- New 2020 songs!
- Hits & Deep Cuts from the Years 2010, 2000, 1990, and 1980
- New Disturbed, Fire From the Gods, Moments in Black, Small Town Titans
- Metallica, the Sleeze Beez, Black Sabbath, Slash’s Snakepit, Queensryche, AC/DC, Flyleaf, Rise Against, Every Mother’s Nightmare, and more!
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Transcript of the Show
From 1990, this is AC/DC, “The Razor’s Edge.”
AC/DC – The Razors Edge
Welcome to the Hard, Heavy & Hair Show.
My name is Pariah Burke, and I’m your hard talking, heavy drinking, hairball of a horny hedonist host.
Thank you for joining me.
Last week’s Hard, Heavy & Hair Show was a review of the best new Hard Rock, Metal, and Hair songs that dropped in 2019. If you haven’t heard it, you really should. You can stream it on-demand from PariahRocks.com.
This week, I’ve got some new 2020 music to play for you–including the latest from Disturbed–and it got me thinking about decades past.
So, on this week’s Hard, Heavy & Hair Show, we’re decade-skipping with blocks of Hard Rock, Metal, and Hair Band songs that dominated 1980, 1990, the year 2000, 2010, and, of course, those new 2020 tracks.
You’ve probably had a long day, so let me ease you into the idea with a short jump back 20 years to three tracks that made the year 2000 worth listening to.
Godsmack – Awake
Metallica – I Disappear
A trio of Y2K Metal kicking off the decade-jumping–two so far–“Awake” from Godsmack and Metallica with “I Disappear.”
This next one is the title track to Motley Crue’s 2000 album, New Tattoo, which was the only Crue album without Tommy Lee on drums. This is the late, great Randy Castillo slapping skins.
Mötley Crüe – New Tattoo
The next song is the first of the brand new 2020s on this show. But its a song for which I need to open a new bottle of Gentleman Jack, which, sadly, is not currently on my in-studio bar. Whichever lazy intern was supposed to stock my bar this week is going to pay for that oversight.
While I dash to the stock room next to the studio, listen to this brief message.
From 2000 to today, this is brand new 2020 attitude by some new friends of mine, Small Town Titans. Put your foot down, your chin up, and your chest out. Fire up your inner badass and go balls to the wall for what you want. No matter what’s between your legs, friend, You. Are. The. Man.
Small Town Titans – The Man [Radio Edit]
Damn! My bloods up after that song. So is my blood alcohol level. I was pounding whiskey shots the whole time it was playing.
Let’s keep the heart and booze pumping with a trip to 1980, starting with Def Leppard from On Through the Night. This is “Answer to the Master.”
Def Leppard – Answer to the Master
Tygers Of Pan Tang – Suzie Smiled
Sammy Hagar – Love or Money
1980 Metal from Sammy Hager, “Love or Money,” following Tygers of Pan Tang and “Suzie Smiled,” and Def Leppard at the start.
Ready for your first Cover Song of the Week clue? Remember: the first clue is always the hardest.
The Cover Song of the Week original was first released in 1970, but as a B-side, not as a single. The record label didn’t think the song was single-worthy. It was a B-side to this song:
[Clip – Hello, Melinda, Goodbye]
Radio DJs preferred the B-side to that actual single it accompanied. Their airplay made a hit single out of the B-side Lionel Records didn’t like. Twenty years later, the Cover Song of the Week made it famous all over again.
More and easier clues later.
I’m Pariah Burke, and this week on the Hard, Heavy & Hair Show we’re skipping around the decades with Hard Rock, Metal, and Hair from 1980, 1990, 2000, 2010, and brand new 2020 releases, including the latest from Disturbed coming up soon.
Cast your mind back to 1990. Did you have a bad reputation?
Damn Yankees – Bad Reputation
Every Mother’s Nightmare – Love Can Make You Blind
Sleeze Beez – Stranger Than Paradise
In order, that trio of 1990 hits was “Bad Reputation” from Damn Yankees, “Love Can Make You Blind” by Every Mother’s Nightmare (something I was at the time and never grew out of), and finally the Sleeze Beez with “Stranger Than Paradise.”
My glass is dry, so let’s do a quick shot of a 2010 vintage. This is Flyleaf and “Again.”
Flyleaf – Again
Ready for something new? Fire From the Gods is next.
Right now it’s “Right Now” from Fire From the Gods.
Fire From The Gods – Right Now
From the new album American Sun, that was Austin, Texas-based Fire From the Gods.
Let’s go “Hard Core” with Dee Snider from 2000.
Dee Snider – Hard Core (Lemmy’s Song)
That was “Hard Core” from an album Dee Snider thought would be his last, 2000’s Never Let the Bastards Wear You Down.
Let’s go back a decade before that with Spread Eagle and Queensryche. First up is “Dead of Winter” off Spread Eagle’s 1990 self-titled debut LP.
Spread Eagle – Dead of Winter
Queensrÿche – Silent Lucidity
“Silent Lucidity,” Queensryche from 1990. Brand new Disturbed is coming up.
In 1979, Black Sabbath’s manager, Don Arden, was trying to convince Ozzy to return to the band. His daughter, Sharon, who would later marry Ozzy and become the powerhouse manager and media mogul Sharon Osbourne, had a different idea. She suggested Ronnie James Dio for vocals. Ronnie changed the entire sound of Black Sabbath, not just vocally but with song writing. He sang OVER the riffs, for example, while Ozzy sang AFTER the riffs.
When the Heaven and Hell LP dropped in April of 1980, Black Sabbath fans were blown away by the new sound. Some loved it, some hated it, but most came to love the Dio era of Sabbath. This deep cut is the title track to that polarizing 1980 change of direction.
Black Sabbath – Heaven and Hell
Rise Against’s critically-acclaimed song “Savior” set a record for the most consecutive weeks spent on the Alternative Songs music chart with 65 weeks–including the entirety of 2010. This is that massive Alt Metal hit.
Rise Against – Savior
I’m Pariah Burke, and this week on the Hard, Heavy & Hair Show we’re skipping around the decades with Hard Rock, Metal, and Hair from 1980, 1990, 2000, 2010, and brand new 2020 releases.
We’re just three songs away from that new Disturbed single! In the meantime, check out this brand new song by an Indie band I discovered. This is Moments in Black and their song “Push It Down.”
Moments In Black – Push It Down
What do you think of Moments in Black? Let me know on Twitter @PariahRocks or on the Hard, Heavy & Hair Facebook page. They’ve got a whole album I can play on the show if you like them.
It’s time for your next Cover Song of the Week clue.
The Cover Song of the Week is from 1990 and was huge that year and the following year. It’s by a band that, in 1990, was on tour opening for Motley Crue’s Dr Feelgood tour. During a few days’ break on that tour, the covering band booked the Trocadero Theatre in Philadelphia for a series of live, acoustic songs–some their own, but also featuring one cover song chosen by each of the five… Again, FIVE members of the band to play acoustic. The Cover Song of the Week was chosen by the lead singer, Jeff Keith, and became one of the band’s most popular songs to play ever since.
Ponder that while we slip back to the year 2000, when the phrase “dissin’ me'” was on the lips of every toxically masculine bone head. This is “Mean Bone” from Slash’s Snakepit
Slash’s Snakepit – Mean Bone
3 Doors Down – Kryptonite
Contrasting “Mean Bone” with a healthier interpretation of problem solving, another 2000 hit, “Kryptonite” from 3 Doors Down.
And this is what all the Disturbed fans listening have been waiting for. This is the brand new one, “Hold On To Memories.”
Disturbed – Hold On To Memories
Ready for your third and final Cover Song of the Week clue before I reveal all in a few minutes?
The song is social commentary, as many Rock songs written in the late-60s and early-70s often were. It’s a song about class divisions, property rights, and how the quality of a person is often judged by others based on physical appearance. Fortunately, at the end, the song gives us hope. A song that began by excluding “long-haired freaky people,” offers a refuge to all by stating “Everybody welcome. Come in, kneel down and pray.”
Apply your breakin’ mind to that clue, you long-haired, freaky person. I’ll unblock the scenery and reveal it all in just a moment–no membership card required.
Five Man Electrical Band hails from Ottawa, Canada. They’re a late-60s and early-70s rock band so obscure you’ll almost never hear them even on the best Classic Rock stations. They had only one hit, a 1971 song, which really wasn’t a big hit and might have been completely lost to musical antiquity if it weren’t revived and repopularized 20 years later by another band with a Hippy vibe.
Last chance to guess. Now that you know the original artist, can you guess the song title and who covered it?
I’m talking, of course, about the song “Signs.”
In 1990, while on a few days break from opening in support of Motley Crue’s Dr Feelgood tour, Tesla played and recorded a couple of live acoustic sets at Philadelphia’s historic Trocadero Theatre. The shows were so well received that the band produced the recordings and released one of the most commercially successful live albums in history AND possibly THE most successful acoustic or so-called “unplugged” album then and since. Five Man Acoustical Jam was titled in an obvious homage to the Five Man Electrical Band, the originator of the first and biggest hit Tesla would release from the album, “Signs.”
And that is this decade-jumping show’s Cover Song of the Week.
Everybody welcome, come in, kneel down and pray to the Cover Song of the Week by one of my favorite bands of long-haired freaky people. This is Tesla doing “Signs” unplugged as a five man acoustical jam followed by the original “Signs” by The Five Man Electrical Band.
Tesla – Signs
Five Man Electrical Band – Signs (LP Version)
“Signs,” the Hard, Heavy & Hair Cover Song of the Week. That was the original version by the Five Man Electrical Band following the massively more popular live acoustic cover by Tesla.
This week’s Hard, Heavy & Hair Show we skipped like a stone around the last 5 decades with Hard Rock, Metal, and Hair from 1980, 1990, 2000, 2010, and brand new 2020 releases.
If you missed any part of this show, you can stream it again on-demand 25 hours a day, 8 days a week, from PariahRocks.com, that’s P-A-R-I-A-H-R-O-C-K-S-dot com.
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.
Another 2010 hit is going to play us out. Nominated for a Grammy and hitting Number 1 on the Billboard Rock Charts of the time, this is “Check My Brain” from Alice in Chains.
Alice in Chains – Check My Brain