The Show: Remember I was your hippo, I’d wear your heart like a Zippo

First up, let us acknowledge that the misheard lyric meme is tired, dated and had burnt itself out way before memes even existed.

Having said that, we did have cause to stop and stare in wonder at our speakers the other week when we listened to the opening verse of The Weeknd’s “Less Than Zero”. The accompanying  lyric video confirmed that we had misunderstood the words and that the couplet in question wasn’t actually hippo & Zippo but hero & symbol.

Far be it from us to advise Mr. Tesfaye on song writing, but we just can’t help but feel that our take is slightly better.  After all, it does actually rhyme. Plus, no matter what anybody tells us, we still hear a song about semiaquatic mammals and lighters.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 22 January 2022

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

  • MAHAVISHNU ORCHESTRA – Planetary Citizen
  • THE WEEKND – Gasoline
  • TAPE HISS – La Tirimbina
  • ERIS DREW – Time To Move Close
  • HOLODRUM – Free Advice
  • PRINCE JAZZBO – Replay Version
  • LONE – ROYGBIV
  • ROBERT GLASPER – Black Superhero
  • ARAB STRAP – Aphelion
  • TONY GALLARDO – Bruja
  • GUERILLA TOSS – Cannibal Capital
  • BLACK SHEEP – Flavor Of The Month
  • ANITA LANE – Do That Thing
  • RÖYKSOPP – The Ladder
  • CATE LE BON – Remembering Me
  • EARMAKE – Space Disco
  • CASSETTEBOY – Rage Against The Party Machine
  • EARL SWEATSHIRT – Titanic
  • ROLO TOMASSI – Closer
  • DOMINIQUE LAWALREE – Le Maison Des 5 Elements (First Meeting)
  • HAZEY – Packs and Potions
  • LEATHER RATS – Fuck Shit Up (live)
  • NIK COLK VOID – Interruption Is Good (edit)
  • THE KVB – Unbound
  • THE WEEKND – Less Than Zero *
  • SECTORSEPT – Be There
  • ACID COCO – Cara Dura
  • SHENSEEA – Dolly
  • KING CHAMPION SOUNDS – Telemetry
  • ROGER ROBINSON & RICHARD SKELTON – Where (“The Life We Knew” Version)
  • KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD – Black Hot Soup (DJ Shadow “My Own Reality” Re-Write)

* The misheard inspiration for this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: Nobody gets what they want anymore…

Well, that’s a catchy way of sampling and looping Marlon Williams and Aldous Harding. The Leonard Simpson Duo (Guilty Simpson x Leonard Charles) album LSD is out 31 Jan 2020. Tip of the hat to The Vinyl Factory.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 7 December 2019

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

  • NEUVO WAVO – Let There Be Drums
  • MODULA – Descending the Abyss
  • COSMO VITELLI – Groupe Surdose
  • AUTOMATIC – Electrocution
  • NO BRA – Sex Slaves In The White House
  • LIGHTNING BOLT – USA Is A Psycho
  • CASSETTEBOY – Cassetteboy vs Boris Johnson
  • DESOLATE TESTAMENTS – sauvie
  • CAURAL – We & You
  • POINT BLEAK – Medicine
  • THE LEONARD SIMPSON DUO – Nobody *
  • BLU – Beast Mode (feat. Cashus King, Shawn Jackson, Yamin Semali & Local Blacc)
  • EDWARD – It Doesn’t Matter Judy
  • YABBY YOU – Lazy Mood
  • UNCLE QUENTIN – PEACE OF MIND
  • PETER WRIGHT – Close The Door Behind You When You Leave
  • BEN WOODS – INDULGE
  • PAVLOV’S PUSS – New Brighton’s For Lovers
  • UMLAUT! – Soap
  • SPACE GARAGE – Space Garage (Extended Venom Mix)
  • KARIMA F – Flaccid House
  • WESTLAKE & HAYTER – Forty Two
  • TRENTEMØLLER – Try A Little (feat. Jenny Lee)
  • ED LONGO AND THE APPLIED ARTS ENSEMBLE – Love On The Line
  • SPACE GHOST – Sim City (feat. Morgan)
  • WHODAMANNY – Dance To The Bone

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: Do not freak

Direct download: The Joint – 16 March 2019

And here’s the playlist in full…

  • CASSETTEBOY – Apple Cak (Shit box)
  • RAS_G & THE AFRIKAN SPACE PROGRAM – Long Gone
  • GROUND – Kake Mawatte (feat. Allan Dransfield)
  • JURA SOUNDSYSTEM – Boogie Tune
  • PREFUSE 73 – Circuit Breaker Beat
  • JACKAL THE BLACKAL – BLACKAL’S ENDSUMMER [Instrumental]
  • ULTRAVIOLET – AURA
  • GESAFFELSTEIN – Humanity Gone
  • NO ACCIDENT – M o n i t o r 4 2 0 6
  • CARAMEL SMOOTH HEAVEN & SEB THE VEGABOND – Sometimes
  • PURPLEMAN & JESS ASPINWALL – Eyes Shut
  • MORRICONE YOUTH – Deep Down
  • BARTOSZ KRUCZYŃSKI & POLY CHAIN – Fluxional
  • UNKNOWN ME – Brazilian Space Agency
  • BODY SAN – M. Baysden
  • LOCKED GROOVE – Do Not Freak *
  • AFK & BLUDWORK – That Pain
  • FABRIZIO FATTORI – Bara-Hum-Ba
  • MOONTRIBE – Moontone
  • PYE CORNER AUDIO – Surfacing
  • HIROSHI YOSHIMURA – Dance PM
  • OSSIA – Devil’s Dance

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The pledge, the turn and the prestige – a show of three parts

Direct download: The Joint – 7 January 2017

The first part is all the tunes we are just catching up on after trawling through everyone else’s “Best of 2016” lists – including Bleep, Noisey, Metal Postcard, Hype Machine and The Guardian.

2016

  • Cassetteboy – Trump (Charlie Brooker’s Wipe 2016)
  • Rude Audio – Crystal Pylon
  • Daijvhs – Friends
  • Kanye West – Famous
  • Frigs – God Hates A Coward
  • Mitski – Your Best American Girl
  • Leon Vynehall – Blush
  • Lady Leshurr – Where Are You Now? (Featuring Wiley)
  • Skepta – Man
  • 808 State – In Yer Face (Bicep Remix)

The second part is inspired by holiday reading material – Good Night & Good Riddance by David Cavanagh. All the following tunes are mentioned in the book and previously unknown to us.

Good Night & Good Riddance

  • 1969 Andy Capp – Pop A Top
  • 1973 Funkadelic – If You Don’t Like The Effects, Don’t Produce The Cause
  • 1979 Honey Bane – Girl On The Run
  • 1985 Dignitary Stylish – Pon De Attack
  • 1988 Big Lady K – Don’t Get Me Started (Stuff & Thangs Version)
  • 1988 R+R – Acid Off A Way
  • 1994 Sonic Subjunkies – Central Industrial
  • 1997 Piano Magic – Angel Pie / Magic Tree
  • 2000 Hefner – Don’t Give Up On Us Baby

The third part is our usual fare with one eye on new releases in 2017. At The Drive-In. Cate Le Bon. The XX. British Sea Power.

Business As Usual

  • At The Drive-In – Governed By Contagions
  • Sou Sou Band – Persist Persist
  • Brother Portrait – Rearview
  • Chino Amobi – Milan
  • Cate Le Bon – Rock Pool
  • Dag – Guards Down
  • XX – Say Something Loving
  • Oh No – The Troubled
  • J-Live – Eleven Nine
  • Uranium Club – Who Made The Man?
  • Slowcoaches – 54
  • Hand Habits – Flower Glass
  • British Sea Power – Bad Bohemian

The Show: Trumped

We live in strange and unusual times where satire cannot even begin to keep up with public figures and events. Watch it and weep.

Let’s enjoy the giggles whilst we can, lest we forget Peter Cook’s take on the effectiveness of satire

“like those wonderful Berlin cabarets … which did so much to stop the rise of Hitler and prevent the outbreak of the Second World War”

Here’s the full story behind the cover art on today’s podcast.

Direct download: The_Joint_2016-03-05-12-14.mp3

And here’s the playlist in full…

12pm – 1pm

1pm – 2pm

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