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: Fancy language dies and everyone’s happy to see it go…

 

And on with the show…

 

Direct download: The Joint – 26 March 2022

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

    • T. G. SHAND – Little Sieve
    • PANNA COTTA – Sunrise
    • MULCHZOID – Halo Reprise
    • SARA DZIRI – Horizons
    • DESTROYER – June *
    • ROMIE SINGH – Dancing To Forget
    • VIBES4YOURSOUL – Confusão
    • SJÄLEN – Bakom en buske
    • SKYMNING – Relentless
    • NAZAMBA, LINVAL THOMPSON & O.B.F – Curfew Drop
    • MUNGO’S HIFI – Good Lovin’ feat. Lady Ann
    • IBIBIO SOUND MACHINE – Protection From Evil
    • JOY ORBISON – pinky ring
    • SHIFTING GEARS – Drum Nation
    • RYAN BERKELEY – The Arp Ascending
    • NICKY ELISABETH – Into Your Arms
    • N. T. HONEY – Moon Ritual
    • ESIAFI 1 – orbital satellite
    • NEW MEXICAN STARGAZERS – 10
    • OUTSIDERS – West of the Tracks Pt. 1
    • CUTICLES – Saras Got An I Phone
    • BLAIR PARKES – it’s been a long time
    • NICK WALTERS – Entropy
    • SPIRITUALIZED – The Mainline Song
    • ANDY BELL – Holiday In The Sun
    • WIDOWSPEAK – Sleeper
    • YUMI ZOUMA – Haunt

* The inspiration for this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: He’s getting shut-eyed over cigarettes…

New single “Seats” from Ōtautahi’s T. G. Shand now out and about.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 18 December 2021

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

  • T. G. SHAND – Seats *
  • MITRA MITRA – By Your Hand
  • POLA WOMEN – Disco Disco
  • PUMA & THE DOLPHIN – Talking And Listening
  • SOCIAL SPORT – In Vitro
  • ZANE 2000 – A Type Of Love (feat. Haimona)
  • MOLLY NILSSON – Pompeii
  • MNTTAB – This Friction
  • THIS IS THE BRIDGE – New Ways To Noise
  • CUÉLEBRE – Costa Verde
  • DIMITRI FROM PARIS & DJ ROCCA – The Compass Point
  • NECRUM SELECT – Revenge Of The Jade Selector
  • SACHILLPAGES – Eames Couch
  • R.A.P. FERREIRA – Brother Mouzone Library Card (prod. brainweight)
  • HILDEGARD VON BINGE DRINKING – Orchideen
  • UNCLE QUENTIN – GETTN FKKD ↑
  • CRUSH – Fuck the Noise
  • NEUVOWAVO – Eye of the Phoenix
  • JACK SWAIN – Swans
  • VAGABOND69 – Sanctuary
  • PAPLOCO – NUTHIN BUT A VIP THANG
  • BEST BETS – Whataworld
  • KEEPSAKES – Only The Dregs Remain
  • TOYOTA – Fortitude
  • WESTCOAST GODDESS – Late in the Midnight Hour 1
  • CLARINETS – Knee
  • STEX – Still Feel The Rain [The Grid Mix]

* The inspiration for this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: It seems nowadays cab rides are rather pricely…

On the show today, highlights include a sneaky threesome from the new ITALIANS DO IT BETTER compilation “After Dark 3”, new releases from Ōtautahi Christchurch denizens HORN, VIOLET FRENCH, T.G. SHAND, LOCAL FLORIST., ZANE 2000, DOUJIN DUKE, and WURLD SERIES.

Plus our favourite Brisbane beatsmith ANARCHOSOPHIST recently got in touch to remind us about a few of his new cuts. If you like woozy, lofi, soundtrack hip-hop and you like cats then you’re sure going to dig “The Cat King in the Year of the Plague”…

By the way, today’s show title originated with an earworm of the Bob James classic “Angela” lead to a YouTube treasure hunt starting with Bob James discussing being sampled by the hip-hop community:

And thus led to the (re)discovery of Souls of Mischief “Cab Fare”:

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 13 February 2021

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

  • T. G. SHAND – The Ease
  • DRY CLEANING – Strong Feelings
  • TINGLE IN THE NETHERLANDS – Everything’s Gone To Shit
  • IRO AKA – Zukunft
  • DOUJIN DUKE – C l e a r a n c e_S e c t i o n
  • MADLIB – Hopprock
  • JAHARI MASSAMBA UNIT – Inestimable Le Clos
  • JEAN-PIERRE DECERF & GERARD ZAJD – Reaching Infinite
  • BOB JAMES – You’re As Right As Rain
  • SOULS OF MISCHIEF – Cab Fare
  • FARAH – Boyz R Bad
  • DOUBLE MIXTE – Chambre 48 (feat. Desire)
  • CAUSEWAY – We Were Never Lost
  • C*NT – Spirits to enforce
  • ØALL HÅTES – Ì $úbśtitúte mÿ ✝︎ruth
  • SKRSINTL – BigBoutYa!
  • GRACE JONES – Pull Up to the Bumper (Cut and Dragged by The Palace Of We)
  • ANARCHOSOPHIST – The Cat King in the Year of the Plague, pt. 1
  • ANARCHOSOPHIST – The Cat King in the Year of the Plague, Pt. 2
  • MARTINA BERTONI – In Circles of Thoughts _ Blue ed.
  • VIOLET FRENCH – Pop Pop Pop
  • ZANE 2000 – Theme 10
  • HORN – Sunday
  • WURLD SERIES – Supplication
  • EX-PARTNER – The Weatherboards Are The Skin
  • WLF – Koolaid
  • LOCAL FLORIST. – Ocean Burial
  • TAMAR APHEK – Drive
  • KIMBO NICE – Wimbledon
  • THE FATIMA MANSIONS – Only Losers Take the Bus

* The inspiration for this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: I won’t get on my knees. Don’t make me do that please…

While researching and putting together the show this week (which involves throwing darts at music maps and scouring Bandcamp for Christchurch and Brisbane music) I stumbled across Hatchie & The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart’s glorious cover of The Jesus & Mary Chain’s “Sometimes Always”.

Proof indeed that the Reid brothers have an uncanny knack for writing perfect pop songs lovingly drenched in honeyed guitar tones. Sadly the pink vinyl 7-inch single has sold out but you can still have a listen below.

I seem also to have stumbled into the trap of playing TV theme tunes, but sometimes you just have to scratch that itch.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 15 August 2020

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

  • FRENCH CONCESSION – Far Away
  • E.M.M.A. – Ryan Gosling in Space
  • KATIE VON SCHLEICHER – Messenger
  • DANA GAVANSKI – Everything That Bleeds
  • MAD FRANK – A Hold of Me
  • T. G. SHAND – The Town Cards
  • HATCHIE & THE PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART – Sometimes Always *
  • RAYMOND RICHARDS – LIVERMORE, CALIFORNIA
  • NICK DRAKE – Riverman
  • EL MICHELS AFFAIR – Rubix
  • THE DANIEL CAINE ORCHESTRA – The Days And Nights of Molly Dodd
  • ISAAC AESILI – Steps
  • DESOLATE TESTAMENTS – pacific jazzhop
  • NECRUM SELECT – How You Swang
  • PAPLOCO – GO GO! BLUEPRINT RALLY VIP
  • LIAM K. SWIGGS – HEARTLAND VIP
  • BAILTERSPACE – Heard It Once
  • PUBLIC TRANSPORT – Bank of Peninsula
  • NICOLAS JAAR – Faith Made of Silk
  • BACAO RHYTHM & STEEL BAND – My Jamaican Dub
  • ÇAYKH – Soùmatra
  • DUMA – Pembe 666
  • EMMA-JEAN THACKRAY – YANG 양
  • TUPPERWAVE – Feel
  • SHIT AND SHINE – Hillbilly Moonshine
  • YEONGRAK – email
  • PANORAMA CHANNEL & PLETNEV – Eiffel Tower Syndrome

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

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