• 1978-11-21
  • This show went out on the Tuesday of the first week in which the Peel show had lost Friday night's slot to the nascent Rock Show.
  • The show includes a trailer by Andy Patridge of XTC reminding listeners of the impending frequency change to 275 & 285 metres on medium wave (effective on 23rd November 1978).
  • Peel plays the James Brown track for the second night running.
  • John bemoans the fact that John Lennon doesn't make records anymore, while other 'old time' musicians "keep making tedious and boring LPs with which to annoy us."
  • Suitably, the Flys session track 'Name Dropping' mentions John Peel in the intro.



  • Kleenex: Hedi's Head (starts midway through)
  • Ral Donner: You Don't Know What You've Got (Until You Lose It) (LP - You Don't Know What You've Got (Until You Lose It)) Pye
  • Flys: Love and a Molotov Cocktail (Peel session)
  • Clash: English Civil War (LP - Give 'Em Enough Rope) CBS
  • Transmitters: Nowhere Train (single) Ebony
  • XTC announcement regarding the forthcoming change of frequency, spoken over their single "Are You Receiving Me?".
  • XTC: Instant Tunes (b-side 'Are You Receiving Me?' 7") Virgin
  • James Brown: Nature (Part 1) (single)
  • Big In Japan: Taxi (EP - From Y To Z And Never Again EP) Zoo
  • Be Bop Deluxe: Blue As A Jewel (LP - The Best Of And The Rest Of)
  • Bob Marley & The Wailers: Positive Vibration (LP - Babylon By Bus) (tape flips during track)
  • Flys: Waikiki Beach Refugees (Peel session)
(JP: “Three tracks now from the LP, forthcoming LP, from Tubeway Army. I played you three last night and I’ll probably play you three tomorrow night.”)
  • Tubeway Army: Something's In The House (LP - Tubeway Army) Beggars Banquet
  • Tubeway Army: Every Day I Die (LP - Tubeway Army) Beggars Banquet
  • Tubeway Army: Steel And You (LP - Tubeway Army) Beggars Banquet
(JP: “Tubeway Army – such an unfashionable band they don’t even rate a mention in the NME Book Of Modern Music.”)
  • X-Ray Spex: Let's Submerge (LP - Germ Free Adolescents) EMI
JP: "On last night's programme I played you John Lennon's 'Imagine' and it sounded so good I thought I'd play you another track from the same LP. This time it's 'Jealous Guy'."
JP: "It makes you wish that Bryan Ferry hadn't decided that his career lay in cabaret."


  • 1978-11-08 John Peel.mp3
  • 01:37:51
  • File created from T056 & T055 of 400 Box, digitised by Dr_Mango.
  • The last 20 minutes of this show are missing, which includes the final session track by Flys ('I Don't Know You').
  • There is an annoying whine throughout this recording that typically only ceases during the very last track.
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