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: My baby like rock and roll

On with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 19 September 2020

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

  • JUNGLE BROTHERS  –  J. Beez Comin’ Through (DJ Red Alert Version)
  • JACKIE EXTREME  –  HEAD
  • MALKA  –  Moving Together
  • CHANCE デラソウル  –  I Feel Your Love
  • SQUID  –  Clapping Music
  • SESSION VICTIM  –  Up To Rise (LP Mix)
  • UNLOVED  –  Why Not (Gwenno Remix)
  • KELLY LEE OWENS  –  Corner Of My Sky (featuring John Cale)
  • BIGA YUT  –  Nu13
  • SHYGIRL  –  Freak
  • ANZ  –  Loos In Twos (NRG)
  • NEW VICES FOR THE JADED  –  Follow Careers In Modern Love
  • JW FRANCIS  –  New York
  • L.A. WITCH  –  I Wanna Lose
  • BAB L’ BLUZ  –  Ila Mata
  • TRILLARY BANKS  –  Drillary II
  • LEZ POP  –  BIG DYKE ENERGY (BEER RONTE REMIX)
  • NECRO  –  COVID-19 (Pestilence)
  • GOOD SAD HAPPY BAD  –  Shades
  • WIDOWSPEAK  –  Amy
  • MATTIEL  –  Looking Down The Barrel Of A Gun
  • ARAB STRAP  –  The Turning Of Our Bones
  • SIX SED RED  –  Shake It Right
  • TRAVIS SCOTT  –  The Plan
  • SAULT  –  Monsters
  • whiterosemoxie  –  west side boys *
  • BABY QUEEN  –  Buzzkill
  • SOUL▲CRAFT  –  Cash Queen Boulevard Romp (feat. ᴘₒʟʏɢʟᵒᴛ)
  • JACKIE EXTREME  –  BIZARRE LOVE TRIANGLE

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

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