• 1992-07-17
  • Start of show: 'Thanks, Tom [1] ....Everybody seems to be singing in French these days, n'est-ce pas?...This week's small but irritating affliction is a mouth ulcer on the underside of my tongue. So, if it sounds as if I'm trying to talk with a gerbil in my mouth, this is the reason for it. I wish I was going home, actually.'


  • Strangelove, #1. Recorded 1992-06-30. No known commercial release.
  • Action Swingers, one and only session (repeat). Recorded 1992-03-22. No known commercial release.


File a begins with last seconds of Tommy Vance and File 1 begins at start of show

(JP: 'Of course, you do understand that the invitation to "blow your harmonica, son" has nothing to do with playing harmonicas at all, but an invitation to unbridled sexual activity: this is what the experts would probably tell you.')
(JP: 'A tribute, in a manner of speaking, to someone.') [2]
(JP: 'I think that's usually described in the music weeklies as "a wash of guitar", and why not.')
(JP: 'While that was going on, I sorted something out in the studio, because we're in a different studio tonight, and hanging on the wall is a luminous yellow overjacket which Ivor the engineer is supposed to put on in the event of a fire or other emergency, and I went in there, and he said, well, I can wear it if anything goes wrong. I think it's terribly me, somehow.')
(JP: 'I'm not entriely convinced that I do.')

File 1 ends and File 2 begins during above track

File a ends and File b begins during above track

(JP: 'Absolutely without equal on this earth....and not a hint of irony anywhere in it.')

File 2 ends and File 3 begins during above track

File b ends at beginning of above track

(JP: 'That's the Fall. of course: could it possibly be anybody else?')
(JP: 'Excellent! You can imagine how that sort of row sounded at Glastonbury. While the band were playing, I went out and wandered modestly round amongst the congregation...The temptation was considerable to lie on the ground, but I knew that if I did that, somebody would probably come and lie on top of me. We can't put up with that sort of thing, can we?')
  • El Vez: 'Está Bien, Mamacita (That's Alright, Mama) (7 inch-The Mexican Elvis)' (Sympathy For The Record Industry SFTRI111)
  • Nirvana: 'D7 (Peel Session) (CD single-Lithium)' (Geffen) #
  • (1 a.m. news, complete with introductory feedback)
  • Humanoid: 'Stakker Humanoid-12 inch original (12 inch-Stakker Humanoid 92)' (Jumpin' & Pumpin') #
(JP: 'Do you ever get mouth ulcers? They're a real nuisance, they depress you enormously, out of all proportion to their size.')

File 3 ends and File 4 begins during next track

(JP: 'Time I got some new records, I think. You're probably thinking the same thing.')
(JP: 'I must apologise for not being my usual effervescent self in the course of tonight's programme, I feel a trifle subdued because of this lump on me tongue. A sore tongue is no laughing matter for a top jock. let me tell you that. We had some good records, though, and two top quality sessions.')
(JP: 'The last from our session from the Action Swingers tonight is a cover of a number by The Germs, and I was going to be enormously clever and play you the original as well, but unfortunately I don't seem to have a copy of it, so they'll just have to do it on their own, I'm afraid, without any support from me.')
(JP: 'I like to think that when the world ends with a bit of a bang, as it probably will, that after, you know, five or six seconds after the bang, there'll be the Wedding Present strumming away somewhere.')

File 4 continues with Lynn Parsons

Tracks marked # also available on DW Tape 6

Tracks marked ~ also available on DW Tape 7


  • a) Tape06a.mp3 (Part 1)
  • b) Tape06b.mp3 (Part 2)
  • 1) Part 1
  • 2) Part 2
  • 3) Part 3 
  • 4) Part 4
  • a) 47:05
  • b) 47:09
  • 1) 44:50
  • 2) 44:44
  • 3) 46:33
  • 4) 46:35
  • a,b) Excellent quality stereo, ending with the Cheviot Ranters track.
  • 1-4) Created from CB048 and CB049 of the 500 Box. Good quality mono, with the entire show present.
  1. 'Tom' is really Tommy Vance handing over to JP.
  2. Peel cannot remember the name of the artists who originally recorded this: it was the Untouchables.
  3. As JP mentions, this is actually Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth.
Random quotes
  • a) Encoded in The Fall's music we find the true cognizance of late 20th century Brit-youth intelligentsia culture.

Thurston Moore

  • b) If that's singing, I'll show you my arse!

Tommy Vance

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