You’d better stop this playing on my mind

Michael Fortunati aka Pierre Michel Nigro
Michael Fortunati aka Pierre Michel Nigro

It started as an earworm. That 1987 Kylie Minogue hit “I Heard A Rumour”. Except it wasn’t. It was Bananarama. So down the rabbit hole we went to listen to Bananarama hits and that’s how we stumbled across Michael Fortunati and his 1986 hit “Give Me Up”.

WHY. DID. WE. NOT. KNOW. ABOUT. THIS?
It’s Italo Disco Euro Beat keytar gold.
You can even smell the Kouros.

Direct download: The Joint – 22 October 2016

And here’s the playlist in full…

  • Ella Fitzgerald – Tain’t What You Do (It’s The Way That You Do It)
  • STEAM – Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye
  • Joe Jackson – Steppin’ Out
  • Michael Fortunati – Give Me Up *
  • Mr. Oizo – Freezing Out (feat. Peaches)
  • Mr. Oizo – Your Liver
  • Visonia – Danse Avec La Lune
  • Carreno Is LB – Integration
  • Fujiya & Miyagi – Extended Dance Mix
  • I Monster – The ballad of Harry CHAMBERLIN and the surreptitious window cleaner
  • Prefuse 73 – Perverted Undertone
  • Danny Brown – Rolling Stone (feat. Petite Noir)
  • Don Papa – Rebel Danc
  • The Original Trinidad Steel Band – Cissy Strut
  • The Mantarays – Agave
  • Fis – Independently Together
  • Shayne P Carter – Just A Moment
  • Blair Parkes – sunday evening coming down (with Andrew Moore)
  • Yuna Lesca – Moments
  • Kassem Mosse – Molecular Memories
  • Kartei – Coco
  • Jonny 5 – Stoned
  • Yves Tumor – Cherish
  • The Kinks – Apeman
  • Justice – Randy
  • Acid Arab – La Hafla
  • Phantogram – Funeral Pyre
  • Banks – To the Hilt

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: Farewell 2015

Last show of the year. We’ll be back some time in January. This will give Fraserhead some time to tidy up and organise his elephant’s graveyard of a studio which contains lots of DJ toys that he can’t figure out how to use properly. See evidence below.

The untidy studio at The Joint HQ.
The untidy studio at The Joint HQ.

And here’s the playlist in full…

Direct download: The_Joint_2015-12-19-12-14.mp3

12pm – 1pm

1pm – 2pm

Podcast Bonus

The Show: Christmas songs come earlier every year

Oh no. F(l)at Eric !!! The video for Mr. Oizo’s “Ham” is disturbing stuff.

Even more disturbing is this fan version. Utter genius.

And here’s the playlist in full…

Direct download: The_Joint_2014-11-29-12-14.mp3

12pm – 1pm

1pm – 2pm

This show best accompanied by: Adelphi ‘Fascadale’ Batch 7 (Highland Park) 12 years old 46%

The Show: Party like it’s 1991

The Joint is partial to a little bit of glamour (and Ebony Bones)
Like Ebony Bones, The Joint is partial to a little bit of glamour.

As we mention towards the end of the show, we did encounter some problems with the recording for the podcast. We’ve had to resort to using our uncompressed back up option. The songs still sound pretty good though…

And here’s the playlist in full…

+ Download the whole show [161MB]

12pm – 1pm

1pm – 2pm

The Show: WARNING. May contain traces of jazz.

This is what you call a freakout. The Bruce Springsteen cover version was pretty damn spooky but Neneh Cherry‘s version of Suicide’s 1979 single “Dream Baby Dream” is crazy. Like someone strangling a saxophone. Have a listen below. God bless those crazy Norwegians at Smalltown Supersound.

And here’s the playlist in full…

12pm – 1pm

+ Download 12pm – 1pm – 86MB

1pm – 2pm

+ Download 1pm – 2pm – 91MB