• 2003-10-16
  • Programme is broadcast from London rather than Peel Acres, as Peel is appearing at Fabric the following evening.
  • First play on the programme for Amsterdam's "Does This Train Stop On Merseyside?", taken from a promotional compilation CD put together by the Picket club in Liverpool. Peel's opinion: "I hope nobody will be offended - they ought to be rather flattered, actually - if I say that for older listeners anyway, this sounds amazingly like something that Pete Wylie might have done."
  • The Red Foley & Ernest Tubb single was another purchase from the record fair in Bury St Edmunds at the weekend. Peel says that he used to have a version of the song performed by Frankie Vaughan.
  • Peel takes issue with the press release that comes with the Corrigan single, saying how he finds it off-putting when attempts are made to describe a band's music with nonsense along the lines of, "Imagine Lou Reed fist-fighting with PJ Harvey with Coldplay watching. You think, 'what does that mean?' I can't imagine that. My imagination doesn't take me that far. With Nick Cave standing in another room... watching television. You think, 'get off!'"


  • Plaid #3. Recorded 2003-10-01. No known commercial release.


JP: "Let's start with a love song."
JP: "I recognised the voice of Liberace in there, I think. A great hero. Used to have a programme you know on Radio Luxembourg, it was probably called something like, 'The Liberace Half-Hour' or 'quarter of an hour' or something. Listening to it was like... wading through treacle. It was an extraordinary experience but I used to make a point of listening to it every week nevertheless."
JP: "We've got a new member of the team, by the way. I should have mentioned that at the start of the programme. He's called Mark. He's pretty quiet at the moment but I fear that won't last."
JP: "Spunky kids with their eyes on the stars..."
Radio 1 news jingle starts instead of intended track. (Wrong Track Moment)


  • John_Peel_20031016.mp3
  • 2:00:30
  • Many thanks to B!