• 1979-03-07
  • Opening comment (parodying 50s cop show Naked City): 'Unhappily, recent John Peel programmes have been increasingly incoherent. So tonight, a determined effort to articulate clearly, and present the facts, man, just the facts.' Later, he adds, 'The strain of trying to get through the programme without saying "um" or "er" is beginning to tell: but, with a cask of fortified wine and a well-thumbed copy of 'The Bondage Yearbook' to soothe my nerves, I ought to be able to do it. After all, if Andy Peebles can, I ought to be able to.'
  • John describes the Cure as 'new boys bound for the big time'.
  • He labels the Korgis as 'a 10CC for the 1980's'.


  • Cure #1, recorded 1978-12-04 (repeat). Originally released on Strange Fruit (SFPCD060). Missing track: 'Boys Don't Cry'.
  • Penetration #2, recorded 1979-02-28. No known commercial issue. Missing track: 'Danger Signs'.


File 1 begins at start of show and File 2 at end of intro to first track
  • Sex Pistols: 'Something Else (7 inch)' (Virgin) [1]
  • Fashion, 'Steady Eddie' (Faulty Products)
  • Cure, '10:15 Saturday Night' (Peel Session)
  • Rumour, 'Emotional Traffic (LP-Frogs, Sprouts, Clogs And Krauts)' (Stiff)
  • Siouxsie And The Banshees, 'Jigsaw Feeling (LP-The Scream)' (Polydor)
  • Bob Dylan, 'George Jackson (non-album 7 inch)' (CBS)
  • Penetration, 'Coming Up For Air' (Peel Session)
  • Korgis, 'Cold Tea (B-side of Young'N'Russian 7")' (Rialto)
  • Revolutionaries, 'This Old Man (EP)' (Germaine)
  • Victimise, 'High Rising Failure (7 inch)' (Rough Trade)
  • Skids, 'Dossier (Of Fallibility) (LP-Scared To Dance)' (Virgin) (track is edited on tape)
  • Cure, 'Killing An Arab' (Peel Session)
  • Frankie Lee Sims, 'Hey Little Girl (Compilation LP-Ace Story Volume One)'
  • Penetration, 'Last Saving Grace' (Peel Session)
File 2 cuts out near start of above track
File 1 cuts out


  • 1) 1979-03-07 John Peel Radio 1 (incomplete).mp3
  • 2) 1979-03-07 John Peel Radio 1 (incomplete) DB058.mp3
  • 3) 1979-03-07 Peel Show DB058 v2.mp3
  • 1) 1:10:22
  • 2) 47:51
  • 3) 46:46
  1. Announced by Peel as Sid Vicious but single credited to Sex Pistols.
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