The Show: I’ve made a rod for my own back.

Stewart Lee decrying his own CD filing system.

Can we make a case for The Boo Radleys being filed in the Britpop shoebox, alongside such luminaries as Bennet, Jocasta and Thurman? Let’s not just limit them to Liverpool and Post-Punk / C86 / early Creation / Shoegaze. Here’s the proof – a 67% Britpop rating (courtesy of Top Trumps):

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And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 2 October 2021

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

  • PIRY REIS – Idade Média
  • DEUCE ELLIS – Spit Acid (featuring Che Noir)
  • CHRISTINE AND THE QUEENS – Comme L’Oiseau
  • OPEN MIKE EAGLE · ARMAND HAMMER · MICHAEL EAGLE · BILLY WOODS · ELUCID · QUELLE CHRIS – Burner Account
  • RUN THE JEWELS – Ooh La La (Remix) (featuring Lil Wayne, Greg Nice & DJ Premier)
  • MOONCHILD SANELLY – Undumpable
  • PYROPHORIA – Just A Tad
  • BLAWAN – Fourth Dimensional
  • WATER FROM YOUR EYES – Quotations
  • ZOMBIES – Extraños Juegos
  • RP BOO – Be Of It!
  • SOLEMN BRIGHAM – Left Feet
  • HOLLYWOOD HORSES – Houseworld
  • FLO – Baby
  • WET LEG – Wet Dream
  • RICO NASTY – Rico Nasty Grow Up
  • PULPFUSION – Where is the Money Honey?
  • MANDY, INDIANA – Bottle Episode
  • PARQUET COURTS – Black Widow Spider

[Stewart Lee’s Genre Taxonomy] *

  • HERBIE MANN – Hold On, I’m Comin’
  • AUDIOBOOKS – Black Lipstick
  • SOOFLE – Thrill
  • STILL DREAMS – Last True Love
  • THE GREEN CHILD – Tony Bandana
  • METRONOMY · BRIAN NASTY · FOLLY GROUP – Monday
  • SPACE AFRIKA – Indigo Grit (featuring Guest)
  • WATER FROM YOUR EYES – Monday
  • BAD WITH PHONES – REFRIGERATOR
  • JANELLE MONÁE – Say Her Name (Hell You Talmbout) (featuring Beyoncé, Alicia Keys, Chlöe x Halle, Tierra Whack, Isis V., Zoë Kravitz, Brittany Howard, Asiahn, Mj Rodriguez, Jovian Zayne, Angela Rye, Nikole Hannah-Jones, Brittany Packnett Cunningham and Alicia Garza)

* The inspiration for 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: Heavy Metal Parking Lot

Brand new Shit & Shine with an accompanying video (see above) that uses footage from the 1986 documentary Heavy Metal Parking Lot (see below).

This, in turn, has inspired the Judas Priest links in today’s show. Who knew Rob Halford was so omnipresent on MTV promos and commercials in the mid 80’s (apart from 240 million Americans, that is)? TURBO POWER!

It’s a milestone in the careers of both Donny Osmond and Elton John as they both make their full Joint debuts, independently of each other but in the same unlikeliest of circumstances (hip-hop collaborations).

Plus The Sesh is back courtesy of Clara!.

Direct download: The Joint – 01 September 2018

And here’s the playlist in full…

  • LEE HAZLEWOOD – The Girl On Death Row
  • LETS EAT GRANDMA – I Will Be Waiting (Baths Remix)
  • MUSH – Gig Economy
  • FUTURE GET DOWN – Here Come The Wreckers
  • SIR BABYGIRL – Heels
  • HOUSE OF FEELINGS – Touchscreen (featuring Meredith Graves)
  • MUNYA – Hotel Delmano
  • RICO NASTY – Wanna Do

TURBO POWER!

  • BROOKE CANDY – My Sex (featuring Pussy Riot, Mykki Blanco & MNDR)
  • ATTRAKTTA – Distance in Ultrablue
  • REVOLUTIONARY CORPS OF TEENAGE JESUS – Who Cares Who Dies
  • NEZI MOMODU – Broken
  • LALA LALA – Water Over Sex
  • LIL YACHTY vs DONNY OSMOND – Start The Par-Dee
  • YOUNG THUG vs ELTON JOHN – Rocket Man
  • SINGERS & PLAYERS – Bedward The Flying Preacher

TURBO POWER!

TURBO POWER!

  • STEFFLON DON – Lil Bitch (Intro)
  • JONWAYNE – Last Last Fall
  • MEDHANE – Garden
  • MASS GOTHIC – How I Love You
  • CURTISS MALDOON – Sepheryn (Ray Of Light)
  • LOW – Disarray
  • ARIANA GRANDE – The Light Is Coming (featuring Nicki Minaj)
  • SHIT & SHINE – Yeah I’m On Acid
  • CHRISTINE AND THE QUEENS – 5 Dollars

Pale, Stale Males & Sing Speech

James, Eno, CFTPA, heck, even Charlie Brown – the pale, stale male death rattle is heard throughout today’s show (Gaz Coombes didn’t make the cut… this week).

Then there’s the sing speech / speak singing – Laurie Anderson, Tami T, Special Request, Flux and (at a very dubby push) Miss Red.

All interspersed with our favourite moments from a tournament we never wanted to watch but discovered we didn’t have the moral fibre to ignore – FIFA World Cup Russia 2018. Never mind. We promise there’s no way we’ll be watching the calendar fucking, slave labour exploitingtradition trashing, new high bar of corruption FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. Honest.

Direct download: The Joint – 21 July 2018

And here’s the playlist in full…

  • TOMBERLIN  –  Self-Help
  • PIST IDIOTS  –  Fuck Off
  • JAMES  –  Better Than That
  • BRIAN ENO  –  The Big Ship
  • APOSTILLE  –  Feel Bad

[nacho, ronaldo]

  • HANNAH PEEL  –  Sunrise Through The Dusty Nebula
  • MISS RED  –  Memorial Day
  • CHARLATANS, THE  –  One To Another (Live On The Evening Session)
  • KREPT & KONAN  –  Man’s Not Hot (Remix) (Live at TRNSMT 2018)
  • CHRISTINE AND THE QUEENS  –  Doesn’t Matter

[kim, son]

  • TALABOMAN  –  Dins El Llit (Superpitcher Remix)
  • TOTAL CONTROL  –  Luxury Vacuum
  • PRETTY THINGS, THE  –  S.F. Sorrow Is Born
  • TYLER, THE CREATOR  –  Peach Fuzz

[pavard, mbappé, mbappé]

  • CASIOTONE FOR THE PAINFULLY ALONE  –  White Corolla (Version)
  • REVOLUTIONARIES  –  Energy
  • PROSTITUTES  –  Jah Elegant
  • SORRY  –  Twinkle
  • MEL-O-TONES, THE  –  I Walked With A Bugs Bunny Bendy Toy
  • ST. VINCENT – Fast Slow Disco

[chadli]

  • JUNIORE  –  Panique
  • CHARLIE BROWN  –  It Changes
  • LAURIE ANDERSON & THE KRONOS QUARTET  –  Dreams
  • TAMI T  –  I Never Loved This Hard This Fast Before
  • TEREKKE  –  l8r h8r

[cheryshev]

  • SPECIAL REQUEST  –  Curtain Twitcher (Nina Kraviz Alice Was Here Remix)
  • FLUX  –  The Stonecutter
  • QUEEN KEY  –  Am I Wrong
  • JUNGLE  –  Happy Man

Tulip Black presents… COCKBLOCK 001

Tulip Black presents... COCKBLOCK 001.

Tulip Black’s inaugural mix for 8K takes us on a journey through electronic beats, sifty synth pop, chamber pop, hip hop, and R’n’B. Buckle in for treats from the likes of Christine and the Queens, FKA twigs, Jamila Woods, ABRA, Peaches and many others.

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And here’s the playlist in full…

  • Christine and the Queens – Safe and Holy
  • CHVRCHES – Warning Call (Theme from Mirror’s Edge Catalyst)
  • BANKS – Fuck With Myself
  • FKA twigs – Figure 8
  • Kelela – A Message
  • Jamila Woods – Blk Girl Soldier
  • Mabel – Thinking Of You
  • Marina and the Diamonds – Primadonna
  • La Roux – Tropical Chancer
  • ABRA – CRYBABY
  • Lizzo – Ain’t I
  • Beyoncé – Freedom (feat. Kendrick Lamar)
  • Azealia Banks – The Big Big Beat
  • ANOHNI – Execution
  • Peaches – Light in Places