Thursday, April 30, 2015

Episode 198: Comedy Songs



Episode 198: Comedy Songs
Pat, Kyle and Co-Host Murray Valeriano play their favorite comedy songs to celebrate and promote the release of Murray's 1st comedy album "Rusty Cow."
From April 30, 2015

With your hosts:

Pat Francis

Murray Valeriano

00:00:00 Pat welcomes us to the show. Kyle was at a beer fest yesterday and his tender, nubile stomach couldn't handle all the alcohol, leading to a vomit session. Hubris, Young Master Kyle, it makes fools of us all. But enough of that, because it's time for another edition of

Here's the deal: 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. It's Murray's first time and he's as chipper as a jackrabbit.
This week's CD is Melancholy Sea by The Pinder Brothers
  • "Overboard" --- It's okay, if a bit repetitive.
  • "Crash Down" --- Also okay, though Murray would like less of the voice modulation.
  • "Same Mistake" --- Again, completely fine.

Pat gives a thumbs up. Murray says it's a good jumping off point. Kyle doesn't mind it, it's just not his cup of tea. Overall, some fine stuff.
00:05:00 The first person to email Pat at the Rock Solid email address and request the album will get it. Pat's also giving away a copy of Todd Rundgren's new album Global and Randy Bachman's new album Heavy Blues, which features guests like Neil Young, Peter Frampton, and Joe Bonamassa. Murray wonders where the hell Joe Bonamassa came from? He snuck out of the aether like a guitar-weilding spirit of vengeance.
00:10:00 Pat has a tease for us from the upcoming 200th episode of Rock Solid featuring Toto's Steve Lukather. It's a brief clip where Pat and Steve talk about Toto's lead singer, whose dad is composer John Williams. Murray has new business as well. It's New Music Roundup! Today he's brought in No Pier Pressure by Brian Wilson. He got some guys to do the heavy lifting. First we hear "The Right Time" featuring fellow Beach Boy Al Jardine. Then we hear a song called "On the Island" featuring She & Him. Back when Gary Lucy was still rocking the mic, he tried to bring in the adorkable Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward from She & Him. No dice.
00:15:00 Today's topic is Murray-centric because on Friday, May 1, Murray is releasing his debut stand up comedy album Rusty Cow. Kyle was at the show, sitting behind a piano. Pat wanted to go, but something came up. The place was packed, people were being turned away from the door, it was a whole shebang. What's a Rusty Cow? It's when Murray spikes his son's milk with scotch to get him to sleep. He doesn't actually do that, but it would probably help on those restless nights if he did. Murray has 4 signed copies to give away. The contest: E-mail the podcast with the recipe for a drink called the Rusty Cow. The 4 best recipes win.
00:20:00 You can get the album on iTunes, Amazon, Murray's website, and at Murray's shows. Prices range from $9.99 to a handjob, so break out those wallets and squeeze out that lube.
Today's topic: Comedy songs! We're gonna have a few chuckles and guffaws today as music and comedy become one. (And as a special treat for the Rock Solid Guide readers, I've decided to put in some of my favorite bits from my favorite comedian George Carlin. He's not a musician, but he is George Fucking Carlin.) Murray doesn't have a lot of comedy songs, so he had to rack his brain. Some of them take a while to get to the punchline. Murray mentions younger guys like Hard 'n Phirm, Karen Kilgariff, and Garfunkel and Oates. Pat brought a lot of older stuff. Murray's first pick is a downer. He wasn't a fan at first of Robert Schimmel because he was extremely filthy, but then when Robert got cancer, Murray became a fan because the filth had a purpose.
00:25:00 Off the album If You Buy This CD, I Can Get This Car, Murray plays the title track "If You Buy This CD, I Can Get This Car". The car leads to the woman which leads to a blowjob. That's the kind of logic I can get behind. Rock in Peace Robert Schimmel.
Kyle has his list of songs, and his first pick is "The Saga Begins" by Weird Al Yankovic off the album Running with Scissors. An American Pie parody about Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. Pat and Murray also brought a song from Weird Al because you have to. His name is synonymous with comedy music.
Pat's first pick is from 1963 and it's the first comedy song he can remember. Off of the album My Son, the Nut, it's "Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah" by Allan Sherman. Murray had to sing that song in the fifth grade, along with a Kenny Rogers song. What a strange combination.
00:30:00 Murray's next pick is the comedy duo Hard 'n Phirm. He plays the bluegrass Radiohead medley "Rodeohead" from the album Horses and Grasses. Whatever happened to Chris Hardwick? He seemed like a guy who could have a podcasting empire and a bunch of TV shows. Oh well, I guess he's out there somewhere.
Kyle goes for a trio with his next pick The Lonely Island, with Andy Samberg and those other two guys. Off of the album Incredibad, Kyle plays "I'm on a Boat" featuring T-Pain.
00:35:00 Eddie Murphy! Everyone loves Eddie Murphy. Especially when you realize that the first track on his self-titled debut album is called "Faggots." Oh...... wait.... yeah, that's not good. It was a different time, of course, but it's still weird to see it. But Pat doesn't play that track. He plays a funky dance number called "Boogie in Your Butt". It's juvenile but you kinda need that, says Murray. You can't be so serious with your comedy.
Murray laughs like an Egyptian with his next pick. It's his first comedy song "King Tut" by Steve Martin off the album A Wild and Crazy Guy. Murray grew up with a preacher dad, so these comedy songs weren't necessarily welcomed with open arms in his house.
00:40:00 When you were a big comedian in the 1980s, you could do anything... including make a rock song. Pat proves it with his next pick. Off of Have You Seen Me Lately?, Pat plays "Wild Thing" by Sam Kinison. Everybody was in the music video: Slash, Neal Schon, Jon Bon Jovi, Billy Idol. Pat was always indifferent to Kinison. He didn't think he sucked, he just didn't understand if the laughter came from the jokes or the presentation. Pat always preferred the silliness of Steve Martin. Murray talked to a guy who opened for Sam and he said everyone in the music video is drunk and coked out of their mind. Sam also once went on the Tonight Show (with Carson), refused to do stand up, and instead did a rendition of "Are You Lonesome Tonight?" Johnny was howling with laughter.
00:45:00 Murray goes British with his next pick. It's Monty Python with "The Lumberjack Song from the live DVD Live at the Hollywood Bowl. It's interesting to see Monty Python at a place like the Bowl. Murray says there's some guy yelling at them to play "The Lumberjack Song" the whole night. This reminds Pat of his James Taylor story when he shut down a "Free Bird" heckler with one word: "Idiot."
"It was Carole King and James Taylor."
- Pat, describing the concert he went to.
"Wow, that must have been an expensive nap."
- Murray, with the line of the episode.
Kyle's next pick is a hard rock combo of Tenacious D. He plays "Fuck Her Gently" from their self-titled debut album. Murray once saw Tenacious D in the very small Viper Room.
"It's so small, you have to go outside to die."
- Kyle, with the new line of the episode.
00:50:00 Murray namedrop like a man on fire. Also at the Tenacious D concert was Steven Page from The Barenaked Ladies, Tom Morello from Rage Against the Machine, and Breckin Meyer from Franklin and Bash and the Garfield movies. And you know who else was there? Gary Mann, Christy Stratton's husband. The connections! It's just like Magnolia!
Pat has another parody song, this time of "Bette Davis Eyes" by Kim Carnes. It's "Marty Feldman Eyes" by Bruce Baum off the album Born to Be Raised. It doesn't make ANY sense at all, but we're all laughing at its stupidity. Meanwhile Pat gives us another Steve Lukather tease. In this clip he talks about Rolling Stone Magazine giving Toto albums a bad review.
00:55:00 Murray stays uptown with his next pick, Julie Brown. He plays "'Cause I'm a Blonde" off the soundtrack to Earth Girls Are Easy. Pat never liked Julie Brown. This coming from the guy who picked Bruce Baum.
Kyle has another pick up his sleeve. It's a band called The Bloodhound Gang and their song "Foxtrot Uniform Charlie Kilo" off the album Hefty Fine. The whole song is just sex euphemisms. "These guys are douchebags, right?" asks Murray. "Yup," says Kyle. Murray brought in a song from them also. One song in the Bloodhound Gang repertoire is about eating out a porn star's ass. Alright then.
01:00:00 Pat classes things up a bit with his next pick. Off the live album Live from New York, it's Gilda Radner with the Patti Smith clone song "Gimme Mick". How about "Gimme Murr." Huh? Right folks? Come on, who's with me?
Remember when Murray said he had a Bloodhound Gang song? Well, here it is, "The Bad Touch" from the album Hooray for Boobies. Murray's problem with the song is that it is really catchier than it ought to be.
01:05:00 Mmmmmmm, Kyle's next song sounds tasty. It's called "Toast" and it's by a guy named Heywood Banks, from his album Picky Picky Picky. The man is literally singing a song about toast while banging forks against a toaster. So stupid, yet oddly charming. Fun fact: Pat opened for Heywood at a Catch a Rising Star back in the day.
Pat's next song doesn't have an album, since it comes from a Youtube video, but it's funny nonetheless. It's "George Washington" by a man named Brad Neely. Apparently President Washington eats brains, snorts cocaine, and weighs a fucking ton. Take that, School House Rock.
01:10:00 Murray goes contemporary with his next pick as he chooses a current comedian to play. Off her album Live at the Bootleg, it's Karen Kilgariff with her song "I Win". Speaking of contemporary comedian friends, poker buddy Paul Gilmartin will be coming on the show soon with Mike Siegel. I'm sure it will be a nice, pleasant conversation with zero insults slung between the three men.
Next up for Pat is a man whom he saw just a few weeks ago with former Rock Solid guest David Wild. It's "My Life Is Good" by Randy Newman off the album Trouble in Paradise.
01:15:00 That same night Mike and Murray saw The Replacements. Murray got swept up to the VIP section thanks to running into a friend, leaving Mike in the dust (although not the kind of dust that Mike would prefer, if you catch my drift). It was a crowded show. The Replacements were Paul Westerberg, Tommy Stinson... and two replacements. Very appropriate. You know who else is appropriate? Murray's last pick Weird Al Yankovic. He may be weird, but he's clean for all ears. Murray plays Bob from the album Poodle Hat. The whole song is a list of palindromes sung in the style of Bob Dylan. Pat doesn't know what a palindrome is. I honestly can't tell if he's doing a bit or not.
01:20:00 Kyle's last song is another one from The Lonely Island, this time featuring Michael Bolton. From the album Turtleneck & Chain, it's a song called "Jack Sparrow". Pat wants Michael Bolton in studio because he legitimately knows his music. I guess he celebrates his entire collection. Pat sings a few bars of Bolton for the pleasure of your earholes. Murray is not impressed with Bolton's seven-octave range. "Call me back when you cram an eighth octave down your gullet, Bolton," which is something Murray would probably say.
01:25:00 Pat still has a couple of songs left on his list. One of them is Joe Piscopo doing the "I Love Rock 'n Roll (Medley) in his Frank Sinatra impression. Phil Hartman (Rock in Peace) also did a fantastic Sinatra. Murray and Kyle are out of songs, so we get another Lukather tease. Four words: "Fuck off, you cunt." Oh man, that episode is gonna be good. Pat says Steve was great. He came in with giant sunglasses on, but he took them before the interview because he isn't "that guy." Murray had a guy at his show once who wore sunglasses during the show the whole time. The guy wasn't blind and they almost got into a fist fight. Hey, you don't mess with the Rusty Cow, buddy.
01:30:00 Chevy Chase had a self-titled comedy album. That is a true statement. Pat plays a comedic version of "I Shot the Sheriff". The dumb bastard, he's blabbing like a rat. Shut your trap, Chase. Brief chat leads us to Murray talking about how difficult it was to name the tracks on his album. Pat lists some titles. Remember folks, just $9.99 to download or, if you're feeling personal, a nice how-do-you-do behind the dumpster out back after the show.
Did you know there was a Saturday Night Live album? Oh yes. They took songs from the show and made an album. Pat plays "Chevy's Girls" by Laraine Newman, Gilda Radner, & Jane Curtain.
01:35:00 The song is sort of a dig at Chevy for being the first cast member for really making it big. Pat wants Laraine on the show to talk about the musical performances from the first five years. There is some more SNL talk that passes the time.
Pat plays the last Weird Al Yankovix song of the day. It's the Kinks parody "Yoda" off the album Dare to Be Stupid. It sounds so much like The Kinks that it's uncanny.
Plug time. Once again, buy Murray's new album Rusty Cow. His wife says it's "okay." That's, um, a positive review, I suppose. What Murray's wife really wants is a Rock Solid t-shirt, but Murray said no way. Well Murray, maybe if you gave your wife a damn shirt, your CD would be more than just "okay." Think, man, think! Also, remember that if you donate at least 20 bucks to the website, Pat will send you the Live from the Rock Solid Studios CD as a thank you gift. Murray wants one of them. Ahem, 20 dollars, Mr. Valeriano.
We're all out of laughs, so Pat sends us home with "Lazy Sunday" by The Lonely Island featuring Chris Parnell off the album Incredibad.
Time Song Album Artist Who
00:00:00 Overboard Melancholy Sea The Pinder Brothers Murray (First Listen)
00:00:00 Crash Down Melancholy Sea The Pinder Brothers Kyle (First Listen)
00:05:00 Same Mistake Melancholy Sea The Pinder Brothers Pat (First Listen)
00:10:00 The Right Time No Pier Pressure Brian Wilson feat. Al Jardine Murray (New Music Roundup)
00:10:00 On the Island No Pier Pressure Brian Wilson feat. She & Him Murray (New Music Roundup)
00:25:00 If You Buy This CD, I Can Get This Car If You Buy This CD, I Can Get This Car Robert Schimmel Murray
00:25:00 The Saga Begins Running with Scissors Weird Al Yankovic Kyle
00:25:00 Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah My Son, the Nut Allan Sherman Pat
00:30:00 Rodeohead Horses and Grasses Hard ’n Phirm Murray
00:30:00 I’m on a Boat Incredibad The Lonely Island feat. T-Pain Kyle
00:35:00 Boogie in Your Butt Eddie Murphy Eddie Murphy Pat
00:35:00 King Tut A Wild and Crazy Guy Steve Martin Murray
00:40:00 Wild Thing Have You Seen Me Lately? Sam Kinison Pat
00:45:00 The Lumberjack Song (Live) Live at the Hollywood Bowl Monty Python Murray
00:45:00 Fuck Her Gently Tenacious D Tenacious D Kyle
00:50:00 Marty Feldman Eyes Born to Be Raised Bruce Baum Pat
00:55:00 ’Cause I’m a Blonde Earth Girls Are Easy Soundtrack Julie Brown Murray
00:55:00 Foxtrot Uniform Charlie Kilo Hefty Fine The Bloodhound Gang Kyle
01:00:00 Gimme Mick Live from New York Gilda Radner Pat
01:00:00 The Bad Touch Hooray for Boobies The Bloodhound Gang Murray
01:05:00 Toast (Live) Picky Picky Picky Heywood Banks Kyle
01:05:00 George Washington N/A Brad Neely Pat
01:10:00 I Win Live at the Bootleg Karen Kilgariff Murray
01:10:00 My Life Is Good Trouble in Paradise Randy Newman Pat
01:15:00 Bob Poodle Hat Weird Al Yankovic Murray
01:20:00 Jack Sparrow Turtleneck & Chain The Lonely Island feat. Michael Bolton Kyle
01:25:00 I Love Rock ’n Roll (Medley) Single Joe Piscopo Pat
01:30:00 I Shot the Sheriff Chevy Chase Chevy Chase Pat
01:30:00 Chevy’s Girls Saturday Night Live Laraine Newman, Gilda Radner, & Jane Curtain Pat
01:35:00 Yoda Dare to Be Stupid Weird Al Yankovic Pat
01:45:00 Lazy Sunday Incredibad The Lonely Island feat. Chris Parnell Pat

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Episode 197: The Purple One



Episode 197: The Purple One
Pat is joined by Guest Co-Host Writer/Director Josh Stolberg to discuss the career of Prince.
From April 23, 2015

With your host:

Pat Francis


00:00:00 Pat welcomes us to the show. We get the usual opening banter between Pat and Kyle. Kyle is munching on a donut, but his youthful metabolism brushes it off the shoulder. They also discuss the new Daredevil TV show on Netflix which they both enjoy. It's like Batman Begins meets Law and Order. But enough about that goodly small talk, we got a guest in studio. It's writer and director Josh Stolberg!
Josh has known Pat's wife Pilar for a long time. In addition to being a writer and director, Josh is also a photographer. Making movies can take a long time, so it's nice to have something on the side to pass the time. He also makes sure not to use Photoshop.
00:05:00 Josh shot nudes of his wife and wanted to shoot nudes of a pregnant Pilar. They've known each other since they were in their 20s. The two met in a touring group of Grease where Pilar was Rizzo. Josh has a picture of Pilar dancing horribly. And then they moved out to L.A. around the same time. Josh is a go-getter when it comes to writing and directing. He puts a lot of hooks in the water. He also wrote Good Luck Chuck with Dane Cook and Jessica Alba.
00:10:00 The reviews were, shall we say, not good. 5% on Rotten Tomatoes. But it did make some money. Josh would prefer the good reviews. He did get his name on a billboard, so that's cool. Josh reads an excerpt from a bad review. What does Kyle think of Good Luck Chuck? "It's fine," Kyle says in the weakest of voices. Josh reminds us that you don't go into it to make a shitty movie; you just put in the same time and effort as other movies. Josh got his start in kids TV and then moved on to movies.
00:15:00 Some more bad reviews: Someone called Domino's Oreo Pizza "the Good Luck Chuck of pizzas." Josh says the marketing didn't help either. The studio billed it as a sweet romantic comedy when it was actually a lot dirtier. The whole studio process is complicated. It's easier to have a baby than to get a studio movie made.
Today's topic is about Josh's favorite artist ever Prince. Josh first heard him with the 1999 album, then he went back and heard his earlier stuff. Josh is a Prince completist and he likes to listen to him in the bath with candles like a true gentleman should. Prince has 32 studio albums, which comes to about an album a year.
00:20:00 Prince has gigantic successes, but he also puts out albums that he know will not sell. It was very exciting yet difficult for Josh to pick out songs. He wanted to choose songs that move him, but also songs that people wouldn't know. Kyle only knows the hits and the Batman soundtrack. Josh has a Batman song on his list, but don't worry Kyle it isn't "Batdance." We get some discussion on Tim Burton's Batman. Pat isn't a big fan of Burton as a director and he didn't like Jack Nicholson as The Joker. He calls him "Jack Nicholson in whiteface." Josh was a bigger fan than Pat because he liked the camp of the TV series. He still has the Batman tin case.
00:25:00 Alright, let's get this funky force started. Josh worried about having the same songs as Pat, but that is not an issue. Josh starts us off with a song from the Batman soundtrack called "Electric Chair". Josh assumed Pat would play the entire Batman album, but he certainly made an ass out of u and me. Fun fact: Kim Basinger appears on the song "Scandalous!" Pat thinks Prince made sweet love to all the women he collaborated with. Hell, I would find it hard not to swoon when Prince was near. He radiates sexual energy like nobody's business.
00:30:00 Pat's first pick is from the album Dirty Mind. It's called "When You Were Mine". Prince played everything on that album, as he did for his first five albums until Purple Rain. Prince even got to produce his debut album For You. Warner Bros. sent a guy down to check in on Prince and reported back that Prince would be just fine. His first album wasn't a success, so Prince had to step up his game and put out better singles. It didn't take long for him to do so. The man has singles up the wazoo. Pat says that that type of artist is dying out.
00:35:00 Pat says that the problem is that record companies don't stick with artists if their first album doesn't do well. Now it's all about touring and merchandise. People also look for singles instead of albums. Josh's next pick, though not a single, is an example of acoustic Prince. He plays "The Truth" from the box set Crystal Ball. Prince is always making music. Every day he wakes up, eats a nice bowl of spaghetti, drinks his orange juice, and heads into the studio.
00:40:00 Up next for Pat is a song called "Fury" from the album 3121. Prince hasn't put out any anniversary re-releases of his stuff. There have been re-records, but no re-releases. Pat wants to know what 3121 means. Inspector Kyle has the info: it's the Bible Psalm 31:21, as well as the album being Prince's 31st release and the release date was on the 21st. Past has seen Prince live only once. Josh has seen him live 15 times, including in smaller venues like the Key Club.
00:45:00 The best time Josh ever saw Prince was in the tiny banquet hall of the Roosevelt Hotel on Sunset. At Midnight, Prince still hadn't gone on and Josh's wife had to leave. Prince finally went on and put on a great show. Then after the show, people were setting up instruments in the lobby like some sort of live jazz thing. Josh decided to stick around. At 2:30 in the morning, Prince came down in his pajamas and jammed for a few hours. Then he left and came back again to play in front of about 2 dozen people.
Josh's next song is he and his wife's first song at their wedding. Off the double album Sign o' the Times, it's the song "Adore". Sign o' the Times is Josh's favorite Prince album. Pat plays his own pick from the album called "I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man".
00:50:00 In addition to the funky goodness, Prince also delved into jazzier blues stuff. Josh plays "Old Friends 4 Sale" from the album The Vault: Old Friends 4 Sale.
Purple Rain was the album that took Prince to the stratosphere. He had the top album, top single, and top movie all in one week. Only The Beatles could also hold such a claim. Josh says the movie still holds up. Pat plays the song "Take Me with U".
00:55:00 Prince still looks amazing at 56 years old. It must be all that basketball. Pat wonders what Prince is like on the tour bus after the show. Does he play board games? Josh remembers when he hung out with Rob Zombie, he was the most average guy around. Pat thinks Price floats on a cloud like some ancient deity. Josh has interviews from before the Purple Rain era where he isn't as guarded as he's known to be. Josh plays another song from Purple Rain called "Darling Nikki".
01:00:00 Prince doesn't play that song anymore because he's a Jehovah's Witness. He also changes the lyrics to his sexy songs when he performs live. Prince has always been so mysterious with his identity. Black, white, straight, gay. He plays with people's expectations. Pat Francis plays with people's expectations too. People expect him to be funny, but alas.... We hear Pat's next pick from the compilation album The Hits/The B-Sides. If you listen closely, you can hear a sample of the brake sound from The Flintstones.
Although Sinead O'Connor got big with her version of Nothing Compares 2 U, but Josh has the original guy, and a live version as well from the album One Nite Alone... Live!. Josh urges people to see Prince live because he gives you a complete show.
01:05:00 Prince doesn't play all of his hits live, but if you can get past that, you'll enjoy the show. He'll tease you with the hits, including this next one from Pat. Off the album Lovesexy, it's Alphabet St.. Josh has a story about Wendy Melvin from Wendy and Lisa. Wendy's son is one of the kids on the baseball team that Josh co-coaches. He's never talked to her because he is very nervous, even though he has seen her often.
01:10:00 Josh's next pick is another one from Crystal Ball. It's a live track called "The Ride". Prince knows how to make his guitar talk. Pat asks Josh which album he listens to the most and which one he listens to the least. The most is Sign o' the Times. The least is N.E.W.S. There's nothing really awful about N.E.W.S, it just doesn't grab him as much as the other albums.
Pat keeps the hits going with "Kiss" from the album Parade. It's the soundtrack to Under the Cherry Moon, which is Prince's second movie.
01:15:00 Prince directed Under the Cherry Moon himself, which is probably why it isn't as critically acclaimed as Purple Rain. Josh criticizes Prince for not bringing in experienced directors to guide his movies. He just jumped right into directing. He probably figured that he was so good at music that he could be equally as good at filmmaking. Prince also directed his movie Graffiti Bridge. Josh plays a song from the soundtrack called "Joy in Repetition".
Since the early 2000s, Prince has been putting out albums like crazy. When artists start to get up there in age, they tend to slow down, but not The Purple One. Pat plays an song from his 2007 album Planet Earth called "Guitar".
01:20:00 Josh follows Pat's pick with one of his own, naturally. He plays a song for the onomatopoeia lover in all of us called "Shhh" off the album The Gold Experience.
"I'd rather do you after school like some homework."
- Prince, with the line of the episode
Do you like to walk in through the out door? Well Pat has a song for you. It's "Raspberry Beret" from the album Around the World in a Day. Around the World came out right after Purple Rain, so there really was no way for this album to live up to the hype. Purple Rain sold 22 million worldwide, while Around the World sold around 4 and a half.
01:25:00 It's a good album, but even Prince knew that he couldn't compete with himself. Josh plays another song from the album called "Temptation". Prince has a lot of B-Sides too. There are still a bunch of them not on CD or MP3.
Pat plays another song from Prince's 2000s discography. It's "Musicology", off the album Musicology. Prince has worked with people like Madonna, Sheena Easton, The Bangles. That smart, sexy bastard. Has he and Lenny Kravitz collaborated on anything, wonders Pat. My guess is that if Lenny and Prince stood next to each other for too long, their combined sexiness would blow up half of California.
01:30:00 Up next for Josh is his favorite B-Side. From the compilation album The Hits/The B-Sides, it's the song "She's Always in My Hair". It's also his wife's favorite Prince song.
Hey 1999, 1999 called and they want their year back. See what I did there? Ha ha ha that's funny, I'm funny. Pat plays the song "Little Red Corvette". Josh follows this up with a song from the same album called "D.M.S.R.". The original CD version omitted that song because there wasn't enough room for it.
01:35:00 Here's another fun fact: Prince played uncredited keyboards on Stevie Nicks' "Stand Back." Steve Lukather plays guitar on the song. Steve was very close to being on the show and the date was set, but his manager forgot to remind him about it. (Spoiler alert: Pat finally recorded an episode with Steve, which will be Rock Solid's 200th episode.)
Pat's second to last Prince song is off his latest album Art Official Age which came out last year. It's called "Breakdown".
Josh's second to last Prince song is off of Diamonds and Pearls, it's the song "Willing and Able".
01:40:00 For his last pick, Pat chooses a song where Prince namechecks himself on an album where he didn't even have a name. Off of Love Symbol Album, the song is called "My Name Is Prince". That is a funky brew to end all funky brews.
Josh's last pick another live track from One Nite Alone... Live!. It's the live version of "The Beautiful Ones (Live)". Is Prince married? He used to be. He had a child who died very young because of a birth defect, but he has no other children. Pat considers Prince to be the guy who would have kids late in life.
01:45:00 U got the look, so now u get the plugs. Kyle wrote a screenplay! He hasn't given it to Pilar yet, to the shock of many. Those damn young kids and their hubris. He describes it as Dante's Inferno with Jack Black. Josh knows the business, the man wrote Piranha 3-D for crying out loud. The smallest residual check he ever got was for 3 cents. Pat has news on the donation button: If you donate $20 or more to the podcast, Pat will send you a nice token of his appreciation: A CD of live performances at Rock Solid Studios over the many years. Plus you can hear some bonus pre-show ramblings by guests and co-hosts. You can find Josh on Twitter @joshstolberg and go to his website JoshStolberg.com.
01:50:00 This was a very fun (and funky) show. Thanks to Josh for joining the program and providing mirth and whimsy on this journey through the land of Prince. Pat ends the show with "1999" from the album 1999.
Time Song Album Artist Who
00:25:00 Electric Chair Batman Soundtrack Prince Josh
00:30:00 When You Were Mine Dirty Mind Prince Pat
00:35:00 The Truth Crystal Ball Prince Josh
00:40:00 Fury 3121 Prince Pat
00:45:00 Adore Sign o’ the Times Prince Josh
00:45:00 I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man Sign o’ the Times Prince Pat
00:50:00 Old Friends 4 Sale The Vault: Old Friends 4 Sale Prince Josh
00:50:00 Take Me with U Purple Rain Prince Pat
00:55:00 Darling Nikki Purple Rain Prince Josh
01:00:00 Peach The Hits/The B-Sides Prince Pat
01:00:00 Nothing Compares 2 U (Live) One Nite Alone… Live! Prince Josh
01:05:00 Alphabet St. Lovesexy Prince Pat
01:10:00 The Ride (Live) Crystal Ball Prince Josh
01:10:00 Kiss Parade Prince Pat
01:15:00 Joy in Repetition Graffiti Bridge Prince Josh
01:15:00 Guitar Planet Earth Prince Pat
01:20:00 Shhh The Gold Experience Prince Josh
01:20:00 Raspberry Beret Around the World in a Day Prince Pat
01:25:00 Temptation Around the World in a Day Prince Josh
01:25:00 Musicology Musicology Prince Pat
01:30:00 She’s Always in My Hair The Hits/The B-Sides Prince Josh
01:30:00 Little Red Corvette 1999 Prince Pat
01:30:00 D.M.S.R. 1999 Prince Josh
01:35:00 Breakdown Art Official Age Prince Pat
01:35:00 Willing and Able Diamonds and Pearls Prince Josh
01:40:00 My Name Is Prince Love Symbol Album Prince Pat
01:40:00 The Beautiful Ones (Live) One Nite Alone… Live! Prince Josh
01:50:00 1999 1999 Prince Pat