- Hilarious Metal cover of “WAP”–Wet Ass Pussy
- The 2020 remix of an all-star 1989 Whitesnake single
- Brand new music from Jesper Binzer, From Ashes to New, Lazarus, Poetic
- Descent, and the reignition of Torch
- A way to help save local music venues
- When a Big 8 Thrash Band gets un-Thrashed
- Rare Hair from Kingdom Come, the Scorpions, the Bullet Boys, Kiss, and Spread Eagle
- Not one but two times Hard Rock and Metal kicked HipHop’s ass
- I foolishly admit to some bedroom strengths and weaknesses on the air
- Watch the “Better Days” music video. Every viewing creates an automatic donation to MusiCares to help support music venues and their workers out of work because of COVID-19.
- Want to donate to MusiCares? Anything helps. Visit Grammy.com/MusiCares
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Cover Song of the Week
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Transcript of the Show[INTRO]
I’m Pariah Burke. I said, certified freak, seven days a week, all around the clock, with AC/DC, “Hard as a Rock.”
AC/DC – Hard as a Rock
Welcome 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 for a killer show. Trust me on this. Coming up in the Cover Song of the Week is a brand new version by an 80s Metal band covering TWO of the greatest Rock N’ Roll singers ever to have walked this earth and graced you and me with their singing.
I’ve also got brand new music from Jesper Binzer, Torch, Junkyard Drive, Poetic Descent, From Ashes to New, and MORE!
A brand new harder remix of a Whitesnake, and, believe it or not, a Metal version of WAP.[chuckle] Some of you know what that means, some of you don’t. A few of you are asking yourselves if you heard me correctly. Yeah, I said a Metal cover of WAP. It’s hilarious, and you do NOT want to miss it!
That’s coming up, but first, let’s check in with something else new from one of the lights of Norway reignited after years in the dark. This is “Knuckle Duster,” the first new music from the band Torch since 2011. Turn it up!
Torch – Knuckle Duster
If you don’t know what that song is about, a knuckleduster is like brass knuckles; they increase the damage of a punch. I happen to have some direct experience with those. Years and years ago, someone caved in my face with a knuckle duster. No joke. It was a sucker punch from the side. I never even saw it coming. When I work up on the floor three minutes later–looking up into a genuinely angelic face of a young Korean woman who actually glowed in my concussed mind–my cheekbone was shattered, my nose broken, and my eye socket cracked open. I also couldn’t remember my name or where I was for half an hour. The force of the sucker punch spun me into a cinderblock wall and then down face-first onto a concrete sink.
The surgeon who put my skull back together was brilliant; you can’t tell by looking at me that my face ever suffered such catastrophic damage.
Nasty weapons, knuckledusters, often used–as they were in that case–by cowards afraid of a straight fight.
That was a long time ago. In fact, it was the same week this next song peaked at number 33 on the Billboard Hot 100. This is LA Guns and “The Ballad of Jayne.”
L.A. Guns – The Ballad of Jayne
BulletBoys – Kissin’ Kitty
Mmm-mmm, I do love kissing some kitty. There’s two types of straight guys in this world–the ones who kiss the kitty because it’s expected of them, and then there’s the kind of straight guy I am, the kind that kiss the kitty because they love it. I can do that for hours.
Pariah puckered and palpitated rapaciously to provide near a peck of powerful peaks for his perspiring, panting, purring pretty partner.
Alliterating isn’t the only thing my tongue’s good with.
Someone else wants to have a quick word with you about the station you’re listening to. We’ll be right back with a song you’ll want to share with someone soft and special.
I’ve got your first Cover Song of the Week clue for you after we get a little tender with Journey. This is “Open Arms” on Hard, Heavy & Hair.
Journey – Open Arms
Your first Cover Song of the Week clue is right now. Remember: The first clue is always the hardest, so don’t get discouraged if you don’t get it right away.
The artist performing the Cover Song of the Week in a brand new release is one you’d otherwise only hear very, very rarely, if ever, on Hard, Heavy & Hair. This band is considered one of the leaders of the second wave of Thrash Metal movement from the 1980s, and is one of the “Big 8 Thrash Bands” along with Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, Anthrax, Testament, and, well, two others. One of those final three is the band doing a very NOT Thrash Metal Cover Song of the Week.
Think about that.
Here’s something brand new by a band I just discovered. With a very 80s Glam sound, this is Lazarus and “Bedroom Eyes” kicking off a three-way that includes Kingdom Come and the Scorpions.
Lazarus – Bedroom Eyes
Scorpions – Tease Me Please Me
Kingdom Come – Living Out Of Touch
“Living out of Touch” by Kingdom Come following the Scorpions and “Tease Me, Please Me” from 1990’s Crazy World LP.
The number one Hard Rock song in the world is next.
Though it surrendered the top spot to Corey Taylor on the MediaBase Active Rock chart, Seether’s “Dangerous” continues to hold number 1 on the Billboard Rock Chart for the third week in a row. Here’s Shaun Morgan and crew getting “Dangerous.”
Seether – Dangerous
From Ashes To New – Scars that I’m Hiding (ft. Anders Fridén of In Flames)
That was “Scars That I’m Hiding” by From Ashes to New featuring Anders Friden of In Flames.
This next song is something we all look forward to after 2020: “Better Days.”
Apocalyptic Lovers – Better Days
You know those “Your Memories” on Facebook? This past week, Facebook showed me my memories of this same week a year ago, and two years ago. You know what they were? They were photos I posted backstage hanging with the guys from Rough Cutt and LA Guns, a photo someone snapped of me with Captain Robert of Abney Park before they took the stage at Dante’s in Portland, and live show flyers I re-shared for friends in XYZ, Black N’ Blue, Last Nights Villain, and Sebastian Bach who were all playing live somewhere on earth this week last year.
Then 2020 hit.
I had press passes or actual paid for tickets to Sebastian Bach, Korn, ZZ Top, Motley Crue’s comeback tour with Poison and Def Leppard, Ministry, and… six… eight… ten… THIRTEEN other live shows since COVID shut down live music, touring, and concert venues in March 2020. Some of my favorite venues have closed forever. And, yeah, you can say that Motley Crue and ZZ Top have enough money that they can survive the shutdown, but it’s not just the bands we’re talking about. There’s the bands’ road crews, their tour bus drivers, venue owners like my friend David Jones who owns the Bossanova Ballroom, which has been shuttered since March. There’s the bartenders, sound people, lighting people, and ticket takers that all work at these closed venues…
As you just heard, another friend of mine, Dave Hope, the drummer and leader of Apocalyptic Lovers, is doing something to help out the people in the live music industry. And to help HIM help THEM, I’m asking you to watch a music video.
Fans reached out to The Apocalyptic Lovers and suggested that the band create a video for the song you just heard, “Better Days,” because it fits with what’s going on in the world right now. So, inspired by Van Halen’s “Right Now” video, David and his wife Amber, created a music video from footage of their 2019 performance at the Whisky-A-Go-Go and are donating all proceeds of the video to the Music Cares charity to help live music workers and venues impacted by the COVID-19 shutdown. I’ve actually been talking to Dave about this for months, and I know he’s checked into EVERY such charity. Music Cares, which is run by the Grammys organization, is the one Dave found that sends the most money honestly to the people how need it.
I am asking you, my dear listener, my fellow music fan, to do a simple favor for all those people I’m talking about. Will you please watch a music video? That’s all; just watch a music video. It’s 5 minutes and 16 seconds of your life, but doing that will help keep music industry workers and their families eating this month, will help them keep a roof over their heads for Thanksgiving, and give their kids a Christmas.
All I want you to do is visit PariahRocks.com after the show, click on the show notes for Hard, Heavy & Hair Show number 276, and watch the music video I’ve embedded in the show notes. That’s it. Just watch the video. Watch it all the way through, and YouTube will pay Dave and Apocalyptic Lovers, and they will forward with the money to the MusiCares charity. Every view of the music video generates revenue, and one hundred percent of that revenue is being donated to the Grammy’s MusiCares charity.
Please, just watch the music video. It’s the same song you just heard, and it’s only 5 minutes and 16 seconds of your life. Tell your friends to watch the video, too.
And if you feel like it, maybe make a donation–of whatever amount you can–to the MusiCares charity. The way to make a donation is also in the show notes and in the video, but even if you can’t donate–I know, we’re all hurting–just watching this music video will help a music industry worker in need.
Thank you for listening to Dave and me, and thank you, in advance, for watching the “Better Days” video.
We’ll be right back with…
I’ve got two brand new songs for you coming up after a little “Unskinny Bop” with Poison.
Poison – Unskinny Bop
I’ve told you before about the three albums Whitesnake is putting out–the Red, White, and Blues Trilogy. The first album, the white album, is called The Rock Album. It contains 15 tracks of Whitesnake classics, quote, “revisited, remixed, and remastered.” The album also has one new song, “Always the Same,” which David Coverdale and crew recorded for the 2019 Flesh & Blood LP but left off.
This next song is the latest single from The Rock Album. Originally appearing on 1989’s Slide It In followup to Whitesnake’s mega-hit self-titled 1987 album, the power ballad “Now You’re Gone” that you’re about to hear has been remixed and remastered by Christopher Collier. It still features the all-star lineup of David Coverdale on vocals, obviously, but also Steve Vai on guitar, Rudy Sarzo on bass, and Tommy Aldridge on drums.
Right after it is another new song, but I’ll you about that after they both air. This is the new 2020 remix of Whitesnake’s “Now You’re Gone” from The Rock album.
Whitesnake – Now You’re Gone (2020 Remix)
Jesper Binzer – Save Your Soul
That was “Save Your Soul,” the now solo track from Jesper Binzer of Band D-A-D.
Still coming up is that hilarious Metal “WAP.”
There’s no rest for the wicked. Hard, Heavy & Hair continues with more new music, more hits, more deep cuts, and more hilarity after Godsmack from 2006. This is “No Rest for the Wicked.”
GodSmack – No Rest For The Wicked
Ready for a threeway with brand new Poetic Descent, classic Leatherwolf, and a deep cut of Motley Crue? If not, get ready fast! We’ll start with “The Calling.”
Leatherwolf – The Calling
Poetic Descent – Shallow Graves (ft. Paul Carnahan of Time & Eternity)
Mötley Crüe – Chicks = Trouble
Deep and politically incorrect cut “Chicks Equal Trouble” from Motley Crue’s as-yet final album of original music, Saints of Los Angeles, following brand new Poetic Descent with Paul Carnahan of Time & Eternity. The song title was “Shallow Graves.”[Play “there’s some whores in this house” to tease]
If I say the acronym WAP, do you know what I mean? If you’re an IT geek, your first thought is probably “Wireless Access Point”. If you’re deeply Christian, you might say WAP means “wait and pray.” And, if you’re a finance person, WAP for you probably means “weighted average price.”
But, for most people under the age of 40–which isn’t me, you’re not alone–for most people under the age of 40, WAP, W-A-P, means “wet ass pussy.” Hahaha I have a hard time even saying that into the microphone! And I’m not the only one, because DJs all over the world, most with stricter censors than I have, have had to struggle with that since August when HipHop artist Cardi B made her comeback with HipHop track “WAP.” In the original version, Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion (yeah, I don’t who she is either), but those two go back and forth talking about their “wet ass pussies” and how they use them to gold-dig guys to pay all their bills.
If you haven’t heard of WAP, then, well, you’re remarkably out of touch and very, very lucky. The song, the TikTok challenges it inspires, and the phrase “wet ass pussy” now being part of the English lexicon… Well, it’s a massive, massive thing.
I tell you this because I’m about to play for you a Metal version of “WAP.” Leo Moracchioli is a Norwegian multi-instrumentalist who has an amazing talent for translating almost any song into a Metal cover. He’s got more than 400 such covers to date. “WAP” is his latest, and it is freaking hilarious!
Send the kids out of the room–seriously, this is NOT a kids song, though they have certainly already heard the original by Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion–and get ready to laugh your ass off at this awesome cover of “WAP” by Leo.
Leo – WAP (Metal Version)
Steel Panther – Community Property
Steel Panther and “Community Property.” I couldn’t think of what I could possibly follow Leo’s cover of “WAP” with, and even as filthy as Steel Panther can be, that pails in comparison to “WAP.” And, “WAP,” the original, ostensibly NOT a joke song, has been in heavy rotation on HipHop and Pop stations since August! THAT’S what your kids are listening to.
Personally, it makes me feel better about some of the terrible shit I do on the air with female fans and strippers who visit me in the studio. I mean: I have never been as overt as to say “Put this pussy right in your face / Swipe your nose like a credit card”. I mean, Jesus! Remember when it was innuendo instead of overt? Back in 1990 I thought this next song was pretty graphic. This is “Spread Eagle” from Spread Eagle.
Spread Eagle – Spread Eagle
Ready for your final Cover Song of the Week clue?
The original song was the subject of controversy in 1990, kicking off an industry-wide debate about sampling, when rapper Vanilla Ice sampled the Cover Song of the Week original’s distinctive bassline for his hit single “Ice Ice Baby.” The sampling wasn’t authorized, and he didn’t pay royalties to the Rock icons who wrote it. He didn’t even credit them for writing the bassline that featured so prominently into “Ice Ice Baby.” A copyright infringement suit was threatened, of course, resulting in an out-of-court settlement wherein the M&M pre-cursor had to give songwriting credit to the afore-alluded-to Rock icons for the sample as well as pay them royalties going forward. There was probably also some lump sum recompensation at the time.
Do you remember that controversy? What song was at the heart of it? Who did Vanilla Ice have to pay and credit for the first HipHop song to ever reach Number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart?[Clip – Ice, Ice, Baby]
You’ll hear the song at the center of that controversy–not Vanilla Ice’s version, of course–covered right after a word from our sponsors in a brand new version by an 80s band still going.[COW]
Did you figure out the Cover Song of the Week? How about the original artist or the band doing the cover?
The song so famously sampled by Vanilla Ice, the original performed by two genuine, legends of Rock N Roll, is “Under Pressure,” the collaboration between David Bowie and Queen, featuring Bowie and Freddie Mercury singing a duet.
Doing the cover version of “Under Pressure” is one of the Big 8 thrash Bands, but the cover is NOT Thrash. It really showcases Mark Osegueda’s vocals.
This is the brand new release by Death Angel, a fantastic cover of “Under Pressure” followed by the original Bowie and Queen classic on the Hard, Heavy & Hair Cover Song of the Week.
Death Angel – Under Pressure
Queen & David Bowie – Under Pressure
That was “Under Pressure”, the Hard, Heavy & Hair Cover Song of the Week. That was the original version by Queen and David Bowie following the brand new cover by Death Angel.
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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 hit the show notes on Pariahrocks.com for more about the music and topics on this show and especially to watch the music video for “Better Days”. Remember: just watching the video benefits the charity of MusiCares, which helps out all the non-millionaire music industry people hurt by the COVID shutdown of live music.
I’ll see you back here next week on this station for another all new Hard, Heavy & Hair Show. I’m Pariah Burke. Thank you for tuning in. Kiss is going to play us out and get us out of this “Rock and Roll Hell.”
KISS – Rock And Roll Hell