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Show

Name
  • John Peel's Music On BFBS
Station
YYYY-MM-DD
  • 1995-11-18
Comments
  • Start of show: "Howdy pards, another John Peel's Music On BFBS, and to start the programme this week, the new single (well the current single, anyway) from..."
  • John reveals that he has never been able to either hang-glide or play chess.

Sessions

  • None

Tracklisting

(JP: 'it wasn't all that long ago that somebody wrote to me and said, "Could you play that Blur record that you played years and years and years ago called A Fish Needs A Bike?" and I thought, "Blur? Surely not!" But it took me a while and several letters from listeners to point out that they actually meant Blurt with a T at the end, and the record goes like this.')
  • Blurt: 'The Fish Needs A Bike (7")' (Armageddon)
(JP: 'Derived of course from the old 60s saying "A man needs a woman like a fish needs a bike." Perhaps it's older than that, but that's Blurt from 1981, that golden year when I was 43 and as picturesque as a mid-Atlantic sunset.') [2]
(JP: 'There's Britpop and there's Britpop. To be honest with you, I don't really like the description of Britpop and I don't like an awful lot of the celebration of it either, which seems to me to have the seeds of nationalism in it....There's something about it which I find vaguely distasteful. Not the music itself, but the people's reactions to it, and their descriptions of it and so forth. Which has got nothing to do with this really.')

File

Name
  • Peel Show 1995-11-18 (BFBS)
Length
  • 01:54:16
Other
  • Many thanks to Carsten from Berlin.
Available
Footnotes
  1. ...although Peel is not sure about the title.
  2. In fact, John misquotes here: the phrase dates from 1970 , as this page tells us.
  3. A stunning wrong speed moment.
  4. As John tells us, a Pretty Things cover.
  5. Frank Zappa cover.