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: Bulbous also tapered? That’s right!

For some bizarre reason I recently got an earworm of Captain Beefheart and The Mascara Snake talking about bulbous things at the start of Trout Mask Replica’s “Pena”, hence today’s show title. Delightful fan video below if you want the whole experience.

Not to be outdone on the freakiness front UNCLE QUENTIN aka Tim “Von Klap” Moore has just released the album Famous For God. One for fans of bent and swinging James Bond soundtracks, The Avalanches, beats and synths. Sneak peek below…

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 9 November 2019

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

  • UNCLE QUENTIN – SILENCE!!!
  • JAY GLASS DUBS – An Ambivalent Path
  • NEUVO WAVO – Victory Lap
  • TOM OF ENGLAND – Sniffin’ at the Griffin
  • UMBERTO – Entrance
  • JENNY HVAL – The Practice of Love (feat. Laura Jean and Vivian Wang)
  • KONRADSEN – Never Say A
  • CARLA DAL FORNO – Took a Long Time
  • LIGHTNING DUST – Competitive Depression
  • LIGHTNING BOLT – Halloween 3
  • LONESOMECARBOY – Long delays
  • TOSHFUMI HINATA – Pavement
  • JACQUES GREENE – Night Service
  • FLOATING POINTS – Last Bloom
  • ZANE 2000 – Inner Castle
  • CAPTAIN BEEFHEART & HIS MAGIC BAND – Pena *
  • OISEAUX-TEMPÊTE – The Naming Of A Crow
  • JOHN CHRISSTOFFELS – Head [case] Side A
  • SEX JUDAS FEAT. RICKY – Flaming Creatures
  • DANIEL MAUNICK – Until The End
  • DEADBEAT – Vampire Dub

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.