• 1981-05-14
  • With some bemusement, Peel reads out extracts from 'The shy girl's guide to bedroom bliss' that had been published in the Sun newspaper the previous day.
  • Peel cites the Sounds singles reviews several times. The latest issue had just come out that day (a Thursday).
  • Art Objects were fronted by Gerard Langley, later to form The Blue Aeroplanes.
  • The show was repeated on BBC Radio 6 Music in 2014 as part of a tribute to coincide with the tenth anniversary of Peel's death.


(Please add details of any commercial release of these sessions)



  • 1) 1981-05-14_New Order & Killing Joke.mp3
  • 2) 1981-05-14 John Peel Radio 1.mp3
  • 3)
  • 1) 01:59:53
  • 2) 02:00:51
  • 3) 00:59:28
  • Originally shared through assorted torrents/uploads, brought together on a now-defunct Julian Tapes (torrent) by "bbrbr57", also via Peel Newsgroup. Some of the original cassettes were running fast and the speed of the digital files may need adjustment. This is possible using Audacity and similar software.
  • File 2 seems to be a larger file, 165Mb v 110Mb  and 192kbps v 128kbps but starts at the exact same time as file 1, and seems to have more ringing distortion.
  • Many thanks to Julian, Kev and "bbrbr57"!
  • File 3 recorded by Mike Dick who gave a copy to the BBC archive.
  • Please address re-up requests to Peel Newsgroup.

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