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 Joint: Let me in your pub. I’m not looking for trouble, I’m looking for love.

Two weeks ago we made a bold claim that “Summer of Soul” was the best music documentary we’ve seen in years.

“The Sparks Brothers”, directed by Edgar Wright, might run it close though. At 2 hours and 20 minutes long it provides an exhaustive account of the Ron and Russell’s 50 year career.

Here Edgar Wright talks about his life – from child to auteur – in terms of the music he listened to. There’s a heavy debt to 70’s K-Tel and Ronco compilations.

And if you were expecting a Sparks laden playlist on the back of all that you are going to be disappointed. Not a Mael tune in sight. You’ll have to go back to a Joint from 4 years ago instead.

But on with today’s show…

Direct download: The Joint – 7 August 2021

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

  • ANIKA  –  Finger Pies
  • SUGABABES  –  Same Old Story (Blood Orange Remix)
  • SUPERSTATE  –  Yoga Town (featuring Graham Coxon & Valentina Pappalardo)
  • SAINT ETIENNE  –  Pond House
  • DEAD ACTORS  –  Heart-Shaped Swimming Pool
  • TOP CAT  –  Roughest Gunark (DJ Rap Jungle Mix)
  • SCOTCH ROLEX  –  U.T.B. 88
  • BC CAMPLIGHT  –  I’m Alright In The World
  • BRADY WATT, WESTSIDE GUNN, DJ PREMIER  –  The Narcissist
  • 박혜진 PARK HYE JIN  –  Whatchu Doin Later
  • REVIVAL SEASON  –  Iron Warrior
  • MAGIC ROUNDABOUT  –  She’s A Waterfall
  • THANKS FOR COMING  –  Panic
  • SITCOM  –  Gutter
  • WATER FROM YOUR EYES  –  Track Five
  • TALEEN KALI  –  Baby Love (Astrobrite Remix)
  • CLINIC  –  Fantasy Island
  • ROBERT HOOD  –  Chroma Light
  • ANNE CLARK  –  Our Darkness
  • FRANCES FOREVER  –  Space Girl
  • BINKI  –  Clay Pigeon
  • DEAD ACTORS  –  Fire In The Burning Sun
  • NILÜFER YANYA  –  Day 7.5093 (keiyaA Remix)
  • DON ZILLA  –  Ekivuuma
  • DVSN & TY DOLLA $IGN  –  I Believed It (featuring Mac Miller)
  • DIVIDE AND DISSOLVE  –  Far From Ideal (Chelsea Wolfe Remix)
  • COSMODROME  –  Pas De Strings Pour Le Lovertronic Style
  • MY SOLID GROUND  –  The Executioner
  • GIRL IN RED  –  Bad Idea! (World in Red Livestream Preview)
  • SIAL  –  Kita Dilahirkan Untuk Mati
  • SCOTCH ROLEX  –  Juice (featuring MC Yallah)
  • SLEIGH BELLS  –  Locust Laced
  • AMYL AND THE SNIFFERS  –  Security *

* The inspiration for this week’s lyrical heading.

The show: Yeah, so what? He smoked crack. He always had my back…

Catchy, joyful, upbeat, fuzzy and beautifully quirky song of the week (and inspiration for the blog title) goes to Woody and Jeremy‘s “My Old Bassist”.

And if that’s your… ahem… cup of tea… sorry… allow us to thoroughly recommend the album it comes from, Gravy in My Coffee.

On with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 31 July 2021

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

  • ISAAC AESILI – Creatress
  • THE BUG – Pressure (feat. Flowdan)
  • TEEZO TOUCHDOWN – Mid
  • SEMIRATRUTH – FASTFOWARD!
  • SEMIRATRUTH – RIMZ
  • SEMIRATRUTH – LOOK!
  • COLD DIAMOND & MINK – Like A Rainy Day (Instrumental)
  • PICKLE DARLING – Gently Crashes
  • HECTORINE – Don’t Cry
  • TIDAL RAVE – Banana
  • SAINT ETIENNE – Pond House
  • HUGO NICOLSON – Fly Pie
  • THE LUVMENAUTS – Cruiseship Enterprise
  • DAVID SHRIGLEY – Our Children
  • GRECCO ROMANK – Worm Regenerate
  • TYLER, THE CREATOR – SWEET / I THOUGHT YOU WANTED TO DANCE
  • FUZZ CATS – Inferno
  • BONEMEAL – Rubble
  • LOCAL FLORIST. – Ocean Crystal
  • PHOEBE RINGS – Spissky
  • LIPS – Guilty Talk
  • EL MICHELS AFFAIR – Dhuaan
  • REYKJAVICTIM – Massive Change
  • WOODY & JEREMY – My Old Bassist *
  • NO ROMANCE – Unfold
  • PAPLOCO – CLAIRVOYANCY

* The inspiration for this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: Regifting

Whilst The Joint enjoys what is left of the Holidays we’re digging into the archives to present a Christmas mix from 2010. We have no recollection of making this or the reasons why it was made. We don’t think it was ever broadcast on any terrestrial or web based radio station.

Our (re)gift to you.

Direct download: The Joint – 29 December 2018

And here’s the playlist in full…

  • T-REX – Xmas Flexi Message (Fan Club 45)
  • BASEMENT 5 – Last White Christmas
  • MICROPENIS – Happy Christmas Stalin
  • SOUL SAINTS ORCHESTRA – Santa’s Got Bag Of Soul
  • THE VICHY GOVERNMENT – Christmas Is Cancelled
  • SAINT ETIENNE – Christmas 1936
  • ASOBI SEKSU – Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want To Fight Tonight)
  • WAX AUDIO – Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
  • PSYCHIC TV – White Nights
  • SUFJAN STEVENS – Come On! Let’s Boogey To The Elf Dance!
  • KURTIS BLOW – Christmas Rappin’
  • THE TOILET – All I Want For Christmas Is Shit
  • GO HOME PRODUCTIONS – Carpenters Christmas (Karen Meets Roots Radics Uptown)
  • WEIRD TAPES – Christmas Break
  • THE FALL – No Xmas For John Quays (John Peel Session)
  • GRANDADDY – Alan Parsons In A Winter Wonderland
  • THE WAITRESSES – Christmas Wrapping (Original 12″ Long Version)
  • THE O’JAYS – Christmas Ain’t Christmas, New Years Ain’t New Years Without The One You Love
  • THE LOVELY EGGS – Tyrannosaurus Rex For Christmas
  • THE REBEL – Christmas Every Day
  • CASIOTONE FOR THE PAINFULLY ALONE – Cold White Christmas
  • JOY ZIPPER – Christmas Song
  • CAPTAIN BEEFHEART & HIS MAGIC BAND – There Ain’t No Santa Claus On The Evenin’ Stage
  • WILD BILLY CHILDISH AND THE MUSICIANS OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE – Christmas Lights
  • THE GOLDEN FILTER – White Nights
  • SWEAR – All I Want For Christmas
  • POLY STYENE – Black Christmas
  • THREE BLIND MICE – Merry Christmas
  • WALKMEN – No Christmas While I’m Talking
  • C.W. STONEKING – On A Christmas Day
  • FLEET FOXES – White Winter Hymnal
  • JAMES BROWN – Let’s Make Christmas Mean Something This Year Pts 1 & 2
  • THE WILD SWANS – The Coldest Winter For A Hundred Years
  • VINCE GUARALDI TRIO – Christmas Time Is Here (Instrumental)
  • WILD MAN FISCHER – I’m A Christmas Tree

Black Estate Sessions Volume 2

We’re taking a break this weekend which means no show on RDU today.

Just in case you were desperate for a hit of The Joint here’s a recording of the live set we played at Black Estate’sDumpling, Wine & Records” night last month.

The audio quality is a little scratchy in places. As the evening wore on the faders were pushed higher and the needle was bouncing in the red. You know how noisy and raucous these vineyard events can get, especially when you break out the Wham vinyl.

And here’s the playlist in full…

Direct download: The_Joint_2015-08-14-19-23_Black_Estate_Sessions_Volume_2.mp3

  • Peaking Lights – Live Love
  • Primal Scream – Higher Than The Sun (A Dub Symphony In Two Parts)
  • Saint Etienne – Kiss And Make Up (Midsummer Dubness Mix)
  • Black Seeds – Cool Me Dub **NZ**
  • Jah Wobble – Get Carter
  • A Tribe Called Quest – I Left My Wallet In El Segundo (Vampire Mix)
  • Kode 9 – Spit (Dub)
  • L Que & Dreadknowledge – Jah Jah Disciples (Rob Smith Bristol Remix) **NZ**
  • M.I.A. – Paper Planes (Blaqstarr Remix featuring Rye Rye & Afrikan Boy)
  • Rebel MC – Tribal Base (Foundation Mix featuring Tenor Fly & Barrington Levy)
  • Grandmaster Flash & The Furious 5 – The Message (Paul Nice’s Super Duty Bootleg Mash Up)
  • Slits – Heard It Through The Bassline (Punk Disco Beat Vol 1)
  • Toy – You Won’t Be The Same (Dub)
  • Talking Heads – Once In A Lifetime (Live)
  • Talking Heads – Psycho Killer
  • Fabulous & Arabia – Up To My Neck In Shit **NZ**
  • Shocking Pinks – Doublevisionversion **NZ**
  • The Fall – Bill Is Dead
  • Kavinsky – Nightcall
  • Beyond The Wizards Sleeve – Midas Reversed
  • The Beatles – I Am The Walrus
  • The Beatles – Taxman
  • M.I.A. – Galang
  • Simple Minds – Up On The Catwalk (Extended Version)
  • Flowered Up – Weekender
  • Friendly Fires – Paris (Aeroplane Remix featuring Au Revoir Simone)
  • Common – New Wave (Playgroup Dub)
  • LCD Soundsystem – Losing My Edge
  • Rolling Stones – Sympathy For The Devil (Neptunes Remix)
  • Lizzy Mercier Descloux – Fire
  • Tame Impala – Elephant (Todd Rundgren Remix)
  • T-Rex – Jeepster
  • Straitjacket Fits – She Speeds **NZ**
  • Rhye – The Fall
  • The Fall – Telephone Thing
  • LCD Soundsystem – Disco Infiltrator
  • Heaven 17 – Play To Win (12″ Mix)
  • Wham – Wham Rap! (Enjoy What You Do) (Special U.S. Re-Mix)
  • !!! – Me And Giuliani Down By The School Yard (A True Story)
  • Romare – Roots
  • Primal Scream – Trainspotting
  • King Midas Sound – Cool Out
  • Primal Scream – Inner Flight
  • The Beatles – All You Need Is Love
  • Lawrence Arabia – The 03 **NZ**
  • Fabulous & Arabia – The Ballad Of State Highway **NZ**
  • Lawrence Arabia – Early Kneecappings **NZ**
  • Roy Orbison – In Dreams
  • Snooze – Your Consciousness Goes Bip
  • Romare – Prison Blues