John Peel Wiki


  • 1990-10-13
  • Peel after playing the Bluebird track by the Boo Radleys, talks about the Bluebird record label and the time he bought imported Bluebird records from the Netherlands, whilst he was in the army. He plays a track from Jazz Gillum, who was originally from that label and explains that when he told his daughter Flossie, who is 8 years old, about the record being released when he himself was eight years old, she didn't seem to be interested and wanted to know whether her friend Chloe can come around.
  • Peel mentions his roadshow at Manchester during the week didn't turn out well, because there wasn't huge numbers of people and he found racist graffiti in the toilets. He also mentions going record shopping with Ian The Tank Engine at Piccadilly Records.
  • Peel mentioned that he once said the Albanian Shop was closed, but when he passed there, he found out it was still there, but not opened and plays a track from a compilation album of Albanian folk music.
  • Peel says that the first single he bought whilst living in Dallas was from Larry Bright and plays a track from him. A copy of the 45 was later found in John Peel's Record Box.
  • Peel says he'll play 3 tracks from Buffalo Tom's Birdbrain album on tomorrow night's programme. However, he only played one track from the album on his next day's show.
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    Peel plays three Finnish acts in a row from Finland's Bad Vugum label and says the Generators' Brain Off Dance single has a 'picture of the front, a chap wearing the most optimistic penis gourd I have ever seen in my entire life, it goes right up to his chin.' He also goes on to say that the penis gourd is never going to catch on in Britain, as the weather is not suitable even at it's best!!
  • Peel mentions that Therapy? would be recording a session for Dave Fanning at the beginning of November.
  • Peel talks about the Pig seeing Les Têtes Brulées, a band from Cameroon, playing in Cambridge and provides dates for their shows in the UK.



(JP: 'Somebody told me over the weekend what's F.R.O. records stand for and frankly I was shocked') [1]
  • Carrellines: Bridesmaids Never Brides (7") Carrelline
  • Le Grand Teke-Teke Ambah: Mah (LP - Belokila) Editions Okiambimi
  • Buffalo Tom: Guy Who Is Me (LP - Birdbrain) Situation Two
  • Liimanarina: Kuulokkeet (7" - Juutalaiset) Bad Vugum
  • Generators: Brain Off Dance (7") Bad Vugum
  • Death Trip: Chainsaw Goddess (7") Bad Vugum
  • Dreamhouse: I Can Feel It (12") United Sounds Of America
  • Therapy?: Meat Abstract (7" - Meat Abstract / Punishment Kiss) Multifuckingnational @
(JP: 'I read somewhere that the Plane Crash EP from the Inspiral Carpets is now up to something like £60 per copy if you could find one and every once in a while, I like to play a track from it, to remind you that I've got one, that's the kind of smug swine that I am')


  • 1) 19901013.mp3
  • 2) 020A-B7413XXXXXXX-0100A0.mp3
  • 3) C160 The Peel Tapes Vol.12
  • 4) C151 At A Variety Of Speeds
  • 1) 0:49:39
  • 2) 3:01:12
  • 3) 1:30:58 (4:04-13:17)
  • 4) 1:32:33 (1:16:50-1:28:15)
  1. F.R.O. stands for Fuck Right Off.