Start of show: 'Hello, eager listeners. Look, I know you've got me marked down as a miserable sod, but since I last spoke to you, I've had a wonderful week. Not only the European Championship finals (more of that later), but also the Glastonbury Festival: an utterly magical event. And who was man of the match? Lou Reed? Tom Verlaine? Carter? Primal Scream? Mark E. Smith? The Levellers? Van Morrison? No: it was this man.'
John raves about his recent visit to the Glastonbury Festival, the first time he had been since the inaugural event in 1971, when the Pink Fairies track in the list was recorded (it was released in 1972, on the soundtrack album of Peter Neal's documentary film of the festival).
He plays three tracks by artists he saw there (Tom Jones being the act he rates above all the others: in fact, he considers getting hold of the tape made of this performance and broadcasting it as a session, which never happened).
He reveals that the LSO track he plays a short portion of induced him to make an attempt to get Margaret Thatcher in for a session. Unsurprisingly he was turned down, as he claims the Beatles, Rolling Stones and Sex Pistols did before (the last is not a true claim: John Walters decided not to book them as he took an instant dislike to Johnny Rotten, and subsequently regretted it).
The show is complete from 11pm to 00:45am, with approx 45 out of the remaining 75 minutes available from Files d/e which contains edited tracks, with some Peel outros
Yardstick, one and only session. Recorded 1992-06-09. No known commercial release. Missing tracks: 'Double Zero', 'Twenty Three'.
Lightning Slim: 'Nothing But The Devil (Double LP-The Excello Story)' (Blue Horizon)
(trailer for James concert)
Humanoid: 'Stakker Humanoid (Smart Systems Remix) (12 inch)' (Jumpin' And Pumpin') also File d
(JP: 'Picture the scene. I'm lying on the grass at the Glastonbury Festival, backstage of course, you know how it is, surrounded by celebs of one sort or another, enjoying a beer with the Shend, and these people come up and say, "Remember us? Recognise us, do you?" There should be some kind of legislation to stop people doing that sort of thing, because it's always terrifically embarrassing because you never do recognise the people in question. As it turns out, it was members of Th' Faith Healers, and I should have said, "Well, I've never seen you in the daylight before", but I didn't think of that until now. This is one of their tunes.')
d) 00:46:15 (from 4:26) (from 8:48 to 44:59 unique)
e) 00:46:10 (to 6:03)
j) 1:32:42 (45:13-1:09:04)
a) 320 kbps stereo. Begins near the conclusion of the first track and ends just after the beginning of the Sleaze Sisters song. This file has been recorded from a strong FM source though is a little bass light.
b) 256 kbps mono. File created from CB047 and CB051 of 500 Box. Includes all the tracks listed above (with the sole exception of the news). These files appear to be recorded from a weak FM signal judging by the interference.
c) 128 kbps stereo. Begins with the last track of the Tommy Vance show and continues until mid way through the Drag Racing Underground track. In many ways the best sound quality of all despite the low bit rate.