Monday, December 24, 2007

A Season in Hell #18: Rock Fight

A Season in Hell: Rock Fight

Download the first two hours of the show here and the last four hours here.

Opened with 30 minutes of alcohol related songs, because Ron was late; big surprise.

We started with the following set list around 6:45 or so.

Rock Fight: Cheech and Chong
Whiskey, Beer and Wine: Pleasure Barons: 3/94
Funky Cowboy: Goober and the Peas: 03-16-95

Stranglehold: Ted Nugent: 09/02/78
Voodoo Child: SRV: 06/17/85

Makin' Moves: UFO: 03/13/81
Jungle Strut: Santana: 04/03/71
Somebody Get Me A Doctor: Van Halen: 12/16/07
Trampled Underfoot: Led Zeppelin: 12/10/07

Nationwide: ZZ Top: 07/19/82
Fat Lenny & Sketches of Winkle: Ween: 11/27/97
A Quick One: fIREHOSE: 08/25/89

Chemical Warfare: Dead Kennedy's: 10/15/80
Sonic Reducer: Dead Boys (Dead Dolls): 05/06/78
Flip Your Wig: Husker Du: 1985
Gotta Choose: Kiss: 05/16/75

Julie's Working for the Drug Squad: The Clash: 03/08/80
Blind Man: Butthole Surfers: 1988

Outshine: Chris Cornell: 05/20/07
Territorial Pissings: Nirvana: 02/22/94
Barracuda: Heart: 01/27/79
Halo of Flies: Melvins: 03/09/04

Lost Art of Keeping it a Secret: Queens of the Stoneage: 06/14/05
Mudride: Mudhoney: 09/15/07

Free Ride: Edgar Winter: 09/03/74
I and I Survive: Bad Brains: 09/23/07

Pinball Wizard: Elton John: 12/24/82
Amazing Journey/Sparks: The Who: 11/02/69

All the Critics Love You: Prince: 02/13/07
Dance to the Music: Sly and the Family Stone: 10/09/70

Stare it Cold: Black Crowes: 08/07/05
In Memory of Elizebeth Reed: Allman Brothers: 02/11/70

3121: Prince: 07/07/07
Girls & Boys: Prince: 07/07/07

Train: Prince: Unreleased from 1986
Shy: Prince: Studio Outtake
Something in the Water: Prince: Studio 04/20/82

Lizard People: Sun Trash: 12-10-07

Irresistible Bitch: Prince: 04/07/85
Possessed: Prince: 04/07/85
Sign O The Times: Prince: 02/15/04
Licking Stick, Licking Stick: James Brown: 08/26/68
Got To Get Better In A Little While: Derek & the Dominoes: 10/23/70
Low Spark of High-Heeled Boys: Traffic: 02/01/72

In My Time Of Dying: Led Zeppelin: 12-10-07
For Your Life: Led Zeppelin: 12-10-07

Fairytale of New York: The Pogues: 10/18/06

A Season in Hell #18: Go Ho Yourself

Hey there party revelers.

Tune in Monday night 6-midnight (PST) to A Season in
Hell, with John Hell, on Pirate Cat Radio 87.9fm in SF
and LA, 104,8fm in Berlin, online at for the first John & Ron Ass
Kickin' Holiday Rock Bout!!!

I have challenged my good friend, and world famous
concert poster artist Ron Donovan
( & to
a six hour duel of who has the best live (read:
bootleg) recordings. I know I'm going to kick Ron's
ass, but I thought it better to make him think he has
a fighting chance.

Ron is nervous too. He text messaged me after midnight
saying he was going to "slay me" during tonight's
show. He was obviously up all night biting his nails.
Get any sleep Ron? You'll need it.

This is without a doubt, the best way to spend your
X-Mas eve. Forget the family, put out the cat, and put
on your hair swinging shoes.

Expect everything from Punk to Prince, Parliament to
Polka. Well, not polka. But we do have many genres

As always the show will be archived on the Pirate Cat
website. Just click here:
and look to the right under "podcasts" Click on the
date, which will say "12-25-07". There ya go. If you
tune in live, call in at 415-626-6180.

I'll post the exact links to the podcast following the
show here and on my blog,,
where I'll also post the full and complete set list.

See you on the radio!!!

***Ron's response to this original email posting is below***

Oh this is real fucking nice little johnny helion.

You have a rather distorted or should I say dyslecsic view of things.

It is I who will be doing the "ass kicking".

This rock fight may be a "dime a dozen" thing to you but when

you call out an international silkscreen superstar like myself

and just so happens to have catologue that can back the shit I am
telling you,

means just one thing.


I am so confident, that I will bring things in tonight to give away



I feel for you and your "fans"

I'll see you at the rockfight tonight at 6pm sharp bitch.

Your pal......(who will kick your ass silly)

***My response to Ron***

My reply to Ron:

Helion indeed! You'll be feeling the flames of fire underneath your
hobbit-sized little punk ass, as I wipe up the holiday spew with your
light-rock, Dan Folgelberg (RIP), Ann Murray collecting hair weave.

The listeners know, that I, John Hell, rule the bootleg world. I am
who hosts the weekly radio show, while all you do is sit in your
hobbit hole getting ink all over your precious surf shorts, that it is
I who will be burying you between 6 and midnight (pst) 87.9fm in SF and LA, 104.8fm in Berlin.

So bring your presents to give away over the air. If you think that
will get you votes from my dedicated listeners, then feel free to
bring your original silkscreened concert posters as BRIBES. It won't
help much, but I don't mind seeing you grovel a little.

Much love.




Monday, December 17, 2007

A Season in Hell #17: Take Care of Yourself

On the show tonight, I hosted four Chiropractors from San Francisco: Rabboni Tacusalme, Lisa, Josie and Janelle. I used to see Rab years ago when I lifted a 50lb. box of bananas inappropriately. He's amazing. He saved my life. I absolutely believe in the healing power of Chiropractics. You should too.

They come on in the second hour of the show. We talk a lot about headaches; why they happen and what you can do to prevent them from coming. I'm lucky, I've never suffered from headaches, which is interesting, because my mother has had migraines my entire life. I'm probably the cause.

You can access the archived show here.

Next week promises to be overpowering. Ron Donovan, from Firehouse Kustom Posters and I will be hosting our first Rockin' Live X-Mas Eve/Holiday Live Music Extravaganza!!! Six amazing hours of Ron and I outdoing each other for the better live tracks.

I'll be kicking his ass all over the airwaves. It will be aurally surreal. Tune in.

I Love Living in the City: Danko Jones
Dreaming: Cherubs
Ice Cold Water: Ray Condo
Cowboy: John Spencer Blues Explosion
I Wanna Be Your Dog: Uncle Tupelo

Rise Up With Fists!: Jenny Lewis and the Watson Twins
Theme From An Imaginary Western: DC3
My Biggest Mistake: Joan of Arkansas

Get Down Moses: Joe Strummer & the Mescaleros
Emmaline: Urge Overkill
Satisfaction: Bjork & PJ Harvey
We Gathered in Spring: Midlake
Lovely Day: Bill Withers

Blue Flowers: Dr. Octogon

Interview with the Doctors

Elevation: Television

Interview with the Doctors

Misery is the River of the World: Tom Waits
Kali-Fornia Uber Alles: Jello & the Melvins

Pop Song: Jesus Lizard
Drunken-Hearted Boy: Allman Brothers
Sweat Leaf: Black Sabbath (04-06-74)

Tum Agar Yuhi Nazren: Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Feedbacker: Boris w/ Merzbow
Circus Whore: Susie Bright

Putrid Refrain: Sleepytime Gorilla Museum

Sunday, December 02, 2007

A Season In Hell #15: Are We Not Pirates?

Hey there DEVO fans.

I'll be interviewing Loid of Mongoloid, Mongolounge,
and Cookie Mongoloid, Monday night on A Season In Hell
with John Hell. We'll be talking everything DEVO, as
well as the upcoming show this Saturday at 12
Galaxies: Mongoloid-A-Palooza, which features
Mongoloid, Mogolounge (DEVO done Lounge), Rev Ivan
Stang (Sacred Subgenius Scribe and Founder, who will
be on my show on 12/10), Dr. Hal, K-ROB, DJ Big Daddy
and more.

A Season in Hell, with John Hell, every Monday night
from 8-midnight, on Pirate Cat Radio, 87.9FM in LA and SF, 104.8FM in Berlin, and online at