After a very long break, normal service has resumed and the #keepingitpeel podcasts are back…
This pod has a theme and that theme is Peel On Record.
I’m sure all of you are familiar with the Peel Wikia, it is the best place on the web bar none. I spend many hours browsing through the archive and listening again to old shows.
Whilst wandering through I found the Peel On Record section and was amazed at how many artists had cited Peel on one of their recordings.
There are many artists and tracks here I’m sure you’ve never heard. In fact there were so many songs that I’ve decided to make this a two-part podcast. The next one will be online very soon, but for now:
Peel On Record – Part 1:
- Dalek Beach Party – John Peel (CDR Demo)
- Virginia Doesn’t – Peely (Peel Session)
- Bleach – Jingle (Peel Session)
- Ragga Twins – Bring Up The Mic Some More / Ragga Trip (Peel Session)
- Doctor And The Crippens – Peely Backwards (Peel Session)
- Ivor Cutler – Pass The Ball, Jim (for John Peel)
- O Level – The John Peel March
- The Damned – Burgler (Peel Session)
- Nasty Media – John Peel
- Bridget St. John: – The Present Song/Peel And Pig
- Jeffrey Lewis – The Legend Of The Fall
- Miniatures Vol. 1 – John Peel Sings The Blues Badly
- Jon E Cash – Cami Carzee-John Peel VIP Dub (CDR) (white label)
- Helen Love – Happy HardCore
- Black Star Liner – Harmot Harrot
- Bis – We Love John Peel (Peel Session)
Lead singer was Kevin Eldon
The band were from Lancaster – singer sounds like John Cooper Clarke
Ed Ball was a band member
Lyric: “I’ll nick anything that’s removable, including John Peel’s record collection…”
Her version of ‘This Old Man’, with lyrics altered to “Peel and Pig/Peel and Pig/My love for you is really big.”
Norman Lovett impersonates John, strumming one chord on a guitar to the memorable lyrics, “I gave myself a ring/To make sure I was not in/But I was/Because I answered/Wasn’t that a funny thing/Oh yeah.” He then announces that he intends to go and buy an inflatable Kenny Dalglish doll. ‘Miniatures’ was an album of 50 tracks all less than a minute long, with the invited artists including Robert Fripp and Andy Partridge of XTC. It was compiled by Morgan Fisher (Mott The Hoople, British Lions). Released 1980.
[This episode is 41 mins long/file size is 38.9mb]