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The Show: Cover letters

The Joint has always maintained that if you’re going to cover a song, do it properly. Give the original a good aural kicking down a back alley and ignore any accusations of a lack of respect towards the original material.

We said it in the letters pages of Smash Hits* when Paul Young covered “Love Will Tear Us Apart” in 1983 and we’re saying it again today as we playlist Brian Case’s radical re-working of Elvis Costello / Robert Wyatt’s “Shipbuilding

Direct download: The Joint – 1 July 2017

And here’s the playlist in full…

  • J Dilla  –  Trucks
  • Todd Terje  –  Maskindans (featuring Det Gylne Triangel)
  • Skyjelly  –  Catherine’s Rabbi
  • Beak>  –  Sex Music (Win Butler’s ‘Knight Rider’ Remix)
  • Ras G And The Afrikan Space Program  –  Can’t Hide
  • Amelia Airhorn  –  NY Is Red Hot (Single Mix)
  • MHD  –  Afro Trap Part 8 (Never)
  • Gorillaz  –  Sleeping Powder
  • Tommy Cash  –  Surf
  • Nuvarna  –  Pain Of The Circus
  • Rugby Wild  –  Scuffs
  • Michele Mininni  –  Rave Oscillations
  • Explosion Horse  –  Tupac’s Herpes
  • Frankie Rose  –  Trouble
  • Push Push  –  Blood In
  • Butcher Bear  –  Ineedyouneedme (featuring Sir Froderick)
  • Frank Ocean  –  Biking (featuring Jay Z & Tyler, The Creator)
  • TGUT  –  Swang (TGUT Remix)
  • Objekt  –  Theme From Q
  • Washed Out  –  Hard To Say Goodbye
  • Wolf Alice  –  Yuk Foo
  • Brian Case  –  Shipbuilding
  • Gabriel Garzón-Montano  –  Sour Mango (Seven Davis Jr Sticky Rice Remix)
  • Mike Will Made-It  –  Perfect Pint (featuring Kendrick Lamar, Gucci Mane, Rae Sremmurd)
  • King Ayisoba  –  Africa Needs Africa
  • Reaganometry  –  Lego Igloo
  • Summer Moon  –  Walk Out Music
  • Unknown  –  Drank Til I Can’t Drank No Mo
  • Chip Skylark  –  Washed Up
  • S4U  –  Too Much
  • Powell  –  The Bust
  • Fresh & Onlys  –  Wolf Lie Down

*Embarrassing but true. The letter not the song. Well, maybe the song as well. Have a search through Brian McCloskey’s Smash Hits Archive on Flickr for proof.

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