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  • 1979-07-26
  • First hour and a bit of two hour show. JP says that between 11pm and midnight he will be playing Cigarettes, Foreign Press, Flying Lizards, Angelic Upstarts, Gerry & The Holograms, Stiff Little Fingers, Teardrop Explodes, Cockney Rejects, Ry Cooder, Buzzcocks and Roses Are Red. Only last two of these appear on the currently available file.
  • Undertones' 'Here Comes The Summer' is #39 in the national singles charts, Buzzcocks at #35. (link to Top 75)
  • Reports that there's a plague of greenflies in East Anglia.
  • Plays top three singles in the alternative chart of Sounds magazine without interruption, starting from Adam & The Ants (at #1).
  • After "Getting Beaten Up" by The Piranhas, John comments that the last person who wanted to beat him up was a Sex Pistol.
  • The Gratis track is dedicated to The Pig as it's said to be her current favourite record.


(Please add details of any commercial release of this session)


  • Undertones: Here Comes The Summer (single) Sire
  • Flys: Living In The Sticks (single) EMI
  • Magits: Disconnected (EP – Fully Coherent) Outer Himalayan
  • Keith & Tex: Tonight (double LP – Rebel Music: An Anthology Of Reggae Music) Trojan
  • Piranhas: Yap, Yap, Yap (session)
  • Adam & The Ants: Xerox (single) Do It
  • OMD: Electricity (single) Factory
  • PragVEC: Expert (single) Spec
  • Fatal Microbes: Beautiful Pictures (EP – Fatal Microbes Meet The Poison Girls) Small Wonder
  • Eddie Cochran: Jeannie, Jeannie, Jeannie (LP - The Eddie Cochran Singles Album) United Artists
  • Joy Division: Day Of The Lords (LP – Unknown Pleasures) Factory
  • Glass Torpedoes: Morning, Noon And Night (single) Teen Beat
  • Piranhas: Getting Beaten Up (session)
  • Jam: Down In The Tube Station At Midnight (single) Polydor
  • Bootsy’s Rubber Band: Jam Fan (LP – This Boot Is Made For Fonk-n) Warner brothers
  • Les Crévaindieu: Allez Les Vert (LP - Football) Music For Pleasure (speed change after a few seconds)
  • Tickets: I’ll Be Your Pin-up (single) Bridgehouse
  • Soul Boys: You’re Not The One (LP – Rocksteady) Studio One
  • Passengers: Two Lovers (single)
  • Buzzcocks: Harmony In My Head (single) United Artists
  • John Hiatt: Sharon’s Got A Drugstore (single – Radio Girl b-side) MCA
  • Gratis: Please Call My Number (single) BPM
  • Roses Are Red: Your Love Is Like A Ballistic Missile (single) Posthumous Petal


  • T113 JP 1979-07-26
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