• John Peel's Music On BFBS
  • 1997-11-27
  • Start of show: "Hello pals, here we go with another John Peel's Music On BFBS."
  • At one point, John calls himself "John Peebles" in what may well be a Freudian slip.
  • JP states that he will be spending a few days in Grimsby and Scotland during the coming week making a TV programme.


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(JP: 'I'm supposed to be doing a gig with them before the year is over. A sort of freakshow, if you like.')
(JP: 'If you ever get to see the laddish magazine 'Loaded', there was an interview in a recent issue with Mark E. Smith out of the Fall, and in the course of it, already trying to pick a fight with the interviewer and stub a cigarette out in his face, and also bumped into members of Ash and claimed, most aggressively actually, that he'd started their career off. They did challenge him on this, but in the course of the interview, he also said something along the lines of, I was the worst DJ in the world, even worse than Tony Blackburn, which I thought was a bit hard, and one or two other things besides which I probably shouldn't say on this programme. But a hostile opinion of me, I have to say, but nevertheless, bearing in mind that he's not in perfect working order at the moment, and the band have given me intense pleasure over the years, I still love 'em madly.') [2]
(JP: 'Well, you do feel that some kind of personal crisis is nigh, but nevertheless still make wonderful records, I think. That's the Fall, and let's hope that they continue to do so in some extraordinary fashion, although the most recent rumour that I've heard is that Mark sacked the entire band, so he may find it difficult to proceed without 'em.')
(JP: 'Well, that brought Sheila into the room, bearing satsumas and dancing a little bit.')
(JP: 'Twenty years ago, he'd have said that in about half the time, but nevertheless it's still nice to hear him.')
(JP: 'While that was going on, I experienced one of the disadvantages you can have from recording programmes at home, because I'm in the house on me own at the moment, and there's somebody hammering at the door, so I had to get up in the course of that and find out what was going on, and it was somebody delivering the parish newsletter. Worth every moment of it, I don't doubt.')


  • Peel Show 1997-11-27 (BFBS)
  • 01:53:34
  • Many thanks to Carsten from Germany!
  1. King Tubby is also on this album, and John mistakenly credits the song to him.
  2. The exact words were, "Fuckin’ John Peel, he’s the fuckin’ worst, he’s worse than Tony Blackburn ever was. Bastard.", and the "interview" in question can be seen here.
  3. Peel states that this comes from "their recent compilation of early tunes", but no trace can be found of this album.
  4. JP says that the album features "songs recorded for my programme," but this track was from a Mary Anne Hobbs session.
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