Hell’s Kitchen Radio #353: I Can Taste It

December 19, 9am

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It’s December so it’s time for my obligatory BEST of show…kinda. If anything it’s a chance to play great music! And isn’t that why you tune in week after week? You do tune in, don’t you? That’s interesting. I just realized that I asked “don’t you”, and not “do not you”. Huh.

My show isn’t all about 2018 music, however. Just take a gander at the playlist below and you’ll note the diversity in the sets. Yes folks, we here at Radio Valencia believe the only good radio is diverse radio. Why I play all kinds of diverse genres: metal, heavy metal, death metal, speed metal, stoner metal, and doom metal. Don’t be fooled by our competitors, they only program to the lowest common denominator. We have discovered a way to much much lower.

That being said, there was a lot of great music in 2018. Albums by King TuffOh SeesMudhoneySleep, and of course a few by Ty Segall, are just a glimpse into what was another stellar year for the indie rock/garage scene.

I encourage you to tune in to Radio Valencia throughout the rest of 2018 for more Best of shows from some of the finest DJs west of East Orange, New Jersey.

I’m taking the next two weeks off to celebrate family and friends. I suggest you do the same. I’ll be scheduling some of my favorite Hell’s Kitchen Radio programs to play in my absence. I encourage you to have it playing in the background during your family celebrations. I’m available for Bar Mitzvah’s too!

Happy Holidaze to you and yours from me, and all of us at Radio Valencia. See you in 2019!


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Why Can’t I Touch It: Buzzcocks
The White Man’s Got A God Complex: Last Poets
Inner City Blues: Grover Washington Jr.

Birds of Paradise: King Tuff
Keep on Knockin’: Death
No Air: Red Fang
Drown in my own Tears: Ray Charles

Moon Bog: Oh Sees
Motion Pictures: Neil Young
By The Time I Get To Arizona: Brownout

My Wild Sweet Love: First Aid Kit
Isolation: John Lennon
Low Rider: Ty Segall

21st Century Pharisees: Mudhoney
Devil Woman: Charles Mingus

Hillbilly Math: Dale Crover Band

Lady in the Front Row: Redd Kross
Staring at the Sun: Wooden Shjips
The Big Gundown: Ennio Morricone

Pre Strike Sweep: Goggs
Marijuanaut’s Theme: Sleep

Teardrops From My Eyes: Ray Condo

Best of 2012 with John Hell

December 10, 11pm

Well, here we go again. Can you believe it’s already been a year?!?!

There was so much great music this past year. I have to admit, I really love this particular show. Every year I get to showcase what I believe to be the best music of the year, and this year there are some choice cuts to choose from.

If you listen to my show regularly, then you know that I jump around from genre to genre. Tonight my show features a lot of pop, some metal, some psych. There’s no jazz or hip-hop in my list for tonight. That doesn’t mean there weren’t some fabulous tracks out there, just that none of them really struck my fancy enough to feature them in my Best of 2012. Don’t be a hater. There will be plenty of hip hop and jazz in upcoming shows.

In the meantime, enjoy the show, and spread it around, and for God’s sake, go buy some of this great music, and support live, local music every chance you get!

You can download this Best of, and take it with you everywhere you go.
You can stream this awe-inspiring showcase, and play it for your friends at work.
Perhaps you wish to listen to all of my shows, click here, or just scroll down.

As always, enjoy.


The War on Wisdom: The Melvins
Stay Away From Downtown: Redd Kross

Ron Donovan drops by to talk about Rock Fight 9, next week, 6-10PM

I See the Void: Sonny and the Sunsets
Blue Suede Shoes: Chris Robinson Brotherhood
Bite My Tongue: King Kahn and the Shrines

Satisfied: Tom Waits
Apocalypse Dreams: Tame Impala
Handglams: Ty Segal

Only Son of the Ladies Man: Father John Misty
Dear Believer: Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
Ruin: Cat Power

In A Jar: Dinosaur Jr (Electronic Version)
Museum of Flight: Damien Jurado
They Say I’m Doing Just Fine: Michael Kiwanuka

Roman Tick: Fergus & Geronimo
Anthem: King Tuff
Last Desire: Coves

Prayer of Forgetfulness: Hush Arbors
Make It Known: Foxygen
The Righteous One: The Orwells

Luna: Boris
1922 Blues: Charlie Parr

Best of 2011 on A Season in Hell, Tonight 8-10pm

December 26, 3pm

Tonight is Part 2 of my “Best of 2011” show. Last week was a lot of fun. There was so much great music out there this year, that two hours wasn’t nearly enough time to get through all of it. Tune in tonight to A Season in Hell with John Hell, 8-10pm, to hear more of what I consider to be the best of the year.

Go here to see last week’s playlist, as well as the link to hear the show.


A Season In Hell – Best of 2011, Part 1 Tonight 8-10PM

December 19, 6pm

Tonight on A Season in Hell, with John Hell I’ll be playing part one of my favorites from 2011. There was so much good music this year, that there is no way I’ll be able to fit it all into one two-hour show. Tune in tonight to hear Charles Bradley & The Menahan Street Band, Megafaun, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Alabama Shakes, Alexander, Black Lips, and much, MUCH more.