The Show: Wired for sound

After some power cuts in the hills, silence and then amazing free-jazz static we’re back in business.

Here’s that Powell video

Big Black vs Techno

Steve Albini vs Oscar Powell

Polite vs Passive Aggressive

Apologies no downloads or streaming available this week. We forgot to push record.

And here’s the playlist in full…

12pm – 1pm

1pm – 2pm

The Show: Happy Christmas From The Stars

neteToday’s show contained snippets from a flexi-disc that was given away with a December 1982 edition of Smash Hits. The top pop stars of the day (plus The Piranhas‘ Boring Bob Grover) recorded special Christmas greetings for the readers. The idea was Neil Tennant’s, the news editor at the time.

To hear recollections from other writers and editors have a listen to The Word podcast “Remembering Smash Hits” taken from one of this year’s Word In Your Ear events. One anecdote involves heroin, Marilyn, Jimmy Saville, sea cadets, French restaurateurs and a stroppy teenager from Rochdale – all the elements you need for a true Christmas tale.

And here’s the playlist in full…

Direct download: The_Joint_2014-12-20-12-14.mp3

12pm – 1pm

1pm – 2pm

The Show: You’re not going to be the star of my show

And here’s the playlist in full…

Direct download: The_Joint_2014-12-13-12-14.mp3

12pm – 1pm

1pm – 2pm

The Show: Saws, recorders, bleeps

Those Doprah kids are no slouches when it comes to videos! Here’s their second video release in a week, this time for “Stranger People”.

And here’s the playlist in full…

Direct download: The_Joint_2014-06-28-12-14.mp3

12pm – 1pm

1pm – 2pm

The Show: Dumb disco and freak funk

Have a peek below at the video for the brand new Holy Ghost! single “Dumb Disco Ideas”. New album “Dynamics” is out on DFA Records later this year.

And here’s the playlist in full…

12pm – 1pm

+ Download 12pm – 1pm [75MB]

1pm – 2pm

+ Download 1pm – 2pm [84MB]