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Hell's Kitchen Radio #402: Are You Kind?
July 20, 2020 8:00pm

 

A Season in Hell
Hell's Kitchen Radio #402: Are You Kind?
To celebrate the 50th anniversary release of the seminal Grateful Dead LP, "Workingman's Dead", I'm taking the next two hours to play music that influenced the band as well as incredible covers of the album, version like you have never heard before.

If you tune in regularly you know as much as I love the Grateful Dead, I almost never play them. I'm not really certain why that is? I know they are an acquired taste, but a lot of the music I play on my show is. Maybe I just need to take on a separate show where all I play is live GD? There's always room for that, right? Hello? HELLO???

Anyway, the first hour is full of band influences, playing songs the Dead has covered over the years. The second hour are bands covering songs from "Workingman's Dead".

Enough said.

Enjoy.

jh

Promised Land: Chuck Berry

I'm A Man: Bo Diddley
Maggie's Farm: Bob Dylan
Iko Iko: The Dixie Cups
Mama Tried: Merle Haggard

El Paso: Marty Robbins
Big River: Johnny Cash
Walking Blues: Muddy Waters

Samson and Delilah: Reverend Gary Davis
Big Railroad Blues: Cannon's Jug Stompers
Spoonful: Charlie Patton
It's A Man's World: James Brown

The Last Time: Rolling Stones
Tomorrow Never Knows: Beatles
Hard To Handle: Otis Redding
Turn On Your Lovelight: Bobby "Blue" Bland

Not Fade Away: Buddy Holly
Goin' Down the Road Feeling Bad: Woody Guthrie
Morning Dew: Bonnie Dobson

Cumberland Blues: Charles Bradley and the Menahan Street Band
New Speedway Boogie: Courtney Barnett
Casey Jones: Warren Zevon

Black Peter: Anohni and yMusic
Friend of the Devil: Mumford and Sons
High Time: Daniel Rossen and Christopher Bear
Easy Wind: Bill Callahan

Dire Wolf: The Lone Bellow and Friends
Wharf Rat: Midnight Oil

Uncle John's Band: Grateful Dead
I Bid You Goodnight: Joseph Spence

Hell's Kitchen Radio #401: Can You Taste What Hell Is Puttin' Down?
July 13, 2020 8:00pm

 

A Season in Hell
Hell's Kitchen Radio #401: Can You Taste What Hell Is Puttin' Down?
This is a "keep you on your toes" kind of show. And you think you know me? That's cute. You're cute. You live alone? That must suck in the time of COVID-19 to live alone. I hope you at least have a cat and Netflix.

The first hour of this here show is some funk, some metal, some psych, and a few other trinkets thrown in for good measure. The second hour is mostly new music, featuring brand spankin' new music from Oakland's KnightressM1. Violinist Emily Palen's power trio has a powerful new release that I am super excited to share with you all, "Polarity Integrate". What this woman does with a violin should be featured in the most hallowed halls rock and metal! I can't wait to hear more.

Two hours is never enough. I'm always just getting warmed up. And I don't even dive into my live bootleg stash. I've been saving that for Wednesday's noon-2. John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza is my effort to take the sting of missing live shows off of your shoulders, even if it's in the middle of your work day. You're all working from home anyway, aren't you?

Take a look at these tasty slices below, and dive in with gusto.

Enjoy.

jh

Lesson 2: Steinski
The Hands of Time: Perfect Circle
What A Man: Linda Lyndell

Darkest Light: Lafayette Afro Rock Band
Rice and Ribs: Fred Wesley and the JBs
The Ripper: Judas Priest
Angel of Death: Slayer

Gacked on Anger: Amyl and the Sniffers
God Only Knows: Beach Boys
Slip Inside This House: 13th Floor Elevators
Hound Dog: Big Mama Thornton

For Your Bleeding: Le Butcherettes
Lavender: Ken Nordine
Porno: Limbomaniacs

Polarity Integrate: KnightressM1
We Don't Smoke It No More: Neil Young

Warm Blood: Glitter Wizard
Monofactory 1: The Blind Shake
I Can't Listen To Gene Clark Anymore: Marissa Nadler

Crow's Perch: Black Midi
Prayer for Death and Fire: Jess and the Ancient Ones
Chain Store Chant: Sic Alps

I Heard Her Call My Name: Mr. Elevator
Awkward Human Interest: Qui
Fascist Pig: Suicidal Tendencies

Hell's Kitchen Radio #400: Who's Counting?
July 6, 2020 8:00pm

 

A Season in Hell
Hell's Kitchen Radio #400: Who's Counting?
Another round number show in the books. 400 shows is nothing to sneeze at, and looking back at my 30+ years in radio it's more like 1200 I'm guessing. That's something to be proud of, and I am. I love having this platform to share my love of music with you all. Thanks for tuning in when you do. You do tune in, don't you?

I was looking back at shows 100, 200, and 300 to get an idea if I did anything "special" for those shows, and what I found didn't surprise me at all. They were just ordinary shows, with my playing new music and music that's new to you. Therefore I present you my most recent show that just happens to have a nice large round number associated with it.

Also, looking at my actual show count on Radio Valencia I see that I have hosted over 400, because I don't number the many specials I host. It's all good. Who's counting?

New music from Marissa Nadler, Psychic Ills, and Flesh Eaters. RIP to Ennio Morricone. Cover tunes you didn't know you needed. And so much more.

Tune in Wednesday noon-2PM (PDST) for my next Live Bootleg Bonanza show. This is my third week hosting this. I dive deep into my vast live bootleg library to share a treat with you. And this week I have two shows to share: Allman Brothers from 1970 and a Peel Session featuring T Rex also from 1970. This is going to be great!

Enjoy.

jh

Fairies Wear Boots: Brown Sabbath
This Is Not A Song, It's An Outburst_ Or, The Establishment Blues: Rodriguez
For My Crimes: Marissa Nadler

Parchman Farm: Mercury Rev ft. Carise van Houton
I Don't Wanna Grow Up: Tom Waits
I'm A Man: Ty Segall
Something In The Air: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

I Don't Mind: Psychic Ills ft. Hope Sandoval
Mellow My Mind: Josh Tillman
Fourth of July: Negativland
Teenage Kicks: The Undertones

Black Temptation: Flesh Eaters
Buy Her Candy: Sleater-Kinney
Southern Girls: Cheap Trick (Steve Albini mix)

Fourth of July: Dave Alvin
Back in the USA: Chuck Berry
The Big Gundown: Ennio Morricone
I'm So Bored with the USA: The Clash

The Sicilian Clan: John Zorn
Cross the Breeze: Sonic Youth
The Boss: James Brown
Are You Glad To Be In America: James "Blood" Ulmer

Wild America: Iggy Pop
Gimme Shelter: Grand Funk Railroad

White Punks On Dope: The Tubes
What A Wonderful World: Louis Armstrong

Hell's Kitchen Radio #399: Keep With The Program
June 29, 2020 8:00pm

 

A Season in Hell
Hell's Kitchen Radio #399: Keep With The Program
How did we get here so fast? Well, it's been just about ten years, so not exactly fast, but 399 is a pretty big number. To be honest, I've hosted more than 400 shows on Radio Valencia since our inception in August 2010. Many of my specials like Rock Fight and the Annual Annual don't get a show number. So I'm closer to 420 than 400, but let's not let semantics get in the way of a good time.

There's always an excuse to party, and in days like these we don't need many excuses.

I don't know about you but I've been spending a lot of my days with the music flowing. Right now as I sit and write this I'm listening to a Sonic Youth show from November 26, 1992. What a fabulous soundboard!!! Maybe I'll feature it on my Wednesday afternoon show. Oh wait, I didn't tell you about my other show on Radio Valencia? I decided to commandeer Wednesday noon-2pm to feature my vast live bootleg library. I've hosted two shows so far, the first featuring a Pink Floyd show from 1970, and the second, a Led Zeppelin show from 1975. There's so much goodness to share, I just can't keep all of this great music to myself.

You should "like" my Facebook page and see what music I'm listening to, and take a poll to help me choose which bands/shows to play on my Wednesday slot.

As for my Monday show, and show #399, I start with a brand spankin' new Public Enemy track, showing that we haven't gotten very far in the past 31 years, let alone 401. There are covers as usual, some funk, some jazz, some punk, everything you have come to love and enjoy after 399 shows in Hell's Kitchen.

Every set is the set of the night!

I don't know what I have in store for my official #400 show next Monday night. I'm not very good at planning my shows. Really, I'm not. I try to go with what feels good, so I may need to keep to that formula.

Enjoy.

jh

Fight the Power 2020: Public Enemy
Swampland: Melvins with Mark Arm
Black Mountain: Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan

Set It On Fire: The Scientists
Retribution: Abbey Lincoln
Farewell to Ibusa: Afro Funk
Banned in DC: Bad Brains

Baby: Psychic Ills
Cornflower Suite: Suni McGrath

Funeral For A Great Drunken Bird: All Them Witches
Tiger Mountain Peasant Song: First Aid Kit
Let's Go Hunt For Grandpa: Goober and the Peas
Space Rinse: Gøggs

Immigrant Punk: Gogol Bordello
Earth People: Dr. Octogon
Do You Realize?: Flaming Lips
Biological Speculation: Funkadelic

Make It NY: Ghostface Killah
Lady Day and John Coltrane: Gil Scott-Heron
Susperia: Goblin
You Gotta Move: RL Burnside

Mistreating Queen: Radio Moscow
Bales of Cocaine: Reverend Horton Heat
Food Sickles and Girls: The Mummies
Ricky: Butthole Surfers

What A Wonderful World: Louis Armstrong

Hell's Kitchen Radio #398: State Of The Reincarnation
June 22, 2020 8:00pm

 

A Season in Hell
Hell's Kitchen Radio #398: State Of The Reincarnation
I Am Not Your Jukebox!

In no way am I trying to mock the late great philosopher, historian, educator, and writer, James Baldwin. He was a true master; much more eloquent than I could ever hope to be.

However, the truth remains, I am not here for you to put a quarter in and expect your choice of song to jump out. That wouldn't be fair to you, myself, nor the listener. I rarely take a request, and when I do I only trust a few people that I have known to have a stellar reputation for musical knowledge to throw me a track during me show. Damn, what an elitist bougie bastard I am! No, I'm an artist. I have a two hour aural canvas I'm painting for you with sound.

I do love it when bands send me their music. But I'm no sycophant. And it's hard, you know? I'm friendly with so many amazing musicians, who's music I really enjoy listening to more often than not. That being said, if you're sending me music you want me to play, please be prepared for me to choose the track I think best fits on my show. I'm not saying this because some bands have given me flack for not playing their chosen single. I cannot think of the last time that even happened. I'm just trying to keep the boundaries clear.

Got it? Great. Thanks.

I have two goals for my show for the second half of 2020.
Stay alive
Buy more music
Play a more diverse selection of genres
PLAY MORE WOMEN ARTIST!!!
Host other shifts during the week to showcase my live bootleg collection
Get into our new studio and make it the best studio Radio Valencia has had
Interview kick ass musicians who love their craft
Make love
Start a revolution
OK, that was nine goals. I think I've got this.

When I said earlier that I don't take requests, that doesn't mean you can't send me what you like. Just don't ask for it on Monday's between 8-10PM.

I have also decided to take over the Radio Valencia stream during the days when there isn't a live show being broadcast, to share my live bootleg library with you. Wednesday, June 24th from noon-2pm I have Pink Floyd live at the Fillmore West in San Francisco, April 29, 1970 cued up. What a treat!

Enjoy.

jh

State of the Union: Public Enemy
Truth: Alexander Ebert
I Get A Kick Out Of You: Tony Bennett

I'm The Only Hell My Mama Ever Raised: Johnny Paycheck
Steeler: Judas Priest
Save Your Soul: M.I.A.

VP of Snails: The Campbell Apartment
A Funky Space Reincarnation: Marvin Gaye
Sanford and Son: Quincy Jones

Sesame St: Rats of Unusual Size
Ça Plane Pour Moi: Plastic Bertrand
Lay Lady Lay: Magnet

Drive Back: Melvins/Mudhoney
Money: NASA (ft. David Byrne, Chuck D, Ras Congo, Seu Jorge and Z-Trip)

Vacancy: Neil Young
Oldest Story in the World: The Plimsouls

Let's Lynch The Landlord: L7
Ripple: The Persuasions
Mirror in the Bathroom: The English Beat

Somebody to Love: The Great Society
Whiskey Bottle: Uncle Tupelo
Work Song: Nina Simone

Blood Like Cream: Red Fang
We Don't Quit: Flat Earthers

The Way of the World: Flipper
What A Wonderful World: Louis Armstrong

Hell's Kitchen Radio #397: Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time
June 15, 2020 8:00pm

 

A Season in Hell
Hell's Kitchen Radio #397: Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time
I'll admit it, I have been guilty of purchasing an LP from time to time because of the cover. This doesn't mean I didn't want it for the music, it was the cover that pushed me into making the purchase. Recently, my daughter Little Lauson Hell asked me to show her my favorite LP covers. Talk about making her daddy proud! I took my time to consider the criteria: a great cover isn't just the art, it can also be the story behind the music, the artist, that time, etc. It can be a stark, minimalist cover, such as "Something Else", by Cannonball Adderley, or a robust cover like "Bitches Brew", by Miles Davis.

As I was taking her through the journey, I had to pause and remember this wasn't about showing her my favorite albums, some of which have crap covers. This was about the covers themselves. I spoke to her about growing up buying vinyl, laying on my bed staring at the cover, and reading the liner notes. I get as excited today as I ever have purchasing new vinyl.

So far her favorite covers were the three picture discs for Altamont (Dale Crover side project).

Which reminds me, even if we can't patronize our favorite local record shop, we can still purchase straight from the labels and the bands. And a reminder that Bandcamp will be hosting their first Friday again, July 3rd, when all proceeds go straight to the artist. They are also having a fundraiser on June 19th (Juneteenth), where all proceeds go to the NAACP. Buy great music, support the artists, and support a great cause. I know I will.

Many of you know that I am a social studies teacher in San Francisco. Specifically I teach Pre-Law, American Democracy, and Economics in a thematic pathway for the past 16 years. I have read and studied the US Constitution for longer than that, and I can attest that it is a comprehensive social contract, that cannot be mastered in one, two, or twenty readings. Before you read a political headline and think you know what the Constitution has to say on the matter, please take the time to do your research, including what the US Supreme Court has to say on the issue.

In the meantime, take a gander at the playlist below. New music from my dream team Melvins/Mudhoney, a Ty Segall/Cory Hanson collaboration, some Afro-Funk, avant-Jazz, and many local bands.

Enjoy.

jh

My War: Mudhoney/Melvins
A.D.D.: System of a Down
All You Fascists: Billy Bragg and Wilco

The Mask (Part 2): Miles Davis
Get Up, Stand Up (Alternate Take): Bob Marley and the Wailers

Milk Bird Flyer: Ty Segall and Cory Hanson
Eggs at Night: Damaged Bug
Theme de Yoyo: Art Ensemble of Chicago
Live at PJs: Beastie Boys

The Great Conspirator: Illogistical Resources Dept.
Telephone Girl: Assagai
The American in Me: The Avengers

American Cars: Useless Eaters
Here She Comes Now: Curtis Harding
Everything I Say Just Goes Right Through Her Heart: Peter Laughner
Complicated Life: The Kinks

7 Inches: Kate Vargas
Mr. Slick: Ken Nordine
Devil Moon: Eric McFadden
Jesus Didn't Die For Me: Rube Waddell

House Hunter: Le Butcherettes
Yes We Can: Lee Dorsey

Supergirl: The Fugs
What A Wonderful World: Louis Armstrong

Hell's Kitchen Radio #396: I Am Not Your DJ
June 8, 2020 8:00pm

 

A Season in Hell
Hell's Kitchen Radio #396: I Am Not Your DJ
My listeners inspire me. Truly, you do. Last week was cathartic, and I'm not done with the protest/revolutionary sounds; I just needed a week off to refresh. A few 10+ minute tunes tonight will do.

Lots of new music and music that's new to you. Last Friday was Bandcamp's revenue-free day, where all of the proceeds go to the artist and/or a charity supporting #BLM-related organizations.

I have a lot to say on the topic of inequity and inequality in America. I have been a high school social studies teacher, teaching law, civics and economics for 17 years. I'm not going to use this space today to pour my thoughts out, though I may do so soon. Watch this space.

In the meantime, take a look at the playlist below and then click the link above to give it a listen. There are a few long jams, but I think that's one of the reasons you tune.

And big thanks go out to my old, dear friend. Michael, who is one of the very few who can throw me a tune in the middle of my show, that I have never heard, and get me to play it. That's a lot of trust right there. And Michael knows his music. That guy ought to have a radio show of his own. Hmmmmm?

New music right out of the gate from the duo that promises to be dynamic, and I do hope they produce more music together: Ty Segall, and WAND frontman, Cory Hanson. Also a tribute to the late George Floyd by rocker-turned-folkie, Jim McHugh. There's some new music in the Hell library that makes its way in throughout the show, including Psychic Ills, Bratmobile (had it on vinyl, and now digitally), Sleater-Kinney, Death Valley Girls, Fela Kuit, Oh Sees (HOLY HELL I cannot believe I missed this one in late 2017!!!), local prog-kraut-metal-rockers Glitter Wizard, The Scientists (from their golden era), Flesh Eaters, Mike Watt, Peter Laughner, and more!!!

Whew!

I hope you take more risks in your music selection. I enjoy curating these two hours for you every week. The kindest response I have ever received from a listener was when they told me they listen to me show every week with a pen and paper in hand. Damn, but that feels good.

Enjoy.

jh

She's A Beam: Ty Segall and Cory Hanson
I Don't Mind: Psychic Ills

Vigilante Man/George Floyd: Jim McHugh
Cherry Bomb: Bratmobile
Abre Camino: Death Valley Girls

Go Slow: Fela Kuti
Dig Me Out: Sleater-Kinney

Dead Medic: Oh Sees
Hall of the Oyster King: Glitter Wizard

In God We Trust: Bent Knee
When Fate Deals Its Mortal Blow: The Scientists
House Among the Thickets: The Flesh Eaters
No One: Mike Watt and the Secondmen

Acid Nightmare: Xarhanga
The Wedge: The JBs
It's A Mean Old World: Reverend Pearly Brown
Earthquake: Butthole Surfers

The Flip: Cleveland Freckleton
Mean Old Frisco: Peter Laughner
What A Wonderful World: Louis Armstrong

Hell's Kitchen Radio #395: Children of the Revolution
June 1, 2020 8:00pm

 

A Season in Hell
Hell's Kitchen Radio #395: Children of the Revolution
Sometimes I just need the music to do the talking. I. Am. Pissed. Aren't you? What fresh kind of hell are we living in today? Unprecedented, unhinged, fragile masculinity, a show of strength, phony religious grandstanding, narcissistic mind fuck, controlling the news cycle. He thinks this is all a TV show and he's the star, and WHY DON'T YOU LOVE ME??????MOMMY??????DADDY????????

Someone needs a hug.

This show is all about protests and revolution. I have been to my share. There is so much I could have played, and isn't that telling? I also chose some important speeches I hope you'll find interesting and important during this time of struggle. Malcolm X, Angela Davis, MLK Jr. Mumia Abu Jamal all have something to say about protest and revolution.

And we thought the pandemic alone was going to define 2020? We're not even half way through the year, and there's an election in November, if we can keep it.

Fight the good fight, and all power to the people, always.

Your brother,

jh

Power to the People: John Lennon
My Favorite Mutiny: The Coup
Wild In The Streets: Circle Jerks

Tear The Fascists Down: Woody Guthrie
The Times They Are A-Changin': Bob Dylan
A Riot is the Language of the Unheard: Martin Luther King Jr.
Fight the Power: Public Enemy

Mississippi God Damn: Nina Simone
Youth Against Fascism: Sonic Youth
Burnin' and Lootin': Bob Marley
How To Disappear Completely: Radiohead

Inner City Blues: Gil Scott-Heron
Becoming and Activist: Angela Davis
What's Going On: Marvin Gaye

The Mob Rules: Black Sabbath
Riot: Fishbone
Fuck Tha Police: NWA
By Any Means Necessary: Malcolm X
When The Revolution Comes: Last Poets

Children of the Revolution: T. Rex
Nazi Punks, Fuck Off: Dead Kennedys
My War: Black Flag
Prisons vs. Preschools: Mumia Abu Jamal
Strange Fruit: Billie Holiday

Talk About A Revolution: Tracy Chapman
What A Wonderful World: Louis Armstrong

Hell's Kitchen Radio #394: Live From Hell's Lounge
May 25, 2020 8:00pm

 

A Season in Hell
Hell's Kitchen Radio #394: Live From Hell's Lounge
WOW, this show sucked. And let me tell you why.

I had this grand idea to stream from my backyard, where we have new patio furniture. I thought, how fun is this? I get to chill out in Hell's Lounge and play my favorite music just for you. But it didn't take into consideration a few things:

1. My neighbors can hear everything I'm saying on my show, and they think I'm talking to them and keep asking me what I'm doing.
2. The mosquitoes want to be in on the act. OUCH!
3. It got dark and I have poor lighting out there.
4. It took me 10 minutes and three tries to connect to our server and it dropped me about 30 minutes into the show, the moment I went inside to grab an extension cord.
5. My external hard drive was on its last legs and any sudden micro-movements would disconnect it, leaving me with dead air.
6. It turns out that it was a combination of a dying hard drive AND a dying USB port.

I sure wanted to enjoy this show. The playlist is diverse and dynamic, but alas the mic breaks are lame.

Seriously though take a look at that playlist. Damn.

My upcoming show is all about revolution. You really should tune in wearing all black.

Try to enjoy.

jh

PS: I purchased a new WD 5TB hard drive last week. Everything is transferred over and ready to rock!

Let's Start: Fela Ransome-Kuti And The Africa '70 With Ginger Baker
Zombi: Fela Kuti

Always Flying: Thee Oh Sees
Fucked Up Motherfucker: Ty Segall
Fell In Love With A Girl: White Stripes with Steven McDonald

Paint It Black: The Avengers
If I'm In Luck I Might Get Picked Up: Betty Davis
Jack the Stipper/Fairies Wear Boots: Black Sabbath

Something I Learned Today: Husker Du
River Deep Mountain High: Tina Turner
Get Down Moses: Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros

I'm Free: King Tuff
El Fugitivo: Grupo Fantasma
Black Heath: Melvins
Their Helicopters Sing: Godspeed You, Black Emperor!
Run Run Run: Velvet Underground

Terraplane Blues: Robert Johnson
Nowadays A Woman Gotta Hit A Man: Captain Beefheart
Earache My Eye: Alice Bowie

I Ain't Marchin' Anymore: Phil Ochs
The Fish Cheer: Country Joe and the Fish
Keep On Keepin' On: Curtis Mayfield

Aliens: Dr. Octogon
I Ain't New To This: Ice T
Rapp Snitch Knishes: MF Doom

Hell's Kitchen Radio #393: Threesome Fantasy - Power Trio Special
May 18, 2020 8:00pm

 

A Season in Hell
Hell's Kitchen Radio #393: Threesome Fantasy - Power Trio Special
The myth of the Power Trio has made many a young rocker bang their head in tribute throughout the years. Though there are many trios in many genres, the Power Trio is all about ROCK! I have been wanting to host a special on my favorite trios for quite some time, and I figured being holed up in quarantine is the perfect opportunity to throw down.

And of course I wasn't able to fit in everyone I wanted in these two short hours. This is a taste. A tease. My name is Hell, after all.

So pull out those air guitars, basses and drums, let your hair down (or put on a wig if you need to), and let's get rockin' for the next two hours!

Enjoy.

jh

I Love Living in the City: Danko Jones
Bomber: Closet Queen/Cast Your Fate to the Wind: James Gang
Gimme Shelter: Grand Funk Railroad

Here He Comes: Jimi Hendrix Experience
Psychobilly Freakout: Reverend Horton Heat
Hare Krsna: Hüsker Dü

Overkill: Motörhead
Statement: Boris
Heard It On The X: ZZ Top
Harold of the Rocks: Primus

Car Thief: Beastie Boys
Magic: Zig Zags
Lake of Fire: Meat Puppets
School: Nirvana

Deserted Cities of the Heart: Cream
Pull of the Moon: Mermen

Natural Science: Rush
Dragonaut: Sleep

Charmicarmicat: Melvins

Hell's Kitchen Radio #392: Speedway To My Bed
May 11, 2020 8:00pm

 

A Season in Hell
Hell's Kitchen Radio #392: Speedway To My Bed
Another week another show from my bed. It's a great bed, really. I can't say enough good things about the comfort. You should really try it out with me. Perhaps when all of this hullabaloo is past us, I can have a contest and host the winner in my bed for my show. It wouldn't be the first time.

When I was a DJ at 89.7FM KFJC (88-97), our late, great engineer Eric Weaver liked to use me as a guinea pig when it came to live remotes. I hosted a number of live morning shows from local cafes, when we had the idea of hosting a show from my bedroom. It was fundraiser time and we figured someone would want a chance of having spending the morning in bed with a dashing young DJ and a crew of engineers, all cramped in my little bedroom. And we were right! We called it "Breakfast in Bed with the Rev! I went by the Reverend Dah Wave back in those days. Truth be told John Hell was born in late August 1994. But that story is for another time.

I can't recall much about the couple that donated for the chance to spend their morning in bed with me. They were in their 20s, and thought it would be a hoot to spend 6-10am in the San Mateo bedroom with a long haired non-commercial radio DJ, his three roommates, and three staff members of KFJC. Actually one of my roommates was a KFJC staffer (RIP Spiderman). I made everyone pancakes, eggs and bacon for breakfast, and for the mic breaks I made them jump into my bed with me. It had to feel real, so every 10-20 minutes for four hours they had snuggle up with me in my queen-sized bed...with my engineer and another staffer sitting around too.

The music was being played back in the KFJC studios. We would "hand off" to the board op when we were done talking, and coordinate when to come back live to my bedroom.

Why am I telling you all of this? Oh right, I have been doing my shows from my bed ever since this pandemic has started. At least I'm lucky enough to be able to do this. Trust me, I do not take it for granted. I will not just phone in a show. I really love being able to share two hours a week with you. I'm thinking about taking on a second slot where I can play my live show in full. I have thousands.

I'll keep playing the music. You keep listening, and we'll get through all of this together.

Enjoy.

jh

Long Tall Sally: Little Richard
Lucille: Little Richard

Kansas City: Little Richard
Heeby-Jeebies: Little Richard

Rip It Up: Little Richard
Ready Teddy: Little Richard
Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On: Little Richard

Everything I Say Just Goes Right Through Her Heart: Peter Laughner
I Heard Her Call My Name: Mr Elevator and The Brain Hotel
Sucker Punch: The Mandatory Eight

Speedway: Black Midi
A4: Dungen

Control: Amyl and the Sniffers
Shitbeard: Cows
Boris: Melvins
The Moon Shines: Ensemble of the Bulgarian Republic

Isolation: Ty Segall
I Never Loved A Man The Way I Loved You: Aretha Franklin
I Got My Mojo Working: Ann Cole
Papa, Won't You Let Me Go To Town With You: Bobby Gentry

Je T'Aime, Moi Non Plus: Cibo Matto
Bang, Bang: Nancy Sinatra
The Lady Loves Me: Elvis Presley and Anne Margaret

Queen Bitch: Green River
Nothing in this World Can Stop Me Worrying About That Girl: The Kinks
The Mayor: Melle Mel

False Prophet: Bob Dylan
Diamond In Your Mind: Tom Waits
Happy Boy: The Beat Farmers

Hell's Kitchen Radio #391: Run Tell Dat: The James Brown Birthday Special
May 4, 2020 8:00pm

 

A Season in Hell
Hell's Kitchen Radio #391: Run Tell Dat: The James Brown Birthday Special
For the people in the back, I'll tell the story again.

I used to host a mid-day jazz/soul/funk show at KFJC 89.7FM on the Foothill College campus, south of Stanford. I was there 88-97, but only hosted this particular show from 93-95 I think. Anyway, every Friday at noon I would play 30 minutes of James Brown, and called it "The Brown Bag Lunch". It was so much fun. Being on a college campus means that a lot of coeds would walk by, and me being a young 20-something, I would keep the studio door open to the walking path, and the monitors turned way up, to really feel the funk! And I would dance, and I would sing, and I would turn on the mic and I would shout in James Brown fashion, YEEEEEEEEOW!

It was fun.

I even got to interview the Godfather by phone before one of his Bay Area shows. I tell the story during this show...again.

Every May 3rd KFJC hosts a 24+ hour Mayhem special in celebration of James Brown's birthday called "Doin' It To Death". I always get very excited to host a four hour set; it's like a holiday for me. My employer is aware of this, and supports it. Thanks boss!

There was no birthday special this year. Thanks COVID-19.

So instead I thought I would play two hours of James Brown for you Monday night. And then a miraculous thing happened: DJ Doug, who follows me on Monday nights 10-midnight, couldn't make it! So I have four hours of the Hardest Working Man In Show Business. Mr. Please Please Please. Soul Brother #1. The Minister of the New New Super Cool Funk. Mr. Dynamite Himself: JAMES BROWN!!!!

Yeah, it's like that. I keep mostly to my favorite era, 1968-1975.

Everybody is here: Maceo, Fred, Pee Wee, Bobby Byrd, The Female Preacher Lyn Collins, Clyde and Jab'O, Bootsie and Phelps Collins, and so many more to funk up your day, and piss James off.

The second half of the show focuses on my live collection of James Brown. This is some groovy funk for your face.

So get on the good foot, put on your hot pants, and get ready to be a sex machine for the next four hours!!!

Enjoy.

jh

Get On The Good Foot: James Brown
Lickin' Stick, Lickin' Stick: James Brown

My Thang: James Brown
Hot Pants: James Brown

Soul Power: James Brown
Mother Popcorn: James Brown
Brother Rap: James Brown

Let Yourself Go/There Was A Time/I Feel Alright: James Brown
Whole Lotta Sex Machine: James Brown vs. Led Zeppelin

Georgia On My Mind: James Brown
Get Up, Get Into It, Get Involved: James Brown
The Payback: James Brown

Talkin' Loud and Sayin' Nothing: James Brown
Message From James Brown
Say It Loud (I'm Black And I'm Proud): James Brown

Love Me Tender: James Brown
Sex Machine Turns Me On: James Brown vs. Edward Starr

Hour three:
Please, Please, Please: James Brown (1973 Switzerland)
Down and Out in New York City: James Brown

Make It Funky: James Brown 1971
Pass The Peas: James Brown and the JBs 1972

I Got The Feeling: James Brown (December 13, 1984 Lone Star Cafe, NYC)
Get on the Good Foot, Prisoner of Love: James Brown (May 17, 1984 War Memorial, Trenton, NJ)
Living In America: James Brown (January 7, 1987 Lone Star Cafe, New York City, NY)

Sex Machine: James Brown (December 18, 1977 Stars at The Hotel Bradford, Boston MA)
Please, Please, Please/You've Got The Power: James Brown (Live At The Apollo 1963)

It's Man's World: James Brown (Apollo Theater, NYC, NY 1968)
Lost Someone: James Brown (Apollo Theater, NYC, NY 1968)
Super Bad: James Brown (Paris, 1971)

Cold Sweat: James Brown (January 7, 1987 Lone Star Cafe, New York City, NY)
Think (About It): Lyn Collins (September 1972, Apollo Theater, NYC, NY)

I'm A Greedy Man: James Brown

Hell's Kitchen Radio #390: Too Little Monkey Business
April 27, 2020 8:00pm

 

A Season in Hell
Hell's Kitchen Radio #390: Too Little Monkey Business
So, I think I'm getting the hang of this shelter-at-home thing. I have more music playing than usual, and I'm actually getting along with my family! Who knew that bonding with family is actually a thing?

And when it comes to hosting my weekly show, Hell's Kitchen Radio, on Radio Valencia, I have more time to go through my collection to choose music I think you'll enjoy. This show was fairly diverse, and a lot of fun to put on for you.

I was reminded the other day that May 3rd is fast approaching, which means another James Brown birthday special is due. Many of you know I am a huge JB fan, and I co-host the annual KFJC 26 hour James Brown birthday special "Doin' It To Death", every year on his May 3rd birthday. Alas, this year, the special is not happening; a TRAVESTY!

But do not be alarmed, this Monday night, 8-10PM (PDST) I will be playing two hours of James Brown and James Brown-related material. So get your funky dance shoes ready to groove. Get on with your bad self, because John Hell will have you gettin' up on the get down Monday night at 8.

As for this show, take a look at the playlist below and enjoy.

If you're on the podcast page on Radio Valencia, then you will notice the little white dice on the green field. If you click it, you will be taken to a random show of mine. Go ahead, click the dice, take the ride. Thanks to my boy, Wrybread, for putting that together.

Enjoy.

jh

All Along The Watchtower: Peter Laughner (Cinderella Backstreet, The Cellar, Sandusky, June 24, 1973)
I Contain Multitudes: Bob Dylan

Early in the Morning: Ty Segall
Aman Iman (Water is Life): Tinariwen
Roll Another Number: Josh Tillman

Freya: The Sword
AC/DC: The Sweet
Addicted To Love: Ciccone Youth

The Night Does Not Belong To God: Sleep Token
The Ossuary: Sleepytime Gorilla Museum

Blind For All To See: Shrinebuilder
Life on Mars: Seu Jorge
You're Killing Me: Segun Bucknor
Am I Black Enough For Ya?: Schoolly D

For The Lost Souls: Samsara Blues Experiment
God Is People: Flat Eathers
I've Got You Under My Skin: Frank Sinatra
A Day In The Life: The Flaming Lips

Legend In His Own Mind: Gil Scott-Heron
Can't Help Myself: Brother Joscephus and the Love Revival Revolution Orchestra
What A Wonderful World: Louie Armstrong

Hell's Kitchen Radio #389: Little Hell Strikes Again
April 20, 2020 8:00pm

 

A Season in Hell
Hell's Kitchen Radio #389: Little Hell Strikes Again
Sheltering at home means you're around your roommates a lot. It's one thing when you're not related to your roommate and you can be courteous and spend most of your time in your room, out of there way. It's another thing when your roommates are your family, including your spouse and children. I fall into the latter category.

I have a household which consists of my wonderful and supportive bride, Saucy Hell, our two year old son Bodhi Hell, and my 15 year old daughter from my first marriage, and the one you have come to know through her many visits to Hell's Kitchen Radio, Little Lauson Hell. Lauson has been on my show at least a dozen times now, starting when she was seven years old. The links to all of her visits are at the bottom of this post.

We've been home almost six weeks now, and I've been asking her to come back on the air with me for a while. She finally acquiesced and we broadcast last Monday night from her own room! And it was clean! It's actually the cleanest I've seen it in a few years. See, there is an upside to the shelter at home thing.

And for this show it was also 4-20. I really thought hard if I was going to play a bunch of pro-dope smoking songs. What kind of message would I be sending my daughter if her father was playing a bunch of Snoop Dogg and Cypress Hill? Not the best message, I agree. So I played Cheech and Chong instead! HA!

There are a few pro-cannabis songs in the mix, but I ain't no prude. Just because I support the use of the all-natural leaf doesn't mean I use it. And I certainly do not condone my underage child using it. She is well aware of that. But the music is just too good not to share.

Lauson had some great choices in there as well, and as usual a few a bit more mainstream than I would play. But who cares! It's my show, and Little Lauson Hell can play whatever she chooses, as long as it isn't misogynistic or pro-drugs. Oops.

Hell's Kitchen Radio #388: This Is Not A Test
April 13, 2020 8:00pm

 

A Season in Hell
Hell's Kitchen Radio #388: This Is Not A Test
If you're like me, you get bored really easily. Surprisingly I'm not that bored these days. Granted, it's like Groundhogs Day over here, and my hygiene is questionable, but I have plenty of things to take up my time. After all, I have a toddler running around the house. And there a lot of music to enjoy. I know the first place I want to head to when all of this is past us is to any one of the many local record stores in my hood. Please please please reopen. I have been doing my part from home however. I have bought some records, digitally, and even a few LPs I hope are delivered before this pandemic passes. The record business is essential, isn't it?

So, we're moving into month two of this thing. How have you evolved as a being during this time? Respond in the comments with your most creative creation. I'm reading more for pleasure, playing my guitar, and using leftover food in ways I never though could be done. Food is art. Who knew?

As for this show you are about to listen to (and thanks in advance for doing so), it's still about diving deeper into my digital library. It seems that I have an awful lot of music on these hard drives. And you're better for it.

The only downside to hosting a radio show from my bedroom is the energy is not nearly the same as when I'm rockin' out from behind the studio console. I'm more quiet because I have a toddler being put to bed in the next room. He really needs to learn to just deal with the volume, right? Thanks.

Enjoy.

jh

Hell's Kitchen Radio with John Hell
Mondays 8-10PM
Radio Valencia in SF

God's Away On Business: Tom Waits
Wafer O' Darkness: Three Day Stubble
Buck Wylin': Terminator X

Little Red Hen Blues: Taj Mahal
Life's A Gas: T. Rex
Mark of Vaccination: Slim Cessna's Auto Club
This Land Is Your Land: Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings

Mexican Radio: Wall of Voodoo
Turiya And Ramakrishna: Alice Coltrane
God's Been Drinking: Bernadette Seacrest and Her Yes Men

I'm A Greedy Man: James Brown
Do I Look Like A Slut: Avenue D
Anarchy In The Ukk: Boredoms

Kill the President: Coffin Break
Right On For The Darkness: Curtis Mayfield
Texas To Ohio: Damien Jurado
Ghost Town: First Aid Kit

Working Class Hero: John Lennon
Touch My Evil: Lydia Lunch
Diversion: Ty Segall
Deceptacon: Le Tigre

There's A Riot Going On: Monophonics
What A Wonderful World: Louis Armstrong

Hell's Kitchen Radio #387: The Quarantine Question
April 6, 2020 8:00pm

 

A Season in Hell
Hell's Kitchen Radio #387: The Quarantine Question
Well here I am, week four of this shelter-at-home, and I'm finding I'm not that bored. I just want to go record shopping in a record store. Oh don't get me wrong, I have plenty of music to keep my going, and I have purchased a few LPs online, and ever took sweet advantage of the recent Ripple Records download deal. WOW! But there is nothing like walking into my favorite record stores, thumbing through the new arrivals, chatting with the clerks about what they are enjoying, searching the 7" sections, checking out my very long want list, and looking to see if is hidden in the stacks.

I love how stores are willing to order for me, but part of the fun for me is to see if a record like Money-Chicha has shown up, just so I can get that deep feeling of satisfaction for finally landing that long sought after LP.

There's a ritual to the whole process of record buying. I think only crate-diggers really know what I'm talking about. I used to be a club DJ in San Francisco, and I used to shop for 12"s weekly. Damn, I had a lot. It actually felt pretty good to unload those about a decade ago when I started up Radio Valencia.

Speaking of Radio Valencia, we have a new home. The lease is about to be signed, and since we're in a shelter-at-home and cannot move in yet, our new landlord is willing to hold off on rent until we actually move in. Thanks landlord, you rock! And we cannot wait to rock very soon in our new digs. Details are coming once everything is secure. But after ten years and our fourth home, I can promise you when I say this is going to be the absolute BEST home for Radio Valencia. I hope we're here for years to come. And you can even come hang out there with us!!!

As for this recent show you are about to enjoy, it's a deeper dive into my digital library. It's large, but I miss playing my vinyl for you. There are a few live treats in there, and even some brand spanking new Ty Segall. He covers Harry Nillson on a new EP.

I may try to host a show between my Monday night show, featuring my live library. I have over 4000 live shows from over 500 bands of many genres. And with all this sitting around the house, I'm downloading multiple shows a day. As of this writing I have a PIL show from 1982 and a Germs shows from 1978 downloading. And I have over 1000 Grateful Dead shows too. Maybe I should log into a separate slot just to play live Dead?

Hmmmmmmmm.....

That's enough for now. Time to enjoy two hours of Hell's Kitchen Radio.

Enjoy.

jh

Stormy Monday: Allman Brothers Band (March 20, 1971 The Warehouse, New Orleans, LA)
Lilac Wine: Nina Simone

The Mob Rules: Black Sabbath
I Shot All The Birds: The Blind Shake
Kisses Sweeter Than Wine: Bongwater (Peel Sessions March, 19, 1991)

Pink: Boris
Bad Ma Fucka: Brother Ali
Messin' With The Kid: Buddy Guy and Junior Wells
Ramblin' (Wo)man: Cat Power
Ha Ha Ha: Flipper

That's How It Goes: Meat Puppets
Police and Thieves: The Clash
Barn Burning: Dave Alvin

Coconut: Ty Segal
I'm In Love With The Ooo-Ooo Man: GTOs
Dinah-Moe Humm: Frank Zappa (October 31, 1977, The Palladium, NYC, NY)

Radebe: Johnny Dyani
Star Spangled Banner: Kronos Quartet
New York New York: The Last Poets

Mountain: Meatbodies
Salad Days: Minor Threat
Not Boweevil: Sex Mob

Saved: Swans
What A Wonderful World: Louis Armstrong

Hell's Kitchen Radio #386: Doin' The Pandemic Pokey
March 30, 2020 8:00pm

 

A Season in Hell
Hell's Kitchen Radio #386: Doin' The Pandemic Pokey
Hey radio lovers, it's my first official show since December 2019. What I miss?

In all seriousness though, this is a remarkable time. How are you spending your days and nights? Reading those books that have been sitting on the shelf, that you swore you would read if only you had the time to do so? Watching those French Noir films that you once loved in college and realize they haven't aged all that well? Pulling out those dusty puzzle boxes sent to you by grandma when you were 20 (even though you stopped doing puzzles when you were 12)? I actually love a good landscape jigsaw puzzle. How about finally listening to that John Coltrane 45 minute Ascension and the five alternate takes, each 45 minutes to one hour in length? No time like the present.

And the present is all we've got! What would Eckhart Tolle say?

How are tight knit families doing? How is the single-set doing? How are people with horrible roommates doing? How well are you practicing social distancing? FLATTEN THE CURVE OR DIE!

I'm mostly concerned about Tinder. How ever will they survive? Did they get a piece of the stimulus package too? HA! Get it? Tinder? Stimulus? I crack myself up.

On Monday afternoon I put out a call on ye ol' Facebook asking for songs I should play for my triumphant return to Radio Valencia in the pandemic age. The list still hasn't ended. All songs except two are from that list. Thanks a ton!

On a side note, Radio Valencia lost its space last January, after we were told (along with all other tenants) that our landlord had failed to keep up rent payments to the owner. We all were given 48 hours to move out. After a couple of months searching SF for a new space, we finally landed what we believe to be our most ideal studio location yet! And then COVID-19 struck, which is keeping us from setting up the new space. I cannot wait to share details about our new home. It's sooooo exciting.

I have never hosted a show remotely from my home before, so you have heard a lot of reruns from me over the past few months, until Monday night! I'd like to say the show went off without a hitch, but you'll notice the first three minutes is a lot of noise while I scrambled to pay for the Audio Hijack I was using. And later in the show I introduced a Johnny Cash song ("Solitary Man"), which was playing on my laptop, but not on my show. There's a learning curve here, folks. Thanks for sticking with ol' Johnny Hell through all of this.

I would like to thank my brother-from-another-mother Adam McKintosh for donating the Blue Yeti microphone to the cause. Some heroes don't wear capes.

Also, not all songs are from the FB request list. Local violinist, vocalist, and all-around exceptional musician Emily Palen sent me a couple of new tracks from her trio: KnightressM1. I was thrilled to pieces to play "SALT", from their upcoming release, TBA. Check them out live, whenever and wherever that happens in the (hopefully) near future. I love getting turned on...to good new music, and this group really sent me into the stratosphere. I hope you enjoy the track as much as I do. And dig the "lyrics". Perfect timing indeed. It really fit with the show's theme.

OK, enough of me. Take a look at the set list below. There are more hits in this one than I have ever played on my shows before, but fuck it, it's my show, and we're all bored.

Enjoy. Stay inside!!! Go masturbate again.

jh

Don't Touch Me There x2: The Tubes
Touch Me I'm Sick: Mudhoney
Epidemic: Slayer

Why Can't I Touch It?: Buzzcocks
Spinal Meningitis (Got Me Down): Ween
You Be Illin: Run DMC
I Just Want To Have Something To Do: The Ramones

People Who Died: Jim Carroll (July 15, 1979 Old Waldorf, SF, CA)
You Can't Touch This: MC Hammer
Soul Vaccination: Tower of Power

Hellbound Train: Savoy Brown
Nature's Way: Spirit
People: Barbara Streisand
Dying: XTC

So Alone: Johnny Thunders

Salt: KnightressM1
Run To The Hills: Iron Maiden
Gates of Steel: Devo
Leave Me Alone: Helen Reddy

The Wait: Killing Joke
One: Three Dog Night
Nobody Told Me: John Lennon

Knockin' On Heavens Door: Bob Dylan (November 1975, Montreal, Canada)
What A Wonderful World: Louis Armstrong

Hell's Kitchen Radio #385: Living To My Fullerest
December 30, 2019 8:00pm

 

A Season in Hell
Hell's Kitchen Radio #385: Living To My Fullerest
Oh Dougie, you were too big for this world. Where are you now? Are you flying through the ether, looking down on us mortals, laughing from the belly about how silly we all are for crying over your passing? Or are you gone in a blink of an eye, only to live on in our memories?

Father, husband, friend, Franklin Douglas Fuller (November 5, 1962 - December 17, 2019) left us after a short six-month fight with brain cancer. He was the brightest of lights, that drew everyone to him who met him, and even those who had only heard of him wanted to know more. Whether you knew him as Doug, Toad, or even Ouchy the Clown, Doug was always present when he was with you. He made you feel special. He wanted everyone to have a good time, and he went out of his way to make certain that you were made to feel comfortable and welcome, while also pushing every limit you had. Of course Doug wouldn't push any limit of yours that he hadn't already pushed in himself, and found joy in. He was all about joy. Pure, unadulterated joy. He also walked the fine line of giving and not giving a fuck at the same time; all with a smile on his face, and a ready joke at the ready.

I asked Doug to serve papers on my ex-wife a few years back. I can honestly say it was the only time I have ever seen him nervous. He asked me if she was going to pull a knife on him? I think he should have worn clown makeup to the door. At the very least, a clown nose! Our daughters are friends, and his wonderful wife Candace is a close friend of my wife and mine. The memorial on December 30th at Chapel of the Chimes in Oakland is what you think of when you imagine the way you want to be remembered. It was a who's-who of the Bay Area prankster scene. There wasn't a dry eye in the house as speaker after speaker came up to say what all of us already knew in our hearts: Doug Fuller lived life to the Fullerest and can never be replaced.

Doug, this show is for you, my dear friend.

Enjoy.

jh

Iko Iko: Dr. John and The Meters (March 05, 1973 St Bernard Civic Center, Chalmette, LA)

***Paul's Boutique Set***
Back in the USSR: The Beatles
When I'm 64: The Beatles
Walk From Regio's: Issac Hayes
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band: The Beatles
My Philosophy: Boogie Down Production
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band (reprise): The Beatles
The End: The Beatles
Get Up, Get Into It, Get Involved: James Brown
Don't Sniff Coke: Pato Banton

Sounds of Science: Beastie Boys
Cold Coffee and Cocaine: Prince
There She Goes, My Beautiful World: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

You're Dead: Norma Tanega

Damned to Obscurity: OBN IIIs
I'm Not An Animal: The Blind Shake
I Come From The Mountain: Thee Oh Sees

Feel: Ty Segall Band
Gloria: Patti Smith (January 06, 1976, Jazz Workshop, Boston, MA)

Marie Marie: The Blasters (April 26, 1980 Mabuhay Gradens, SF, CA)
Drink Up And Go Home: The Good Old Boys (February 21, 1975 Margarita's Cantina, Santa Cruz, CA)
On A Plain: Nirvana (December 07, 1991, Rennes, France)

A Quick One, While He's Away: The Who (Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus)
Buena Sera Seòrita: Van Morrison (August 8, 1971 The Lion's Share - San Anselmo, California)

What A Wonderful World: Louis Armstrong

Hell's Kitchen Radio #384: One Of The Bad Guys
December 23, 2019 8:00pm

 

A Season in Hell
Hell's Kitchen Radio #384: One Of The Bad Guys
OK, so someone posted this fabulous YouTube clip recently of every sample used in Paul's Boutique (though I think a few are missing), and I of course just had to track down each and every sample, 99 in all. I already had about 60 of the tracks, but the hunt for the remainder has been fun, nevertheless. And you, my dear listener, are the one's to benefit from this scavenger hunt. This is why you tune in, right? Right.

Anyway, I start the second hour with eight tracks used to sample "Egg Man" and then follow it up with said Beastie Boys track. I'll be doing this for each of the tracks on this classic LP in the weeks to come. Tune in and enjoy.

I also took this holiday show to share some longer and stranger tracks as you can see from the playlist below. I picked up a couple of James Brown/JBs LPs this past week, as well as some 80s and 90s punk 7"s . I also close out the show with a few live cuts that I think are worthy for your ears. If you're playing the LDB game (and why would you?) then you better stop following the Abbey Lincoln track. Then again, the Lou Rawls version is my favorite LDB produced.

Happy holidaze and Treason's Greetings to you all.

jh

Sister Ray: Velvet Underground
I Wanna Get Rid Of You: Psycotic Pineapple

One Of The Bad Guys: Tour
Boom Boom: John Lee Hooker
Dr. Seuss is Satan: The Guttersluts
Saga of the Street Music: SF Street Music

Alligator: Grateful Dead (May 5, 1967, Fillmore Auditorium, SF, CA)

It's Christmas: Adam MacKintosh
We've Got A Bigger Problem Now: Dead Kennedys

Superfly: Curtis Mayfield
Sport: Lightnin' Rod
Drop It In The Slot: Tower of Power
The Murder: Bernard Hermann
You Gonna Get Yours: Public Enemy

Bring the Noise: Public Enemy
Dance to the Music: Sly and the Family Stone
Main Theme and First Victim: John Williams

Egg Man: Beastie Boys
The Wedge: The JBs

War/No More Trouble: Bob Marley and the Wailers (May 30, 1980 Hallenstadion, Zurich Switzerland)
Sugar In My Bowl: Nina Simone (May 6, 1988 Fabirk, Hamburg, Germany)
God Bless The Child: Abbey Lincoln (October 12, 1980 Nancy Jazz Pulsations, Nancy, France)

Little Drummer Boy: Lou Rawls

Hell's Kitchen Radio #383: Do You Like To ROCK?!?!?!
December 9, 2019 8:00pm

 

A Season in Hell
Hell's Kitchen Radio #383: Do You Like To ROCK?!?!?!
I like to rock. I like to do a lot of things. I like to get mellow with some swinging jazz. I like to get deep with some heart-felt blues and soul. I like to get my groove on with some sticky funk. But my go to is guitar-driven, vocals-howlin', drums-poundin' ROCK! I'll be the first to admit I have a tad bit of aggression that builds up from time to time. Instead of taking it out on my loved ones, I prefer to take it out on my music collection.

This show has a lot of rock that helped my through 2019. I don't think I'm going to host a Best of 2019 show, so this one will need to do. Almost all these tracks were released this year. There's also some other tasty treats, including a recent addition to my live music library, that doesn't rock, but certainly soothes.

It's also been a year already since the death of Pete Shelley of the Buzzcocks, so I not only have a favorite tune of theirs, but a brilliant cover by Le Butcherettes, a band you really must see live.

I'm headed to some record stores this weekend. I can't wait to share what I find on my show next Monday. Tune in!

Enjoy.

jh

Every Night About This Time: Magic Sam
The Wizard: Brownout
Why I Carry A Knife: Zig Zags

The Party: Redd Kross
High Noon: The Scientist
Ever Fallen in Love: Le Butcherettes
What Do I Get: Buzzcocks

Comptroller: Frisco
Morning In America: Mudhoney
Scutum and Scorpius: Oh Sees

30 Seconds Over Tokyo: Pere Ubu
Westgate: Amyl and the Sniffers
Secret Win/Destroying Anything: Negativland

Radio: Ty Segall
Self Immolate: King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard
Money (That's What I Want): the Flying Lizards

Song For A Winter's Night: Gordon Lightfoot
You're Dead: Norma Tanega
Ragged Way: The Bobby Lees
God Bless The Child: Abbey Lincoln (Nancy Jazz Pulsations, Nancy, France, October 12, 1980)

My War: Black Flag
Little Child Running Wild: Curtis Mayfield
Eric B For President: Eric B and Rakim

My Way: Elvis Presley


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