Thursday, October 29, 2015

Episode 224: Spooky Tunes



Episode 224: Spooky Tunes
It's time to turn down the lights, carve some pumpkins and load your belly with fun size treats as Pat, Mike and Kyle celebrate Halloween by playing their favorite Spooky Tunes!
From October 29, 2015

With your hosts:

Pat Francis

Mike Siegel


00:00:00 Pat, Mike, and Kyle welcome us to the show. We're recording this near the beginning of October. Or Rocktober, as Mike calls it (cue laser beams and wailing guitars). Mike just saw Duran Duran at the Hollywood Bowl. They had to cut the encore short because of the 11 PM curfew. Chic was one of the opening acts and they were great. Nile Rodgers did a medley of songs he wrote, which made Mike realize Nile sleeps on a bed of money every night. Duran Duran didn't get to go on until 9:20. "Models and blow, right?" says Cool 80's Pat. Mike disses the food prices at the Bowl. A 32 ounce beer is 15 bucks.
00:05:00 There were a lot of good looking people at the Duran Duran show. The band themselves are looking pretty spiffy themselves. They could give "Fly Honey" Mike a real run for his money. Overall the show was a lot of fun. Meanwhile Pat has some podcast updates. The show is now on the ART19 platform. It's super easy to navigate and has a nice look to it. And Matt Belknap himself is a co-founder. This move does not affect how you, the listener, gets the podcast, unless of course you listen via Libsyn. The Rock Solid Guide also has a new recurring donation button, which is located handily on the side of this page!
00:10:00 The three imagine how many donations they would get if they had Marc Maron's numbers. Unfortunately they don't have Marc Maron's numbers, so guys like Frank Biernat and David Wild will have to pony up. Biernat, by the way, will return to do a Clash episode, so look out for that one. By the time this episode comes out, Mike will be in Taiwan. He's hosting a TV show special. The man is getting paid to travel, the lucky duck. He's also going to perform on his first cruise. Mike will spend four or five days at sea, entertaining the wayfarers with whimsy and wonder.
Pat transitions to the topic of the day by telling a story. He took his daughter and her friend to see Hotel Transylvania 2. He had his big backpack with him which had his laptop and other stuff in it. The movie theater guy let him walk into the theater with his backpack and didn't even question him.
00:15:00 That's kind of scary. Then again, the guy is getting 7 bucks an hour to say "The Visit is theater six, on your right," so a wandering mind is not entirely surprising. Besides, if the guy did search Pat's bag, he would be more concerned about Pat bringing candy from home than anything else. "Never mind that loud beeping noise and countdown timer, just drop those Milk Duds in the trash before I tackle your ass."
Today's topic is Spooky Tunes! Songs that are inspired by the ghosts, ghouls, horrors, and hair-raisers of Halloween! Pat begins with a spoken word introduction by Hollywood Vampires feat. Christopher Lee. It's Mr. Lee speaking "The Last Vampire" off of their self-titled album. Lee is a legend, R.I.P.: Saruman, Dracula, Count Dooku, Scaramanga, Sherlock Holmes. A legend! This track is Lee reading an excerpt from Dracula where we enter the mansion and see the Count. "He's describing the first time he went to Johnny Depp's home," says Kyle.
00:20:00 Mike's first pick is from Industrial giants Ministry. He plays "(Everyday Is) Halloween" off the album Twelve Inch Singles (1981-1984). Pat busts out his Christopher Lee impression, which involves sexual acts with Peter Cushing and Boris Karloff. Oh boy.
Thankfully Pat stops the nonsense and plays his next pick. Off the album Full Moon Fever, it's "Zombie Zoo" by Tom Petty. What is Kyle going as for Halloween this year? Wolverine again, because he's apparently the only character in history to have sideburns.
00:25:00 Mike doesn't like the pressure of dressing up for Halloween. He does have a backup costume, though: A crazy disco outfit from Goodwill. There's a lot of stories in that costume; most of which likely involved cocaine and hooker vomit. Mike plays his next pick, the lovely Cher, with a song about a fortune teller's dangerous predictions. He plays "Dark Lady" off the album Dark Lady.
Some of Pat's picks are not regular songs, but rather themes from scary movies. His first one of these is the "Halloween Main Title Theme" by John Carpenter from the Halloween Soundtrack.
Mike now has something from Kyle's favorite band, Nine Inch Nails. Off the album The Downward Spiral, it's "Closer". "What's scarier than getting fucked like an animal?" asks Mike. Thank you Mike for the most pertinent question of the day.
00:30:00 A lot of people are afraid to die, but Pat's next pick assures them that it's gonna be okay. It's "(Don't Fear) the Reaper" by Blue Öyster Cult off of Agents of Fortune. The boys reminisce on the SNL cowbell sketch. Pat nitpicks that the guy who was there for the original recordings wasn't Bruce Dickinson, but a guy named Sandy Pearlman. They agree that it's a better name. "It's a guy who wandered over from his Bar Mitzvah," notes Mike. Off topic, Mike made pancakes and used Benjamin Weber's delicious Canadian maple syrup. He made way too many. Pat has kids, so he makes pancakes weekly at his home. Of course he has to make it with whipped cream and chocolate chips every time. "It's like eating a sundae for breakfast," complains Pat.
00:35:00 Forget not fearing the reaper. Mike's next pick urges you not to compensate the man who drove you across the River Styx. It's "Don't Pay the Ferryman" by Chris de Burgh from the album The Getaway.
Pat's next pick is the scariest song he has ever heard in his life. Off the album Double Fantasy, it's "Kiss Kiss Kiss" by Yoko Ono. *shudders* I felt a cold chill just typing that. Kyle plays a little of Yoko screaming at an art gallery and OH GOD MY EARS! MY EARS!
Mike has a story song, and it's a scary one to boot. It's about a lonely old woman who died in her apartment, only to be eaten by her dog. The song is "Marie Provost" by Nick Lowe off of Jesus of Cool.
00:40:00 The Rolling Stones are next up on Pat's list of spooky sounds. He plays "Too Much Blood" off the album Undercover. Pat also plays a little of Mick's spoken word:
Did you ever see "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre"? Horrible, wasn't it. You know, people ask me "is it really true where you live in Texas, is that really true what they do around there, people?" I say, "yea, every time I drive through the crossroads I get scared, there's a bloke running round with a fucking chain saw. Oh! Oh! oh No, he's gonna cut off, Oh no. Don't saw off me leg, don't saw off me arm."
The next band that Mike has is great for Halloween due to both its song and its name. It's Dead Kennedys with "California Uber Alles" off the album Give Me Convenience or Give Me Death.
It's now time for a very rare event: Pat Francis brought in some hip hop. Of course, it's safe hip hop for white people, but it's hip hop nonetheless, people. Off the album He's the DJ, I'm the Rapper, it's "A Nightmare on My Street" by .
00:45:00 Nothing is creepier than clowns, according to Mike. Thankfully his next pick does something about it. He plays "They Murdered the Clown" by Graham Parker off the album Struck by Lightning. The three talk about the Universal Studios Halloween Horror Night. Pat would not like them. Kyle has been to them. The hay rides are not dark enough to be scary and are too predictable. Long lines too.
Pat has another scary movie theme on tap. This time it's the freaky "Tubular Bells" by Mike Oldfield from the album Tubular Bells.
00:50:00 Kyle doesn't like The Exorcist. It doesn't matter if the demon is gone, she still turned her head 360 degrees. Her neck is beyond broken, so shouldn't she be dead? Oh Kyle, you stickler for logic. Kyle prefers The Omen trilogy. Pat first saw The Exorcist in high school at a friend's house. When the movie was over, it was dark out. He had to walk home a couple miles. Pat ran dead center in the middle of the street all the way home and he hasn't seen The Exorcist since. What about recent scary movies? Pat really liked It Follows and The Babadook. Kyle watched Creep with Mark Duplass.
00:55:00 After discussing the original Friday the 13th and the Carrie remake, we return to the music. Mike has a decidedly non-scary artist, Cliff Richard, but with a song that is perfect for All Hallow's Eve. It's "Devil Woman" off the album I'm Nearly Famous. Cliff has 80 million hits in the U.K. (they don't call him "The British Elvis" for nothing), but not as many in the States. This song went to #6 in the U.S., but the follow up single only went to 80. Oof. Mike's next episode is going to be Two Hit Blunder, so that would have been a perfect choice.
01:00:00 With the upcoming sequel/reboot/remake/whatever on its way, it's only appropriate that Pat plays "Ghostbusters" by Ray Parker, Jr. from the Ghostbusters Soundtrack.
It's getting a little more sanguine on the show, as Mike plays "Blood and Roses" by The Smithereens from the album Especially for You. Pat somehow knows the lead singer of the band, yet doesn't know CPR. I'm sure he'll do great in the apocalypse.
What kind of Halloween episode would it be if we didn't play Alice Cooper? A terrible one! Luckily Pat plays "Teenage Frankenstein" off the album Constrictor.
01:05:00 Alice sure loves his horror: Guillotines, skulls, giant snakes. The guy is a showman to the nth degree. Speaking of showmen, Mike plays a little more of Mick Jagger and those Rolling Stones. This isn't necessarily a scary song, but it's usually accompanied in movies by horrible things like war, poverty, and death. It's "Gimme Shelter" off of Let It Bleed. Overused, yes, but for a reason.
01:10:00 And OF COURSE! Ozzy Osbourne needs to be heard in some fashion. Pat plays "Bark at the Moon" off the album Bark at the Moon. Pat does a Sharon Osbourne that sounds a lot like his Yoko Ono impression. And when I say "a lot," I mean "exactly the same." The conversation turns to Julian Lennon, whether or not he gets a piece of the pie, and John Lennon not being the best dad in the world.
"Way to get shot, John. Poor parenting!"
- Mike, with the line of the episode.
01:15:00 Another Englishman who got shot is Ray Davies, although he thankfully lived to tell the tale. Mike plays "The Voodoo Walk" off the album Working Man's Café.
Pat not only goes folk with his next pick, but he goes Scottish folk. He plays "Season of the Witch" by Donovan off the album Sunshine Superman. Mike is reminded of a scene in the Bob Dylan documentary Dont Look Back where Donovan performs a nice little song called "To Sing for You" in front of a party crowd. "Hey, that's a good song, man," says Dylan. Then Bobby D takes the guitar and does "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue" and completely puts Donovan to shame.
Charles Manson would be proud of Mike's next pick. Of course it's Helter Skelter by The Beatles off their self-titled album.
01:20:00 Pat already played Blue Öyster Cult earlier in the show, but he's got another Halloween song from them, this time to do with the monstrous "Godzilla" off the album Spectres. Pat and Mike are perplexed by the lyric of Godzilla having "a purposeful grimace." What the hell does that mean? This transition to the McDonalds character Grimace. What is he? Kyle has the answer: He was originally conceived as the embodiment of a milkshake. He doesn't even grimace! The son-of-a-bitch is always smiling! This world makes no sense, I tells ya.
Mike now has some scary disco for us all to enjoy. He plays "Devil's Gun" by C.J. & Company off the album Devil's Gun.
Pat tries to reach a younger demo with his next pick. Off the A.N.T. Farm Soundtrack, it's China Anne McClain with the song "Calling All the Monsters".
01:25:00 Pat's youngest is now totally into Doctor Who. Kyle throws some shade at a lot of the Doctor Who episodes. Pat roots for Roger Daltry to be the Doctor. My vote would go to the lead singer of Mike's next band, Judas Priest. Who wouldn't love seeing Rob Halford whipping Daleks and destroying Cybermen with the force of his screams? Nobody wouldn't, that's who. Mike plays "Some Heads Are Gonna Roll" off the album Defenders of the Faith.
01:30:00 Pat goes really creepy (and Latin) with his next pick. It's "O Fortuna" by Leonard Slatkin from the compilation album Now That's What I Call Halloween. It's the creepy chanting song that plays when bad things are happening.
Mike thinks of naughty sex things with his next pick. Maybe some forced sexual slavery or some such, I don't know. Off the album Rebel Yell, it's "Flesh for Fantasy" by Billy Idol.
On a lighter note, Pat plays a little Warren Zevon with "Werewolves of London off the album Werewolves of London. Pat calls an audible and plays Adam Sandler's version of the song from a Warren Zevon tribute album. Surprisingly Sandler plays it straight, rather than sounding like a babbling four-year-old for three-and-a-half minutes.
01:35:00 AC/DC recently played Dodger Stadium, which confuses Pat and Mike because they don't think it's a suitable venue. Pat saw Kiss at Dodger Stadium on Halloween night and they had awful 3D effects. Mike plays "Highway to Hell" off the album Highway to Hell. Pat reads the AC/DC setlist and Mike is bummed that he didn't see them.
01:40:00 Alright, let's class up the joint. Pat plays "I Put a Spell on You" by Nina Simone off the album I Put a Spell on You. On another note, Pat reveals what his mother/Kyle's grandmother calls trick-or-treaters: Halloweeners. And Halloween is always celebrated on the 31st of October, right? Well in Pat's hometown of Hollidaysburg, PA, people go trick-or-treating the Thursday before Halloween. Ummmmmm............. What? They're the only town that does it, according to Pat and Kyle. Anyway, Pat gives apologies to Danny Elfman for the theme from Beetlejuice, as well as the song "Dead Man's Party" by his band Oingo Boingo. He also gives apologies to "Frankenstein" by Edgar Winter Group, as well as "Night Prowler" by AC/DC.
01:45:00 So another fright-filled episode of Rock Solid has come to an end. Hopefully most of you made it before being scared to death. Pat takes us out with the quintessential Halloween song. It's "Monster Mash" by Bobby (Boris) Pickett and The Crypt-Kickers off the album The Original Monster Mash.
Time Song Album Artist Who
00:15:00 The Last Vampire Hollywood Vampires Hollywood Vampires Pat
00:20:00 (Everyday Is) Halloween Twelve Inch Singles (1981-1984) Ministry Mike
00:20:00 Zombie Zoo Full Moon Fever Tom Petty Pat
00:25:00 Dark Lady Dark Lady Cher Mike
00:25:00 Halloween Main Title Theme Halloween Soundtrack John Carpenter Pat
00:25:00 Closer The Downward Spiral Nine Inch Nails Mike
00:30:00 (Don’t Fear) the Reaper Agents of Fortune Blue Öyster Cult Pat
00:35:00 Don’t Pay the Ferryman The Getaway Chris de Burgh Mike
00:35:00 Kiss Kiss Kiss Double Fantasy Yoko Ono Pat
00:35:00 Marie Provost Jesus of Cool Nick Lowe Mike
00:40:00 Too Much Blood Undercover The Rolling Stones Pat
00:40:00 California Uber Alles Give Me Convenience or Give Me Death Dead Kennedys Mike
00:40:00 A Nightmare on My Street He’s the DJ, I’m the Rapper DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince Pat
00:45:00 They Murdered the Clown Struck by Lightning Graham Parker Mike
00:45:00 Tubular Bells Tubular Bells Mike Oldfield Pat
00:55:00 Devil Woman I’m Nearly Famous Cliff Burton Mike
01:00:00 Ghostbusters Ghostbusters Sountrack Ray Parker, Jr. Pat
01:00:00 Blood and Roses Especially for You The Smithereens Mike
01:00:00 Teenage Frankenstein Constrictor Alice Cooper Pat
01:05:00 Gimme Shelter Let It Bleed The Rolling Stones Mike
01:10:00 Bark at the Moon Bark at the Moon Ozzy Osbourne Pat
01:15:00 The Voodoo Walk Working Man’s Café Ray Davies Mike
01:15:00 Season of the Witch Sunshine Superman Donovan Pat
01:15:00 Helter Skelter The Beatles The Beatles Mike
01:20:00 Godzilla Spectres Blue Öyster Cult Pat
01:20:00 Devil’s Gun Devil’s Gun C.J. & Company Mike
01:20:00 Calling All the Monsters A.N.T. Farm Soundtrack China Anne McClain Pat
01:25:00 Some Heads Are Gonna Roll Defenders of the Faith Judas Priest Mike
01:30:00 O Fortuna Now That’s What I Call Halloween Leonard Slatkin Pat
01:30:00 Flesh for Fantasy Rebel Yell Billy Idol Mike
01:30:00 Werewolves of London Werewolves of London Warren Zevon Pat
01:35:00 Highway to Hell Highway to Hell AC/DC Mike
01:40:00 I Put a Spell on You I Put a Spell on You Nina Simone Pat
01:45:00 Monster Mash The Original Monster Mash Bobby (Boris) Pickett and The Crypt-Kickers Pat

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Episode 223: The Question Is...



Episode 223: The Question Is...
Murray said, "Can we record an episode with question songs? Pat's answer was "Yes" and then Kyle agreed to produce! So the question is... Do you want to hear this episode?
From October 22, 2015

With your hosts:

Pat Francis

Murray Valeriano


00:00:00 Pat and Murray welcome us to the show. Pat presents Murray with a few presents, both from Benjamin Weber. One is the standard bottle of Canadian maple syrup. The other is a kids book for Murray's son Frank called The Hockey Sweater (well, Ben's Canadian, so what did you expect?). Awwwwwwwww, what a nice guy. Murray isn't sure about the book, though. He might have to test it out first. "If I read it to Kyle, it’s like reading it to my kid because they’re the same size," he quips. Kyle reads the first paragraph like a champion. The conversation turns to the SUPER MOON! Pat and Kyle fear collision, while Murray notes that the waves have been great.
00:05:00 So what are we drinking? What kind of alcohol are we pouring down our gullets? Murray was sipping some margaritas earlier. Pat cracked open a bottle of wine last night at 10:30. "Was there a Sex & the City marathon on?" asks Kyle. No, Pat was merely picking his songs for today as any respectable gentleman would. I wouldn't be surprised if he also ate some Brie while wearing a top hat and a monocle. Tonight Pat and Murray are drinking Stella Artois, while Kyle has a Sam Adams Boston lager. It's a real daddy's night out, according to Murray. Kyle, meanwhile, went rock wall climbing yesterday.
00:10:00 Kyle is not afraid of heights. He went with his roommate and friend Brandt. They met at Pat's BBQ party and have been buddies ever since. Another high school friend of Kyle's gets brought up, and he's referred to as The Winbush Kid. With a name like that, he should either be robbing a stagecoach or getting Chokeslammed by The Undertaker. After a brief mention of It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World and Rat Race, Murray finally steers this boat towards musical waters. He has some new business (which is, technically, old business). Rock Solid recently did a very long U2 episode (it might still be going, actually) and Pat played the song "Numb." Listener Scott Adams sent Murray the original version of the song. It's "Down All the Days" off the album Achtung Baby Remastered (Premium Edition).
00:15:00 Today's topic is one that I'm surprised it took this long to get to: Question songs! A lot of Murray's don't have question marks, so he had to get creative. Pat's all have question marks. The Hockey Sweater returns. Pat reads the last page. Murray is a little annoyed at Ben's book choice, although he prefers it over Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. Pat spits out disgust for If You Give a Mouse a Cookie. "It's all bullshit," says Pat. I hear ya. I found its sequel, If You Give Adolf Eichman a Scone, to be equally shallow.
00:20:00 Murray starts us off with not only a question, but, in his mind, quite possibly the greatest opening guitar riff of all time. Off of Sticky Fingers, it's "Can't You Hear Me Knocking" by The Rolling Stones.
Pat's first pick is by Rick Springfield. Off the album Venus in Overdrive, the song is "Who Killed Rock 'n' Roll?". Pretty good, even Murray likes it. Rick is in Rikki and the Flash. Or as Murray calls it, Rikki and the Flash in the Pan (har dee har). Pat saw it, gives it a 6 out of 10. But Rick is good in it.
00:25:00 The next band for Murray is an obscure one called The Monroes. He plays "What Do All the People Know" off their self-titled EP. Murray does not know much about the band.
It's time for Blondie to get some love on the show, as the band is Pat's next pick. Pat plays "Will Anything Happen?" off of Parallel Lines. The show experiences some technical issues, specifically with a broken cord. "Donate money so we can get a new Kyle," says Murray.
00:30:00 The issue is Kyle has to turn Murray's laptop towards him to see the order of his picks, which hurts the cord. Kyle advises printing a list from Murray's iTunes beforehand. Murray takes this under advisement. In the meantime, he plays his next pick. Off the album Love Bites, it's Buzzcocks with "Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've)". Murray has music nerds trivia: Buzzcocks invited The Sex Pistols to play at a show. Rumored to be at the concert: Morrissey, Mark E. Smith, Peter Hook, and Bernard Sumner, among others.
In 1989, Pat Francis had moved to Chicago, trying his hand at standing up comedy. His med school girlfriend broke up with him two months in. Pat remembers the exact albums that made him emotionally distraught during that period: Bad English's first album, Cyndi Lauper's A Night to Remember, Don Henley's End of the Innocence, and this one: Soul Provider by Michael Bolton. Pat plays the song "How Can We Be Lovers?".
00:35:00 Murray's girl is Sinead O'Connor. If he could have sex with her, he would. This disgusts Pat. Pat is chewing pizza on mic, which in turn disgusts Murray. Murray's other girl, though, is Annie Lennox. Murray plays "Why" off her solo album Diva. Annie is very beautiful. Pat remarks that she purposefully plained herself up.
"The sound I'm making with my mouth is the same sound [Sinead O'Connor] makes walking around."
- Pat, chewing his pizza on mic, with the line of the episode
Pat takes us back to the 60s with his next pick. Off the album Do You Believe in Magic, it's The Lovin' Spoonful with "Do You Believe in Magic?".
00:40:00 All three enjoy some more pizza. Pat chews on mic again. "Sit down, Sinead," he says right after. Murray immediately apologizes to the entire female fanbase. He tries to make it up with his next pick. The song is "How Long" by Ace off the album Five-A-Side. Pat confused Paul Carrack, the lead singer, with Paul Rodgers. Carrack looks very much like Peter Gabriel nowadays, and Murray wants me to show all you as proof. Well... here you go.
00:45:00 A-ha did the theme for The Living Daylights. Pat still hates them and the song. BUT The Pretenders did two songs for the soundtrack which are considerably better. Pat plays one of them, "Where Has Everybody Gone?". Pat plays a little of the A-ha theme and it's still terrible. "They couldn't afford more than a Casio?" asks Murray. "That was a calculator," answers Kyle. Roger Moore got all the great tunes.
Murray wipes the A-ha juice off the show with his next pick, David Bowie. He plays "Life on Mars?" off the album Hunky Dory.
00:50:00 Fun fact: Rick Wakeman from Yes plays piano on that song. Murray plays a snippet of the Seu Jorge cover of the song. Pat attempts an Adam West impression and it doesn't bode well. He sticks with playing good music, which he does next. Off the album Look Sharp!, it's Joe Jackson with "Is She Really Going Out with Him?". Pat is seeing him soon and hopes to get his autograph.
00:55:00 Murray bends the rules a little bit. Hey, he came up with the topic. The title isn't a question, but it should be because the whole chorus is a question. It's "Ship to Wreck" by Florence + the Machine off the new album How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful. We'll let it slide, Murr.
Pat has a classy lady for his next pick. The song is "Will You Love Me Tomorrow?" by Carole King off the album Tapestry. Pat tried to get her autograph at the Hollywood Walk of Fame, but too many idiots were trying to take advantage and get ten things signed.
01:00:00 Talk turns to Kristen Chenoweth. Pat and Kyle worry that she is too skinny. Murray was at one of Nora Ephron's dinner parties (hold on, let me pick that name up) and Kristen was there. Nora asked Kristen to play a song on the piano. Kristen played and sang a song and was amazing. Murray follows his story up with his next pick. The band is Travis and the song is "Why Does It Always Rain on Me?" from the album The Man Who. It takes forever for Murray to pick his songs because he ends up listening to them and enjoying them. That's nice. It's too bad he's not classing it up like Pat with his wine and cheese, though.
01:05:00 Pat goes new wave with his next pick. Off the compilation album Greatest, it's "Is There Something I Should Know?" by Duran Duran. Murray shunned the Double D in high school, but he now agrees that they are talented. He relates the story about him sitting in a Baja Fresh once when Duran Duran started playing a show for free. There's nothing like eating a burrito and listening to "Electric Barbarella," that's what I always say.
When he's not chowing down Mexican food while "Rio" blares in the background, Murray hosts pool parties. The parents complained about his next pick because they didn't think it was appropriate for the children. It's The Velvet Underground with "Who Loves the Sun" off of Loaded.
01:10:00 That's Doug Yule on vocals. Murray reads the lyrics and they are fine. Besides, kids are dumb. They're too busy picking their nose to care about Velvet Underground lyrics. And it's not like Murray is playing "Sister Ray" or "Heroin." Calm down, people. Pat goes to another V band, Van Halen. Off the album Fair Warning, it's the song "So This Is Love?".
Murray doesn't have a goth side... or does he? He doesn't, but his next pick certainly does. Off the album Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me it's "Why Can't I Be You?" by The Cure.
01:15:00 Pat takes a sharp left turn with his next pick. He previously played it on the crossover episode with Battleship Pretension. It's "Do You Want to Build a Snowman?" by Kristen Bell, Agatha Lee Monn, & Katie Lopez from the Frozen Soundtrack. "Do you want to build a hockey sweater?" Murray chimes in. Someone just donated, so now Pat can buy a new cord or Murray can buy some paper. Either or.
Break out the crazy pills, it's time for nutbag Brian Wilson and The Beach Boys. Murray plays "Wouldn't It Be Nice" off the album Pet Sounds.
01:20:00 Curmudgeonly Murray goes off on Mike Love. He finagled the name Beach Boys and kicked Brian Wilson off the 50th Anniversary Tour. To be fair, Brian probably didn't realize it until much later. While Mike and the boys were singing in front of thousands, Brian Wilson was playing the piano in front of a pair of socks and some old macaroni. Mike Love even got a writing credit on "Wouldn't It Be Nice" because he ad-libbed at the end and sued Brian Wilson for 17 million bucks.
Pat's next pick is the band Rooney. The song is "When Did Your Heart Go Missing?" from the album Calling the World.
01:25:00 If Murray has ANY street cred (hint: he doesn't), he's about to lose it. Off the album Maybe You Should Drive, he plays "Am I the Only One?" by Barenaked Ladies. Pat shares the info that Murray has co-hosted the show 16 times AND drops the spoiler that he will be co-hosting the upcoming Christmas episode (appropriately titled Murray Christmas). Murray shares his BNL theory: They started off strong, then got too full of themselves.
01:30:00 The next artist on Pat's list is Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. Off the album Bad Reputation, it's the song "Do You Wanna Touch Me?". Pat notes that the song is not a cover, but it actually IS! Granted, the original is by Gary Glitter, so it's perfectly okay to just forget he ever did the song in the first place. Nothing to see here, folks, just a convicted child molester singing about getting touched. Nothing. To see. Here.
Murray's next pick is "Call That Gone?" by Paul Westerberg from the album Stereo.
01:35:00 Pat turns his attention now to The Killers' Brandon Flowers. He plays "Was It Something I Said?" off the album Flamingo. There is a synchronized eyeroll from Kyle and Murray. Murray calls him the worst lyricist ever and a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad frontman. As a massive fan of both The Killers and Brandon Flowers' solo work, all I can say is...... you know what, Murray? There's nothing to say.
01:40:00 Don't worry, Murray immediately redeems himself in my sparkling blue eyes with his next pick. It's "Do You Realize??" by The Flaming Lips off the concept album Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots. That song is so awesome it has TWO question marks. Kyle wonders why every concept album is about a dystopia or a detective. The mysteries of the universe.
Pat's next pick split his pants, inadvertently causing April Richardson to call herself a connoisseur of penises. Murray is utterly baffled by April's words. Pat plays "Where Are We Runnin'?" by Lenny Kravitz off the album Baptism. Murray is not interested.
01:45:00 Murray has another concept album, this time performed by Pink Floyd. You guessed it, it's The Wall. Murray plays the opening track "In the Flesh?". Murray flew to Fort Lauderdale just to see Roger Waters perform The Wall live. It was one of the greatest concert moments of his life. Murray's wife didn't understand the concept of The Wall at first, but then she loved it.
Pat ends his picks the way he started: With Rick Springfield. He plays "Will I?" off the album Shock/Denial/Anger/Acceptance.
01:50:00 Plugs time. This was a very fun show. And it's always nice to have Murray on every 4 weeks (wink wink, nudge nudge). Seriously though, Murray, like all three other co-hosts, rules whenever he is on. Big ups to the man.
Murray takes us out with one more question song. It's THE question. The only question. The question that will stay with us for all eternity. It's "Can Your Pussy Do the Dog?" by The Cramps off the album A Date with Elvis.
Time Song Album Artist Who
00:10:00 Down All the Days Achtung Baby Remastered (Premium Edition) U2 Murray (Murray’s New Business)
00:20:00 Can’t You Hear Me Knocking Sticky Fingers U2 Murray
00:20:00 Who Killed Rock ’N’ Roll? Venus in Overdrive Rick Springfield Pat
00:25:00 What Do All the People Know The Monroes The Monroes Murray
00:25:00 Will Anything Happen? Parallel Lines Blondie Pat
00:30:00 Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t’ve) Love Bites Buzzcocks Murray
00:30:00 How Can We Be Lovers? Soul Provider Michael Bolton Pat
00:35:00 Why Diva Annie Lennox Murray
00:35:00 Do You Believe in Magic? Do You Believe in Magic The Lovin’ Spoonful Pat
00:40:00 How Long Five-A-Side Ace Murray
00:45:00 Where Has Everybody Gone? The Living Daylights Soundtrack The Pretenders Pat
00:45:00 Life on Mars? Hunky Dory David Bowie Murray
00:50:00 Is She Really Going Out with Him? Look Sharp! Joe Jackson Pat
00:55:00 Ship to Wreck How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful Florence + the Machine Murray
00:55:00 Will You Love Me Tomorrow? Tapestry Carole King Pat
01:00:00 Why Does It Always Rain on Me? The Man Who Travis Murray
01:05:00 Is There Something I Should Know? Greatest Duran Duran Pat
01:05:00 Who Loves the Sun Loaded The Velvet Underground Murray
01:10:00 So This Is Love? Fair Warning Van Halen Pat
01:10:00 Why Can’t I Be You? Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me The Cure Murray
01:15:00 Do You Want to Build a Snowman? Frozen Soundtrack Kristen Bell, Agatha Lee Monn, & Katie Lopez Pat
01:15:00 Wouldn’t It Be Nice Pet Sounds The Beach Boys Murray
01:20:00 When Did Your Heart Go Missing? Calling the World Rooney Pat
01:25:00 Am I the Only One? Maybe You Should Drive Barenaked Ladies Murray
01:30:00 Do You Wanna Touch Me? Bad Reputation Joan Jett and the Blackhearts Pat
01:30:00 Call That Gone? Stereo Paul Westerberg Murray
01:35:00 Was It Something I Said? Flamingo Brandon Flowers Pat
01:40:00 Do You Realize?? Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots The Flaming Lips Muray
01:40:00 Where Are We Runnin’? Baptism Lenny Kravitz Pat
01:45:00 In the Flesh? The Wall Pink Floyd Murray
01:45:00 Will I? Shock / Denial / Anger / Acceptance Rick Springfield Pat
01:50:00 Can Your Pussy do the Dog? A Date with Elvis The Cramps Murray