A Season in Hell #17: ROCK FIGHT 5

Monday, December 6, 5pm

Hour One:
Rock Fight: Cheech and Chong

Ralphael of Hoodzkates flips the bottle cap and Ron wins the toss. He chooses to allow me to go first. Ron will go first in the third hour.

TNT: AC/DC (12-09-79) JH
I’m Bad, I’m Nationwide: ZZ Top (80) RD

-A tossup as to who won the first round. Both were stellar.

Space Station #5: Montrose (12-26-74) JH
Skin and Bone: Gamma (07-13-80) RD

-I have to give this one to Ron. My track had a lame synth solo. Synth solos always suck. Always.

Strutter: Kiss (09-03-76) JH
Take Me: Kiss (04-04-77) RD
Big Sky/Baddest of the Bad: Reverend Horton Heat (06-09-06) JH

-He tried to beat me with another Kiss track. That was lame. My Horton Heat track was amazing. I win.

Everyday is Halloween: Ministry (10-04-86) RD
Hour two: Think Locally Fuck Globally: Gogol Bordello (11-13-07) JH

-Ministry is for losers. Gogol Bordello will make a dead man dance. Mine all the way.

War Pigs: Hayseed Dixie (05-10-06) RD
Tenacious D: Fuck Her Gently (02-21-02) JH

-Both were fabulous tracks. I call this round even.

I’m losing you: The Faces (09-30-71) RD
Kick out the Jams: MC5 (01-01-70) JH

-This one was totally mine. Though The Faces are a great group, and this track is a good one, a live version with a five minute drum solo is as poor as a synth solo. Did he learn nothing from my earlier gaff? Also, MC5 kicks ass! I win.

*Intermission* (Led Zeppelin set) Ron and I decided to call a truce for the Zep set. My two choices kicked serious ass. Listen to how awesome and crisp the “Thank You” is. Ron’s choice was great, but he clicked something on his computer in the middle of the track and cut it off. tee hee.
In My Time of Dying: Led Zeppelin (06-07-77) JH
Black Dog/Heartbreaker (03-12-75) DJ Error Ron
Thank You (01-22-73) JH

Hour three:
Outa Space: Billy Preston (1973) RD
For Once in My Life: Stevie Wonder (03-04-73) JH

Superstition: Stevie Wonder (06-27-10) RD

-I have to give this one to Ron. Though my Stevie Wonder beat out his amazing Billy Preston, his Stevie Wonder was truly magical.

We took a break from the fight to welcome a few guests into the studio, including local bartender, silkscreen artist and musician Scott Johnson

Home Invasion: Burnt House (Scott Johnson’s band)
Call my home: Times Infinity (Scott’s other band)

And then along came Eric. Eric McFadden and Super D showed up to the Radio Valencia studios to witness the Rock Fight first hand. Eric has been in the studio lately, and he talked about it. I threw him a guitar and he proceeded to entertain the in-house audience and the listeners alike. Since I threw his the guitar I will be taking the credit and the round. I win.

Eric McFadden interview

Working for a Dead Man: Eric McFadden Trio (07-04-08) JH

Live Eric McFadden in the studio – JH
-Meaning that he was actually live in the studio.

Hour four:
Jockey Full of Bourbon: Eric McFadden JH
Sheer Heart Attack: Queen (02-28-79) JH

-By this time Ron was too drunk to choose anything to play. Therefore I destroyed him in this mostly punk set.

One Too Many: Times Infinity (Scott’s other band)
Police and Thieves: The Clash (08-17-82) JH
Beat on the Brat: The Ramones (07-20-82) JH
Ice 9: Joe Satriani (DJ Error) RD
Private Hell: Husker Du (07-24-81) JH

Controversy: Prince (2010) RD
Sex Machine: James Brown (06-16-78) JH
Sign O’ The Times: Prince (02-14-04) RD

-Ron would have won that round if he hadn’t chosen another Prince song to follow my amazing James Brown choice. You don’t follow James Brown with another Prince tune. You hit me back with Sly and the Family Stone, or P-Funk. What were you thinking? Obviously nothing at all.

Tom Jones Medley: Pleasure Barons (03-93) JH

Live Eric McFadden in the studio

I seriously kicked Ron’s ass again. He really shouldn’t get so hammered during the show. By hour three Ron couldn’t even see his computer screen.

Six rounds for John Hell to Ron’s two. Two rounds were even.

John Hell wins by a knockout!

Rock Fight 6 will be June 2011.

For links to previous Rock Fights look here:
Rock Fight 1
Rock Fight 2
Rock Fight 3
Rock Fight 4

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