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Note*  October 2013....Texas Joe is now living in Austin Texas...and is now..trying to get his radio show...on FM radio here in Austin.
Talks are now under way with a local radio resume Psych Rock 101...MAYBE UNDER A DIFFERANT NAME..?  in Austin as there seems to be excitement over Joe's ideas for FM radio here in Austin....

Hello this is the webpage for Texas Joe's Radio show Psych Rock 101..Broadcast every Saturday Night @ 10.00p.m. on KMBH 88.9 FM /88.1 FM Harlingen Texas
Phone number for  radio station is (956) 421-4111 
The show went on air way back in January of 2003 ...but I did not have a website...for the show...on a regular basis....until now ....

Im starting this page on June 10th 2012 ....Ill try and keep it up to date...and give you all more info on the music I play on the radio show....some pix below for now..enjoy !
Texas Joe Valles
Producer/Disk Jockey/Radio Host 
Psych Rock 101
Harlingen Texas

Above Chris Maley..Radio Program Mgr. with Texas Joe Valles Host of Psych Rock 101...very Happy New mixing desk was just installed in Recording Booth...picture from June 24rth 2011..Notice Beatles Sgt.Pepper T shirt yes !  

Weekly Radio Show Blog/Bands and Artists

show for Sept 1st 2012  

Hello folks and welcome is the 1st hour of psych rock 101 ....on the radio this week..we hope you like it......

NEKTAR...Crying in the Dark
NEKTAR..Desolation Valley
NEKTAR..King of Twilight

Grateful Dead...Bertha
Grateful Dead..Tennessee Jed
Grateful Dead..Mr. Charlie

Be Bop Deluxe.. Blazing Apostles
Be Bop Deluxe.. Panic In The World

above my friend Laura  hanging out at KMBH 88.9 FM Studios with me August 29th 2012..

thank you 
texas joe valles 

Show # 27 July 14th 2012  

Here is the line up for Saturday Night July 14th 2012 ...Enjoy !! 

second Hour ....below ....enjoy ! 

ok folks due to my time restraints....its very hard to keep the blog up for now ...but..ill try and do some...musings about the artists in the future....anyway enjoy the bands..and if you see something you have never heard of far as an artist ...Google them ok..?  all these bands are amazing !! 

texas joe valles
psych rock 101
KMBH 88.9 FM /88.1 FM
Harlingen Texas

Show #25 June 30th 2012 Saturday Night  

Hello this blog will be short and sweet...for Saturday June 30th 2012 ...I have been running late and early this morning...I ran down to KMBH 88.9 FM /88.1 FM  and did the radio show thankx to Mario Munoz for being there to open the doors ha ha !   thanks also to Chris Maley for calling me this morning !   heres the set list picture of the computer..!! 
Acid Mothers Temple from Japan..thnx to Anna in England for that song amazing wow ! very psychy!!  ok have a nice rainy South Texas Day folks ! 

1 st hour of Psych Rock 101 

2nd hour here are the song selections ! 

ok here is the set list !!  fresh off the camera ! ha ha ! 

ok have a great day !!
rain rain,...
texas joe valles

Saturday June 30th 2012

Show #24 Saturday June 23rd 2012  

Hello everybody here are the bands and artists for this week enjoy !   below is the set list ! 

heres the list of Bands and artists and songs...for this week's show

1. The Count Five..Psychotic Reaction
2. MC 5 ...Kick Out The Jams  Live !
3. Ace Frehley ....Shock Me
4. The Byrds ...Eight Miles High
5. The Sweet ...Set Me Free
6. Spirit....Dark Eyed Woman
6. Hawkwind...Space Is Deep..Live !
7. Frank Marino....All Along The Watch Tower
8. Gun ...Race With The Devil
9. Pentangle....The Trees Do Grow High
10. Be Bop Deluxe...Ships In The Night
11. Be Bop Deluxe...Life In The Air Age
12. Be Bop Deluxe...Sleep That Burns

Second Hour...11.00  P.M.  

1. Chambers Brothers...Time Has Come Today
2. Bubble Puppy...Hot Smoke and Sassafras
3. Foghat...Slow Ride Live !
4. King Crimson ....In The Court Of The Crimson King
5. Sienna Root ...I Been Waiting  Root Jam Live !
6. Cream...White Room
7. Cream....Siting On Top of The World
8. Cream...Politician
9. Valles Flying Machine...Butterfly Woman
10. Steve Hillage......Salmon Song
11. Robin Trower....Gonna Be More Suspicious

below album and pictures of artists....Show # 24 June 23rd 2012

1. The Count Five ....

above Count Five Live in Concert 1966  

2. MC5  ..Kick Out The Jams Live !

Above MC 5 live at a Festival in 1969

3. Ace Frehley  Shock Me

4. The Byrds  Eight Miles High  

Above The Byrds single of... Eight Miles High..its very psychadelic 12 string Rickenbacker Guitar sounds propelled this song to the top of the Classic Rock Charts...piloted by 12 string guitar genius Roger McGuinn  picture of him below...with Rickenbacker 370 model 12 string guitar...

5. The Sweet ....Set Me Free  

The Sweet above were known as a glam rock band but covered alot of stylistic ground during thier carreer...Glam Rock..Pop Rock...Psych Rock ..Prog Rock..and even Proto Metal  with this song Set Me Free....

6. Spirit...Dark Eyed Woman...

Dark Eyed Woman  was the lead of song on Spirits Album Clear...known as a Classic Rock "Deep Cut" it is an excellent  song.  

7. Hawkwind ...Space is Deep Live   from the album Space Ritual of the most important Psych Rock/Space Rock albums of all time released in 1972 

above  crazy and wild album cover dipicting ..Love Goddesses...and ..retro/future concepts ruled on Hawkwind album covers thanks to thier layout artist Barney Bubbles.

8. Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush...All Along The Watchtower

Frank Marino's cover of All Along the Watchtower came out on his 1979 album Tales Of The Unexpected...a very psychadelic and progressive sounding album...

Above Frank Marino with his Gibson SG Les Paul....

9. Gun .....Race with The Devil

This power trio released this album in 1968..out of London England..the trio was 2 brothers named Gurvitz...on bass guitar and lead guitar...this song came out in a the early 1970's  very powerful song also uses a full blown the song...great song writing !    this thier 1st album has a very powerful and strong selection of songs....look it up youll love it !! Incidently this is the 1st professional album cover artist Roger Dean..(later of Yes album cover fame) produced in the album market..

10. Pentangle...The Trees They Do Grow High.

Pentangle..was a band lead by 6 string wizard Bert Janch  an amazing acoustic genuis all the band members were top notch.musicians in The British Isles..Thier Female singer..had haunting Melodies that to this day can tingle your spine..a most beautiful song is a 800 year old English song redone in a modern folk rock style...completely wonderful music.

11. Be Bop Deluxe  .... Ships In The Night...
one of only 2 hits for Be Bop In America...a great song for many people this band is considered progressive music ..that has a pop bent..excellent songwriting from Bill Nelson (guitarist singer) and the band. 

12. Be Bop Deluxe  .......Life in The Air Age

13. Be Bop Deluxe....Sleep That Burns....

above Bill of Texas Joe Valles ..biggest Guitar Heros !  an amazing artist totally top shelf !!!  

second hour of show next up !

1. The Chambers Brothers...Time Has Come Today....

a soul and blues band that was up to the task of making one of the most..freaked out socio/political rock and roll music...and thier sound still resounds today and is still very powerful....this song lyrics are still s strong today as they were in the late 1960's...some of the most violent and over the top fuzz guitar you will ever hear..!!!  but it can also be seen as beautiful electric noise !  a very very good song !  

2. Bubble Puppy...Hot Smoke and Sasafras

Bubble Puppy ...super psychadelic music from Austin, Texas wow amazing !
wonderful lyrics...amazing word poetry...!

Foghat...Slow Ride Live !!!  

this album came out in 1977 and dominated the charts for a long time excellent song writing and reapropreation of blues licks! in a hard rock context...great live band Texas Joe was lucky enough to see these guys in the 1990's in Austin Texas and they blew the roff of the concert hall...people did not want to leave...they were still in top form and excellent band ! 
leader  Lonesome Dave Peverett ..who had previuosly been in Savoy Brown.

4. King Crimson...In The Court of The Crimson King 

Sienna Root....I Been Waiting....Root Jam ...

6. Cream ...White Room 
7. Cream....Siting On Top Of The World
8. Cream.... Politician 

9. Valles Flying Machine  ....Butterfly Woman

above Valles Flying Machine  Texas Joe,Eloy,Noe Valles

10. Steve Hillage ....Salmon Song...

11. Robin Trower...Gonna Be More Suspicious....
a very cool song from the album For Earth Below ..

above Robin Trower..with his famous White Fender Stratocaster in The Mid 1970's during the super high point of his carreer...

ok folks hope you enjoy the show we wish u the very best
texas joe valles
psych rock 101
kmbh 88.9 fm

Psych Rock 101 Show# 23 June 16th 2012 

Hello ...this is the 1st installment for Psych Rock 101..June 16th2012  we will give you a run down of the songs to be played on the show..remember it starts @ 10.p.m.  Saturday night......

Picture was taken June 14th 2012  @ KMBH  STUDIOS Harlingen Texas...with Show #23 set list if you look closely...its all done in Pen...very rapidly also...I usually pick bands right off the top of my head...ha ha !  enjoy 

Set List:
1.) Todd Rundgren..Utopia Theme ...Live
2.) Yes ...Heart of The Sunrise
3.) Rush...La Villa Strangiato
4.) Flash...Small Beginings
5.) Black Sabbath..Warning 

second hour  11.00 p.m. 

1.) Pink Floyd.....Astronomy Domine
2.) Astra....The Rising of The Black Sun
3.) Grand Funk Railroad...Paranoid ...Live
4.) Jerry Garcia Band...The Deal ...Live
5.) Led Zepplin...The Rain Song ...Live
6.) The Open Mind....Magic Potion
7.) Rory Gallagher...Tattoo'd Lady
8.) Rainbow...Stargazer
9.) The Who...A quick One while He is Away

Below some album and song cover art of the above bands all in order of play list.......enjoy !

Todd Rundgrun" Utopia  Live ! 

I 1st heard this in the late 1990's in Austin Texas my Buddy Bill turned me onto this cd i was so flipped out...I could not believe how weird and wonderful this record was..its all over the place musically ...I hope you folks love it !

Below    Yes ..Heart of The Sunrise....

I 1st heard this band in High School in the late 1970's early 1980's and I loved them..but when we put our own band together...and were stretching out song wise we really dugg deep into Yes and Studied thier amazing band with positive lyrics many people love !

This band  Rush...was the a huge part of my Teenage Years...this song was a mind blower when I 1st heard made you just feel totally killer..and happy....very kool stuff for an impressionable teen !

Flash (above) is one of those bands that i had collected in my stash of cd'rs  from friends the early 2000's about 2002 or 2003....a buddy in Brownsville Texas named Manuel...told me about this band...he had been listening tothem since the early 1970's....well he also gave me about 20 to 30 more cd'rs at the same time he gave me this was alot of music it fell through the cracks and gathered the proverbial dust in my record collection archives until one day...i stumbled upon about 2007 or 2008...and ..made an effort to listen to them whole heartedly...when I did I was totally surprized...with the very streamlined..powerful sound these guysmade with super awesome vocals...I could not believe it....and to this 2012 I regularly play them on my radio show and in my car...for fun...great band..! 

Black Sabbath (above) 1 st album was so influental in my upbringing...its not even funny..a total breakaway album from conventional rock at the time it came out  has blown minds ever since...are they heavy ?yes ! are the psych rock? yes! are they progressive? yes!  just an amazing band ...1st heard them as a sophmore in high school ...allways a great album to jam out to.  The Warning is a great song....

second hour.....of Psych Rock 101 

Pink Floyd..Astronomy one of those songs...I didnt ..hear until...I was deep into playing in my own rock band I was fully aware of Pink Floyd..but..I didnt ...get listen to this until the late 1990's  and when I did I loved it alot..very trippy..psychedlic to the bone...wonderful song....Syd Barret...really....lays the ...strangeness down on this song..excellent !  

The lead off song from Astra's debut album in 2009...I 1st heard this album in Austin Texas in Summer 2009 when i was living there I dont remember how I stumbled upon this but it shocked me...probably looking for psych rock music in You Tube...I  found the video for this song...The Rising of The Black Sun was a shocker....thick greasy..riffs...heavy drums..effects like crazy...flutes !!! i was blown away was a pleasent surprize to find this new band from San Diego..that played really good Proggy/Psych rock...excellent stuff..!

Grand Funk Railroad Live Paranoid.....very early 1980's...maybe1980/ 1981...I was bitten by the rock and roll high school...I walked into MusicLand ..Records and Tapes in The Sunrise Mall in Brownsville Texas...I asked The Manager...Do you know anything about Heavy Metal ,Acid Rock & Hard Rock....? (he was wearing a dark blue suit blue tie and light blue shirt..very proper...but he had longish hair...ha ha !)  he said..Yes I sure do...The I asked Him What is the Heaviest Band that you know of..? The most hard rock band ever...? the most powerful..? and he said ..That would be this album right here.....Its Excellent..raw live and powerfull.. your gonna love it..!  and He pulled out..Grand Funk Railroads..Live Album  a Double Album at that...I said oh Yeah..?  I was Stunned by the Picture on The Cover a guy with super long hair flailing away...(Mark Farner..soon to be one of my biggest GuitarHeros ha ha !) .on a guitar and the other 2 guys ..also  freaking out....!!  He said this is your album...its great..its excellent..its very Heavy...!  I said ok Ill take a young Teen  I paid for it took it home...and was completely this wicked and beautiful noise coming from the speakers..! the guys could sing..they could play..and the crowd was going nuts...and the songs were so friggin I hit the jackpot..! ha ha !  Paranoid...The Song... was so Acid Rock sounding so extreme so out there...I just could not believe it ! I still  love this resord to this day.....

(((((((.when I moved to Los Angeles the 1990's there was a record shop in Downey California ..called Middle Earth Records...and the time...Grand Funk was hard to find..or didnt cd format....well I found  a Dutch Import Cd Pressing..and it cost 50 buxx...... !!!   I didnt even think twice I shelled out the cash right then and there...I didnt even flinch at the crazy overblown price..for this Double Album.....I love this album so much !!..thinking about it now....I made more money back in the 1990's selling guitars in a Guitar shop in Los Angeles....than in 2012 ..subbing High School classes in South Texas !!!!!!....with 2 college degrees...something wrong with that picture.....))))))

and I know somewhere out there Im turing on some kid to a great  band and a great song, just over the top just like I love it ! ha ha !  Grand Funk Railroad Rules !!!   

Above Jerry Garcia Band  Song The Deal.....

I have been into the Grateful Dead since I discovered them and really started listening to them while working in Downey Music Center in Downey California.....some shady looking guys came in one time....and sold us a huge box of CD'S...and this album called Grateful Dead ..Hundred Year Hall..Live 1972 in Germany....was in the stash....well one weekday afternoon...I felt like listening to something differant and popped this into the Giant Stereo rig we had in the was I totally ...mezmerized..and lulled and ..seduced into the Deads sound I loved it...!!  I could not get enough!...a band i had known about since high school...but nobody had ever told me about them...until I stumbled upon them on my own...I have been hooked for life on The Grateful Dead..! ..This song is The Jerry Garcia Band in Oakland California...1989..excellent Barn Burner of a song Jerry is amazing on the guitar some of his best work !   enjoy !

Above  Led Zepplin  The Rain Song Live 

What can I say about Led Zepp you dont already know....I still listen to these guys every week almost...never get tired of them...wonderful song from the double cd...How The West Was Won album...that came out in like 2003...I rushed out to WalMart and bought this cd ..its great most of the performance is from Long Beach Arean California..from 1973...I hope you like it !

Above  The Open Mind  Magic Potion....

This band The Open Mind...I discovered on a Mojo Magazine ...compilation cd...of lost Acid Rock and Freakbeat acts from album wonders...that were ahead of thier time....and excellent freak out fuzz rock ...double drumming action song....very kool vocals....a psychadelic hard rock should see the You Tube video super crazy !!!   enjoy !!

Above....Rory Gallagher Irish Tour 1974  Tattoo'd Lady....

In about 1980..I discovered Rory Gallagher...from a stash of old albums a guy had sitting around his house...that were about to be thrown away..!  he let me have Irish Tour 1974.....this song...helped me visualize...what he was singing and I loved it !  plus the song rocks hard....its about a girl...who has tons of Tattoos...all over her body...and this little boy falls in love with her...and runs off to the circus...(where you could only see women with tats back in the 1940's & 1950's) ..great song, great guitar work and the crowd is goings nuts...I hope you like it !  enjoy !

Above  Rainbow Rising...Stargazer....

Stargazer is one of those Dark Psych songs Rainbow is so famous for...Ronnie Dio really sings fabulous on this...and Ritchie amazing   I hope you enjoy it....I have been jamming out to Rainbow since the 1979...I hope you like them ...enjoy

The 1st Album I ever bought of The Who was The Kids Are like 1980....and the live version of this is on it...from Rolling Stones Rock and Roll kills !!!!these guys were amazing...A Quick done live and its just over the top...The Who were one of the very best rock bands there has ever been....very few bands will ever get this much raw power in thier live show with such great song writing...I HOPE YOU ENJOY THIS..and I hope it makes an Impression on you....enjoy !
The very 1st rock concert T Shirt I ever bought as a kid was The Who Maximum R&B  in a head shop in Austin Texas in 1981...thats how much I loved this band !  

Above The Who...Aquick One , While He is Away.....

This is the list of albums and songs for June 16th 2012 Show #23    I hope you enjoyed the setlist....and Thnx to Mario Munoz and Chris Maley for Helping me with the production of this set of songs....tune in next week for  mor efrom Psych Rock 101 on KMBH 88.9 FM /88.1 FM  Rio Grande Valley South Texas.

I try to bring you the very best in Psych and Prog and Jamband and Classic Rock I hope you enjoyed the show ! 
thank you
your host
Texas Joe Valles


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