• 1981-09-09
  • Taken in a series of Peel compilations from various periods compiled by Mark, this one from the period when he was quite clearly smitten. The compilation is Rolf Harris 81


  • Talisman only session, recorded 7th September 1981. No known commercial release.
  • Method Actors only session, recorded 18th July 1981, repeat, first broadcast 22 July 1981. No known commercial release.


  • File 1
  • Altered Images: Legionaire (album - Happy Birthday) Epic EPC 84893
  • (JP: 'I've obtained...well...on somebody else's desk, a photograph of Clare of Altered Images, which is on my desk, on the console, even as I speak to you. shall say no more on the subject.')
  • Lurkers: I Don't Need To Tell Her (7 inch) (Beggars Banquet)
  • (JP: 'All our yesteryears, those loveable Lurkers from way back when. I can be a real disc jockey, you know, I'm working well tonight.')
  • Talisman: Wicked Dem (Peel Session) [1]
  • (A highly amusing piece in which John roleplays alongside a Vincent Price record, after which he threatens to continue to do so for the rest of the programme.)
  • edit on File 1
  • Rip Rig And Panic: Go, Go, Go! (This Is It) (7") Virgin VS 445 @
  • NA Pop 2000: So-so (album - A Warped Sense Of Humour) Peartree
  • Method Actors: E-Y-E (session) @
  • Oliver Reed: unknown (not on recording), also back announced following Maxie
  • pause on File 1
  • Maxie: Master Piece (split album with Scientist, Barnabas - Three The Hard Way) Silver Camel SCLP 001 @
  • Simple Minds: The American (album - Sons And Fascination / Sister Feelings Call) Virgin V2207, OVED 2 @
  • File 1 resumes
  • Talisman: Run Come Girl (session) @
  • edit on file 1
  • 28:56 to 34:39 Next two tracks may be from following night's show
  • Revillos: 'Monster Man (7 inch-She's Fallen In Love With A Monster Man)' (Superville)
  • (JP: 'This next single is something I suggested the Revillos ought to cover, and they seem to have ignored my suggestion, so I shall just go ahead and play it, and you can record it if you like.')
  • Annette Funicello: 'Jo Jo The Dog Faced Boy (LP-Annette)' (Disney)
  • File 1 ends
  • File 2
  • Altered Images: Faithless (album - Happy Birthday) Epic EPC 84893
  • Dar: ? Once again that American band that sound like Siouxsie & The Banshees
  • edit
  • Talisman: Nothing Change (session) last
  • Pete Shelley: Homosapien (7") Genetic WIP 6720
  • Neon Barbs: unknown (start of intro only)
  • File 2 cuts out
  • Tracks marked @ on File 3


  • 1) Rolf Harris 81
  • 2) JP Segment 1981
  • 3) John Peel 1981
  • 1) 01:35:41 (to 28:56 or 34:39)
  • 2) 14:57
  • 3) 18:04 (6:09 -14:10 unique)
  • Shared via Peel Mailing List.
  • 1) Many thanks to Mark.
  • 2,3) From a collection of reel to reel tapes purchased and digitised by Tim
  1. As JP remarks, their first session was for Richard Skinner, 'months and months ago. He scoops us on everything.'
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