- Interview with Lisa Perry, aka Hellz, lead signer of Hellz Abyss on
- the evolution of music
- Joining with Daryl “Abyss” Holden
- Jeff Young of Megadeth, her collaborator and stalker
- Soul Eater or Ball Buster
- Evolving the 90s KMFDM and Lords of Acid sound with Metal riffs
- and more
- The newest Hellz Abyss single
- A BDSM track any Lords of Acid fan would love to be tied up in
- New Icon of Sin, Johnny Jetson, the End Machine, Of Mice & Men, Kings County, supergroup At the Movies
- Rare Hair from Twisted Sister, LA Guns, KISS, Roxx Gang, and AC/DC
- Hits & Deep Cuts from Diamante, Def Leppard, Europe, Bon Jovi, Guns N’ Roses, Motley Crue, and Godsmack
- Music from members of Pretty Maids, King Diamond, Hamerfall, and other bands who watched way too many movies during lockdown
- Lisa Perry/Hellz Abyss links:
- Music videos Pariah talked about on the air:
A Flock of Seagulls – I Ran (So Far Away)
Kings County – I Ran (So Far Away)
Interview: Lisa Perry aka Hellz of Hellz Abyss
Lisa Perry is Hellz, the lead singer for Hellz Abyss, whose songs she wrote or co-wrote with new partner Daryl “Abyss” Holden, leading to a tighter, more expansive sound over the already excellent 2019 and 2020 Hellz singles such as “Control of the Unholy,” “Sinner,” and “Bitch Ran Away,” all tracks you’ve heard on the Hard, Heavy & Hair weekly radio show around the world.
On the day debut album N1FG was released, I sat down via Zoom with Lisa from her Sydney, Australia home. We talked about the strong 90s Industrial Metal influence on N1FG, the genesis of many of the tracks–including a BDSM track that any Lords of Acid fan would love to be tied up in–about the heady company she’ll be in on her upcoming International Women of Rock tour, her work with Megadeth’s Jeff Young, her endorsement for RØDE Microphones, her desire to sing lead for Motley Crue and AC/DC, and the next Hellz Abyss album, already in the works, with even more city-flattening drums and bass heft, banshee scream Metal rippers, and nitro-fueled guitar assaults that couldn’t fit on N1FG.
No talk, just the tunes. (Available to Front Row Heroes and above.)
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Cover Song of the Week
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Transcript of the Show[INTRO]
AC/DC is starting us out, because you “Can’t Stop Rock N’ Roll”!
AC/DC – Can’t Stop 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.
Coming up on this week’s show is my interview with Lisa Perry, aka Hellz, the lead singer of the band Hellz Abyss, an Australian group who just this week released their debut LP with a unique, engaging sound, N1FG. Bonus points if you guess N1FG stands for before Lisa reveals it. You’ll hear the latest single from Hellz Abyss as well as new music from The End Machine, Of Mice & Men, Icons of Sin, Starmen, At the Movies, King’s County, and Johnny Jetson.
Right now, this is Roxx Gang with “Red Rose.”
Roxx Gang – Red Rose
Diamante – Had Enough
Diamante has “Had Enough” from 2018’s Coming In Hot LP.
How about something new? From Brazil and named after the big boss in 90s first-person shooter game, Doom II, this is the self-titled single from new Heavy Metal band Icon of Sin.
Icon Of Sin – Icon of Sin
Def Leppard, new Johnny Jetson, and more next.
Welcome back 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. It’s the show that hits you like bomb-bomb-bomb…
Def Leppard – Pour Some Sugar On Me (Remix)
Johnny Jetson – Light ’em Up
Brand new Johnny Jetson there, “Light ‘Em Up,” following the remixed version of Def Leppard’s immortal “Pour Some Sugar On Me.”
Ready for your first Cover Song of the Week clue? Remember: the first clue is always the hardest.
Let’s talk about the Cover Song of the Week original.
The year is 1982. MTV is playing in heavy rotation a British New Wave SynthPop band’s music video. The video is shot primarily on a set covered with aluminum foil and mirrors–with camera and lights visible in the reflections. The strange lyrics spark the imagination with imagery of a bewitching woman and a beams of light from the sky snatching her away. Amidst all these memorable details is the most striking thing: the lead singer’s hairdo, so distinctive, that twelve years later, it was mentioned in Pulp Fiction, and has made the band’s name a permanent part of Pop Culture.
Who was that band? What was that 1982 Top 10 Hit? That’s the Cover Song of the Week original.
More, and easier, clues later.
Right now, Hellz Abyss has some solid advice for you: If you’re gonna shoot me, you better shoot to kill, or I’m gonna kill YOU. This is “Shoot to Kill” on Hard, Heavy & Hair.
Hellz Abyss – Shoot to Kill
My interview with the singer you just heard right after this brief message from the people paying the bills so I can call rock stars in Australia.[Lisa Perry Interview – Part 1] [Clip – Hellz Abyss – Rope Bunny] [Lisa Perry Interview – Part 2]
That’s only part of my interview with Lisa Perry, aka Hellz, lead singer of Hellz Abyss. For the full, uncut, uncensored interview, check out the show notes for Hard, Heavy & Hair 295 on PariahRocks.com. There you can watch the video interview and see the faces behind the voices you just heard, and to listen to Lisa talk about building a supergroup around herself, her musical influences, her desire to be front woman for Motley Crue, her daringly sexy stage outfit (hint: think duct tape!), her advice to artists, and so much more from the very talented, very smart, powerhouse singer, songwriter, and record label CEO.
Here’s that brand new Hellz Abyss single Lisa and I spoke about. This is “Dead Ones” on Hard, Heavy & Hair.
Hellz Abyss – Dead Ones
Coming up in the next hour of the show is new End Machine, Of Mice & Men, and At the Movies, hits and deep cuts from Europe, Godsmack, Kiss, and Guns N’ Roses, and, of course, the Cover Song of the Week.
If you have to run to the fridge for another beer, grab me one, too. And get back here fast!
Some songs just take you back, like a hard shove out of your body into a past memory. For me, this is one of those songs… Carla Hutchison and Debbie Bailey… That was a great day.
This is Europe with “Superstitious.” Crank it up and remember where you were in the summer of 1988.
Europe – Superstitious
Music is memories. Memories are music.
Ready for another Cover Song of the Week clue?
The artist performing the Cover Song of the Week is a Hard Rock four-piece hailing from Orlando, Florida, where they often play Walt Disney World, sharing the stage with the likes of Bon Jovi, 38 Special, Styx, and Ted Nugent.
They’re a newer band, so here’s a bonus tip to help you.
The Cover Song of the Week original was the theme song for Grand Theft Auto: Vice city.
Think about that.
This is the first single to second album by the End Machine, the latest project from George Lynch, Jeff Pilson, Wild Mick Brown, and Robert Mason. This is “Blood and Money.”
The End Machine – Blood and Money
So much great stuff still coming up on Hard, Heavy & Hair. Stick around for it. You’ll be glad you did.
Here’s an oldie but goodie, a Rare Hair cut back from when Bon Jovi wasn’t Easy Listening.
Bon Jovi – Runaway
Starmen – By the Grace of Rock ‘n’ Roll
I’m kind of excited about that band you just heard. They were make-up and play 70s- and 80s-style Hard Rock, going back to the theatrics that make Metal and Hard Rock more than music. All four members wear white grease paint with different colored star-shaped face adornments. They kind of look like Paul Stanley’s bastard children. I mean that with the utmost respect. I’m not ragging on them.
From Sweden, that was the band Starmen with their new single “By the Grace of Rock N’ Roll.”
Here’s another group that understood the power of theatrics. This is Twisted Sister and “The Price.”
Twisted Sister – The Price
We’re almost to the Cover Song of the Week , but there’s still brand new Of Mice & Men and At the Movies, not to mention ass-kicking Motley Crue, G n’ R, and Godsmack, still coming up.
It was Roxx Gang’s “Red Rose” earlier in the show that put me in mind of this next song. Six months shy of 30 years old, this is Guns N’ Roses cover of Bob Dylan’s “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door.” I gotta say, this cover may be better than the original–and I like Dylan. What do you think? Let me know on Facebook at PariahRocksYou, or on Twitter, Instagram, VK, and MeWe at Pariah Rocks.
I definitely like G N’ R’s version better than Clapton’s cover. What’s up, bro? Fight me.[laughs]
Anyway. This is “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door” from Guns N’ Roses.
Guns N’ Roses – Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door
L.A. Guns – Rip and Tear
Of Mice & Men – Anchor
New Of Mice & Men. That was “Anchor” following L.A. Guns “Rip and Tear.”
This is another new one. From the supergroup At the Movies, featuring members of Pretty Maids, King Diamond, Hamerfall, and other bands who watched way too many movies during lockdown, this is a Glam Metal version of the Notting Hill movie song, “When You Say Nothing At All.”
At The Movies – When You Say Nothing At All
What a cool project! Check out AtTheMoviesBand.com for all the movie theme cover songs the supergroup has recorded.
Let’s switch tracks. How about some lyrics to help you guess the Cover Song of the Week?
See if these help you guess the Cover Song of the Week song.
A cloud appears above your head
A beam of light comes shining down on you
Shining down on you
The cloud is moving nearer still
Aurora borealis comes in view
Aurora comes in view
Think you know the song? There’s a brand new Hard Rock version of it coming up in the Cover Song of the Week next![COW] [Clip – Pulp Fiction – Flock of Seagulls]
That’s right. Back in 1982, the British New Wave band had a Synth Pop hit thanks in large part to MTV playing their music video of a set bedecked by mirrors and aluminum-foil (or alumni-ee-um for my British, Australian, and Canadian listeners). Mike Score’s hairstyle became even more legendary than the band’s music. It was universally recognized, and even, as you heard a moment ago, referenced in the 1992 film Pulp Fiction from Quentin Tarantino.
“I Ran (So Far Away)” was just one of several hits for A Flock of Seagulls. Giving it the Hard Rock treatment in a brand new release is Orlando, Florida-based band Kings County, which comprises vocalist and bassist Rob Dexter, lead guitar player Steve Bell, Joe Lopez on drums, and second guitarist Bill Kania, all former performers at Walt Disney World in neighboring Kissimmee.
This is “I Ran,” the Hard, Heavy & Hair Cover Song of the Week, by Kings County, followed immediately by the A Flock of Seagulls original for comparison.
Kings County – I Ran
A Flock Of Seagulls – I Ran (So Far Away)
“I Ran (So Far Away),” an 80s Pop classic, is the Hard, Heavy & Hair Cover Song of the Week. That was the original by A Flock of Seagulls following the brand new Hard Rock cover by Kings Country.
Kings County’s music video for their cover of “I Ran” pays homage to the original and is arguably even trippier than the original Flock of Seagulls mirror- and aluminum foil-embossed version. Visit PariahRocks.com where, in the show notes for Hard, Heavy & Hair Show number 295, you can watch both music videos. If you want to smoke a bowl before you watch them, go for it, but I caution you: these are not things you want watch while tripping on acid. Fair warning.
King County lead guitar player Steve Bell is from Boston, Massachusetts, as am I, originally, and so is this next artist. This is Godsmack and “Bulletproof.”
Godsmack – Bulletproof
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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. Don’t forget to check out the show notes on Pariahrocks.com for more about the music and topics on this show, including my full, uncut, uncensored, 42-minute video interview with Lisa Perry, aka Hellz, lead singer of Hellz Abyss. If you want to see the beauty who belongs to the voice you heard in excerpts early in the show, and my mug, which, as my mother said, is a face for radio, then you can watch our entire video interview on PariahRocks.com, in the show notes for Hard, Heavy & Hair number 295.
Huh. 295. That means we’re only a few weeks away from the big Hard, Heavy & Hair show number 300 celebration extravaganza! More details on that in the next few shows.
For now, let’s make one final nod to Lisa Perry AND to the 40th Anniversary of Motley Crue joining together as a band. Here’s a song Lisa used to sing with her cover band. This is Motley Crue “Kickstart My Heart.” I’ll see you next week on this station for another all new Hard, Heavy & Hair Show.
Mötley Crüe – Kickstart My Heart