Squat Cobbler SPECIAL EDITION – Alice Cooper’s new single “Paranoiac Personality”

Mike and Kelly put together a special Squat Cobbler to discuss the hard to say, but easy to listen to, new single from Alice Cooper… “Paranoiac Personality”.

Squat Cobbler 31: Hail to the Pagan

Jam packed show this week including the announcement of the Bilinski/Thul 2020 presidential ticket.

Mike’s recommendationKorg monotron delay

An affordable way to start to play with analog music.  You get an amazing amount of capabilities from a device not much larger than a smart phone.  Also much safer than Mike’s water-based keyboard.

Kelly’s recommendationBetter Call Saul Insider Podcast

This is the second best recap show for Better Call Saul, after “A Saul and Battery“.  Show creators Vince Gillian and Peter Gould participate in every show and it is full of insights and backstory of the production, writing, and filming of one of the best shows on TV currently.

SOCIAL MEDIA RECOMMENDATIONS

Kelly – @OcalaCobra

Mike – @holidill

And, as promised, here is the 2000% not safe for work show Mike and Dylan (@holidill) did review the movie “Showgirls”.

 

 

Squat Cobbler 30: Alice Cooper – Zipper Catches Skin (review)

If I aint cool my daddy’s gonna send me to military school…

 

This week Mike and Kelly discuss Alice Cooper’s 14th album, “Zipper Catches Skin”.  Twitchy, strange, different than any Alice we have heard so far – this is a flawed, but enjoyable album.

The album features Zorro, Scrooge, dead pets returning to save their master and an “On Golden Pond” reference.  So, you probably get the idea this is a tad different than other outings by Mr. Cooper.

Mike VASTLY under-rated “Zorro’s Ascent” on this album.  Uncertain?  Behold….


SMLTBCBPB
(Song most likely to be covered by Pat Boone):

Mike – No Baloney Homo Sapiens (for Steve and ET)

Kelly – I Like Girls

Zipper ended up at #11 on both Mike’s and Kelly’s lists.

THE RANKINGS

Mike

  1. Love It To Death
  2. Billion Dollar Babies
  3. Killer
  4. From the Inside
  5. School’s Out
  6. Welcome To My Nightmare
  7. Flush the Fashion
  8. Muscle Of Love
  9. Special Forces
  10. Lace and Whiskey
  11. Zipper Catches Skin
  12. Alice Cooper Goes to Hell
  13. Easy Action
  14. Pretties for You

Kelly

  1. Love It To Death (tie)
  2. Billion Dollar Babies (tie)
  3. From the Inside
  4. Killer
  5. Welcome To My Nightmare
  6. School’s Out
  7. Special Forces
  8. Flush the Fashion
  9. Muscle Of Love
  10. Alice Cooper Goes to Hell
  11. Zipper Catches Skin
  12. Lace and Whiskey
  13. Easy Action
  14. Pretties for You

Squat Cobbler 29 – Shock the Riverdale

After some questionable disclaimer work from Mike, we have some live music and TV for you this week…

Kelly’s RecommendationPeter Gabriel Plays Live

An outstanding 2 CD live album by Peter Gabriel.  Kelly actually attended one of the shows used on this album. Strong throughout… highlights include The Rhythm of the Heat and Biko (of course).

Mike’s RecommendationRiverdale

A joint venture between the CW and Netflix, Riverdale is basically the classic Archie comic crew, with a hint of the horror Archie series, meets David Lynch.  So there you go.

Social Media Recommendations

Kelley = @BloodDriveSyfy

Mike – @rebekahkennedy (again…. as Mike sucks up)

 

A Saul and Battery UPDATE

Loyal “A Saul and Battery” listeners will know Kelly has been promising a graphic to document the likelihood of survival for the super awesome Kim (and then we added the earnest Pollos employee Lyle as well).

Here it is.  100 = certain death, 0 = alive and living large.  Mike and Kelly both make estimates each show.

And a reminder… Mike and I will be talking about the latest episode of Better Call Saul “Expenses” LIVE at 9pm-ish Central time here:

Squat Cobbler 28: Alice Cooper – Special Forces (review)

This week Mike and Kelly discuss Alice Cooper’s 13th album, “Special Forces”.  Grittier and tougher than its predecessor “Flush the Fashion”, Special Forces is a fun listen but seldom soars to the heights of some of the best material from Alice.

That said, check out You’re a Movie, Skeletons In My Closet, and Who Do You Think We Are… fun songs!

There was a tour to support this album (which Kelly saw) and here is pretty complete documentation of it in glorious black and white…

 

SMLTBCBPB (Song most likely to be covered by Pat Boone):

Mike and Kelly – You Want It, You Got It

“Special Forces” ended up at #7 on Kelly’s list, #9 on Mike’s.

THE RANKINGS

Mike

  1. Love It To Death
  2. Billion Dollar Babies
  3. Killer
  4. From the Inside
  5. School’s Out
  6. Welcome To My Nightmare
  7. Flush the Fashion
  8. Muscle Of Love
  9. Special Forces
  10. Lace and Whiskey
  11. Alice Cooper Goes to Hell
  12. Easy Action
  13. Pretties for You

Kelly

  1. Love It To Death (tie)
  2. Billion Dollar Babies (tie)
  3. From the Inside
  4. Killer
  5. Welcome To My Nightmare
  6. School’s Out
  7. Special Forces
  8. Flush the Fashion
  9. Muscle Of Love
  10. Alice Cooper Goes to Hell
  11. Lace and Whiskey
  12. Easy Action
  13. Pretties for You

Squat Cobbler 27 – Ice Cream and Soy Sauce

This week is not for the children.  Fair Warning.

Mike’s bandmate Corey joins the show and things get off to a rocky start right off the bat regarding the episode number.  Then Mike is Mike.  Then the recommendations…

Mike’s Recommendation – Synthwave artist Vampire Stepdad

Synth wave music plus a vampire pitching why he will be awesome as your step dad.  Full show below.

Corey’s Recommendation – Critical Role

Critical Role on the Geek and Sundry YouTube channel features several outstanding voice actors playing Dungeons & Dragons.  They are also on Twitch.  Kelly and Corey determined Mike would be a Chaotic Neutral ex-cleric in a mumu if he ever played D&D.

Kelly’s Recommendation – Chapter 27 (2007)

Chapter 27 depicts Mark David Chapman’s days in New York prior to him shooting John Lennon.  It provides a great deal of the details surrounding this event and features a bloated Jared Leto as Chapman.

Social Media Recommendations

Mike – @PinkyGuerrero

Kelly – @cwyellowthunder

Squat Cobbler 26: Alice Cooper – Flush the Fashion (review)

This week Mike and Kelly discuss Alice Cooper’s 12th album, “Flush the Fashion”….for longer than the album’s actual run time.  A likable album, but Alice’s foray into New Wave was not 100% successful in their minds.

Audio is a little rough on this one gang.  There were a lot of Google Hangout issues and Mike ended up doing the show from his phone.  Sorry about that.  Way to phone it in Mike.

Here is the Pink Lady and Jeff appearance Kelly mentioned of Alice singing “Clones (We’re All)”…

 

SMLTBCBPB (Song most likely to be covered by Pat Boone):

Mike and Kelly – Asprin Damage

“Flush the Fashion” ended up at #7 on both Mike’s and Kelly’s lists.

THE RANKINGS

Mike

  1. Love It To Death
  2. Billion Dollar Babies
  3. Killer
  4. From the Inside
  5. School’s Out
  6. Welcome To My Nightmare
  7. Flush the Fashion
  8. Muscle Of Love
  9. Lace and Whiskey
  10. Alice Cooper Goes to Hell
  11. Easy Action
  12. Pretties for You

Kelly

  1. Love It To Death (tie)
  2. Billion Dollar Babies (tie)
  3. From the Inside
  4. Killer
  5. Welcome To My Nightmare
  6. School’s Out
  7. Flush the Fashion
  8. Muscle Of Love
  9. Alice Cooper Goes to Hell
  10. Lace and Whiskey
  11. Easy Action
  12. Pretties for You

Squat Cobbler 25 – Sherpa of Morality

Comedy, gorillas, and a return to an explicit iTunes rating (fair warning)

Kelly’s Recommendation

Mike Birbiglia – Thank God for Jokes

Mike Birbiglia is one of Kelly’s favorite comedians.  His most recent show called “Thank God for Jokes” is on Netflix and is outstanding.  Here is an example of Mike’s awesome material from an earlier time…

Note: There is a fair amount of non-family friendly material between Kelly’s and Mike’s recommendations.  (Mike’s fault)

Mike’s Recommendation

Album: Ape-X by Gorilla Voltage

Gorilla Voltage is a new group on Twisted’s label.  Ape-X is an album of great musicality with metal and rap roots.

Social Media Recommendation

Kelly – @mcgevna

 

Squat Cobbler 24: From the Inside – Alice Cooper (review)

This week Mike and Kelly discuss Alice Cooper’s 11th album, “From the Inside”….for a VERY long time.  That is what you get when an album is this good. There is also some bonus general album cover art discussion in this episode.

Kelly is considering an online petition to get Alice the start playing “For Veronica’s Sake” from this album at his live shows.  Listen and agree…

 

SMLTBCBPB (Song most likely to be covered by Pat Boone):

Mike – How You Gonna See Me Now

Kelly – For Veronica’s Sake

“From the Inside” did quite well in the rankings, making it to #4 on Mike’s list and, #3 on Kelly’s.

THE RANKINGS

Mike

  1. Love It To Death
  2. Billion Dollar Babies
  3. Killer
  4. From the Inside
  5. School’s Out
  6. Welcome To My Nightmare
  7. Muscle Of Love
  8. Lace and Whiskey
  9. Alice Cooper Goes to Hell
  10. Easy Action
  11. Pretties for You

Kelly

  1. Love It To Death (tie)
  2. Billion Dollar Babies (tie)
  3. From the Inside
  4. Killer
  5. Welcome To My Nightmare
  6. School’s Out
  7. Muscle Of Love
  8. Alice Cooper Goes to Hell
  9. Lace and Whiskey
  10. Easy Action
  11. Pretties for You