The Show: The Lebensraum of popular music

If you enjoyed the opening to today’s show – and who wouldn’t like Whitney Houston’s music being described as tyrannical and capable of crushing every tune in your record collection – the full exchange between Edward George and John Doran is available as a podcast via The Quietus. It is for subscribers only but this one interview is well worth the price of admission.

Meanwhile, battle lines have been drawn within the greater Joint family over the best version of Harry Styles’ “As It Was” – the original, the Arcade Fire cover or Harry performing the tune live at Coachella. Listen to all 3 in the epilogue or watch them below.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 14 May 2022

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

Prologue

  • Highlights of Edward George on Whitney Houston *

The Show

  • WHITNEY HOUSTON – It’s Not Right But It’s Okay
  • PHELIMUNCASI – I Don’t Feel My Legs
  • TESS PARKS – DO YOU PRAY?
  • DEHD – Empty In My Mind
  • TIGA – There Is No Distance Between Us
  • HOMEBOY SANDMAN – Apple
  • PONDEROSA TWINS PLUS ONE – Bound
  • FLUME – Sirens (featuring Caroline Polachek)
  • CREMATION LILY – Selfless
  • SOFIE ROYER – Schweden Espresso
  • BEBI DOL – MUSTAFA
  • WORKING MEN’S CLUB – Circumference
  • CHANCE デラソウル – Give It To Me Baby
  • DREAMING IN YELLOW – Excommunicate
  • KOJEY RADICAL – Daily Duppy
  • MF DOOM – All Outta Ale
  • BODEGA – Doers
  • PAN AMSTERDAM – Rigatoni
  • T.G. SHAND – Little Sieve (Instrumental)
  • FREEDOM FRY – Cool When I’m With You
  • RHEMII ICE – Nah Fukk Fi Free
  • HATE MOSS – Fog
  • KELLY LEE OWENS – Olga
  • BEASTIE BOYS – I Don’t Know
  • ROMANCE & DEAN HURLEY – White Lace & Promises
  • QUELLE CHRIS – Alive Ain’t Always Living
  • SAMPA THE GREAT – Lane (featuring Denzel Curry)
  • MARIA CHIARA ARGIRÒ – Greenarp
  • OLIVER SIM – Fruit
  • TIRZAH – Ribs
  • BlankFor.ms – Before You Were
  • PORRIDGE RADIO – End Of Last Year

Epilogue

  • HARRY STYLES – As It Was
  • ARCADE FIRE – As It Was
  • HARRY STYLES – As It Was (Live @ Coachella)

* The inspiration for this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: Flirting with disaster

RIP Dele Fadele, NME journalist during the 1980’s and 1990’s. Although he actually died sometime during 2018 the news only became public a few weeks ago.

In 1992 he became one of the first people to call Morrissey out on his flirtation with right wing imagery.

“For what’s it’s worth, I don’t think Morrissey is a racist. He just likes the trappings and the culture that surround the outsider element. He has some racist friends. And if he carries on this way, he’ll have thousands more.”

Unfortunately, we now know how that particular flirtation turned out.

Mr. Fadele also fronted his own band, Welfare Heroine, and it’s their ever-so-slightly-baggy cover version of the 1969 Peter Sarstedt song “Where Do You Go To My Lovely” that features in today’s show.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 17 October 2020

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

  • TECK ZILLA X SHABAAM SAHDEEQ X INDIGO PHOENY X PHLOW X ETERNIA – Victory
  • PAN AMSTERDAM – Hannibal Lecture (featuring Jason Williamson)
  • HIGH CONTRAST – Time Is Hardcore (featuring Kae Tempest & Anita Blay)
  • LEZ POP – Lidocaine / Brainfog
  • WELFARE HEROINE – Where Do You Go To My Lovely? (RIP Dele Fadele) *
  • HUSTLE FLESH – 1-2-300 Subscriber Freestyles
  • SA-ROC – Deliverance
  • G SUDDEN – Gran A Day
  • DJ BORING – Like Water
  • CORTICYTE – Horn
  • CYRIL CYRIL – Les Gens
  • CARLOS PERON – Her Heäd Is Bräkin Intu Foör (Primal Version)
  • STAR – Angel School Anthem
  • CHAI – Donuts Mind If I Do
  • BUG, THE – You (featuring Dis Fig)

Kelly Lee Owens Mix for BBC Radio 6

    • FLORE – Rituals
    • BICEP – Atlas
    • DANIEL AVERY – Infinite Future
    • BREAKA – The Start Up
    • VINICUIS HONORIO – Brainwash 2
    • HARRISON BDP – Sound Expansion Meditation
    • BAILEY IBBS – Mine
    • HAIDER – U Trippin
    • NUDGE UNIT – Uncertain Past (Warehouse Schranz mix)
    • KELLY LEE OWENS – Melt!
    • ROZA TERENZI – That Track (Rewired mix)
    • PVS – F*****’ Society
  • CHARLES WEBSTER – The Spell (Burial Mix) (featuring Ingrid Chavez)
  • SAINT SEVERIN – The Knife (Barry Adamson Mix)
  • CLINT MANSELL, CLINT WALSH – Caroline Says I
  • TION WAYNE X DUTCHAVELLI X STORMZY – I Dunno
  • SIG NU GRIS – Amoeba
  • OLE MIC ODD – 420 Million Dollars
  • ONIPA – Sohaa Gb3k3 (XOA Remix)

* The inspiration for this week’s lyrical heading.

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