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When Big Joan Sets Up 22/7/10 – Do You Love Your Hardcore?

…of course you do.

Counterstrike and Cooh – “Fission” (12″) (Mentally Disturbed)
Bugs and Rats – “I Don’t Think You Know Distance (LP – “Adidas”) (Self Released)
Run DMC – “My Adidas” (LP – “Raising Hell” ) (Def Jam)
Orphan Boy – “Popsong” (download single) (Concrete Recordings)
Bob Marley and the Wailers – “Crazy Baldhead Dub” (LP -“In Dub – Volume 1”)(Island)
Jeff Mills – “Reviewing The Incident” (LP- “The Occurence”) (Axis)
The Vaselines – “Overweight But Over You” (LP – “Sex With An X”) (Sub Pop)
The Vaselines – “Molly’s Lips” (EP – “Dying For It”) (53rd and a 3rd)
Sy And Al Storm – “Do You Love Your Hardcore?” (12″) (Quosh)
The Palermo Surf Experience – “Evil Desert Ghost Train From Hell (With Death )” (LP – “Far From Famous”) (Big Foot)
DJ Nate – “Make ‘Em Run” (forthcoming on Planet Mu – this came from RCRDLBL.COM)
Eliza Carthy – “Prairie Lullaby” (LP – “Gift”) (Topic)
Proceedure Club – “Jupiter” (LP – “Doomed Forever”) (Slumberland)
The Hives – “Civilisation’s Dying” (EP – “Tarred and Feathered”) (No Fun AB)
Regal Warrior – “Reel Rockers” (promo)
Meg Baird – “Moving Up A Ways” (v/a LP – “We Are All One In The Sun – Tribute To Robbie Basho”) (Important)
Robbie Basho – “Dravidian Sunday” (LP – “The Seal Of The Blue Lotus”) (Takoma)

When Big Joan Sets Up 15.7.10 – Hola!

Of course I’m one thirteenth Spanish on my uncle’s side, you know ….

Bla – “Le Mejor Enfermedad” (EP – “Le Mejor Enfermedad”) (Elefant)
The Cortinas – “Fascist Dictator” (LP – “MK1”) (Bristol Archive)
Tortioise – “Rubiyat” (EP -“Why Waste Time?”) (Thrill Jockey)
Sky Larkin – “Still Windmills” (7″) (Witchita)
Horace Andy – “Skylarking” (LP – “Skylarking”) (Studio One)
Oval – “Grrr” (LP – “Oh”) (Thrill Jockey)
Norma Waterson and Eliza Carthy – “Ukelele Lady/ If Paradise is Half as Nice” (LP -“Gift”) (Topic)
Spencer Wiggins – “Holding On To A Dying Love” (LP – “Feed The Flame – The Fame and XL Recordings”) (Kent)
Sugar Minott and Lutan Fyah – “No Bother Pretend” (Promo)
Betty and The Werewolves – “Purple Eyes” (LP – “Teatime Favourites”) (Damaged Goods)
Africa Hi Tech – “Lash Out” (EP – “Hitecherous”) (Warp)
Duran Duran Duran – “Homicidal Drug Rage” (LP – “Over Hard”) (Cock Rock Disco)
Puttin’ On The Ritz – “Lady Godiva’s Operation” (LP – “White Light, White Heat”) (Hot Cup)
Fred Astaire – “Puttin’ On The Ritz” (LP – “The Astaire Story”) (Universal)
The Leif Ericsson – “Music 2000″ (split 7” with Southport) (Roadkill)
Temper D – “Level Checking” (12″) (Temper D Productions)

When Big Joan Sets Up 08/7 – Lou Reed is a Pillock.Official!

Proof of this rather contentious statement can be found on the reverse of his 1989 LP “New York” which bears the following (probabaly misquoted) text. “This LP should be listened to as a whole as you would a play or a film”. Berk.

On a lighter note jazz ensemble Putting On The Ritz (crap name , good band) have re recorded the Velvet Underground’s sophomore LP “White Light, White Heat” in a free jazz style and the title track featured on this week’s programme along with …

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When Big Joan Sets Up 17/6/10 – More Confusing than a Capello Team Selection

No time to make joke this week. Am man, Must watch other men kick ball in net.

Mindo Purshottam – “Long Dha Lishkara” (v/a LP – “Pure Desi Vol 3”) (VIP)
Enduser – “1\3” (EP – “1/3”) (Ad Noiseam)
The Men – “Oh Yoko” (LP – “Immaculada”) (Self Released)
Crystal Castles – “Celestica (Thurston Moore Remix”) (Download)
Jim O’Rourke feat Thurston Moore – “Always Something There To Remind Me” (LP -“All Kinds Of People Love Burt Bacharach”) (Zoom Japan)
The Barmy Army – “Sharp As A Needle” (12″) (On-U-Sound)
Extreme Noise Terror – “Cage Paralysis/Think Outside The Box” (split EP with Slang – “Hardcore Attack Of The Lowlife Dogs” (Farewell)
Chet Atkins – “Teensville” (Bri’s Revived 45) (RCA)
Gammer and Whizzkid – “We Are The Vampires (Klubfiller Remix)” (Download) (Muffin Music)
Lightnin’ Hopkins – “Give Me Central 209” (LP – “His Blues”) (Ace)
Pablo Moses – “More Than You Can Chew” (LP -“The Rebirth”) (House of Mose)
Imran Aziz Mian – “Bullia” (LP – “Aaj Rung Hey”) (Fire)
Ty Seagal – “Imaginary Person” (LP – “Melted”) (Goner)
Robben Hill – “Suffer” (v/a EP – “Volume 1”) (Startech)
22-20’s – “Talk To Me” (LP -“Shake, Shiver, Moan”) (Yoshimoto R and C)

When Big Joan Sets Up 10/6/10 – Double Time

Hello cheeky. Having given my all standing in for Laura on the BCB Sessions this week, I dragged my exhausted and broken body back in to the studio at midnight for this week’s programme. What do you mean “you could tell?”

Dead Farmers – “Down Low” (LP – “Go Home”) (RIP Society)
Marc Smith – “Where’s The Party At?” (EP – “We Are Hardcore”) (Notorious Vinyl)
Lazer Zeppelin – “Cigareets and Whursky and Wild,Wild Women” (LP – “American Derivitives”) (People In A Position To Know)
Bobby Freemen – “(I Do The) Shimmy Shimmy” (Bri’s Revived 45) (Parlophone)
Scorn – “Insert Waggler” (LP – “Refuse; Start Fires”) (Ohm Resistance)
The Cute Lepers – “You’re Gonna Lose That Girl” (7″) (Damaged Goods)
Nic Sarno – “Mana Wasa” (v/a LP – “The Hard Ass Sessions Voume 2) (Enchufada)
Roy Shirley – “Dance Arena” (v/a LP -“Rocksteady Hits The Town”) (Kingston Sounds)
Camera Obscura – “The Nights Are Cold” (7″) (4AD)
Lee “Scratch” Perry – “Dub The Rhythm” (LP- “Mad Alien Dub”) (Great American Music)
Blighters – “Heartbeat” (7″) (Hungry Audio)
Go-Zen – “Go-Zen Grinder” (LP – Hinamatsiri) (Self Released)
P.U.D.G.E – “Elektric Werdz” (LP – “Idiot Box”) (Ramp)
The Keys – “Fire Inside” (LP – “Fire Inside”) (See Monkey Do Monkey)
Pansonic – “Voltus Bolt” (LP – “Gravitoni”) (Blast First Petite)
Fatts and G Maffia – “State of Emergency” (7″) (Studio 91/Gully Squad)
The Sexcapades – “Do The Huckebuck” (v/a LP – “Party Platter”) (Florida’s Dying)
Paul Williams and His Hucklebuckers – “The Hucklebuck” (v/a LP- “Blowing The Fuse – 27 R&B Classics That Rocked The Jukebox In 1949”) (Bear Family)
Rolo Tomassi – “Agamemnon” (LP- “Cosmology”) (Hassle)

When Big Joan Sets Up 3/6/10 – Some Records

After weeks of specials, guests, featured LP’s and other exciting showbiz frippery, this week we returned to the business of playing some tunes and damn fine they were an’all.

Starting with an oldie, one of the great records and also including the Lazer Zeppelin LP , a record, which when my inevitable mental collapse happens and I am apprehended by members of the constabulary on the central reservation of the M62, naked, saucer eyed, and howling like a dog , I will be clutching close to my chest.

Billy Butler – “Right Track” (v/a LP – “It’s Okeh Up North”) (Sony)
Broken Note – “Channel Zero” (12″) (Prspct)
The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster – “I Hate The Blues” (LP – “Blood and Fire”) (Black)
Howlin’ Wolf – “House Rock Boogie” (LP-“The Chronological Howlin’ Wolf 1951-52”) (Classics)
The Chap – “Never A Frown With Gordon Brown” (download)
Lee “Scratch” Perry – “Kojak” (LP- “Mad Alien Dub”) (Great American Music)
Lazer Zeppelin – “This Heart Is Just A Muscle in My Chest” (LP- “American Derivitives”) (People In A Position To Know)
The Lodger – “Nothing’s Impossible” (LP- “Flashbacks”) (Slumberland)
Sven Hanke and 1125X – “Gepflegt 745” (EP – “Strichcode”) (Pure Pure)
Kath Bloom – “Let’s Get Living” (LP- “Thin, Thin Line) (Caldo Verde)
Cock Safari – “We Don’t All Sniff Petrol” (CDR) (Magic Crowbar)
Math and Physics Club – “Jimmy Had a Polaroid” (7″) (Matinee)
God Is An Astronaut – “In The Distance, Fading” (LP- “Age of the Fifth Sun”) (Revive)
Shuttleworth – “England’s Hearbeat” (download single) (Minder/Yip Yop)
The Real Sounds of Africa – “Soccer Fan” (12″) (Cherry Red)

When Big Joan Sets Up 27/5/10 – I always wanted a Little Brother …

…and tonight I got one as, the esteemed Dean of The Open Mind University joined us to play some tunes and read some poems. Ivor Cutler once called him a “a very rude young man” and Ted Chippington slept on his sofa you know. That, I have no hesitation in saying, impresses the shit out of me.

Atari Teenage Riot – “Activate” (download single) (Digital Hardcore)
Paul White – “Anchor Records” (EP – “My Guitar Whales”) (One Handed Music)
Macy Skipper – “Goofin’ Off” (LP – “Stax Complete Singles 1959-1968 Volume 1”) (Atlantic)
Omar Souleyman – “Ala Il Hash Madgouga (The Bedouin Tattoo)” – (LP- “Jazeera Nights”) (Sublime Frequencies)
The Melvins – “Hospital Up” (LP – “The Bride Screamed Murder”) (Ipecac)
Little Brother – “Don’t Be A Decade All Your Life”
DJ Hammond – “Rotten To The Core” (V/A EP – “Rotten To The Core”) (Elementz)
Crystal Castles – “Fainting Spells” (LP- “Crystal Castles”) (Fiction)
Lord Buckley – “God’s Own Drunk” (LP – “Buckley’s Best 2”) (Liberty)
Prince Jammy – “42nd Street Dub” (LP – “Strictly Dub”) (Pressure Sounds)
Puffy Areolas – “1981” (LP- “In The Army 1981”) (Siltbreeze)
Old Man Luedeke – “Foreign Tounge” (LP – “My Hands Are On Fire and Other Love Songs”) (Black Hen)
Ed Rush and Optical – “Get Ill (Prolix Remix)” (12″) (Virus)
Little Brother – “Paint Chart Never Won Fair Maiden”
The Johnny Burnette Trio – “Tear It Up” (LP – one of Little Brother’s that I forgot to write down the title of or the label)
Benga – “Baltimore Clap” (EP – “Phaze One”) (Tempa)

When Big Joan Sets Up – 1987, What The Fuck is Going On?

Last week’s tracks all came from 1987 for reasons that are too dull to go into here. This is a fairly accurate representation of what my bedroom sounded like when I was 16. You don’t want to know what it smelled like.

Public Enemy – Bring The Noise (12”) (Def Jam)
The Sewer Zombies – “They Died With Their Willie Nelson T Shirts On” (12”) (Ron Johnson)
Bhundu Boys – “Tvimbodzemoto” (LP- “Tvimbodzemoto”) (Disque Afrique)
LL Cool J – “Go, Cut Creator, Go” (LP – Bigger And Deffer”) (Def Jam)
Prince – “Sign O The Times” (7”) (Warner Bros)
The Smiths – “Sheila Take A Bow” (7”) (Rough Trade)
Rhythm Is Rhythm – “Nude Photo” (12”) (Transmat)
Napalm Death – “Success?” (LP- “Scum”) (Earache)
The Sea Urchins – “Pristine Christine” (7”) (Sarah)
Lieutennant Stitchie – “Wear Yuh Size” (v/a LP – “Superstar Hit Parade Vol 2”) (Teepee)
Beastie Boys – “No Sleep ‘Til Brooklyn” (7”) (Def Jam )
The Butthole Surfers – “22 Going On 23” (LP – “Locust Abortion Technician”) (Touch and Go)
Laugh – “Paul McCartney” (v/a LP – “CD86”) (Sanctuary)
Joe Smooth – “Promised Land” (v/a LP – “Original Chicago House Classics”) (Music Club)
Cud – “You Sexy Thing” (EP – “Peel Sessions”) (Strange Fruit)
The Fall – “Hit The North” (12”) (Beggar’s Banquet)

When Big Joan Sets Up – Vote Sutch!

screaminglsWell, if he wasn’t dead you could. Last night’s When Big Joan Sets Up rode a big fat coach and horses through the Ofcom guidlines by playing a record by the 20th Century’s longest serving leader of a politcal party (I haven’t checked this, so don’t pull me up on it – I’m printing the legend), Screaming Lord Sutch which was plucked from the corners of my dad’s records collection , plus, and equally bonkers, in it’s way an epic peice from the mighty Can recorded in 1973. Oh and seeing as though we’re supposed to be a new music prgramme some new tunes too. Oh, and Annie Nightingale is a national treasure.

The Tunes:
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When Big Joan Sets Up 29/4/10 – Loudon Proud

Into this pitch darkness, we’re hurled
Where there’s not a glimmer of light
It’s not the end of the world
It’s just the middle of the night

And the blackest of flags is unfurled
In all this absence of light
It’s not the end of the world, good people
Merely, the middle of the night

The middle of the night
That’s what this is
If death is the real test
This is just a quiz

When grey creeps through your window
It will be daylight
The end of this darkness
Is almost in sight

Loudon Wainwright III – “The Middle of the Night”

Follow that with the feather boas, Rufus

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