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Sounds was a music paper published weekly in the UK from 1970-10-10 to 1991-04-06. It was founded to compete with Melody Maker and New Musical Express in the developing "progressive" music market. Its first editor Jack Hutton (previously editor of MM) managed to persuade a number of noted writers from other papers, such as Penny Valentine (from Disc & Music Echo), Steve Peacock and Jerry Gilbert (from MM) to join the new publication,.Sounds never attained the fashionablity of its rivals but gained a loyal readership, particularly among fans of progressive and heavy metal rock.

Following his previous stints as a columnist with International Times and Disc & Music Echo, Peel contributed a regular piece for Sounds from 14th July 1973 to sometime in 1981.

In the 80's, Sounds released various compilation albums and singles, and Peel played some tracks from them on his shows.

Peel Columns

More than a few of Peel's weekly columns for Sounds were republished in The Olivetti Chronicles:

  • 1973-12-01, Osmonds 3, pg. 204-7
  • 1973-12-15, Osmonds 2, pg. 201-3
  • 1974-07-20, Lena Zavaroni, pg. 350-2
  • 1974-08-03, Robert Wyatt, pg. 347-9
  • 1974-03-01, Roadshows 2, pg. 263-5
  • 1975-04-05, Tommy, pg. 297-8
  • 1975-04-19, The Mourning of the Golden Flask, pg. 166-8
  • 1975-07-01, Knebworth, pg. 133-5
  • 1975-11-08, Peel and the Mighty Gorgon, pg. 211-13
  • 1976-01-10, The Party’s Over, pg. 208-10
  • 1976-02-07, Bores, pg. 27-29
  • 1976-04-10, A Boy Named Zuma [1]
  • 1976-04-17, Please listen to my programme, pg. 230-2
  • 1976-04-24, Pen Pal, pg. 220-2
  • 1976-08-14, Babies, pg. 12-14
  • 1977-05-21, Hippies, pg. 117-18
  • 1977-06-04, Virginity, pg. 320-3
  • 1977-06-18, God Save The Queen, pg. 104-7
  • 1977-09-10, Reading Festival 2, pg. 245-50
  • 1977-10-22, Fab Pic Contest!, pg. 77-9
  • 1977-11-05, Fab Pic Contest 2, pg. 80-3
  • 1977-12-31, Fab Pic Contest 3, pg. 84-7
  • 1978-05-27, Pink Pop, pg. 226-9
  • 1978-06-24, Wine-tasting with Walters, pg. 341-4
  • 1978-07-01, Shaving, pg. 270-2
  • 1978-08-26, Old Bill, pg. 191-4

Please add further information on Peel's pieces for Sounds if known.



  • Oct. 16 "John Peel In The Talk-In". Peel interviewed by regular Sounds contributor Steve Peacock. "I'm a starving man - any radio I get I grab". JP talks about his radio career and the frustrations of working at the BBC. He'd recently lost his position as sole presenter of the Radio One Concert shows, says he was "hurt" by the reduction in his weekly hours of airtime and had started doing shows for Radio Luxembourg (read more)


  • May 26 "Peel gets back to mono" Article on the stereo systems Peel uses - at home and in his car (read more)
  • Jul. 14 (Peel's first written piece in Sounds) Gosh, Dorothea! On the horizon... isn't that the original teenage vegetarian millionaire playboy? You guessed it's John Peel. With a smile, hovering, yes, hovering about my lips - the lips still bruised from the excess of passion and... (read more)
  • Aug. 4 MR. PEACOCK and I have just stepped out for a glass of lunch. Having completed the totally rivetting singles reviews that you'll find elsewhere in ZOUNDS I was recking my small and perverse brain for a lively topic with which to delight you ... (read more)
  • Aug. 11 "ERE", (and how exactly do you represent a Manchester accent on paper?) "when are yer gonna stop playin' all them weird records that are not on?" "Weird" records eh! Must mean Tangerine Dream, the Cheviot Ranters, Beefheart, someone like... (read more)
  • Sep. 1: Singles Reviews
  • Sep. 29: "Life With The Lions" Describes his holiday in Kenya and Tanzania.  HELLO! HELLO! I'm back again, having sported myself royally for a week or so in the fleshpots of Africa and Yorkshire, and stand ready in helm and breastplate to do battle on your behalf in the blood-stained lists of rock-a-boogie. Was it not Bottom who said... (read more)
  • Oct. 6: As befits the season of the year I am in a gentle and reflective mood. However, do not fret, tiny creatures, I have no plans to bore you with tales from my past. Until another day the story of the night I slew fifty and six... (read more)
  • Oct. 6: Singles Reviews
  • Oct. 27: Singles Reviews
  • Dec. 22: "It's not too much to ask" Some of us chaps here at ZOUNDS have just returned from a sort of awfully jolly pre Christmas romp at a neighbouring hostelry. As I have a heavy cold, which has resulted in my normally patrician nose turning a... (see more)


  • Jan. 5: 1973 Top Ten Albums
  • Jan. 26: Singles Reviews
  • Feb. 23: Singles Reviews
  • Mar. 9: Singles Reviews
  • June. 22: "My mate Gary's OK OK!" BET YOU missed Gary and me and Jim Stafford on "Roundtable". That's Gary Glitter but, well, I call him Gary and he calls me John. Just like that. Gary and John - well, why not? The only other time I've been adjacent to the lad was way way back when I was an... (read more)
  • Aug. 10: THIS AFTERNOON (Sunday) a detachment of us were planning to cruise into Norfolk to observe a spot of motor racing at Snetterton. Sadly our plans have been aborted by torrential rain.... .Writes about his dog Woggle and a bad Peel Roadshow gig in Bexley (read more)
  • Aug. 24: HERE'S SOME good news for ELP and Focus fans. Fresh from the wind-swept and rain soaked slopes of Snowdon (which is, despite what you may have been taught at school, at least 20,000 feet in height) I have sat and listened to an LP by a German trio named Triumvirat... JP is unimpressed by them, but shows more interest in Austrailan bands Ariel and Daddy Cool (read more)
  • Sep. 7: I'LL WAGER my carefully catalogued collection of European and Commonwealth knicker elastic, some of it dating back to the reign of George VI, that the very last thing you care to read about this week is the Reading Festival . "Why" you may well remark... JP "enjoyed Reading hugely" and namechecks many of the acts who appeared: Traffic, Fumble, Barclay James Harvest, Pink Floyd, Beckett, Jack The Lad, Focus, George Melly, Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames. Peel and Jerry Floyd hosted the festival. (read more)
  • Nov. 2: "Same again Rod" HIS SHIRT hanging awkwardly over voluminous trousers, Paul leaned over and kissed the Pig on the cheek. "MAny happy returns for tomorrow, Pig," he said, putting a hand on her arm and squeezing it affectionately. Unfortunately the featured... "Paul" is Paul Gambaccini, about to leave the UK for radio work in Boston. Peel also mentions a Tangerine Dream concert at the Rainbow and appearing on Rosko's Round Table with Rod Stewart and Kenney Jones. (read more)
  • Nov. 2: Singles Reviews
  • Nov. 30: "T.Dream or not T.Dream"  Reports on a Tangerine Dream concert in Guildford and defends the band against their critics.  "WELL", CONTINUED Kevin, wiping the chip grease from his mouth with the back of a swollen hand, "I Thought I was on this sort of a planet, you see." Sparky and Graham laughted sardonically but Kevin pressed onwards regardless... Also mentions Eno, John Lee Hooker and enjoying plays on Radio 4 and the BBC World Service. (read more)
  • Dec 27: John Peel Section: Peel lists his favourite things relating to music, TV and radio, separated into British and International sections.


  • Jan. 4: Top Ten Albums Of 1974
  • Jan. 4: 1974 Top Fifty One Singles / EVER WONDERED why every third person in London is Australian? A letter from a man who describes himself as an "ELP, Yes and Focus freak" might give you a sort of clue... (read more)
  • Jan. 4: 1974 HAS been a good year for singles - and a bad year as well. What I mean is ... any year in which a record as manifestly awful as "The Streak" can become Number One in the charts has got to have something dramatically wrong with it. On the other hand ... (read more)
  • Jan. 25: "THE CHAIRMAN of the Board of Warner Bros. Records and the Managing Director of Warner Bros. Records UK, in co-operation with the United States Embassy Cultural Affairs Office, invite you to a reception at the Embassy ... to honour ... The Doobie Brothers, Graham Central Station, Little Feat, Montrose, Tower Of Power, Bonaroo."... (read more)
  • Jan. 25: Singles Reviews
  • Feb.1: IT's SIX-thirty on Monday morning. The shipping forecast is blaring out of our ailing radio, having temporarily replaced Simon Bates, who left us with a charming little number by Max Bygraves. TypealongaMax. Despite the air of electronic... (read more)
  • Feb.1: Singles Reviews
  • Feb. 8 (an excerpt from an incomplete image of the article): From the poll, let us turn to our attention to the Belgian charts - Number One is 'You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet' by Bachman Turner Overdrive. We must aim for an interview with that ... (read more)
  • Feb. 8 Singles Reviews
  • Feb. 22 Singles Reviews
  • Apr. 26: WHO, PLEASANT reader, is this rough 'n' tough, oh-so-out-doorsy, he-man doing battle against thigh high flood waters? See how resolutely he fights his way through the raging torrent, effortlessly holding two heavy cases above the boiling... (read more)
  • Apr. 26: Singles Reviews (the article, where Peel reviewed the Goodies' The Funky Gibbon single, and apparently got beaten up by the group after he gave a damaging verdict on their record)
  • May. 3: Singles Reviews
  • Jun. 7: NOW THE truth can be told. The irregular appearance in this journal of this column is recent weeks, has been due entirely to my decision to stop writing it. For some time I have felt that at 19 I am too old to be winning the admiration, nay, adoration, of so many... (read more)
  • Jun. 7: Singles Reviews
  • Jul. 5: "GET OFF with you, you old silly!" I hear you cry, as I settle down in a comfortable chair with a large glass of a rather intriguing Rhenish wine, to discuss the events of Saturday, June 21. "We have," you might reasonably continue... (read more)
  • Jul. 5: Singles Reviews
  • Jul. 12: IT IS 7.30 on Sunday morning. Peel, his firm and manly features most appealingly outlined by fresh white linen, is asleep. He has been asleep for five and a half hours, recovering after the exertions of the affair at Knebworth. The phone rings and the sensitive... (Peel mentions the musicians he met at the Knebworth Festival - Captain Beefheart (who later phoned him) Steve Miller (who told Peel that in his youth in Texas he too listened to Kat's Karavan) and Roy Harper  (read more)
  • Jul. 12: Singles Reviews
  • Jul. 19: HI PALS! Last week or was it the week before? - your best buddy (me) finally became the delighted proprietor of a cassette player. For those among you who care about technical matters, the device is an Amstrad 6000, made in Canada and the rewind doesn't work. Despite this, I have at last been able to squat in my lair and listen to the... (read more)
  • Sep. 6: It's a week since Reading '75 and my back is still killing me. 'Good ole Peely', you may be thinking, 'deflowering school girls again'. No such luck, mates o' mine, no such luck. No the aching back is the result of three nights spent trying to sleep in the back of a... (read more)
  • Oct. 18: "A Peelet's on the way": YOU KNOW, it seems such a long time since we last sat down together and had a little chat about this and that. Yet here we are again and I have a feeling it is going to be just as much fun as it was before.... The principal difference in the complex pattern of my days is this...I am now gainfully employed on Entirely Wonderful Radio One for five nights a week... (read more)
  • Nov. 8: WHAT A dull column that was last week, eh? I'm most dreadfully sorry about it. Here's a bit of action to make up for it. Ned crept across the rocks towards the smugglers' lair. Close behind him moved the silent figure of his new friend Earl, the... (read more)


  • Jan. 24 CORRECT ME if I'm wrong, but wasn't it Bill Medley who said, or rather sang, 'You Never Close Your Eyes Anymore?' I think it must have been. And there's no point denying that Bill knew his stuff. William Robert Anfield Ravenscroft (alias Peel) edged his way uncomfortably into... (read more)
  • Apr. 10 I'M SORRY. I know this isn't a football paper. Now which of you typed that then? Come on, I'm not fooling with you. I want to know. You're not leaving the room until one of you owns up and that's that. Was it you, Vendrome? You, Frobisher? Erg-XL2? How about you, Gilhooly? ... (read more )
  • Jun.12 ALTHOUGH THE sun outside is effulgent to the point of folly the air is filled with merry twitterings of droves of songbirds, the Peel heart is heavy. I have sat for some 12 minutes now, my grizzled old head cupped in a gnarled hand (also mine), trying to think of... (read more)
  • Aug. 7 BEFORE WE take another step into the unknown, here's a little list I think you will find jolly useful. Just carry it with you wherever you go and turn to it in time of stress and tribulation. 1. Hereford Cathedral. 2. Vasco da Gama. 3. Molybdenum. 4. The Who. 5. Family. 6. Roxy Music. 7. Fairport Convention. 8. Rolling Stones. 9... (Previews the series of retrospective shows on bands in the list, which will be broadcast while he's and his family are on holiday in Cornwall) (read more)
  • Aug. 14 YES I remember how sensitive you are, and normally, as I'm sure you're aware, I wouldn't think of mentioning it. But - don't turn around right now - he's still lying there on the tiles and staring up at me. From the expression on that part of his face which is ... (read more)
  • Sep. 4 BY HECK I missed you. Missed the soft touch of your hand, the silvery elfin tinkle of your laugh, the warmth of your body against mine. Mind you, I did have a pretty rare old time in Cornwall, consuming generous quantities of ... (read more)
  • Sep. 11 (Peel reviewing the Reading Festival) JUST GUESSING, of course, but one supposes that one must have piloted the Peel Roadshow's Team Tampax V 16 racer through the very heart of St. Neots some hundred times over the past five years. A sleepy little market town, assumes the jaded passer-through, nestling in a corner of... (read more)
  • Sep. 18: I WAS genuinely saddened to read in last week's ZOUNDS of the death of Jimmy Reed. It has been some time since he made any really worthwhile records, but when I lived, moved, and had my being in Dallas, Texas in the early 1960s Jimmy reed was... (read more)
  • Sep. 25: WE AT Peel Acres, that beacon of pure light in a dark and sombre world, live a highly ritualised life, with ancient ceremonies and rich pageantry guiding our every move. In recent weeks we have added a new ritual to our early morning routines. Whosoever rises first - and as you can readily imagine, this is usually... (read more)
  • Oct. 2: HERE at rambling Peel acres, eight hundred square miles of fine arable farm land nestling in the heart of East Anglia, we are experiencing staff problems, and I find myself called upon from time to time to perform menial tasks which a person of my standing is not normally called upon to perform. For this reason I have... (read more)
  • Oct. 16: WELL, I simply can't imagine what happened to last week's column, I'm sure. I typed it out ever so neatly, thundering out the deathless prose in the back of the car while Vera - I think her name was Vera - got dressed again, and then I popped the finished work, honed and polished with true craftsmanship, into just the... (read more)
  • Oct. 23: Quo for the World Cup?: I KNOW YOU won't laugh when I tell you that since last Wednesday evening we at Peel Acres have been adhering strictly to twin vows of silence and chastity. Sackcloth and ashes are being worn; we all, including William (A Baby) , sleep in the garden, praying earnestly for sub-zero temperatures and torrential and... (read more)
  • Dec. 4: IT SAYS here "John Peel plus one," you know', murmured the oh-so-lovely creature on the door, peering at the guest-list. I smiled one of those sudden smiles of mine that seem somehow to light the whole room, fingering reflectively the... (read more)
  • Dec. 25 1976 Top Ten Albums


  • Jan. 8: THIS VERY first bulletin of the New Year - for those among you with an eye for detail, it is 1977 - comes to you direct from Radio 1's cosy Continuity C studio, the same studio from which such universal favourites as David Hamilton and... (read more)
  • Feb. 5: EVANGELINE, still a virgin at 14, was frightfully distressed at having to rinse all that spit out of my hair. I was less distressed than disappointed with the new wave music-lovers who had put it there. My admiration for their rowdy cause was based on the assumption that they regarded anyone associated with the old... (read more)
  • Mar. 19: "Hip Nip Snip Trip". JP quotes oddly-phrased sleevenotes from an album by Japanese group the Far East Family Band;  "THE REACTION of the listener of progressive rock sound is like participating in an imaginary game which has no limitations more special rule. Originally, all kinds of music including rock is a stimulating deed in sensitivity within time vector. Except the time... "  He goes on to discuss the album and other imported LPs he'd recently got from the Virgin Records branch at Marble Arch (read more)
  • Apr. 30: MY GOODNESS me but you've grown since I saw you last. Does your dear mater know you're down here? Look, I'll tell you what - why don't we pop into my study for a smallish sherry, and I'll show you the holiday pics. There are one or two views of the sulphur springs that I just know you're going to love. Well, perhaps some other... (read more)
  • May. 7: IT CAN'T BE that easy being Eric Clapton. Useful to have the money, of course - no mortgage problems there, eh? - and who wouldn't want to be able to play guitar like that? Nice to be a mate of Dylan's too. But what do you do about the ninnies who yell for 'Crossroads' at the gigs? And applaud hysterically whatever you... (read more)
  • July. 2: "Was it something I played?" Peel responds to letter of complaint from listener; I AM WRITING this letter on behalf of many pissed off John Peel Show fans. I remember when his one hour show used to feature rock music (we're not all punks, John!) Now his two hour show consists of any crap he can dig up. As far as DJs go he's not exactly ... (read more)
  • July. 9: (Peel mentions about listeners letters he discovered from March 1970) 'We gotta son called Tristram, An 'two cats named Left and Right; Play squash dahn at th' Squash Club, Drink bleeding wine most ev'ry night.' Gotta mortgage on the cottage An' we've joined the bleeding hunt. Ain't never seen no dole queue. So naff off, yer... (read more)
  • July. 30: As he stood erect he could hear the chatter of the cleaners at the far end of the corridor outside, and wondered idly which language it was they were speaking. Some variant on French, he supposed. He looked down at her as she lay on the table, her face still flushed and half-covered with her dark... (read more)
  • Aug. 20: HEY! LOOK, I'm sorry! OK? I know just what you're thinking. 'Peel missed the paper again last week. Out boozin', I shouldn't wonder'. And I do understand your feelings. I do. I really do. So this journal is scarce worth the paper it is printed on without this column. Don't you think we... (read more)
  • Aug. 27: CULTURE's 'Trod On' was playing when the white light on the studio wall flashed. I picked up the telephone. 'Hello John', someone said, 'this is the newsroom. We've had unconfirmed reports from America that Elvis Presley is dead'. And as I lined up the next record, the Fabulous Poodles' single, I wondered what I was going to say. And I thought back to... (read more)
  • Sep. 3: LOOK, DUCKIES! Before we lumber off, bdellium-reinforced glove in bdellium-reinforced glove, into that tear-filled void that those select few of us who travel in time and space have come to call the Unknown, let me hastily apologise for last week's colerm. Much, much more pompons and boring even than the... (read more)
  • Sep. 17: FATE, in the form of an orange and off-white volkswagen van, has caught up with your laughing boy again and is even now shaking him enthusiastically by the throat. Perhaps I am being punished for my drink sodden coverage of the Reading Festival as cutely misprinted in... (read more)
  • Sep. 24: Tomorrow, after a night spent in the dinkiest little hay-by-the A. 12 has to offer the questing traveller, this big, bad, bronzed hunk o' man will be wiping spittle from his vestments in the company of the Damned, the Rods, and, so it is claimed, others, in the... (read more)
  • Oct. 1: 'It's Madness to put us against each other our styles are the same'. These were the thoughts that raced through my head as I heard the very first intimations of the possibility of rumours that I might be asked to take over Radio 1's afternoon tea-time drive show from David Hamilton. To be frank with you, I fairly stormed when the... (read more)
  • Oct. 8: HERE (up above, you ninny!) are two - go on, count 'em - throughly handy certificates for use by anyone planning to attend any of the John 'Doctor Rhythm' Peel Road Show Hep Sounds Autumn Tour Of Europe And Related Places gigs. Already the Road Show, to give it it's proper title, has... (read more)
  • Dec. 24: 1977 Top Ten Albums


  • Feb. 11 I suspect, angels, that those placed in authority over the BB's dormitory areas have a device for routing late sleepers from their beds and sending them, choking ever-so-lightly, out into the streets to attend to the Corporation's business … (read more)
  • Apr. 29 I must stop picking up young men. I must stop picking up young men. I must stop picking up young men. I must stop picking up young men. I must stop picking up young men. There! That's it, isn't it? Really, I've been so fearfully wicked lately that I thought I had just had to purge myself publicly - right here in front of all... (read more)
  • July. 22 COUPLA things wrong with last week's column, tinies. One. Shel Silverstein's very short record is called 'Twenty-Six Second Song' rather than 'Twenty-Five Second Song', and the track by the Fastest Group Alive, which is 35 seconds long, is called 'Beside' and not 'Bears'. That was... (read more)
  • Sep. 9 (Peel reviewing the Reading Festival) READING ROCK '78 was either the fifth or sixth Reading Festival at which I've been employed as link-man and professional uncle jolly-boy. It is the first which I have left feeling defeated and confused, as crushed in spirits as I imagine Ardiles and Villa must have felt last Saturday. For the past week I have been trying to... (read more)
  • Oct. 7 John Peel returns from holiday with another thinly disguised puff for the dubious delights of his so-called 'roadshow' (read more)
  • Oct. 21 Old Enough To Be Her Father (Again): HI, CUTIE-PIES! It is Monday morning, 5:45, and I'm at Mama's little place in Notting Hill. Pretty ethnic, eh? I'll say. In fact, I just happen to know that some of the Slits live, oh, less than a mile from here. 'That's Peel!' you're probably sniggering, 'I just bet he's not at his mother's at all. Expect he's... (read more)
  • Dec. 30 1978 Top Twenty Albums


  • Feb. 3 I had a rollicking good time last weekend in Brighton, to which spa I had travelled to see the Piranhas. A 308 mile round trip, you understand. I work devilishly hard on your behalf. The Piranhas were, you know, wizard ... (read more)
  • July. 21 ANSWERS to correspondence. 'Bloodthirsty' - There is no recruiting office for the Cape Mounted Rifles in Daventry. There is an illustrated article on making new shoes on the tenth part of our special Henley Regatta Souvenir Number. Your letter has been passed on to Scotland Yard. And now, for connoisseurs of that powerful, nay, powerful, yarn of... (read more)
  • Aug. 11 YOUNG PEOPLE, especially young people in trouble, often write to me to ask whether Kenny Dalglish really exists. Can He save us? Is He truly the way, the Truth and the Light? These are the sort of questions they ask me, and I will be answering these - and others - in full later on in this week's A Question Of... (read more)
  • Aug. 18 YEARS AND years and years ago, when the John Peel Roadshow was young, gifted and hirsute, it used to visit Wolverhampton fairly regularly - I remember a gig at the Lafayette with Black Sabbath and Medicine Head in particularly, because I attempted subsequently to sign Sabbaf, as they were to become, to my Dandelion label. Imagine if I had... (read more)
  • Sep. 8 (Peel reviewing the Reading Festival) WE ARE ankle deep in what Shakespeare has rather catchily described as 'the very witching time of night when churchyards yawn'. It is the morning of Friday, August 24, the racer has shuddered to a standstill in the heart of a featureless industrial estate on the edge of downtown Reading, Berks, and I am doing what I can to persuade a... (read more)
  • Sept 8: List of records played by Peel for his 40th birthday on shows of 29 August 1979 and 30 August 1979. [2]
  • Oct. 6 JUDGING FROM a number of poorly written and grossly misspelted letters which have reached me from around the land, there are those who feel that Liverpool have already forfeited the League title. This is the most pitiful nonsense, of course, and I would like to remind these doubters that we are not yet a... (read more)
  • Oct. 20 OVER THE past fortnight some achingly lovely words of Mrs Heman's have, as she herself would have expressed it, oft returned unto me! I'm sure you know the ones I mean. 'Gaze on - tis lovely! - Childhood's lip and cheek. Mantling beneath its earnest brow of thought!' I have spent the weekends so lately flown ankle deep in the ... (read more)
  • Dec. 7 "THIS IS a sample of Conqueror Buttermilk Laid 100g/m" Any of you cute managers recognise the above? This cryptic and seemingly fatuous message is the only clue I have apart from two half names and half of an address to the identity of several young women I wish to interview in connection with a number of staff vacancies here at... (read more)
  • Dec. 29 1979 Top Twenty Albums


  • Jan. 5 DESPITE my carefree good looks and all-round good guy personality, I am not one of those citizens who receive dozens of party invitations at this time of the year. What tends to happen is that around, say, January 11, I encounter someone - let us call him Jim - who asks me, slightly-consciously, what sort of a... (read more)
  • Jan. 12 MED HOVEDGRUNNEN til at dek ikke lar seg gjore a skrive ned disc-jockeyenes lyrikk, er ikke spraket. And I'll thank you to remember that next time. You know, serpents, I was thinking only this morning, as I was hanging the bloodstained... (read more)
  • Aug. 9 I AM A little stiff this morning, dear dwellers without the gates, following a day spent at the cricketings in the delightful arrondissement of Aldenham. We were styled a Celebrity XI, despite being IX in number and bereft of celebrities, unless you count Mike Reid, and we were locked in combat with the Aldenham Cricket Club. Andy Peebles was... (read more)
  • Aug. 16 It has always been a pure and unselfish love for each and every one of you, no matter how mean and lowly, which has engendered these columns, and it was with your interests at heart that I resolved to travel over the weekend to Castle Donington, Hagar to catch a glimpse of the very spot where the HM fighting cocks will foregather next Saturday ... (read more)
  • Sept. 6 An everyday story of country folk: My seneschal has but recently returned from the field, to tell me that the embers are not yet quite dead in the great bonfire the tenants lit over the weekend to celebrate what critics have described as my (forty first) birthday ... (read more)
  • Sep. 20 RANDOM THOUGHTS on trying to listen to the Flowers whilst citizens yell "Well, what did you think of Siouxsie then, eh?" in your ear, 5:00 pip Emma Sunday and I'm back in my hotel room around a... (read more)
  • Sep. 27 OVER INCALCULABLE aeons your Uncle John has flirted more than one time with the demon television, with the affair being ended smartest each time when the quaint media-folk have discovered that as soon as their cameraman has me unerringly in his sights, I slam my eyes shut and keep them there, and my speech, at best indistinct, becomes... (read more)
  • Oct. 25 YOU WILL perhaps have noted, Quaint Fisher-Folk, that since my army of teenaged assistants melted away like the snows of early spring, I have been unable to keep our weekly date 'neath the trysting tree. Both of the little tykes are now heavily enmeshed in further education and I hardly see anything of them, I... (read more)

Sounds v/a Compilations

Plays by Peel of various artist releases from Sounds. 

(v/a 7" - Sounds Showcase 1

(v/a 7" - Sounds Showcase 2

(v/a 7" - Sonic Sounds 3)

(v/a 7" - Sounds - Waves 2)

(v/a 7" - Sounds - Waves 3)

See Also