- New Faster Pussycat, Thunder, Mammoth WVH, Diamante
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- Female Fronted with Damone
- Tracii Guns talks Nikki Sixx
- A F’n Triple-Shot
- The debut of a brand new supergroup!
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Cover Song of the Week
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Transcript of the Show
This is AC/DC, “That’s the Way I Wanna Rock & Roll,” and, in the immortal words of Bob Dylan, “play it fuckin’ loud!”
AC/DC – That’s the Way I Wanna Rock & 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 for an all new Hard, Heavy & Hair Show.
I’ve got for you a brand new supergroup, new music from Faster Pussycat, Thunder, Diamante, and more, and plenty of old favorites, deep cuts, and rare hair from the 70s, 80s, 90s, 2000s, 20-teens, and today.
Here’s Diamante with her brand new, very un-kid-friendly track, “UnFuCk YoU.”[disclaimer]
Diamante – UnFuCk YoU
Let’s swing back to the classics with WASP, “Animal (Fuck Like a Beast),” after a little Kiss. “C’mon and Love Me.”
KISS – C’mon and Love Me
W.A.S.P. – Animal (Fuck Like a Beast)
Trucker Diablo – Slow Dance
Trucker Diablo and “Slow Dance” from their new album, Tail End of a Hurricane, which comes out July 5th.
Next up is Female Fronted.
I was talking to this guy Aaron about modern female fronted Hard Rock bands. I was telling Aaron about Reality Suite, whom I interviewed last week–the whole band. You can watch that interview at PariahRocks.com slash interviews. Aaron pointed me to this next band, Damone. They’re from Waltham, Massachusetts, right outside my original hometown of Boston. But, last I’d heard, they’d broken up back in 2008. Turns out, they recently got back together, with a slightly different lineup. In honor that, I’m playing Aaron’s favorite Damone song on Female Fronted. This is “Out Here All Night,” which you know I’ll be, baby.
Damone – Out Here All Night
That was Female Fronted with Damone by suggestion from Aaron.
Ready for your first Cover Song of the Week clue? Remember: the first clue is always the hardest.
The Cover Song of the Week was written by 1950s Australian Country singer Geoff Mack, but you won’t hear the Geoff Mack version following the new Hard and Heavy cover version. In 1962 an American Country singer, Hank Snow, released a variant cover version of the song. Geoff Mack’s original lyrics included Australian references and slang, but for his version, Snow Americanized those lyrics. It’s Hank Snow’s version that is covered in a 2021 Hard Rock version in the first single by a brand new supergroup.
So, I ask you: What now famous Country standard did Geoff Mack write, but Hank Snow adapt into a recognized U.S. version? That’s the Cover Song of the Week original.
More, and easier, clues later.
This is Hard, Heavy & Hair, and like Guns N’ Rose knows, on this show, “Anything Goes”.
Guns N’ Roses – Anything Goes
Buckcherry – Say Fuck It
Saliva – Always
Three songs there. Following G’n’R was Buckcherry with “Say Fuck It,” and then Saliva and “Always.” Another three-way of songs is coming up at the top of the hour in the Hard, Heavy & Hair Triple-Shot. I wonder if you’ll be able to figure out what connects the three songs in the Triple-Shot? We’ll find out shortly. Stick around.
I really love this next song, especially with Steven St. James’s soulful singing. It’s the first new original song from Rough Cutt since 1986. This is “Black Rose.”
Rough Cutt – Black Rose
Evanescence – Call Me When You’re Sober
“Call Me When You’re Sober” by Evanescence. That song was written about Amy Lee’s then recently ex-boyfriend, Shaun Morgan of Seether, whom you heard play the song “Always” just a couple of minutes ago.
Ready for some brand new Faster Pussycat? This is “Nola,” which is the abbreviation for New Orleans, Lousiana.
Faster Pussycat – Nola
Scorpions – Crazy World
Kicking off the next hour is the Triple-Shot. You don’t want to miss that.[Triple-Shot]
Van Halen – Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love
AC/DC – You Shook Me All Night Long
Hinder – All American Nightmare
So, what connects those three songs? First was Van Halen with “Ain’t Talkin’ Bout Love,” then “You Shook Me All Night Long” by AC/DC, and finally Hinder and “All American Nightmare.” All three songs are about my favorite activity, which I love even more than playing music. That’s right, on this show that has a WAY higher than normal rate of f-bombs, that was a Triple-Shot about fucking.
Speaking of getting it on, let’s get on with your second Cover Song of the Week clue?
The artist doing the cover is a newly formed supergroup featuring the guy Tracii Guns is talking about in this clip from my interview with him.[clip]
That was a clip from my interview with Tracii Guns. You can watch the full interview with Tracii at PariahRocks.com slash Interviews. But, to the point of playing that clip, the bassist Tracii was talking about is part of a new supergroup with Rob Zombie, John 5, and Tommy Clufetos, and that supergroup is performing the Cover Song of the Week you’ll be hearing in just a few minutes. Who is that new supergroup?
Ponder that question while we listen to the same bassist in a different supergroup with Tracii Guns. This is Brides of Destruction, “Shut the Fuck Up” on Hard, Heavy & Hair.
Brides of Destruction – Shut the Fuck Up
Still new music by Thunder and Mammoth WVH, the Cover Song of the Week, and hits by Shaman’s Harvest and Poison coming up.
This segment of the show is sponsored by, well, by this next band, actually. Have a listen to this next song, a track called “Glitter & Gold,” and then check out the band’s website at S-I-L-O-dot B-A-N-D . It’s not a dot-com; it’s a dot-band. Silo.band. This Country Metal, best described as HardcoreCountry. It’s the band Silo with “Glitter & Gold.”
Silo – Glitter & Gold
Poison – Look What the Cat Dragged In
Electric Boys – Never Again Your Slave
New Electric Boys from the Ups!de Down record. That was “Never Again Your Slave” following the title track to Poison’s 1986 debut album, Look What the Cat Dragged In.
We’re almost to the Cover Song of the Week. How are you coming figuring out those clues? There’s another one on the way after a little more music.
This next band is going to opening for Guns N’ Roses on the newly announced We’re F’n Back Tour that kicks off July 31st in Hershey, PA. This is the newest from Mammoth WVH featuring Wolfgang Van Halen. The song title is simply “Mammoth.”
Mammoth WVH – Mammoth
Godsmack – I Fucking Hate You
Godsmack giving it to us straight with “I Fucking Hate You” from 2003’s Faceless.
Let’s let our hair down and “Reach for the Sky” with Firehouse.
FireHouse – Reach for the Sky
Thunder – Destruction
New Thunder, “Destruction.”
Your third and final Cover Song of the Week clue is a musical clue. Remember I said that the very first rendition of the song was Australian and later rewritten into an American version by Hank Snow? Here’s the opening verse of the Australian version, performed by the band Lucky Starr who made it famous.[clip]
That was the Australian version of the Cover Song of the Week original. The U.S. version by Hank Snow replaces Aussie slang and locations with American terms and locations, but the cadence, notes, and most of the lyrics remain the same between the two. That should be enough for you to guess this Country standard most recently covered in a Hard and Heavy version by a brand new supergroup in this week’s Cover Song of the Week coming up… next![COW]
How did you do at guessing the Cover Song of the Week? Think you’ve got it?
Releasing this month on Netflix is the action-thriller film “The Ice Road,” starring Liam Neeson, Laurence Fishburne, and Amber Midthunder. As you might expect from a film about Canadian ice road truckers, the movie’s soundtrack is full of Country music songs by Johnny Cash, Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw, and others. But one song stands out from the rest. It’s a cover of an old Country standard, but done by a brand new supergroup of Metal musicians.
Debuting themselves with their cover of “I’ve Been Everywhere,” a song written by Aussie Geoff Mack but Americanized by Hank Snow, the Hard, Heavy & Hair Cover Song of the Week is by the L.A. Rats, comprising Nikki Sixx, Rob Zombie, John 5, and Tommy Clufetos. Here’s the L.A. Rat’s 4-minute Hard and Heavy cover, followed immediately by the 1962 Hank Snow U.S. version original clocking in at only 2 and a half minutes.
L.A. Rats – I’ve Been Everywhere
Hank Snow – I’ve Been Everywhere
That was an old, old Country song called “I’ve Been Everywhere”. That was actually the U.S. version Hank Snow adapted from the original Australian edition. The song has been covered more than 130 times, mostly by Country music stars like Johnny Cash, but most recently, as you heard right before it, in a new hard and heavy version by Rob Zombie, Nikki Sixx, John 5, and Tommy Clufetos coming together as the new supergroup L.A. Rats. Their version of “I’ve Been Everywhere” is the Hard, Heavy & Hair Cover Song of the Week.
Right about now I think we need some 1980s Hard Rock. Ladies, bend over. It’s time for a little “Push, Push” with Cinderella.
Cinderella – Push, Push
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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. Skid Row is going to end this show the only way a show with so many F-bombs can be ended. From Slave to the Grind, this is “Get the Fuck Out.”
Skid Row – Get The Fuck Out