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: Is your muffin buttered?

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 26 June 2021

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

  • FAMILY FODDER – Debbie Harry
  • WET LEG – Chaise Longue *
  • UV-TV – Distant Lullaby
  • JW FRANCIS – John, Take Me With You
  • DUCKS LTD. – As Big As All Outside
  • PLUTO CASTLE – Tell Me Anything
  • YAW TOG, STORMZY & KWESI ARTHUR – Sore (Remix)
  • WOLF FANG MIDI – Can’t Get You Out Of My Head
  • RS PRODUÇÕES – Ansiedade
  • TAQBIR – Al​-​Zuki Akbar
  • GRECCO ROMANK – Worm Regenerate
  • FORD – The Lines You Make
  • QUAKERS – Double Jointed (featuring The Koreatown Oddity)
  • BLACKSEA NÃO MAYA – Reborda
  • DAMON ALBARN – The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows
  • TAPHARI – Table 42 (featuring Pink Siifu)
  • JOSEPH COTTON – No Touch The Style
  • SELF ESTEEM – I Do This All The Time
  • SCOTCH ROLEX – Omuzira (featuring MC Yallah)
  • MEGAN THEE STALLION – Thot Shit
  • DUB ORGANISER – Herbal Dub
  • AMON TOBIN PRESENTS STONE GIANTS – Metropole
  • ASIAN DUB FOUNDATION – Comin’ Over Here (featuring Stewart Lee) [Neolithic]
  • BEAR BONES, LAY LOW / HIGH WOLF – Bálsamo Verde
  • SPACE AFRIKA – B£E (featuring Blackhaine)
  • TAQBIR – Sma3
  • MARTINA TOPLEY BIRD – Pure Heart
  • KATY J PEARSON – Take Back The Radio (Flying Mojito Bros Refrito Dub)
  • ARMAND HAMMER & THE ALCHEMIST – Falling Out The Sky (featuring Earl Sweatshirt)
  • BEABADOOBEE – Cologne
  • SCOTCH ROLEX – Afro Samurai (featuring Don Zilla)
  • KELLY LEE OWENS – Night (Shorter Roza Remix)
  • JELLY BONBON – Forbidden Lover

* The inspiration for this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: French nouns have genders. I do not.

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We’re currently working our way through Vivien Goldman’s book “Revenge Of The She-Punks – A Feminist Music History From Poly Styrene To Pussy Riot”. That might go some way to explaining the presence of Rosa Yemen, Bush Tetras and Bikini Kill on today’s show. Expect even more highlights in a couple of weeks time when we finally get to grips with Fea and Fertil Miseria.

And whilst we are on the subject of Poly Styrene, allow us to recommend the recent documentary about her life – “I Am A Cliché

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 03 April 2021

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

  • SOFIA KOURTESIS – La Perla
  • BASSIDE – NYC2MIA (SOPHIE REMIX)
  • THE PARROTS – Maldito
  • MIA DORA – Raw Kiss
  • JANE INC – Steel
  • AROOJ AFTAB – Mohabbat
  • DELIA DERBYSHIRE – Ziwzih Ziwzih OO-OO-OO
  • BANG BELUSHI – Red Bottlez
  • ROSA YEMEN – Tso Xin Yu Xin
  • THE VOVOS – Spring Cleaning
  • MC WICKS X FASHAWN – We Da Kings
  • NSASI – Dancehall Buzz
  • UNDERKUT – Both Ends
  • SONOKO – Wedding With God (À Nijinski)
  • MASSIVE ATTACK X YOUNG FATHERS – Voodoo In My Blood
  • TEETH AGENCY – Anon
  • SCOTCH ROLEX – Success (featuring Lord Spikeheart)
  • SEBASTIAN REYNOLDS – HAL’s Lament
  • AUTOMATIC – Signal (JooJoo Remix)
  • BUSH TETRAS  – Too Many Creeps
  • DENZEL CURRY – Take_it_Back_v2 (GODMODE 950 Version)
  • VED – Ett Visst Fängelse
  • TASNEEM – All Your Cousins (Iranian Girlfriend Remix) *
  • DRY CLEANING – Strong Feelings
  • BLACK LOOPS – Dream2gether
  • STEVEN JULIEN (FUNKINEVEN) – Bloodline
  • BIKINI KILL – White Boy
  • RUDY NORMAN – Back To The Streets
  • KELE – Smalltown Boy
  • BROCKHAMPTON – Buzzcut (featuring Danny Brown)
  • 3D BLAST – Jameela Jamil
  • DENZEL CURRY – Track07 (Georgia Anne Muldrow Version)
  • GEORGIA ANNE MULDROW – Mufaro’s Garden

* The inspiration for this week’s lyrical heading.