A Weekly Dive Into John Hell's Live Bootleg Library
John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza - Monday 6-8PM Pacific - Iggy Pop 2016 and 2022
October 31, 2022 6:00pm


John Hells Live Bootleg Bonanza
John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza - Monday 6-8PM Pacific - Iggy Pop 2016 and 2022
John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza
Monday's 6-8PM Pacific

Well it's Halloween and that means it's time for something stronger than dirt, something that will stick to your clothes. Something that's a stain you'll never get out, as hard as you try.
This calls for Iggy!

James "Iggy Pop" Osterberg should not even be alive today. Serious as a heat attack, this guy has nine lives and has used up nearly 20. He has yet to publish a memoir, but when he does you can bet I'll be the first in line to buy it. He's given his fair share of excellent interviews, the best of which appears in the classic Punk history by Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain, "Please Kill Me". Also, there's the seminal documentary "Gimme Danger", which I can gladly watch a few more dozen times.

Iggy is more than a showman. He's the most original from a genre that was as think on originals as it was on posers. Iggy does not suffer fools.

On my show tonight I feature two recent shows that show how strong his spirit remains.

First up is a partial show from his Isle of Wight appearance on June 11, 2016. This is a Sky Arts broadcast, and the quality is incredible. It clocks in at about 21 minutes and I really need to find the rest of this show, I can tell you that.

Lineage: Sky Arts broadcast 2022-04-09 > DVB-S > TBS 6984 > DVBviewer > .ts > VideoRedo TV Suite (version (2021-09-22)) > mkv > mkvmergeGUI v68.0.0 > .mkv file >mp3

The headlining set tonight comes from a blistering hot show from Jazz Middelheim festival @ Park Den Brandt, in Antwerpen (Belgium) on August 13, 2022. I love how brilliant Iggy still is. He's truly in fine form at the tender age of 75! I tell ya, heroin is a preservative! He and Keith Richards will outlive us all. He's got a young (to him) band backing him up, which includes a small horn section. All the hits are here, and he'll punch you in the throat if you're not having a real good time.
Lineage: radio master
source: DAB+ radio (Klara radio, live-to-air) > Roland R-05
mastering: Cool Edit Pro > CD Wave Editor > Trader's Little Helper > FLAC format: 16 bit/44.1 kHz

You can find my mostly-complete list of live shows right here. Have a request? Leave a comment.

Support these bands. Buy their officially released music and merch, and never ever sell live bootlegs. These are for trade only.

Stick around Monday's 8-10PM Pacific for my weekly music mix, Hell's Kitchen Radio. Lots of new music to share with you every week.

Enjoy and pay it forward.


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