The Show: I wish I was a big bulldozer, so I can run over all the poseurs…

We ♥ CUTICLES!!!

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 14 August 2021

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

  • FACE CULTURE – Pieces
  • MAARA – Dungeon Babez
  • EL MICHELS AFFAIR – Unathi
  • ISAAC AESILI – Runaway
  • MAINLINE MAGIC ORCHESTRA – Xumba Xumba
  • DAVID SHRIGLEY – Doctors
  • WOODY & JEREMY – Rolling in the Basement
  • JULIAN TEAKLE – Things Don’t Always Work Out The Way You Wanna
  • CUTICLES – Discarded Cream Pavlova *
  • SOCIAL SPORT X LIAM K. SWIGGS – KHLORINE
  • YOOFEE – Fermata
  • SORDID SOUND SYSTEM – Escape Temps Au Revoir
  • FRENCH FOR RABBITS – Ouija Board
  • ANIKA – Never Coming Back
  • HECTORINE – 4 in the Morning
  • PHOEBE RINGS – January Blues
  • 박혜진 PARK HYE JIN – Let’s Sing Let’s Dance
  • CARAMEL SMOOTH HEAVEN – Pinch
  • NØKKEN – DREAMZ
  • SEDEF ADASI – Mermaids On Acid
  • NEW ORDER – Confusion
  • CB – Force Majeure
  • MADONNATRON – Venus & Rahu (Trashmouth Remix)
  • NICE GIRL – Hot mm & Hmm’s
  • NECRUM SELECT – When I Get To Flowin’
  • APPLEBLIM – Illusory Universe
  • SYNTHETIC CHILDREN – imagined freaks
  • PINK SKULL – Strummer Maxxx

* The inspiration for this week’s lyrical heading.

The Joint: Let me in your pub. I’m not looking for trouble, I’m looking for love.

Two weeks ago we made a bold claim that “Summer of Soul” was the best music documentary we’ve seen in years.

“The Sparks Brothers”, directed by Edgar Wright, might run it close though. At 2 hours and 20 minutes long it provides an exhaustive account of the Ron and Russell’s 50 year career.

Here Edgar Wright talks about his life – from child to auteur – in terms of the music he listened to. There’s a heavy debt to 70’s K-Tel and Ronco compilations.

And if you were expecting a Sparks laden playlist on the back of all that you are going to be disappointed. Not a Mael tune in sight. You’ll have to go back to a Joint from 4 years ago instead.

But on with today’s show…

Direct download: The Joint – 7 August 2021

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

  • ANIKA  –  Finger Pies
  • SUGABABES  –  Same Old Story (Blood Orange Remix)
  • SUPERSTATE  –  Yoga Town (featuring Graham Coxon & Valentina Pappalardo)
  • SAINT ETIENNE  –  Pond House
  • DEAD ACTORS  –  Heart-Shaped Swimming Pool
  • TOP CAT  –  Roughest Gunark (DJ Rap Jungle Mix)
  • SCOTCH ROLEX  –  U.T.B. 88
  • BC CAMPLIGHT  –  I’m Alright In The World
  • BRADY WATT, WESTSIDE GUNN, DJ PREMIER  –  The Narcissist
  • 박혜진 PARK HYE JIN  –  Whatchu Doin Later
  • REVIVAL SEASON  –  Iron Warrior
  • MAGIC ROUNDABOUT  –  She’s A Waterfall
  • THANKS FOR COMING  –  Panic
  • SITCOM  –  Gutter
  • WATER FROM YOUR EYES  –  Track Five
  • TALEEN KALI  –  Baby Love (Astrobrite Remix)
  • CLINIC  –  Fantasy Island
  • ROBERT HOOD  –  Chroma Light
  • ANNE CLARK  –  Our Darkness
  • FRANCES FOREVER  –  Space Girl
  • BINKI  –  Clay Pigeon
  • DEAD ACTORS  –  Fire In The Burning Sun
  • NILÜFER YANYA  –  Day 7.5093 (keiyaA Remix)
  • DON ZILLA  –  Ekivuuma
  • DVSN & TY DOLLA $IGN  –  I Believed It (featuring Mac Miller)
  • DIVIDE AND DISSOLVE  –  Far From Ideal (Chelsea Wolfe Remix)
  • COSMODROME  –  Pas De Strings Pour Le Lovertronic Style
  • MY SOLID GROUND  –  The Executioner
  • GIRL IN RED  –  Bad Idea! (World in Red Livestream Preview)
  • SIAL  –  Kita Dilahirkan Untuk Mati
  • SCOTCH ROLEX  –  Juice (featuring MC Yallah)
  • SLEIGH BELLS  –  Locust Laced
  • AMYL AND THE SNIFFERS  –  Security *

* The inspiration for this week’s lyrical heading.

The show: Yeah, so what? He smoked crack. He always had my back…

Catchy, joyful, upbeat, fuzzy and beautifully quirky song of the week (and inspiration for the blog title) goes to Woody and Jeremy‘s “My Old Bassist”.

And if that’s your… ahem… cup of tea… sorry… allow us to thoroughly recommend the album it comes from, Gravy in My Coffee.

On with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 31 July 2021

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

  • ISAAC AESILI – Creatress
  • THE BUG – Pressure (feat. Flowdan)
  • TEEZO TOUCHDOWN – Mid
  • SEMIRATRUTH – FASTFOWARD!
  • SEMIRATRUTH – RIMZ
  • SEMIRATRUTH – LOOK!
  • COLD DIAMOND & MINK – Like A Rainy Day (Instrumental)
  • PICKLE DARLING – Gently Crashes
  • HECTORINE – Don’t Cry
  • TIDAL RAVE – Banana
  • SAINT ETIENNE – Pond House
  • HUGO NICOLSON – Fly Pie
  • THE LUVMENAUTS – Cruiseship Enterprise
  • DAVID SHRIGLEY – Our Children
  • GRECCO ROMANK – Worm Regenerate
  • TYLER, THE CREATOR – SWEET / I THOUGHT YOU WANTED TO DANCE
  • FUZZ CATS – Inferno
  • BONEMEAL – Rubble
  • LOCAL FLORIST. – Ocean Crystal
  • PHOEBE RINGS – Spissky
  • LIPS – Guilty Talk
  • EL MICHELS AFFAIR – Dhuaan
  • REYKJAVICTIM – Massive Change
  • WOODY & JEREMY – My Old Bassist *
  • NO ROMANCE – Unfold
  • PAPLOCO – CLAIRVOYANCY

* The inspiration for this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: Summer of Soul, Winter of Discontent

The start and finish of today’s show mirrors the start and finish of the new “Summer Of Soul” documentary.

Both open with The Chamber Brothers’ “Uptown”  and the climaxes are identical (because we ripped the last 5 minutes directly from the soundtrack).

That ending does feature a snippet from a ripping Sly & The Family Stone performance and some wistful, tearful, bemused and resigned reminiscences as to why the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival was forgotten whilst other (lesser) festivals from the same period stole the limelight.

We’ve not seen a better music documentary for years but don’t just take it from us, watch BBC Radio 5 Live’s Mark Kermode sing it’s praises.

For more of the back story on the festival listen to director Questlove’s interview on NPR’s Fresh Air.

And for those who are counting – that’s two versions of “Gloria” that have made their way onto the The Joint playlist in just over a month. When we gave an outing to the 1979 Umberto Tozzi original 6 weeks ago we didn’t know Angel Olsen was planning to release her own cover in July. You can’t keep a good tune down.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 24 July 2021

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

  • CHAMBER BROTHERS, THE – Uptown
  • 3XOJ – Stork (Don Zilla Remix) (featuring Al Nasser)
  • MARIE DAVIDSON – My Love (Young Marco Remix)
  • MOOR MOTHER – Obsidian (featuring Pink Siifu)
  • WATER FROM YOUR EYES – When You’re Around
  • SAULT – Bitter Streets
  • DURING – Big Farmer
  • SJÄLEN – Spirit High
  • CINTHIE – City Lights (Gerd Janson Remix)
  • OYISSE – Pema
  • MARIA UZOR – Innocence
  • 박혜진 PARK HYE JIN – Let’s Sing Let’s Dance
  • PARIS TEXAS – Heavy Metal
  • THE FORCE DIMENSION – 200 FA
  • MYST MILANO – Oh Boy
  • OSSX – Split Wig
  • DON ZILLA – Entambula
  • TIRZAH – Tectonic
  • TWO SHELL – Soft Core
  • LINGUA IGNOTA – PENNSYLVANIA FURNACE
  • LAST CEREMONY – Sentimental Sky
  • FOR THOSE I LOVE – To Have You
  • SAULT – Alcohol
  • DEAD ACTORS – Watch That Madman Dance
  • LAST CEREMONY – Prom Night (Secret Crush)
  • ELECTRIC PARTY – Catwalk
  • PEDER MANNERFELT – Year Of The Rats
  • DE SCHUURMAN – Nu Ga Je Dansen
  • POISON CHANG – Love The Woman (DJ Rap Jungle Mix)
  • BROCKHAMPTON – Don’t Shoot Up The Party
  • BREEZE – Come Around (featuring Cadence Weapon)
  • WILLOW – Lipstick
  • ANGEL OLSEN – Gloria
  • SLY AND THE FAMILY STONE – Higher

The Joint: First to put a bike rack on the Rolls…

Tyler, The Creator. He likes his classic cars. He likes his speedboats. He likes his bicycles. And apparently he likes attaching bike racks to Rolls Royces.

The musical remembrances of Camera Obscura and Cocteau Twins on the show today were from comedian Alan Davies’ new podcast Seven Pillars with Alan Davies and his chat with former footballer Pat Nevin.

And on with the show…

 

Direct download: The Joint – 17 July 2021

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

    • BACAO RHYTHM AND STEEL BAND – Les Fleurs
    • AZEALIA BANKS – Fuck Him All Night
    • SOPHIE DU PALAIS – Slow Steady Cum
    • DAVID SHRIGLEY – Don’ts
    • CARBOY – Keep on pushing
    • TZ – Let Me Go
    • TYLER, THE CREATOR – LEMONHEAD
    • DESOLATE TESTAMENTS – take off and landing
    • ROSETOWN – Camelot
    • SOSHI TAKEDA – Deep Breath
    • ALAN DAVIES SEVEN PILLARS PODCAST – Pat Nevin talks about Camera Obscura
    • CAMERA OBSCURA – Park And Ride
    • J.C.SATÀN – Italian Summer
    • THE LIMIÑANAS, LAURENT GARNIER & EDI PISTOLAS – Que Calor ! (Edit)
    • RAF RUNDELL – Luxury (ft. Man & The Echo) – Trevor Jackson Reproduction
    • SWEET SEBASTIAN – Blue in Green
    • MUSEUM OF LOVE – Marching Orders (Red Axes Remix)
    • BINARY DIGIT – Numerical Behavior
    • DYNAREC – Roaming The Icefield
    • ALAN DAVIES SEVEN PILLARS PODCAST – Pat Nevin reminisces about the Cocteau Twins
    • COCTEAU TWINS – Musette and Drums
    • YNDI – Ailleurs
    • MATTIEL – Freedom Feels
    • KALAHYSTERI – La Sera
    • THE LUVMENAUTS – 71 Shuttle
    • NU GENEA – Marechià (with Célia Kameni)
    • BLACK METEORIC STAR – Freaks Only
    • RIGSON – Castlemorton Rave

* The inspiration for this week’s lyrical heading.