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: I’ll see you down at the Dilly

Direct download: The Joint – 10 August 2019

And here’s the playlist in full…

  • THE TORNADOS  –  Do You Come Here Often?*
  • BEAK  –  Life Goes On
  • JAHDER  –  Bagigi Dub
  • LEFT AT LONDON  –  I Split My Ribs Open (featuring Open Mike Eagle)
  • JENSEN INTERCEPTOR  –  Wave Slave
  • PHARMAKON  –  Self-Regulating System
  • TORCHE  –  Slide
  • SANSIBAR  –  Used To Live In Detroit (Boy Toy)
  • NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS  –  She Taught Me How To Fly (The Reflex Revision)
  • PARSNIP  –  Lift Off
  • YAMMERER  –  Poisonous Reptilian Colleagues & Co.
  • NORTH MANC BEDS  –  Stelcore 2 (Nabz_ & Cluff Version)
  • LADY DONLI  –  Suffer Suffer
  • FLAMED  –  Evan Lesoule
  • ANNA MEREDITH  –  Paramour
  • BLACK DRESSES  –  WIGGLE 2019
  • SHEER MAG  –  Blood From A Stone
  • WILL WEB  –  D Playas
  • ÞEYR  –  Iss
  • LITTLE COMETS  –  3 Minute Faltz
  • SILICON SCALLY  –  Cobalt Blue
  • AL STEWART  –  Pretty Golden Hair
  • PARANOID LONDON  –  Cult Hero (Do You Wanna Touch Me) (featuring Simon Topping)
  • OSCAR MULERO  –  Transparent Ray
  • SUNNYSUN  –  Dance Battle
  • EAST OF OCEANS  –  Hard Red
  • AMYL AND THE SNIFFERS  –  Some Mutts (Can’t Be Muzzled)
  • KIT SEBASTIAN  –  Tyranny 20

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: Heaven knows there’s a God and she’s grieving

Direct download: The Joint – 27 July 2019

And here’s the playlist in full…

  • BEAK  –  Minus Pillow
  • T-SHRT  –  Blow The Whistle (Funkmasta Turk Fix)
  • DEENA ABDELWAHED  –  Rabbouni (Enyang Ha Remix)
  • MORMOR  –  Outside
  • KNIFE WIFE  –  Silly Pony
  • PATRICE RUSHEN  –  Forget Me Nots (12 Inch Version)
  • CHARLI XCX & CHRISTINE AND THE QUEENS  –  Gone
  • NAS  –  Royalty (featuring RaVaughn)
  • GAWD STATUS  –  Heavy Metal
  • BABYTRON (YUNG BABY TATE)  –  #megatronchallenge
  • SARATHY KORWAR  –  Bol (Featuring Zia Ahmed & Aditya Prakash)
  • JANEK SCHAEFER  –  What Comes Around
  • WARREN G & NATE DOGG  –  Regulate (Rhythm Scholar Funk For Days Remix)
  • BLACK DRESSES  –  NAUSEA 2019
  • SHANGRI-LAS, THE  –  Past, Present, Future
  • LINGUA IGNOTA  –  May Failure Be Your Noose
  • 6SISS  –  Prisma
  • FREE YOUTH  –  We Can Move
  • GAVELMAN  –  FB Acid
  • WORKING MEN’S CLUB  –  Teeth
  • STRANGE RANGER  –  Message To You
  • ATTARAZAT ADDAHABIA & FARADJALLAH  –  Al Hadaoui الهداوي
  • SQUID  –  The Cleaner
  • TIN MAN  –  Flutter
  • THE DSM IV  –  Racist Man*
  • LAKOU MIZIK x 79RS GANG  –  Iko Kreyòl (DJ Windows 98 Mix)
  • DJ SHADOW  –  Rocket Fuel (featuring De La Soul)

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: Club Banga

Direct download: The Joint – 13 July 2019

And here’s the playlist in full…

  • BEAK  –  We Can Go
  • DEADBIT BABE  –  I Wanna Be Your Thing
  • SHYGIRL  –  Uckers
  • ROSALÍA  –  Aute Cuture (Live @ Glastonbury 2019)
  • BLACKENED  –  Moment
  • CHAMPION DOUG VEITCH  –  Not The Heart (NME Remix)
  • IFRIQIYYA ELECTRIQUE  –  Beesmeellah Beedeet*
  • METRONOMY  –  Salted Caramel Ice Cream
  • EZRA FURMAN  –  Calm Down
  • HATCHIE  –  Stay With Me
  • JANELLE MONÁE  –  Make Me Feel (Live @ Glastonbury 2019)
  • KALLE HYGIEN  –  Access To A Bank Account
  • CLAQUE, THE  –  Stray
  • MADLIB & OHNO  –  Big Whips
  • SPARKLY NIGHT  –  Lady Paradise
  • DABOZZ X CHA CHA  –  Wu
  • S-X  –  Always Wrong
  • SNOWY  –  REDDIT

Jonathan Pie – Hunt vs Johnson

  • LIZZO  –  Juice (Live @ Glastonbury 2019)
  • OLAV BREKKE MATHISEN  –  Hasj Box
  • LADY LYKEZ  –  Buzz Lightyear
  • PUNCH CARDS  –  Facing Death
  • COMET IS COMING, THE  –  Summon The Fire (Live @ Glastonbury 2019)
  • IVY LAB X TWO FINGERS   –  Orange
  • BLACK DRESSES  –  GO INSIDE 2019
  • LEFT AT LONDON  –  Revolution Lover
  • BARON FOUR, THE  –  Shut Your Mind
  • FILTER DREAD  –  Rainforest
  • BLOODY BEETROOTS, THE  –  Warp 2.019 (Steve Aoki & Kayzo Remix)
  • CAROLINE POLACHEK  –  Door
  • NORTH MANC BEDS  –  Safebliss 53Cond P455
  • MISS RED  –  Prayers
  • MATTIEL  –  Keep The Change (Live @ Glastonbury 2019)

The Show: Cover letters

The Joint has always maintained that if you’re going to cover a song, do it properly. Give the original a good aural kicking down a back alley and ignore any accusations of a lack of respect towards the original material.

We said it in the letters pages of Smash Hits* when Paul Young covered “Love Will Tear Us Apart” in 1983 and we’re saying it again today as we playlist Brian Case’s radical re-working of Elvis Costello / Robert Wyatt’s “Shipbuilding

Direct download: The Joint – 1 July 2017

And here’s the playlist in full…

  • J Dilla  –  Trucks
  • Todd Terje  –  Maskindans (featuring Det Gylne Triangel)
  • Skyjelly  –  Catherine’s Rabbi
  • Beak>  –  Sex Music (Win Butler’s ‘Knight Rider’ Remix)
  • Ras G And The Afrikan Space Program  –  Can’t Hide
  • Amelia Airhorn  –  NY Is Red Hot (Single Mix)
  • MHD  –  Afro Trap Part 8 (Never)
  • Gorillaz  –  Sleeping Powder
  • Tommy Cash  –  Surf
  • Nuvarna  –  Pain Of The Circus
  • Rugby Wild  –  Scuffs
  • Michele Mininni  –  Rave Oscillations
  • Explosion Horse  –  Tupac’s Herpes
  • Frankie Rose  –  Trouble
  • Push Push  –  Blood In
  • Butcher Bear  –  Ineedyouneedme (featuring Sir Froderick)
  • Frank Ocean  –  Biking (featuring Jay Z & Tyler, The Creator)
  • TGUT  –  Swang (TGUT Remix)
  • Objekt  –  Theme From Q
  • Washed Out  –  Hard To Say Goodbye
  • Wolf Alice  –  Yuk Foo
  • Brian Case  –  Shipbuilding
  • Gabriel Garzón-Montano  –  Sour Mango (Seven Davis Jr Sticky Rice Remix)
  • Mike Will Made-It  –  Perfect Pint (featuring Kendrick Lamar, Gucci Mane, Rae Sremmurd)
  • King Ayisoba  –  Africa Needs Africa
  • Reaganometry  –  Lego Igloo
  • Summer Moon  –  Walk Out Music
  • Unknown  –  Drank Til I Can’t Drank No Mo
  • Chip Skylark  –  Washed Up
  • S4U  –  Too Much
  • Powell  –  The Bust
  • Fresh & Onlys  –  Wolf Lie Down

*Embarrassing but true. The letter not the song. Well, maybe the song as well. Have a search through Brian McCloskey’s Smash Hits Archive on Flickr for proof.