Junior Aspirin Radio

Junior Aspirin Records is an independent record label run by Andy Cooke (London), Dan Fox (New York), Ashley Marlowe (Brighton) and Nathaniel Mellors (Los Angeles). Founded in London in 2002, the label releases music by a diverse range of artists, and produces an occasional series of podcasts and videos.

This series of podcasts has developed into an ongoing collaboration between the label and the New York/Los Angeles based group Dexter Sinister for their Serving Library; in 2011 they produced four ‘audio lectures’ for the Serving Library’s residency at the Banff Centre for the Arts in Canada, and for Dexter Sinister’s exhibition at Artists Space, New York.

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    Tracklisting: 1. Bob Dylan – Father of Night 2. Butthole Surfers – Sweat Loaf 3. Leadbelly – Gallows Pole 4. The Fuck Buttons – Sweet Love For Planet Earth 5. The Fall – Squid Lord 6. Slayer – Jesus Saves 7. The Tiger Lillies – Banging In The Nails 8. Joy Division – Day Of The Lords 9. The Cure – Cold 10. Willie Nelson – Layin’ My Burdens Down 11. The Residents – The Making Of A Soul 12. Spacemen 3 – Ode To Street Hassle 13. Black Sabbath – Black Sabbath
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    Tracklisting: 1. Glass Family – David’s Rap 2. Yo How Wah 13 – Ho 3. Swamp Dogg – God Bless America (For What) 4. Otomo Yoshihide’s New Jazz Quintet – Strawberry Fields 5. Ellen Warshaw – Sister Morphine 6. Nico – Janitor of Lunacy 7. Zappa and the Mothers – Absolutely Free 8. The Fugs – Crystal Liaison 9. Joe Byrd and the Field Hippies – You Can’t Ever Come Down 10. Tuli Kupferberg – The Art Scene 11. The Electric Prunes – Dr Do-Good 12. Sun Ra – Nuclear War
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    Tracklisting: 1. Foetus – (The Only Good Christian Is A) Dead Christian 2. Earth – Divine & Bright 3. Mississippi Fred McDowell – Jesus Is On Main Line 4. Talking Heads – Thank You For Sending Me An Angel 5. Country Teasers – Thank You God For Making Me An Angel 6. Adam and the Antz – The Day I Met God 7. Ike Yard – Half a God 8. God in Hackney – Several Credible Like an Opera 9. Waylon Jennings – Ain’t No God in Mexico 10. Pere Ubu – Horns are a Dilemma 11. PIL – Hymie’ Him 12. Iron & Wine – Jesus The Mexican Boy 13. Slayer – ...
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    Tracklisting: 1. Soft Machine – Pataphysical Introduction Part 1 / A Concise British Alphabet Part 1 2. The Trashmen – Surfin’ Bird 3. Charles Trenet – Boum! 4. Louis Prima – Sing, Sing, Sing 5. Meredith Monk – What Does it Mean? 6. Steve Reich – Come Out 7. Nancy Sinatra – Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down) 8. The Cramps – Human Fly 9. Legendary Stardust Cowboy – Dynamite 10. Skill 7 Stamina 12 – The Horror 11. Ruth Copeland – The Music Box 12. Animal Collective – Did You See the Words 13. Sonny Sharrock – Black Woman
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    Tracklisting Part 01: 1. Devo: Devo Corporate Anthem 2. Kraftwerk: Computerwelt (Computer World) 3. Talking Heads: Don’t Worry About the Government 4. Keith Hudson: Class and Subject 5. Ewan MacColl: Dirty Old Town 6. John Cooper Clarke: Dumb Row Laughs 7. John Fahey: The Portland Cement Factory at Monolith, California 8. TV Personalities: Paradise Estate 9. The Fall: Fit and Working Again 10. El-P: Stepfather Factory 11. Ghostface Killah: Kilo 12. Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht: Pirate Jenny (from The Threepenny Opera) 13. McCarthy: The Procession of Popular Capitalism 14. Stereolab: Laissez Faire 15. This Heat: A New Kind of Water 16. The Flying Lizards: Hands 2 Take 17. Throbbing Gristle: I.B.M. (edit) 18. Country Teasers: It is ...
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    Tracklisting: Brian Eno – Little Fishes ACDC – Giving the Dog a Bone Alfred Deller – The Three Ravens Daniel Johnston – King Kong Mysterius Horse – Mysterius Horse Robert Wyatt – Pigs (In There) Brute Force – Tapeworm of Love Ivor Cutler – Flies Bert Jansch – Bird Song Miles Davis – The Big Green Serpent Maher Shalal Hash Baz – No Sheep Recording of Tower Whales from ‘Songs of the Humpback Whale’ (1970) Captain Beefheart – Making Love to a Vampire with a Monkey on My Knee Robert Wyatt- Muddy Mouse (a) Robert Wyatt – Heaps of Sheeps Duran Duran – Hungry like the Wolf David Allan Coe – Monkey David Wine Ami Yoshida Adam and the ...
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    Tracklisting Part 01: Funkadelic – Maggot Brain Raincoats – Babydog Neonbabies – Blaue Augen Alice Donut – Lisa’s Father The Fall – Just Step Sideways Half Man Half Biscuit – National Shite Day Isaac Hayes – By the Time I Get to Phoenix Julian Cope – Soon to Forget Ya Graham Fellows – Men of Oats and Creosote Missy Elliot – Intro/Go to the Floor Red Simpson – Don’t Fall Asleep at the Wheel Tracklisting Part 02: James Brown – Mind Power Bill Withers – I Can’t Write Left-Handed The Barbarians – Moulty The Slits – Instant Hit Sizzla – What Does it Worth? The Shangri-Las – Give Us Your Blessings Shirley Brown – Woman to Woman Wire – I ...
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    Mike Bradshaw interviews Ashley Marlowe and Nathaniel Mellors on the excellent totallyradio station. Tracklisting: 1. Bob Parks – Spiritual (Junior Aspirin) 2. The Rebel – Mouthwatering Claustrophobic Changes (Junior Aspirin) 3. God in Hackney – God in Hackney (Junior Aspirin) 4. Skill 7 Stamina 12 – The Horror (Junior Aspirin) 5. Same Things – Toothache (Junior Aspirin) 6. Socrates That Practices Music – The Young People (Junior Aspirin) 7. Advanced Sportswear – untitled & unreleased
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    Four reflections on medieval humorism. Like Rick Wakeman said of his “Six wives of Henry VIII” , these are not meant to be taken as literal representations of the four medieval temperaments… rather a contemporary redressing of an imbalance of humors. Part One – Sanguine. Laughing the loudest and wearing the flashiest outfits, a courageous selection of tracks. Ultimately lending themselves to sketches, life drawings, and rustic scenes. The humor of Sanguine is usually treated with leeches. Tracklisting 01: 01 A Love Supreme – Alice Coltrane 02 Zulu Nation Throwdown – Africa Bambaataa 03 Contort Yourself – James White & The Blacks 04 One more night – Can (Ege Bamyasi) 05 Ubu Dance Party – Pere Ubu (Dub ...
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    Devised and presented by Nathaniel Mellors “from the bottom of a well in Newport, Oregon…” This session features an exclusive from the forthcoming The Rebel LP The Incredible Hulk as well as a rum selection of music addressing a range of contentious subject matter. Or not—”I suppose it depends on your politics really…” Tracklisting: Cher – A Woman’s Story Crass – Bata Motel Dead Kennedys – Kill The Poor Randy Newman – Short People Kool Keith – Sex Style Country Teasers – Black Change Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band – Dachau Blues The Cure – Killing An Arab Ede Robbins – Dead Butthole Surfers – John E. Smoke The Rebel – On My Own ...
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    The UK is in limbo, frozen in time, being kept “alive” in cryonic support at −273.15°C. Andy Cooke presents a collection of tracks hanging in a suspended animation, a kind of activity schedule for purgatory. More or less pagan, but all virtuous, some of these cuts are noisy, some are contemplative—some will survive for minutes, others might keep well for centuries. The plan is to replace all the organic elements with synthetic hardware in preparation for a cybernetic crisis free future, probably without a banking system. Tracklisting: I’m So Depressed – Abner Jay Six Feet (from my baby) – Zola Jesus Max Ernst – ...
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    On the occasion of the 2010 Men’s World Cup Steeplechase in Wimbledon, South Africa, Junior Aspirin Radio look under the bonnet of audience expectations surrounding notions of receiving Chinese rugs, the possibility of having actually read Pierre Bourdieu, and interrogating performative gesturalities in relation to the idea of being a total fucking A-1 loser. Devised and selected by Dan Fox and Andy Cooke. Presented by Dan Fox. Tracklisting: Champs Fanfare – The Fucking Champs Success – Iggy Pop Victory (Peel Session 29/10/91) – PJ Harvey Champs – Wire The Glittering Prizes – Television Personalities Sporting Life – Young Marble Giants Loss Adjuster (Excerpt, Pt. 1) – Jarvis Cocker It ...
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    “It doesn’t seem to me that anyone has discovered much that’s new since the Illiad or the Odyssey” Raymond Queneau “The audience, which consisted largely of bikers, was unusually hostile, and Iggy, as usual, fed on that hostility, soaked it up and gave it back and absorbed it all over again in an eerie, frightening symbiosis. “All right,” he finally said, stopping a song in the middle, “you assholes wanta hear ‘Louie Louie’ we’ll give you ‘Louie, Louie.’” So the Stooges played a forty-five-minute version of ‘Louie Louie’” Lester Bangs Devised and presented by Dan Fox, words by Raymond Queneau Tracklisting: Louie Louie – Richard Berry ...
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    As Junior Aspirin Records admires it’s new full-sleeve tattoos and raises the rent on its slum districts for the 37th consecutive month, we explain over a cup of cold-press espresso that you can’t afford to even look at, how complex cultural and economic forces work to disprove the old adage that ‘man cannot live by gourmet cheese alone.’ Devised and presented by Dan Fox Tracklisting: In the City – Joe Walsh Primitive London 1 – Basil Kirchin Ghost Town (Extended Version) – The Specials Lonesome Town – The Cramps Beasley Street – John Cooper Clarke A Colloquial Dream (Scenes in the City) – Charles Mingus Primitive London 2 – ...
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    A French-Pop-Special-Guest-Podcast by our friends at Stop Making Sense – Yann Chateigné, Tiphanie Blanc & Vincent Normand Introduction penned by Mr. Dan Fox & performed by Mr. Nathaniel Mellors It was late. Wind howled through the dark outside the windows of the Novotel Krakow Centrum. The four men had been locked for nine days in the hotel’s Pope John Paul II Honeymoon Suite, surviving on a diet of lager and garage-bought sandwiches, delivered to them every hour by a silent seven-foot-tall thug known only as Tadeusz. The absurdist theatre sessions the men had been subjected to by their captors had become steadily ...
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    Devised and written by David Reinfurt, compiled and presented by Dan Fox, and produced in the context of ‘ALWAYS LIFT INKING ROLLERS WHEN PRESS IS NOT IN OPERATION. IF ROLLERS ARE LEFT TURNING ON THE DRUM THE INK WILL DRY FASTER AND THE ROLLERS WILL BE SUBJECT TO NEEDLESS WEAR’ organized by Will Holder at The Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta, Canada.  “Things in their alleged places. Things where they think they should be, where they prefer to be. All of the things, just where they are. Things with things of their own. Things obeying no rules, following no orders, filling no ...
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    Tracklisting: 1. Jingle Bell Rock – The Fall 2. All I Want for Xmas Is My 2 Front Teeth – Spike Jones & his City Slickers 3. Christmas Time is Coming (A Street Carol) – Stormy Weather 4. Holy Man – Dennis Wilson 5. Ghostface Xmas – Ghostface Killah 6. The Beatles Xmas Song (1968) – The Beatles 7. Stilla Natt – Ulla Katajayouri 8. Take Me Home Jesus – Link Wray 9. Spread a Little Love on Xmas Day – Destiny’s Child 10. Hark The Herald Angels Sing – The Fall 11. Hamburger Xmas – The Throbbing Yoko, Plastic John & Gristle Band 12. JA Xmas Advertorial 2014 – Elven Jones
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    (Originally performed live as part of the exhibition ‘Last Year at Marienbad Redux’, curated by James Voorhies/Bureau for Open Culture at EFA Project Space, New York City, 2013.) Musician James Brown would fine any member of his band if they could not provide him with a new and entirely comprehensive interpretation of ‘Last Year at Marienbad’ before going on stage. Thus, it is a little known fact that most of the major scholarship surrounding the film was pioneered by Bootsy Collins. (140 springs, 8-10 degrees Celsius, carbonated, used in the treatment of renal, urological, respiratory, rhinitic, asthmatic, digestive, endocrinal and metabolic problems ...
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    Devised, debated, campaigned and voted on by Andy Cooke, Dan Fox & Nathaniel Mellors Having relocated our production facilities to a heavily fortified and luxury redoubt deep in the Scottish highlands, Junior Aspirin Records presents The Brexpod: a balanced, neutral and wholly unbiased reflection on the misery and hopelessness inflicted on the United Kingdom by the cowardly, venal, xenophobic, meretricious, mendacious, over-privileged turdworms who, on 23rd June 2016, paddled the country up Bullxit creek and left us in a Euromess without so much as a bratwurst or baguette to gnaw on. From the country that brought you sterling classics such as ...
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    Devised and presented by Dan L. Fox, with contributions from Hillary R. Clinton, Andy D.T.B. Cooke, H. Sinclair Lewis, Nathaniel M. Mellors and Donald J. Trump As the Junior Aspirin Records label HQ moves its operations to a remote and heavily-fortified anarcho-syndicalist commune in the Pacific Northwest in anticipation of the total collapse of civic society after the 8 November election, label co-founder, writer and editor Dan Fox has made a rare trip into the city, finding time in his busy urban guerilla warfare training schedule to pop into SoHo, do a little shopping, and rig the US presidential election for ...
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    Hang on wait is this 7 hours of Sister Ray!? This is even more Ray than Steve Irwin done got. Collected, devised and selected by Thomas “Honey” Newth esq. 0.00 (mystery extract) Who knows where this is from? It may even be elsewhere on this mix. Who can say? Bootlegs throw up funny things like this. They are also of, ahem, variable audio quality. 2.13 The Gymnasium, NYC, April 7 or 8, 1967 The song’s about a year old now, having been trotted out in the summer of ’66 according to a setlist, but they say this is the earliest recording. The Gymnasium, incidentally, was ...

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