- A musical true story about a plane trying to land in a blackout
- Shinedown tries old school music business tactics
- A melodic Hard Rock band formed at a birthday party
- A Metal song implicated in a real suicide
- Just who the hell is in Rough Cutt these days?!
- Bond. James Bond.
- A tragic concert accident
- New Crashdiet, BlackRain, Shinedown, Kobra and the Lotus, Platinum Overdose, and Warrior Soul
- Rare Hair from Rough Cutt
- Hits & Deep Cuts from Warrant, Metallica, Saxon, Bon Jovi, Ozzy, Diamante, Three Days Grace, Life of Agony, Shy, Cinderella, Electric Boys, Toothgrinder, BadName, Apocalyptic Lovers, and more!
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Transcript of the Show
This is the Hard, Heavy & Hair Show. It’s Only Rock N’ Roll, but I like it.
Shy – It’s Only Rock ‘N Roll
Shy with their 1994 cover of the Rolling Stones’ “It’s Only Rock N’ Roll.” On vocals was Tony Mills who also sang for TNT. Sadly, Tony passed on last week after losing a battle with cancer. He was 57 and leaves us with great music the song you just heard as well as more than three dozen albums he did solo and with Shy, TNT, Slam, Serpentine, and others.
I don’t want to start the show on a sad note, so I’ll tell you about this week’s show after I give you fuel, I give you fire, I give you that which you desire–Metallica.
Metallica – Fuel
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.
My name is Pariah Burke, and I’m your hard talking, heavy drinking, hairball of a horny hedonist host.
Thank you for joining me.
This week’s Hard, Heavy & Hair Show is a big one with new music by Shinedown, Crashdiet, BlackRain, Kobra and the Lotus, and more along with your favorite hits, deep cuts and rare you haven’t heard before, and, of course, the Cover Song of the Week. I’ll drop your first clue about that very soon, but not until after brand new Platinum Overdose and an Electric Boys favorite.
This is “Red Light Rhythm” from Platinum Overdose.
[Drop – Platinum Overdose]
Platinum Overdos – Red Light Rhythm
Electric Boys – All Lips ‘n’ Hips
“All Lips N’ Hips” from the Electric Boys.
Next, your first Cover Song of the Week clue, Warrant, Three Days Grace, Diamante, and BlackRain.
Three Days Grace – Riot [Explicit]
And start a riot they did on stage in Portland this past Saturday night. That was Three Days Grace who appeared along with Breaking Benjamin, Chevelle, Dorothy, and this next artist. I’ve been spinning Diamante’s music on the Hard, Heavy & Hair Show for the past three years and talking to the electric-blue-haired singer almost as long Twitter and Facebook. After her set Saturday I finally got to introduce myself in person and get a photo with her. She’s as nice as she is talented.
She played this next song during her short but house-shaking performance. Here’s Diamante’s latest, “When I’m Not Around.”
Diamante – When I’m Not Around
Ready for your first Cover Song of the Week clue?
The Cover Song of the Week original was written for a James Bond film, the first with Roger Moore in the titular role. In one weekend in 1973, the songwriter read the book on which the movie was based AND wrote the song. That original version spent three weeks in 1973 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the #2 spot while three different songs leap-frogged it into the #1 spot.
The first Cover Song of the Week clue is always the hardest, the one for hardcore Rock triviaists. More and easier clues later.
Right now it’s “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” by Warrant.
Warrant – Uncle Tom’s Cabin
BlackRain – Nobody Can Change
“Nobody Can Change” from BlackRain’s newly released album Dying Breed. The album is full of all new Sleaze Metal like that that sounds like it time jumped straight from the 80s Sunset Strip days. Pick it up on Steamhammer/SPV Records.
Rest your neck during this short break ’cause you’re going to be banging your head hard when we come back!
In April of 2018 Kobra Paige suggested she might be leaving the music business. As I reported to you back then, on Hard, Heavy & Hair Show no. 167, she tweeted, quote, “After 11 years, I’m starting to really believe this industry isn’t the one for me. I’m not quite done making music yet but we’ll see.” End quote.
She must have found her drive again, because last Friday she and her band Kobra and the Lotus released their 6th full-length album, Evolution. This next song is NOT one of the singles from that album. Instead, it’s a deep cut from Evolution you haven’t heard played on the radio anywhere before. This is the world premiere of “Wounds” from Kobra and the Lotus on Hard, Heavy & Hair. I’m Pariah Burke.
Kobra And The Lotus – Wounds
Toothgrinder – I Am
“I Am” from Toothgrinder following the world premiere of brand new Kobra and the Lotus.
From 2019 tunes let’s slide back in time to a pair of songs from 1986.
This next band has had almost as many lineup changes as Whitesnake. In fact, they’ve changed lineups so many times in the last year alone that I’m not entirely sure who’s in the band any more! I know Chris Hager and Dave Alford are still in Rough Cutt, and I think Paul Shortino is still singing for them, as he has been since 2000, and the Loyal Order’s Jeff Buehner just joined as the second guitarist, I think. Sean McNabb is still on bass, I hear, but Carlos Cavazo is out (again). Whatever the final lineup shakes out to be, Rough Cutt is working on new music. They’re also opening for LA Guns and Junkyard here in Portland on November 29th at the Bossanova Ballroom with possibly more dates to be added.
Reaching back to Rough Cutt’s 1986 second album Wants You, this is “You Wanna Be a Star” followed by Cinderella, also from 1986.
Rough Cutt – You Wanna Be a Star
Cinderella – Somebody Save Me
Cinderella, “Somebody Save Me”.
Here’s your second Cover Song of the Week clue.
The Cover Song of the Week original was written by a member of the most famous quartet in Rock N Roll. If you listened to last week’s Hard, Heavy & Hair Show, you may recognize that description. He wrote and performed the song after the momentous breakup of that foursome.
The cover that is the Cover Song of the Week was recorded two decades later by a band that also shocked the world with its breakup. Unlike the original band, however, the covering band has recently gotten back together and is about to release new music.
More clues later.
Coming up in the second hour of the Hard, Heavy & Hair Show:
A stage-diving accident that killed a fan
A Metal song implicated in a real suicide
A band trying old school music business tactics to succeed
and A melodic Hard Rock band formed at a birthday party
Artists used to release one or two singles in advance of an album, then make the album available for sale, and then ride for the next year or two on additional singles from the album. That methodology has pretty much reversed in the age of streaming. Now, it’s all about pre-orders. You drop most if not all of your singles BEFORE the album comes out, building up the pre-orders, because in most cases, album sales to drop to near nothing the week after release.
Shinedown, however, is trying to make a go of doing things the older way. A year and a half after the Attention Attention concept LP came out–back in March 2018–they’re still releasing singles. The title track, “Attention, Attention,” is the brand new single from Shinedown. Here it is.
Shinedown – Attention Attention
Crashdiet – Stop Weirding Me Out
From the new Crashdiet LP Rust, that was deep cut “Stop Weirding Me Out” aired for the first time on radio right here on Hard, Heavy & Hair. The album is out now on Diet Records in Scandinavia and Frontiers Music SRL everywhere else.
Speaking of Scandinavia, this next classic Metal song from 1980 tells the true story about a 1965 Scandinavian Airlines flight coming in for a landing during a blackout, with no landing lights, no radio, and with terrified crew and passengers. Although Saxon sings about Flight 101, it just rhymes better than the actual flight number, which was Flight 911. The actual plane also was much smaller than a 747, carrying only 89 passengers plus crew.
On November 9th, 1965, at about 5:16 in the evening, a power failure in Niagara Falls blacked out the entire Eastern seaboard and large portions of Canada and the United States, including New York, where Scandinavian Airlines 911 was trying to land at JFK airport. Fortunately, the flight landed safely despite the darkness and radio silence from JFK’s control tower.
Still, the incident captured the imagination of Saxon frontman Biff Byford. He wondered about the people onboard, how they might react in that moment, how they might turn to each other for comfort. His musings resulted in one of Saxon’s most memorable songs. This is “747 (Strangers in the Night).”
Saxon – 747 (Strangers in the Night)
Van Halen – Eruption
Van Halen’s short but sweet “Eruptioin” following Saxon’s “747 (Strangers in the Night),” a song telling the true story of a real near disaster.
The Cover Song of the Week is right around the corner. So is Bon Jovi, Warrior Soul, Queensryche, Ozzy, and more.
We all know there are plenty of bands still playing together with members in their 50s, but sometimes musicians who have never played together start up something new in their 50s, too. That’s the case with new Finnish Hard Rock band BadName. Kari Haajanen jammed with some old friends at his 50th birthday party and couldn’t get the idea out of his head that they played well together and should do it more regularly. He also recognized that Blues-influenced, Classic Rock-flavored melodic Hard Rock isn’t as common in Finland as it is in the US, Canada, UK, and other parts of the world.
BadName was born.
Their self-released LP asks the musical question Are You Ready for Me? Have a listen to their song “Rusty Nails” and YOU answer the question: Are we ready for BadName?
BadName – Rusty Nails
LA Guns – Rip and Tear
Apocalyptic Lovers – Dying Day
That was “Dying Day” from my good friends in Apocalyptic Lovers following LA Guns with “Rip and Tear,” the first single released from their sophomore record, ’89’s Cocked & Loaded, which turned 30 years old August 22nd.
We’ll be right back.
Welcome back. From the dream team of 80s songwriting–Desmond Child, Richie Sambora, and Jon Bon Jovi–this is a potion that can cure your disease. It’s “Bad Medicine” from Bon Jovi.
Bon Jovi – Bad Medicine
Ready for another Cover Song of the Week clue?
The Cover Song of the Week was released on a momentous day. It was September 17th, 1991, when the world’s biggest Rock band released their much anticipated third AND fourth studio albums simultaneously. If you were a fan of Hard Rock, Metal, or Hair back in ’91, you might have stood in line to be one of the first to buy the two Use Your Illusion albums, as I was. The Cover Song of the Week comes from Use Your Illusion One.
Here’s a bonus clue: Shannon Hoon from Blind Melon sang backup on the Cover Song of the Week.
Good luck guessing!
Life of Agony is an Alternative Metal group that started in 1989 and still going with an upcoming Napalm Records release titled the Sound of Scars. It’s something the band knows a little about.
Back in 1995, while they were playing live, a fan climbed on stage and dove off to his death. The fan was trying to stage dive into the crowd, but it went horribly wrong. Although no one was officially charged in the incident, Life of Agony still try to calm mosh pits between their songs. The tactic has kept their fans safe ever since–except for the usual black eyes, fat lips, and bloody noses that we all WANT from mosh pits.
Here’s Life of Agony with their newest song, “Lay Down,” followed by new Warrior Soul.
Life of Agony – Lay Down
Warrior Soul – The Losers
New Warrior Soul, “The Losers” there. The Cover Song of the Week is next.
Think you guessed the Cover Song of the Week, the artist doing the cover, and the original recording artist?
The song was originally written for the 1973 James Bond film of the same name. After reading the novel from which the film was made in one night, then composing the song the next day, Paul McCartney and his band Wings are the original recording artist of “Live and Let Die.”
The cover version, featuring backing vocals by Blind Melon’s Shannon Moon, was done by Guns N Roses for their 1991 Use Your Illusion One album. It was also the second single from the album, one of four singles released from the double album set.
Here’s G N R’s cover followed by the original by Wings. This is “Live and Let Die,” the Hard, Heavy & Hair Cover Song of the Week.
Guns N’ Roses – Live and Let Die
Wings – Live and Let Die
That was “Live and Let Die”, the Hard, Heavy & Hair Cover Song of the Week, originally by Wings, following the cover by Guns N’ Roses.
Here’s classic Queensryche “Best I Can.”
Queensrÿche – Best I Can
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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.
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Ozzy Osbourne – Suicide Solution