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: Dead white men’s notes.

Another week and another music documentary to recommend.

“Sisters With Transistors” charts the (relatively) unheralded female pioneers of electronic music. From Clara Rockmore’s mastery and development of the theremin to the earsplitting drones of Maryanne Amacher, it’s the story of women who wanted to do more than “push around dead white men’s notes”.

It only seemed right and proper to include a couple of tunes from the soundtrack in today’s playlist, to wit: Laurie Spiegel and Space Lady.

All interspersed with excerpts from Chris Addison’s recent Bugle appearance.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 15 May 2021

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

  • PARIS TEXAS – Situations
  • LSDXOXO – The Devil
  • POP UP! – Another lonely night…
  • DATBLYGU – Casserole Efeilliaid
  • CHEMICAL BROTHERS – The Darkness That You Fear
  • THE VISION – Liberation Radio
  • HÉCTOR BARREIRO – Hare Tripla

Chris Addison – The Queen

  • LAURIE SPIEGEL – Appalachian Grove 1 *
  • PHOEBE GREEN – IDK
  • TASNEEM – All Your Cousins (Dave Sharma Remix)
  • LIARS – Sekwar
  • LEO BHANJI – Damaged
  • BALTRA – Baby

Chris Addison – Tories

  • WORKING MEN’S CLUB – X
  • THE SPACE LADY – Synthesize Me *
  • 03CAS – MOSCOW
  • SCREAM AND DANCE – In Rhythm
  • POiSON GiRL FRiEND – Nobody
  • GIRL IN RED – hornylovesickmess
  • NIGHT LUNCH – House Full Of Shit
  • DUA LIPA – We’re Good

Chris Addison – Monkey Humans

  • SORRY – Cigarette Packet
  • REXY – Don’t Turn Me Away
  • COLA BOYY – Kid Born In Space (featuring Andrew VanWyngarden)
  • so badly – Harley Davidson
  • TONY ALLEN – Cosmosis (featuring Ben Okri, Skepta)
  • BIIG PIIG – Lavender
  • SADE – Why Can’t We Live Together (intro)
  • СВІТЛАНА ОХРІМЕНКО – III Episode From Original Performed Soundtrack Transilvania Smile

The Show: Fruit Salad

Cover versions open and close this week’s show.

We kicked off with Frankie Rose’s (almost) note perfect copy of The Cure’s “A Forest”. Always had a soft spot for the original since seeing it performed on Top Of The Pops with the drummer sitting in front of the group. Revolutionary stuff.

On a more sobering note, this recent take on a 41 year old song would equate to The Cure, back in 1980, covering the likes of Glenn Miller or Gene Autry.

And the Wiggles brought the curtain down by going slightly off-piste with Tame Impala’s “Elephant.” At least we think it’s off-piste. We certainly don’t remember the “fruit salad” refrain in the original song.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 17 April 2021

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

  • FRANKIE ROSE – A Forest
  • JANE WEAVER – Modern Reputation
  • TKAY MAIDZA – Syrup
  • TONI – Another’s Door
  • DREAMER’S HANDBOOK or BOOGIE WOMACK or…  we don’t know – Upstairs
  • THE MALE GAZE – Someday
  • GIRL IN RED – Save Your Tears (P3live:)
  • DOJA CAT – Kiss Me More (featuring SZA)
  • serpentwithfeet – Heart Storm (featuring NAO)
  • VEGYN – So Much Time – So Little Time (featuring John Glacier)
  • MADLIB – Filthy (Untouched)
  • FEA – Mujer Moderna
  • FORD – Eggs Of British Birds
  • TASNEEM – All Your Cousins
  • CRUMB – BNR
  • TONI – Dazed
  • QUELLE CHRIS & THE ALCHEMIST – Iron Steel Samurai
  • beabadoobee – Last Day On Earth
  • KIEFER – Superhero
  • HORSEGIRL – Ballroom Dance Scene
  • so badly – Tell Me
  • A.G. COOK – Today (Dream Mix)
  • DAWN RICHARD – Jacuzzi
  • ANZAHLUNG – This Is Not A Test
  • FREEEZ – Southern Freeez
  • DOSS – Look
  • MARIA UZOR – Get The Boys In The Band
  • LSDXOXO – Sick Bitch
  • JUNGLE – Keep Moving
  • POP UP! – Paradise City
  • BEAK> – Oh Know
  • ENUMCLAW – Free Drop Billy
  • FRED AGAIN.. – Marea (We’ve Lost Dancing) (featuring The Blessed Madonna)
  • TONI – True Lies
  • WIGGLES, THE – Elephant *

* The inspiration for this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: Every time we meet we play hide and seek

It’s taken a little over 11 months but The Herb Whisperer has finally managed to watch his first complete film of 2020 – Steve McQueen’s “Lovers Rock”. Admittedly, it’s only 70 minutes long so it wasn’t much of a stretch.  Plus 10 of those 70 minutes were comprised of just one song, the extended (then a cappella) version of Janet Kay’s “Silly Games” that closes today’s show

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 12 December 2020

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

  • THE COMET IS COMING – Imminent (featuring Joshua Idehen)
  • PVA  –  Exhaust / Surroundings (Girl Band / Daniel Fox Remix)
  • BACKHUS & FERNANDO PICON  –  Dirty Sexy Freak (Original Mix)
  • NAZAR  –  2 African Sickos (featuring Citizen Boy)
  • THE REVOLUTIONARIES  –  Kunta Kinte (Dub Plate Mix)

[PINK SIIFU & FLY ANAKIN  –  Black Bitches Matter Hoe Skit]

  • JENNY LEWIS & SERENGETI   –  Unblu
  • DRY CLEANING  –  Scratchcard Lanyard
  • PINK SIIFU & FLY ANAKIN  –  Razberry
  • حبيبي فنك SHARHABEEL AHMED  –  Argos Farfish
  • THE LOUNGE SOCIETY  –  Burn The Heather

[PINK SIIFU & FLY ANAKIN  –  333GET@ME Skit]

  • NO ONE KNOWS WHO DID THIS  –  Tortillas
  • PILLOW QUEENS  –  Holy Show
  • QUAKERS  –  Hit List (featuring Cazeaux O.L.S.O)
  • YARD ACT  –  Peanuts
  • THIS HEEL  –  Black Hole
  • GOD’S WONDERFUL RAILWAY  –  Hazelnuts In March
  • AUGENWASSER  –  Antennas
  • PINK SIIFU & FLY ANAKIN  –  Richard Pryor
  • MIRRORS  –  Shirley
  • OLDE BOI AND THE SOUNDS IN HIS HEAD  –  Kill Your Love
  • HAIKU HANDS  –  Suck My Cherry
  • CHUBBY AND THE GANG  –  Speed Kills
  • MRS DINK  –  Wouldn’t You Like 2 B A Pepper 2
  • SHO MADJOZI  –  Jamani
  • GIRL IN RED  –  Two Queens In A King Sized Bed

[PINK SIIFU & FLY ANAKIN  –  One Hit Moo Skit]

  • QUAKERS  –  Fa Real (featuring Jeru The Damaja)
  • STRAIGHT GIRL  –  Limón
  • MEGAN THEE STALLION  –  Body
  • TAFI & GREEN DOOR ALLSTARS  –  Diloeshutubui
  • WITCH EGG  –  Greener Pools
  • SLEAFORD MODS  –  Shortcummings

[PINK SIIFU & FLY ANAKIN  –  Pick Up TF Phone Skit]

  • MARIKA HACKMAN  –  In Undertow
  • DIGITAL SEX  –  Point Of Light
  • JANET KAY  –  Silly Games (Lovers Rock Version)*

* The inspiration for this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: You must show them you’re capable of not voting.

And on those happy notes on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 5 September 2020

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

  • OTTO  –  About You Now
  • RITA AND THE TIARAS  –  Gone With The Wind Is My Love
  • METZ  –  Hail Taxi
  • MOURN  –  This Feeling Is Disgusting
  • BLACKPINK  –  Ice Cream (with Selena Gomez)
  • BLACKSTARKIDS  –  Britney Bitch

Run The Jewels Festival Mix for BBC Radio 6

    • RUN THE JEWELS – Walking In The Snow (featuring Gangsta Boo)
    • SKIPP COON & MR NICK – Fight
    • RUN THE JEWELS – Out Of Sight (featuring 2 Chainz)
    • SAULT – Stop Dem
    • VINCE STAPLES – Hands Up
    • RUN THE JEWELS – Ooh La La (featuring DJ Premier & Greg Nice)
    • DJ SHADOW – Urgent, Important, Please Read (featuring Tef Poe, Daemon & Rockwell Knuckles)
    • SYL JOHNSON – Talkin About Freedom
    • SAULT – Monsters
    • BEATLES – All My Loving
    • RUN THE JEWELS – Close Your Eyes (featuring Zack De la Rocha)
    • ZACK DE LA ROCHA – Digging For Windows
    • RUN THE JEWELS – Legend Has It
    • KENDRICK – Alright (Jarreau Vandal Remix)
    • RUN THE JEWELS – Ju$t (featuring Pharrell & Zack De la Rocha)
  • MANIX  –  Feel Real Good
  • BLAWAN  –  40 Spiral
  • CABARET VOLTAIRE  –  Vasto
  • BLUE HAWAII  –  I Felt Love
  • DMA’S  –  Life Is A Game Of Changing

Moonchild Sannelly Mix for BBC Radio 6

    • MOONCHILD SANNELLY – F Boys
    • STIFF PAP – Mkokotelo
    • DJ LAG & UNTICIPATED SOUNDZ – Amanikiniki
    • DA FRESH x ATHIE – Masheleni
    • MOONCHILD SANNELLY – Weh Mameh
    • DJ VITOTO – OMG
    • MOONCHILD SANNELLY – Bashiri
  • KELLY LEE OWENS  –  Night
  • WOLFRAM  –  Automatic (featuring Peaches) [Rex The Dog Vocal Remix]
  • CONFIDENCE MAN  –  First Class Bitch
  • GIRL IN RED  –  Rue