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Hell's Kitchen Radio #511: No Shame In My Game
August 14, 2023 8:00pm

 

A Season in Hell
Hell's Kitchen Radio #511: No Shame In My Game
My high school years (84-88) were mostly spent in San Mateo, California; about 15 miles south of San Francisco. It was a really great place to grow up in the 80s. I was the kind of kid who enjoyed making my way across the high school campus at lunch, talking to many different kids of groups. In the immortal words of Edie McClurg, I was pretty close to "the sportos, the motorheads, geeks, sluts, bloods, wastoids, dweebies, dickheads". I was also one to bring many of these groups together, especially at weekend parties.

I used to hang out with the Odeski brothers: Scott, Howie and Nicki. These three were close in age and loved one another as much as they could hate on one another. I think Scott and Howie had a fight with baseball bats at one time? Their mother owned a lot of property in Foster City (right next to San Mateo), and local officials wanted her to sell much of that property to the city, which she regularly declined, so local law enforcement would harass her sons, often arresting on trumped up charges and then not following through, just to intimidate the family. They were used to it. Foster City cops were notorious in their intimidation tactics towards teens as it was. I learned to hate cops then and there.

They had a big home, and turned their 2-car garage into Nicki's bedroom. And what a room! They put in the work to make it the real deal, along with video games, foosball table, pool table, television, bar, neon signs, and a sweet stereo.

This is where I got my earliest education on Rap and Hip Hop. To be honest, we all called it Rap. I'm not sure when Hip Hop entered the vernacular, but it wasn't around us in the 80s.

Nicki was always playing Rap. He did a lot of record shopping and had the latest 12". LL Cool J, Eric B and Rakim, Ice T, NWA, Public Enemy, Kool Moe Dee, Salt and Peppa, BDM, Biz Markie, Schoolly D, Slick Rick, Too Short, Too Live Crew, and so much more.

I was a DJ at the very popular local ice rink, Ice Capades Chalet, at Fashion Island Mall, nearby. I bought records every week for that job, so I was also buying 45s and 12"s of these artists and so many more. I was also very much into punk, metal, psych and the Grateful Dead, so it's safe to say my early music education was expanding by leaps and bounds with Rap being added in.

I was also working for Good Vibrations Mobile DJs, spinning at weddings (oh so many weddings), school dances, birthday parties, and more. I was allowed to bring the DJ console to my high school every so often to spin at lunch in the quad. That was so much fun. I recall one instance when I placed "Walk This Way" by Run DMC on the turntable and let it roll. It was a huge hit at that time, and I really enjoyed it. Half way through the tune I slowly dragged the needle across the record (SACRILEGIOUS!!!!!) and then started up the Aerosmith version. I did for affect, obviously. I think I even made some comment on the mic like "this isn't how it's supposed to go...riiiiiiiiiipppppp. Here ya go!" So lame, but I was 16, so what do you want?

My years at KFJC (88-97) just added to my growing appreciation of Rap and Hip Hop. And what an excellent era it was for that genre.

So on Monday night I wanted to pay tribute to this long-lasting and ever-evolving genre. I am truly happy it wasn't the fad that so many said it would be. This show isn't any kind of retrospective; it's just me playing some of my favorites in two hours. I kept the mic breaks to a minimum so the music would tell the tale. And yes, most of what I played was released between 87-95. That's my favorite era!

That's not to say there isn't a lot happening now that I don't love. I'm a big MF Doom fan, as well as Kendrick Lamar, and many more. I still shy away from pop of any genre, so the pop Hip Hop doesn't do anything for me.

I may bring Little Lauson Hell on again soon for her to play her favorite Hip Hop of this past decade. She has a lot on her playlist that I need to dive deep into.

Enjoy and please share this gem.

Happy 50th Hip Hop! Let's hear it for many more awesome decades to come!

jh

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

Laugh, Love, Fuck: The Coup
JBs Comin' Through: Jungle Brothers
The Cactus: 3rd Bass

Car Thief: Beastie Boys
Potholes In My Lawn: De La Soul
Resurrection: Common
Am I Black Enough For Ya: Schoolly D

Ten Crack Commandments: Notorious BIG
Protect Your Neck: Wu Tang Clan
Don't Believe The Hype: Public Enemy

Buck Whylin': Terminator X
One Time For The Rebel: Son of Bazerk
Back in the Old Days of Hip Hop: Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five

Earth People: Dr. Octagon
Run This Town: Jay-Z (featuring Rihanna)
Come On Down: Big Daddy Kane
Soul Brother #1: Pete Rock and CL Smooth
I'm On The Mic: KRS-One

Rapp Snitch Knishes: MF Doom
Search 4 The Lyte: MC Lyte
Samba Soul: N.A.S.A. (featuring DJ Qbert, Q-Tip and Del the Funkee Homosapien)

Steady Mobbin': Ice Cube
No Shame in My Game: Gang Starr
Sucker MCs: Run DMC

Brother Rap: James Brown

Hell's Kitchen Radio #510: It's A Mind Killer
July 17, 2023 8:00pm

 

A Season in Hell
Hell's Kitchen Radio #510: It's A Mind Killer
It sure enough felt GOOD to be back in the studio Monday night. I haven't taken this much time off since I started Radio Valencia in 2010. This was my first show since early April. I needed the break, but I was itching to get back. There was a moment Monday afternoon, a few hours before my show, when I thought "i could stay in and watch a show". That's when I knew I just had to make it in to do my show.

The longer you sit, the harder it is to get up.

Get up.

Always get up.

So where have I been? That's a difficult question to answer, and not one I'm quite ready to jump into quite yet. My health is great! It has nothing to do with that. My kids are healthy as well. My life is in flux, but I can honestly say I am the happiest and most at peace in quite a long time. As a matter of fact last Friday afternoon I was on the beach near Albany Bulb (yes, there's a great little beach there and the water was warm that day), staring out at the city and the Golden Gate Bridge, playing in the warm water with Bodhi, noting that I was the happier at that moment than I have been in many years.

I'm not often unhappy. I just have been lacking a measure of harmony and peace. Today I have more harmony and peace. And for this I am grateful.

Now, on with the show!

I wasn't certain how rusty I was going to be, but after having hosted a few thousand shows over the years, I figured as long as I had enough music with me, I could figure out the rest.

How right I was!

I've missed a few tributes over the past few months, so I had to make up for that. Harry Belafonte, Blackie Onassis and Tom Verlaine passed over the past few months. Instead of sets for the dearly departed, you get a single tune for each.

I'm starting off with some jazz and folk blues, before getting louder. And I do get louder. New music from Death Valley Girls, Iggy Pop, Mudhoney, Cory Hanson (of WAND), and King Gizzard pepper the broadcast.

I expect to be hosting my show live every other Monday night for a while. You'll hear an encore presentation (read: rerun) on the Monday's I'm not in. Having hosted over 500 shows on Radio Valencia your sure to enjoy what I have served up for you.

Enjoy and please share.

jh

Hell's Kitchen Radio with John Hell
Mondays 8-10PM
Radio Valencia in SF
https://radiovalencia.fm

White Man's Got A God Complex: Last Poets
Freedom Day: Max Roach

Midnight Special: Harry Belafonte
Terraplane Blues: Robert Johnson

When the Levee Breaks: Memphis Minnie
Write Me A Few Lines: Mississippi Fred McDowell
Walkin' Blues: Muddy Waters
Stagolee: Jesse Fuller

Sugar Magnolia: Joe Pop-O-Pie
St. Stephen: Ty Segall
Filipino Boxsprings Hog: Tom Waits

Magic Powers: Death Valley Girls
Toe Cutter/Thumb Buster: Thee Oh Sees
Snakes Crawl: Shannon and the Clams
(Today is) Blackie's Birthday: Urge Overkill

Strung Out Johnny: Iggy Pop
Flush the Fascists: Mudhoney

Friction: Television
Leave the Capitol: The Fall
Safe European Home: The Clash
Fredrick: Patti Smith
Bulunur Mu: Altin Gun

Gila Monster: King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard
Sunday Morning Comin' Down: Kris Kristofferson

Driving Through Heaven: Cory Hanson


Hell's Kitchen Radio #508: Thanks For Being A Friend
February 27, 2023 8:00pm

 

A Season in Hell
Hell's Kitchen Radio #508: Thanks For Being A Friend
It feels like the first time almost every time. I get an itch to share all of this with you Monday nights. No guests tonight, and I honestly just felt like stretching way out tonight, hence the few tracks you see below. There are a few long ones in here that I know are going to take you on a little trip if you allow them to.

I suggest you make the time to sit back and enjoy this one.

Not much else to say. I hope I get to play more music for you again soon.

Enjoy.

jh

Stepping Out: The Fall
The Passenger: Siouxsie and the Banshees

Up From the South: The Budos Band
Seker Oglan: Altin Gun

Encrypted Bounce: Oh Sees
Blue Jay Way: The Beatles

All Dead To Me: Sgt. Splendor
Chocolate Jesus: Tom Waits

No Hay Problema: Pink Martini
Sorcery: Big Band Katowice
Separate Ways: Neil Young

Mountains of the Moon>Dark Star: Grateful Dead (February 27, 1969)
The High Road: Broken Bells

New York Town: Peter Rowan
In That Great Getting Up In The Morning: The New Gospel Keys

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.

jh

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

Hell's Kitchen Radio #506: Let Them Eat Tweets
February 6, 2023 8:00pm

 

A Season in Hell
Hell's Kitchen Radio #506: Let Them Eat Tweets
I left Twitter a few years ago. It always upset me to scroll through it. I held onto the account so I could share my radio blog on there, tagging the artists I play. I never missed it, and I never thought I would. When Musk took it over I deleted my account. I don't need to share my data with that guy. It appears Twitter drives people to this page. I've gone from ~150 per post to ~10. ugh. I do not want to back to Twitter.

Well I guess you lucky few get to enjoy all this music just for yourselves. Who am I to keep you from sharing it on your own social media platforms?

Just look at what you get: a tribute to Tom Verlaine, some 70s Punk, 60s Blues and Jazz, new John Cale, Molly Tuttle, Ty Segall, Taj Mahal and Ry Cooder. I also have some demos and outtakes from The Who and Funkadelic. I'm all over the damn place.

Let Twitter keep the creep. You have me and I have you, and that's all that counts.

Enjoy and please share.

jh

Roadrunner: The Modern Lovers
Anarchy in the UK: Sex Pistols

Friction: Television
Down At The Rock and Roll Club: Richard Hell and the Voidoids
Love Comes In Spurts: Thee Headcoats

Sorcery: Big Band Katowice
Back Home: Yusef Lateef
Nisaba in the Grass: Luna

Night Crawling: John Cale
Earthquake: Kim Gordon

Fearless: Mary Lou Lord
The Waitress Song: First Aid Kit
Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out: Janis Joplin and Jorma Kaukonen
Sloppy Drunk Blues: Big Joe Williams

San Francisco Bay Blues: Molly Tuttle
Bumble Bee: Big Mama Thornton

Goin' Mobile (Pete's Demos): The Who
Red Hot Mama (alternative take): Funkadelic
I'm Bad, I'm Nationwide (2022 remake): ZZ Top
Midnight Special: Harry Belefonte

Saturday Pt. 2: Ty Segall
Moth Tongue: Crystal Fairy

Pick A Bale of Cotton: Taj Mahal and Ry Cooder
What A Wonderful World: Louis Armstrong

Hell's Kitchen Radio #505: Brothers Hellberg Rejoice!
January 30, 2023 8:00pm

 

A Season in Hell
Hell's Kitchen Radio #505: Brothers Hellberg Rejoice!
Well 2023 is starting out a bit how 2022 ended: a bit sour. My dad passed in late December, which was a real kick in the gonads, after which I was happy to see 2022 fade away. And now the first few weeks of 2023 have seen the passing of Jeff Beck, David Crosby, Tom Verlaine and more. It's starting to feel a bit how 2016 when so many musical heroes passed starting with David Bowie.

What else does 2023 have in store for us all?

Let the music play!

I invited my buddy, rock photographer Jay Blakesberg into the studio to talk about his history knowing and photographing David Crosby, and to play the music we both grew up on. There's a lot of Crosby-related tunes sprinkled throughout the show, interlaced with our colorful conversation.

Jay is nothing if he isn't a fine conversationalist.

He also was kind enough to bring a copy of his remarkable new coffee table book, RetroBlakesberg, full of photos all taken on film. I love that so many of the shows from the 80s and 90s in the Bay Area I actually attended!!!

Go to his site and check out the book. Pick up a copy. You'll be so happy you did. And if you're on Instagram, be certain to follow him.

Jay gives good radio too. I think we're going to make this a quarterly thing. That is, unless another legendary rock star dies before then. Where's Keith and Iggy? I'm seeing Iggy in a few months, so he better hold on.



Hell's Kitchen Radio #504: People Like Us
January 23, 2023 8:00pm

 

A Season in Hell
Hell's Kitchen Radio #504: People Like Us
Here's my show from this past Monday night. It's been a challenging few weeks since my dad passed away. I like getting my shows posted within a couple of days after broadcast, but you'll have to forgive me for being so late with this.

As always I take two hours and throw pretty much everything at it.

This coming Monday night, January 30th tune in for my guest, rock photographer Jay Blakesberg. We'll be talking about the late David Crosby and more.

What have you been listening to lately? Where are you getting your musical inspiration from?

Enjoy and please share.

jh

Basketball Jones: Cheech and Chong
Swing 42: Django Reinhardt
Trouble in Mind: Janis Joplin and Jorma Kaukonen

Regimental Sgt. Zippo: Elton John
3/5 of a Mile in 10 Seconds: Jefferson Airplane

God Bless The Child: Kenny Burrell
The Diamond Sea: Sonic Youth

Cryo For Freedom: Larry Boothroyd's Remote Communion
Woke Up Dead: JD Pinkus
I Don't Wanna Be A Soldier, Mama: John Lennon

Hot Rod Lincoln: Bill Kirchen
They Ain't Makin' Jews Like Jesus Anymore: Kinky Friedman
I'll Be Your Baby Tonight: Bob Dylan

Back Seat Betty: Miles Davis
London: Angel Bat Dawid

Laughing: David Crosby
Pasties and a G-String: Andre Williams
In That Great Gettin' Up In The Morning: The New Gospel Keys

Hell's Kitchen Radio #503: Back to Business
January 16, 2023 8:00pm

 

A Season in Hell
Hell's Kitchen Radio #503: Back to Business
You know I start this show out talking about why I do what I do. This is all about taking two hours and paining an aural picture for your mind. Spotify can't do that. Commercial radio stations won't do that. They can't risk losing their sponsors. Spotify has no soul. Commercial radio exists to steal your soul and your time. And how insulting are they?

ever be able to guess what I'm going to play on my show. Yes, there are a handful of artists who I have been known to play more often than others.

I was all over the place on this show. Experimental, garage-punk, Americana, Bluegrass, free-Jazz, Soul-Jazz, both American and British Punk, a tribute to Jeff Beck, British Rock, Greek Psych-Groove, Neo-Psych and Gospel. I ask you, where else are you going to hear this? Radio Valencia needs to be bookmarked on your browser and you must get the app!

I can't wait until next week.

Enjoy and please share.

jh

Ge Rouge: Crash Worship
Diddy Wah: Ty Segall Band

The Red, The White, and The Blue: Peter Rowan
Dooley's Farm: Molly Tuttle and Golden Highway

Nisaba in the Grass: Luna
Focus on Sanity: John Coltrane and Don Cherry

Driva Man: Max Roach
Inner City Blues: Grover Washington Jr.

Playing in the Band: Bob Weir
Jubilee Street: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
Media Control: The Nuns
Bourgeois Town: The Fall
Fast Cars: Buzzcocks

Freeway Jam: Jeff Beck
I'm Ready: Humble Pie
Show Me The Way: Dinosaur Jr.

Tatli Dile Guler Yuze: Altin Gun
Death's Not Your Friend: Wooden Shjips

In That Great Getting Up In The Morning: The New Gospel Keys

Hell's Kitchen Radio #502: A Tribute For My Father
January 9, 2023 8:00pm

 

A Season in Hell
Hell's Kitchen Radio #502: A Tribute For My Father
Well, here's a show I knew I would have to host eventually. I just didn't think it was going to be so soon. My dear father, Harvey Rosenberg passed away on Monday, December 26, 2022, after over ten years surviving Parkinson's Disease. I was lucky to have spent a few days with him just before he passed. It was unexpected. He had been fairly stable and mobile just a few days before he passed on. Then something happened, that we're hoping to find out, and he took a serious turn for the worse; he never recovered.

To say I'm going to miss him is a massive understatement.

I have spoken about my dad on this show numerous times over the years. There were a lot of dad-isms I have imparted to you, my kids and my students. So many great words to live by. Here are a few:

There's no reward without risk.
Always check the oil.
Pay your taxes.

And then there were the cars. My dad owned a lot of cars. It was his hobby: buy a car, fix it up, sell it. I think if he wasn't a watchmaker and in the jewelry business, he would have been a mechanic and race car driver. He must have owned at lease one Chevy model from 49 - 68, including four Corvettes: '60, '64, '66, and '68. I was lucky to be alive to enjoy the '66 and '68. I even snuck the '66 out a few time. Sorry dad.

Anyone who knew my dad liked him. He was a great guy. He never judged anyone, and never spoke ill of anyone. If I needed advice, he would never tell me what to do, only what he would do. I lived with him through high school, after my parent's divorced. They gave me the choice, and it was the best choice to make for a young 13 year old boy, hungry for male energy only a dad can offer. I will always cherish our hours-long evening conversations about life. He was a great listener and a good storyteller. I'll miss those talks. They helped form who I am today.

My love of music started with my dad. I don't think he was as interested in music as I came to be, but he was the first to play me music that wasn't on the pop radio stations. He enjoyed Chicago-style electric blues, bebop-era Jazz, 50s and 60s R&B and Rock & Roll. Chuck Berry, John Lee Hooker, and the Blues Brothers were always favorites. I feel like he handed me the baton and I kept it going.

Dad took me to some fun concerts in the 80s: Bruce Springsteen (Born in the USA Tour), Bob Seger, Robert Plant, and the Doobie Brothers. I loved seeing music with him. He turned me onto great films too. The Godfather was our mutual favorite. We also loved Mel Brooks films, Abbott and Costello, and the Marx Brothers. So much of my humor is because of these films. Dad started me young. I am forever grateful.

I was honored to host a tribute to him on Monday night. The music I chose is music he would have loved. I tell a bunch of stories about him, and was happy to have my sisters Julie and Tracy keeping me honest with the live fact checking, via text. Thanks to my step-sister Dayna (for whom I've known since she was five and consider her my sister) and her loving husband John for being in the studio with me. A huge thanks to my wonderful daughter, Lauson for being with me as well. It was so special to share this night with them and with everyone who tuned in.

I don't believe in an afterlife, or religion, or any of that, so I can't tell you where dad is, or if he heard the show. I'm hoping if there is something that comes after this, then he's living it up. I don't want dad to rest in peace, because he wouldn't want that either. I want him having fun, racing cars with his friends, watching a great football game, eating the juiciest steakand hanging out with the people that mean the most to him. I hosted this show in his memory, so those who are alive can feel the love that we felt for such a wonderful person.

I love you dad.

Your son.

Intro - Hey Bartender: Blues Brothers
Blazing Saddles Trailer
Mack The Knife: Louis Armstrong

Manish Boy: Muddy Waters
Shaving Cream: Benny Bell
Marx Brothers' Duck Soup Trailer
The Runaway: Danny O'Keefe

Birthday: The Beatles
It's Hard To Be Humble: Mac Davis
Who's On First: Abbott and Costello

Bony Maronie: Larry Williams
Little Red Hen: Taj Mahal
The Godfather Trailer
Theme from The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Ennio Morricone

My Sick Mind: The Roaches
Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey: Paul McCartney

My Ding-A-Ling: Chuck Berry
Roll Over Beethoven: Rolling Stones

Boom Boom: John Lee Hooker
What A Wonderful World: Louis Armstrong

Hell's Kitchen Radio #501: I Think It's Gonna Rain
January 2, 2023 8:00pm

 

A Season in Hell
Hell's Kitchen Radio #501: I Think It's Gonna Rain
New year, new, show, new chance to make this even better for you. Have you ever thought about time travel? What do you think about? Where would you go? Why? Who would you want to see? Is this a kill Hitler kind of thing, or more of a see your favorite band before they made it big?

Maybe you just want to see some relatives in their prime? Holiday dinner with the folks? I haven't had dinner with my folks since May of 1984, before they separated when I was 13, two weeks after my very embarrassing bar mitzvah. It's possible we all dined together once or twice following then, but I don't recall. I'm not sad about it. I grew up living with my dad through high school, and it was really quite fabulous. I had no leash. San Francisco in the 80s was a lot of fun when you're a teen with no leash. Thanks dad.

My dad, Harvey Rosenberg, passed away last week at the age of 81, from Parkinson's Disease. He was such a great guy. Monday, January 9th, I'm going to host a two hour tribute to the man who brought music into my life. I wouldn't be who I am today without my father. I'll tell you all about him on Monday night. Tune in, it'll be worth it.

There was lots of rain this week so there's a lot of rain song mixed in tonight, along with a bunch of my faves from 2022. I have a lot of anniversary and remaster releases I threw in as well.

Enjoy and please share.

jh

Cold, Rain and Snow: Grateful Dead (February 3, 1978)
Stormy Monday: Allman Brothers Band (January 30, 1971)

I Think It's Going To Rain Today: Nina Simone
Buckets of Rain: Bob Dylan

1983 (A Merman I Should Turn To Be): Jimi Hendrix
Illegal Smile: John Prine

Rainy Night House: Joni Mitchell
Emotional Weather Report: Tom Waits
Wild Child (Demo): Lou Reed

Maison Silk Road: Kikagaku Moyo
Do Not Expose to the Burning Sun: Helms Alee
Death Train: The Bobby Lees

Know Your Rights: The Clash
Cornbread, Peas, Black Molasses: Taj Mahal and Ry Cooder
Madman Across the Water (Demo with Mick Ronson): Elton John

The Supermen (Bowie and Ronson for BBC 1971): David Bowie
Driva'man: Max Roach with Abbey Lincoln
She Said, She Said (John's Demo): The Beatles
Rain (Mono Remaster): The Beatles

What A Wonderful World: Louis Armstrong

Hell's Kitchen Radio #500: No, You're the Special One - Part Two
December 19, 2022 10:00pm

 

A Season in Hell
Hell's Kitchen Radio #500: No, You're the Special One - Part Two
***This is part two, 10pm - Midnight

Well, that was one Hell of a great night. And way too fast. Monday night I celebrated my 500th show on Radio Valencia. I've been doing weekly radio shows, with little interruption, since the fall of 1990. In the early days I taped a lot of my shows on cassette. And most of those were only the air breaks so I could go back and critique myself, hoping to learn how to improve my delivery.

Some of these early shows are so embarrassing that I can't be in the same room with the cassette!

Many of those old shows also have some excellent music mixes in there. Maybe I need to cringe a little bit and give them a listen?

I produced my 500th show in radio many many years ago, but hosting my 500th on the station I started gives a really warm feel to everything. We flipped the switch on Radio Valencia in August of 2010. I started hosting Mondays 8-10PM right away; a slot I held at three previous stations: San Francisco Liberation Radio (2000 - 2003), Pirate Cat (2005 - 2007) and FCCFree Radio (2007 - 2009). I've hosted a few specials while at RV that I never numbered, so I'm guessing I'm closer to 520, but who's counting?


On this special night I put the word out to staff and friends to come hang out. Big thanks to Radio Valencia staffers Darcy, Johnny and Edwin from Skeevy Sideshow, Wednedsays 6-10pm; Doug and Emily from Beyond All Limits, who were kind enough to yield their Monday 10-midnight slot so I could host four hours on this night. Darren from Bo's Veranda (Mondays 4-6pm) also came and hung out. Friends of RV also brought the love, including my dear friends Yas, John Law (SF Cacaphony Society, Billboard Liberation Front, ex-Suicide Club), musician Robin Coomer and her dear mate Matt "The Cleaner"!

The music was a mix of favorites from 2022 and others that are currently rolling through my brain. See the playlist below.

What do I have planned for the next 500 shows? I have zero clue what I have planned for #501 let alone #1000. Tune in Mondays 8-10PM Pacific and hear for yourself.


Enjoy and please share this treat.

jh

Hell's Kitchen Radio with John Hell
Mondays 8-10PM
Radio Valencia in SF
https://radiovalencia.fm

I Heard it on the X: Olivelawn
Loren's Dance: Idris Muhammad

Channel Zero: Public Enemy
They Threw Me Out Of Church: Wesley Willis

Concrete Jungle: The Specials
The Biggest Blow: Sex Pistols with Ronnie Biggs
Looking For A Kiss: New York Dolls
White Riot: The Clash
Money (That's What I Want): The Flying Lizards

The Payback Mix: James Brown
Fairies Wear Boots: Brown Sabbath

Paranoid: Jazz Sabbath
Undertaker: Mark Growden

Redless: Othered
Hall of the Oyster King: Glitter Wizard
Attractive Target: Negativland

O Tannenbaum/Hava Nagilla: Phat Man Dee
Merry Christmas From The Family: Robert Earl Keen Jr.
A Christmas Song: Jethro Tull
Golden Frames: Shannon Shaw

Greta Van Fake: The Bobby Lees
You Better Have A Gun: Fantastic Negrito
Phantoms: Czarface and MF Doom
Portland, Oregon: Loretta Lynn

The Dripping Tap: King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard
Tommy in Seven Minutes: Vital on 45

Night Goat: Melvins
Plastic Plant: Thee Oh Sees
Cardboard Pile: Kikagaku Moyo

I'm Waiting For The Man: Lou Reed
Quicksand (2021 Early Mix): David Bowie
Telephone Call From Istanbul: Tom Waits

Free: Ty Segall
Bee Karma: WAND
Vera (2022): Roger Waters

Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere: Neil Young and the Promise Real
I Bid You Goodnight: Joseph Spence & The Pinder Family

Hell's Kitchen Radio #500: No, You're the Special One - Part One
December 19, 2022 8:00pm

 

A Season in Hell
Hell's Kitchen Radio #500: No, You're the Special One - Part One
Well, that was one Hell of a great night. And way too fast. Monday night I celebrated my 500th show on Radio Valencia. I've been doing weekly radio shows, with little interruption, since the fall of 1990. In the early days I taped a lot of my shows on cassette. And most of those were only the air breaks so I could go back and critique myself, hoping to learn how to improve my delivery.

Some of these early shows are so embarrassing that I can't be in the same room with the cassette!

Many of those old shows also have some excellent music mixes in there. Maybe I need to cringe a little bit and give them a listen?

I produced my 500th show in radio many many years ago, but hosting my 500th on the station I started gives a really warm feel to everything. We flipped the switch on Radio Valencia in August of 2010. I started hosting Mondays 8-10PM right away; a slot I held at three previous stations: San Francisco Liberation Radio (2000 - 2003), Pirate Cat (2005 - 2007) and FCCFree Radio (2007 - 2009). I've hosted a few specials while at RV that I never numbered, so I'm guessing I'm closer to 520, but who's counting?

On this special night I put the word out to staff and friends to come hang out. Big thanks to Radio Valencia staffers Darcy, Johnny and Edwin from Skeevy Sideshow, Wednedsays 6-10pm; Doug and Emily from Beyond All Limits, who were kind enough to yield their Monday 10-midnight slot so I could host four hours on this night. Darren from Bo's Veranda (Mondays 4-6pm) also came and hung out. Friends of RV also brought the love, including my dear friends Yas, John Law (SF Cacaphony Society, Billboard Liberation Front, ex-Suicide Club), musician Robin Coomer and her dear mate Matt "The Cleaner"!

The music was a mix of favorites from 2022 and others that are currently rolling through my brain. See the playlist below.

What do I have planned for the next 500 shows? I have zero clue what I have planned for #501 let alone #1000. Tune in Mondays 8-10PM Pacific and hear for yourself.

Enjoy and please share this treat.

jh

I Heard it on the X: Olivelawn
Loren's Dance: Idris Muhammad

Channel Zero: Public Enemy
They Threw Me Out Of Church: Wesley Willis

Concrete Jungle: The Specials
The Biggest Blow: Sex Pistols with Ronnie Biggs
Looking For A Kiss: New York Dolls
White Riot: The Clash
Money (That's What I Want): The Flying Lizards

The Payback Mix: James Brown
Fairies Wear Boots: Brown Sabbath

Paranoid: Jazz Sabbath
Undertaker: Mark Growden

Redless: Othered
Hall of the Oyster King: Glitter Wizard
Attractive Target: Negativland

O Tannenbaum/Hava Nagilla: Phat Man Dee
Merry Christmas From The Family: Robert Earl Keen Jr.
A Christmas Song: Jethro Tull
Golden Frames: Shannon Shaw

Greta Van Fake: The Bobby Lees
You Better Have A Gun: Fantastic Negrito
Phantoms: Czarface and MF Doom
Portland, Oregon: Loretta Lynn

The Dripping Tap: King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard
Tommy in Seven Minutes: Vital on 45

Night Goat: Melvins
Plastic Plant: Thee Oh Sees
Cardboard Pile: Kikagaku Moyo

I'm Waiting For The Man: Lou Reed
Quicksand (2021 Early Mix): David Bowie
Telephone Call From Istanbul: Tom Waits

Free: Ty Segall
Bee Karma: WAND
Vera (2022): Roger Waters

Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere: Neil Young and the Promise Real
I Bid You Goodnight: Joseph Spence & The Pinder Family

Hell's Kitchen Radio #499: Penultimate Nightmare
December 12, 2022 8:00pm

 

A Season in Hell
Hell's Kitchen Radio #499: Penultimate Nightmare
I enjoy shopping in my own record store. Or in this case, my music library at home. Before we got priced out of SF, I had a really nice music room where I had my record shelves, along with the 12 CD shelves, each 12 feet long, that I built on my own to house my ever growing bootleg collection, along with the obvious officially released material. Oh wow, I used to love being down there pulling out music, kicking back and getting excited about what I was going to play on my next show.

And then we had to move.

Now, I really do enjoy living in Berkeley. Say what you will, but I'm no Berkeley snob. I've seen the way people turn up their nose at me for the kale I choose at Berkeley Bowl, but they can all just go to Hell. To Hell I say!

And our rental is just fine, if not pretty small. And the walls are thin. At least I have a driveway. And my records are in the living room! And I'm running out of room. I had to ditch the CD shelves for CD binders, but that's ok. Right? Sure. That also means I don't play a lot of CDs on my shows these days. That being said I reached up high on the shelf in Bodhi's closet the other day to grab one of my many CD binders. Tonight features some of what was found in there.

I haven't purchased a CD in many moons, and much of what I have in there I think I have a flac version of now anyway, but there are still some real treats that I almost forgot I owned. Giant Sand, New Duncan Imperials, Idiot Flesh, and Built To Spill are just a few of the discs I brought along tonight.

I also start the show with a few extra tracks from 1968, that I didn't get to last week on my 12th annual Annual Annual. It's a fun opening set.

There's a Sam Cooke live cut you think you know, but you don't know. The Iggy set is SET OF THE NIGHT! I made an executive decision and just kept it going.

There's a lot packed into this two hours. Take a look at the setlist and click the link above to enjoy the show. Tune in next Monday, December 19, from 8-midnight to help me celebrate my 500th show on Radio Valencia! As Little Lauson Hell said to me recently "wow, that's half of 1000". Smart girl there.

Hey, 1993 called, they want their CDs back.

Enjoy.

jh

You Can't Win: Iron Butterfly
Red the Sign Post: Fifty Foot Hose
Le Premier Bonheur Du Jour: Os Mutantes

Twistin' The Night Away" Sam Cooke
Missile Blues: Wes Montgomery

Love's Missing: Iggy Pop
Paradise Blues: Death Valley Girls
Get Thee Gone: The Geraldine Fibbers
Every Grain of Sand: Giant Sand

Magma: King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard
White Trash Boogie: New Duncan Imperials

White Man In Hammersmith Palais: Eric McFadden
TV Set: The Cramps
Not My Song: Idiot Flesh

Blue: Ty Segall
Heartattack and Vine: Lydia Lunch with Nels Cline
Hit the Road Jack: The Residents
Gone: Built To Spill

Free the Skull: Moon Duo
Prophet Live: Prince Jazzbo

Gloria: The Electric Prunes
What A Wonderful World: Louis Armstrong

Hell's Kitchen Radio #498: 12th annual Annual Annual: 1968
December 5, 2022 8:00pm

 

A Season in Hell
Hell's Kitchen Radio #498: 12th annual Annual Annual: 1968
The weather outside is frightful but the music is so delightful, so since you're stuck inside anyway, might as well tune in, tune in, tune in.
It's that time of year once again when I choose one year to focus two hour on. My Annual Annual is a great opportunity for me to go deeper into the music for a particular year, playing music for you that really deserves to be rediscovered. I started this show in 2011 when I wanted to go deeper into one of my favorite years for music: 1971. What a year, indeed! Following that I took one show every November to host this special. Below you can find the links for the previous 11 episodes.

Monday night, 8-10pm Pacific is all about 1968! I was considering hosting a Bay Area only 1991 show, but after chatting with a radio colleague about the greatness of 1968, I just knew that was the year for me! 1968 was a great year for Acid Rock and Psychedelic Rock. My fear is I'm not going to have nearly enough time to share with you everything I want to. This may take two weeks!


Don't expect this to be a Top 20 show. That's never been something I would do. I won't select the playlist until I'm on the air. I like to be listening to a song to direct me to my next track. I can share a few of the artists I'm bringing along for the ride: Jimi Hendrix, Moby Grape, Silver Apple, Jefferson Airplane, Grateful Dead, Blue Cheer, Iron Butterfly, Traffic, Pink Floyd, Os Mutantes, Soft Machine, Fifty Foot Hose, Mothers of Invention and so much more.


Spread the word, ingest some mushroom tea, kick back and enjoy the show.

Magnolia Caboose Babyfinger: Blue Cheer
The Pusher: Steppenwolf
Ain't Got No/I Got Life: Nina Simone

Yer Blues: The Dirty Mac
Good To Me As I Am To You: Aretha Franklin
The House at Pooneil Corners: Jefferson Airplane

It's A Man's Man's Man's World: James Brown and His Famous Flames
Astral Sounds: 101 Strings
Flower Punk: The Mothers of Invention
Passing the Time: Cream

Cocaine Blues: Johnny Cash
Waiting Around To Die: Townes Van Zandt
Good Guys/Bad Guys Cheer: Country Joe and the Fish
I Am A Pilgrim: The Byrds

I'm The Urban Spaceman: Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band
The Garden of Earthly Delights: The United States of America
Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds: William Shatner

This Wheel's On Fire: The Band
Not To Touch the Earth: The Doors
White Light/White Heat: Velvet Underground
You Don't Love Me: Kaleidoscope

Killing Floor: The Electric Flag
Forty Thousand Headman: Traffic
Jugband Blues: Pink Floyd

Born Cross-Eyed: Grateful Dead

Enjoy and please share.

jh
Hell's Kitchen Radio with John Hell
Mondays 8-10PM
Radio Valencia in SF
https://radiovalencia.fm

Hell's Kitchen Radio #497: Join The Hell Army
November 28, 2022 8:00pm

 

A Season in Hell
Hell's Kitchen Radio #497: Join The Hell Army
Monday night was a real treat. I was in the mood classic American Blues from the early 20th century; the roots of Rock and Roll. I also have a number of 2022 reissues including Miles Davis, Kiss, David Bowie, The Beatles, and Michael Jackson! I don't think I've ever played Kiss or Michael Jackson on my show. There's even a brand "new" release from The Doors!

And the funny thing about Kiss, is they were my first favorite band. When I was about seven years old my family was living in Greensboro, North Carolina. My father's job took him from my birthplace of Toledo, Ohio down to the south. My aunt came to visit. She had been working at a popular record store, Peaches, and brought gifts! She brought me the first four Kiss studio albums and Kiss Alive II. I was hooked. This was in late 1977 or early 1978. It wasn't long until I joined the Kiss Army, replete with fanzines, posters, stickers and more! I wish I still had all of that stuff. Thanks mom.

I even dressed as Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley for a few consecutive Halloweens. My sister, Tracy Hell, was kind enough to adorn me with the makeup. Thanks Tray!

And then I discovered The Beatles. At the tender age of ten I thought you were only allowed to have one favorite band. So long Kiss.

Next Monday, December 5th is my 12th annual Annual Annual. I choose one year to feature and have a Hell of a lot of fun doing so. Which year will I pick? What songs will I play? Tune in Monday 8-10PM Pacific to find out.

Check out the playlist below and click on the link above to stream or download this show.

Enjoy and please share.

jh

Burning Spear: Thee Oh Sees
Some Velvet Morning: Vanilla Fudge

Paris Blues: The Doors
Tallahatchie River Blues: Mattie Delaney
Guitar Boogie: Blind Roosevelt Graves

Let Me Be Your Big Dog: Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee
Stagolee: Jesse Fuller
Killin' Floor: Howlin' Wolf
Ramblin' On My Mind: John Mayall with Eric Clapton

Quicksand (1971 Demo): David Bowie
I Wanna Be Your Dog (Fast Version): The Stooges
Anglehead: The Monkeywrench
Public Image: PIL

Yaphet: Miles Davis
Total Freedom: Spacin'

God of Thunder: Kiss
Glorious (Drunk Last Night): Polkacide
Tomorrow Never Knows (Take One): The Beatles

Miserlou: The Trash Women
The Ecstacy: Ennio Morricone (The Good, The Bad and The Ugly)
Billy Jean (Home Demo 1981): Michael Jackson

Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out (Moondance Outtake): Van Morrison

Hell's Kitchen Radio #496: Buy The Ticket Take The Ride
November 21, 2022 8:00pm

 

A Season in Hell
Hell's Kitchen Radio #496: Buy The Ticket Take The Ride
This one should put some meat on your bones. Good music. Good times. Good to get ready for the holidaze, if you're into that sort of thing.

New music from King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Neil Young and Crazy Horse, The Bobby Lees, 1965 demos from Lou Reed, rare track from Peter Laughner (Rocket from the Tombs and Pere Ubu). Tributes to Robert Gordon and Nik Turner. And so much more.

Get your bib on and relax with tasty treats from Hell's Kitchen Radio and Radio Valencia.

Enjoy and please share.

jh

Hell's Kitchen Radio with John Hell
Mondays 8-10PM
Radio Valencia in SF
https://radiovalencia.fm

Tommy Gun: The Clash
Master Race Rock: The Dictators

Be My Enemy: The Bobby Lees
Psicopata: Podium
Cortez Sail: Terry Allen

Hell's Itch: King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard
Hurry on Sundown: Hawkwind

Lonesome Train (on a Lonesome Track): Robert Gordon with Link Wray
So Long Baby, Goodbye: The Blasters

Golden Frames: Shannon Shaw
Big Boss Man: Mercury Rev with Hope Sandoval
Cinderella Backstreet: Peter Laughner

Pale Blue Eyes (1965 Demo): Lou Reed
Femme Fatale: Big Star

She Said, She Said: The Beatles
She Is Gold: Ty Segall and White Fence
Hey Luciani: The Fall
Mr. Suit: Wire

Break the Chain: Neil Young and Crazy Horse
Mayla: Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

Hey, Hey, Rise Up: Pink Floyd with Andriy Khlyvnyuk of BoomBox

Hell's Kitchen Radio #495: Fun For The Whole Freaky Family
November 14, 2022 8:00pm

 

A Season in Hell
Hell's Kitchen Radio #495: Fun For The Whole Freaky Family
What a treat to host local guitarist, singer, songwriter, and all around good guy, Ralph Spight on Monday night. Ralph is known mostly through his years leading Bay Area Hardcore Punk band Victims Family, along with bassist Larry Boothroyd. Tonight he was in talking up his side project, which could honestly be a solid lead project for any other respectable artist, The Freak Accident, who are playing at Bottom of the Hill Saturday night, along with Smokers and The Young Barons.

Ralph has played with or toured with all of the legendary punk bands throughout the years, and he quite a few fine stories to share during the show. He is also the lead guitarist for Jello Biafra's Guantanamo School of Medicine.

We talk about the upcoming show, touring, recording, playing guitar, layering instruments, and surviving in today's musical soup.

Ralph's songwriting is second to none and I know you're going to dig this.

Come on down to the Bottom of the Hill this Saturday, November 17th for this all ages show. Doors at 7:30, show at 8:30. Bring the kids!

I'm gearing up for my 12th annual Annual Annual, where I choose one year to focus two hours on. I've got my ears on three years right now, so you'll have to tune in Monday, November 28th, 8-10PM PST to check it out.

Enjoy and please share.

jh

Hell's Kitchen Radio with John Hell
Mondays 8-10PM
Radio Valencia in SF
https://radiovalencia.fm


Night of the Long Knives: Larry Boothroyd's Remote Communion
I'm Waiting For The Man (1965 demo): Lou Reed

Born to Lose: Jerry Lee Lewis
The Same Thing: Muddy Waters

Fire: Wayne Shorter/Lee Morgan
Tripping Up The Stairs: Helms Alee
I Hate Myself: The Freak Accident

Interview with Ralph Spight

Outer Space is Boring: The Freak Accident
Squad Car: The Young Barons
Bloody Knuckles: Smokers
Almost Alive: The Freak Accident

Make it Stop: The Freak Accident
Moment of Truth: The Young Barons
Falling Backwards: Smokers
Waking the Sleepwalker: The Freak Accident

Beautiful Ugly: The Freak Accident
Hollywood Junkyard: The Bobby Lees
Little Suck-a-Thumb: Larry Boothroyd's Remote Communion

Self Destruct: The Freak Accident
Mohawk Town: Paul Leary


Hell's Kitchen Radio #494: Do Your Duty
November 7, 2022 8:00pm

 

A Season in Hell
Hell's Kitchen Radio #494: Do Your Duty
It's Election Day 2022! Have you voted? Are you waiting until today to vote? My Monday night show was all about the California propositions I run through them all and what a "yes" and "no" vote means.

Take a listen here and then get out the vote!!!

Enjoy and please share.

jh

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

Deep in the Heart (of Racist AmeriKKA): MDC
Freedom of Choice: DEVO
I'm A Conservative: Iggy Pop

Suffragette City: David Bowie
Politician: Cream

If There's A Hell Below, We're All Gonna Go: Curtis Mayfield
The Revolution Will Not Be Televised: Gil Scott-Heron

The Boss: James Brown
Free Your Mind And Your Ass Will Follow: Funkadelic
Five Feet High and Rising: Johnny Cash

Chinese Rock: Ramones
Gloria: Patti Smith
Political Song For Michael Jackson To Sing: Minutemen

The Times They Are A-Changin': Bob Dylan
Fortunate Son: Creedence Clearwater Revival

Here's how I voted:

2022 Ballot



Gov - Newsom

Lt. Gov - Kounalakis

Sec of State - Weber

Controller - Cohen

Treasure - Ma

AG - Bonta

Ins Comm - Lara



State Board of Eq - Liever

Senate - Padilla

Schools - Thurmond





Props

1 - Y

26 - N

27 - N

28 - Y

29 - N

30 - Y

31 - Y



D - Y

L - Y

M - y

N - Y

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.

jh

Hell's Kitchen Radio with John Hell
Mondays 8-10PM
Radio Valencia in SF
https://radiovalencia.fm

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

Hell's Kitchen Radio #492: Let Me Play You What To Think
October 17, 2022 8:00pm

 

A Season in Hell
Hell's Kitchen Radio #492: Let Me Play You What To Think
Someone told me the other day they really don't have any time to listen to music, and there's nothing worth listening to anyhow. I cried. Is this true for some people? For you? I can't imagine life without music. And honestly, as much as I enjoy the "classics" of my youth, including a few go-to bands, at least 50% of my music listening is music from the past couple of years, and always looking to get turned onto some fresh new artist or release.

How is this not more common? Do you not have the time? Are you stuck in what you were listening to in high school? I guess it's more common than I thought. If that's you then I really encourage you to tune into my show Monday's 8-10PM PDST, where I mix it up by era and genre. Take a look at my playlist below and you'll see everything from proto-punk, dub, 60s-psychedelic, boogie-woogie blues, stoney rock, and much much more.

One thing I will always love about Radio Valencia and stations like ours, is the risk our DJs take in pushing past the edges of what is acceptable to the commercial radio programmers. We will never insult you. We yearn to turn you on.

Enjoy and please share.

jh

Hell's Kitchen Radio with John Hell
Mondays 8-10PM
Radio Valencia in SF
https://radiovalencia.fm

Heroin: Roky Erickson and the Explosives
Run Run Run: White Fence

I'm Waiting For My Man: Velvet Underground
TV Eye: The Stooges

Death Train: The Bobby Lees
Mexican Radio: Wall of Voodoo
Bye Bye Baby: Janis Joplin
Anemone: The Brian Jonestown Massacre

Presumptuous: King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard
Curly Dub: Lee Scratch Perry and the Upsetters

Playin' In The Band: Bob Weir
Sugar Magnolia: Joe Pop-O-Pie
Il Eut un Silence Dans le Ciel: Population II

Dominoes: Syd Barrett
Blaze In: Acid King
The Sky Is Crying: Dave Alexander

Willie Poor Boy: Mance Lipscomb
Chicken: Scott H. Biram
20th Century Boy: Siouxsie and the Banshees

Rats in Ruin: All Them Witches

What A Wonderful World: Louis Armstrong


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