Beacons nearly ready to shine

This week’s Bradford Beat included a preview of the Beacons Festival, featuring bands such as The Fall, Eagulls, Cate Le Bon and Joan As Policewoman.

The full tracklisting for the show was:

St Vincent – Regret
Slow Club – The Pieces
Jimmy Cliff – Guns of Brixton
King Creosote – For One Night Only
Embrace – Quarters
Pixies – Magadalena 318
handmadehands – Sunshine
Neneh Cherry – Buffalo Stance
DZ Deathrays – Less Out of Sync
Stand Alone – Easier Said Than Done
Jack White – Would You Fight For My Love?
Unlce Wally and Uncle Steve – Doing Nothing
Warpaint – Disco/Very
Arcade Fire – Here Comes The Night Time

You can listen again here

Ten Years After – Songs from 2004 & 2014! Going North from Nashville, Monday 28th July, 10-11pm

John & Sue present a selection of tracks from albums 10 years apart, begining with a ‘favorite’ album of 2014…..
1. The Felice Brothers: Lion, from Favorite Waitress, 2014
2. Sufjan Stevens: To be Alone with You, from an early Sufjan offering, 2004′s Seven Swans…..then, bringing us back to the present…
3. Roddy Hart & The Lonesome Fires: High Hopes, which features on the band’s eponymous, 2014, debut album……, back in time with……..
4. The Indigo Girls: Fil lit up Again, from All That We Let In, 2004
5. Frank Turner: Sweet Albion Blues, from 2014′s Polariod Picture Ep
6. The Lone Bellow: Bleeding Out, featured on their eponymous 2014 album……..back in time for our Dylan/Cohen slot
7. Jennifer Warnes: Sign on the Window, from 2004′s album of country covers, Dylan Country
8. Leonard Cohen: Go No More a Rovin…..Leonard’s cover of a traditional song, from 2004′s Dear Heather
9. Nick Cave: Breathless, from The Lyre of Orpheus, released in 2004 alongside Abattoir Blues……back up to date with…..
10. Beck: Say Goodbye, from Morning Phase, 2014
11. Jack White: Temprary Ground, as featured on his 2014 album, Lazaretto
12. Jon Allen: Hummingbird Blues, from 2014′s Deep River
13. Ethan Johns: You Changed, another 2014 track from Ethan’s The Reckoning……going back in time with…
14. Micah P Hinson: Close Your Eyes, from Micah P Hinson & the Gospel of Progress, 2004….we bring the show to a close with ….
15. REM: Final Straw, from their 2004 album Around The Sun

When Big Joan Sets Up 25th July – Albumen Of The Year

Three tonight from Chicago’s The Yolks living up to their LP title “Kings Of Awesome plus a storming new single from the band The Stone Roses could have been.Tonight,we’re gonna party like it’s 1989.

When Big Joan Sets Up 25th July – The Yolks by Phil Cope on Mixcloud

Inspiral Carpets – “Spitfire” (Download) (Cherry Red)
Old 97′s – “Let’s Get Drunk and Get It On” (LP – “Most Messed Up”) (ATO)
Cassius Select – “Bruv (Tuff Sherm Remix)” (12″) (Plastic World)
The Yolks – “There She Goes” (LP – “Kings Of Awesome”) (Randy Records)
Disinterested Handjob – “Your Suicide Has Given Us Renewed Hope” (LP -”Cunts Is Fucked”) (Interest Free)
Shit and Shine – “Dixie Peach” (EP – “Shit and Shine”) (Diagonal)
Vatican Shadow – “Living On and Off at The Shadows Motel” (Cassette – “Death Is Unity With God”) (Hospital)
The Shadows – “F.B.I” (7″) (Colombia)
Cru-L-T “Yeah” (EP – “No New Ideas”) (Kniteforce)
The Yolks – “True Love” (LP – “Kings Of Awesome”) (Randy Records)
Mungo’s Hi-Fi feat Soom T – “31st Century Song” (LP – “Serious Time”) (Scotch Bonnet)
Fred Towles – “Too Much Monkey Business” (V/A LP “Eccentric Soul:The Way Out Label”) (The Numero Group)
Cowards – “Wolf,Wolf,Wolf” (LP – “World Champions In Male Chastity”) (Bandcamp)
The Yolks – “Stewed Tomatoes” (LP – “Kings Of Awesome”) (Randy Records)
BeauDamian – “Sayonara” (V/A LP “Saturate Vol.4″) (Saturate)

RIP Tommy Ramone

This week’s Bradford Beat paid tribute to Tommy Ramone, who died recently.
Here’s the full list of tracks we played:

The Ramones – Bad Brain
Embrace – I Run
Arcade Fire – Joan of Arc
Stand Alone – False Beginnings (BCB session)
Archie Bronson Outfit – In White Relief
Tinfoil Sojourns – Cohort of a Martinet
Superfood – Right On Satellite
Alt-J – Hunger of the Pine
Slow Club – Complete Surrender
St Vincent – Regret
Kaiser Chiefs – Meanwhile Up In Heaven
The Ramones – It’s A Long Way Back To Germany
Prince – Pretzel Body Logic

You can listen again here

When Big Joan Sets Up 18th July – Disarming Man

Morrissey returns to our grateful lug-holes this week with his trademarked brand of quiet sedition rendered in a voice that you could mix with warm milk on a winter’s night. Three tracks from the new LP “World Peace Is None Of Your Business” were scattered artfully amongst the tunes on this week’s programme.

From 18th July 2014,

Morrissey is #2 in the UK with World Peace Is None Of Your Business. He is just over one thousand sales behind Ed Sheeran who is clinging on to the number one position.
Please support Morrissey by purchasing World Peace Is None Of Your Business in the next few days in an effort to oust Ed Sheeran. Thank you.

You know what to do. We’re the A-Team now.

When Big Joan Sets Up 11th July – Morrissey by Phil Cope on Mixcloud

Cut Hands – “Madwoman” (LP – “Afro Noise 1 Vol.3″) (Dirtier Promotions)
Boris – “Vanilla” (LP – “Noise”) (Sergeant House)
Eaux – “Pressure Points” (LP – “Plastics”) (ATP Recordings Ltd.)
Disinterested Handjob – “Yay” (LP – “Cunts Is Fucked”) (Interest Free)
Morrissey – “Staircase At The University” (LP – “World Peace Is None Of Your Business”) (Harvest)
Mr Williamz – “Ganja Palace (Soundcheck Mix)” (EP -”Ganja Palace”) (Necessary Mayhem)
Sideswipe – “Bad Habit” (EP – “Memories”) (Ground Mass Music)
Oozing Wound – “Ageing Punk” (Split LP with Black Pus) (Thrill Jockey)
Morrissey – “Neal Casady Drops Dead” (LP – “World Peace Is None Of Your Business”) (Harvest)
Slang Banger – “Labrynth” (12″) (Programme)
Benjamin Booker – “Have You Seen My Son?” (Download Single) (Rough Trade)
Link Wray – “Rumble” (LP – “Cleveland ’78) (Cleopatra)
Morrissey – “Smiler With Knife” (LP – “World Peace Is None Of Your Business”) (Harvest)
Dubmatix – “Black Madonna” (LP – “In Dub”) (Echo Beach)

Buffet #66 – the one where we played some mental math Metal that sounded like gipping

So this month BCB have been repairing some studios, which means we had the novel experience of recording our show onto Mini Disc.  Not that you’ll notice. We are still Masters of the Shambolic and the music is (mostly) flippin good

This is what we played:

1. Fugazi – Facet Squared
2. Fugazi – Public Witness Programme
3. Perfect Pussy – Driver
4. Hurray for the Riff Raff – The Body Electric
5. Kate Tempest – The Beigeness
6. Teho Teardo & Blixa Bargeld – What If…?
7. The Torero Band – All My Loving
8. Lucius – Turn it Around
9. Death From Above 1979 – Trainwreck 1979
10. Cilice – Mental Breakdown
11. Ben Folds Five – Do It Anyway
12. Slow Club – Suffering You, Suffering Me
13. The Afghan Whigs – These Sticks
14. Land Observations – On leaving the Kingdom for the well-tempered continent

We are back on 10th August! Join us for music and mayhem!



Songs on the theme of Time – Going North from Nashville, Monday 14th July, 10-11pm

Our selection of time themed tunes starts with a classic………..
1.Steely Dan: Reeling in the Years…….then, a couple of late greats……..
2.Elliot Smith: The Last Hour
3.Nick Drake: Time Has Told Me…….is Lucinda working overtime?……
4.Lucinda Williams: Overtime……, some time centred musings from British artists ……
5.My Sad Captains
6.Roy Harper: Time is Temporary……maybe giving up time for New Year?…….
7.Or, The Whale: Giving Up Time
8.Rebecca Worthley: New Year’s Resolution……followed by a couple of classics
9.Joni Mitchell: Both Sides Now
10.Simon & Garfunkel: April, Come She Will……….not forgeting the Dylan/Cohen take on tonight’s theme…..
11. Bob Dylan: Time Passes Slowly
12. Leonard Cohen: Closing Time……..and looking forward…..
13. Crosby, Stills,Nash & Young: Looking Forward………we let Sandy Denny have the last word…..
14.Sandy Denny: Who Knows Where the Time Goes?

When Big Joan Sets Up 11th July – “With Every Crack and Every Crunch, This World is Eating Me For Lunch”

David Thomas Broughton is the only bone-fide genius currently making music in the world who isn’t in The Fall. His forthcoming collaborative LP with Juice Vocal Ensemble will make you smile, cry, go”what?” and release bodily fluids in equal measure and it is stunning. Five of it’s tracks are featured on this week’s programme.

When Big Joan Sets Up 11th July – David Thomas Broughton and Juice Vocal Ensemble by Phil Cope on Mixcloud

Mungo’s Hi-Fi feat Solo Banton – “Dancehall School” (LP – “Serious Time”) (Scotch Bonnet)
Nucleus and Paradox – “The Return Of…” (12″) (Metalheadz Platinum)
White Reaper – “Conspirator” (EP – “White Reaper”) (Bandcamp)
Mr.Jesta – “Frenz” (Soundcloud)
The Fall – “Frenz” (LP – “The Frenz Experiment”) (Beggars Banquet)
The Proper Ornaments – “Now I Understand” (LP – “Wooden Head”) (Fortuna Pop)
OOIOO – “Gamel Ninna Yama” (LP – “Gamel”) (Thrill Jockey)
David Thomas Broughton and Juice Vocal Ensemble – “The Assurance” (LP – “Sliding The Same Way”) (Song By Toad)
David Thomas Broughton and Juice Vocal Ensemble – “Been A While” (LP – “Sliding The Same Way”) (Song By Toad)
David Thomas Broughton and Juice Vocal Ensemble – “Unshaven Boozer” (LP – “Sliding The Same Way”) (Song By Toad)
David Thomas Broughton and Juice Vocal Ensemble – “Woodwork” (LP – “Sliding The Same Way”) (Song By Toad)
David Thomas Broughton and Juice Vocal Ensemble – “The Promise” (LP – “Sliding The Same Way”) (Song By Toad)
Black Slate – “Postcode Gangster” (LP – “World Citizen”) (Unit 8)
Euclid – “2447″ (Cassette – “Crippled Syntax”) (Ecstatic)

Bradford Beat on Tour

A little flavour of the Grand Depart sneaked into the latest edition of Bradford Beat – plus a tribute to Bobby Womack.

Here’s the full playlist:

Rolling Stones – It’s All Over Now
Paul Curtis – Let It All Hang Out
Archie Bronson Outfit – Glory, Sweat and Flow
Monty Casino – Tour de France
Parquet Courts – Sunbathing Animal
Stand Alone – Easier Said Than Done
Jack White – High Ball Stepper
Alt-J – Hunger of the Pine
Beaty Heart – Seafood
Embrace – I Run
The Pixies – Magdalena 318
Kaiser Chiefs – Meanwhile Up In Heaven
Mungo Jerry – Pushbike Song
Superfood – Right On Satellite

You can listen again here

When Big Joan Sets Up 4th July – The Greatest Gift That I Possess..

Due to the squares at FIFA turning down my request to move the World Cup quarter finals this week’s programme was broadcast to an audience of three people and a budgerigar in Heaton. Good job then that it’s manyfold thrills, which included three tracks from the belting debut LP by Happyness ,are preserved here for you to throb rhythmically to in the privacy of your own dwellings. P.S. Mr Blatter, if you’re reading this, I want that tenner back.

When Big Joan Sets Up 4th July – Happyness by Phil Cope on Mixcloud

Puff – “Diese Stadt Ist Viel Zu Dreckig Für Mein Baby Baby Baby Baby” (EP – “Identitatsverlust”) (Hozac)
Gene Pitney – “Bliebe Bei Mir (Town Without Pity)” (V/A LP – “Echoes of Germany”) (Fantastic Voyage)
Piledriver – “Voor,Vaif,Sicks,Common and Taste My Kicks” (Download EP – “Taste My Kicks”) (GGM)
Culture – “Can’t Study The Rastaman” (7″) (Virgin/Front Line)
Comet Gain – “The Last Love Letter” (LP – “Paperback Ghosts”) (Fortuna Pop)
The Secret Sisters – “Let There Be Lonely” (LP – “Put Your Needle Down”) (Republic)
Kreidler – “Modul” (LP – “ABC”) (Bureau B)
Wen and Parris – “Caught” (12″) (Tempa)
Trap Them – “Habitland” (LP – “Blissfucker”) (Prosthetic)
Happyness – “Baby Jesus (Jelly Boy)” (LP – “Weird Little Birthday”) (Weird Smiling)
Happyness – “Anything I Do Is Alright” (LP – “Weird Little Birthday”) (Weird Smiling)
Happyness – “Monkey In The City” (LP – “Weird Little Birthday”) (Weird Smiling)
Code K – “I Dream” (LP – “Code Kane”) (Ruff Guidance)
Cutty Ranks – “I Don’t Believe It” (Download) (Necessary Mayhem)
Bo Ningen – “Maki Modoshi” (LP – “III”) (Stolen)