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Hell's Kitchen Radio #493: Know Your Rights!
October 24, 2022 8:00pm


A Season in Hell
Hell's Kitchen Radio #493: Know Your Rights!
Who's going to play me in the movie of your life? I vote for Richard Hell (no relation).

I've been rereading "Please Kill Me, by Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain, the oral history of Punk. Read and reread this book. Much of the music tonight has been influenced by the reading.

Throughout the show I just kept getting inspired to push the limits. Just listen to the Last Poets track and you'll understand.

I wasn't in the studio for Halloween this year (taking Bodhi out. POSTSCRIPT: Bodhi ended up sick with a bad cold for Halloween so we stayed in. Poor kid; he was so sad. Me too), so I got the spirit flowing through me the week before. I'll let the play list speak for itself.

There are a few treats throughout the program, including Sonic Youth covering The Fall for John Peel (The Fall was Peel's favorite band), some rare JBs featuring Phelps and Bootsy Collins, an incredibly rare Pink Floyd acetate from 1967, very early Kraftwerk, some Led Zeppelin from their second album, mastered in a way you have never heard it before, and a recent mix of David Bowie's "Life of Mars" and The Clash's "Know Your Rights".

Something fresh and new just for you, every Monday 8-10PM PDST.

November is coming up, which means it's almost time for my 12th annual Annual Annual, where I choose one year that had a lot to say musically (don't they all?), and play two hours of my favorite. Which year will I choose? What songs will I play? Tune in and find out later in November.

Next Monday, November 7th, I'll be hosting my regular Election-Eve broadcast, where I talk up what you need to know about the election on Tuesday, November 8th. I'm not taking sides as much as talking about the ballot props and who is running for which office in California, as well as what the mid-terms mean for Biden and Congress. Tune in and be a part of the conversation. I'll have phones and the chatterbox available.

Enjoy and please share.


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

Linda Blair: Redd Kross
Die!: The Mummies
Halloween: Siouxsie and the Banshees

Rouche Rumble: Sonic Youth
Ghost Rider: Suicide
Down at the Rock and Roll Club: Richard Hell and the Voidoids

All This and More: Dead Boys
Al Pacino's Speech About God from The Devil's Advocate
See You In The Boneyard: The Flesh Eaters
Year of the Spider: Shannon and the Clams
N's Are Scared of Revolution: The Last Poets

When You Feel It, Grunt If You Can: The JBs
People Get Ready: Aretha Franklin

Right On For The Darkness: Curtis Mayfield
Telephone Girl: Assagai

See Emily Play (rare acetate): Pink Floyd
The Special Trip: Embryo

Megaherz: Kraftwerk
Thank You: Led Zeppelin (Original Robert Ludwig Pressing 1969)

Life on Mars (2016 Mix): David Bowie
Lexicon Devil: Melvins
Know Your Rights: The Clash (2022 Remastered)
What A Wonderful World: Louis Armstrong

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