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  • 1993-04-24
  • AK: "No-one could put that little stumble in the voice like Porter. Thanks very much for listening tonight, all yours John.' JP: 'Thanks, Andy.'
  • After giving the line-up for Nectarine No. 9 and mentioning David Henderson, JP says, "Nice to have you back on the programme after all these years, David." One of DH's previous bands was the Fire Engines, who had recorded their last session in 1981.
  • The news is dominated by the Bishopsgate bombing.
  • Three tracks each from albums by the Fall, Polvo, and from the World Techno tribe compilation.


  • Nectarine No. 9, #1. Recorded 1993-03-24. No known commercial release.
  • Bailterspace, one and only session (rpt). Recorded 1992-12-06. No known commercial release.


  • (Porter Wagoner, 'Skid Row Joe,' at end of Andy Kershaw show)

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(JP: 'Brother Kershaw has joined me in the studio to talk man's talk before he goes off to get a pizza, which is what he usually does.')
(JP: 'I mentioned the last time I played that, last weekend, that the original version of it was a seven inch single on Bradley's Records, by one Steve Bent, the record which got onto an LP that Kenny Everett was responsible for compiling of the worst songs ever made, or the worst records ever made or something along those general lines, and I threatened to play it to you. Well, so I shall.')
  • Steve Bent: 'I'm Going To Spain (7 inch)' (Bradley's)
(JP: 'Steve wrote the tune and is presumably going to be copping some royalties eventually, and I bet he'll be jolly pleased and probably rather surprised.')
  • Hyper: 'For Whom The Bell Tolls (12 inch)' (Go Bang!)
  • Polvo: 'Tilebreaker / Shiska / Time Isn't On My Side (LP-Today's Active Lifestyles)' (Touch And Go)
  • Shaggy Wonder: 'Bad Man (very scratchy 7 inch)' (Rhythm Track)

1991 Festive Fifty: Number 20

(JP: And we're up to the Phantom Fifty time in tonight's programme. This was at number twenty.')

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(JP: 'I'd forgotten how good that was.')

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  • Blueboy: 'Meet Johnny Rave (7 inch)' (Sarah)
  • (12.30 news, although JP thinks it is an hour later)

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(JP: 'The search is over, yet the search continues.') [2]

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  • 1-4) John Peel 19930424a-d Bailterspace and Nectarine No9
  • a) 1993-04-24 JP L353b
  • b) 1993-04-24 Peel Show L441.mp3
  • c) 1993-04-24 JP L277
  • e) 1993-04-24 Peel Show L427 L429.mp3
  • f) 1993-04-24 Peel Show L405.mp3
  • 1) 00:46:53
  • 2) 00:48:45
  • 3) 00:47:17
  • 4) 00:46:50
  • a) 00:11:32
  • b) 00:41:05
  • c) 00:31:48
  • e) 00:57:06
  • f) 00:28:38
  • 1-4) 128 kbps
  • a) File created from L353b of the SL Tapes, digitised by ML.
  • b) File created from L441 of the SL Tapes. Digitised by SB.
  • c) File created from L277 of the SL Tapes. Digitised by ML.
  • e) File created from L427 and L429 of the SL Tapes. Digitised by SB. L427 is muffled for the first 20 minutes.
  • f) File created from L405 of the SL Tapes. Digitised by SB.
  1. As John points out, a Captain Beefheart cover.
  2. See Little Richard Cover Search.