September 25, 2017
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When you start out in non-commercial radio today there’s such a learning curve when it comes to deep musical knowledge and history of the many genres one can investigate. When I started in 1988 I never thought that I would be able to conquer that mountain of musical mayhem. Almost 30 years later I find that I have a fairly intimate knowledge of many genres: early Jazz, Bebop, Post-bop, Chicago Blues, 60s/70s neo-Punk, 70s Classic Rock, 60s/70s Underground Funk, 60s American Psychedelia, Kraut Rock, 2000s Stoner Rock, all-things James Brown, Miles Davis, Grateful Dead, Melvins, and on and on and on…
I really feel for the new breed DJs who want to break into this scene today. There’s just too much damn great music to listen to. I was looking at a collection of digitized music of mine recently, and I cannot believe how much I haven’t even spent time listening to and getting to know on a deeper level. What the hell is wrong with me?!?!?! I really think that I need a gofundme for people to contribute to so I can take time off work so I can be able learn all this music to better entertain you.
There’s a world of great music out there to enjoy. I appreciate you tuning in every Monday night, and/or streaming/downloading these shows to help you broaden your musical horizons.
Hell’s Kitchen Radio with John Hell
Radio Valencia in SF
New Day Rising: Husker Dü (October 17, 1987 The Ritz, NYC)
Eye Shaking King: Amon Dull II
Stop the Pusher: Bo Diddley
Moth Tongue: Crystal Fairy
The Pusher: Nina Simone
Detachable Penis: King Missle
High Heel Sneakers: Rahssan Roland Kirk
Sophisticated Sissy: Rufus Thomas
She Caught the Katy: Taj Mahal
Big Chief: The Meters
Moving to Florida: Butthole Surfers
Wealthy Man: Cat Power
Sea of Joy: Blind Faith
Out of Focus: Blue Cheer
Mr. Brown: Bob Marley
Messin’ with the Kid: Buddy Guy and Junior Wells
Machine Gun: Jimi Hendrix
Oh Me: Meat Puppets
Neptune’s Convoy: Fu Manchu
The Klan: Gil Scott-Heron
Bitches Brew: Miles Davis