Category Archives: When Big Joan Sets Up

Matters relating to Phil Cope’s show, When Big Joan Sets Up, at midnight as Wednesday morphs into Thursday (UK time)

When Big Joan Sets Up 9th January – I Contain Multitudes

2015 kicked off properly on When Big Joan Sets Up this week with tunes from hardy punk perennials Wild Billy Childish and CTMF’s current LP “Acorn Man”

When Big Joan Sets Up 9th January – Wild Billy Childish and CTMF by Phil Cope on Mixcloud

Kup – “Striding” (LP – “Crack”) (Soundfield)
Rolo Tomassi – “Adreateia” (split single s/w Stockades) (Tangled Talk)
Joe Cocker – “Bird On A Wire” (LP – “Joe Cocker!”) (Regal Zonophone)
Winston Williams – “D.J. Choice” (V/A LP – “Bunny Lee’s Aggro Sounds 101 Orange Street”) (Gorgon)
Timeghost – “Cellular Automata” (LP – “Cellular”) (Load)
Jeff Mills – “Actual” (LP – “Man From Tomorrow”) (Axis)
Lillie Mae Rische – “Nobody’s” (7″) (Third Man)
Cretin – “Mr Frye,The Janitor Guy” (LP -”Strangers”) (Relapse)
The Rev. JM Gates – “Dead Cat On The Line” (V/A LP – “When I Reach That Heavenly Shore – Unearthly Black Gospel 1926-1936″ (Thomkins Square)
Wild Billy Childish and CTMF – “It’s So Hard To Be Happy” (LP – “Acorn Man”) (Damaged Goods)
Wild Billy Childish and CTMF – “What Is This False Life You’re Leading” (LP – “Acorn Man”) (Damaged Goods)
Wild Billy Childish and CTMF – “Song Of Myself” (LP – “Acorn Man”) (Damaged Goods)
The Ship-Tones feat Stephen Holt and Clint Boon – “So Good For Me” (7″) (Philophobia)
Duran Duran Duran – “Rejectro” (EP – “Rejectro”) (Tigerbeat6)
Lovebyrd – “Spinning Around” (EP – “Lovebyrd”) (Ongakubaku)

When Big Joan Sets Up 29th August – The Segall Has Landed

My Ty Segall puns get worse,luckily the opposite is true of his albums and his latest “Manipulator” was the ice cream in this week’s Baked Alaska of a programme.See? I can do topical.

When Big Joan Sets Up 29th August – Ty Seagal by Phil Cope on Mixcloud

Serious Sam Barrett – “Back On The Jack Again” (Download) (YaDig?)
The Allah-Lahs – “501-415″ (7″) (Innovative Leisure)
Scott Brown – “Zylax” (Download) (Evolution)
Ty Segall – “It’s Over” (LP – “Manipulator”) (Drag City)
Roy Orbison – “It’s Over” (LP – “The Monument Singles Collection) (Sony)
Dntel – “Human Voice” (LP – “Human Voice”) (Leaving)
Kozmik Conciousnez – “Well Firm” (V/A LP – “Lion Inna Den Riddim”) (Irongate)
Fold – “Be Water My Friend” (split download single with Invisible Hands) (Self Released)
Thoughtforms – “Sound Of Violence” (split LP with Esben and The Witch) (Invada)
Ty Segall – “Tall Man Skinny Lady” (LP – “Manipulator”) (Drag City)
The Valentinos – “It’s All Over Now” (7″) (SAR)
Braining – “Ulcer Patrol” (EP – “Peel Off The Coating”) (Bandcamp)
Scientist – “Yallas Dub” (LP – “The Dub Album They Didn’t Want You To Hear”) (Jah Life)
Maz O’Connor – “Awake,Awake” (LP – “This Willowed Life”) (Wildsound)
Ty Segall – “The Crawler” (LP – “Manipulator”) (Drag City)
Obscure Shape – “Back In Black” (V/A EP – “From The Lab To The Club Part 2″) (Mindtrip)

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 18th July – Disarming Man

Morrissey returns to our grateful lug-holes this week with his trademarked brand of quiet sedition rendered in a voice that you could mix with warm milk on a winter’s night. Three tracks from the new LP “World Peace Is None Of Your Business” were scattered artfully amongst the tunes on this week’s programme.

From true-to-you.net 18th July 2014,

Morrissey is #2 in the UK with World Peace Is None Of Your Business. He is just over one thousand sales behind Ed Sheeran who is clinging on to the number one position.
Please support Morrissey by purchasing World Peace Is None Of Your Business in the next few days in an effort to oust Ed Sheeran. Thank you.

You know what to do. We’re the A-Team now.

When Big Joan Sets Up 11th July – Morrissey by Phil Cope on Mixcloud

Cut Hands – “Madwoman” (LP – “Afro Noise 1 Vol.3″) (Dirtier Promotions)
Boris – “Vanilla” (LP – “Noise”) (Sergeant House)
Eaux – “Pressure Points” (LP – “Plastics”) (ATP Recordings Ltd.)
Disinterested Handjob – “Yay” (LP – “Cunts Is Fucked”) (Interest Free)
Morrissey – “Staircase At The University” (LP – “World Peace Is None Of Your Business”) (Harvest)
Mr Williamz – “Ganja Palace (Soundcheck Mix)” (EP -”Ganja Palace”) (Necessary Mayhem)
Sideswipe – “Bad Habit” (EP – “Memories”) (Ground Mass Music)
Oozing Wound – “Ageing Punk” (Split LP with Black Pus) (Thrill Jockey)
Morrissey – “Neal Casady Drops Dead” (LP – “World Peace Is None Of Your Business”) (Harvest)
Slang Banger – “Labrynth” (12″) (Programme)
Benjamin Booker – “Have You Seen My Son?” (Download Single) (Rough Trade)
Link Wray – “Rumble” (LP – “Cleveland ’78) (Cleopatra)
Morrissey – “Smiler With Knife” (LP – “World Peace Is None Of Your Business”) (Harvest)
Dubmatix – “Black Madonna” (LP – “In Dub”) (Echo Beach)

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 30th May – Punks. Not dead.

Is it “Buzzcocks” or “The Buzzcocks?”. This week’s programme split (splitted?,splat?) the difference by using it’s soothing northern tones to refer to the aforementioned pop punk progenitors as “T’Buzzcocks” and played three tracks from their excellent new LP “The Way”

When Big Joan Sets Up 30th May – Buzzcocks by Phil Cope on Mixcloud

Captain Beefheart and The Magic Band – “Mirror Man” (LP – “Full Moon In Cowtown – Live 1974 Radio Broadcast”) (Iconography)
Quirke – “Break A Mirrored Leg” (12″) (Young Turks)
Buzzcocks – “Virtually Real” (LP – “The Way”) (Pledge Music)
Boyoyo Boys – “Daveyton Special” (LP – “Back In Town”) (Greensleeves)
Secret Motorbikes – “Top Five” (LP – “Rum Punch”) (Bandcamp)
Chronixx – “Rastaman Wheel Out” (LP – “Dread and Terrible”) (Chronixx Music)
Visionist – “The Way” (EP – “I’m Fine Volume II”) (Lit City Trax)
Buzzcocks – “In The Back” (LP – “The Way”) (Pledge Music)
Malevolence – “Legalize” (LP – “Relentless Entropy”) (Kaiwhakamate)
Lee Scratch Perry – “Pow Satan” (LP – “Back On The Controls”) (Rolling Lion/Upsetter)
Antagone feat. Proteus 4000 – “The Truth About Timmins Version 3″ (EP – “Square 01″) (AMAdea)
Traxman – “Bubbles” (LP – “Da Mind of Traxman Volume 2″) (Planet Mu)
Hank Williams – “I Don’t Care If Tomorrow Never Comes” (LP – “The Garden Spot Programs 1950″) (Omnivore)
Buzzcocks – “It’s Not You” (LP – “The Way”) (Pledge Music)
Sluggers – “Courtesy” (12″) (Fool’s Gold)

When Big Joan Sets Up 23rd May – Keep Music Evel

After the excitement of the council elections this week’s programme mops it’s fevered brow with three tracks from Kid Kanevil‘s new LP plus new Mozzer rozzer knocker shocker.

When Big Joan Sets Up 23rd May – Kid Kanevil by Phil Cope on Mixcloud

Morrissey – “World Peace is None of Your Business” (download) (Harvest)
Ghost Gum – “Never” (Demo) (Bandcamp)
Four Brothers – “Uchandifunga” (LP – “Makorokoto”) (Cooking Vinyl)
Kid Kanevil – “Escape Pod” (LP – “My Little Ghost”) (Project Mooncircle)
Echo and The Bunnymen – “Constantinople” (LP – “Meteorites”) (Caroline International S & D)
Lee Scratch Perry – “Repent” (LP – “Back On The Controls”) (Rolling Lion/Upsetter)
Xtrah – “No Good” (12″) (Metalheadz)
Kid Kanevil – “Earth To G San” (LP – “My Little Ghost”) (Project Mooncircle)
Bus Stop Madonnas – “Liam Loves The Ramones” (7″) (Self Released)
The Ramones – “Pinhead” (LP – “Leave Home”) (Sire)
Maynor – “Dixie” (EP – “Trippin’ on Frenchcore”) (GGM)
The Dixieaires – “Joe Louis Was A Fighting Man” (LP – “My Trouble Is Hard”) (Heritage)
Splattered – “Glistening Septic Discharge” (LP – “Guttural Species”) (Inherited Suffering)
Monolith – “Crashed” (LP – “Crashed”) (Hands Productions)
Kid Kanevil – “Butterfly/Satellite” (LP – “My Little Ghost”) (Project Mooncircle)
Luciano – “Show Some Dub” (LP – “Deliverance – Mad Professor Dub Showcase”) (Ariwa)

When Big Joan Sets Up 16th May – Palpitation for the Nation

One for the Daily Mail readers this week, as we unleashed three tracks from “Fuck Off” the debut LP from Good Throb whose alternately hilarious and terrifying single “Bag” brightened our 2013 and whose LP looks set to do the same for 2014.

When Big Joan Sets Up 16th May – Good Throb by Phil Cope on Mixcloud

Honeyblood – “Killer Bangs” (Download single) (Fatcat)
Kyoka – “Moonboots” (LP – “Is (Is Superpowered)”) (Raster-Noton)
Black Prarie – “If I Knew You Then” (LP – “Fortune”) (Sugarhill)
Ward 21 – “Get and Nuh Chat” (Download single) (Wiletunes)
Good Throb – “Acid House” (LP – “Fuck Off”) (Super-Fi)
808 State – “Headhunters” (LP – “Newbuild”) (Creed)
Neil Young – “Intro/Changes” (LP – “A Letter Home”) (Third Man)
Beat Detectives – “Summer In The City” (LP -”ASSCOP”) (108p)
Sly and Robbie – “Forward March” (LP – “Underwater Dub”) (Groove Attack)
Good Throb – “Crab Walk” (LP – “Fuck Off”) (Super-Fi)
Wander – “Oblivion” (LP – “Mourning”) (Self Released)
Wanda Jackson – “I Gotta Know” (LP – “Queen Of Rockabilly”) (Ace)
Riko – “Roll The Drumz” (Download) (Contagious)
Aborted – “Excremental Veracity” (LP – “The Necrotic Manifesto”) (Century Media)
The Delines – “Witchita Ain’t So Far Away” (LP – “Colfax”) (Decor)
Good Throb – “Double White Denim” (LP – “Fuck Off”) (Super-Fi)
The Upbeats – “Def Crescent” (EP – “Rituals”) (Blackout)

When Big Joan Sets Up 9th May – Copeland in Cope Land

Hmmm – it’s not brilliant that title,is it? However copeland‘s new LP “Because You’re Worth It” is a brilliant,innovative mildly unsettling work of art that – in stark contrast to the majority of music made (and played) in 2014 – sounds like it was made in 2014.

When Big Joan Sets Up 9th May – Copeland by Phil Cope on Mixcloud

The Lord – “The Night Is But A Tender Courgette” (LP – “Getting’ Off The Meths”) (Exotic Pylon)
Shonen Knife – “Shopping” (LP – “Overdrive”) (Tomato Head)
Matrixxman – “Simulation” (V/A EP – “Metaphysix: II Rhythm”) (Ultramajic)
Muyei Power – “Yamba Sowe” (LP – “Sierra Leone in 1970′s USA”) (Soundway)
Sleaford Mods – “Tiswas” (LP – Divide And Exit”) (Harbinger Sound)
Hobocop – “Stench Of Death” (LP – “Half Man,Half Cop”) (Slovenly)
Half Man Half Biscuit – “Bad Losers on Yahoo Chess” (LP – “C.S.I. Ambleside”) (Probe Plus)
DJ Taye – “Cherokee” (EP – “Radikal”) (Bandcamp)
copeland – “Advice To Young Girls” (LP – “Because You’re Worth It”) (Self Released)
copeland – “Inga” (LP – “Because You’re Worth It”) (Self Released)
copeland – “l’oreal” (LP – “Because You’re Worth It”) (Self Released)
Nitty Kutchie – “Dem Flipping” (V/A LP – “Ba Ba Bum Riddim”) (Mr.G)
Autopsy – “Savagery” (LP – “Tourniquets,Hacksaws and Graves”) (Peaceville)
Savages – “Fuckers” (Download Single) (Matador)