• 1995-06-09
  • Somewhat of a historic show in the Peel canon in that it comes, apparently for the first time on Radio 1 (although he had pre-recorded shows for other stations from here for about six years), from Peel Acres, with consequent overuse of the word 'advantage'.
  • Dat 080 contains some pause-button tracks in stereo (§).


  • Joyrider, #1. Recorded 1995-05-09. No known commercial release.
  • Plastikman, one and only session (repeat). Recorded 1994-07-14. This is Richie Hawtin, and the session is listed under his name in The Peel Sessions (spelt 'Plastickman). Available on the M_nus release: Arkives 1993 - 2010.


(JP: 'I have to admit, I feel rather nervous about this programme, because it comes to you live and direct from Peel Acres, and our studio isn't exactly soundproof, I have to admit: it's more of a prepared corner than a studio, so you may hear the occasional extraneous noise, like a car going by on the road outside, or dogs barking, or one of the children falling downstairs or something, or most likely of all, actually, our Tom playing happy hardcore in his bedroom at the other end of the house. But hopefully there won't be too many distractions for you...This isn't some kind of Noel Edmonds fantasy either, I want you to know that.')
(JP: 'One of the problems that we have with dance sessions in these programmes is that by the time you get round to rebroadcasting them, because they have such kind of butterfly lives, they sound centuries old, but this isn't the case with Plastikman.')
(JP: 'One of the advantages of course of recording your programmes from home is that you can actually, well, you can have like last night's warmed-up takeaway in the course of the programme, which is what I'm about to do. I'm looking forward to that a lot.')
(JP: 'It's a strange business, actually, doing a radio programme from your own home, albeit rather pleasurable, I have to say, but unnerving in certain ways as well. There's not much of a studio, I should tell you that. There are three turntables, but only two of them work, and there's one CD player, and somebody suggested to me, "You know, why don't you get some famous pop star down there for the first programme that you do from home and interview them?", but unfortunately if I was to do that, they'd have to stand in the garden and be interviewed, because there's a window immediately in front of me (knocks on it), there, that's the window.')
(JP: 'I've got a Styx tour jacket somewhere in the house, highly collectable I would imagine. Unworn, too.')
(JP: 'I'm ashamed to say I'd forgotten what a great record that is.')
(JP: 'I think Annie Nightingale said this was the best record in the history of the whole world ever, or something immoderate like that....One of the advantages of recording records at home, and I'm rather disappointed actually that no cars have gone by to disturb the equilibrium of the programme, is that if you get a bit bored and you want to change things, you just get up and put on a different record, and I thought to myself, high time we had a bit of soucous or something related to that, so I got up and ran into the other room and came up with this.')
(JP: 'Fuddledumph? No, I don't think so. Actually, that's really good, isn't it? It's one of the other advantages of doing your programmes at home, I've just discovered, is that you can get to listen to the tracks more easily than you could do otherwise, perhaps, because there are fewer distractions.')
(JP: 'This is for our William, who's revising upstairs.') §
(JP: 'Engineering and catering in this programme from Florence and the Pig, thanks very much for listening.')


  • a) Peel Show 1995-06-09
  • b) Dat_080_JP-MIX_BBCR1-
  • a) 02:59:42
  • b) 03:56:33 (from 02:38:59 to 03:52:50)

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