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: One Hour Forty Minute Music Dance Experience

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 2 April 2022

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

  • JOSÉ GONZÁLEZ – El Invento (Sofia Kourtesis Remix)
  • !!! (CHK CHK CHK) – Here’s What I Need To Know
  • OLIVER SIM – Romance With A Memory
  • JUST MUSTARD – Still
  • ERIS DREW – Quivering In Time
  • PAPERNIKS – Segment F
  • ALEXIS744 – Robotic Hope (featuring Fvert)
  • ANDREW WEATHERALL – VOL V YW Eleven YW (DISDAT)
  • PISCES – Abbie Ozard
  • CADENCE WEAPON – On Me (Loraine James Remix) (featuring Manga Saint Hilaire)
  • WORKING MEN’S CLUB – Widow
  • THANK – Good Boy
  • MEAT WAVE – Honest Living
  • ROSALÍA – CHICKEN TERIYAKI
  • KLINT – Terrortorial Integrity
  • DON ZILLA – Tension
  • LA NEVE – History Solved
  • HEALTH X EKKSTACY – STILL BREATHING
  • THE LEGEND LADY J – Chronic Dope
  • HATE MOSS – Fog
  • FLY ANAKIN – Sean Price
  • JOHNNY PAYCHECK – Motel Time Again
  • WE ARE JOINERS – Wrong (Hark Cover)
  • THE 23RD TURNOFF – Michael Angelo
  • CRUEL SANTINO – DEADMAN BONE (featuring @Original Koffee)
  • PRINCESS NOKIA – No Effort
  • DAZIE & MILITARIE GUN – Pressure Cooker
  • BRNS – Get Something
  • FLASHER – Sideways
  • FONTAINES D.C. – Skinty Fia

The Show: Dead white men’s notes.

Another week and another music documentary to recommend.

“Sisters With Transistors” charts the (relatively) unheralded female pioneers of electronic music. From Clara Rockmore’s mastery and development of the theremin to the earsplitting drones of Maryanne Amacher, it’s the story of women who wanted to do more than “push around dead white men’s notes”.

It only seemed right and proper to include a couple of tunes from the soundtrack in today’s playlist, to wit: Laurie Spiegel and Space Lady.

All interspersed with excerpts from Chris Addison’s recent Bugle appearance.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 15 May 2021

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

  • PARIS TEXAS – Situations
  • LSDXOXO – The Devil
  • POP UP! – Another lonely night…
  • DATBLYGU – Casserole Efeilliaid
  • CHEMICAL BROTHERS – The Darkness That You Fear
  • THE VISION – Liberation Radio
  • HÉCTOR BARREIRO – Hare Tripla

Chris Addison – The Queen

  • LAURIE SPIEGEL – Appalachian Grove 1 *
  • PHOEBE GREEN – IDK
  • TASNEEM – All Your Cousins (Dave Sharma Remix)
  • LIARS – Sekwar
  • LEO BHANJI – Damaged
  • BALTRA – Baby

Chris Addison – Tories

  • WORKING MEN’S CLUB – X
  • THE SPACE LADY – Synthesize Me *
  • 03CAS – MOSCOW
  • SCREAM AND DANCE – In Rhythm
  • POiSON GiRL FRiEND – Nobody
  • GIRL IN RED – hornylovesickmess
  • NIGHT LUNCH – House Full Of Shit
  • DUA LIPA – We’re Good

Chris Addison – Monkey Humans

  • SORRY – Cigarette Packet
  • REXY – Don’t Turn Me Away
  • COLA BOYY – Kid Born In Space (featuring Andrew VanWyngarden)
  • so badly – Harley Davidson
  • TONY ALLEN – Cosmosis (featuring Ben Okri, Skepta)
  • BIIG PIIG – Lavender
  • SADE – Why Can’t We Live Together (intro)
  • СВІТЛАНА ОХРІМЕНКО – III Episode From Original Performed Soundtrack Transilvania Smile

The Show: Bloody Anglo-Saxons. Coming over here.

We’d love to be able to present you with a video of the Stewart Lee bit that was sampled on today’s last song courtesy of Asian Dub Foundation.

But we can’t.

The best we can manage is a slightly (deliberately?) wonky clip on  Daily Motion. So you’ll just have to close your eyes for four minutes whilst the picture is frozen but the audio keeps rolling.

On the other hand we do have the official video for the tune

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 28 November 2020

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

  • RAMSEY LEWIS  –  Wade In The Water
  • QUINTRON & MISS PUSSYCAT  –  Teenagers Don’t Know Shit
  • HACHIKU  –  I’ll Probably Be Asleep
  • PEACE OF MIND  –  Oh Baby
  • SHYGIRL  –  Slime
  • SIMONE WHITE  –  Goldfinger
  • BREE RUNWAY  –  ATM
  • ACID ALIENS  –  Demons in the Closet
  • SHIT & SHINE  –  Chervette
  • PINK SIIFU & FLY ANAKIN  –  Kin’Tro
  • MNDSGN.  –  Truth Of The Matter
  • CLIPPING  –  Pain Everyday
  • OPTIC SINK  –  Girls In Grey
  • SOUL▲CRAFT  –  淡紅色 sunset
  • COCO BRYCE  –  Ma Bae Be Luv
  • DIVIDE AND DISSOLVE  –  We Are Really Worried About You
  • MAYA AMOLO  –  I Know
  • FLOHIO  –  Unveiled
  • LIAM BAILEY  –  Champion
  • HIROSHI YOSHIMURA  –  Sleep
  • GOD’S WONDERFUL RAILWAY  –  Watch With Mother
  • ROBERTA FLACK  –  Do What You Gotta Do
  • RIZ AHMED  –  Once Kings
  • GIRLHOOD  –  Queendom
  • GABRÍEL ÓLAFS  –  Bára (Hugar Rework)
  • DUKE BOARA  –  Focus
  • GRRL VS 大悲咒  –  Impact Mantra (Tzusing Glued)
  • WORKING MEN’S CLUB  –  Valleys (Graham Massey Mix)
  • SPEEDBOAT  –  bigboy123
  • LIZZY YOUNG  –  Squid Juice in Hollywood
  • SQUID DIDDLEY  –  Always There
  • WASUREMONO  –  Let’s Talk
  • HUSTLE FLESH  –  Amy’s Sad Type Beat
  • HEADIE ONE FT AJ TRACEY & STORMZY  –  Ain’t It Different
  • ASIAN DUB FOUNDATION  –  Coming Over Here (featuring Stewart Lee) *

* The inspiration for this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: Are you the goddamn Coronavirus?

This week’s show was put together quickly, incorporating large chunks of Conan O’Brien’s Self-Quarantine podcast (featuring Andy Daly) and huge swathes of the 2020 BBC Radio 6 Music Festival.

However, the time we saved was put to good use. We managed to get in 8 – 10 solid hours of worrying about the future of the world. Job done.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 21 March 2020

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

Highlights from the 6 Music Festival 2020

  • ANNA MEREDITH – Paramour
  • black midi – Speedway
  • GAIKA – Spectacular Anthem
  • KATE TEMPEST – People’s Faces
  • KIM GORDON – Air BnB
  • ROBERT GLASPER – J Dilla Tribute
  • SQUID – Houseplants
  • SUDAN ARCHIVES – Confessions
  • WARMDUSCHER – Midnight Dipper

Dalton Wilcox shot the Coronavirus *

  • WARMDUSCHER – Midnight Dipper (Soulwax Remix)
  • EMPRESS SHELLY – Mufare
  • БASSAE – A
  • ARTICLE 54 – Piece Of Cake
  • DUSKY – Sort It Out Sharon (featuring Wiley)
  • KALLE HYGIEN – Absolute Bomber
  • LUZ1E – Dreamscape
  • ALTIN GÜN – Süpürgesi Yoncadan
  • DAS KOOLIES – It’s All About The Dolphins
  • LIGHGHT – Dark Rush
  • WORKING MEN’S CLUB – A.A.A.A.
  • RIZ AHMED – Fast Lava
  • SHOPPING – Initiative
  • THICK – Mansplain

August Lindt ignores the Coronavirus

  • JOY DIVISION – Isolation

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

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