• 2003-11-18



JP: "One of my wishes for 2004 is that the Coachwhips should visit our lovely country and do stuff for the programme." [1]
JP: "Now the truth of the matter is that I don't believe that this is the right speed, and yet I have written on the record itself, actually on the white label, 33 and a third. I think I was wrong to do that."'
JP: "Actually, that is a bit of a gem, I have to say. I feel like playing you that one again immediately, but I'll not."
JP: "One of the things that I like about some of the American bands that we have on these programmes - the White Stripes being another notable example, back in the days when we were involved with them (said he without a trace of bitterness) - is that, obviously this is an absurd generalisation but it seems to be the case that with British bands it's considered uncool to acknowledge that you have any influences or [are] even aware of any music prior to Oasis at the very earliest, whereas a lot of US bands [are] perfectly happy to acknowledge that they've heard music that was released before that and have been quite interested in it and have enjoyed it. Hence the reason that the Immortal Lee County Killers can now do a Doors song for us."
JP: "That's such a good record that all of my co-workers - I use the word 'work' in the loosest possible context here - are anxious to get hold of copies of it."
JP: "Several times over the past few weeks I've been saying that I was going to play the Soft Machine's historic 'Moon In June', in which Robert Wyatt extols the virtues of recording a session for the programme, which in those days was called Top Gear. This was produced by John Walters who had the good sense to allow the Softs to indulge themselves to this extent. And this is for amongst others, David Lewis Gedge."
JP: "That was produced by John Walters. I still miss him. Thanks for listening."


  • John_Peel_20031118.mp3
  • 2:00:30
  • Many thanks to B!
  1. Sadly, this didn't happen.

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