• 1993-01-08
  • John starts the Phantom Fifty rolling.
  • Show incomplete: see below. Tracks marked § not included on the available recordings.


  • Hula Hoop, #1. Recorded 10 November 1992. No known commercial release. ‘Blues From A Vaseline Gun’ and ‘Oh Toby’ not included on the available recording.
  • Ivor Cutler, #19. Recorded 25 November 1992. No known commercial release. ‘Doing The Bathroom Episode 2’ not included on the available recording.


(JP: ‘One disadvantage from having sessions by Ivor Cutler is that for weeks afterwards I’m writing letters and cards to people saying “It was Ivor Cutler and no it's not commercially available alas”. I keep meaning to speak to the boy Kershaw and suggest that he and I establish a kind of non profit making record company just to issue Ivor Cutler stuff because it should be generally available. Anyway here’s the great man.’)
(11:30 news)
(JP: ‘Having had a band earlier on that sounded like Pavement [The Bear Quartet], here’s a band that at times sounds pretty much like Nirvana’.)
(JP: ‘I promise never to mention the fact that they sound like “You know who” ever again.’)
(JP: ‘Well you take your good times where you finds them.’)

1991 Festive Fifty

(JP: ‘And that’s our social action track for tonight.’)


  • 1) Peel Show 1993-01-08 (incomplete)
  • 2) best of peel vol 55 part 1 (with introductions)
  • 3) John Peel tape no.46 side b
  • 4) John Peel tape no.47 side a
  • 5) John Peel tape no.47 side b
  • 1) 01:13:20
  • 2) 47:01 (from 45:08)
  • 3) 45:58 (to 7:35)
  • 4) 46:10 (33:01-38:36 and 40:12-40:41 unique)
  • 5) 45:59 (to 38:53) (25:32-28:30 unique)
  • Thanks to Lorcan for details of the tracks not on the recording.
  • 1) Compiled from two sources; Phantom 50 segment interpolated from previously shared compilation. Many thanks to both tapers.
  • 2) from Best Of Peel Vol 55
  • 3) From DW Tape 46

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