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DJ: Idiot Joy Show
Location: Leicester, United Kingdom

Created: Jan 24, 08
Updated: Apr 20, 14
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Welcome idiots!


As written in the ancient texts, the mysterious Idiot Joy Show organisation is believed to have been formed in 267BC, on a Tuesday afternoon. Active in the pre-Reformation period as the main official sponsor of Easter, before Henry VIII’s roving eye for the ladies put paid to that lucrative deal, IJS, as it became known during the character purges of the late 17th century, was forced underground for centuries.

IJS remained an oral history passed down from generation to generation through the years. Unconfirmed reports of activity occasionally emerged – inventing the internet in 1929 for the sole purpose of cat propaganda, the controversial grassy knoll tour of the early 1960s, and the wearing of a hat at a jaunty angle in 1985. Like a made up fictional entity, IJS stayed in the shadows until one – up to that point – fairly mundane Wednesday evening.

On that Wednesday evening in 2008, Idiot Joy Show triumphantly rose overground in the guise of Subverse Radio, which was a little confusing but was rectified a few years later. As of today, Idiot Joy Show remains firmly in the public consciousness, but some believe it continues to mix metaphors with its numerous tentacles pulling the strings of the hand behind many of the world events you view on your television sets using your eyes.

Idiot Joy Show plays


Air, Arcade Fire, Bauhaus, Beastie Boys, Beck, Bjork, The Black Keys, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, David Bowie, Crystal Castles, The Cure, Daft Punk, The Dandy Warhols, The Dead Weather, Death In Vegas, Deerhunter, Depeche Mode, Echo & The Bunnymen, Editors, Eels, The Fall, The Flaming Lips, Franz Ferdinand, Goldfrapp, Gorillaz, PJ Harvey, Interpol, The Jesus & Mary Chain, Joy Division, The Kills, Kraftwerk, Ladytron, LCD Soundsystem, M83, Massive Attack, Metric, Morrissey, Muse, New Order, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Nine Inch Nails, Nirvana, Pixies, Placebo, Iggy Pop, Portishead, Primal Scream, The Prodigy, Pulp, Queens Of The Stone Age, Radiohead, Ramones, Siouxsie And The Banshees, The Sisters Of Mercy, The Smashing Pumpkins, The Smiths, Sonic Youth, The Strokes, Suede, TV On The Radio, UNKLE, The Velvet Underground, The War On Drugs, The White Stripes, The xx, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and more...

Top rated tracks - March


1. Kate Bush - Running Up That Hill

2. The War On Drugs - In Reverse

3. Pulp - Disco 2000

4. New Order - True Faith

5. Spritualized - Electricity

6. MGMT - Time To Pretend

7. Flaming Lips - Race For The Prize

8. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Sell It

9. The Sonics - Strychnine

10. LCD Soundsystem - Someone Great

Rate the tracks!


Like a track? Give it the thumbs up. As if you’re the best buddy it ever had (and by also imagining the track is a sentient being).

Hate a track? Give it the thumbs down. Let your inner Roman emperor out by condemning the track to a possible death in the IJS Virtual Coliseum of Judgement (perhaps best to not think of the track as a sentient being with this option).

These actions will ensure only the highest quality of music is played on IJS Radio. Unless you have terrible judgement, which will mean ruining it for everyone else. But that’s democracy for you. Just be careful, that’s all I’m saying.

Read further nonsense and risk potential disappointment over at Idiot Joy Show.


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