• John Peel's Music On BFBS
  • 1998-01-29
  • Start of show: "Hello there boys and girls, it's another John Peel's Music On BFBS, and to start the programme this week, the new single from...."
  • John patents his device for curing "recalcitrant CDs."
  • The label for the Devo track triggers a memory of a frat film, the title of which Peel cannot recall, where one of the songs is called You're My Boojum. The film in question is Rally Round The Flag, Boys (1958) and the 'song' can be viewed here.


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(JP: 'In case I sound a little fatigued, it's because only yesterday I had a 508-mile round trip in torrential rain from Stowmarket up to Manchester, to Liverpool and then back to Stowmarket to deliver my two senior children back to their universities and take all of their belongings along as well, because quite clearly they can't leave them there during the holidays because, according to the authorities anyway, their little rooms will immediately fill with armed 10 year-olds who'll swipe everything that's worth swiping and a lot more besides. Probably true, actually, regrettably.')
(JP: 'A little retro, you may be thinking? But we seem to live in a retro world, you know, said he meaninglessly.')
  • Indian Ropeman: 'Somebody Came Shooting (Compilation CD-Brassic Beats Volume 3)' (Skint) John tries to play this four times, finally resorting to wiping it on his trousers to get it to work. He promises to relate the composition of said clothing, so...
(JP: '65% polyester, 35% cotton, that's what me trousers are made of. I had to take 'em off to look at 'em and just hope that nobody comes in, quite clearly, otherwise they'll wonder what's going on.')


  • Peel Show 1998-01-29 (BFBS)
  • 01:53:47
  • Many thanks to Carsten from Berlin.
  1. Announced by John as Markee Substance.
  2. For some reason, John calls this Mamuvo.
  3. Part of a 58th birthday present for JP from a listener.