Monday, June 27, 2022

Hell's Kitchen Radio #480: Miniature American Flags For All

Question the Authority HERE

Listen into all my shows here!
Subscribe to my show, via Subscribe via iTunes

Standing in the newly painted Radio Valencia studio really fills me with pride, and inspires me to put on a quality show for you all. That's not saying the other weeks were phoned in, it just feels like I walked into a brand new studio and I'm really jazzed about it. 

Radio Valencia is a collection of jocks who have come together to play our favorite music for you. Some of us have been at this radio game a few decades now. RV has been going strong-ish since 2010. Having a storefront location this last year has been a huge boon for us, and we're now in a position to make the most of it; hence the facelift. Big thanks to the Tuesday night crew, Culturefest's Lilly and Joe. These two really went all out. I don't think the attached pictures do it justice, but they'll have to do. When I walked in Monday night I could have sworn the studio was actually bigger than before!

Sunday Streets on Valencia is July 10th. If you're in the area drop by and check out the studio. We're at

3227 22nd Street, between Mission and Valencia, next door to Make Out Room.

Tonight's show had a lot of emotion throughout it. New music from Emily Clark and Fanstastic Negrito. There's a 45th anniversary expanded edition Bob Marley, and a build up to this weekend's Mosswood Meltdown in the second hour. And George Carlin speaks about a timely issue beyond the grave.

How do I pack so much in? You'll just have to tune in Monday's 8-10PM PDST and find out.

Enjoy and please share.

jh

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

Follow me on Twitter
Follow me on Facebook
Follow Radio Valencia on Twitter
Follow Radio Valencia on Facebook
Follow me on Instagram 

Do It: Rollins Band
The Man With The X-Ray Eyes: Bauhaus

A Change Is Gonna Come: Baby Huey

Moth Tongue: Crystal Fairy
Nasty Girl: Betty Davis
Life Goes On: Big Mama Thornton

You Better Have A Gun: Fantastic Negrito
Let Me Roll It: Paul McCartney and Wings

Amazing Grace: Aretha Franklin

Big Sky: Emily Clark and the Passing Fancy
Chismiten: Mdou Moctar

Suck My Left One: Bikini Kill
Love Canal: Flipper
Crawl: Shannon and the Clams
Racist, Sexist Boy: The Linda Lindas
AirBnB: Kim Gordon

Lovers Lane: Hunx and His Punx
George Carlin Pro Life, Abortion, and the Sanctity of Life
Fisherman Dub: Lee Perry

Natural Mystic (Alternative version): Bob Marley
In The Great Getting Up In The Morning: The New Gospel Keys

Sunday, June 26, 2022

John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza - Monday 6-8PM Pacific - The Police (1979) and The Cramps (1986)

 

John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza

Monday's 6-8PM Pacific

http://radiovalencia.fm



Another week, another opportunity to share a few shows from my vast bootleg library. I have thousands of shows, from hundreds of artists, spread across dozens of genres. It can be a real challenge to what to share with you from week to week. I have a running list organized in genres, of shows I think you'll really enjoy, but there are weeks that I find a show that I really need to place at the front of the line. Tonight is such a night.

First up, The Police on their first North American tour! And this particular show, March 29, 1979 at My Father's Place on Long Island in New York may just be the best show of the tour! No kidding. It's super hot. And the club is small enough that you can feel the energy coming straight through your speakers. If you're a fan of The Police, you are going to want to crank this up. They're touring behind their first release, Outlandos D'Amour, released in November 1978. The hits are there. One track in particular is so well received they play it twice! Apparently they played it twice almost each show of the tour. HA! This was broadcast on WLIR-FM

Lineage: My Original Tape>Akai CS-M01A > M-Audio Audiophile2496 > Sound Forge > CDWav > WAV > FLAC


Though The Police would normally be considered a headlining act, this is my show, so no go. Instead our headliner tonight is the one and only The Cramps! I've got this remarkable show from April 21, 1986 in Zurich, Switzerland. WOW! For those of you who know The Cramps, you know of their love for everything B-Movie. Perhaps this is why I love them so much, being raised on the "best" of the 50s and 60s B-movies by a father who had a real keen sense of humor. Thanks dad. There's also the double entendre era Cramps. Starting with their "A Date With Elvis" era in 1986, sexual double entendres would almost be exclusive in their songwriting, making it challenging for them to be able to find distribution in the United States, especially with titles like "Can Your Pussy Do The Dog?". Well, can it?

This show features Lux, Poison Ivy, Nick Knox and Fur (Jennifer Dixon, the first bassist to ever appear with them on stage). 

Lineage: FM > analog FM > analog cassette tape (2nd gen./azimuth optimised) > SB > Adobe Audition (acquisition/editing) > Wav > Trader's Little Helper (level 6/sb aligned) > WAV > Goldwave (splitting tracks 16 & 19) > Trader's Little Helper (level 8/sb aligned)

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.

jh

Follow me on Twitter
Follow me on Facebook
Follow Radio Valencia on Twitter
Follow Radio Valencia on Facebook

Follow me on Instagram   

 

Monday, June 13, 2022

Hell's Kitchen Radio #479: Golden Psych And Roll

Download The Guidebook HERE

Listen into all my shows here!
Subscribe to my show, via Subscribe via iTunes

I don't know what got into me but whatever it was I just had to get it out during this show. It's almost exclusively from the golden era of psych and rock and roll from the late 60s until about 1974. And it's a mix of European, Middle Eastern, and Latin American bands. Thee Oh Sees and Dungen are both in there so you can hear their influences. This was such a fun show to put together, I think you'll enjoy each tune. 

I'm guessing you haven't heard of most of these bands. I talk them up between sets, so if you're looking for any info, listen up! It's a safe bet I haven't played 85% of these artists on my show, ever. And I'm talking since my start in 1988. OK, maybe 75%. Oh wait, 65%?

I also gave tickets away to another epic upcoming show at the Bottom of the Hill in SF. If you live in the Bay Area and you want to go see a show, you should be tuned into Radio Valencia regularly. Many of our shows have tickets to give to you! Or you! Or maybe even you!

Enjoy and please share.

jh

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

Follow me on Twitter
Follow me on Facebook
Follow Radio Valencia on Twitter
Follow Radio Valencia on Facebook
Follow me on Instagram 

Everyday Monday: Laghonia
Gelatinous Cube: Thee Oh Sees

Burning Sister: Amon Duul II
Stadsvandringar Del 2: Dungen
Haliç'te Güneşin Batışı: Mogollar

Thlah Cinta Berlalu: Koes Barat
Church of Anthrax: John Cale and Terry Riley
Canim Kurban: 3 Hur-El

Little Hands: Skip Spence
Psychedelic Weapons: Alejandro Jodorwsky
Transparent Radiation: Red Crayola
No Good Trying: Syd Barrett

Kobaia: Magma
The Good Mr. Square/She Was Tall, She Was High: The Pretty Things

I Hate You: The Monks
The Whip: Frantics
Flameout: 101 Strings Orchestra
A Million Grains of Sand: Freak Scene

Two Sisters: The Kinks
Poor Moon: Canned Heat
Apocalipsis: Vox Dei

Love Is A Feeling: Public Nuisance
Magica: Os Mutantes

Egyptian Kings: Brainticket
What A Wonderful World: Louis Armstrong

Sunday, June 12, 2022

John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza - Monday 6-8PM Pacific - Kikagaku Moyo (2021) & KGLW Filler

 

John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza

Monday's 6-8PM Pacific

http://radiovalencia.fm

DOWNLOAD THIS SHOW RIGHT HERE!!!

You ever get on the bus too late? Yeah, I hate when that happens. In this case, I found out about Japanese psych band, Kikagaku Moyo close to a year ago, shortly before they played to a sold out crowd in San Francisco; a show I could have attended, but decided not to. For shame. And then I read that they are embarking on their final tour as a band before calling it quits, because, you know, they're more successful than ever, so let's call it quits. Smart!

So they announce a farewell tour, and I see online when the Bay Area show is going to be, and I place the date tickets are going on sale onto my calendar, with an alarm set! I'm so psyched. I tell everyone I know to get tickets to this show! And then the morning of the ticket sale happens and I remember at the very last moment that I'll be in Yosemite the day of the show. Nice

I did talk my buddy Eric into going, having never even heard the band before. He went. He took his wife. They love it.

So now I notice I am never to see this incredible band ever again, and low and behold they announce one more North American swing this coming fall!!! I did not hesitate to get my tickets this time. Please catch them before they move on to whatever is making them break up. I mean really, wtf? 

This show is taken from November 19, 2021 at the Empty Bottle in Chicago, Illinois. I have never heard of this club, but this matrix recording is really good, so it tells me the room is solid. If you've never heard Kikagaku Moyo, calling them a psych band is really not doing them justice. They play traditional rock instruments, along with sitar. They have had more success outside of Japan, often playing the festival circuits. Their songs are long and build up to a strong jamming steam. 

Their name translates to "geometric patterns" after their drummer which the drummer Go Kurosawa suggested as a band name after getting visuals caused by sleep deprivation during a long jam session at night.

Lineage: This is a matrix recording
Source 1: mono soundboard feed
Source 2: Beyerdynamic MC 930 stereo pair (ORTF)
Recorder: Sound Devices MixPre 6 at 24/48
Software: Audacity, Fission, xAct

I had a little bit of time left following this set, so I added some filler from King Gizard and the Lizard Wizard (who has played a few times with Kikagaku Moyo) from June 19, 2015 at the Bowery Ballroom in New York City. I shared the final two tracks from this stellar performance. I played this entire King Gizzard show on here January 4, 2021, and you can find it here.

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.

jh

Follow me on Twitter
Follow me on Facebook
Follow Radio Valencia on Twitter
Follow Radio Valencia on Facebook

Follow me on Instagram   

  

Monday, June 06, 2022

Hell's Kitchen Radio #478: My Mouth, Your Ears

Download The Droids You've Been Look For HERE

Listen into all my shows here!
Subscribe to my show, via Subscribe via iTunes

Following that live Black Sabbath from 1970 I played during my Live Bootleg Bonanza, I just had to keep the feeling moving. This show is mostly loud and in your gut, with a couple of tunes in there to let you catch your breath.

Check out new music from The Bobby Lees ( I love this band), Ty Segall (you already know how I feel about him), Iggy Pop (the greatest love of all), Kikagaku Moyo (they're coming back to the Bay!!!), and Le Butcherettes (when will Teri Genderbender return???). 

I feel you feelin' me, so we've got that goin' on, which is good. 

In the meantime, sit back relax, open your mind, and get ready to be punched in the earholes the way you like it. 

Tune in each Monday, 8-10PM PDST. I always have tickets to give away to a local show. You really need to get out more often.

Enjoy and please share.

jh

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

Follow me on Twitter
Follow me on Facebook
Follow Radio Valencia on Twitter
Follow Radio Valencia on Facebook
Follow me on Instagram 

Black Sabbath: Flower Travelin' Band
Love You To Death: The Darts

Dig Your Hips: The Bobby Lees
Broken Hands: Mudhoney

Shakey Jake: Joe McPhee
Bodies: Sex Pistols

Hello, Hi: Ty Segall
Trouble In Mind: Mavis Staples and Levon Helm
Gettin' Hard: Death Valley Girls

Dirty Sanchez: Iggy Pop
Reach For The Sunn: Meatbodies
Yayoi Iyayoi: Kikagaku Moyo

No Time For The Blues: OBN IIIs
Never Look Back: Night Beats
Full Reverse: Acid King

Fuck Bobby: Buzzed Lightbeer
Garbageman: The Cramps
The Universe: Le Butcherettes

Memories are for Losers: Dark Carnival
Coma Girl: Joe Strummer