The Show: The mystery of Scottish sport is why we hate the English so…

Euro 2020 2021 is currently underway and preparation for today’s show coincided with the build up to the England versus Scotland match.

So much to play for! A win for Scotland would surely guarantee secession or independence. And a win for England would surely vindicate Brexiteers everywhere. Or maybe we were being unrealistic. And then we woke up Saturday morning and saw the match end in a 0-0 draw.

However, we will never pass up an excuse to rummage around in the archives and play Primal Scream, Irvine Welsh & On-U Sound’s The Big Man And The Scream Team Meet The Barmy Army Uptown.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 19 June 2021

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

  • DOUJIN DUKE – A i s l e_3 0
  • PRIMAL SCREAM, IRVINE WELSH AND ON-U-SOUND – The Big Man And The Scream Team Meet The Barmy Army Uptown (Full Strength Fortified Dub) *
  • JÄH DIVISION – Isolation Dub
  • DON EVANS & THE PARAGONS – Danger In Your Eyes
  • MALI-I – I-Give (Soft Metal Remix)
  • NABIHAH IQBAL – Elvis
  • ANIKA – Change
  • JORJA CHAMBERS – I’ll Be Waiting
  • MARIA KELLY – Dimme
  • FARAH – Fountain Of Youth
  • NECRUM SELECT – Pocket Fulla Stonez
  • HUS KINGPIN – The Atticus Play
  • 2XM – Altitude
  • CINTHIE – City Lights
  • GASPARD AUGÉ – Hey!
  • COLD CAVE – Psalm 23
  • SON LUX – Sever [feat. Holland Andrews]
  • MERCEDES CAMBRIDGE – Woman
  • HILLS – Och Solen Sänkte Sig Röd
  • OV PAIN – Daytripping
  • ACID ROOSTER – Stereofuzz
  • DLINA VOLNY – Redrum
  • LANA DEL REY – Text Book
  • LOVESHADOW – Candlelight (To Albion)
  • KENNY DALGLISH, SANDY JARDINE AND THE NEW FIRM – Each Saturday (from The John Peel Show 5 September 1979)

* The inspiration for this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: Well the furniture’s the same, but the menu’s rearranged…

Newish from the one and only BLAIR PARKES “maybe you heard”. Perfect fuzziness straight outta New Brighton, New Zealand. As the wise Grant Smithies recently said “the perfect golden ratio of melody to noise”. Couldn’t agree more.

Download it here: https://blairparkes.bandcamp.com/track/maybe-you-heard

By the way, today’s blog heading was inspired by the rather fabulous “Mork n Mindy” collaboration between BILLY NOMATES and SLEAFORD MODS.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 21 November 2020

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

  • EMMA RUTH RUNDLE & THOU – Into Being
  • DIVIDE AND DISSOLVE – Denial
  • LINGUA IGNOTA – DO YOU DOUBT ME TRAITOR
  • ANNA VON HAUSSWOLFF – All Thoughts Fly
  • MERMAID CHUNKY – These Girls
  • VICTORIA MUSSI – This Was
  • BACAO RHYTHM & STEEL BAND – The Healer
  • OM UNIT MEETS SEEKERSINTERNATIONAL – Krnch
  • DESOLATE TESTAMENTS – razor sharp
  • FLUX THE CYNIC – neva look back
  • R.A.P. FERREIRA – DECORUM
  • MF DOOM – Kookies
  • SLEAFORD MODS – Mork n Mindy (feat. Billy Nomates) *
  • BILLY NOMATES – Supermarket Sweep
  • GROVE – Big Poppa
  • REAL LIES – Birds
  • WAKE – Serotonin Dreams
  • BLAIR PARKES – maybe you heard
  • THE RESPONSE – All Of My Flaws
  • BRIGHT FUTURE – Sick Of This World (Gilb’R Dub)
  • VIOLA RENEA – Faros Faras Island
  • HERE THE CAPTAIN SPEAKING, THE CAPTAIN IS DEAD – Temporary Disturbance of the Magnetosphere
  • THE SUNDAE PAINTERS – Thin Air
  • INTERNAZIONALE – Mussels, Rococo Chair, Ecstasy

* The inspiration for this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: We see this thing going zip zap, zap zip, stay there, flash flash flash, zoom, stay there, flash flash flash, zoom zoom zoom zoom, and then off…

After the endless rain and gloomy midwinter, the new Violet French track “I Want the Sky to be Crying” has somehow undampened our spirits.

By the way, today’s blog title was inspired by Shaun Ryder reminiscing about seeing UFOs in his home town of Salford on the way to the bus stop.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 04 July 2020

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

  • PLACES FOR PEOPLE – Sunset Park
  • LOW END ACTIVIST – Game Theory feat. Flowdan
  • RIDER SHAFIQUE AND THE BUG – Burn
  • NAVY BLUE – 22!
  • THE KOREATOWN ODDITY – Weed in LA
  • HADE – Jeep Cherokee XJ
  • SILENT FREEWAY – Ground Floor
  • VIOLET FRENCH – I Want the Sky to be Crying
  • MAG – So Low
  • VANESSA WORM – Heaven To Hell
  • PEAKING LIGHTS – Traffic
  • ANA HELDER – Boleto 101
  • YUNA LESCA – meandtheboys
  • SPECTRAL FEATURING SHAUN RYDER – Zip Zap Zoom (feat. Shaun Ryder) (Mybroken101 remix) *
  • FANTASTIC MAN – Lather of Heaven
  • LEWSBERG – Cold Light of Day
  • THE DWARFS OF EAST AGOUZA – Black Sun of Intent
  • FELIPE GORDON – Acid Horizontal Polka
  • RED AXES – Moonlight Ride
  • DONNA SUMMER – I Feel Love (Special New Version by Patrick Cowley)
  • ÇAYKH – Mogadishoù
  • AREA 3 – Bubble
  • SEI STILL – Tácticas de Guerrilla Urbana

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: My friends are all there, The twinks and the bears, Down those spiral stairs…

In which Fraserhead does things a little bit differently today by starting off with the slow, slow, slow burners and builds up to the bangers at the end, with all sorts in between…

The new Ben Woods album PUT is finally out next Wednesday, and on white vinyl no less. I thought Mr. Woods’ single ROMANCY from earlier this year was going to be my favourite track of 2019 but I didn’t count on hearing another gentle lullaby in the form of GOOD 2 BE SLEEPING. How can you not love a song with the lyric “My friends are all there, The twinks and the bears, Down those spiral stairs…”?

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 12 October 2019

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

  • BEN WOODS – GOOD 2 BE SLEEPING *
  • BORIS – Away From You
  • TRENTEMØLLER – Cold Comfort (feat. Rachel Goswell)
  • CHROMATICS – On The Wall
  • CURSES – Sordo
  • ZANE 2000 – Mansions of Wickedness
  • BLACK RAIN – City of Atomic Ghost
  • ROSA ANSCHÜTZ – Rigid
  • OLYMPIA – Flamingo
  • SUSAN – Haha
  • SECRET KNIVES – Snuff
  • ULTRAVIOLET – Primeval
  • NECRUM SELECT – House Of Jazz
  • MUSHMAN – NGAHERE G-OLD
  • LIAM K. SWIGGS – RAS-TRENCH SWIGGS
  • IRIE MONA – Lovers Chalice
  • SUI ZHEN – Being A Woman
  • SHARI VARI – New York City
  • JENNY HVAL – Six Red Cannas (feat. Vivian Wang, Félicia Atkinson, and Laura Jean)
  • ANTHONY ROTHER – Tokyo Principle
  • LEMMI ASH – Lemmi Ash Theme
  • CHEVALS – Left Behind
  • DIE ORANGEN – Sonne
  • AUTOMATIC – Strange Conversations

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: I’m taking myself to the dirty part of town…

In which David Hasselhoff makes his first ever appearance on The Joint covering the 1989 Jesus and Mary Chain classic “Head On”. He doesn’t do a bad job either. File under #karaokeguiltypleasures

Closer to home we’ve got REDWOOD PATROL TAPE #2 REDWOOD GIRLS by THE BIG FRESH COLLECTIVE on high rotate. Rolling beats, future hip hop, and lo-fi juke courtesy of Liam K. Swiggs and Mushman straight outta the north end of Ōtautahi Christchurch.

Name your price over at The Big Fresh Collective bandcamp!

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 28 September 2019

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

  • LIAM K. SWIGGS – FRESH PRINCE OF THE MAIN NORTH ROAD
  • WORLD OF TWIST – Sons Of The Stage (12 inch extended version)
  • AUTARKIC – WBF
  • ROSE ROYCE – Is It Love You’re After
  • FRANK RODAS – Mandroid
  • DAVID HASSELHOFF – Head On *
  • LOU REBECCA – Break It Apart
  • THE JUAN MACLEAN – You Are My Destiny
  • THE HACKER – Nancy (It Turns Gold) feat. Michael Zodorozny
  • TACIANA – Tudo Faz Sentido (Suba Extended Remix)
  • MARTINA LUSSI – Care
  • MUSHMAN – THE CREME JOINTS
  • DJ EARL – Smoke Breakk
  • POINT BLEAK – Drug Dealer
  • PAVLOV’S PUSS – Charlie Dealt In Pharmaceuticals
  • GOLD MEDAL FAMOUS – Thousand Yard Stare
  • FENELLA – Bright Curse
  • DEAN HURLEY – Birth
  • TRENTEMØLLER – In The Garden (feat. Lina Tullgren)
  • SUO – Unsatisfied Blood
  • BETTYE CRUTCHER – So Lonely Without You
  • PORTISHEAD – Roads
  • GRÜN WASSER – Stranger’s Mouth
  • LAIMA – Home
  • SECRET KNIVES – Spinning Top
  • ADAM HATTAWAY AND THE HAUNTERS – Nothing Lasts
  • DJ PYTHON – Cuando

* Today’s lyrical snippet courtesy of DAVID HASSELHOFF and THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN.