• 1983-12-08
  • Peel plays two tracks from Irma Thomas


(Please add details of any commercial release of these sessions)


  • Smiths: This Charming Man (Peel Session)
  • Irma Thomas: Take A Look (LP - Time Is On My Side) Kent
  • Peel chats with Kid Jensen
  • Violent Femmes: Ugly (7") Rough Trade
  • Peel chats with Kid Jensen
  • Michael Palmer: Long Run Short Catch (7") Black Roots
  • Peel chats with Kid Jensen
  • Cocteau Twins: Alas Dies Laughing (EP - Lullabies) 4AD
  • Red Lorry Yellow Lorry: Strange Dream (Peel Session)
  • The Call: Walls Came Down (7") London
  • Caution / Maxi Priest: Strollin' On (7") Level Vibes
  • Smiths: Back To The Old House (Peel Session)
  • Irma Thomas: I Need Your Love So Bad (LP - Time Is On My Side) Kent
  • Higsons: Push Out The Boat (7") Waap
  • Playgroup: Going For A Song (LP - Epic Sound Battles - Chapter Two) Cherry Red
  • Jimmy Riley: Bang Bang (7" split with Al Campbell - Back Off With The Cocaine) Taxi
  • Iggy And The Stooges: I'm Sick Of You (7") Line
  • Red Lorry Yellow Lorry: Monkeys On Juice (Peel Session)
  • John Fahey: I'm A Poor Boy A Long Ways From Home (LP - Blind Joe Death) Takoma
  • Dislocation Dance: Show Me (12") Rough Trade
  • Cramps: Thee Most Exalted Potentate Of Love (LP - Smell Of Female) Big Beat
  • Smiths: Still Ill (Peel Session)
  • Trevor Byfield & Clive Matthews: Sea Of Love (7") Altex (Peel calls the track "Precious Love, as the record company mis-titled the track as "Sea Of Love" and a note was issued on each record that it should be called "Precious Love". Note: I've used the Discogs track title, instead of the changed title.)
  • The Fall: Smile (LP - Perverted By Language) Rough Trade
  • The Phones: Classic Tweeds (7") SRT
  • Membranes: The Throat (LP - Crack House) Criminal Damage
  • Bobby Freeman: C'mon And Swim (LP - C'mon And Swim) Autumn
  • The Cure: The Upstairs Room (LP - The Walk) Fiction
  • 'Groovey' Joe Poovey: Move Around (EP - Move 'N' Groove) Roller Coaster
  • Red Lorry Yellow Lorry: See The Fire (Peel Session)
  • Advert for "In Concert" featuring The Opposition and the Contact Angels 
  • Papa Levi: Mi God Mi King (split 7" with Maxi Priest) Level Vibes!
  • Sonny Stitt: Stitt's It (7") Prestige
  • The Cabinet: Language And Words (7") Sharp
  • Smiths: The Night Has Opened My Eyes (Peel Session)


  • Peel 1983-12-08 (p)
  • 1:59:54


  • Thanks to John Leonhard's Dad for the recording
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