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: 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: You came into my world, and it’s like you read my thoughts

Direct download: The Joint – 27 October 2018

And here’s the playlist in full…

  • Harry Wolfman – Upstream
  • Sofia Kourtesis – WinWin San
  • Jun Kamoda – Hakoniwa Disco Strut
  • Rhode & Brown – Sorry Sorry
  • Trentemøller – Transformer Man
  • Mad Frank – What you see, What you do *
  • Peaking Lights – Noise of Life
  • Yumi Zouma – Crush (It’s Late, Just Stay)
  • Blue Velvet – Under Your Spell
  • Tirzah – Go Now
  • Alex Zhang Hungtai – Yaumatei
  • Misled Convoy – Sixteen Sunsets
  • Jesse – Mountain Boogie
  • Joy Orbison – 81b
  • Maoupa Mazzocchetti – Fonk Left The Ytown
  • Ryan Mead – MALI
  • Ultraviolet – Onyx
  • BHARU – SO GOOD
  • Mr Meaty Boy x Liam K. Swiggs – DEMP & BOBBI
  • milo – deposition regarding the green horse for rap (prod. kenny segal)
  • Thought Gang – Woodcutters From Fiery Ships
  • Dressel Amorosi – DeathMetha
  • Ketsueki Sākuru – Shelia
  • Bjørn Torske – First Movement
  • Lawrence Arabia – A Walk Into The Suburbs

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: Do you think I’m funny? Do you think I’m a joke?

Today we plunder numbers from The Big Fresh Collective‘s new FootMahi Volume #002 EP. Plus new tunes from 2XM, Tirzah, Laurel Halo, Nicolas Godin, The Hex Waves, The Trendees, a few cuts from the lovely new Studio Barnhus compilation “Studio Barnhus Volym 1” and many other treats. As usual, it’s all over the shop. xoxo

Direct download: The Joint – 8 September 2018

And here’s the playlist in full…

  • Secret Circuit – Crazy Ways
  • 2XM – Sukin
  • Tirzah – Holding On
  • Mr Meaty Boy x Liam K. Swiggs – Do You Think I’m A Remix *
  • Ultraviolet – FREEEAK
  • Liam K. Swiggs – Mahi From The Front Lawn
  • Off The Meds – Currency Low
  • Nautiluss – Reak
  • Robin Lohrey – Angels Of The Sea
  • Nicolas Godin – Alger la blanche
  • Lokonon André et Les Volcans – Glenon Ho Akue
  • Les Sympathics de Porto Novo – A Min We Vo Nou We
  • Bjørn Torske – Night Call
  • Laurel Halo – Raw Silk Uncut Wood
  • Jako Maron – An lér si lo bor
  • The Hex Waves – P.W.F.
  • Golden Teacher – A5
  • Adam Hattaway – The Law
  • The Trendees – 3
  • Magnétophonique – For Mile After Mile The Same Melodic Phrase Rose Up In My Memory
  • Magnétophonique – Sunstroke
  • Yves Tumor – Licking An Orchid
  • Adrian Lux – Teenage Crime (Axel Boman Dub)

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: “Music changes, and I’m gonna change right along with it.”

“That’s George Michael and Aretha Franklin. You know, she can make any old rubbish sound good and I think she just has”

Direct download: The Joint – 18 August 2018

And here’s the playlist in full…

  • ARNDALES  –  Retail Hero
  • KVB, THE  –  Above Us
  • TELEMAN  –  Song For A Seagull
  • CLIQ  –  Clap Clap
  • HOMEBOY SANDMAN & EDAN  –  Grim Seasons
  • ANDERSON.PAAK  –  Bubblin Remix (featuring Busta Rhymes)
  • QUAY DASH  –  U.A.F.W.M.
  • INTERNATIONAL TEACHERS OF POP  –  Age Of The Train
  • EDDIE FAHRENHEIT!  –  Versace
  • BENJAMIN DAMAGE  –  Malfunction
  • JPEGMAFIA  –  Millennium Freestyle
  • TIRZAH  –  Devotion (featuring Coby Sey)
  • BROCKHAMPTON  –  1997 DIANA
  • WANIGOTTHEJUICE  –  Aretha Franklin
  • KAMIXLO  –  Mi Sabor
  • 4 6 2 5  –  Non-Citizen
  • BLACK FLAG  –  Six Pack
  • SLIFT  –  Fearless Eye
  • LAURIE SPIEGEL & DON CHRISTENSEN  –  Donnie And Laurie
  • HEXN  –  Ysenpar
  • NEKO CASE  –  Curse Of The I-5 Corridor
  • VIVIEN GOLDMANN  –  Launderette
  • RICO NASTY  –  Big Dick Energy
  • SAUL WILLIAMS  –  The Flaw You Worship
  • 1011  –  Play For The Pagans
  • LEMON DROPS, THE  –  It Happens Everyday
  • MODERATE REBELS  –  I Love Today
  • MELODY’S ECHO CHAMBER  –  Shirim
  • PETITE NOIR  –  Blame Fire
  • BUGZY MALONE  –  Warning
  • MISS RED  –  War
  • NAZAMBA  –  Vex
  • SZUN WAVES  –  Temple
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