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: What’s the point of your existence, if you don’t want to make a difference?

Fraserhead’s track of the week is JOHN PAUL‘s “Glenn” from the new album “Subjects”. A shuffling beat, a sneaky trumpet, and sharp lyrics a la “The Maltese Falcon’s a nativity play”. What’s not to love??? Nihilism has never been so cheerful. Pure gold. Tip of the hat to the one and only Bill from HUMAN PLEASURE RADIO for putting us on to it :)

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 20 June 2020

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

  • THE KOREATOWN ODDITY – Attention Challenge (feat. Swift, Skyler Duf, Fatlip, Giovanni Marks, Nita Darling, Corrine Atkinson, Lewis)
  • NNAMDÏ – Rage
  • JOHN PAUL – Glenn *
  • SEI STILL – Blumenkriege
  • ROZA TERENZI – My Reality Cheque Bounced (feat. DJ Zozi)
  • TALSOUNDS – Soar
  • T. G. SHAND – The Rug
  • SOFIE – 99 Glimpses
  • YUMI ZOUMA – My Palms Are Your Reference To Hold To Your Heart
  • BLAIR PARKES – times like this
  • PLASTIC ESTATE – This Place
  • JOE SAMPSON – I Guess This Is Me Now
  • L’ECLAIR – Cebando
  • THE MAUSKOVIC DANCE BAND – Controleer Jezelf
  • AFRIKAN SCIENCES – DAILY GATES
  • DESOLATE TESTAMENTS – meridian
  • ÖTZI – Moths
  • M!R!M – Crystal Cave
  • DANA GAVANSKI – Memories of Winter
  • BECCA MANCARI – Lonely Boy
  • V.V. LIGHTBODY – Damn Golden
  • RAYMOND RICHARDS – ROSLYN, WASHINGTON
  • WAXAHATCHEE – Oxbow
  • SHIT AND SHINE – whaxaxaxki
  • AUDIO ARCHAEOLOGY – Sunken Babylon
  • BIG GUTS BILLY – The Plug
  • J DILLA – Sunbeams
  • CIBO MATTO – Know Your Chicken
  • LUSCIOUS JACKSON – Ladyfingers (Kurt’s “Guaranteed Every Time” Mix)
  • BEASTIE BOYS – Ricky’s Theme

* The source of 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

It took a long time for you to come around

Direct download: The Joint – 10 December 2016

And here’s the playlist in full…

  • Justice – Love S.O.S
  • Graze – XUP
  • Benedikt Frey – Cobra
  • Ron Blanco – Isidore Of Seville
  • Rhytch – Naked
  • Soulwax – Transient Program For Drums And Machinery *
  • Chino Amobi & Elysia Crampton – Children of Hell
  • Tourettes – New York City (feat. Tamsyn Matchett)
  • Coins – No Sleep Till Brooklyn (Daft Science Remix)
  • Islet – Cathays Terrors
  • Rackets – Eketahuna
  • The Jesus And Mary Chain – Amputation
  • Hallelujah Picassos – Dirty Suits
  • Macadam Mambo DJs – Boys & Boys
  • Yama Warashi – Quagmire Moon
  • Quentin – Mirage
  • Nite Jewel – Kiss the Screen (Hardland Remix)
  • Ulrich Schnauss – Wait For Me
  • Delicate Features – The Sun Tangled in Your Hair
  • Dungen – Peri Banu vid sjön
  • Haan808 – Hold Me Back
  • Burial – Nightmarket
  • Mica Levi & Oliver Coates – I’ll Keep Going
  • Roberto Musci – Nexus On The Beach

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

I thought I had you on hold

R.I.P Jean-Jacques Perrey (1929-2016) French French electronic music producer and Moog knob twiddler extraordinaire.

Direct download: The Joint – 12 November 2016

And here’s the playlist in full…

  • Jean-Jacques Perrey – Soul City
  • Jean-Jacques Perrey – E.V.A.
  • Jean-Jacques Perrey – The Rose and the Cross
  • Marielle V Jakobsons – Star Core
  • S U R V I V E – Wardenclyffe
  • Nikita Villeneuve – Empty
  • Mr. Oizo – Sea Horses (feat. Tetanos)
  • Beastie Boys – Body Movin (Ghostbusters remix)
  • Jimi Hendrix – Purple Haze (Breakbeat remix)
  • Seekersinternational – NoCompetition
  • Chaos In The CBD – Subterranean Storm
  • Ron Blanco – Isidore Of Seville
  • Romare – Who Loves You?
  • Phantogram – You Don’t Get Me High Anymore
  • MADEIRA – Oracle Horoscope
  • Jenny Hval – The Great Undressing
  • Blair Parkes – intentions
  • The xx – On Hold *
  • Tourettes – Piha feat. Abraham Kunin
  • Roy Montgomery – Cocktails with Can
  • Tomorrow The Rain Will Fall Upwards – Ay Carmela
  • Tom Terrien – Tiny Algo (4 Bernie)
  • Visonia – Tan Cerca, Tan Lejos
  • Acid Arab – Sayarat 303
  • Nicolas Jaar – Fight
  • Shayne P Carter – Carried Away
  • The Avalanches – Saturday Night Inside Out
  • Bob Dylan – Subterranean Homesick Blues

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

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