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Simon Joyner - One for the Catholic Girls

Simon Joyner - One for the Catholic Girls

One for the Catholic Girls

Simon Joyner (born 1971) is a singer-songwriter from Omaha, Nebraska, United States. Considered by some to be the forefather of the burgeoning Omaha music scene, he has profoundly influenced the music of Bright Eyes. Joyner also collaborated with John Darnielle, of The Mountain Goats, and Beck listed Joyner in his top 10 albums when asked by Rolling Stone. He is also famous for the so called "Peel Incident," when famous British DJ John Peel played his album The Cowardly Traveller Pays His Toll from beginning to end on air. Joyner is named after Paul Simon ... (Read more at Wikipedia.)

Links to Peel

John played Simon's first cassette LP, Umbilical Chords, in 1992 and he quickly became a Peel favourite, a fact not lost on Simon himself:

"I don't think English bands get as much airplay as they should. I've been fortunate in that Mr. John Peel seems to like what I do enough to play my music on his program. I'm not aware of any other airplay in the UK." [1]

The so-called "Peel Incident" mentioned above apparently involved the DJ playing Joyner's 1994 'The Cowardly Traveller' album in full on one of his programmes. As recalled by the musician:

"I was being interviewed by these different reporters from Germany and the Netherlands, and they would talk about ‘The Peel Incident,’ asking how it’s changed my career. I didn’t know what they were talking about. They said, ‘Don’t you know? He played your record on his show from beginning to end?’ I was blown away. Peel had only done that once in his show’s 30 years."
('Simon Joyner Pays His Toll', Tim McMahan)

Available playlists on this site and Lorcan's Tracklistings Archive suggest this took place on one of Peel's international shows rather than his domestic BBC Radio One programme. Simon first came to the UK in 1996 and finally recorded a session for John's show - see below.

Festive Fifty Entries

  • None

Sessions

Two sessions. No known commercial release.

1. Recording date not known. First broadcast: 25 May 1996. No known repeats.

  • Milk / Born Of Longing / Hood / Hotter Than Satan's Heels

2. Recorded and live on 17 November 2004 (Rob Da Bank).

  • Sad Woman / Four Birds / The Rain Asked for a Holiday / The Only Living Boy in Ohama

Other Shows Played

The listing below was compiled only from the database of this site and Lorcan's Tracklistings Archive and is likely to be incomplete. Please add any further details if known.

1993
1994
1995
  • 27 May 1995 (BFBS): Don't Begrudge A Man His Funeral (2xCD-Fast Forward) Brinkman
  • 18 August 1995: Sorrow Floats (Compilation CD-Our Salvation Is In Hand) Theme Park
1996
1997
1998
  • 18 February 1998: One For The Catholic Girls (7" Single) Wurlitzer Jukebox
  • 10 March 1998: One For The Catholic Girls (7" Single) Wurlitzer Jukebox
  • 08 November 1998 (BFBS): Christine (12"-The Christine EP) Secretly Canadian
  • 10 December 1998: Ballad In The Past (2CD - Yesterday, Tomorrow And In Between) Sing, Eunuchs!
  • 13 December 1998 (BFBS): Cold Outside Your Window, Mama (2xCD-Yesterday Tomorrow And In Between) Sing, Eunuchs!
  • 16 December 1998: Cold Outside Your Window Mama (2CD - Yesterday, Tomorrow And In Between) Sing, Eunuchs!
1999
  • January 1999 (FSK): Don't Miss Your Lover (2xCD - Yesterday Tomorrow And In Between) Sing, Eunuchs!
  • 24 January 1999 (BFBS): Don't Miss Your Lover (2xCD-Yesterday Tomorrow And In Between) Sing, Eunuchs!
  • 20 February 1999 (BFBS): Amen (2xCD-Yesterday Tomorrow And In Between) Sing, Eunuchs!
  • 02 December 1999: The Lousy Dance (CD-The Lousy Dance) Truckstop
  • 09 December 1999 (Radio Eins): The Lousy Dance (CD-The Lousy Dance) Truckstop
  • 20 December 1999 (BFBS): When She Drops Her Veil (LP-The Lousy Dance)' (Atavistic / Truckstop) (JP: “Simon occasionally comes over and does gigs in Europe, and the last time he was over for a festival in Holland or Belgium, I forget which, we tried to get him in to do some stuff for my programmes here in Britain, and the promoter of the festival wouldn't let him do it, which is rather irritating, 'cos you'd have thought he might have drawn a bit of attention to the wretched festival, but Simon was disappointed and we were too. But we will try again.”)
  • December 1999 (FSK): When She Drops Her Veil (CD - The Lousy Dance) Atavistic
  • 27 December 1999 (BFBS): It Will Never Be This Way Again (CD-The Lousy Dance) Atavistic / Truck Stop
2000s
Other

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