In reply to an email from a listener, JP says one of the best gigs he's ever seen was Pink Floyd at Mothers.
Peel previews the upcoming Sex Clark Five session (broadcast 11 June 2002), which will feature all T-Rex tunes (“for some reason or other”), by playing one of the original tracks.
A listener asks if a steam engine called John Peel at the East Anglian Railway Museum was named after our host: “I think it must be the other John Peel, famed in folksong and legend. It would be good to have a train named after you I suppose, but it’s not me.” Posthumously, Peel did in fact get a train named after him.
The World Cup has kicked off. Over the weekend, a highpoint for Sheila was Ipswich’s Matt Holland scoring for Ireland in the 1-1 draw against Cameroon. Peel says he was playing the Baucom Bibey & BlueRidge album as the ball hit the back of the net.
The album of Black Sabbath covers in Latin by Estonian outfit Rondellus was supplied to Peel by Terrorizer magazine.
News: The queen’s golden jubilee celebrations come to an end.
Nina Nastasia, #1. Recorded 2002-05-03 in France at same time as third album and engineered by Steve Albini. No known commercial release.
(JP: 'And this I think is a gorgeous record...I sound like Bob Harris when I say that, I must stop doing that.')
Uplifter: What Kind Of World (7” single) Love Promotions
Peel expresses his hope that Uplifter has a long and successful career because there was a guy who brought out a two or three records a couple of years ago and they were just beautiful and I thought, I'm looking forward to hearing more from him, and after that, nothing. And when I spoke to some friends of mine who know about reggae, they said he's just disappeared. Most disappointing, so let's hope Uplifter doesn't disappear.