• John Peel's Music On BFBS
  • 1998-12-13
  • Beginning of show missing from this recording.
  • John mentions a 'classic' session by Klute broadcast the previous week (01 December 1998).
  • He also reveals that there is a record shop in Ohama, Nebraska which plays tapes of his BFBS shows.


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(JP: 'And there will be those amongst you, I like to feel, who will be familiar with the work of Eilart Pilarm, the Swedish Elvis Presley, and probably have copies of his debut LP. He's done a second one, and once again it's all songs associated with Elvis in one way or another: this is one of them, and in a way there are one or two songs on this second one which also occur on the first one in a different version, and this one is even wider of the mark than he is on the first one, which leads me to believe that he's doing it on purpose. But who cares when he does it as well as this?')
(JP: 'Hard to imagine anything lovelier than that.')
(JP: 'Sounds like one of those cultish religious groups. In fact, I was thinking about this as the record was playing. In about 1968, I actually went round to have a look round one of those, and they had this block in a very expensive part of central London, the whole of this block, which was a kind of giveaway really, because you thought, "There must be a lot of money behind this," and there were a lot of fellers in dark grey suits with important beards and things, and I think they felt that, they made no attempt at all to recruit me: I think they probably felt that I was spiritually a little too untidy for them really. I'm grateful for it, I must say. I think they were absolutely right.')
(JP: 'That's the sort of thing that can happen to you if you take too much caffeine.')


  • Peel Show 1998-12-13 (BFBS)
  • 01:50:33
  • Many thanks to Carsten from Berlin.
  1. John makes a valiant attempt at pronouncing the full Latin title, then wrongly gives the LP's title as 'Die Könige Der Spielleute' (The Minstrel Kings), which is Corvus Corax's alter ego.
  2. Given to Peel by Penetration's Pauline Murray.
  3. Featuring George Lewis on clarinet.
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