This podcast will be the last and the subject is also the last year that John Peel was on this earth…
Taken, as we know, far too soon. Because as you will hear when you get to the end John was planning to take a break, come back refreshed and continue to do the thing he loved the most.
Music itself didn’t stop after his passing and you should – as well as listening to these pods – continue to search out new artists, listen to something that you’ve never heard before. In other words. Keeping it Peel.
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Keeping It Peel Podcast – 2004
- 7th January 2004: “Hello again. I’m obliged to warn you that you could be offended by the name of the band in session in tonight’s programme and indeed by other aspects of the programme. If you’re likely to be so offended, you’d better turn over to Radio 2 and have a go at their mystery voice competition. Otherwise, get ready to rock steady.” – Fuck: George W. Hitler/No One Like You (Peel Session)
- 14th February 2004: Stanley Winston – No More Ghettos In America “”As far as I know it is the only record this bloke made. And I wrote to a chap who specializes in deep soul records up in Wakefield – I don’t know if he is still in business – and said, you know, just send us 15 or 20 of what you regard as being the very best records and this is one that he sent me. And the man’s voice is just stunning. And what is so frustrating about it is the knowledge that he is probably still alive, working as a janitor or something like that and nobody is interested in recording him.” (John Peel – My Top 10)
- 2nd March 2004: Secret Hairdresser – Verse Chorus Miaow (Peel Session)
- 16th March 2004:
Disclaimer for Peel show from Skreen of Cuban Boys– White Stripes – I Fought Piranhas/Let’s Build A Home “Last week I got a lot of emails to which I failed rather feebly to respond, asking would I play something by, or say something about, the untimely death of John McGeoch. I chickened out of that, because I never really know what to say, and what can you possibly say? As you get older and closer to that condition yourself, it becomes harder and harder and harder to think of anything. Somebody, for entirely different reasons, asked me to play Magazine’s A Song From Under The Floorboards, which of course features John McGeoch, and that’s what I’ll do.” Magazine – A Song From Under The Floorboards
- 24th March 2004: Laura Cantrell – Two Seconds – AND – Ballboy with Laura Cantrell – I Lost You, But I Found Country Music (Live at Peel Acres)
- 15th April 2004: Lightnin’ Hopkins – Mojo Hand
- 4th May 2004: XBooty – Untitled (O Superman) “Well I’ll tell you what, if this rapture business comes about and we all rise on pillars of fire into heaven, I want to take that record with me.”
- 2nd June 2004: EOSS – Wacko Macko is Backo The previous record was shorter than he thought and Peel didn’t have a record cued up, whilst he gets it ready he says hello to ‘John Fisher from Chepstow’ who is there on some (sort of) work experience. Elvis Presley – I Don’t Care If The Sun Don’t Shine (Big Pig’s 78s) “In case you thought that was a little fast…. it was the record company thought it wasn’t fast enough when first recorded so they speeded it up….”
- 13th July 2004: Wah! – Story Of The Blues
- 12th August 2004: Announces Steveless but starts playing the next Fall session track by accident (Wrong Track Moment) Steveless – Not – Peel then manages to start playing the Steveless track again. The Fall – Blindness (Peel Session)
- 1st September 2004: Another wrong track moment – starts playing the ‘One Drop’ single first instead of the intended advert: Bob Marley – Promotional Advert – and then: Bob Marley & the Wailers – One Drop
- 7th October 2004: Message to Mary Anne Hobbs from John telling her that her present is installed at Peel Acres
- 14th October 2004: Conway Twitty – It’s Only Make Believe (Pig’s Big 78’s) and then the final track Peel played on his show: Klute: Time 4 Change –
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