The Show: 1971 was a good year

1971. Fifty whole years ago.

A good year for The Arsenal (winning the coveted Football League First Division and FA Cup double).

A good year for music (with albums from the likes of Can, Carly Simon, Harry Nilsson, Serge Gainsbourg, Captain Beeheart, The Carpenters and many others).

And the year Fraserhead was born.

Saying that, sadly no music from 1971 in the mix today (Harry Nilsson a few weeks back was it), but there’s a token effort with some found footage of The Arsenal’s double winning season (apologies to Spurs and Liverpool fans), and then there’s the usual cryptic blend of beats and noises.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 16 January 2021

Notebooks out completists, here’s the playlist in full…

  • THE ARSENAL 1971 FIRST TEAM SQUAD – Good Old Arsenal
  • OLSVANGÈR – Cinema Fascista
  • PROFESSOR JOHAN BRING – Verklighetens dans
  • KEANU RAVES & HARVO – Never Get Tired
  • KARLITA – La Chamade
  • ASHYL – 911 Call
  • BRUNO WILLMOTT-DALTON – Shift-Glitch
  • SABINE WOJNAR – Bruised Banana
  • MOGWAI – Ritchie Sacramento
  • EMMA RUTH RUNDLE & THOU – Hollywood
  • R. MISSING – Darkness, I’ll Always Be Your Girl
  • WATERFALLS – Impressionistic
  • JUNO IS – Ur Looking So Ideal
  • THE ARSENAL – Spurs 0 Arsenal 1: The title decider at the Lane 1971
  • INTERNAZIONALE – Mussels, Rococo Chair, Ecstasy
  • RICHARD NORRIS – Music For Healing 11
  • ANDY BELL – Heat Haze On Weyland Road
  • JUPITER JAX – Solace
  • ROBERT BUSHIŃSKY – Big Mess in the White House
  • SLEAFORD MODS – Nudge It (feat. Amy Taylor)
  • S:BAHN – We Move
  • HOORSEES – Videogames
  • CASPER THOMSON – Doctrine
  • THE ARSENAL – FA Cup Final – Liverpool v Arsenal 1971
  • 2XM – Spaces Between
  • 2 BILLION BEATS – Beats Of No Nation
  • STUBB – We Are Launching (feat. Jane Weaver)
  • IRO AKA – Cycles
  • THE ARSENAL 1971 FIRST TEAM SQUAD – The Boys From Highbury

* The inspiration for this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: Futile Attempts

Any spare time we had over the Christmas and New year period was spent listening and re-listening to Kim Noble’s “Futile Attempts (at Surviving Tomorrow)” podcast – and we’re still only up to episode 6/10.

If you want a lazy half-arsed comparison think Blue Jam but, arguably, less surreal and, possibly, more mundane (with the added caveat that mundane is completely the wrong word).

Whilst we continue to struggle for the right adjective you can simply judge for yourself using the video sample below and the audio excerpts in today’s show.

High Five Hat

Humanity sucks… We all need encouragement to keep going…so I made this hat.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 9 January 2021

Notebooks out completists, here’s the playlist in full…

  • RATS ON RAFTS  –  Tokyo Music Experience
  • BACKXWASH  –  Psalms 23 (featuring Camp Blood)
  • CUPCAKKE  –  GUM
  • MÜCHA  –  A Narrow Fate
  • THE COOL GREENHOUSE  –  Alexa!
  • KING CREOSOTE  –  Susie Mullen
  • SCALPING  –  CHAMBER

Kim Noble “Notes On Human Kindness” Excerpt #1

  • HEALTH  –  CYBERPUNK 2.0.2.0.
  • TARAS BULBA  –  Fishcat Mother
  • break_fold  –  Meanwhile… Up in Trump Tower
  • SLEEPER & SNAKE  –  Shoot Through
  • MOONCHILD SANELLY  –  Thunda Thighs
  • LAEL NEALE  –  Every Star Shivers In The Dark

Kim Noble “Notes On Human Kindness” Excerpt #2

  • WE ARE JOINERS  –  9 Times A Week
  • THE GIRLS  –  Pedestrian Walk
  • GANG STARR  –  Glowing Mic
  • BADBADNOTGOOD & MF DOOM  –  The Chocolate Conquistadors
  • A NUMBER OF NAMES  –  Sharevari
  • THE CHILLS  –  You’re Immortal
  • POPSHOP!  –  Courting
  • FANCY ROSY  –  Punk Police

Kim Noble “Notes On Human Kindness” Excerpt #3

  • ENNY  –  Peng Black Girls Remix (featuring Jorja Smith)
  • CALIFORNIA WORLD  –  West Coastin’
  • NANCY SINATRA & LEE HAZLEWOOD  –  Arkansas Coal
  • TOMBERLIN  –  Hours (Katie Dey Remix)
  • CASSIO KOHL  –  Broken
  • MANIC STREET PREACHERS  –  Spectators Of Suicide (featuring Gwenno) (Welsh Version)

The Show: Doomsday

RIP MF DOOM. 1971-2020.

Saddened to learn that MF DOOM aka Daniel Dumile, one of The Joint’s patron saints, passed away on 31 October 2020. The first quarter of the show today features some of DOOM’s highlights but it’s difficult to do justice to a lyrical genius, so follow these links for more detailed reflection…

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On a more joyous and Christmassy note, ‘Barry: The Man Who Moves The Music’ was released just before Xmas in honour of Ōtautahi scene champion, RDU Wednesday Drive host and all-around living legend Andrew Barry aka A BAZ. All proceeds go to the Christchurch City Mission – Te Whare Mīhana ki Ōtautahi. Have a listen below.

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And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 2 January 2021

Notebooks out completists, here’s the playlist in full…

  • MF DOOM – Gas Drawls
  • MF DOOM – Doomsday
  • VIKTOR VAUGHN – Saliva
  • KING GEEDORAH – Fazers
  • MADVILLAIN – America’s Most Blunted
  • MF DOOM – Hoe Cakes
  • BADBADNOTGOOD & MF DOOM – The Chocolate Conquistadors
  • BENTLEY – Sauce
  • HARRY NILSSON – Jump Into The Fire
  • JEAN PENNE – Chicken Katsu Curry
  • KARLITA – Body Language
  • PINK SIIFU & FLY ANAKIN – Mind Right feat. Liv.e (prod. Jay Versace)
  • MONO/POLY – As Long As The Love Is Divine
  • AZURE – Southern Tropics
  • 2XM – Solace
  • INSTANT FANTASY – Crimson and Clover
  • SHEET SWEATER – Glomesh
  • VIOLET FRENCH – Box Without Sides
  • MICA LEVI – Wings
  • STEVE REICH & PAT METHENY – Electric Counterpoint (Fast Movement – Part 3)
  • COM TRUISE – She melts
  • NNHMN – In darkness
  • NULL_USER – slow_wav
  • MOON WIRING CLUB – In Holiday 1801 Mood
  • STUBB – Love Will Tear Us Apart feat. Lowri

The Show: Aquarium Drunkard vs Funky 16 Corners

First up, an addendum to The Joint from 12/12/2020.

If you enjoyed the last 10 minutes of that show, lifted from the recent Steve McQueen “Lovers Rock” film, let us point you in the direction of  J.D. Twitch’s SoundCloud page. He had a much more creative vision than we did, placing the a cappella cast version of Janet Kay’s “Silly Games” over a Denis Bovell remix of the same song.

And, now, on with the show – a mix of two festive halves. The first half comes courtesy of Aquarium Drunkard and the second half courtesy of Funky 16 Corners.

Direct download: The Joint – 26 December 2020

  • MIKEY DREAD  –  JBC Radio broadcast, Christmas Eve 1978
  • SILVERTONES  –  Bling Bling Christmas
  • ALTON ELLIS  –  Praise Jah, It’s Christmas
  • PREMO & JOE  –  Peace On Earth
  • DOREEN SHAFFER  –  Wishing You A Merry Christmas
  • AL & THE VIBRATORS  –  Merry Christmas
  • JACKIE MITTOO  –  Joy Joy
  • KINGSTONIANS, THE  –  Merry Merry Christmas
  • CIMARONS, THE  –  Holy Christmas
  • PALEMINA & FAITH D’AGUILAR  –  Santa Ketch Up Eena Mango Tree
  • ALTON ELLIS & THE LIPSTICKS  –  Merry Merry Christmas
  • SUGAR MINOTT  –  Christmas Jambree
  • OWEN GRAY  –  Collins Greetings
  • MAYTALS, THE  –  Happy Christmas (The Christmas Song)
  • HALF PINT  –  Christmas Vibes
  • ETHIOPIANS, THE  –  Ding Dong Bell
  • LITTLE JOHN  –  Save A Little For Christmas
  • HEPTONES  –  Christmas Is Here
  • DON CORNEL & THE ETERNALS  –  Christmas Joy
  • LEE SCRATCH PERRY & SANDRA ROBINSON  –  Merry Christmas Happy New Year

 

  • IKE AND TINA TURNER  –  Merry Christmas Baby
  • OTIS REDDING  –  White Christmas
  • SOULFUL STRINGS  –  Jingle Bells
  • ALBERT KING  –  Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin’
  • FELICE TAYLOR  –  It May Be Winter Outside (But In My Heart It’s Spring)
  • HONEY AND THE BEES  –  Jing Jing a Ling
  • THE GEMS  –  Love For Christmas
  • JAMES BROWN  –  Santa Claus Go Straight to the Ghetto
  • CHARLES BROWN  –  Merry Christmas Baby
  • COUNT SIDNEY AND THE DUKES  –  Soul Christmas
  • DONNY HATHAWAY  –  This Christmas
  • BOBBY HOLLOWAY  –  Funky Little Drummer Boy
  • CLARENCE CARTER  –  Backdoor Santa
  • HARVEY AVERNE BAND  –  Let’s Get It Together This Christmas
  • J HINES AND THE BOYS  –  A Funky X-Mas To You
  • FREDDY KING  –  I Hear Jingle Bells
  • DEE IRWIN AND MAMIE GALORE  –  All I Want For Christmas Is Your Love
  • JOHNNY AND JON  –  Christmas in Vietnam
  • JOHN LEE HOOKER  –  Blues For Christmas
  • GEORGE CONEDY  –  El Nino Del Tambor
  • SOULFUL STRINGS  –  Merry Christmas Baby

The Show: I can barely remember how it feels…

Almost the end of the year and out of the blue Joint favourite MICA LEVI sneakily drops her first ever solo album. For that reason there was a quick rejig of today’s playlist to start proceedings with possibly the shortest track we’ve played all year, but definitely the track with the longest name. See playlist details below.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 19 December 2020

Notebooks out completists, here’s the playlist in full…

  • MICA LEVI – A plain clothed Jimi Hendrix drives me to Newcastle. For some reason the trip will take 3 days and he is going to do it for £150. He drives really smoothly and only listens to one album which is by someone with Joy in their name. Joy’s music is covers of classic rock songs but with all the edge smoothed off. We arrive in Brazil and I impress someone because I say obrigado. The same person asks me to find them an intern. I don’t think I can but I try. I am nervous in the girls changing room and play trap songs loud off my phone.
  • CARAMEL SMOOTH HEAVEN & JESS ASPINWALL – Cant I? (feat. luis)
  • FRENCH CONCESSION – Peak
  • JUNO IS – It’s No Groover
  • MARSHEAUX – We Met Bernard Sumner At A Christmas Party Last Night
  • IN AETERNAM VALE + VERONICA VASICKA – Ghost Rider
  • I DRINK YOUR BLOOD – The Black Widower
  • ALTHEA AND DONNA – Uptown Top Ranking
  • THE REVOLUTIONARIES – Kunta Kinte
  • YOUNG GHO​$​T X LIAM K. SWIGGS – POSSESSED
  • CUSTARD SQUARE – Occultation
  • SMURPHY – Intuition
  • SOULWAX – Empty Dancefloor *
  • SHUBOSTAR – Lynch
  • 2XM – Floating Desire
  • THE SECRET SOUL SOCIETY – I Can’t Sleep at Night
  • GALCHER LUSTWERK – I Had To Slow It Down
  • EQUALS – Azym
  • ARMS AND SLEEPERS – So Much Sometimes
  • ANDY BELL – Indica
  • BILLY NOMATES – Hippy Elite
  • ROBERTA FIDORA – BLACK ARROW
  • BORN DAYS – Is This Reality
  • DRY CLEANING – Scratchcard Lanyard
  • DRY CLEANING – Spoils
  • DRY CLEANING – Phone Scam
  • STEPHEN MCCARTHY – Pretty City
  • SAINT SATORI – Middle Eastern Love Song

* The inspiration for this week’s lyrical heading.