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: If you try to be perfect, you’re losing your time…

The samples heard and wisdom dispensed throughout the show today were plundered from (Miss) Kittin‘s appearance last year on Tiga’s First/Last Party On Earth podcast. Thank you Dr. Hitchcock for the tip off.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 24 April 2021

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

  • MISS KITTIN & THE HACKER – Frank Sinatra
  • GRAVEDAD CINÉTICA – In Fusion
  • 2XM & NEIL MACLEOD – Unknow
  • LINKWOOD & OTHER LANDS – Don’t Throw It
  • MADLIB – Road Of The Lonely Ones
  • METROSIDEROS – Layover Jags
  • THE LEONTINI VERNACULAR – Anthropause
  • FUZZ CATS – Return To Monke
  • MAD FRANK – Free
  • ANDY BELL – Cherry Cola
  • RONE – Et le jour Commence (feat. Jehnny Beth of Savages)
  • RONE – Waves Of Devotion (feat. Georgia)
  • RONE – La Nuit Venue (feat. Camelia Jordana)
  • KEANU RAVES – Don’t @ My Drum Machine
  • GASPARD AUGÉ – FORCE MAJEURE
  • JUANPABLO – Umzac
  • NULL COMMAND – Compression Standards
  • PREFUSE 73 – Delegate Pt.1
  • 10.4 ROG – Decalibrate
  • 10.4 ROG – G&P
  • 10.4 ROG – Plant Loops
  • DOUJIN DUKE – L i t t l e_T i p s y
  • PLACES FOR PEOPLE – Pre Dusk
  • MASAHIRO TAKAHASHI – Moon Rabbit
  • FILTHY HUNS – Twisted Z Bars
  • CAT SU DON – Bombay Sapphire
  • COLD SHOWER – Beef Jerky
  • MOVULANGO – Leave
  • JUPITER JAX – No Such Thing pt. 1

The Show: 1971 was a good year

1971. Fifty whole years ago.

A good year for The Arsenal (winning the coveted Football League First Division and FA Cup double).

A good year for music (with albums from the likes of Can, Carly Simon, Harry Nilsson, Serge Gainsbourg, Captain Beeheart, The Carpenters and many others).

And the year Fraserhead was born.

Saying that, sadly no music from 1971 in the mix today (Harry Nilsson a few weeks back was it), but there’s a token effort with some found footage of The Arsenal’s double winning season (apologies to Spurs and Liverpool fans), and then there’s the usual cryptic blend of beats and noises.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 16 January 2021

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

  • THE ARSENAL 1971 FIRST TEAM SQUAD – Good Old Arsenal
  • OLSVANGÈR – Cinema Fascista
  • PROFESSOR JOHAN BRING – Verklighetens dans
  • KEANU RAVES & HARVO – Never Get Tired
  • KARLITA – La Chamade
  • ASHYL – 911 Call
  • BRUNO WILLMOTT-DALTON – Shift-Glitch
  • SABINE WOJNAR – Bruised Banana
  • MOGWAI – Ritchie Sacramento
  • EMMA RUTH RUNDLE & THOU – Hollywood
  • R. MISSING – Darkness, I’ll Always Be Your Girl
  • WATERFALLS – Impressionistic
  • JUNO IS – Ur Looking So Ideal
  • THE ARSENAL – Spurs 0 Arsenal 1: The title decider at the Lane 1971
  • INTERNAZIONALE – Mussels, Rococo Chair, Ecstasy
  • RICHARD NORRIS – Music For Healing 11
  • ANDY BELL – Heat Haze On Weyland Road
  • JUPITER JAX – Solace
  • ROBERT BUSHIŃSKY – Big Mess in the White House
  • SLEAFORD MODS – Nudge It (feat. Amy Taylor)
  • S:BAHN – We Move
  • HOORSEES – Videogames
  • CASPER THOMSON – Doctrine
  • THE ARSENAL – FA Cup Final – Liverpool v Arsenal 1971
  • 2XM – Spaces Between
  • 2 BILLION BEATS – Beats Of No Nation
  • STUBB – We Are Launching (feat. Jane Weaver)
  • IRO AKA – Cycles
  • THE ARSENAL 1971 FIRST TEAM SQUAD – The Boys From Highbury

* The inspiration for this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: Doomsday

RIP MF DOOM. 1971-2020.

Saddened to learn that MF DOOM aka Daniel Dumile, one of The Joint’s patron saints, passed away on 31 October 2020. The first quarter of the show today features some of DOOM’s highlights but it’s difficult to do justice to a lyrical genius, so follow these links for more detailed reflection…

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On a more joyous and Christmassy note, ‘Barry: The Man Who Moves The Music’ was released just before Xmas in honour of Ōtautahi scene champion, RDU Wednesday Drive host and all-around living legend Andrew Barry aka A BAZ. All proceeds go to the Christchurch City Mission – Te Whare Mīhana ki Ōtautahi. Have a listen below.

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And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 2 January 2021

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

  • MF DOOM – Gas Drawls
  • MF DOOM – Doomsday
  • VIKTOR VAUGHN – Saliva
  • KING GEEDORAH – Fazers
  • MADVILLAIN – America’s Most Blunted
  • MF DOOM – Hoe Cakes
  • BADBADNOTGOOD & MF DOOM – The Chocolate Conquistadors
  • BENTLEY – Sauce
  • HARRY NILSSON – Jump Into The Fire
  • JEAN PENNE – Chicken Katsu Curry
  • KARLITA – Body Language
  • PINK SIIFU & FLY ANAKIN – Mind Right feat. Liv.e (prod. Jay Versace)
  • MONO/POLY – As Long As The Love Is Divine
  • AZURE – Southern Tropics
  • 2XM – Solace
  • INSTANT FANTASY – Crimson and Clover
  • SHEET SWEATER – Glomesh
  • VIOLET FRENCH – Box Without Sides
  • MICA LEVI – Wings
  • STEVE REICH & PAT METHENY – Electric Counterpoint (Fast Movement – Part 3)
  • COM TRUISE – She melts
  • NNHMN – In darkness
  • NULL_USER – slow_wav
  • MOON WIRING CLUB – In Holiday 1801 Mood
  • STUBB – Love Will Tear Us Apart feat. Lowri

The Show: I can barely remember how it feels…

Almost the end of the year and out of the blue Joint favourite MICA LEVI sneakily drops her first ever solo album. For that reason there was a quick rejig of today’s playlist to start proceedings with possibly the shortest track we’ve played all year, but definitely the track with the longest name. See playlist details below.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 19 December 2020

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

  • MICA LEVI – A plain clothed Jimi Hendrix drives me to Newcastle. For some reason the trip will take 3 days and he is going to do it for £150. He drives really smoothly and only listens to one album which is by someone with Joy in their name. Joy’s music is covers of classic rock songs but with all the edge smoothed off. We arrive in Brazil and I impress someone because I say obrigado. The same person asks me to find them an intern. I don’t think I can but I try. I am nervous in the girls changing room and play trap songs loud off my phone.
  • CARAMEL SMOOTH HEAVEN & JESS ASPINWALL – Cant I? (feat. luis)
  • FRENCH CONCESSION – Peak
  • JUNO IS – It’s No Groover
  • MARSHEAUX – We Met Bernard Sumner At A Christmas Party Last Night
  • IN AETERNAM VALE + VERONICA VASICKA – Ghost Rider
  • I DRINK YOUR BLOOD – The Black Widower
  • ALTHEA AND DONNA – Uptown Top Ranking
  • THE REVOLUTIONARIES – Kunta Kinte
  • YOUNG GHO​$​T X LIAM K. SWIGGS – POSSESSED
  • CUSTARD SQUARE – Occultation
  • SMURPHY – Intuition
  • SOULWAX – Empty Dancefloor *
  • SHUBOSTAR – Lynch
  • 2XM – Floating Desire
  • THE SECRET SOUL SOCIETY – I Can’t Sleep at Night
  • GALCHER LUSTWERK – I Had To Slow It Down
  • EQUALS – Azym
  • ARMS AND SLEEPERS – So Much Sometimes
  • ANDY BELL – Indica
  • BILLY NOMATES – Hippy Elite
  • ROBERTA FIDORA – BLACK ARROW
  • BORN DAYS – Is This Reality
  • DRY CLEANING – Scratchcard Lanyard
  • DRY CLEANING – Spoils
  • DRY CLEANING – Phone Scam
  • STEPHEN MCCARTHY – Pretty City
  • SAINT SATORI – Middle Eastern Love Song

* The inspiration for this week’s lyrical heading.