Posts Tagged ‘Peel Session

12
Jan
09

Nirvana Boots

A quickie post concerning a couple of Nirvana links spotted at the always dependable BigO, who now have a roio* audio blog in case you haven’t heard. I hadn’t until now.

nirbbcfrs

NIRVANA – BBC SESSIONS

nirseattlefrs

15th ANNIVERSARY: NIRVANA’S LAST AMERICAN GIG

* Recording of Indeterminate Origin

ROIO Audio Blog
BigO

25
Sep
08

John’s First Big Weekend in Glasgow

The closest match I could find!

The closest match I could find!


I’ve fallen behind. Way, way behind. But presumably you, dear reader, are still on top of recent Peel shares by having followed the various threads at the Peel Newsgroup, from whence the following derive. So, as much for my own benefit as perhaps yours, archive recordings of ‘our John’, from ‘our Ken’.

I discovered these tapes unlabelled a few weeks ago while undertaking an enforced clear out of my university office (to facilitate space for window repairs), where I moved part of my tape archive in the mid-90s, for what reason now escapes me. I had forgotten I had taped complete the two consecutive shows Peel had done live in October 1994 from BBC Scotland’s old studios in Queen Margaret Drive as part of the Glasgow City Council backed `Ten Day Weekend” music festival. So this week’s downpod from me is six hours of Glasgow-focussed musical entertainment, the highlights being perhaps Nectarine No 9’s session and the squeaky BBC Scotland chair (Friday), and the football match reports from the Glasgow Herald’s David Belcher, and John Williamson (Saturday). The Saturday show is clearly the better and more eventful of the two, with more interviews and jokes, though both are great musically, with the Frank Black and Teenage Fanclub session getting a deserved repeat, and a spin of the H Foundation. There is also a brief mention of me.

Listening to these over the past few evenings for the first time since that weekend, the social whirl of those 3 days all came back to me. Peel, Hawkes and Alison arrived on Thursday afternoon and after a meal in Long Fung we all went down to see Uresei Yatsura at the original 13th Note basement café venue at the top of Glassford Street. We all teased Hawkes for declaring without irony that he “really liked the chick on bass”. On Friday afternoon, I introduced and interviewed Peel at a packed GFT chat show, at which several old pals of his showed up and an unknown woman presented him with a tray of pot plants. On Saturday we went for lunch in Gandolfi’s in Albion Street (Peel had the Finnan haddock, still, I was pleased to note on a recent visit, a staple of the menu), and then a crowd of us went to the BBC studio for the show, where, as Peel rightly credits, only the BBC Scotland engineer Andrew stayed calm amid the mad onslaught of special guests and features. Afterwards we trooped down to Mother India for a curry, then saw AC Acoustics and Shriek at Nice N Sleazy’s. I will never forget Hawkes’ and Alison’s blank faced astonishment at emerging up the stairs onto Sauchiehall Street at midnight and, confronted by the sea of humanity, noise, ambulances, taxis and activity all over the street, asking “what’s going on? Has there been some incident”, and me and Stewart from the BBC saying, no, just a normal Saturday night in Glasgow, it’s ok. John was somewhat less surprised, I think.

↓ John Peel 7th October 1994

1994-10-07a | 1994-10-07b | 1994-10-07c | 1994-10-07d

↓ John Peel 8th October 1994

1994-10-08a | 1994-10-08b | 1994-10-08c | 1994-10-08d

Many thanks Ken (“;)

Photo credit: young team

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

13
Sep
08

It’s Alive

It’s Alive: A Celebration of the Session with John Walters

Michael Redgrave and Hugo. But which is the dummy?  Ealing Studios' classic Dead of Night from 1945

Michael Redgrave with Hugo. Ealing Studios' classic Dead of Night from 1945

In this BBC radio documentary from 1991, John Walters relates a potted history spanning over 70 years of the BBC music session, with conributions from John Peel, Bernie Andrews, Dale Griffin, Peter Hooton, Robert Wyatt, Phil Collins, Nick Gomm, Siouxsie, Steve Severin, and erm, Jordan. Huh?

Audio demuxed by me from a DVD compiled by Alasdair via jah-peel. The detailed running order is also courtesy of Alasdair. Thank you sir.

While you’re fetching the link from the comments, you could thank Alasdair. Fair deal? :)

01. Intro
02. Jimi Hendrix : Radio 1 Jingle
03. John Walters narration / Hoovers interview (1991-01-29)
04. Alan Price Set : Barefootin’ 1966 Saturday Club
05. Narration / interviews
06. Bernie Andrews interview / Dave Clarke Five : Bits & Pieces
07. Narration / interviews
08. Jimi Hendrix : Get My Heart Together Again (1967-12-15) / narration & interviews
09. Narration / interviews / T-Rex : Ride A White Swan
10. Narration / interviews / Soft Machine : Moon In June (1969-06-10) / narration / interviews
11. Brand X : unknown (1976-02-26 or 1976-07-15) / narration / interviews
12. Narration / interviews / Gene Vincent : Be Bop A Lula (1971-10-01)
13. 2 Chimpanzees playing piano (1971, unreleased/unbroadcast) / narration / interviews
14. Narration / interviews / Carol Concert 1970 (Rod Stewart) / narration
15. Narration / interviews / The Damned : Stab Your Back (1976-11-30)
16. Adam & The Ants : Lou (1978-01-23) / narration / interviews
17. Narration / interviews / The Slits : Love And Romance (1977-09-19) / narration / interviews
18. Narration / interviews / Siouxsie & The Banshees : Hong Kong Garden (1978-02-06)
19. Narration / interviews / The Smiths : unknown
20. Narration / interviews / The Four Brothers : unknown
21. Narration / interviews / A Guy Called Gerald : unknown (1988-10-30 or 1989-08-06)
22. Narration / interviews / The Farm : No Man’s Land (1983-04-17) / narration / interviews
23. Narration / interviews / The Ukranians : unknown (1991-09-24)
24. The Hoovers : Big Time (1991-01-29) / narration / interviews
Total Time : [59:39]

21
May
08

Uploaded and Updated

The following posts have been updated with new links:

• Kitchens of Distinction and Babes In Toyland 12th September 1992
• New Order and Vice Squad 1st June 1982
• New Order and The Rezillos 16th February 1981
John Peel Files 1981, 1982 & 1992

• Small Factory and The Orb 14th August 1992
1992.08.14 Small Factory & The Orb John Peel Files

• PiL & UB40 January 2nd 1980 [Did you get part 2 online Ashley?]
• Pavement and Sultans of Ping FC 10th July 1992
• Festive Fifty 1999 (awaiting re-up)
John Peel Files (1980,1992,1999)

A huge thank you to all the original cappers and uploaders at the Peel Newsgroup couldn’t do it without them!

P.S.
Thanks to Jon for making me smile regarding his updated comments regarding this site. Cheeky bugger LOL :)

| The Peel Tapes
| Peel Newsgroup

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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