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  • John Peel;s Music On BFBS
  • 1989-11-25/12-02
  • Tape inlay reads 'November 89.'


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25 November 1989 (BFBS)

(JP: 'I'm still slightly disappointed with the new LP from Mudhoney: I mean, their early records sounded kind of...well, obviously they were grungy and so forth, which, you have the feeling when you listen to them, I wouldn't like these people to live next door to me, or even in the same village, as a matter of fact, but listening to the new LP, which doesn't seem to be called anything very much, or perhaps it's called Mudhoney, who can possibly say, but they do sound like the kind of people who could come round and have a cup of Earl Grey with you, and I don't think that's right at all.')
(JP: 'Definitely one of the LPs of the year.')
(JP: 'And now a chorus of "We hate Coventry City."') [1]

02 December 1989 (BFBS)

(JP: 'Hello again millions of fans, John Peel's Music On BFBS. Last week it was dysentery, this week it's Portuguese flu. Actually I'm not sure there's such a thing as Portuguese flu, but I like the sound of it. Don't like the feel of it very much. This is a new single from...')
  • King Of The Slums: 'Once A Prefect (12")' (Midnight Music)
(JP: 'The reason I've got a cold actually, not that you're particularly interested in this, but I had a haircut and cut off the ponytail that I'd affected. The main reason I cut it off in fact was because I thought that if I grew one, people wouldn't think, "Well, there's just another fat old man," they'd think, "There's an interesting fat old man," but it didn't work out like that at all, so I got rid of it.')


  • Peel 124
  • 00:39:49
  • Many thanks to Dirk.
  1. Presumably referring to Liverpool's 0-1 defeat at the hands of the Sky Blues on 4th November.