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.

The Show: Once upon a time, we danced, Once upon a time, we took a chance…

A singing capuchin monkey, smoke, grainy black and white footage… it could only be David Lynch.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 25 January 2020

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

  • DAVID LYNCH feat. JACK CRUZ – True Love’s Flame *
  • LIAM K. SWIGGS – BOXING DAY TEST VIP
  • SEB THE VEGABOND – eggsnatcher
  • DOG POWER – Low Down (Live)
  • THE SUNCHARMS – Monster Club
  • SHADOW SHOW – Shadow Box
  • OOIOO – kawasemi Ah
  • FLEET.DREAMS – EKG (Club Mix)
  • MASSIMILIANO PAGLIARA – Misplaced
  • PHILLIPI – 9000
  • PÀSCAL – N.D.S. (Disco Version)
  • YĪN YĪN – Dis ko Dis ko
  • KAPITAN – Berries
  • YUMI ZOUMA – Cool For A Second
  • 2XM – Koru Lounge
  • CONCRET & CANTOR – Defected
  • TOPHU – Lo-Fi Ferreira
  • _WANDERLUSS_ – I’m Going to Buy Some Iced Tea, Want Anything?
  • LUIS – Funnythat
  • LAUMĖ – Villians
  • LOCAL ARTIST – Touch Tone
  • JAINS MIND – Circle Thought
  • BLAIR PARKES – single word
  • AUTOMATIC – Suicide In Texas
  • SUNFLOWERS – Dreamweaver
  • MEDaL – Wanna feel good
  • CHROMATICS – On The Wall

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: Get Smartr

Now that the Stormzy – Wiley feud seems to have ground to a halt we offer you a review of all the sends (5 in total) in today’s mix. Head across to niche website Grime Beef for more details. We ran out of time to include the black midi and Afghan Dan additions to the canon.

The spoken word clips are from the Luminary podcast Smartr. First two episodes are free to download / stream but the remaining eight require a subscription. This makes things slightly awkward because Luminary is not available in New Zealand.

Closing track is the 15 minute “Word Wall 2”, featuring Elena Poulou and taken off the first vinyl release from Salford club The White Hotel. The club might not look promising from the outside but inside, well, just check out their gig guide for starters.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 18 January 2020

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

  • WILEY  –  Eediyat Skengman
  • BABY DAVLIN  –  Can Lim
  • TENGGER  –  High
  • THE KINKS  –  Shangri-La (2019 Remix)
  • CHINA MAC & METHOD MAN  –  Wu Tang Remix
  • J-LIVE  –  The Plot Twist

Smartr Trailer

  • STORMZY  –  Disappointed
  • FORM  –  Gesundheit
  • KEELEY FORSYTH  –  Start Again
  • RONCE  –  Lolita
  • ADULTRY KIDDING  –  Closed On Sunday
  • CHARISMATIC MEGAFAUNA  –  Guys In Spandex
  • LOVELY EGGS, THE  –  This Decision
  • WILEY  –  Eediyat Skengman 2
  • DISQ  –  Daily Routine
  • LADY DONLI & DAVIDO  –  Cash (Remix)
  • m a g g i e . w a v  –  Fragment//Fusion (featuring jobert)
  • GOMET  –  Cumpleañera
  • PVA  –  Divine Intervention

Smartr Episode 1 Intro – Puel

  • STORMZY  –  Still Disappointed
  • TRICKY  –  Abbaon Fat Track
  • HERON FISCHER  –  Born & Raised
  • LORAINE JAMES (featuring Le3 bLACK)  –  London Ting / Dark As Fuck
  • JETSTREAM PONY  –  Yellow Pills
  • WILEY  –  Eediyat Skengman 3
  • WAQWAQ KINGDOM  –  3rd Eye
  • ORIELLES, THE  –  Space Samba (Disco Volador Theme)
  • R V  –  World Full Of Nothing

Smartr Episode 2 Intro – Autonews

  • BOMB SNIFFING DOGS, THE  –  Word Wall 2