• John Peel's Music On BFBS
  • 1987-06-19/26 & 07-03
  • Tape inlay reads "mid June 87 - July 87."
  • John favours the Eugene Chadbourne LP, since it makes him "laugh out loud on occasion, and very few things do that."


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19 June 1987 (BFBS)

(JP: "If you were listening to that in that possible, I dunno if these programmes are even audible in stereo...but anyway, that went through me head, listening in the cans. You could hear horses moving from the right ear through to the left. Rather disconcerting.")

26 June 1987 (BFBS) [1]

03 July 1987 (BFBS)

(JP: "(That) reminded me very much, in style and in content to a certain extent, of the first LP by Medicine Head, which I produced meself, and produced in an afternoon too. My goodness! We did things differently in those days: I could tell you a yarn or two. My favourite track from that session was Walkin' Blues, Medicine Head's version of the old Robert Johnson favourite (probably not a favourite of yours, but a favourite of mine anyway) in which their amplification equipment threatened to break down throughout, and it all sounded rather wonderful in the end, and I thought, as a special treat, because I like the cut of your jib, I thought I'd play it for you.")


  • Peel 063
  • 00:45:13
  • Thanks to Dirk. Transferred at a high volume, thus distortion is evident.
  1. SIG: "A note on the dating of this show. I originally dated it as being recorded on this date due to the fact that John previews the Frank Chickens gig 'tomorrow' on Saturday 27th. However, given that he knew these shows first went out on Fridays and that there was a time lapse between recording and TX, I think it far more likely that he recorded it early on in the week, maybe Monday 22nd, for TX on the Friday: he would not bother telling his listeners in Germany of a gig that would already have been and gone!"