The Show: Summer of Soul, Winter of Discontent

The start and finish of today’s show mirrors the start and finish of the new “Summer Of Soul” documentary.

Both open with The Chamber Brothers’ “Uptown”  and the climaxes are identical (because we ripped the last 5 minutes directly from the soundtrack).

That ending does feature a snippet from a ripping Sly & The Family Stone performance and some wistful, tearful, bemused and resigned reminiscences as to why the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival was forgotten whilst other (lesser) festivals from the same period stole the limelight.

We’ve not seen a better music documentary for years but don’t just take it from us, watch BBC Radio 5 Live’s Mark Kermode sing it’s praises.

For more of the back story on the festival listen to director Questlove’s interview on NPR’s Fresh Air.

And for those who are counting – that’s two versions of “Gloria” that have made their way onto the The Joint playlist in just over a month. When we gave an outing to the 1979 Umberto Tozzi original 6 weeks ago we didn’t know Angel Olsen was planning to release her own cover in July. You can’t keep a good tune down.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 24 July 2021

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

  • CHAMBER BROTHERS, THE – Uptown
  • 3XOJ – Stork (Don Zilla Remix) (featuring Al Nasser)
  • MARIE DAVIDSON – My Love (Young Marco Remix)
  • MOOR MOTHER – Obsidian (featuring Pink Siifu)
  • WATER FROM YOUR EYES – When You’re Around
  • SAULT – Bitter Streets
  • DURING – Big Farmer
  • SJÄLEN – Spirit High
  • CINTHIE – City Lights (Gerd Janson Remix)
  • OYISSE – Pema
  • MARIA UZOR – Innocence
  • 박혜진 PARK HYE JIN – Let’s Sing Let’s Dance
  • PARIS TEXAS – Heavy Metal
  • THE FORCE DIMENSION – 200 FA
  • MYST MILANO – Oh Boy
  • OSSX – Split Wig
  • DON ZILLA – Entambula
  • TIRZAH – Tectonic
  • TWO SHELL – Soft Core
  • LINGUA IGNOTA – PENNSYLVANIA FURNACE
  • LAST CEREMONY – Sentimental Sky
  • FOR THOSE I LOVE – To Have You
  • SAULT – Alcohol
  • DEAD ACTORS – Watch That Madman Dance
  • LAST CEREMONY – Prom Night (Secret Crush)
  • ELECTRIC PARTY – Catwalk
  • PEDER MANNERFELT – Year Of The Rats
  • DE SCHUURMAN – Nu Ga Je Dansen
  • POISON CHANG – Love The Woman (DJ Rap Jungle Mix)
  • BROCKHAMPTON – Don’t Shoot Up The Party
  • BREEZE – Come Around (featuring Cadence Weapon)
  • WILLOW – Lipstick
  • ANGEL OLSEN – Gloria
  • SLY AND THE FAMILY STONE – Higher

The Show: King Rocker

It’s a long overdue debut for The Nightingales on The Joint. They have been at the front of our musical mind for the last month. Partly because their frontman, Robert Lloyd, is the subject of a new documentary but also because their new song, Gales Doc, is a wonderful tune and a metacommentary (sorry) on said film.

If anyone can let us know where we can legitimately grab or stream a copy of this movie in New Zealand, let us know. We’ve e-mailed various companies involved in its creation but had no response so far.

Once again, thanks go to the sponsors of the show – Vaders club in Peckham High Street (with Grooverider), Innersense at Peckham Lazerdrome (featuring Kemistry & Storm) and, as ever, the Ravers Dateline (probably based in Peckham as well).

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 06 March 2021

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

  • THE NIGHTINGALES  –  Gales Doc
  • KERO KERO BONITO  –  The Princess And The Clock
  • AUTOMATIC  –  Suicide in Texas (Panther Modern Remix)
  • LA CHICA  –  La Loba
  • PINK SIIFU & FLY ANAKIN  –  Blame
  • BRRDS  –  The Life Hotel
  • ALGEBRA SUICIDE  –  Little Dead Bodies
  • THE NOTWIST  –  Al Sur (featuring Juana Molina)
  • SHE WANTS REVENGE  –  Tear You Apart (Ladytron Mix)
  • JUNIORE · ANNA LE CLÉZIO  –  Un Jour Ou L’autre
  • SPEEDBOAT  –  Beat Your Mind
  • GARY NUMAN  –  Intruder
  • CADENCE WEAPON  –  Senna (featuring Jacques Greene)
  • CLUB INTL  –  Never Be The Same (Andrew VanWyngarden Mix)
  • GROVE  –  Fuck Ur Landlord
  • YACHTY, KRISPYLIFE KID, RMC MIKE, BABYFACE RAY, RIO DA YUNG OG, DC2TRILL, ICEWEAR VEZZO  –  Royal Rumble
  • 3D BLAST  –  3rD BEST
  • BLACK COUNTRY, NEW ROAD  –  Time To Pretend
  • SEBASTIAN REYNOLDS  –  Nihilism is Pointless
  • SHABBAT  –  True To You
  • PAINTING BY NUMBERS  –  Fire
  • THE UMLAUTS  –  Boiler Suits And Combat Boots
  • AUTOMATIC  –  Calling It (Peaking Lights Disco Rerub)
  • IÑIGO VONTIER  –  Weird Mantas
  • PATRICIA  –  Dr Oetker’s Ristorante
  • ALOSTMEN  –  Teach Me (featuring Villy)
  • PIEZO  –  Water Chamber
  • DEBBY FRIDAY  –  Runnin’
  • THE BUG  –  Memorial Version
  • LINGUA IGNOTA  –  IN TONGUES (PRELUDE)

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.

The Show: The Tranquillusionist

We didn’t completely do it justice but on today’s show we wanted to highlight Helen Zaltzman’s rebranding of her Allusionist podcast as the Tranquillusionist.

Designed to soothe rather than provoke, the shows so far include a monologue of punchlines to well known jokes and another composed of the lyrics to “Imagine” but deconstructed in backwards alphabetical order.

Our favourite though is the reading of a list of the Westminster Kennel Club Best In Show winners from 1907 all the way through to this year. Much respect to Warren Remedy, the only dog to have won Westminster three years in a row.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 18 April 2020

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

  • SUZI QUATRO –  Warm Leatherette
  • TAVES –  Decant
  • GORILLAZ –  Aries (featuring Peter Hook & Georgia)
  • AYA –  Burying A War ( Billie x Leftfield )
  • PLEASURE POOL –  Wassily
  • CHARLI XCX –  Forever
  • LEZ POP –  STRAP ON
  • MERE NOTILDE –  Sample Heaven
  • OUIJA MACC –  Fall Thru Da Floor
  • RUMBLEFISH –  Tug Boat Line
  • REVOLUTIONARY ARMY OF THE INFANT JESUS –  Belonging/O Nata Lux
  • PALE BLUE –  I Walk Alone With Acid
  • EGOTRIP –  Dreamworld (World Of Dreams Mix)
  • PLEASURE POOL –  Night Scars
  • DJ これからの緊急災害 –  MotherFvcker
  • SEAN PAUL –  Get Busy
  • QUELLE CHRIS & CHRIS KEYS –  Sacred Safe (featuring Homeboy Sandman, Cavalier & Merrill Garbus)
  • ROXY MUSIC –  Mother Of Pearl
  • ORAX –  Above
  • THE STROKES –  The Adults Are Talking
  • FERA –  Stupida
  • LIAM K. SWIGGS & KOOL AID –  Rave Smack Talk
  • MARC RILEY & THE CREEPERS –  Shadow Figure
  • SKIN FLESH AND BONES –  Bones Dub
  • LINGUA IGNOTA –  O Ruthless Great Divine Director
  • BYRELL THE GREAT –  Happy CVNT (featuring Buddah & Divoli)
  • abstract projections –  habits
  • NO AGE –  Feeler
  • SPARKS –  Amateur Hour
  • POZI –  Whitewashing

The Show: Heaven knows there’s a God and she’s grieving

Direct download: The Joint – 27 July 2019

And here’s the playlist in full…

  • BEAK  –  Minus Pillow
  • T-SHRT  –  Blow The Whistle (Funkmasta Turk Fix)
  • DEENA ABDELWAHED  –  Rabbouni (Enyang Ha Remix)
  • MORMOR  –  Outside
  • KNIFE WIFE  –  Silly Pony
  • PATRICE RUSHEN  –  Forget Me Nots (12 Inch Version)
  • CHARLI XCX & CHRISTINE AND THE QUEENS  –  Gone
  • NAS  –  Royalty (featuring RaVaughn)
  • GAWD STATUS  –  Heavy Metal
  • BABYTRON (YUNG BABY TATE)  –  #megatronchallenge
  • SARATHY KORWAR  –  Bol (Featuring Zia Ahmed & Aditya Prakash)
  • JANEK SCHAEFER  –  What Comes Around
  • WARREN G & NATE DOGG  –  Regulate (Rhythm Scholar Funk For Days Remix)
  • BLACK DRESSES  –  NAUSEA 2019
  • SHANGRI-LAS, THE  –  Past, Present, Future
  • LINGUA IGNOTA  –  May Failure Be Your Noose
  • 6SISS  –  Prisma
  • FREE YOUTH  –  We Can Move
  • GAVELMAN  –  FB Acid
  • WORKING MEN’S CLUB  –  Teeth
  • STRANGE RANGER  –  Message To You
  • ATTARAZAT ADDAHABIA & FARADJALLAH  –  Al Hadaoui الهداوي
  • SQUID  –  The Cleaner
  • TIN MAN  –  Flutter
  • THE DSM IV  –  Racist Man*
  • LAKOU MIZIK x 79RS GANG  –  Iko Kreyòl (DJ Windows 98 Mix)
  • DJ SHADOW  –  Rocket Fuel (featuring De La Soul)

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.