• 1980-02-12
  • Opening: "How do they do it? How do the swine do it?" This is surely a reference to that evening's football action, where Nottingham Forest had knocked Liverpool out of that season's League Cup following a 1-1 draw in the second leg of the semi-final at Anfield [1]. Forest were proving to be something of a bogey team for Peel's beloved Liverpool that season, having already beaten them twice - once in the league the previous September and then again in the first leg of the League Cup semi-final in January.
  • Peel mentions that the sleeve notes (described as "dreadful") on the Nightcaps reissue were written by Bill "Hoss" Carroll, presenter of WRR's Kat's Karavan radio programme in Dallas. They gave Peel his debut on the radio back in 1961: "There's a man and a radio station and a programme with a great deal to answer for."
  • On Mike Read being given an entire record collection by a fan: "What I want to know is... why doesn't this happen to me?"
  • Peel mentions driving up to Manchester "the other day" to do a "disastrous" gig there. This could have been Friday 8 or Saturday 9 February.
  • Trailed at the start of the programme but not on the available recording are two more singles of New Wave of Heavy Metal, Reginald Bosinquet, Bauhaus, the Contortions, Elvis Costello, Talking Heads and all four tracks from the Sheffield EP 1980: The First Fifteen Minutes (Vice Versa and I'm So Hollow not on recording).


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




  • 215-800212a.aif.mp3
  • 215-800212b.aif.mp3
  • (a) 20:44
  • (b) 20:43
  1. A complete but low recording quality version of this track appears on JLP002 and may be from this show.