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: Cleanin’ out our closet

In the absence of any spare time during the holiday season to listen to our usual quota of new tunes, we’ve had to re-examine the songs that didn’t make the playlist cut first time around.

Good job too. How could we have originally overlooked Eris Drew’s attempt to cram 30+ years of classic dance music loops, beats, breaks and samples into one album? Or the post-punk crunch of M(h)aol? Or Lucy Duncombe’s soaring, sweeping voice? Or… or… or…

Direct download: The Joint – 8 January 2022

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

  • DONNAY SOLDIER – Goodbye Amerleaf Yellow
  • EX-EASTER ISLAND HEAD – Six Sticks
  • SOPHIE AND PETER JOHNSTON – Television Satellite
  • PIRI & TOMMY VILLIERS – Soft Spot
  • KUSH JONES – Fuck Off
  • ERIS DREW – The Message / Ride Free
  • TOM T. HALL – Strawberry Farms
  • LYRA PRAMUK & HUDSON MOHAWKE – Tendril (Midnight Peach Rework)
  • SIMPLE MINDS – New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84) (Full Duration)
  • HORRID1 X SAV’O – Daily Duppy @ Grm Daily
  • ROGER ROBINSON & RICHARD SKELTON – Edgcote Moor (“Say Goodbye” Version)
  • LUCY DUNCOMBE – Brace
  • JUST MUSTARD – I Am You
  • K.G.B. – Detroit 909
  • SOMBRA Y LUZ – Sueño Almohade (Richard Fribert Rework)
  • DOSS – Look
  • ERIS DREW – Pick ‘Em Up
  • SEA POWER – Lakeland Echo
  • KATIE DEY – In the Sky
  • LATTO – Super Gremlin Freestyle
  • WILLIAM DOYLE – Semi-Bionic
  • M(H)AOL – Gender Studies
  • P E – The Reason for My Love
  • CREMATION LILY – A Certain Fragrance
  • iMAGiNARY FRiENDS (CHUUWEE and iMAGiNARY OTHER) – Milk (Instrumental)
  • ERIS DREW – Baby
  • ROLO TOMASSI – Drip
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