- The guy who refused to replace Vince Neil in Motley Crue
- The roots of Great White
- And where Great White really got its name
- Think Vixen was the only all-women Hard Rock band of the late 80s? Think again
- An Iron Maiden member’s new non-Maiden project
- New Fear Until Fury, Dismantle, Savage Hands, Warrior Soul, the Savior Complex, Palaye Royale, British Lion, and Station
- Rare Hair from Precious Metal, Kik Tracee, and Dante Fox
- Hits & Deep Cuts from KISS, Lita, Bon Jovi, Alter Bridge, I Prevail, Winger, Kingdom Come, the Black Crowes, and more
- Get the album Dante Fox The Roots of Great White 1978-1982
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Cover Song of the Week
Transcript of the Show
Well the night’s begun and you want some fun
Do you think you’re gonna find it?
Yes, you are, starting with Kiss “Shout It Out Loud”
KISS – Shout It Out Loud
[Clip – Kiss versus the Phantom of the Park]
Last weekend I watched Kiss Versus the Phantom of the Park
[Clip – Kiss versus the Phantom of the Park – Spaceman: “Ack”]
Exactly. I haven’t seen it since I was a kid. And when I was a kid, I thought it was a good movie.
[Clip – Kiss versus the Phantom of the Park]
It’s still a fun movie, though. “Shout It Out Loud” was one of several Kiss songs played in the film.
My name is Pariah Burke, and I’m your hard talking, heavy drinking, hairball of a horny hedonist host.
And I welcome you 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.
Last week we wrapped up a glorious Halloween show, and now we’re back to the normal craziness of new releases, your old favorites, and deep cuts and rare hair.
Let’s get into something new with brand new Dismantle. This is “Better When You’re Gone.”
Dismantle – Better When You’re Gone
I Prevail – Low
“Low” from I Prevail. Let’s go from Michigan Metacore to Philadelphia Hair band. This is Cinderella with “Nobody’s Fool.” I’ll have your first Cover Song of the Week clue after it.
Cinderella – Nobody’s Fool
Let’s do your first Cover Song of the Week clue. Remember: the first clue is always the hardest.
The band doing the hard Cover Song of the Week is virtually unknown unless you happen to be active in the Las Vegas Metal scene. You might, however, know this new band’s lead singer. He was the founder and lead vocalist for Orgy, the Death Pop/Industrial band that made a splash in 1994 with their cover of New Order’s “Blue Monday.” This lead singer looks like he’s trying to replicate that success with this week’s Cover Song of the Week.
That’s your first clue. Easier clues are coming up. So is rare hair from Precious Metal, the band Jack Russell and Mark Kendall were in before they founded Great White, and a song from the guy who turned down the invitation to replace Vince Neil in Motley Crue.
Back after this.
Welcome back. I’m Pariah Burke, and I give love a bad name.
Bon Jovi – You Give Love a Bad Name
That was Bon Jovi, of course, one of my all-time favorites, “You Give Love a Bad Name.”
In addition to your favorites and mine, this week’s Hard, Heavy & Hair Show includes brand new music from Fear Until Fury, Dismantle, Savage Hands, Warrior Soul, Palaye Royale, Station, and an Iron Maiden member’s newest project.
All that and more is crammed up into tonight’s tight show. Speaking of cramming things in, let’s do some butt stuff with Kik Tracee. This is “Tangerine Man.”
Kik Tracee – Tangerine Man
Rare hair there from LA-based Kik Tracee’s one and only released LP, ’91’s No Rules. Those guys were ahead of their time, singing about butt stuff before it was in fashion, back when most men still had to beg women for it. Now, women ask for it and everyone’s doing it.
Something else Kik Tracee is notable for is their lead singer, Stephen Shareaux. Motley Crue asked him to be their new vocalist when Vince quit and got fired in ’92. Yup. Motley Crue wanted Shareaux to replace Vince Neil. But he turned down the offer. And we all know they kept looking until they chose John Corabi.
Shareaux also auditioned for Velvet Revolver before Scott Weiland. In 2016, he nearly became the new frontman for Stone Temple Pilots.
These days he leads a supergroup called Zen From Mars with Chip Z’Nuff, Bang Tango guitarist Drew Fortier, and members of Flipp and Fear Factory. They even play some Kik Tracee songs live.
You could say Shareaux has a Rock N’ Roll disease, just like Kory Clarke and Warrior Soul, who are back with an album on Livewire/Cargo records. Here’s the title track to that album, “Rock n’ Roll Disease,” followed by Alter Bridge.
Warrior Soul – Rock n’ Roll Disease
Alter Bridge – Wouldn’t You Rather
“Wouldn’t You Rather” by Alter Bridge.
When we come back it’s “Cherry Pie,” pre-Great White Great White–the roots of Great White–and new Palaye Royale.
Ready for something new? This is brand new Payale Royale, “Hang On To Yourself.”
Palaye Royale – Hang On To Yourself
Thundermother – FFWF (Fight Fire with Fire)
Warrant – Cherry Pie
Warrant “Cherry Pie,” as if you needed me to tell you, following Thundermother with “Fight Fire with Fire”.
Hey, are you a Great White fan? I like their new music and the live sound with Mitch Malloy singing, but the greatest incarnation of Great White is the 80s lineup with Jack Russell on vocals and the actual Great White himself Mark Kendall on guitar.
Did you know where the name of the band came from? In the late-70s Mark Kendall had almost white blonde hair, played a white Fender Telecaster, and liked dressing in all white clothes and shoes like a member of Angel or the BeeGees. That earned him the nickname of Great White. When it came time to change the name of the band from Dante Fox to something else, they used Kendall’s nickname.
Now you know where the band name came from. You can win bar bets with that bit of trivia.
If you want to HEAR where Great White came from, well, you’re about to. Just released on Cleopatra Records is an LP called The Roots of Great White 1978-1982. It’s the vintage demos Jack Russell and Mark Kendall wrote and recorded as Dante Fox. “The Blues” is the final cut on the 17-track CD available now. Have a listen to the roots of Great White followed by Great White’s biggest hit.
Dante Fox – The Blues
Great White – Once Bitten, Twice Shy
Can you hear the musical evolution from Dante Fox to Great White? If you want to hear more those vintage Dante Fox demos, you can grab the entire The Roots of Great White 1978-1982 CD from the show notes on PariahRocks.com. Just look for Hard, Heavy & Hair number 225.
Coming up in the next hour of the show is more new music from an Iron Maidenist’s new project and Station, as well the Cover Song of the Week, and hits and deep cuts from Lita, and more.
We’ll be right back.
I went to a party last Saturday night, and I DID get laid, unlike Lita.
Lita Ford – Kiss Me Deadly
Kingdom Come – Living Out Of Touch
“Living Out of Touch” by Kingdom Come chasing Lita Ford and “Kiss Me Deadly.”
Ready for your second Cover Song of the Week clue?
The Cover Song of the Week original is by a famous British trio that took its name from a French magazine because the name sounded cool. Originally, before taking on the avantgarde name that translates in English to “fast fashion,” this synth-pop band was called Composition of Sound.
Chew on that while we check out something brand new.
Have you heard of Fear Until Fury? They’re an interesting band that mixes Hard Rock with Rap like Rage Against the Machine while writing songs that have a Doom Metal feel. It’s an interesting mix. Have a listen to their newest single, “Turpentine” on Hard, Heavy & Hair.
Fear Until Fury – Turpentine
What did you think of “Turpentine” by Fear Until Fury? Want something a little more hairy?
From New York, this is melodic Hard Rockers Station with the first track from their brand new album. The album is called Stained Glass and dropped on November 1st. The song, like Station’s impending success, is “A Matter of Time.”
Station – A Matter of Time
Damn! Didn’t that sound like it came straight out of 1988? If you’re just tuning in, that song, “A Matter of Time,” is from the band Station, and it was this week, not in 1988. Check out Station’s self-released Stained Glass LP
My in-studio bar is out of ice, and I’m drinking my Maker’s 47 on the rocks. While I run to the ice machine two floors down, you should listen to these messages from the well-meaning people who pay to keep me drunk.
We’re back, and we’re still cookin’ with that old time, long lost recipe. This is Van Hagar-era Halen with “Poundcake.”
Van Halen – Poundcake
A listener wrote in asked me if I was going to do a Day of the Dead tribute show this year. With so many musicians coming up with cancer diagnoses lately… I don’t know. It just didn’t feel right.
Eddie Van Halen, Frankie Banali, Dave Mustaine, guys, if you’re listening, you’re in my thoughts. I’m sure I speak for all my listeners when I say, we’re pulling for you guys to be the badasses you are and kick the shit out of cancer. Hashtag FuckCancer.
On a more pleasant note, this next song, a deep cut from Queensyrches’s Empire album, is by request for Vicky in Baltimore. This is “The Thin Line.”
Queensrÿche – The Thin Line
Which member of Iron Maiden has a new project with new music debuting on this very show? Find out right after this.
If I say to you the name Steve Harris, what do you immediately think of? Iron Maiden, right? After all, he did found Iron Maiden on Christmas Day in 1975 and, for 20 albums of original material, has been Iron Maiden’s bassist, occasional keyboardist, and main songwriter.
Steve hasn’t only played in or written for Iron Maiden. Back in the early 90s, while touring with Maiden, Steve formed a new group called British Lion. They played mostly 70s-style Hard Rock. Well, nearly 30 years later, British Lion is wrapping up its second album for release in January 2020. It features Steve Harris on bass and, again, chief songwriting duties, as well as lead vocalist Richard Taylor, drummer Simon Dawson, and guitarists David Hawkins and Grahame Leslie.
The album will be called The Burning, and this is the first single from it, “Lightning.”
British Lion – Lightning
Black Crowes, The – She Talks to Angels
“She Talks to Angels” from the first and greatest Black Crowes album, 1990’s “Shake Your Money Maker” following the first single from British Lion, the band put together and featuring Iron Maiden bassist and lead songwriter Steve Harris.
Ready for a little rare hair? Let’s female-fronted–HELL, let’s get ALLLLL female–with all-women 80s Hard Rock band Precious Metal. From their self-titled 1990 LP, this is Precious Metal with the song “Trouble,” rare hair from the vaults of the Hard, Heavy & Hair Show.
Precious Metal – Trouble
Winger – Hungry
“Hungry” from Winger.
If you haven’t figured out the Cover Song of the Week yet, the one a brand new Industrial Metal act from Las Vegas is doing coming up in just a few minutes, then maybe a few lines of lyrics might help.
I’m relying on your common decency
So far it hasn’t surfaced
But I’m sure it exists
It just takes a while to travel
From your head to your fist
If you’re still stumped, here’s the lyrics from the chorus
People are people so why should it be
You and I should get along so awfully
Think about it while we take a short break. When we come back, you can hear the Cover Song of the Week and see if you guessed correctly.
What 80s Synth-pop band was once called Composition of Sound but changed its name to that of a French fashion magazine? That would be Depeche Mode. If you speak French, like I do, then you knew them immediately from the second clue when I told you their name was French for “fast fashion.”
So, we’ve got the original artist. Who is the covering artist? Who is the new Las Vegas band founded by the lead singer for Death-pop 90s band Orgy? That founder was Jay Gordon, who has also worked with Korn, Linkin Park, and Crazytown. Like Depeche Mode, Jay’s new project, The Savior Complex, has an avant-garde sound, but a Metal/Industrial avant-garde. It’s fitting that they chose to cover “People Are People” and make it their first single.
Here it is, the Cover Song of the Week, “People Are People,” by the Savior Complex followed immediately by the original Depeche Mode version. More new music is after the Cover Song of the Week.
The Savior Complex – People Are People
Depeche Mode – People Are People
“People Are People,” Depeche Mode’s original, following the Metal cover by the Savior Complex, the Hard, Heavy & Hair Cover Song of the Week.
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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 for another all new Hard, Heavy & Hair Show. I’m Pariah Burke. Thank you for tuning in. Brand new song “Memory” by Savage Hands is going to play us out.
Savage Hands – Memory