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Show

Name
Station
  • Ô3 (Austria)
YYYY-MM-DD
  • 1991-07-01
Comments
  • Start of show: "Hello again, millions of happy smiling Austrian persons. Time to travel with me,John Peel, aboard the Nachtexpress."
  • John shamelessly plugs his upcoming appearance at the Reading Festival, but notes that the Telescopes turned in a very ordinary appearance there in 1990.
  • JP voices his distaste for the American stand-up comedian Andrew 'Dice' Clay, finding him "racist and sexist", not to mention "deeply unfunny."
  • Daughter Flossie is in the vicinity, and when asked her opinion on a couple of tracks, merely says, "OK", to John's disappointment.

Sessions

  • None

Tracklisting

(JP: 'I'm a man who's always enjoyed a good cover version, and about a month ago, I decided to do on my domestic programmes in Britain a cover versions programme, a three-hour programme: not a terrifically original idea, it must be said, but at the same time I thought it was worth doing, and it sort of expanded into four three-hour cover version programmes, a total of twelve hours (you probably could have worked that out for yourselves). That came in at the last moment, and was added to the fourth programme. [1]I think it's really good.')
(JP: 'I'm not much of a dancing man, and I wish that I was, but particularly I wish that I was the only person on Earth who remembered how to do lots of those ludicrous dances from the 1960s: the Fly, and the Swim, and that sort of thing. Here's a dance which I've never heard of before.')
(JP: 'I have to come to Vienna in about four days' time [3], and I hope that when I do, I can go to the clubs and see everybody doing the Zonk. Except they probably won't let me in, because if they're anything like a lot of the clubs in London, if you're old and fat and ugly, they say, "Sorry mate. Members only."')

File

Name
  • John Peel Nachtexpress 1991-08-01
Length
  • 00:43:45
Other
  • Original date found to be incorrect: file name changed.
Available
Footnotes
  1. See 14 July 1991.
  2. JP mistakenly gives the LP's title as 'Reggae Owes Me A Living.'
  3. His experiences are related in the 05 August 1991 (Ö3) show.

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