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When Big Joan Sets Up 16th January – Skenga!

Everybody loves a bit of VFM especially in January and so with that in mind two featured LP’s on this week’s programme one from Shrapnel which is impossible to describe in mere words and one from future of hardcore Gas Rag that has a willy on the cover. Bargain!

When Big Joan Sets Up 16th Jan – Shrapnel/Gas Rag by Phil Cope on Mixcloud

Belle and Sebastian – “Nobody’s Empire” (Download single) (Matador)
Kid Autumn – “White Wrapperz” (LP -”#1″) (Bandcamp)
Rupie Edwards – “Irie Feelings” (V/A LP – “20 Reggae Greats Volume 4″) (Trojan)
Shrapnel – “Ice Hat” (LP – “Tobacco Dreams”) (Tenth Court)
Sleater Kinney – “Surface Envy” (LP – “No Cities To Love”) (Sub Pop)
Scott Brown – “War” (Download) (Evolution)
Gas Rag – “Drugs and Violence” (LP – “..Beats Off”) (Beach Impediment)
Gas Rag – “Annihilation” (LP – “..Beats Off”) (Beach Impediment)
Gas Rag – “The Clock” (LP – “..Beats Off”) (Beach Impediment)
Gas Rag – “Criminal Gas” (LP – “..Beats Off”) (Beach Impediment)
Gas Rag – “Body Bags” (LP – “..Beats Off”) (Beach Impediment)
Assassin – “Different Ting” (V/A LP “Wow Riddim”) (Biggy Music)
Shrapnel – “Hickford One” (LP – “Tobacco Dreams”) (Tenth Court)
Aesop Rock – “Bug Zapper” (Download single) (Rhymesayers)
Legendary Wings – “Leaving Home” (LP – “Do You See?”
Commodo – “Good Grief” (V/A LP – “Off The Hook”) (Hotline)
The Rolling Stones – “Off The Hook” (LP – “Rolling Stones No.2″) (Decca)
Shrapnel – “Wet Whistle” (LP – “Tobacco Dreams”) (Tenth Court)
Dead Sound – “Lose Your Rights” (EP – “Forced”) (Decoy)

I’m writing poems about you, and they’re not very nice – a Buffet Christmas Trinity!

Radio xmas 14December 2014 was, inevitably, full of poorly colds and too much Cadburys, but Team Buffet soldiered on and accepted BCB’s challenge for extra shows across the festive period. First up, we had a Mini Buffet. Jenny Jet’s first born, Rowan, teamed up with her chum Ella to present a special Christmas themed show on the day itself. It included a lot of music, poetry and an interview about Christmas with Rowan’s brother Luke. We were very impressed with their professionalism, something we’re not accustomed to on Buffet, and especially loved how they filled 56 minutes with festive tunes then Boom! Electric Six as a closer. These kids are the future of radio.

Then Jenny Jet and Maria presented a typically shambolic sort-of end of year review, playing a few favourite tunes and discussing pop culture highlights from 2014. Perfume Genius and Kate Bush feature highly.

Finally, we teamed up with The Record Club to discuss their 2014 – what themes and records did they explore at their monthly vinyl event? Record Club is often a nostalgic treat, as well as an introduction to music you’ve not heard before, and this show reflects that. But please accept my apologies for the awful sound at the beginning – someone had wired the turntables so they bypassed the mixing desk, so it took a while to work out why the faders weren’t working. Ooops! Poor Rob and Tony are drowned out at the start, but stick with it.

Thanks for reading/listening! Our regular Buffet is back on 25th January 2015 7-8pm. In the meantime, keep in touch over on Twitter and Facebook.

Have a fabulous 2015! x

 

Get your party frocks on!

Tis the season to get your dancing shoes on! So get cracking, cos Team Buffet (minus Boris, who will be laid up in hospital for a while after his accident) are putting on two live spreads…

Photo by Betty Lawless
Photo by Betty Lawless

Fabulous Funky Disco
Saturday 29th November 7:30pm-11pm

Join us for an evening of disco dancing. Don’t snigger, this will be ace fun! We’re DJ-ing at Left Bank Leeds.

It’s a not for profit event, and, as purveyors of a nice spread, we’re bound to play something you’ll want to dance to.

Full details and ticket info here

 

 

 

X_flyerRC1 copyChristmas Record Club
Saturday 6th December 8pm-11pm

Then on 6th December we’re hosting The Record Club at the Kirkgate Centre in Shipley. The theme is, of course, Christmas and we’ll be playing three full LPs by Andrew Jackson Jihad, Phil Spector and Sufjan Stevens. There’ll also be a little time to play your own Christmas records in between, plus there’s a Pop Quiz (and who doesn’t love a music quiz, eh?). To get you in the mood you can check out the playlist we’ve put together – you’ll notice it’s not typical of the Xmas music that gets pumped into our earholes every time we go shopping. And check out full details of the event on the Record Club website.

One more thing… Boris is reported to be doing well after his accident, and there’s still time to make a small donation to Keswick Mountain Rescue who saved him. This fundraising effort by Ewan Mitchell has exceeded £1000, which is just awesome. Massive snogs to everyone who’s donated!

We hope to see you at the disco and/or Record Club!

Love Team Buffet x

Buffet #69 – we speak in circles, we dance in code

Didn’t catch the show on 2nd November? Listen here!

This is what we played:

1. Young Gods – Gasoline Man
2. Josh T. Pearson – Thou Art Loosed
3. Sleater-Kinney – Bury Our Friends
4. Jello Biafra with DOA - Wish I Was in El Salvador
5. The Flaming Lips & Miley Cyrus – A Day in the Life
6. Ex-Hex – How You Got That Girl
7. Chapelier Fou – Tea Tea Tea
8. Za! – Súbeme el Monitor
9. Swearin’ – Dust in the Gold Sack
10. Perfume Genius – Grid
11. Gutter Twins – All Misery/Flowers
12. Fugazi – Merchandise (demo version)
13. Vivian Girls – Can’t Get Over You
14. Thalia Zedek Band – Wind
15. Wah! Heat – Don’t Step on the Cracks (Peel session from 1980)

We’re back on the radio on November 30th. You can also catch Jenny Jet & Maria DJ-ing at Left Bank Leeds on Saturday 29th November (we’ll post full details once we have them). And join us on Saturday 6th December at The Kirkgate Centre in Shipley where we’ll be putting on a Christmas spread with The Record Club.

It’s Pick & Mix – Going North from Nashville, Monday 3rd November, 10-11pm

It’s Pick & Mix – Going North from Nashville, Monday 3rd November, 10-11pm

Tonight we play…………

Kurt Vile: KV Crime
Beck: Country Down
Roddy Heart & the Lonesome Fire: High Hopes
Phosphorescent: A Charm/A Blade
Emily Jane White: Thoroughbred
Emily Barker & the Red Clay Halo: Tuesday
The Felice Brothers: Lincoln Continental
Frank Turner: Polaroid Picture
Alessis Ark: Viens Are Blue
My Sad Captains: All in Your Mind
The Bottle Rockets: Thousand Dollar Car
Mark Kozeleck & Desertshore: Hey You Bastards, I’m Still Here
Neko Case: Man

When Big Joan Sets Up 31st October – “Can’t we just call it “The Fall – Live?”

The greatest band on God’s green earth make a slight return this week with a mainly live LP with a satisfyingly ludicrous title.

When Big Joan Sets Up 31st October – The Fall by Phil Cope on Mixcloud

Maynor – “Boom!” (EP – “Repeat This”) (GGM)
The Fall – “Auto (2014) Chip Replace” (LP – “Live UUrop VIII-XII Places in Sun and Winter,Son”) (Cherry Red)
Mono – “Cyclone” (LP – “The Last Dawn”) (Temporary Residence)
Jack Bruce – “Theme From An Imaginary Western” (LP – “Songs For A Tailor”) (Polydor)
Talisman – “Nothing Change” (Download Single) (Sugar Shack)
AnD – “Power Spectrum” (LP – “Cosmic Microwave Background”) (Electric Deluxe)
Das Pain – “Haunted Heart” (7″) (Self Released)
Swarrrm – “まやかし” (LP – “Flower”) (DIW Japan)
The Fall – “Jet Plane” (LP – “Live UUrop VIII-XII Places in Sun and Winter,Son”) (Cherry Red)
The Fall – “Sir William Wray” (LP – “Live UUrop VIII-XII Places in Sun and Winter,Son”) (Cherry Red)
The Fall – “50 Year-Old Man” (LP – “Live UUrop VIII-XII Places in Sun and Winter,Son”) (Cherry Red)
Scar – “Old Ground” (12″) (Metalheadz Platinum)

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)

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

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)

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)