- When Metallica wanted to be like… Motley Crue?!
- Pariah got the COVID vaccine (seriously) and tells you honestly how he feels
- Because you asked for it, more Hardcore Country Metal from Silo
- Kicking off the 40th Anniversary of Motley Crue celebration
- A Metallica song inspired by a 1978 horror movie
- Who’s on first? Find out.
- A guitar composition by little Stevie Vai he wrote all by himself
- New Budderside tribute to Motörhead’s Lemmy Kilmister, Inglorious, Shotgun Revolution, Nina Soderquist, Midnite City, Hellz, Wicked Smile, and more!
- Rare Hair from Tuff
- Hits & Deep Cuts from the Pretty Reckless, Metallica, Steve Vai, Drivin N’ Cryin’, Tesla, Shinedown, Butcher Babies, Kiss, and more!
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Transcript of the Show
Hail, hail! Welcome to the show! Hail, Hail to Rock N’ Roll! This Black N’ Blue.
Black ‘n Blue – Hail Hail
Hail, hail, headbangers, horn-throwers, and foot-stompers!
My name is Pariah Burke, and I’m your hard talking, heavy drinking, hairball of a horny hedonist host.
Thank you for joining me.
Coming up on tonight’s show is new music from Budderside, Wicked Smile, Shotgun Revolution, Midnight City, Inglorioius, the gorgeous Nina Söderquist, and the stunning Lisa Perry singing as Hellz.
PLUS I’ve got for you a unique Cover Song of the Week, the kickoff of the Motley Crue 40th Anniversary Celebration, more Country Metal because you asked for it, Rare Hair from Tuff and Steve Vai, and so much more.
If you survive all 2 hours of the show, you’ll have bragging rights. If not, at least it’ll be “Death by Rock N’ Roll.”
The Pretty Reckless – Death By Rock And Roll
Shotgun Revolution – Black Angel
Shotgun Revolution’s “Black Angel” following the Pretty Reckless with “Death by Rock N’ Roll.”
It’s Drivin’ N’ Cryin’, “Fly Me Courageous” on Hard, Heavy & Hair.
Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ – Fly Me Courageous
Don’t go anywhere, because in just a moment, little Stevie Vai is going to play a composition on the guitar, he wrote it… all… by… himself.
Steve Vai – The Audience Is Listening
“The Audience is Listening,” the biggest hit from Steve Vai’s seminal LP Passion and Warfare.
This next song is dedicated to, and inspired by, Lemmy Kilmister. Featuring Motörhead’s Phil Campbell, this is Budderside, with new song “Pardon Me.”
Budderside – Pardon Me (feat. Phil Campbell)
Ready for your first Cover Song of the Week clue? Remember: the first clue is always the hardest.
This is a two-for-one clue. First, let me say that the Metal band who does the Cover Song of the Week original is a band everyone knows. They’re so big, they have fans that know every little detail about them, about every album, every song. And I know that some of you listening put yourselves in that category, so think about Metal bands big enough, playing together long enough, that they’d inspire fans to become experts on the slightest details of the band.
Got yourself in that mindset? Good. Here are the two hints in this clue.
First, the band originally wrote the Cover Song of the Week original in the key of E, but it was famed producer Bob Rock who suggested they tune down to D, which is how the Cover Song of the Week original made its memorable riff so big and heavy.
Second, the lyrics for the Cover Song of the Week original were inspired by a 1978 film. Here’s the trailer for that film.[Clip – Trailer – Magic 1]
Can you guess the song? If not, don’t worry. I’ve got more, and easier, clues for you coming up.
Think about it while Tesla gives us a history lesson with “Edison’s Medicine (Man out of Time)”.
Tesla – Edison’s Medicine (Man Out of Time)
There’s a very big anniversary happening this year. I’ll tell you all bout it next.
Welcome back to the show. I’m Pariah Burke.
Forty years ago this week something very important, something very special, happened in the history of Rock N’ Roll.
In Hollywood in 1981, before it split off into the separate city of West Hollywood, a smart, driven Glam Rock bassist calling himself Nikki Sixx first jammed with a 14 year-old Tommy Lee and guitarist and vocalist Greg Leon. Greg wouldn’t stay with them long, though he would go on to start his own band as well as do stints in Quiet Riot after Randy Rhoades and in Dokken before George Lynch. Sixx and Lee would soon replace Greg with first a man from Mars on guitar and then one of the greatest frontmen of all time on lead vocals.
That was forty years ago this week. Thus we kick off the year-long 40th Anniversary celebration of Motley Crue with a triple-shot–the most number of Motley Crue songs we’re allowed by law to play back-to-back. First up is a track from that very first Motley Crue album, the 1981 LP Too Fast for Love, then a song ABOUT the band’s first year together, and then one of their greatest and most enduring songs of all time.
You’re listening to Hard, Heavy & Hair, and we’re starting the year-long celebration of Motley Crue’s 40th Anniversary with “Take Me to the Top.”
Mötley Crüe – Take Me to the Top
Mötley Crüe – What’s It Gonna Take
Mötley Crüe – Home Sweet Home
Can you believe Motley Crue has been together 40 years? Stay tuned each week on Hard, Heavy & Hair for even more Motley Crue 40th Anniversary celebration music, news, and surprises.
Right now, let’s do something new with Nina Soderquist. This is “Falling.”
Nina Söderquist – Falling
Warrant – Train, Train
Warrant covering “Train, Train” from Cherry Pie.
…And I’ll tell you about my new 5G tracking chip, next.
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 your host Pariah Burke, but you can call me, Dr. Love.
KISS – Calling Dr. Love
Midnite City – Crawlin’ In The Dirt
That was the newest from Midnite City, “Crawlin’ in the Dirt”.
So, I did a thing a couple days ago. I spent a lovely evening with an Air National Guard sergeant named Jill. But before I tore off her fatigues, she injected me with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. I know a lot of people nervous about the vaccine and potential reactions and side effects, so I thought I’d do my civic duty as an American and a citizen of Humanity, and share my experience. It’s not that exciting.
I’m talking to you three days after I got the injection, which is the first of two injections. The second I’ll get 21 days after the first, in early February. But, I have no side effects, no reactions. My deltoid, the injection site, was a little sore for a couple of days, but that’s standard for me for injections of any kind. I’ve had no other reactions or side effects.
I got the injection at a big site run by a local hospital with the aid of the Air National Guard–a quick aside, the first soldier to encounter me in my mask called me “miss” and then “ma’am”, which made me laugh out loud. Anyway, it took me about an hour and a half because I had actual paperwork instead of a digital patient record, so I had to stand in line. The entire time in line I was able to observe the area where people sit for 15 to 30 minutes post-injection to make sure they don’t have a bad reaction. That entire time, I never saw anyone raise their hands to get a nurse to come to them or run to one of the nurses circulating the area. Jill told me that, after 15 thousand injections as of the day I was there, she’d only seen one reaction to the vaccine, and it was mild.
I’m not trying to tell you what you should do regarding the vaccine–take it, don’t take it. I’m simply telling you what my experience was, in case that helps you make up your mind about the vaccine.
I’ll have your next Cover Song of the Week clue for you after the Butcher Babies and new Wicked Smile. This is “Bottom of a Bottle,” which is where I am, so I need to open another.
Butcher Babies – Bottom of a Bottle
Wicked Smile – Killer At Large
Wicked Smile’s newest, “Killer at Large.”
Let’s talk about the Cover Song of the Week covering artist.
This band is a Metal band, but an unusual one, one that has become popular over the last two years in no small part because of airplay by shows like mine. This band plays modern instruments and traditional Mongolian instruments, and employs Mongolian throat singing techniques. The lyrics to their songs are often traditional Mongolian poetry and war cries, and are an expression of national pride and cultural celebration.
Who is that band? If you know, then you know who’s performing the Cover Song of the Week.
Think about while we take a quick break for station identification.[Clip – Abbott & Costello Who’s on First]
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From Extreme II: Pornograffiti, this is the full-length, album version of track 1, “Decadence Dance,” by Extreme.
Extreme – Decadence Dance
And this is the newest from the gorgeous, smart, and multi-talented Lisa Perry as the act called Hellz. The song is “Salute.”
Hellz – Salute
Still coming up is Country Metal you requested, Tuff, new Inglorious, and more.
This next song most definitely qualifies as Rare Hair. This is the original version of “Good Guys Wear Black” by Tuff.
Tuff – Good Guys Wear Black
Inglorious – Medusa
“Medusa” by Inglorious.
Last week I played for you a track called “Glitter and Gold” by a band that describes its music as “Hardcore Country,” but which I describe as Country Metal. I asked you then to tell me what you thought of that band. A LOT of you spoke up and told me you wanted to hear more from the band. So far the band Silo has only two singles out, and this is their newer one. This is “War Paint” by Silo.
Silo – War Paint
Shinedown – Asking for It
Shinedown and “Asking for It” from 2015.
For your third and final Cover Song of the Week clue, let’s get back to talking about the song itself.
It’s a song about duality and about blind faith–in religion, in other people, in anything–and the lengths to which some people will go to maintain the illusion of their faith. It’s also a very autobiographical song because three members of the four-piece band were going through divorces when they wrote the song. Lines like “they… betray / I’m your only true friend now” speak of losing faith in people and turning to an unhealthy degree of isolationist devotion to religion.
What song is that? Find out next in the Cover Song of the Week, next.[COW]
Did you figure out the Cover Song of the Week, the band performing it, and the original recording artist?
The artist doing the Cover Song of the Week is Mongolian Metal phenoms The Hu. They’re taking on one of the biggest hits from the Black Album, a song Metallica originally attempted to record in the key of E. It was producer Bob Rock who suggested the band tune down to D to emulate Motley Crue on Dr. Feelgood, an album the guys in Metallica loved. Tuning down that like made the riff explode, and that riff is one of the main reasons the song “Sad But True” became so huge. Another is because of the dark lyrics reflecting the emotional turmoil of three other members’ then-ongoing divorces as well James Hetfield’s internal struggles with public and private life. The lyrics were inspired by the 1978 physiological thriller “Magic” in which Anthony Hopkin’s character, a ventriloquist, gradually gives up control of his life to his dummy, Fats.
Released at the eleventh hour of 2020, here is the Hu covering Metallica’s “Sad But True,” followed immediately by the original 1991 version from Metallica.
The HU – Sad But True
Metallica – Sad but True
“Sad but True,” the original by Metallica following the Hard, Heavy & Hair Cover Song of the Week, a late-2020 cover by Mongolian Metal band the Hu.
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I’ll see you back here next week on this station for another all new Hard, Heavy & Hair Show. The Electric Boys are going to play us out with “Tambourine” from Groovus Maximus.
Electric Boys – Tambourine