• John Peel's Music On BFBS
  • 1987-04-24/05-01
  • Peel has just returned from a holiday driving around in Scandinavia, but didn't make it to Finland (this would not happen until 2001): instead, he went to the place where his refrigerator was made. He mentions being in Copenhagen on Easter Monday, which in 1987 was on 20 April.


  • None


24 April 1987 (BFBS)

(JP: 'Mmmm, what horrid boys.')

01 May 1987 (BFBS)

  • Bambi Slam: 'Don't It Make You Feel... (7")' (Product Inc.)
(JP: 'As I said at the beginning of the programme, just come back from a couple of weeks or about 10 days driving around in Scandinavia. People warned me before I went there that it was very expensive, and indeed this turned out to be the case. What they hadn't warned me about too was that everything is shut, and when I say "everything", absolutely everything was shut: nothing was open whatsoever, even like the Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen, which are world famous, Easter Bank Holiday, you think they'd be teeming with people: shut. Everything shut: quite extraordinary. Except actually there was a record shop I found that was open, but the prices in there: it was like £9 for one of those Peel Session EPs, so I didn't buy any records. This one, though I was sent before I went away.')
(JP: 'People explain to me that belly dancing actually is much more profound than it looks to you and me. I mean, to you and me it probably looks just like bulky women flopping about, but apparently each and every piece is actually about something, and that one upon investigation turns out to be about Mexico's foreign debt repayment problems.')

end of show


  • Peel 059
  • 00:43:26
  • Many thanks to Dirk.
  1. Taken from session #4, 1986-12-02.
  2. Taken from session #2, 1985-10-22.
  3. Again, taken from session #4, 1986-12-02.