Friday, January 25, 2008

- No one should go through life without hearing this... least once: Louie Louie by Toots and the Maytals.


- Download

- Listen

- Weep with joy

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Back with more Peel stuff soon...

Thursday, January 17, 2008

- Yazoo in 'better than Erasure' shocker: 1982 session

Did you know that Yazoo were known as Yaz in the States? Do you care?

For a picture of them in their full early 80s TOTP glory, click here.

Living in Istanbul can be quite an experience, let me tell you. Although there are an estimated 15 million people in the city, there's not a single copy of Ken Garner's book, so somebody please fill in the gaps with the relevant info on this 1981 session. Here's Vince Clarke in post Dep Mode pre Erasure guise, with the lovely voice of Alison Moyet:

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Track listing:

- Don't go

- In my room

- Midnight

- Winter kills

- Renovation

I'm messing around with the format of the blog at present. Please forgive me if it looks really crap for the next week or two.

Friday, January 11, 2008

- Unsatisfactory Euro Result: 8th April, 1981

I’m continuing my slow and unsteady slowing down of that fabulous batch of early 80s shows that surfaced over on JP Everyday a while back. This time it’s the 8th April, 1981 show. The name of the file had thus far led me to believe that this might have been from May, but a bit of checking based on results for the 1981 European Cup semi final show that this is definitely from April. Peel bemoans the poor Euro result near the start of the program, referring to the 0-0 home draw with Bayern in the first leg of the semi final. The reds did go on, however, to draw 1-1 in the away leg and then trounce Real Madrid 1-0 in the final. I feel a youtube moment coming on…

Men with perms and moustaches play football in the early 80s

Part one:

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Part two:

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Wednesday, January 9, 2008

- Siouxsie (finally): 20th October, 2004

After the recently made available Robert Smith and Underworld shows, I've finally gotten around to uploading the Siouxsie show to complete the triumvirate (don't get to use that word very often). Can someone please count how many times she uses the word 'amazing', I've lost count whenever I've tried.

Siouxsie hosts the Peel show, 20th October, 2004:

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...and here she is performing Arabian Nights with the boys

Track list:

- T- Rex - 'Mambo Sun' (LP- Electric Warrior) - (Reprise)
- Frank Sinatra - 'Night & Day'
- Iggy Pop - 'Funtime' (LP- The Idiot) - (Virgin)
- The Doors - 'Riders on the Storm' (7") - (Old Gold)
- Devo - 'Satisfaction' (LP- History of Punk Vol.1) - (Old Gold)
- The Ramones - 'Bliztgreig Bop' - (Sire)
- The Cramps - 'Garbage Man' - (Big Beat)
- Talking Heads - 'The Great Curve' (LP- Remain in Light) - (Sire)
- The Creatures - 'Godzilla' - (Tokyo Fist Mix) (LP- HA!) - (Sioux Records)
- David Bowie - 'Rock n Roll Suicide' (7") - (RCA)
- Roxy Music - 'Virginia Plain' (LP- The Best of…) - (Virgin)
- Brian Eno - 'Third Uncle' (LP- Taking Tiger Mountain By Strategy) - (Virgin)
- Linton Kwesi Johnson - 'Forces of Victory' (LP- Forces of Victory) - (Mango)
- Can - 'Vitamin C' (LP- Opener) - (Sunset)
- Jimi Hendrix - 'Manic Depression' (LP- Smash Hits) - (Polydor)
- D.A.F. - 'Der Mussolini' (LP- Alles Ist Gut) - (Mute)
- Nancy Sinatra - 'Bang Bang' (LP- The Best of Cult Fiction) - (Virgin)
- Shangri-Las - 'Leader of the Pack' (LP- The Best of the Rock n Roll Years Vol.2) - (EMI+BBC)
- Johnny Leyton - 'Johnny Remember Me' - (LP- Scandal) - (Parlophone)
- Dinah Shore - 'All My Love' (Written in the Stars) - (Avid)
- Dillinger - 'Cocaine in my Brain' - (LP- Cocaine) - (Charly)
- Marvin Gaye - 'I Heard it Through The Grape Vine' - (Tamla Motown)
- Wilson Picket - 'In The Midnight Hour' - ((Atlantic)
- Sergei Prokofiev - 'Montagues & Capulets' - (BBC)
- Captain Beefheart - 'Clear Spot' (LP- Clear Spot) - (Reprise)
- Tom Waits - 'Big in Japan' (LP- Mule Variations) - (Anti/Epitaph)
- Yoko Ono - 'Walking on Thin Ice' - (LP- Season of Glass) - (Ryko)
- Siouxsie & The Banshees - 'El Dia De Los Muertos' (LP- Downside Up) - (Polydor)
- Redbone - 'Witch Queen of New Orleans' (7") - (Epic)
- Radiohead - 'Pyramid Song' - (Parlophone)

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