Show 254 – Rock Is Dead, My Ass!

Show Notes

  • Rock is dead, my ass!
  • New Alice Cooper, DED, Outlier, Bullets and Octane, Farewell to Fear, and Meridian.
  • Rare Hair from Sweet F.A., Love/Hate, and Danger Danger
  • Hits & Deep Cuts from Warrant, AC/DC, the Black Bullets, New Device*, the Loyal Order, Stone Temple Pilots, Animal Drive, Hellings, Rival Sons, and more!
  • Croatian Hard Rock
  • A little known fact about Warrant and Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure
  • Proof that Rock ain’t dead

Playlist

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.

Buy Heavy Pettin' - Rock Ain't Dead  on iTunes or Apple MusicBuy Heavy Pettin' - Rock Ain't Dead  on Amazon (and play it on any MP3 player) Heavy Pettin’ – Rock Ain’t Dead

Buy Dorothy - Raise Hell  on iTunes or Apple MusicBuy Dorothy - Raise Hell  on Amazon (and play it on any MP3 player) Dorothy – Raise Hell

Buy Love/Hate - One More Round  on iTunes or Apple MusicBuy Love/Hate - One More Round  on Amazon (and play it on any MP3 player) Love/Hate – One More Round

Buy Whitesnake - Still of the Night  on iTunes or Apple MusicBuy Whitesnake - Still of the Night  on Amazon (and play it on any MP3 player) Whitesnake – Still of the Night

Buy Black Stone Cherry - White Trash Millionaire  on iTunes or Apple MusicBuy Black Stone Cherry - White Trash Millionaire  on Amazon (and play it on any MP3 player) Black Stone Cherry – White Trash Millionaire

Buy Danger Danger - Naughty Naughty  on iTunes or Apple MusicBuy Danger Danger - Naughty Naughty  on Amazon (and play it on any MP3 player) Danger Danger – Naughty Naughty

Buy Bon Jovi - Livin' on a Prayer  on iTunes or Apple MusicBuy Bon Jovi - Livin' on a Prayer  on Amazon (and play it on any MP3 player) Bon Jovi – Livin’ on a Prayer

New Music Premiere:
Buy Bullets and Octane - Give Me A Reason  on iTunes or Apple MusicBuy Bullets and Octane - Give Me A Reason  on Amazon (and play it on any MP3 player) Bullets and Octane – Give Me A Reason

Buy The Loyal Order - Ready For Dead  on iTunes or Apple MusicBuy The Loyal Order - Ready For Dead  on Amazon (and play it on any MP3 player) The Loyal Order – Ready For Dead

New Music Premiere:
Buy Alice Cooper - Don't Give Up  on iTunes or Apple MusicBuy Alice Cooper - Don't Give Up  on Amazon (and play it on any MP3 player) Alice Cooper – Don’t Give Up

Buy AC/DC - Big Gun  on iTunes or Apple MusicBuy AC/DC - Big Gun  on Amazon (and play it on any MP3 player) AC/DC – Big Gun

Buy Rival Sons - Too Bad  on iTunes or Apple MusicBuy Rival Sons - Too Bad  on Amazon (and play it on any MP3 player) Rival Sons – Too Bad

Buy The Black Bullets - Riding Shotgun  on iTunes or Apple MusicBuy The Black Bullets - Riding Shotgun  on Amazon (and play it on any MP3 player) The Black Bullets – Riding Shotgun

Buy Mötley Crüe - Looks That Kill  on iTunes or Apple MusicBuy Mötley Crüe - Looks That Kill  on Amazon (and play it on any MP3 player) Mötley Crüe – Looks That Kill

Buy Hellings - Over You  on iTunes or Apple MusicBuy Hellings - Over You  on Amazon (and play it on any MP3 player) Hellings – Over You

New Music Premiere:
Buy DED - A Mannequin Idol (Lullaby)  on iTunes or Apple MusicBuy DED - A Mannequin Idol (Lullaby)  on Amazon (and play it on any MP3 player) DED – A Mannequin Idol (Lullaby)

Buy Sweet F.A. - Stick To Your Guns  on iTunes or Apple MusicBuy Sweet F.A. - Stick To Your Guns  on Amazon (and play it on any MP3 player) Sweet F.A. – Stick To Your Guns

Buy New Device - Make My Day  on iTunes or Apple MusicBuy New Device - Make My Day  on Amazon (and play it on any MP3 player) New Device – Make My Day

New Music Premiere:
Buy OVTLIER - Buried Me Alive  on iTunes or Apple MusicBuy OVTLIER - Buried Me Alive  on Amazon (and play it on any MP3 player) OVTLIER – Buried Me Alive

Buy Stone Temple Pilots - Dead & Bloated  on iTunes or Apple MusicBuy Stone Temple Pilots - Dead & Bloated  on Amazon (and play it on any MP3 player) Stone Temple Pilots – Dead & Bloated

Buy Bloody Heels - Criminal Masterminds  on iTunes or Apple MusicBuy Bloody Heels - Criminal Masterminds  on Amazon (and play it on any MP3 player) Bloody Heels – Criminal Masterminds

New Music Premiere:
Buy Farewell to Fear - I Wont Be Your Tragedy  on iTunes or Apple MusicBuy Farewell to Fear - I Wont Be Your Tragedy  on Amazon (and play it on any MP3 player) Farewell to Fear – I Wont Be Your Tragedy
New Music Premiere:
Buy Meridian - Hungry For A Game  on iTunes or Apple MusicBuy Meridian - Hungry For A Game  on Amazon (and play it on any MP3 player) Meridian – Hungry For A Game

Cover Song of the Week

Buy Animal Drive - Uncle Tom's Cabin  on iTunes or Apple MusicBuy Animal Drive - Uncle Tom's Cabin  on Amazon (and play it on any MP3 player) Cover: Animal Drive – Uncle Tom’s Cabin

Buy Warrant - Uncle Tom's Cabin  on iTunes or Apple MusicBuy Warrant - Uncle Tom's Cabin  on Amazon (and play it on any MP3 player) Original: Warrant – Uncle Tom’s Cabin

Buy Van Halen - Eruption  on iTunes or Apple MusicBuy Van Halen - Eruption  on Amazon (and play it on any MP3 player) Van Halen – Eruption

Buy Marilyn Manson - Rock Is Dead  on iTunes or Apple MusicBuy Marilyn Manson - Rock Is Dead  on Amazon (and play it on any MP3 player) Marilyn Manson – Rock Is Dead

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Transcript of the Show

[INTRO]

Rock is dead? My ass. Here’s Heavy Pettin’.

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Heavy Pettin’ – Rock Ain’t Dead
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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.

As Heavy Pettin’ just told us, “Rock Ain’t Dead,” and on this two-hour Hard, Heavy, and Hairy Rock N’ Roll show, we’re gonna raise a little hell, starting with Dorothy.

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Dorothy – Raise Hell
Love/Hate – One More Round
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Raisin’ hell and then “One More Round,” two things I do often. I’m Pariah Burke, and I’m your hard talking, heavy drinking, hairball of a horny hedonist host.

Thank you for joining me.

Coming up I’ve got brand new Alice Cooper, DED, Bullets and Octane, Meridian, and more for you, along with hits and deep cuts from Warrant, Danger Danger, AC/Dc, Hellings, Rival Sons, and plenty more.

Can you hear the wolf howl, honey? Sniffing around your door? I can, because this is the “Still of the Night” with Whitesnake.

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Whitesnake – Still of the Night
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Black Stone Cherry and Bon Jovi in his prime, next.

[ID – Down Home]

I’m Pariah Burke. You’re listening to Hard, Heavy & Hair number 254.

Whatever you do, however much money you make, whatever stresses your line of work and your life lay on your shoulders, I think we can all relate to the simple pleasure of hanging out with friends, passing a joint or a bottle, and playing, or listening to, some damn good Rock N’ Roll. And if you ever find you need a reminder of that simple fact, you can always spin up this next track. This is Black Stone Cherry and “White Trash Millionaire.”

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Black Stone Cherry – White Trash Millionaire
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I was talking to makeup artist Sharon Marie recently about the cover art for Danger Danger’s self-titled debut album. Do you remember it? Did you have it? It really stuck out among my cassette collection of the time with its fully illustrated, comic book-style cover. This was the first track and the first single, “Naughty Naughty.”

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Danger Danger – Naughty Naughty
Bon Jovi – Livin’ on a Prayer
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Bon Jovi in his prime, “Livin’ on a Prayer.”

Ready for your first Cover Song of the Week clue? The first one is always the hardest, remember.

The original artist this week has never before been an original artist on the Cover Song of the Week. This quintessential 80s Rock band has been the covering artist a few times with songs like “Train, Train” and “We Will Rock You,” but I’ve never before chosen someone else’s cover of one of their songs. Of course, that’s not much of a clue unless you’ve listened to every single Hard, Heavy & Hair for the past several years–and a few of you have, and I love you, but not everyone has. So, here’s a bonus clue: this Los Angeles 80s band has had three notable lead singers including Jaime St. James, Robert Mason, and, well, one of the greatest 80s frontmen who, sadly, passed away 9 years ago this August at the age of 47. The Cover Song of the Week is one of that man’s best known songs with the band.

More and easier clues later. Here’s something new from Bullets and Octane, “Give Me a Reason.”

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Bullets and Octane – Give Me A Reason
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Brand new Alice Cooper is just minutes away.

Before I give you the new Alice Cooper track, here’s a song from my really good friends in the Loyal Order. It’s “Ready for Dead.”

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The Loyal Order – Ready For Dead
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Alice Cooper has a brand new song written, recorded, and now released entirely during the COVID-19 quarantine. So I asked…

[Clip: Interview – Alice Cooper]

What inspired the new song, “Don’t Give Up”?

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Alice Cooper – Don’t Give Up
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“Don’t Give Up,” the latest by Alice Cooper on Hard, Heavy & Hair.

This is “Big Gun” by AC/DC.

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AC/DC – Big Gun
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Here, groove out with “Too Bad” from Rival Sons.

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Rival Sons – Too Bad [Single Version] —————————————-

We have to stop for a quick station identification. Motley Crue, Black Bullets, and brand new DED next!

Part of the New Wave of Classic Rock, the Black Bullets are five bastard children from hell, locked together to produce the most filthy Rock n Roll to penetrate human ears. This is “Riding Shotgun.” Crank it the hell up!

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The Black Bullets – Riding Shotgun
Mötley Crüe – Looks That Kill
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“Looks That Kill” from a raw, rough, and raunchy young Motley Crue.

Let’s slow things down with a new generation Rock band I recently discovered. This is a powerful, heart-wrenching ballad that combines flavors of the Black Crowes and the Stones, a dash of Great White, and an opening screech you’d swear emanated from Prince’s throat. It’s “Over You” by Hellings, named for frontman Brett Hellings.

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Hellings – Over You
DED – A Mannequin Idol (Lullaby)
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A clashing of soft and sweet from Hellings and then brand new Industrial Metal from DED and their latest “A Mannequin Idol (Lullaby)”. While you recover from the sensory assault of DED, here’s your next Cover Song of the Week clue.

The Cover Song of the Week is a cover by a newer Croatian Hard Rock and Metal band not many people know. So, let’s keep the clues reasonable and refocus on the original artist. It’s the same artist whose first major accomplishment as the classic lineup was to contribute this song to the Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure soundtrack:

[Clip – Game of War]

If you recognize that band, then you know the original recording artist. With the next clue, you’ll probably figure out the song that’s the Cover Song of the Week.

Think about it. I’ll be back momentarily with more new music and old favorites to make you bang your head, pump your fist, and stomp your foot.

Let’s decade-skip with a trio starting with sleazy Dirty 30 Sweet F.A., “Stick To Your Guns”.

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Sweet F.A. – Stick To Your Guns
New Device – Make My Day
OVTLIER – Buried Me Alive
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Decade-skipping there starting with Sweet F.A. from 1990, then Terrible 20 New Device and “Make My Day” from 2009, and then finally, brand new 2020 song “Buried Me Alive” from Outlier.

We’re almost to the Cover Song of the Week, and I’ve got one more critical clue for you right after this.

[← —————- BREAK FILL for NET]

You ever just get a song stuck in your head? I do every week, and I have a radio show so I can excise that song stuck in my head and stick into yours. This is the one I’ve been singing all week for some completely unknown reason.

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Stone Temple Pilots – Dead & Bloated
Bloody Heels – Criminal Masterminds
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Recommended by Dokken with Robert Mason instead of Don Dokken fronting, otherwise known as The End Machine, that was the band Bloody Heels with “Criminal Mastermind.” Before it was the STP–Stone Temple Pilots–with “Dead & Bloated” from the band’s ’92 debut record, Core.

I’ve got a double-shot of brand new Hard Rock for you right after your final Cover Song of the Week clue.

I know you’d guess the Cover Song of the Week original if you and Uncle Tom were fishin’, out on a cypress limb above the wishin’ well, where they say it got no bottom say it take you down to Hell. Some of you know the song, some are still guessing. If you know, don’t tell. Keep your mouth shut, that’s what we’re gonna to do, Unless you want to wind up in the wishing well too.

Yeah, you got it.

This is brand new Meridian following new Farewell to Fear on Hard, Heavy & Hair.

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Farewell to Fear – I Wont Be Your Tragedy
Meridian – Hungry For A Game
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“Hungry for a Game” by Meridian. The Cover Song of the Week is next.

[COW]

Did you guess the Cover Song of the Week song and original artist?

In one of the clues I played a snippet for you of another song by Warrant, a song I said they contributed to the Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure soundtrack before the release of their debut album. It was kind of a trick clue. I bet some of you ran to your CD shelves to check the tracking listing for the Bill & Ted’s soundtrack and were confused when you couldn’t Warrant listed. That’s because, although Warrant DID contribute the song “Game of War” to the movie, and part of the song DID play during the movie, it was left off the movie soundtrack album.

If you’re curious when in Bill & Ted’s you can hear Warrant, it’s playing when Bill and Ted get dropped off at home by Bill’s step-mom Missy.

[clip – Bill & Ted’s “step mom is hot”]

But the Cover Song of the Week is a much better known Warrant song than “Game of War.”

The voice you’re first going to hear singing “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” won the Fender Guitars award for best male vocal of the year 2016 in Croatia. I’m really impressed with this band, which calls itself Animal Drive. They’re on my personal list of rising new Rock stars, bands I want to see become big. Several of the artists I’ve played over the last hour and a half are on that list.

From “Back to the Roots,” their 2019 EP of covers, this is Animal Drive covering “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” followed immediately by the Warrant original from 1991.

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Animal Drive – Uncle Tom’s Cabin
Warrant – Uncle Tom’s Cabin
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I know who put the bodies in the wishing well, too. “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” from Warrant with the Cover Song of the Week by Croatia’s Animal Drive right before it.

How about a little “Eruption” from Van Halen?

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Van Halen – Eruption
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“Rock is dead!” they say. Well you’ve just listened to plenty of evidence that Rock is alive and well at the end of the second decade of the 21st Century. So I say, “‘Rock is Dead?’ My ass!”

If you missed any 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.

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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 next week on this station for another all new Hard, Heavy & Hair Show. Marilyn Manson is going to play us out with an ironic statement that really means Rock is alive and well–even during COVID.

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Marilyn Manson – Rock Is Dead

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