The Show: I’ve made a rod for my own back.

Stewart Lee decrying his own CD filing system.

Can we make a case for The Boo Radleys being filed in the Britpop shoebox, alongside such luminaries as Bennet, Jocasta and Thurman? Let’s not just limit them to Liverpool and Post-Punk / C86 / early Creation / Shoegaze. Here’s the proof – a 67% Britpop rating (courtesy of Top Trumps):

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And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 2 October 2021

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

  • PIRY REIS – Idade Média
  • DEUCE ELLIS – Spit Acid (featuring Che Noir)
  • CHRISTINE AND THE QUEENS – Comme L’Oiseau
  • OPEN MIKE EAGLE · ARMAND HAMMER · MICHAEL EAGLE · BILLY WOODS · ELUCID · QUELLE CHRIS – Burner Account
  • RUN THE JEWELS – Ooh La La (Remix) (featuring Lil Wayne, Greg Nice & DJ Premier)
  • MOONCHILD SANELLY – Undumpable
  • PYROPHORIA – Just A Tad
  • BLAWAN – Fourth Dimensional
  • WATER FROM YOUR EYES – Quotations
  • ZOMBIES – Extraños Juegos
  • RP BOO – Be Of It!
  • SOLEMN BRIGHAM – Left Feet
  • HOLLYWOOD HORSES – Houseworld
  • FLO – Baby
  • WET LEG – Wet Dream
  • RICO NASTY – Rico Nasty Grow Up
  • PULPFUSION – Where is the Money Honey?
  • MANDY, INDIANA – Bottle Episode
  • PARQUET COURTS – Black Widow Spider

[Stewart Lee’s Genre Taxonomy] *

  • HERBIE MANN – Hold On, I’m Comin’
  • AUDIOBOOKS – Black Lipstick
  • SOOFLE – Thrill
  • STILL DREAMS – Last True Love
  • THE GREEN CHILD – Tony Bandana
  • METRONOMY · BRIAN NASTY · FOLLY GROUP – Monday
  • SPACE AFRIKA – Indigo Grit (featuring Guest)
  • WATER FROM YOUR EYES – Monday
  • BAD WITH PHONES – REFRIGERATOR
  • JANELLE MONÁE – Say Her Name (Hell You Talmbout) (featuring Beyoncé, Alicia Keys, Chlöe x Halle, Tierra Whack, Isis V., Zoë Kravitz, Brittany Howard, Asiahn, Mj Rodriguez, Jovian Zayne, Angela Rye, Nikole Hannah-Jones, Brittany Packnett Cunningham and Alicia Garza)

* The inspiration for this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: Without music you are all dead.

R.I.P. Lee Scratch Perry

Summer is just around the corner, so what better soundtrack could there be for a weekend of warm sunshine than Scotch Rolex, The Bug, MC Kano and, of course, Benefits?

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 4 September 2021

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

  • KENJIRO HIROSE – Marine Boy Theme Tune
  • DOJA CAT – Need To Know (Official Live Performance)
  • THE BLOW – I’m Not in Love
  • THE ARMED – ULTRAPOP
  • ALPHA MAID – SUM1
  • THE PARROTS – Lo Dejaría Todo
  • JOSEPHINE SILLARS – Desperate Characters
  • ASYMMETRIC – Turbulence
  • SLEIGH BELLS – Justine Go Genesis
  • PRIMAL SCREAM – Shine Like Stars (Andrew Weatherall Remix)
  • ELEKTRIČNI ORGAZAM – Vi
  • BURNA BOY – Kilometre
  • ANGEL OLSEN – Safety Dance
  • THE FIERY FURNACES – The Fortune Teller’s Revenge
  • MOONCHILD SANELLY – Yebo Teacher
  • SCOTCH ROLEX – Success (featuring Lord Spikeheart)
  • NINA SIMONE – Backlash Blues
  • BENEFITS – Empire
  • FROM NURSERY TO MISERY – My Life In Shatters
  • SAINT ETIENNE – Penlop
  • CAROLINE SHAW & SŌ PERCUSSION – Lay All Your Love On Me (Live)
  • STEFFLON DON & MS BANKS – Dip
  • THE BUG – Vexed (featuring Moor Mother)
  • MC KONO – Il Jini Song Wapi
  • HELADO NEGRO – Outside The Outside
  • SFERRO – Stargazer
  • UNIIQU3 – Microdosing
  • DEATH IS NOT THE END – Gretel
  • MUZI – Fools Love (featuring BlackRose)
  • MUMBLE TIDE – Good 4 Me
  • LURK – Bermuda
  • LEE SCRATCH PERRY & FULL EXPERIENCE – Disco Devil

The Show: Futile Attempts

Any spare time we had over the Christmas and New year period was spent listening and re-listening to Kim Noble’s “Futile Attempts (at Surviving Tomorrow)” podcast – and we’re still only up to episode 6/10.

If you want a lazy half-arsed comparison think Blue Jam but, arguably, less surreal and, possibly, more mundane (with the added caveat that mundane is completely the wrong word).

Whilst we continue to struggle for the right adjective you can simply judge for yourself using the video sample below and the audio excerpts in today’s show.

High Five Hat

Humanity sucks… We all need encouragement to keep going…so I made this hat.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 9 January 2021

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

  • RATS ON RAFTS  –  Tokyo Music Experience
  • BACKXWASH  –  Psalms 23 (featuring Camp Blood)
  • CUPCAKKE  –  GUM
  • MÜCHA  –  A Narrow Fate
  • THE COOL GREENHOUSE  –  Alexa!
  • KING CREOSOTE  –  Susie Mullen
  • SCALPING  –  CHAMBER

Kim Noble “Notes On Human Kindness” Excerpt #1

  • HEALTH  –  CYBERPUNK 2.0.2.0.
  • TARAS BULBA  –  Fishcat Mother
  • break_fold  –  Meanwhile… Up in Trump Tower
  • SLEEPER & SNAKE  –  Shoot Through
  • MOONCHILD SANELLY  –  Thunda Thighs
  • LAEL NEALE  –  Every Star Shivers In The Dark

Kim Noble “Notes On Human Kindness” Excerpt #2

  • WE ARE JOINERS  –  9 Times A Week
  • THE GIRLS  –  Pedestrian Walk
  • GANG STARR  –  Glowing Mic
  • BADBADNOTGOOD & MF DOOM  –  The Chocolate Conquistadors
  • A NUMBER OF NAMES  –  Sharevari
  • THE CHILLS  –  You’re Immortal
  • POPSHOP!  –  Courting
  • FANCY ROSY  –  Punk Police

Kim Noble “Notes On Human Kindness” Excerpt #3

  • ENNY  –  Peng Black Girls Remix (featuring Jorja Smith)
  • CALIFORNIA WORLD  –  West Coastin’
  • NANCY SINATRA & LEE HAZLEWOOD  –  Arkansas Coal
  • TOMBERLIN  –  Hours (Katie Dey Remix)
  • CASSIO KOHL  –  Broken
  • MANIC STREET PREACHERS  –  Spectators Of Suicide (featuring Gwenno) (Welsh Version)

The Show: Lambrettas & Paul Weller

We’re leaving half of today’s show in the hands of the professionals.

MC Yallah & Debmaster plunder the Hakuna Kalala back catalogue (amongst other tracks) for a 30 minute BBC Radio 6 mix and we also squeeze in one side of a recent hour long compilation showcasing the wares of the Invisible, INC. label.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 08 August 2020

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

  • THE TASTY ONES  –  Mod Wank *
  • TRAVIS BARKER & RUN THE JEWELS  –  Forever
  • THE MYSTERINES  –  I Win Every Time
  • EMAH FOX  –  Give It Away
  • BIG JOANIE  –  Cranes In The Sky
  • BLACK THOUGHT  –  Thought vs Everybody

MC YALLAH x DEBMASTER – Tom Ravenscroft Mix

  • CLIPZ  –  Again (Special Request vs Paul Woolford Remix)
  • LOMA  –  Ocotillo
  • JPEGMAFIA  –  Living Single
  • BRIAN GASCOIGNE  –  Phase II
  • ANGEL OLSEN  –  Whole New Mess
  • ROLLING BLACKOUTS COASTAL FEVER  –  Cameo

INVISIBLE, INC.  –  Beats Beeps Bleeps ‘n’ Bass Part Two

  • BLACK NOI$E  –  Mutha Magick (featuring bbymutha)
  • MARIANGELA  –  My Dear Life
  • KATY J PEARSON  –  Fix Me Up
  • PLANNINGTOROCK  –  Jam Fam (Maxi Version)
  • SOAK & GEMMA DOHERTY  –  I’m Alive
  • MOONCHILD SANELLY  –  Bashiri

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: Disastertising

How to Advertise In a Pandemic

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 02 May 2020

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

  • THE ASSOCIATION  –  Windy
  • NIV AST & ADRIEN ALBOU  –  Beau Chien
  • DJ LAG  –  Uhuru Dis (featuring Moonchild Sanelly)
  • BLACK DRESSES  –  CREEP U
  • YVNG VADR X KMART GOTH  –  TAKEOUT
  • FAKE FEVER  –  Chromefall
  • GIRL IN RED  –  Midnight Love
  • SKEE MASK  –  Routine
  • LOVELY EGGS  –  Long Stem Carnations
  • DJ これからの緊急災害  –  T O K Y O G H E T T O 2 0 2 0
  • ATLANTIKWALL  –  Dust Ring
  • MERE NOTILDE  –  Benz (Doktor Plekter Edit)
  • CÁPSULA DE SUEÑOS  –  Urgencia
  • FREE  –  Oh I Wept Free
  • GIRL RAY  –  Could Have Been So Good
  • INWARDS  –  At Height
  • MENZI  –  Zulu Warrior
  • KID CUDI  –  Leader Of The Delinquents
  • DJ PYTHON  –  ADMSDP (featuring LA Warman)
  • GOLDIE DAWN  –  Gone With The Wild
  • SIMPLE SIMON  –  Bawling
  • SHABAZZ PALACES  –  Reg Walks By The Looking Glass
  • BULLION  –  Hula Hula
  • COLOURFIELD  –  Hammond Song
  • model home  –  faultfinder
  • DISQ  –  Loneliness
  • HAMILTON BOHANNON  (RIP) –  Let’s Start The Dance
  • LEZ POP  –  PROMISCUOUS SEXXX DREAMS
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