Monday, February 2, 2009

- 1976: Where it all began

First of all, I can't believe I've never posted this before. I guess when you become obsessed with something you really can't see the wood for the trees. In this instance, I suppose I just assumed that everyone would have this show, as it was the first one I got hold of and started my yearning to collect every Peel show the man ever broadcast. Let's just call it a slight oversight, shall we!

In short, this is Peel's show from December, 1976, when he unleashed punk on an unsuspecting audience of aging hippies, much to their consternation. It's an absolute belter.

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As for me, well, at the moment committing to this blog feels more like an obligation than something I'm enjoying, so I'm going to take a couple of weeks off at least. I'm not calling it quits permanently, but I just don't feel like it at present. There are hundreds of new Peel shows to share with you but they'll just have to wait a while. Thanks to everyone who has visited, especially those who leave comments. They're what sustain me through the dark times.

See you soonish, Adam.


domestic empire said...

Take it easy pal. No one can deny you've earned your rest.

Hope all is ok with you generally. Please feel free to email me and have a moan if not :)

Ed said...

Hope you are ok - have just flagged you up in another Peel-related post.


entrailicus said...

Thanks guys, I'm fine. just feel like having a break for a couple of weeks.

dickvandyke said...

Come back bright eyed and bushy tailed.

Love and thanks.

Dirk said...

Yeah, mate ... take your few weeks off and I'm looking forward to have you back then!

All the best,


Phattone said...

Thanks a million for posting this. I was too young at the time to have heard this, my memories of the punk come later from postcards and punks in central London before Goth arrived.

I have created a spotify play list for John Peel Festive 50 1988 come and have a listen a let me know what you think.

This is a brillant blog the sort of thing that makes me wonder at the glory of the internet. Keep up the good work.

So It Goes said...

Yeah, buddy, I've been feeling the same way. Take care, and come back soon, won't you?

Stumpus said...

We want you back man!

entrailicus said...

Thanks to everyone for the comments, I'm slowly but surely on the way back.

Walter said...

I just found your blog a few days ago. Been downloading some John Peel shows. I just heard some early peel for the first time within the last month! Now I know why he was so revered. Thanks for supplying the fix for my new addiction!

pinkpressthreat said...

yep I do remember these shows-I was very young(born in '65)but used to listen to my little portable radio...when I got a little older I'd record tracks to listen to with mates at breaktime at school-aah them was the days.

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