THE JOINT

The Herb Whisperer and Fraserhead go all over the shop with an eclectic, left-field, and off-kilter selection of cosmic disco, electro, indie, hip-hop, house, dub, anything with a motorik vibe, plus the occasional guilty pleasure. If the radio sounds broken chances are it’s the THE JOINT.

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The Show: The Lebensraum of popular music

14.05.2022

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: I’ll be all day getting the velvet back to you Bambi…

07.05.2022

Direct download: The Joint – 07 May 2022

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

  • SEB THE VEGABOND X FLANDIZ – Simon Says
  • MEDLINE – Tournée D’Honneur
  • HILDEGARD VON BINGE DRINKING – Angst
  • KITTIN & THE HACKER – Homme a la mode
  • WATA IGARASHI – Spiral
  • NU GENEA – Tienaté (feat. Fabiana Martone)
  • MELODY’S ECHO CHAMBER – Alma_The Voyage
  • HATCHIE – Lights On
  • UFFIE – cool
  • COURTESY – Night Journeys III
  • FUZZ CATS – IV
  • OUTSIDERS – The Ballad of Harry Head
  • DARLING – Isolating
  • ALDOUS HARDING – Leathery Whip *
  • LOCAL ARTIST – You Are Alone
  • CONNIEBEATS – October 2nd
  • MR. SCRUFF – Come on Grandad
  • SCHNEIDER TM & KPTMICHIGAN – The Light 3000
  • NADIA D’ALÒ – D.S.
  • BLACK MERLIN – The Mohican Trance Leopard
  • ESIAFI 1 – ESIAFI 1 at 45° east
  • LÉA SEN – Hyasynth
  • KELLY LEE OWENS – Anadlu
  • ANTHONIE TONNON – Lockheed Bomber

* The inspiration for this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: Who killed the KLF?

23.04.2022

Who indeed killed The KLF?

Spoiler alert: It wasn’t us. Honest.

But Chris Atkins might possibly know.

His new documentary “Who Killed the KLF?” irreverently chronicles the early lives of Jimmy Cauty and Bill Drummond, the formation of The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu, how to make hit records, the evolution of The KLF, the pranks, the controversies, the art, and of course the burning of a million quid. Alan Moore appears and lovingly sums it up: “Everything was about confrontation, everything was a challenge.” Haven’t enjoyed a music doco this much in years…

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 23 April 2022

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

  • THE KLF – Kylie Said To Jason
  • SARA DZIRI – Kan Ya Makan
  • PEREL – Real
  • CONFIDENCE MAN – Relieve The Pressure
  • BEN WOODS – Hovering At Home
  • ALDOUS HARDING – Bubbles
  • KATY J PEARSON – Talk Over Town
  • LAYAROUND – You Will Find Yourself in Time
  • PSYCHEDELIC PORN CRUMPETS – Dread & Butter
  • CARL SCHILDE – John Stamos
  • KING TUBBY – The Immortal Dub
  • HORACE ANDY – Mr Bassie
  • PRINCE – Soft and Wet
  • ELLI & JACNO – Main Dans La Main
  • THE WEE PAPA GIRL RAPPERS – The Beat, The Rhyme, The Noise
  • UFFIE – where does the party go?
  • ADVANCE BASE – Little Sable Point Lighthouse
  • AIRABOI – Resilience Transmissions
  • BLACK MERLIN – Surface Air (Wata Igarashi’s Surface Remix)
  • FLOATING POINTS – Vocoder
  • INTEGER – Glimmer
  • SAULT – Solar
  • ESIAFI 1 – 24 hour networking
  • SODA LITE – Dusk Lorikeets
  • BRIX & THE EXTRICATED – Strange Times