Elevated Transmissions Podcast 009 – Pat Thomas / Cool Ghouls

In this episode of The Elevated Transmissions Podcast I sit down with Pat Thomas of San Francisco, cosmic rock n roll band, Cool Ghouls. These guys are steady putting out pure California gold! Prospectors searching for lost nuggets of Crazy Horse, The Byrds & early Dead. Pat and I caught up while in SF to record the first half of a two part series I’ve Deemed “The Pat Vs. Pat Episodes”. Being that The Ghouls have 2 members named Pat, short hair Pat and long hair Pat (it get’s confusing), I figured it would be amusing to pit them against each other in a musical grudge match to the death!

All Jokes aside, Cool Ghouls are one of my favorite Bay Area bands and I was so stoked to have them included on the Pet Sounds tribute record we did with Reverberation Appreciation Society last year. They have a new record out now on Empty Cellar Records titled ‘Animal Races’, so do yourself a favor and check that out! Pat and I had a great time discussing potential polarity shifts, reluctantly finding beauty in The Eagles and other pressing topics. Stay tuned for part 2 of the “Pat Vs. Pat” Episodes with, Pat McDonald!

-Al Lover

Pat’s picks:

Tom Tom Club – L’elephant
Chico Hamilton – Man From Two Worlds
Cass McCombs – Laughter Is The Best Medicine
Aurthur Russell – I Couldn’t Say It To Your Face
Funkadelic – If You Don’t Like The Effects, Don’t Produce The Cause
Natural Child – It’s A Shame My Store Isn’t Open
John Coltrane – My Favorite Things
Fairport Convention – Time Will Show The Wiser
Mothers Of Invention – King Kong (Suite)
John Lennon – Bring On The Lucie (Freda People)

Check out Cool Ghouls new record ‘Animal Races’ HERE.