When Big Joan Sets Up 24th October – Affecting a Beard

Three from Bristolian roots legends Black Roots’ new LP, an extended piece from the fantasy football style collaboration of Sunn 0))) and Scott Walker and we started with a record that ideally, should have been played at the wrong speed…

When Big Joan Sets Up 24th October – Black Roots by Phil Cope on Mixcloud

The Cuban Boys – “The Nation Needs You (2014 Version)” (V/A LP – “21 Songs For John”) (Unwashed Territories)
Half Man Half Biscuit – “Adam Boyle Has Cast Lad Rock Aside” (LP – “Urge For Offal”) (Probe Plus)
Nurve – “Click Clak” (EP – “Wrong Number”) (Tectonic)
Captain Beefheart and The Magic Band – “Click Clack” (LP – “The Spotlight Kid”) (Reprise)
Black Roots – “Albert Villa” (LP – “Ghetto Feel”) (Soulbeats)
Black Roots – “Carnival” (LP – “Ghetto Feel”) (Soulbeats)
Black Roots – “Drawn To My Attention” (LP – “Ghetto Feel”) (Soulbeats)
Das Pain – “Joyride” (7″) (Self Released)
Echo Pusher – “Bollywood Massacre” (Download EP – “Noize Logic”) (Bass Massive)
Meathead – “Tombé (EP – “Demo”) (Bandcamp)
The Fall – “Choc-Stock” (LP – “Dragnet”) (Step Forward)
Scott Walker and Sunn 0))) – “Fetish” (LP – “Soused”) (4AD)
Jahdubtahz – “Dub Street” (7″) (45Seven)

A pair of true Gents

It was great to have Mark Heslop in the studio this week performing his new song celebrating the 30th anniversary of the City Gent.

The fanzine’s editor Mike Harrison was also our guest, chatting about its enduring appeal among Bradford City fans.

Here’s the full list of songs on the show:

Alt-J – The Gospel of John Hurt
Mark Heslop – Song for the City Gent (live in session)
DZ Deathrays – Gina Works At Hearts
Embrace – In The End
Benjamin Booker – Always Waiting
Elizabeth – New Year
Interpol – My Desire
Slow Club – Everything Is New
Superfood – Mood Bomb
Stand Alone – Learn How To Feel

You can listen again here

Bloody Nora, call this music?

Pretty much every show the team from Buffet do on BCB includes bonkers bed music. My charity shop rarities are put to good use as opening jingly bits and background music, whether it’s manic Tijuana style hymns or happy Hammond organs.

Well I’ve decided to showcase them – along with their often bonkers album covers – on a new Tumblr blog called Cheesy Listening. Please browse, like and follow. And if you wish to cast aspersions, they too are welcome.

Maria x

City Gent celebration

Don’t miss our special guest this week – Mark Heslop will be performing his new song marking the 30th anniversary of the City Gent fanzine.

Mark will be chatting about how he came up with the idea and also giving a live studio rendition on Bradford Beat.

A video for the song is also on YouTube.

We’re on air from 8pm to 9pm this Thursday (24 October) on BCB 106.6FM

When Big Joan Sets Up 17th October – Fire!

Just under half of this week’s programme given over to an excellent hardcore mix from DJ Alpha J and MC Eruption.

When Big Joan Sets Up 17th October – DJ Alpha-J and MC Eruption by Phil Cope on Mixcloud

Ill – “Hysterical” (EP – “The Housewives’ Trilogy”) (Bandcamp)
The Melvins – “Piss Pistofferson” (LP – “Hold It”) (Ipecac)
Kris Kristofferson – “The Law is For Protection of The People” (LP – “Kristofferson”) (Monument)
Lukid – “The Brick Burner” (EP – “Crawlers”) (Liberation Technologies)
Anthony B – “Rebel” (V/A LP – “Rebellious Riddim”) (Stainless)
P.L.F – “Pinned Beneath The Flaming Wreckage” (LP – “Ultimate Whirlwind Of Incineration”) (Blastasfuk)
DJ Alpha J and MC Eruption – UK Hardcore Mix (https://soundcloud.com/aidenalphaj/alpha-j-mc-eruption-uk)
Allo Darlin’ – “Bright Eyes” (LP – “We Come From The Same Place”) (Fortuna Pop)
Groundation – Gone A Cemetery – (LP – “A Miracle”) (Groundation Music)
Shit And Shine – “Value” (LP – “Powder Horn”) (Diagonal)

Bradford Beat – 16 October

Can’t think of anything witty to say this week – so I’ll just give you the list of what tracks we played…

Saint Saviour – I Remember
New Model Army – Peace Is Only
Against Me! – True Trans Soul Rebel
Alt-J – Warm Foothills
Twin Atlantic – Hold On
Slow Club – Everything is Good
Rob Lynch – Broken Bones
Stand Alone – Learn How To Feel
St Vincent – Rattlesnake
Embrace – I Run

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When Big Joan Sets Up 10th October – Everybody’s Doing A Brand New Dance Now

After already releasing the LP of 2014 in his collaboration with the Juice Vocal Ensemble the miraculous David Thomas Broughton has also recorded an 8 track EP of cover versions which is currently only available at his extraordinary live shows. Three tracks from it were aired on this week’s programme including a fearless deconstruction of wedding night do perennial “The Locomotion”. Kylie Minogue was said to be “unavailable for comment.”

When Big Joan Sets Up 10th October – David Thomas Broughton – Cover Versions by Phil Cope on Mixcloud

Kode 9 and Spaceape – “Pictures On The Wall” (EP – “Killing Season”) (Hyperdub)
Kode 9 and Spaceape – “Sine of The Dub” (10″) (Hyperdub)
Knuckle – “Hand Grenade For A Heart” (EP – “This Week’s Been Hell”) (Bandcamp)
David Thomas Broughton – “Higher” (EP – “Tour EP 2014 – Covers”) (Self Released)
S.P.Y. – “Scruffy Bugger” (LP – “Back To Basics – Chapter 2″) (Hospital)
Anthrprophh – “Space Box Zonk Machine” (LP – “Outside The Circle”) (Rocket Recordings)
The Soft Machine – “Love Makes Sweet Music” (LP – “Out Bloody Rageous – An Anthology 1967-1973″) (Sony)
Admiral Tibet – “Want Everything” (EP – “Change Your Ways”) (Flava McGregor)
A Winged Victory For The Sullen – “Atomos XII” (LP – Atomos”) (Erased Tapes)
David Thomas Broughton – “Song To The Siren” (EP – “Tour EP 2014 – Covers”) (Self Released)
Aborted Tortoise – “Chicks Dig Scabs” (EP – “Demo”) (Bandcamp)
Andy Stott – “Science and Industry” (LP – “Faith In Strangers”) (Modern Love)
Muddy Waters – “I Feel Like Going Home” (Box Set – “The Complete Aristocrat and Chess Singles 1947-1962″) (Acrobat)
David Thomas Broughton – “The Locomotion” (EP – “Tour EP 2014 – Covers”) (Self Released)
Little Eva – “On Top of Old Smokey Locomotion” (7″) (Dimension)

Buffet #68 – what more excuse d’ya need to turn into a headcase?

So has anyone seen that Maroon 5 video? The one with him stalking a woman and fantasising about a “sexy” blood bath? Honestly, the blatantly shit and potentially very scary ideas some bands come up with, in addition to already producing music that is wank. Pffft….Anyway, we played some marvellous stuff on our radio show, even if my son did exclaim “What is this CRAP you are listening to???” when he heard one of two new Prince albums.  And how lovely to be a triumvirate again – Happy Birthday Jenny Jet!

1. Ty Segall – The Faker
2. Wand - Fire on the Mountain
3. Shellac – All the Surveyors
4. Belako - Molly and Pete
5. Fuentes All Stars – Pe Gale a la Nalga
6. Ibibio – Ibibio Sound Machine
7. The Twilight Sad – And She Would Darken the Memory
8. Plan B – Great Day for a Murder
9. Blixa Bargeld and Teho Teardo - Soli Si Muore
10. Junior Parker - Tomorrow Never Knows
11. Vashti Bunyan – Shell
12. Marmozets – Cover Up
13. Prince and 3rdEyeGirl – Funknroll
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Songs on the theme of Time – Going North from Nashville – Monday 6th October, 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………next, some time centred musings from British artists ………
5. My Sad Captains: In Time
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 3rd October – The One With No Title

Yeah it’s a cop-out but you try making a title out of LV and Josh Idehen. Can’t be done can it? Not on my wages. Anyway three from the aforementioned new LP “Islands” alongside dubstep, death metal,alt-country,dub,techno,indie pop and a good record with Phil Collins on it. Really.

When Big Joan Sets Up 3rd October – LV and Josh Idehen by Phil Cope on Mixcloud

Perverse – “Jacobin” (V/A EP “Tempa All-Stars Volume 7″) (Tempa)
Decapitated – “Exiled In Flesh” (LP – “Blood Mantra”) (Nuclear Blast)
Bonnie Prince Billy – “New Black Rich (Tusks)” (LP – “Singer’s Grave A Sea Of Tongues”) (Domino)
Grouper – “Lighthouse” (LP – “Ruins”) (Kranky)
Gregory Isaacs – “Reform Institution” (LP – “Slum In Dub”) (Tad’s)
Mike Parker – “Flying Nerves” (Split 12″ shared with Sleeparchive) (Repitch)
Joanna Gruesome – “Coffee Implosion” (Split EP shared with Trust Fund) (Reeks Of Effort)
Thrill Collins – “DPB” (LP – “Difficult Listening”) (Melted Ice Cream)
Brian Eno – “Mother Whale Eyeless” (LP – “Taking Tiger Mountain By Strategy”) (Island)
LV and Josh Idehen – “New Pen” (LP – “Islands”) (Keysound)
LV and Josh Idehen – “Imminent” (LP – “Islands”) (Keysound)
LV and Josh Idehen – “Shake” (LP – “Islands”) (Keysound)
Continental SL Kijo Jazz – “Florence Oyuke” (Download – “51 Lex Present Ochich Peter”) (51 Lex)
Sly and Robbie – “Flash It” (LP – “Sly and Robbie Present Dubmaster Voyage”) (Taxi)