- Triple-Shot: Randy Rhoads, his history, Quiet Riot, Ozzy
- Indie & Unsigned: Outlaws & Moonshine
- New Seven Past Sunset, Electric Radio Kinds, and Take the Day
- Rare Hair from Quiet Riot, Skid Row, classic Motley Crue, and more!
- Chart-Climbers by Motley Crue, Bad Wolves, and Three Days Grace
- Hits & Deep Cuts from Ozzy, House of Lords, Def Leppard, Megadeth, AC/DC, Marilyn Manson, the Scorpions, Twisted Sister, Skillet, and more
- Debut of an all new feature of the show, the Triple-Shot!
- Amazing AC/DC news times two!
- Marilyn Manson tour info
- How many versions of “Pour Some Sugar On Me” do you know?
- A band playing what they call “New Southern Rock”
- The recipe for Dimebag Darrell’s Blacktooth Grin cocktail and the song that inspired it
- The very first Randy Rhoads and solo Ozzy song fans heard
- The man who saved Whitesnake from crippling debt and demise
- Visit the Outlaws & Moonshine Facebook Fan page
- The complete Metal Highlights podcast interview with Eddie Trunk
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Hard, Heavy & Hair show 196,
is crashing out of the sky,
making the Earth shake all over, and why?
Solid Ball of Rock!
Saxon – Solid Ball of Rock
British Heavy Metal band Saxon with the title track to their 1991 album, “Solid Ball of Rock” kicking off another killer 2 hours of Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, and Hair Bands from the from the 70s, 80s, 90s, 2000s, and 20-teens.
Thank you for tuning in to Hard, Heavy & Hair. I’m your host and producer, the hard rocking, heavy drinking, hairball of a horny hedonist, Pariah Burke.
On this week’s show I’ve got for you brand new music by Seven Past Sunset, Electric Radio Kinds, and Take the Day as well as chart climbers from Motley Crue, Bad Wolves, and Three Days Grace, hits and deep cuts from Ozzy, House of Lords, Def Leppard, Megadeth, Skid Row, AC/DC, Marilyn Manson, the Scorpions, Twisted Sister, Skillet, and more.
AND, on the first hour of this show we’re debuting a brand new feature, the Hard, Heavy & Hair Triple-Shot. On this very first Triple-Shot is a rock and metal guitarist who changed the world: Randy Rhoads. You’re not going to want to miss that.
Also on the show is Indie & Unsigned and the Cover Song of the Week. I’ll give your first clue after a deep cut from Skid Row’s ’91 Slave to the Grind LP.
Skid Row – Creepshow
“Creepshow” from Skid Row.
Brand new Take the Day is next, right after your first Cover Song of the Week clue.
Everyone has heard the Cover Song of the Week growing up. It’s a favorite on Halloween mix tapes and family-friendly radio shows (which Hard, Heavy & Hair ain’t, but that’s beside the point). So, you HAVE heard the song; you can probably sing most of its lyrics. But you’re probably most familiar with a cover, not the original recording.
Most people know the 1963 cover by British pop band The Searchers, but the original is by an American R&B singing group crossing over into Doo Wop pop. I’ll go ahead and tell you who this quintet was because they had many singles, and only the most diehard of rock and roll fans will instantly guess the Cover Song of the Week just from knowing their name: The Clovers are the original recording artist for the Cover Song of the Week, but their original version of the Cover Song wasn’t their biggest hit, capping out at number 23 on both the US Pop and R&B charts.
The clues get easier as we go along.
If you haven’t heard of Take the Day, take note of them. They’ve toured with the likes of Pop Evil, Saving Abel, Bobflex, and Blameshift, and they’re blowing up on Spotify and YouTube. From their upcoming debut LP from TTD/Mach 3 Entertainment group, here’s the first single “Song for the Broken”. The band’s singer, Kenny Waring, says of the song, quote, “At some point in our lives we all feel hurt, abandoned, alone, and broken. We can’t let that define who we are. This one’s for all of us.”
Have a listen, on Hard, Heavy & Hair.
Take The Day – Song For The Broken
Bad Wolves – Remember When
Moving up to number 9 on the Billboard charts, that’s Bad Wolves with “Remember When.” At number 10 is the title track to Motley Crue’s the Dirt. Here’s the uncensored version of The Dirt, Established 1981, by Motley Crue and featuring Machine Gun Kelly in a way that doesn’t suck. I’m Pariah Burke.
Mötley Crüe – The Dirt (Est. 1981) [feat. Machine Gun Kelly]
Def Leppard – Pour Some Sugar on Me
Love is like a bomb, baby, c’mon get it on, ’cause this is the Hard, Heavy & Hair show, spinning the biggest and best of all 5 decades of Hard Rock, Metal, and Glam.
That was recent Hall of Fame inductees Def Leppard with the album version of “Pour Some Sugar on Me”. There are actually several versions of that song. The album version is 4:27 and starts with “Step inside, walk this way, you and me babe, hey hey!” while the 4-minute 24-second single as well as the 5 and a half minute extended versions kick off with the “love is like a bomb” delayed vocals and longer progression.
[Clip Pour Some Sugar on Me (extended version)]
Then there’s a remix version similar to the Extended “Pour Some Sugar on Me” but under 5 minutes.
[Indie & Unsigned]
This is Indie & Unsigned, the segment where I get to spotlight a local, unsigned, and indie-label hard rocker. With elements of 90s Lynyrd Skynyrd and Kid Rock, hook-filled melodies, and heavy guitars with a distinct Southern twang, Outlaws & Moonshine plays what they like to call “New Southern Rock.”
Have a listen to “Don’t Be Scared” from Indiana four-piece Outlaws & Moonshine, who are signed to Nashville Entertainment Weekly Records.
Outlaws & Moonshine – Don’t Be Scared
“Don’t Be Scared” is from their 2017 LP The Devil in the Moonshine. At least, I think it is. The band’s website, OutlawsAndMoonshineOnline.com, doesn’t have track listings for the gold LP. I probably would have played another song, but no one, including the band’s drummer, could seem to find more music to send me beyond that one song, “Don’t Be Scared.” You can hear the title track to the Devil in the Moonshine on Spotify. It’s more Hard Country than Southern Rock and for some reason I haven’t quite put my finger on, makes me think of the Road Hammers.
If you’d like to find out more about Outlaws and Moonshine, hit the show notes for Hard, Heavy & Hair Show number 196 on PariahRocks.com. And, if you’d like to hear YOUR music on the show, playing all across the globe to FM, AM, and Internet stations on 5 continents, send it to me by visiting PariahRocks slash I-N-D-I-E.
Here’s Three Days Grace with “Right Left Wrong,” the number 2 Billboard rock song of the week, with brand new music, another Cover Song of the Week clue, and the premiere of the Hard, Heavy & Hair Triple-Shot following it.
Three Days Grace – Right Left Wrong
Seven Past Sunset – Overwhelmed
That was new Midwest band Seven Past Sunset with their debut single “Overwhelmed.”
Let’s get you your second Cover Song of the Week clue, and then it’s time for the premiere of the Triple-Shot.
This is the easiest clue and is about the song itself.
It’s a story song sung from the perspective of a man who can’t get women to like him. He goes looking for a supernatural solution and finds it–only to make the mistake of provoking law enforcement into taking it away.
ME: Line ’em up! It’s a triple-shot on Hard, Heavy & Hair
This is a new regular feature of the show, the very first Hard, Heavy & Hair Triple-Shot. In this inaugural edition of the feature its three shots of Randy Rhoads.
He was a professional guitarist for only a short time, passing away in a 1982 plane crash at age 25. He started the band that would become Quiet Riot when he was 16. His influence far exceeds his scant 9 years playing for Quiet Riot and then Ozzy Osbourne’s first solo band.
Although Quiet Riot in the mid-70s was a favorite of the Los Angeles club scene, and had signed with CBS/Sony Records, their first two albums were released only in Japan, not the U.S., though now, thanks to globalization, you can buy them anywhere.
This first of three songs featuring Randy Rhoads on guitar is from the second LP, the simply titled Quiet Riot II. Here’s the first version of “Slick Black Cadillac.”
[Bartender! A shot of the good stuff.]
Quiet Riot – Slick Black Cadillac
Randy Rhoads playing guitar on the original version of “Slick Black Cadillac” with the band he co-founded, Quiet Riot. Fans of Quiet Riot are more familiar with the version of the song featured on 1983’s Metal Health LP. That version of the song features Carlos Cavazzo on guitars. Randy had left Quiet Riot a few years prior for Ozzy Osborne’s band, taking Quiet Riot bassist Rudy Sarzo with him. Following Randy’s death in ’82, Rudy returned to Quiet Riot and played on the updated version of “Slick Black Cadillac” and the rest of Metal Health.
In 1979, after being dismissed from Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne was in Los Angeles trying to form a new band to continue work on a solo project he had started called Blizzard of Ozz. Dana Strum, the future Slaughter and Vince Neil band bassist, pestered Randy into auditioning for Ozzy. Eventually, he did–sort of.
Randy got the gig after just doing a warm-up. Ozzy remained in the control room in the audition space the entire time, letting Dana Strum give Randy the official word. Confused as he was, Randy was the first guitar player for Ozzy’s solo band.
When music fans dropped the needle on Ozzy’s debut solo record, Blizzard of Ozz, it was Randy’s neoclassical Metal style that greeted them.
This is track 1, side 1 on Ozzy’s first solo album and Randy’s first album released in the US. This is “I don’t know.”
[Hit me again, bartender!]
Ozzy Osbourne – I Don’t Know
Lists of Randy’s greatest guitar work always reach the number 1 pinnacle with either that song, “I Don’t Know,” or this next one, also from that first Ozzy record. This is “Crazy Train” on Hard, Heavy & Hair.
[Come on. Hit me.]
Ozzy Osbourne – Crazy Train
And that’s three shots of Randy Rhoads, a young talent whose classical-inspired metal guitar work has influenced nearly every Hard Rock and Metal guitarist who came after. Randy’s musical legacy lives on in his own writing and playing for Quiet Riot and Ozzy, but also in the way he inspired other guitar players.
[No mas! I’m done. Here, take my keys. I’m do–hiiii, you’re pretty.]
Next week, another Triple-Shot right here on Hard, Heavy & Hair.
The Triple-Shot is a new feature of the show. I’d really like to hear what you think of it. Reach out to me on Twitter or Facebook @PariahRocks.
Let’s do some new music. Here’s a new track from Electric Radio Kings on Hard, Heavy & Hair. This is “Back to Black.” I’m Pariah Burke.
Electric Radio Kings – Back To Black
Marilyn Manson – The Beautiful People
From ’96, that was Marilyn Manson and the “Beautiful People.” Manson is once again on a co-headling tour with Rob Zombie. They’re calling the tour the Twins of Evil: Hell Never Dies Tour 2019. It’s a 22-date tour throughout the U.S and Canada. It kicks off July 9th in Baltimore, MD, swings around the two countries, and loops back to the East Coast with a final show August 18th at one of Boston’s finest concert venues, the Bank of New Hampshire Pavillion in Gilford, New Hampshire. I love that covered outdoor venue. I’ve seen Motley Crue, Def Leppard, Poison, Tesla, Halestorm, 3 Doors Down, and a bunch of other bands there.
Here’s some more exciting concert news: As you’ve probably been aware, AC/DC was touring with Axl Rose on vocals because Brian Johnson was unable to tour. Johnson had suffered a punctured ear drum during an auto race, and if he continued to play live, he risked permanent hearing loss. So, in February 2016, he played his last show with AC/DC and was replaced on tour by Axl. Most of us thought we’d never get to see Brian Johnson live again. I’m here to tell you that isn’t the case.
It’s not official yet, but it’s about as official as unofficial can get.
Metal Highlights interviewed Eddie Trunk a few days ago, and Trunk said, quote: “I have sources that told me [AC/DC] are absolutely going to tour with Brian back again. So, that is all unconfirmed from their camp, but I had it with some reliable sources.”
So, that’s Brian Johnson back singing with AC/DC live on tour. In late January, Brian had already said he was working on new music along with returning drummer Phil Rudd. Eddie Trunk had a thought on that, too.
He went on to say, quote, “I think it’s pretty much a done deal that AC/DC, at the very least, are going to release some sort of record, and it will be a tribute to Malcolm [Young], like ‘Back in Black’ was a tribute to Bon [Scott].” End Quote.
That’s exciting! A chance to see Brian Johnson singing live for AC/DC again AND new music, possibly in tribute to Malcolm Young.
Do you remember the music video for AC/DC’s “Who Made Who”? It had brother Angus Young being measured and weighed by weird scientists who then cloned him dozens of times over. It’s fitting imagery for a song to play after news about a potential tribute to Angus’s brother Malcolm. This is AC/DC with “Who Made Who” starting off a trio of songs that includes deep cuts from the Scorpions and Warrant on Hard, Heavy & Hair.
AC/DC – Who Made Who
The Scorpions – Animal Magnetism
Warrant – Bed of Roses
“Bed of Roses,” a deep track from Warrant’s 1990 smash record Cherry Pie following another deep cut, this one the title track to the Scorpions 1980 album, “Animal Magnetism.” The Scorpions wouldn’t hit it really big until their next album, ’81’s Blackout, which gave us hits “No One Like You” and “Can’t Live Without You.”
On last week’s show, “M3 Rock Fever,” I mentioned in a Cover Song of the Week clue the drink called Black Tooth Grin. A listener, Chris from Youngstown, Ohio, told me I should explain the drink and its Rock N Roll connection. You’re absolutely right, Chris. I should explain.
A Black Tooth Grin tis he name of the signature drink of Pantera’s late guitarist Dimebag Darrell Abbott. If you want to ride with the cowboys from Hell, drink Dimebag’s signature cocktail. It’s a double-shot of Seagram’s 7 whisky with another double-shot of Crown Royal and a splash of Coca-Cola–just enough coke to give the drink its namesake color. Serve over ice or straight up. I’ve had two already, and I’m making myself a third one right now.
The name “Black Tooth Grin” Dimebag got from the lyrics to Megadeth’s “Sweating Bullets,” which I’m going to play for you right now, dedicated to Dimebag and to Chris from Youngstown. Listen for the drink’s name in the lyrics. I’m Pariah Burke.
Megadeth – Sweating Bullets
Devilstrip – Water
Devilstrip and “Water” from their album Gravitate released a year ago. I love the way they worked in the sitar.
It’s time for another Cover Song of the Week clue.
Your final Cover Song of the Week focuses on the artist doing the cover.
The cover comes from his 1982 solo album, during his time playing guitar for Tygers of Pan Tang but before he joined Whitesnake. In between, he auditioned for Ozzy Osbourne’s band as a replacement for Randy Rhoads.
This British guitarist and singer joined Whitesnake after the UK release of Whitesnake’s 1984 Slide It In album, and he basically saved Whitesnake from demise. At the time, David Coverdale was nearly three million dollars in debt–in early 1980s money, so that was a LOT–and figured the band was over. But then Coverdale hired this guitarist who wrote the majority of the songs on Whitesnake’s self-titled 1987 breakout record. The record sold 10 million copies with tracks like “Still of the Night” and “Is This Love,” both written by the guitarist, and “Here I Go Again,” a megahit revamped by the Cover Song of the Week guitarist from the earlier limp-noodle power ballad version Whitesnake had released in ’82.
It was the Cover Song of the Week artist who is credited with finding the musical direction that would make Whitesnake a success, which is probably why Whitesnake’s success fell off dramatically after Coverdale fired the guitarist/songwriter along with the rest of the band before even embarking on a tour to support the 1987 album. From 10 million records sold in 1987 to a mere 3 million with ’89’s Slip of the Tongue.
Do you know who that guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter is? If so, you know who recorded the Cover Song of the Week.
The Cover Song of the Week is just around the corner.
Here’s an old school Motley Crue deep cut from way back on Shout at the Devil and then House of Lords.
Mötley Crüe – Bastard
House Of Lords – Reign Of Fire
Wrapping up with a 2017 song with an 80s Rock feel, “Reign of Fire” from House of Lords and their album Saint Of The Lost Souls out on Metal Frontier records.
Did you guess the Cover Song of the Week, the original recording artist, or the artist doing the Hair Metal cover version?
The original is by The Clovers from back in 1959, though it would be the Searchers ’63 cover that we would all hear growing up and every Halloween on mixtapes and family friendly radio shows.
Whitesnake was saved by guitarist and songwriter John Sykes, who also played for Tygers of Pan Tang and Thin Lizzy. After Whitesnake, Sykes would found Blue Murder and add lead vocalist to his resume.
Back in 1982, Sykes released his first solo album, including the cover song you’re about to hear. This is “Love Potion No. 9” as covered by John Sykes, with the original version by the Clovers after it.x
John Sykes – Love Potion No.9
The Clovers – Love Potion No 9
“Love Potion No. 9”, the Hard, Heavy & Hair Cover Song of the Week. You just heard the original as recorded by the Clovers. Although that was the first released version in ’59, it was the Searchers who released the most famous version of the song in 1964.
Before the original was the actual Cover Song of the Week, “Love Potion No 9” by John Sykes, a guitarist and vocalist who has played with Thin Lizzy, Tygers of Pan Tang, Whitesnake, and his own band, Blue Murder.
From 1959 to 2017, this is Skillet with “Feel Invincible.”
Skillet – Feel Invincible
This is the Hard, Heavy & Hair Show with me, Pariah Burke. Hard, Heavy & Hair airs every week on this station at this time and features the biggest hits, deepest cuts, and rarest hair from the entire history of hard rock, heavy metal, and hair bands from the 70s, 80s, 90s, 2000s, 20-teens, and today along with timely rock news, awesome trivia, and special features and segments for music lovers like the Cover Song of the Week, Indie & Unsigned, and the new Triple-Shot.
If you missed any part of this show you can stream it and any past show on-demand from PariahRocks.com, that’s P-A-R-I-A-H-R-O-C-K-S-dot com.
I’m your host and producer, the hard rocking, heavy drinking, hairball of a horny hedonist head banging hellion, Pariah Burke.
Thank you for joining me for this week’s Hard, Heavy & Hair. I’ll see you next week right here for ANOTHER all new Hard, Heavy & Hair Show.
Let’s close the show with Twisted Sister from 1984.
Twisted Sister – S.M.F.