• 2001-05-15
  • Start of show: "I was trying to remember what the Finnish for 'hello' was, but I've forgotten it." (Show the previous Wednesday was from Finland.)
  • "No cup final triumphalism in this programme." Liverpool had beaten Arsenal 2-1 to win the FA Cup at the weekend. Peel went for a six-mile walk for the whole period of the match, to make sure Liverpool won. Wife Sheila phoned him up with the final score and he says he broke down in floods of tears.
  • The Eurovision Song Contest had been on the same night as the FA Cup final. "It really was I think the worst ever. Spectacular in its dreadfulness ... majestic in its awfulness. If I say I can't wait until next year's, that would be a bit of an exaggeration, but it is going to have to go some to match this year's."
  • Captain Beefheart track is the final one from Lick My Decals Off, Baby. The unavailable 1970 album had been played in whole over a series of shows.


  • Mouse On Mars, #4. Recorded 2001-05-02. No known commercial release.



  • a) 06. John Peel 15-05-01
  • b) John Peel (Mouse On Mars Session) 02.05.01
  • a) 02:00:17
  • b) 00:07:17, 00:08:21, 00:06:38, 00:07:23
  • b) Session tracks with links - 320kbps (zip file)

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