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
3. Get down with it: BY LITTLE RICHARD
4. I’m so bored with the USA: BY THE CLASH
5. Antifa dub: BY COP ON FIRE
6. Signal thirty: BY PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING
7. Crack up: BY SEX GANG CHILDREN
8. Hooligan ska: BY BOB MARLEY AND THE WAILERS
9. Music is the girl I love: BY GENTLEMAN’S DUB CLUB
10. Kids in the square: BY GIANT PANDA GUERRILLA DUB SQUAD
11. Gotta know your name: BY CAKEHOLE PRESLEY
12. Water under the bridge: BY DODGY
13. Una cancion: BY DESORDEN SOCIAL
14. Dub scientist: BY HEADJAM
15. Minstrel and queen: BY THE IMPRESSIONS
16. Chalice in the palace: BY U ROY
17. Electro tribal: BY SAMP DEAP
18. Guns of Kingston: BY MIKKIM
19. In a rut: BY THE RUTS
20. Police and thieves: BY JUNIOR MURVIN
21. Surprise: BY RUTS DC
22. War crime: BY CAPTAIN SKA
23. Can’t shake it: BY ETTA JAMES
24. Daydream: BY BACK TO THE PLANET
25. We let go: BY BACK TO THE PLANET
26. You’ve got the numbers: BY THEE FACTION
27. I’m stranded: BY THE SAINTS
28. Liddle towers: BY THE ANGELIC UPSTARTS
29. Dubrevolution: BY THE DEFEKTERS
30. Call me: BY EMMET LONG
31. Dreadlocks in the moonlight: BY LEE SCRATCH PERRY
32. Ninety nine percent uprising: BLACK STAR DUB COLLECTIVE
33. Meli melo: BY ODEZENE
34. I’m still in love with you: BY ALTON ELIS
35. I heard it through the grapevine: BY THE SLITS
36. Five minutes: BY THE STRANGLERS
37. Looking too closely: BY FINK
38. Isn’t it wrong?: BY THE HURICAINES
39. Ginger and free: BY DAVE DEVIANT AND HIS SPIRIT WIFE

Show first broadcast live on community radio station www.dapperfm.co.uk

For most of the last five years, Peppermint Iguana Radio has been sponsored by Rhondda Cynon Taf UNISON, the union for public service workers. Without them, the whole station might have folded, so high five to them

John with his farewell present, a signed copy of the new Back to the Planet EP.
John with his farewell present, a signed copy of the new Back to the Planet EP.

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