- New Steelcity, Hellyeah, and Tom Keifer from Cinderella
- Rare Hair from White Window and Kingdom Come
- Chart-Climbers by I Prevail and Five Finger Death Punch with Kenny Wayne Shepherd
- Hits & Deep Cuts from Steelheart, Whitesnake, Indianhead, Stryper, Every Mother’s Nightmare, Ugly Kid Joe, Crobot, Ratt, Motley Crue, and more
- The last Cruel Crue Summer in the Year of The Dirt
- A very unusual dedication
- New female-fronted Swedish Metal
- A band called ugly, scary even by Heavy Metal standards
- Rare hair from Melbourne, Australia
- A band quietly getting on with being excellent
- A Cover Song of the Week of a song by an 18-time Grammy winner
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Cover Song of the Week
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Transcript of the Show
This is the Hard, Heavy & Hair Show.
Don’t need a ticket, only place in town
That’ll take you up to heaven and never bring you down
Starting with classic Def Leppard, “Rock! Rock! (Til You Drop)”.
Def Leppard – Rock! Rock! (Till You Drop)
Welcome to the Hard, Heavy & Hair Show, your weekly dose of Hard Rock, Metal, and Hair Bands from the 70s, 80s, 90s, 2000s, and 20-teens, including the latest new releases, your old favorites, and deep cuts and rare hair that slipped through the cracks of mainstream radio.
My name is Pariah Burke, and I’m your hard talking, heavy drinking, hairball of a horny hedonist host on this Hard, Heavy, and Hairy journey.
Thank you for joining me.
On this final week of summer show I’ve got for you
New Steelcity, Hellyeah, and Tom Keifer from Cinderella
Rare Hair from White Window and Kingdom Come
Chart-Climbers by I Prevail and Five Finger Death Punch with Kenny Wayne Shepherd
Hits & Deep Cuts from Steelheart, Whitesnake, Indianhead, Stryper, Every Mother’s Nightmare, Ugly Kid Joe, Crobot, Ratt, Motley Crue, and more
The last Cruel Crue Summer in the Year of The Dirt
A very unusual dedication
New female-fronted swedish metal
A band called ugly, scary even by Heavy Metal standards
Rare hair from Melbourne, Australia
A band quietly getting on with being excellent
A Cover Song of the Week of a song by an 18-time Grammy winner
Why don’t we get back to the music with something new? This is brand new Hellyeah from their upcoming album Welcome Home. That LP, the last one founding member, drummer Vinnie Paul recorded before his death in June last year, will be out September 27th. This is “Perfect” on Hard, Heavy & Hair.
Hellyeah – Perfect
Every Mother’s Nightmare – Southern Way
Every Mother’s Nightmare with their latest single. “Southern Way” originally appeared on 2001’s Back Traxx LP released by Perris Records, but that album was reissued this year by HighVolMusic. Remastered by Bill Chavis, the 2019 Backtraxx includes bonus tracks not available on the 2001 album. “Southern Way” is the first single from the 2019 version of EMN’s album.
Ready for your first Cover Song of the Week clue?
The Cover Song of the Week original was written around 1953 by R&B singer Don Covay. Covay was NOT the first to record the song, though he later put a version on wax that was nowhere near as successful as the original you’ll here later in the show. The original recording artist of the Cover Song of the Week released it in 1967, on an album that is legendary for its emotion as it was recorded while the female singer worked to end her physically abusive marriage. She would go on to win a Grammy for the song in 1969.
The first clue is always the hardest. They get easier as we go along.
Here’s a song you may not have heard in a while. Remember this?
Ugly Kid Joe – Everything About You
Ugly Kid Joe and “Everything About You”. Next up is Ratt along with Whitesnake, 5FDP, and maybe something brand new from brand new coming out of Ohio.
I’m Pariah Burke. I’ll be right back.
This is Hard, Heavy & Hair with me, Pariah Burke.
There are a couple of requests on this week’s show, including a dedication to someone I thought I’d NEVER serve a dedication to on this show. That one’s coming up. Right now is a request from Black N’ Blue guitarist Brandon Cook for a song from the 8-times Platinum 1987 Whitesnake album. This is “Crying in the Rain.”
Whitesnake – Crying in the Rain
Ratt – One Step Away
From Detonator that was “One Step Away” by Ratt following Whitesnake by request.
If you want to feel old, that Whitesnake album turned 30 TWO YEARS AGO. The followup to it, Whitensnake’s third consecutive platinum album, 1989’s Slip of the Tongue, turns 30 in November. In October, Rhino Records will be putting out a 30th Anniversary box set of the record that gave hits like “Fool For Your Loving” and “The Deeper the Love”. Following the lead of such bands as Guns N Roses, the Slip Of The Tongue: 30th Anniversary Edition will be available October 4th in multiple editions. First, in a gargantuan 6-disc boxed set that includes the remastered album, a CD and a DVD of Whitensake’s 1990 Monsters of Rock performance, bonus tracks, unreleased studio recordings, and more plus a 60-page hardcover book of Whitesnake memorabilia. That will set you back 75 dollars. For another 10 bucks you can get the limited edition lithograph signed by David Coverdale himself, but only from Rhino.com.
If the boxed set is too much Coverdale for you, there will also be a 25-dollar double-CD Deluxe Edition and a single-disc for $9.98 with the remastered Slip of the Tongue plus single B-sides and alternate recordings. You can also buy digital downloads of the music if plastic disks of any size are too antiquated for you.
Now that you feel old thinking about the 30th anniversary of yet another 1989 album, why don’t we restore a little youth with the current generation of rockers? This is Crobot’s with “Low Life”.
Crobot – Low Life
“Low Life” from Crobot’s 2019 Motherbrain LP on Mascot records.
Cruel Crue Summer and brand new Tom Keifer is next. We’ll be right back.
I’m Pariah Burke. I’ve got brand new Tom Keifer for you, but first, we say goodbye to a very popular feature of the show.
After many false starts and years of effort, in partnership with Netflix, Motley Crue was finally able to bring their biopic The Dirt to the world. That makes 2019 the Year of The Dirt. To celebrate the movie, new music by the Crue, and a whole new generation discovering the music Vince, Nikki, Tommy, and Mick have been making since 1981, I created a few feature of the Hard, Heavy & Hair Show called Cruel Crue Summer.
Every week this summer I played for you two back-to-back Crue songs–one Motley masterpiece and one rare or deep Crue cut. I received thousands of emails, tweets, and even, believe it or not, a handful of actual paper letters from listeners telling me how much they loved Cruel Crue Summer.
Alas, even though Hard, Heavy & Hair will be back next week and every week after with new shows, this is the last show of the Summer. Labor Day is in a few days, and that marks the official end to the Summer season, and also, to Cruel Crue Summer–at least for the year. We’ll see if the feature returns next year.
So here’s your last Cruel Crue Summer, starting with the Motley Crue single we all thought was the last we’d ever get–and were happy to be wrong about. Released in January 2015 as the Crue embarked on their final tour, signed in a compact of blood, this is “All Bad Things.”
Mötley Crüe – All Bad Things
Mötley Crüe – Home Sweet Home (Live)
I know: This is the last Cruel Crue Summer, and there’s no better way to end it than with “Home Sweet Home,” the last song the Crue ever played on stage together. That was, in fact, the live recording of the guys playing their last song ever together on stage, New Year’s Eve, 2015, in Los Angeles.
The entire concert is available as the live album The End: Live in Los Angeles, if you want to relieve that momentous and pretty damn sad moment in Rock N Roll history.
Will Cruel Crue Summer be back next year, in the summer of 2020? That’s up to you. Tell me what you think of the feature by visiting the Hard, Heavy & Hair Facebook fan page, or by sending me a tweet @PariahRocks.
Ready for some brand new Tom Keifer? Here’s former Cinderella frontman Tom Keifer with “Death of Me” on Hard, Heavy & Hair.
Tom Keifer – The Death Of Me
LIV SIN – Blood Moon Fever
Female-fronted Swedish melodic Metal band Liv Sin from their upcoming Despotz Records album Burning Sermons. I’ve been listening to an advanced copy of the album, and I’m enjoying the mix of riffs, melody, and classic Metal influences. Liv Sin’s Burning Sermons will be out September 6th.
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I’m Pariah Burke and you’re listening to the Hard, Heavy & Hair Show. This is the Yellow and Black Attack leading us into Indianhead. It’s Stryper shouting “To Hell with the Devil”.
Stryper – To Hell With the Devil
Indianhead – Carry the Weight
Anthemic “Carry the Weight” from trio Indianhead.
It’s time for another Cover Song of the Week clue.
The Cover Song of the Week was the first big hit for the covering band in 1989, which came from their Bob Rock-produced, self-titled debut album on Geffen Records the following year. Despite the album’s pedigree and quality, and despite opening for Kiss on tour, this band couldn’t get much play for their music videos on MTV. According to AllMusic.com, the reason was because the band doing the Cover Song of the Week this week was, quote, “Ugly. Scary even by heavy metal standards. Looking like a gang of Hell’s Angels.”
It was image the lead singer embraced in a cameo the next year in 1991’s Terminator 2: Judgement Day. The singer, who later fronted the Four Horsemen band, played the biker Schwarzenegger throws through the window near the beginning of the film.
Who was the not-so-photogenic late-80s Glam band fronted by the same singer as the band that gave us this song?
If you’re still stumped, the third Cover Song of the Week clue should make things much easier.
In the meantime, speaking of Terminator 2: Judgement Day, this is Guns N Roses from the soundtrack to that film 1991. “You Could Be Mine.”
Guns N’ Roses – You Could Be Mine
The Cover Song of the Week is in our near future, as is your third and much easier clue. So is new Steelcity, Theory of a Deadman, Steelheart, Scorpions, 5FDP, and more.
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Holding steady for another week at number 3 on the Mainstream Rock Chart, this is I Prevail with “Breaking Down.”
I Prevail – Breaking Down (Radio Mix)
Merryweather Stark – Rockers Lament
“Rockers Lament” from the 2018 Grooveyard Records LP Carved in Rock, that was Merryweather / Stark, the partnership of Neil Merryweather and Janne Stark. If those names sound familiar to you, they should. Janne Stark is a Swedish guitarist who has placed with Locomotive Breath and Overdrive, while Neil Merryweather–whom you just heard singing and playing bass–has recorded and performed with Lita Ford, Steve Miller, Billy Joel, and Rick James.
[Clip – I’m Rick James, Bitch]
And this, is Kingdom Come
[Clip – Bitch]
“Blood on the Land”.
Kingdom Come – Blood On The Land
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I have a unique dedication here. It’s unique, because it’s a dedication to ME from a listener.
A few weeks ago you may remember me mentioning on the air that I suffered a herniated disc during some rather acrobatic sex. If you’ve never had a bulging disc, it hurts like hell, let me tell you.
Well, the Hard, Heavy & Hair Show has a Number 1 fan. Her name is Jessica Frehley. No, she wasn’t involved at the time of injury. But she did send me an email. Jessica wrote:
“I’m so sorry to hear about the herniated disk, but i’m glad to hear that you’re healing up good and on the road to recovery and getting back to your hard partying self. I know you’ll be there in no time and you’ll be as good as new. I’m dedicating Steelheart “Rock’n Roll (I Just Wanna)” to you as a toast for all you do on the Hard, Heavy & Hair Show. Thank you! Get better soon!”
Wow! Thank YOU, Jessica. I’m getting better. I’m off the steroids, so I can drink again–I’ve got maybe three fingers bourbon left in the Gentleman Jack metric 5th I opened at the top of show–and I can engage in sex again, too, as long as I stick to standard positions for the moment. I sincerely appreciate your concern. Thank you. And I’m grateful for the dedication. I have to say, this is the first time I’ve ever had anyone dedicate a song to me on my own show, and it feels pretty nice. You got me all warm and gooey inside.
So here it is, Steelheart, “Rock N Roll (I Just Wanna),” by request from my number 1 fan, Jessica Frehley, and dedicated to me. I’m going to pop off my headset, route the music through the studio speakers, and just sit back and enjoy this song. Thank you, Jessica.
Steelheart – Rock’n Roll (I Just Wanna)
White Widdow – Tokyo Rain
Rare hair from Melbourne, Australia Melodic Hard Rockers. That’s the song “Tokyo Rain” from White Widdow–Widdow with two Ds for some reason–from their 2010 self-titled debut album on AOR Heaven records. Since that debut album, the band has released three more LPs. Powerplay Magazine rated them 9 out of 10 and said, quote, “White Widdow is a band quietly getting on with being excellent.” End quote. High praise!
Brand new Steelcity.
Steelcity – A Little Love
That’s me giving my friends in Steelcity a little love for their new song, “A Little Love.”
I’ll have you final Cover Song of the Week clue right after this.
We’re almost to the Cover Song of the Week. Just one more clue and two more songs
…one more song.
The first two Cover Song of the Week clues were a little tough for the average music listener. But, if you were a fan of Hard Rock and Glam in the late-80s, you probably already figured out the Cover Song of the Week and the artist doing it–the song was their first big hit in ’89. It’s a band who shares its name with the third-largest pizza chain in the United States, one that also has locations in Asia, the Middle East, Australia, Canada, the Caribbean, and Latin America.
[Clip: Pizza, Pizza]
And, if your head is full of 50s and 60s music trivia, you probably already guessed that the original recording artist is the Queen of Soul.
So now that leaves the song. What IS the Cover Song of the Week?
Maybe these lyrics will help:
You told me to leave you alone
My father said, “Come on home”
My doctor said, “Take it easy”
Oh but your lovin’ is much too strong
How do you think you did guessing the Cover Song of the Week, the band doing the cover, or the original recording artist?
Debuting in 1989 but being a little too scary looking for the comfort of MTV programmers, Glam rocker Little Caeser had a hit with their cover of “Chain of Fools,” but it was short-lived. Without music video exposure, Little Caesar disappeared as suddenly as they appeared.
Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, originally recorded Don Covay’s song in 1967. Two years later, with the second ever awarded Best Female R&B Vocal Performance Grammy, she won the first of her 18 career Grammies with “Chain of Fools,” a song with a whopping cover count of more than 75 different versions!
Here’s Little Caesar with their 1988 version followed by the original by the Queen of Soul herself.
Little Caesar – Chain of Fools
Aretha Franklin – Chain of Fools
That was “Chain of Fools”, the Hard, Heavy & Hair Cover Song of the Week. That was the original version by Aretha Franklin following the 1988 cover by too-scary-for-Metal rockers Little Caesar.
On it’s way down the Mainstream Rock Chart from number 1, this Brantley Gilbert, Queen’s Brian May, and original songwriter and recording artist Kenny Wayne Shepherd helping out Five Finger Death Punch on their cover of Shepherd’s “Blue on Black.”
Five Finger Death Punch – Blue on Black (feat. Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Brantley Gilbert & Brian May)
You’re listening to the Hard, Heavy & Hair Show, show number 215, titled “Summer’s End.”
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My name is Pariah Burke, I’m your hard talking, heavy drinking, hairball of a horny host and producer. Thank you for joining me for this week’s Hard, Heavy & Hair Show.
I’ll see you back here on this station next week for another all new Hard, Heavy & Hair. I’m Pariah Burke. Thank you for tuning in. Theory of a Deadman is going to play us out with “End of the Summer,” the last song of the summer on this last Hard, Heavy & Hair show of the summer.
Theory of a Deadman – End of the Summer