• 1979-07-19
  • JP: "Last programme of the week for me, you know. Long weekend and all that: terrific. Well, it's not really to be honest with you, makes me a bit ratty, but must get on with the job."


  • Russians, one and only session. Recorded 1979-07-09. Commercial release of single, 'No Title'


  • UK Subs : Stranglehold (Single) GEM
  • JP: "At this very moment, the man Walters is at a health farm, and he's got to spend the whole weekend there, and then discuss his findings on 'Start The Week' on Radio 4 at the crack of dawn on Monday morning. Should be worth listening to. So this'll probably be the last time I can play this record and dedicate it to him."
  • Little Feat : Fat Man In The Bathtub (LP Dixie Chicken) Warner Bros
  • Russians : Can't Explain (Who cover) (Peel Session)
  • Substitute : The One (single) Ignition
  • Angelic Upstarts : Teenage Warning (Single produced by Jimmy Pursey) Warner Bros
  • Newsbeat newsflash on rejection of reintroducing the death penalty!

Specials 'Gangsters' based on this single as was the first single by Madness 'The Prince', both of which rescued Prince Buster from financial ruin. Madness single contains lines "So I'll leave it up to you out there / To get him back on his feet."

  • Russians : Stop You're Killing Me (Peel Session) some wow and flutter in this one!
  • Direct Hits : Back To The 60s (LP Identity Parade) TJM


  • 19810409_The Russians.mp3 (misdated) or 1979-7-19 John Peel Radio 1
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  • The Russians John Peel Session,

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    • Yes dont worry its all very much Peel directly related, he was a lovely man, always very kind and great to work with, I'm so glad you'...
    • Yes lot's of memories of doing the session and the related gig x
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