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A firm favourite of Peel in the late 70s, the Members did three sessions for his programmes. In 1999, the DJ presented the TV series "Sounds Of The Suburbs," which referenced their best-known song in the title, with a Samurai Seven cover version as the theme tune ... Read More >
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Eat Static
Eat Static is an electronic music project from Somerset, England, who did two Peel sessions. Their 'De-Classified' CD features this tribute: "Dedicated to the memory of John Peel, a true maverick and a lover of all music wacky'n weird...You will be sorely missed" ... Read More >
JP (1986): "Swans’ music is mad music, disintegration filmed and shown in ultra slow motion. Bright their work certainly is not, yet its grinding relentlessness, the stubborn adherence to this most restricted of forms, begins to make some kind sense as the set rages on" ... Read More >

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Peel TV

Rock in the North - Episode 3 (1994)

Rock in the North - Episode 3 (1994)

Peel offers thoughts on the Undertones (13:07 to 13:56) in N. Ireland music history Rock'n The North (Ulster TV, 1994).



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Peel Mailing List: Long hosted by Yahoo, the online group dedicated to Peel moved to at the end of Nov. 2019.

Record Collection: Details of the first 100 LPs of each letter of John Peel's record collection were released at The Space website in 2012. All material is now available at John Peel Archive and YouTube. Since Sept. 2014, a new Record Boxes series features selections from the collection by key music figures.

If you have tapes of vintage Peel shows that you would like to share or get help converting to digital formats, please contact the Peel Mailing List, where you will find many people keen to help you.

The John Peel Centre for Creative Arts is a vibrant venue run by enthusiastic volunteers in Stowmarket, Suffolk. Music, dance, theatre & visual arts.


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