• John Peel's Music On BFBS
  • 1998-08-23
  • Peel is not pleased at being woken up by a registered parcel from Vyvyan, containing their new EP (which he plays regardless).
  • In playing the Cuban Boys track, JP mentions that he is an admirer of South Park. It seems this fascination did not last, however. [1] He also ponders who the band might be, and two of his suggestions are that they could be either (a) rent boys, or (b) Andrew Ridgeley (ex-Wham! member), whom he once met and deemed to be "rather a nice bloke."


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(JP: 'Every time I open the microphone, I hope that you're going to hear small motorcycles whizzing by, with engines that sound like lawnmowers, because there's a gang of kids who I suspect are probably too young to be riding on public roads actually, who keep whizzing up and down...that's an old man speaking. (Affects ex-Army colonel ranting tone) "How dare they come down here, the little swines, I'll set the dogs on them!" In fact, the dogs did chase them a second or so ago, so the dogs had to be brought into the house, but they whizz up the road and up to the top of the hill, because they can't go anywhere when they get up there, so they have to come whizzing back down again, but they've decided they rather like this (pause to allow listeners to hear) can't hear the little brutes. Never mind, I'll get 'em, you wait and see.')
(JP: 'He climbed out of the car for the second time in as many minutes. Out of the corner of his eye, he watched a woman with an overfilled trolley approach and pass by to stop finally at an old Volvo with a Spaniard and two bored children inside. It wasn't her, he thought with a sense of relief. Opening the boot, he nervously rearranged the bags again. Intent on his task, he didn't hear Ribena approach until she stood at his side. When she spoke, he stood up a little too quickly and caught his ear on the boot lid. She laughed and apologised. "The parsnips are good this year," she said. At last, he thought. "I love John Peel's Music On BFBS," he replied. Without another word, she began to unload her trolley into his car.')
(JP: 'Of course, one of the things I would like to do if I came back again, had another life and was guaranteed it, would be to learn Welsh. Not only because I like the sound of it, but also because I would then be able to pronounce the title of that and tell you what it meant, but for all I know, it might be very embarrassing, something like, "I hope you get painful and disfiguring blisters afflicting your private parts." It probably doesn't actually.')
(JP: 'I've had about 50 years of feeling guilty, so come back when you can match that.')


  • Peel Show 1998-08-28 (BFBS)
  • 01:54:14
  • Many thanks to Carsten from Germany.
  1. See 14 July 1999.
  2. Peel recalls drinking with this artist, who was briefly a member of Gene Vincent & The Blue Caps, and having an autographed copy of his only LP ('Tonight In Person').
  3. Peel claims that he cannot remember saying that he wanted the band to be buried with him, but the evidence is here.
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