• John Peel's Music On BFBS
  • 1989-01-20
  • From Peel 097 (BFBS) and Peel 098 (BFBS)
  • "Those of you who are stationed in Germany will be impressed to hear that I've started to take German lessons. Well, I say take German lessons: I've got a couple of tapes that I listen to in my car. I haven't got very far with it so far: 'Zwei Tassen Schokolade mit Sahne' [1] is as far as I've got so far. If I don't move on from there, obviously I shall probably drop dead within six months, 'cos you can't live on that."


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File 1

(JP: 'Howdy folks, once again it's John Peel's Music On BFBS: focusful pop. I just thought of that actually: it's not awfully good, don't think I'll use it again. To start the programme....')
(JP: 'The Fall, the sole repository of all that's good on Earth.')
(JP: 'Originally done by Robert Palmer, who wrote it, I think. Is that the one that had the grotesquely sexist video that went with it? I said something beastly about it on Top Of The Pops, and apparently he wasn't terribly pleased. Well, I hardly slept, as you can imagine.') [2]

File 2

(JP: '(That LP) has some 52 tracks on it, but the band have another LP poised and ready to go on a different label which has 102 tracks on it: I look forward to hearing it, I must say.') [3]


  • 1) Peel 097
  • 2) Peel 098
  • 1) 00:31:13 (from 00:02:18)
  • 2) 00:31:26 (to 00:03:48)
  • Many thanks to Dirk. Some tape print through evident.
  1. 'Two cups of chocolate with cream.'
  2. Probably on 29 May 1986 (TOTP).
  3. Peel is referring to Disgrace To The Corpse Of Sid.
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