Author Archives: Fraserhead

The Show: Gimme more Star Wars, gimme open barre chords…

Driving around town yesterday listening to RNZ resulted in multiple earworms and tangled musical threads that needed dealing with. That’s the official explanation for FUN BOY THREE, BANANARAMA, ROXY MUSIC, LL COOL J and a few other cuts from the 60s, 70s and 80s making it on to the show today.

Every track on the show is a highlight, so it feels mean to play favourites, but a tip of the hat to Bill of Human Pleasure Radio for putting us on to Kiwi Jr. In a parallel universe The Cars would have signed to Flying Nun and their offspring would eventually become the house band for a shady sake bar in Toronto. You don’t even have to imagine it, here’s the video…

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 11 January 2020

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

  • FUN BOY THREE – The Lunatics Have Taken Over the Asylum
  • FUN BOY THREE – It Ain’t What You Do It’s The Way That You Do It (feat. Bananarama)
  • BANANARAMA – Aie a Mwana
  • ROXY MUSIC – Pyjamarama
  • EYEDRESS – Trauma
  • THOMAS ISBISTER – A Sign
  • SALAD BOYS – Onwards And Downwards
  • KIWI JR. – Gimme More *
  • MAD FRANK – Pick your pocket
  • LL COOL J – I Can’t Live Without My Radio
  • R.A.P. FERREIRA – Dreams
  • LABI SIFFRE – I Got The…
  • THE VILLAGE CALLERS – Hector
  • THE HONEY DRIPPERS – Impeach The President
  • YĪN YĪN – One Inch Punch
  • PAPLOCO – BISH I GOT
  • GOLDEN BUG & IN FIELDS – Ground (feat. Phoebe Coco)
  • THE MAUSKOVIC DANCE BAND – It’s The Wrong Goodie
  • TOM OF ENGLAND – In Your Town
  • ASE MANUAL – PUT YO ASS (HANDS UP) (feat. Escooter)
  • BYRELL THE GREAT – Hymm For Battle
  • DOCKET PRINTER – Ernie Binn
  • HOVVDY – Pixie
  • TOSHFUMI HINATA – 新しい遊牧民 Atarashii Yuhbokumin
  • FUROR – THE LAST OF US
  • EXAEL – lash (with nm) (vocal dub)
  • TRUCK STOP ALIEN – Desolate (Extended Version)
  • GRAPHEINE – Awake

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: Bar-b-que courtesy J.R.R. Tolkien Jr, George R.R. Martin

Catching up on 2019. Jeremy Deller‘s ‘Everybody in the Place, An Incomplete History of Britain 1984-1992’ somehow intertwining miners’ strikes, civil disobedience, and warehouse raves. Mind blown.

Also glad to see the return of Rory Ferreira aka R.A.P. Ferreira aka Milo aka Scallops Hotel. We thought he had quit the business but in reviewing 2019 discovered his newish R.A.P. Ferreira persona. Who else could rap about J.R.R. Tolkein and George R.R. Martin running a barbecue??? No one. But that was possibly a rhetorical question.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 28 December 2019

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

  • THE WILLIAMS FAIREY BRASS BAND – Pacific 202
  • 2XM – Liquefy
  • DJ PSYCHIATRE – Lonely Samples
  • DONNIE MOUSTAKI – Arcade Night With The Boys
  • CHOCOLATE HILLS – Reboot
  • R.A.P. FERREIRA – Respectdue *
  • LA VAMPIRES DOES COLOGNE – HOWUKISS
  • CHAIA – Up and Down
  • ARWEN – Rock Bottom
  • MINA – Teng (feat. Noire)
  • DISTANT STARS – Brothers & Sisters
  • BLACK DRESSES – MY HEART BEATS OUT OF TIME
  • REPLICANT – The Resistance
  • KCIN – Already Dissolving
  • JOZEF VAN WISSEM & JIM JARMUSCH – The Unclouded Day
  • CARAMEL SMOOTH HEAVEN – Hanging
  • DESOLATE TESTAMENTS – more dusty
  • PAPLOCO – RAINY REDUX
  • ELKKA – Breathe
  • YOSHINORI HAYASHI – U
  • CURSES – Bad For Business
  • HOLOGRAPHIC PLANES (DAMON JEE + ALVARO CABANA) – Quilca
  • DAMON JEE & BONNIE SPACEY – Don’t
  • AFRODESIA – Deep Down In Zanzibar
  • SUMI SAUCE – Walnut

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: This song is for you…

This is not a Christmas special.

It’s definitely NOT a Christmas special but we do start proceedings with THE FALL’S peerless version of JINGLE BELL ROCK. If you can handle that opening salvo you’ll be rewarded with many seasonal gifts such as a sneaky threesome from Otāutahi Christchurch label Club Unique, some dark synths from Distant Stars, beautiful Parisian electro pop via Il Est Vilaine plus too many others to name.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 21 December 2019

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

  • THE FALL – Jingle Bell Rock
  • LENNON/ONO WITH THE PLASTIC ONO BAND – Instant Karma! (We All Shine On)
  • NO BRA – Bangin
  • PUSSY RIOT FEAT. VIC MENSA & JUNGLEPUSSY – Hangerz
  • MINA – Platinum Sex (feat. Amaarae)
  • DISTANT STARS – LLemanja
  • HINDS – Riding Solo
  • SOCCER MOMMY – Lucy
  • MUIREB – In Amber Clad
  • ATNIGHT – Entanglement
  • KEANU RAVES – Lightning Elemental
  • NEUVO WAVO – And The Beat Goes On
  • HAAN808 – Our Fear
  • SLAUSON MALONE – 08_09_14, Smile #1 (feat. Caleb Giles)
  • UNCLE QUENTIN – MYSTERIES
  • COWBOY MACHINE – Sand Dunes
  • BEN WOODS – PRAISE
  • KIM GORDON – Earthquake *
  • KARL LINDH – Ny Manniska Pa 30 Dagar
  • NECRUM SELECT – Gengis Eye
  • DIE ORANGEN – The Island (Back to me)
  • SHIT AND SHINE – Cooking Steaks In The Pocket
  • IL EST VILAINE – Fini Beauté
  • PELLEGRINO – Genti del Mediterraneo
  • BANANAGUN – Out of Reach
  • HARMONIOUS THELONIOUS – Shark Dance
  • TERR – Energy Sync

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: Don’t get your dick in a twist…

It’s the very welcome return of NO BRA aka Susanne Oberbeck with a new album LOVE & POWER.

Not to be outdone, those crazy cats over at THE BIG FRESH COLLECTIVE have just released PROJECT 64 VIP #2, more 160BPM versions of classic Nintendo 64 titles.

Plus here’s a bonus Xmassy picture of the one and only LIAM K. SWIGGS.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 14 December 2019

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

  • LIAM K. SWIGGS – GOLDENBULLSEYE VIP
  • PAPLOCO – REDIAL VIP
  • DJ RUGGED SHARK – LOST WOODZ VIP
  • DISTANT STARS – Reaction Time
  • THE HACKER – Chelsea Boots
  • AGB – Brecht hat er
  • NO BRA – Who Is The God (feat. Abdu Ali) *
  • SHIT AND SHINE – Kentucky Cellphone (feat. Tropical Trash)
  • ADSX WITH HANOBEN – SCREAM (Sharif Laffrey Nightwork)
  • FRANK RODAS – Labyrinths
  • LOST JOHANSSON – Guincho
  • CHECKPOINT 303 – Gaza Sea Minor (feat. Ghassan Kanafani)
  • DJ HEALER – 2 The Dark
  • CARAMEL SMOOTH HEAVEN & JESS ASPINWALL – Through
  • SQÜRL – Robby’s Theme
  • YUMI ZOUMA – Right Track / Wrong Man
  • JAINS MIND – Separate / Mind Go
  • GABE GURNSEY – You Can
  • NECRUM SELECT – Give It
  • SAMO DJ – Pär Och Annika (Ex-Terrestrial Remix)
  • AKAI SOLO & PINK SIIFU – Black Everything
  • CORNELL CAMPBELL & SCIENTIST – Bandulo (12 inch mix)
  • RAINER VEIL – Shallows
  • HIRO KONE – Shatter The Gangue Of Piety
  • DATASSETTE – Kestrel Manoeuvres In The Dark
  • QNETE & CARMEL – Canterburied

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: Nobody gets what they want anymore…

Well, that’s a catchy way of sampling and looping Marlon Williams and Aldous Harding. The Leonard Simpson Duo (Guilty Simpson x Leonard Charles) album LSD is out 31 Jan 2020. Tip of the hat to The Vinyl Factory.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 7 December 2019

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

  • NEUVO WAVO – Let There Be Drums
  • MODULA – Descending the Abyss
  • COSMO VITELLI – Groupe Surdose
  • AUTOMATIC – Electrocution
  • NO BRA – Sex Slaves In The White House
  • LIGHTNING BOLT – USA Is A Psycho
  • CASSETTEBOY – Cassetteboy vs Boris Johnson
  • DESOLATE TESTAMENTS – sauvie
  • CAURAL – We & You
  • POINT BLEAK – Medicine
  • THE LEONARD SIMPSON DUO – Nobody *
  • BLU – Beast Mode (feat. Cashus King, Shawn Jackson, Yamin Semali & Local Blacc)
  • EDWARD – It Doesn’t Matter Judy
  • YABBY YOU – Lazy Mood
  • UNCLE QUENTIN – PEACE OF MIND
  • PETER WRIGHT – Close The Door Behind You When You Leave
  • BEN WOODS – INDULGE
  • PAVLOV’S PUSS – New Brighton’s For Lovers
  • UMLAUT! – Soap
  • SPACE GARAGE – Space Garage (Extended Venom Mix)
  • KARIMA F – Flaccid House
  • WESTLAKE & HAYTER – Forty Two
  • TRENTEMØLLER – Try A Little (feat. Jenny Lee)
  • ED LONGO AND THE APPLIED ARTS ENSEMBLE – Love On The Line
  • SPACE GHOST – Sim City (feat. Morgan)
  • WHODAMANNY – Dance To The Bone

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.