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  • 1993-07-17
  • Show now complete



  • File 2 begins
  • Magic Sam: Roll Your Moneymaker (CD West Side Soul) Charly CD BM 29

Files 1 and a begin

(JP: ‘In the recent past I’ve have a lot of letters from listeners saying have you got anything that was recorded at the San Marco & Florida Club in London in the late 1930’s? Well I have got this.’)
(JP :Don’t worry I’m using this programme as an audition for Radio 2’.)
(11:30 news)
  • La Peste: ‘Better Off Dead (7 inch)’ (Black Records)
  • Yami Bolo: ‘Ghetto Youth (You Have To Make It) (7 inch (?))' (Yam Euphony Music)
  • 39 Orbits: ‘Hypnotising (12 inch – The Afterlife EP)’ (Red Seal Records)
  • Bear Quartet: ‘High Noon’ (Peel Session)
(JP: When I was thirteen years old, and frankly I was so cute you’d have wanted to cuddle and kiss me till I bled, but my favourite record was also called High Noon but obviously it wasn’t by the Bear Quartet, it was by Frankie Laine.’)

File a ends and b begins

(JP: ‘When I say that was my favourite record when I was thirteen years old, it’s not quite true. My favourite record was the b side of that.’)
(JP: ‘I wrote them [The Swirlies] a greasy letter and they never wrote back, but nevertheless I continue to play their records.’)
(JP: ‘For the last half hour there’s been a young person here in the studio admiring my technique on the wheels of steel and listening to all the out of sight sounds and she’s just asked if it’s alright if she went back up to the office to watch television.’)
  • Bear Quartet: ‘Hrm Hrm’ (Peel Session)
(12:30 news)

File b ends and c begins

File c ends
File d begins

(1:30 news)
(JP: ‘I wonder if he does sessions. I’d really like to hear a session from Barry Adamson.’) [2]
  • Unrest: ‘So Sick (CD – Perfect Teeth)’ (4AD)
  • Bear Quartet: ‘Sandi Morning And Lude’ (Peel Session)
  • Kreviss: ‘Cake Walk (Various Artists LP – Julep)’ (Yoyo Recordings)
  • Colour Climax Corporation: ‘Instrument Select (12 inch – Lust Probe EP)’ (Space Works)
  • Teenage Larvae: ‘Past, Present And Future (10 inch – Songs For Pigs)’ (Sympathy For The Record Industry)

Files 1,2 and d end

Thanks to Tim for the handwritten playlist.


  • 1) Peel Show 1993-07-17
  • a) L333a.mp3
  • b) 1993-07-17 Peel Show L469
  • c) L307-b
  • d) L306-b
  • 2) John Peel 17 July 1993 complete.mp3
  • 1) 2:57:06
  • b) 0:41:55
  • c) 0:41:05
  • d) 0:47:11
  • 2) 3:03:43 (running slightly slow)
  • 1) Many thanks to Isector.
  • a) File created from L333 of the SL Tapes, digitised by Roger.
  • b) File created from L469 of the SL Tapes, digitised by SB.
  • c) File created from L307, side B of the SL Tapes, digitised by Bill.
  • d) File created from L306, side B of the SL Tapes, digitised by Bill.
  • 2) Many thanks to Tim
  1. Announced as 'Bar Scene From Star Wars', but JP admits later in the show to having played the wrong track.
  2. John got his wish, Barry Adamson did a session for the show which was broadcast later on in the year on 22 October.