The Show: 1971 was a good year

1971. Fifty whole years ago.

A good year for The Arsenal (winning the coveted Football League First Division and FA Cup double).

A good year for music (with albums from the likes of Can, Carly Simon, Harry Nilsson, Serge Gainsbourg, Captain Beeheart, The Carpenters and many others).

And the year Fraserhead was born.

Saying that, sadly no music from 1971 in the mix today (Harry Nilsson a few weeks back was it), but there’s a token effort with some found footage of The Arsenal’s double winning season (apologies to Spurs and Liverpool fans), and then there’s the usual cryptic blend of beats and noises.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 16 January 2021

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

  • THE ARSENAL 1971 FIRST TEAM SQUAD – Good Old Arsenal
  • OLSVANGÈR – Cinema Fascista
  • PROFESSOR JOHAN BRING – Verklighetens dans
  • KEANU RAVES & HARVO – Never Get Tired
  • KARLITA – La Chamade
  • ASHYL – 911 Call
  • BRUNO WILLMOTT-DALTON – Shift-Glitch
  • SABINE WOJNAR – Bruised Banana
  • MOGWAI – Ritchie Sacramento
  • EMMA RUTH RUNDLE & THOU – Hollywood
  • R. MISSING – Darkness, I’ll Always Be Your Girl
  • WATERFALLS – Impressionistic
  • JUNO IS – Ur Looking So Ideal
  • THE ARSENAL – Spurs 0 Arsenal 1: The title decider at the Lane 1971
  • INTERNAZIONALE – Mussels, Rococo Chair, Ecstasy
  • RICHARD NORRIS – Music For Healing 11
  • ANDY BELL – Heat Haze On Weyland Road
  • JUPITER JAX – Solace
  • ROBERT BUSHIŃSKY – Big Mess in the White House
  • SLEAFORD MODS – Nudge It (feat. Amy Taylor)
  • S:BAHN – We Move
  • HOORSEES – Videogames
  • CASPER THOMSON – Doctrine
  • THE ARSENAL – FA Cup Final – Liverpool v Arsenal 1971
  • 2XM – Spaces Between
  • 2 BILLION BEATS – Beats Of No Nation
  • STUBB – We Are Launching (feat. Jane Weaver)
  • IRO AKA – Cycles
  • THE ARSENAL 1971 FIRST TEAM SQUAD – The Boys From Highbury

* The inspiration for this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: Well the furniture’s the same, but the menu’s rearranged…

Newish from the one and only BLAIR PARKES “maybe you heard”. Perfect fuzziness straight outta New Brighton, New Zealand. As the wise Grant Smithies recently said “the perfect golden ratio of melody to noise”. Couldn’t agree more.

Download it here: https://blairparkes.bandcamp.com/track/maybe-you-heard

By the way, today’s blog heading was inspired by the rather fabulous “Mork n Mindy” collaboration between BILLY NOMATES and SLEAFORD MODS.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 21 November 2020

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

  • EMMA RUTH RUNDLE & THOU – Into Being
  • DIVIDE AND DISSOLVE – Denial
  • LINGUA IGNOTA – DO YOU DOUBT ME TRAITOR
  • ANNA VON HAUSSWOLFF – All Thoughts Fly
  • MERMAID CHUNKY – These Girls
  • VICTORIA MUSSI – This Was
  • BACAO RHYTHM & STEEL BAND – The Healer
  • OM UNIT MEETS SEEKERSINTERNATIONAL – Krnch
  • DESOLATE TESTAMENTS – razor sharp
  • FLUX THE CYNIC – neva look back
  • R.A.P. FERREIRA – DECORUM
  • MF DOOM – Kookies
  • SLEAFORD MODS – Mork n Mindy (feat. Billy Nomates) *
  • BILLY NOMATES – Supermarket Sweep
  • GROVE – Big Poppa
  • REAL LIES – Birds
  • WAKE – Serotonin Dreams
  • BLAIR PARKES – maybe you heard
  • THE RESPONSE – All Of My Flaws
  • BRIGHT FUTURE – Sick Of This World (Gilb’R Dub)
  • VIOLA RENEA – Faros Faras Island
  • HERE THE CAPTAIN SPEAKING, THE CAPTAIN IS DEAD – Temporary Disturbance of the Magnetosphere
  • THE SUNDAE PAINTERS – Thin Air
  • INTERNAZIONALE – Mussels, Rococo Chair, Ecstasy

* The inspiration for this week’s lyrical heading.