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The Show: Cover letters

The Joint has always maintained that if you’re going to cover a song, do it properly. Give the original a good aural kicking down a back alley and ignore any accusations of a lack of respect towards the original material.

We said it in the letters pages of Smash Hits* when Paul Young covered “Love Will Tear Us Apart” in 1983 and we’re saying it again today as we playlist Brian Case’s radical re-working of Elvis Costello / Robert Wyatt’s “Shipbuilding

Direct download: The Joint – 1 July 2017

And here’s the playlist in full…

  • J Dilla  –  Trucks
  • Todd Terje  –  Maskindans (featuring Det Gylne Triangel)
  • Skyjelly  –  Catherine’s Rabbi
  • Beak>  –  Sex Music (Win Butler’s ‘Knight Rider’ Remix)
  • Ras G And The Afrikan Space Program  –  Can’t Hide
  • Amelia Airhorn  –  NY Is Red Hot (Single Mix)
  • MHD  –  Afro Trap Part 8 (Never)
  • Gorillaz  –  Sleeping Powder
  • Tommy Cash  –  Surf
  • Nuvarna  –  Pain Of The Circus
  • Rugby Wild  –  Scuffs
  • Michele Mininni  –  Rave Oscillations
  • Explosion Horse  –  Tupac’s Herpes
  • Frankie Rose  –  Trouble
  • Push Push  –  Blood In
  • Butcher Bear  –  Ineedyouneedme (featuring Sir Froderick)
  • Frank Ocean  –  Biking (featuring Jay Z & Tyler, The Creator)
  • TGUT  –  Swang (TGUT Remix)
  • Objekt  –  Theme From Q
  • Washed Out  –  Hard To Say Goodbye
  • Wolf Alice  –  Yuk Foo
  • Brian Case  –  Shipbuilding
  • Gabriel Garzón-Montano  –  Sour Mango (Seven Davis Jr Sticky Rice Remix)
  • Mike Will Made-It  –  Perfect Pint (featuring Kendrick Lamar, Gucci Mane, Rae Sremmurd)
  • King Ayisoba  –  Africa Needs Africa
  • Reaganometry  –  Lego Igloo
  • Summer Moon  –  Walk Out Music
  • Unknown  –  Drank Til I Can’t Drank No Mo
  • Chip Skylark  –  Washed Up
  • S4U  –  Too Much
  • Powell  –  The Bust
  • Fresh & Onlys  –  Wolf Lie Down

*Embarrassing but true. The letter not the song. Well, maybe the song as well. Have a search through Brian McCloskey’s Smash Hits Archive on Flickr for proof.

The Show: “Must we fling this filth at our pop kids?”

The Sunday People asked that question of the NME in 1973 and we’re asking the same question of ourselves in 2017.

And the answer is yes. Yes, we must fling this filth at our pop kids.

So thank you to Sexit, cupcakKe and Sälen for some particularly filthy flinging.

Direct download: The Joint – 8 April 2017

And here’s the playlist in full…

  • Cassius Clay  –  The Gang’s All Here
  • Vex Ruffin  –  Front
  • Blaze  –  Territory
  • Studio OST  –  Ascension
  • Dubmatix  –  Roll Dem (featuring Gappy Ranks) (Roots Mix Riddim)
  • Okmalumkoolkat  –  Straight To The Top
  • Yumi Zouma  –  She’s Electric **NZ**
  • Ecstatic Vision  –  The Electric Step
  • Jesus And Mary Chain  –  Presidici (Et Chapaquiditch)

Intercepted – Psycho

  • Laurie Stras  –  Felix Namque Es Sacra
  • Salma & Sabina  –  Chiquitita
  • Hall N’ Nash  –  Machinegun Black
  • Syd  –  Treading Water
  • Horsebeach  –  Beauty & Sadness
  • Taos Humm  –  Hi Hats Are For Post Punk Heros
  • Ibrahim Qashoush  –  Syrian Revolutionary Dabke
  • Blinky Bill X Mitya  –  Atie
  • George Harrison  –  Ski Ing
  • Kendrick Lamar  –  Humble
  • cupcakKe –  Cumshot

Intercepted – Apocalypse Now

  • Deep Choice  –  Fix Of 4:38 Am
  • Nilüfer Yanya  –  The Florist
  • Frank Ocean  –  Chanel
  • Sexit  –  Article 69
  • House Of Feelings  –  Hurt Me (Featuring Gabi)
  • VHS Dream  –  So High **NZ**
  • Pond  –  The Weather
  • Strathcona PL  –  Seams **NZ**
  • Chemtrails  –  Headless Pin Up Girl
  • Sälen  –  Pretty, Fake

The Show: Game over

game-over

Greetings friends, family, whānau.

Today is our last show before we head off on an indefinite sabbatical. Other commitments mean we need to take a break for a while.

The Joint first broadcast on RDU way back in July 2001 when the frequency was still 98.3FM. We started out on Sunday afternoons but after a while switched to Saturday afternoons. The reasons are lost in the mists of time.

By our really rough and unscientific calculations we reckon we’ve done 665 shows so far. That makes this final show today episode number 666. Not a shabby effort really. To put that in some completely unrelated context Ryan Giggs made 672 league appearances for Manchester United and David O’Leary made 558 league appearance for Arsenal.

Thank you for all your kind messages via Facebook, Twitter and the RDU text machine. It was a blast.

To paraphrase and plagiarise James Murphy…

Yeah, we lost our edge
The kids came up from behind
We lost our edge to the kids
From France and from London
And from Christchurch
But we were there
We lost our edge to better-looking people
With better ideas and more talent
And they’re actually really, really nice

xox
Ka kite ano
The Herb Whisperer & Fraserhead

Direct download: The_Joint_2016-04-09-12-16.mp3

Here’s the playlist in full…

The Show: Don’t go in the water

We’re picking up the blog where the Jaws-sampling track from today’s playlist, “Bangface Beach Party Dub“, left off.

If you’re a stickler for detail you can always examine the historical accuracy of Robert Shaw’s monologue using the “Analysing Quint’s USS Indianapolis Speech” article over at Empire Online.

And here’s the playlist in full…

 

Direct download: The_Joint_2014-01-25-12-14.mp3

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The Show: The Second Battle Of Bull Run

And here’s the playlist in full…

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