The Show: Fruit Salad

Cover versions open and close this week’s show.

We kicked off with Frankie Rose’s (almost) note perfect copy of The Cure’s “A Forest”. Always had a soft spot for the original since seeing it performed on Top Of The Pops with the drummer sitting in front of the group. Revolutionary stuff.

On a more sobering note, this recent take on a 41 year old song would equate to The Cure, back in 1980, covering the likes of Glenn Miller or Gene Autry.

And the Wiggles brought the curtain down by going slightly off-piste with Tame Impala’s “Elephant.” At least we think it’s off-piste. We certainly don’t remember the “fruit salad” refrain in the original song.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 17 April 2021

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

  • FRANKIE ROSE – A Forest
  • JANE WEAVER – Modern Reputation
  • TKAY MAIDZA – Syrup
  • TONI – Another’s Door
  • DREAMER’S HANDBOOK or BOOGIE WOMACK or…  we don’t know – Upstairs
  • THE MALE GAZE – Someday
  • GIRL IN RED – Save Your Tears (P3live:)
  • DOJA CAT – Kiss Me More (featuring SZA)
  • serpentwithfeet – Heart Storm (featuring NAO)
  • VEGYN – So Much Time – So Little Time (featuring John Glacier)
  • MADLIB – Filthy (Untouched)
  • FEA – Mujer Moderna
  • FORD – Eggs Of British Birds
  • TASNEEM – All Your Cousins
  • CRUMB – BNR
  • TONI – Dazed
  • QUELLE CHRIS & THE ALCHEMIST – Iron Steel Samurai
  • beabadoobee – Last Day On Earth
  • KIEFER – Superhero
  • HORSEGIRL – Ballroom Dance Scene
  • so badly – Tell Me
  • A.G. COOK – Today (Dream Mix)
  • DAWN RICHARD – Jacuzzi
  • ANZAHLUNG – This Is Not A Test
  • FREEEZ – Southern Freeez
  • DOSS – Look
  • MARIA UZOR – Get The Boys In The Band
  • LSDXOXO – Sick Bitch
  • JUNGLE – Keep Moving
  • POP UP! – Paradise City
  • BEAK> – Oh Know
  • ENUMCLAW – Free Drop Billy
  • FRED AGAIN.. – Marea (We’ve Lost Dancing) (featuring The Blessed Madonna)
  • TONI – True Lies
  • WIGGLES, THE – Elephant *

* The inspiration for this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: I cannot understand how he sleeps at night

Open Mike Eagle is the linchpin holding today’s show together with two songs taken from his Comedy Central Show “The New Negroes”

The rest of the show is interspersed with musings on the past, present and future of social media. We recommend listening to the full TED talk given by Carole Cadwalladr.

Direct download: The Joint – 18 May 2019

And here’s the playlist in full…

  • LORI BALMER  –  Four Faces West
  • GHOSTFACE KILLAH, RZA  –  On That Sht Again
  • OPEN MIKE EAGLE & PHONTE  –  Woke As Me
  • JARV IS…  –  Must I Evolve?
  • DJ HAUS  –  See U In My Dreams (Lone Remix)
  • SLOWTHAI  –  Nothing Great About Britain
  • BAD BREEDING  –  Whose Cause?
  • CRUMB  –  Nina
  • JUST MUSTARD  –  Tennis

Cory Doctorow

  • JACKIE MENDOZA  –  Puppet Angels
  • J-E-T-S  –  Real Truth (featuring Tkay Maidza)
  • HARUOMI HOSONO  –  Sports Men
  • UNLOVED  –  Devils Angels (Liminanas Remix)
  • A$AP FERG  –  Pups (featuring A$ap Rocky)
  • MISS RED  –  Shut In Your Head
  • STORMZY  –  Vossi Bop
  • WILLIAM ALEXANDER  –  Diamond Toes
  • LIFE  –  Moral Fibre

Carole Cadwalladr*

  • KATE TEMPEST  –  Firesmoke
  • NORMA TANEGA  –  You’re Dead
  • SHIT & SHINE  –  Unknown
  • STEF CHURA  –  They’ll Never
  • OPERATORS  –  I Feel Emotion
  • PUTO TITO  –  Melodia Daquelas
  • TSHEGUE  –  The Wheel
  • OPEN MIKE EAGLE & LIZZO  –  Extra Consent
  • OKKVLT KɅTT  –  Killing Enemies x Banmaskim

Chris Hughes

  • PATIENCE  –  The Girls Are Chewing Gum
  • DENZEL CURRY  –  Ricky
  • PIXX  –  Andean Condor
  • MESCALINUM UNITED  –  We Have Arrived
  • RECTANGLES  –  Suspended Animation
  • DEPTH DEATH  –  Ronin
  • GIRL IN RED  –  Girls
  • BODY TYPE  –  Free To Air

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.