• John Peel Show
  • BBC Radio One
  • 1979-08-16
  • Final three tracks from the new XTC album.
  • The Mickey Lee Lane and Some Chicken tracks both featured in John Peel's Record Box. The latter was also Some Chicken track was #15 in his 1977 Festive Fifty. Here he mentions it is one of his favourite records, but adds that no one had ever requested it.
  • The Bob Sargeant song is also the title track of the 1975 solo LP by the celebrated producer of numerous Peel sessions, including the UK Subs one on this show, and records by artists Peel featured in this era. Sargeant also had Peel sessions as a performer.
  • Wailing Cocks track was reissued in 2008 as part of 'The Vault: Unlocked - Singles, B-Sides, Rarities & Deletions - Produced By John Peel's Manager, Clive Selwood', available at 7digital and other online digital download stores.
  • The Bowling Balls track is from a single sent in by Belgian listener Annick. The other side is promised for a future occasion. Check out the band site. Peel: "As though the weather weren't depressing enough, we now have to contend with wacky Belgians - that's all we need."


  • UK Subs #3 (repeat). Recorded 1979-06-19. Peel mentions that, due to listener requests, this is its third repeat. Available on Peel Sessions 1978-79 (Fallout Records).


(Two tracks appear on handwritten tracklisting for T129 but don't seem to be on the tape)

  • Prisonaires: Lucille I Want You (LP - Five Beats Behind Bars) Charly
  • Matumbi: Pretender


  • 1979-8-16 John Peel Radio 1 (Incomplete).mp3
  • 1.02.42
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