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The Show: If I saw you on the street…

Listen hard to today’s show and you’ll catch a sly throwback to Alvvays’ “Dreams Tonite” in the Saint Jude track.

We’d love to say there’s a rich history of artists deliberately referencing someone else’s lyrics within their own original song. Unfortunately the only other one we can think of is “Hello” by Oasis using a line or two from Gary Glitter and… well… you know… maybe cutting another musician in on your massive royalty cheque is not always the best idea.

Direct download: The Joint – 21 September 2019

And here’s the playlist in full…

  • ALAN PARKER URBAN WARRIOR  –  Grey Fluffy Clouds
  • YACHT  –  (Downtown) Dancing [Rob’s Dub]
  • SAINT JUDE  –  Deaf Ears, Blind Years
  • DAN MASON  –  Go Away
  • HUSKY LOOPS  –  I Think You’re Wonderful
  • DJ BORING  –  Winona
  • TVAM  –  No Silver Bird
  • AUTOMATIC  –  Calling It
  • DRY CLEANING  –  Sit Down Meal
  • DANIEL AVERY  –  Time Marked Its Irregular Pulse In Her Eyes (Haai’s Vocal Rework)
  • BULLS BLOOD  –  Novocaine
  • PAPA JAMES  –  Ngôma Hoe
  • SOLUTION HOURS  –  Kneading
  • RAS G & THE AFRIKAN SPACE PROGRAM  –  One 4 Glk And Elvin
  • MURS, 9TH WONDER & THE SOUL COUNCIL  –  The Hulk
  • LORD DIABOLIK  –  She’s Hot
  • TOR5Y  –  Wala3
  • DJ LAG  –  Uhuru Dis (featuring Moonchild Sanelly)
  • KETTENKARUSSELL  –  Maybe
  • FLAME 2  –  Dive
  • TONES ON TAIL  –  Rain
  • SLEATER-KINNEY  –  The Center Won’t Hold
  • BLACK LOOPS  –  Under The Sea
  • MICHAEL KIWANUKA  –  You Ain’t The Problem
  • OPPENHEIMER ANALYSIS  –  The Devil’s Dancers
  • FERNANDO FALCÃO  –  Revoada
  • MELLOTRON VARIATIONS  –  Pulsar
  • SLOWTHAI & DENZEL CURRY  –  Psycho
  • CHARLI XCX  –  Click (featuring Kim Petras And Tommy Cash)
  • PIP BLOM  –  Freckles

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: Чемпионат мира по футболу 2018 года Россия

All the audio clips in the mix lifted from “Frankie Goes To Russia”.

Direct download: The Joint – 16 June 2018

Footnotes for today’s show:

* Found ourselves humming the riff of the new 1975 song over & over, wondering why it sounded so very familiar. Once we stopped humming we realised that they may have been “inspired” by Joy Division’s “Disorder” and then compressed that riff through the Pro Tools Bumblebee In A Lift Shaft Audio Filter©.

** Finally have a reason to sneak in a tune from the (very much) underground “Love Is A Drag” album from the early 1960’s. A jazz standard sung by a man for a man seems the perfect counterpoint to the startling “there is no homosexuality in Russia, just men who are addicted to sex” comment that precedes it.

And here’s the playlist in full…

  • JOHN BARRY SEVEN & ORCHESTRA  –  From Russia With Love
  • [ФИФА]
  • PARQUET COURTS  –  Total Football
  • BOMBINO  –  Deran Deran Alkheir
  • [Украина]
  • MTO  –  3rdCultureKid
  • JULIA HOLTER  –  So Humble The Afternoon
  • [U2]
  • 1975, THE  –  Give Yourself A Try *
  • JOY DIVISION  –  Disorder *
  • MNDSGN  –  U&YAFRENZ
  • [Вест Хэм]
  • SNAPPED ANKLES  –  Energy Flash (Dancing In A State Of Possession Violation)
  • PONGO  –  Kuzola
  • [Путин]
  • PUSSY RIOT  –  Putin Lights Up the Fires
  • LA DÜSSELDORF  –  Rheinita
  • [Гомосексуализм]
  • GENE HOWARD  –  Mad About The Boy **
  • PIETER NOOTEN  –  2.26 am
  • MX BLOUSE  –  Is’phukphuku (featuring Thor Rixon, Jakinda & Albany Lore)
  • [Стиляги]
  • MARINE GIRLS  –  Flying Over Russia
  • ORIELLES, THE  –  Sugar Tastes Like Salt (Live @ The Biggest Weekend)
  • [Ростов]
  • FALZ  –  This Is Nigeria
  • PUSHA T  –  The Story Of Adidon
  • POST PINK  –  You Real
  • [Ад]
  • DEATH GRIPS  –  Ha Ha Ha
  • PURPLE PUDDING CLAUSE, THE  –  Blue Note
  • CHARLI XCX  –  5 In The Morning
  • [наркотики]
  • SEX JUDAS  –  All Good Junkies
  • FAUX DÉPART  –  Pyromanes Amateurs
  • [Миллиардеры]
  • MUNYA  –  Hatley
  • YUZO IWATA  –  Gigolo
  • [Резюме]
  • OTHA  –  One Of The Girls
  • MATTIEL  –  Bye Bye

The Show: Get some lager & lime, some shepherd’s pie and relax a little bit

Direct download: The Joint – 10 February 2018

And here’s the playlist in full…

[RIP Dennis Edwards]

  • Temptations, The  –  Psychedelic Shack
  • DJ Koze  –  Seeing Aliens
  • Nteibint & Σtella  –  A State Nearby
  • Νομοσ 751  –  Σκαλώματα / Skalomata / Brain Lock
  • Kyle Bent  –  Profound
  • Let’s Eat Grandma  –  Hot Pink
  • Korallreven  –  Here In Iowa (Peaking Lights’ Disco Dub)
  • Guards  –  Destroyer
  • Equiknoxx  –  Enter A Raffle… Win A Falafel
  • Dabrye  –  Lil Mufukuz (featuring Doom)

[Mitch]

  • Spring Heel Jack  –  Take 3
  • Asian Doll  –  Road Runner
  • Voidz, The  –  Qyurryus
  • Middle Kids  –  Mistake
  • Cuco  –  Lo Que Siento
  • Charli XCX  –  Backseat (featuring Carly Rae Jepsen)
  • Jorge Elbrecht  –  Here Lies (featuring Tamaryn)
  • Jack Russell  –  Chamito Maraña
  • Halo Maud  –  Du Pouvoir/Power
  • Jupiter Okwess  –  Musonsu

[Hedberg]

  • Bad Pelicans  –  Svrf Pvnk
  • Saweetie  –  Focused
  • Cities Aviv  –  Black On Earth / Thorns
  • Leven Kali  –  Do U Wrong (featuring Syd)
  • Joey Bada$$ X Dessy Hinds  –  King To A God
  • Echo Ladies  –  Nothing Ever Lasts
  • Common Holly  –  Thinkin’ ‘Bout You
  • CFCF  –  Self Service
  • I Think Like Midnight  –  Tuned Mass Damper

[RIP John Mahoney]

The Show: The Joint with The Herb Whisperer presents Miss America featuring NPR vs Peter Robinson x Songs

A long, and possibly unnecessary, title for today’s show but it’s a title very much in keeping with how our top pop stars now like to bill themselves (and in the process ensure their share of any dollar bills generated via streaming).

Peter Robinson from Popjustice wrote about this practice in The Guardian and joined NPR for a special All Songs Considered podcast to explain in more detail.

Direct download: The Joint – 16 September 2017

And in a week where the Miss America Pageant descended into a “Nasty Woman protest” here’s the playlist in full…

  • CHARLI XCX – Boys Acoustic
  • DBFC – Autonomic
  • CONFIDENCE MAN – Boyfriend (The Moonlandingz Demix)
  • C CANE – Pied Piper Freestyle
  • YASSASSIN – Mermaidistic Personality Disorder
  • ARCADE FIRE – Comfort My Sleng Teng (Geoff Barrow Mix)
  • JON BATISTE – Battle Hymn
  • MILK DISCO – Welcome To The Milk Disco
  • CAT BE DAMNED – Daydreams In A Roach Motel

Miss Texas speaks.

  • CHARLOTTE GAINSBOURG – Rest
  • MADLIB – 10 Summers Old
  • ALVVAYS – Lollipop (Ode To Jim)
  • JOHN HANCOCK III – Stay Plus
  • BULLDOG EYES – Birthday
  • DAYDREAM CATHEDRAL – Love My Way
  • TOVE LO – Disco Tits
  • MERZBOW – Kimigayo
  • KARL AND THE KURBCRAWLERS – Same Day (Again)

Miss Missouri speaks.

  • T.REX – Metal Guru (Book Remix) (Herb Whisperer Rub)
  • MS BANKS – OMG
  • JAH WOBBLE – Invaders Of The Heart: Mix 1
  • KERO KERO BONITO – Rock ‘n’ Roll Star
  • KRZYSZTOF KOMEDA – Lullaby (“Rosemary’s Baby” Theme)
  • WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM – Mother Owl, Father Ocean
  • MIND ENTERPRISES – Idol
  • LADY LESHURR – Queen’s Speech Ep.1
  • MISS WORLD – Put Me In A Movie

Miss North Dakota speaks.

  • ZOMBY – Gasp!
  • HAVAH – Al Di Fuori Del Male
  • CORNERSHOP – Brimful Of Asha (Florence Ballard Mix)
  • REPTALIENS – If You Want
  • XX, THE – On Hold (Jamie xx Remix)
  • FLUIDS, THE – Creatures
  • TAYLOR SWIFT – Look What You Made Me Do (Remix) (featuring Britney Spears)