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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)

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)

Buffet #65 – 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!



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)

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)

When Big Joan Sets Up 27th June – Empirical Miracle

Thirty one and a bit minutes of this week’s programme given over to eldritch experimentalists Demdike Stare and their mix tape “Empirical Research” You were watching what? Glastonbury? Is that still going?

When Big Joan Sets Up 27th June – Demdike Stare by Phil Cope on Mixcloud

Noel Coward,Ogden Nash and Camille Saint Säens – “The Carnival Of The Animals IIV: Aquarium” (V/A LP – “Funny Old Shit”) (Trunk)
The Beds – “Cleats” (EP – “Ride Again”) (Ranch Records)
Yabby You and The Prophets – “Chant Down Babylon Kingdom” (LP – “Deeper Roots Part 2 More Dubs and Rarities) (Pressure Sounds)
Mumdance feat. Novelist – “Take Time” (EP – “Take Time”) (Rinse)
Reigning Sound – “I’m Trying to Be The Man You Need” (LP – “Shattered”) (Merge)
Demdike Stare – “Untitled” (Tape – “Empirical Research”) (Self Released)
Martin and Eliza Carthy – “The Queen of Hearts” (LP – “The Moral of The Elephant”) (Topic)
L’Orange – “For Those Who Don’t” (LP – “The Orchid Days”) (Mello Music Group)
The Meridian Brothers – “Un Principa Miserable Y Malvado” (LP – “Salvadore Robot”) (Soundway)
Answer Code Request – “Zenith” (LP – “Code”) (Osgut Ton)

When Big Joan Sets Up 20th June – Venetian Blinder

What do you get when you mix Franz Liszt, Bille Holiday, and the sound of a cornered drum machine fighting it’s way out of a blind alley. You get the new LP from Venetian Snares “My Love is A Bulldozer”. Three tracks on this week’s programme alongside a host of new tunes from such as Martin Carthy, Trans AM and The Pheremoans and the band with possibly the greatest name in the history of recorded time Disintrested Handjob who are unlikely to be appearing on Jools Holland anytime soon.There is no greater recommendation than that.

When Big Joan Sets Up 20th June – Venetian Snares by Phil Cope on Mixcloud

Dabs featuring MC Kwality – “Stentah” (Download) (Horizons Music)
Martin and Eliza Carthy – “Queen Caraboo” (LP – “The Moral of the Elephant”) (Topic)
Mary Monday and Her Bitches – “Popgun” (7″) (Hozac)
Venetian Snares – “10th Circle of Winnipeg” (LP – “My Love Is A Bulldozer”) (Planet Mu)
Trans Am – “Backlash” (LP – “Volume X”) (Thrill Jockey)
Earl Sixteen – “Everybody Bawling” (LP – “Natty Farming”) (A-Lone)
U-Roy – “Everybody Bawling” (7″) (Treasure Isle)
M. Geddas Gengras – “Ishi” (LP – “Ishi”) (Leaving)
Venetian Snares – “1000 Years” (LP – “My Love Is A Bulldozer”) (Planet Mu)
Disinterested Handjob – “Blind Determinism Takes A Piss Through Your Window Of Opportunity” (LP – “Friday Night Is Porno Night”) (Bandcamp)
The Meridian Brothers – “De Mi Caballo Como Su Carne” (LP -”Salvadore Robot”) (Soundway)
Urbano – “Rexodus” (EP – “Rexodus”) (Nasty Temper)
The Pheromoans – “Duxford Air Show” (LP – “Hearts Of Gold”) (Upset The Rhythm)
Venetian Snares – “Shaky Sometimes” (LP – “My Love Is A Bulldozer”) (Planet Mu)
Lutan Fyah – “Get Rid A Di Wicked” (LP – “Get Rid A Di Wicked”) (Bread Back Productions)

It’s Singles Night on Going North from Nashville – 10-11pm, Monday 16th June!

Our selection of singles, old & new. Starting with a family connection………
1.Harper Simon: Bonnie Brae (2013)
2.Paul Simon: So Beautiful or So What(2011)…….then a GNfN regular…
3.Emily Barker & the Red Clay Halo: Dear River(2013)…………followed by another family of musicians…….
4.The Felice Brothers: Bird on a Broken Wing (2014)
5.Simone Felice: Hey Bobby Ray (2012)………..continuing the sibling connection ……….
6.Angus & Julia Stone: Private Lawns (2007)…..and a duet….
7.Foy Vance, with Bonnie Riatt: You & I (2014)……… a reguler on GNfN….
8.Patterson Hood: Better off Without (2012)……..followed by a GNfN debut…..
9.Lone Bellow: Green Eyes & a Heart of Gold (2014)…….now an English & a Danish singer songwriter…….
10.Beth Orton: Magpie (2012)
11.Agnes Obel: The Curse (2013)………followed by a country cover…..
12.Hayseed Dixie: I Don’t Feel Like Dancin’(2007)…….we come to our Dylan & Cohen covers slot, both from the same year…..
13.My Chemical Romance: Desolation Row (2009)
14.The Lemonheads: Hey, That’s No Way to Say Goodbye (2009)……our penilitimate track is from…..
15. The Late Call: Look at You Now (2012)……and ending our GNfN Singles Night with the beautiful………
16.Phosporescent: Song For Zula (2013)