• 2001-09-05
  • Peel makes several references to the night's football result, in which England had beaten Albania 2-0 in a World Cup qualifier at St James' Park. Goals from Owen and Fowler.
  • To celebrate Fowler's goal, Peel says that they have opened a bottle of champagne. Later, an attempt to capture the moment in front of the webcam is foiled when the camera fails.
  • The light problem mentioned on 28 August 2001 has been remedied with the arrival of an anglepoise lamp.
  • Peel plays a track from a demo CD pulled at random out of the pile of such material that has accumulated over the last few months. He does this to demonstrate the quality of the material that comes in, and again expresses his regret that there is too much material for him to listen to all of it, or answer the letters that accompany the submissions.


  • Stephen Malkmus, recorded live at Reading Festival. No known commercial release.


(JP: 'I'm 62 years old. Why do I cry when Robbie scores? Madness.')
(JP: 'I apologise to listeners in Scotland for going on about England all the time, because they've had a bad night against Belgium. But... that Beckham was really good. I never thought I'd say this in a million years but in the last couple of matches Beckham has been amazing. I think it's time he joined Liverpool, frankly. I think he's wasting his time where he is.')
  1. Discretion Grove
  2. Deado
  3. Pink India
  4. Jenny & The Ess Dog
  5. Trojan Curfew
  6. Heart Of Glass
  7. That's What Mama Said
(JP: 'I think we want an LP by these kids.')


  • John Peel 05-09-01.mp3
  • 02:00:17
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