Monday, October 21, 2019

Hell's Kitchen Radio #378: Safe In Hell

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I do love training a future great DJ. Tonight I had Ruffin the Love Muffin in the studio with me. He's getting ready to take on his own slot, and I get the extreme pleasure to take him through all the paces.

Janis Joplin passed 49 years ago last week, so I felt the need to bring out the goods: a classic live Ball and Chain from 68. This is a Big Mama Thornton cover, so I had to throw in some original Big Mama Mae, doing her dripping hot Hound Dog. Elvis never did it this good.

New music from Kim Gordon, and some other classics that are new to you.

I'm a wee bit behind on posting my shows over the past few months, so I'll be getting those up sporadically over the next few weeks...I hope.

Thanks for the love.

Enjoy.

jh

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Bottle Up And Go: The Monkeywrench
Hound Dog: Big Mama Thornton

Ball and Chain: Big Brother and the Holding Company (May 4, 1968, Shrine Expo, LA, CA)
White Bird: It's A Beautiful Day

Stir It Up (In the Pot): Lee "Scratch" Perry
Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now: The Smiths
Scream: Black Flag
I Am The Walrus: Pop-O-Pies

Viscous: Lou Reed
World In My Eyes: Depeche Mode
Clash City Rockers: The Clash
Shrinking Moon For You: Wooden Shjips
By The Time I Get To Phoenix: New York Underground Funk Band

It Ain't Me Babe: Bryan Ferry
Let The Boy Rock and Roll: Flamin' Groovies
The White Man's Got A God Complex: Last Poets
Louie Louie: Richard Berry
Safe in Hell: Sonic Youth

Cookie Butter: Kim Gordon
Vortex of Lies: Mudhoney
I'm Not The One: The Cars

Control: Amyl and the Sniffers
What A Wonderful World: Louie Armstrong

Monday, July 29, 2019

Hell's Kitchen Radio #372: Revolting Chihuahua

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This is embarrassing. I haven't posted a show in months!!! What you must think of me. The setlist sure looks good. I have no idea what the hell I was talking about, but it was summer, so I'm hoping my spirits were high.

Take a listen and comment.

Enjoy.

jh

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In Heaven There Is No Beer: Polkacide
Louie Louie: The Sonics
Chow: Hepa/Titus

Control: Amyl and the Sniffers
I Have A Radio: David Lynch

Tattooed Love Boys: Melvins/Shitkid
Theme: PIL
Gobbing on Life: Alberto Y Lost Trios Paranoias
Mean Disposition: Muddy Waters

Punk Fucking Metal: Zig Zags
Hey Brother Roll A Joint: Three Stoned Men
Your Ass Is Next In Line: The Mummies
Black Moon Spell: King Tuff
Grinder Man: John Lee Hooker

Multiple Tracks: Melt Banana (October 3, 2001 John Peel Session)
Four Women: Nina Simone (July 13, 1990 Montreux Jazz Festival, Casino, Montreux, Switzerland)
Chainsaw/Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue/We're A Happy Family: The Ramones (January 24, 1979 NEW ORLEANS, LA @ OLE MAN RIVERS)

My Favorite Things: John Coltrane (November 4, 1963 Liederhalle, Stuttgart)

What A Wonderful World: Louis Armstrong

Monday, July 08, 2019

Hell's Kitchen Radio #371: Flippin' For Flipper


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Do you remember where you were the first time you heard Flipper? For me it wasn't until I joined KFJC in the late 80s. I recall distinctly being disturbed. I couldn't hum along, and the dissonant guitar and driving rhythms left my stomach aching a wee bit. And I wanted more. They were just too hilarious. Songs like "Ha Ha Ha", "Love Canal", and of course, "Sex Bomb" (especially the live version where they ask someone to bring them beer) left me wanting to grab as much Flipper as I could find. That was the problem however, finding Flipper records was not as easy task; even in the Bay Area. Demand outranked supply.


Leading up to their Bay Area shows, celebrating their 40th anniversary (with many years off during that tenure), Flipper-founder/guitarist Ted Falconi, and their current (and 8th) bassist Rachel Thoele stopped into Hell's Kitchen Radio on Radio Valencia Monday night to chat up their many years, many bassists, many tours, and many road stories. 

Pic credit: Sean Haley








The music runs from the debut, "Generic Flipper" through to their latest EP with sludge stalwarts, and Flipper-influenced, The Melvins, off of their Hot Fish release from Amphetamine Reptile. Thanks to Ted for filling us in on the details. I was unaware that Trevor Dunn was playing bowed bass on a few tracks. 


Tickets are still available for their local shows, featuring David Yow of Jesus Lizard on vocals, this Thursday in San Jose at The Ritz, Friday in Sacramento at the Blue Lamp (both 21 and over), and Saturday night's all ages show in SF at the Great American Music Hall, where you'll find yours truly.


Enjoy.

jh

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Common People: Leonard Nimoy
Sugar Magnolia: Joe Pop-O-Pie
Giving Up The Ghost: Zig Zags

Zonar Roze: Keith Morris/Ty Segall/John Dwyer/Steven McDonald
Corvette: Shannon and the Clams
Ain't Making Jews Like Jesus Anymore: Kinky Friedman

Interview with Ted Falconi and Rachel Thoele from Flipper

Ever: Flipper
Life Is Cheap: Flipper

Interview with Ted Falconi and Rachel Thoele from Flipper

Hot Fish: Flipper/Melvins
Sacrifice: Flipper/Melvins
Sad But True: Flipper (Metallica cover)
Big Enough: LiƩ (This all-female powerhouse opened for Flipper in Vancouver)

Interview with Ted Falconi and Rachel Thoele from Flipper

Flipper Blues: Melvins
The Wheel: Flipper
The Old Woman Who Swallowed A Fly: Flipper
Macho Man: Artless

Interview with Ted Falconi and Rachel Thoele from Flipper

Ha Ha Ha: Flipper
Lowrider: Flipper
I Hate You: Charlie and the Moonhearts (Ty Segall produced)

What A Wonderful World: Louis Armstrong

Check out the Great American Music Hall show from July 13, 2019, just following my interview with Flipper.


Because we live in a golden age, here's some love Flipper on Channel 25 Studios in San Francisco way back in 1983.

Monday, July 01, 2019

Hell's Kitchen Radio #370: DLBs Represent!

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Not your average show this week. I welcomed two fabulous friends, Chel and Mel into Hell's Kitchen to share stories from their "Dirty Little Bitch" days. Before you get offended, you should really give it a listen. The future is female!!! Indeed.

I've known these two for quite a while, so I'll admit we get a little roommate radioish at times. Deal with it; the stories are good.

As for the music, it's what you have come to expect, which I hope is to expect the unexpected. My, how cliche of me.

As James Brown said "Get Up, Get On Up!"

Enjoy.

jh

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Get Up Get Into Get Involved: James Brown
Lesson One: Stone Cold Boners

The Wizard: Brown Sabbath
Wiggle Stick: Reverend Horton Heat
Little Bird: Jenny Lewis

Raindrop Blue: King Tuff
Congo Call: Prince Lasha and Sonny Simmons
You Shouldn't Do That: Hawkwind

Ashes Ashes: Eric McFadden
Saviour Machine: Redd Kross
Orgasm Addict: Buzzcocks
Do You Take This Man: Diamanda Galas

Black Sabbath Meets The Temptations
Jesus Was Way Cool: King Missile
I Call My Baby Pussycat: Parliament
Moon Bog: Oh Sees
Mademoiselle Mabry: Miles Davis

What A Wonderful World: Louis Armstrong

Monday, June 24, 2019

Hell's Kitchen Radio #369: Three Is A Magic Number

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Although Radio Valencia as an entity does not identify with a political ideology, we don't censor our DJs when it comes to them voicing what they believe in. When I was involved with San Francisco Liberation Radio (2000-2003), we were very vocal about our stance against the Bush administration and its march to war. We were so loud that it got us shut down by the FCC, with guns blazing. Fun times.

Monday night LawWorksAction.org streamed a 90 minute live reading of parts of the Muller Report, as recited by professional actors. I thought it important that as a show host/producer I have the responsibility to make this available to my listeners. I did not play the program straight through, beginning to end. Instead, I played to ~15 minute sections, peppered through my show.

When is the last time you read the US Constitution? Have you ever read it? Have you ever discussed it? Are you aware that every action that takes place in our nation has a direct connection to this document?

As for the music, it rocks!

Enjoy.

jh

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It's Hard To Be Humble: Mac Davis
Needles and Pins: The Ramones
Drinking Song: The Gits

Live reading of the Muller Report from LawWorks.org
When We Ride: 2 Pac
Punk Fucking Metal: Zig Zags

Who's Got the Italian: Frisco
Darkest Light: Lafayette Afro Rock Band
Home Affairs: Osibisa

Live reading of the Muller Report from LawWorks.org
Sequence 5: Stelvio Cipriano
Rebel Heart: First Aid Kit
Blue Jay Way: The Beatles

The Passenger: Iggy Pop (Utrecht, Netherlands, 24th November 1986)
Machine Gun: Jimi Hendrix Band of Gypsies (May 30, 1970, Berkeley Community Theater, Berkeley, CA)
Rebel Girl: Bikini Kill (The Palladium May 2, 2019)

The Planet is Fine: George Carlin
Time: Pink Floyd (April 21, 1975 San Diego Sports Arena, San Diego, CA)

Oye Como Va: Santana (May 11, 1988, Fillmore Auditorium, SF, CA)
What A Wonderful World: Louis Armstrong

Monday, June 17, 2019

Hell's Kitchen Radio #368: I'm Your Captain

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Some shows I'm just inspired to dig a little deeper. This is one of those shows. Are you as tired of the commercial radio dreck as I am? And who can blame you, really? They play the same 40-50 songs over and over throughout the day. It's insulting. I don't want to insult you. I want to inspire you.

Leon Redbone passed away a couple of weeks back; the day before Roky Erickson as a matter of fact.

Genres-a-plenty across these two hours, with my ongoing desire to share my recent live show acquisitions with you during the second hour. Some live Bob Dylan from the recent Rolling Thunder Revue 17 disc set, Muddy Waters from 1963, and Grand Funk from 1972 to rock your bones.

Get out and dance this week!

Enjoy.

jh

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Groove Me: Blues Brothers
Women's Liberation: TV Mama Jean
Funk and Soul: New York Underground Funk Band
My Walkin' Stick: Leon Redbone

Moving Pictures For the Ear: Don Cherry
Reflections (On New York City Everything is Everything): The Visitors
Cut Loose: The Teacher Haters

Mettavolution: Rodrigo y Gabriela
Priest of the Hill People: Hot Fog
Fallout: Zig Zags

Femme Fatale: Ty Segall
Lorsque je Frappe A Ta Porte: Ginette Taillon
Love Comes in Spurts: Thee Headcoats
Little Red Hen: Taj Mahal

Isis: Bob Dylan (Technical University, Lowell, MA - November 1975)
Mercy Seat: Johnny Cash

Knock On Joe: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds (RPM Club, Toronto, Canada, February 14, 1989)
19 Years Old: Muddy Waters (Copa Cabana Club, Chicago, IL, July 26, 1963)
Ta Ha: New Masada Quartet (The Village Vanguard, New York City, NY, June 9, 2019)

Clementine: Grateful Dead (Avalon Ballroom, SF, CA, January 26, 1969)
I'm Your Captain: Grand Funk Railroad (Madison Square Garden, NYC, NY, December 23, 1972)

What A Wonderful World: Louis Armstrong

Monday, June 10, 2019

Hell's Kitchen Radio #367: Right Place, Wrong Lunch

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It's beginning to feel a lot like 2016 around here. too many fabulous musicians are passing away.

Tonight I offer my tribute to the great Malcolm John Rebennack Jr, better known as Dr. John, The Night Tripper, who passed away at the tender age of 77 on June 6, 2019. Considering he was born and raised in New Orleans with its amazing culture and rich cuisine, and had a heroin addiction until late 1989, it's a wonder he lived as long as he did. We're lucky just to have had him for the time we did.

I start my show with a 30 minute live tribute from a blazing hot show in 1987.

I welcome DJ Doug back into the studio with me tonight. He is starting a new show, Tuesday mornings, midnight-2AM on Radio Valencia. Be sure to tune in. He has excellent musical taste, if I say so myself. I always enjoy training new DJs. DJ Doug is a natural.

Enjoy.

jh

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Dr John tribute:
Live November 07, 1987, Lone Star Cafe, NYC, NY

Iko Iko
Right Place, Wrong Time
Jambalaya

Big Chief
Wang Dang Doodle

Sugar Sweet/Got My Mojo Working (with Mick Taylor)
Final Solution: Pere Ubu
I'm Straight: Modern Lovers

Sonic Reducer: Dead Boys
Chicken Farm: Dead Kennedys
122 Hours of Fear: The Screamers (Live at Mabuhay Gardens)

Thief: Can
Monkey Man: Rolling Stones
Here Come the Warm Jets: Brian Eno
In and Out of Grace: Mudhoney

They'll Never Take Us Alive: Zig Zags
Love Whip: Reverend Horton Heat
Way of the World: Melvins
Sex Bomb: Flipper

Only Son of a Lady's Man: Father John Misty
Boogieman Sam: King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard
What A Wonderful World: Louis Armstrong