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Nice long list of available Peel Sessions.

https://davestrickson.blogspot.com/2020/05/john-peel-sessions.html?m=1
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When you look at that list you realise that there will never be anything like The John Peel Show again. He and his producer, John Walters, really had a great passion for music.
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He really did have an eclectic taste. This is a brilliant resource. I really could get lost down this particular rabbit hole.

I was watching Good Vibrations again recently - I love where Terri Hooley sets off to London to try to get Teenage Kicks some airplay and returns dejected, and then hears it played by Peel. Twice.

Always remember travelling from Derry to Belfast to the record shops which always included a trip to Good Vibrations. It is where I got the Don't Quote Me On That 12". After that Terri brought in some of his old ska and reggae singles for me to look through and I bought a few Prince Buster singles, and a few other 7"s.
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First began listening to John Peel in 1978. It was the only place to hear punk. Another part of the appeal was all the reggae he played.

He did a few sessions with The Beat where I first heard *New* Psychedelic Rockers and Too Nice to Talk To.

The Specials and Madness sessions from 1979 I heard for the first time when he repeated them in August 1982.

Songs I heard on his show for the first time:

Fascist Groove Thang - Heaven 17

Feel Like Making Love (Dub) - The Equators

Bela Lugosi's Dead - Bauhaus

I Won't Close My Eyes - UB40

Apart from Radio Luxembourg and the evening slot of David Jensen, Richard Skinner and even (gulp) Mike Read for a while, it was where you went for music that wasn't just based on the top 30. Even though the top 30 could be quite good back then.
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Imani wrote:


Apart from Radio Luxembourg and the evening slot of David Jensen, Richard Skinner and even (gulp) Mike Read for a while, it was where you went for music that wasn't just based on the top 30. Even though the top 30 could be quite good back then.


He may be a raving Tory but I always like Mike Read as a DJ. He is a genuine music fan and he was a fan of 2 Tone. He played Jungle Music quite a bit when it was released when most day time radio shows were ignoring it.
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Trojan wrote:
Imani wrote:


Apart from Radio Luxembourg and the evening slot of David Jensen, Richard Skinner and even (gulp) Mike Read for a while, it was where you went for music that wasn't just based on the top 30. Even though the top 30 could be quite good back then.


He may be a raving Tory but I always like Mike Read as a DJ. He is a genuine music fan and he was a fan of 2 Tone. He played Jungle Music quite a bit when it was released when most day time radio shows were ignoring it.


I first heard the album version of Too Much Too Young on his show, and I remember hearing Ranking Full Stop from Dance Craze on his breakfast show. So he was a good egg in those days... which is what made his UKIP song all the more surprising. Shocked
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Trojan wrote:
Imani wrote:


Apart from Radio Luxembourg and the evening slot of David Jensen, Richard Skinner and even (gulp) Mike Read for a while, it was where you went for music that wasn't just based on the top 30. Even though the top 30 could be quite good back then.


He may be a raving Tory but I always like Mike Read as a DJ. He is a genuine music fan and he was a fan of 2 Tone. He played Jungle Music quite a bit when it was released when most day time radio shows were ignoring it.
.........He is obviously a raving glue head - UKIP calypso Jesus wept bitterly
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bombscare79 wrote:
Trojan wrote:
Imani wrote:


Apart from Radio Luxembourg and the evening slot of David Jensen, Richard Skinner and even (gulp) Mike Read for a while, it was where you went for music that wasn't just based on the top 30. Even though the top 30 could be quite good back then.


He may be a raving Tory but I always like Mike Read as a DJ. He is a genuine music fan and he was a fan of 2 Tone. He played Jungle Music quite a bit when it was released when most day time radio shows were ignoring it.
.........He is obviously a raving glue head - UKIP calypso Jesus wept bitterly


Though I like the irony of him writing a song opposing immigration in the style of Caribbean music. Surely it would have been 'better' sounding like Greensleeves?! Razz
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That eclecticism was the best thing about John Peel's show. With Peelie, you never knew what he'd play from one record to the next but it all fitted together.

So much of music we've had since the early 00s has been genre-specific, and even more so in the digital/internet age where artists, DJ's etc have to specialise in one thing only, i.e tick the box of the style of music they do. Probably this is why so much music has become so predictable and sounds like it's made to a formula.
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HarryJ185 wrote:
Nice long list of available Peel Sessions.

https://davestrickson.blogspot.com/2020/05/john-peel-sessions.html?m=1


Great post many thanks Harry J

I always loved the Peel selections because I never once felt part of a promotional/advertising/propaganda/marketing agenda - just a curated choice of what John Peel wanted to play......

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-1jo8nsZMA
How many times can you play this? so far forever.
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