The Joint: Let me in your pub. I’m not looking for trouble, I’m looking for love.

Two weeks ago we made a bold claim that “Summer of Soul” was the best music documentary we’ve seen in years.

“The Sparks Brothers”, directed by Edgar Wright, might run it close though. At 2 hours and 20 minutes long it provides an exhaustive account of the Ron and Russell’s 50 year career.

Here Edgar Wright talks about his life – from child to auteur – in terms of the music he listened to. There’s a heavy debt to 70’s K-Tel and Ronco compilations.

And if you were expecting a Sparks laden playlist on the back of all that you are going to be disappointed. Not a Mael tune in sight. You’ll have to go back to a Joint from 4 years ago instead.

But on with today’s show…

Direct download: The Joint – 7 August 2021

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

  • ANIKA  –  Finger Pies
  • SUGABABES  –  Same Old Story (Blood Orange Remix)
  • SUPERSTATE  –  Yoga Town (featuring Graham Coxon & Valentina Pappalardo)
  • SAINT ETIENNE  –  Pond House
  • DEAD ACTORS  –  Heart-Shaped Swimming Pool
  • TOP CAT  –  Roughest Gunark (DJ Rap Jungle Mix)
  • SCOTCH ROLEX  –  U.T.B. 88
  • BC CAMPLIGHT  –  I’m Alright In The World
  • BRADY WATT, WESTSIDE GUNN, DJ PREMIER  –  The Narcissist
  • 박혜진 PARK HYE JIN  –  Whatchu Doin Later
  • REVIVAL SEASON  –  Iron Warrior
  • MAGIC ROUNDABOUT  –  She’s A Waterfall
  • THANKS FOR COMING  –  Panic
  • SITCOM  –  Gutter
  • WATER FROM YOUR EYES  –  Track Five
  • TALEEN KALI  –  Baby Love (Astrobrite Remix)
  • CLINIC  –  Fantasy Island
  • ROBERT HOOD  –  Chroma Light
  • ANNE CLARK  –  Our Darkness
  • FRANCES FOREVER  –  Space Girl
  • BINKI  –  Clay Pigeon
  • DEAD ACTORS  –  Fire In The Burning Sun
  • NILÜFER YANYA  –  Day 7.5093 (keiyaA Remix)
  • DON ZILLA  –  Ekivuuma
  • DVSN & TY DOLLA $IGN  –  I Believed It (featuring Mac Miller)
  • DIVIDE AND DISSOLVE  –  Far From Ideal (Chelsea Wolfe Remix)
  • COSMODROME  –  Pas De Strings Pour Le Lovertronic Style
  • MY SOLID GROUND  –  The Executioner
  • GIRL IN RED  –  Bad Idea! (World in Red Livestream Preview)
  • SIAL  –  Kita Dilahirkan Untuk Mati
  • SCOTCH ROLEX  –  Juice (featuring MC Yallah)
  • SLEIGH BELLS  –  Locust Laced
  • AMYL AND THE SNIFFERS  –  Security *

* The inspiration for this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: Yeah, I made a profile on Tinder…

The unmistakeable voice of rogue historian Michael Squeamish provides the backdrop for today’s show.

Direct download: The Joint – 23 January 2021

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

  • GABRIELS –  Love And Hate In A Different Time
  • DJ BORING –  I Know You Want To (Baltra Remix)
  • THE VACANT LOTS –  Rescue
  • MOMA READY –  Saving Grace
  • DIVIDE AND DISSOLVE –  Prove It
  • TIM REAPER –  Cityscapes
  • OPEN MIKE EAGLE –  For DOOM
  • DANNY L HARLE · MC BOING –  Boing Beat

[Michael Squeamish on Wigan Casino]

  • BUDDY MILES –  That’s The Way Life Is
  • BACKXWASH –  Demons (featuring Ada Rook & Devi McCallion)
  • GANSER –  Emergency Equipment & Exits
  • LAEL NEALE –  For No One For Now
  • NANCY SINATRA & LEE HAZLEWOOD –  Big Red Balloon
  • CHANNEL TRES –  Fuego (featuring Tyler, The Creator)
  • BABY QUEEN –  Raw Thoughts

[Michael Squeamish on Funk Punk]

  • MIDNIGHT SISTER –  Satellite
  • N.I.N.A –  A Bruta,A Braba,A Forte
  • DENZEL CURRY –  Live From The Abyss
  • MICA LEVI –  One Tear
  • SHAMIR –  Feminine Guy
  • ROSTAM –  Under Control
  • ARLO PARKS –  Caroline
  • JAZMINE SULLIVAN –  Girl Like Me (featuring H.E.R.)*
  • PIERO UMILIANI –  Lady Magnolia

[Michael Squeamish on the future of entertainments]

  • CALIFORNIA WORLD –  California World (G-Funk Remix)
  • 86INKA –  Born Against Destruction (featuring Zzay)
  • WIDOWSPEAK –  Romeo And Juliet
  • QUAKERS –  Approach With Caution (featuring Sampa The Great)
  • RUN THE JEWELS –  Ooh La La (Mexican Institute of Sound Remix featuring Santa Fe Klan)
  • SLAM –  Positive Education (Paula Temple’s MEGASHIFT Remix)
  • IVORIAN DOLL –  Rumours
  • NATION OF LANGUAGE –  Deliver Me From Wondering Why
  • TV PRIEST –  Press Gang

* The inspiration for this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: I was feeling invincible with my VPN…

Henry Nicol of DOG POWER has been busy over in Idvor, Serbia teaming up with partner Lidija Raletić to form new project LEATHER IMAGE. The album CLEAN FREAK out early 2021. More info over at UTR.

Here’s some bonus content. Missed this one from THE CHATS first time round (July 2019) but it’s pretty timeless in a retro kinda way.

Oh, okay, have at it with the new one from THE CHATS:

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 5 December 2020

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

  • LEATHER IMAGE – What You Didn’ (ALTERNATIVE VERSION)
  • YFC – Paleface (Pell in Hell)
  • THE CHATS – Identity Theft *
  • PROFESSOR JOHAN BRING – Evigheten
  • CASPER CLAUSEN – Used to Think
  • GOLDEN – Intro / Eye / Outro
  • VENICE – Mistakes & All
  • DEELA – ROLLING STONES (feat. KA$H)
  • G SUDDEN – Tings Hard Dub
  • ONIPA – Kukuru (Marot Remix)
  • NUBIYAN TWIST – Tittle Tattle (feat. Cherise)
  • ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER – Nothing’s Special
  • JAY GLASS DUBS – Apple, Sliced
  • DIVIDE AND DISSOLVE – We Are Really Worried About You
  • SHUBOSTAR – Maoi (Curses Remix)
  • COM TRUISE – Trying Times for the Indirect
  • THOMAS BODENSTÄNDIG – Langsam Leverkusen
  • COWBOY MACHINE – Nine Lives
  • FRENCH FOR RABBITS – The Dark Arts
  • MAARJA NUUT & SUN ARAW – 144.000 Rose Petals
  • SHLI – Into Dust
  • AVALON EMERSON – Rotting Hills
  • 2XM – Railei Part II (feat. Jimmy Rainey)
  • MR. TEA – Love Letter from Zetta
  • BRIGHT FUTURE – What We Need To Say

* The inspiration for this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: Bloody Anglo-Saxons. Coming over here.

We’d love to be able to present you with a video of the Stewart Lee bit that was sampled on today’s last song courtesy of Asian Dub Foundation.

But we can’t.

The best we can manage is a slightly (deliberately?) wonky clip on  Daily Motion. So you’ll just have to close your eyes for four minutes whilst the picture is frozen but the audio keeps rolling.

On the other hand we do have the official video for the tune

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 28 November 2020

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

  • RAMSEY LEWIS  –  Wade In The Water
  • QUINTRON & MISS PUSSYCAT  –  Teenagers Don’t Know Shit
  • HACHIKU  –  I’ll Probably Be Asleep
  • PEACE OF MIND  –  Oh Baby
  • SHYGIRL  –  Slime
  • SIMONE WHITE  –  Goldfinger
  • BREE RUNWAY  –  ATM
  • ACID ALIENS  –  Demons in the Closet
  • SHIT & SHINE  –  Chervette
  • PINK SIIFU & FLY ANAKIN  –  Kin’Tro
  • MNDSGN.  –  Truth Of The Matter
  • CLIPPING  –  Pain Everyday
  • OPTIC SINK  –  Girls In Grey
  • SOUL▲CRAFT  –  淡紅色 sunset
  • COCO BRYCE  –  Ma Bae Be Luv
  • DIVIDE AND DISSOLVE  –  We Are Really Worried About You
  • MAYA AMOLO  –  I Know
  • FLOHIO  –  Unveiled
  • LIAM BAILEY  –  Champion
  • HIROSHI YOSHIMURA  –  Sleep
  • GOD’S WONDERFUL RAILWAY  –  Watch With Mother
  • ROBERTA FLACK  –  Do What You Gotta Do
  • RIZ AHMED  –  Once Kings
  • GIRLHOOD  –  Queendom
  • GABRÍEL ÓLAFS  –  Bára (Hugar Rework)
  • DUKE BOARA  –  Focus
  • GRRL VS 大悲咒  –  Impact Mantra (Tzusing Glued)
  • WORKING MEN’S CLUB  –  Valleys (Graham Massey Mix)
  • SPEEDBOAT  –  bigboy123
  • LIZZY YOUNG  –  Squid Juice in Hollywood
  • SQUID DIDDLEY  –  Always There
  • WASUREMONO  –  Let’s Talk
  • HUSTLE FLESH  –  Amy’s Sad Type Beat
  • HEADIE ONE FT AJ TRACEY & STORMZY  –  Ain’t It Different
  • ASIAN DUB FOUNDATION  –  Coming Over Here (featuring Stewart Lee) *

* The inspiration for this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: Well the furniture’s the same, but the menu’s rearranged…

Newish from the one and only BLAIR PARKES “maybe you heard”. Perfect fuzziness straight outta New Brighton, New Zealand. As the wise Grant Smithies recently said “the perfect golden ratio of melody to noise”. Couldn’t agree more.

Download it here: https://blairparkes.bandcamp.com/track/maybe-you-heard

By the way, today’s blog heading was inspired by the rather fabulous “Mork n Mindy” collaboration between BILLY NOMATES and SLEAFORD MODS.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 21 November 2020

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

  • EMMA RUTH RUNDLE & THOU – Into Being
  • DIVIDE AND DISSOLVE – Denial
  • LINGUA IGNOTA – DO YOU DOUBT ME TRAITOR
  • ANNA VON HAUSSWOLFF – All Thoughts Fly
  • MERMAID CHUNKY – These Girls
  • VICTORIA MUSSI – This Was
  • BACAO RHYTHM & STEEL BAND – The Healer
  • OM UNIT MEETS SEEKERSINTERNATIONAL – Krnch
  • DESOLATE TESTAMENTS – razor sharp
  • FLUX THE CYNIC – neva look back
  • R.A.P. FERREIRA – DECORUM
  • MF DOOM – Kookies
  • SLEAFORD MODS – Mork n Mindy (feat. Billy Nomates) *
  • BILLY NOMATES – Supermarket Sweep
  • GROVE – Big Poppa
  • REAL LIES – Birds
  • WAKE – Serotonin Dreams
  • BLAIR PARKES – maybe you heard
  • THE RESPONSE – All Of My Flaws
  • BRIGHT FUTURE – Sick Of This World (Gilb’R Dub)
  • VIOLA RENEA – Faros Faras Island
  • HERE THE CAPTAIN SPEAKING, THE CAPTAIN IS DEAD – Temporary Disturbance of the Magnetosphere
  • THE SUNDAE PAINTERS – Thin Air
  • INTERNAZIONALE – Mussels, Rococo Chair, Ecstasy

* The inspiration for this week’s lyrical heading.