Monday, November 7, 2016

JUNIOR ASPIRIN RADIO SESSION 21 : The United States of President America Election Special


The United States of President America Election Special

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 this post-pre-post-truth liberal media elite conspiracy-thon. From Dead Kennedys to The Shangri-Las, from ABBA to Jay-Z, a caucus of paranoid political pundits, so desperate to be on the winning side that they'd baste their Grandmas in orange sun-tan lotion just to get ahead, will leak their most criminally top secret emails about the most tremendous electorial issues of the moment. So gather together your favourite tiny-fingered, Cheeto-faced, ferret-wearing shitgibbons and take this opportunity to grope inside America whilst you enjoy the last few weeks of electricity and running water before the pitchforks come out and the briefcase containing the nuclear codes is lost forever at JFK baggage claim. Send in the clowns!

Originally produced for Know Wave Radio, live at the Picture Room, New York, October 2016



Wide Wide River - The Fugs
Send in the Clowns - Tiger Lillies
America - The Nice
The Big Country - Talking Heads
White House Blues - Charlie Poole & The North Carolina Ramblers
I Pity The Country - Willie Dunn
Hard Times - Curtis Mayfield
Disenchanted - Communards
Waitin' for a Superman - The Flaming Lips
Politicians in My Eyes - Death
Liar Liar - The Castaways
You Cheated, You Lied - The Shangri-Las
Dead Presidents - Jay-Z

Anti-American Graffitti - J Dilla
I'm Legal Now - Chingo Bling
Fools Are You - Mother Night
No Caucasian Guilt - Noh Mercy
In the Flesh - Pink Floyd
Don't Call Me Nigger, Whitey - Sly & the Family Stone
Sound of Da Police - KRS One
Trip to Trumpton - Urban Hype
Group Grope - The Fugs
Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos - Public Enemy
Private Armies - Vivien Goldman
The Red Telephone - Love
California Uber Alles - Dead Kennedys
Know Your Rights - The Clash
You've Got Big Hands - Crass
We Do What We're Told - Peter Gabriel
The World is Yours - Nas
Philosophy of the World - Big Legs
Lady, What Do You Do All Day? - Peggy Seeger
Women of the World - Ivor Cutler & Linda Hirst
Winner Takes it All - ABBA

Sunday, July 10, 2016




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 The Restoration, Luddism, Tony Blair, Margaret Thatcher, the invention of the machine gun, and the colonial subjugation of countries across the globe, the Brexpod is a three-hour epic told in broken English, and featuring Cotswold-stone-cold hits including 'Turd on the Run' by The Rolling Stones (feat. Boris Johnson) and 'Aftermath' by Tricky (feat. Nigel Farage vs. Jean-Claude Juncker). So when the clocks strike half-past France, and the stormy weather hits the pound, forget the summer beach holiday in Greece and thank The Village Green Preservation Society that you will have to learn to love Llandudno again. Kick back with the last remaining bottle of Chianti in England, finish off the tapas, complete your Irish passport application and let the Brexpod remind you and me, the perma-peasantry, that this is how it feels to be lonely.


Europe Endless – Kraftwerk (feat. David Cameron)
Edward Elgar – Nimrod (from ‘Enigma Variations’)
Edward Elgar – The Pomp & Circumstance Marches, Op. 31 (March No.1)
Anon – God Save the Queen
William Blake/Hubert Parry – Jerusalem
Coward – Swans
Failure – Swans
Panic – Coil
Lay of the Land – The Fall
Aftermath – Tricky (feat. Nigel Farage & Jean-Claude Juncker)
Turd on the Run – The Rolling Stones (feat. Boris Johnson)
That's When I Reach For My Revolver – Mission of Burma (feat. Michael Gove)
European Son – The Velvet Underground (feat. Michael Gove)
Euromess – J.J. Burnell
Mob Rule – Robert Wyatt
The Village Green Preservation Society – The Kinks
Getting Nowhere in a Hurry – Roy Budd
Somebody Else's World – Sun Ra & His Solar Myth Arkestra (feat. Michael Gove)
It Couldn't Happen Here – Pet Shop Boys
Still Ill – The Smiths
Arthur – The Tiger Lillies
Your English – The Rebel
Neighborhood Threat – Iggy Pop
Not One of Us – Peter Gabriel (feat. Donald Trump, Daniel Hannen & Boris Johnson)
Running Scared – Roy Orbison
Broken English – Marianne Faithful
Inglan is a Bitch – Linton Kwesi Johnson
If You're Not White You're Black – Lord Kitchener
Norwegian Wood – Cornershop
Racist Friend – The Specials
Language & Mentality – African Head Charge
Hard Times – Pablo Gad
UK – Burial (feat. Nigel Farage)
Alone Again Or – Love
Isolation – Joy Division
This is How It Feels – Inspiral Carpets
Regret – New Order (feat. Mandy Suthi)
Go Now – Bessie Banks
Your Autumn of Tomorrow – The Crow
The Carnival is Over – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
0:54 – Global Communication
Half-Past France – John Cale
I’m In Love with a German Film Star – The Passions
Europa & The Pirate Twins – Thomas Dolby
Come On Back to Me – The Foundations
Where Do We Go From Here? – Death
Big A Little A – Crass
French Disko – Stereolab
Stormy Weather – Elizabeth Welch (from Derek Jarman's ‘The Tempest’)
We Shall Overcome – Charlie Haden (feat. PJ Harvey reading John Donne)
Europe Endless (reprise) – Kraftwerk

Thursday, January 23, 2014



(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 – among others.)


As Time Goes By - Dooley Wilson
Promenade - Francis Seyrig
You Only Live Twice - Nancy Sinatra
La Valse de Marienbad - Francis Seyrig
You Know It's True - Spiritualized
Remember a Day - Pink Floyd
Six Different Ways - The Cure
Try Again - Aaliyah
You and Me in Time - Broadcast
Time - David Bowie
Favourite Films - Television Personalities
Final - Francis Seyrig
French Film Blurred - Wire
When the Lights Go Out All Over Europe - The Divine Comedy
The Shadow Garden - Bill Nelson
Half Past France - John Cale
Sense of Doubt - David Bowie
Got to Be Real - Cheryl Lynn
Time, Lapse, Life - Money Mark
Reality Poem - Linton Kwesi Johnson
Hall of Mirrors - Kraftwerk
Marienbad - Barbara
Marienbad - Julia Holter
Set Me Free (Reprise) - Spacemen 3
Ghosts - Japan
Losing Haringey - The Clientele
Mirror Script Flipping Ghost - Advanced Sportswear
I Don't Remember - Peter Gabriel
Bitter's End - Roxy Music

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Junior Aspirin Records' 'Nice Feeling' Xmas Podcast 2013 :SESSION 18

Junior Aspirin Records' 'Nice Feeling' Xmas Podcast 2013 SESSION 18 by Mellors & Cooke

presented by Nathaniel Mellors, selected over the last year and a bit by Nathaniel & Andy Cooke 


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

Monday, August 5, 2013



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 prescriptions, looking nowhere for directives. Things with no agendas, no platforms, no purpose. A thing for everything and everything every place, Each and every thing, all over the place. Something, something else, and something else entirely. All together, all the things together make everything there is. And this too, this thing here, is also a thing. This thing is a part of everything else but it doesnt belong to anything. This is simply another additional thing that exists along with all the other things. And that's all there is to it. That's it."

How Does It Feel to Feel? - The Creation
24 Track Loop - This Heat
Doctor My Eyes - Jackson Browne
Do You Know How It Feels to Be Lonesome - Gram Parsons & I.S.B.
How Does it Feel? - Spacemen 3
Windmills of Your Mind - Noel Harrison
Occasionally - Dan Fox
Known For It - Death Grips
Can You Feel It? - Mr Fingers
I Can't Understand - Pleasure Zone
Things - John S. Hall & Kramer
Only Have Eyes for You - The Flamingos
Behind the Door - Vernon Green & The Medallions
Friends - Koobas
5D - Death Grips
The Bushes Scream While My Daddy Prunes - The Very Things
Endless Endless - Kraftwerk
Insects Are All Around Us - Money Mark
You Can't Judge a Book By Its Cover - Bo Diddley
My Personal Life - John S. Hall & Kramer
Chicken Pussy - Bongwater
As We Go Along - The Monkees
Duke of Earl - Gene Chandler
Earth Angel - The Penguins
Stand By Me - Ben E. King
Can't Let Go - Evie Sands
How You Satisfy Me - Spectrum
Leading a Double Life - "Blue" Gene Tyranny

Friday, February 22, 2013



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 less frequent. The men had proved resilient, but – exhausted by nonsensical language games, atonal tuba music and dizzying non-linear narratives -  hope was beginning to ebb. Mellors was tending a head wound Cooke had sustained during one of the more brutal theatre sessions, when a surrealist mime act had unexpectedly exploded in his face. Chateigné Tytelman was by the window, gazing despondently at the blizzard enveloping the city beyond the walls of their gilded cage. Normand, slumped across an antique chaise-longue, stared at the pile of empty Zywiec cans in the centre of the room, each one a stinging reminder of how long they'd been prisoners of their mysterious kidnappers.
Unsure whether they would ever see their homes again, conversation naturally turned to pop music. Chateigné Tytelman and Normand wistfully exchanged names of leading French rock musicians. Guy Skornik. Popera Cosmic. Magma. "Remember Pierre Henry & Michel Colombier's Teen Tonic?" asked Chateigné Tytelman. "Of course." responded Normand. "And what I'd give to hear LSD!  by Jean-Christophe Averty again…" Mellors tried to join the conversation. "I like Serge Gainsbourg a lot." The two Frenchmen fell silent. Realising that this was no time for musical one-upmanship, they humoured him, but Mellors could tell he was in over his head.
"Look chaps, if we ever happen to get out of this place, would you do me a favour?"
"Of course. Anything, my friend." replied Normand.
Mellors continued. "You see, the thing is … well … I feel somewhat struck by what I can only describe as … an abject, almost Bataillan, feeling of non-knowledge about all this French pop you're discussing. It's embarrassing, I know. I was only ever taught The Beatles at school, although I picked up a bit of Francoise Hardy along the way. Cooke here had a better education and knows a little Jean-Michel Jarre, but really, we need your help. We feel like such fools being able only to name MC Solaar as the one French rapper we know. But I have an idea. Back home, Me, Cooke, and another pal of ours by the name of Fox – god knows where he is, though last I heard he was on some top secret mission in the US – run this little record label thing. Nothing flashy you understand, but we like to call it Junior Aspirin Records. If – no, when, dammit, when – you get back to Paris and Geneva, would you mind awfully putting together an expository podcast for JAR? Something the boys can use to better acquaint themselves with the riches of your pop music tradition? It would mean the world to us, it really would. And maybe, just maybe, it could help herald a new era. One in which children, in schools up and down the country, need never again have to listen to the Rolling Stones or The Kinks, but rather, grow to be men and women of the world, pioneers of a new musical entente cordiale… It's a silly dream, I know, but … well, to blazes with being sensible. Let's try and change the world. One 70s prog rock classic at a time."
"We know someone." said Chateigné Tytelman. "She goes by the name of Blanc. Her knowledge of the field is unsurpassed. We will enlist Blanc's help. Together with my expertise, and Normand's technical skills, we can do this for you Mellors. For you. For Cooke. For everyone." Chateigné Tytelman and Normand stood. Cooke wiped a tear from his eyes. The Frenchmen nodded in silent assent, and the four prisoners shook hands.
Now, all that was between them and Serge Bulot's Ballade pour Suzanne was that jailor thug Tadeusz. As they heard the brute's heavy feet approach the door of their room, the men knew what they needed to do…


Accident Du Travail, Ouverture alla francese
Anna Karina / Katerine, Parlez-vous anglais ?
Erik Satie, Je te veux
Serge Bulot, Ballade pour Suzanne
Richard Vimal, Introduction / Âme soeur
Laurence Vanay, Morning quiet song
Brigitte Fontaine & Belkacem Areski, Cher
Albert Marcoeur, Deux lions au soleil (excerpt)
Raphael Gimenez et Jean-Jacques Hertz, Texte pour Balthazar
Etron Fou Leloublan, Lavés A La Machine
Vladimir Cosma, Informatique
Jean Dubuffet, Gai Savoir
Maurice Lemaitre, Lettre rock
Isidore Isou, Rituel somptueux pour la sélection des espèces
Popera Cosmic, La chanson du lièvre de Mars
Jean Constantin, Les pantoufles à papa
Henri Salvador, J'aime tes g'noux
William Sheller (feat. Annie Girardot), Jerk
Joe Dassin, C'est La Vie Lily
Serge Gainsbourg, Flash-forward
Jean-Claude Vannier, Cette race bizarre
Hugues O., Ellipse / À toi
Claude Morgan, Le Slag
Barney Wilen, Zombizar
Bertrand Burgalat, Ma rencontre
Michel Houellebecq, Derniers temps
Francois Bréant, Chase Along The North Freeway
François De Roubaix, Avron Evrard
Phillippe Besbombes, Flipper
Roland Bocquet, Epsilove
Catharsis, Christophe
Fondation, Le Bal de grâce
Alain Goraguer, Déshominisation (I)
Pierre Henry & Michel Colombier, Teen Tonic
Jean-Christophe Averty, LSD !
Alain Kan, Heureusement en France, on ne se drogue pas
Musique Noise, Pzkr!
Magma, Retrovision (Je Suis Revenu De L'univers)
Guy Skornik, Pourquoi ça va ?

Tuesday, December 18, 2012


 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


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 - Basil Kirchin
In the Neighbourhood - Tom Waits
King's Cross - Pet Shop Boys
Architecture and Morality - Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
The Big Country - Talking Heads
City vs. Country - Jonathan Richman
Primitive London 3 - Basil Kirchin
Big City (Everybody I Know Can Be Found Here) - Spacemen 3
Downtown - The B-52s
A New Career in a New Town - David Bowie
Primitive London 4 - Basil Kirchin
The Stuff - Big Legs
Super Rich Kids (feat. Earl Sweatshirt) - Frank Ocean
Gentrification - Oddisee
The Hackney Gentrification Song - Robin Grey
Gentrification for Dummies - The Bananas
Gentrification - R. Stevie Moore
Primitive London 5 - Basil Kirchin
This Town Ain't Big Enough for the Both of Us - Sparks
Crest - Stereolab
Primitive London 6 - Basil Kirchin
A Good Home - George Cromarty

Sunday, December 18, 2011



with Yo-Ho Ho's Andy Cooke & Nathaniel Mellors

Recorded live OUTSIDE TIME, nowhere.



Christmas with the Devil - Spinal Tap
No Xmas for John Quays - The Fall
It's Christmas once again - Frankie Lymon
If we make it through december - Merle Haggard
Santa goes straight to the ghetto - Snoop Dogg
Stuff the turkey - Alien Sex Fiend
Silent Night - Phil Spector
Christmas in Jail - The Youngsters
Happy Christmas (i don't want to fight) - The Ramones
Christmas at Ground Zero - Weird Al Jankovic
The 8 days of Christmas - Destiny's Child
The Christmas Orphan - John Shuttleworth
Xmas Everyday - The Rebel
Lou Reed's Christmas message
Christmas in February - Lou Reed
Back Door Santa - Clarence Carter
Stuart Christmas Stuart - Miles Davis
Silent Night - John Fahey

Sunday, August 1, 2010



'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


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Louie Louie – Richard Berry & the Pharoahs
Louie Louie – The Sonics
Louie Louie – Toots & the Maytals
Louie Louie – The Last
Louie Louie – Friar Tuck
Louie Louie – Black Flag
Louie Louie – The Kinks
Louie Louie – Les Dantz & His Orchestra
Louie Louie – Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
Louie Louie – Rockin' Robin Roberts
Louie Louie – Otis Redding
Louie Louie – The Kingsmen
Louie Louie – Rice University Marching Band
Louie Louie – The Cramps
Louie Louie – Patti Smith
Louie Louie – The Challengers
Louie Louie – Motörhead
Louie Louie – The Beach Boys
Louie Louie – 39 Clocks
Louie Louie – The Sandpipers
Louie Louie – Iggy & The Stooges
Louie Louie – The Impressions

Friday, June 18, 2010



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.


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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 Ain't Easy - David Bowie
Games Without Frontiers - Peter Gabriel
Couldn't Get Ahead - The Fall
Fame and Fortune - Mission of Burma
In Fairness - Skill 7 Stamina 12
Convincing People - Throbbing Gristle
Deadlock - CAN
(The Moment Before) Everything's Spoiled - The Wedding Present
There's No Such Thing as Victory - Felt
Loss Adjuster (Excerpt, Pt. 2) - Jarvis Cocker
Lost John - Lonnie Donegan
Lose - Dinosaur Jr.
They Are Losing the War - Ikonika
Resigned - Derek Bailey
Here - Pavement
Life Goes Off - Jim O'Rourke
Don't Let the Sun Go Down On Your Grievances - Daniel Johnston
Born a Loser - Don Ray
The last 1 minute and 20 seconds of the album 'Rank' - The Smiths