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: The Joint with The Herb Whisperer presents Miss America featuring NPR vs Peter Robinson x Songs

A long, and possibly unnecessary, title for today’s show but it’s a title very much in keeping with how our top pop stars now like to bill themselves (and in the process ensure their share of any dollar bills generated via streaming).

Peter Robinson from Popjustice wrote about this practice in The Guardian and joined NPR for a special All Songs Considered podcast to explain in more detail.

Direct download: The Joint – 16 September 2017

And in a week where the Miss America Pageant descended into a “Nasty Woman protest” here’s the playlist in full…

  • CHARLI XCX – Boys Acoustic
  • DBFC – Autonomic
  • CONFIDENCE MAN – Boyfriend (The Moonlandingz Demix)
  • C CANE – Pied Piper Freestyle
  • YASSASSIN – Mermaidistic Personality Disorder
  • ARCADE FIRE – Comfort My Sleng Teng (Geoff Barrow Mix)
  • JON BATISTE – Battle Hymn
  • MILK DISCO – Welcome To The Milk Disco
  • CAT BE DAMNED – Daydreams In A Roach Motel

Miss Texas speaks.

  • CHARLOTTE GAINSBOURG – Rest
  • MADLIB – 10 Summers Old
  • ALVVAYS – Lollipop (Ode To Jim)
  • JOHN HANCOCK III – Stay Plus
  • BULLDOG EYES – Birthday
  • DAYDREAM CATHEDRAL – Love My Way
  • TOVE LO – Disco Tits
  • MERZBOW – Kimigayo
  • KARL AND THE KURBCRAWLERS – Same Day (Again)

Miss Missouri speaks.

  • T.REX – Metal Guru (Book Remix) (Herb Whisperer Rub)
  • MS BANKS – OMG
  • JAH WOBBLE – Invaders Of The Heart: Mix 1
  • KERO KERO BONITO – Rock ‘n’ Roll Star
  • KRZYSZTOF KOMEDA – Lullaby (“Rosemary’s Baby” Theme)
  • WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM – Mother Owl, Father Ocean
  • MIND ENTERPRISES – Idol
  • LADY LESHURR – Queen’s Speech Ep.1
  • MISS WORLD – Put Me In A Movie

Miss North Dakota speaks.

  • ZOMBY – Gasp!
  • HAVAH – Al Di Fuori Del Male
  • CORNERSHOP – Brimful Of Asha (Florence Ballard Mix)
  • REPTALIENS – If You Want
  • XX, THE – On Hold (Jamie xx Remix)
  • FLUIDS, THE – Creatures
  • TAYLOR SWIFT – Look What You Made Me Do (Remix) (featuring Britney Spears)