"It's really impossible to say which is my favourite… Perhaps Culture - I wish they'd done more. The Slits was something of a classic, and I liked several by The Wedding Present. There's been a few American bands that it would have been nice to have - The Doors, Jefferson Airplane and the Grateful Dead - for a while it was difficult to get American bands into the country in the Sixties and Seventies."
John Peel in an interview with Interzone magazine
JP may not have got biggies like the Doors or Jefferson Airplane, but he did manage to get this a bunch of beary weirdy Krautrockers. Ostensibly active as a band between 1971 and 1975, Faust have in fact plodded along quite happily in various guises to this present day. On a somewhat unconnected theme, I've finally managed to watch Life on Mars, and am eagerly awaiting the torrent of Ashes to Ashes to finish downloading.
What are you listening to that for, you nonce?
As those of you who drag yourselves to this blog on an alarmingly frequent basis will know, I'm still sans Ken's book and rely on the gap-laden Keeping it Peel website, from which I can find no mention of the three tracks you're about to download. Please leave comments if you can enlighten me. Apparently, this session predates my arrival on the planet by six months or so, being from March, 1973 (dubious connection to Life on Mars now becomes obvious).
- The lurcher
- Do so
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