Out of the mists of South Shropshire, England, during one long summer in the mid
1980's, emerged a pirate radio station by the name of Radio Bangladesh. Nothing to
do you might think with the state in the Indian Sub-Continent, but a rag-tag bunch
of low-life who were ardent fans of the ex-Fall guitar player Marc Riley, whose new
band, “The Creepers”, were enjoying indie chart stardom with sonic delights such
as “Jumper Clown” and “Location Bangladesh” from whence the station was named.
Secretly funded by agents of the Reg May Organisation Inc., the aim was to subvert
the goodly folk of Ludlow into purchasing Reg May's sausages, using powerful new
methods of subliminal suggestion, transmitted along with a rich diet of indie pop
classics and furious beats, to grab a dissaffected youth culture raised on emasculated
Northern Soul and Country and Western so beloved by their parents.
The Radio Bangladesh crew were initially: Monty, Tom C and Dave T, ably assisted
by other reprobates from the Ludlow area who brought along such Vinyl delights as:
“Ted Chippington's Non-Stop Party Hits of the 50's, 60's and 70's”, The Membranes,
Killing Joke, The Fall, Davey DMX et al.
The station later moved to Stafford, and the line-up was complemented by Captain
Mushroom, Reggie Roughneck and Howie the Rat with his Hangover Show. Listeners inundated
Radio Bangladesh with requests and demo tapes, and even came over to visit (entry
fee was cans or bottles of alcohol). Howie's Hangover show was a great hit with the
girls from Dunstan House, who recorded jingles for his show, and made lewd remarks.
A satisfied listener - Farmer A. Clark of Ditton Priors writes: “Who are these drug-crazed
imbeciles, pedalling filth and depravity on the airwaves? They'd better keep orf