Monday, February 22, 2021

Hell's Kitchen Radio #427: Psychoanalyze Me!

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Well that was fun. Did you have fun too? No? Then you need to listen to this show again.

I may need to bring back the "set of the week". I am always interested in knowing what you're listening to? What should I be listening to? Turn me on! I don't use Spotify, but I am always happy to go in search of good music. 

Are you an artist looking to get played? Send me your music and I'll give it a listen. mrjohnhell@gmail.com

This show has plenty of gems to entertain the most cynical of you all. Most of this recent show sits in the punk and blues genres, but I throw a few other nibblets in there for good measure. Is "nibblet" even a word? It's coming up with the red dashed lines under it, indicating that I have just made up a new word! Good for me!

At this point I'm just filling space. Go away now and enjoy two hours of music you didn't know you needed.

Enjoy.

jh

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1921: The Who
Black Temptation: The Flesh Eaters
TV Eye: Wylde Ratttz

Starship: MC5
Amphetamine: Rocket from the Tombs

Hare Krsna: Husker Du
Dirt: Iggy and the Stooges
My Generation: Patti Smith Group

Why Can't I Touch It: Buzzcocks
Cherry Bomb: Bratmobile
(You Must Fight To Live) On The Planet of the Apes: The Mummies
Diddy Wah Diddy: Bo Diddley
Evil: Howlin' Wolf

Right Right Hand: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
Disaster (Is What We're After): Death Valley Girls
Set It On Fire: The Scientists
Devil Got My Woman: Jimmy "Duck" Holmes

Canopnr '74: Oh Sees
Floating Head: Wand
Returning: FUZZ
Open Water: King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard

Motorbike: Wooden Shjips
Being For The Benefit of Mr. Kite! (featuring Maynard James Keenan, Puscifer & Sunbears!): Flaming Lips
Anaconda: Melvins

Auf Wiedersehen: Cheap Trick
Goodnight Sleep Tight: Lawrence Welk Singers

John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza - Monday, February 22nd, 2021 - 6-8PM Pacific - Black Crowes June 15, 1991 - Rolling Stones March, 13, 1971

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Hot damn it's time for some southern harmony tonight with the Black Crowes! This amazing show from the end of the first national tour in 1991 will blow the doors off your Cadillac! As well it should. What a brilliant back the Black Crowes were in the early 90s. I thought they rivaled the Stones when they were at the top of their game. I'm certain if Duane Allman were alive he would have been nodding in agreement to the power of this band. 

Speaking of the Allman Brothers, they deserve two hours to themselves, so I'm going to grab a real treat for you in the weeks to come. 

I have enough time to slip in a 30 minute live taste for you following this BC show. So hold onto your hats as I slide in a kick ass Live at Leeds show from the Rolling Stones March 13, 1971. Can you imagine seeing the Black Crowes opening up for the Stones when both of these bands were at the top of their game? 

DAYUUUUUUUUUUM!!!!

Both bands are still around, so who knows what the future holds?

Enjoy.

Stick around for my two hour music mix, Hell's Kitchen Radio, right after the Bootleg Bonanza, 8-10PM Monday night. 

Monday, February 15, 2021

Hell's Kitchen Radio #426: Let There Be Songs!


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Well this is embarrassing. I should have had this up for you days ago. I really have no excuse. It's not like I go anywhere. I don't commute anymore. I don't go see people. I don't go to shows, or out to restaurants, or even for many walks. I'm mostly in front of this damnable machine for too many hours a day. Maybe that's why it didn't get done: the lack of motivation? 

Maybe.

I love hosting my show every week. I would host a daily show if I had the time to do so. Work and family does take precedent, don't ya know.

But for Monday night I'm all yours. So what do you want to do with me? I'm a glutton for your punishment.

Here's what I have for you.

Enjoy.

jh

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Bungle Grind: Mr. Bungle
Politician Man: Betty Davis
School Boy Crush: US Army Band

I Have Changed: HP Riot
A Time To Rebuild: Robert Hood
P.I.M.P.: Bacao Rhythm and Steel Band

The Romantic Warrior: Return to Forever
Shake Sugaree: Elizabeth Cotton
I've Been All Around This World: Grateful Dead (October 6, 1980, Warfield Theater, SF, CA)

Porno (for Larry Flint): Limbomaniacs
Respect Yourself: The Staple Singers
Gallows Pole: Led Zeppelin
Long Black Veil: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

I Must Have Been Out Of My Mind: Peter Laughner
Poor Georgia: The Low Lows
Hey Joe: Carl Smith
X Offender: Blondie

Future Bomb: Ninja Racers
Fight Back: Midnight Snaxxx
Ravening Trip: Bazooka
That's Not My Name: The Ting Tings

Love Comes In Spurts: Richard Hell and the Voidoids
Ca Plane Pour Moi: Plastic Betrand
I Bid You Goodnight: Joseph Spence and the Pinder Family

John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza - Monday, February 15th, 2021 - 6-8PM Pacific - Chick Corea 1973 and 1982


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Tonight on the show I want to celebrate the life of pianist and composer Chick Corea, who passed, who passed away last week at the age of 79.

Corea came to prominence when manned the keys during the birth of the fusion-era Miles Davis band. This is the band who recorded the legendary Bitches Brew. He went on to co-found and lead the jazz-fusion group Return to Forever. He is also known to have mastered many genres of music, having won a record number of Grammy Awards for his contribution to the music industry.

He is considered a major influence on the piano and keyboard synthesizer.

I have a classic Return to Forever show to share, recorded at the Jazz Workshop in Boston, May 15, 1973, followed by a show with guitarist Paco de Lucia from Japan in 1982.

Monday, February 08, 2021

Hell's Kitchen Radio #425: Black History is American History

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If this show had legs it would have found a few dozen dance moves to throw down. It doesn't have this ability, but don't let that stop you from getting down. Black History Month or not, every one of these artists deserves every award they have won, and many more they hadn't. 

You have no excuse but to strap in for a real good time.

And do not even get me started about the bullshit that is out there, coming from racist white assholes about the need for a White History Month. EVERY MONTH IS WHITE HISTORY MONTH!!!! For Christ's sake, the entire history of our nation has been written by white people. Blacks get the shortest month of the year. February was chosen because of the birthdays of both Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. I get it, I get it. But until we make serious amends with our original sin, this country will never heal. I'm a proponent of paying reparations to Blacks who can show they are direct decedents of slaves. I also believe we need to do the same to Indigenous Americans. Hitler and the Nazi's learned how to control their population based on our treatment of native tribes and Jim Crow laws, post Civil War. 

We have a lot of work to do.

The second hour has a Bob Marley birthday set. He would have celebrated 76 years last week. Any excuse to play more Bob Marley.

In the meantime, enjoy these two hours. Many genres, all great music.

Enjoy.

jh

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Country Blues: Muddy Waters
Stack O'Lee: Mississippi John Hurt
Travelin' Riverside Blues: Robert Johnson

Body and Soul: Billy Holliday
Solea: Miles Davis with Gil Evans Orchestra

Swing Low, Sweet Cadillac: Dizzy Gillespie
Sinnerman: Nina Simone
Good Livin' (Good Lovin'): Bernard Purdie

Git In There: Betty Davis
Leroy Is In The Army: Jimmy Castor
They All Ask'd For You: The Meters
Ride On: Parliament

The Whole World Needs Liberation: James Brown
Radio Commercial/8th Wonder: The Sugar Hill Gang
Bring the Noise: Public Enemy

Soul Rebel: Bob Marley and Lee "Scratch" Perry
No More Trouble: Bob Marley and the Wailers
Rasta Man Chant: Bob Marley and the Wailers
Crazy Baldheads: Bob Marley and the Wailers
War: Bob Marley and the Wailers

Star Spangled Banner: Jimi Hendrix
Big Take Over: Bad Brains

I Bid You Goodnight: Joseph Spence and the Pinder Family

John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza - Monday, February 8, 2021, 6-8PM Pacific - Soul Patrol

 

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If you listen to Hell's Kitchen Radio, Monday's 8-10pm Pacific, then you know that when it comes to music, Black history emanates from each of my shows. I know it's Black History Month, but popular music wouldn't exist if it weren't for the talents of amazing Black artists, too many to list here.

Tonight I want to showcase three amazing artists who have made an indelible mark on my soul: Tina Turner, Curtis Mayfield, and Aretha Franklin. Each have made huge contributions to music, fashion and culture in our second half of the 20th century, and into today.

The first show I'm going to share are actually made up from two Soul Train appearances of Ike and Tina Turner. Dayyyyyyyyyum, they can get down. The first is from my second birthday, September 30, 1972, and the second is a few year later, when they were the biggest act on tour, January 19, 1975.


Following Ike and Tina, I have a composite of some of the best live performances from the late, great Curtis Mayfield. Enjoy these thirteen tracks from various live shows and some studio outtakes between 1972-1974.

The final show I have for you this evening features the Queen of Soul herself, Aretha Franklin, live at Montreux, Switzerland, June 12, 1971. There is a reason she is called the Queen of Soul. Tune in to find out.

Stick around 8-10PM Pacific Monday night for my two hour music mix, Hell's Kitchen Radio, where I mix up the platters that matter.

Monday, February 01, 2021

Hell's Kitchen Radio #424: It's Too Late To Change Your Mind

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What will you do now that the orange cheeto has fallen from grace? I wouldn't bet him out. He loves a good comeback. Will the next season be worth watching? Stay tuned.

In the meantime, take a look at this juicy set I have just for you and yours. There's something here for just about every member of the family. You got your blues for the teens. Stoner metal for grandma. Sexy vocal stylings for your overweight stinky uncle who's missing teeth and hair. There's funk for white neighbor who swears he was Black in a previous life. And anything else that dad enjoys. For mom there's plenty of polyester dance hits to cover the couch. 

We all need a creative outlet to get us through these tough times. What's yours? Need one? Just look at the contest I'm throwing and participate. Deadline is Friday, February 12th.

RUN FOR THE LILLIES 2021

The rules are simple:

  • You choose ten celebrities (from any industry) you believe will meet their demise by December 31, 2021.
  • The only rule: you may NOT contribute to their passing.
  • Email the list by January 31st (no one on your list may have passed before you get me your list) to mrjohnhell@gmail.com
    • I know this is morbid; my name is HELL
  • There will be a prize for the most names "collected", announced January 2022

Enjoy.

jh

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Stormy Monday: T Bone Walker
Midnight Special: Leadbelly
Three O'Clock Blues: BB King
Dimples: John Lee Hooker

Trouble No More: Allman Brothers
Holy Mountain: Sleep
Bang Bang: Nancy Sinatra

Snake Song: Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan
Cocaine: Townes Van Zandt
A Romance in Blue: The Natural Yogurt Band
Hump Thru Winter: Fantastic Negrito

The Number Song: DJ Shadow
Funk Drummer (Reprise): James Brown
Ask for Janice/Car Thief: Beastie Boys
El Ritmo De Banda: Fidel Y Sus Teclados

Here In The Dark: Aoife Nessa Frances
Hands: Lithics
Tunic (for Karen): Sonic Youth

I'll Never Say: Dale Crover
Nightfall Pieces: Bill Dixon
Your Baby Ain't Sweet Like Mine: Carolina Chocolate Drops
Rolling Out: Moon Duo

Levitation: 13th Floor Elevators
Music To Eat Bananas To: King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard

The High Road: The Broken Bells
I Bid You Goodnight: Joseph Spence and the Pinder Family

John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza - Monday 6-8PM Pacific - February 1, 2021 - The Death of Ziggy Stardust

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Once again it's Monday, so it's time to get ready for a two hour dive into John Hell's live bootleg vault. 

Tonight is all about David Bowie!!! He's five years gone, and it hasn't gotten any easier. Tonight I have one of his absolute best live performances: the FINAL Ziggy Stardust performance. This July 3, 1973 performance is special for that along with the fact that only Bowie knew he would be "killing" Ziggy on this night. Not even his manager or closest friends were aware of this! Going out at the top, indeed. Can you even imagine?

Strap in for one of the finest shows in rock and roll history. It's time for Bowie! 

Hour One

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