• 2000-02-23
  • Start of show: "Well good evening: this is Pluto Monkey." The band, whose single starts the show, had recorded a session that day.
  • Peel went for a walk in the West End earlier and seems a bit depressed by the number of homeless, etc. Also unsuccessful in search for The Fall Live 1977 - is keen to hear the band’s version of ‘Louie, Louie’.
  • After warning, burps on air. “Sorry, that's just the way ... you have to do these things really. Keeping it real, you know what I’m saying.”
  • Recalls watching an early 1970s Tangerine Dream concert in York Minster, sitting between Sheila and Richard Branson.
  • Seriously worried he may have played the first record by an artist called Wigwam at the wrong speed. The second one is from a late 1960s outfit of the same name from Finland. Peel claims also to have an original copy of their unfortunately named first album, from which the track seems to be taken.
  • Plays Elvis Presley’s ‘Money Honey’ as the first of two “landlord” songs at the end of the show.
  • News after the show leads with the death of football legend Stanley Matthews.


  • Angelica, one and only session. Recorded 1999-12-15. No known commercial release.



  • a) John Peel - 2000-02-23 (FM) (DK recorded)
  • b) jp230200
  • a) 02:00:21
  • b) 02:00:01
  • a) Many thanks to David and Gary.
  • b) Many thanks to Max-dat.
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