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Hell’s Kitchen Radio #347: Distracted By Your Charms

October 17, 8am

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Sometimes when I’m hosting my show in the studio it actually feels like you are right there with me. I feel like I’m talking directly to you! I see you on the couch across from the console, watching me watching you, and I get excited to share my music with you, right then, right there.

That’s how it felt on Monday night.

Starting off with the some contemporary genius’ of the garage/punk world: Thee Oh Sees and Ty Segall, both live from The Chapel in SF. These two tracks, back-to-back show you me current mood: kinetic and frenetic. I’ve got a lot of energy to shed and share.

Throughout the night it’s a mix of old and new, punk, funk and junk. You know, just as always. And only two cover tunes this week!

I was considering hosting a power trio special, but I want to take a few more weeks to prepare. Stay tuned. I’m also reminded that November is coming, which means my 8th annual Annual Annual is right around the corner. Which year should I focus on this time around. If you want to see my previous Annual Annual shows take a look here. Scroll down that page and find the links you seek.

In the meantime I’m just going to relax and picture you on the couch in front of the console doing lovely and nasty things to yourself as I play DJ.

Enjoy.

jh

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I Come From the Mountain: Thee Oh Sees
Feel: Ty Segall
The Revolution Will Not Be Televised: Gil Scott-Heron

Rave Down: Swervedriver
Emmaline: Urge Overkill
Goodbye: Emmylou Harris

Helter Stupid: Negativland

Semi Crazy: Junior Brown
Birds of Paradise: King Tuff
Unfinished Instrumental: Parliament
I Don’t Want To Pray: Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

Jesus Was Way Cool: King Missile
Higgs Boson Blues: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
Step Right Up: Tom Waits

The Wizard: Brown Sabbath
Portland, Oregon: Loretta Lynn
If I’m Lucky I Might Get Picked Up: Betty Davis

Trickle Down System: Giant Sand
Sun Cycle: Blue Cheer

I Want To Talk About It Now: Bongwater
Happy Boy: Beat Farmers

Hell’s Kitchen Radio #346: Why I Do What I Do

October 10, 2pm

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How old were you when you fell in love with music? Do you remember your first love? Who was it? The BeatlesSinatraLed ZeppelinPatsy Cline? Who spoke to you? What did they say? Why did it resonate so deeply?

When I was eight years old in 1978, my aunt bought me four KISS LPs: Rock and Roll Over, Love Gun, Alive 2, and Double Platinum. I was hooked from the first grunt. I couldn’t get enough of the imagery and the riffs. And yes, I fantasized that I was Peter Criss singing “Beth” to my imaginary girlfriend. I joined the KISS Army, dressed as either Gene Simmons or Paul Stanley for consecutive Halloween’s, and overjoyed when I found a discarded copy of Destroyer laying on the street, still in playable condition (playable for a ten year old, anyway). I had posters that covered my walls, and like all of my friends, strongly anticipated the broadcast of “KISS Meets the Phantom Of The Park“.

They are the first band that I wanted to know everything about. Where they were from? What they did before they were a band (Gene Simmons was a school teacher!!!)? Why they chose KISS as a band name? Why they didn’t stick with Wicked Lester? Of course everyone wanted to catch a glimpse of them out of makeup. But I could not hide my disappointment when they decided to ditch the makeup altogether in 1983. What the hell was that all about? Even before the unmasking, the band had moved so far away from their riff-centric rock, full of stories about partying down and getting the girl, and I had discovered another band that would hold my attention, and continues to do so.

When I was 8 or 9, around 1978 or 1979, I was introduced to The Beatles. I was floored. I jumped ship a year or two later from KISS to the Fab Four, and honestly I felt like I was breaking up with someone. I didn’t know at that tender age that I was allowed to have more than one favorite band. Shortly thereafter I added Led Zeppelin and the Grateful Dead to my ever-growing list of faves. After that the flood gates were open. I started buying my own records when I was 13, and my collection grew by leaps and bounds.

Though much of my record library consisted of what would be “classic rock” by today’s standards, I was really proud of what I had amassed in just a few short years. It wasn’t just quantity in my mind, it was quality too. I joined KFJC in late 1988 and tired very quickly of what was sitting, collecting dust, in my own library. I hungered for more. More genres, more obscure artists, more “classics” waiting to be discovered. In 2010 I purged about 5000 LPs that were taking up too much space in my home and my psyche. Most of this music could be heard on any commercial radio station anyway, so why would I hold onto it all? What I kept (about 1000 LPs) and what I continue to purchase is inspired by my time in non-commercial radio and local artists.

There are too many musical gems waiting to be encountered by the masses. I continue to be involved in radio to share my discoveries with you. Take a look at the playlist below, and all of my playlists. Much of what you see, you have never heard before. Give it a listen. If I play it that means I like it enough to want to share it with you. Hopefully you will like it enough to support that artist. Buy their music. See them live.

Enjoy…I know I do.

jh

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When You Get It Grunt If You Can: The JBs
Researching the Blues: Redd Kross
Chicken A La King/Bad Move: Dale Crover
Love How In Love With Love You Are: Adam Mackintosh with Storm Large
I Shot All The Birds: Blind Shake
Apache: Link Wray
Come On Over, Turn Me On: Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan

Psycho Star: King Tuff
You Are What You Love: Jenny Lewis and the Watson Twins
Feel: Ty Segall

Otis Rush Tribute (1935-2018)
I Can’t Quit You, Babe: Otis Rush
Double Trouble: Otis Rush
Little Red Rooster: Otis Rush

Southern Politician: Willy Deville
Am I Black Enough For Ya: Schoolly-D
Round and Round: OP8
Lord of Lightening: King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard

Revolution Blues: Neil Young and Crazy Horse
Please Mr. Gunman: Mudhoney
Some Velvet Morning: Lee Hazlewood and Nancy Sinatra
Roscoe: Midlake
Pent Juri Hati: Koes Barat

This is my favorite scene from Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park. That Paul Stanley is a real thespian.

Hell’s Kitchen Radio #345: Wild and Cheap

October 4, 1pm

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Do you have any idea how much I love you? I don’t think you do. OK, perhaps I just lust for your ears. That being said, can you blame me? I have total and complete respect for you and your ears, and I would never maliciously put you in harms way. On the contrary, I hunger to care for you and to turn you on…to amazing music.

I also love tamales. What’s not to love? Last week Virginia “Tamale Lady” Ramos passed away at the age of 65. I spent many a Friday and Saturday night enjoying TL’s delicious tamales. She may have loved us all, but you didn’t want to get on her bad side. I once saw her rip into some drunk asshole outside of Zeitgeist babbling incoherently in front of her. Seriously dude, do you have any idea how lucky you were to even get a whiff of her amazing fare? Tamale Lady, you will be sorely missed. Raise a tamale in tribute, tonight! Did you know that the remarkable local band Rube Waddell composed a song in her honor? It’s true, they did. Now you know. Midway through the show I play this just for you. I cannot imagine any other radio show has done the same.

Music-wise you get another musically-diverse program, with a little something for everyone. Go ahead, take a chance on love…or lust, a lust for quality music. As for the DJ, I’m merely a conduit, a paintbrush for this two hour empty canvas, curated for your pleasure. And only nine covers tonight!

And it’s all about your pleasure.

Enjoy.

jh

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21st Century Pharisees: Mudhoney
TV Eye: Wylde Ratz
Bring Me The Head of the Preacherman: Siouxsie and the Banchees

Barstool Blues: Neil Young and Crazy Horse
Connection: Montrose
Big Chief: Professor Longhair
Frankie and Albert: Taj Mahal

Got My Mojo Working: Ann Cole
Who’s Going To Help A Brother Get Further?: Lee Dorsey
Hey Joel, Where You Going With That?: Ty Segall and White Fence

Tamale Lady: Rube Waddell
Eating Food/Listening to Music: A Children’s Garden of Grass
I Get A Kick Out Of You: Tony Bennett
Teeth: Oregon with Elvin Jones
The Mouth Won’t Stop: FEAR

I Like Fucking: Bikini Kill
The Story of a Soldier: Ennio Morricone
Lilin: Electric Masada

3/5 of a Mile in 10 Seconds: Jefferson Airplane (February 1, 1968 The Matrix, SF, CA)
Ziggy Stardust: Bauhaus
Cymbaline: Hawkwind
Stuck Inside Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again: Cat Power

Wild and Crazy: Dr. Octogon
Life is Cheap: Flipper
Return of the Grievous Angel: Gram Parsons

Hell’s Kitchen Radio #344: TRASH THIS SHOW!!!

October 1, 1pm

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DO NOT LISTEN TO THIS SHOW!!! It’s my first week back in the studio in about a month and I am really rusty. Too many DJ errors to count. Dang! The music kicks ass, and I am pretty funny to listen to while screwing everything up, royally, but other than that this is without a doubt a throw away program. Seriously. At the very least you should speed through my mic breaks. No one should have to sit through such blather. Ugh.

That being said, just take a look at that set list below! Damn! What a fine and diverse selection.

I’m back in the studio tonight, as far as I know at this hour. I do have kids, so anything can get in the way of a good time. Er, I mean, I love having a good time with my kids. They’re a blast (insert thumb up sign here).

New music from Goggs, Oh Sees, Tropical Fuck Storm, Sleep, and Ty Segall & White Fence.

Enjoy.

jh

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Space Rinse: Goggs
Thesis: Sam and the Soul Machine
Wedge/Seesaw Semiology: Melt Banana

Un Garcon En Mini-Jupe: Karo
Island Cry: Rhasaan Roland Kirk
Panchito Blues: Peach Kelly Pop
Enrique El Corbrador: Oh Sees

The Happiest Guy Around: Tropical Fuck Storm
Anybody Wanna Party: Gloria Gaynor
Comes a Time: Honky
Wam Bam: Silver

Blood: Zig Zags
Watcha Gonna Do About It: Thee Headcoats
Help Save The Youth of America: Billy Bragg

Red Bath: Boss Hog
Hedges: Naked Lights
Cold Thoughts: The Love X Nowhere

Leagues Beneath: Sleep
The Lady Loves Me: Elvis Presley and Ann Margaret

Body Behavior: Ty Segall and White Fence
Eyes of the World/China Doll: Grateful Dead (June 24, 1973 Portland Coliseum, Portland, OR)

#760 | INTERVIEW: MICHELLE OF GEARHEAD MAGAZINE | GEARFEST 2018 | PLAYLIST | SEPTEMBER 25, 2018

September 26, 6am

Venue: Blue Lamp Sacramento
City: Sacramento, CA
Date: 9/29/18
Time: Noon – 7:00 pm
Key bands: Fur Dixon, Wooly Bandits, The Infamous Swanks, The Control Freaks and more
Link: https://www.gearheadhq.com/gearfest.html

Thank you to Michelle Haunold Lorenz from Gearhead for the interview today on the radio show. Hope you can make it to Gearfest 2018 in Sacramento, California this Saturday, May 29th. Go to www.gearheadhq.com for more info.
I’ll be going back to my normal hours on Tuesdays 4-6PM PST starting next time. Thanks for listening and check out the interview on Radio Valencia‘s PODCAST page at www.radiovalencia.fm. Thanks for listening and for your support. Be cool. CHEERS! ~DJ Naked Rob, SFCA

band | track | album | label
(intro) Revolting Cocks | Get Down | Beers, Steers & Queers | Wax Trax Records
Hellish | The Curse Upon Us | The Spectre of Lonely Souls | Unspeakable Axe Records
156/Silence | Demonetized | Undercover Scumbag | Innerstrength Records
Funeral Chic | Rotten To The Core | Superstition | Prosthetic Records
Zeni Geva & Steve Albini | Intercourse | Maximum Implosion | Cold Spring Records
Danko Jones | Were Crazy | single | M-Theory Audio
Mountain Tamer | Faith Peddler | Godfortune Dark Matters | Magnetic Eye Records
Statues | Dark Places | Adult Lobotomy | Crazysane Records
Archons | Kid Nitro | Lords of Light and Thunder | Self Released
King Brothers | Bang! Blues | Wasteland | Hound Gawd! Records
Tommy and the Commies | Straight Jacket | Here Come LP | Slovenly Recordings
Netherlands | The Countdown | Black Gaia | Records And Tapes Records
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Superthief | Ms. Wakefield | Superthief | Reptilian Records
Lair Of The Minotaur | Kunsult the Bones | Dragon Eagle Of Chaos | The Grind-House Records
Dead Now | Ritchie Blackmourning | Dead Now | Brutal Panda Records
The Secret | Vertigo | Lux Tenebris | Earsplit PR
The Blankz | Bad Boy | I’m A Gun 7″ | Slope Records
Terror | Mental Demolition | Total Retaliation | Pure Noise Records
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***INTERVIEW***
Michelle of Gearhead Records – GEARFEST 2018
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Morne | Show Your Wounds | To The Night Unknown
Nick Oliveri | 976 Whore (Mondo Generator) | N.O. Hits At All – Vol5 | Heavy Psych Sounds
Suicidal Tendencies | Nothin’ To Lose | Still Cyco Punk After All These Years | Suicidal Records
The Primals | Dead Predators | All Love Is True Love | Southern Lord Records
The Dirtiest | Soldi | Cento Shot 7″ | Slovenly Recordings
Horsewhip | Funeral Circus | Horsewhip | Financial Ruin
Puppy and the Hand Jobs | Fuck The World | I Eat Abortions 7″ | Slovenly Recordings
Missing Pages | Highlighter Piss | Long Way Down | 12XU

BOOK GIVEAWAY: STRANGE STARS BY JASON HELLER | TERRIBLE TUESDAY | SEPTEMBER 18, 2018

September 19, 11am

STRANGE STARS: DAVID BOWIE, POP MUSIC, AND THE DECADE SCI-FI EXPLODED BY JASON HELLER!
A Hugo Award-winning author and music journalist explores the weird and wild story of when the sci-fi world met the rock ’n’ roll world of the 1970s.

 

Thanks for listening everybody. It was a great show. You can get the podcast of this show on Radio Valencia‘s PODCAST page at www.radiovalencia.fm or click on the player down below. Thanks.
I would like to thank Heather and Melville House Publishing for letting me give away the STRANGE STARS book by author Jason Heller. It’s a great book. Pick it up at your local bookstore or online.
Okay, thanks again for listening and check you out next time. CHEERS! ~DJ Naked Rob, SFCA
https://www.mhpbooks.com/books/strange-stars/

band | track | album | label
(intro) Revolting Cocks | Get Down | Beers Steers and Queers | Wax Trax Records
Archons | Red Shift Demon | Lords of Light and Thunder | Self Released
King Brothers | No Want | Wasteland | Hound Gawd! Records
Tommy and the Commies | Devices | Here Come LP | Slovenly Recordings
Superthief | I Don’t Know About You Or Your Band | Superthief | Reptillian Records
Lair Of The Minotaur | Dragon Eagle of Chaos | Dragon Eagle Of Chaos | The Grind-House Records
Bummer | Fred Savage 420 | Holy Terror | Learning Curve Records
Fvzz Popvli | The Deal | Magna Fvzz | Heavy Psych Sounds Records
Dead Now | Brunette | Dead Now | Brutal Panda Records
The Blankz | I’m a Gun | I’m A Gun 7″ | Slope Records
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Netherlands | Ton | Black Gaia | Records And Tapes Records
Terror | This World Never Wanted Me | Total Retaliation | Pure Noise Records
Nashville Pussy | One Bad Mother | Pleased To Eat You | earMUSIC
Conan | Volt Thrower | Existential Void Guardian | Napalm Records
Suicidal Tendencies | F.U.B.A.R. | Still Cyco Punk After All These Years | Suicidal Records
Nick Oliveri | Its You I Don’t Believe (The Dwarves) | N.O. Hits At All – Vol5 | Heavy Psych Sounds
Sacrificial Blood | Hellrazor (Girlschool cover) | Split | Horror Pain Gore Death Productions
The Primals | Hello Cruel World | All Love Is True Love | Southern Lord
Traitor | Weapon X | Sacrificial Blood/Traitor | Split | Horror Pain Gore Death Productions
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The Dirtiest | Cento Shot | Cento Shot 7″ | Slovenly Recordings
Brainoil | Blank Static Void | Singularity to Extinction | Tankcrimes
Puppy and the Hand Jobs | I Eat Abortions | I Eat Abortions 7″| Slovenly Recordings
Windhand | Diablerie | Eternal Return | Relapse
Unholy Two | Master Of The Crossface | The Pleasure To End All Pleasures | 12XU Records
Horsewhip | Aver | Horsewhip | Financial Ruin
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Missing Pages | Long Way Down | Long Way Down | 12XU
Castle | Can’t Escape the Evil | Deal Thy Fate | Ripple Music
Public Acid | Easy Weapons | Easy Weapons | Self-Released
Slok | Holy Motor | Holy Motor | Voodoo Rhythm Records
Pig Destroyer | Dark Train | Head Cage | Relapse
Tile | Be More | Come On Home, Stranger | Limited Appeal Records
Trappist | This Means Wort | Ancient Brewing Tactics | Relapse
Lifesick | Ignorance | Swept In Black | Isolation Records
Retortion Terror | Hito Wo Norowaba | Retortion Terror | Horror Pain Gore Death Productions
The Morlocks | No One Rides For Free | Bring On The Mesmeric Condition | Hound Gawd Records
The Cutthroat Brothers | Skeleton | The Cutthroat Brothers | Digital Warfare Records

#758 | TERRIBLE TUESDAY | AUGUST 28, 2018

August 30, 5am

Thanks for listening today. If you missed it, no worries. This show will be on Radio Valencia‘s podcast page at www.radiovalencia.fm. Or press play down below. Have a great week and catch you next time on Terrible Tuesday with me, DJ Naked Rob in San Francisco. Cheers!

band | track | album | label
(intro) Melvins | Honey Bucket | Houdini
Netherlands | Fangorn | Black Gaia | Self-Release
Sloks | One Up | Holy Motor | Voodoo Rhythm Records
Super Thief | Gone Country | Eating Alone In My Car | Learning Curve/Reptilian Records
Way Out | Portals of Dust | Arc of Descent | Atomic Action!
Ghastly Sound | Crippler Crossface | single | Self-Release
Glowing Brain | Imminent Ruage | S/T | Don’t Look Down Records
Death Valley Girls | Disaster (Is What Were After) | Darkness Rains | Suicide Squeeze Records
WE Are The Asteroid | War | Smoke On The WATA | Self-Release
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Jody Seabody & The Whirls | Malignant Terror | Hawksamillion | Artificial Head Records
Tommy and the Commies | Devices | Here Come… | Slovenly Recordings
Needs | Stop Getting Second Helpings at the Shit Buffet | Limitations | File Under: Music
Constant Mongrel | Living in Excellence | Living in Excellence | La Vida Es Un Mus Discos
Mountain Tamer | Faith Peddler | Godfortune Dark Matters | Magnetic Eye Records
Hellbent | Washed Out | split w/GAS Drummers | Pink Lemonade Records
The Blankz | (I Just Want To) Slam | (I Just Want To) Slam 7″ | Slope Records
GAS Drummers | Hate This City | split w/Hellbent | Pink Lemonade Records
Pig Destroyer | The Torture Fields | Head Cage | Relapse
Dead Now | Powershapes | Dead Now | Brutal Panda Records
Unholy Two | Master Of The Crossface | The Pleasure To End All Pleasures | 12XU
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Trappist | No Soldier Left Behind | Ancient Brewing Tactics | Relapse
Tile | Swing Away | Come On Home, Stranger | Limited Appeal Records
Lifesick | Buying Time | Swept In Black | Isolation Records
Retortion Terror | Choke Pear | Retortion Terror | Horror Pain Gore Death Productions
Brant Bjork | Lazy Wizards | Mankind Woman | Heavy Psych Sounds Records
Idiota Civilizzato | Inganno | Idiota Civilizzato | Static Shock Records
Siege Of Power | Conquest for What | Warning Blast | Metal Blade Records
156/Silence | Fake It | Undercover Scumbag | Innerstrength Records
Scorched | Mortuary Of Nightmares | Ecliptic Butchery | 20 Buck Spin
Borzoi | Prayer For War | A Prayer For War | 12XU
The Morlocks | Bothering Me | Bring On The Mesmeric Condition | Hound Gawd Records
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Ex Youth | Mute | 7”EP | Jawk Records
Transient with Bastard Noise | Cave Mouth | Sources Of Human Satisfaction | Six Weeks Records
Cliterati | Nowhere Feels Like Home | Tankcrimes
Violation Wound | Worthless Figurehead | Split | Tankcrimes
Axis Of Despair | Lockdown | Contempt For Man | Southern Lord
Gulch | Burning Desire To Draw Last Breath | Burning Desire To Draw Last Breath | Creator-Destructor Records
Hellish | The Screams Come From Inside | The Spectre of Lonely Souls | Unspeakable Axe Records
Black Elephant | Walking Dead | Cosmic Blues | Small Stone
Blight House | Decrepit Phallic Monuments | Summer Camp Sex Party Massacre | Nefarious Industries
Extremity | Occision | Coffin Birth | 20 Buck Spin
Suck Lords | Grinning Man | New Lords Music | Stucco Records
Green Dragon | Poison Finger | Green Dragon | Self-Release
Whipstriker | Rape of Freedom | Merciless Artillery | Hells Headbangers Records

Hell’s Kitchen Radio #317: Take A Knee

August 28, 6pm

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I couldn’t make it into the studio last night, so here’s a classic Hell’s Kitchen Radio from September 2017.

I promised I wasn’t going to go on a rant tonight. I almost got through the entire show too. It was worth it. But it’s all about the music, right? That’s why you tune in. You want to hear what I’m going to play, and in what order I’ll be playing it. I get it. That’s why I listen to quality radio programs, and often with a pen and paper at hand. I want to get excited about a tune I haven’t heard before so I can run on out and purchase it, and perhaps get turned on to an artist that has deftly escaped my attention until now.

Recently, a friend of mine was telling me that I should contact a commercial radio station and ask for the opportunity to be their music director for one day. Yes, the music heard on most commercial stations, most of the time, makes me want to puke. Much of what I’m perplexed about is the order of their songs. They can hand me the list of all artists/songs they want played for that day and allow me to place it in an order that actually makes sense. Don’t hold your breath for me to do this anytime soon, but I do like the idea.

If you have been enjoying the second hour live sets I’ve been doing then I believe you’re really going to enjoy what I have in store for you on this show. Check out the playlist below, and click the stream/download links above.

Enjoy.

jh

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Some Context/The Acrid Corpse: King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard

Powerman: The Kinks
Time of your Live: Daevid Allen
Repo Man: Iggy Pop

Rodeo Chica: Boss Hog
That’s Not My Name: Ting Tings
Let It Bleed: Goat

Plastic Plant: Thee Oh Sees
Death Sound Blues: Country Joe and the Fish
The Same Thing: Muddy Waters

Jeun Ko Ku: Fela Kuti

Keep on the Sunny Side: Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Roadrunnre: Jerry Garcia Band (August 1, 1974 – Keystone, Berkeley, CA)

Head Home: Midlake
Visions of Johanna: Bob Dylan (May 26, 1966 Royal Albert Hall, London, England)

Sweet Jane: Lou Reed (October 27, 1974 Palace Theater, Dayton, OH)
Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere: Neil Young (February 19, 1970 KQED TV, San Francisco, CA)

Messin’ With the Kid: Rory Gallagher (July 10, 1972 Bob Harris Show, BBC)

Hell’s Kitchen Radio #341: Wait For It

August 8, 10am

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Once again I have outdone myself. Even after almost 30 years I still have the ability to put a set together that continues to prove that commercial radio has, does, and always will suck.

The legendary record label and recording studio, Fantasy Records, is closing. I pepper in a few artifacts in tribute, including some CCR, Lenny Bruce, Rancid, and Primus. I took a few requests, one of which is a brilliant 20 minute long devotional Sufi piece, and some Flo and Eddie in the form of a live Zappa/Mother’s from 1970.

But that’s not all! You also get the shortest, yet most inspiring version of the (almost) entire Tommy LP, an electronic-voiced Eric Clapton side project, and two horny drunk women pissed off at their even more drunk boyfriend. Oh yes, and a really pissed off preacher.

What will I do next Monday to top this one? Tune in Monday 8-10PM to find out.

Monday, August 20th, my brother from another mother, Eric McFadden will be in the studio to co-host our 3rd (non-consecutive) Steel Bridge Special. This is always a hoot.

Enjoy.

jh

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Suzie-Q: Creedence Clearwater Revival
Now Ah Lissen: Southern Preacher
Lost On You: LP

Grapevine: The Slits
How To Relax Your Colored Friends at Parties: Lenny Bruce
Roots Radicals: Rancid

Call Any Vegetable: Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention (February 13, 1970 Fillmore East, NYC, NY)
Chinatown: John Zorn’s Naked City
Layla: 386DX
2 Drunk 2 Fuck: Avenue D

Here Come The Bastards: Primus
Hot Rod Lincoln: Commander Cody
Sex and Money: Iggy and the Stooges
How’s Never: Gateway

Mainu Yaar Di Namaaz Lain Dey: Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
Tommy in Seven Minutes: V/A
Toumast: Tinariwen
Atomin Punk: Cherry 2000

Relax: Petra Haden

Hell’s Kitchen Radio #340: Return of the Return of the Magnificent Seven”s

July 26, 2pm

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Sometimes I giggle when I look at my 7″ collection. It’s true. And when I have to purchase another 7″ box to hold them in, I get all silly, thinking about how I’m going to organize them. True story.

You may recall a year ago when I moved out of SF to Berkeley I misplaced my entire 7″ collection along with a few important books of mine. I found the mis-labeled box a few months later, but not until I had already re-purchased a few of the missing 45s. I was so frustrated thinking that someone would have had the balls to snatch and grab a very heavy box full of my babies. Thankfully I found it buried in my storage shed behind my home, safe and sound, and ready to be played full blast once again.

On my most recent show it’s all about the 7″s (with a few 10″s thrown in, because who doesn’t appreciate a quality 10″?). And it’s not all rock either. Take a look at the playlist below. Rap, soul, garage, punk, Bowie, rock, psych. I’ve got it all covered.

I close out the show with a tribute to the Grateful Dead’s longest tenured keyboardist, Brent Mydland, who’s last show was on this day in 1990 (June 26). I was never a fan of his voice, but he had the Hammond B3 sound down. He just couldn’t battle his demons anymore. I have a memory of walking in the lot during a show during the summer of 1989, reading a copy of Dupree’s Diamond News (a Dead zine/sheet written for and distributed to Heads in the parking lot before shows). DDN made a statement that the “rumors” of Brent being back on heroin were false; he was clean and sober. He would be dead of a vicious overdose. Too bad Jerry wasn’t scared straight from the experience.

I’m out of the office this coming Monday night, and I’m really hoping that our premier fill-in DJ Dial-A-Shot will be taking over. The man ROCKS! I’ll have a classic Hell’s Kitchen Radio show lined up if he doesn’t make it in, and I look forward to manning the helm again the following Monday at 8PM.

Radio Valencia is turning 8 years old on August 11. Be sure to wish us a happy birthday! We like dark chocolate and garage rock.

Enjoy.

jh

Hell’s Kitchen Radio with John Hell
Mondays 8-10PM
Radio Valencia in SF
http://radiovalencia.fm

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Don’t Forget to Breathe: The Melvins
Notes and Chords Mean Nothing to Me: Redd Kross

Goin’ Back to Cali: LL Cool J
Emma: Hot Chocolate

Girl, You’ll Be A Woman Soon: Urge Overkill
People Get Ready: The Chambers Brothers
Fantastic Voyage: David Bowie

***San Mateo Set***
Lieutenant Uhuru: Three Stoned Men
Legend of Sleepy Hollow: The Mummies
Andalusia: The Phantom Surfers

Hey Hey What Can I Do: Led Zeppelin (You have never heard it played like this before)
Deezy: Honky (Jeff Pinkus of Butthole Surfers ROCK band. Think ZZ Top on meth!)
Brainded Warrior: Zig Zags

Kick Out The Jams: Afrika Bambaatta
Rock Box: Run DMC
Macho Man: Artless
Louie Louie: Black Flag

You Stupid Asshole: Mudhoney
Another Way: Mono Men
Let’s Get Funky: Jack O’Fire
Lights Out: Wooden Shjips
Observatory: Carlton Melton

Drone: Here Are The Facts You Requested
Bloody Hammer: Roky Erickson

Dear Mr. Fantasy: Grateful Dead (March 31, 1988 Brendan Byrne Arena in East Rutherford, New Jersey)