A recorded show, as JP was attending the Sony Music Awards.
JP - "Hello and welcome to our ranch-style ranch in the East Anglian badlands."
Peel says that the Duke Ellington track is a record that includes "the only drum solo that I think I've ever heard in all of my life that made any sense to me at all."
More on the subject of drum solos: "I remember doing a gig once with Cream - compering a gig actually - with the Bonzos, Viv Stanshall and the Bonzos and Cream at the Saville Theatre in London. Obviously this is a very old time story, but at the same time Ginger Baker did I think a twenty-two minute long drum solo which was just so tedious that I actually asked the stage manager whether we ought to just switch all the equipment off and go home. Good thing we didn't, because he was quite a truculent fellow as I recall."
JP - "As you know I can never tell a lie, so I have to admit to you that tonight's programme is pre-recorded so that I can go to the Sony awards. This year I've not been nominated for anything, so I don't have to go through the process of being the gracious loser yet again. Happened to me so many times, you sit there smiling bravely and trying to look as though you're radiating "they deserve to win, not me" whereas of course you're hating them throughout."
Droids: Take Me I'm Yours (7") God Made Me Hardcore
JP - "Hey that's one of those revivalist things from California, you're probably thinking to yourself. Well no, St. Albans, really.... you're probably too young to remember the original.... but it comes with a note from Pete at Rough Trade, saying, 'Here's a good story for you, today Richard Norris, a good mate of ours, came into the shop with his latest 7" single, which you've just heard. He told us, the last time he brought a single directly into the shop was 21 years ago, a 7" by the Innocent Vicars, and he paid £200 cash for the 300 copies, or thereabouts, he went back to St. Albans all content, and that night listened as usual to your programme. Imagine his joy when you played the track that very evening. I think he still thinks of this as the pinnacle of his illustrious career'. Well I hope that you're with us tonight, Richard, because in addition to playing the Droids, I think it's time to play the Innocent Vicars again as well."