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: Anger Is An Energy

In keeping with the global zeitgeist today’s show contains some very angry songs.

Direct download: The Joint – 13 June 2020

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

  • TERRACE MARTIN  –  Pig Feet (featuring Denzel Curry, Daylyt, Kamasi Washington & G Perico)
  • ARCA  –  Nonbinary
  • WILMA ARCHER  –  Last Sniff (featuring MF Doom)
  • 10TIGERS  –  PLACES STRANGE
  • RUN THE JEWELS  –  Walking In The Snow
  • RUFF SQUAD  –  R U double F
  • TERRY EDWARDS  –  Everything’s Alright When You’re Down
  • JENNIFER TOUCH  –  Daria
  • NOVO LINE  –  Never Going Back
  • 1975  –  People
  • TKAY MAIDZA  –  Shook
  • THE RHYTHM METHOD  –  Nightmare (Lockdown Mix)
  • RICHARD BONE  –  Alternative Music For The Hindenberg Lounge
  • ORIELLES  –  Son Of A Preacher Man
  • VCRNOT  –  Touch
  • BISHOP NEHRU  –  Meathead (featuring MF Doom)
  • LIMOUSINE  –  Run The Juuls™ (featuring waterfront dining)
  • PLACES FOR PEOPLE  –  High Speed Elevators
  • BROCKHAMPTON  –  Things Can’t Stay The Same
  • CUPCAKKE  –  Lemon Pepper
  • SUPREMES  –  Going Down For The Third Time
  • BLEACHING AGENT  –  Rowing In Eden
  • MIKE MILLRAIN  –  Eyes Open Wide
  • AUTOMATIC  –  Too Much Money (Peanut Butter Wolf Remix)
  • PUBLIC PRACTICE  –  Compromised
  • BC CAMPLIGHT  –  Shortly After Takeoff
  • CINDY  –  2y & 6m (Part I)
  • JPEGMAFIA  –  CUTIE PIE!
  • ELEC PT.1  –  Jack The Groove
  • ALL THE DAMN VAMPIRES  –  Saturday
  • SOFIE  –  Asleep
  • BEASTIE BOYS  –  I Don’t Know
  • JUICY J  –  Hella Fuckin’ Trauma
  • MEDHANE  –  Allegedly
  • ASIAN DUB FOUNDATION  –  Youthquake Pt.1 Greta Speaks
  • DAUGHTERS OF REYKJAVIK  –  THIRSTY HOES
  • BOB VYLAN  –  We Live Here

The Show: Antiviral Wipe

There are many quotable lines in the latest incarnation of Charlie Brooker’s Wipe programme. Some of those lines make it into today’s show.

Direct download: The Joint – 16 May 2020

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

  • YĪN YĪN  –  One Inch Punch
  • NIV AST & ADRIEN ALBOU  –  Beau Chien (Zillas On Acid Remix)
  • FAKE FEVER  –  Neon Spree
  • HINDS  –  Just Like Kids (Miau)
  • REVOLUTIONARIES, THE  –  Natty A General Version
  • ASHEE  –  Techno Face
  • NAP EYES  –  Though I Wish I Could
  • KATY J PEARSON  –  Take Back The Radio
  • KEVIN FLOREZ & THE BUSY TWIST  –  Champetizate
  • SWEET FEMALE ATTITUDE  –  Flowers
  • TRIPLE NEGATIVE  –  Fine Cargo Lacquer
  • LIV.E  –  Lessons From My Mistakes… But I Lost Your Number
  • BUSCABULLA  –  NTE
  • JAY ELECTRONICA  –  Ghost Of Soulja Slim (featuring Jay Z)
  • JOCKSTRAP  –  The City
  • BROCKHAMPTON  –  things cant stay the same
  • TENGGER  –  Achime
  • ROCHES, THE  –  Hammond Song
  • serpentwithfeet  –  Psychic
  • CUT COPY  –  Love Is All We Share
  • SKEE MASK  –  Skreet Lvl Dub
  • CHARLI XCX  –  I Finally Understand
  • A WITNESS  –  Lucky In London
  • MADVILLAIN  –  Rhinestone Cowboy
  • BC CAMPLIGHT  –  I Only Drink When I’m Drunk
  • WICE  –  Interstellar
  • ORUÃ  –  Aquebranto
  • PANICKER  –  I’m Cramped
  • G.R.I.D.S  –  Robot R1dikul0
  • FONTAINES D.C.  –  A Hero’s Death

Awopbopaloobop Alopbamboom.

The Show: I’m going gluten free for the summer

Direct download: The Joint – 15 September 2018

And here’s the playlist in full…

  • MISS WORLD  –  Carb Yr Enthusiasm *
  • PAUL JACOBS  –  Sunday Morning 2
  • WHITE DENIM  –  It Might Get Dark
  • GUERILLA TOSS  –  Come Up With Me
  • BC CAMPLIGHT  –  I’m Desperate
  • HER’S  –  Mannie’s Smile
  • ANNA CALVI  –  Don’t Beat The Girl Out Of My Boy
  • SHIT & SHINE  –  Take You Some Time

[just do it 1]

  • LOU REED  –  The Bed
  • CUPCAKKE  –  Blackjack
  • JET JAGUAR  –  Call (Ludus Remix)
  • DANIEL AVERY  –  Glitter (Jon Hopkins Remix)
  • BERNTHOLER  –  My Suitor
  • PUCE MARY  –  Red Desert
  • JULIA HOLTER  –  I Shall Love 2

[just do it 2]

  • LOCAL LOADIES  –  Walken
  • SIN FALTA  –  Noh Mas
  • JAY GLASS DUBS  –  Temple Dub
  • SHMU  –  All Will Be Erased
  • FORT ROMEAU  –  Untitled III
  • UNITS, THE  –  High Pressure Days
  • MENACE BEACH  –  Satellite

[just do it 3]

  • LALA LALA  –  Dove
  • GABE GURNSEY  –  Night Track
  • NHK YX KOYXEN  –  Outset (Remix)
  • POM-POMS, THE  –  I Got That Boom
  • UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA  –  Hunnybee (Baltra Remix)
  • VIRGINIA WING  –  The Female Genius
  • MEGAN THEE STALLION  –  Tina Montana
  • BEACH HOUSE  –  Drunk In LA

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.