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Rock Fight 10 on Monday, July 1st, 6-Midnight!!!

June 26, 2013
11:13 am

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JOHN HELL VS. ROTTEN RONNIE DONOVAN

MONDAY, JULY 1ST, 2013

6PM-Midnight (PDST)

RADIO VALENCIA, 87.9FM in SF

HTTP://RADIOVALENCIA.FM

John Hell and Ron Donovan meet mano-a-mano in a toe-to-toe rematch that promises to outdo their previous nine meetings, COMBINED!

THIS SHOW IS NOT TO BE MISSED!!!

John and Ron are obsessive live bootleg collectors, and twice a year they meet in the Radio Valencia studios to prove who has the greatest ROCK BOOTLEG COLLECTION OF THEM ALL!!!

IF YOU’RE IN JAIL BREAK OUT!

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John Hell is the devilish minister of the airwaves, pumping out 25 years of aural brilliance as the master of every genre, but specializing in all things ROCK!

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Ron Donovan is silk-screen rock poster printer SUPREME! If you love rock (and we know that you do) then Ron screened a poster for your favorite band some time in the past 25 years.

JOHN AND RON KNOW THEIR ROCK!

Rock blocks, one-offs, special guests, TICKET GIVEAWAYS, and more, more, MORE!!!

YOU KNOW YOU WANT MORE!

Tune in live, 6PM-MIDNIGHT (PDST), Monday, July 1st on Radio Valencia, 87.9FM in SF, or http://www.radiovalencia.fm around the globe.

6 HOURS?!?!? HOW WILL THEY EVER SURVIVE?

Don’t be late to the party. Rock Fight 10 only happens ONCE! Say you were there and MEAN IT!

We’ll be live tweeting (because that’s what you expect us to do!) as well as posting embarrassing pictures throughout the night.

To see the setlists of previous Rock Fights, as well as listen to the archived shows, go here. Search June and December of each year for previous Rock Fights.

Follow John Hell on twitter: @johnhell

Follow Ron Donovan on twitter: @rondonart

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A Season in Hell Monday 8-10PM Europe 72, Take 2

April 16, 2012
6:17 pm

Tonight on A Season in Hell with John Hell, I bring you week 2 of 8 of my celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Grateful Dead’s amazing 1972 European tour. Last week I played a stellar Dark Star from 04/08/72. Tonight I’ve got some brilliance from 04/14 and 04/16/72. I’m not going to give it away, but Pigpen is on FIRE!!! All of this in the 9pm hour.

In the 8pm hour it’s all new music. So many great releases in the past few weeks, it’s hard to choose what to share.

Tune in 8-10pm (PDST) every Monday to A Season in Hell with John Hell.

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A Season in Hell #63: Radio Valencia: 1971, It Was A Very Good Year

November 14, 2011
7:46 pm


I’ve always held a special place in my heart for 1971. I wasn’t born in that year. I was born in 1970, but the music from ’71 was simply amazing in so many ways. It was that year that we begin to see the emergence of many genres: R&B, Soul, Blues, and Jazz had already been around for a while, but now more genres of Rock n’ Roll begin to emerge. This is not your father’s Rock n’ Roll. Funk, psychedelic, progressive, and ambient genres begin to really showcase themselves at this time. And of course, some truly classic albums (remember albums?) that the classic rock radio stations play too much of, were released that year.

Tonight on A Season in Hell, with John Hell, I play some of my favorite tunes from that great year. Tune in and enjoy. Heck, you can even download the archived show as well, and enjoy it in 2071.

It’s Hard to be Humble: Mac Davis
Muswell Hillbilly: The Kinks

I’m 18: Alice Cooper
Dr. Boogie: Flaming Groovies
Magic Fingers: Frank Zappa
Kandy Korn: Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band

Country Road: Grand Funk Railroad
Yours is no Disgrace: Yes

Grandma’s Hands: Bill Withers
Man In Black: Johnny Cash
Nevada Fighter: Michael Nesmith & The First National Band

Tamalpais High: David Crosby
I Don’t Want To Be A Soldier: John Lennon
Masters Of The Universe: Hawkwind
Seven Stones: Genesis
The Supermen: David Bowie

Done Somebody Wrong: Allman Brothers Band
Hard to Handle: Grateful Dead (08-06-71)

Get Up, Get Into It, Get Involved: James Brown

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A Season in Hell #42: Radio Valencia: ROCK FIGHT 6!!!

June 13, 2011
4:30 pm



Once again it’s the night that I show little Rotten Ronnie Donovan of Firehouse Kustom Posters who the real Rock Star is. Me!

Rock Fight 6 runs twice a year: December and June. For four hours Ron and I bombast each other with glorious live bootleg material, both of are avid collectors of. We’re a bit obsessed.

I’ve destroyed Ron the last five times. The show starts at 6, and at the moment it’s 5:55 and he’s not even here yet. He’s been late before; up to an hour, once. It’s a sure bet that Ron won’t be in his groove until the third hour. Unless of course, if he’s drunk, which is what happened in Rock Fight 5. You can hear Rock Fight 5 by going here. Listen to the second half of the show the get an idea of what I mean.

Ok, he showed up at 6:04. Let’s get it on!

The plan for tonight is for each of us to play a live cut, one after the other. We try to one-up the other. We’re also going to do “Rock Blocks”, which will consist of each co-host to do a 20 minute block of music of his choice. We do two blocks each.

To know who played what, note the JH (John Hell) or RD (Ron Donovan) at the end of each track. Also, not only are the tracks and artists listed, but the date of each performance. If you would like more info on the shows we played, please visit http://db.etree.org.

Update: Ron did not get drunk tonight. I have to admit, he may have actually tied me tonight. I’m 5-0-1 after 6 Rock Fights.

You can see playlists of all Rock Fight’s on this blog. Scroll back.

Visit my Radio Valencia archive page to download or stream this show. Go there now!

Or, you can download the first two hours here.
And the second two hours here.

Hour one:
Rock Fight: Cheech & Chong
Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers: ZZ Top (04-19-80) JH
Feeling Alright: Joe Cocker and the Grease Band (10-19-69) JH

Stuck in the Middle with You: Gerry Rafferty (02-12-93) RD
War Pigs: Black Sabbath (Ozzy and RJD mash-up) RD
Snowblind: Black Sabbath (06-19-78) JH

A little Bit of Sympathy: Robin Trower (08-06-73) JH
Driving Wheel: Foghat (07-18-80) RD
Stay with Me: The Faces (04-05-73) JH
Cat Scratch Fever: Ted Nugent (01-11-77)

Hour two: Rock Block #1 JH
Say it Loud: James Brown (08-26-68)
Dance to the Music: Sly and the Family Stone (10-09-70)
River Deep, Mountain High: Ike and Tina Turner (01-19-75)
Pusherman: Curtis Mayfield (06-06-72)

Rock block #2 RD
Dance Music Sex Romance: Prince (05-13-11)
Erotic City: Prince (06-07-84)
Little Red Corvette: Prince (05-05-11)
Interactive: Prince (05-04-94)

King of the Nighttime World: Kiss (09-03-76) JH
Running with the Devil: Van Halen (06-01-78) RD
Thin Lizzy: Jailbreak (09-25-80)

Hour three:
Sick Again: Led Zeppelin (06-23-77) RD
Whole Lotta Love: Led Zeppelin (03-17-75) JH

Rock Block #3 RD
Voodoo Child: Jimi Hendrix (10-12-68)
Super Freak: Rick James (11-27-82)
Outta Space: Rolling Stones (Billy Preston solo) (06-09-76)
Jumping Jack Flash: Rolling Stones (06-09-76)
Voyager: Gamma (11-23-80)

Rock Block #4 JH
54-46 Was My Number: Toots and the Maytals (04-22-78)
Running Away->Crazy Baldheads: Bob Marley (04-27-79)
Vicious: Lou Reed (12-26-72)
Harold of the Rocks: Primus (11-21-90)

Shake It: Limbomaniacs (01-02-10) RD
Lizzy: The Melvins (05-16-11) JH

Ralphael Hollins of Hood$k8$ Board Company
Ralphael took the pics you see at the top.

Poppy: Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush (01-26-83) RD

40,000 Headmen: Traffic (02-01-72) JH

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