Malderor – The Hooks Record Release Show

August 7, 11pm

Ronan from San-Francisco-by-way-of-Sligo band The Hooks stops into the studio. He shares a load of tracks off their new record “Social Climbing,” as well as some old favorites. This is all to promote their album-release party at the Bottom Of The Hill on August 12th! See you there! The first hour also has a lot of contemporary and local psych rock, so check it all out!

2:01pm: Everything Is Golden by The Hooks

2:04pm: God Of War by Lee Gallagher and The Hallelujah

2:08pm: People Get Ready by Ethan Piper and the Instigation

2:13pm: I’ll Follow You Through The Floor by Psychic Ills

2:17pm: Baby In Blue Jeans by L.A. Witch

2:22pm: Drifter’s Pass by Spindrift

2:33pm: Secret by Rival Sons

2:37pm: Rock and Roll Baby by Barence Whitfield and the Savages

2:39pm: Oh, No! by Goodbye June

2:44pm: Free AF by Candadian Centre For Diversity and Inclusion

2:46pm: A Lapdance Is So Much Better When The Stripper Is Crying by The Bloodhound Gang

2:51pm: Go To Hell by Junior Kelly

2:56pm: Get Out Of My Life by The Hooks

3:05pm: Flying Colors by The Hooks

3:07pm: Tears At The Airport by The Hooks

3:17pm: The Girl With The Big Ambition by The Hooks

3:19pm: Acrobats Of Desire by The Hooks

3:22pm: Social Climbing by The Hooks

3:29pm: The Rising Of The Moon by Culann’s Hounds

3:31pm: Let The People Sing by The Hooks

3:35pm: Always The Last To Leave The Party by The Hooks

3:40pm: I Still Believe by Frank Turner

3:44pm: Happiness Comes In Waves by The Hooks

3:46pm: Stevie by Kasabian

3:56pm: The Parting Glass by The Hooks

3:59pm: Your Drunken Heart by The Hooks

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George Romero Tribute Show

August 7, 8am

Music from Night of the Living Dead, Martin, Season of the Witch, Dawn of the Dead, Nightriders, The Dark Half, The Crazies, Day of the Dead, Two Evil Eyes, Creepshow and more.

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Hell’s Kitchen Radio #311: A Love Letter To You

August 6, 7pm

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I took off for a mid-week trip after this show. This is why you are seeing it so late in the week. That’s just the way I roll.

No special on this night, just some fine tuneage. And just take a look! I was obviously looking to mix it up a bit. These sets are totally worth your time to check out. You know you want to. Right? RIGHT?!

New music from The Melvins and King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard. A brilliant cover from Camper van Beethoven (thanks Doug), some metal, a couple 1967 leftovers, some psych, some glitter-pop, a few choice covers, and a David Lynch tune to boot!

A few specials I have in mind for the next few months include a covers special, and my third John Zorn special to soothe your earholes.

Tune in Monday 8-10PM (PDST) for another tasty treat on Hell’s Kitchen Radio.



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Common People: William Shatner

An Open Letter to My Teenage Son: Victor Lundberg
1977: Thee Headcoats

Give It To Me: The Melvins
Interstellar Overdrive: Camper van Beethoven
I Have A Radio: David Lynch

Black Sabbath: Black Sabbath
The Embryo: Pink Floyd (BBC 07-16-1970 Paris Cinema, London, England)

Han-Tyomi and the Murder of the Universe: King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard
En Gang Om Aret: Dungen

Kathy’s Song: Simon and Garfunkel (dedicated to my bride on her birthday)
Take a Letter, Maria: RB Greaves
Summer Babe (Winter Version): Pavement
1976: Redd Kross

Burning Spear: Thee Oh Sees
Sticks and Stones: Jo Jones
Can You Get To That: Funkadelic
Albuquerque: Josh Tillman

ACDC: Sweet
Being For the Benefit of Mr. Kite: The Beatles
Let’s Go Hunt for Grandpa: Goober and the Peas

Hate the Police: The Dicks


August 2, 5am

Thanks for listening to my radio show and being here at my new time as well. I’m liking the 2-4PM PST more and more. I’ll decide soon if I want this slot time. Anyway, if you missed this show (or any other), go to the website at and click on the podcast page. You can stream or download all my shows. In the meantime, listen to yesterday’s show down below.
Pictured here is French musician, Françoise Hardy. She did some radio here and there back in the day. I bet she was good at it. Hubba Bubba! HA! Thanks for listening to the show. Have a good week. CHEERS! ~DJ Naked Rob, SFCA

(intro) Melvins | Honey Bucket | Houdini
Dale Crover | Hillbilly Math | The Fickle Finger Of Fate
Black Beach | Cluttered Head | Play Loud Die, Vol II EP
Myrkur | Ulvinde | Mareridt
No Funeral | Infection | split LP
Silence Equals Death | Peacemaker | End Times
Transit Method | Snake Wine (featuring Mike Wiebe) | We Won’t Get Out Of Here Alive
Hot Ram | Pink Droid | Leave A Beautiful Corpse
Lower Slaughter | Bone Meal | What Big Eyes
The Cowboy | The Cowboy | The Cowboy
Shooting Guns | French Safe | Flavour Country
Critic Dummies | Cops On Bikes | Tearing Out My Nails
Kaspar Hauser | Enigma | Kaspar Hauser
Dark/Light | In Our Dreams | Kill Some Time
Katastrof | Flaska | Leenden | S/T EP
R.I.P. | The Other Side | Street Reaper
Howling Giant | The Pioneer | Black Hole Space Wizard (Part 2)
Dead Cross | Idiopathic | Dead Cross
The Necromancers | Necromancers | Servants Of The Salem Girl
Laces Out | Will to Become | Laces Out
Anthropic | Blacked Out | Anthropic
Phylactery | Wisdom Of Heretics | Necromancy Enthroned
On Top | Everything | Top Dollar
The Chinchees | Grocery Bag | The Chinchees
Bat$hit!crazy | They Live. We Sleep | ep.1
The Judge | Changing World | Tell It To The Judge
M.O.D. | Busted, Broke & American | Busted, Broke, And American
Rescue Rangers | Malcontent | Join Hate
Melvins | Cardboa Negro | A Walk with Love and Death – Death
Expulsion | Funeral Bells | Nightmare Future
Integrity | Burning Beneath the Devils Cross | Howling, For The Nightmare Shall Consume
Bloodclot | Soldiers of the New Babylon | Up in Arms
Super Thief | books w/ no pages | Stuck
Municipal Waste | Parole Violators | Slime And Punishment
The Rippers | So Loud | A Gut Feeling
Mordatorium | Catastrophe | Obsessed With Death
(outro) Melvins | Hag Me | Honey Bucket

Hell’s Kitchen Radio #310: Summer of Love Special

July 27, 11am

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I grew up wishing I had graduated from a San Francisco high school in 1964 so that by the Summer of Love in 1967 I would 21 years old and able to fully immerse myself in everything that era had to offer. It’s the music of that time that influenced me the most during my adolescent years, when I was moving past what played on the home hi-fi and more into discovering my own likes. It was that swirling psychedelic music and it was that message of change and opportunity that grabbed me most.

My family moved to the Bay Area in late 1982 when I was 12 years  and I knew right away what a special place San Francisco was. In our first excursion into the city my parents wanted to tour Fisherman’s Wharf, I wanted to go to the Haight. Of course by 1982 the Haight was long past its hippy prime and deep in its lost years of heroin and speed and closed storefronts. That didn’t stop me from searching this great city and colorful neighborhoods for any crumb that remained from the vibe that the Summer of Love hoped to propagate following 1967. Today the area is inundated by boutiques and way too many Tibetan importers and head shops; not to mention countless tourists, who, like me, are looking for a shred of evidence that there was once an energy of love that attempted to take our nation to a higher level, overcoming war and grief and capitalism. And let’s not forget the number of homeless teens and 20-somethings who have been termed out of foster care, who call the doorways of Haight Street their home.

It was the swirling music, colorful fashion, and risk-taking youth that took precedence at that time. It was the music industry that bastardized it and made way for the punk movement of the 70s/80s. But before

that all came to pass we have to appreciate what the bands of the time were doing. San Fransisco was one hell of a great scene. Great clubs, like the Avalon BallroomCarouselFillmoreFamily Dog at the Great Highway had the bestbands playing their stages night after night. And promoters like Chet Helms and Bill Graham were pairing local rock bands with legendary blues and jazz artists, opening the ears of the audience to sights and sounds they may never have taken the time to check out on their own.

We are all better for 1967 and San Francisco.

Two books I’d like to recommend that will shed much better light on that era include Joel Selvin’s

“Summer of Love”, and David Talbot’s “Season of the Witch”. The latter starts in 67 and works its way up through the first 49er Super Bowl win in early 1982. Both are definitely worth your time, especially if you hold a place in your heart for San Francisco.

As for the music I chose for this show, it’s all from 1967, and most are west coast American bands. in retrospect I could have chosen more obscure acts from that year, or other, more current bands, covering these songs, below. Instead I played music that really moved me as I was growing up. And isn’t that the job of the DJ, to move you the way they have been?

My friend Linda Kelly, managing editor of the local rag Haight Street Voice was hanging out in the studio with me too. She was interviewing me for the August issue. It’s a free paper, so pick it up when you see it, or go online to check it out. I hope she doesn’t make me sound too bitter. It’s been a challenging year when it comes to my love for SF. But isn’t that like all relationships? We’ll see it through to the end.

Wednesday I had the chance to take in the Summer of Love exhibition at the deYoung Museum in Golden Gate Park. It was more than I could have hoped for. If you live in the Bay Area make sure you get to this show before it closes, August 20th.

Next Monday night is lots of new music and the return of Little Lauson Hell!!!



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Time Has Come Today: The Chambers Brothers
Bass Strings: Country Joe and the Fish

Omaha: Moby Grape
Season of the Witch: Donovan
Down on Me: Big Brother and the Holding Company

Plastic Fantastic Lover: Jefferson Airplane
The Golden Road: Grateful Dead
San Francisco Nights: The Animals
You Keep Me Hanging On: Vanilla Fudge

Astronome Domine: Pink Floyd
Being For The Benefit of Mr. Kite: The Beatles
Stroll On: Yardbirds
I Feel Free: Cream

Waterloo Sunset: Kinks
Pleasant Valley Sunrise: The Monkees
Dear Landlord: Bob Dylan

I Was Made To Love Her: Stevie Wonder
Cold Sweat: James Brown
Before You Accuse Me: 13th Floor Elevators
Heroes and Villians: The Beach Boys

It’s A Happening Thing: Peanut Butter Conspiracy
Friday on my Mind: The Easybeats
I’m Waiting For The Man: Velvet Underground

Foxy Lady: Jimi Hendrix
Paint It Black: Rolling Stones
I’ll Never Fall In Love Again: Tom Jones

San Francisco (Flowers in your Hair): Scott McKenzie

What a way to start of the Summer of Love but with the quintessential Monterey Pop!!!

Sheesh!Radio Interview&Freestyle with Zi+Year Williams of Inner Haven Music Collective

July 27, 10am

3 months in & we’re feeling a lot more comfortable running our show. We decided to broadcast our shows through youtube & bring in some local rappers/producers. Check out our latest episode from July 23, 2017 with Zair Williams of Inner Haven Music, a Back2Back DJ set by Santo & DarrylBlue, an interview with Pharoah & Santo. Zi+Year Williams is a 20 year old artist from Stockton, CA. He will performing live this Sunday at the DMP Music & Food Festival at Soma StrEat Food Park along with Too $hort, Rexx Life Raj, Mistah Fab, Show Banga & many more.

Tune into our show Sunday nights 10pm-12am. We have a lot of big names coming through the studio coming up real soon!

Full Episode

(Zair Williams Interview with Pharoah & Santo)



2 Minute Freestyle by Zair Williams

#711 | TERRIBLE TUESDAY | JULY 25, 2017

July 26, 5am

Another radio show for the books. Thanks for listening everybody. If you missed the radio show, fear not, you can still hear it. Click on the play button down below or go to the website at and click on the PODCAST page to stream or download some or ALL of my shows. Pictured above is Lou Costello listening to some old time records. I wonder what they are? HA! Okay, have a good week and be cool out. CHEERS! ~DJ Naked Rob, SFCA

(intro) Melvins | Honey Bucket | Houdini
Dead Cross | Obedience School | Dead Cross
Haircut | Work Week | Demo 2017 tape
Cadaveric Incubator | Gravestench Asphyxiation | Sermons Of The Devouring Dead
Dirty & His Fists | Whistleblower | S/T 7″
The Lords Of Altamont | Going Downtown | The Wild Sounds of The Lords Of Altamont
Orden Mundial | Una Estructura Es Necesaria | Porque Las Drogas Veneno
Old Iron | Gravewax | Lupus Metallorum
Slaughtbbath | Astral Rape | Contempt, War and Damnation
Cachermira | Overpopulation | Jungla
Puke Spit & Guts | Sidewalk Hog | Eat Hot Lead
Miracle Drug | War within | How Much Is Enough
Flowers Of Evil | Prison Pews | City Of Fear
Lendakaris Muertos | Oso Panda | Se Habla Español
Phylactery | Risen Restless Dead | Necromancy Enthroned
On Top | Lovin’ The Devil | Top Dollar
The Chinchees | Hey Boy | The Chinchees
Destroyer of Light | Lux Crusher | Chamber of Horrors
Bat$hit!crazy | Bats In The Belfry | ep.1
Rescue Rangers | Moped Synch | Join Hate
The Judge | Strange Ways | Tell It To The Judge
Pan’s Emissaries | The Land of Oaks | Pan’s Emissaries (Side B of Split with Nick Noro)
Melvins | Cactus Party | A Walk with Love and Death – Death
Neurosis | The Choice | The Word As Law (reissue)
M.O.D. | You’re A Fucking Dick | Busted, Broke, And American
Super Thief | new no. 1 | Stuck
Expulsion | Mask of Fear | Nightmare Future
Integrity | Die With Your Boots On | Howling, For The Nightmare Shall Consume
Hawks | Blacktop | No Cash Value
Bloodclot | Prayer | Up in Arms
The Rippers | It’s Gone | A Gut Feeling
Crack House | Junkie Fucker | Still Alive!
Municipal Waste | Bourbon Discipline | Slime And Punishment
Söft Dov | Industrial Genocide | Massacre Through Seduction
Mordatorium | The Butcher | Obsessed With Death
Tau Cross | Raising Golem | Pillar Of Fire
(outro) Melvins | Hag Me | Houdini

Pierre Henry Tribute Show

July 20, 10pm

Remembering French composer Pierre Henry, who was a pioneer of electronic music.

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Interview with Mike Daddona of Ratskin Records

July 19, 7pm

Interview with Mike Daddona of Ratskin Records discussing Ratskin’s extraordinary new 10 CD comp Rogue Pulse/Gravity Collapse. Rogue Pulse/Gravity Collapse features over 187 artists and over thirteen hours of almost exclusively unreleased sounds and music. All proceeds go to St. James Infirmary, Black Lives Matter’s national bail fund, and the Oakland Immediate Fire Relief Fund.

Hell’s Kitchen Radio #309: Cash & Cave

July 19, 12pm

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This ain’t no bar fight (though I’m fairly confident that Cash would win). No, this is a love fest. Johnny Cash and Nick Cave have more in common, musically, than many other combos. Cave has claimed that it was the fire and brimstone preachers of the American south that have inspired him the most in his songwriting, while Cash lived it by being raised there!

I’ve been wanting to host this special for a while now, but it’s not easy with only two hours to cover two men of such musical prominence. I’m sure the critics can tear my sets apart, which is fine. How would you improve on this show? Leave comments. In retrospect, I could have played Cave’s version of “The Singer”, and left out the Cash/Dylan duet. Other than that I could have used about six more hours to really do them justice. Thanks to everyone who offered their suggestions on my FB thread.

Next Monday night will feature lots of new music and some psych jams.



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Mercy Seat: Johnny Cash
Flesh and Blood: Johnny Cash
Devil’s Right Hand: Johnny Cash

Red Right Hand: Nick Cave
Moonland: Nick Cave
There She Goes My Beautiful World: Nick Cave

Delia’s Gone: Johnny Cash
Cocaine Blues: Johnny Cash
Stagger Lee: Nick Cave
Where the Wild Roses Grow: Nick Cave and Kylie Minogue
Give My Love to Rose: Johnny Cash

Redemption Song: Johnny Cash and Joe Strummer
I’ve Been Everywhere: Johnny Cash and Lynn Anderson
The Ship Song: Nick Cave

Tupelo: Nick Cave
Jennifer’s Veil: Birthday Party
The Folk Singer: Johnny Cash
Girl From North Country: Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan

25 Minutes to Go: Johnny Cash
Don’t Take Your Guns To Town: Johnny Cash
Wanted Man: Johnny Cash
Jubilee Street: Nick Cave

Super Heathen Child: Grinderman
Hurt: Johnny Cash

Cindy: Johnny Cash and Nick Cave
I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry: Johnny Cash and Nick Cave