• John Peel's Music On BFBS
  • 1990-06-23/1990-07-20


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23 June 1990 (BFBS)

(JP: 'I can't really tell you whether it is or not. It's a curious thing: I sometimes feel as though I must have had some part of me left out when I was being constructed, because at no time in my life have I ever felt that I really wanted to exercise power over other people, so I don't know anything about how you feel if you have power. Even when I was in the Army meself, I was very pleased: I went in as a gunner inevitably and came out as one two years later, and was entirely satisfied with that state of affairs.') 

20 July 1990 (BFBS)

(JP: 'When I was in the Army, obviously it's occurred to a lot of people who have witnessed this over the years, I don't doubt at all, but when I was on sort of doing fatigues or whatever they were called in the cookhouse, I once saw one of the cooks urinating into the soup, and my whole attitude to food was changed at that moment, and I've just eaten an egg mayonnaise sandwich, and I want you to know that required an act of faith of some substance, as a matter of fact.')
(JP: 'The BFBS staff have said that if I live to be 100, they'll let me have a bucket of soup, and they've all promised to urinate in it.')
(JP: 'I got a letter from my pal Dirk to complain about the inclusion in these programmes of records by Tiger and Admiral Tebbit, both of them superb artists in my view and quite clearly if Dirk continues to listen to these things he'll eventually come round to my way of thinking. He'd better.') John then starts to play the latter: the recording is predictably curtailed.


  • Peel 150
  • 00:46:32
  • Many thanks to Dirk.