• 1980-04-02
  • (JP: 'I've never done any computer dating, but when I lived in America as you can imagine I used to have to go on a lot of blind dates. And it used to destroy me for weeks the look of disappointment that used to cross people's faces when you go up and say, "hi, I'm John" (sharp intake of breath). Well, I couldn't do it again, that's for sure.')
  • Current version is incomplete, comprising 45 minutes of the two-hour show. This show is not listed as part of the 400 Box. File name incorrectly has this show as being from the day before.
  • Vapors session tracks now available in stereo. John's intro to "Turning Japanese" survives, the others are music only.
  • Hinton Box recording is pause-button, adds a few tracks not previously available and captures the end of the show (almost). These are marked §.



An intro to show is available on 11 June 1981 (John Walters) though it is not clear whether this was an outtake for a recorded show, a spoof intro, or as broadcast....

Files b and c begin

(JP: 'Fancy having a lead singer who can sing at the wrong speed! That's some Vincent Price rock for you....the other side's good, actually.') §
(JP: 'For no particular reason at all, and perhaps you haven't noticed, perhaps you're enjoying yourself immensely, but this seems to me to be one of those programmes that hasn't really quite got off the ground, and no disrespect intended to our guests. But are we downhearted?')

Files b and c end

Tracks marked § available on File a


  • a) BH013 JP 1980-04-02 Side B
  • b) 010480.mp3
  • c) Peel Show 1980-04-02 (incomplete)

  • a) 00:37:28
  • b) 00:46:17
  • c) 00:46:17
  • a) File created from BH013 of the Hinton Box. Many thanks to Brian and Colin. Slightly subfusc stereo.
  • b) Source is slightly distorted FM mono, and file name indicates wrong date.
  • c) Re-up by SIG. Re-encoded to 128 kbps, file name corrected, single mono double-tracked.

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