- The world-wide, first airing of a new, unreleased Dead Daisies song from the upcoming album
- What the hell is Hardcore Country Metal?! You’ll find out.
- Angus, Malcolm, and the other Young brother
- Pariah’s review of The Dead Daisies upcoming album Holy Ground
- New Chevelle, the Pretty Reckless, Vicky Psarakis, the Dead Daisies, Silo, Thunder, Mason Hill*
- Rare Hair from Lillian Axe and more
- Hits & Deep Cuts from Ozzy, Tesla, Montrose, Kiss, Danger Danger, Queensryche, Alice Cooper, and more
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Transcript of the Show
You’re listening to the right show if you wanna hear it loud, right between the eyes, loud, you want to hear it loud, don’t want no compromise. This is KISS.
KISS – I Love It Loud
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.
What are you going to hear on this week’s show? Heh. Brace yourself.
I’ve got for you brand new Chevelle, the Pretty Reckless, Vicky Psarakis, the Dead Daisies, Silo, Thunder, and Mason Hill
Rare Hair from Lillian Axe and Pretty boy Floyd
Hits & Deep Cuts from Ozzy, Tesla, Montrose, Kiss, Danger Danger, Metallica, Queensryche, Alice Cooper, and more
And, like any any good swear-laden, sex, drugs, and rock n’ roll broadcast with a grant from the children’s broadcasting fund of America, you’re going to LEARN something on this show, too–and not just words that begin with the letter F.
You may have once upon a time asked yourself what the hell is the “Hardcore Country” musical genre. Actually, you’ve probably never asked yourself that, but you’re going to learn the answer coming up on the show.
You’ll also learn about some musical brothers, Angus, Malcolm, and the OTHER musical Young brother.
AND, I’m going to play for you the exclusive, world-wide first airing of a new Dead Daisies song that is going to rock you so hard your balls will tingle and you’ll need a hearing test after the show.
All of that and more coming up, kids.
Right now, let’s keep this wholesome, Sesame Street-approved children’s broadcast rolling with an old favorite sing-a-long from kindergarten.
This is Danger Danger.
Danger Danger – Naughty Naughty
“Naughty Naughty,” which is Side A, Track 1 from Danger Danger’s self-titled 1989 debut LP. That song set the tone for the first two Danger Danger albums. _Dawn_, the third album the band released, saw Paul Laine replacing Ted Poley on lead vocals. Andy Timmons and Kasey Smith had also left the band by that point. Timmons DID play on the ACTUAL third Danger Danger album, Cockroach, that was recorded in 1993 and would have been released if its release hadn’t been blocked as part of a nasty, nasty legal battle between Ted Poley and the rest of the band.
Of course, that was back when the Danger Danger guys were all in their mid-20s, the same age as this Glasgow band is now. With their latest single, “DNA,” this is Mason Hill on Hard, Heavy & Hair.
Mason Hill – DNA
Mason Hill’s latest, “DNA.” Don’t go anywhere. I’m going to continue vaccinating you against the COVID blues–without an imaginary tracking chip–right after a quick important announcement or two.
This is Queensryche’s “Another Rainy Night (Without You).”
Queensrÿche – Another Rainy Night (Without You)
Friends don’t tell friends that Queensryche’s Empire came out 30 years ago. Man, I wish I could forget some of those dates. In my mind, the 90s were only a few years ago, not… ugh… more than 20 years ago. Of course, that song is pretty dated with the answering machine clips and the idea of “waiting by the phone”. Do you remember when we actually waited for the phone to ring? No texting, no phone in your pocket?
I got my first cell phone in ’93 or ’94, I think, but back then it was eight gazillion dollars a minute for inbound and outbound calls, and it was a giant brick clipped to your belt. I had the Motorola folding phone, but the battery alone was HUGE and weighed more than my current iPad.
These next guys know what I’m talking about. This is Ozzy Osbourne and Elton John, “Ordinary Man” before something new for you.
Ozzy Osbourne – Ordinary Man [ft. Elton John] Vicky Psarakis – Teardrops
That was “Teardrops,” a new solo song from Vicky Psarakis the lead vocal vocalist of the Agonist. Vicky and the singer she replaced, Alissa White-Gluz, have been named on the 10 Sexiest Frontwomen of 2021 list by Ben Owino on the Hard, Heavy & Hair Blog. Did you see Ben’s list? It’s right on the front page of PariahRocks.com. What do you think of Ben’s choices? Any sexy Hard Rock or Metal frontwoman you think he overlooked? I want to know what you think of Ben’s 10 Sexiest Frontwomen of 2021 list. Comment on the article or tell me on social media. You’ll find us on all of them @PariahRocks. And, if you’re part of the early-access preview of the new Hard, Heavy & Hair community Discord Server, give us YOUR top 10 Sexiest Frontwomen of 2021 list.
Somebody I think should have been on that list has a new song this week, and she’s coming up. Right now, though, let’s go back to 1973 for some groovy classic Hard Rock with Montrose, cause the entire list of 10 Sexiest Frontwomen of 2021 is full of “Rock Candy,” baby.
Montrose – Rock Candy
That exclusive premiere of brand new Dead Daisies, your first Cover Song of the Week clue, and more coming up!
This is Tora Tora “Love’s a Bitch” from Surprise Attack.
Tora Tora – Love’s a Bitch
I am holding right here in my hands the brand new Dead Daisies album, _Holy Ground_. This purple foil-embossed CD is the first Daisies album with Glenn Hughes.
When the band first announced Glenn Hughes was replacing John Corabi on lead vocals and Marco Mendoza on bass, a lineup many people, including me, really, really liked, there were people saying that Glenn Hughes joining any band is a signal that the band’s dying. I guess they were right, because this isn’t the same Dead Daisies. This album… It’s like the Dead Daisies are a phoenix rising. Hughes reinvigorated them and helped the Dead Daisies become a different band. Their new sound isn’t better or worse than the previous iterations of the group; it’s different. It’s like trying to compare Motley Crue with Vince to Motley Crue with Corabi. This is the Dead Daisies with Glenn Hughes, and this lineup has its own sound, a different way of blending contemporary Hard Rock with classic elements, and should be in your library right alongside albums by the previous lineups.
I’ve been listening to _Holy Ground_ for a week straight, and every single track kicks ass. How often can you say that about a full album these days? How often can you say there are no throwaway songs on the record?
I told my social media followers that I’d play my favorite deep cut off the album on this week’s show. It was a damned difficult task to pick just one! They’re all so good. This album is awesome all the way through, and I STRONGLY suggest you pick up a copy on Friday, January 22nd, when it’s available for purchase.
Still, I had to pick only one song from _Holy Ground_ not previously as a single. This is David Lowy, Doug Aldrich, Dean Castronovo, and Glenn Hughes, the newest Dead Daisies, and for the first time on the air anywhere on planet earth, this is a song you won’t be able to hear for another two weeks until the _Holy Ground_ album releases. This is track 5, “My Fate” on Hard, Heavy & Hair with me, Pariah Burke.
The Dead Daisies – My Fate
Unreleased new Dead Daisies, the song “My Fate.” You heard it first on the Hard, Heavy & Hair Show with me, Pariah Burke. Hard, Heavy & Hair Heroes and Patreon supporters can hear that song again streaming on-demand right now–with and without this commentary. Hell, you may be listening to this show right now before I even release it to radio stations if you are a Hard, Heavy & Hair Hero.
I’ve got your first Cover Song of the Week clue. Remember: the first clue is always the hardest.
The band doing the Cover Song of the Week is a five-piece Hard Rock band from Sheffield, England. In 2010 they won against more than 500 other unsigned UK bands to play the iTunes festival with Ozzy Osbourne. They did well for themselves from then on, until, in 2017, the band broke up after an eight-day farewell tour of the UK titled “F*ck Off.” But then in September of 2020, they announced they were back together and recording new material. The Cover Song of the Week is the first of that new material.
Who is that band?
More, and easier, clues later.
AC/DC – Realize
AC/DC’s “Realize” from Power Up.
Coming up: New Pretty Reckless, Chevelle, and Thunder. Rare Hair from Lillian Axe. The Cover Song of the Week. And, you’ll learn what the hell “Hardcore Country” is![ID (partial) Tommy Vext]
Uh, no, not anymore. The Bad Wolves just released a statement that the band has parted ways with lead singer Tommy Vext. The split comes after a live Instagram video, since deleted by Bad Wolves, in which Tommy allegedly attributed his departure to a conflict with the rest of the band the label, Better Noise Music, over Tommy’s political beliefs.
There’s no word on a replacement singer for Bad Wolves, but Tommy Vext has already hinted at an intent to embark on a solo career.
Here’s Tommy fronting Band Wolves for their most famous single, their 2018 cover of the Cranberries’ “Zombie.”
Bad Wolves – Zombie
Chevelle – Self Destructor
New Chevelle there. That was “Self Destructor.”
On January 9th, we laid to rest my step-father, Larry. It would have been his 71st birthday.
One of my earliest memories or Larry is being in the car, and he’s singing along–badly–to every track–on an 8-track tape, mind you–he’s singing along to every track of Alice Cooper’s Greatest Hits. That man had such a terrible singing voice! I mean, it was worse than mine! And that’s saying something. But he was never self-conscious about singing along and enjoying his music. And the sound of him singing along to “Billion Dollar Babies”…
I hope you’ll indulge me as I dedicate this next song to my step-father, Larry Cardarelli. This is Alice Cooper, “Billion Dollar Babies.” For your benefit, I’m going to shut off my mic. But in the background, I’ll be singing along, in my best Larry impression, to this song.
Rest in peace, Larry.
Alice Cooper – Billion Dollar Babies
Lillian Axe – Show A Little Love
Rare Hair there from 1989. That was Lillian Axe with “Show a Little Love.”
More Hard Rock, more Heavy Metal, more Hair Bands, still coming up! Don’t go anywhere.
More Rare Hair from Pretty Boy Floyd after “My Michelle” from Guns N’ Roses.
Guns N’ Roses – My Michelle
Pretty Boy Floyd – Everybody Needs a Hero
“Everybody Needs a Hero” from Pretty Boy Floyd.
You know who else needs heroes? This show. If you like Hard, Heavy & Hair, or if you want early access, exclusive shows and other content; if you want march from the show AND bands, if you want to maybe go ON THE AIR WITH ME on Hard, Heavy & Hair, then become a Hard, Heavy & Hair Hero at patreon.com slash PariahRocks. For just a couple of bucks a month, you can get some SERIOUSLY cool stuff.
This is something else seriously cool. New from Swedish Metallers still going strong, this is Lion’s Share’s latest, “Killed by Death.”
Lion’s Share – Killed by Death
Hardcore Country Metal next.
Long-time listeners know I’m not afraid to play experimental Hard Rock and Metal, like the Mongolian throat-singing Metal of the Hu or the After Hours and their brand of Hard Swing.
This week, I discovered the band Silo–S-I-L-O–who describe their sound as Hardcore Country music, and which I’d also describe as Country Metal. The band send me two of their tracks, and this is the one I thought would make a better introduction to the band. Tell me what you think. Maybe I’ll play that other track or more of Silo in the future.
Pull on your spiked Cartwrights or Justins, and mount your flame-snorting horse from hell, ’cause this is Silo with “Glitter & Gold.”
Silo – Glitter & Gold
Tesla – Little Suzi
Tesla and “Little Suzi” following Hardcore Country Metal from Silo. Reach out on social media @PariahRocks and tell me what you think of Silo. Do you want to hear more from them on Hard, Heavy & Hair, or was once enough?
While you do that, here’s another Cover Song of the Week clue.
The Cover Song of the Week original was written by the older sibling of Australia’s most famous Hard Rocking brothers. Nine years before Angus and Malcolm would form AC/DC, George Young founded a beat pop band who eventually came out with the Cover Song of the Week original, a hit in 1968.
What was George Young’s 60s band? What song was that?
Here’s something else new from someone I think is sorely missing from the list of 10 Sexiest Frontwomen of 2021 Ben Owino wrote for the PariahRocks.com blog. This is Taylor Momsen leading the Pretty Reckless and guest Tom Morello from Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave through song “And So It Went.”
The Pretty Reckless – And So It Went [Feat. Tom Morello] —————————————-
It’s time for your final Cover Song of the Week clue.
The Cover Song of the Week is new, but it has been covered before. It’s the most famous cover version, arguably more famous than the original. The song was covered by INXS and singer Jimmy Barnes… [clip] …for this 1987 pop culture phenomenon movie. [clip]
What song is that? If you know, then you’re going to hear the newest version, a new Hard Rock cover, in the Cover Song of the Week, next.[COW]
Did you guess the Cover Song of the Week, the original artist, or the covering artist? Let’s see if you’re right.
INXS and Jimmy Barnes covered the song in the mid-80s, and it was used in the original Lost Boys film. That’s probably the most famous version, especially among those who grew up in the 80s. But the song was written in 1968 by George Young, older brother of AC/DC’s Angus and Malcolm Young, with help from George’s long-time collaborator Harry Vanda. George and Harry had a Beat Pop band in the 60s named The Easybeats. You might know them from their bigger hits “She’s So Fine” and “Friday On My Mind,” which Bowie would later cover. The song in question is “Good Times”–which is the title, but it’s also good times to listen to.
The new cover of “Good Times” is the comeback single from UK Hard Rockers Black Spiders.
Here they are, Black Spiders and “Good Times,” the Hard, Heavy & Hair Cover Song of the Week, followed immediately by the original version by the Easybeats for comparison.
Black Spiders – Good Times
The Easybeats – Good Times
That was “Good Times,” the original by the Easybeats featuring George Young, older brother to AC/DC’s Angus and Malcolm Young. Before it was the new version of the song by Black Spiders, which is the Hard, Heavy & Hair Cover Song of the Week.
Let’s speed it back up with as we “Fight Fire with Fire” with Thundermother.
Speaking of covers, this is Metallica taking on a traditional Irish song believed to have been written sometime in the 17th Century, and first recorded 80 years ago, in 1941, by Lena Bourne Fish. This is “Whiskey in the Jar.”
Thundermother – Fight Fire with Fire
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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. If you like Hard, Heavy & Hair, please consider becoming a supporter of the show at Patreon.com slash PariahRocks. You’ll not only keep the show going, but you’ll also get early access to it, exclusive access to other shows I produce, and even prize closet swag and merch.
I’ll see you back here next week on this station for another all new Hard, Heavy & Hair Show. One last new song is going to play us out. This is Thunder, “Going to Sin City.”
Thunder – Going To Sin City