Saturday, 28 September 2013

When Big Joan Sets Up: Bradford Community Radio 26th September 2013

We're not exactly sure who Big Joan is, but we do know that when she sets up you're in for a joyous musical voyage as navigated by Phil Cope.

This edition included the first ever radio play of a track from our 'Mirror Writing' EP. The track in question was Namklim which Phil chose as much for its pronouncability as its listenability [those are made up words but if you take the time to listen to 'When Big Joan Sets Up' you'll realise that it's a show that truly merits having made up words in any blog post about it.]

Anyroad up, if you're bored stiff with the mainstream and want some musical stimulation plus a few tracks that might remind you of the hey day of 'Opportunity Knocks' when you could watch a strong man doing some sort of pecs noodling dance in time with a catchy tune, then this is the show for you.
There's some spectacular aural outsider artistry on this show. We can't recommend it highly enough. 

If you haven't got a baldy clue what we're on about, that's as it should be and you should go and listen NOW!  We were most flattered to be included. You can listen 'again' if you click here.  Thanks Phil!

And do visit the show's blog for full track listing. Thank you.


  1. Hoy hoy
    When Big Joan comes out
    Her arms are too small
    Her head like uh ball
    She tied off her horse
    ‘n galloped off into the moonbeams
    She pulled up her blouse
    ‘n compared her navel to the moon
    I dig my life for uh while
    When Big Joan sets up
    Her hands are too small
    She’s too fat t’ go out in the daylight
    So she rolls around all night
    I’m just sorta thread
    With uh drooped body
    I’ll set up with yuh Big Joan
    I’m too fat t’ go out
    In the daylight
    I’ll stay up all night
    I won’t droop if you
    Won’t talk about your
    Hands bein’ too small
    You know something’s happenin’
    Or you wouldn’t of come out like yuh did
    She ain’t built for goin’ naked
    So she can’t wear any new clothes
    Or go t’ the beach
    They laugh at her body
    Cause her hands are too small
    When Big Joan sets up her hands are too smal
    l She’s outta reach
    Uh turquoise scarf ‘n uh sleeve
    Rolled up over uh Merc Montclair
    I’ll sit up with yuh Big Joan
    I’m too fat to go out in the daytime
    I’ll stay up all night
    If yuh promise not t’ talk
    About yer hands bein’ too small
    Hoy hoy is she uh boy?

    [Captain Beefheart]


  2. Should have guessed you'd know Jon. xx