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Show

Name
Station
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  • 1978-06-15
Comments
  • Full tracklisting from the PasB of the BBC Written Archives Centre.
  • Peel's favourite band The Fall were first played on this show. The Fall were first spotted not by Peel but by John Walters, who following a recommendation from Danny Baker saw them supporting Siouxsie & The Banshees at the Greyhound in Croydon and sent singer Mark E. Smith an invitation for their first session using the words, "You don't know me but I know you."
  • The Fall had not released any records at that time and were invited to do a session for the show.
  • Still quite a lot of rock's old guard among the records played, including tracks by Bob Dylan, Thin Lizzy and Bob Seger
  • Also a couple of tracks by Barclay James Harvest, whom Peel had supported a decade earlier by booking them for two Top Gear sessions in 1968, even though they had only released one unsuccessful single. Later they became a successful album band and favourites with Sounds Of The Seventies listeners, but this may be their final appearance in a Peel playlist. Like other progressive rock bands of the era, they gained a loyal following but weren't favourites of fashion-conscious critics; the song  "Poor Man's Moody Blues" was an angry response to one critic's verdict on their music[1].

Sessions

  • Fall #1. Recorded: 1978-05-30
  • Boys #1. Recorded: 1978-05-02

Tracklisting

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