The Show: Gimme more Star Wars, gimme open barre chords…

Driving around town yesterday listening to RNZ resulted in multiple earworms and tangled musical threads that needed dealing with. That’s the official explanation for FUN BOY THREE, BANANARAMA, ROXY MUSIC, LL COOL J and a few other cuts from the 60s, 70s and 80s making it on to the show today.

Every track on the show is a highlight, so it feels mean to play favourites, but a tip of the hat to Bill of Human Pleasure Radio for putting us on to Kiwi Jr. In a parallel universe The Cars would have signed to Flying Nun and their offspring would eventually become the house band for a shady sake bar in Toronto. You don’t even have to imagine it, here’s the video…

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 11 January 2020

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

  • FUN BOY THREE – The Lunatics Have Taken Over the Asylum
  • FUN BOY THREE – It Ain’t What You Do It’s The Way That You Do It (feat. Bananarama)
  • BANANARAMA – Aie a Mwana
  • ROXY MUSIC – Pyjamarama
  • EYEDRESS – Trauma
  • THOMAS ISBISTER – A Sign
  • SALAD BOYS – Onwards And Downwards
  • KIWI JR. – Gimme More *
  • MAD FRANK – Pick your pocket
  • LL COOL J – I Can’t Live Without My Radio
  • R.A.P. FERREIRA – Dreams
  • LABI SIFFRE – I Got The…
  • THE VILLAGE CALLERS – Hector
  • THE HONEY DRIPPERS – Impeach The President
  • YĪN YĪN – One Inch Punch
  • PAPLOCO – BISH I GOT
  • GOLDEN BUG & IN FIELDS – Ground (feat. Phoebe Coco)
  • THE MAUSKOVIC DANCE BAND – It’s The Wrong Goodie
  • TOM OF ENGLAND – In Your Town
  • ASE MANUAL – PUT YO ASS (HANDS UP) (feat. Escooter)
  • BYRELL THE GREAT – Hymm For Battle
  • DOCKET PRINTER – Ernie Binn
  • HOVVDY – Pixie
  • TOSHFUMI HINATA – 新しい遊牧民 Atarashii Yuhbokumin
  • FUROR – THE LAST OF US
  • EXAEL – lash (with nm) (vocal dub)
  • TRUCK STOP ALIEN – Desolate (Extended Version)
  • GRAPHEINE – Awake

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: The dishes are piling up, but that’s cool cos at least we’ve got food…

All over the shop today haphazardly and unmethodically covering the pop, psychedelic, chiptuned pop-punk, futuristic-retro pop, old prog, new prog, lo-fi bedroom pop, mardi gras indian, experimental dancehall, footwork/footmahi, ambient electronic and cyberpunk musical sub-genres, to name but a few.

We’re not ones to pick favourites but first cab off the rank today is GOLD MEDAL FAMOUS with possibly the catchiest, happiest, most uplifting and nihilistic song ever written about fading into obscurity (and other things). Have a listen to “It’s a waste of time” below and see if you disagree…

And with that done you can listen to the whole show below…

Direct download: The Joint – 17 August 2019

And here’s the playlist in full…

  • GOLD MEDAL FAMOUS – It’s a waste of time
  • JAINS MIND – Welcome Home
  • CLAIRO – Impossible
  • SUI ZHEN – Matsudo City Life
  • PURPLE PILGRIMS – Ancestors Watching
  • AKSEL & AINO – Brian By The Sea
  • 79RS GANG – Wrong Part of Town
  • CAURAL – Boombox Mask
  • I JAHBAR – Weed Patrol Remix (Blazer Sound Prod.)
  • 100 GECS – gec 2 Ü *
  • PAPLOCO – BROKEN BANJO VIP
  • THE BOB LAZAR STORY – Two For The Rest
  • GOBLIN – Profondo Rosso
  • JONATHAN FITOUSSI & JB DUNCKEL – Mirages
  • SEAHAWKS – 5th World Symphony
  • SFIRE – Sfire 1 (feat. Marcella)
  • LE RUBRIQUE – Children of The 80s
  • BONASFORSA – Elan feat. DELO (DJ Raw Sugar Remix)
  • DEREK & DJLO – Signor Mall
  • DEENA ABDELWAHED – Fdhiha (Dawan remix)
  • QNETE & CARMEL – The Trifecta
  • KASPER BJØRKE – Pazienza
  • JOHNNY PAGURO – 5AM Jam
  • ARWEN – Lemon Love
  • GRAPHEINE – Empty Socket

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.