- New Royal Bliss, Eclipse, Platinum Overdose, the Cold Stares, Flying Colors, Sin MG, and the 2019 remaster of a Whitesnake classic
- Rare Hair from a one-off album by supergroup Murderer’s Row
- Hits & Deep Cuts from Motley Crue, Godsmack, Ratt, Europe, Strong Like Bull, Black Sabbath, the Scorpions, Poison, AC/DC, the BulletBoys, Stepchild, and more!
- A record set this week: the first unsigned band to ever reach number one on the Billboard charts!
- Visit Stepchild’s Facebook fan page
- Get the Murderer’s Row album remaster
- Get Eclipse’s new album Paradigm on Apple Music/iTunes or on Amazon
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Cover Song of the Week
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Transcript of the Show
Welcome to the show! We’re going to have a good time! A real damn good time. Starting with “Good Time” from Strong Like Bull.
Strong Like Bull – Good Time
Gonna drink whiskey and have a good time. Hell, yeah! If you’re not driving, join me as I pour three fingers of whiskey. Today, I’m drinking a sweet, buttery one–I.W. Harper straight bourbon.
Mmm. Good stuff.
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.
Coming up this hour I’ve got for you new music, old favorites, deep cuts, some exciting Dokken and Lynch Mob news, and more.
Let your hair down, it’s Firehouse and Ratt. First is “Shake & Tumble.”
FireHouse – Shake & Tumble
Ratt – Wanted Man
From the best-selling Ratt album of all time, 1984’s Out of the Cellar, that was “Wanted Man.”
Straight from Chicago, this Alternative Metal band Sin MG with “Light” on Hard, Heavy & Hair.
Sin MG – Light
We have to take a minute to hear from the people covering the cost of my booze and lap dances this week.
When we come back I’ll have for your first Cover Song of the Week clue and tracks by XXX, YYY, and ZZZ, and news about Dokken and Lynch Mob. Be right back.
In an interview on Sunday with Talking Shred, George Lynch announced that there IS a Dokken and Lynch Mob tour in the works. It’ll feature the current Dokken lineup of Don, Wild Mick Brown, Jon Levin, and Chris McCarvill without George. George WILL play with Lynch Mob, of course, but he expects to close the Dokken/Lynch Mob performances by coming back out and doing a few Dokken songs with Don.
Lynch Mob is also nearly done with their next record, he said. The current lineup of Lynch Mob is George Lynch, Sean McNabb on bass, and Andrew Freeman singing because Oni Logan’s freewheeling style doesn’t fit with Lynch Mob’s recording and touring schedule. You might have seen Andrew fronting Lynch Mob on tour, but this will be first album featuring his vocals. On drums is Jimmy D’Anda, who used to be in another band you’ve heard of. It’s the one doing the Cover Song of the Week. A sneaky hint there.
I’ll get you your first OFFICIAL Cover Song of the Week clue after Dokken and Poison, starting with “Just Got Lucky.”
Dokken – Just Got Lucky
Poison – Ride the Wind
“Ride the Wind” from Poison’s Flesh & Blood LP.
In just a minute I’ve got Godsmack and a brand new Royal Bliss single for you. Before that, you need your first official Cover Song of the Week clue.
Remember: The first clue is always the hardest, though it’s technically your second clue as I dropped a pretty big hint just a few minutes ago.
The Platinum-selling band doing the Cover Song of the Week was formed in Los Angeles in 1986 by former members of Ratt and King Kobra. Their 1988 self-titled debut album was an instant success with the four-piece band’s brand of Bluesy Hard Rock coupled with Glam looks and an animated, bleached blonde, pretty boy frontman often compared to David Lee Roth. Over the years, that frontman has been the only original member to remain, with a revolving door of members including Steven Adler, DJ Ashba, and 5FDP’s Jason Hook.
More and easier clues later.
This is brand new Royal Bliss, “Paranoid” on Hard, Heavy & Hair.
Royal Bliss – Paranoid
Godsmack – Livin’ in Sin
“Livin’ in Sin” from Godsmack IV.
The Hard, Heavy & Hair Show will be right back with more Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, and Hair Bands than you can shake a drumstick at.
Welcome back. I dare you to not pump your fist or horns in the air to this one!
Mötley Crüe – Shout at the Devil
“Shout at the Devil” from the Crue, a song also included in the all-music, no-talk A Hard, Heavy & Hairy Halloween special now streaming from PariahRocks.com. A Hard, Heavy & Hairy Halloween is 8 hours of no-repeat Halloween Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, and Hair Bands streaming on-demand in four 2-hour segments that you can blast at your Halloween party, from your front porch, or just to put you in the right mood all October long. Just hit play on PariahRocks.com or by looking for A Hard, Heavy & Hairy Halloween on the MixCloud mobile app.
Let’s follow shouting at the Devil with a little Dio-era Black Sabbath. This is “Heaven and Hell.”
Black Sabbath – Heaven and Hell
The Cold Stares – Into Black
And THAT, going through the gates of Hell, was new The Cold Stares, a track titled “Into Black.”
This next song you heard me debut on Hard, Heavy & Hair number 208 back in July. Last week, Sirius XM aired the track in an Octane test drive. Once again, from Portland, Oregon, this is Veio with “Flare of Defiance” on the Hard, Heavy & Hair Show. I’m Pariah Burke.
Veio – Flare of Defiance [Single Version]
Coming up in the next hour is a new 2019 remaster of a 1989 Whitesnake hit, new Eclipse and Platinum Overdrive, the first unsigned Hard Rock band to top the Billboard charts without a major label, the Cover Song of the Week, and plenty more.
Hard, Heavy & Hair will be right back.
This next artist set a Rock N Roll record this week. They’re the first unsigned band to land the the Number One spot on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart. If you’re in a band and thinking you’ll never make it without a label, think again. Dirty Honey’s “When I’m Gone” has spent 21 weeks on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart so far, and this week they climbed to the most coveted spot, all by doing it themselves, without a label backing them.
Here’s the week’s number 1 Rock song, the Bluesy, gritty “When I’m Gone” from Dirty Honey.
Dirty Honey – When I’m Gone
Here’s another Cover Song of the Week clue.
The Cover Song of the Week original has a few historical notes. First, it was a hit by itself when released in 1973 by an R&B trio that later gave the world the first Disco hit, “Love Train.” Donald Trump, prior to becoming President of the United States, became associated with both “Love Train” and the Cover Song of the Week original. His 2016 campaign used “Love Train” at the Republican Convention, which upset the group and caused them to denounce Trump. Prior to that, the same R&B trio’s song–the Cover Song of the Week original–was used as the theme song for Trump’s TV Show, NBC’s The Apprentice.
Remember that show? Do you remember the very catchy Rhythm and Blues theme song? That’s the Cover Song of the Week.
Think about it during this triple-shot of tracks ending with a brand new release from Mike Portnoy-anchored supergroup Flying Colors.
AC/DC – You Shook Me All Night Long
Europe – Carrie
Flying Colors – The Loss Inside
Brand new track “The Loss Inside” from the Flying Colors supergroup comprising Mike Portnoy, Casey McPherson, and Neal and Steve Morse.
Before that was Europe with their sweet, 1986 power ballad “Carrie” and AC/DC “You Shook Me All Night Long.”
We’ll be right back after this.
Here’s another 3-song block with the Scorpions and Kix and ending with a newer band you should really pay attention to. First up is “I CAn’t Explain” by the Scorpions.
Scorpions – Can’t Explain
Kix – Scarlet Fever
Stepchild – Cruel Cruel World
That was Stepchild, an up and coming band out of Laguna Beach, with “Cruel Cruel World.” A little Ronnie James Dio in Kevin Jone’s vocals there. If you’d like to find out more about Stepchild, hit the show notes for this, show number 221, on PariahRocks.com. I’ve linked to the band’s Facebook fan page.
Before Stepchild was Kix and “Scarlet Fever” off ’85’s Midnight Dynamite record.
We’ll be right back with rare hair from a supergroup you probably never heard of and more.
I’m Pariah Burke. Have you ever heard of a band called Murderer’s Row?
Sharing a name with the teams of the late-1920s New York Yankees, Murderer’s Row was a one-and-done supergroup. When vocalist Graham Bonnet quit and effectively ended the supergroup Blackthorne in the mid-90s, the remaining members formed Murderer’s Row with a new vocalist. It was Bob Kulick who played guitar for WASP, Kiss, Loud Reed, and pretty much everybody else when they needed an extra six strings; Chuck Wright of House of Lords; Giuffria vocalist David Glen Eisley; and, on drums, Hurricane’s Jay Schellen replacing Frankie Banali before recording Murderer’s Row’s first and only album.
That one and only album is incredibly hard to find. It’s just been remastered for 2019, but even THAT is hard to find. If you like this next song, “India,” hit the show notes on PariahRocks.com for a link to where you can get it. This is Murderer’s Row.
*** Murderer’s Row – India
Ready for more old-is-new music?
With next month marking the 30th anniversary of Whitesnake’s Slip of the Tongue LP, the record has been remastered and re-released (again). You may recall the 20th Anniversary remaster in 2009. This 2019 version DOES have different mixes than the 2009 version. Here’s one of them, the 2019 remaster version of 1989 power ballad hit “The Deeper the Love.”
Whitesnake – The Deeper The Love (2019 Remaster)
Eclipse – The Masquerade
That was brand new Eclipse, “The Masquerade.” Eclipse’s new album Paradigm comes out October 11th. I got an advanced copy, and I can’t stop listening to it. I’m a big fan of Eclipse, and this record is their best to date. Without a single skippable track on the disc. Check it out.
The Cover Song of the Week is right around the corner, which means it’s time for your third and final clue.
I told you the covering artist dropped their self-titled debut album in 1988. The Cover Song of the Week was the first single they released, though it’s the album’s second single that caught everyone’s attention. That second single is about… Well, let’s be honest: It’s a song about my favorite activity. It even beats playing music and drinking. Which is why I get in so much trouble with husbands, fathers, and BEING an unexpected father.
That other single began like this:
[Clip – Smooth Up In Ya]
You know who that band is. What was their other big single from the album that gave us that song?
The answer coming up right after these messages.
The Cover Song of the Week original is one of my favorite 70s Funk songs. Part of the reason for that is the really cool bass line, achieved by using a wah-wah with the bass and then recording that through an Eventide phaser. The song also used a Jimmy Page trick wherein a reversed echo of the background vocals precedes the vocal.
It’s a unique and musically sophisticated song with a timeless message often misinterpreted as a celebration of the pursuit of money. If you actually listen to the lyrics of “For the Love of Money,” the meaning is clear–the pursuit of money is the road to ruin.
The original artist is the O’Jays, a trio that helped define the Philadelphia Soul sound and, for good or ill, gave the world the first hit of Disco.
The song’s chorus was used as the theme song for NBC’s reality show The Apprentice starring a pre-politics Donald Trump.
Before that, in 1988, a cover of “For the Love of Money” was the first single from the BulletBoys self-titled debut album. Here they are, the BulletyBoys doing the Hard, Heavy & Hair Cover Song of the Week, “For the Love of Money,” followed immediately by the O’Jays’ original.
BulletBoys – For the Love of Money
The O’Jays – For the Love of Money
“For the Love of Money,” the Hard, Heavy & Hair Cover Song of the Week. That was the original version by the O’Jays following the 1988 cover by the BulletBoys.
Here’s another brand new song–Platinum Overdose’s latest, “Pretty & Punk.”
Platinum Overdose – Pretty & Punk
Yes they are. Platinum Overdose’s image and marketing is as polished as their Glam and Melodic Hard Rock songs.
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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In one of the Cover Song of the Week clues earlier in the show I played a clip of the BulletBoys “Smooth Up In Ya.” As your sister and girlfriend can tell you, I like to tease. But I never tease and then leave you unsatisfied. So that song about my favorite activity is going to play us out.
You should listen to their whole 1988 debut album. There’s another song on there that talks directly about my most practiced and always complimented talent. It’s called “Kissin’ Kitty.” F#9
[Second Voice] Huh?
[Second Voice] “Kissin’ Kitty.”
[Second Voice] Oh my god, yes, you are very, very, REALLY good at that, Pariah.
See? There you go. Oh. You thought I was alone in the studio this week? Hehehe Why do you think radio personalities play 3-song blocks? 12 to 15 minute blocks with the mic off are great for a little foreplay and a warmup O or two.
I’m Pariah Burke. I’ll see you next week for another all new Hard, Heavy & Hair. This is “Smooth Up in Ya” from the BulletBoys.
BulletBoys – Smooth Up In Ya