- New Sleaze Metal about MILFs
- A Quartet of Dirty 30 Title Tracks
- A Filthy 50
- A Cover Song of the Week that is one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll
- The number 1 Rock Song from this week in 1990
- Rare Hair from Steelheart and Bad Company
- The Welsh Metal Invasion
- The first song from a brand new Metal supergroup
- A B-side that completely eclipsed the A-side
- More new Vandenberg from the first album in 35 years
- The HU and Lzzy Hale with new Mongolian Metal
- New The HU, Vandenberg, Testarossa, Lakeshore, The Outfit, Holding Absence, Mad Haven, Ocean Hills, Everyday Heroes, Sven Gali, and Tense Machine!
- Rest in Peace, Brian Howe of Bad Company. One of the Dirty 30s is Bad Company‘s “Holy Water,” arguably Brian Howe’s biggest hit as the singer for Bad Company. Pariah recorded this show 1 day before the untimely passing of Brian at the age of 66. His music–the entire Holy Water album and beyond–stands as a testament to this great musician’s legacy. He will be missed.
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Transcript of the Show[INTRO]
Last week was the 250th Hard, Heavy & Hair Show, and I’m just getting started. Okay, boys, it’s time to rock the house!
Mötley Crüe – Kickstart My Heart
“Kickstart My Heart” by Motley Crue, who, by the way, still haven’t decided whether to cancel the reunion tour. While pretty much every authority on live music is saying concerts and tours won’t likely resume until next year, Motley Crue, who have always trusted their own instincts over conventional wisdom or industry experts, are still waiting to see if they can salvage the year and hit the road with Def Leppard, Poison, and Joan Jett.
When they’re enraged, they hit the stage, adrenaline rushing through their veins, hoping to kick 2020’s ass.
Just like the Crue, we’ll have to wait and see what happens. I know I can’t wait for us to get safely through this crisis so I can get back to gettin’ down n’ dirty on the floor and everywhere else. Until then, tracks like this from Steelheart will have to suffice. This is “Down n’ Dirty.”
Steelheart – Down n’ Dirty
The Outfit – Come Alive
That was the newest from Chicago four-piece The Outfit. The song is called “Come Alive,” and is the first of nearly half a show of new songs mixed in with some of the greatest hits and deep cuts from the 70s, 80s, 90s, 2000s, 20-teens, and today.[ ======================================== BREAK 1]
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.
I’m Pariah Burke, and I’ve got three brand new tracks for you starting right after a Def Leppard classic. This is “Foolin'”.
Def Leppard – Foolin’
Testarossa – Mother Lover (feat. Danny Worsnop)
Featuring Danny Worsnop from Asking Alexandria, that was Hard Rock party band Testarossa from North Carolina with their new song “Mother Lover.” I approve of them singing about MILFs, but I have to question their list of influences. Testarossa notes Buckcherry, Motley Crue, Tesla, Def Leppard, and then slips Taylor Dane and Hanson in before mentioning Kiss. They’ve obviously got a good sense of humor and big set of balls. I’d like to hang with these guys once travel resumes.
Let me give you your first Cover Song of the Week clue, and then I’ll hit you with another two new song debuts.
Remember: the first clue is always the hardest, the one for people who eat, sleep, and breath Rock N’ Roll.
The Cover Song of the Week original was initially released as a B-side in November 1975. The A-side single was power ballad “You See Me Crying,” which, ironically is rarer and less well-known than the B-side Cover Song of the Week original. While “You See Me Crying” has only been played in concert once, the COW B-side is listed on The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll.
Think about. More and easier clues coming up.
Brothers Ben and Joe Lionetti form the core of Connecticut band Lakeshore, and they just dropped this song, “Mountain View.”
Lakeshore – Mountain View
Vandenberg – Freight Train
“Freight Train,” the new third single from the first Vandenberg album in 35 years, the album 2020 that will be released next month. It’s sounding like a killer LP. I’m looking forward to hearing the whole thing.
Next on Hard, Heavy & Hair we’ll do a little Dirty 30 with Warrant, Pantera, AC/DC, and Bad Company.
My name is Pariah Burke, and I’m your hard talking, heavy drinking, hairball of a horny hedonist host for this, your weekly 2-hour dose of Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, and Hair Bands that is the Hard, Heavy & Hair Show.
Thank you for joining me. We’re about to get dirty, rotten, filthy, stinking’… horny with Dirty 30 Warrant.
Warrant – Cherry Pie
“Cherry Pie.” Can you believe that song is 30 years old? Do remember Bobbi Brown in the music video? Of course you do. You’d have to be dead to not remember her. I know Bobbi, and I gotta tell ya, she’s as hot and sexy now as she was back then. Wow!
I’m sorry if it makes you feel old, but we’re in the middle of a Dirty 30–the Hard, Heavy & Hair Show’s tribute to music turning 30 years old in 2020. And here’s another threeway of Dirty 30s–all title tracks–with AC/DC and Pantera, but starting with 1990 Bad Company song “Holy Water” on Hard, Heavy & Hair.
Bad Company – Holy Water
Pantera – Cowboys from Hell
AC/DC – The Razors Edge
Four title-tracks to albums released in 1990. You just heard the title track to AC/DC’s final album on Atlanic Records, 1990’s The Razors Edge wrapping up a Dirty 30. Before that was Pantera and “Cowboys From Hell,” “Holy Water” from Bad Company, and, as I’d already noted, “Cherry Pie” from Warrant. All Dirty 30 years old, all title tracks from their respective albums.
Coming up is one last Dirty 30–the Number 1. Hard Rock song in the world this week in 1990–along with more new music. Stick around.
This is Hard, Heavy & Hair, I’m Pariah Burke, and it’s time for more new music. This next group is from across the pond–at least from where I’m recording, but right next door to my listeners in the UK. From Wales, this is Everyday Heroes and “Standing Stones.”
Everyday Heroes – Standing Stones
Sven Gali – Now
I love the international nature of Hard Rock, Metal, and Hair. We started that double-shot of new music with Welsh rockers Everyday Heroes, and then hopped over to North America with reconstituted Canadian band Sven Gali. The current lineup of Sven Gali contains all three remaining original members: Dave Wanless, Andy Frank, and Shawn Minden, who are joined by new recruits Dan Fila and Sean Williamson.
Speaking of international Hard Rock, I want to note a correction form a previous show. In Hard, Heavy & Hair 249 two weeks ago, I mistakenly called Girish and the Chronicles GirLISH and the Chronicles. I still haven’t been able to figure out why or how it happened, but the metadata on their new track “Rock ‘N’ Roll Is Here To Stay” listed frontman Girish Pradhan’s name with an L in it. I don’t know if it came from the distributor with the typo or where it could have come from, but I read that typo on the air. I want to apologize to Girish and the rest of GATC for my mistake.
With a name like Pariah–yes, it’s my real name, not a stage- or air-name–with name like Pariah, which is often mispronounced and misprinted, I try to be extra careful to get other people’s names right. And when I mess up, I own up to it. I want to thank Alex in the Ukraine for being the first of many listeners to alert me to the mistake. Thanks, Alex!
Heh. It reminds me of two years ago. One of the local Rock FMs near me was running in heavy rotation a recorded teaser spot from one of the DJs talking about Greta van Fleet coming to town and about the interview they already gave to a different DJ on the same station. The problem is, the DJ who recorded the spot referred to Greta van Fleet as a SHE–TWICE. Worse, that spot ran for weeks, in heavy rotation, and nobody at the station realized it or stopped to fix it–including the DJ who had interviewed the GUYS from Greta van Fleet, nor the program director, promotions director, or anyone else involved in setting up the interview, greeting and getting the band in the door, and then giving away tickets to their show! I winced every time I heard the mistake re-aired. Thankfully it wasn’t on a station that airs this show.
Coming up is the number 1 Hard Rock song from this week in 1990, but first, this is a Filthy 50, which, as everyone knows, is the new Dirty 30. Black Sabbath, “The Wizard,” on Hard, Heavy & Hair.
Black Sabbath – The Wizard
Damn Yankees – Coming of Age
“Coming of Age” from the Damn Yankees was the number 1 song on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart 30 years ago this week, the first week of May, 1990.
More new music! More big hits! More deep cuts! And the Cover Song of the Week, still coming up.
I’m Pariah Burke, and with virtually empty roads, how can I possibly be expected to drive within sight of the speed limit? If you’ve been out lately, you know what I mean, so let’s put the pedal to the metal and crank the Hard Rock with Sammy Hagar.
Sammy Hagar – I Can’t Drive 55
Two brand new tracks for you now. This first one features Ignite and former Pennywise frontman Zoli Teglas guesting on new Ocean Hills. This is “A Separate Peace” on Hard, Heavy & Hair.
Ocean Hills – A Separate Peace (feat. Zoli Teglas)
Mad Haven – Find a Way
Another band out of Wales in the UK, that was Mad Haven and “Find a Way.”
Brand new The HU is next.
Welcome back. I’m Pariah Burke, and here’s your second Cover Song of the Week clue.
The artist performing the Cover Song of the Week is a Metal supergroup comprising members of Overkill, Sons of Apollo, Metal Allegiance, and Vio-Lence. The band’s name is made from the four members’ initials. Their debut album of all covers will be out June 12th, 11 months after the band formed. The Cover Song of the Week is the first single from that album.
Speaking of new albums, another band about to drop a new album is the HU with their brand of Mongolian Metal. You may already own their debut LP the Gereg, but on July 10th, they’ll release the Deluxe Edition of the same album featuring 6 additional tracks, including the collaborations with Jacoby Shaddox and From Ashes to New, and this brand new song released today. Featuring Lzzy Hale of Halestorm, here’s the HU’s collaborative version of “Song of Women.”
The HU – Song of Women (feat. Lzzy Hale of Halestorm)
“Song of Women” by the HU with their latest collaborator, Lzzy Hale of Halestorm.
Yet another Welsh Hard Rock band dropping new music this week–what are they putting in the water in Wales these days?–this is Holding Absence and “Gravity” debuting on Hard, Heavy & Hair.
Holding Absence – Gravity
Helix – Dirty Dog
“Dirty Dog” from Helix.
Ready for your final Cover Song of the Week clue?
Losing one’s sanity used to be discussed in much friendlier euphemisms. Having “bats in your belfry,” for instance, is one such idiom. Another, related euphemism speaks about something in roughly the same part of a house, and that’s the title to the Cover Song of the Week. Not many people know that idiom, though, so here are a few lines from the 1975 Hard Rock Classic to help you make the connection:
Leaving the things that are real behind
Leaving the things that you love from mind
All of the things that you learned from fears
Nothing is left for the years
What song is that?
The Cover Song of the Week is next.[COW]
The Cover Song of the Week is a new Heavy Metal cover from the debut covers album of less-than-one-year-old Metal supergroup BPMD. The group’s name is from the initials of Overkill vocalist Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth; Mike Portnoy of Sons of Apollo, Winery Dogs, and Dream Theater; Vio-Lence guitarist Phil Demmel; and, Metal Allegiance’s Mark Menghi. It’s the first single off their debut due out next month which features hard covers of songs by ZZ Top, Mountain, Grand Funk Railroad, Ted Nugent, Blue Oyster Cult, and this next band, a little band from Boston.
This term “toys in the attic” is an obscure euphemism for being, or going, insane–like having bats in the belfry. Once you know that, the title to this title track for Aerosmith’s 1975 third album makes sense. One of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll, this former B-side to a forgotten A-side is the Cover Song of the Week, first as covered by new new Metal supergroup BPMD, then the original Aerosmith version, on Hard, Heavy & Hair.
BPMD – Toys in the Attic
Aerosmith – Toys in the Attic
“Toys in the Attic,” the original by Aerosmith, following the new cover by Metal supergroup BPMD, which is the Hard, Heavy & Hair Cover Song of the Week.
Here’s another new track, though you’ve heard it before on Hard, Heavy & Hair. Now no longer just from a 3-song EP, this is the first release to Tense Machine’s debut full-length album, Echoes. This is “Best Mistake.”
Tense Machine – Best Mistake
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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.
On next week’s show we’re pitting Heaven against Hell by request, and you do not want to miss that, right here on this station.
Winger is going to play us out with “Headed for a Heartbreak.”
Winger – Headed for a Heartbreak