• 1987-08-11
  • Pays hilarious tribute record to Madonna's imminent tour of Britain (track 4 below). Later in the month, he would attend the American singer's concert at Wembley Stadium and review it in the Observer.
  • Peel offers a "big tip of the hat" to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation for releasing the double LP "The Antipodean Atrocities".
  • Mentions seeing AR Kane supporting the Butthole Surfers the previous Thursday at the Clarendon in Hammersmith.



(JP: "People keep sending me records, you know, from Zimbabwe, saying 'These people are as good as the Bhundu Boys', and they are often very good, but they are never as good as that.")
(JP: "A long time since we heard that anyway. The Pinks, as I think we probably never called them.")
(Peel reads the weather forecast, which he says he found lying around.)
(Peel has contributed to the sleevenotes of FSK sampler album 'Continental Breakfast': "Not overwritten, as most of mine in the past have been, so it's not too embarrassing to read this one, because it is fairly brief and to the point, for once.")

Tracks marked # available on File 5


  • 1) John Peel Show 11 August 1987 part1.m4a
  • 2) John Peel Show 11 August 1987 part2.m4a
  • 3) John Peel Show 10_11_12 August 1987.m4a
  • 4) 1987-08-11 John Peel BBC Radio 1.mp3
  • 5) RF Sessions 1.mp3
  • 1) 46:49
  • 47:25
  • 46:34 (first 9:12 of this file only)
  • 4) 1:43:25
  • 5) 55:15 (16:58-26:02) (23:38-26:02 unique)
  • High quality m4a rip, from FM recording, the odd slight tape dropout
  • 4) Files 1 to 3 combined by Bill From North Wales
  • 5) From RF Sessions 1
  • 'Peel Tapes Rewound' via The Peel Tapes.
  • Direct Links File 1 [1]]  Files 2 and 3[2]  Each file is inside a zip archive containing files from other shows. The 3rd file includes part of the following night's show.
  • 4) Mooo
  • 5) Mooo
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