The Show: Ding dong

R.I.P. Florian Schneider (1947-2020) a founding member of Kraftwerk. The breakthrough was perhaps their fourth album “Autobahn” released in 1974 but a bit of delving reacquainted us with their first two albums (efficiently titled “Kraftwerk 1” and “Kraftwerk 2”) and a reminder of the gentle beauty that is the epic Klingklang. A nice way to start a contemplative show.

And later… down the YouTube rabbit hole we went discovering live footage from 1970 of Kraftwerk at Rockpalast. We thought we were big deal going to house discos and raves in 1989 and had no idea how far ahead of us those crazy German kids were. Keytars, synths, multimedia, a motorik beat we can bug out to, and a stylish crowd. Minds blown…

And those interludes today? That was Phoebe Waller-Bridge recounting to Deborah Frances-White in episode 199 of The Guilty Feminist her Covid-19 lockdown experiences with the three neighbourhood cats: Good Cat, Bad Cat and Mystery Cat.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 09 May 2020

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

  • KRAFTWERK – KlingKlang
  • BLAIR PARKES – turn off turn on
  • REVBJELDE – SWAMP GAS vert_x remix
  • AUDIO ARCHAEOLOGY – Pegasus Bay
  • PHOEBE WALLER BRIDGE – Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s good cat
  • DESIRE – Black Latex
  • LAURA LEE LOVELY – Somewhere Over The Rainbow (Beyond The Rain – Remake)
  • MANFREDAS & FANTASTIC TWINS – Gimme Pizza
  • PLACES FOR PEOPLE – Atrium
  • PLACES FOR PEOPLE – Conference Room
  • PLACES FOR PEOPLE – Do Not Disturb
  • DLINA VOLNY – I’m Not Allowed (Drumappella)
  • T. G. SHAND – Fields to Flower
  • PHOEBE WALLER BRIDGE – Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s bad cat
  • CLEAR PATH ENSEMBLE – Inner Space
  • FALLE NIOKE & GHOST CULTURE – Barké
  • DAMU THE FUDGEMUNK, ARCHIE SHEPP & RAW POETIC – Learning to Breathe
  • R.A.P. FERREIRA – RO TALK
  • HOLLY AFOA – mum, dad, I’m lesbian
  • C.A.R. – Becoming Strangers
  • THE_UNDERSCORES – Xi Wang-mu Tessera
  • PETER WRIGHT – The Föhn Brings The Fever
  • PHOEBE WALLER BRIDGE – Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s mystery cat
  • MADELEINE COCOLAS – A Basic Understanding
  • ANDREA LASZLO DE SIMONE – Immensità
  • JUNUS ORCA – One Arm Pack
  • THE TRENDEES – TV Presenter Stupid Loins
  • MNTTAB – Iss Eine Ratte
  • KRAUS – An Arrow in the Haunch
  • CARAMEL SMOOTH HEAVEN – Axed The Angel (2XM Remix)
  • JAGĀ – Inter Alios

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: Nobody gets what they want anymore…

Well, that’s a catchy way of sampling and looping Marlon Williams and Aldous Harding. The Leonard Simpson Duo (Guilty Simpson x Leonard Charles) album LSD is out 31 Jan 2020. Tip of the hat to The Vinyl Factory.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 7 December 2019

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

  • NEUVO WAVO – Let There Be Drums
  • MODULA – Descending the Abyss
  • COSMO VITELLI – Groupe Surdose
  • AUTOMATIC – Electrocution
  • NO BRA – Sex Slaves In The White House
  • LIGHTNING BOLT – USA Is A Psycho
  • CASSETTEBOY – Cassetteboy vs Boris Johnson
  • DESOLATE TESTAMENTS – sauvie
  • CAURAL – We & You
  • POINT BLEAK – Medicine
  • THE LEONARD SIMPSON DUO – Nobody *
  • BLU – Beast Mode (feat. Cashus King, Shawn Jackson, Yamin Semali & Local Blacc)
  • EDWARD – It Doesn’t Matter Judy
  • YABBY YOU – Lazy Mood
  • UNCLE QUENTIN – PEACE OF MIND
  • PETER WRIGHT – Close The Door Behind You When You Leave
  • BEN WOODS – INDULGE
  • PAVLOV’S PUSS – New Brighton’s For Lovers
  • UMLAUT! – Soap
  • SPACE GARAGE – Space Garage (Extended Venom Mix)
  • KARIMA F – Flaccid House
  • WESTLAKE & HAYTER – Forty Two
  • TRENTEMØLLER – Try A Little (feat. Jenny Lee)
  • ED LONGO AND THE APPLIED ARTS ENSEMBLE – Love On The Line
  • SPACE GHOST – Sim City (feat. Morgan)
  • WHODAMANNY – Dance To The Bone

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: Electric black shadow runs ‘cross the sun…

New release from THE BIG FRESH COLLECTIVE out right now. JET SET GHETTO TECH sees Liam K. Swiggs and DJ Simon Dallow pay tribute to the video game soundtracks of Hideki Naganuma.

And how the heck did Captain Beefheart make it into the show today? I’ve always been a bit scared of his reputation but at a recent talk at the Christchurch Art Gallery legendary photographer Laurence Aberhart mentioned that painter Bill Hammond may have had his wheels spun by Captain Beefheart’s “Run Paint Run Run” which could possibly explain Bill Hammond’s predilection for paint running. And after summoning the courage to listen to said catchy ditty I was hooked.

Here endeth today’s fine art lesson.

Direct download: The Joint – 14 September 2019

And notebooks out completists, here’s the playlist in full…

  • HAAI – It’s Something We Can All Learn From
  • MISS REPRESENTED – The Prowler
  • AUTOMATIC – Mind Your Own Business
  • LOW JACK – Virgin Traf 22
  • CORNELIUS DOCTOR – Soft Rocket
  • BLUSHING – The Last Time
  • CLAIRO – Bags
  • CURSES – Insomnia
  • L’ÉPÉE – La Brigade Des Maléfices
  • BLAIR PARKES – our eyes
  • BAD_SEX – Lemonade
  • BODYACHE – The Last Vestige (feat. Veronika Mason)
  • CUSTARD SQUARE – We Live They Sleep
  • LIAM K. SWIGGS – CAN’T STOP
  • DJ SIMON DALLOW – DØU_3ME2
  • SUMI SAUCE – Jimmy Cricket
  • BLU, DAMU THE FUDGEMUNK – Rhymes & Gemstones
  • CAPTAIN BEEFHEART & HIS MAGIC BAND – Run Paint Run Run *
  • HOVVDY – Cathedral
  • KHIDJA – Knut Kmnut
  • UMBERTO – Exit (Antoni Maiovvi Remix)
  • BRONNT INDUSTRIES KAPITAL – Total System Power
  • FRANSCICO & MALKUTH – Voodoo Island
  • UGLY FRANKIE – Good Bwoi
  • 2XM – On My Skin

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.