- A Mandalorian Hair Metal parody song
- Dirty 30s from Scorpions, Tesla, and Cinderella
- The all-time #1 Greatest Southern Rock Song
- The most unfairly reviewed Cinderella music ever released
- Hits & Deep Cuts from Metallica, Shinedown, Motley Crue, Winger, Ace Frehley, Britny Fox, the Four Horsemen, New Marilyn Manson, Hydrogyn, Love and a .38, Blitz, Wig Wam, Diamonds and Blood, Palace, A Joker Among Thieves, and more!
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Transcript of the Show[INTRO]
Hey, guys. COVID is still kicking my ass. I was feeling better for a couple of days, and then it came back with a second wind. So please enjoy this class Hard, Heavy & Hair, ’cause like the Four Horsemen said, “Rockin’ Is Ma Business,” and business is good!
Four Horsemen – Rockin’ Is Ma’ Business
Rockin’ is ma’ business, and it’s a job I’m damn good at. For you, my head-banging, horn-throwing, air guitar shredding hairball-at-heart, that means a show that will have your pumping your fist, stomping your foot, and laughing your ass off!
I’ve got for you a harder-rocking Cover Song of the Week of a track ranked as the single Greatest Southern Rock song ever released!
There’s brand new music from Marilyn Manson, Hydrogyn, Love and a .38, Blitz, Diamonds and Blood, and Wig Wam.
I’m also debuting the a brand new AC/DC track that, to the best of my knowledge, hasn’t been played on the air anywhere on planet Earth before you’ll hear it on this week’s Hard, Heavy & Hair!
And, I’ve got a perfectly timed Hair Band surprise that, well, it has something to do with this clue:[Clip – Mandalorian theme]
All of that plus a Dirty 30, Rare Hair, the most unfairly reviewed Cinderella music ever released, and so much more.
Why don’t we start with that new Marilyn Manson single? This is “Don’t Chase the Dead.”
Marilyn Manson – Don’t Chase the Dead
Scorpions – Send Me An Angel
That was your first of a handful of Dirty 30s. Released 30 years ago this month, that was “Send Me an Angel” from the Scorpions eleventh studio album, Crazy World.
Ready for your first Cover Song of the Week clue? Remember: the first clue is always the hardest, the one for hardcore Rock historians and trivialists.
The original recording artist for the Cover Song of the Week is one of those examples of a band name that sounds like a person’s name, but there’s no such person in the band. It’s like Pink Floyd–[Clip – “oh and by the way, which one’s Pink”]–but the artist I’m talking about isn’t Pink Floyd. But where the Pink Floyd band name is a combination of two Blues musicians’ names whom Syd Barrett and Roger Waters admired, the name for the Cover Song of the Week’s original recording artist came from a keychain they saw.
Who is that band?
Think about that while we take a quick station identification break.
Welcome back! You’re just in time to “Pour Some Sugar On Me.” I’ll push back from the console so you can, baby.
Def Leppard – Pour Some Sugar on Me
A Joker Among Thieves – Stomp On My Heart
Riff-heavy South Yorkshire band A Joker Among Thieves with their latest, “Stomp On My Heart.”
Here’s something else new from the band Blitz. This is “Dance on Fire.”
Blitz – Dance On Fire
Britny Fox – Girlschool
Oh, yeah. “Girlschool” from Britny Fox’s self-titled 1988 debut LP on Columbia records. Britny Fox is from Philadelphia, as you may recall, but one of their more famous Philadelphia Glam and Hard Rock contemporaries was absolutely torn apart for their release 30 years ago this week. I’ll tell you about that soon, but first is that brand new AC/DC track that I will play for the first time on the radio anywhere in about 3 minutes. Stick around.
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.
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 week AC/DC releases their first new studio album in six years. It’s called Power Up. You’ve probably heard the first single off the album, “Shot in the Dark,” but I guarantee you’ve never heard the song I’m going to play after that anywhere before on the radio. First, here’s “Shot in the Dark” again to warm you up.[ID AC/DC]
AC/DC – Shot In The Dark
I got my greedy DJ hands on an early release of AC/DC’s Power Up album, and I’ve cued up this next song straight from it, ahead of the album’s official release date. It’s a deep cut–this song won’t even be the next single off the record–and that means I am the first one on earth to play it on the radio. From the brand new AC/DC Power Up LP, Hard, Heavy & Hair presents for the first time on radio anywhere, the track “Kick You When You’re Down.”
AC/DC – Kick You When You’re Down
What did you think about that new AC/DC cut “Kick You When You’re Down”? Check out the entire Power Up LP. It’s definitely worth a listen, even if you’re only a casual AC/DC fan.
I’m more than a casual AC/DC fan; I’ve got every album. It would be cool to hear from you about what you think of the record. You will find the Hard, Heavy & Hair Show on all the social media, on Twitter, Instagram, MeWe, and VK @PariahRocks. On Facebook–for those of you who staying there–on its own page, just search for Hard, Heavy & Hair (with an ampersand), and, for those million or so of you who emigrated from Facebook to that other place, you can Parley with the Hard, Heavy & Hair Show there with the ID of @PariahRocks.
Look me up while you rock out to this next song!
Ace Frehley – Rock Soldiers
Hydrogyn – Disappear
Brand new Hydrogyn single “Disappear” following Ace Frehley’s “Rock Soldiers.”
Another Dirty 30 is Tesla’s Five Man Acoustical Jam, which dropped this week in 1990. This is “Signs.”
Tesla – Signs
Right after a little “Unity” from Shinedown you’ll hear a Dirty 30 from Cinderella that the critics savagely tore apart back in 1990.
Shinedown – Unity
Cinderella – Heartbreak Station
That was the title track to Cinderella’s third studio album, 1990’s Heartbreak Station. The album saw Tom Keifer, Eric Brittingham, Jeff LaBar, and Fred Coury digging into their musicality and coming up with ten tracks of Bluesy Hard Rock deeply reminiscent of the Rolling Stones and, at times, old Aerosmith. They enlisted the help of more than two dozen other musicians to expand their sound. Critics were savage about the album, praising the music while kicking Cinderella in the teeth with the same words.
People Magazine said, quote, “The first thing that strikes you about this new album by Poison…er, uh, this new album by Cinderella…is how utterly original it is.” End quote. The review continues largely positive, but then concludes with: “So as I was saying, you can’t go wrong if you buy this new Mötley Crüe record. Ask for it by name.”
The LA Times didn’t show the same Hair Band bigotry–Hairism?–instead panning the music by saying, quote, “Any band that can achieve a good approximation of the Stones’ raw, cranking classic period–as Cinderella does here– at least has the validity of a solid bar band. But Cinderella fails to justify and redeem its stylistic thefts by infusing a borrowed sound with a personal perspective.” Ouch!
What did YOU think of “Heartbreak Station”?
In just a moment I’ve got for you that song that a little something to do with this themes:[Clip – Mandalorian]
First, this is new song “Kiss Me Hurt Me” from the band Love and a 38.
Love and a .38 – Kiss Me Hurt Me
New Love and a .38.
This is not Guns N’ Roses.
The Merkins – Green Child O’ Mine
That’s funny as hell!
The comedy group the Merkins made that. As you may have guessed, the song is titled “Green Child O’Mine” and is a parody about the Disney+ TV series The Mandalorian, which is a space western based on the Japanese story Lone Wolf and Cub. It’s also the best Star Wars story since the original trilogy, helmed by superstar director and writer John Favreau. Season 2 just started, and it took the Merkins only two days to whip up an awesome music video for that song following Season 2, Episode 2. Check out the video, which has Boba Fett, Din Djarin, the Armorer, and others playing Axel, Slash, and the rest of the band–in Mando helmets! The video is on PariahRocks.com in the show notes for Hard, Heavy & Hair 278.
Ready for another Cover Song of the Week clue?
Ultimate Classic Rock named the Cover Song of the Week original as the #1 Greatest Southern Rock Sock. Skynyrd’s “Sweet Home Alabama” was number 2. What song do YOU think could beat out “Sweet Home Alabama” as the Greatest Southern Rock song of all time?
About this song, UCR wrote, quote, “Next time you hear this song in public, take notice and you’ll make the strangest observation, especially if there is booze involved. There seems to be something about this particular song that makes the majority (very ironically) close their eyes and sway their head from left to right while singing the song’s famous [blank] [blank] [blank] line.”
I read that, and I was like, “son of a bitch!” because I had closed MY eyes while singing that choral line just minutes before with the Cover Song of the Week playing here in the studio. We all did it, didn’t we? Tara? Rick? Brianna? You guys sing with your eyes closed, too, don’t you? Yeah. EVERYONE does.
So what classic Southern Rock song, that isn’t “Sweet Home Alabama,” always makes you close your eyes when you sing the chorus? That’s the Cover Song of the Week.
Ponder that while we break for a quick station identification.
Palace – Castaway
Warrant – Down Boys
Shanghai – Mutha F’king Rock Star
How about two new tunes and a Dirty 30 after a little “Dr. Feelgood”? Sound good? Then here you go, my friend! First up: Motley Crue.
Mötley Crüe – Dr. Feelgood
Diamonds and Blood – City of Angels
Straight out of Los Angeles, that’s newer band Diamonds and Blood with their single “City of Angels.”
And this is the newest from Norwegian Glam Rockers Wig Wam. This is “Never Say Die.”
Wig Wam – Never Say Die
Metallica – Stone Cold Crazy
Metallica and “Stone Cold Crazy.
Ready for your final Cover Song of the Week clue?
Let’s talk about the band doing the Cover Song of the Week. They’re a modern Southern Hard Rock band that are the genuine ass kickers in shit kickers who gave us songs like these:[medley]
Think you know who it is? Find out in the Cover Song of the Week next.[COW]
Can’t you see? Oh, can’t you see… the Cover Song of the Week, the original recording artist, and the covering artist?
The original song is by a band who took its name from a keychain they saw in the studio. “Marshall Tucker” was stamped on the keychain, which, the band would later learn, belonged to the piano tuner named Marshall Tucker who had been in the studio before them. That didn’t stop them from taking, and sticking with, the name the Marshall Tucker Band, even though, like Pink Floyd, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and, originally, the Alice Cooper band, the band wasn’t named after any person IN the band.
Nowadays the Marshall Tucker Band is still touring with the only original member being lead vocalist Doug Gray.
The Marshall Tucker Band’s biggest hit is 1973’s “Can’t You See.” It’s a Southern Rock staple so essential that Ultimate Classic Rock ranked it the number 1 greatest Southern Rock song of all time, beating out even Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Sweet Home Alabama” and Mountain’s “Mississippi Queen.”
Taking on “Can’t You See” is one of this generation’s greatest Southern Rock bands, Kentucky’s Black Stone Cherry. Here they are with the Cover Song of the Week, followed immediately by the Marshall Tucker Band original. If you’re not driving or walking, take note whether the chorus to “Can’t You See” makes you close your else and sing along, as it does all of us here at Hard, Heavy & Hair.
Black Stone Cherry – Can’t You See
The Marshall Tucker Band – Can’t You See
“Can’t You See,” by the Marshall Tucker Band, an iconic Southern Rock classic following the harder 2011 version by Black Stone Cherry, the Hard, Heavy & Hair Cover Song of the Week.
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 mean that. It means a lot to me to that you’ve chosen to share this time with me and our old–and new–favorite Hard Rock, Metal, and Hair Band artists.
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Again, I’m your grateful host, Pariah Burke. Thank you for tuning in. I hear the ticking on the clock, but it will only be a week until I see you again for another all new Hard, Heavy & Hair Show on this station. Winger is going to play us out with “Hungry.”
Winger – Hungry