ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE AND THE MELTING PARADISO U.F.O. Does The Cosmic Shepherd Dream Of Electric Tapirs

ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE AND THE MELTING PARADISO U.F.O. Does The Cosmic Shepherd Dream Of Electric Tapirs (Space Age Recordings) 2004
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We here on Planet Iguana are determined to say “ hey man, have you heard, Acid Mothers Temple, they are well cool.” We are determined to like a band with a name that crazy… and no doubt we will persist in trying to like them for some time to come, and waste money on several more albums before we give up on them. But is going to be a long hard journey, because they are so damn wigged out it is unbelievable.

If this were on vinyl, we would check to see if it was playing backwards. They have released a shed load of albums, with different line-ups like some dysfunctional family living in a commune on Mars, there must be something listenable out there.

Our problem has recently been compounded by catching them live and discovering they are actually truly amazing on stage… but finding anything on disc to compare is hard work!

ALABAMA THREE: Outlaw

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Ten years and five albums in, this Brixton posse get better and better. They take their fascination for all things wild west to its natural conclusion and conjure up tails of train robberies, outlaws, gospel, six shooters and men who gotta do what a mans gotta do.

Their bluesy country techno rolls out of the speakers like the sound of an acid barn dance coming from the windows of the only saloon in a ghost town. These boys aint bothered about being in fashion, which is just as well cos their sound is peerless in its originality, nothing like it has gone before no one has dared to follow in their footsteps. A concept album? Maybe, but without all the pomposity that the term normally invokes. Down to earth rock ‘n roll that does not need to throw its weight around, it just leans up against the bar sipping bourbon and you know not to fuck with it. It gets the ladies arses moving left to right and the gangsters at the back feeling alright, all night

AKAHUM Electwistery

AKAHUM Electwistery (Worldvenue) 2007
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It can be very difficult to get an ‘organic’ vibe going when making music with predominantly electronic ‘instruments’. Akahum have a bloody good go though and on the whole manage to pull it off.

The strange thing with this album is that, depending what mood you are in, it can be different things. Sometimes it is a psychedelic rock album, sometimes it is a techno album and sometimes it is a chill out album… and sometimes it is all of those things at the same time. Continue reading AKAHUM Electwistery

Peppermint Iguana Radio Show # 110 – 02/02/16 – listen again

110thOur 110th show was not quite as seedy and 110th Street New York; no pimps, pushers or junkies – but we did have a fine blend of old and new, hard, and soft, funky and hard-core.

We even kicked off with a brand new jingle recorded for us by Fraggle of Back To The Planet in his barn with his ferret.

To hear the show again, listen to our cloudcast below.

Peppermint Iguana Radio # 110 – 02/02/16 by Peppermintiguanaradio on Mixcloud

to catch up on previus shows, go to our mixcloud page

PLAY LIST

1. Sweden: BY THE STRANGLERS
2. Refugee: BY FLECK
3. Love Spreads: BY THE STONE ROSES
4. Somethings are better left unsaid: KITTY LESTER
5. Debt crisis: BY THE SPORADICS
6. Messiah: BY TANGLED FEET
7. Kowalski: BY PRIMAL SCREAM
8. Silver John: BY THIS IS KIT
9. No borders: BY DOGHOUSE
10. He’s a raver: BY DAVE DEE DOZY MICK AND TITCH
11. Monkey man: BY TOOTS AND THE MAYTALS
12. Monkey speaks his mind: BY DAVE BARTHOLOMEW
13. Serotonality: BY DR DIDGE
14. Restless: BY PETROL GIRLS
15. Orgasm addict: BY THE BUZZCOCKS
16. Mods skins punks: BY THE PROFESSIONALS
17. Do it: BY THE PINK FAIRIES
18. Slow death: BY THE FLAMIN GROOVIES
19. Baby hold on: BY THE JAMES HUNTER SIX
20. Gods zoo: BY DEATH CULT
21. Whatever happened to the likely lads: BY SNUFF
22. Well everybody’s fucking in a UFO: BY ROB ZOMBIE
23. Skinhead a message to you: BY DESMOND RILEY
24. The dogs: BY GIL BURNEL
25. White rabbit: BY JEFFERSON AIRPLANE
26. Across 110th street: BY BOBBY WOMACK
27. Hallelujah time: BY BOB MARLEY AND THE WAILERS
28. Some velvet morning: BY NANCY SINATRA

Big up our sponsors, Rhondda Cynon Taff UNISON, the union for public sector groovers

Next show Tuesday 16th February from 8pm on www.dapperfm.co.uk

Iguana Radio Show tribute to Bowie (and other rock and roll oddities) listen again

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On 19th January we paid tribute to David Bowie. None of us here at Iguana HQ were massive fans of ‘The Thin White Duke’, but it is fair to say he was one of the most influential musicians of the last 50 years – so hats off.

He was often described as a chameleon, which is missing the point slightly. Chameleons change their colours to blend in. Bowie changed his couloirs to stand out – and others changed their colours to copy him.

For us at Iguana, he had not recorded anything that really flicked our switch for over forty years, but some of his early work was absolutely spot on. Changes, Suffragette City, Gene Gene, Space Oddity, Rebel Rebel – all timeless classics. For other generations there will be other periods of his work that did it for them. The point being, everyone out there will like at least one Bowie tune, if not more. Not many artists can claim that.

Then of course there were the collaborations with the likes of Iggy Pop, Mott the Hoople and the movies he made.

In this show we pay tribute to his Bowieness by including tracks written by him, inspired by him and even performed by him. As you can expect from an iguana show, our selection wanders away from the expected hits

And it goes without saying, we also spun a selection of new choonage and songs relating to other things going on in the world.

Listen again by going to the cloudcast below.

Peppermint Iguana Radio #109 – 19/01/16 – an iguana oddity by Peppermintiguanaradio on Mixcloud

Play list

1. Kooks: BY DAVID BOWIE
2. No feelings: BY SEX PISTOLS
3. Born for a purpose: BY DR ALIMANTADO
4. Steel town: BY THE RED GUITARS
5. Running in the rain: BY NEW MODEL ARMY
6. Queen bitch: BY DAVID BOWIE
7. Up the bracket: BY THE LIBERTINES
8. Dred it: BY AOS3
9. I need a nurse: BY THE SICK LIVERS
10. World destruction: BY TIME ZONE
11. Jah pickney: BY STEEL PULSE
12. All the young dudes: BY MOTT THE HOOPLE
13. Ziggy stardust: BY BAUHAUS
14. Cherry red: BY THE GROUNDHOGS
15. Betrayed: BY PENETRATION
16. Search and destroy: BY THE STOOGES
17. Sick on you: BY THE HOLLYWOOD BRATS
18. Good fortune: BY PJ HARVEY
19. Seven day fool: BY ETA JAMES
20. Liza Jane: BY DAVIE JONES AND THE KING BEES
21. Open up: BY LEFTFIELD
22. Tell me it’s just a rumour baby: BY THE ISLEY BROTHERS
23. Soon forward: BY GREGORY ISAACS
24. Pity the fool: BY THE MANISH BOYS
25. Seven nation army dub: BY PRINCE FATTY MEETS NOSTALGIA SEVENTY SEVEN
26. One drop: BY PUBLIC IMAGE LIMITED
27. Rock and roll suicide: BY DAVID BOWIE
28. Stars die: BY PROCUPINE TREE
29. Life on mars: BY DAVID BOWIE

Next Iguana Radio Show – 19/01/16 – the sixty nine club

bowie lemmyOnly half way through January and we have had more news of icons of the music scene taken from us. David Bowie has often been described as a musical chameleon. Not quite. Chameleons change their colours to blend in, Bowie did the opposite, he changed his colours and others tried to follow.

His style changed many times over the years and in the process shaped the music of the last half century.  Again, like Lemmy, it could be argued that his influence on others was as important, if not more important, than the music he made itself. Over the years, his style changes were not to everyone’s taste, but it is fair to say that just about everyone with a pulse will have enjoyed Bowie’s music at some stage in his career. This week we will be digging out a few Bowie numbers, and spinning some of the music that would not have been created without Bowie. We also pay tribute to Dale Griffin, drummer with the legendary Mott The Hoople, who passed away as we were putting the finishing touches to the play list.

And of course, we have our usual blend of new releases and hidden gems. John will be marking the 60th birthday of the face of punk rock, Mr John ‘Rotten’ Lydon with tracks from throughout his career and Clint will be continuing his mini-series on ‘the roots of punk rock, 40 years on’

For all this and more, tune in to www.dapperfm.co.uk from 8pm on Tuesday 19th January 2016

As usual, big hugs to our sponsors, Rhondda Cynon Taff UNISON, the union for public sector groovers.

you can interact with us via the facebook event page

Listen Again – Peppermint Iguana Radio Show 108 – 5th January 2016

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Scientist have recently discovered a new heavy metal on the periodic table. Apparently serious consideration is being given top calling it Lemmy!

Well, that would be some tribute if it comes off. in the mean time, you will have to make do with the peppermint Iguana tribute, first broadcast on www.dapperfm.co.uk on 5th January.

Listen again below and check out the track listing

Peppermint Iguana radio #108 – 5/01/16 – last of the high rollers by Peppermintiguanaradio on Mixcloud

  1. Overkill: BY MOTORHEAD
  2. Ace of spades: BY PRONGHORN
  3. Feel your love: BY FELIECE TAYLOR
  4. Uh hu oh yeah: BY PAUL WELLER
  5. Soundman: BY BABYHEAD
  6. Are you ready for me: BY PRETTY VICIOUS
  7. Guts: WONK UNIT
  8. Under me sinting: BY REGGIE STEPPER
  9. Silver machine: BY HAWKWIND
  10. Broken Biscuits: BY THE DEVIANTS
  11. Seventy eight revolutions: BY STIFF LITTLE FINGERS
  12. Ballroom blitz: BY THE DAMNED
  13. Getting down: BY EUGENE BLACKNELL
  14. Red sky: BY LOVE BAZAAR
  15. The ugly one: BY KING STITT
  16. Bigger than both of us: BY DODGY
  17. Over the top: BY MOTORDAMN
  18. Abstract reality: BY LACERTILIA
  19. Don’t let me bring you down: BY LAURA MANNING
  20. That very night: BY HOLLY COOK
  21. Try try try: BY CAPITAL LETTERS
  22. Streets of St Pauli: BY THE ANGELIC UPSTARTS
  23. Gettin hip: BY OTIS READING
  24. Doesn’t make it alright: BY THE SPECIALS
  25. Last of the high rollers: BY SUNS OF THUNDER
  26. Masters of the universe: BY SALT TANK
  27. Goin out of my head: BY LITTLE ANTHONY
  28. Enjoy yourself: BY PRINCE BUSTER

Thanks to our sponsors, Rhondda Cynon Taff UNISON

 

Peppermint Iguana Radio 2016 Campaign kicks off 5th January

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We will be starting to cook the sound track to 2016 on 5th January. As we press ‘post’, the play list is just is still ripening on the tree waiting to be plucked. We have no idea what it will taste like, but that is half the fun, discovering new sonic ingredients and testing out new taste combinations.

STOP PRESS: You can be pretty sure there will be a tribute to Lemmy somewhere in the show!

To tune in, go to www.dapperfm.co.uk from 8pm o’clock hours Greenwich Mean Time.

 As usual, the show will be sponsored by Rhondda Cynon Taff UNISON, the union for public sector groovers.

 

It’s Christmas Jim, but not as you know it – listen again to Peppermint Iguana Radio Christmas show

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On 22nd December we bowed to the pressure and put on a Christmas show. But hey, this is Peppermint Iguana; don’t expect Perry Como, Chris Rea or Slade. It is clichéd to be cynical about Christmas, we did manage to squeeze in a healthy dose of bah humbug though.

You can listen to the show again while you drown yourself in mulled cider, wrap your mince pies and bake your presents by going to the cloud cast below. Peppermint Iguana – and our sponsors Rhondda Cynon Taf UNISON – wish you a cool Yule and a hippy new year.

 

Peppermint Iguana Radio Christmas 2015 by Peppermintiguanaradio on Mixcloud

Play list

  1. There aint no sanity clause: BY THE DAMNED
  2. Drink: BY MARIO LANZA
  3. Jah war: BY RUTS DC
  4. Rub a dub Crhistmas: BY ANTHONY SELASSIE
  5. Rasta tell them: BY MACKA B
  6. Leave a little love: BY DIANE SHAW
  7. Santa Clause: BY WILD BILLY CHILDISH
  8. Rub a dum dum: BY THE YOBS
  9. Hey santa clause: BY THE MOONGLOWS
  10. The idea: BY ADAM AND THE ANTZ
  11. Aint no chimneys in the projects: BY SHARON JONES AND THE DAP KINGS
  12. Funky funky Christmas: ELECTRIC JUNGLE
  13. Just like honey: BY THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN
  14. Jesus loves America: BY THE SHAMEN
  15. Cold Turkey: BY THE GODFATHERS
  16. Hot Christmas: BY SQUIRREL NUT ZIPPERS
  17. Happy shopper: BY SIXTY FOOT DOLLS
  18. Money worries: BY THE MAYTONES
  19. Santa’s badass revenge: BY MOJOCHRONIC
  20. Run Rudolph run: BY LEMMY KILMISTER, BILLY GIBBONS, DAVE GROHL
  21. X ray style: BY JOE STRUMMER
  22. Dark streets of London: BY THE POGUES
  23. Seven nation Santa: BY MASH UP DERBY
  24. Santa was a skinhead: BY HARDSKIN
  25. Merry Christmas and happy new year: BY LEE PERRY AND SANDRA ROBINSON
  26. Keep on keeping on: BY CURTIS MAYFIELD
  27. Santa clause dub: BY THE AGGROVATORS
  28. Carpenters Christmas: BY GO HOME PRODUCTIONS

Next show – PEPPERMINT IGUANA RADIO # 107 – WINTER SOLSTICE PARTY

DSC_0040On 22nd December we celebrate the fact that we have passed the winter solstice and the nights are getting shorter. We will be in full on party mode for our last Peppermint Iguana Radio show of the year.

Join us for fun, frolics and a festivities, from 8pm on Tuesday 22nd December. Go to www.dapperfm.co.uk and follow the listen live link

Big shout to our sponsors, Rhondda Cynon Taff UNISON, remember, Santa is for Christmas, but UNISON is for life.

Peppermint Iguana Radio # 106 – listen again

DSC_0267Listen again to our second show highlighting some of the best releases from the class of 2015, first broadcast on 8th December 2015 on community radio station www.dapperfm.co.uk

Peppermint Iguana Radio Show # 106 the class of 2015 by Peppermintiguanaradio on Mixcloud

Play list

1. Start as you mean to get down: SUNS OF THUNDER
2. Death by pitchforks: BY RANDOM HAND
3. Turn it off: BY DEAN AND GENE
4. Crack up: BY SEX GANG CHILDREN
5. War games: BY THE DFEKTERS
6. Churchill: BY AOS3
7. False hope: BY LAURA MANNING
8. You aint such a much: BY BLANCHE THOMAS
9. Hear the trumpets sound: BY COSMO
10. You’re not gagging me: BY THE HURRIERS
11. You don’t want me no more: BY MAJOR LANCE
12. Self doubt: BY DODGY
13. Socialism utopian and scientific: BY THEE FACTION
14. Cinderella: BY SCUM OF TOYTOWN
15. Guns of Brixton dub: BY THE CLASH
16. Papas got a brand new pug bag: BY PIG BAG
17. Space dust: BY COMMANDER BOOM
18. Dark energy: BY THE MEMBRANES
19. Magic bus: BY THE WHO
20. Concrete jungle: BY BOB MARLEY AND THE WAILERS
21. Double d cups: BY DUB THE EARTH
22. Your hole is my only goal: BY PHAT BOLLARD
23. Why don’t you do right: BY MARK MURPHY
24. Earth dies screaming dub: BY UB40
25. Hell of a day: BY SECTION 4
26. Butterfly garden: BY OZRIC TENTACLES
27. Love lies limp: BY ATV
28. Midnight cowboy: BY JAH WOBBLE

In case you missed our first of our ‘class of 2015’ shows, here it be, you lucky bleeders.

Peppermint Iguana Radio # 105 by Peppermintiguanaradio on Mixcloud

Play list

1. What’s going on: BY MARVIN GAYE
2. Mr Terrorist: BY JOSEPH COTTON
3. Sucker for the witch: BY CLUTCH
4. No justice: BY SKINDRED
5. Medicine show: BY BIG AUDIO DYNAMITE
6. Donkey: BY WONK UNIT
7. Sputnik remix: BY PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING
8. Smell of Elvis: BY THE SICK LIVERS
9. Where’s captain kirk: BY SPIZZ ENERGY
10. Day of the dog: BY THEATRE OF HATE
11. Our streets; BY THE UNDERCOVER HIPPY
12. Blood of our youth: BY ONE EYED GOD
13. Ganja smoking: BY EEK A MOUSE
14. Crazy: BY ESQUERITA
15. Mansplaining: BY THE WIMMINS INSTITUE
16. See no, hear no, speak no: BY REGIME
17. Hercules: BY AARON NEVILLE
18. Fortune teller: BY ROBERT PLANT AND ALISON KRAUS
19. Pulse four: BY THE MOONLOONIES
20. Used to be a punk: BY THE SPORADICS
21. Be gone: BY THE BLUES BUSTERS
22. Call me; BY SOME SOUL DUDE
23. Seven nation army: BY SCOTT BRADLEE
24. Nature of the beast: BY NUKE ON ROUTE
25. The boy with the Arab strap: BY BELLE AND SEBASTIAN
26. Priestess: BY PUMAROSA
27. Light my fire mash up: BY STEPTOE AND THE DOORS
28. The craeft worker: BY SENDELICA

NEXT SHOW – TUESDAY 22ND DECEMBER 2015 AT 8PM

 

Peppermint Iguana Radio Show # 106 – coming at ya Tuesday 8th December

suns of thunder (12)Tuesday the 8th December will be the penultimate show of 2015, so once again Clint will be reviewing some of the best releases of the last twelve months.

Expect clint to be spinning Scum of Toytown, Thee Faction, The Hurriers, Suns of Thunder, AOS3 and much more.

Who knows what John will play – probably his usual mix of soul, reggae and ancient rock and roll relics.

To listen, log on to www.dapperfm.co.uk from 8pm o’clock on Tuesday 8th December.

Big hugs to Rhondda Cynon Taff UNISON for their continued sponsorship of the show.

To listen to the first half of our ‘best of 2015’ shows check out the cloudcast below

Peppermint Iguana Radio # 105 by Peppermintiguanaradio on Mixcloud

PEPPERMINT IGUANA RADIO # 105 – LISTEN AGAIN

cropped-DSC_004031.jpgAs we roll relentlessly towards the end of the year, Clint’s play list for show # 105 featured 14 of the best tracks released in 2015.

Listen again by going to the mixcloud widget thingy below

Peppermint Iguana Radio # 105 by Peppermintiguanaradio on Mixcloud

1. What’s going on: BY MARVIN GAYE
2. Mr Terrorist: BY JOSEPH COTTON
3. Sucker for the witch: BY CLUTCH
4. No justice: BY SKINDRED
5. Medicine show: BY BIG AUDIO DYNAMITE
6. Donkey: BY WONK UNIT
7. Sputnik remix: BY PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING
8. Smell of Elvis: BY THE SICK LIVERS
9. Where’s captain kirk: BY SPIZZ ENERGY
10. Day of the dog: BY THEATRE OF HATE
11. Our streets; BY THE UNDERCOVER HIPPY
12. Blood of our youth: BY ONE EYED GOD
13. Ganja smoking: BY EEK A MOUSE
14. Crazy: BY ESQUERITA
15. Mansplaining: BY THE WIMMINS INSTITUE
16. See no, hear no, speak no: BY REGIME
17. Hercules: BY AARON NEVILLE
18. Fortune teller: BY ROBERT PLANT AND ALISON KRAUS
19. Pulse four: BY THE MOONLOONIES
20. Used to be a punk: BY THE SPORADICS
21. Be gone: BY THE BLUES BUSTERS
22. Call me; BY SOME SOUL DUDE
23. Seven nation army: BY SCOTT BRADLEE
24. Nature of the beast: BY NUKE ON ROUTE
25. The boy with the Arab strap: BY BELLE AND SEBASTIAN
26. Priestess: BY PUMAROSA
27. Light my fire mash up: BY STEPTOE AND THE DOORS
28. The craeft worker: BY SENDELICA

First broadcast on 24th November 2015 on www.dapperfm.co.uk

For othwr shows, go to our cloudcast page

big hugs to our sponsors, Rhondda Cynon Taff UNISON, the union for public sector groovers.

PEPPERMINT IGUANA RADIO # 105 – COMIN’ AT YA TUESDAY 24TH NOVEMBER

DSC_0267Well, there is no avoiding it, we are hurtling towards the end of the year. So Clint will be concentrating his mind for the next few shows on the best of the music released in 2015. Too early to be looking at a best of the year? Well, maybe, but hey, there have been some fantastic new releases this year.

So over the next few shows expect the likes of AOS3, Moonloonies, One Eyed God, Cosmo, The Membranes, Clutch, Public Service Broadcasting, Sendelica, Nuke on Route, Scum of Toytown, Pretty Vicious and many more to make it onto Clint’s play lists.

No doubt John will also be reflecting on the last year and the new-old releases he has got his mitts on at various record fairs, boot sales and independent record stores.

To hear the next show, log on to www.dapperfm.co.uk from 8pm on Tuesday 24th November. You can also interact with us via facebook by going to the show’s event page.

As usual, big up our sponsors, Rhondda Cynon Taff UNISON, the union for public sector groovers.

PEPPERMINT IGUANA RADIO # 104 – LISTEN AGAIN

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Hot new releases, classic hidden gems, plugs for up and coming gigs – bitching like a pair of fishwives— it all be here

Those that missed it, thoses that caught it and want to listen again, those that thought they were tuning in half an hour early but were actaully an hour and a half late — you can all listen to it again at your pleasure.

Peppermint Iguana Radio Show # 104 – 10/11/15 by Peppermintiguanaradio on Mixcloud

PLAY LIST

1. Goodbye Toulouse: BY THE STRANGLERS
2. Blues hand me down: BY VINTAGE TROUBLE
3. Freedom to rock: BY CHIEFS OF RELIEF
4. Bodies: BY THE SEX PISTOLS
5. Circus maximus dub: BY DUBMATIX
6. Solitary confinement: BY THE MEMBERS
7. Chalice in the palace: BY U ROY
8. British justice: BY PROPAGANDA AND INFORMATION NETWORK
9. Like a lion: BY SUICIDE BID
10. Noah’s farce: BY INNER TERRESTRIALS
11. Rolling stone: BY BOB MARLEY
12. Got nobody to love: BY TERRY TIMMONS
13. Friendly fire: BY AOS3
14. I hope you hate it: BY DUGMUS
15. The hunter: BY SLAVES
16. Rant: BY THE BLEEDING NOSES
17. Cabinet of millionaires: BY CABINET OF MILLIONAIRES
18. Riverwise: BY RADICAL DANCE FACTION
19. Too late to turn back now: BY ALTON ELLIS
20. White man in Hammersmith Palais: BY THE CLASH
21. No man no right: BY SONIC BOOM SIX
22. Do the right thing: BY LEATHERFACE
23. You’ve been cheating: BY THE IMPRESSIONS
24. Shake your body girl: BY LARRY WILLIAMS
25. Tonypandy riots: LANDSCAPE
26. All BMW drivers are aresholes: BY 100000 BODYBAGS
27. I’ve been loving you too long: BY TINDERSTICKS
28. Punk rock is going to die: BY THE FRENCH

First broadcast on www.dapperfm.co.uk on Tuesday 10th November 2015

High fives all ’round to our sponsors, Rhondda Cynon Taff UNISON, the union for public sector groovers.

PEPPERMINT IGUANA RADIO # 104 – 10TH NOVEMBER 2015

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Next PEPPERMINT IGUANA RADIO SHOW – Tuesday 10th November from 8pm

Well, it might be our 104th show, but The Artist Formerly Known as Ginger John has been absent without leave a few times since we first hit the air. There was the time he had the gastric band fitted, the time he wanted to catch up with the live East Enders, the time he was washing his hair and the time he was doing the thing we promised to never talk about in public. So – anyway – he is going to be celebrating his 100th radio show this week, bless him. His play list will include some of his favourite tunes that he has played when he can be bothered to turn up, including Alton Elis, The Clash, Chiefs of Relief, The Impressions and the Slaves.

Clint, meanwhile, has spent the last week protesting at the abuse of lions and tigers near Bargoed (no, they are not normally fund in Bargoed, it was a travelling circus). So he will have a number of lion/tiger/circus themed tracks to fit alongside his usual mix of new releases and previews of forthcoming gigs. Expect The Members, AOS3, Dugmus, Cabinet of Millionaires and Radical Dance Faction to make it through to his final list.

Tune in via www.dapperfm.co.uk from 8pm o’clock on Tuesday 10th November.

As usual, big up to our sponsors, Rhondda Cynon Taff UNISON, the union for public sector groovers.

WELSH VALLEYS SAY NO TO ‘AN EVENING WITH LIONS AND TIGERS’

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Tyr-y-berth has been revolting this week, as protestors have gathered every night to say ‘down with this sort of thing’, outside a travelling show put on by the UKs last Lion Tamer.

The once famous Chipperfield Circus, regulars on prime time 1970s Saturday night TV, appear to have fragmented. Thomas Chipperfiled now splits his time between running ‘An Evening with Lions and Tigers’ and defending himself in the media.

The show cannot tour England at the moment, because the cages in which he keeps the animals have been declared too small by DEFRA. As a result, he has resorted to touring Wales, where the legislation is slightly different. The aim of the tour appears to be to raise money to increase the size of the animals ‘enclosures’.

An enclosure sounds nice, but what they actually mean is ‘cage’. If you read between the lines, they seem to be accepting themselves that their cages are currently too small. (We have not touched on whether they should be in these cages in the first place). Continue reading WELSH VALLEYS SAY NO TO ‘AN EVENING WITH LIONS AND TIGERS’

TEN YEARS WITHOUT BLOKE

Today marks ten years since Bloke left the building. Bloke had more life in him than any other person I have ever met – and that is going some.

Below be the thoughts I put on my old blog at the time. bloke face2

R.I.P. BLOKE: A personal thought on the death of a dear friend.

No posts for a while, I have been a little bit on the busy side, then when I switch on my PC to write something, I am hit by an e-mail that brings me the tragic news that my mate ‘Bloke’ has shuffled off this mortal coil.

Bloke was the bass player with Brighton band Flannel. Not exactly a big name in rock but they were a bit of a cult on the festival scene. Yeah, I am sure Bloke would like them being described as a bunch of cults.

I first crossed their path when they came and played a Peppermint Iguana gig for us In Blackwood, supporting Bhang II Rites. They crashed out in Iguana HQ after the gig, and it was soon obvious it was going to blossom into a lasting relationship. Continue reading TEN YEARS WITHOUT BLOKE

Peppermint Iguana Radio # 103 – a farewell to Mark – listen again

Mark Humpries, equally at home playing to huge crowds on stage, or simply busking and making Cardiff city centre a nicer place to visit
Mark Humpries, equally at home playing to huge crowds on stage, or simply busking and making Cardiff city centre a nicer place to visit

Our most recent radio show was a mixture of elation and deep sadness. We celebrate the welsh football team qualifying for their first major tournament since 1958, mark the arrival of new albums by Cosmo and Killing Joke and look forward to the knees up that will mark the 20th and 25th anniversaries of Tarantism and AOS3 respectively.

However, we also say goodbye to Mark Humpries, who has sadly gone on to the great gig in the sky since our last show. Many will remember him playing with bands like Pod, Dooffer and Cakehole Presley. Many more will have seen him simply busking around the Hayes area of Cardiff, casually putting all other buskers to shame with his abundance of talent, making the most complicated of things look simple.

Expect Mark to pop up throughout the show.

Listen to the show below

PEPPERMINT IGUANA RADIO SHOW # 103 – a farewell to Mark by Peppermintiguanaradio on Mixcloud

Play list for show
1. Bloody Revolutions: BY CRASS
2. Screwed up: BY MENACE
3. Spiritual Embryo: BY POD
4. Meibyon y ddraig: BY SUCKAFISH
5. Spirit of the bliss: BY DOOFER
6. Natty dread: BY DELROY AND TRINITY
7. Let the good times roll: BY CHRIS PHILLIPS
8. Euphoria: BY KILLING JOKE
9. The hop: BY THEATRE OF HATE
10. Tracing paper: BY THE STONE FOUNDATION
11. Knock it on the head: BY TARANTISM
12. Jah war: BY RUTS DC
13. Johanesburg: BY GIL SCOTT HERON
14. Covered in candy: BY CAKEHOLE PRESLEY
15. These streets are ours: BY COSMO
16. SchNews: BY THE SPORADICS
17. Here comes the judge: BY PETER TOSH
18. Whipper snapper: BY LAVERNE BAKER
19. Seventy seven: BY AOS3
20. Abstract reality: BY LACERTILLIA
21. Anti-fascist fascist: BY THE TOFU LOVE FROGS
22. If you’re nice to me: BY FUNKEE AND THE TWO TONE BABY
23. All the young dudes: BY MOTT THE HOOPLE
24. True meaning of dub: BY THE MAD PROFESSOR
25. Tavira girl: BY MARK HUMPHRIES
26. Party time: BY THE HEPTONES
27. Naked in the rain pure trance mix: BY BLUE PEARL

Show first broadcast on community radio station www.dapperfm.co.uk on Tuesday 27th October 2015

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

PEPPERMINT IGUANA RADIO # 101 – TUESDAY 6TH OCTOBER

Due to our next scheduled show clashing with Wales playing Andora, we will be hosting a live show on 6th October.

Soccer - 2014 FIFA World Cup - Qualifier - Group A - Wales v Scotland - Cardiff City Stadium

Expect a Balkan connection. Expect some football related stuff. Expect the usual unexpected stuff.

Tune in to www.dapperfm.co.uk from 8pm till 10pm (UK time) on Tuesday 6th October.

As usual, a big shout out to our sponsors, Rhondda Cynon Taff UNISON, the union for public sector groovers.

If things come together properly we will record it and rebroadcast it on our scheduled day of 13th October.

Now then – anyone got any reccomendations of some Bosnian music?

THEE FACTION: Reading Writing Revolution (2015)

THEE FACTION: Reading Writing Revolution (2015)

Thee Faction Reading Writing Revolution
Thee Faction Reading Writing Revolution

The collected works of Karl Marx, trade union solidarity, protest marches – these don’t exactly sound like good subject material for particularly funky music. But hey – go figure!

Thee Faction have worked out how to write songs with names like GDH Cole dropped in casually, and still be eminently danceable. Not since the Redskins in the 1980s has unashamedly socialist music been so damn cool.

Taking a leaf out of the Dr Feelgood book of R’ n B, Thee Faction are a tour de force of rock and roll that gets your feet shufflin’, your hips gyratin’ and your head a thinkin’. Being angry has never been so much fun. Continue reading THEE FACTION: Reading Writing Revolution (2015)

WHIPLASH (2014)

Whiplash is a film about ambition, perfectionism and drive, disguised as a film about jazz drumming.

whiplash.34229Andrew Neiman (is a student that dreams of being the best jazz drummer in the world. Terence Fletcher (Miles Teller) is a teacher from the Gunny Heartman school of educators – Full Metal Jacket with drums.

Neiman is prepared to sacrifice his all to be the next Buddy Rich, including his girlfriend and the affection of his family. At one point he even risks his life to make sure he is on stage with the band. Continue reading WHIPLASH (2014)

LISTEN AGAIN TO PEPPERMINT IGUANA RADIO SHOW # 101(29/09/15)

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Show to tie in with the national ‘We Shall Overcome weekend’ taking place at over 250 venues throughout the UK between 1st and 4th October 2015 – with a few other goodies thrown in for good measure.

Peppermint Iguana Radio # 101 – We Shall Overcome special by Peppermintiguanaradio on Mixcloud

PLAY LIST AS FOLLOWS

1. Greetings: BY HALF PINT
2. Double trouble: BY PUBLIC IMAGE LIMITED
3. Rent strike: BY THEE FACTION
4. The committee: BY TASK NUMBER ONE
5. I miss you: BY TINY TOPSY
6. I do it: BY DERRICK MORGAN
7. Bad day for BoJo: BY STEVE WHITE AND THE PROTEST FAMILY
8. Little seed: BY THE DEFEKTERS
9. Suspicion: BY THE ORIGINALS
10. Keys to your heart: BY THE 101ERS
11. Pearls and swine: BY EXIT INTERNATIONAL
12. Pig valentine: BY SIXTY FOOT DOLLS
13. Pink panther theme: BY LUDOVIC NAVARRE
14. A hard day’s night: BY PETER SELLERS
15. Itchy dub: BY THE SPORADICS
16. Run tings: BY INNER TERRESTRIALS
17. Water under the bridge: BY DODGY
18. Revolutionary love song: BY UK DECAY
19. You’re not gagging me tony benn remix: BY THE HURRIERS
20. I’ll save your back: BY RANDOM HAND
21. Finger mash: BY LEE PERRY
22. Back inside: BY CAKEHOLE PRESLEY
23. X Ray visions: BY CLUTCH
24. I am the virus: BY KILLING JOKE
25. You’re gonna love my baby: BY BARBARA McNAIR
26. I know she loves me: BY WILLIE BACHELOR
27. Life sentence: BY THATCHER’S BUSH
28. Cool down: BY DUBABUSE

To listen to previous shows, go to mixcloud

First broadcast on 29th September 2015 on community radio station www.dapperfm.co.uk

Show sponsored by Rhondda Cynon Taf UNISON, the union for public sector groovers.

NEXT IGUANA RADIO SHOW – 29TH SEPTEMBER 2015

Our next radio show will be broadcast between 8pm and 10:30pm(ish) GMT on 29th September 2015 – on Dapper FM. It will be a ‘We Shall Overcome’ Special.

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The We Shall Overcome Weekend, takes place over the weekend of 2nd 3rd and 4th of October 2015. There will be cultural events happening all over the UK to both to simply celebrate our culture and to shout from the roof tops that we are opposed to austerity.

Never ones to miss out on a rebellious knees up, Peppermint Iguana Radio will be showcasing some of the bands playing up and down the country on our next show on 29th September. Continue reading NEXT IGUANA RADIO SHOW – 29TH SEPTEMBER 2015

WE SHALL OVERCOME WEEKEND – GROOVE AGAINST AUSTERITY

Line up for We Shall Overcome Newport
Line up for We Shall Overcome Newport

Love dancing but hate austerity? Well the We Shall Overcome Weekend, is made for you. It takes place over the weekend of 2nd 3rd and 4th of October 2015. There will be cultural events happening all over the UK across the UK to both to simply celebrate our culture and to shout from the roof tops that we are opposed to austerity.

FROM THE WE SHALL OVERCOME WEBSITE: “Every weekend we have an explosion of music and culture. It’s something to be proud of – Gigs, open mics, poetry, stand up. It makes our communities vibrant and strong. But we also know that in our communities people are being hit hard by homelessness and poverty. There is a human cost to the politics of austerity. Continue reading WE SHALL OVERCOME WEEKEND – GROOVE AGAINST AUSTERITY

1,2,3,4

1,2,3,4 (2011)

1234
1234

1234 is a tale of young love disguised as a film about a young indie band dreaming of making it big – but it might possibly be the other way around. Bespectacled guitarist Stevie (Ian Bonar) together with his mate Neil (Matthew Baynton) attempt to break out of the hum drum existence of working in a call centre by forming a band. First they recruit the slightly older and more experienced Billy (Kieran Bew) and slightly scatty bassist Emily (Lyndsey Marshal) – who moonlights as an artist, making sculptures out of hair and creating maps based on a day following strangers around.

The band rehearse in what appears to be a church hall, play gigs in pubs, lay down a demo and send it off to every record company they can think of – then build up a collection of rejection letters from said record companies. Continue reading 1,2,3,4

A BIT OF TOM JONES

A BIT OF TOM JONES (2009)

a bit of tom jones
a bit of tom jones

The basic plot of A Bit Of Tom Jones is based around the flims idea of a guy buying Tom Jones cock in a pub and spending the rest of the film trying to sell it to rich perverts that collect celebrity body parts. (Which is, of course, not unusual). It is a cross between Twin Town, Satellite City and a Carry On movie. On times the plot is – well – just plain silly, but there are a considerable number of scenes that produce all out belly laughs. Porn cinemas, brothels run by grannys in the middle of a valley terrace, police stations, helicopters and dumper trucks all some how fit into the story.

Featuring everyone’s favourite dirty granny, Margaret John (Gavin and Stacy, High Hopes), Denise Welch (Waterloo Road, Coronation Street), Johnny Owen (Shameless and a fans view of the Cardiff City in the FA Cup) and the legendary Geno Washington, it is a reminder of how much talent is about in Wales at the moment. Continue reading A BIT OF TOM JONES

BEWARE OF MR BAKER

BEWARE OF MR BAKER (2012)

beware of mr baker
beware of mr baker

Ginger Baker is often cited as the best rock drummer in history. This a description that sends Mr Baker into fits of rage; he considers rock legends like John Bonnham and Keith Moon with contempt – not fit to lace his shoes – because he is not a rock drummer, he is a jazz drummer.

Beware of Mr Baker is a well constructed documentary tells the story of the rollercoaster ride that Baker has ridden for the last seventy plus years. Warts and all. And boy are there some warts. Continue reading BEWARE OF MR BAKER

BLACK POWER MIX TAPE 1967-1975

BLACK POWER MIX TAPE 1967-1975 (2011)

clack power mix tape
clack power mix tape

Compiled from 16mm footage that had been lying undiscovered in the cellar of Swedish Television for 30 years, this film documents the US Black Power movement from 67 to 75. Broken neatly into a chapter for each year, it tells us chronologically of the struggle for civil rights in a society that claimed to be all for equality and freedom, but clearly was not.

We get footage of Malcom X, Martin Luther King, Stokely Carmichael, Eldridge Cleaver, Bobby Seale, and Angela Davis, speaking from platforms, giving interviews and just hanging around; together with ‘ordinary’ black people discussing the struggle to just get by in  ‘the land of freedom of opportunity’. Continue reading BLACK POWER MIX TAPE 1967-1975