Posts Tagged ‘BBC Radio 1

01
Jul
09

Ravenscroft at the Weekend & Archive Peel

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• Archive Peel Recordings Online At The Beeb

Glastonbury isn’t the same without John, but then nothing is anymore is it? Anyway, some bright spark at the BBC – Thank You – has riffled the archives to replay several Peel shows from happier days.

Many thanks to Chris for initially drawing my attention to this and to Steve ‘saipanda’ for saving me having to track down the links. Is that the best link to use for you Steve, you are the wikimaster are you not?

No doubt everyone has already checked out the old JP Glastonbury stuff that is still being streamed by the BBC. If not, here’s the links (I think):

24 June 1994 (60 mins), part 1, Madder Rose (60 mins)
24 June 1994 (60 mins) part 2, Dreadzone part 2 (60 mins)
27 June 1995 (120 mins) Ash, Sleeper (120 mins)
29 June 2004 (Belle and Sebastian, PJ Harvey) (120 mins)

Think the 2004 show is available via torrent (in of the 17 set), but as far as I know the others are not generally circulated. If anyone could mp3 these, I for one would really appreciate it – some technical issues at this end.”

John at Glastonbury Festival Picture Gallery
• Don’t forget Paul Battley’s excellent Open Source cross-platform iPlayer Downloader!

If Steve or anyone else is still in need of mp3 links for the above, leave a comment and I shall see to it.

• Ravenscroft On BBC6 Music This Weekend

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Tom Ravenscroft is back on BBC6 Music this coming Friday and Saturday.

Friday 3 July 2009 19:00-21:00
“Tom Ravenscroft sits in for Tom Robinson with a session from Tinariwen.”

Saturday 4 July 2009 00:00-02:00
“Tom Ravenscroft sits in for Tom Robinson with more great internet discoveries.”

• The BBC Introducing with Tom Robinson will doubtless have full playlists in due course.

25
Nov
08

1986 Radio Radio with John Peel

John Peel Radio Radio 1986
A quickie post for today.

Shared last month by dunelm61 at the Peel Newsgroup is this enjoyable archive piece…

In 1986 BBC Radio 1 made a series of programmes called Radio Radio, one of the programmes being devoted to John Peel.

First transmitted on 8 February 1986.

original single file link:

radiopeel19860208.mp3 (123457 KB)

bite-size mirror links:

1986_radio-radio.part1.rar

1986_radio-radio.part2.rar

checksum if required

15
Sep
08

The time is gone, the song is over

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My only ambition was: this is fun, I hope we can make a living out of this
- Rick Wright 1942 - 2008

15 Sep 2008
The family of Richard Wright, founder member of Pink Floyd, announce with great sadness, that Richard died today after a short struggle with cancer.

The family have asked that their privacy is respected at this difficult time.

Richard Wright
Born 28 July 1943 (65)
source: pinkfloyd.com

No one can replace Richard Wright. He was my musical partner and my friend.

In the welter of arguments about who or what was Pink Floyd, Rick’s enormous input was frequently forgotten.

He was gentle, unassuming and private but his soulful voice and playing were vital, magical components of our most recognised Pink Floyd sound.

I have never played with anyone quite like him. The blend of his and my voices and our musical telepathy reached their first major flowering in 1971 on ‘Echoes’. In my view all the greatest PF moments are the ones where he is in full flow. After all, without ‘Us and Them’ and ‘The Great Gig In The Sky’, both of which he wrote, what would ‘The Dark Side Of The Moon’ have been? Without his quiet touch the Album ‘Wish You Were Here’ would not quite have worked.

In our middle years, for many reasons he lost his way for a while, but in the early Nineties, with ‘The Division Bell’, his vitality, spark and humour returned to him and then the audience reaction to his appearances on my tour in 2006 was hugely uplifting and it’s a mark of his modesty that those standing ovations came as a huge surprise to him, (though not to the rest of us).

Like Rick, I don’t find it easy to express my feelings in words, but I loved him and will miss him enormously.

David Gilmour
Monday 15th September 2008
source: davidgilmour.com

John Peel’s involvement with The Pink Floyd and their Free Sound goes right the way back to the beginning. Notable moments include the time he played Dark Side of The Moon in it’s entirety and HMV in Oxford St. sold out of blank cassettes. Though this might be an urban myth!

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In addition to playing with Pink Floyd, Rick also released two solo albums:
Wet Dreams (1978) and Broken China (1996)

There are a ton of sites out there catering to Pink Floyd including those that both list and share many unreleased live recordings, demos and out-takes, but if you’d rather hear the band in documentary form try this one from BBC radio made by 1992 Wish You’d Been Here – The History of Pink Floyd. You’ll even have a chuckle as Bob Harris continually refers to records as rekids! It’s a DJ thing – he’s always done it. Also read this Rick Wright interview from 1986.

Elsewhere:

Fades in Slowly
Teenage Kicks
Kat’s Karavan audio: Top Gear including Pink Floyd session (1967)
BigO audio: Peel’s in Concert (1971)
Pink Floyd live at Madison Square Garden (1977) audio: 278.38 MB

14
Sep
07

John Peel Day 2007

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From Radio 1 (complete with split infinitive)

“After the massive success of John Peel Days in 2005 and 2006, we’re again inviting you to join the celebration of John’s legacy and live music by putting on your own gigs.

It all happens on 11th October 2007, the anniversary of John Peel’s last live broadcast, and we’d love to know about the gigs and events you are organising.

In addition Radio 1 will be staging a very special show at the Electric Proms, with Siouxsie Sioux, Agaskodo Teliverek and Radio Luxembourg.”

The BBC Radio 1 Links:
Radio 1’s John Peel Page
The John Peel Day 2007 Page
Submit Your Gigs
Get The Logo
Electric Proms

I’d like to add my appreciation to John’s many friends and colleagues at the BBC for keeping this annual event on the calendar.

17
Aug
07

Quick News Roundup

A few items that I was planning to post before the really shitty news about Tony Wilson. Although stirrings of a normal service being resumed here should be treated with the utmost contempt, I don’t think I ought to let the aproach of John Peel’s birthdate, 30th August (1939,) go without some special attention. But for now…

—FIRST-NEW-MESSAGE———————————————

Radio 1 40th anniversary – BBC Request
(courtesy of the superlative Peel newsgroup)

Hello there,

I’m putting together a ‘Best of John Peel’ programme for Radio 1’s 40th anniversary, and need your help!

I wondered if you or any of your listeners had any favourite John moments or quotes from John’s Radio 1 shows (and if they remember when it was, even better) – and if so if they could please e-mail me asap. I’ll then see if we have those moments in our archives and try to include them in the programme..

Hope you can help!

All the best,

Simon

SimonBarnard
BBC Radio 1
l Yalding House | 152-156 Great Portland St | London W1N 6AJ

Contact Simon here: simon.barnard@bbc.co.uk (I’m sure the beeb have more than adequate spam filtering in place otherwise I wouldn’t normally publish an email address in this way.)

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The Launch of Unpredictable Porridge

Dear music fan

You subscribed to John Peel’s Unpredictable Porridge page. The project has been a long time in the building process, but we now want to provide you with an exclusive 7-day window in which you have the first opportunity to upload your material to the site before it goes public.

Gohereto register, then upload your biog, images and audio. Your music and contact details will be ported straight through to the inboxes of Universal’s A&R heads as well as being available for the public to enjoy.

If you’re not a musician and simply an avid music fan, then hold tight for the public launch of Unpredictable Porridge where you will be able to stream the best new and unsigned music in the UK.

This site will continue the legacy of John Peel, you can upload your new musical creations and check out other emerging talent.

Regardless of what style of music you are into, or whether you like to play music, create music, or just listen to music; this site will be for you. John’s son William, and Universal Music are seeking to further John’s commitment by providing real opportunities and potential record deals for emerging acts. This new interactive portal will be all about your ideas, your talent and your passion for music.

Unpredictable Porridge

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John Peel Round Table 1978

Sound Engineer Iain Roberton has kindly offered to attempt a clean up of an old edition of BBC Radio 1’s Round Table with Kid Jenson, Kate Bush and John Peel. The recording can best be described as shite and offers several technical challenges, but mostly it requires much of time and patience. It is not simply a noise removal and EQ job. Serious offers of help from audiophile masochists can request a disc containing the 300+MB wav file by emailing me at the usual address.

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Peelenium Request

Hi Gary

I was sorry to read you’ve been having health problems, I hope that you will be feeling better soon.

I was wondering if, with your extensive knowledge of the Peel Internet community, you could help me locate a download of the Peelennium shows, specifically the 1931 edition.

I lost the recording of this through typical negligence almost as soon as I’d made it. It featured two beautiful tracks, Just A Gigolo performed by Bing Crosby with the Gus Arnheim Orchestra and Dona Clara by Leyton & Johnstone, a Black vocal duo who seem to have no Internet presence. This version of Dona Clara is unlike more familiar versions, played in a soft, lilting style.

I once saw a compilation of Leyton & Johnstone’s work in Tower Records Piccadilly. It did not contain that track so I did not snap it up, not knowing then how rare and obscure their work had become.

Apart from being a wonderful piece of music which I want to hear again, the track also has special significance for my Grandmother Edith, now in her 90s. It was a favourite song of her older brother Will whom she idolised and who died tragically young.

I know it is a lot to ask, especially in view of your own health problems, but if you think you might be able to help (maybe you could refer me to a Peel or 1930s music fanatic) you would have my deepest gratitude.

Yours truly

Howard Flaxa

Progress can be read at my other blog: here.

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And finally…

Updates here have been scarce because I needed (still?) a good long break from everything. The fact that some cunt deleted all the Peel links at rapidshare doesn’t help. Why do people need to publicly prove their immaturity? I do have plenty of files to share but I’ve not decided the best method yet.

Don’t forget the torrent feed though!

Special thanks to Jon Horne for his recent message who has long been a big inspiration behind john peel everyday. Kent at KSR for sourcing me a splendid Kurzweil and thus providing a renewed interest in life.

21
Feb
07

Web Roundup Week 8 (Part 1)

Web Roundup Week 8 (Part 1):
Links to some of the web’s finest Peel purveyors.

Every day? A new post every day. Who bleedin’ well told you that? Actually having the news about Martyn’s Peel Tapes book on top for two days is no bad thing at all. He’s since told me that he will indeed be keeping us posted with his progress. Looking forward to it.

The Perfumed Garden has, among it’s usual steady flow of Peel Sessions, The Fall’s gig from Sheffield’s Hallam University back in 1993, part of which was broadcast to mark BBC Radio 1’s Sound City initiative.
| The Fall

Sound of The Suburbs is another site I’ve featured before that regualrly posts Peel Sessions. A John Cooper Clarke session, in particular, caught my eye. Recent posts also feature Pete Wylie, Therapy, Pulp & Period Pains’ ‘Spice Girls (Who Do You Think You Are).
| John Cooper-Clarke
| Pete Wylie
| Therapy
| Pulp
| Period Pains

Peter writes to inform me that his site has links to a John Peel session from Medicine Head session – 26th april 1970. He would also like to hear from anyone who has the previous session one i that was “..done before the first lp (new bottles, old medicine) which was recorded in a birmingham studio and was of most of the songs on that lp” I hope I’ve got I’ve all the details correct there.
| Medicine Head

Koogy’s comprehensive music tracklistings for the SlashMusic podcasts have garnered attention from Mr Tom Ravenscroft himself stating, “I have to admit, it’s a very good site indeed,and I kind of wish we’d done it..”
| SlashMusic Playlists

Finally and certainly by no means least, I extend my thanks and appreciation to Richard for supplying me with the recent Guardian Guide which featured many of yours & my favourite websites including this one. The fact that they reproduced my ever so humble graphc design (not withstanding credit for the photographer of said pic used) without consultation infers I may do the same with their content. Unless of course they think Bloggers don’t warrant the same courtesy not to mention potential legal considerations? Huh, then Jamie went and topped it by being mentioned in Q Magazine, although a little investigative journalism (and a penchant for graphic design) on my part revealed the awful truth Media Whores & Pictures At An Exibition.

29
Jan
07

Peel Web Roundup (Week 5)

DE SAYS:
Following the uncontained joy of being listed in The Guardian (no really) I thought it prudent to kick myself into gear and post. There’s a fair degree on offer out there so without further ado……ado, ado. Huh, I lied.

Jon at The Peel Tapes: right place, right time, wrong speed:
3rd March 1998 part 1 (Session by The Fall)
3rd March 1998 part 2 (Session by The Fall)
24th December 1979 part 1 (Sessions by Steel Pulse, Cure, Damned, Secret Affair etc)
24th December 1979 part 2 (Sessions by Steel Pulse, Cure, Damned, Secret Affair etc)
2nd January 1980 part 1 (Sessions by UB40 & Public Image Ltd)
2nd January 1980 part 2 (Sessions by UB40 & Public Image Ltd)
30th August 1979 part 1 (JP’s 40th birthday)
30th August 1979 part 2 (JP’s 40th birthday)
30th August 1979 part 3 (JP’s 40th birthday)
30th August 1979 part 4 (JP’s 40th birthday)

| These can all be found here

The Furtive Fifty:
| Festive Fifty from 2000 nos. 20-1 from DAT
| Xmas Special 2000
| Festive 50 2002 (Sans Peel – music only!)

The Perfumed Garden:
| Gregory Isaacs – 6th December 1982
| Public Image Ltd – 17th December 1979
| The Flatmates – 24th September 1986 (Re-Post)
| Dinosaur Jr – 14th November 1988
| The Would Be’s – 19th March 1990 (Re-Post)
| Cocteau Twins – 15th July 1982
| Kevin Coyne – 24th January 1974
| The Mod-ettes – 4th February 1980 (Re-Post)

The Runout Groove:
| Peel Session: Twist (1999)
| Peel Session: Mono (2004)
| Peel Session: Will Oldham (2002)

Dandelion Radio:
Dandelion Radio are celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Shifty Disco with a retrospective look at the label’s colourful history, a trawl through their diverse and prolific back catalogue, and an interview with label boss Dave Newton. There’s a chance to win a load of shiny new Shifty Disco releases and celebrations are rounded off with live sets from Shifty bands, The Race, Seagull Strange, My Device and Paperlung. The show starts on Jan 27th & repeats through February. We also have an exclusive four track session from Autons.

| Dandelion Radio website.

John Peel Day Flickr Site:

Thanks to Roo Reynolds’ posting, I’ve re-discovered the John Peel Day photo blog.

| Flickr photo pool

The Roaring Machine:
Elizabeth has posted Peel session track “What Becomes of the Broken Hearted” by the Wedding Present.

| A wedge of Gedge

Pimpernel Jones:
Pompey DJ and rising star Pimpernel Jones plays the Wedgewood Rooms on Saturday 10th February with Radio One/Talkin’ Loud’s Gilles Peterson. So far I’ve only heard the chilled out mixes that Chris has been kind enough to point me to but judging from that and the favourable comments he’s been receiving lately, it should be a good night. Definately a name to watch!

| Tickets
| Pimpernel Jones @ MySpace
| Pimpernel Jones @ Slash Music
| Taster Two compilation on the Cookshop Label.

There are bound to be things I’ve forgotten or simply missed so contact me if you want a mention.




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