The Show: The Lebensraum of popular music

If you enjoyed the opening to today’s show – and who wouldn’t like Whitney Houston’s music being described as tyrannical and capable of crushing every tune in your record collection – the full exchange between Edward George and John Doran is available as a podcast via The Quietus. It is for subscribers only but this one interview is well worth the price of admission.

Meanwhile, battle lines have been drawn within the greater Joint family over the best version of Harry Styles’ “As It Was” – the original, the Arcade Fire cover or Harry performing the tune live at Coachella. Listen to all 3 in the epilogue or watch them below.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 14 May 2022

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

Prologue

  • Highlights of Edward George on Whitney Houston *

The Show

  • WHITNEY HOUSTON – It’s Not Right But It’s Okay
  • PHELIMUNCASI – I Don’t Feel My Legs
  • TESS PARKS – DO YOU PRAY?
  • DEHD – Empty In My Mind
  • TIGA – There Is No Distance Between Us
  • HOMEBOY SANDMAN – Apple
  • PONDEROSA TWINS PLUS ONE – Bound
  • FLUME – Sirens (featuring Caroline Polachek)
  • CREMATION LILY – Selfless
  • SOFIE ROYER – Schweden Espresso
  • BEBI DOL – MUSTAFA
  • WORKING MEN’S CLUB – Circumference
  • CHANCE デラソウル – Give It To Me Baby
  • DREAMING IN YELLOW – Excommunicate
  • KOJEY RADICAL – Daily Duppy
  • MF DOOM – All Outta Ale
  • BODEGA – Doers
  • PAN AMSTERDAM – Rigatoni
  • T.G. SHAND – Little Sieve (Instrumental)
  • FREEDOM FRY – Cool When I’m With You
  • RHEMII ICE – Nah Fukk Fi Free
  • HATE MOSS – Fog
  • KELLY LEE OWENS – Olga
  • BEASTIE BOYS – I Don’t Know
  • ROMANCE & DEAN HURLEY – White Lace & Promises
  • QUELLE CHRIS – Alive Ain’t Always Living
  • SAMPA THE GREAT – Lane (featuring Denzel Curry)
  • MARIA CHIARA ARGIRÒ – Greenarp
  • OLIVER SIM – Fruit
  • TIRZAH – Ribs
  • BlankFor.ms – Before You Were
  • PORRIDGE RADIO – End Of Last Year

Epilogue

  • HARRY STYLES – As It Was
  • ARCADE FIRE – As It Was
  • HARRY STYLES – As It Was (Live @ Coachella)

* The inspiration for this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: The Joint with The Herb Whisperer presents Miss America featuring NPR vs Peter Robinson x Songs

A long, and possibly unnecessary, title for today’s show but it’s a title very much in keeping with how our top pop stars now like to bill themselves (and in the process ensure their share of any dollar bills generated via streaming).

Peter Robinson from Popjustice wrote about this practice in The Guardian and joined NPR for a special All Songs Considered podcast to explain in more detail.

Direct download: The Joint – 16 September 2017

And in a week where the Miss America Pageant descended into a “Nasty Woman protest” here’s the playlist in full…

  • CHARLI XCX – Boys Acoustic
  • DBFC – Autonomic
  • CONFIDENCE MAN – Boyfriend (The Moonlandingz Demix)
  • C CANE – Pied Piper Freestyle
  • YASSASSIN – Mermaidistic Personality Disorder
  • ARCADE FIRE – Comfort My Sleng Teng (Geoff Barrow Mix)
  • JON BATISTE – Battle Hymn
  • MILK DISCO – Welcome To The Milk Disco
  • CAT BE DAMNED – Daydreams In A Roach Motel

Miss Texas speaks.

  • CHARLOTTE GAINSBOURG – Rest
  • MADLIB – 10 Summers Old
  • ALVVAYS – Lollipop (Ode To Jim)
  • JOHN HANCOCK III – Stay Plus
  • BULLDOG EYES – Birthday
  • DAYDREAM CATHEDRAL – Love My Way
  • TOVE LO – Disco Tits
  • MERZBOW – Kimigayo
  • KARL AND THE KURBCRAWLERS – Same Day (Again)

Miss Missouri speaks.

  • T.REX – Metal Guru (Book Remix) (Herb Whisperer Rub)
  • MS BANKS – OMG
  • JAH WOBBLE – Invaders Of The Heart: Mix 1
  • KERO KERO BONITO – Rock ‘n’ Roll Star
  • KRZYSZTOF KOMEDA – Lullaby (“Rosemary’s Baby” Theme)
  • WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM – Mother Owl, Father Ocean
  • MIND ENTERPRISES – Idol
  • LADY LESHURR – Queen’s Speech Ep.1
  • MISS WORLD – Put Me In A Movie

Miss North Dakota speaks.

  • ZOMBY – Gasp!
  • HAVAH – Al Di Fuori Del Male
  • CORNERSHOP – Brimful Of Asha (Florence Ballard Mix)
  • REPTALIENS – If You Want
  • XX, THE – On Hold (Jamie xx Remix)
  • FLUIDS, THE – Creatures
  • TAYLOR SWIFT – Look What You Made Me Do (Remix) (featuring Britney Spears)
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