The Show: Fruit Salad

Cover versions open and close this week’s show.

We kicked off with Frankie Rose’s (almost) note perfect copy of The Cure’s “A Forest”. Always had a soft spot for the original since seeing it performed on Top Of The Pops with the drummer sitting in front of the group. Revolutionary stuff.

On a more sobering note, this recent take on a 41 year old song would equate to The Cure, back in 1980, covering the likes of Glenn Miller or Gene Autry.

And the Wiggles brought the curtain down by going slightly off-piste with Tame Impala’s “Elephant.” At least we think it’s off-piste. We certainly don’t remember the “fruit salad” refrain in the original song.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 17 April 2021

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

  • FRANKIE ROSE – A Forest
  • JANE WEAVER – Modern Reputation
  • TKAY MAIDZA – Syrup
  • TONI – Another’s Door
  • DREAMER’S HANDBOOK or BOOGIE WOMACK or…  we don’t know – Upstairs
  • THE MALE GAZE – Someday
  • GIRL IN RED – Save Your Tears (P3live:)
  • DOJA CAT – Kiss Me More (featuring SZA)
  • serpentwithfeet – Heart Storm (featuring NAO)
  • VEGYN – So Much Time – So Little Time (featuring John Glacier)
  • MADLIB – Filthy (Untouched)
  • FEA – Mujer Moderna
  • FORD – Eggs Of British Birds
  • TASNEEM – All Your Cousins
  • CRUMB – BNR
  • TONI – Dazed
  • QUELLE CHRIS & THE ALCHEMIST – Iron Steel Samurai
  • beabadoobee – Last Day On Earth
  • KIEFER – Superhero
  • HORSEGIRL – Ballroom Dance Scene
  • so badly – Tell Me
  • A.G. COOK – Today (Dream Mix)
  • DAWN RICHARD – Jacuzzi
  • ANZAHLUNG – This Is Not A Test
  • FREEEZ – Southern Freeez
  • DOSS – Look
  • MARIA UZOR – Get The Boys In The Band
  • LSDXOXO – Sick Bitch
  • JUNGLE – Keep Moving
  • POP UP! – Paradise City
  • BEAK> – Oh Know
  • ENUMCLAW – Free Drop Billy
  • FRED AGAIN.. – Marea (We’ve Lost Dancing) (featuring The Blessed Madonna)
  • TONI – True Lies
  • WIGGLES, THE – Elephant *

* The inspiration for this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: Are You Hanging Up Your Stocking On Your Wall? Are You Hanging Up Your Stocking On Your Wall? Are You…

Tried to avoid any Christmas frivolity this year but the pull towards festive nonsense was too great.

Plus, the repeated-lyric-reworking of Slade’s “Merry Xmas Everybody” put us in mind of an equivalent deconstruction someone performed on The Human League’s “Don’t You Want Me” a few years ago.

Direct download: The Joint – 15 December 2018

And here’s the playlist in full…

  • “SLADE”  –  Merry Xmas Everybody (But All The Lyrics Are ‘Are You Hanging Up Your Stocking On Your Wall’) *
  • DJ NARCISO & NUNO BEATS  –  Hino Rs
  • MEEK MILL  –  What’s Free (featuring Rick Ross & Jay Z)
  • ANGELIC MILK  –  When The Limousines Pass By
  • PRESSURE  –  Militant
  • DJ EARL  –  LIKE THT
  • THE MIGHTY SPARROW  –  Slave
  • BORED IN COLOMBIA – Dreaming Of Turkey And Ham (featuring Red Headed Roy The Butchers Boy)
  • SLOWTHAI  –  Doorman
  • SHIT & SHINE  –  Sunrise Sam
  • J DILLA  –  The Throwaway (Yancey Boys featuring Frank Nitt)
  • THE GIST  –  Love At First Sight
  • ROSE DROLL  –  Boy Bruise
  • DANIEL AVERY  –  Diminuendo
  • AESOP ROCK & TOBACCO ARE MALIBU KEN  –  Acid King
  • THE HIGHER  –  The Core
  • BELLE & SEBASTIAN – The 12 Days Of Christmas
  • LIFE IN SODOM  –  The Stains (Alessandro Adriani Remix)
  • RIVAL CONSOLES  –  Persona
  • CONFIDENCE MAN  –  Santa’s Comin’ Down The Chimney
  • PLEASURE PLANET  –  Evaporate
  • CROOKED MAN  –  Long Time Dead
  • PRESSURE  –  Vex Riddim
  • V/VM – Christmas Stuffing Fanfare
  • MIRRORED LIPS  –  Falling In Love Again (Can’t Help It)
  • BONE HEAD  –  Soft Power
  • IC3PEAK  –  Смерти Больше Нет
  • HIPSWAY  –  Main Theme From The Film “Ask The Lord”
  • SILVERBACKS  –  Just In The Band
  • THE ALCHEMIST  –  E Coli (featuring Earl Sweatshirt)
  • UNLOVED  –  Love
  • PETE SHELLEY  –  Homosapien (Elongated Dancepartydubmix)

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.