The Show: Remember I was your hippo, I’d wear your heart like a Zippo

First up, let us acknowledge that the misheard lyric meme is tired, dated and had burnt itself out way before memes even existed.

Having said that, we did have cause to stop and stare in wonder at our speakers the other week when we listened to the opening verse of The Weeknd’s “Less Than Zero”. The accompanying  lyric video confirmed that we had misunderstood the words and that the couplet in question wasn’t actually hippo & Zippo but hero & symbol.

Far be it from us to advise Mr. Tesfaye on song writing, but we just can’t help but feel that our take is slightly better.  After all, it does actually rhyme. Plus, no matter what anybody tells us, we still hear a song about semiaquatic mammals and lighters.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 22 January 2022

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

  • MAHAVISHNU ORCHESTRA – Planetary Citizen
  • THE WEEKND – Gasoline
  • TAPE HISS – La Tirimbina
  • ERIS DREW – Time To Move Close
  • HOLODRUM – Free Advice
  • PRINCE JAZZBO – Replay Version
  • LONE – ROYGBIV
  • ROBERT GLASPER – Black Superhero
  • ARAB STRAP – Aphelion
  • TONY GALLARDO – Bruja
  • GUERILLA TOSS – Cannibal Capital
  • BLACK SHEEP – Flavor Of The Month
  • ANITA LANE – Do That Thing
  • RÖYKSOPP – The Ladder
  • CATE LE BON – Remembering Me
  • EARMAKE – Space Disco
  • CASSETTEBOY – Rage Against The Party Machine
  • EARL SWEATSHIRT – Titanic
  • ROLO TOMASSI – Closer
  • DOMINIQUE LAWALREE – Le Maison Des 5 Elements (First Meeting)
  • HAZEY – Packs and Potions
  • LEATHER RATS – Fuck Shit Up (live)
  • NIK COLK VOID – Interruption Is Good (edit)
  • THE KVB – Unbound
  • THE WEEKND – Less Than Zero *
  • SECTORSEPT – Be There
  • ACID COCO – Cara Dura
  • SHENSEEA – Dolly
  • KING CHAMPION SOUNDS – Telemetry
  • ROGER ROBINSON & RICHARD SKELTON – Where (“The Life We Knew” Version)
  • KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD – Black Hot Soup (DJ Shadow “My Own Reality” Re-Write)

* The misheard inspiration for this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: So goodbye I’m a-leavin’

RIP Robbie Shakespeare…

Not sure if “Boops (Here To Go)” is the song he’d most want to be remembered for but it’s in today’s playlist because it’s an 80’s cut-n-paste classic here at The Joint HQ.

…RIP Steve Bronski…

We managed to sneak in part of the 12″ version of “Smalltown Boy” to pay our respects. To fully appreciate the continuing relevance of that song we recommend this recent BBC Soul Music podcast.

… and RIP Mike Nesmith

This news came in too late for us to celebrate his life on the show but he was our favourite Monkee, wrote one of our all time favourite tunes * and we happen to be part way through his autobiography.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 11 December 2021

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

    • GRANDADDY / JASON LYTLE – It Was A Silent Night At Least Until Jeff Lynne Arrived
    • DIVIDE AND DISSOLVE – Denial (BEARCAT Remix)
    • JARVIS COCKER – Swanky Modes (Dennis Bovell Dubmix)
    • MATTIEL – Freedom Feels
    • THE GODZ – Radar Eyes
    • JACKIE EXTREME – SIREN SONG
    • FLY ANAKIN – Ghost (Featuring Nickelus F)
    • WET LEG – Too Late Now
    • CHASTITY BELT – Fake
    • PINKPANTHERESS – just for me
    • ACEMO – Perpetrator
    • SLY & ROBBIE – Boops (Here To Go)
    • LEATHER RATS – Stab You With A Knife (Live)
    • OBAY ALSHARANI – Cocoon
    • NICK NICELY – Hilly Fields (1892)
    • SKEE MASK – Stone Cold 369
    • $&$ – AGP
    • CANNIBAL OX – Abyss
    • INVT – Super Galactic
    • CULTS – Beach Ball
    • SPENCER. – byyyte
    • MR CLIFFNOTE – HELLO NURSE
    • BURUNDI BLACK – Burundi Black
    • TANYA TAGAQ – Colonizer (Tundra Mix)
    • TRENTEMØLLER – Dead or Alive
    • EARL SWEATSHIRT – 2010
    • PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING – Lichtspiel III: Symphonie Diagonale
    • MILDRED MAUDE – Trevena
    • NUGLIFE & FRANKIEOG – The Furthest Sea Remix (featuring Fly Anakin & Guilty Simpson)
    • EGO ELLA MAY – For The Both Of Us

* The inspiration for this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: Is your muffin buttered?

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 26 June 2021

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

  • FAMILY FODDER – Debbie Harry
  • WET LEG – Chaise Longue *
  • UV-TV – Distant Lullaby
  • JW FRANCIS – John, Take Me With You
  • DUCKS LTD. – As Big As All Outside
  • PLUTO CASTLE – Tell Me Anything
  • YAW TOG, STORMZY & KWESI ARTHUR – Sore (Remix)
  • WOLF FANG MIDI – Can’t Get You Out Of My Head
  • RS PRODUÇÕES – Ansiedade
  • TAQBIR – Al​-​Zuki Akbar
  • GRECCO ROMANK – Worm Regenerate
  • FORD – The Lines You Make
  • QUAKERS – Double Jointed (featuring The Koreatown Oddity)
  • BLACKSEA NÃO MAYA – Reborda
  • DAMON ALBARN – The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows
  • TAPHARI – Table 42 (featuring Pink Siifu)
  • JOSEPH COTTON – No Touch The Style
  • SELF ESTEEM – I Do This All The Time
  • SCOTCH ROLEX – Omuzira (featuring MC Yallah)
  • MEGAN THEE STALLION – Thot Shit
  • DUB ORGANISER – Herbal Dub
  • AMON TOBIN PRESENTS STONE GIANTS – Metropole
  • ASIAN DUB FOUNDATION – Comin’ Over Here (featuring Stewart Lee) [Neolithic]
  • BEAR BONES, LAY LOW / HIGH WOLF – Bálsamo Verde
  • SPACE AFRIKA – B£E (featuring Blackhaine)
  • TAQBIR – Sma3
  • MARTINA TOPLEY BIRD – Pure Heart
  • KATY J PEARSON – Take Back The Radio (Flying Mojito Bros Refrito Dub)
  • ARMAND HAMMER & THE ALCHEMIST – Falling Out The Sky (featuring Earl Sweatshirt)
  • BEABADOOBEE – Cologne
  • SCOTCH ROLEX – Afro Samurai (featuring Don Zilla)
  • KELLY LEE OWENS – Night (Shorter Roza Remix)
  • JELLY BONBON – Forbidden Lover

* The inspiration for this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: Are You Hanging Up Your Stocking On Your Wall? Are You Hanging Up Your Stocking On Your Wall? Are You…

Tried to avoid any Christmas frivolity this year but the pull towards festive nonsense was too great.

Plus, the repeated-lyric-reworking of Slade’s “Merry Xmas Everybody” put us in mind of an equivalent deconstruction someone performed on The Human League’s “Don’t You Want Me” a few years ago.

Direct download: The Joint – 15 December 2018

And here’s the playlist in full…

  • “SLADE”  –  Merry Xmas Everybody (But All The Lyrics Are ‘Are You Hanging Up Your Stocking On Your Wall’) *
  • DJ NARCISO & NUNO BEATS  –  Hino Rs
  • MEEK MILL  –  What’s Free (featuring Rick Ross & Jay Z)
  • ANGELIC MILK  –  When The Limousines Pass By
  • PRESSURE  –  Militant
  • DJ EARL  –  LIKE THT
  • THE MIGHTY SPARROW  –  Slave
  • BORED IN COLOMBIA – Dreaming Of Turkey And Ham (featuring Red Headed Roy The Butchers Boy)
  • SLOWTHAI  –  Doorman
  • SHIT & SHINE  –  Sunrise Sam
  • J DILLA  –  The Throwaway (Yancey Boys featuring Frank Nitt)
  • THE GIST  –  Love At First Sight
  • ROSE DROLL  –  Boy Bruise
  • DANIEL AVERY  –  Diminuendo
  • AESOP ROCK & TOBACCO ARE MALIBU KEN  –  Acid King
  • THE HIGHER  –  The Core
  • BELLE & SEBASTIAN – The 12 Days Of Christmas
  • LIFE IN SODOM  –  The Stains (Alessandro Adriani Remix)
  • RIVAL CONSOLES  –  Persona
  • CONFIDENCE MAN  –  Santa’s Comin’ Down The Chimney
  • PLEASURE PLANET  –  Evaporate
  • CROOKED MAN  –  Long Time Dead
  • PRESSURE  –  Vex Riddim
  • V/VM – Christmas Stuffing Fanfare
  • MIRRORED LIPS  –  Falling In Love Again (Can’t Help It)
  • BONE HEAD  –  Soft Power
  • IC3PEAK  –  Смерти Больше Нет
  • HIPSWAY  –  Main Theme From The Film “Ask The Lord”
  • SILVERBACKS  –  Just In The Band
  • THE ALCHEMIST  –  E Coli (featuring Earl Sweatshirt)
  • UNLOVED  –  Love
  • PETE SHELLEY  –  Homosapien (Elongated Dancepartydubmix)

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: Georgia? What about Michigan, Boston, Florida, Jamaica or Jordan? Or Scunthorpe.

Welcome to our “The Devil Went Down To Georgia” YouTube wormhole, wherein the Charlie Daniel’s Band classic is re-interpreted in a variety of ways. Several are zany, one is borderline racist, one is evangelical but all of them all awful. You’re welcome.

The only reason we’re giving the K.M.C. Kru a pass is because we are suckers for that late 80’s early 90’s hip hop vibe.

Direct download: The Joint – 17 November 2018

And here’s the playlist in full…

  • K.M.C. KRU  –  The Devil Came Up To Michigan
  • AU/RA  –  Emoji
  • VERONICA VASICKA  –  From Here (Regis Mix)
  • BODY TYPE  –  Palms
  • MICK JENKINS  –  Padded Locks (featuring Ghostface Killah)
  • GOOD, THE BAD & THE QUEEN, THE  –  Gun To The Head
  • LEIKELI47  –  No Reload

[Kurupt FM #1]

  • CHERRY GLAZERR  –  Daddi
  • BITUMEN  –  Twice Shy
  • FALTYDL  –  A Taste Of Acid (Hypercolour)
  • SENYAWA  –  Tanggalkan Di Dunia (Undo The World)
  • CHROMATICS  –  House Of Dolls
  • ARIANA GRANDE  –  Thank U, Next
  • ICE CUBE  –  Arrest The President

[Kurupt FM #2]

  • TALLAWIT TIMBOUCTOU  –  Ami Cisse
  • CASTRATION SQUAD, THE  –  The X Girlfriend
  • EARL SWEATSHIRT  –  Nowhere2go
  • DISQ  –  Communication
  • SUFJAN STEVENS  –  Lonely Man Of Winter (Doveman Mix) (featuring Melissa Mary Ahern)
  • JOJI  –  Attention
  • BANDHUNTA IZZY  –  Poppin Shit
  • HEATHER LEIGH  –  Prelude To Goddess
  • VINCE STAPLES  –  Fun!
  • NEW OPTIMISM  –  Jet Setters

[Kurupt FM #3]

  • CHANDRA  –  Kate
  • VAST AIRE  –  Shadow Dancer
  • LIL PEEP  –  Cry Alone
  • TEE GRIZZLEY  –  Wake Up (featuring Chance The Rapper)
  • PIROSHKA  –  Everlastingly Yours
  • WAAJEED  –  Strength (Featuring Ideeyah) (Original Mix)
  • CARLY RAE JEPSEN  –  Party For One
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