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)

Bradford’s very best

We’re putting together a top 10 of the best ever tracks by Bradford bands – and want your help.

Get in touch at simon.ashberry@bcbradio.co.uk with your suggestions of what should be included. It could be any song by any band from the Bradford area from any era.

We’ll aim to broadcast the show in a few weeks.

Meanwhile, here’s what we played on Bradford Beat this week:

Alt-J – Left Hand Free
Benjamin Booker – Always Waiting
Being 747 – Use Your Friends
Interpol – My Desire
Embrace – Follow You Home
Jack White – That Black Bat Licorice
New Model Army – Here Comes The War
Phox – Kingfisher
DZ Deathrays – Keep Myself On Edge
Stand Alone – Easier Said Than Done
Kate Bush – Rubberband Girl
Laura Groves – I Am Leaving
Arcade Fire – Flashbulb Eyes
Alt-J – This Is All Yours Intro

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When Big Joan Sets Up 26th September – Alreight Flowers?

Three from the debut LP from Flowers on this week’s barrage of belters and all this too..

When Big Joan Sets Up 26th September – Flowers by Phil Cope on Mixcloud

Inspiral Carpets with John Cooper Clark – “Let You Down” (LP – “Inspiral Carpets”) (Cherry Red)
Bleep Bloop – “Mosquito” (LP – “Feel The Cosmos”) (Saturate!)
Dub Gabriel with Ranking Joe – “Freedom Fighter” (download single) (Destroy All Concepts)
Flowers – “Anna” (LP – “Do What You Want,It’s What You Should Do”) (Fortuna Pop)
Arthur Alexander – “Anna (Go With Him)” (LP -”The Greatest”) (Ace)
Karen O – “Rapt” (LP – “Crush Songs”) (Cult)
Madlib – “Cue 4″ (LP – “The Beats”) (Stones Throw)
Aphex Twin – “180db” (LP – “Syro”) (Warp)
The Hard To Explain – “Egotistical” (EP – “Validate Me!”) (Bandcamp)
The Komala Jazz Band – “Ngima Tek” (Download EP – “51 Lex Presents Nahera Jahera”) (51 Lex)
Flowers – “Drag Me Down” (LP – “Do What You Want,It’s What You Should Do”) (Fortuna Pop)
The Flowers – “Criminal Waste” (LP – “Earcom 1″) (Fast Product)
James Bong – “Balkantek 1″ (Download single) (DeciKore)
Lowcut – “All Day Dub” (7″) (45 Seven)
Shellac – “Compliant” (LP – “Dude Incredible”) (Touch and Go)
Flowers – “Stuck” (LP – “Do What You Want,It’s What You Should Do”) (Fortuna Pop)
DJ Manny – “Messup Ur Mind” (LP – “Tek Files Vol.1″) (Hoko Sounds)

Something to Believe In

A forthcoming punk event featuring Abrasive Wheels, TV Smith and The Negatives was under the spotlight on this week’s Bradford Beat. Here was the full tracklisting:

King Creosote – Something to Believe In
Embrace – Quarters
TV Smith – We Want The Road
The Negatives – Another Stakeout
St Vincent – Rattlesnake
Kaiser Chiefs – Meanwhile Up In Heaven
Ben Watt – Nathaniel
Scaramanga Six – Trouble
Jack White – High Ball Stepper
Alt-J – Every Other Freckle
Half Man Half Biscuit – Bad Losers On Yahoo Chess
Junk Dealers – Hometown Blues
Superfood – Mood Bomb

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When Big Joan Sets Up – Independent Music

Our Scottish brothers and sisters may have decided that it’s better the devil you know but Big Joan continues it’s mission to cede from the masses of shite music cluttering up the radio with tracks from Italian DJ KS23K and a whole host of other belters. Tell our enemies that they can play Ed Sheeran records but they can never take OUR FREEDOM!!!

When Big Joan Sets Up 19th September – KS23K by Phil Cope on Mixcloud

Roni Size – “Made In Korea” (LP – “Take Kontrol”) (Mansion House)
Bowl Ethereal – “Twenty Three Exciter Dreams” (7″)
The Crytearions – “The 7 Habits of Highly Defective People” (LP – “These Songs Hate You”) (Bandcamp)
KS23K – “Panik Disorder” (LP -”Sins of Freck”) (Ilisho)
The Moths – “Panga Man” (LP – “Beware of The Moths”) (Bandcamp)
The Durutti Column – “Electrostatic” (LP – “Chronicle XL”) (Kookydisc)
Rob McCourey – “Charlotte Breakdown” (LP – “The 5-String Flame Thrower”) (McCourey Music)
Phuture-T – “Dubber Ella” (7″) (45 Seven)
Two White Cranes – “Train” (LP -”Two White Cranes”) (Bandcamp)
The Count Bishops – “Train,Train” (V/A LP – “The Chiswick Story”) (Ace)
KS23K – “Treehouse of Horror” (LP -”Sins of Freck”) (Ilisho)
Macka Diamond – “We Run Things” (Download single) (Nicko Rebel)
The Big Three – “What’d I Say” (EP – “Live At The Cavern”) (Decca)
Little Tornados – “Free Your Mind” (LP – “We Are Divine”) (Self Released)
KS23K – “Neutral Zone” (LP -”Sins of Freck”) (Ilisho)
G.Jones – “Low Rider” (EP – “Ring The Alarm”) (Saturate!)