This show finds Peel in cheerful and positive mood. He starts by saying, 'If you're listening, you've got to remember to say 'a:fternoon', not 'æfternoon'. The significance of this is unclear in the immediate context.
Comment/joke: 'Whoever it was reading out the horse racing results before the news had a great chance for a little jest. After one race, the 4:15, (he) said, "No. 1: Split Personality". I was hoping he'd go on to say, "No. 2: Split Personality", but, unfortunately, he passed up the opportunity.'
Comment after the first Adam And The Ants session track: 'If they did nothing else in their lives, they'd have justified their existence with that, I think.' All three Peel sessions were recorded by the first incarnation of the band, who went on to become Bow Wow Wow, whilst Adam led a new version of the Ants to chart success with "Stand and Deliver" and "Prince Charming".
John excuses the surprising inclusion of an Eagles song by declaring that he likes to sing along to it.
He suspects that John Walters is guilty of a running order joke when he follows 'Rose Of Cimarron' with 'Hippys Graveyard'.
JP plays three tracks from the new Culture LP, but compares it slightly unfavourably with 'Two Sevens Clash'. He is also baffled by the title 'Them A Pyaka' (Pyaka is Rasta patois for 'tricky, dishonest'.)
He is also somewhat disappointed with the Motors' new style, citing their energy of the previous year, when he made 'Dancing The Night Away' number one in his Festive Fifty chart.
John plays all four tracks from the EP by the LA band The Deadbeats, about whom he claims to know nothing. Their style is prescient of the Dead Kennedys and early Husker Du.
He reveals (probably with tongue in cheek) that his and Walters' combined weight is 38 stone.
John appears to run out of time on the last track, which he forgets to announce the title of: he also leaves out his concluding jingle.
Adam & The Ants #2, recorded 1978-07-10. Released on a now-deleted Strange Fruit CD (SFRCD115).
Fall #1, recorded 1978-05-30. Released on Complete Peel Sessions, Sanctuary CMXBX982.
("I particularly like singing along with it ... my falsetto there has to be heard to be believed; I think, properly harnessed, it could be used to cut steel.") For some reason John announces the next track with a funny voice.