• 1993-05-15
  • John and Andy Kershaw discuss going to Dublin for next year's Eurovision Song Contest, following Ireland's win in this year's contest earlier in the evening.
  • Peel describes yesterday as grim. He had the unpleasant task, along with his brother, of going through his mother’s things at her house in London to decide what to keep. She had died the previous year and they were having to sell her property. He did find a press cutting, that his mother had kept, of an article written by him when he was working in Dallas, about the Beatles. John reads some of it out.
  • The Phantom Fifty reaches no 14.
  • The truth about Phil Collins is finally revealed in the Mutant Gods track John plays. He also offers Gerogerigegege some musical advice.



Files 1 & a begin

(JP: ‘.. again for my son Thomas if he’s listening to his dad’s programme in Normandy - which he probably isn’t’.)
  • Loop Guru: 'Aphrodite’s Shoes' (Peel Session)

File a ends

File b begins

(JP: ‘Greetings to Stevie Watson who sent me a fax last night. He says “Just got back to the country after eight years in Haiti - turned on the radio, good to hear that you’re still on”. Well I’m quite pleased about that as well to be honest.’)
(JP: ‘..this is the very best track on the [Captain Jesus & Sunray Dream] LP I think and should be listened to very loud. Older listeners may be reminded in the course of this of the excellent work of the Sewer Zombies and their record "They Died With Their Willie Nelson T-Shirts On", but the message here is very different.’)

File b ends
File c begins

1991 Festive Fifty

(JP: You may remember that they [Flying Saucer Attack] had a single out perhaps towards the end of last year, perhaps it was at the beginning of this, which I played several times thinking it was an expensive foreign import that you couldn’t get your hands on. And then when I found it came from Bristol of course I stopped playing it. Being that kind of elitist chap. Here’s the second one. This is, I think, called 'Wish'. I’m not quite sure which side is which to be honest with you.’)
(JP stops the Flying Saucer Attack record after a minute, and tries it again at the correct speed of 45rpm.)
(12:30 news)

File c ends
File d begins

(JP: 'If they [Gerogerigegege] could just get rid of those Simply Red influences, I think they would be a force to be reckoned with myself.')

File d ends
File e begins

(1.30 a.m. news)
(JP: 'Oh what a merry racket that is to be sure.')
(JP: 'I keep my wiggle stick in a lead lined canister at the bottom of a disused mine shaft somewhere in the Home Counties. Over to you, Lynn.')

File 1 ends, file e continues with tracks by Blur and Style Council from the Lynn Parsons show


  • 1) Peel Show 1993-05-15
  • a) 1993-05-15 Peel Show L446.mp3
  • b) 1993-05-15 JP L366a
  • c) 1993-05-15 JP L284a
  • d) 1993-05-15 JP L366b
  • e) 1993-05-15 JP L284b
  • 1) 02:59:26
  • a) 00:15:14
  • b) 00:38:38
  • c) 00:42:20
  • d) 00:37:18
  • e) 00:46:32
  • 1) The complete show. Many thanks to the taper.
  • a) created from L446 of the SL Tapes, digitised by SB.
  • Files b) & d) created from L366 of the SL Tapes, digitised by ML.
  • Files c) & e) created from L284 of the SL Tapes, digitised by ML.

  1. John says the record is on Ultimate records. It was actually released on Planet Dog, which was Ultimate’s dance music sub label.
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