One of the seminal moments of my musical development came in November / December, 1989, when Happy Mondays and The Stone Roses appeared on the same episode of Top of the Pops. I think this was the final nail in the coffin of my embarrasing Hair Metal / Goth phase.
This instantly became much more appealing...
Needless to say my damascene conversion could have happened two years earlier, had I been diligently listening to Peel in the summer of 1987, rather than Guns n' Roses. It was a real thrill to discover 'Sally Cinnamon' and the Mondays track on this show, not to mention Sonic Youth before anyone in Britain had heard of them. The Ivor Cutler session is also a belter.
-Heresy - Visions in Fear
-The Thieves - Talk your Head off
-Ivor Cutler - The Shapely Balloon
-AC Temple - Make my Music
-The Marxist Brothers - title?
-The Mekons - Soapy (?) (session track)
-The Stone Roses - Sally Cinnamon
-Ivor Cutler - Clever Night Doctor
-That Petrol Emotion - The Belly Bugs
-The Hornets - The Steel Hull
-The Fat Boys - Crushin' (is this the worst hiphop track ever?)
-Ripcord - Lucky One
-The Mekons - Revenge (session track)
-Ivor Cutler - The Aggressive Onion Bender
-The L8 Connection - Freedom for Africa
-Sonic Youth - title?
-The Beat Poets - Killer Bee Honey
-Ivor Cutler - Me and my Kid Brother
-Happy Mondays - 'Enery
-John Fey (sic) - On the Sunny Side of the Ocean
Get the June 15th, 1987 show here...
Help in filling in the gaps, as ever, is appreciated.