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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 (
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)

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)

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

You can listen again by clicking here.


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!)

Buffet #67 – breeding ignorance and feeding radiation

Hello hello!

A confused Betty

If you tuned into our September Buffet – we thank you. We reckon we served up a pretty nice spread, with Boris bringing the old and Maria bringing the new. Nothing blue, though, cos we’re pre-watershed. You can listen to it here, and check out the full track list below:





1. Beatnigs – Television
2. Jeff Klein – All I Want
3. Single Mothers – Marbles
4. Lard – Can God Fill Teeth?
5. Michael Cera – Oh Nadine (You Were in My Dream)
6. Les Savvy Fav – Let’s Get Out of Here
7. Booker T & The MGs – Lady Madonna
8. Mark Eitzel – Firefly
9. 50 Foot Wave – St Christopher
10. Buke & Gase – Seam Esteem
11. Telstar Ponies – Last Outpost
12. Katerine – Stripteaseuses
13. Jayhawks – Two Angels
14. Sufjan Stevens – A Little Lost
15. Bullet La Volta – Off Kilter

We will return on 5th October – thanks!


When Big Joan Sets Up 22nd August – Let It Rot

Palindromic post rockers To Rococco Rot were the star turn in this week’s programme interwoven into a dense tapestry of musical delights that went like this..(Sorry I’ve been listening to a lot of BBC local radio lately)

When Big Joan Sets Up 22nd August – To Rococo Rot by Phil Cope on Mixcloud

Mark Pritchard – “You Don’t Know Me” (12″) (White Label)
Godstomper – “Free of the Fire” (V/A Download LP – “Don’t Say Riotous Outburst Records Never Gave You Anything Part 7″ (Riotous Outburst)
J Mascis – “Stumble” (LP – “Tied To A Star”) (Sub Pop)
To Rococo Rot – “Spreading The Strings Out” (LP – “Instrument”) (City Slang)
James Yorkston – “Guy Fawkes’ Signature” (LP – “The Cellardyke Recording and Wassailing Society”) (Domino)
Billie Holiday – “For All We Know” (LP – “Lady In Satin”) (Columbia)
Voltage – “Breakin’ Down” (EP – “Low Rollers”) (Natty Dub)
Shabazz Palaces – “New Black Wave” (LP – “Lese Majesty”) (Sub Pop)
To Rococo Rot – “Pro-Model” (LP – “Instrument”) (City Slang)
Kalbata and Mixmonster feat. Major Mackerel – “Congo Beat The Drum” (12″) (Freestyle)
The Popguns – “Waiting For The Winter” (7″) (Midnight Music)
The Popguns – “Still Waiting For The Winter” (v/a Download LP – “Indietracks 2014″) (Bandcamp)
DJ Earl – “Vox” (EP – “Afrika Tek”) (All Roads Music)
To Rococo Rot feat Arto Lindsay – “The Longest Escalator In The World” (LP – “Instrument”) (City Slang)

When Big Joan Sets Up 15th August – You’re Tryin’ To Wreck Up My Life And I Don’t Like It

Unbelievably, having played hundreds of reggae and dub records over the past 8 years, we’ve never had a reggae mix.That scandalous omission was put right this week by Sound Control’s 30 minute dub mix – side 1 of a mix tape on Lion Charge records.

When Big Joan Sets Up 15th August – Sound Control by Phil Cope on Mixcloud

Frau – “Punk Is My Boyfriend” (7″) (Static Shock)
Bohdi vs George The Poet – “My City” (12″) (Push and Run)
Willie Watson – “Keep It Clean” (LP – “Folk Singer Vol 1.”) (Acony)
Them – “Here Comes The Night” (7″) (Decca)
Black Fruit – “Moonwalk” (LP – “She”) (Bandcamp)
Lurka – “KMT” (EP – “Holding”) (Black Acre)
The Lurkers – “Mass Media Believer” (7″) (Beggars Banquet)
Sound Control – “Sound Control in Dub – Side 1″ (Mixtape) (Lion Charge)
Bent Shapes – “86′d in ’03″ (Download) (People In A Position To Know)
Malajusted – “Six Shots” (EP – “Death Is The Only Relief”) (Self Released)
Circle Traps – “You Are” (EP – “Machine City”) (Lex)

When Big Joan Sets Up 1st August – The Wheels Come Off The Wagon

Loudon Wainwright III is, for me, the most consistently insightful chronicler of the human condition of the past 40 years. But you prefer Bob Dylan, don’t you? Because Bob Dylan talks about utopian hermit monks side saddle on the golden calf and that’s like way deep,man and he doesn’t pull funny faces and piss about while he’s singing like Loudon does.

You’re wrong.

When Big Joan Sets Up 1st August – Loudon Wainwright III by Phil Cope on Mixcloud

Bobby Garrett – “Steel Guitar Rag” (LP – “Hank Thompson Live at The Golden Nugget”) (Omni Recording Corporation)
Southern Comfort – “Suzanne” (7″) (Hozac)
Eprom – “Center of the Sun – Bong Ra Remix” (Download) (Rwina)
Loudon Wainwright III – “God and Nature” (LP – “Haven’t Got The Blues (Yet)”) (Proper)
Dry Mouth – “Gone Troppo” (7″) (Virrash)
Royal Headache – “Eloise” (7′) (RIP Society)
Curtis Lynch – “Night Dub” (V/A LP – “Bassbin”) (Necessary Mayhem)
Alvvays – “Adult Diversion” (LP – “Alvvays”) (Polyvinyl/Transgressive)
Loudon Wainwright III – “I Knew Your Mother” (LP – “Haven’t Got The Blues (Yet)”) (Proper)
Dean Blunt – “Mersh VIP” (Download Single) (World Music)
Inga Copeland – “Smitten” (Download Single) (Self Released)
John Jackson – “Nobody’s Business (If I Do)” (V/A “Classic African American Songsters”) (Smithsonian Folkways)
Jabu – “Don’t Fall Down” (EP – “Kwaidan”) (RAMP)
Loudon Wainwright III – “Harmless” (LP – “Haven’t Got The Blues (Yet)”) (Proper)
Girl Band – “De Bom Bom” (7″) (Any Other City)
Beat Happening – “I Love You” (LP – “Beat Happening”) (K)
Coleco – Bizznizz N Ting”(Download) (Ground Mass)