- New Lines of Loyalty, the L.A. Maybe, Atreyu, Save the World, Electric Boys, Daughtry, As Everything Unfolds
- A Kiss song Kiss never recorded
- The true meaning of Motörhead‘s name
- A #1 80s Hair Band hit few people know was about real people
- The 90s Metal tune that named an X-Men character and Deadpool sidekick
- Saxon pays homage to inspiring contemporaries
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Transcript of the Show[INTRO]
This is the show that plays what Grandpa called “the Devil’s Music,” so bang your head, thrust your fist into the air, and let’s Shout! Shout! “Shout at the Devil!”
Mötley Crüe – Shout at the Devil
Motley Crue kicking off Hard, Heavy & Hair show number 197.
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 the show is brand new music from the Electric Boys, Atreyu, Papa Roach, Daughtry, Save the World, and others, along with killer hits, deep cuts, and rarities of Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, and Hair Bands from the 70s, 80s, 90s, 2000s, 20-teens, and today, a Kiss song Kiss never recorded, AND some really interesting Rock N’ Roll trivia, as well as the Cover Song of the Week mystery.
Right now, providing a counterpoint to how we started this show, this is new music from a Nashville anthemic Arena Rock supergroup featuring members from the Alan Parsons Project and Staind. From the band Save the World, this is “Defenders of the Faith” on Hard, Heavy & Hair.
Save The World – Defenders Of The Faith
The Pretty Reckless – And So It Went [Feat. Tom Morello] —————————————-
On the rise, that was “And So It Went” from the Pretty Reckless featuring Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello.
And here’s some rare hair from founding Kiss member, drummer and singer Eric Carr. You probably know Eric Carr passed away in 1991. In 1999, Carr’s family teamed up with Kiss guitarist Bruce Kulick and keyboardist Adam Mitchell to finish Eric’s first solo album, Rockology. While some of the songs were written for Eric’s aborted animated TV series Rockheads, others, like this next song, were originally written to be Kiss songs. Many of them were demos Eric and Bruce worked on together. Bruce, Adam, and Eric’s family finished them posthumously, for Rockology. And you can hear the Kiss in this song, too. Listen to this track and tell me you can’t hear Paul Stanley singing it instead of Eric Carr, who also plays drums (of course), but also bass in the song. This is “Eyes of Love,” a Kiss song Kiss never recorded, on Hard, Heavy & Hair.
Eric Carr – Eyes of Love
A Kiss song never recorded by Kiss, but ultimately recorded by half of Kiss–Eric Carr and Bruce Kulick.
Coming up is a number 1 80s Hard Rock hit you absolutely know that written about this singer and her boyfriend.[Clip – Body Rock]
Also coming up, right after the break, is an AC/DC song I like to sing in a crazy Amish voice. And also, good music. Stick around for the latter if not the former.
I have very few talents. If you’ve heard the Hard, Heavy & Hair Show before, you know that’s true. If you’ve slept with me, you REALLY know how untalented I am. One gift I do have, however, is to make fun of songs and lyrics. In this case, I don’t change the lyrics into something humorous. Instead, I’m going to sing for you the actual AC/DC lyrics… as if sung by an Amish frontman.
I would apologize to any Amish listeners I’ve offended, but they are the one group I know for sure will NEVER hear this show. Here’s the real song, the third single from 1985’s Fly on the Wall LP, the first AC/DC album featuring all members born in the UK. This is “Shake Your Foundations”.
AC/DC – Shake Your Foundations
Atreyu – Warrior (feat. Travis Barker)
That was “Warrior” from Atreyu and featuring Travis Barker from Blink-182.
You’re going to want a box of tissues and a shot of tequila for the next song. I’ll give you time to get that while I give you your first Cover Song of the Week clue. Remember: the first clue is always the hardest.
In 1980 this English Metal quintet was one of the leaders of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal. They opened for, among others, Nazareth and Motorhead. In fact, they would lose their drummer to Motorhead. A year later, Ozzy Osbourne would open for them. This band was huge in the UK with eight Top 40 albums, but they couldn’t get signed to the post-Punk era British labels, so they signed with French label Carrere Records. They never hit it big in America, but true Heavy Metal fans all over the Earth know this band, especially those on
A 747 coming down in the night
Try to get a message through
Who is that band? That’s the band performing the new Cover Song of the Week.
More, and easier, clues later.
Got your tissues and tequila? Good. ‘Cause this is Warrant, “Let It Rain.”
Warrant – Let It Rain
Electric Boys – Tumblin’ Dominoes
The newest from the Electric Boys, “Tumblin’ Dominoes.” Did you catch my interview with the Electric Boys frontman, lead guitarist, and chief songwriter, Conny Bloom, on last week’s Hard, Heavy & Hair? If not, hit PariahRocks.com and check it out in show number 296. Conny Bloom is an interesting man and musician. We talked about the upcoming new album, the state of the music business now and in the 80s and 90s, and what frightening thing happened when he played Led Zeppelin music live IN FRONT OF Led Zeppelin.
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.
This is new Daughtry, “Heavy is the Crown.”
Daughtry – Heavy is the Crown
Babylon A.D. – Hammer Swings Down
From the debut, self-titled Babylon A.D. album, that was track number 2, “Hammer Swings Down.” I was doing some between-houses couch-surfing in late 1990, and that was one of a dozen cassettes I had in my little brown vinyl cassette case. I listened to that album over and over, along with Skid Row’s first album, Appetite for Destruction, Cherry Pie, Master of Puppets, and few others. Every time I hear a song from that album I smell Boston snow and oil-burning furnaces.
What songs bring back memories for you? Tell me on Facebook on the Hard, Heavy & Hair Facebook page, or on Instagram, Twitter, MeWe, or VK, at-PariahRocks .
And now, you can call the brand new Hard, Heavy & Hair request and dedication line at (503) 395-7257, add the Plus 1 prefix if you’re outside North America. Call (503) 395-7257, the Hard, Heavy & Hair studio line, and leave a song request, a dedication, a comment to what you’ve heard me play or say, or even a secret confession.
This is Stryper, “To Hell with the Devil”.
Stryper – To Hell With the Devil
It’s the bottom of the hour, which means the all-powerful FCC that is powerless to stop extended warranty calls that make us all afraid to answer our phones requires us to stop for station identification. Don’t go anywhere, because still coming up is a number 1 80s Hard Rock hit that very few people realize is about real people, new Papa Roach, the L.A. Maybe, and a song that inspired an X-Man.
Who could forget Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ on a Prayer,” the second single from 1986’s Slippery When Wet? Most music fans know that Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora co-wrote the song with hitmaker Desmond Child. We all know the story of Tommy and Gina, right? Well, did you know it’s mostly true?
Desmond Child is Tommy–sort of, more on that in a minute. In the late-70s, Desmond was driving a cab in New York City and living (on a prayer) with a diner waitress nicknamed Gina. Her real name was Maria Vidal, and she’d go on to become a successful Pop singer-songwriter whose biggest hit was 1984’s “Body Rock”, but her resemblance to the Italian actress Gina Lollobrigida earned her the nickname from coworkers. Now, Tommy wasn’t always Tommy. The lyrics Desmond wrote called him Johnny, which was Desmond’s birth name–Johnny Barrett. Bon Jovi changed the name to Tommy so people wouldn’t think the character was Jon Bon Jovi himself.
Now you know the true autobiographical story of two hardworking, blue collar young adults who made it–I swear–in a song so many people identify with. Does knowing that make “Livin’ on a Prayer” more relatable or less?
Bon Jovi – Livin’ on a Prayer
Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ on a Prayer,” an autobiographical song about two aspiring blue collar New Yorkers who would go on to great success in the music business. “Tommy” was actually Desmond Child, while “Gina” was Pop singer Maria Vidal. I explained before the song how they became “Tommy” and “Gina.”
This is the newest from the L.A. Maybe. The song is called “Sucker Punch.”
The L.A. Maybe – Sucker Punch
Papa Roach – Broken As Me (ft. Danny Worsnop of Asking Alexandria)
Sitting at number 1 this week, that’s “Broken As Me” by Papa Roach with some help from Danny Worsnop of Asking Alexandria.
Ready for another Cover Song of the Week clue?
Many people think the name of the original recording artist means someone into cars or motorcycles, but the real meaning of the band’s name is a speed freak–no, not that kind of speed, someone addicted methamphetamines. It was also the title of the last song the band founder wrote for his previous band, Hawkwind, a band he was fired from in 1975 for, he joked, “doing the wrong drugs.”
If you’re still stumped, maybe it’ll come to you if you knock back a Jack and Coke or three in remembrance of this Ace bassist and frontman.
How about something new from a new band? This band has a very unhelpful website that is almost entirely about their merch and delays in shipping their merch because of Brexit, which, you know, was a quarter of a year ago, but that’s okay, because they sound great. From their upcoming debut album, this is the new song “On the Inside” from As Everything Unfolds with Ozzy and Tuff following.
As Everything Unfolds – On The Inside
Ozzy Osbourne – You Looking at Me, Looking at You
Tuff – Ruck a Pit Bridge
“Ruck a Pit Bridge” from Tuff following some old school Ozzy off the Blizzard of Ozz LP, the song “You Looking at Me, Looking at You.”
There’s plenty more music coming up, so if you have to take a whizz, push it out hard and shake it off quick!
So what 90s Metal song became the name of an X-Man? It’s a character who has appeared in Marvel Comics and onscreen in both Deadpool movies. Two Scottish comic book creators really liked 90s Stoner Metal, especially New Jersey’s Monster Magnet. They named an X-Men character after the title of one of Monster Magnet’s songs. Here’s that song. It’s called–[clip – Deadpool, 02:03]
Monster Magnet – Negasonic Teenage Warhead
Lines Of Loyalty – I’m Not The One
The newest from Lines of Loyalty, that was “I’m Not the One.”
This is new… old… refreshed, let’s call it refreshed, Whitesnake. From the Blues album, this is the new remix of “Give Me All Your Love” followed by Cinderella.
Whitesnake – Give Me All Your Love (2020 Remix)
Cinderella – Nobody’s Fool
That’s right: I’m “Nobody’s Fool.”
It’s time for your third and final Cover Song of the Week clue.
Let’s get back to the band doing the Cover Song of the Week. It’s a new cover, just released on an album of covers titled Inspirations, on which this British Heavy Metal band, formed in the late 70s, pays homage to the bands of that era and the one before that had an impact on them. With songs like “747 (Strangers in the Night)”, “Princess of the Night,” Motorcycle Man,” and “Wheels of Steel,” the band I’m talking about would themselves inspire and influence bands like Motley Crue, Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, Pantera, Overkill, Dokken, King Diamond, and many others. Who was this band? They originally called themselves Son of a Bitch, but almost immediately renamed themselves to, befittingly, a term describing one of the founding groups of England, now referred to as Anglo-Saxons.
Think about that. The Cover Song of the Week is next.[COW]
Did you figure out the Cover Song of the Week, the original recording artist, or the covering artist?
That New Wave of British Heavy Metal Band that was huge in the U.K. but not so much in the U.S. was Saxon. Despite their lack of charting beyond the United Kingdom, real Heavy Metal fans have always known about Saxon, and not just for their song “747 (Strangers in the Night). Saxon has had an up and down career, but they’re still together and still recording. This week’s Cover Song of the Week comes from their brand new album Inspirations, which is all covers of songs from the 60s and 70s that inspired them.
For this week’s Cover Song of the Week I’ve selected the latest single from the album, the song “Bomber,” from a band they were close friends with, a band whose name is slang for a methamphetamine speed freak.
Lemmy used to say he was fired from Hawkwind for doing the wrong drugs. It was a joke, according to Hawkwind frontman and lead guitarist Dave Brock. Dave told the BBC that Lemmy’s dismissal was a band decision–four members for, two against–but that he and Lemmy remained great friends until Lemmy’s passing in 2015. Still, Lemmy left Hawkwind after writing the song “Motorhead,” which is slang for a meth speed freak, and used it to title his new band, a band for whom Saxon opened on tour, and to whom they lost their original drummer, Pete Gill.
In a meta kind of homage to themselves by way of Pete Gill and to lifelong friend Lemmy Kilmister, this is Saxon covering Motörhead’s “Bomber,” followed by the Motorhead original version for comparison.
Saxon – Bomber
Motörhead – Bomber
“Bomber,” the Hard, Heavy & Hair Cover Song of the Week. You heard it first in a brand new cover version by Saxon, and then as the original recording from Motorhead.
Let’s get a little hairy. From 1990, this is Firehouse, “Don’t Treat Me Bad,” on Hard, Heavy & Hair.
FireHouse – Don’t Treat Me Bad
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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.
I’ll see you back here next week on this station for another all new Hard, Heavy & Hair Show with an interview you do NOT want to miss! I won’t spoil the surprise by telling you who I’m hanging out with next. You’ll have to listen to the show to find out. I’m Pariah Burke. Thank you for tuning in. Remember, it’s a “Long Way to Love,” at least according to Britny Fox, who is playing us out.
Britny Fox – Long Way to Love