• 1981-05-06
  • a) From John Peel - Altered Images 81 mixtape from Mark, who comments: "features the Mighty Wah!/Wah Heat! who at this time were merely Wah! Many mentions of his impending trip to Paris to see Liverpool in European Cup Final and need for a holiday … having messed up plans by arranging to take the John Peel roadshow to East Kilbride!”.
  • b) Hinton Box recording concentrates on the Wah! session. Since both files are pause button edits, it is impossible to work out how they fit together. Some tracks appear on both.


  • Wah!, #2 (rpt). Recorded 1981-03-30. No known commercial release.
  • Altered Images, #2 (rpt). Recorded 1981-03-02. No known commercial release.


File a

  • Altered Images: 'Jeepster' (Peel Session)
  • Waitresses – Astronettes: from a compilation of Akron bands: Bowling Balls II (1981) (US) (Clone CL013)
  • (link between Waitresses and Simple Minds tracks)
  • Simple Minds: 'The American. 7" (Virgin VS 410) May 1981
  • Wire: 'Our Swimmer (7")' (Rough Trade)
  • (link between Wire and Altered Images tracks)
  • Altered Images: 'Idols' (Peel Session)
  • (link between Altered Images and Diamond Steel Band tracks)
  • Diamond Steel Band: 'Voices Of Spring'
  • (Played to remind him of a holiday he had 4 years before … “nights by the pool lying out there drinking silly drinks and that band playing in the background”)
  • Wah!: 'The Checkmate Syndrome' (Peel Session)
  • (link between Wah! and Infinite Lots tracks)
  • Infinite Lots: Human Army from “The Buntingford LP” on Small Town Records
  • Wah!: 'Sleep' (Peel Session)

File b

  • Wah!: 'Forget The Down' (Peel Session)
  • Diagram Brothers unknown - edited out (follows Wah! directly)
  • Wah!: 'Cut Out' (Peel Session)
(JP: 'That's Wah!. Excellent stuff, must be said: Pete Wylie wrote it.')
  • Wire: 'Our Swimmer (7")' (Rough Trade)
(JP: 'I can't see why they'd induce terror in record company breasts, I must say. Those are Wire...and that'll be issued on May 15th.')
  • Wah!: 'The Checkmate Syndrome' (Peel Session)
  • Wah!: 'Sleep' (Peel Session)
(JP: 'Give me a moment, I'll be with you. That's Wah and Sleep, the last from them.')


  • a) John Peel - Altered Images etc 81
  • b) BH014 JP 1981-05-06 Side B
  • a) 01:34:17 (from 00:46:47 to 01:18:45)
  • b) 00:19:04
  • a) Shared via Peel Mailing List. Many thanks to Mark not only for the file, but also the comments and detailed tracklisting.
  • b) File created from BH014 of the Hinton Box. Many thanks to Brian and Colin.
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