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: Vulgar testaments to capitalism.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 18 September 2021

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

  • MEGAN THEE STALLION  –  Outta Town Freestyle
  • CLINIC  –  I Can’t Stand the Rain
  • ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER & ELIZABETH FRASER  –  Tales From The Trash Stratum
  • JARVIS COCKER  –  Aline
  • MOOR MOTHER  –  Shekere (featuring Lojii)
  • LADY SOCRATEZ  –  Shotgun
  • CL  –  SPICY
  • LUKAS WIGFLEX & SON OF PHILIP  –  Godstruth
  • WARRINGTON-RUNCORN NEW TOWN DEVELOPMENT PLAN  –  Managed Decline
  • FORD  –  The Lines You Make
  • VAZZ  –  Breath
  • ANDY SHAUF  –  Spanish On The Beach
  • PENELOPE ISLES  –  Iced Gems
  • THE GREEN CHILD  –  Smart Clothes
  • BLACKSTARKIDS  –  JUNO
  • BLACK LOOPS & JAMES PEPPER  –  Three Drops
  • ESPLENDOR GEOMÉTRICO  –  Moscú Está Helado
  • ASNAKECH WORKU  –  Amkew Beneber
  • DUB ORGANISER  –  Herbal Dub
  • RICO NASTY  –  Buss
  • MI$TUH G  –  Fuk Em All
  • MYKKI BLANCO  –  Patriarchy Ain’t The End Of Me
  • DEHD  –  Loner (Protomartyr Remix)
  • MAXO KREAM X TYLER, THE CREATOR  –  BIG PERSONA
  • HIEROGLYPHIC BEING  –  HOUSE HOUSE HOUSE WHATS THAT HOUSE
  • WILLOW  –  Squirrel City
  • TARAKA  –  Psychocastle
  • GLASS POPCORN  –  Ed Hardy
  • ANDREW PAUL  –  Who’s Gonna Make The Dance Ram
  • PLUTO CASTLE  –  Fantasy Eternal
  • FUR  –  When You Walk Away Part I
  • DUCKS LTD.  –  How Lonely Are You?
  • PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING  –  Blue Heaven

The Show: She doesn’t really like me, she likes alcohol.

We posted the teaser two weeks ago and now here’s the entire episode of “‘I Rescued My Vinyl Collection from a Fire Before My Family”, snippets of which are peppered throughout this week’s mix. Speaking of which, on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 12 June 2021

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

  • WE ARE JOINERS – Black & Blue
  • UMBERTO TOZZI – Gloria
  • MOONEE – Faith & Sorrow
  • AUDIOBOOKS – The Doll
  • COBRAH – GOOD PUSS
  • CITY GIRLS – Twerkulator
  • NWANDO EBIZIE – I Seduce
  • AUDREY NUNA – Damn Right
  • quickly, quickly – Everything Is Different (To Me)
  • JASIAH – Art Of War (featuring Denzel Curry & Rico Nasty)
  • ISHI VU – This Is Your Life
  • DJ SIGILS – God Is A Gun (featuring Rosy Maple)
  • HORSEY – Seahorse (featuring King Krule)
  • SUZANNE KRAFT – Screenwriter
  • EXALTICS, THE – Dis Turb Ance Int He Tim Eline (Featuring Paris The Black Fu)
  • ᴘₒʟʏɢʟᵒᴛ – Daley Thompson
  • MARINA – Ancient Dreams In A Modern Land
  • DISCOLOKOSST – Rock Ist Rock (Live)
  • LOOPSEL – Vad vill du?
  • AJ TRACEY – Cheerleaders
  • REEMUNNI – Fine China
  • GREEN-HOUSE – Sunflower Dance
  • CURVED AIR – Back Street Luv
  • SPIKE POP – So Mysterious
  • TRISTEN – Athena
  • SUSPECTRE – Known Pleasures
  • CHAD VANGAALEN – Spider Milk
  • MARCIA GRIFFITHS  – Feel Like Jumping
  • TELEMATICS – Grief Parasite
  • DON MELODY CLUB – Psychonauten
  • GIRL RAY – Give Me Your Love
  • YOUR OLD DROOG X MF DOOM – Dropout Boogie
  • PORIJ – Nobody Scared
  • SHABAZZ PALACES – 20 Gear Science
  • GLAIVE – I Wanna Slam My Head Against The Wall *

* The inspiration for this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: Our hearts are full of regret and cholesterol…

Today’s show is woven between readings of the “WAP” lyrics by Ben Shapiro. We’ve not been as moved by a monologue since we first heard Richard Burton reciting Dylan Thomas.

As if that wasn’t dramatic enough, we chose to back Mr Shapiro’s oration with the latest offering from RZA – a brand new US ice cream truck jingle, written to replace the existing “well-known and problematic tune “Turkey in the Straw”.”

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint –  22 August 2020

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

  • seeyousoon  –  BEN AFFLECK
  • BOB VYLAN  –  England’s Ending
  • limeboiler  –  k.k. bossa (small version)
  • osquinn  –  ok im cool (with blackwinterwalls)
  • PHOEBE GREEN  –  Reinvent
  • MARIE DAVIDSON & L’ŒIL NU  –  Renegade Breakdown
  • SPARKLE DIVISION  –  You Go Girl!
  • OPEN MIKE EAGLE  –  Bucciarati (featuring Kari Faux)
  • CHEMTRAILS  –  Slag Heap Deity 1 *
  • SQUID  –  Pigs (In There)
  • SONG SUNG  –  The Minds Eye
  • KALI UCHIS & RICO NASTY  –  Aquí Yo Mando
  • CAPTAIN PLANET & ALSARAH كاپتن پلانت & الساره  –  Ghazal غزل
  • SUBCULTURE  –  The River Bend (featuring Rachel Chinouriri)
  • YACHT  –  (Downtown) Dancing (Selector Dub Narcotic Version)
  • MPHO SEBINA  –  Slip Away
  • CUT COPY  –  Like Breaking Glass
  • MAX RICHTER  –  All Human Beings – Pt. 1
  • MAX RICHTER  –  All Human Beings – Pt. 2
  • MAX RICHTER  –  Chorale – Pt. 4
  • CREEPAOFFICIAL  –  South Brum
  • CHANCE デラソウル  –  Sit Back
  • YARD ACT  –  Fixer Upper
  • BECCA MANCARI  –  First Time
  • CHARLOTTE OC  –  This Pain (PBR Streetgang Remix)
  • BILLY NICHOLLS  –  London Social Degree
  • THE NOTWIST  –  Ship
  • SLAM  –  Positive Education (A JD Twitch Remix)
  • FONTAINES D.C.  –  Living in America
  • SEX SWING  –  Valentine’s Day At The Gym (Jane Weaver Makeup Mix)
  • SHIT & SHINE  –  Hillbilly Moonshine
  • TROYE SIVAN  –  Rager Teenager!

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: If I gave you a million dollars right now, would you buy candy or a candy store?

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 07 March 2020

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

  • WASTED SHIRT  –  Fist Is My Ward
  • SONIC YOUTH  –  Disappearer
  • COBRA KILLER  –  Tenthousand Tissues
  • JULIAN COPE  –  Your Facebook, My Laptop
  • ROYCE DA 5’9”  –  Mr. Grace (Intro) *
  • KASSA OVERALL  –  Darkness In Mind (featuring Sullivan Fortner)
  • ODDGOD  –  Ballroom
  • SOFIE  –  Truth Of The Matter
  • BYRELL THE GREAT  –  Holy Heels
  • GHOSTPOET  –  Concrete Pony
  • HD SUBSTANCE  –  The House Of The Lord
  • PACHYMAN  –  Dose it
  • STRAWBERRY GENERATION  –  When You Were Here And I Was Sad
  • UV-TV  –  Happy Place
  • JAN ST. WERNER  –  VS Cancelled
  • 100 gecs  –  ringtone (remix) (featuring Charli XCX, Rico Nasty, Kero Kero Bonito)
  • PETBRICK  –  Gringolicker (featuring Mutado Pintado) Radio Edit
  • ANNA CALVI  –  Don’t Beat The Girl Out Of My Boy (Hunted Version) (featuring Courtney Barnett)
  • TIÑA  –  I Feel Fine
  • DOMINIQUE YOUNG UNIQUE  –  Fashion
  • RIHANNA  –  Work (Kabuki’s Footwork Jungle Re-fix)
  •  DJ EARL  –  Um Vida (The Life)
  • YUMI ROSE  –  KYSS
  • AVALANCHES, THE  –  We Will Always Love You (featuring Blood Orange)
  • HANDLE  –  Punctured Time
  • RIZ AHMED  –  Toba Tek Singh
  • GLADIE  –  When You Leave The Sun
  • POTTERY  –  Texas Drums Pt I
  • THE LEONARD SIMPSON DUO (LEONARD CHARLES X GUILTY SIMPSON)  –  My Inspiration
  • GREMLINZ, JESTA & KALU  –  Monolith
  • KUTMAH  –  Centenarians
  • MHYSA  –  sad slutty baby wants more from the world
  • VINCE STAPLES  –  Hell Bound
  • STICK IN THE WHEEL  –  Drive The Cold Winter Away
  • AVI BUFFALO  –  Skeleton Painting

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.