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Rosspunk and Ray Gange


Rosspunk meets Ray Gange


Last Sunday I did my monthly radio show on 1BrightonFM. I was lucky enough to be joined in the studio by Ray Gange. For those of you that don’t know him, he was chosen to play the part of a ‘roadie’ in the 1980 film ‘Rude Boy’ featuring The Clash.

The film, part fiction, part rockumentary, tells the story of Ray Gange, a Clash fan who leaves his job in a Soho sex shop to become a roadie for the band

There is more to this man than meets the eye, nowthere is another chance to hear this show and a look into the life of someone who has lived life on the edge.

Vince Taylor and the Playboys – Brand New Cadillac

Roxy Music – Out of the Blue

The Ramones – Rockaway Beach

Johnny Wakelin – In Zaire

Tommy James and the Shondells – Mony Mony

Curtis Mayfield – Move On Up

The Box Tops – The Letter

The Cramps – Garbageman

Joe Bataan – Subway Joe

Sam The Sham and the Pharaohs – Wooly Bully

The Sweet – Ballrom Blitz

Spizz Energy – 6000 Crazy

Sex Pistols – God Save The Queen

Parliament – P. Funk (Wants to Get Funked Up)

Metal Urbain – Hystérie Connective

Johnny Clarke – Rebel Soldiering

C/B All Stars – Dub Plate

Janet Kay – Silly Games

Elton Motello – Jet Boy, Jet Girl

Adam and the Ants – Young Parisians

The Clash – City of the Dead

Python Lee Jackson – In a Broken Dream

The Flying Lizards – Money

The Au Pairs – It’s Obvious

The Only Ones – Another Girl, Another Planet

Klark Kent – Don’t Care

Beastie Boys – Stand Together

X – Soul Kitchen

The Stranglers – Peaches

Basement 5 – Work Dub

David Bowie – Stay

Pattie Smith – Piss Factory

Iggy Pop – Search and Destroy

Hot Butter – Popcorn

Jilted John – Jilted John

Ian Hunter – Once Bitten Twice Shy





This week we have a very special mix & a first here at DTB. A JOINT guest mix-by John & Julia T. ‘English As Tuppence’

-I first met John when we both worked at a small record store in Wickford, Essex in the late 70’s. Thru the early 80’s we were all regulars down at Crocs in Rayleigh.

John went on to work at Rough Trade & Southern records. He was also one of the  early participants of the original monthly ‘Drop the Biscuit’ sessions at my flat in West London. Sit back, relax, enjoy…..


1 vivian stanshall-aunt florrie’s waltz

2 vivian stanshall-the question

3 owl service-turpin hero

4 roxy music-in every dream home a heartache

5 babyshambles-albion

6 johnny kidd & the pirates-shakin’ all over

7 the clash-know your rights

8 shirley Collins-the oxford girl

9 the kinks- she’s bought a hat like princess marina

10 the stone roses-waterfall

11 the incredible string band-painting box

12 t-rex-king of the rumbling spires

13 wire- dot dash

14 billy Nicholls-would you believe

15 xtc-grass

16 the swell maps- let’s build a car

17 caravan-golf girl

18 hard skin-make my tea

19 the specials-stereotypes pt 1&2

20 dusty Springfield-the look of love

21 the fall-telephone thing

22 hawkwind-hurry on sundown

23 roy harper-one of those days in england



Chris Frankham on DTB


Chris Frankham on DTB


To celebrate reaching 50 in 2004, Sundridge Park Mansion was booked. A black tie event, a menu of fish and chips or sausage and mash, with mushy peas, designed to lower the tone, was unleashed on 50 unsuspecting guests, to approval.

Backdrop in place, I decided that if I had to pay a DJ 200 quid, then it may as well, be my poor taste that we listened to. I provided a playlist and all the CD’s. All the DJ had to do was follow instructions.

mean, but I couldn’t risk the ‘Birdie Song’ being played, least of all my guests getting up to dance to it!

The whole evening was always going to be about the music for me, I didn’t want to have to wait until something played, that I could dance to, or at very least it would have to be a ‘toe tapper’.

What you get here is a snippet/flavour of that evening (but not necessarily in the same order, apart from the last 3 track finale), with a few additions, that on reflection I may have played (had they been released), nod to my marriage, and Cops and Buns for DTB assimilation.

Frank Zappa Cops and Buns

Frank Zappa Wedding Dress Song

Frank Zappa Handsome Cabin Boy

The Platters   Enchanted

Nat King Cole           Let There Be Love

Neville Brothers (Aaron)     In The Still Of The Night

Fun Lovin Criminals           Get Your’e Coat

Ray Charles  A Fool For You

Buena Vista Social Club    Y Tú Qué Has Hecho?

Electric Bluebirds     Colinda

Salif Keita      Wamba

Talking Heads          Nothing (But Flowers)

Neville Brothers       Sister Rosa

Jimi Hendrix All Along The Watchtower

The Isley Brothers    Hope You Feel Better

Curtis Mayfield         (Dont Worry) If There’s Hell Below…

The Temptations      Law Of The Land

JAMIROQUAI           Virtual Insanity

Happy Mondays       Bob’s Yer Uncle

Marvin Gaye After The Dance (Instrumental)

Frank Zappa Strictly Genteel

I hope you enjoy.

Thanks Ross, I feel honoured, assuming you air!

Chris Frankham





This week’s special mix is by Wireshaker-one of the original Friday night ‘Drop The Biscuit’ crew, celebrating the most influential, late an great John Peel-

WIRESHAKER- Ah, those Friday nights down the Grove: conversation, comestibles and a soundtrack supplied by the attendees that put the eclectic into electric…….

The kinda thing I tended to contribute was a disparate bunch of sounds taken from all over the map and a few from the terra incognita beyond. Not unlike, come to think of it, a fairly typical edition of the John Peel show. Which brings us to this, my DTB debut.

Not long ago, a charity shop visit netted a copy of Michael Heatleys John Peel-A Life In Music which coulda been a cheapnnasty cash in after the great mans demise. A quick glance at an index which included, one after another Kurt Cobain, Eddie Cochran, Jarvis Cocker, The Cocteau Twins and Shirley & Dolly Collins demonstrated otherwise. So I shelled out the 90p asking price and began reading with an eye on the possibility of the contents inspiring a playlist / mix. And heres a distilled version of the result.

All the acts herein feature in the text. With a few obvious exceptions, Ive tried to avoid the overfamiliar, and the sequencing, apart from the top & tail, is random in the spirit of the programme itself. Any conceptual, thematic or musical segue is down to pure serendipity.

RIP you old, bald cnut.



1 Grinderswitch –Pickin’ The Blues

2        The Fall –Psycho Mafia

3        Frankie Laine –The Kid’s Last Fight

4        The Misunderstood –I Can Take You To The Sun

5        Ivor Cutler –Life In A Scotch Sitting Room

6        Soft Machine –We Know What You Mean

7        Bridget St John –Fly High

8        Field recording –Live Bee Jew’s Harp

9        Prince Far I –Under Heavy manners

10    The Faces- Three Button Hand Me Down

11    Dick Dale & The Del-Tones –Surf Beat

12    Lightnin’ Hopkins –Black Cat Bones

13    Essential Logic –Aerosol Burns

14    The Liverpool Scene –Bat Poem

15    The Stupids –You’ll Never Win

16    Captain Beefheart –Well

17    Ladytron –Seventeen (hey! serendipity indeed!)

18    John Fahey –In Christ There Is No East Nor West

19    Henry Cow –Guider Tells Of Silent Airborn Machine

20    Marc Bolan –Hippy Gumbo

21    White Stripes –One More Cup Of Coffee

22    Forest –Do You Want Some Smoke?

23    Lol Coxhill –Soprano Derivitivo / Apricot Jam

24    Tangerine Dream –Sunrise In The Third System

25    Stetsasonic –Talkin’ All That Jazz

26    The Bonzo Dog Band –Rockaliser Baby

27    Gene Vincent –You’ll Never Walk Alone

28    The Undertones –Teenage Kicks

Large Portions in Dub


Large portions in dub

Large-portions-in-dub Photo Credit gavin watson

A very special mix of reggae tunes from a dear friend who now lives in La La Land (Los Angeles U.S.A). Production Manager, Studio Engineer and  one of the most enthusiastic people you’ll ever meet. I present Harry Bellord (In Dub).

We met at Youths Butterfly studios in Brixton, then went on tour together with Killing Joke. We both ended up in Los Angeles at the end of the 90’s and cemented our friendship.


Prince Jammy            The Champion Version

X-Ray Music: A Blood And Fire Dub Directory


Horace Andy  Youths of Today/Jah Youths

Good Vibes (1975-1979)


Linval Thompson      Jah jah is a guiding star

Select Cuts From Blood & Fire 2


The Specials   Too Hot

The Specials


UB40   Food for thought

Signing off


The Selecter   Last Tango In Dub

Greatest Hits


Rhythm & Sound  Spend Some Time



King Tubby  There’s Dub

X-Ray Music: A Blood And Fire Dub Directory


Scientist  10 Dangerous matches 7

Scientist Wins The World Cup


The Heptones              Make Up Your Mind

Lee “Scratch” Perry – Arkology Reel III Dub Adventure


Keith Rowe    Groovy Situation

Arkology (disc 3: Reel III, Dub Adventurer)


Lorna Bennett   Breakfast In Bed

This is Lorna


Scientist  Extra time 14

Scientist Wins The World Cup


Norma Fraser               The First Cut Is The Deepest

Studio One Soul


Cecile Campbell   Leave Me in Misery

The Best Of Studio One Women


Hollie Cook    That Very Night Dub

Prince Fatty Presents Hollie Cook In Dub (feat. Prince Fatty)


Marcia Griffiths  Band Of Gold

The Arrival


Cecile Campbell  Whisper to Me

Studio 1 Lovers


Ken Boothe   Set Me Free

Studio One Soul

Georgie’s Deep Joy



‘Georgie’s Deep Joy’

The Juggler

This week we have another very special guest mix- Artist, Chocoholic, Fruit & Veg obsessive, Georgie Hopton! We’ve known Georgie for over 25 years now. She has since become a successful artist, spending most of her time between her London & upstate New York homes- & from what I can gather, most of her time is spent in an out of the allotment- tending/nurturing her other passions (obsession!) growing Fruit ‘n’ Veg- you don’t get more rock ‘n’ roll than that folks!!


1 Clodagh Rodgers-The Colours Are Changing

2 The Undertones- I Know A Girl

3 Scritti Politti-After Six

4 The Cars-Best Friends Girl

5 Talking Heads-Totally Nude

6 Johnny Preston-Running Bear

7 Jack White-I’m Shakin’

8 The Angels-My Boyfriends Back

9 Relaxed Muscle-Beastmaster

10 The Fall-No Bulbs

11 Claudine Longet-Sugar Me

12 The Mike Curb Congregation-Sweet Gingerbread Man

13 LCD Soundsystem-Dance Yrself Clean

14 Patti Smith-Redondo Beach

15 Todd Rundgren-Bang The Drum All Day

16 Micachu-Eat Your Heart Out

17 Can-Vitamin C

18 The Cramps-I Can’t Hardly Stand It

19 Eric Donaldson-Cherry O baby

Candida Doyle



This week we have a very special guest, Candida Doyle from Pulp. Put together & in conversation with a good friend of ours Emma Jarvis- I’ll let Emma explain-

These are some highlights we’ve chosen from a 5+hour playlist we put together for Candida’s 50th birthday party. A playlist mostly comprised of Candida’s favorite and most meaningful songs, with the odd extra suggestion from me, Emma. Candida gave me the list to edit down and order the songs in a way we hoped would suit the changing mood of a big birthday party (i.e. anticipating when the booze and the dancing would kick in!) Some of the most difficult-to-please music aficionados offered up their compliments, and the last couple of hours were a gloriously communal sweaty mess on the dance floor. We may never get over ourselves because of this. We hope the DTB listeners enjoy these excerpts we chose xx Candida & Emma


She Said- Plan B

Youve Got a Friend in Me- Randy Newman

Maple Leaf Rag- Scott Joplin

On Broadway- George Benson

Shes Not There- Santana

Im Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter- Fats  Waller

I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free- Nina Simone

Together We Are Beautiful- Fern Kinney

Express Yourself- Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band

Teenage Dirtbag- Wheatus

Pump it Up- Elvis Costello & The Attractions

Do The Hustle- Van McCoy

Lets Stick Together- Bryan Ferry


DTB Mr Hard



 hard club

Between 1989 & 95 we used to go to a small club in London’s Soho called the Hardclub- run by (& also the main DJ) Mr Hard. London’s original Electronic/Industrial club, specializing in a mix of the best Electronic/Industrial and Underground Techno –  Regularly featuring live’ bands like Sheep on Drugs, Hardcorps and Borghesia. It would also not be surprising to bump into  other bands like NIN, Nitzer Ebb, Kraftwerk, D.M, Liabach, or the Revolting Cocks.

We recently tracked Mr Hard down an asked him if he’d like to do  a mix/playlist for DTB. We’re really pleased he agreed. An this is what he came bac with- a lovely random mix of some of the things he used to play at the club as well as a couple of his more laid back faves………


  1. Black Strobe – For those who came to earth thru the devil’s asshole
  2. Homotronic – U look like a gay – featuring Douglas McCarthy and Motor
  3. Depeche Mode – It doesn’t matter
  4. Passengers – Slug
  5. Morrissey – I know it’s gonna happen
  6. T. Rex – Rabbit Fighter
  7. Afrika Bambaataa – World Destruction
  8. Tom Waits – What’s he building in there?
  9. Front 242 – Headhunter
  10. Dead Sound and Videohead – Fuck tv
  11. Gesaffelstein – Pursuit
  12. Caberete Groove – Tourette’s Syndrome
  13. Fad Gadget – Back to nature
  14. Salon Music – Say Hello wave goodbye
  15. Cartwright Brothers – Get along little doggies



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Where Songs and Films Collide


Where Film and Songs Collide

In the world of films, songs are often a little off kilter, histrionic, camp or just plain wrong. Yes, we all know Berlin’s “Take My Breath Away”, “Eye Of The Tiger” by Survivor and Blondie’s “Call Me” (Top Gun, Rocky III and American Gigolo respectively) but great as they are they differ not one jot from our normal pop chart diet. Dive in as we play you an hour of original movie soundtrack cuts that, if one stops to listen to carefully enough, do not quite fit in to the popular song cannon: they are simply of the films they inhabit.

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Cannibal (sung by Don Powell):  Ennio Morricone

Belle: Daniel White

Devil Of Mine: Piero Piccioni

Ringo Nel Nebraska (sung by Vittorio Bezzi):  Nino Olivera

Take You Back (Tough Gym) sung by Frank Stallone:  Bill Conti

The Shooting Gallery (sung by Gene Morford): Michel Legrand

Afyon (sung by Oliver Onions): Guido & Maurizio De Angelis

Mrs. Robinson: Simon & Garfunkel

Silent Running (Song By Joan Baez): Peter Schickele

Theme from “Man And Boy” (sung by Bill Withers): J.J. Johnson

The Last Run (sung by Steve Lawrence): Jerry Goldsmith

Ekkoleg (from the film ‘Viva La Muerte’): artist unknown

From Denver To L.A. (vocal by Elton John):  Francis Lai

L’aventure C’est L’aventure (sung by Johnny Hallyday): Francis Lai

Won’t You Believe Me:  John Dankworth

The Word Is Full Of Lonely Men (sung by Lisa Shane):  John Hawksworth

Black Is Beautiful: Roy Budd

Nina (sung by Gil Bernal): Quincy Jones

Rosamor (sung by Juca Chavez):  Luis Enriquez Bacalov

My Way Of Loving You:   Georges Garvarentz




I’m told I entered this world pissing but then I was told many things.

One of them being the legend of my dear granddad. Victor at Belsen , spitting in the face of the Untergrupenfuhrer , fought at D Day, interpreted the top Nazis at Neuremberg. Turns out he was in the Home Guard. Love ya Joe , didn’t burst my bubble baby , I never put you on a pedestal.

I started school early as they had nothing for me at the job centre. It was 1967. It was about as far from groovy as one could cycle away from. Not exactly outta sight but more tucked in bed with Big Ted and a hot water bottle.

The first music I remember is the sort of groups they had on Blue Peter and other good Christian sex in the missionary position type shows. Freddie & The Dreamers , Gerry and the Pacemakers and The Monkees thank Elvis. There was no 13th Floor Elevators or even the Pretty Things , it was still top button done up with a tie underneath a turtleneck jumper.

Very thick cut ginger marmalade.

I came third in the egg and spoon race one year. Daddy was proud.

Otherwise I was too stupid to really engage in academia and spent many hours learning about fear and loathing in the headmaster’s study. Locked up with a man so depraved he smelt of evil and stale semen which mingled with his hot sour breath. It was the elixir of death.

Johnny Morris is talking leopard to me.

My big break came when I was asked to become Danny Dyer which is still my full time job.

It’s a good gig and pays well but sometimes the mask slips and I find myself quoting Shelley or Keats at the dog track.

I leave you with a joke from Tommy Cooper –

A geezer walks into a psychiatrist’s practice wearing only clingfilm for shorts.

The shrink says , ‘ Well, I can clearly see you’re nuts. ‘


Carson Robison     We’re Gonna Have To Slap The Dirty Little Jap

MC5     Tonight

Dee Dee King aka Ramone       Funky Man

The Ramones    Chinese Rocks

The Spades     You’re Gonna Miss Me

Jack Scott        Rocket In My Pocket

The Pygmies    Don’t Monkey With Tarzan

The Jagged Edge   How Many Times

Maximillian   The Snake

Ronnie Cook and the Gaylads   Goo Goo Muck

Nolan Porter   Keep on Keeping on

Jack Scott   The Way I Walk

Blind Boy Fuller   What’s that Smells Like Fish?

Barbara Greene   Long Tall Sally

Link Wray   Fatback