The Show: Gimme more Star Wars, gimme open barre chords…

Driving around town yesterday listening to RNZ resulted in multiple earworms and tangled musical threads that needed dealing with. That’s the official explanation for FUN BOY THREE, BANANARAMA, ROXY MUSIC, LL COOL J and a few other cuts from the 60s, 70s and 80s making it on to the show today.

Every track on the show is a highlight, so it feels mean to play favourites, but a tip of the hat to Bill of Human Pleasure Radio for putting us on to Kiwi Jr. In a parallel universe The Cars would have signed to Flying Nun and their offspring would eventually become the house band for a shady sake bar in Toronto. You don’t even have to imagine it, here’s the video…

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 11 January 2020

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

  • FUN BOY THREE – The Lunatics Have Taken Over the Asylum
  • FUN BOY THREE – It Ain’t What You Do It’s The Way That You Do It (feat. Bananarama)
  • BANANARAMA – Aie a Mwana
  • ROXY MUSIC – Pyjamarama
  • EYEDRESS – Trauma
  • THOMAS ISBISTER – A Sign
  • SALAD BOYS – Onwards And Downwards
  • KIWI JR. – Gimme More *
  • MAD FRANK – Pick your pocket
  • LL COOL J – I Can’t Live Without My Radio
  • R.A.P. FERREIRA – Dreams
  • LABI SIFFRE – I Got The…
  • THE VILLAGE CALLERS – Hector
  • THE HONEY DRIPPERS – Impeach The President
  • YĪN YĪN – One Inch Punch
  • PAPLOCO – BISH I GOT
  • GOLDEN BUG & IN FIELDS – Ground (feat. Phoebe Coco)
  • THE MAUSKOVIC DANCE BAND – It’s The Wrong Goodie
  • TOM OF ENGLAND – In Your Town
  • ASE MANUAL – PUT YO ASS (HANDS UP) (feat. Escooter)
  • BYRELL THE GREAT – Hymm For Battle
  • DOCKET PRINTER – Ernie Binn
  • HOVVDY – Pixie
  • TOSHFUMI HINATA – 新しい遊牧民 Atarashii Yuhbokumin
  • FUROR – THE LAST OF US
  • EXAEL – lash (with nm) (vocal dub)
  • TRUCK STOP ALIEN – Desolate (Extended Version)
  • GRAPHEINE – Awake

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: Leave me alone, I’m going to work it out by myself…

Those crazy Big Fresh Collective cats are at it again, this time cutting up and remix their favourite Nintendo 64 titles in a footwork and breakbeat style. Listen out for a sneaky threesome during the show.

Direct download: The Joint – 20 July 2019

And here’s the playlist in full…

  • NECRUM SELECT – Chalked Up Another One
  • IRIE MONA – Skuff Island
  • KHRUANGBIN – Order of Operations
  • VON SPAR – Boyfriends (Dead Or Alive) feat. Vivien Goldman *
  • MAOCHIE FEMCHAIN – To the Oracle
  • KOOL AID – Tunnel Vision
  • HATCHIE – Not That Kind
  • COMFORT – Better Need Assumptions
  • VANISHING TWIN – Cryonic Suspension May Save Your Life
  • THE GOLDEN FILTER – All The Queens
  • JESSICA PRATT – Poly Blue
  • SUMI SAUCE – Pomme Sans Peau
  • DILEMMA BEATS – TETRISPHERE VIP
  • MR MUSCLE – CHICAGO STEALTH
  • DJ RUGGED SHARK – DIRE DIRE DOCKS VIP
  • 808 STATE – Ujala
  • THE MAUSKOVIC DANCE BAND – Dance Place Garage
  • JESSICA SLIGTER – The Endless End
  • DEENA ABDELWAHED – Ken Skett (Karen Gwyer Remix)
  • FLOATING POINTS – LesAlpx (Extended)
  • FOUK – Arrakis
  • SOUND VOYAGE – Golden Garuda (Khidja Remix)
  • STABUDOWN PRODUCTIONS – Koln Alone
  • PREFUSE 73 – I Got The Good Beat
  • LOCKED GROOVE – Soma

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.