Monthly Archives: February 2020

The Show: BNE

A recent flying visit to Brisbane by Fraserhead shaped the playlist today. A tight schedule meant he could not get to any gigs or record shopss but scouring Bandcamp later on for Brisbane’s alt, indie, left-field and electronically tinged offerings shed light on quite a vibrant music culture. Think of it as a musical travelogue rather than an exhaustive survey. Thank you also to Mel Echo of Melbourne’s Annual Leaf for recommendations and pointers too.

PS: The above image is a detail of “Borne On The Wind” (2013) by Brisbane born artist Anne Wallace from her Suburban Noir project. The major survey Anne Wallace: Strange ways at QUT Art Museum more than made up for missing out on gigs and record shops.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 29 February 2020

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

  • OLD ALPS – First light
  • RELAY TAPES – Dream Colour
  • NITE FIELDS – Not Your Time
  • DUMB THINGS – Today Tonight
  • SOME JERKS – A Million Girls
  • REGURGITATOR – Roxx for Brains
  • CNT EVN – All or Nothing
  • KERBSIDE COLLECTION – Waiting Game
  • PATRSN – All In The Eyes
  • MIDDLE NAME DANCE BAND – Ricardo
  • TIGER PEARSON – The New England Highway
  • X CLUB. – SENSATION
  • ANARCHOSOPHIST – Substance D
  • TUPPERWAVE – Wasted Time
  • CLOUD TANGLE – Falling Asleep
  • ALESSANDRO CORTINI + LAWRENCE ENGLISH – Immediate Horizon 3
  • THAT SONG THAT YOU SING FOR THE SUN – U35m2b
  • MICRONODE – Virtual Landscapes
  • BIN LICKER – Nite lizard
  • DEATH COMES CRAWLING – I Would Spread My Wings So Wide
  • SYRUP, GO ON – Don’t Go (Riding Down The Cosmic Drain)
  • WAAX – Wild & Weak
  • HATCHIE – Obsessed
  • J. FRANCIS – circles
  • THE GOON SAX – Losing Myself
  • FINGERLESS – Tambourine Addict Who Plays The Drugs
  • EAST OF WEST – Nine Lives
  • TIANA KHASI – Good Things

The Show: And we want to get loaded

RIP Andrew Weatherall

And on with the show…

(but if you want a much, much better show…

…and there’s way more where that came from)

Direct download: The Joint – 22 February 2020

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

  • MY BLOODY VALENTINE  –  Soon (Andy Weatherall Mix)
  • BEKAH CC  –  No Change
  • NICK DRAKE  –  At The Chime Of A City Clock
  • JON SABLE  –  Dust 2 Ashes
  • AGAINST ALL LOGIC · LYDIA LUNCH  –  If You Can’t Do It Good, Do It Hard
  • ONIRICO  –  Stolen Moments
  • POP UP!  –  Surprise
  • PINS  –  Hot Slick
  • MEN AND HEALTH  –  Smoof Operator
  • WORKING MENS CLUB  –  White Rooms & People
  • THE STROKES  –  At The Door
  • BEYAZ  –  B
  • DIVINGSTATION95  –  Memphis Funeral Home (Single Mix)
  • MARTYN BOOTYSPOON  –  The Grid
  • KIRK THE FLIRT  –  Changes
  • BOYS NOIZE  –  Buchla 100
  • COBRA KILLER  –  Without A Sun
  • MASARIMA  –  Freak Like U
  • PELADA  –  Ajetreo
  • JUNIORE  –  Ah Bah D’accord
  • JEANINES  –  Been In The Dark
  • THE FREAKEES  –  Perfect Hair
  • HEAVYLARRY  –  Micro Management
  • BOYS NOIZE  –  Girl Crush (featuring Rico Nasty)
  • GANG STARR  –  Bad Name (Remix) (featuring Method Man & Redman)
  • THROBBING GRISTLE  –  E-Coli
  • I BREAK HORSES  –  I’ll Be The Death Of You
  • P.R.N.D.L.  –  DRIVE
  • HOOK  –  Yes Man
  • DEANTONI PARKS  –  Tears In Rain II
  • PRIMAL SCREAM  –  Higher Than The Sun (A Dub Symphony In Two Parts)

The Show: How Stock, Aitken & Waterman Wrote “Buffalo Stance”

In all the years we’ve been listening to “Buffalo Stance” we never knew it’s genesis was in a 1987 SAW production for Morgan McVey called “Looking Good Diving”.  Things come more into focus with the “Diving With The Wild Bunch” remix on the 12″, featuring Neneh Cherry herself. It’s no great secret, it’s been blogged about numerous times. Possibly, probably, we don’t pay enough attention. However, the story is now impossible to escape in light of the slew of re-releases of “Raw Like Sushi” on it’s 30th anniversary.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 15 February 2020

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

  • MORGAN MCVEY  –  Looking Good Diving
  • BAXTER DURY  –  I’m Not Your Dog
  • nano神社 (✪㉨✪)  –  Meet Me In Vent It’s Time To Scrim
  • HILARY WOODS  –  Tongues Of Wild Boar
  • NILES COOPER  –  Starlight
  • BRYAN THE MENSAH  –  Medicine
  • KOFFEE  –  Raggamuffin
  • ROSALÍA  –  Juro Que
  • AESOP ROCK  –  Rogue Wave
  • VEGYN  –  Cowboy ALLSTAR
  • SUKDATCH  –  Hey Jolie
  • STORE FRONT  –  Rip the Price Off
  • HMLTD  –  The West Is Dead
  • SEVDALIZA  –  Oh My God
  • THA GOD FAHIM  –  Cash Rulez
  • ANORAK PATCH  –  Beans
  • DMA’S  –  Life is a Game of Changing
  • ATLETAS  –  VHS
  • DESERTA  –  Hide
  • 645AR  –  Yoga (featuring Olarunt)
  • GEORGIA  –  Ray Guns
  • I BREAK HORSES  –  Death Engine
  • CAROL RICH  –  Computered Love
  • LOOSE TOOTH  –  Lonely
  • DISQ  –  Loneliness
  • AGONY  –  Solar Funk
  • THE SYLVERS  –  Stay Away from Me
  • CINDY LEE  –  Speaking From Above
  • SKEE MASK  –  Flyby Vfr
  • JOCKSTRAP  –  Acid
  • HINDS  –  Good Bad Times
  • MORGAN MCVEY  –  Looking Good Diving With The Wild Bunch (featuring Neneh Cherry)

 

The Show: The people I have met are not as pretty as they seem…

No, the blog title doesn’t refer to that handsome and clever linguist Lawrence Arabia chap above, but instead is a line from Ella Chau Yin Chi aka French_concession’s new single End of Time (and more about that down below).

Not too long ago Mr Arabia got into a bit of bother when, as a former resident who visits Christchurch occasionally post-earthquakes, he commented on the blandness of the new city centre. We however think he would be a good town crier for Ōtautahi.

James Dann sums up the silly response nicely in his Same As It Ever Was post here.

Anyway, playing Lawrence Arabia’s 2012 track “The 03” seemed like the perfect way to kick off the show today.

I’m going back to the 03
To see the places where I used to be
Getting punched on High Street mall
Getting drunk at the college ball

 

As promised, coming back to French_concession, here’s the video for the new single End of Time

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 8 February 2020

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

  • LAWRENCE ARABIA – The 03
  • FRENCH_CONCESSION – End of Time *
  • KAMANDI – Not Biting My Tongue
  • SEB THE VEGABOND – skullspooner
  • PAPLOCO – YOU NO SOUL
  • VELVET C – Word Has It
  • SASCHA FUNKE – WOM
  • DAME BONNET – Portamento
  • BRONNT INDUSTRIES KAPITAL – Force The Line
  • WOLFEY – H.U.W
  • ATLETAS – Um Ano, Quatro
  • THE TACKS – One Last Goodbye
  • GUARDIAN SINGLES – Heartland
  • WASTED SHIRT – Double the Dream
  • SLIFT – Hyperion
  • EYE – Kill The Slavemaster
  • LONESOMECARBOY – Sunlight in Riga
  • MASKS – Broken Glass
  • GRÜN WASSER – Driving
  • ROOTS MANUVA – Hard Bastards
  • FLEET.DREAMS – 888
  • VODOR L ZECK – Trainpiratism
  • TECWAA – Bania
  • JACQUES GREENE – Stars
  • TOPHU – Ted Nyungen
  • MELANIE VELARDE – Another Para

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: Look at those bezels.

AK DAN GWANG CHIL – Youngjeonggeori

ADG7 might create traditional minyo music from Hwanghae-do in South Korea but it has a slight feel of late 70’s / early 80’s no wave / alternative / post-punk. So, naturally, we love it.

“2 Old For This Shit” Trailer

File this under “things you never knew you wanted” – a punk rock opera based on Lethal Weapon 2, courtesy of Boyle Heights. If you desire a physical copy it’s available on VHS only. The 10 song / 14 minute package acts as a soundtrack to the band recreating their favourite scenes from the 1989 movie.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 01 February 2020

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

  • nano神社 (✪㉨✪)  –  The Birth Of A Golden Age*
  • ANI GLASS  –  Mirores
  • ISLET  –  Geese
  • MOLCHAT DOMA  –  Dance (танцевать)
  • AK DAN GWANG CHIL (ADG7)  –  영정거리 (Youngjeonggeori)
  • SHIT & SHINE  –  3AXA3
  • NOVELIST  –  Pay What Is Owed
  • DIVINGSTATION95  –  Divingstation1996
  • ROXIE COLA  –  There 4 U
  • LUKE HAINES AND PETER BUCK  –  Jack Parsons
  • CORNERSHOP  –  St Marie Under Canon
  • THE HOMESICK  –  Male Bonding
  • CUCUMB45  –  OpxThermin
  • COBRA KILLER  –  Chemie Des Alltags
  • BOYLE HEIGHTS  –  Toilet Bomb
  • m a g g i e . w a v  –  Phantasy Terminus
  • ITCHY BUGGER  –  Nothin Tougher Than Hard Yakka
  • COLLEEN GRANT  –  Latin Parang
  • P.E.  –  Top Ticket
  • SIR WAS  –  Letter
  • HOOK  –  Crashed My Car
  • LIGHTNING BOLT  –  Spaceman
  • RAKTA  –  Miragem
  • SOAKIE  –  Boys On Stage
  • LIÉ  –  Digging in the Desert
  • DOUGLAS DARE  –  The Joy In Sarah’s Eyes
  • NAP EYES  –  Mark Zuckerberg
  • GORILLAZ  –  Momentary Bliss (featuring slowthai & Slaves) (Episode One)
  • ZEBRA KATZ  –  Ish
  • THE BOMB SNIFFING DOGS  –  The One Show

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.