• 2002-12-04
  • Start of show: "Nice old man presses button, record starts."
  • John is terribly upset by Liverpool's poor performance, and makes that abundantly clear.
  • He plays both sides of the White Stripes' Christmas single.


  • Loves, #4. Recorded 2002-11-28. No known commercial release.


(JP: 'A rather tense evening actually in our family because obviously I'm here in London doing the programme...but the Pig and Flossie and Alexandra, our daughters are at Anfield, where, at the moment anyway, they're playing extra time after Ipswich have held Liverpool to a 1-1 draw, and Ipswich scored first, too. I mean (sounds rather choked) I've supported Liverpool since, I don't know, twelve, no, earlier than that, ten, something like that, and (pause) I just...I mustn't go on, I'll make meself upset. Anyway, should they be listening, which quite clearly they won't be, because they'll be watching the match, here's a tune for them.')
(JP: 'Do you know what I'd do? I'd say, you've got to earn the right to wear those red shirts, and until you do, then you can play in grey, or some other colour.')
(JP: 'It's gone to penalties, by the way. Can you believe that? It's a disgrace, it really is. There are times when you despair, you know what I mean? I'm an optimistic kind of bloke, in a kind of gloomy way, but every once in a while, you just feel like wrecking something, do you know what I mean, just smashing something up. I can understand why people do it.')
  • Psychosis: 'Street Noise (12 inch)' (Trouble On Vinyl)
  • (JP announces competition for tickets to 10 Minute Men show)
(JP: 'Liverpool won 5-4 on penalties. That's something to be fantastically proud of, isn't it?')
(JP: For those of you who remember The Fast Show and Paul Whitehouse's kind of musical character, Arthur Atkinson, if you thought it was some kind of bizarre fantasy, if you listen to this, you'll realize it was actually sort of documentary ... We've got loads and loads of records like this at home, which are always kind of billed as being like comic records or comedy this, comedy that, and the one thing that distinguishes them all and unites them all is the fact that they are remarkably unfunny.)


  • John_Peel_20021204
  • 02:00:30
  • Good quality stereo recording.
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