Pulling out all the stops. Nice!

"Go directly to the jugular vein.  Do not pass go.  Do not collect $200."  That’s the Pot Roast motto.

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This stinks.

Don’t hate the players, hate the game.  :-P

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Remember that time we wrote Helms-Deep a theme song :-).  It’s a part of our Theme Songs album available now at our BandCamp site.  It’s name your own price (Including free.  Just enter 0 as the price).  We hope Ralph really loves his theme song as much as we enjoyed making it.

We here in the Really Good Pot Roast hope you get everything you want this Christmas, no matter how simple or not safe for work.

Happy Holidays,

-Rob and Mark

Moe. - Shoot First

We’ve spoken before about my love of jam bands.  Moe. is a jam band from upstate New York that is pretty big on the jam scene but like most jam bands have minimal main stream success.  This is the last track from their album Wormwood.  I really love the feel of this song.  The drums and guitar are just amazing.  And the slide solo makes me smile.


Black Sabbath - Paranoid

"Hey guys.  The record sounds good so far.  But you’re shy of a full album.  Need another track to finish things out.  Doesn’t have to be a winner.  Maybe a deep cut to pad things out."

"Okay.  We’ll knock something out."

And that’s how you write an anthem.

Jonathan Coulton - Mr. Fancy Pants

A song about a pants parade.  Total fucking winner.  I didn’t know who Jonathan Coulton was until Mark sent me a list of his songs that I had to listen to.  I was instantly hooked.  Like performances of Mr. Fancy Pants also feature one of the greatest electronic gadgets I will never own.  The Zen Drum.


The Desert Sessions - Make It Wit Chu

Josh Homme doesn’t stop making music.  Every once in a while, he holes up with a few other musicians, and just spends a block of time writing and recording, then releases the result.  Make It Wit Chu was originally on Desert Sessions Volume 5&6, with PJ Harvey doing backing vocals.  He later rerecorded it with QotSA, almost note for note, but doing he backing vocals himself.


Bela Fleck & The Flecktones - Sinister Minister

To watch Victor Wooten play the bass is to be educated on what is possible.  At times it’s hard to connect his sound back to the motions.  I had no idea who they were until an old friend of mine, Drew (Pronounced with an oooo) told me he had an extra ticket to see them and recommended I go with him.  When they started to play the song Sinister Minister, he leaned over to me and said, “Just watch what’s about to happen.”


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The Twelve Days of Cranqmas - The Really Good Pot Roast & Dr. Cranquis

Hannukah is over, and Christmas is around the corner.  But forget all of that.  Today is CRANQMAS DAY!

The Twelve Days of Cranqmas is a collaboration between The Really Good Pot Roast, the ever festive Dr. Cranquis, and a host of Cranquistadors!  It’s also the first track on the new Really Good Pot Roast holiday EP ‘A Really Good Holiday’!

Download ‘A REALLY GOOD HOLIDAY’ from Bandcamp, including Christmas Dinner and The Twelve Days of Cranqmas, for FREE!  Click here, people!  Download the whole EP for FREE and get a copy of the liner notes with all the lyrics, a glossary of terms, thanks yous to the Cranquistadors, and a special note from Dr. Cranquis!  AND IT’S FREE!

In the spirit of the season, this EP our gift to you. 

Happy Holidays, 

-Rob and Mark, The Really Good Pot Roast

Time to slop a ladle of egg-nog into a (clean) emesis basin and listen to some Cranqmas music. Enjoy, Cranquistadors!

There’s only 12 days until Christmas — I’m gonna go ahead and claim them as the 12 Days of Cranqmas. And here’s the official theme song — someone dies in it!

(Lyrics can be found here)

The best part of Friday the 13th is the 12 days of Cranqmas that follow. 

Merry Cranqmas from the boys in The Really Good Pot Roast

Last year, we released a holiday album, aptly named ‘A Really Good Holiday’.  This being the last night / day of Hanukkah, we thought we’d celebrate with a song.  This song is about our experience as kids in the 70’s and 80’s, and the lack of things to do on Christmas.

If you like this track, pick up our holiday album on Bandcamp for Pay-What-You-Like, including free!

And we’re working on a new album now.  Stay tuned here for some previews and more updates from us in the coming weeks! 

-Mark and Rob

Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble (HQ) - Voodoo Chile (full length), Tokyo 1985 (by 07smyle)

Mark and I both started playing guitar when we were in Junior High, but I don’t think I really fell in love with it until I was introduced to Stevie Ray Vaughan & Jimi Hendrix.  Watching and listening to them play redefined what I thought was possible with a guitar.


NoFX - Monosyllabic Girl

I fucking love NoFX.  Fast, fun, and prolific.  They’ve been around forever, and they’re still as good as ever.  They’re lyrics are at one turn hilarious and irreverent (like this song here) to the very sociopolitically opinionated. 

This isn’t their best song, but it’s one of my favorites.


Pink Floyd - Welcome to the Machine [HD] (by ThePinkFloydHD)

Floyd is another huge influence for me.  Dark Side of the Moon is one of the best albums ever crafted.  The entire thing is one thought from start to finish.  Yeah, Money makes a great single, but to listen to it in isolation is to miss what makes the album so great.  Because of that, I’m picking my favorite non-DSotM track.  The way the synth and natural instrumentation are blended in this track is amazing.


Weezer - The World Has Turned and Left Me Here

I don’t need to explain myself for Weezer, but I’ll explain why this song:  It wasn’t a single form the album, but I’ve always loved it.  The roomy, slack drum tone is my favorite on the album.  The light, crisp, arpeggiated acoustic that permeates the track and ends it.  The verses are 4-chord grinds.  The pre-chorus gives is little riff based transitions.  To me, this entire album is perfect Beatles-esque pop, with a harder guitar tone.