the ride.
00:45:00 Pat injects some British metal into this whole situation. Off their album No Place to Run, it's UFO with their version of the song "Mystery Train". The lead singer Phil Mogg not only signs stuff, but he'll bring other band members over to sign stuff for you. Cool guy. We get some more TV talk. Pat is watching the new Showtime show The Affair. He gives it a thumbs up.
Jimmy's next band is one that never really made it, Flickerstick. He plays "Smile" off their debut album Welcoming Home the Astronauts.
00:50:00 The hosts call it a great album, but the band just never went anywhere. They were on a VH1 reality show called "Bands on the Run," but they didn't win. Speaking of reality shows, Jimmy and Matt gush over the Kiss arena football reality show "4th and Loud." GUSHING. They say it's phenomenal. The fun of the show is knowing that the team sucks and watching everyone flounder. We sidetrack AGAIN and all three hosts are eating and talking about candy. A candy podcast sounds like a million dollar idea, granted, but now isn't the time, gentlemen.
00:55:00 Jimmy tells a funny story about the Chicago chocolate company World's Finest Chocolate. When he was a kid, he almost got kicked out of school for stealing entire boxes of chocolate. Jimmy got caught and had to pay them back.
Alright, enough candy talk, back to the music. Matt's got some good ol' early 90s R&B for us. Off her album Inner Child, it's Shanice with the song "I Love Your Smile". That is quintessentially 90s.
Shut it down, shut it all down, we got some Foo Fighters to discuss. It seems that a guitar riff in their new song "Something from Nothing" sounds A LOT like the main riff in Dio's "Holy Diver."
01:00:00 Jimmy does some reenacting for us. He was listening at his computer and Danielle was working in the room. All of a sudden Jimmy goes, "No. No. What the fuck, OH NO!!" Even Danielle admits that it sounds like a ripoff. We decide to see for ourselves with a little side-by-side playing. First we hear "Holy Diver." Jimmy and Matt sing along, which is nice. And now we hear the Foo Fighters "Something from Nothing." It seems fine at first. Nothing really of note……oh, wait……yup, there it is. It sounds SO MUCH like the riff from "Holy Diver." But I mean, we're all sure it was an honest mistake. The Foo Fighters aren't malicious guys. They'll probably cut a check to Wendy Dio's charity to make up for it.
01:05:00 Back to Shanice. Matt drops a fun fact that Janet Jackson and Rene Elizondo Jr. are laughing in the background at the end of the song. Matt plays the end and we hear them laugh.
Pat asks Jimmy what time Pardcast-a-Thon starts? Noon. What time does it end? Midnight. Oh gee, what a coincidence that Pat's next song is "Midnight Train to Georgia" by Gladys Knight & the Pips from their album Imagination. That sure wasn't an obvious set up. Aretha Franklin recently did a cover of "Midnight Train to Georgia" and Matt says it's terrible. Matt plays some of it.
01:10:00 There are drum machines and what sounds like little kids background singers. Aretha Franklin's voice sounds fine, but it's nowhere near as good as the original. There's some more candy talk, by the way.
Jimmy's next pick is John Lennon's son Julian Lennon. Off the album Photograph Smile, it's the title track "Photograph Smile". Poor Julian. He was saddled with a Beatle for a dad. Sure there's the money, but your dad was A FUCKING BEATLE! And you're a musician too? How the hell are you supposed to live up to the hype? Pat calls John Lennon the most overrated Beatles. Interesting, interesting.
01:15:00 Matt's been doing smile songs all episode, but now he's gonna pull a train on all of us…………wait, that's not what it sounds like. He plays his favorites The Beastie Boys and a song called "B-Boy Bouillabaisse: Stop That Train", from the album Paul's Boutique. Pat can't get into the Beastie Boys because he thinks their vocals sound too comedic. Jimmy thinks that Beastie Boys fans need to shut the fuck up about the Beastie Boys. We get it, they were pioneers. Speaking of rap, Arsenio Hall's rap album gets brought up. Remember that? He pulled an Eddie Murphy and tried to transition to music. His music persona was a fat rapper named Chunky A. Matt plays the video to his song "Owwww!" which is basically a parody of "Word Up!" by Cameo. It's awful.
They let EVERYONE make an album in the 80s, didn't they?
01:20:00 Pat's next pick is America's totally innocent, 100% lovable sweetheart Taylor Swift. He plays "Tied Together with a Smile" off of her self-titled debut album. Pat listens to Taylor Swift regularly, even when his kids are not in the car. AAAAAAAAAAnd somehow we have transitioned to talking about deadly handjobs. As in, dying by way of getting a handjob. WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON!?!?!?!
We get some plugs. You can use the hashtag #PCAT2014 to stay up-to-date on Twitter. Jimmy is absolutely torn with his last pick. He has an A-ha song, which makes Pat groan. Some Chris DeBurgh too. Jimmy decides to play a song by a guy named Radoslav Lorkovic. Off his album Clear and Cold, it's a song called "Ridin' on the Night Train".
01:25:00 Matt's last pick is by a band called Everthing But the Girl. He plays "Downtown Train" off their album Acoustic. There are many different versions of that song. Jimmy says it's the best version he's ever heard. Jimmy also cuts the listeners off at the pass who will complain that Jimmy didn't play "Make Me Smile" by his favorite band Chicago. It's too obvious, baby. You got to go deeper into the Pardo vault sometimes.
Pat gives some apologies to "Smile Away" by Paul McCartney, "Smile" by Jeff Lynne, and "Last Train to Clarksville" by The Monkees. His last pick is "Train Kept A-Rollin'" by Aerosmith, off their album Get Your Wings.
01:30:00 What did Matt not play? Bell Biv Devoe, Soul Asylum, Katy Perry, and Johnny Cash. A whole mish-mosh of stuff.
This was a fun show, but it's time to wrap up. Remember to check out Pardcast-a-Thon on November 28 and donate to the Smile Train organization. It's a wonderful cause, so every little bit helps. Matt plays us out with one of his unplayed picks. Off her album Take Your Time, it's Sheena Easton with "Morning Train".
Time Song Album Artist Who
00:20:00 I Love My BBQ Shutup & Jam! Ted Nugent Pat
00:20:00 She's Gone Shutup & Jam! Ted Nugent feat. Sammy Hagar Pat
00:25:00 Boy on a Train Old White Men Vance Gilbert Jimmy
00:30:00 Smile No Code Pearl Jam Matt
00:30:00 Sara Smile Daryl Hall & John Oates Hall & Oates Pat
00:35:00 Smile This Is Gonna Hurt Sixx:A.M. Jimmy
00:40:00 You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile Annie Soundtrack Sia Matt
00:45:00 Mystery Train No Place to Run UFO Pat
00:45:00 Smile Welcoming Home the Astronauts Flickerstick Jimmy
00:55:00 I Love to Smile Inner Child Shanice Mat
01:05:00 Midnight Train to Georgia Imagination Gladys Knight & the Pips Pat
01:10:00 Photograph Smile Photograph Smile Julian Lennon Jimmy
01:15:00 B-Boy Bouillaise: Stop That Train Paul's Boutique Beastie Boys Matt
01:20:00 Tied Together with a Smile Taylor Swift Taylor Swift Pat
01:20:00 Ridin' on the Night Train Clear and Cold Radoslav Lukovic Jimmy
01:25:00 Downtown Train Acoustic Everything But the Girl Matt
01:25:00 Train Kept A-Rollin' Get Your Wings Aerosmith Pat
01:30:00 Morning Train Take Your Time Sheena Easton Matt