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  • 1999-11-25
  • Start of show: "Hello global audience, wherever you are, you're very welcome, and I've just been reading Sheryl Gascoigne in the Guardian. This seems appropriate, with respect."
  • Last night's Peelenium became the Willenium to celebrate the birth of the Ravenscroft's first child, thus tonight's becomes the Alexandrenium.
  • Of Eddie and the Hot Rods: "Don't get the credit they deserve really because they did open doors that people like the Sex Pistols and the Clash subsequently kicked down."
  • Of the Slits' two sessions: "I regard (them) as two of the best sessions that we've had in this programme in all of the years that it's been on the radio in its various forms."
  • He recalls that he still owes the Motors' Bram Tchaikovsky £20 and urges him to get in touch so that he can repay.



(JP: 'And then here's one from Andrew Tierney, and he says, "What's happening with the Peelenium and the missing seven years?" I think he's one of those people who've worked out that if we carry on at the present rate, we won't have finished by the end of 1999. We were discussing this, whether we should double up on things, but we might as well just sail boldly on into the year 2000, if we're all spared until then and the world doesn't come to an end, as so many people have prophesied that it's going to. And I was just saying the other day in a rather jaded way, because once you get to a certain age, this is the way you feel, it'd be quite interesting if it did end...I shall be here looking out of the window watching for those 2,000 foot high tidal waves that are going to sweep us all into the next world.')

Peelenium 1977 "Alexandrenium"

  1. Eddie & The Hot Rods: 'Do Anything You Wanna Do (LP-Life On The Line)' (Island)
  2. Slits: 'Shoplifting (12"-The Peel Sessions)' (Strange Fruit)
  3. Motors: 'Dancing The Night Away (LP-1)' (Virgin)
  4. Damned: 'Stretcher Case' (12"-The Peel Sessions) (Strange Fruit)


  • a) Peel Show 1999-11-25
  • b) jp251199.mp3
  • a) 02:02:52
  • b) 01:59:46
  • a) Many thanks to the taper.
  • b) Many thanks to max-dat.
  1. Narrowly missed inclusion in the 1976 Peelenium, according to Peel.