• John Peel's Music On BFBS
  • 1996-09-21
  • Start of show: "Hello dearly beloved, look in for another John Peel's Music On BFBS."


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(JP: 'This next one, a bit of a gem, and it's from a record which I've been sort of hoping, well not trying desperately hard to acquire, but you know, hoping that I would bump into, a copy of the LP or LPs in fact that David McCallum, the Man From UNCLE, Ilya Kuryakin, made at some stage of his career. There was a time, and you'll find this extraordinarily hard to believe, if you've ever seen a picture of your host here on BFBS, John Peel, that I used to look a bit like him, so much so that when I lived in Oklahoma City, I used to rather work at looking like him and was occasionally stopped in the street by young girls who'd say, "Are you that Ilya Kuryakin off the television?" Unfortunately, I never was: anyway, I'm very pleased to have got his LP, albeit a kind of compilation of the best of the two, perhaps three, I don't know how many vinyl LPs there's great stuff.')
(JP: 'That is rather marvellous, isn't it, you have to admit...there'll be more tracks from this, no question about that. Next week I'll play you something called Communication, which I think could easily change your life, actually.')
(JP: 'I played that record mainly because I think it's so wonderful having a singer called Fontaine Toups: I know that's very superficial, but superficial is what I am.')
(JP: 'A considerable return to form, I think.')
(JP: 'I do think Joseph Hill's voice is one of the most beautiful on Earth, I have to say that, and he sounds as though, I'm sure he does mean everything that he sings, and the little asides that he puts into the songs and stuff just make it. I can listen to Culture for ever, and I was saying to Denis that whenever they come to Britain and we try to get them in to record sessions for my domestic programmes, it always goes wrong. I mean, he has done a few for my colleague Andy Kershaw, who pointed out in the course of that song, obviously he couldn't be bothered to do all of the research, so the line about Nelson Mandela, he says "in prison for twenty-odd years," couldn't be bothered to find out exactly how many years it was. I sort of understand that really.')


  • Peel Show 1996-09-21 (BFBS)
  • 01:54:21
  • Many thanks to Carsten from Berlin.
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