• Ö3 (Austria)
  • 1993-03-08
  • Start of show: "Hello again, Austrian friends, it's your fat little buddy from England riding the Nachtexpress."
  • John confesses an ambition to get all of the Fall's sessions released as a box set ("on vinyl, of course"), [1] and also reveals that he was instrumental in persuading Mark E. Smith to release 'Kimble' as a single, declaring it one of the best things the band had ever done.
  • As ever, the amount of music he may never get round to hearing is a frustration. The case in point is the fact that Guided By Voices have released five LPs and he has heard none of them. He thinks the tracks he plays of theirs sound like "a post-grunge Beatles."
  • JP sticks his neck out by naming the Camille Howard track as one of his all-time favourite records.


  • None


(JP: 'They're "classically trained", of course. You've seen in record reviews, press releases and so forth, they often say that rock musicians are "classically trained" as though you're going to be impressed by this. Usually it means that the music they're making is unutterable crap. Clearly, Huggy Bear aren't classically trained at all, but they are wonderful.')
(JP: 'That record has to be a contender for record of the year, I suspect, even though we're only a month or so into the year.')
(JP: 'And the first person to say, "Wow! It's just like the Velvets!", dies.')


  • John Peel Nachtexpress 8 March 1993
  • 00:47:14
  • Many thanks to the taper.
  1. This ambition was finally realised in 2005, but only on CD.
  2. As JP reminds us, a Lee Perry cover version.
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