The Show: Joe Frank RIP


The inspiration behind Chris Morris’ Bluejam?

Is it possible to write a sincere eulogy for a person whose existence you weren’t even aware of before they died? That’s the position we find ourselves in with Joe Frank. Lauded this week in many of the podcasts we listen to, we’ve now had a crash course in his surreal and sardonic monologues. For anyone wanting to embark on that same course, there is a Joe Frank documentary, completed before his death, due out this year.

In other audio related news, DPRK’s Moranbong Band make their debut on today’s show in light of their forthcoming PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics appearance. Widely thought to be a gesture designed to ease tensions on the Korean peninsula, the fate of our entire civilisation rests upon the reception to their bombastic mangling of extra-cheesy 80’s pop. May God help us all.

Direct download: The Joint – 27 January 2018

And here’s the playlist in full…

  • REAL DON STEELE, THE  –  Tina Delgado Is Alive
  • SUBURBAN HOMES, THE  –  Anxiety Attack
  • SANDUNES  –  Indigo Village
  • JAM BAXTER & ED SCISSOR – Excellent Donut
  • EELS  –  The Deconstruction
  • IDA’YE  –  Poison Beloved, I’m Lost Without You
  • ZERO ZERO  –  The Sanity Clause (Stoopid)
  • GŪTARA KYŌ  –  Genkai Toppa (Fed Up)
  • DURAN DURAN  –  Girls On Film (Demo)
  • BUSDRIVER  –  Gush
  • YOUNG FATHERS  –  In My View
  • FINN  –  Sometimes The Going Gets A Little Tough
  • CRIME MOB  –  Knuck If You Buck
  • GWENNO  –  Tir Ha Mor

JOE FRANK  –  No More, My Lord

  • POST PRECIOUS  –  Sign Of The Times
  • JEFF RUSHIN  –  Infiltrate (Original Mix)
  • ✿ LILBOOTYCALL ✿  –  Sailor Moon
  • SHACKS, THE  –  Follow Me
  • MR. VEGAS  –  Heads High
  • GANZI MDUDU  –  Chafu Pozi
  • MORANBONG BAND  –  보란듯이 (With Pride)
  • SHAME  –  One Rizla
  • OUGHT  –  Disgraced In America
  • TSHEGUE  –  Muanapoto
  • ST. VINCENT  –  New York (Kelly Lee Owens Remix)
  • FAMILY CAT, THE  –  Steamroller
  • KISSING THE PINK  –  The Last Film (Hymn Version)
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