- A Mormon family Pop group goes Heavy Metal
- The Grammy Award-winning Top Gun Guitarist
- One of–if not the—Greatest Guitar Riff Ever
- The Dirt 1-Year Anniversary
- New Sons of Apollo, Saint Asonia, Rarity, Four Year Strong, Life of Agony, and Soraia
- Rare Hair from Speed Parade and the Osmonds
- Chart-Climbers by the Amity Affliction and Alter Bridge
- Hits & Deep Cuts from Europe, Bruce Dickinson, Creed, Kiss, Motley Crue, the Sweet, Twisted Sister, Fever 333, Scorpions, and More!
Own the hits and deep cuts you hear on Hard, Heavy & Hair! Click the iTunes/Apple Music or Amazon Digital Music icons to the left of each song.
Beds by Audionautix.
Transcript of the Show
Welcome to the show. No matter how old you are, you’re never too old to change your direction. So whattayou wanna do with your life?
Twisted Sister – I Wanna Rock
That was Twisted Sister, “I Wanna Rock” starting out Hard, Heavy & Hair Show number two hundred and forty-four. Coming up on the show I’ve got for you new Sons of Apollo, Saint Asonia, Rarity, Four Year Strong, Life of Agony, and Soraia along with some of your favorite hits and deep cuts from the 70s, 80s, 90s, 2000s, 20-teens, and today. I’ve even got for you an early Heavy Metal song from a Mormon family group, if you can believe it!
All of that and more coming up.
Right now it’s Bruce Dickinson followed by the first of those brand new tracks on this week’s show.
Bruce Dickinson – Tattooed Millionaire
Saint Asonia – Blind
“Blind,” the newest from Saint Asonia, just the first of many new Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, and Hair Band songs on this week’s Hard, Heavy & Hair Show.
From the newest breed of Metal to the founders of Metal, we’re jumping back to 1972 with one of my favorite Black Sabbath tracks. The riff in this song is absolutely my favorite Sabbath riff, and one of the greatest guitar riffs of all time, in my opinion. You have to crank this one up. Just slide your finger all the way to the right on your mobile device, or if you’re listening in the car or on a real stereo, snap that volume knob all the way up! This is “Supernaut” from Black Sabbath, Volume 4.
Black Sabbath – Supernaut
Welcome to the Hard, Heavy & Hair Show, your weekly dose of Hard Rock, Metal, and Hair Bands from the 70s, 80s, 90s, 2000s, 20-teens, and today, 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 is the latest from Hamilton, Ontario four-piece Rarity, “Drown Me Out.”
Rarity – Drown Me Out
Creed – Signs
Creed with “Signs” following a brand new Rarity release.
Ready for your first Cover Song of the Week clue?
The artist doing the Cover Song of the Week won a grammy in 1987 for his lead guitar work on the “Top Gun Anthem.” You’re listening to that now. [pause] If you remember the music video for this instrumental theme, the guitarist, who is also this week’s Cover Song of the Week covering artist, had black hair teased up high enough that it could have interfered with Tom Cruises’s flying.
If you don’t know the music video, you might know this guitarist and occasional singer from his six-string work for Vince Neil’s band, Kings of Chaos, and Billy Idol, and for his session guitar work with Robert Palmer, Ric Ocasek, and Michael Jackson.
Remember: the first Cover Song of the Week clue is always the hardest. More and easier clues coming up.
This is Kiss and Kix, first with “Lick it Up” on Hard, Heavy & Hair.
KISS – Lick It Up
Kix – Blow My Fuse
“Blow My Fuse” from Kix.
We have to pause for station identification. Besides, I finished my bottle and need to crack open a new Kilbeggan Single Pot. Be right back.
One year ago this week–on my birthday, as a matter of fact, on March 18th–Netflix and Motley Crue released The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band–in Hollywood, anyway. It started streaming on March 22nd. Can you believe it’s been just a year? That movie made a lot of Crue fans happy–and pissed off a few more–but it also re-introduced Motley Crue to a whole new generation of would-be rockers. Suddenly, Motley Crue’s fanbase swelled to include Millennials and Generation Z-ers who had never paid attention to the Crue before. Sales and streams of Motley Crue soared to the highest heights since the early 90s, AND the response to The Dirt film and the reignited interest in their music, inspired the guys to literally blow up their signed-in-blood cessation of touring agreement and embark on the biggest tour they’ve ever done.
All in just one year.
Let’s take a moment to appreciate that, while we listen to the title track to Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band. This is “The Dirt: Established 1981” featuring Machine Gun Kelly, who plays Tommy Lee in the film.
Motley Crue – The Dirt
Motley Crue – Nona
Babylon A.D. – Bang Go the Bells
“Bang Go the Bells” from Babylon A.D. following a deep cut from the Girls, Girls, Girls album, “Nona,” the song Nikki Sixx wrote for his grandmother.
This “Soak Me In Bleach” from the Amity Affiliction.
The Amity Affliction – Soak Me In Bleach
Fever 333 – Animal
“Animal” from Fever 333.
Heavy Metal from a Mormon family band, new Sons of Apollo and Four Year Strong, another Cover Song of the Week clue coming up.
I’ve got hair for you by request. From German backline tech turned radio station owner, Kurt Chalikiopoulos–I’m sorry if I butchered your name, Kurt–who now rocks Hanover, Germany with the Radio World Tour station, this is Speed Parade with “Wicked Vikki” followed by some other German rockers that are not so rare.
Speed Parade – Wicked Vikki
Scorpions – The Zoo
Great White – Never Change Heart
That was Great White with “Never Change Heart” following the Scorpions and “The Zoo.”
So what 70s Rock band was a family of Mormons who strayed into Heavy Metal? Find out right after your next Cover Song of the Week clue. It’s a short one.
The band that originally released the Cover Song of the Week is a 70s Glam and Hard Rock band from London. It’s a band that a young Nikki Sixx idolized. You know who that band is if you’re a Motley Crue fan. If you aren’t, there’s another clue coming up.
For now, here’s something else I’ve been teasing you about.
Back in the 50s, 60s, and 70s, the Osmonds were a family of musicians from Ogden, Utah who were all members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They decided that they could spread the word of Mormonism through music. They began as a barbershop quartet, which then turned into appearances on wholesome family TV shows like Disneyland After Dark, the Jerry Lewis Show, and then, their own ABC variety show.
Before the Donny & Marie Show hit television–before Marie even joined the Osmonds to record–the five brothers transitioned from Bubblegum Pop to a Hard Rock sound, and, on this next track, even bordering on Heavy Metal. From October 1972, this is the title track to the Osmonds’ fourth studio album. This is “Crazy Horses.”
The Osmonds – Crazy Horses
For anyone old enough to remember the Donny & Marie Show or the Mormon family band the Osmonds appearing on wholesome family shows full of Bubblegum Pop and Old School Country, that is definitely a WTF song. That was 1972 Heavy Metal from the very same LDS family of musicians, the Osmonds. “Crazy Horses” was the Osmonds’ protest song against the air pollution crisis of the early 70s, specifically against automobiles–the crazy horses that never stop and never die.
We’ll be right back with more familiar Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, and Hair Bands.
Here’s a new song two-for, starting with Four Year Strong, “Learn to Love the Lie.”
Four Year Strong – Learn to Love the Lie
Life of Agony – Stone
Alter Bridge – Godspeed
“Godspeed” from Alter Bridge following the latest Life of Agony track, Stone.
New Sons of Apollo and classic House of Lords is next.
The Sons of Apollo are the latest in a long string of artists to postpone their tour over Coronavirus concerns. Mike Portnoy put out a personal plea for fans to understand their decision, noting that the band has salaries to pay, buses and hotels to pay for, and losing all show income is a financial disaster for them. If you’d like to read Mike’s letter, I’ve posted it in its entirety on the Hard, Heavy & Hair Facebook Fan Page.
Since we can’t see them live until the all clear is given, we can at least enjoy the latest Sons of Apollo tunes. This is new track “Asphyxiation.”
Sons of Apollo – Asphyxiation
House of Lords – Can’t Find My Way Home
House of Lords, “Can’t Find My Way Home” there. This next song is “Snakebite” by Devilstrip on Hard, Heavy & Hair.
Devilstrip – Snakebite
Here’s your final Cover Song of the Week clue.
The Cover Song of the Week starts with the following lyrics:
So you think you’ll take another piece of me
To satisfy your intellectual need
Put that together with the previous clues and you should have a pretty good idea about the Cover Song of the Week mystery–the song, the original recording artist, and the solo artist who released the cover on his 1989 solo album Atomic Playboys.
The Cover Song of the Week is next.
Think you figured out the Cover Song of the Week? How about the artist doing the cover or the original artist?
The original artist is a band a young Nikki Sixx idolized, one of the original Glam Rockers, the Sweet. They’ve appeared in the Cover Song of the Week before, way back on Hard, Heavy & Hair number 182, providing their original “Ballroom Blitz” to Krokus’s cover. This week, the covering artist is a Grammy award-winning guitarist who has recorded with Vince Neil, Billy Idol, and Michael Jackson, among others. Back on his first solo album in 1989, this artist played guitar, bass, and sang lead vocals on the Cover Song of the Week, his rendition of the Sweet’s “Action.”
Here he is, Steve Stevens, with “Action,” the Cover Song of the Week, followed by the original by the Sweet.
Steve Stevens – Action
The Sweet – Action
That was “Action” by the Sweet, the original, following Steve Stevens’s version, which is the Hard, Heavy & Hair Cover Song of the Week. That cover song was actually a request from Jay Bird at Radio Vegas Rocks.
This is Europe, “Superstitious.”
Europe – Superstitious
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 the 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.
On next week’s Hard, Heavy & Hair Show–which will be right here on this station–we’re getting quarantined. You don’t want to miss that show–even if you COULD leave your house, you don’t want to miss it!
Again, I’m Pariah Burke. Again, thank you for tuning in. Brand new song “Wild Woman” from Soraia is going to play us out.
Soraia – Wild Woman