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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: If this was easy everyone would be doing it

Can’t get enough of this…

Or this…

It’s the Joe Sampson connection at work.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 23 November 2019

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

  • LAIMA – Disco Pregnancy
  • LAUMĖ – Darkside
  • LA VAMPIRES DOES COLOGNE – LOVEDBYYOU
  • UNCLE QUENTIN – FORGETINU
  • NEUVO WAVO – Eye Of The Phoenix
  • MAGIC SHOPPE – Candy Flip
  • SALAD BOYS – This Issue
  • PAVLOV’S PUSS – Look Smart, Talking About Art *
  • THE RESPONSE – Faded Paper
  • MAD FRANK – Keep your head up
  • SOCCER MOMMY – yellow is the color of her eyes
  • THOMAS ISBISTER – Happy in the Dark
  • HOVVDY – So Brite
  • CAPTAIN BEEFHEART & HIS MAGIC BAND – Pachuco Cadaver
  • AISHA DEVI – The Favor Of Fire (Equiknoxx Remix feat. Gavsborg & Shanique Marie)
  • PAPLOCO – PSYCHOSIS VIP
  • AKAI SOLO & PINK SIIFU – Labor Day feat. KingCarter
  • PETER KULI – ok boomer w/ jedwill
  • SNOWY, JASON WILLIAMSON – EFFED
  • LOEFAH – Ginnocchio
  • GIANT SWAN – 55 Year Old Daughter
  • ENA – Query
  • GOTT – Total Kommander
  • ELKKA – Every Body Is Welcome
  • DIE ORANGEN – Der Krautback
  • DEADBEAT – Put on Your Red Shoes and Trance

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.