The Show: Try, try, try. Just you try…

A few sneaky threesomes on the show today from Blair Parkes and The Big Fresh Collective. (This is our usual tactic when we find it far too difficult to narrow the choice down to a single track from a new album)…

New Brighton’s finest, Blair Parkes is back with his latest album “new building”, featuring Ryan Fisherman, Miss Mercury and Marcus Thomas. Perfect jangly pop music.

Liam K Swiggs has also been busy over in Redwood. FOOTMAHI 2021 is the latest project out of The Big Fresh Collective. 160bpm madness crafted by producers born or currently residing in Aoteroa New Zealand, from the dirty south all the way up to Mount Smart Stadium in Auckland.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 8 May 2021

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

  • 2XM & NEIL MACLEOD – Only You
  • KATE STEIN – Scenic Byway (Zillas on Acid Remix)
  • CURSES – Discipline
  • DRY CLEANING – Every Day Carry
  • JANE WEAVER – Modern Reputation
  • BITCH FALCON – Harvester
  • DESOLATE TESTAMENTS – pyramid shogun
  • R.A.P. FERREIRA – redguard snipers (feat. SB the Moor)
  • HUS KINGPIN – Belly feat. Rain aka Black Widow
  • KOOL MOE DEE – HOW YA LIKE ME NOW (LIAM K. SWIGGS 160BPM EDIT)
  • DJ GRAN TURISMO – DOWNTOWN
  • BOMB DYLAN – THE BEET
  • BLAIR PARKES – cry lonely *
  • BLAIR PARKES – up in the roof
  • BLAIR PARKES – new building
  • SET-TOP BOX – Maxx Headroom
  • S:BAHN – Touch
  • NULL COMMAND – Implicit Statement
  • PROFESSOR JOHAN BRING – Verklighetens dans
  • ODDIO FACTORY – Got Bolts (Keita Sano On The Shore remix)
  • EL MICHELS AFFAIR MEETS LIAM BAILEY – Awkward (Take 2)
  • TWIN SHADOW – Alemania
  • BACAO RHYTHM & STEEL BAND – Dirt Off Your Shoulder
  • METROSIDEROS – Owhiro Bay Dub Massive
  • ETARI – Dandelion Dance
  • BLACK POINT – R341

* The inspiration for this week’s lyrical heading.

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: And whatever happened to Bubba Sparxxx?

Kudos to Denzel Curry for rhyming Bubba Sparxxx with Rosa Parks in “Take_it_Back_v2”, one of our favourite couplets of the year so far.

“After dark the riot starts, way uglier than Bubba Sparxxx
Still tryin’ to raise the charts so I don’t have to push a shopping cart
You fell in love with Kali Ma, but now it’s time to take your heart
These niggas want to take it back like civil rights and Rosa Parks”

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 20 March 2021

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

  • FALL – Australians In Europe
  • DANNY L HARLE & MC BOING – Car Song
  • DRY CLEANING – Scratchcard Lanyard (Live on Later)
  • ENUMCLAW – Fast N All
  • AUTOMATIC – Electrocution (John Dwyer Remix)
  • JANE WEAVER – Stages Of Phases
  • DENZEL CURRY – Take_it_Back_v2 (Charlie Heat Version) *
  • 3D BLAST – Here To Stay
  • SPIRIT OF THE BEEHIVE – The Server Is Immersed
  • KUTMAH – pondering with the emef
  • NONAME – Rainforest
  • TEETH AGENCY – Many People
  • STRAPONTIN & ZILLAS ON ACID – Crystal Mist
  • LOST GIRLS – Menneskekollektivet
  • BLACK LIGHT SMOKE – Burn
  • THE HORRORS – Lout
  • girlhouse – The Fatalist
  • IBEYI – Recurring Dream
  • WAU WAU COLLECTIF – Mouhamodou Lo and His Children
  • GENESIS OWUSU – Anarchy In The UK
  • BIGA YUT – Motor Version
  • PHOTAY – Please Hold
  • MICROCORPS – XEM (featuring Gazelle Twin)
  • LOST TAXIDERMIST – Eh!
  • LOS CAVERNICOLAS – Punk-Infantil
  • KIWI JR – Tyler
  • DENZEL CURRY – Lay_Up.m4a (Jay Versace Version)
  • LAVA LA RUE – Magpie
  • YXNGXR1 – Supersonic
  • CHANCE THE RAPPER – The Heart & The Tongue
  • PLACES FOR PEOPLE – Sprinkler Symphony
  • DAMON LOCKS BLACK MONUMENT ENSEMBLE – Now (Forever Momentary Space)
  • SQUID – Paddling

* The inspiration for this week’s lyrical heading.

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: Our hearts are full of regret and cholesterol…

Today’s show is woven between readings of the “WAP” lyrics by Ben Shapiro. We’ve not been as moved by a monologue since we first heard Richard Burton reciting Dylan Thomas.

As if that wasn’t dramatic enough, we chose to back Mr Shapiro’s oration with the latest offering from RZA – a brand new US ice cream truck jingle, written to replace the existing “well-known and problematic tune “Turkey in the Straw”.”

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint –  22 August 2020

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

  • seeyousoon  –  BEN AFFLECK
  • BOB VYLAN  –  England’s Ending
  • limeboiler  –  k.k. bossa (small version)
  • osquinn  –  ok im cool (with blackwinterwalls)
  • PHOEBE GREEN  –  Reinvent
  • MARIE DAVIDSON & L’ŒIL NU  –  Renegade Breakdown
  • SPARKLE DIVISION  –  You Go Girl!
  • OPEN MIKE EAGLE  –  Bucciarati (featuring Kari Faux)
  • CHEMTRAILS  –  Slag Heap Deity 1 *
  • SQUID  –  Pigs (In There)
  • SONG SUNG  –  The Minds Eye
  • KALI UCHIS & RICO NASTY  –  Aquí Yo Mando
  • CAPTAIN PLANET & ALSARAH كاپتن پلانت & الساره  –  Ghazal غزل
  • SUBCULTURE  –  The River Bend (featuring Rachel Chinouriri)
  • YACHT  –  (Downtown) Dancing (Selector Dub Narcotic Version)
  • MPHO SEBINA  –  Slip Away
  • CUT COPY  –  Like Breaking Glass
  • MAX RICHTER  –  All Human Beings – Pt. 1
  • MAX RICHTER  –  All Human Beings – Pt. 2
  • MAX RICHTER  –  Chorale – Pt. 4
  • CREEPAOFFICIAL  –  South Brum
  • CHANCE デラソウル  –  Sit Back
  • YARD ACT  –  Fixer Upper
  • BECCA MANCARI  –  First Time
  • CHARLOTTE OC  –  This Pain (PBR Streetgang Remix)
  • BILLY NICHOLLS  –  London Social Degree
  • THE NOTWIST  –  Ship
  • SLAM  –  Positive Education (A JD Twitch Remix)
  • FONTAINES D.C.  –  Living in America
  • SEX SWING  –  Valentine’s Day At The Gym (Jane Weaver Makeup Mix)
  • SHIT & SHINE  –  Hillbilly Moonshine
  • TROYE SIVAN  –  Rager Teenager!

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.