- New Five Finger Death Punch, Alligator Blood, Knuckle Puck, The Northern Lights, Crown Lands, Wicked Smile, As Sirens Fall, Kings of Dust, Ross the Boss, Koburg, Half Hearted
- Rare Hair from Def Leppard, Kik Tracee, Wendy O. Williams, Black N’ Blue
- The Badass Badlands Bassist Banging Out with His New Band
- Vocal Coach Reacts to Steelheart “I’ll Never Yet You Go”
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Transcript of the Show
Hard, Heavy & Hair is a show that never played by the rules and never really cared! I’m Pariah Burke, and my nasty reputation takes me everywhere. So many others have stood where we stand. We are the Youth Gone Wild!
Skid Row – Youth Gone Wild
Skid Row “Youth Gone Wild” kicking off an all new, all ass-kicking 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.
Here’s something brand new from Las Vegas. This is a new four-piece group whose name is a Vegas colloquium for being fearless. This is the band Alligator Blood with their debut single “Death of a Heretic” on Hard, Heavy & Hair.
Alligator Blood – Death of a Heretic
That was the band Alligator Blood. If thee rest of their self-titled album sounds like debut single “Death of a Heretic,” I’m going to want it for my collection. That album drops later this month from Self Righteous Records.
Let’s do another new song. This is The Northern Lights with “American Honey.”
The Northern Lights – American Honey
That’s the second of 11–ELEVEN–brand new songs on the show this week. You’re gonna want to hear them all, plus all the hits, deep cuts, and rare hair from the 70s, 80s, 90s, 2000s, 20-teens, and today I’ve go lined up for you. Stay tuned if you love sex, and Rock and Roll. This is Wendy O Williams.
Wendy O. Williams – I Love Sex (and Rock and Roll)
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Coming up this hour is
Old School AC/DC and rare hair from Def Leppard; hits from Metallica, Cinderella, and White Lion; and new music from Koburg, As Sirens Fall, and more.
Speaking of debuts, the new Five Finger Death Punch album, F8, just dropped. This is the latest single from it, “A Little Bit Off.”
Five Finger Death Punch – A Little Bit Off [Clean Version]
Metallica – Stone Cold Crazy
Metallica covering Queen’s “Stone Cold Crazy” from the Garage, Inc. album.
I’ve got your first Cover Song of the Week clue after some 80s Rock by Cinderella, White Lion, and rare, old school Def Leppard. First up is White Lion and “Tell Me” from 1987’s Pride LP.
White Lion – Tell Me
Cinderella – Night Songs
Def Leppard – It Could Be You
“It Could Be You” from Def Leppard’s debut album, 1980s On Through the Night, following Cinderella and “Night Songs.”
Ready for your first Cover Song of the Week clue?
The band doing the Cover Song of the Week is from Chicago, and has been playing and recording continuously since 1985. At one time, this band was managed by Alec John Such from Bon Jovi and Styx’s James Young. And, the band’s name comes from a line in the song “Rock Around the ClocK” by Bill Haley & His Comets. You know that old song, right?
If you’re still stumped, maybe this will help. The band is insanely prolific, having written more than 5,000 songs. In 2010, they released a boxed set called Jukebox containing seven hundred of the band’s songs. To put that in perspective, AC/DC’s 17-CD 2006 box set had only 168 songs.
If NONE of that rings a bell, don’t worry. The first Cover Song of the Week clue is always the hardest. The next clues will be MUCH easier.
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How about a triple shot of new tracks? Let’s start with the latest from sex-kitten-fronted British Symphonic Rockers, Koburg. This is “The Ego Has Landed.”
Koburg – The Ego Has Landed (Clean)
Half Hearted – One Drink
As Sirens Fall – Holy Water
In order, that was three new songs first by Koburg, “The Ego Has Landed,” then “One Drink” from Half Hearted, and finally, the uplifting track “Holy Water” by As Sirens Fall.
This is Bon Scott-era AC/DC with “Problem Child”–my theme song, according to my mother.
AC/DC – Problem Child
Still coming up is the baddass Badlands bassist busting out new tunes with his new band, Manowar’s Ross Friedman with new Ross the Boss, the Cover Song of the Week, and plenty more. Don’t go away.
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Welcome back to the Hard, Heavy & Hair Show. My name is Pariah Burke. Can you hear me?
Korn – Can You Hear Me
ROSS THE BOSS – Denied by The Cross
That was new Ross the Boss, a band founded by namesake guitarist Ross Friedman of platinum-selling Heavy Metal O.R.’s Manowar. The song title is “Denied by the Cross.” Before that was Korn and “Can You Hear Me.”
Ready for your second Cover Song of the Week clue? Here it is:
If you listened to the radio at all in the late 90s, you’ve heard the Cover Song of the Week original. It was a massive international Dance Rock hit by a British band. The song is on just about everyone’s playlist of best Pop or Rock songs from the 90s, but it’s also number 12 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 20 Most Annoying Songs.
Lyrically, the song is intended to be about being resilient, about getting back up after being knocked down. But, the chorus undermines that idea, turning the song into something completely different, because it clearly talks about someone who drinks too much and lives in the past.
What late-90s monster hit is that? Think about it.
Black N’ Blue is up after Kik Tracee does some funky bouncing between channels on “Don’t Need Rules.”
Kik Tracee – Don’t Need Rules
Black ‘n Blue – I Want It All (I Want It Now)
That’s right: “I Want it All” and I want it now, from my friends in Black N’ Blue.
And I’ve GOT it all for you after this brief break for station identification and bill-paying. Don’t go anywhere.
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Ready for something else brand new? This is Wicked Smile and “Love’s Got A Hold On You.”
Wicked Smile – Love’s Got A Hold On You
Another Day Dawns – Taste of Heaven
That was “Taste of Heaven” from Another Day Dawns. I dig the groovy bass in that track.
Let’s go back to school–to “Girlschool”–with Britny Fox.
Britny Fox – Girlschool
More new music, more old favorites, and another Cover Song of the Week clue next.
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This is Hard, Heavy & Hair. I’m Pariah Burke. And I’m about to drop some culture on you fuckers with new music by the Used. This is a song titled after the epic poetic tale of the Fall of Man. This song is called “Paradise Lost, a Poem by John Milton.”
The Used – Paradise Lost, a Poem By John Milton
Crown Lands – Spit It Out
No, that was not Led Zeppelin. It also wasn’t Kingdom Come or even Greta Van Fleet. How many Zeppelin-sounding bands do we need? I mean, that song, “Spit It Out,” by Crown Lands is damn cool, but couldn’t they, I don’t know, sound a little LESS like Zep? Maybe I’m just annoyed that so many of these bands that emulate Led Zeppelin don’t cite Led Zeppelin is an influence! Crown Lands claims their big influence is Rush. Yeah, I can hear a Rush influence in the composition, but much more front and center is Robert Plant’s vocal stylings, the undulating guitar so common to Houses of the Holy, and… I structure of “Spit It Out” is totally influenced by “Whole Lotta Love” and Led Zep II.
Hey! Crown Lands and you Greta guys: You’re good musicians, you write and play killer songs, but can you please acknowledge where you took it from? Jeez!
Speaking of strong reactions: Have you seen the YouTube video where the vocal coach, Rebecca the Vocal Athlete, reacts to Steelheart’s “I’ll Never Let You Go”? It’s hilarious how she reacts to Miljenko’s voice and physical singing style.
[clip – Vocal Coach Reacts – Steelheart – I’ll Never Let You Go, 1:17 to 1:24, and 5:40 – 5:50]
The whole thing is hilarious. Watch it. I’ve embedded the video in the show notes for Hard, Heavy & Hair number 242 on PariahRocks.com. It’s worth the watch.
Here’s a different Steelheart song from the same album. Grab yourself some tissues and a bottle of Jack Daniels. This is “She’s Gone.”
Steelheart – She’s Gone
Hard, Heavy & Hair super fan Jessica Frehley had requested I play her some Steelheart. She asked for “Loaded Mutha,” again, but I’ve got to mix it up a little, Jessica. I hope “She’s Gone” was good enough. Maybe on next week’s show we’ll get “Down N’ Dirty” with those big kick drum blasts.
This is Poison, “Nothin’ But a Good Time”.
Poison – Nothin’ But A Good Time
With the Cover Song of the Week around the corner, it’s time for your third and final clue.
For your third and final Cover Song of the Week clue, you might need a Whiskey drink, and drink a Vodka drink. Throw in a Lager drink, and drink a Cider drink. Then sing the songs that remind you of the good times. And sing the songs that remind you of the best times.
[Clip, chorus part of “O, Danny Boy”]
The Cover Song of the Week is next.
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So what Dance Rock song got knocked down by landing at number 12 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 20 Most Annoying Songs? It’s a song that got up again and became an international sensation, a late 90s hit that reminds 30-somethings of the good times, reminds them of the best times? That song would be “Tubthumping,” a song most people think is titled “I Get Knocked Down.” It’s by Brits Chubawamba, and is covered this week by a ridiculously prolific Chicago Hard Rock and Glam band once managed by Alec John Such from Bon Jovi and Styx’s James Young. The band’s name comes from a line in the song “Rock Around the Clock” by Bill Haley & His Comets–specifically from this verse.
[Clip – Rock Around the Clock]
The band is Chicagoans 7th Heaven. Here they are with their Hard Rock cover of Chubawamba’s “Tubthumping.”
7th Heaven – Tubthumping (Chumbawamba)
Chumbawamba – Tubthumping
That was “Tubthumping”, the Hard, Heavy & Hair Cover Song of the Week. You just heard the original by Chubawamba following the Hard Rock cover by 7th Heaven.
This is more new music. Keeping alive the wave of new 70s Rock-inspired music, this is Badlands bassist Greg Chaisson with his new band Kings of Dust. It’s “The Devil Made Me Do It” on Hard, Heavy & Hair.
Kings of Dust – The Devil Made Me Do It
Brand new music there from Kings of Dust starring Badlands bassist Greg Chaisson.
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.
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. Don’t forget to check out the show notes for show number 242 for more about the music and topics on this 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. Motley Crue is going to play us out with Dr Feelgood.
Mötley Crüe – Dr. Feelgood