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Hell’s Kitchen #198: 1974 ANNUAL ANNUAL

December 5, 9am

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Once again John Hell mixes up the musical stew by taking you back to a magical year in musical lore: 1974. It’s time for my fourth annual “ANNUAL ANNUAL”! 1974 had a little bit of everything: proto-punk, glam-rock, shoe-gaze, funk, soul, avant-jazz, country, western, country-western, and the beginnings of prog-rock. I’ve got a taste of it all in the next two hours.

I’ve thrown in some commercials and movie trailers from the era too. Who knew 1974 was so damn cool? Where were you in 1974? I was four years old by years’ end. I was living in Toledo, Ohio with my parents and two older sisters. My dad would play a lot of jazz and blues, while my sisters, who were 10 and 12 at the time, were playing mostly Monkeys and Beatles tunes. My mother was into Helen Reddy. Crazy times. My biggest memories of that time had to do with the snow making it difficult for my father to drive to work in the winter.

If I were an adult in 1974 it would have been totally different. It would have been all about getting my ass up to Detroit, Cleveland, and New York City to catch some amazing sounds. I probably would have been spending a lot of time at CBGBs and Max’s Kansas City.

Want to hear previous ANNUAL ANNUAL shows? Just follow the links below.

1971
1972
1973

NEXT MONDAY NIGHT, DECEMBER 8 IS MY BEST OF 2014!!!

This was a great show. I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I enjoyed bringing it to you. See you next week.

Enjoy.

jh

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Rumble: Link Wray
Earache My Eye: Alice Bowie
Hey Joe: Patti Smith

Sweet Jane: Lou Reed
Devil Gate Drive: Suzi Quatro
***Texas Chainsaw Massacre***
Back of a Car: Big Star

Chatterbox: New York Dolls
***Burger King Commercial***
100,000 Years: Kiss
Rock On: David Essex
Don’t Eat the Yellow Snow/Nanook Rubs It/St. Alfonso/Father O’Blivion: Frank Zappa

Be Thankful For What You’ve Got: William DeVaughn
The Bottle: Gil Scott-Heron/Brian Jackson
Don’t Call Her No Tramp: Betty Davis
***Blazing Saddles Trailer***
Kung Fu: Curtis Mayfield
Rated X: Miles Davis

Loose Lucy: Grateful Dead
Revolution Blues: Neil Young
Diamonds on my Windshield: Tom Waits
Rebel Music (3 O’clock Roadblock): Bob Marley and the Wailers
Don’t Go Near the Water: Johnny Cash

Heaven or Hell: Waylon Jennings
Angel From Montgomery: Bonnie Raitt
Boots/Numb Erone: The Residents
Mitternacht: Kraftwerk

Baby’s On Fire: Eno/Cale

It’s 1974 Run For Your Lives!!! Tonight 8-10 on Hell’s Kitchen

December 1, 6pm

Monday night is my 4th annual “Annual Annual”. It’s all about 1974 from 8-10PM. This isn’t your mama’s 10 at 10 BS. I’ve got too much music to share, plus more! You will not want to miss this. Two hours of everything 1974 with John Hell, on Hell’s Kitchen, on 1974_BIRTHDAY_STAR_IMAGE1Radio Valencia.

Cat Knows Too Much in “Pussy” The Play on A Season in Hell, Monday at 8pm

November 24, 4pm

Pussy_close_upMaura Halloran’s Pussy is clever, quirky, and full of wit and insights into human nature that only a pussycat can have. The title character is a cat owned by a lesbian whose romance is on the rocks. Writer and actor Halloran, John Hell’s guest on tonight’s A Season in Hell, plays both soon-to-be ex-lovers, their mildly homophobic but clearly curious landlady, and Pussy, a keen observer who knows more than she’s able to say. Halloran shifts smoothly and convincingly between all four characters, and is especially delightful to watch jumping onto furniture and calmly licking herself as her ‘masters’ bicker long-distance. Meet all of Pussy’s characters and their creator, Maura Halloran, 8PM tonight on Radio Valencia.

Junkyard Barbie

November 5, 9am

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It’s rare that I have two guests in one night but tonight that’s what it’s all about. Long time listeners of my show know that I always enjoy supporting local artists, So tonight two local artists! In the first hour Julie Anderson of Altered Barbie is back once again to talk about the all Barbie exhibition happening at  located at of all places 50 Shotwell in the Mission. If you haven’t seen this you’re really missing out. Just picture it, hundreds of Barbie dolls all altered for your perverse delight. It’s truly a wonder of nature. The gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday noon to 7 PM, And Sundays noon to 5 PM. There is a poetry reading Thursday night and the closing gala is a week from Saturday, November 15th. Click on the link for more details.

Many of you may be aware that I used to MC Power Tool Drag Races at Ace Junkyard here in San Francisco. What you may not be aware of is that the landlord pulled the rug out from under Bill “The Junkman” Kennedy and closed the junkyard a few short years ago. Bill was a long time facilitator of the underground art scene here in the city, and Ace was the prime location for artists such as SRL, Life-Size Mouse Trap, Cyclecide, Seemen, and other metal obscurists to obtain those hard-to-find pieces which made their creations come to life. In the studio tonight filmmaker Yasi Mak talking about her documentary: Ace in the Hole, about Ace Junkyard and Bill “The Junkman” Kennedy. Bill is in the studio as well, telling great stories about his years at Ace. There is a Kickstarter campaign that ends today at 3PM to raise money to support the film. Please consider donating.

Enjoy.

jh

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Channel Zero: Public Enemy
Wild and Free: Curtis Mayfield

Interview with Julie Anderson of Altered Barbie

Since You’ve Been Gone: James Brown

Interview with Julie Anderson of Altered Barbie

Lesson One: Stone Cold Boners
By Any Means Necessary: Steinski
The Art of Getting Jumped: Steinski
Watermelon Man: Herbie Hancock

Sunflower: East New York Ensemble de Music

Interview with Yasi Mak and Bill “The Junkman” Kennedy

Darkest Light: Lafayette Afro-Rock Band
Hands of Time: Perfect Circle

Rastaman Chant/Conquering Lion: Bob Marley (April 30, 1976 – Beacon Theater, NYC)
Feeling Alright: Joe Cocker (October 19, 1969 – Fillmore West, SF, CA)
It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry: Leon Russell (February 5, 1971 – Baarn, The Netherlands)

I Left My Heart in San Francisco: Tony Bennett

Barbie and Junkyards tonight at 8

November 3, 3pm

image_108-10PM tonight on radiovalencia.fm John Hell has two, count them, TWO guests on the show this evening. In the fist hour at 8pm, he welcomes back to the Radio Valencia studios, Julie Anderson of the always highly entertaining Altered Barbie exhibition, now in its 12th year! She’s bringing guests! Go see this show!!!

In the second hour, he’s excited to have documentary filmmaker Yasi Mak on to talk about her upcoming film “Ace in the Hole: Death of a Junkyard”. Full disclosure: John used to MC the Power Tool Drag Races there for 8 non-consecutive years. There is a Kickstarter campaign on for this film now.

RADIO VALENCIA WILL BE BROADCASTING FROM BOTTOM OF THE HILL SATURDAY NIGHT, AUGUST 23RD, 8PM-1AM

August 22, 5pm

phYne MUSIC presents the annual Strummerville Benefit Show in San Francisco, CA@ Bottom of the Hill. The music of Joe Strummer and The Clash performed by Eric McFadden with Kevin Carnes, Michal Cavesano, Larry Boothroyd, Ed Ivey, Abby Travis, Keith Mulligan of The Hooks, Lantz Lazwell and the Vibe Tribe, Delphine De St Paër, The Interchords, Chris Arredondo (The Briggs), Travis Kasperbauer, Mikel Ross and more!

SATURDAY, AUGUST 23
BOTTOM OF THE HILL
Doors: 8pm
Tix: $10 adv/$12 door

www.EricMcFadden.com
www.StrummerVille.com
www.phYneEntertainment.com

Scott Levkoff aka THE PROFESSOR Champion of the creative underground for 25 years on A Season in Hell tonight 8-10

July 28, 4pm

MYSTIC-MIDWAY-200pixScott ‘The Professor” Levkoff of Mystic Midway will be on A Season in Hell tonight, from 8-10PM.

Mystic Midway is a transmedia social game set in the world of a mystical carnival that takes players on a journeys of discovery
latest show at the Augmented World Expo AWE2014
Will be appearing at TREASURE ISLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL
Mr Nobody’s Swamp Shack
and working with The Go Game
Mystic Midway is a TROJAN HORSE for exploring/ introducing collaborative Social  Design into the world
…..
Coming up THIS SUNDAY
Mystic Midway presents A Midsummer Fairy Revels
a benefit for THE MIDWAY
live music, performances,live opera- CASTA DIVA, gourmet food, strolling fairies and the saucy Court of Titania and Oberon themselves
in a secret graden location NEVER BEFORE SEEN
in the heart of SF
Tune in 8-10 Monday night to hear all this and more.
Enjoy.
jh

Spirituality in Music – Tonight 8-10

July 14, 12pm

davis_erik_2008_rauner_michael.jpgErik Davis is my guest tonight 8-10 on A Season in Hell with John Hell on Radio Valencia.

From Wikipedia: Erik is a writer, scholar, journalist and public speaker whose writings have run the gamut from rock criticism to cultural analysis to creative explorations of esoteric mysticism.He is perhaps best known for his book Techgnosis: Myth, Magic and Mysticism in the Age of Information, as well as his work on California counterculture, including Burning Man, the human potential movement, and the writings of Philip K. Dick. He has also contributed to the 33 1/3 series his review of Led Zeppelin’s fourth record.

We’ll be talking about spirituality in music tonight, which will include what is to be some choice selections from Erik’s own collection.

Tune in.

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Rock Fight 12! This Time It’s An Invasion

June 25, 6pm

ROCK FIGHT 12 FLATOnce again it’s time to put everything down, set six hours aside, and listen to John Hell and Ron Donovan butcher each other in a knock down, drag out bootleg battle, of epic proportions!

John and Ron have quite possibly the LARGEST live bootleg collection in the known world (source unknown and possibly nonexistent), and twice a year they share it with you, dear listeners. Why? They don’t have to tell you!

Tonight the focus is on five areas of their deep musical interest and knowledge: British Invasion, Blues, Led Zeppelin, Prince and James Brown. Check out the setlist below for the details.

The best part of this show besides the music, has to be the “witty” “conversation” between Ron and John. Yes, they know what they’re (why am I talking in the third person? Oh well, I’ve already gone this far…) talking about. The two of them have been collecting live music for over 25 years (cassette, vinyl, CD, Flac), and understand the “OTHER” music industry better than most. Lots of discussion ensues.

In the fifth hour, guitar slinger Eric McFadden calls in following his show in Chicago, to share some road stories with us. He has made a number of live appearances in studio for Rock Fight’s past. It’s too kind of him to phone it in this time out.

About 99% are high quality soundboard recordings. Only one Zep tune is from an audience source, but what a show it was!

Who won you ask? It’s possible that for the first time in over six years, it was a draw. We’ll fight it out again in December.

Enjoy.

jh

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To check out previous Rock Fights, go here:
Rock Fight 11
Rock Fight 10
Rock Fight 9
Rock Fight 8
Rock Fight 7
Rock Fight 6
Rock Fight 5
Rock Fight 4 – Playlist only
Rock Fight 3 – Playlist only
Rock Fight 2 – Playlist only
Rock Fight 1 – Playlist only

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Rock Fight 12:

Rock Fight: Cheech and Chong
I Want to Rock: Twisted Sister (Santiago, Chile 04/19/13) -Ron Donovan (RD)
Bohemian Rhapsody: Queen (Buenos Aires 02/28/81) – John Hell (JH)
Fight to the Finish: Gamma (NYC 1980) – RD

Sinner: Judas Priest (The Palladium, NYC 11/4/79) – JH
History of Tenacious D (Higher Ground, Winooski, VT 09/28/01) – JH
Revolve: King Buzzo (Zanzabar, Louisville, Kentucky 03/20/14) JH
Hotter Than Hell: Kiss (Richfield Stadium, Richfield, OH 09/03/76) – JH

Magic Man: Heart (Shoreline, WA 1976) – RD
I Hate Myself for Loving You: Joan Jett (2013) – RD
For Whom the Bell Tolls: Metallica (Zwolle “Ijsellhall”, Holland on 02-08-87) – RD
Ride the Lightning: Metallica (Zwolle “Ijsellhall”, Holland on 02-08-87) – RD

British Invasion Set:
Maxwell’s Silver Hammer (John singing): Beatles 1969 – JH
Piggies: Beatles (White Album Demos) 1968 – JH
Teddy Boy: Beatles (Get Back Sessions) 1968 – JH

5:15: The Who (Spectrum, Philly, PA (1973) – RD
Young Man Blues: The Who (Hull University, Hull, England 02-15-70) – JH
Gimme Shelter: Rolling Stones (Cricket Ground, Perth, AU 02/24/73) – JH
Midnight Rambler: Rolling Stones (LA Forum June 1975) – RD

You Really Got Me: The Kinks (Cobo Hall, Detroit, MI 08/10/79) – JH
Apeman: The Kinks (BBC 12/13/70) – JH

Got To Get Better in a Little While: Derek and the Domino’s (Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN 11/05/70) – RD
Tell the Truth: Derek and the Domino’s (Fillmore East, NYC 10-24-70) – JH

Blues Set:
Baby Please Don’t Go: Muddy Waters (Antives, France 1974) – RD
Got My Mojo Working: Muddy Waters (Blues & Jazz Festival, Geneva, Switzerland 11/04/76) – JH
Forecast Calls for Pain: Robert Cray (Redrocks 1992) – RD
Summertime: Janis Joplin (Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Netherlands 04/11/69) – JH

Trouble No More: Buddy Guy, Junior Wells, Eric Clapton (Dingwalls, London, England 12/03/85) – JH
Mercury Blues: Steve Miller Band (Matrix, SF 1967) – RD
Boom Boom: John Lee Hooker (The Stone, SF, CA 03/30/85) – JH
Damn Right I Got the Blues: Buddy Guy (Legends, Chicago 2012) – RD

Howlin’ For My Baby: Howlin’ Wolf 1952 – JH
Stormy Monday: Buddy Guy and Junior Wells (Willmantic, CT 1973) RD

I Can’t Quit You, Babe: Led Zeppelin (Fillmore West, SF, CA 01/11/69)
What Is And What Should Never Be: Led Zeppelin (Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, CN 09/04/71)
Celebration Day: Led Zeppelin (Chicago, IL 07/06/73)

Schoolday/Nadine/Around and Around: Led Zeppelin (Tribute To Johnny Kidd And The Pirates Metropolitan Sports Center, Minneapolis 1/17/75)
The Song Remains the Same/Rain Song: Led Zeppelin (Earl’s Court, London, UK 05-24-75)

In My Time of Dying: Led Zeppelin (The Forum, LA, CA 06/22/77)
Achilles Last Stand: Led Zeppelin (Kingdome, Seattle, WA 07/17/77)

Electric Chair: Prince (Saturday Night Live 1989)
Let’s Go Crazy: Prince (Orange Bowl, Miami, FL 04/07/85)
Cold Sweat: James Brown (Dallas, TX 08/26/68)

Let’s Work: Prince (DNA Lounge, SF, CA 04/24/13)
Let Yourself Go/There Was A Time/I Feel Alright: James Brown (Apollo Theater 1966)

Get On The Good Foot: James Brown (Lucerne, Switzerland 1973)
Living in America: James Brown (SF Hilton Ballroom, San Francisco, CA 10/12/92)