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Welcome! “Long Live Rock N’ Roll!”
Rainbow – Long Live Rock ‘N’ Roll
The title track to the album that disintegrated the band, that was Rainbow with “Long Live Rock N’ Roll.”
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 a REALLY big show, especially if you’re a fan of Tense Machine because I have the privilege and pleasure of debuting the brand new Tense Machine single nearly a week before you can hear it ANYWHERE else on the air or the Internet. Spotify won’t have it. Radio won’t have it. But I have it, and YOU’RE going to hear it before anyone else! Coming up very shortly on this show!
I also have for you an interview with Mike Langford, record producer and drummer for Tense Machine and Deadset Society.
AND, I’ve got new Mammoth WVH–Wolfgang Van Halen–new Wildstreet and Hellz, and the latest from Whitesnake and White Lion re-releases.
Before all that, how about we go “Once Around the Ride” with Cinderella?
Cinderella – Once Around the Ride
W.E.T. – Big Boys Don’t Cry
That was W.E.T with “Big Boys Don’t Cry,” which they released last year.
By request for Hard, Heavy & Hair Hero, Patreon supporter Paul Pedone, Jr., this is Black Smoke Trigger and “Caught in the Undertow.”
Black Smoke Trigger – Caught in the Undertow
Brand new music from Eddie Van Halen’s son Wolfgang is right after the break. Don’t go anywhere!
Rock N’ Roll royalty Wolfgang Van Halen continues his march to the throne with new single “You’re to Blame.” This is Mammoth WVH on Hard, Heavy & Hair.
Mammoth WVH – You’re To Blame
Halestorm – Love Bites (So Do I)
Lzzy and company from 2012’s on “Love Bites (So Do I)”.
As you know, the Cover Song of the Week is a segment of the Hard, Heavy & Hair Show wherein I present to you two versions of the same song–a hard rock, metal, or glam cover of a song originally recorded by someone else. But I don’t tell you what the song is until later in the show. In the meantime, I drop hints and clues, and you hopefully figure out the Cover Song of the Week, the band covering it, and the original artist before I reveal all.
Here’s your first clue–the hardest of all the clues.
The original to the Cover Song of the Week features one of the fist bass solos in rock history. During the band’s television performances of the song, the cameras would often focus on the lead guitarist during the solo despite the fact that his fingers weren’t moving because it was the bassist playing the solo. That bassist also used a pick for those performances.
If you’re completely stumped, don’t worry: the clues get easier as we go along.
Think about that while get “Back in Black” with AC/DC.
AC/DC – Back in Black
Wildstreet – Set It Off
Damn! That’s some good new music. That was the newest from Wildstreet, “Set It Off.”
This is “All In” from Adelita’s Way.
Adelitas Way – All In
My interview with Tense Machine’s Mike Langford AND the world-wide premiere of the new Tense Machine single next! Don’t change that dial.
Mike Langford and I have been friends on Facebook for a few years. Recently we were talking about how Spotify is actually good for musicians. We decided to take the conversation to Zoom where I asked Mike about that, strategies for success in the music business in today’s digital-first, streaming world, and whatever happened to Deadset Society. The 37-year-old music producer and veteran musician was incredibly candid, not only about his business advice to bands, but also about deeply personal issues like his Multiple Sclerosis diagnosis.
Deadset Society – Like a Nightmare
That was Deadset Society, “Like a Nightmare” on Hard, Heavy & Hair.
I’m Pariah Burke, and I’m talking to Mike Langford, the drummer, producer, and tour manager for Deadset Society and Tense Machine. Right now, Mike is continuing to walk us through the timeline of My Darkest Days begetting Deadst Society, which, in turn, spun off Tense Machine.
Here’s one of those songs that wasn’t right for Reid Henry’s voice in Deadset Society, one of the first three songs that launched Tense Machine with its 2018 EP. This is “Best Mistake.”
Tense Machine – Best Mistake
We have to break for station identification, but we’ll be right back with Mike Langford and me talking about how artists can leverage Spotify for their own success. I’ll also have for you the world-wide premiere of the brand new Tense Machine song “Pieces,” exclusive to the Hard, Heavy & Hair Show until its general release to radio and streaming in a week.
Welcome back to the show. I’m continuing my discussion with Mike Langford, record producer, artist consultant, and drummer for both Tense Machine and Deadset Society.
That was only a small portion of my interview with Mike Langford, record producer, artist consultant, and drummer for both Tense Machine and Deadset Society. To watch or listen to the entire hour and a half, uncut interview with much, much more about the history of the bands and advice for musicians who want to succeed in the new landscape of music, hit PariahRocks.com and look at the show notes for show 293. You can also find the full interview on YouTube in video form, audio-only on any podcast app by searching for ” Hard, Heavy & Hair,” and on Spotify where you can listen to the Spotify-exclusive edition that also includes a lot more music by the bands Mike and I talk about.
Now, without further adieu, this is the world-wide, exclusive premiere of the brand new Tense Machine single. You can’t hear this ANYWHERE else on air or online for nearly a week. My thanks to the guys in Tense Machine for debuting their new song only on Hard, Heavy & Hair. This is “Pieces.”
Tense Machine – Pieces
Brand new Tense Machine “Pieces,” a song for the broken hearted, premiering for the first time anywhere right here on the Hard, Heavy & Hair Show with me, Pariah Burke.
Let’s get you another Cover Song of the Week clue.
The original recording artist’s songs were used in the opening scenes of the worldwide phenomena television series CSI, and its spinoffs, CSI: Miami and CSI: New York, from Fall 2000 through February 2013.
[Clip – CSI: Miami]
Can’t you just see David Caruso donning those black sunglasses?
He always had his “Balls to the Wall,” just like Accept.
Accept – Balls to the Wall
More Hard, Heavy & Hair right after this.
This is a serious chord by the BulletBoys. From their self-titled 1988 debut LP, this is “F #9” on Hard, Heavy & Hair.
BulletBoys – F#9
Chez Kane – Rocket on the Radio
New from Chez Kane, that was “Rocket on the Radio.”
This is “Fuck or Fight” from my friends in the Loyal Order.
The Loyal Order – Fuck or Fight
The latest remix from Whitesnake is next, so keep your butt in that seat.
Capping off the Red, White, and Blue trilogy of remixed albums, Whitesnake just dropped the Blues Album, and this is the newest remix from it, “Slow N’ Easy.”
Whitesnake – Slow An’ Easy (2020 Remix)
Skid Row – Wasted Time
Skid Row “Wasted Time.”
Here’s your third Cover Song of the Week clue.
The group performing the Cover Song of the Week is the first band from its country to ever be played on MTV. They were helped into the music business by Frank Zappa, Jon Bon Jovi, and Richie Sambora. They participated in an historic 1989 music festival called the Moscow Music Peace Festival just as the Iron Curtain was beginning to fall. They shared the festival with Motley Crue, Bon Jovi, Skid Row, Cinderella, the Scorpions, and Ozzy Osborne. This band would also join some of those acts on a companion album to the festival. Each of the bands on the album contributed a cover version of a song originally performed by an artist who died from a drug problem or by bands who lost a member to drugs. The Cover Song of the Week was the song this Russian band contributed to that album.
Think you know who it is? Find out in just a moment. The Cover Song of the Week is next!
Have you figured out the Cover Song of the Week yet?
The song is “My Generation” by the Who, written by 20-year-old Pete Townshend during a birthday train ride. It features one of the first bass solos in rock history, with Who bassist John Entwistle playing it with a pick during television performances.
The band that turned the Who’s 1965 Classic Rock youthful angst anthem into an 80s-metal-style youthful angst anthem was Russia’s first export to MTV, a band discovered and helped along by Frank Zappa, Jon Bon Jovi, and Richie Sambora. Here’s Moscow-based Gorky Park with their cover of the Who’s “My Generation,” followed by the original version, probably the only Who song not used for a CSI show.
Gorky Park – My Generation
The Who – My Generation
That was the Hard, Heavy & Hair Cover Song of the Week, “My Generation,” first as covered by Russian heavy metal band Gorky Park in 1989, part of the Stairway to Heaven/Highway to Hell album of metal and hard rock covers celebrating artists and band members lost to drugs. The Who, of course, lost drummer Kieth Moon to drugs. Moon played drums on the original version of “My Generation,” which you just heard following Gorky Park’s cover.
I’ll be talking to the lady singing on this next track on next week’s show. This is Hellz ready to “Shoot to Kill.”
Hellz – Shoot to Kill
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You can also find the show notes there for Hard, Heavy & Hair 293, including that full, uncut interview with Mike Langford, record producer and drummer for Tense Machine and Deadset Society. Fans of the band should check it out, as well as musicians looking for sagacious advice from an experienced producer and musician in the trenches and making money in today’s digital world.
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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. Andrew W.K. is going to play us out, because when you’re listening to great music, it’s always time to party, and when it’s time to party, we will “Party Hard.”
Andrew W.K. – Party Hard