• 1993-05-29
  • John is suffering from a really sore throat tonight.
  • The Phantom Fifty reaches number 10.
  • John didn't know what the 12 inch record after UT was. It turns out to be from Mescalinum United.
  • John had been to see Polvo play at Vinyl Experience in Hanway Street, London earlier in the afternoon.
  • There is a competition in the programme to win 13 (rather indifferent) Russian LPs.



(JP: ‘I saw them [Polvo] play this afternoon in Vinyl Experience in Hanway Street London. Seventeen of us actually went along to see them. Fifteen adults and two children. Not sure too sure of the attitude of the two children, but the fifteen adults enjoyed them enormously.’)
(JP: ‘If you’ve read the current issue of Viz you know what bands have to go through to get a session on One FM and Mazey Fade are no exception to this melancholy rule.’)
(11:30 news)
(JP: ‘Something which I’ve always hoped to be able to say to you. This is a record by Ian Rush.[1]’)

The Festive Fifty of 1991

(JP: ‘This is the first Riot Grrrls I’m tempted to say. Perhaps I’d better not.’)
(JP: 'And I have to admit I was offered a session from them [UT] just as they broke up and I turned it down for some reason which I've now forgotten. Silly old me I suspect.')
(JP: ‘Well I just wish that somebody who knows more than me (Is there such a person?) would write in and tell me what this [last record] is. As I say I know nothing beyond the fact that it is on white vinyl and I that I like it.’)
(12:30 news)
(JP: ‘If I live to be to a hundred and frankly I’m planning to, cause I look forward to getting a letter from the president, I shall always like Jimmy Reed.’)
(John can’t make his mind up about the correct speed for the Acrid Abeyance record. He plumps for 45. After it's finished playing he tries it briefly at 33. JP: ‘Yeah – that is obviously the right speed, but, you know, what is the right speed? Who can say, I mean it’s up to the individual to interpret it as they will and I interpreted it at the wrong speed.’) (Wrong Speed Moment)
(JP: ‘I hope you’re all feeling sorry for me, I’ve got a really sore throat. I’ve just coughed a little blood. I could send you a sample if you like.’)
(1:30 news)
(JP: ‘Thanks very much for listening to this. I’m off to nurse me sore throat and feel sorry for myself as I said. Its over to you Lynn’)


  • 1) Peel Show 1993-05-29
  • a) 1993-05-29 Peel Show L369 L455 L456.mp3
  • 1) 03:00:11
  • a) 02:28:31
  1. Ian Rush was a well known footballer from the 1980s and 1990s and was best remembered as a player for Liverpool, hence John's enthusiasm for the band's name.
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