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Show 263 – Fight Together

By Published July 30, 2020

  • How to turn stay-at-home orders into being a Metal Viking warrior!
  • International Hard Rock and Metal from the US, the UK, Denmark, Mongolia, Austria, New Zealand, Sweden, and India!
  • A
    reverent, sophisticated Metal cover of a Classic Rock masterpiece
  • The Number 1 Metal song in the world
  • Shapes, From Ashes to New, Devilskin, Thundermother, The Lonely Ones, and Girish and the Chronicles
  • Rare Hair from Skid Row, Love/Hate, and Tesla
  • The best-selling album of all time (after Michael Jackson’s Thriller)
  • The band Bobaflex became
  • A Faster Pussycat power ballad that isn’t called “Lisa”


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New Music Premiere:

Cover Song of the Week

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Transcript of the Show


If you’re still drunk from yesterday, pop a couple aspirin ’cause we’re starting off “Hard and Heavy” with Madhouse!

[Disclaimer – Profanity]

Madhouse – Hard and Heavy

Obviously that Madhouse is not the Jazz Fusion band Prince created in ’87. It also isn’t the female-fronted Italian band Madhouse. This version of Madhouse hails from Austria–not Australia, Austria, if you really are still drunk from yesterday. It’s a band whose drummer is named Ken while the lead guitarist is named Stixx. Don’t ask. I don’t know why either. What I do know, is that Madhouse is pure 80s Melodic Hard Rock in a modern band. They’ve got licks and hooks like old Motley Crue, sleazy lyrics like the best of Danger Danger, and tons of gang vocals, melodies, and attitude. “Hard and Heavy” is off their 2019 debut album on Mars Music Productions. The album is called “Money Talks, Bullshit Walks.” Pick it up. You won’t be sorry.

My name is Pariah Burke, and I’m your hard talking, heavy drinking, hairball of a horny hedonist host of the Hard, Heavy & Hair Show, and this is Cinderella, “Shake Me.”

Cinderella – Shake Me
Bon Jovi – Without Love

“Without Love” by Bon Jovi following a band he discovered, Cinderella.

From Philly and Jersey to the other side of the planet, this is brand new music out of Hamilton, New Zealand. It’s the first of five new songs on this week’s show. Sadly, even in the month of 4/20, “Everybody’s High But Me.” Poor–oh, ‘scuse me–poor Devilskin.

Devilskin – Everybody’s High but Me

Still coming up is the number one Metal song in the world, new music from Shapes, From Ashes to New, Thundermother, and more, as well as more Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, and Hair Band favorites than you can shake a drum stick at! 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. I’m your host, Pariah Burke, and this is Velvet Revolver.

Velvet Revolver – Fall to Pieces

Every week on Hard, Heavy & Hair we play a little game called the Cover Song of the Week. Later in the show I play for you a Hard Rock, Metal, or Glam cover song followed by the original recording from any genre. But I don’t tell you what cover I’m going to play until right before it spins. Leading up to it, I give you overt clues and subtle hints, while you try to solve the mystery and beat me to the reveal. It’s time for your first clue.

Your first Cover Song of the Week is always the hardest, the one for hardcore Music fans who know all the little details and have read all the liner notes. After this one, the clues get progressively easier.

The Cover Song of the Week was released in 2019 on the final album by a 5-piece Metal band from Ohio and West Virginia. The lead singer left to spend more time with his family while the remaining four members morphed into this next band, The Lonely Ones. This is “Eternal Sadness” on Hard, Heavy & Hair. Listen for a guitar solo and the experimental changeup at the end of the song.

The Lonely Ones – Eternal Sadness

The Lonely Ones and “Eternal Sadness,” a good song that slipped quietly into my inbox in March just before we all went into self-isolation. I’d tell you more about the Lonely Ones, but that would give away the Cover Song of the Week mystery, too, so I’ll have to wait.

From 2020 let’s time travel back to the decade of the 80s with Glam from Motley Crue and Love/Hate.

Mötley Crüe – Piece of Your Action
Love/Hate – Tumbleweed

“Tumbleweed” from Love/Hate. Love/Hate have been out playing that entire album, Blackout in the Red Room, in concert. Once the current unpleasantness ends, I’m sure they’ll continue touring it because that bastion of unbridled Sleaze Metal turns Dirty 30 this year.

More Sleaze, more modern Metal, more EVERYTHING coming up right after this.

In case you were too distracted by the sexiness of Tara’s voice to hear her actual words, I’m your host Pariah Burke, and you’re listening to the Hard, Heavy & Hair Show. Thank you for tuning in. And if you think Tara’s voice is sexy–hoo–you should SEE her. Alas, I can’t sleep with someone I work with more than once. It’s just a hard rule for me. I just won’t do it. And that makes it so hard, so very, very hard to see her working in the studio, especially days like today when I’m playing with a female visitor we’d both like to gobble up. [Sigh.]

Back to the music for you, back to my visitor for me. This is brand new Shapes, “Lion’s Den.”

Shvpes – Lion’s Den
From Ashes to New – Panic

Two new songs there. The first by Shapes, then From Ashes to New and “Panic.” Remember: you heard them first on Hard, Heavy & Hair.

Rare hair from the classic Skid Row lineup is after Whitesnake’s “Hey You (You Make Me Rock).”

Whitesnake – Hey You (You Make Me Rock)
Skid Row – Forever

“Forever,” a track recorded for Skid Row’s self-titled debut but left off the album, making it rare hair.

Oh? Did I forget to mention that one of those songs is a subtle hint to the Cover Song of the Week? I guess I did. Well, now you know.

More clues, more new music, and more old favorites, as well as the number one Rock song in the world, coming up.

Ready for something new? This next new song… There are a lot of strange Rock band names in the world, and then there’s this next band’s name. If you see the band’s name printed, you’d probably read it as Girish and the Chronicles. And you’d think, A) that’s a weird name for a Metal and Melodic Hard Rock band, and, B) it’s gotta be a female-fronted group. Both would be kind of wrong. You see, Girish is an Indian boy’s name, and it’s the first name of vocalist and namesake Girish Pradhan. From the state of Sikkim in India, this is GATC, Girish and the Chronicles, with the new single “Rock N’ Roll is Here to Stay”.

Girish and the Chronicles – Rock ‘N’ Roll Is Here To Stay
Faster Pussycat – Please Dear

Faster Pussycat and “Please, Dear,” a 1989 power ballad often thought to be titled “Lisa.”

How about another Cover Song of the Week clue?

The Cover Song of the Week original is by a Psychedelic Rock band formed in London in 1965. It’s a band that came from the dark side of the moon but were so influential, with two of the best-selling albums of all time–numbers 4 and 30 on the list of the best-selling albums of all time of any genre. You could say they were a brick in the wall of the history of Rock N’ Roll.

Speaking of the best-selling albums of all time, this next song is the title track the second best-selling album. AC/DC’s Back in Black has only been outsold by one album. I’m sure you know that would be Michael Jackson’s Thriller. With more than 47 million certified album sales, I don’t know if anyone will ever break its hold on the number 1 slot. With 30 million certified album sales, this is the title track to AC/DC’s Back in Black.

AC/DC – Back in Black

Don’t go away. We’ll back–in black, in face masks, and in gloves.

You’re listening to Hard, Heavy & Hair. I’m Pariah Burke.

Ever since I first heard this next song I can’t get enough of it. I listen to it almost every week, and some weeks every day. We need bands like the Hu–H-U–singing about brotherhood, community, and having each other’s back. We’re all waging battles, fighting off lions. Sometimes that can get overwhelming, especially if you don’t have time to breathe between the waves of lions, demons, and hellfire coming down on your. It helps to know you’re not the only one, that we’re all in this together. We’ve all been lost. We’ve all been cold. We’ve all been low. We need to rise our brethren call, regardless of gender, and have each other’s backs.

This is “Wolf Totem” by the Hu featuring Papa Roach’s Jacoby Shaddix.

The HU – Wolf Totem (feat. Jacoby Shaddix of Papa Roach)

This next band semi-retired in 2019. They say they’ll still plays shows as Bobaflex from time to time, and will play Bobaflex music when touring under their new band name, The Lonely Ones, but most of their energies will go into that new project.

For the first time on radio anywhere, here’s Bobaflex’s “Bury Me with My Guns” along with the complete “Hell In My Heart” introduction, only on the Hard, Heavy & Hair Show with me, Pariah Burke.

Bobaflex – Hell in My Heart
Bobaflex – Bury Me With My Guns

Hey! Random thought: have you figured out the Cover Song of the Week yet? You know who is doing the Metal cover? Who the original recording artist is? What song it is? You won’t be disappointed with the Cover Song of the Week, and another clue is in just a couple of minutes.

Number one on Billboard, Mediabase, and a bunch of other charts this week, this is Breaking Benjamin’s “Far Away” featuring Scooter Ward of Cold.

Breaking Benjamin – Far Away [feat. Scooter Ward or Cold]—————————————-

New Thundermother is just a couple of minutes away. For right now I’d like to take a moment to dedicate this next Tesla song to all those people talking tough on social media during the current COVID-19 isolation.

Tesla – Action Talks
Sleeze Beez – Stranger Than Paradise

The theme song to every one of my relationships since I first started dating girls back in 3rd grade, the Sleeze Beez and “Stranger Than Paradise”. Before that, “Action Talks” by Tesla, a song tough talkers on social media should take to heart.

Ready for your third and final Cover Song of the Week clue?

The songwriter, Roger Waters, told Mojo magazine in 2009 that, quote, “the song is partly an attempt to make connections with other people, to say that maybe if we act in consort, some of the bad feelings will go away. In community, there is comfort. The line, ‘Hey you, out there beyond the wall/ Breaking bottles in the hall’- that is an exhortation to come closer where I live, so we can help each other.”

Think about that. The Cover Song of the Week itself is up after brand new Thundermother. This is “Driving in Style” from some of the hardest rocking women on stage.

Thundermother – Driving In Style


I’ve been dropping hints and clues throughout the show. First, I played the new song “Eternal Sadness” from the Lonely Ones, which is the four-piece band Bobaflex morphed into after the departure of Beaver McCoy.

On Bobaflex’s final album, 2019’s Eloquent Demons, is an amazing cover of a song originally by a band with two records in the Top 30 best-selling albums of all time, including, at number four on that list, the Wall. That Psychedelic Rock band could only be Pink Floyd.

And the song Bobaflex is covering? The song that, in part, is about people coming together to help each other out? I’ve been alluding to that song throughout the entire show, starting with “Everybody’s High But Me” by Devilskin, The Hu’s “Wolf Totem,” and Whitesnake’s “Hey You,” among other hints…? Well, that song is “Hey You” from Pink Floyd.

The Cover Song of the Week is Pink Floyd’s “Hey You,” a reverent, sophisticated Metal cover by Bobaflex. Here it is, followed by the Floyd original.

Bobaflex – Hey You
Pink Floyd – Hey You

That was “Hey You,” there the Pink Floyd following Bobaflex’s reverential and lovingly covered 2019 version, which is the Hard, Heavy & Hair Cover Song of the Week.

This is Josh Todd and Conflict singing about Joe Exotic and the Netflix phenomenon that is Tiger King.

Josh Todd & The Conflict – Year of the Tiger

Not REALLY about Joe Exotic, Josh Todd and the Conflict with “Year of the Tiger.” Ain’t it, though? Did you see the new Tiger King interviews show? Even Joe Exotic’s closest friends and former husband hate him. Congratulations, Netflix, on the most watched docuseries in history, a televised train wreck we all couldn’t turn away from.

You know what else is a train wreck? Well, if you said my love life or arrest record, you’d be right. But that’s not what I meant. Twitter is a train wreck, and you can find me right in the middle of it At Pariah Rocks. I use the same ID on Instagram to share great Hard Rock, Metal, and Glam photos, videos, and memes. And if those aren’t your style, like the Hard, Heavy & Hair Show page on Facebook where I share even more fun stuff and Rock and Metal news.

If you’re still stuck in the house and looking for Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, and Hair Band hits, deep cuts, and old favorites from the 70s, 80s, 90s, 2000s, 20-teens, and today, you can stream every past episode of the Hard, Heavy & Hair Show–all nearly 500 hours of shrieking guitars, wall-tumbling drums, and window-shattering vocals–from PariahRocks.com, that’s P-A-R-I-A-H-R-O-C-K-S-dot com.

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. Come back next week, same quarantined bat time, same isolated bat channel, for Hard, Heavy & Hair number two hundred and fifty!

Crobot is going to play us out by “Stoning the Devil.”

But before that, I want to say one more important thing: Saying “I can’t go out because of the virus” sounds weak, whiny, and boring. Instead, say: “I’ve sworn an oath of solitude until pestilence is purged from my lands.” That’s more valiant and heroic, like a Viking warrior, and definitely, totally Metal.

I’ll see you next week, unless before then the Valkyries come down and collect our souls from the field of battle. Then, you and I will raise our mead to them in Valhalla! (From a socially responsible distance.)

Crobot – Stoning The Devil


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