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Hell's Kitchen Radio #507: Sgt Splendor In The Halls of Hell
February 13, 2023 8:00pm


A Season in Hell
Hell's Kitchen Radio #507: Sgt Splendor In The Halls of Hell
There are good times and then there are really good times.

Guess what this night was about?

Eric McFadden and Kate Vargas stopped in Monday night to talk all about their latest project: Sgt. Splendor!

I've been friends with Eric McFadden since the late, great Rotten Ron Donovan introduced us back in 2007. He's been on my show countless times. We've spent many a fine night at clubs and ice cream shops. And then there was New Orleans. Sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeit.

That all being said, I was introduced to one Adam Mackintosh, singer/songwriter extraordinaire in New Orleans in 2017 for an extra special event, which you can read about here. It was at this event week that I met Adam. We were to be roommates for the few nights we were in town, and he met up with me at a club. It was your run of the mill extremely hot New Orleans night in May, when he walked in wearing a brown three piece suit, ascot and sunglasses, carrying a brown leather suitcase and brown Italian sunglasses, standing 6'5". We were introduced and the first thing I asked him was his thoughts about cockroaches? The place was hot. New Orleans in May, hot.

Adam and I have been best friends ever since.

Eric and Adam haven't seen one another in a few years, and Adam was in town visiting family, so I naturally had him come into the studio. I purposely didn't tell Eric about this, because I like a good reveal. Another great thing about this night was that Eric's partner-in-crime Kate Vargas was along for the ride. I was planning on interviewing them about their great act, Sgt. Splendor, who is on tour right now, and will be playing Bottle Rock in a few months.

You have just got to be listening when I'm talking on mic and there's a knock at the door. I ask Eric to open it. The rest is radio history.

All three of my guests were very vocal tonight about songwriting and performing. I really appreciate them coming down. Give it a listen and I think their enthusiasm will rub off on you.

Enjoy and please share.


Down The Street: The Stooges
Bang: Dark Carnival
More Dead: Death Valley Girls

Shapes of Things: Jeff Beck Group
She Shook Me Cold: David Bowie

Fairies Wear Boots: Brownout
Sabbath Bloody Sabbath: Black Sabbath
Magic: Zig Zags

All Dead To Me: Sgt. Splendor
Miss Judy's Farm: The Faces
Nibbadip: Fantaastic Negrito

Crash Dancing: Sgt. Splendor
Everybody's Talking: Bongwater
Strange Days: The Bobby Lees
Red Right Hand: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

Whoopie Chateau: Sgt. Splendor
Do It For Love: The Last Dancers

Teenage Phase: Adam MacKintosh
What A Wonderful World: Louis Armstrong

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