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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

RADIO SHOW NUMBER ELEVEN: "I didn't bloody want that song!"

Irony of ironies, after going to great lengths to keep the songs on the play list short so we could actually play everything, for technical reasons we don’t need to go into, the show before us ended early, meaning we ended up having to waffle to pad the show out for an extra three minutes. But hey, which ever way you look at it we finally got to play 28 songs.

Actually, that is not quite the whole picture, that should mean we played 14 each, but in fact due to a break down in communication, one of Johns songs turned into one of mine, in that there was a misunderstanding about which Flowered Up track got played, so we played my favourite, not Johns. The playful banter nearly turned into full on fisticuffs behind the scenes. Oops, sorry john,

Anyway, other than that the show went swimmingly and Vince, our Dapper FM virgin of the week, thought it was groovy.

To find out exactly what we did play GO HERE

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Saturday, February 18, 2012

What's coming up on show number eleven? (a teaser)

Wild Billy Childish and the Musicians of the Brithish Empire

Clint will be running with one of his irregular themes this week, in the shape of a play list where every band has ‘and the’ in the title. Artists will include Slaughter and the Dogs, Doctor and the Medics, Booker T and the MGs, Sexton Ming and the Diamond Gussets, Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine and many more. Clever eh? Tune in to see if you can guess some of the other bands he has chosen (Note - do not expect to hear Dianna Ross and the Supremes)


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Tuesday, February 07, 2012

The Peppermint Iguana Radio Show Number 10: THE WANDERER RETURNED

The wanderer returned this week, after skiving off to watch Cardiff City secure a place in the league Cup Final two weeks ago, the silver one was back at the controls (well, sat near a mike anyway). After several weeks of arguing about the pros of playing long tracks (and the cons of not playing them), we came up with a play list that allowed us to play 27 of our 28 track play list. Yeah!

Unfortunately, we need to apologise to Spiderbait for forgetting to tell people it was them covering Black Betty, and we own an apology to Chaz’s son Hunter, for referring to him as Chaz’s little girl. Other than that it went like a dream. The full play list, together with links to find out more about the bands can be found here

Included in the links you will note links to Efa Supertramp’s soundcloud, where you can download a shed load of her music for nout and if you go to the Sonic Boom Six website and join their mailing list, you will be able to download their acoustic EP, again, gratis.

Oh – and thanks to captain paranoid (Chaz) for donating some radio artwork for the website. You is a diamond geezer

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Sunday, February 05, 2012

What's coming up on show number ten?

Well folks, as the winter finally lands, the ‘Artist Formerly Known as The Ginger Peppermint Iguana Radio DJ’ returns to the fold after his week off to watch the Bluebirds fly, to warm the cockles of your hearts. And yes, you heard that right; we are ten shows old this week!

Clint’s Play List
Bands to feature in my play list this week include; Spiderbait, The Giant Panda Guerrilla Dub Squad, Sick Note, Captain Paranoid, Baka Beyond and Sonic Boom Six.

Now, despite considering myself to be an old punk, amazingly, nine shows in and I have not played any old school punk yet. I will be putting this right this week with a new ‘old school punk rock’ segment and will be kicking it off this week with Manchester’s Satan’s Rats. I will also be kicking off a new ‘When indie meant independent, not some vague style of guitar music’ segment with The Pale Fountains.

John’s Play List
Meanwhile, our part time presenter, Badly Drawn John, will be digging out his usual collection of oldies, including The Wailers (60s American garage band not in the least connected with Bob Marley) Richard Hell and the Voidoids, John Cooper Clarke, The Shamen and R Dean Taylor

As usual, you can tune in by logging on to from 8 till 10pm. With night time temperatures due to drop to -5C on Tuesday night*, what better way to spend the evening than in front of the computer with ya hemp rug wrapped around you and a glass of mulled cider in your hand?

And of course, the full play list will appear on a few hours later.

*NB – this forecast only applies to our UK listeners – our fan clubs in Bulgaria, South Africa, Colombia, Greece, Franc, Australia and Sw**sea will have to check their own bleedin forecasts!

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Too Hard Basket

Ok - its dating back to 2001, but Witts reposted it today and it is the first time we have heard it. Awesome - Iguana HQ is rocking to it today!

It is a solo project from Spiderbait Drummer Witts
Too Hard Basket