Rank #1: JUNIOR ASPIRIN RADIO SESSION 22: EVEN MORE RAY THAN STEVE IRWIN DONE GOT
JUNIOR ASPIRIN RADIO SESSION 22
Hang on wait is this 7 hours of Sister Ray!? This is even more Ray than Steve Irwin done got.Collected, devised and selected by Thomas "Honey" Newth esq.
SISTER RAY PODCAST HERE
0.00 (mystery extract)Who knows where this is from? It may even be elsewhere on this mix. Who can say? Bootlegs throw up funny things like this. They are also of, ahem, variable audio quality.
2.13 The Gymnasium, NYC, April 7 or 8, 1967The song's about a year old now, having been trotted out in the summer of '66 according to a setlist, but they say this is the earliest recording. The Gymnasium, incidentally, was a real gymnasium that Andy thought was cool. The bootleg of this whole(?) show is really great. The Velvets are starting to form their Andy-less identity as a hard rock'n'rolling dance band.
21.09 LP, NYC, mid-September, 1967 - alternate mixFamously, they did one take, with everything turned to 11. Masses of leakage. But no bass.
38.31 LP - Swan mixThere was a random compilation in the early 70s I think it was, with an ugly four-headed swan cover (and Lou billed separately) and the songs remixed (or at least remastered). "Sister Ray" and "Lady Godiva's Operation" are strikingly different.
55.54 LP - stereoActually, Moe says they did maybe two takes. And she was pissed that Tom Wilson forgot to turn on some of the mics, so there's no rimshot after Lou says "Who's that knocking at my chamber door?".There's a mono version too, but I think this'll do.
1.13.14 Boston Tea Party August 11 or 12, 1967The Velvets really liked to play the BTP. This is their third weekend there of 1967, and it would be their home away from home during a three-year more-or-less boycott of New York. They built an enthusiastic local following, including one J.Richman, who talked his way into opening for them a couple of times. This is the only time Andy went up there, with Paul Morrissey, and did the whole EPI thing. They shot a film at these shows, whence this audio, so it's rated A for Andy.
1.26.45 Sweet Sister Ray, La Cave, Cleveland, April 30, 1968"Sister Ray" now has a part 1, apparently played quite a few times, as a lengthy, blissful workout before launching into the main bit. But there's only this one recording; and there's no recording of the slightly later part 3, "Sweet Rock'n'Roll", which got trotted out on a couple of occasions, by repute, heavier even than part 2. Actually, there was a recording in San Diego, but the tape got stolen right after the gig. The Velvets really did play a lot of shows, it's usually overlooked, and were a cooking band always ready to work up and rework their songs on stage, which is one reason the bootlegs are so important. And they liked to play for a long time.Also, it may be worth mentioning at this point that one of the reasons they sound so awesome is that for quite a stretch of the earlier days, after the Ostrich guitar got nicked, Lou was playing a 12-string Gretsch Country Gentleman with added preamp, speed, stereo and tremolo controls (and Fender pickups, and maybe an echo unit as well - Lou ended by fucking it up adding too much junk, and the guy who originally built for him wouldn' speak to him for a year; also, the band early managed to score endorsement deals on amps from Vox, then later Sunn; and Sterling and John would play with whatever effecgts pedals they could lay thier hands on.) Anyway, they say that at this point Lou could play 16 notes at once, and if that's not awesome I don't know what is.
2.04.52 (not) Poor Richard's, Chicago, June-July, 1966 (excerpt)Sad to say, there's also very few recordings of John Cale playing on this song live ("Sweet Sister Ray" is the last one). This is not actually the first, tho it'd be cool if it were. The Poor Richard's stint marks the first time a song called "Searching" appears on an extant setlist. Sterl says it was still an instrumental jam at this point. Ingrid Superstar said it sounded like 12 million guitars and hurt her eardrums. Lou wasn't even there. It might be, in fact, that the song was mostly cooked up without him; apparently it only started to come together at this residency. After a busy first half of the year, Nico goes to Ibiza for the summer, Lou goes to hospital with hepatitis (not for the last time), and John, Sterl, Moe, and the whole EPI crowd set up shop in Chicago (also appearing at the Playboy Club). Actually, Andy didn't want to go either, so Ingrid played him in a strawberry-blonde wig. They seem to have no problem without Lou, and re-recruit percussionist-poet Angus MacLise, the original drummer. Moe plays bass. In fact, they go over so well the stay is extended by a week.This is totally not MacLise drumming. I can't remember where this snippet came from, nor the justification for its attribution. It too is probably nestled elsewhere in this mix.
2.06.08 La Cave, Cleveland, October 4-6, 1968John's kicked out in September. Doug Yule is recruited rather randomly and within two days is on the road. The Velvets also play La Cave quite frequently and, as in Boston, could draw a good crowd enthusiastically familiar with the songs. Whatever the impact of the Cale/Yule swap, these two venues as much as anything else contribute to the Velvets' transformation from art noise to the "dance band from Long Island" as Lou would occasionally describe them.. Yule comports himself remarkably well.
2.16.45 Music Hall, Cleveland, December 1, 1968
2.35.15 Boston Tea Party, December 12, 1968
3.01.03 Boston Tea Party, January 10, 1969
3.22.26 La Cave, Cleveland, January 31, 1969There's a few other gigs in between these, but none seem to have been bootlegged. Sister Ray is well-established as the set-closing rave-up by now, and Yule has settled right in. Best of all, Lou starts around now throwing in lyrics from "The Murder Mystery", which he'll do again from time to time. They never attempt the whole song live. Sterl said it was too hard.
3.50.40 Boston Tea Party, March 13, 1969 A rare rundown of the characters from Lou (which you can't really hear). They are playing this right after "Jesus".
4.13.22 Boston Tea Party, March 15, 1969 - Guitar AmpThat was Thursday and this is Saturday, and some enterprising fan puts a tape recorder right inside Lou's amp. This whole boot is one of my favourite recordings ever. Interestingly, it's not even all that helpful in determining which guitar is which on other recordings. That's really one of the many great things about the band, that the guitars weave together so beautifully that one ceases to care quite quickly who is playing what.Tho it's nice to know here.
4.39.20 Washington University, St Louis, May 11, 1969Despite the fact that even for those who wanted it, the recent LP (third) is really hard to get a hold of all over, a couple of thousand people turned up to this gig, to everyone's surprise. Perhaps this got Lou feeling playful, since "Foggy Notion" makes a neat cameo. Robert Quine taped it, as he would several other shows this year, before going on to shred guitar for Richard Hell and for Lou himself.
5.08.02 Boston Tea Party, July 11, 1969
5.30.21 End of Cole, Dallas, October 19, 1969The Velvets played six nights on the trot here, apparently cos the rich kid owner was a fan. Two of the shows were recorded, rumour has it by an actual audio engineer, and this is where much of Live 1969 comes from. Sterl incidentally was a bit sniffy about that album cos he said the club was small - they would take this into account (to an extent) in arrangements and volume - but were at their best when they really felt free to let rip (obvs). Nonetheless, this is a particularly good rendition.
5.43.31 The Family Dog, SF, November 7, 1969
6.07.33 The Matrix, SF, November 26 or 27, 1969Although the Velvets famously didn't get on with California (Bill Graham and Frank Zappa in particular) on their 1966 visit, they seemed happy enough to go back quite often. They had also played the Matrix the weekend between these two shows. It was another small club - capacity 100, but with a four-track hooked up to the soundboard. It was pressed into action for four sets over two nights of this stay (Quine also recorded some of the shows on his portable Sony; the Family Dog one previous is his too). Some of the Matrix soundboard cuts from the 19th got official releases (from hasty two-track mixdowns), but the whole set of tapes finally surfaced not long ago and it's absolutely stellar.
6.44.25 Second Fret,Philadelphia, January 3, 1970This is actually a bit of a damp squib on which to end, but it seems to be the last recorded version - less than two weeks later she's vanished from all four setlists at the Quiet Knight in Chicago and (thankfully) doesn't appear on the Max's tapes from the summer.
The Velvets are well-liked in Philly too, playing several times in this small club for which 200 was a definite squeeze. Here they're ending a ten-night stand that began on Christmas Day. But they are already showing signs of chilling out from their great '68-'69 run: another period of transition (i.e. The End). Moe's on pregnancy leave by April, and doesn't appear on Loaded at all, nor at the Max's summer residency. "Sister Ray" is well out of the set by the latter, tho for my money, without Moe it's no longer really the Velvet Underground at all. And the less said about the post-Lou band the better. There's a couple of live renditions from that era (now only Moe remains) but I am unlikely ever to listen to them.
My obsession with the Velvets has been enabled by many things, first and foremost The Velvet Underground Handbook by M.C. Kostek (Hyperion, 1992), a bible for years until superceded by the remarkable http://olivier.landemaine.free.fr/vu/; and most recently White Light/White Heat: The Velvet Underground day-by-dayby Richie Unterberger (Jawbone, 2009) which I feel like an idiot for taking so long to getting around to read, for it really is the last word. Amazing, and not really for the casual fan.
Apr 07 2017
Rank #2: JUNIOR ASPIRIN RADIO SESSION 21 : The United States of President America Election Special
JUNIOR ASPIRIN RADIO SESSION 21
The United States of President America Election SpecialDevised and presented by Dan L. Fox, with contributions from Hillary R. Clinton, Andy D.T.B. Cooke, H. Sinclair Lewis, Nathaniel M. Mellors and Donald J. Trump
As the Junior Aspirin Records label HQ moves its operations to a remote and heavily-fortified anarcho-syndicalist commune in the Pacific Northwest in anticipation of the total collapse of civic society after the 8 November election, label co-founder, writer and editor Dan Fox has made a rare trip into the city, finding time in his busy urban guerilla warfare training schedule to pop into SoHo, do a little shopping, and rig the US presidential election for this post-pre-post-truth liberal media elite conspiracy-thon. From Dead Kennedys to The Shangri-Las, from ABBA to Jay-Z, a caucus of paranoid political pundits, so desperate to be on the winning side that they'd baste their Grandmas in orange sun-tan lotion just to get ahead, will leak their most criminally top secret emails about the most tremendous electorial issues of the moment. So gather together your favourite tiny-fingered, Cheeto-faced, ferret-wearing shitgibbons and take this opportunity to grope inside America whilst you enjoy the last few weeks of electricity and running water before the pitchforks come out and the briefcase containing the nuclear codes is lost forever at JFK baggage claim. Send in the clowns!
Originally produced for Know Wave Radio, live at the Picture Room, New York, October 2016
PODCAST HERE PART 1
and here PODCAST HERE PART 2
Wide Wide River - The Fugs
Send in the Clowns - Tiger Lillies
America - The Nice
The Big Country - Talking Heads
White House Blues - Charlie Poole & The North Carolina Ramblers
I Pity The Country - Willie Dunn
Hard Times - Curtis Mayfield
Disenchanted - Communards
Waitin' for a Superman - The Flaming Lips
Politicians in My Eyes - Death
Liar Liar - The Castaways
You Cheated, You Lied - The Shangri-Las
Dead Presidents - Jay-Z
Anti-American Graffitti - J Dilla
I'm Legal Now - Chingo BlingFools Are You - Mother NightNo Caucasian Guilt - Noh MercyIn the Flesh - Pink FloydDon't Call Me Nigger, Whitey - Sly & the Family StoneSound of Da Police - KRS OneTrip to Trumpton - Urban HypeGroup Grope - The FugsBlack Steel in the Hour of Chaos - Public EnemyPrivate Armies - Vivien GoldmanThe Red Telephone - LoveCalifornia Uber Alles - Dead KennedysKnow Your Rights - The ClashYou've Got Big Hands - CrassWe Do What We're Told - Peter GabrielThe World is Yours - NasPhilosophy of the World - Big LegsLady, What Do You Do All Day? - Peggy SeegerWomen of the World - Ivor Cutler & Linda HirstWinner Takes it All - ABBA
Nov 07 2016
Rank #3: JUNIOR ASPIRIN RADIO SESSION 20 : THE BREXPOD
JUNIOR ASPIRIN RADIO SESSION 20
THE BREXPODDevised, debated, campaigned and voted on by Andy Cooke, Dan Fox & Nathaniel Mellors
Having relocated our production facilities to a heavily fortified and luxury redoubt deep in the Scottish highlands, Junior Aspirin Records presents The Brexpod: a balanced, neutral and wholly unbiased reflection on the misery and hopelessness inflicted on the United Kingdom by the cowardly, venal, xenophobic, meretricious, mendacious, over-privileged turdworms who, on 23rd June 2016, paddled the country up Bullxit creek and left us in a Euromess without so much as a bratwurst or baguette to gnaw on. From the country that brought you sterling classics such as The Restoration, Luddism, Tony Blair, Margaret Thatcher, the invention of the machine gun, and the colonial subjugation of countries across the globe, the Brexpod is a three-hour epic told in broken English, and featuring Cotswold-stone-cold hits including 'Turd on the Run' by The Rolling Stones (feat. Boris Johnson) and 'Aftermath' by Tricky (feat. Nigel Farage vs. Jean-Claude Juncker). So when the clocks strike half-past France, and the stormy weather hits the pound, forget the summer beach holiday in Greece and thank The Village Green Preservation Society that you will have to learn to love Llandudno again. Kick back with the last remaining bottle of Chianti in England, finish off the tapas, complete your Irish passport application and let the Brexpod remind you and me, the perma-peasantry, that this is how it feels to be lonely.
Europe Endless – Kraftwerk (feat. David Cameron)
Edward Elgar – Nimrod (from ‘Enigma Variations’)
Edward Elgar – The Pomp & Circumstance Marches, Op. 31 (March No.1)
Anon – God Save the Queen
William Blake/Hubert Parry – Jerusalem
Coward – Swans
Failure – Swans
Panic – Coil
Lay of the Land – The Fall
Aftermath – Tricky (feat. Nigel Farage & Jean-Claude Juncker)
Turd on the Run – The Rolling Stones (feat. Boris Johnson)
That's When I Reach For My Revolver – Mission of Burma (feat. Michael Gove)
European Son – The Velvet Underground (feat. Michael Gove)
Euromess – J.J. Burnell
Mob Rule – Robert Wyatt
The Village Green Preservation Society – The Kinks
Getting Nowhere in a Hurry – Roy Budd
Somebody Else's World – Sun Ra & His Solar Myth Arkestra (feat. Michael Gove)
It Couldn't Happen Here – Pet Shop Boys
Still Ill – The Smiths
Arthur – The Tiger Lillies
Your English – The Rebel
Neighborhood Threat – Iggy Pop
Not One of Us – Peter Gabriel (feat. Donald Trump, Daniel Hannen & Boris Johnson)
Running Scared – Roy Orbison
Broken English – Marianne Faithful
Inglan is a Bitch – Linton Kwesi Johnson
If You're Not White You're Black – Lord Kitchener
Norwegian Wood – Cornershop
Racist Friend – The Specials
Language & Mentality – African Head Charge
Hard Times – Pablo Gad
UK – Burial (feat. Nigel Farage)
Alone Again Or – Love
Isolation – Joy Division
This is How It Feels – Inspiral Carpets
Regret – New Order (feat. Mandy Suthi)
Go Now – Bessie Banks
Your Autumn of Tomorrow – The Crow
The Carnival is Over – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
0:54 – Global Communication
Half-Past France – John Cale
I’m In Love with a German Film Star – The Passions
Europa & The Pirate Twins – Thomas Dolby
Come On Back to Me – The Foundations
Where Do We Go From Here? – Death
Big A Little A – Crass
French Disko – Stereolab
Stormy Weather – Elizabeth Welch (from Derek Jarman's ‘The Tempest’)
We Shall Overcome – Charlie Haden (feat. PJ Harvey reading John Donne)
Europe Endless (reprise) – Kraftwerk
Jul 12 2016
Rank #4: Junior Aspirin Records' 'Nice Feeling' Xmas Podcast 2013 :SESSION 18
presented by Nathaniel Mellors, selected over the last year and a bit by Nathaniel & Andy Cooke
1. Jingle Bell Rock - The Fall2. All I Want for Xmas Is My 2 Front Teeth - Spike Jones & his City Slickers3. Christmas Time is Coming (A Street Carol) - Stormy Weather4. Holy Man - Dennis Wilson5. Ghostface Xmas - Ghostface Killah6. The Beatles Xmas Song (1968) - The Beatles7. Stilla Natt - Ulla Katajayouri8. Take Me Home Jesus - Link Wray9. Spread a Little Love on Xmas Day - Destiny's Child10. Hark The Herald Angels Sing - The Fall11. Hamburger Xmas - The Throbbing Yoko, Plastic John & Gristle Band 12. JA Xmas Advertorial 2014 - Elven Jones
Jan 23 2014
Rank #5: JUNIOR ASPIRIN RADIO SESSION 17: EMPATHY
JUNIOR ASPIRIN RADIO SESSION 17: EMPATHYDevised and written by David Reinfurt, compiled and presented by Dan Fox, and produced in the context of 'ALWAYS LIFT INKING ROLLERS WHEN PRESS IS NOT IN OPERATION. IF ROLLERS ARE LEFT TURNING ON THE DRUM THE INK WILL DRY FASTER AND THE ROLLERS WILL BE SUBJECT TO NEEDLESS WEAR' organized by Will Holder at The Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta, Canada.
"Things in their alleged places. Things where they think they should be, where they prefer to be. All of the things, just where they are. Things with things of their own. Things obeying no rules, following no orders, filling no prescriptions, looking nowhere for directives. Things with no agendas, no platforms, no purpose. A thing for everything and everything every place, Each and every thing, all over the place. Something, something else, and something else entirely. All together, all the things together make everything there is. And this too, this thing here, is also a thing. This thing is a part of everything else but it doesnt belong to anything. This is simply another additional thing that exists along with all the other things. And that's all there is to it. That's it."
How Does It Feel to Feel? - The Creation
24 Track Loop - This Heat
Doctor My Eyes - Jackson Browne
Do You Know How It Feels to Be Lonesome - Gram Parsons & I.S.B.
How Does it Feel? - Spacemen 3
Windmills of Your Mind - Noel Harrison
Occasionally - Dan Fox
Known For It - Death Grips
Can You Feel It? - Mr Fingers
I Can't Understand - Pleasure Zone
Things - John S. Hall & Kramer
Only Have Eyes for You - The Flamingos
Behind the Door - Vernon Green & The Medallions
Friends - Koobas
5D - Death Grips
The Bushes Scream While My Daddy Prunes - The Very Things
Endless Endless - Kraftwerk
Insects Are All Around Us - Money Mark
You Can't Judge a Book By Its Cover - Bo Diddley
My Personal Life - John S. Hall & Kramer
Chicken Pussy - Bongwater
As We Go Along - The Monkees
Duke of Earl - Gene Chandler
Earth Angel - The Penguins
Stand By Me - Ben E. King
Can't Let Go - Evie Sands
How You Satisfy Me - Spectrum
Leading a Double Life - "Blue" Gene Tyranny
Aug 05 2013
Rank #6: JUNIOR ASPIRIN RADIO SESSION 16: PARDON MY FRENCH
JUNIOR ASPIRIN RADIO SESSION 16: PARDON MY FRENCHA French-Pop-Special-Guest-Podcast by our friends at Stop Making Sense - Yann Chateigné, Tiphanie Blanc & Vincent Normand http://stopmakings.blogspot.com
Introduction penned by Mr. Dan Fox & performed by Mr. Nathaniel Mellors
It was late.
Wind howled through the dark outside the windows of the Novotel Krakow Centrum. The four men had been locked for nine days in the hotel's Pope John Paul II Honeymoon Suite, surviving on a diet of lager and garage-bought sandwiches, delivered to them every hour by a silent seven-foot-tall thug known only as Tadeusz. The absurdist theatre sessions the men had been subjected to by their captors had become steadily less frequent. The men had proved resilient, but – exhausted by nonsensical language games, atonal tuba music and dizzying non-linear narratives - hope was beginning to ebb. Mellors was tending a head wound Cooke had sustained during one of the more brutal theatre sessions, when a surrealist mime act had unexpectedly exploded in his face. Chateigné Tytelman was by the window, gazing despondently at the blizzard enveloping the city beyond the walls of their gilded cage. Normand, slumped across an antique chaise-longue, stared at the pile of empty Zywiec cans in the centre of the room, each one a stinging reminder of how long they'd been prisoners of their mysterious kidnappers.
Unsure whether they would ever see their homes again, conversation naturally turned to pop music. Chateigné Tytelman and Normand wistfully exchanged names of leading French rock musicians. Guy Skornik. Popera Cosmic. Magma. "Remember Pierre Henry & Michel Colombier's Teen Tonic?" asked Chateigné Tytelman. "Of course." responded Normand. "And what I'd give to hear LSD! by Jean-Christophe Averty again…" Mellors tried to join the conversation. "I like Serge Gainsbourg a lot." The two Frenchmen fell silent. Realising that this was no time for musical one-upmanship, they humoured him, but Mellors could tell he was in over his head.
"Look chaps, if we ever happen to get out of this place, would you do me a favour?"
"Of course. Anything, my friend." replied Normand.
Mellors continued. "You see, the thing is … well … I feel somewhat struck by what I can only describe as … an abject, almost Bataillan, feeling of non-knowledge about all this French pop you're discussing. It's embarrassing, I know. I was only ever taught The Beatles at school, although I picked up a bit of Francoise Hardy along the way. Cooke here had a better education and knows a little Jean-Michel Jarre, but really, we need your help. We feel like such fools being able only to name MC Solaar as the one French rapper we know. But I have an idea. Back home, Me, Cooke, and another pal of ours by the name of Fox – god knows where he is, though last I heard he was on some top secret mission in the US – run this little record label thing. Nothing flashy you understand, but we like to call it Junior Aspirin Records. If – no, when, dammit, when – you get back to Paris and Geneva, would you mind awfully putting together an expository podcast for JAR? Something the boys can use to better acquaint themselves with the riches of your pop music tradition? It would mean the world to us, it really would. And maybe, just maybe, it could help herald a new era. One in which children, in schools up and down the country, need never again have to listen to the Rolling Stones or The Kinks, but rather, grow to be men and women of the world, pioneers of a new musical entente cordiale… It's a silly dream, I know, but … well, to blazes with being sensible. Let's try and change the world. One 70s prog rock classic at a time."
"We know someone." said Chateigné Tytelman. "She goes by the name of Blanc. Her knowledge of the field is unsurpassed. We will enlist Blanc's help. Together with my expertise, and Normand's technical skills, we can do this for you Mellors. For you. For Cooke. For everyone." Chateigné Tytelman and Normand stood. Cooke wiped a tear from his eyes. The Frenchmen nodded in silent assent, and the four prisoners shook hands.
Now, all that was between them and Serge Bulot's Ballade pour Suzanne was that jailor thug Tadeusz. As they heard the brute's heavy feet approach the door of their room, the men knew what they needed to do…
Accident Du Travail, Ouverture alla francese
Anna Karina / Katerine, Parlez-vous anglais ?
Erik Satie, Je te veux
Serge Bulot, Ballade pour Suzanne
Richard Vimal, Introduction / Âme soeur
Laurence Vanay, Morning quiet song
Brigitte Fontaine & Belkacem Areski, Cher
Albert Marcoeur, Deux lions au soleil (excerpt)
Raphael Gimenez et Jean-Jacques Hertz, Texte pour Balthazar
Etron Fou Leloublan, Lavés A La Machine
Vladimir Cosma, Informatique
Jean Dubuffet, Gai Savoir
Maurice Lemaitre, Lettre rock
Isidore Isou, Rituel somptueux pour la sélection des espèces
Popera Cosmic, La chanson du lièvre de Mars
Jean Constantin, Les pantoufles à papa
Henri Salvador, J'aime tes g'noux
William Sheller (feat. Annie Girardot), Jerk
Joe Dassin, C'est La Vie Lily
Serge Gainsbourg, Flash-forward
Jean-Claude Vannier, Cette race bizarre
Hugues O., Ellipse / À toi
Claude Morgan, Le Slag
Barney Wilen, Zombizar
Bertrand Burgalat, Ma rencontre
Michel Houellebecq, Derniers temps
Francois Bréant, Chase Along The North Freeway
François De Roubaix, Avron Evrard
Phillippe Besbombes, Flipper
Roland Bocquet, Epsilove
Fondation, Le Bal de grâce
Alain Goraguer, Déshominisation (I)
Pierre Henry & Michel Colombier, Teen Tonic
Jean-Christophe Averty, LSD !
Alain Kan, Heureusement en France, on ne se drogue pas
Musique Noise, Pzkr!
Magma, Retrovision (Je Suis Revenu De L'univers)
Guy Skornik, Pourquoi ça va ?
Feb 22 2013
JUNIOR ASPIRIN RADIO SESSION 15: EXPLAINING GENTRIFICATIONAs Junior Aspirin Records admires it's new full-sleeve tattoos and raises the rent on its slum districts for the 37th consecutive month, we explain over a cup of cold-press espresso that you can't afford to even look at, how complex cultural and economic forces work to disprove the old adage that 'man cannot live by gourmet cheese alone.'
Devised and presented by Dan Fox
In the City - Joe Walsh
Primitive London 1 - Basil Kirchin
Ghost Town (Extended Version) - The Specials
Lonesome Town - The Cramps
Beasley Street - John Cooper Clarke
A Colloquial Dream (Scenes in the City) - Charles Mingus
Primitive London 2 - Basil Kirchin
In the Neighbourhood - Tom Waits
King's Cross - Pet Shop Boys
Architecture and Morality - Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
The Big Country - Talking Heads
City vs. Country - Jonathan Richman
Primitive London 3 - Basil Kirchin
Big City (Everybody I Know Can Be Found Here) - Spacemen 3
Downtown - The B-52s
A New Career in a New Town - David Bowie
Primitive London 4 - Basil Kirchin
The Stuff - Big Legs
Super Rich Kids (feat. Earl Sweatshirt) - Frank Ocean
Gentrification - Oddisee
The Hackney Gentrification Song - Robin Grey
Gentrification for Dummies - The Bananas
Gentrification - R. Stevie Moore
Primitive London 5 - Basil Kirchin
This Town Ain't Big Enough for the Both of Us - Sparks
Crest - Stereolab
Primitive London 6 - Basil Kirchin
A Good Home - George Cromarty
Dec 18 2012
Rank #8: JUNIOR ASPIRIN RADIO SESSION 13: EXERCISES IN STYLE
'It doesn't seem to me that anyone has discovered much that's new since the Illiad or the Odyssey'Raymond Queneau
'The audience, which consisted largely of bikers, was unusually hostile, and Iggy, as usual, fed on that hostility, soaked it up and gave it back and absorbed it all over again in an eerie, frightening symbiosis. "All right," he finally said, stopping a song in the middle, "you assholes wanta hear 'Louie Louie' we'll give you 'Louie, Louie.'" So the Stooges played a forty-five-minute version of 'Louie Louie'"Lester Bangs
Devised and presented by Dan Fox, words by Raymond Queneau
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Louie Louie – Richard Berry & the PharoahsLouie Louie – The SonicsLouie Louie – Toots & the MaytalsLouie Louie – The LastLouie Louie – Friar TuckLouie Louie – Black FlagLouie Louie – The KinksLouie Louie – Les Dantz & His OrchestraLouie Louie – Joan Jett & The BlackheartsLouie Louie – Rockin' Robin RobertsLouie Louie – Otis ReddingLouie Louie – The KingsmenLouie Louie – Rice University Marching BandLouie Louie – The CrampsLouie Louie – Patti SmithLouie Louie – The ChallengersLouie Louie – MotörheadLouie Louie – The Beach BoysLouie Louie – 39 ClocksLouie Louie – The SandpipersLouie Louie – Iggy & The StoogesLouie Louie – The Impressions
Aug 02 2010
Rank #9: JUNIOR ASPIRIN RADIO SESSION 12: EXPLAINING SUCCESS AND FAILURE
On the occasion of the 2010 Men's World Cup Steeplechase in Wimbledon, South Africa, Junior Aspirin Radio look under the bonnet of audience expectations surrounding notions of receiving Chinese rugs, the possibility of having actually read Pierre Bourdieu, and interrogating performative gesturalities in relation to the idea of being a total fucking A-1 loser. Devised and selected by Dan Fox and Andy Cooke. Presented by Dan Fox.
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Champs Fanfare - The Fucking Champs
Success - Iggy Pop
Victory (Peel Session 29/10/91) - PJ Harvey
Champs - Wire
The Glittering Prizes - Television Personalities
Sporting Life - Young Marble Giants
Loss Adjuster (Excerpt, Pt. 1) - Jarvis Cocker
It Ain't Easy - David Bowie
Games Without Frontiers - Peter Gabriel
Couldn't Get Ahead - The Fall
Fame and Fortune - Mission of Burma
In Fairness - Skill 7 Stamina 12
Convincing People - Throbbing Gristle
Deadlock - CAN
(The Moment Before) Everything's Spoiled - The Wedding Present
There's No Such Thing as Victory - Felt
Loss Adjuster (Excerpt, Pt. 2) - Jarvis Cocker
Lost John - Lonnie Donegan
Lose - Dinosaur Jr.
They Are Losing the War - Ikonika
Resigned - Derek Bailey
Here - Pavement
Life Goes Off - Jim O'Rourke
Don't Let the Sun Go Down On Your Grievances - Daniel Johnston
Born a Loser - Don Ray
The last 1 minute and 20 seconds of the album 'Rank' - The Smiths
Jun 18 2010
Rank #10: JAR SESSION 11 - "Explaining LIMBO"
The UK is in limbo, frozen in time, being kept "alive" in cryonic support at −273.15°C. Andy Cooke presents a collection of tracks hanging in a suspended animation, a kind of activity schedule for purgatory. More or less pagan, but all virtuous, some of these cuts are noisy, some are contemplative - some will survive for minutes, others might keep well for centuries. The plan is to replace all the organic elements with synthetic hardware in preparation for a cybernetic crisis free future, probably without a banking system.
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I'm So Depressed - Abner Jay
Six Feet (from my baby) - Zola Jesus
Max Ernst - Mission of Burma
First World of Bronze - Cromagnon
Things to Do (I've Tried) - David Byrne
I Know - Need New Body
Shawnee Tribe - Link Wray
Wheels Turning - Durutti Column
Boat Woman Song - Holger Czukay
The Other Four - Flying Wagon / Warmth Ferry
The Talking Horse - The Melvins
Death is Forming - Jay Reatard
Happy Time - Daniel Johnston
Pale Gallery - Amon Düül II
Tonight - Iggy Pop
May 09 2010