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: We’ll be dancing in that pale phone glow…

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 5 March 2022

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

    • CONFIDENCE MAN – Feels Like A Different Thing
    • !!! – Storm Around The World (featuring Maria Uzor)
    • THE LAZY EYES – Fuzz Jam
    • FAUX DÉPART – Fantôme
    • ALEXIS744 – Loving Up (featuring Sr. Noseybonk)
    • NA-KEL SMITH – CHALLEY ROCK
    • ERA C – beautiful
    • MAYLEE TODD – Infinite Program
    • SAINT ETIENNE – Relocate
    • PYROPHORIA – California
    • WEB RUMORS – Heaven
    • PINKPANTHERESS – All My Friends Know (ANZ Remix)
    • DOSS – Jumpin’
    • SEA POWER – Green Goddess
    • EWAN MCVICAR – Which Way To Go
    • RALPH CASTELLI – Morning Sex (Mochakk Remix)
    • WET LEG – Angelica
    • PAPERNIKS – Segment H
    • PORRIDGE RADIO – Back To The Radio
    • EVA B – Quarantine Baji
    • ERA C – we’ll have better days
    • HEAVENLY – I Want You However You Come
    • HUMMINGBIRDXYZ – Satellite Not A Kite
    • CHRISMAN – Mlinzi
    • MWANJÉ – Wildones (featuring Sampa the Great)
    • ICEBOY VIOLET – Are U Connected *
    • FANTASTIC TWINS – Twin Touch Test
    • YEULE – Perfect Blue (featuring Tohji)
    • DENZEL CURRY – Zatoichi (fetauring slowthai)
    • gglum – Tangled
    • EVA B – Bayani Rog
    • THE ALCHEMIST – Diesel (featuring Kool G Rap)
    • PYROPHORIA – We Need to Talk Never
    • BOARDS OF CANADA – Sir Prancelot Brainfire
    • PAPERNIKS – Segment A
    • THE FRENZIED BRICKS – (Can I) Bridge The Gap
    • THE SIMPS – Tesla
    • NIA ARCHIVES – Luv Like
    • GUERILLA TOSS – Famously Alive

* The inspiration for this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: Yeah, I made a profile on Tinder…

The unmistakeable voice of rogue historian Michael Squeamish provides the backdrop for today’s show.

Direct download: The Joint – 23 January 2021

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

  • GABRIELS –  Love And Hate In A Different Time
  • DJ BORING –  I Know You Want To (Baltra Remix)
  • THE VACANT LOTS –  Rescue
  • MOMA READY –  Saving Grace
  • DIVIDE AND DISSOLVE –  Prove It
  • TIM REAPER –  Cityscapes
  • OPEN MIKE EAGLE –  For DOOM
  • DANNY L HARLE · MC BOING –  Boing Beat

[Michael Squeamish on Wigan Casino]

  • BUDDY MILES –  That’s The Way Life Is
  • BACKXWASH –  Demons (featuring Ada Rook & Devi McCallion)
  • GANSER –  Emergency Equipment & Exits
  • LAEL NEALE –  For No One For Now
  • NANCY SINATRA & LEE HAZLEWOOD –  Big Red Balloon
  • CHANNEL TRES –  Fuego (featuring Tyler, The Creator)
  • BABY QUEEN –  Raw Thoughts

[Michael Squeamish on Funk Punk]

  • MIDNIGHT SISTER –  Satellite
  • N.I.N.A –  A Bruta,A Braba,A Forte
  • DENZEL CURRY –  Live From The Abyss
  • MICA LEVI –  One Tear
  • SHAMIR –  Feminine Guy
  • ROSTAM –  Under Control
  • ARLO PARKS –  Caroline
  • JAZMINE SULLIVAN –  Girl Like Me (featuring H.E.R.)*
  • PIERO UMILIANI –  Lady Magnolia

[Michael Squeamish on the future of entertainments]

  • CALIFORNIA WORLD –  California World (G-Funk Remix)
  • 86INKA –  Born Against Destruction (featuring Zzay)
  • WIDOWSPEAK –  Romeo And Juliet
  • QUAKERS –  Approach With Caution (featuring Sampa The Great)
  • RUN THE JEWELS –  Ooh La La (Mexican Institute of Sound Remix featuring Santa Fe Klan)
  • SLAM –  Positive Education (Paula Temple’s MEGASHIFT Remix)
  • IVORIAN DOLL –  Rumours
  • NATION OF LANGUAGE –  Deliver Me From Wondering Why
  • TV PRIEST –  Press Gang

* The inspiration for this week’s lyrical heading.

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