Thursday, September 21, 2017

Episode 323: Dylan in the 80s




Episode 323: Dylan in the 80s
Pat and Kyle welcome David Wild back to the Guest Co-Host chair to discuss Bob Dylan's often forgotten 80's discography.
From September 21, 2017

With your hosts:

Pat Francis


Liner Notes

  • David Wild is the guest co-host today. It has been 6 months since he has hosted.
  • Patreon subscriber Mike Bietz is in the studio again observing.
  • David is working on the Environmental Media Awards hosted, this year, by Jayden Smith. They will be honoring Natalie Portman. This is one of David's regular things. He has been working on the show every year for 8 or 9 years, ever since he was asked to help prepare for the one Justin Timberlake was on.
  • David loves Bob Dylan. He named his oldest son, Andrew Dylan, after him.
  • The 80's Dylan gets you the end of the christian Dylan to him just trying to survive in probably the worst era of music ever. It is fascinating to see everything he tries.
  • The first album in the 80s was Saved. It was released on June 23, 1980. It had 2 different covers, the release with the hands and then a generic cover.
  • The next album was Shot of Love in 1981.
  • Bob spent years running from people with causes. He was tired of being asked to tell people to "stop the war" and the like. He was just a little jewish kid from Minnesota who wanted to be a rock and roller. When he was perceived as the spokesman for a generation it freaked him out.
  • Pat was really surprised preparing for this episode while listening to the music. He doesn't have a lot of Dylan but he really liked it.
  • Infidels has a cool cover. It ended up that Mark Knopfler (Dire Straights) produced the album.
  • David thinks Dylan is the greatest lyric writer of all time.
  • Empire Builders is where you hear Dylan really trying to have a hit. He worked with all the most famous musicians of the time on this record.
  • The next album Knocked Out Loaded is a fantastic mess. At this point Bob is just trying to be Bob. During the 60s classics were just pouring out of him effortlessly. But now he is really struggling and often fails.
  • During Down in the Groove Bob was hanging out with the Grateful Dead.
  • The last album of the era was Oh Mercy and it is the best of the lot.
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Joe here: The new website is up and looks great! It can be found at http://rocksolidpodcast.com .

00:09:32 Pressing On Saved Bob Dylan David Wild
00:12:48 Solid Rock Saved Bob Dylan Pat
00:17:58 Every Grain of Sand Shot of Love Bob Dylan David Wild
00:23:09 The Groom's Still Waiting at the Altar Shot of Love Bob Dylan Pat
00:27:31 License to Kill Infidels Bob Dylan David Wild
00:29:59 Jokerman Infidels Bob Dylan Pat
00:33:15 Sweetheart Like You Infidels Bob Dylan David Wild
00:38:55 Dark Eyes Empire Burlesque Bob Dylan David Wild
00:42:33 Tight Connection to My Heart (Has Anybody Seen My Love) Empire Burlesque Bob Dylan Pat
00:49:40 Brownsville Girl Knocked Out Loaded Bob Dylan David Wild
00:52:15 Steel Bars Time, Love & Tenderness Michael Bolton Pat
00:57:32 Silvio Down in the Groove Bob Dylan David Wild
01:07:00 Let's Stick Together Down in the Groove Bob Dylan Pat
01:11:28 Jammin' Me Let Me Up Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers David Wild
01:15:11 Tweeter and the Monkey Man The Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1 The Traveling Wilburys David Wild
01:16:37 Congratulations The Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1 The Traveling Wilburys Pat
01:25:54 Everything Is Broken Oh Mercy Bob Dylan David Wild
01:30:51 Political World Oh Mercy Bob Dylan Pat
01:32:21 Series of Dreams The Bootleg Series Volumes 1–3 Bob Dylan David Wild
01:42:28 In the Summertime Shot of Love Bob Dylan David Wild

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Episode 322: iTunes Top 20



Episode 322: iTunes Top 20
Pat, Kyle and Murray check out what the kids are listening to by jumping head first into the Top 20 Songs on iTunes.
From September 14, 2017

With your hosts:

Pat Francis

Murray Valeriano


Liner Notes

  • Murray has his son in the studio today. They are keeping him busy with the movie Kung Fu Panda and some noise cancelling headphones.
  • Pat starts the show with an apology to Michael Mariano, a Patreon subscriber. He was the first to submit picks for last weeks episode The Perfect Album Side. Pat told him his picks would be played and then just missed him. Michael's pick was side 2 of Aerosmith's Toys in the Attic.
  • Murray hates Aerosmith but thinks that the songs picked actually rocked.
  • Kyle shows everyone his engagement ring.
  • Today's topic is the top 20 songs on iTunes as of August 26th, in the evening, when Pat purchased and downloaded them. Pat did not listen to the songs so everyone has honest reactions. No one is even sure they have heard any of these songs.
  • The title of the song by Logic, 800-273-8255 is the National Suicide Prevention Hotline number.
  • Pat and Murray didn't mind the Kain Brown song. While it would be categorized as Country they don't think modern Country sounds Country at all. Kyle didn't think it was that bad.
  • Cardie B was another story though. Pat checked out on the first note and cut it off when the N-bomb hit. He immediately deleted it from his iTunes.
  • Kyle thinks all the new music sounds the same. He thinks that he could probably get away with playing the same time over and over on this episode because no one would notice.
  • Pat put on his "Old Fogy" hat and question if any of this music has staying power.
  • Sorry Not Sorry (by Demi Lovato) has 5 song writers and Pat isn't sure why. He plays a couple of songs from Hardline. The first had 7 writers and the second had 5. He can't imagine why any of those songs couldn't be written by one or two people.
  • While playing Look What You Made Me Do, Pat started singing I'm Too Sexy and said he thought like they were using the bass line in part of Taylor's the song. After comparing, it certainly sounds like it.
  • Bose is sponsoring the podcast (for 24 episodes). New cans for everyone in the studio. They are now all using the QuietComfort 35 headphones. Bose - Get Closer.
  • Kyle is building the new website and it is almost ready by the time of the record. It may be up by the time the episode drops

Joe here: The new website is up and looks great! It can be found at http://rocksolidpodcast.com .


Time Song Album Artist Who
00:06:01 No More No More Toys in the Attic Aerosmith Michael Mariano
00:07:58 Round and Round Toys in the Attic Aerosmith Michael Mariano
00:14:00 1-800-273-8255 Everybody [Deluxe Edition] Logic
00:16:34 What Ifs Kane Brown Kane Brown
00:19:59 You Already Know Double Dutchess Fergie
00:22:56 Bodak Yellow Cardie B - Single Cardie B
00:25:08 What About Us Beautiful Trauma Pink
00:27:53 Feels Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1 Calvin Harris
00:29:49 Praying Rainbow Kesha
00:34:04 Thunder Evolve Imagine Dragons
00:35:34 Believer Evolve Imagine Dragons
00:38:14 Sorry Not Sorry Tell Me You Love Me Demi Lovato
00:41:56 There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back Shawn Mendez - Single Shawn Mendez
00:44:17 Everything Double Eclipse Hardline Pat
00:45:13 Hot Cheri Double Eclipse Hardline Pat
00:48:17 Light It Up Luke Bryan - Single Luke Bryan
00:50:41 Feel It Still Woodstock Portugal. The Man
00:53:18 Attention Attention Charlie Puth
00:59:44 Tell Me You Love Me Tell Me You Love Me Demi Lovato
01:03:35 Slow Hands Niall Horan - Single Niall Horan
01:06:12 Strip That Down Liam Payne - Single Liam Payne
01:10:49 Despacito Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee - Single Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee
01:16:12 Look What You Made Me Do reputation Taylor Swift
01:19:11 I'm Too Sexy Up Right Said Fred
01:25:27 You See Me Crying Toys in the Attic Aerosmith Pat

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Episode 321: The Perfect Album Side




Episode 321: The Perfect Album Side
Pat and Kyle welcome Christy back to the Co-Host chair to play songs from perfect album sides.
From September 7, 2017

With your hosts:

Pat Francis

Christy Stratton


Liner Notes

  • Christy is finally back! Christy has been busy with things and on vacation in Hawaii. School is back in session so she has also been doing a lot of 2nd grade homework.
  • Patreon subscriber and last week's guest co-host Mike Bietz is in studio observing.
  • Three listeners also made picks in today's show West Anthony, James Sandlin and Steve Howard.
  • Christy found this to be a challenging episode to pick for. She didn't want to bring the classics that everyone knows. She warns that this is going to be a lot of soft rock.
  • Pat tells Christy that Kyle is engaged again. Pat's waiting for the third time because "it's a charm."
  • Christy fires off first (in what may be the quickest pick ever at 0:06:30) with side one of Carol King's Tapestry. Tapestry was released in February 1971. The follow up album Music was released in December of that same year. Pat feels they could have let Tapestry breathe a little more because it is such a good album.
  • Pat's first pick is side two of Rod Stewart's Every Picture Tells a Story. Probably Rod's best album.
  • West Anthony starts off the listener picks with side one of The Smithereens' Especially for You
  • Christy picks a sentimental album that was given to her by her friend Bubby in middle school, side one of Talking Heads' Speaking in Tongues.
  • Apologies to Rush for Moving Pictures side one. It just missed Pat's list. He does pick a Detroit rocker: side one of Bob Seger's Stranger in Town.
  • Christy follows with side two of The B-52's self titled first album. Pat saw The B-52's at theUniversal Amphitheater in 1991 and The Pretenders opened.
  • Pat's next pick was side one of Billy Joel's Glass Houses. Pat saw Billy Joel in May this year in Dodger Stadium. Pilar got him tickets for his birthday.
  • Christy picks side three of Goodbye Yellow Brick Road by Elton John.
  • Pat quickly follows with an 80's era Elton John pick: side two of Too Low for Zero.
  • Listener James Sandlin picks someone that Pat has never heard of. The pick is side one of TV on the Radio's Dear Science.
  • Christy's last pick of the show, coming in at minute 53 of the show, is a "legit one": side one of Super Tramp's Breakfast in America.
  • Pat of course has more because he had trouble making up his mind. His next pick is side one of Eagle's Hotel California.
  • He follows it up with side two of Back in Black by AC/DC.
  • The last listener pick is from Steve Howard.he brings it with side one of Low-Life by New Order.
  • Bose is sponsoring the podcast. New cans for everyone in the studio. They are now all using the QuietComfort 35 headphones. Bose - Get Closer.
  • Pat's last pick is one of the classics everyone knows: side one of Damn the Torpedoes by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers!
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Time Song Album Artist Who
00:06:30I Feel the Earth MoveTapestryCarol KingChristy
00:07:51Home AgainTapestryCarol KingChristy
00:10:52Mandolin WindEvery Picture Tells a StoryRod StewartPat
00:11:58(I Know) I'm Losing YouEvery Picture Tells a StoryRod StewartPat
00:13:53Strangers When We MetEspecially For YouThe SmithereensWest Anthony
00:14:49I Don't Want to Lose YouEspecially For YouThe SmithereensWest Anthony
00:16:28Girlfriend is BetterSpeaking in ToungesTalking HeadsChristy
00:17:33Slippery PeopleSpeaking in ToungesTalking HeadsChristy
00:20:52Till It ShinesStranger in TownBob Seger & The Silver Bullet BandPat
00:22:35Feel Like a NumberStranger in TownBob Seger & The Silver Bullet BandPat
00:25:52LavaThe B-52'sThe B-52'sChristy
00:27:23Hero WorshipThe B-52'sThe B-52'sChristy
00:29:46Sometimes a FantasyGlass HousesBilly JoelPat
00:32:07All for LeynaGlass HousesBilly JoelPat
00:36:46Sweet Painted LadyGoodbye Yellow Brick RoadElton JohnChristy
00:37:46The Ballad of Danny Bailey (1909–34)Goodbye Yellow Brick RoadElton JohnChristy
00:40:24Whipping BoyToo Low for ZeroElton JohnPat
00:44:43SaintToo Low for ZeroElton JohnPat
00:48:03CryingDear ScienceTV on the RadioJames Sandlin
00:50:31Dancing ChooseDear ScienceTV on the RadioJames Sandlin
00:53:20Goodbye StrangerBreakfast in AmericaSuper TrampChristy
00:56:20Oh DarlingBreakfast in AmericaSuper TrampChristy
01:01:44Wasted TimeHotel CaliforniaEaglesPat
01:05:23Have a Drink on MeBack in BlackAC/DCPat
01:06:28Rock and Roll Ain't Noise PollutionBack in BlackAC/DCPat
01:11:56Love VigilantesLow-LifeNew OrderSteve Howard
01:12:57The Perfect KissLow-LifeNew OrderSteve Howard
01:17:17Here Comes My GirlDamn the TorpedoesTom Petty and the HeartbreakersPat
01:22:38Shadow of a Doubt (A Complex Kid)Damn the TorpedoesTom Petty and the HeartbreakersPat