Friday, May 29, 2015

Episode 202: Knopfler & The Straits

Episode 202: Knopfler & The Straits
Pat and Co-Host Christy Stratton discuss the music of Mark Knopfler and his band Dire Straits to find out how you get money for nuthin' and chicks for free.
From May 28, 2015

With your hosts:

Pat Francis

Christy Stratton

00:00:00 Pat welcomes us to the show. Christy is back! After so long away from our ears, Christy Stratton has returned to grace us with her sunshine. Kyle is wearing a Blue Beetle shirt. Christy has NO desire for superheroes or superhero-related things. Pat's wife Pilar feels the same. It's all one big blur for Christy. She's too busy being a BIG STAR with her webseries private premiere. It went well. She wants this webseries to go right, and hopefully get some money to make more episodes. Stratton wants that green paper and she's gonna smile the whole way through.
00:05:00 When will we see this webseries? Even Christy doesn't know, this isn't her world. In any case, we're all happy that Christy is back on the show. But before we delve into today's topic, something Christy really wants to do, we've got some segments to get out of the way. Including this one:

First up is a duet from two beacons of sophisticated artistry, Britney Spears & Iggy Azalea. It's their single "Pretty Girls". "Iggy Azalea looks like the woman from Mars Attacks," says Kyle. Pat doesn't like the song. Christy doesn't either, but she can see young women cutting a rug on the dance floor to it.
00:10:00 Next Pat plays an artist who doesn't use her tits, ass, or vagina to generate sales. It's Florence + the Machine with "Ship to Wreck" from the new album How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful. Now that is a female artist who deserves respect. Christy doesn't really jam to that kind of music in the car. It's mostly Scissor Sisters, Black Crowes, and some AC/Deece (her pronunciation, not mine).
Pat plays a song from the new solo album by Brandon Flowers of The Killers. It's "I Can Change" from the album The Desired Effect. Kyle likes The Killers' hits, and he likes them a lot more than Maroon 5. Pat feels Maroon 5 is growing on him. Kyle nearly gags. "Top 40 is the worst," he says. Perhaps a Top 40 show is in the works, where Pat and co-host play songs on the Top 40 and try not to burst an eardrum. Christy whines for Mark Knopfler like a regular Veruca Salt. He's coming, Christy, he's coming, hold your horses!
00:15:00 Pat met a guy at the Grammys named Josh Jackson, who has a country band called Yes Dear. He plays "Baby Don't Go" off their self-titled album. Christy is a casual fan of country; she likes the old school players. Pat really likes the album. Is it now time for Mark Knopfler and Dire Straits? NO! Pat has another segment on his hands. The savage beast of Christy's impatience is soothed by her sunny soul and the bottle of wine that she brought to the studio. It's time for Christy to go through her first

Here's how it works: Pat sometimes writes reviews for Pop Culture Beast and he'll get CDs from bands that he's never heard of. So we're gonna hear some songs with completely fresh ears. Today's album is Twice Told Tales by 10,000 Maniacs. It's all British folk songs.
  • "Carrickfergus" --- It's certainly a different sound than what we're used to.
  • "Misty Moisty Morning" --- It's not something that they would listen to, but it's very pleasant.
00:20:00 "It's a CD you would get at Hallmark," says Kyle. As someone who buys CDs at Hallmark, Christy Stratton takes partial offense.
  • "Lady Mary Ramsey I" --- Mary Ramsey replaced Natalie Merchant after she left. And she can play a mean violin.
  • "Greenwood Sidey"
The album sounds good, it's just that this is not their target audience.
Christy is ready. SHE'S READY!!!! Today's topic is the career of Mark Knopfler, both with his band Dire Straits and his solo career. Dire Straits only put out studio albums from 1978 to 1991, and Knopfler's solo career took over. Christy loves his music so much. He has a very unique style of guitar playing. It's a melodic, fingerpicking flow.
00:25:00 Christy starts us off with a song from solo album Sailing to Philadelphia. It's called "Junkie Doll". The good thing is that it doesn't sound like Dire Straits. Knopfler has a unique singing style as well. And he's not traditionally attractive either. Christy thinks he's kind of cute: It's all in the talent. She also likes how he doesn't explicitly state his feelings in his songs. He expresses them in the tone of his voice when he's singing.
Pat's first pick is from Dire Straits' self-titled debut album. It's a song called "Down to the Waterline".
00:30:00 Christy's next pick is a song that she calls "the unsung hero" of Brothers in Arms. It's "One World". At 15, Christy saw Dire Straits on the Brothers in Arms tour. She camped out for tickets. By herself. At 15. She was a good kid, so her parents trusted her. A guy with red hair, a red mustache, and a black tooth (not making that up) even gave her advice to get to the front of the line when the doors open. Christy once camped out for The Moody Blues... in the 80s. Pat saw them very recently, he had free tickets. They are VERY old. They sound good, but they have very minimal strange presence. Again, VERY OLD.
00:35:00 Anyway, Christy got two separate tickets (because they were cheaper) and asked a boy she liked to the show. He parked in a back alley somewhere and told her to meet him after the show in front of the venue. The concert was amazing. After the show, Christy went to the agreed-upon meeting point and the guy wasn't there. She went to the car, he wasn't there. She went back to the venue, nope. She went back to the car AND THERE WAS NO CAR! Christy was in a quandry: She couldn't call her parents because they wouldn't let her go to concerts anymore. She also couldn't just stand in the middle of downtown Dallas alone; She'd be to sexual predators what cinnamon buns are to the morbidly obese: irresistible. But her salvation was at hand! She found a group of drunk, stoned med students who gave her a ride (whilst drinking and driving) to her house. As they pull up to her house, the car gets pulled over by a cop. Christy got to leave and go into her house. The next day the missing guy called her. He ended up being a drug dealer. What can Christy say? He was a bad boy, a rogue, a rebel. She was putty in his hands.
Pat plays another song from Brother in Arms. It's the big hit "So Far Away".
00:40:00 Christy is utterly enamored. Meanwhile Pat's been listening to a lot of Steely Dan. He discovered that Steely Dan and Dire Straits are very cheap on Amazon, cheaper than iTunes. What did Pat do? He bought all the Steely Dan albums. Because that's what Pat Francis does. Christy turns her attention to the Dire Straits album Making Movies. It's not only the best Dire Straits album, but Christy says it's one of the best albums ever. Even "Les Boys," which is not up to snuff when compared to the other songs, but is at least interesting. She plays "Skateaway". Christy finds Knopfler to have a sexy voice, unlike Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, and Bruce Springsteen. Pat follows this up with another song from the album called, appropriately, "Solid Rock".
00:45:00 Christy continues the love for Making Movies with "Romeo and Juliet". Christy is verklempt. "Human beings have the capacity to make something that beautiful," she opines. Some people say that about a Van Gogh painting or a Bach symphony. Christy says that about a 1980 roots rock album. To each their own. She plays her last pick from the album called "Tunnel of Love". It's an 8 minute song that doesn't feel like an 8 minute song. Pat just likes songs about hands going into pockets. You dirty bastard you.
00:50:00 Pat wonders if bands like Dire Straits and The Cars don't get enough credit because there's nothing scandalous about them, unlike Nirvana or The Sex Pistols. Christy thinks when a band gets so big, it turns some people away. Christy puts Making Movies on par with Darkness on the Edge of Town and Damn the Torpedoes. Pat agrees. He also plays his next pick, "Twisting by the Pool" from the EP ExtendedancEPlay.
00:55:00 Christy finds that Knopfler gets inspiration in such wildly specific things. She lists her next song "Coyote" off the solo album The Ragpicker's Dream as an example.
Pat counters with a song by Steely Dan that Mark plays guitar on. It's "Time Out of Mind" off the album Gaucho.
Christy plays a song from the last Dire Straits album On Every Street called "Calling Elvis".
01:00:00 Brothers in Arms went to number one everywhere. Six years later, On Every Street went to number one everywhere except in the US. Pat plays a song from the album "Heavy Fuel". Here's a fun fact: Knopfler wrote the Tina Turner song "Private Dancer." Dire Straits recorded the song, but realized that the song wasn't suitable for male vocals, so he gave it to Tina.
01:05:00 The first time Pat heard "Sultans of Swing," he thought it was Bob Dylan. Christy heard the song at a friend's house, then had her write down the lyrics. Christy didn't really get into the band until Brothers in Arms came out. Speaking of lyrics, when Pat was young he had a typewriter and he would type the lyrics to Cheap Trick songs when the lyrics weren't in the album packaging. And this was vinyl, so he had to keep picking up the needle and dropping it like a goddamn caveman. It seems appropriate to mention writing things because Pat's next pick is "Lady Writer" from the album Communique. Christy loves the song, but doesn't understand the story. It's something about a newswoman or something.
01:10:00 Knopfler was only 30 years old when Dire Straits emerged. He looked old even when he was young. Pat retorts that Springsteen wrote Born to Run at 24. "Yeah, but Making Movies is more mature," re-retorts Christy. It's a real back-and-forth, this debate. The one flaw for Making Movies: It's album cover. They don't get it. At least there is a lot of room for a Mark Knopfler signature. Christy might get one because she is seeing him in concert later this year. She is fairly certain she is going to cry.
01:15:00 Christy's husband Gary isn't really a music fan. It just hasn't been a thing for him. Pat's wife Pilar feels the same way. But Gary has gone with Christy to shows. Gary grew up in New York and his dad was a cab driver, so his thing was Broadway musicals. Maybe Gary and Pilar can take in a performance of Starlight Express and leave the Knopfler goodness to Pat and Christy. Like this next song, "You Can't Beat the House" off the solo album Get Lucky. "Come on!" shouts Christy in joy.
Pat's last pick is from the Dire Straits album Love over Gold. It's the 14-minute opus "Telegraph Road".
01:20:00 Knopfler also produced Infidels by Bob Dylan. Christy thought he did the solo for "Sweetheart Like You", but it was actually Mick Jones... er, Mick Taylor. Christy flubbed it, but we forgive her because she is drinking wine and it's past her bedtime. When Christy goes to sleep depends on how loud her husband is snoring. She doesn't want to bother him, so she plays Words with Friends instead. Pat has an app that tells him his statistics in Words with Friends and it makes him sad to find out how awful he is.
Christy's last pick is a song from the new Mark Knopfler solo album Tracker. It's very dense, there are 16 songs including the bonus tracks, but Christy plays a song that she likes called ".38 Special".
01:25:00 Knopfler also did a duet with Emmylou Harris about being a couple in love for many years. It helped inspire her webseries. Pat couldn't get to the premiere because he had prior commitments with his daughter. Christy's seats for Knopfler are very good. They cost her an arm, a leg, and some rather expensive bone marrow.
01:30:00 Pat feels Christy and him have a connection with this music despite their different ages. Perhaps it has something to do with growing up in a small town wanting to leave. AND they were both on Rock and Roll Jeopardy. Christy won, Pat didn't. Sounds about right.
This was a fun show. Pat takes us home with the song that started it all, "Sultans of Swing" off their self-titled debut album.
Time Song Album Artist Who
00:05:00 Pretty Girls Single Britney Spears & Iggy Azalea Pat (New Music Roundup)
00:10:00 Ship to Wreck How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful Florence + the Machine Pat (New Music Roundup)
00:10:00 I Can Change The Desired Effect Brandon Flowers Pat (New Music Roundup)
00:15:00 Baby Don’t Go Yes Dear Yes Dear Pat (New Music Roundup)
00:15:00 Carrickfergus Twice Told Tales 10,000 Maniacs Christy (First Listen)
00:15:00 Misty Moisty Morning Twice Told Tales 10,000 Maniacs Kyle (First Listen)
00:20:00 Lady Mary Ramsey I Twice Told Tales 10,000 Maniacs Kyle (First Listen)
00:20:00 Greenwood Sidey Twice Told Tales 10,000 Maniacs Pat (First Listen)
00:25:00 Junkie Doll Sailing to Philadelphia Mark Knopfler Christy
00:25:00 Down to the Waterline Dire Straits Dire Straits Pat
00:30:00 One World Brothers in Arms Dire Straits Christy
00:35:00 So Far Away Brothers in Arms Dire Straits Pat
00:40:00 Skateaway Making Movies Dire Straits Christy
00:40:00 Solid Rock Making Movies Dire Straits Pat
00:45:00 Romeo and Juliet Making Movies Dire Straits Christy
00:45:00 Tunnel of Love Making Movies Dire Straits Christy
00:50:00 Twisting by the Pool ExtendedancEPlay Dire Straits Pat
00:55:00 Coyote The Ragpicker’s Dream Mark Knopfler Christy
00:55:00 Time Out of Mind Gaucho Steely Dan feat. Mark Knopfler Pat
00:55:00 Calling Elvis On Every Street Dire Straits Christy
01:00:00 Heavy Fuel On Every Street Dire Straits Pat
01:00:00 Wild West End Dire Straits Dire Straits Christy
01:05:00 Lady Writer Communique Dire Straits Pat
01:15:00 You Can’t Beat the House Get Lucky Mark Knopfler Christy
01:15:00 Telegraph Road Love over Gold Dire Straits Pat
01:20:00 .38 Special Tracker Mark Knopfler Christy
01:30:00 Sultans of Swing Dire Straits Dire Straits Pat

Friday, May 22, 2015

Episode 201: The Mental Illness Music Hour

Episode 201: The Mental Illness Music Hour
Pat and Mike are joined by comedian and host of "The Mental Illness Happy Hour" podcast Paul Gilmartin to play songs about being Cray-Cray!
From May 21, 2014

With your hosts:

Pat Francis

Mike Siegel

00:00:00 Pat welcomes us to the show. Today's special guest is the host of the Mental Illness Happy Hour podcast. It's comedian Paul Gilmartin!
Paul is finally on the show after months of intense negotiations and secret deals. He's the last of the poker buddies to be on Rock Solid. Today's topic ties into Paul's podcast: It's songs about being crazy, cuckoo, nuts, off-the-walls bonkers, etc. Is "crazy" a derogatory term? Like everything else, it depends on how you use it. Paul's podcast is very popular. Not so much Rock Solid. This show has less juice than Leonard Part 6.
"You guys are in the iTunes category 'Wasted Effort.'"
- Paul Gilmartin
00:05:00 It's time for another edition of

Here's how it works: Pat sometimes writes reviews for Pop Culture Beast and he'll get CDs from bands that he's never heard of. So we're gonna hear some songs with completely fresh ears. Today's album is Sub-Lingual Tablet by seminal post-punk band The Fall.
  • "Venice with the Girls" --- The music is fine, but the vocals... not so much.
  • "Dedication Not Medication" --- They don't like this one.
  • "Quit iPhone" --- "The singer is making strong choices," says Paul.
  • "Pledge" --- It's not me. It's you.

Overall the album is not their cups of tea. But even with that rave review, you can always email Pat at the Rock Solid email address for the album.
Paul is both an expert on the subject and a musician himself. Pat and Mike both have useless acoustic guitars in their house, collecting dust like nobody's business, while Paul actually has the drive to learn and play an instrument. If you want to hear snippets of Paul's work, you can go to Pat plays a song called "Mr. Cale." Good stuff.
00:15:00 Pat is reminded of a story about Bon Jovi. He was a janitor at a studio and he would secretly record his music after hours. "And was he also a horrible janitor," asks Paul. Oh Paul. He hates Bon Jovi. Pat understands. In Pat's head, he thinks that Paul thinks that Pat only listens to three bands: Styx, REO Speedwagon, and Kiss. Let's be honest, he's not that far off. But let's get to the music. Paul starts us off with a song by the weepy and wistful Canadian Sarah McLachlan. The song is "Possession" from the album Fumbling Towards Ecstasy. Paul thought it was a love song at first. It turns out a stalker sent Sarah letters, she used the letters to write this song, then the stalker tried to sue her, failed, and then he killed himself. Ah, the tender frailties of young love.
00:20:00 Mike's first pick is a hot little number from Queen. Off the album Sheer Heart Attack, it's "Stone Cold Crazy". Discussion of Freddie Mercury as a frontman leads to talk of David Lee Roth: He kept the body, but not the voice.
Pat's first pick takes us to the Bad Boys from Boston Aerosmith. It's "Toys in the Attic" from the album Toys in the Attic. The three praise Toys in the Attic. Was there a band or album that made Paul pick up a guitar? No, but when he heard "Eruption," he thought, "What was the point?"
00:25:00 Brief detour: Pat plays a bit of "Panama" from the new Van Halen live album. It's not good. The band sounds fine, but Dave sounds like a patient at Bellevue. Paul started playing the guitar at 13. He collects guitars too. He once had a limited edition Brian May guitar, but he sold it. His family needed the money. Paul also sold some of his guitars which then quadrupled in value. So yeah, Paul has made some pretty bad investments.
00:30:00 The next song on Paul's list is from the Dave Matthews Band album Busted Stuff. The song is called "Grey Street". The song is about a depressed woman who sees everything as grey.
Speaking of depression, it's also found in Mike's song. It's "Manic Depression" by Jimi Hendrix Experience off the album Are You Experienced. Paul had a tapestry of Hendrix on his wall. His dad told him to take it down because the life insurance company he worked for lost a quarter of a million dollars on Hendrix. Paul didn't, the rebel.
00:35:00 When Sgt. Pepper's came out, Hendrix not only learned how to play the title track, but performed it in concert that weekend. Meanwhile, John Entwistle and Pete Townshend used to separate the channels of The Beatles' stereo mixes and make fun of how bad the music was. Nice to see such camaraderie between the British.
Pat chooses a Ramones cover for his next pick. Off the album Under the Covers, Vol. 2, it's "I Wanna Be Sedated" by Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs. How is Paul doing these days? He's good. He just got off a medication that at first worked wonders, then it turned around into insomnia, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts. Paul shares his suicidal thoughts with his wife because she helps him through it.
00:40:00 Paul also shares his troubled moments on his podcast because it's very therapeutic. He says there's a difference between suicidal thoughts and actually planning to kill yourself. He's managed them long enough to know how to deal with them and let them pass.
"Is the side effect of your medication never folding when you have a shit hand?"
- Mike, with the line of the episode
Going back to the music, Paul's next pick is from a band that enjoys sex and candy. It's Marcy Playground with "Wave Motion Gun" off the album Shapeshifter. Paul believes one of the lead singer's parents is a psychiatrist. He finds that a lot of children of therapists are screwed up, as are a lot of therapists themselves.
Mike's next pick is genre jack-of-all-trades Joe Jackson. He plays "Beat Crazy" from the album Beat Crazy.
With those shoes, Joe Jackson should have been committed. Am I right, guys? Come on, who's with me? Okay, the next comedian coming to the stage...
00:45:00 Pat's mental illness is that he buys every album of every artist ever. Nowadays buying physical CD albums on Amazon is cheaper than buying them on iTunes. Mike brings up a story of a guy in Britain who bought every 45 that ever hit #1 on the UK charts. He's dead, so they are auctioning off his whole collection. Paul had a vinyl collection that got very ugly. Some albums are more conducive to vinyl than others. Pat doesn't play his next pick off of vinyl, however. It's off of handy-dandy mp3. And it's by former guest Ricky Warwick! Off the album Hearts on Trees, it's a song called "Psycho".
Paul goes quirky for his next pick. Off the album Long Tall Weekend, it's They Might Be Giants with "(She Thinks She's) Edith Head".
00:50:00 Mike knows for certain that his next pick drives Paul crazy. It's the Red Rocker himself, Sammy Hagar, with his song "Your Love Is Driving Me Crazy" from the album Three Lock Box.
"Whenever I hear that, I play air channel switch."
- Paul
Pat drags David Lee Roth back to the Rock Solid mental ward with the song "Goin' Crazy!" off the album Eat 'Em and Smile. And, as is customary whenever a song from Eat 'Em and Smile is played on the show, Pat plays the Spanish version of the song as well. It's only fair to our Spanish-speaking listeners that they can also enjoy the majesty of David Lee Roth.
00:55:00 Paul has a very simple reason for his playing his next pick: "If you like this song, you are fucking crazy." It's "Precious and Few" by Climax off the album Climax featuring Sonny Garaci.
It seems Mike really likes the word "crazy" (or perhaps it was the only word he bothered to type in his iTunes search bar) because his next song is "Crazy Mama" by The Rolling Stones from the album Black and Blue. The Stones are very much a riff band. Keith Richards' hands have suffered over the years, however. Fun fact about Keith: He only plays with 5 strings on his guitars. So if you walk into a guitar store, pick up a guitar, and decide to play "Start Me Up," it's not going to sound like "Start Me Up."
If you follow the right path, it will lead you to the Key of Time!
The next song on Pat's list comes from an album called From the Inside, which is a concept album about Alice Cooper's time in a mental institution. The song is called "The Quiet Room".
01:00:00 Paul uses the term "Rock and Roll" very loosely with his next pick. It's a selection from a piece of classical music called "The Goldberg Variations" by pianist Glenn Gould off the album Bach: The Goldberg Variations. In this case, the musician himself is the unstable one. Look at Mr. Smartypants Gilmartin over here, doing his research.
You wouldn't catch Mike Siegel doing that kind of homework. No siree, he leaves that to the nerds. Mike is too busy snorting Satan's Sweetness up his nostrils by the pound, all the while using his trusty iTunes search bar to do ALL the work for him. You know, like how the COOL KIDS do it. Mike plays "Crazy Mixed-Up Kid" by The Smithereens off the album Especially for You.
01:05:00 Pat has been having a very hard time trying to contact Dale Bozzio from Missing Persons. Apparently she doesn't have a phone. Of course she doesn't. Pat does have her voice, though, with his next pick. It's "Mental Hopscotch" from the album Spring Session M. Paul finds them very annoying. Pat only likes their hits like "Destination Unknown" and "Walking in L.A." Kyle quips, "Of course they're walking in L.A., they don't own a car either." Young Master Kyle, sniping out a laugh like the sneaky bastard he is.
Paul's next pick features a guy who unfortunately did not seek help for his suicidal thoughts. Off the album Nevermind, it's "Lithium" by Nirvana. Butch Vig produced Nevermind. Steve Albini is the guy who produced In Utero. He's also the idiot that doesn't take royalties. I understand artistic integrity, but come on! I don't know if you noticed this, Steve, but money is kind of important.
01:10:00 The new Kurt Cobain documentary "Montage of Heck" is brought up. It's very depressing, especially the parts where Kurt is whacked out on drugs in front of his baby daughter. "I love that Seattle's monument is a needle," Paul mentions. Oh, what shenanigans we have here on Rock Solid. Mike decides to go away from Seattle and straight into the leather heart of heavy metal with Judas Priest. He plays "Wild Nights, Hot & Crazy Days" from the album Turbo.
01:10:00 As if the show couldn't get any nuttier, Pat decides to unleash Kiss. He plays "Psycho Circus" from the album Psycho Circus.
Behold the epitome of late 90s graphics.
01:15:00 Pat saw Kiss on this tour on Halloween at Dodgers Stadium. The Smashing Pumpkins opened the show dressed as The Beatles. I'm sure the drunk audience was wondering why they were seeing a stark bald Paul McCartney scream into his microphone on that night. Paul's first concert was M&R Rush, where he almost died. He was at the front of the doors to the venue when they opened and everyone surged forward. His first bonafide band was either Rush or AC/DC with Bon Scott. Speaking of upcoming concerts, Pat has three: He's seeing Bryan Adams with Jimmy Pardo, then U2 with Mike Siegel (if the band hasn't completed injured themselves by falling off their bikes or falling off the stage or whatever), then Whitesnake with Kyle. Yes, Pat and Kyle are seeing Whitesnake together. Soak that in.
Paul must have a case of technological anxiety, because his next pick is "Paranoid Android" by Radiohead from the album OK Computer.
01:20:00 The three discuss Tweeting and the riskiness thereof. It's hard to get people to acknowledge your tweets, especially if you're a nobody like Pat Francis. There's got to be a prime hour for Tweeting for maximum exposure. You know who doesn't care about Tweeting? B.B. King. Because he's dead. He went bye-bye in the box, but that doesn't mean we can't celebrate his music. Mike plays "How Blue Can You Get? (Live)" from the live album Live at the Regal.
01:25:00 Paul asks how Rock Solid can play songs without paying the artists? Pat figures if iTunes gives you 90 seconds to preview a song for free, they can do it too. Every artist who was in the studio was okay with Pat playing the songs, except Greg Kihn. He made Pat sign something that said he wouldn’t make money off of it.
"No one is making money from Greg Kihn right now."
- Pat
"Greg Kihn isn't making money from Greg Kihn."
- Mike
01:30:00 Pat's last pick is another one from Queen. Off the album Innuendo, it's the song "I'm Going Slightly Mad". Paul is surprised that no one played any Pink Floyd. They have a ton of songs about mental illness. Hell, 3/5ths of Wish You Were Here album is about crazy Syd Barrett. Pat can't say the word in "Comfortably" in "Comfortably Numb." Paul Stanley, funny enough, can say it like a master thespian.
Plugs out your ears. You can get Paul's podcast at his website You can also find him on Twitter @mentalpod.
01:35:00 Thank you to Paul for being here and bringing a lot of funny. We end the show with his pick. Off their self-titled debut album, it's Black Sabbath with the birth of heavy metal in their song "Black Sabbath".
Time Song Movie Artist Who
00:05:00 Venice with the Girls Sub-Lingual Tablet The Fall Paul (First Listen)
00:05:00 Dedication Not Medication Sub-Lingual Tablet The Fall Mike (First Listen)
00:10:00 Quit iPhone Sub-Lingual Tablet The Fall Kyle (First Listen)
00:10:00 Pledge Sub-Lingual Tablet The Fall Pat (First Listen)
00:15:00 Possession Fumbling Towards Ecstasy Sarah McLachlan Paul
00:20:00 Stone Cold Crazy Sheer Heart Attack Queen Mike
00:20:00 Toys in the Attic Toys in the Attic Aerosmith Pat
00:30:00 Grey Street Busted Stuff Dave Matthews Band Paul
00:30:00 Manic Depression Are You Experienced Jimi Hendrix Experience Mike
00:35:00 I Wanna Be Sedated Under the Covers, Vol. 2 Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs Pat
00:40:00 Wave Motion Gun Shapeshifter Marcy Playground Paul
00:40:00 Beat Crazy Beat Crazy Joe Jackson Mike
00:45:00 Psycho Hearts on Trees Ricky Warwick Pat
00:45:00 (She Thinks She’s) Edith Head) Long Tall Weekend They Might Be Giants Paul
00:50:00 You’re Love Is Driving Me Crazy Three Lock Box Sammy Hagar Mike
00:50:00 Goin’ Crazy! Eat ‘Em and Smile David Lee Roth Pat
00:55:00 Precious and Few Climax feat. Sonny Garaci Climax Paul
00:55:00 Crazy Mama Black and Blue The Rolling Stones Mike
00:55:00 The Quiet Room From the Inside Alice Cooper Pat
01:00:00 The Goldberg Variations Bach: The Goldberg Variations Glenn Gould Paul
01:00:00 Crazy Mixed-Up Kid Especially for You The Smithereens Mike
01:05:00 Mental Hopscotch Spring Session M Missing Persons Pat
01:05:00 Lithium Nevermind Nirvana Paul
01:10:00 Wild Nights, Hot & Crazy Days Turbo Judas Priest Mike
01:10:00 Psycho Circus Psycho Circus Kiss Pat
01:15:00 Paranoid Android OK Computer Radiohead Paul
01:20:00 How Blue Can You Get? (Live) Live at the Regal B.B. King Mike
01:30:00 I’m Going Slightly Mad Innuendo Queen Pat
01:35:00 Black Sabbath Black Sabbath Black Sabbath Paul