- A musical theme of the power, beauty, and tragedy of the Cherokee people running through some of the songs.
- Rare Hair from Alias, Big Wreck, Play Rough,
- and Badlands and rare mane from White Lion
- Chart-Climbers by Shinedown, BRKN LOVE, and Ghost
- Hits & Deep Cuts from Twisted Sister, Europe, Seasons After, Ratt, Last Nights Villain, Hammerfall, Iron Maiden, Korn, The Cult, Rival Sons, Motley Crue, TNT, Reality Suite, and AC/DC
- A song about vampires that thankfully wasn’t written about vampires
- Cruel, CRUE Summer
- A band that took it’s name from a Night Ranger B-Side
- A woman savagely destroys a douchebag who happens to play bass
- Two last evers from White Lion and Badlands
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Cover Song of the Week
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Transcript of the Show
Here’s a test to see if you’re tuned into the right station. If I ask you
[Clip – “Whatta you wanna do with your life?”]
What’s your answer?
Twisted Sister – I Wanna Rock
A Heavy Metal anthem that defined the 80s, Twisted Sister’s “I Wanna Rock.”
Welcome to the show! I’m Pariah Burke, your hard talking, heavy drinking, hairball of a horny hedonist host, and this is the Hard, Heavy & Hair Show, your weekly dose of Hard Rock, Metal, and Hair Bands galore from the 70s, 80s, 90s, 2000s, and 20-teens, including your old favorite greatest hits of all time, newest brand new releases by new artists and the bands that never stopped rocking, and deep cuts and rare hair you can’t hear played anywhere else. Mix a bunch of Rock trivia and news in there, a few strippers, a little blow, and a gallon of bourbon, and you have the Hard, Heavy & Hair Show.
Thank you for joining me.
This show is titled “Cherokee” and its got for you
– A musical theme of the power, beauty, and tragedy of the Cherokee people running through some of the songs.
– Rare Hair from Alias, Big Wreck, Play Rough, and Badlands and rare mane from White Lion
– Chart-Climbers by Shinedown, BRKN LOVE, and Ghost
– Hits & Deep Cuts from Twisted Sister, Europe, Seasons After, Ratt, Last Nights Villain, Hammerfall, Iron Maiden, Korn, The Cult, Rival Sons, Motley Crue, TNT, Reality Suite, and AC/DC
– A song about vampires that thankfully wasn’t written about vampires
– Cruel, CRUE Summer
– A band that took it’s name from a Night Ranger B-Side
– A woman savagely destroys a douchebag who happens to play bass
– Two last evers from White Lion and Badlands
All that and more on this week’s Hard, Heavy & Hair.
Let’s check in with the latest generation of Metallers with Shinedown and Last Nights Villain.
Shinedown – Monsters
Last Nights Villain – Midnite Calls
That was “Midnite Calls” from some good friends of mine, Last Nights Villain. LNV is a band on the rise. Two years ago this month they got together. A year later they’re doing regional gigs opening for Bobaflex, Kix, and Shaman’s Harvest. Since then their original songs–like “Midnite Calls” there and other songs you’ve heard on Hard, Heavy & Hair–are getting air play all over the world. Hell, after I first played them in March 2018 on Indie & Unsigned spotlight, half the stations that air Hard, Heavy & Hair added LNV to their rotations. So if you want to hear more from Last Nights Villain, keep it tuned to this station after the show. And if you don’t hear LNV, request them from the station!
I’ve got your first Cover Song of the Week clue for you right after Ratt and rare hair from Alias.
Ratt – Lovin’ You’s a Dirty Job
Alias – Woman Enough
Ratt with “Lovin’ You’s a Dirty Job” leading rare hair “Woman Enough” from Alias’s 2009 comeback LP “Never Say Never” on EMI Canada.
Are you ready for your first Cover Song of the Week clue?
As always, the first clue is the hardest. Unlike always, I’ll start by giving you a clue about the covering artist rather than the song or the original. The covering artist is a 21st Century Heavy Metal and Melodic Metalcore band from Wichita, Kansas in the US. It was founded by songwriter and music producer Chris Dawson, who plays guitar, ethnic flutes, electric an acoustic Irish cittern, didgeridoo, and other instruments. You may also know Chris from from his work managing and producing Saul.
Coming up is a woman savagely destroying a bass player, Two last evers from White Lion and Badlands, and Motley Crue, TNT, Reality Suite, AC/DC, Iron Maiden, and more.
But that’s after BRKN LOVE and Big Wreck by request. I’m Pariah Burke. This is “Shot Down” on Hard, Heavy & Hair.
BRKN LOVE – Shot Down
Big Wreck – Inhale
By request from Vance P. in Fairview, North Carolina, that was Canadian band Big Wreck with “Inhale.” I’ve got another request here for TNT, which I’ll get to shortly. Maybe I’ll pair it up with Enuff Znuff or the last single Europe released off their 1986 breakout record The Final Countdown. We’ll see.
Before we get to that or even to Cruel, Crue Summer, I want to give a warrior’s yawp to the newest radio station to join the Hard, Heavy & Hair pantheon.
The Hard, Heavy & Hair Show is now on Radio Playback cracking open the frozen air waves of Scandinavia and rocking all the way to the halls of Valhalla!
Hello head bangers in Denmark, Norway, and Sweden! This one’s for you! It’s Hammerfall.
Hammerfell – We Make Sweden Rock
Iron Maiden – Run to the Hills
“Run to the Hills,” Iron Maiden. Have you tried Iron Maiden’s Sun and Steel sake lager? I haven’t tried it yet myself, but I’ve been hearing good things about it. It’s already out in the UK, and on its way sometime this year to the US. It’s 4.8% alcohol by volume and made with Japanese sake yeast. Sounds interesting.
No matter where you are on Earth, this summer is a Cruel, Crue Summer. Every week on the Hard, Heavy & Hair Show I’m playing for you a double-shot of Motley Crue–one Motley masterpiece, and one deep Crue cut. This week, we’re kicking off Cruel, Crue Summer with “Girls, Girls, Girls”.
Mötley Crüe – Girls, Girls, Girls
Mötley Crüe – Fight for Your Rights
Deep cut “Fight For Your Rights” from Theatre of Pain following “Girls, Girls, Girls” on Cruel, Crue Summer. Next week on another Hard, Heavy & Hair Cruel, Crue Summer I’ll have for you another Motley hit and another deep or rare Crue cut. Don’t miss it.
Ready for another Cover Song of the Week clue?
The Cover Song of the Week original is a career-defining song Gerard McMahon (aka McMann), who would later go by the stage name G. Tom Mac, wrote for a movie–an iconic 80s film. He said he was glad he wrote the song after reading the script instead of after watching the film. He said if he’d seen the film first he might have made the Gothic Rock song about vampires.
If you still have no idea, don’t worry. The third clue should make it pretty easy to guess the song.
By request for Nicole von Tripp via the Hard, Heavy & Hair Facebook page, here’s Norwegian Glam power ballad, “10,000 Lovers (In One)”, TNT’s biggest hit leading a three-pack of hair.
TNT – 10,000 Lovers (In One)
Enuff Z’Nuff – Little Indian Angel
Play Rough – In The Summer Heat
A three-way of hair there starting with TNT “10,000 Lovers (In One)” by request for Nicole, then “Little Indian Angel” from Enuff Z’Nuff, and finally rare hair reminding us what summer is all about. That was “In The Summer Heat” from a band that took it’s name from a Night Ranger B-side, Play Rough.
I have to tell you something funny. I want to make ABSOLUTELY CLEAR that this is not coming from my mouth, and that I have NOTHING but love and respect for bass players, rhythm guitarists, and every member of a band who plays their instruments in a studio and especially up live in front of a crowd. Keep that in mind. This is A TRUE STORY but ISN’T me saying these things.
So a friend of mine gets a text the other day from a guy who ghosted her two years ago. Basically, he texts her arrogantly saying “let’s hookup” like she’s been holding her breath for the last two years and is going to run right out and jump on his
[clip: Anthrax I Am the Man]
So, my friend gets this text. And the arrogant ass just happens to be a bass player. So she responds with this–and remember, she’s saying this to knock down a peg or two this one particular bass player. She has nothing but love and respect for all musicians, too.
My friend sent me the texts. She replies to his out of nowhere, arrogant, let’s-hook-up text, she says, quote: “You’re a bassist. Maybe if you played lead guitar or drums, but…” and then trails off with an ellipsis. As you might expect, he responds with “R u serious?!”. Just to smash the arrogant asses ego all the way into the ground, she adds, “Look on the bright side: at least you’re not a rhythm guitarist. I mean, at least ugly chicks will still bang you.”
Ohhh! Daayyyyummm. That is some harsh stuff there!
Again–and I can’t emphasize this enough–this is NOT how my friend really feels. She said this because this guy was a douchebag and he just happens to play bass in a band. My friend–as do I–happens to have mad respect for bassists AND rhythm guitarists–all musicians. If you play triangle in a freakin’ band, I got nothing but love and respect for you.
So, I just wanted to share that savage destruction of one douchebag. Maybe he’ll be a little less full of himself next time he messages someone he blew off for two years.
Speaking of ghosting, up to number 8 this week on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart 8 months after its release, this is “Faith” from Ghost.
Ghost – Faith
AC/DC – Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
Reality Suite – Wrong With Me
That is one of my new favorite Indie bands, New Jersey’s Reality Suite with “Wrong with Me.”
Before Reality Suite was the classic “Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap” by AC/DC.
Still coming up is Korn, Europe, last ever music from Badlands and White Lion, the Cover Song of the Week, and more.
Continuing with the running thread of music about Native Americans is The Cult and Rival Sons.
Cult frontman Ian Astbury has long had a fascination with Native American culture. When he moved from England to Canada as a young boy he visited a six-nation reservation where he learned about Native American religion and culture. He said, quote, “I saw a whole lot more truth and wisdom there than in what I was being taught by my white schoolteachers.” End quote.
He wrote this song for the Cult’s seminal 1989 album Sonic Temple with those early experiences in mind.
The Cult – American Horse
I’m Pariah Burke. This is Hard, Heavy & Hair show number 213 which has a musical theme about Native American Indians running through some of the music. That was “American Horse” from the Cult.
This next song is “Manifest Destiny (Pt. 2)” by Rival Songs. It’s called “Part 2” because it’s the second half of a lyrically heavy story about a Native American man whose entire world is wiped out during what should have been a routine buffalo-hunting trip. In an interview with Artist Direct, Rival Sons drummer Michael Miley said of the song: “It’s a paradox because the white man kept calling the Indians, ‘Godless’ and ‘dirt worshippers.’ When really, here are these totally spiritual beings who are one with the earth and don’t leave a trace, and the white man comes in and calls them, ‘Godless.’ They’re really godless. Part 2 is about the revenge. It’s the answer to Part 1.”
Rival Sons – Manifest Destiny (Pt. 2)
Powerful song there, Rival Sons “Manifest Destiny (Pt. 2.)”. Check out the Sons’ 2012 LP Head Down for the prequel part 1.
Korn – Thoughtless
Korn there with “Thoughtless” from 2002’s Untouchables LP. New record The Nothing–Korn’s 13th studio album–will drop on September 13th, which just happens to be Friday the 13th. Should be some good double-spooky listening there.
The Cover Song of the Week is right around the corner, which means its time for your last Cover Song of the Week clue.
Earlier I told you the Cover Song of the Week was originally written for an iconic 80s film and has become synonymous with the film. In fact, the subtitle to the song is “the theme from” that movie.” Maybe these sound bytes from the film will help you guess the song.
This is rare hair–or maybe I should say rare mane–because it’s White Lion. The first (and last) studio album of original material since 1991’s Mane Attraction, 2008’s Return of the Pride is a direct sequel to their double-platinum ’87 record Pride. Return of the Pride is an almost track by track continuation to songs like “Lonely Nights,” “Hungry,” and “Wait.” This deep cut calls back to both “Lady of the Valley” from Pride as well as “Cherokee” from ’85’s Fight to Survive. This is “Battle at Little Big Horn” on Hard, Heavy & Hair. The Cover Song of the Week is next.
White Lion – Battle at Little Big Horn
How did you do guessing the Cover Song of the Week?
As you probably already guessed, it’s the theme from the movie The Lost Boys, though the actual title is “Cry Little Sister.” Gerard McMann wrote and performed the song after reading the Lost Boys script. He wanted the song to be about a teenager’s longing for family and belonging, not about vampires specifically. If he’d seen the movie first, he said, he might have written about vampires.
I’m glad he didn’t. “Cry Little Sister” is a timeless gothic rock song. Marilyn Manson’s version was used in the trailer for the DCEU network’s live-action superhero sidekick show Titans, which prompted Manson to release the song as a single late in 2018. That same version is also slated to be included in the Fox/Marvel X-Men Universe movie The New Mutants if that movie ever actually appears. They’ve been teasing it for, what, 3 or 4 years now?
Anyway. Manson’s version isn’t the Cover Song of the Week.
That version was actually a top 20 hit back in 2010 from Chris Dawson’s band, the Kansas-based Heavy Metal and Melodic Metalcore band Seasons After.
Here they are with the Cover Song of the Week, “Cry Little Sister (Theme from the Lost Boys),” followed by the original version by Gerard McMann.
Cry Little Sister – Seasons After
Cry Little Sister – Gerard McMann
“Cry Little Sister,” the Hard, Heavy & Hair Cover Song of the Week. You just heard the original version by Gerard McMann, immortalized on the Lost Boys motion picture soundtrack following the cover by Seasons After.
This next song is something truly special. Have a listen. This is Badlands with “Tribal Moon.”
Badlands – Tribal Moon
That was “Tribal Moon,” a Badlands song from their third and final ever album Dusk. That song is very special for a few reasons, but we’re just about to the end of the show, so I’ll have to save it for next week. On next week’s Hard, Heavy & Hair I’ll play you more from that rare third Badlands record and explain exactly why it’s unique.
Until then, I’m Pariah Burke, your hard talking, heavy drinking, head banging hairball of a host and producer. You can listen to this show again any time you want, streaming on-demand 25 hours a day, 8 days a week, from PariahRocks.com.
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Thank you for joining me this week.
Europe is going to play us out with a deep cut from their seminal album The Final Countdown.
Europe – Cherokee