• 2004-06-24
  • Domino label special: Fout Tet/Max Tundra live at Sonar.
  • For the first part of the programme, JP is clearly more focused on the England v Portugal Euro 2004 Quarter Final match than presenting the show. (BBC report).
  • Peel seems crushed by England's customary defeat on penalties: "It's been a hard evening, hasn't it? I know there'll be a lot of people obviously who are not interested in football and then a lot of people who don't support England. But this has been a painful night. I really thought that we had a chance of winning it, winning something. What's really difficult about it is - I'm not going to go on about this at great length - but what is difficult about it is, you have to kind of put aside all of your normal club prejudices and learn to admire and respect players that you despise throughout the season. Making those kind of transitions is fantastically difficult and I know it's babyish to feel like that, and I know I shouldn't and at my age I should have grown out of this sort of thing - but believe me, it really hurts."
  • Ukraine's Fotomoto had been in the UK recently and recorded a session. Peel just missed meeting them, to his regret, but thanks them for the gift of a bottle of wine - "tonight it's going to prove fabulously useful."

Live From Sonar Festival, Barcelona, 2004


(JP: "And this is not going to be easy. I'll get back to you at about half past ten.")
(JP: "My apologies to all the Welsh, Irish, and Scottish and all the other people listening to this program, but if we can score while that's playing once, we can score while that's playing again, frankly, and that seems to be the only reasonable course of action to take.")
(JP: "Actually, is anybody listening? Shall we just pack up and go home?")


  • a) John_Peel_20040624.mp3
  • b) John Peel (Sonar live) 2004 pt 2
  • a) 02:00:30
  • b) 00:14:50
  • a) Many thanks to B
  • b) Four Tet live - 320 kbps (zip file)
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