• Best Of Peel Vol 24
  • BBC Radio One
  • 1991
  • Another in a continuing series of Peel compilations from the early 90s, assembled by Peel Mailing List user parkermike81.
  • This one begins with the start of a show 24 February 1991 where Peel is having fun with the reverb on his microphone, and ends with two amusing clips of an alternately mad and sarcastic John.
  • Featured sessions:
Thing, one and only session. Recorded 1991-02-10, first broadcast 09 March 1991. No known commercial release.
Melvins, one and only session. Recorded 1991-02-17, first broadcast 10 March 1991. All tracks except 'Way Of The World' available on 7 inch, Tanx/Tanks (Powerfist).


Part 1

(JP: 'I left my glasses at home this evening, so you may occasionally hear me peering at things in the course of this programme. Not that I really need glasses, only for seeing.')
(JP: 'One of the penalties of course of middle age is that nobody wants to kiss you, at least not like that.')
(JP: 'Spunky kids. I like their style.')
(JP: 'During the day, because I was working so desperately hard to get this programme just right for you, yes you dear listener, I didn't get a chance to read the Sunday papers much, but I did see that Prince Charles has banned aircraft from flying over his house. I think I might do that myself this summer. I suppose you get some form from the Post Office.')
(JP: 'Listen, I may be old and in the way, but I do play you some decent records.') 16 March 1991

Part 2

(JP: 'Not as rowdy a session from the Thing as I'd expected, but a fine one nevertheless.')
(JP: 'And now time for another one from the Fall, from a cassette of the forthcoming LP (makes noises in background), bet you wish you'd got one, eh? (begins to sound somewhat deranged) I've got my little's mine, it's all mine!!!')
(JP (relating news of a free Blast First event, which is "not a kick in the teeth, more an elastic band round the testicles, and a hot iron on your face"): Doesn't really sound that much fun under those circumstances.') 16 March 1991


  • best of peel vol 24 parts 1 & 2 (with introductions)
  • 00:46:54, 00:47:04
  1. A Green River cover.
  2. As JP notes, a Hawkwind cover.
  3. A Clown Alley cover.
  4. A Flipper cover.
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