Peel appeared in a German documentary called Signale Aus Der Schwabischen Strasse. This was broadcast on German TV (SFB in Berlin) on 23rd May 1976. Between 19:24 and 19:43 of the video below, Peel is dubbed in the German language and as you are German, I am interested to know what he is saying? If you can translate what he is saying briefly that would be great!!
Hi John, thanks for the link. An exciting discussion in Edgar Froese's Schöneberg apartment. By the way, just around the corner from my home.
Peel's objection to the thesis that Rock'n'Roll is a primitive music (19:24 - 19:43):
„No, no, no, Rock'n'Roll is not primitive at all, but elemental, let's say it is originally.
And the thing that bothers me most about your reasoning is that you bring Rock'n'Roll back to a level that comes suspiciously close to the scope of an 'art discussion', 'art' capitalized“.
Thanks Eddie. So basically the discussion they had in Edgar Froese’s apartment was about Rock n roll music. I wonder why they had a discussion about Rock n roll music in a documentary about Tangerine Dream?
John, your astonishment is completely justified. Because R'n'R and Tangerine Dream? Actually a contradictio in adiectio. ;-)
I think R'n'R was simply and erroneously used synonymously with pop music, especially since the discussion was - among other things - about the influence of this band on POP MUSIC. :-)
John, unfortunately, I have only 3 shows from BBC WS (1982 & 1983) and 1 Show from Radio Bremen (11/1989) got left. And an interview by "Zitty" with John Peel from January 1982 , which he gave to this City Guide on the occasion of his visit to Berlin. I could also digitise and upload this if wanted.
I've noticed your October 1986 (Radio Bremen) is the same as the June 1986 (Radio Bremen) . Was this an error or did they repeat the same show? I do know that Peel was away in October 1986, when he was visiting the Far East and it could be that Radio Bremen repeated the show.
I found a video on YouTube, where someone put a partial list of BFBS tracklistings from 1st and 8th July 1985. Is it possible to complete what is missing from 01 July 1985 (BFBS) and 08 July 1985 (BFBS). I've added the ones that I saw on the video for those dates.
Thanks Eddie. On your tracklistings for 08 July 1985 (BFBS), was the song for the Janitors called Cops? (as on the video) or something else, as the song title is not recognised on the discogs website. Also the 01 July 1985 (BFBS) has a track called Please Give Me Something by the Hidden Charms group on the video, and once again it's not written on the discogs website. Any ideas what it could be?
Hi Eddie - can you check the broadcast date for "Waiting" - an Ultravox B-side from 1980? You put a date of 03 March 1980 (BFBS) on the page but this would seem to be a few months ahead of the official release. Thanks a lot.
Hi Eddie, firstly thanks for all the wonderful BFBS shows you've graced us with! Secondly, you say you have track listings for shows up to 1994. I wonder if you would be willing to have a look at the 21 June 1991 (BFBS) show and confirm the date for me. The original lister has guessed that it was on a Friday, which doesn't chime with the other shows I've seen from 1992 onwards. Also, Peel is talking about his experiences at the TT races, which I think were earlier in the month. As I'm working through Dirk's recordings from this era, he doesn't have extracts from all the shows for 1991 since he was in the army, so it would be a real help if you could look at this and the Peel 185 (BFBS) and Peel 186 (BFBS) recordings as I feel a bit at sea here!
Hi Steve, indeed, it was a Friday and it chimes with the other shows (31 May, 07 June, 14 June, 28 June, 27 Dec 1991 and so on. BFBS Cologne often changed the schedule. For example:
From 08 February 1992 to 28 March 1992: on Saturdays;
from 05 April 1992 to 28 June 1992: on Sundays;
from 04 July 1992 to 25 July 1992: on Saturdays;
from 02 August 1992 to 27 December 1992: on Sundays.
But I can't say, whether the dates represent the initial edition (1st broadcasting) or the repetition.
Steve, relating to Peel 185 (BFBS) & Peel 186 (BFBS):
My complete tracklistings:
WEDDING PRESENT Dare 17.05.1991
CHAPTERHOUSE From: Whirlpool 17.05.1991
GREGORY ISAACS/NINJAMAN Cowboy Town 17.05.1991
CHERRY BLADES Down #1 17.05.1991
HUSTLERS CONVENTION Now Freedom 17.05.1991
STEREOLAB The Light That Will Cease To Fail 17.05.1991
THRILLED SKINNY Airing Cupboard 17.05.1991
PAVEMENT Heckler Spray/From Now On 17.05.1991
PAPA WEMBA Makile Ngele (?) 17.05.1991
CYBERAKTIF Brain Dead Decision 17.05.1991
MASSACRE Succubus 17.05.1991
WEDDING PRESENT Suck 17.05.1991
RAGGA TWINS From: Reggae Owes Me Money 17.05.1991
CURVE The Colour Hurts 17.05.1991
MAV CACHAREL Louzolo 17.05.1991
CHAOS John Henry 17.05.1991
HEARTBREAKERS Let Go 17.05.1991
M.C. BUZZ B Mr Smooth 17.05.1991
FALL Rowche Rumble 17.05.1991
LONNIE DONEGAN John Henry 17.05.1991
MUNCH Thrill 17.05.1991
ATTWENGER Franze 17.05.1991
WEDDING PRESENT Blonde 17.05.1991
CURVE Frozen 17.05.1991
SILICON SOUL (D) Who Needs Sleep Tonight 17.05.1991
JOHNNY THUNDERS & PATTI PALLADIN Love Is Strange 17.05.1991
PIXIES Planet Of Sound 31.05.1991
BOCCA JUNIORS Substance 31.05.1991
BECKETTS Me And Robert Forster 31.05.1991
3RD BASS Pop Goes The Weasel 31.05.1991
LEATHERFACE Razorblades And Aspirin 31.05.1991
POPGUNS Gone 31.05.1991
PIXIES Theme From Narc 31.05.1991
AWE The Patchual Dawn (?) 31.05.1991
CIRCUS LUPUS Chinese Nitro 31.05.1991
NINJAMAN Permit To Bury 31.05.1991
ACTION PACT The Cruelest Thief 31.05.1991
TEK 9 Slam Jam 31.05.1991
ROYAL TRUX No Fixed Address 31.05.1991
TRASHMEN Ghostrider In The Sky 31.05.1991
BABES IN TOYLAND Ripe 31.05.1991
PIXIES Build High 31.05.1991
FALL Bremen Nacht 31.05.1991
DADDY FREDDY Talking Beatbox 31.05.1991
WEDDING PRESENT Dare 31.05.1991
GALLON DRUNK Draggin' Along 31.05.1991
DAMNED Sick Of Being Sick 31.05.1991
BALLOU CANTA Bain De Minuit 31.05.1991
ARTERY The Clown 31.05.1991
PIXIES Evil Hearted You (Sung in Spanish) 31.05.1991
RAGGA TWINS The Homeless Problem 31.05.1991
BABES IN TOYLAND The Quiet Room 31.05.1991
PRIMAL SCREAM Higher Than The Sun 31.05.1991
TIGER That A Mad Damn (?) 31.05.1991
PIXIES Build High 07.06.1991
WOULD BE'S Funny Ha Ha 07.06.1991
BERES HAMMOND Emptyness 07.06.1991
TRANSGLOBAL UNDERGROUND Temple Head (Burundi Beat Mix) 07.06.1991
CATHERINE WHEEL Shallow 07.06.1991
LAWNMOWER DETH Kids In America 07.06.1991
TUFF CREW Robbin Hoods 07.06.1991
ICKY JOEY Dog Lady 07.06.1991
MEGA CITY FOUR Distant Relatives 07.06.1991
LFO We Are Back 07.06.1991
TRASHMEN Hava nagila 07.06.1991
BABES IN TOYLAND Primus 07.06.1991
MRS. MILLER Chim Chim Cher-ee 07.06.1991
RAGGA TWINS We Are The One 07.06.1991
AVENGERS We Are The One 07.06.1991
JAMES Withdrawn 07.06.1991
ECHO MINOTT Artical Don 07.06.1991
GRIZZLY FICTION Electrolytes 07.06.1991
WEDDING PRESENT Lovenest 07.06.1991
AURLUS MABELE (ZAIRE) Liste Rouge 07.06.1991
PIXIES Theme From Narc 07.06.1991
CODEINE Old Things 07.06.1991
ATTWENGER Goaß 07.06.1991
ALICE DONUT My Best Friend's Wife 07.06.1991
SON OF BAZERK N-41 07.06.1991
MYSTICS Rocking Yodel 07.06.1991
PETE WYLIE & WAH THE MONGREL Don't Lose Your Dreams 07.06.1991
STEELY & CLEEVIE Why 07.06.1991
THRILLED SKINNY Airing Cupboard 07.06.1991
BABES IN TOYLAND Laugh My Head Off 14.06.1991
Hi Eddie, good to see all these tracklistings from the old BFBS shows! JP3904 says you have them from 1979 right through to 1994. As one of the site admins I'd be delighted to make Wiki pages for the rest of the shows and maybe correct some of the information that we do have on the wiki, so if you wish you could email them to me - I'm not sure how to find an email address on the wiki or on youtube (where I am weatherman10) but maybe if you find my channel you can?
Hi Stuart, yes indeed, it's absolutely true I - as a devoted listener and regular correspondent to JP's shows on BFBS - do have with only a few exceptions all the tracklistings from 1979 right through to 1994, taken from my tapes. So their dates are undoubtedly correct and authentic. I like to embrace your offer and so I'll start to send my tracklistings piece for piece in regular intervals to you shortly. (From 13 Oct. 1979 on)