The Show: Vulgar testaments to capitalism.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 18 September 2021

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

  • MEGAN THEE STALLION  –  Outta Town Freestyle
  • CLINIC  –  I Can’t Stand the Rain
  • ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER & ELIZABETH FRASER  –  Tales From The Trash Stratum
  • JARVIS COCKER  –  Aline
  • MOOR MOTHER  –  Shekere (featuring Lojii)
  • LADY SOCRATEZ  –  Shotgun
  • CL  –  SPICY
  • LUKAS WIGFLEX & SON OF PHILIP  –  Godstruth
  • WARRINGTON-RUNCORN NEW TOWN DEVELOPMENT PLAN  –  Managed Decline
  • FORD  –  The Lines You Make
  • VAZZ  –  Breath
  • ANDY SHAUF  –  Spanish On The Beach
  • PENELOPE ISLES  –  Iced Gems
  • THE GREEN CHILD  –  Smart Clothes
  • BLACKSTARKIDS  –  JUNO
  • BLACK LOOPS & JAMES PEPPER  –  Three Drops
  • ESPLENDOR GEOMÉTRICO  –  Moscú Está Helado
  • ASNAKECH WORKU  –  Amkew Beneber
  • DUB ORGANISER  –  Herbal Dub
  • RICO NASTY  –  Buss
  • MI$TUH G  –  Fuk Em All
  • MYKKI BLANCO  –  Patriarchy Ain’t The End Of Me
  • DEHD  –  Loner (Protomartyr Remix)
  • MAXO KREAM X TYLER, THE CREATOR  –  BIG PERSONA
  • HIEROGLYPHIC BEING  –  HOUSE HOUSE HOUSE WHATS THAT HOUSE
  • WILLOW  –  Squirrel City
  • TARAKA  –  Psychocastle
  • GLASS POPCORN  –  Ed Hardy
  • ANDREW PAUL  –  Who’s Gonna Make The Dance Ram
  • PLUTO CASTLE  –  Fantasy Eternal
  • FUR  –  When You Walk Away Part I
  • DUCKS LTD.  –  How Lonely Are You?
  • PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING  –  Blue Heaven

The Show: Yeah, I made a profile on Tinder…

The unmistakeable voice of rogue historian Michael Squeamish provides the backdrop for today’s show.

Direct download: The Joint – 23 January 2021

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

  • GABRIELS –  Love And Hate In A Different Time
  • DJ BORING –  I Know You Want To (Baltra Remix)
  • THE VACANT LOTS –  Rescue
  • MOMA READY –  Saving Grace
  • DIVIDE AND DISSOLVE –  Prove It
  • TIM REAPER –  Cityscapes
  • OPEN MIKE EAGLE –  For DOOM
  • DANNY L HARLE · MC BOING –  Boing Beat

[Michael Squeamish on Wigan Casino]

  • BUDDY MILES –  That’s The Way Life Is
  • BACKXWASH –  Demons (featuring Ada Rook & Devi McCallion)
  • GANSER –  Emergency Equipment & Exits
  • LAEL NEALE –  For No One For Now
  • NANCY SINATRA & LEE HAZLEWOOD –  Big Red Balloon
  • CHANNEL TRES –  Fuego (featuring Tyler, The Creator)
  • BABY QUEEN –  Raw Thoughts

[Michael Squeamish on Funk Punk]

  • MIDNIGHT SISTER –  Satellite
  • N.I.N.A –  A Bruta,A Braba,A Forte
  • DENZEL CURRY –  Live From The Abyss
  • MICA LEVI –  One Tear
  • SHAMIR –  Feminine Guy
  • ROSTAM –  Under Control
  • ARLO PARKS –  Caroline
  • JAZMINE SULLIVAN –  Girl Like Me (featuring H.E.R.)*
  • PIERO UMILIANI –  Lady Magnolia

[Michael Squeamish on the future of entertainments]

  • CALIFORNIA WORLD –  California World (G-Funk Remix)
  • 86INKA –  Born Against Destruction (featuring Zzay)
  • WIDOWSPEAK –  Romeo And Juliet
  • QUAKERS –  Approach With Caution (featuring Sampa The Great)
  • RUN THE JEWELS –  Ooh La La (Mexican Institute of Sound Remix featuring Santa Fe Klan)
  • SLAM –  Positive Education (Paula Temple’s MEGASHIFT Remix)
  • IVORIAN DOLL –  Rumours
  • NATION OF LANGUAGE –  Deliver Me From Wondering Why
  • TV PRIEST –  Press Gang

* The inspiration for this week’s lyrical heading.

Pale, Stale Males & Sing Speech

James, Eno, CFTPA, heck, even Charlie Brown – the pale, stale male death rattle is heard throughout today’s show (Gaz Coombes didn’t make the cut… this week).

Then there’s the sing speech / speak singing – Laurie Anderson, Tami T, Special Request, Flux and (at a very dubby push) Miss Red.

All interspersed with our favourite moments from a tournament we never wanted to watch but discovered we didn’t have the moral fibre to ignore – FIFA World Cup Russia 2018. Never mind. We promise there’s no way we’ll be watching the calendar fucking, slave labour exploitingtradition trashing, new high bar of corruption FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. Honest.

Direct download: The Joint – 21 July 2018

And here’s the playlist in full…

  • TOMBERLIN  –  Self-Help
  • PIST IDIOTS  –  Fuck Off
  • JAMES  –  Better Than That
  • BRIAN ENO  –  The Big Ship
  • APOSTILLE  –  Feel Bad

[nacho, ronaldo]

  • HANNAH PEEL  –  Sunrise Through The Dusty Nebula
  • MISS RED  –  Memorial Day
  • CHARLATANS, THE  –  One To Another (Live On The Evening Session)
  • KREPT & KONAN  –  Man’s Not Hot (Remix) (Live at TRNSMT 2018)
  • CHRISTINE AND THE QUEENS  –  Doesn’t Matter

[kim, son]

  • TALABOMAN  –  Dins El Llit (Superpitcher Remix)
  • TOTAL CONTROL  –  Luxury Vacuum
  • PRETTY THINGS, THE  –  S.F. Sorrow Is Born
  • TYLER, THE CREATOR  –  Peach Fuzz

[pavard, mbappé, mbappé]

  • CASIOTONE FOR THE PAINFULLY ALONE  –  White Corolla (Version)
  • REVOLUTIONARIES  –  Energy
  • PROSTITUTES  –  Jah Elegant
  • SORRY  –  Twinkle
  • MEL-O-TONES, THE  –  I Walked With A Bugs Bunny Bendy Toy
  • ST. VINCENT – Fast Slow Disco

[chadli]

  • JUNIORE  –  Panique
  • CHARLIE BROWN  –  It Changes
  • LAURIE ANDERSON & THE KRONOS QUARTET  –  Dreams
  • TAMI T  –  I Never Loved This Hard This Fast Before
  • TEREKKE  –  l8r h8r

[cheryshev]

  • SPECIAL REQUEST  –  Curtain Twitcher (Nina Kraviz Alice Was Here Remix)
  • FLUX  –  The Stonecutter
  • QUEEN KEY  –  Am I Wrong
  • JUNGLE  –  Happy Man

The Show: 0161 ³ x OF ³

The focal point of today’s show is two triple plays either side of the one hour mark.

The first one is three selections from the Cherry Red 7 CD box set Manchester North Of EnglandThe Chameleons, Suns Of Arqa and The Tiller BoysMore (and more bizarre) picks from this release in upcoming shows (The Hamsters? Bet Lynch’s Legs? Edward Barton?)

Following that, songs from three of the graduates from Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them, Syd, Tyler & Frank, who have all dropped new tunes in the last couple of weeks.

Direct download: The Joint – 2 September 2017

And here’s the playlist in full…

  • SHE TRINITY –  He Fought The Law
  • CONFIDENCE MAN –  Boyfriend (Lindstrõm & Prins Thomas Remix)
  • ANNA OF THE NORTH –  Money
  • ALTERN-8 –  Re-Indulge (Freetown Mix)
  • DESTROYER –  Sky’s Grey
  • OPEN MIKE EAGLE –  Brick Body Complex
  • FRANKIE ROSE –  Dyson Sphere
  • JLIN & ZORA JONES –  Dark Matter
  • SPATIONAUTS –  Wish I Was Dead
  • ONDES MORTES –  Sublime
  • KOLLAPS –  Capitalism
  • CHAMELEONS, THE –  In Shreds
  • SUNS OF ARQA –  Acid Tabla Dub
  • TILLER BOYS, THE –  Big Noise In The Jungle
  • SYD –  Bad Dream/No Looking Back
  • TYLER, THE CREATOR –  Ziploc
  • FRANK OCEAN –  Provider
  • POINTER SISTERS, THE –  Betcha Got A Chick On The Side
  • DAUGHTER –  Burn It Down
  • KING KRULE –  Czech One
  • ALVVAYS –  Plimsoll Punks
  • 7 DWARFS –  Stop Girl
  • NUVEM LEOPARDO –  Pitanga
  • DJ EARL –  KickinYaMind
  • MACHINE WOMAN –  Camile From OHM Makes Me Feel Loved
  • KLARK KENT –  I Don’t Care
  • RE-TROS –  8 2 8 II
  • ARIEL PINK –  Ode To The Goat (Thank You)

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.³³³

The Show: (4) Year (s) of the horse (truck)

All good things come to an end. Today was our final show (touch wood) from the beloved RDUnit. Thank you RDUnit. You will be sorely missed.

RDUNIT RIP
RDUnit RIP

Hard to believe we’ve been broadcasting from a converted horse truck for almost 4 years now.

How did it all begin?

As a consequence of the 22 February 2011 earthquake RDU was no longer able to broadcast from its premises in the University of Canterbury Students’ Association building on the Ilam campus. An automated playlist ran for several months while plans were hatched.

On Saturday 9 July 2011, after what seemed like a lifetime of aftershocks, the RDUnit was revealed to the world in a launch party at C4 on Tuam Street. It was a mean party too. Have a look at the poster.

Our first show from the RDUnit was 23 July 2011 when the RDUnit was parked at the Colombo/Wordsworth intersection in Sydenham. It was strangely reassuring to watching traffic go past and having people drop in. It was also good to see life carry on after such traumatic events. We needed that after not having our usual creative outlet for five months.

After a while the RDUnit moved to a yard round the corner on Hawdon Street. Surrounded by barbed wire, iron fences, warehouses and workshops it sure felt like being on the set of Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels or Snatch.

And then the RDUnit moved to its current location, a residential backyard in central Christchurch. There’s something quite nice about having a lawn, a garden, trees and old villas just outside a studio.

From 1 May 2015 RDU will be broadcasting from a fresh new space in the ArtBox precinct on the Madras/St Asaph corner (across the road from CPIT).


During the show we talked about Mexrrissey – Mexico Goes Morrissey happening Saturday night at the Barbican in London. We won’t be able to get there in time but the Herb Whisperer is curious to know if The Smith’s lyrics will be lost in translation. Luckily Google Translate can shed some light on matters. For example, some of the delightful lyrics for “Ask”:

  • English: “…buck toothed girl in Luxembourg…”
  • Spanish: “…dientes de conejo chica en Luxemburgo…”

Don’t believe us?  Have a listen for yourself…


And here’s the playlist in full…

Direct download: The_Joint_2015-04-25-12-14.mp3

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1pm – 2pm

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