• 1991-04-06
  • Peel says that he listened to between 4 and 5 hundred demo tapes during the week. About 8 were ok, the remainder were "nothing really terrific and nothing really quite extraordinarily bad". In the course of doing that he found a package of records from Vancouver by the band Pointed Sticks. They sounded like a late 70s band, but he wasn't sure for how long the records had been where he found them, nor whether he'd played them before on the show.
  • In last week's show, Peel had been celebrating the fact that the roadworks on the Bury St Edmunds bypass had come to an end. "I would maintain that it is the most dug up stretch of road in all of Britain", he says. Sadly, this week the road was once again undergoing maintenance: "...contraflows and cones and one side of the road closed entirely for resurfacing. £8m apparently, they've spent on it so far. I suppose they can close a few more wards and do the whole thing all over again next year. Loads of fun."
  • He had been to see Chapterhouse at the Junction in Cambridge on Thursday 4 April. Fatigue prevented him from staying for the entire set "but the bit I saw seemed pretty neat. How's that for a not a terrifically committed review?"


  • Viv Stanshall #12. First broadcast of final session. Recorded 1990-05-29. No known commercial release.
  • Datblygu #3. Repeat of session first broadcast 09 February 1991. Available on BBC Peel Sessions (Ankst 027).


JP: "Older listeners may recall that there was a band called Capital Letters who had one of our favourite records back in 1978... gave me an excuse to drag it out and play it again."
JP: "This is a record that I may have played to death when it first came out but I don't remember having done so."
JP: "And in what vehicles would sun kings travel? Why, in sun carriages!"
JP: "Do you know, for years I asked if I could do programmes from Europe and they told me not to be so stupid!"
JP: "Top pop sounds from One FM, your European station!" (said in a 'Smashey & Nicey' voice)
  • Datblygu: Slebog Bywydeg (Biology Slut)' (session) (cut, tape ends)


  • 1) 1991-04-06 Peel Show R153.mp3
  • 2) John Peel 19910406 - 128 kbps.mp3
  • 1) 1:33:54
  • 2) 1:34:39
  • 1) Created from R153 of Rich 200, digitised by Weatherman22.
  • File 2 ends with approximately 6 minutes of the programme to go, judging by a time comment made by Peel in the show.
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