The Show: Summer of Soul, Winter of Discontent

The start and finish of today’s show mirrors the start and finish of the new “Summer Of Soul” documentary.

Both open with The Chamber Brothers’ “Uptown”  and the climaxes are identical (because we ripped the last 5 minutes directly from the soundtrack).

That ending does feature a snippet from a ripping Sly & The Family Stone performance and some wistful, tearful, bemused and resigned reminiscences as to why the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival was forgotten whilst other (lesser) festivals from the same period stole the limelight.

We’ve not seen a better music documentary for years but don’t just take it from us, watch BBC Radio 5 Live’s Mark Kermode sing it’s praises.

For more of the back story on the festival listen to director Questlove’s interview on NPR’s Fresh Air.

And for those who are counting – that’s two versions of “Gloria” that have made their way onto the The Joint playlist in just over a month. When we gave an outing to the 1979 Umberto Tozzi original 6 weeks ago we didn’t know Angel Olsen was planning to release her own cover in July. You can’t keep a good tune down.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 24 July 2021

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

  • CHAMBER BROTHERS, THE – Uptown
  • 3XOJ – Stork (Don Zilla Remix) (featuring Al Nasser)
  • MARIE DAVIDSON – My Love (Young Marco Remix)
  • MOOR MOTHER – Obsidian (featuring Pink Siifu)
  • WATER FROM YOUR EYES – When You’re Around
  • SAULT – Bitter Streets
  • DURING – Big Farmer
  • SJÄLEN – Spirit High
  • CINTHIE – City Lights (Gerd Janson Remix)
  • OYISSE – Pema
  • MARIA UZOR – Innocence
  • 박혜진 PARK HYE JIN – Let’s Sing Let’s Dance
  • PARIS TEXAS – Heavy Metal
  • THE FORCE DIMENSION – 200 FA
  • MYST MILANO – Oh Boy
  • OSSX – Split Wig
  • DON ZILLA – Entambula
  • TIRZAH – Tectonic
  • TWO SHELL – Soft Core
  • LINGUA IGNOTA – PENNSYLVANIA FURNACE
  • LAST CEREMONY – Sentimental Sky
  • FOR THOSE I LOVE – To Have You
  • SAULT – Alcohol
  • DEAD ACTORS – Watch That Madman Dance
  • LAST CEREMONY – Prom Night (Secret Crush)
  • ELECTRIC PARTY – Catwalk
  • PEDER MANNERFELT – Year Of The Rats
  • DE SCHUURMAN – Nu Ga Je Dansen
  • POISON CHANG – Love The Woman (DJ Rap Jungle Mix)
  • BROCKHAMPTON – Don’t Shoot Up The Party
  • BREEZE – Come Around (featuring Cadence Weapon)
  • WILLOW – Lipstick
  • ANGEL OLSEN – Gloria
  • SLY AND THE FAMILY STONE – Higher

The Show: I’ll only feel worse, till I’m riding in a hearse, and I’m gone…

Thank you Matt Kennedy of fellow 8K.NZ show UNDERGROUND AUSTRALIANA for pointing us in the direction of Adelaide’s PEAK TWINS. Sure, “So Long” came out in 2013, but we’re slow on the uptake of most things, those good things take time, and a ballad with a dreamy David Lynch Roadhouse crooning vibe is pretty timeless anyway.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 3 July 2021

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

    • DOUJIN DUKE – I Guess We Will Never Know
    • THE LINDA LINDAS – Racist Sexist Boy
    • NABIHAH IQBAL – Following A Feeling
    • VELVET VISION – I Was Such a Different Person Last Time
    • SAULT – Bitter Streets
    • ANIKA – Rights
    • CUTICLES – Werewolf Woman
    • TRANSISTORS – Good Years
    • INTERNET DEATH – HIGH SPEED MISSION!
    • PEAK TWINS – So Long
    • GHOST DANCE COLLECTIVE – Kaleidoscope
    • DUCATI FLUX – Trash
    • GASPARD AUGÉ – Belladone
    • SWEET SEBASTIAN – Heart and Spirit
    • PELLEGRINO & ZODYACO – Napoliterranea
    • MALI-I – I-Give (Version)
    • SPELLLING – Boys at School
    • NECRUM SELECT – We Come Through
    • TYLER, THE CREATOR – MASSA
    • MARISSA NADLER – Nothing Else Matters
    • MERCEDES CAMBRIDGE – L.A. Tool & Die
    • DEAN HURLEY – Concrete Dub
    • YEONGRAK – OVEN LIVE, OVEN TEAM
    • CRONE – it tears open
    • PABLO BOZZI – Sangria Sound System N°1
    • MASSIMILIANO PAGLIARA – The Empty Room

* The inspiration for this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: Pearly Qdrops Drops

We admit that the pun for this week’s show title came first and we then frantically tried to base a playlist around it. Very much a cart-before-the-horse scenario.

It proved to be a good excuse for our biennial trawl through the Cocteau Twins back catalogue, cover versions and all. This included finding a surprising take on “Wax & Wane” by Deftones, which narrowly failed to make the cut in today’s set.

The QAnon portion of the pun is provided by an interview from the All Gas No Brakes YouTube channel (imagine a Louis Theroux documentary put through a Tim & Eric filter).

The remainder of the spoken word clips are taken from On The Media’s “Spheres Of Influence” which takes a dive into “conspirituality” and the rise of pastel QAnon.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 3 October 2020

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

  • SAINT SEVERIN  –  The Knife (Original Mix)
  • OBSKÜR  –  Bayside
  • SPELLLING  –  Under The Sun
  • TAME IMPALA  –  Borderline (Blood Orange Remix)
  • OPEN MIKE EAGLE  –  I’m A JoeStar
  • BOLDY JAMES X JAY VERSACE  –  Bentayga
  • E L L E  –  Catfish
  • GOAT GIRL  –  Sad Cowboy
  • LAVA LA RUE  –  G.O.Y.D.
  • BAT FOR LASHES  –  We’ve Only Just Begun
  • PHELIMUNCASI  –  I Roof
  • AMAARAE  –  Fancy
  • JIMMY EDGAR  –  Get Up (featuring Danny Brown)
  • SINEAD O’BRIEN  –  Roman Ruins
  • GOOD SAD HAPPY BAD  –  Pyro
  • JANELLE MONÁE  –  Turntables
  • A. SWAYZE & THE GHOSTS – Connect To Consume
  • SAULT  –  You Know It Ain’t
  • JOHN MARTYN  –  Small Hours
  • BLACK TO COMM  –  Stolen Androgens
  • COCTEAU TWINS *  –  Donimo
  • DOMENIQUE DUMONT  –  People On Sunday
  • WILLIAM BASINSKI  –  Tear Vial
  • JPEGMAFIA  –  Last Dance!
  • NO ONE KNOWS WHO DID THIS  –  I’m Junk, I’m Drunk
  • THE CRIBS  –  I Don’t Know Who I Am (featuring Lee Ranaldo)
  • CLIPPING  –  ’96 Neve Campbell (featuring Cam & China)
  • SAULT  –  Little Boy
  • SUBP YAO  –  Mad And Mean (featuring Warrior Queen)
  • SEBii  –  Play Poker
  • PETER PHILIPPE WEISS  –  Subway (Intenta Version)

* The inspiration for this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: That’s how I get down, that’s how I roll…

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 26 September 2020

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

  • GAVSBORG – Julie Mango Appreciation Tweet
  • HOLY MOTORS – Endless Night
  • SAULT – Strong
  • PUBLIC PRACTICE – Leave Me Alone
  • SEI STILL – Emisión
  • MARIA MINERVA – Down Low (Motor City You Make Me Wanna) *
  • YOU MAN – The Veil
  • TECHNOBETON – No No
  • STRAPONTIN – Nervous days
  • LAILA SAKINI – Flowers from Cahors
  • EMILY EDROSA – Drinking During the Day
  • THE COATHANGERS – Hey Buddy
  • L.A. WITCH – I Wanna Lose
  • HAS A SHADOW – Attack Of The Junkie
  • SHIT AND SHINE – Devil’s Backbone
  • AVON DADS – Quince Jelly
  • SHORT-HAIRED DOMESTIC – A song in Latin about the importance of comfortable shoes
  • THIBAULT – Spanakopita
  • ANO PASCOE – You (remix)
  • PUBLIC TRANSPORT – Department of Conversation
  • BLACK SAND – All The Way Down
  • LUCRECIA DALT – No era sólida
  • EMILY JEANNE – Adikema
  • LORD OF THE ISLES – Waiting In Arisaig
  • MARCO LAZOVIC – The Dredwerkz
  • SOCIAL SPORT – Lora

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: My baby like rock and roll

On with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 19 September 2020

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

  • JUNGLE BROTHERS  –  J. Beez Comin’ Through (DJ Red Alert Version)
  • JACKIE EXTREME  –  HEAD
  • MALKA  –  Moving Together
  • CHANCE デラソウル  –  I Feel Your Love
  • SQUID  –  Clapping Music
  • SESSION VICTIM  –  Up To Rise (LP Mix)
  • UNLOVED  –  Why Not (Gwenno Remix)
  • KELLY LEE OWENS  –  Corner Of My Sky (featuring John Cale)
  • BIGA YUT  –  Nu13
  • SHYGIRL  –  Freak
  • ANZ  –  Loos In Twos (NRG)
  • NEW VICES FOR THE JADED  –  Follow Careers In Modern Love
  • JW FRANCIS  –  New York
  • L.A. WITCH  –  I Wanna Lose
  • BAB L’ BLUZ  –  Ila Mata
  • TRILLARY BANKS  –  Drillary II
  • LEZ POP  –  BIG DYKE ENERGY (BEER RONTE REMIX)
  • NECRO  –  COVID-19 (Pestilence)
  • GOOD SAD HAPPY BAD  –  Shades
  • WIDOWSPEAK  –  Amy
  • MATTIEL  –  Looking Down The Barrel Of A Gun
  • ARAB STRAP  –  The Turning Of Our Bones
  • SIX SED RED  –  Shake It Right
  • TRAVIS SCOTT  –  The Plan
  • SAULT  –  Monsters
  • whiterosemoxie  –  west side boys *
  • BABY QUEEN  –  Buzzkill
  • SOUL▲CRAFT  –  Cash Queen Boulevard Romp (feat. ᴘₒʟʏɢʟᵒᴛ)
  • JACKIE EXTREME  –  BIZARRE LOVE TRIANGLE

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.