A Season in Hell
Hell's Kitchen Radio #261: Give The DJ Some
May 2, 2016 @ 8:00pm
Today is a day of celebration! May 3rd is the birthday of the Godfather of Soul, the HARDEST working man in show business (when he was still alive), Mr. Please Please Please, Mr. I Feel Good, Mr. Sex Machine: JAMES BROWN!
And to celebrate what would have been his 83rd birthday, I'm doing the only thing that I can: play one full hour of JB and JB related tunes. Specifically I'm playing some tracks you don't hear much on the radio, as well as a "Funky Drummer" set, as that tune is the most sampled tune in the history of music. I personally believe that drummer Clyde Stubblefield deserves a royalty each time his sick rhythm is copped.
To continue the party join me on KFJC Tuesday night, 6-10, where I host the prime time slot of the annual "Doin' It To Death" 28 hour James Brown birthday party!
In the second hour of tonight's show I feature two of my favorite bands, both of which are coming to town this week: Boris (playing New Parish in Oakland on Thursday, May 5th) and Melvins, featuring Steve McDonald of Redd Kross on bass (playing Slims on Thursday, May 5th, and Friday, May 6th along with Melt Banana and Napalm Death). You get 30 minutes of Melvins, followed by 30 minutes of Boris.
I'm going to both, but am having a hard time understanding why Boris would opt to play on the same night as the Melvins (Thursday), when they owe their existence (actually just their name) to them? It feels sacrilegious.
This is quite possibly the strangest themed show I have ever done. Maybe not.
Anti-Drug P.S.A.: James Brown
Talkin' Loud and Sayin' Nothing: James Brown
I Feel Good (1975): James Brown
The Boss: James Brown
Caledonia: James Brown
There Was A Time (1970): James Brown
Funky Drummer (Bonus Beat Reprise): James Brown
***Funky Drummer Set***
Rebel Without a Pause: Public Enemy
Magic Number: De La Soul
I Am Stretched On Your Grave: Sinead O'Conner
Fuck the Police: NWA
The Talking Horse: Melvins
Hag Me: Melvins
Return of Spiders: Melvins (Alice Cooper cover)
Billy Fish: Melvins
Feedbacker 1: Boris
Tokyo Wonder Land: Boris
Tu La La: Boris