Wednesday, March 29
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I did a deep dive into my CD collection tonight. I don’t buy CDs anymore. I haven’t purchased one in a few years, and it was a Melvins CD, since they rarely release on LP. The first hour has some delightful genre-busting “album cuts” for your edification. The second hour, as promised, is my weekly live music feature. Just take a look at the playlist below for track, artist, date and location.
I heard that Gregg Allman is cancelling his entire 2017 tour. Hopefully his health isn’t that poor. In any case I pulled out a tasty treat from the famous Fillmore East run in March 1971. There’s also a rare Jack Bruce/Robin Trower cover of a Cream song. I think you’ll agree that Trower give Clapton a run for his money here.
I close the show with a track that is 51 years old this week. The Grateful Dead played the third Acid Test in Los Angeles on March 12, 1966. This Viola Lee certainly sounds lysergic-inspired. You tell me.
Hell’s Kitchen with John Hell
Radio Valencia in SF
The Way of the World: Flipper
Round and Round: Neil Young
Say Hey: Michael Franti
I’ve Been Working: Van Morrison
The Big Three Killed My Baby: White Stripes
I Think It’s Going to Rain Today: Nina Simone
Moonlight Mile: Rolling Stones
Forest Ocean Sound: Landing
Chicken Little: The Romulan’s
Me and My Friends: Red Hot Chili Peppers
The Air is Getting Slippery: Primus
Home Sweet Mobile Home: New Duncan Imperials
Mt. Abraxas: Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats
Astronomy Domine: Pink Floyd (01-17-1971 The Roundhouse, London, England)
Pale Blue Eyes/Louie Louie: Patti Smith (02-15-1976 Boarding House, SF, CA)
Moving To Florida: Butthole Surfers (05-10-1986 Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Trouble No More: The Allman Brothers (03-12-1971 Fillmore East, NYC, NY)
Rock Island Line: Johnny Cash (11-12-1956 Country Style USA Radio)
Alcohol: The Kinks (02-19-1977 Winterland, SF, CA)
Politician: Jack Bruce and Robin Trower (02-26-2009 Kantine Club, Cologne, Germany)
Viola Lee Blues: Grateful Dead (03-12-1966 Pico Acid Test, Danish Center, Los Angeles, CA)