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LISTEN LIVE: Peppermint Iguana Radio 141

DSC_0369Its hard work writing new blurbs every week to tell you how tidy this show is. If you have heard it before you will already have formed your own opinion. If you aint, ask your mates, if you have any, or just bloody tune in.

This week there will be stuff like The Bellrays, Chubby Thunderous Bad Kush Masters and The Universal Hippies.

Log on to www.dapperfm.co.uk from 8pm till 10pm on Tuesday 14th March 2017.

Show sponsored by www.unisoncwmtaflocalgov.wales

LISTEN AGAIN: Peppermint Iguana Radio # 140

DSC_0951With a shed load of cracking new music to play with and loads of gigs coming up, this show was a bit of a belter

to listen again, check out the cloudcast below

Play list

1. I feel alright: BY THE DAMNED
2. Saturday night in the city of the dead: BY ULTRAVOX
3. Black dues: BY DREADZONE
4. Fight to durvive: BY THIEVERY CORPORATION
5. Riot soundsystem: BY PRIMEVAL SOUP
6. Number one: BY SPANNER
7. This is Wales: BY THE BARRY HORNS
8. Le responsible: BY JAQUES DUTRONIC
9. Smash it dub: BY DUB THE EARTH
10. Father Todd and his official Faustian bargaining kit: BY SENDELICA
11. Happy: BY SPEEDOMETER
12. Dancing in the breeze: BY GENTLEMAN’S DUB CLUB
13. Start at the back: BY CULTURE SHOCK
14. Tin soldiers: BY STIFF LITTLE FINGERS
15. Marine migration: BY THE HANG MASSIVE
16. Sasstanaquam: BY TIARIWEN
17. The black dog aint turning back: BY MILK
18. Moluscs: BY MWSTARD
19. Sweeden: BY THE STRANGLERS
20. Bella ciao: BY THE DOG FACED HERMANS
21. Elevation: BY TELEVISION
22. Skiprat: BY BUFF
23. Hurricane: BY MAASSI WARRIOR
24. Blood moon: BY TREVORS HEAD
25. Get carter part three: BY JAH WOBBLE

First broadcast on Dapper FM on 28th February 2017

Show sponsored by Cwm Taf Local Governmnet Branch of UNISON

LISTEN LIVE: Peppermint Iguana Radio # 140 – 28/02/17

Spanner live at the Cardiff Anarchist Bookfair 2017
Spanner live at the Cardiff Anarchist Bookfair 2017

Well. There’s a full seven days to go to the next radio show as we type this post, but the play list is pretty much done and dusted.

This is always bad news, cos there are bound to be some new tunes that fly through our radar between now and next week that we will feel forced to squeeze in. They are going to have to be real floor shakers to get onto this list though.

The play list mostly contains bands that are going to be playing gigs in the next three weeks and new releases that are too hot to leave out.

Without giving all of the game away, some of the gigs we will be previewing include Spanner, Dub the Earth, Sendelica and Speedometer, whilst some of the new releases featured will include Dreadzone, Thievery Corporation, Tiariwen and Mwstard. We will also be looking forward to the new film about Wales Expolits in Euro 2016 ‘Don’t take me home’.

Oh – and a look back at some of the albums released 40 years ago this week as punk was exploding.

It’s going to be one not to miss.

To listen live go to www.dapperfm.co.uk from 8pm o’clock hours on Tuesday 28th February.

And a big high five to our sponsors at www.unisoncwmtaflocalgov.wales .

LISTEN AGAIN: Peppermint Iguana Radio # 139 – Gail’s Valentine’s Massacre

Gail Somethingelse in da hood.
Gail Somethingelse in da hood.

Here at Peppermint Iguana we are lovers 365 24/7. We don’t need capitalism to tell us when to be romantic. So on Valentine’s Day this year, Gail Something Else joined us in the studio for an irreverent Anti-Valentine’s show.

To listen again, check out the cloud cast bellow:

Play list:
1. Love is a four letter word: BY ROY BUDD
2. Je tem: BY FRANKIE HOWARD AND JUNE WHITFIELD
3. Our wedding: BY CRASS
4. Arsehole: BY GUTFULL
5. Music is the girl I love: BY THE GENTLEMAN’S DUB CLUB
6. Turning my heartbeat up: BY THE MVPS
7. Out of my mind: BY MUDDY SUMMERS AND THE DIRTY FIELD WHORES
8. Wild women don’t have the blues: BY IDA COX
9. I can’t come – demo: BY THE SNIVELLING SHITS
10. Safety pin stuck in my heart: BY PATRICK FITZGERALD
11. Moving on: BY KILNABOY
12. Million reasons: BY THE HIGHTOWN PIRATES
13. Spunk box: BY MAN
14. You don’t love me: BY THE GODFATHERS
15. Bloody mother fucking arsehole: BY MARTHA WAINWRIGHT
16. Valentine’s day is over: BY BILLY BRAGG
17. Peace and love: BY MISTY IN ROOTS
18. Free world: BY KIRSTY MaCCOLL
19. Love thyself: BY SICK NOTE
20. Impossible: BY SPANNER
21. You suck: BY CONSOLIDATED AND THE YEASTIE GIRLS
22. Jeremy Kyle fucked my wife: THE GIROBABIES
23. Sensual woman: BY THE HERBALIZER
24. You make me sick: BY SATANS RATS
25. Not nowhere: BY MUDDY SUMMERS AND THE DIRTY FIELD WHORES
26. Your hole is my only goal my love: BY PHAT BOLLARD

Originally broadcast on www.dapperfm.co.uk

Show sponsored by Cwm Taf Local Government Area Branch of UNISON, the union for public service lovers.

LISTEN LIVE: St Valentine’s Day Masacre with Gail Something Else

valentines masacreLove is all you need, some hippy once wrote. Or Love will tear us apart, as some miserable bastard once wrote. Whatever the truth, love has inspired poetry, books, movies, greetings cards and an untold number of songs.

To mark this year’s St Valentine’s Day, Gail Something Else will be joining us once more in the studios of Dapper FM to spin some tunes with the theme of love running through the two hours. Don’t expect it to be all soppy though, cos most of the tunes will actually be anti-love songs.

This is Not a Love Song by PIL, Love Will Tear Us Apart by Joy Division and Love Song by the Damned are just three of the songs that will not be featuring cos they are too predictable.

However, you might hear The Snivelling Shits, Muddy Summers and the Dirty Field Whores and Phat Bollard.

To find out what makes it on to the final play list, go to www.dapperfm.co.uk from 8pm till 10pm GMT on Tuesday 14th February 2017.

Show sponsored, as usual, by UNISON, the union for public service lovers.

LISTEN AGAIN: Peppermint Iguana Radio # 138 – 31/01/17

DSC_0951It will take more than a travel ban by Donald Trumpet to stop the Peppermint Iguana Radio show going out to all corners of the internet.

Listen again to show # 139 and dance in defiance of the lunatic in the Whitehouse

First broadcast on www.dapperfm.co.uk on Tuesday 31st January 2017

Play list

1. California uber ales: BY THE DEAD KENNEDYS
2. Torch Guantanamo bay: BY SUICIDE BID
3. Phone in sick: BY SICK NOTE
4. Dull: BY SLEAFORD MODS
5. Kick out: BY BACK TO THE PLANET
6. Enough is enough: BY CREDIT TO THE NATION AND CHUMBAWAMBA
7. As one: KEENO AND PAT FULGONI
8. Pavlovs plumbs: BY SMERINS ANTISOCIAL CLUB
9. Fascist dictator: BY THE CORTINAS
10. Empires: BY ELECTRIC SWING CIRCUS
11. No turning back: BY SPEEDOMETER
12. Thinking of the USA: BY EATER
13. Pigs : BY PINK FLOYD
14. Far journeys: BY MIRROR SYSTEM
15. Work rest riot: BY SCUM OF TOYTOWN
16. Hamburger meat: BY THE DEFEKTERS
17. Chinese year of the rooster dub: BY JAH WOBBLE
18. Garry Gilmores eyes: BY THE ADVERTS
19. All you fascists: BY BILLY BRAGG AND WILCO
20. Fuck off: BY THE ELECTRIC CHAIRS
21. They’re building a wall: BY DAVID ROVICS
22. When the man comes around; BY JOHNNY CASH

Show sponsored by www.unisoncwmtaflocalgov.wales

LISTEN AGAIN: Peppermint Novacoda Radio Show

Novacoda live
Novacoda live

Novacoda, AKA Frances and Benjamin, are not just producers of their own brand of electronic dance music, but they teach music and promotion of music through their own studios and classes in the Poncanna Music Rooms,  Cardiff.

Click below to hear them join Peppermint Iguana Radio in the studio live for their first ever venture into the world of internet radio.

First broadcast on www.dapperfm.co.uk on Tuesday 24th January 2017

Play list

1. Can’t Take the Heartbreak: BY NOVACODA
2. Smokestack Lightnin’: BY HOWLIN WOLF
3. History repeating: BY PROPELLERHEADS
4. Kill all hippies: BY PRIMAL SCREAM
5.A leap of faith: BY SLOWCOOKEDGOOSE
6. Cough Cough: BY EVERYTHING EVERYTHING
7. Arsehole: BY GUTFULL
8. Tear down the law: BY THE SPORADICS
9. Programme the Deprogramme: BY LITTLE ERIS FEATURING SPANA MC –
10. Life on Mars: BY DAVID BOWIE
11. Pigs might fly: BY RAILROAD BILL
12. Jailhouse blues: BY JCS HOPELESS SINNERS
13. Hit it and Quit it : BY FUNKADELIC
14. Trapped: BY KING THING
15. It’s only natural; BY BEANS OF TOAST
16. Black Dog: LED ZEPPELIN
17. Brain Damage: BY PINK FLOYD
18. Big Rock Candy Mountain: BY HARRY ‘HAYWIRE’ MCCLINTOCK
19. Groove is in the Heart (remix): BY WOWZA
20. Right On! (Radio Edit): BY SILICONE SOUL
21. Aint been to no music school: BY THE NOSEBLEEDS
22. Panama: BY NOVACODA

LISTEN AGAIN: Peppermint Iguana Radio # 136 – The last one before a nutter takes over in the Whitehouse (again)

nukeForget fake news, flake news, disinformation, hypernormalisation, post truth society and sleaze. You can rest assured that the is 100% the real deal, with two and a bit hours of the best music from the underground, past present and future.

to listen again – click on ye olde cloudcast below

PLAY LIST

1. Power generation: BY SPEEDOMETER
2. Sunflower lynchmob dub mix: BY PAUL WELLER
3. 1977: BY THE CLASH
4. Sick on you: BY THE BOYS
5. Crumbling land: BY PINK FLOYD
6. Imperial reggae: BY PANNONIA ALLSTARS SKA ORCHESTRA
7. It’s grim up north: BY THE KLF
8. Trump: BY CASSETTE BOY
9. Impeach the president: BY THE HONEYDRIPPERS
10. American idiot: BY GREEN DAY
11. Blood in the barrel: BY CAKEHOLE PRESLEY
12. Boil yer blood: BY JIM JONES AND THE RIGHTEOUS MIND
13. Groove in in the heart: BY DEEE LITE
14. Trouble on the green: BY THE CARNY VILLANS
15. U don’t dance to techno anymore: BY THE ALABAMA THREE
16. Better: BY NOVACODA
17. How many more times: PAT FULGONI
18. Hard loving man: BY JOHNNY MOPED
19. Banned from the roxy: BY CRASS
20. Teenage depression: BY EDDIE AND THE HOTRODS
21. Down town: BY PETULA CLARK
22. A forest bird never wants a cage: BY CONSCIOUS YOUTH
23. Seasons: BY DUB THE EARTH
24. Deep down and dirty: BY STEREO MCS

First brodcast on www.dapperfm.co.uk on 17th January 2016

show sponsored by www.unisoncwmtaflocalgov.wales

LISTEN LIVE: Peppemint Iguana Radio # 136 – Kompromat Liberation Front

The KLF are threatening to come back
The KLF are threatening to come back

In a world of fake news, flake news, disinformation, hypernormalisation and sleaze, you can rest assured that the Peppermint Iguana Radio show will be 100% real, with two and a bit hours of the best music from the underground, past present and future.

So forget the bullshit going on around you, clear a space, turn up the volume and just groove to the beat.

Playlist will include The KLF, Alabama Three, Pat Fulgoni, Conscious Youth, King Tubby, Dub the Earth and more.

To listen live go to www.dapperfm.co.uk from 8pm GMT on Tuesday 17th January 2017.

Big love to our sponsors www.uniconcwmtaflocalgov.wales

LISTEN AGAIN: Peppermint Iguana Radio # 135 – the one where Tom turned up and swore a lot whilst talking about bringing down the system

Cheeky chappy Tom Fowler looking like he is hiding from the teacher
Cheeky chappy Tom Fowler looking like he is hiding from the teacher

Peppermint Iguana Radio was occupied to kick off 2017, with the shadowy figure of chaos, Tom Fowler joining us in the studio to talk about revolutions and spin some of his current favourite tunes.

To listen again, check out the cloudcast thing below

Play list
1. No leaders for the free: BY PAIN
2. The revolution will not be televised: BY GILL SCOTT HERON
3. Cold old fire: BY LYNCHED
4. Common ground: BY STICK IN THE WHEEL
5. Nation none the wiser: BY JOE YORKE
6. Ignorance is strength: BY BOLSHY
7. Freedom fighters: BY SPANNER
8. The Pleseymorgrath: BY THE JELVINS
9. Rentokill: BY RATBAG
10. Trees will fall: BY ATTERCOP
11. Freedom: BY CONSCIOUS YOUTH
12. Unarmed civilian: BY REGRET
13. Money for war: BY BEANS ON TOAST
14. Shut them down: BY DAVID ROVICS
15. CCTV: BY PIZZATRAMP
16. Touch me again: BY PETROL GIRLS
17. Deep cover: BY COSMO
18. Music and politics: BY DISPOSABLE HEROES OF HIPHOPRISY
19. Turncoat: BY GRAND COLLAPSE
20. Ecocide: BY RESISTANT CULTURE
21. Whoever invented the fishfinger: BY LEON ROSSELSON
22. ACAB: BY QUELD
23. Ahmed: BY LOWKEY
24. XXL: BY AKALA

First broadcast on www.dapperfm.co.uk on Tuesday 3rd January 2017

Show sponsored by www.unisoncwmtaflocalgov.wales the union for public sector groovers

LISTEN LIVE: Peppermint Iguana Radio #135 – Tom Fowler in da hood

Tom Fowler poncing about in a field of flowers
Tom Fowler poncing about in a field of flowers

To kick off 2017 we have a guest presenter joining us in the studio this week, in the shape of Tom Fowler, free thinking anarchist, rabble rouser and connoisseur of all things shouty and angry.

Tom will be adding a flavour of punk, folk and hip hop to this week’s show, including Atterkop, Tom Yorke and QUELD.

We will also be chatting with tom about things like anarchism, undercover cops, green gatherings and life in Newport.

To listen live, go to www.dapperfm.co.uk from 8pm o’clock on Tuesday 3rd January 2017

LISTEN AGAIN: Peppermint Iguana Radio Show Cristmas Special 2016

santa pissDraw the curtains, turn out the lights, put up a big sign saying beware of the tiger.

Yes, ignore your workmates trying to drag you down the pub pretending to be your mate, tell the carol singers to do one, clear the floor for dancing. It’s the Christmas piss up you don’t need to leave the house for.

It’s the peppermint iguana radio show, sponsored by cwm taf local government unison, office knees up.

Expect a few Christmas tunes you won’t hear on any other show, alongside some no nonsense heads down boogie floor fillers

To listen again go to the cloud cast thingy below

Play list
1. Tear the place down: BY THE TOP CATS
2. Christmas shoppers paradise: BY CARTER THE UNSTOPPABLE SEX MACHINE
3. 2016: BY BEANS ON TOAST
4. Run Rudolph run: BY LEMMY
5. Rocking around with you: BY TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS
6. Rub a dum dum: BY THE YOBS
7. Transistor sister: BY THE ELECTRIC GROOVE TEMPLE
8. Move yourself: BY THE HEADMIX COLLECTIVE
9. Christmas Carpenters: BY GO HOME PRODUCTIONS
10. Jungle bells: BY SKINDRED
11. Dub jig: BY MANDRAGORA
12. Children of the sleigh: BY SANTA SABBATH
13. Aint no chimneys in the projects: BY SHARON JONES AND THE DAP KINGS
14. American Jesus: BY BAD RELIGION
15. Try dem best: BY THE MAJESTIC
16. Jingle bells: BY BROOKER T AND THE MGS
17. The snake: BY AL WILSON
18. Great together: BY CAKEHOLE PRESLEY
19. A very steam punk Christmas: BY THE MEN THAT WILL NOT BE BLAMED FOR ANYTHING
20. Ebeneezer goode: BY THE SHAMEN
21. Outer space: BY YOUTH AND GAUDI
22. Messiah: BY TANGLED FEET
23. Get down santa: BY THE JIVE TURKEYS
24. Merry Christmas from Hatfiled main: BY JO SOLO
25. Santa Clause dub: BY THE AGROVATORS
26. Santa: BY SKINNER AND TWITCHETT
27. I believe in father Christmas: BY GREG LAKE
28. What are you doing on new years eve: HARRY CONNICK JUNIOR

First broadcast 20th December 2016 on www.dapperfm.co.uk

Show sponsored by Cwm Taf Local Government Branch of UNISON, the union for public service groovers

LISTEN AGAIN: Peppermint Iguana Radio # 133 – 06/12/16

clint at the controls
clint at the controls

The sand is running out of the egg timer of 2016. It has been an interesting year with many highs and many lows. But it aint over till the fat lady sings, and she is only now doing her soundcheck.

There are a still a few gigs coming up with the potential to be highlights of 2016, so for our penultimate show of the year a few of those bands popped by to help us get the party started.

To listen again, check out the cloudcast below

Play list
1. Electric Worry: BY CLUTCH
2. Hey dude: BY KULA SHAKER
3. Everything is cool: BY THE KARMINSKY EXPERIENCE
4. Huge ever growing pulsating brain: BY THE ORB
5. Love: BY THE SPORADICS
6. Salt: BY MILK
7. Turning my heartbeat up: BY THE MVPs
8. Love train: BY THE WOODENTOPS
9. Smoke: BY INNER TERESTRIALS
10. Sky high: BY CULTURESHOCK
11. Bridgend pink Floyd fan: BY CAKEHOLE PRESLEY
12. Kick out: BY BACK TO THE PLANET
13. Jimmy diggin cats: BY THE DIGABLE PLANETS
14. Purple haze: BY JIMMY JONES AND THE KING CASUALS
15. Borderline: BY RDF
16. Judy says: BY THE VIBRATORS
17. Kings of the world: BY DEPARTMENT S
18. Psychic attack: BY RUTS DC
19. Thank you reggae: BY JAYA THE CAT
20. Well I’ve been told: BY CAPTAIN ACCIDENT
21. Journey to Agratha: BY LACERTILLIA
22. Racist copper: BY KING PRAWN
23. Valium: BY BAD SAM
24. Three kills and you’re out: BY PIZZATRAMP
25. Extreme dub: BY DUBMERGE
26. Slick Steve: BY THE INEXPLICABLES
27. Every festival she does: BY ONE BLOKE AND A MANDOLIN
28. Let the fat lady sing: BY BEANS ON TOAST

LISTEN LIVE: Peppermint Iguana Radio # 133 – the fat lady’s sound check

Culture Shock live @ Booth Hall, Hereford, December 2016
Culture Shock live @ Booth Hall, Hereford, December 2016

The 2016 Festival season is long behind us, but the next best thing, the ‘festive’ season is hurtling towards us at a rate of knots. And with it comes a shed load of gigs to see out the year. Needless to say, this week’s Peppermint Iguana radio will be featuring some of the best of those gigs, concentrating on our mates that have helped make 2016.

We will also be squeezing in a few of the best releases from the year and if we have time chuck in a few party tunes, just cos it is that time of year.

Expect The Orb, Clutch, Sporadics, Radical Dance Faction, Inner Terrestrials, Laceretillia, Karminsky Expereince, MILK and much much more.

To listen live, tune in to www.dapperfm.co.uk from 8pm till just after 10pm on Tuesday 6th December 2016

Big love to Cwm Taf Local Government Area Branch of UNISON, the union for public service groovers, our sponsors for 2016

LISTEN AGAIN: Peppermint Iguana Radio # 132 – Gail Something Else at the controls

Gail Something Else happy to add radio DJ to her extensive CV
Gail Something Else happy to add radio DJ to her extensive CV

Gail Something Else is a legend on the DIY scene. Festival promoter, singer, songwriter, saviour of badgers and book publisher. Now she can add radio DJ to her CV, as this week she joined up with Peppermint Iguana Radio to spread the word of Girrrl Power.

Go to the cloud cast below to check out two hours of chat and music, featuring a play list of all female fronted bands along with tales of singing novelty songs at men with guns, turning a merch stall into a full blown festival and getting all unnecessary in the House of Lords. She even gets her guitar out and does a track for us live on air.

 

Play list

1. Oh Bondage up yours: BY EX RAY SPEX
2. Homophobia: BY CHUMBUWAMBA
3. Need a little sugar in my bowl: BY BESSIE SMITH
4. Little baby swastika: BY SKUNK ANANSIE
5. Shave em dry: BY LUCILLE BOGAN
6. Where has our soul gone
7. Mansplaning: BY THE WIMMINS INSTITUTE
8. Freedom fighters: BY THE DEFEKTERS
9. Jenny and the changeling: BY THREE DAFT MONKEYS
10. Green green grass: BY THE BREWERS DAUGHTER
11. Oh no max mix one: BY SKKEWIFF
12. Don’t google that lump: BY HATTIE HATSTER
13. Betrayal: BY DOGSHITE
14. Free rob will: BY HONEYWITCH
15. Get orf my tits live session: BY GAIL SOMETHING ELSE
16. Jack shit: BY EFA SUPERTRAMP
17. Whose army: BY SUZY CONRAD
18. Heard it on the grapevine: BY THE SLITS
19. False peace: BY THE PETROL GIRLS
20. I drank the levellers rider: BY TARANTISM
21. Between your legs: BY MUDDY SUMMERS AND THE DIRTY FIELD WHORES
22. Anarchy in the UK: BY THE UKULELE ORCHESTRA OF GREAT BRITAIN

Show first broadcast on www.dapperfm.co.uk on 22/11/16

Show sponsored by Cwm Taf Local Government Area branch of UNISON

LISTEN AGAIN: Peppermint Iguana Radio # 131 – chillin’ ’round the fire

fireThe night before America went crazy and elected a madman as President, we chilled out around the fire and had a think about some of the gigs coming up in the next two weeks and reflected on some of the goings on in the world.

To listen to our fireside chat, click on the linky link

Play list

1. Fire: BY THE GENTLEMAN’S DUB CLUB
2. On top: BY THE BELLRAYS
3. A song for bloke: BY THE LEVELLERS
4. Ronnie: BY THE SPORADICS
5. Faron young: BY PREFAB SPROUT
6. EVA: BY JEAN JAQUES PERREY
7. Eternal wheel: BY OZRIC TENTACLES
8. Dirty field whore: BY MUDDY SUMMERS AND THE DIRTY FIELD WHORES
9. In me shed: BY PUNKS NOT DAD
10. Truth and Justice: BY THE HURRIERS
11. Angry planet: BY NEW MODEL ARMY
12. Rebel soul: BY RADICAL DANCE FACTION
13. Dub version two: BY THE LAST TREE SQUAD
14. American idiot: BY RICHARD CHEESE
15. And the motorcade sped on: BY STIENSKY AND THE MASS MEDIA
16. Home sweet home: BY THE BREWERS DAUGHTER
17. Le grande bête: BY LE COD AFRIQUE
18. Churchill: BY AOS3
19. Calais nights; BY SKINNER AND TWITCHETT
20. I wanna be sedated: BY NOUVELLE VAGUE
21. Making a monster: BY DUB WAR
22. Golden Clouds: BY THE ORB WITH LEE SCRATCH PERRY
23. Dub Documentary: BY RIDDIM TUFFA

First broadcast on www.dapperfm.co.uk on Tuesday 08/11/16

Show sponsored by Cwm Taff Local Government Area Branch of UNISON, the union for public service groovers

LISTEN AGAIN- Peppermint Iguana Radio Show # 130 – John Peel Special

john-peel-headerThe greatest and most important radio DJ that ever lived, went to the great after party in the sky on 25th October 2004. For our Peppermint Iguana Radio show on 25th October 2016, we opted to doff our sonic hats to the great man, to mark the 12th anniversary of his passing.

We could fill several dozen shows paying tribute to the man, and still only have scratched the surface of his importance. But with only two hours to fill, we opted to pick some of our favourite ‘Peel Sessions’, alongside tunes that we caught on his show for the first time that left a lasting impression on us. We also snuck in some brand new releases and demos – which we think John would have approved of. This gives us plenty of options if we end up doing a show for his birthday!

To listen again, clickety click on the cloudcast below

1. Dot dash: BY FAT BOY SLIM
2. No fun: BY THE ORB – Peel session from 12/05/92 peel session
3. Pickin the blues: BY GRINDERSWITCH – When Peel’s previous vehicle Top Gear came to an end in September 1975, rather than have a specially recorded theme (as the Nice had done for the aforementioned show), John merely chose something from what one assumes was his own collection. ‘Pickin’ The Blues’ subsequently topped and tailed almost every show from 29 September 1975 and can still be heard introducing the 29 February 1992 show. However, it was eventually dropped, to be replaced by Corporation-manufactured items.
4. Pusherman: BY GOLDIE LOOKIN CHAIN
5. New England: BILLY BRAGG – Peel Session from 27/07/83
6. Folk the police: BY THE PEATBOG FAIRIES
7. Coronation street dub: BY IZZY ROYAL
8. TV Stars: BY THE SKIDS – Peel Session from 16/05/78
9. Another girl another planet: BY THE ONLY ONES – Peel Session from 05/04/78
10. Change: BY KILLING JOKE Peel Session from 05/03/80
11. Jolene: BY DOLLY PARTON – in the days before cd peel often accidentally played vinyl songs at wrong speed. This is intentionally payed at wrong sped and is arguable better than it is at the correct speed.
12. Can’t take the heartbreak: BY NOVA CODA
13. Bankrobber: BY ANHREFEN AND ONE STYLE MDV
14. Political thing: BY ZION TRAIN
15. Brand new life: BY YOUNG MARBLE GIANTS Peel session from 18/08/16
16. I saw batman in the launderette: BY THE SHAPES
17. Dub on leaf street: BY THE CO-OPPERATORS
18. City of lights: BY VIVA ZAPATA
19. Velociraprute: BY CYBERNETIC WITCH CULT
20. In a flat field: BY BAUHAUS Peel Session from 03/01/80
21. Halloween: BY SKINNER AND TWITCHETT
22. Devil at your door: BY THE BASTARD JOE KELLY
23. Johnny remember me: BY JOHN COOPER CLARKE AND HUGH CORNWALL
24. Anti-pope: BY KING Peel Session from 11/07/78 (rare recording of Captain Sensible project between the Damned first splitting up and reforming back in 1978)
25. Charlie Jones: BY JOHNNY CAGE AND THE VOODOO GROOVE
26. Woolf man howl: BY THE VIBRATORS
27. Teenage kicks: BY NOUVELLE VAGUE
28. Rain: BY LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO

First broadcast on www.dapperfm.co.uk on 25/10/16

Show sponsored by UNISON Cwm Taf Local Government Area Branch

LISTEN LIVE: Peppermint Iguana Radio # 130 – Right Time, Wrong Speed – A tribute to John Peel

john-peel-headerThe next Peppermint Iguana Radio show goes out live on 25th October. The anniversary of the departure of the greatest radio DJ the world has ever seen.

John Peel died suddenly at the age of 65 from a heart attack on 25 October 2004, on a working holiday in the Inca city of Cusco in Peru.

We can but dream of one day being fit to lace his boots, but we can pay tribute to him on this week’s show. So we will.

Back in the days when it was acceptable for young boys to go to school in the morning and proudly announce they had been hidden under their bedsheets with a ‘tranny’, many of us will have spent many an evening listening to the John Peel show on a little transistor radio when we were supposed to be getting a good night’s sleep.

Who amongst us did not find ourselves scrabbling for pen and paper after hearing a tune that flicked our switch for the first time.

It is fair to say, over the years, he played an awful lot of crap, but you knew that somewhere on the show you would hear a tune that would change your life.

So this week, alongside the new releases from the underground that John would want us to champion, we will also feature some of the tunes that ‘Uncle John’ turned us on to. We will also try to dig out a few of those legendary Peel Sessions that could often make the career of young hopefuls.

To listen live, tune in to www.dapperfm.co.uk from 8pm o’clock UK time on Tuesday 25th October 2016.

As usual, high five to our sponsors, Cwm Taf Local Government Area Branch of UNISON.

LISTEN AGAIN: Peppermint Iguana Radio # 129 – New bloom

iguana rose
iguana rose

Don’t panic comrades, the ginger might be gone, but Clint is still here to keep you up to speed with what is moving and shaking on the underground.

The new style show first bloomed live on 11/10/16 and can be listened to again by clicking on the cloud cast thingy below

 

Play list

1. New rose: BY THE DAMNED
2. Revolution radio: BY GREEN DAY
3. 2016: BY BEANS ON TOAST
4. Mind wash: BY CULTURE SCHOCK Continue reading LISTEN AGAIN: Peppermint Iguana Radio # 129 – New bloom

LISTEN AGAIN: Peppermint Iguana Radio Show – JOHN’S FAREWELL SPECIAL

John reminding us of his catch phrase (ignore the website, he cant even get that right)
John reminding us of his catch phrase (ignore the website, he cant even get that right)

And here we have it for those that missed it, Ginger Gone’s final show for you to listen again as you please.

We thought it had been lost in the bowels of the computer, but we have rolled up our selves, plugged ourselves into the matrix and gone deep into the hard drive of the station server and dragged it out kicking and screaming.

John’s departure also marks our fifth anniversary. In those five years we have done 127 shows, taking up over 300 hours of airtime (that is the equivalent of broadcasting nonstop for 12 and a half days) and we have played 3,500 tunes. We have had a dozen guests on the show, broken the system twice (well, Corky was to blame for one of those times) had over 500 disagreements and 35 full blown rows live on air including, on one occasion, John getting up and walking out in the middle of the show.

But here we have it, John’s last show – a three and a half hour special. It was a sort of greatest hits thing, John playing his favourite tunes from his time on the show and Clint playing his favourite new discoveries from the last half decade. Remarkably, we actually got on well for three of the three and a half hours.

To listen again, press the play button on the mixcloud widget below

And the play list was —

1. Rise up: BY THE MOB
2. Black lightening: BY THE BELLRAYS Continue reading LISTEN AGAIN: Peppermint Iguana Radio Show – JOHN’S FAREWELL SPECIAL

LISTEN LIVE: Peppermint Iguana Radio # 129 – Clint goes solo

DJ-Han-SoloAnd then there was one – Yes, Ginger John is now officially gone, but Clint is still flying the DIY flag and keeping the show on the road. The beat, as they say, goes on.

Now we can really get stuck into Clint’s extensive back catalogue of underground music from the last half decade and can feature more of those hot new releases and demos.

Without the ginger one constantly interrupting we will have time to get stuck into some proper experimental psychedelic funky dubiness and will be able to throw in more of those 12” mixes and album tracks that John used to whinge about.

Oh – and by coincidence, there has been a bit of a change in the sponsor department. Rhondda Cynon Taff UNISON, is no more, they have merged with Merthyr Tydfil UNISON and are now going by the name of Cwm Taf Local Government UNISON.

To listen live, go to www.dapperfm.co.uk from 8pm (UK Time) on Tuesday 11th October 2016

LISTEN AGAIN: Peppermint Iguana Radio # 127

john and don

There were two themes running through show 127

As we rapidly approach five years of being on air, Ginger (almost) Gone has decided to hang up his headphones. Show 128, our fifth birthday, will be his last show. So for the last two shows he will be revisiting some of his favourite tunes that he has spun in the last half decade, including PAIN, Dr Alimontado and Ty karim.

He also paid tribute to ska legend Prince Buster who went to the great dancehall in the sky on 8th September.

Clint is not going anywhere though and will continue to bring you the best of the underground. This week his play was heavily loaded with bands playing the last festival of the season, Something Else in the Dean, which takes place in the forest of dean over 23/24/25 September.

He also paid tribute to Graham Wiggins, AKA Dr Didg, who sadly passed away in his sleep on 7th September

To listen again, check out ye olde coudcast below.

PLAY LIST

1. Earthquake: BY PRINCE BUSTER
2. Rough lover: BY ARETHA FRANKLIN
3. Baka: BY OUTBACK
4. Rave on: BY DR DIDG
5. Neat neat neat: BY THE DAMNED
6. Crackdown remix: BY TWENTY FIFTH OF MAY
7. Freedom Fighters: BY THE DEFEKTERS
8. Freedom fighters: BY SPANNER
9. Lighten up baby: BY TY KARIM
10. Born for a purpose: BY DR ALIMONTADO
11. Streets: BY PHAT BOLLARD
12. Twenty four seven: BY DUB THE EARTH
13. Shake em up: BY UK DECAY
14. Legion: BY THEATRE OF HATE
15. Not nowhere: BY MUDDY SUMMERS AND THE DIRTY FIELD WHORES
16. Disturbing one: BY TARANTISM
17. Just a little bit: BY ROSCOE GORDON
18. Grow more weed: BY PAIN
19. Music must destroy: BY RUTS DC
20. Sky high: BY CULTURE SHOCK
21. Subway joe: BY JOE BATTAN
22. Move way Babylon: BY ROGER ROBINSON
23. Mouths wide shut: BY CAPTAIN ACCIDENT
24. Hey aliens: BY THE BOUNCING SOULS
25. Why must I cry: BY PETER TOSH
26. You dont know: BY ELLIE GREENWICH
27. May you never: BY JOHN MARTIN
28. I dont wanna go home: BY DOOZER McDOOZE

First broadcast live on community radio station www.dapperfm.co.uk

High fives to our sponsors, Rhondda Cynon Taff UNISON, the union for public service groovers.

The Atrist Formerly Known as Ginger John to step down from Peppermint Iguana Radio Show

Ginger John - does not even know what the radio website is called
Ginger John – after five years he still does not even know what the radio show website is called

The Artist Formerly Known as Ginger John has today announced that he is stepping down from his position of back bench internet radio DJ. His final show will be broadcast live on 27th September 2016, almost five years to the day since the airing of the first ever Peppermint Iguana Radio show.

David Cameron thought he was being clever by distracting the nation from the debate about grammar schools by announcing his retirement (we thought he fucked off weeks ago!). But his announcement was itself trumped by former grammar school boy Silver John announcing his own retirement. Continue reading The Atrist Formerly Known as Ginger John to step down from Peppermint Iguana Radio Show

LISTEN LIVE: Peppermint Iguana Radio Show # 127

The late Dr Didg
The late Dr Didg

If you go down to the woods today (well, at the end of September actually) you can be sure of a big surprise – Something Else in the Dean.

Yes, the festival season is coming to a close, so this week we will be giving a big shout out to Gail and the crew and playing a selection of bands playing the final festy of the year.

Clint will also pay tribute to Dr Didg, who was taken from us in his sleep recently. John will no doubt be giving a shout out to ska legend Prince Buster, who also left the building since our last show.

To listen live, go to www.dapperfm.co.uk on Tuesday 13th August 2016.

And big hugs to Rhondda Cynon Taff UNISON, the union for public service groovers, who have recently renewed their sponsorship of the show.

LISTEN AGAIN: Peppermint Iguana Radio # 125

Fordham-park-truckShow # 125 originally went out live on Dapper FM on 30th August 2016. As well as our usual new releases and hidden gems from the past, we also previewed a shed load of gigs coming up the following week including Fordham Park Urban Free, Common Ground, Festival Number Six, Jesus and Mary Chain, Wonk Unit, Toots and the Maytals and Petrol Girls..

To listen again check pout the cloudcast below

PLAY LIST

1. Spit it out: BY THE SLAVES
2. Jah war dub: BY RUTS DC
3. Anarchy in the UK live: BY SEX PISTOLS
4. Another ticket: BY BIG BOY GROVES
5. Kung fu techniques: BY FABERGE EGG
6. Movin’ on: BY INNER TERRESTRIALS
7. Oh Carolina: BY FOLKES BROTHERS
8. E = MC2: BY BIG AUDIO DYNAMITE
9. Vampire dub plate mix: BY BLACK STAR DUB COLLECTIVE
10. Dole: BY CRESS
11. Guts: BY WONK UNIT
12. Just like honey: BY JESUS AND MARY CHAIN
13. Speck of dust; BY CLUSTERFUCK
14. Protagonist: BY PETROL GIRLS
15. Do the regay: BY TOOTS AND THE MAYTALS
16. Don’t be sore at me: BY THE PARLIMENTS
17. Rebel soul: BY RADICAL DANCE FACTION
18. Ritten in rehab: BY DAMIDGE
19. Mirage: BY SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES
20. Kick in the eye: BY BAUHAUS
21. Pizza tramp: BY PIZZA TRAMP
22. Eyes get used to the darkness: BY NEW MODEL ARMY
23. Drip drop: BY THE DRIFTERS
24. Bam bam: BY SISTER NANCY
25. The prisoner theme tune: BY UNKNOWN
26. Stompin thru midnight dub mix: BY CAPTAIN ACCIDENT
27. Irie: BY KATCHFIRE
28. Image part one: BY HANK LEVINE ORCHESTRA

Show sponsored by Rhondda Cynon Taff UNISON, the union for public service groovers

LISTEN LIVE: Peppermint Iguana Radio # 125 – 30/08/16

Fordham-park-truck

Summer is nearly over, but there are still a few cracking festivals coming our way before we put our tents back in the attic and our caravans back in storage. For our next show we will be previewing Fordham Park Urban Free, Common Ground and forthcoming gigs from the likes of Toots and the Maytals, Jesus and Mary Chain, and the Petrol Girls.

Clint will have some brand spanking new releases and John will probably just wander around his living room and pick up random bits of vinyl off the floor and rip them to CD. But hey, some of them will be fabulous.

To listen live, go to www.dapperfm.co.uk on Tuesday 30th August 2016.

And big hugs to Rhondda Cynon Taff UNISON, the union for public service groovers, who have recently renewed their sponsorship of the show.

LISTEN AGAIN: Peppermint Iguana Radio # 124 – 16/08/16

The Brewer's Daughter
The Brewer’s Daughter, just one of the new artists featured on this week’s show

This week, alongside our usual blend of cutting edge new sounds from the underground and overlooked gems from the past, we paid tribute to three rock and roll legends.

Elvis Presley, cited by many as the father of rock and roll left the building on 16th August 1977, whilst Robert Johnson, who sold his soul to the devil and became the granddaddy of rock and roll went to the great gig in the sky on 16th August 1938

And over the weekend of 15/16/17 August 1969 a little farm outside of New York hosted the Woodstock festival which immediately stamped its name in rock and roll history

To listen again, check out our mixcloud below

Play list
1. Respectable: BY THE ISLEY BROTHERS
2. Listen to music: BY LLOYD AND THE GROOVERS
3. Goin’ to try: BY TEN YEARS AFTER
4. Shower time in the slammer: BY THE DECLINE
5. Spirit walker: BY THE CULT
6. Pretty vacant live: BY THE SEX PISTOLS
7. Fever dub: BY ELVIS PRESLEY
8. Fire up the engine of god: BY LACERTILLIA
9. Journey to the centre of the mind: BY THE AMBOY DUKES
10. Turn back dub: BY JOE GIBBS
11. I loves the port: BY BAD SAM
12. All my friends: BY THE BREWERS DAUGHTER
13. Hound dog: BY LITTLE ESTHER PHILLIPS
14. Let yourself go: BY ELVIS PRESLEY
15. Crossroads: BY ROBERT JOHNSON
16. I wanna be in a New York punk band: BY FLYSCREEN
17. PC 1984: BY CRISIS
18. Megamix: BY THE SWEET
19. Whoever invented the fish finger: BY LEON ROSSELSON
20. Healer dub: BY THE RESONATORS
21. One draw: BY RITA MARLEY
22. Suspicious minds: BY CANDI STATON
23. No more heroes: BY THE STRANGLERS
24. Christian by default: BY THE ANTIPOET
25. That cat: BY DR HORSE
26. Cholo vest: BY JOE STRUMMER
27. Rubbernecking Paul Oakenfold mix: BY ELVIS PRESLEY
28. Long time gone: BY CROSBY STILLS AND NASH

First broadcast live on community radio station www.dapperfm.co.uk on 16th August 2016.

Big hugs to our sponsors, Rhondda Cynon Taff UNISON, the union for public service groovers.

LISTEN LIVE: Peppermint Iguana Radio # 124 – Terrific Tuesday

DSC_0258 (2)Never mind Super Saturday, Peppremint Iguana are back on air tonight so it’s gonna be a Terrific Tuesday.

Forty seven years ago this week the legendary Woodstock festival took place in New York State. Since then the festival scene has had its up and downs, highs and lows but you can’t kill the spirit, it’s still going on strong. Possibly stronger than ever. As you would expect from peppermint Iguana, this week we will be playing some tunes from bands that we have caught at festivals in recent weeks and bands playing festivals in the next couple of weeks.

We also pay tribute to Mr. Elvis Aaron Presley, who shuffled off his mortal coil thirty nine years ago this week and Robert Johnson who died on 16th August 1938

To listen live, go to www.dapperfm.co.uk on Tuesday 16th August from 8pm till around 10:30 ish.

As usual, big hugs to our sponsors, Rhondda Cynon Taff UNISON, the unison for public service groovers

LISTEN AGAIN Peppermint Iguana Radio # 123 – 02/08/16 – Green Kaya Special

DSC_0220This week we showcased the forthcoming Green Gathering and Kaya festivals, talked about current affairs, took the piss out of each other, spun some new tunes and some hidden gems from the past. Same as usual then!

Play list as follows

1. Chicken Squawk: BY MILLIONS OF DEAD COPS
2. Captivity is cruel: BY PRIMEVAL SOUP
3. Summer time : BY BILLY STEWART
4. My woman’s love: BY JIMMY RILEY
5. Immigrants and dissidents: BY WILL TUN AND THE WASTERS
6. Living in a rut: BY THE MOON BIRDS
7. Christian dior: BY ADAM AND THE ANTZ
8. Hookup girl: BY VIV ALBERTINE
9. I could be free: BY EFA SUPERTRAMP
10. What you see is what you are: BY HERE AND NOW
11. Fever: BY LITTLE WILLY JOHN
12. Too late to turn back now: ALTON ELIS
13. Anarchist in Homebase: BY TARANTISM
14. Hope and glory: BY THE UPBEAT SNEAKERS
15. What’s so funny about peace love and understanding: BY ELVIS COSTELLO AND THE ATTRACTIONS
16. Don’t touch me tomato: BY PHILYS DILLION
17. Kick out: BY BACK TO THE PLANET
18. Naxalite: BY ASIAN DUB FOUNDATION
19. Thinking of the USA : BY EATER
20. Natty pass im GCE: BY SHORTY THE PRESIDENT
21. Hear the trumpets sound: BY COSMO
22. Spirit of the radio: BY RUSH
23. You don’t know where your interest lies: BY DANA VALERY
24. I can only give you everything: BY NAZ NOMAD AND THE NIGHTMARES
25. The old school will rise: BY THE CHALK OUTLINES
26. Skank it out: BY DOPE BISCUITS
27. You’ve got a friend: BY CAROL KING
28. That summer feeling: BY JONATHON RICHMOND

First broadcast on 2nd August 2016 on Dapper FM.

Show sponsored by Rhondda Cynon Taff UNISON, the union for public service groovers.

Listen live: PEPPERMINT IGUANA RADIO # 123 – 02/08/16

DSC_0750It seems like forever since the festival season started, but August is always a month where it manages to go up a gear. This week we highlight some of the festivals coming up in the next week, particularly the Green Gathering and the Kaya festival. All of this will be mixed with our usual blend of new releases and hidden gems from the past.

Expect Asian Dub Foundation, Millions of Dead Cops, Primeval Soup, Tarantism, Here and Now, Carol King, Chalk Outlines, Upbeat Sneakers and much more.

To find out what makes it to the final play list, go to www.dapperfm.co.uk from 8pm on Tuesday 2nd August.

Big love to our sponsors, Rhondda Cynon Taff UNISON, the union for public service groovers.