- Mega-sized 3-hour Show No. 200
- Special segments every half-hour
- 4-Song Radio Rewind to 1981
- 4-Song Radio Rewind to 1989
- Tribute to the Hard Rock and Metal of the Avengers and Marvel Cinematic Universe
- Boston Bangs – Hard, Heavy & Hairy Boston bands
- Florida Rocks – Hard, Heavy & Hairy artists from Florida
- Portland Metal – Hard, Heavy & Hairy bands from Portland, Oregon
- Hot hits debuted on the previous 100 Hard, Heavy & Hair Shows
- Hard Rock, Metal, and Hair Bands songs to strip to as chosen by real strippers
- 4 favorite Cover Song of the Week covers from the previous 100 Hard, Heavy & Hair Shows
- Hits and deep cuts by .38 Special, AC/DC, Aerosmith, Bad Wolves, Black ‘n Blue, Black Sabbath, Bonham, Breaking Benjamin, Def Leppard , Diamante, Extreme, Faith No More, Ghost, GodSmack, Greta Van Fleet, Guns N’ Roses, Halestorm , Killswitch Engage, Led Zeppelin, Marilyn Manson, Metallica, Monster Magnet, My Darkest Days, Night Ranger, Ozzy Osbourne, Parkway Drive, Poison, Ram Jam, Red Fang, Rush , Sammy Hagar, Shaman’s Harvest, Shinedown, Skid Row, The Four Horsemen, Van Halen, and Warrant
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Transcript of the Show
Welcome to the giant-sized 200th Hard, Heavy & Hair Show! We’re going Full Send, and I’ll tell you all about this jam-packed 200th show celebration in 4 minutes and 42 seconds because I’m Pariah Burke, your host for Hard, Heavy & Hair. Rocking’ is Ma Business, and business is good.
Four Horsemen – Rockin’ Is Ma’ Business
The Four Horsemen starting this mega-sized, 3-hour Hard, Heavy & Hair 200th Show.
Thank you for joining me, all you headbangers and horn throwers, you foot stompers and air guitar strummers, you badasses and hairballs. My name is Pariah Burke. I’m your hard talking, heavy drinking, hairball of a horny hedonist host. I’m also the creator and producer of Hard, Heavy & Hair.
If this is the first time you’re joining us, welcome to the circus! Hard, Heavy & Hair is normally a 2-hour show that airs weekly on this station and others like it literally all around planet Earth on five continents. This week, in celebration of the 200th show, we’re rocking a full 3 hours of Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, and Hair Bands from the 70s, 80s, 90s, 2000s, 20-teens, and today.
Every half hour of the show is going to be a special segment including sets devoted to a hard rocking Avengers tribute; some of my favorite Hard, Heavy & Hairy cover songs from the last 100 shows’ Cover Songs of the Week; TWO different Radio Rewind segments; some of the best newer Hard, Heavy & Hairy releases of the last year or so; and a WHOLE lot more you are NOT going to want to miss a single minute of!
Let’s keep the party rolling with a trio of songs by bands from my hometown, Beantown, Bruins and Patriots territory. These bands are straight outta Boston.[Clip: Love That Dirty Water]
GodSmack – Cryin’ Like A Bitch
Aerosmith – Love in an Elevator
Extreme – More Than Words
Three of the most famous Hard, Heavy & Hairy bands to come out of my hometown of Boston. First was Godsmack with “Cryin’ Like A Bitch” from 2010. We’ll hear from Godsmack again later in the show. Next was Aerosmith with the biggest hit off their ’89 Pump LP, that was “Love in an Elevator.” The trio ended with a beautiful ballad from Malden, Massachusetts-formed Extreme, “More Than Words,” from their second album, Extreme II: Pornograffiti. That album was a BIG departure from Extreme’s self-titled first album for many reasons, not the least of which was the production by legendary producer Michael Wagener who has worked with Dokken, Alice Cooper, Skid Row, Motley Crue, Ozzy, Stryper, Warrant, and my friends, Apocalyptic Lovers.[Drop-In: David Hope]
One of the most astounding new artists the Hard, Heavy & Hair Show helped break is a Michigan 4-piece taking strong influence from one of the founders of the Hard Rock genre and stripping it back down to good, clean playing and amazing vocals. This is the song that made everyone stand up and take notice in late 2017. This Greta Van Fleet with “Safari Song.”
Greta Van Fleet – Safari Song
Let’s do a little 4-song Radio Rewind. If you’ve never heard a Hard, Heavy & Hair Radio Rewind before, it’s when I power up my bourbon- and riff-powered time machine–like I’m doing now–and I take us back to the music, news, and feel of a year gone by. This time, we’re rewinding for a brief trip back to 1981 and some Hard, Heavy & Hairy music that debuted that year.[radio rewind – 1981]
Van Halen – Unchained
That was brand new Van Halen single “Unchained” from their fourth studio album, Fair Warning. That unique sound you heard comes from the MXR M-117 flanger pedal.
Coming up is your headline minute followed by a cut from the new animated adult rock film Heavy Metal. Right now, be the 29th caller to win a pair of tickets to Raiders of the Lost Ark, the new movie by Star Wars creator George Lucas.
Right now it’s Rush with their newest about a modern day warrior. Here’s “Tom Sawyer.” You’re hearing it first on Hard, Heavy & Hair.
Rush – Tom Sawyer
Ozzy Osbourne – Over the Mountain
“Over the Mountain” from former Black Sabbath singer Ozzy Osbourne’s second solo album. That was Randy Rhoads on guitar.[news ticker]
It’s your headline minute.
The first mission of the NASA Space Shuttle was a success, with the shuttle Columbia carrying astronauts Robert Crippen and John Young into space and returning safely to earth after two days, six hours and twenty minutes.
In Vatican City, Pope John Paull the Second was shot multiple times but survived by an assassin Interpol says might have ties to the KGB.
The wedding of the century between Lady Diana Spencer and heir to the English Throne, Charles, Prince of Wales, will take place in July 29th of this year following the couple’s February engagement.[news ticker]
At the box office, Superman II and the Cannonball Run continue to draw crowds even as newcomer animated adult fantasy film Heavy Metal debuts. With a predictably hard and heavy soundtrack, the film is lead by this title track from former Montrose singer, Sammy Hagar, who is said to be shopping for a new record label.
Sammy Hagar – Heavy Metal
What a beautiful 1981 Spring day it is. Let’s go to the phones for…[END RADIO REWIND]
Whew! We’re back from that brief trip back in time to 1981. We’ll do another Radio Rewind coming up next hour when we’ll go back to 1989.
Let’s catch up to 2018 with Halestorm. This is “Do Not Disturb” on Hard, Heavy & Hair.
Halestorm – Do Not Disturb
Let’s transition to the second hour of the with a few tracks from one of my favorite Hard, Heavy & Hair shows of the last year. I’ll tell you about that show and who picked these songs after we hear from Def Leppard and My Darkest Days.
Def Leppard – Pour Some Sugar On Me (Remix)
My Darkest Days – Porn Star Dancing
This is the giant-sized special Hard, Heavy & Hair 200th Show. I’m your host Pariah Burke.
Anyone who has listened to Hard, Heavy & Hair before knows a few things about me. First, I drink like a fish, usually bourbon. I’m half done with the bottle of Weller Special Reserve bourbon I opened as the show began. Secondly, that I am a horn dog. And, thirdly, that I often drink and date at strip clubs. I’m in Portland, Oregon, after all, and we have more strip clubs per capita than any other state or city in North America. AND, our strip clubs are full-nude, full-bar.
Back on Hard, Heavy & Hair number 156 in June of 2018 the entire show was Songs to Strip To, As Chosen by Real Working Strippers. A bunch of friends of mine–exotic dancers–worked with me to build the show full of Hard Rock, Metal, and Glam songs they and their friends peeled to.
The two tracks you just heard–Def Leppard – Pour Some Sugar On Me (the remix version) and My Darkest Days – Porn Star Dancing–were two of those songs. So was this one, “Voodoo” from Godsmack.
GodSmack – Voodoo
Breaking Benjamin – Topless
“Topless” from Breaking Benjamin, which was chosen by a friend of mine who dances at the world-famous Mary’s Club in Portland.
I first heard Shaman’s Harvest’s cover of Michael Jackson’s “Dirty Diana” in a strip club. I was at the rail, where I always am, giving stage love, when a slender, heavily tattoos brunette with the sexiest, most graceful transitions I’d ever seen started her set to the song. That woman, using the stage name Treason, and I have been friends for a few years now, and I’ve never forgotten that first time I saw her dance, no matter how many times she’s danced for me since.
This is “Dirty Diana” by Missouri rockers Shaman’s Harvest.
Shaman’s Harvest – Dirty Diana
Warrant – Cherry Pie
The quintessential Hard, Heavy or Hairy song to strip to, Warrant’s “Cherry” pie closes out the set of songs to strip to as selected by my friends, real working strippers.
Coming up this hour is a trio of hard and heavy acts formed in Florida, some amazing cover songs, and maybe even that Hard, Heavy & Hairy tribute to the rock in the Avengers and the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.[Clip: Bonfire – Daytona Nights]
Let’s travel to Florida for a trio of songs celebrating the years I lived in Daytona Beach, riding Harleys, driving on the beach, banging spring breakers and jello wrestlers, and spinning Hard, Heavy & Hairy deep cuts in with the hits.
Let’s start with a music journalist who graduated from Broward Community College in Ft Lauderdale before forming his own band. Known then as Brian Warner, he’s better known to us now as Marilyn Manson.
Marilyn Manson – Rock Is Dead
Shinedown – 45
38 Special – Rockin’ Into the Night
Going old school on the last one with 38 Special. They formed in Jacksonville, Florida, home of the Jaguars NFL team, long before them team in 1974. “Rockin Into the Night” comes from their third album, released in ’79. It was originally written for Survivor, the band that did “Eye of the Tiger,” and was sung by 38 Special guitarist Don Barnes, as were most of the band’s hits throughout the 80s.
Ahead of 38 Special was “45” from Shinedown, also from Jacksonville, but formed 22 years later, in 2001. “45” reached the number 3 spot on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart in 2003 with a later acoustic version also doing quite well.
From Florida to Sweden, this is Ghost with “Rats,” the first single from last year’s Grammy-nominated Prequelle album that saw the band go in a new direction and gain mainstream success.
Ghost – Rats
A weekly feature of the Hard, Heavy & Hair Show is the Cover Song of the Week. Each week I play a Hard, Heavy or Hairy cover followed by the original recording of that song for comparison. Leading up to the Cover Song of the Week segment in the second hour of normal 2-hour shows, I drop clues and hints starting at Rock historian-minutia level and getting progressively easier. Listeners then guess from the clues the song being covered, the original recording artist, and the Hard, Heavy or Hairy artist doing the cover that week.
I’ve selected four of my favorite Cover Song of the Week cover songs from the last 100 shows.
I’ll play them all, starting with a song whose original dates back to 1938 but was best covered in ’77, Ram Jam’s rendition of “Black Betty.” After it you’ll hear Metallica covering Queen, Guns N Roses doing Clapton, and a Dio classic done by more of my fellow Bostonians, Killswitch Engage.
Ram Jam – Black Betty
Killswitch Engage – Holy Diver
This is the 200th Hard, Heavy & Hair Show and we’re celebrating with 3 full hours of Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, and Hair Bands from the 70s, 80s, 90s, 2000s, and 20-teens. I’m your host Pariah Burke.
Right now we’re in the middle of a block of four amazing covers from the last 100 episodes. First was Ram Jam with “Black Betty,” a Lead Belly original from more than 80 years ago in 1938. That was the Cover Song of the Week on Hard, Heavy & Hair 119. Then a Cover Song of the Week suggested by a friend of mine, Emilee K in Salem, Oregon, “Holy Diver” as done by Killswitch Engage.
Next is Metallica doing one of my favorite Queen covers, “Stone Cold Crazy,” which won a Grammy. The Queen version was less aggressive and more humorous than Metallica’s, and the song wasn’t, in fact, a Queen original. Freddie Mercury sang a version of it with his pre-Queen band Wreckage. Bringing it to Queen, though, Freddie and the entire band reworked it, which is why they share writing credits on the 1974 release. Music magazine Q described “Stone Cold Crazy” as quote “thrash metal before the term was invented”. End Quote. In 2009, it was named the 38th best hard rock song of all time by VH1. I’ll be playing the original on next week’s Hard, Heavy & Hair. For now, enjoy the Metallica cover.
Metallica – Stone Cold Crazy
Guns N’ Roses – Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door
Say what you want, but I like Guns N Roses version of “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door” better than Eric Clapton’s original.
Ready for another Radio Rewind? I just finished a bottle of bourbon, and as I open a second 5th of Weller Special Reserve Kentucky straight wheated bourbon it powers up my guitar- and bourbon-driven time machine. This time, let’s travel back to 1989. Keep your arms and legs inside the radio show at all times.[Radio Rewind] [Clip: Simpsons “Eat My Shorts”]
that’s right, poser! This is Hard, Heavy & Hair, and we don’t tolerate call-ins from Yuppie scumbags like you. Why? ‘Cause we’re the Youth! Gone! Wild!
Skid Row – Youth Gone Wild
Woo! Doesn’t that just stoke you up! That’s new band Skid Row kicking’ ass and takin’ names![Clip: They Live “I’ve come here to chew bubblegum”]
This is Poison’s latest off their second album, Open Up and Say Aah! available now at your local Sam Goody on cassette, vinyl, and the new Compact Disc format. This is “Every Rose Has Its Thorn.” Grab some tissues, babe.
Poison – Every Rose Has Its Thorn
Faith No More – Epic
Epic! And so is the name of the song. That was the new song from San Fran 5-piece Faith No More who previously gave us “We Care A Lot”.[clip “We Care A Lot”]
That’s enough of that. We’re ONLY doing brand new releases this hour.
Did you know famed Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham had a son? Gnarly! Well, did you know that said son, JASON Bonham, just started his own band?! And that that band is frickin’ wicked to the max?!
Check out this cut from their debut album dropped just this week. The LP is called The Disregard of Timekeeping, and this song is “Just Another Day” debuting for the first time anywhere right here on my show, Hard, Heavy & Hair! I’m Pariah Burke.
Bonham – Just Another Day
That is a bad new song from the band Bonham featuring John Bonham’s son Jason on drums.
Now the latest update on the Chinese student demonstration in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square. Tens of thousands of…[end Radio Rewind]
And we’re back to the present day with a 2018 song I didn’t initially like, but one that grew on me. This is “The Void” from Australian metallers Parkway Drive.
Parkway Drive – The Void
Coming up this hour is a musical tribute the Avengers and Marvel Movies, Bad Wolves and Diamante, AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, Night Ranger, Black N Blue, Red Fang, and more.
So far on this 200th Hard, Heavy & Hair Show I’ve played for you a trio of songs by bands from my home town of Boston and another trio from Florida, where I lived–specifically in Daytona Beach, then home of Bike Week, Spring Break, all night parties, and plenty of willing college girls. After Daytona started to become a country club for old men, I moved to the coolest city in North America, a place that has only gotten cooler with each passing year, Portland, Oregon.[Clip: “Portland” – Nerf Herder ]
Portland is the home to Tommy Thayer, lead guitar player, video editor, and songwriter for Kiss, but before Kiss, Tommy had another band, a band that is still here in Portland with my friend Brandon Cook now rocking the six-string. Brandon, Jaime St. James, Patrick Young, Pete Holmes, and Bob Capka are still playing shows like the M3 Festival, Hair in the Fair, and the Monsters of Rock Cruise with 80s Glam hits like this one, “Rock On.” This is Black ‘N Blue.
Black ‘n Blue – Rock on
While Night Ranger isn’t an Oregon band, Night Ranger drummer Kelly Keagy wrote the band’s biggest hit about his sister’s life in Southern, Oregon. Keagy also sang the song to his sister Christy. This is that song about an Oregon girl followed by more recent metal from another Portland-native band.
Night Ranger – Sister Christian
Red Fang – Prehistoric Dog
That was Red Fang with “Prehistoric Dog” from their self-titled 2009 debut album. Red Fang wraps up a trio of songs paying tribute to my current home, THE coolest city in North America, Portland, Oregon.[clip “Avengers Assemble”
Have you seen Avengers: End Game? Of course you have. Everyone has. A more appropriate question would be how many TIMES you’ve seen Avengers: End Game. The movie wraps up 11 years of Marvel Films, putting final chapters on the stories of Tony Stark aka Iron Man; Steve Rogers, Captain America; and the Thunder God, Thor.
Music played a big part in the Marvel movies, especially when Iron Man was on screen. Tony Stark often wore band t-shirts on camera, and who could forget that rousing heroic entrance made by Iron Man in that 2012 first Avengers film, saving Captain America and a group of German people from certain death at the hand of Loki? It was THIS song Tony blasted through the commandeered speakers of the Quinjet.
AC/DC – Shoot to Thrill
Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: End Game also united Earth’s Mightiest Heroes with the Guardians of the Galaxy, itself two films in, with their own amazing soundtracks of 70s Pop and Rock including this classic:[Clip – Hooked On a Feeling]
Just kidding! Great song, but definitely not one that should be played on ANY episode of Hard, Heavy & Hair, not even this giant-sized 200th issue. There isn’t even a good Hard, Heavy or Hairy cover version of “Hooked On A Feeling” to play for a Cover Song of the Week. I know. I’ve looked. But, if you’re interested, the version of “Hooked on a Feeling” we’re all familiar with, the one by Blue Swede, IS a cover, not the original. The original was by B.J. Thomas in ’68 and didn’t include the “ooga chaka” intro.
Where the Guardians of the Galaxy feature into this Hard, Heavy & Hair tribute to the Avengers is with a song that PREDATES the Guardians movies by nearly 20 years. On their 1995 album Dopes to Infinity, Stoner Metal pioneers Monster Magnet wrote a song about Star-Lord’s dad, then only a comic book character. This is “Ego, the Living Planet.”
Monster Magnet – Ego, the Living Planet
Led Zeppelin – Immigrant Song
Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song” played a pivotal musical role in the third Thor film, Thor: Ragnarok. You could hear a clip of the movie leading into the song before I mixed in the original and full Led Zeppelin track.
The entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, to date, began and ended with Tony Stark. It was 2008’s first Iron Man movie that officially launched the most famous and profitable movie shared universe no one–especially Batman and Superman studio Warner Bros–can seem to copy. Tony and Iron Man were the spine of the Avengers and the entire MCU for the last 11 years.
To close out the tribute to the end of the first saga of the franchise that entertained us for more than a decade (and hopefully for many more years to come), I’d like to play a song that is empathically NOT about the Marvel character, but one that HAS been in the movies, in trailers and the end credits of that universe-launching 2008 film. It’s a song we will forever associate with Tony Stark regardless of what Geezer Butler, Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, and Bill Ward intended. This. Is. Iron. Man.
Black Sabbath – Iron Man
Man! We’re almost to the end of this mega-sized, 3-hour long, 200th Hard, Heavy & Hair Show. What a long, strange trip it’s been.
I want to thank you for taking it with me. From the bottom of my heart, I want to thank each and every listener who tuned in to the Hard, Heavy & Hair Show these past years. THANK YOU. You–yes, YOU–you rock! Here’s to the NEXT 200 Hard, Heavy & Hairs!
My name is Pariah Burke. I’m the host and producer of the Hard, Heavy & Hair Show. As I often describe myself, I’m your hard talking, heavy drinking, hairball of a horny hedonist host.
Like the previous 100 shows, you can stream this 200th show 25 hours a day, 8 days a week, from the show’s website, PariahRocks.com, that’s P-A-R-I-A-H-R-O-C-K-S-dot com. You can stream it on your computer, phone, tablet, and Bluetooth-connected car radio if you missed any part of the last three hours or want to revisit them.
And remember: Patreon supporters can get the entire 200th episode as MUSIC-ONLY, no commentary from me, if you want to hear the music again and again after already absorbing all the trivia and banter you can stand.
We’ll be back on this station next week at the regular time for a normal TWO-hour Hard, Heavy & Hair Show, show number Two Hundred and One.
We’ve got time for just one more song, the final song of the 200th Hard, Heavy & Hair. It’s from another fellow Bostonian made good. Someone whom I first heard when she was only 17 and singing songs too sexy for her jailbait age. Now she’s matured–as a woman and musician–and is making it big in large part because of this duet. Here’s Diamanté with Bad Wolves singing “Hear Me Now.”
Bad Wolves – Hear Me Now (feat. Diamante)