Another in the continuing series of Peel compilations from Mark.
He comments: "Tape dated 11 Jan 1997. This seems to be almost a continuous recording of (a) Saturday show. I first listened to Peel in 1977 – I can remember the intrusion of punk and how music was never the same again - hence the title. I haven’t listened to Genesis or Jethro Tull since. I only taped Peel occasionally after 1981. Still listened to him and he continued to introduce me to new music – Mogwai and Gene here and some bands I never heard again anywhere else but would have loved to – Peptone . There is a brilliant moment of wrong speed fiasco – also interesting reference to faxes – John never grappled well with new communication technology. Machines defeat him! Here it is the fax – later it would be email, webcams etc. The quality of the show is amazing – and shows the range – from classic blues through to Melt Banana via Elvis, The Mighty Fall, the Mad Professor. Great link about cavalry twill trousers and Chester! What’s not to like. Apologies as beginning of side A seems to have looped round from the end of Side B and the great Eilert Pilarm is only partially recorded for posterity but we do have a “great Radio 1 Triple Spin!”
He adds: "Maybe side a was recorded in 96 - I then found the tape early in 97 and recorded again - hence the wrapround from side B? I moved house at end in 96 so maybe misplaced tape for a while."
(JP: 'By a curious coincidence, we've got some Swedish persons in the studio with us, and I was very tempted to ask them whether Eilert is actually, kind of, that's what he does because he thinks that it's great, or whether it's something terribly artful and clever and he's a sociology lecturer who does it in his spare time, but I think by and large I prefer not to know.')
(JP: 'A tune now from Peptone from Glasgow. It's called 'Amazing Grace'. Now, under normal circumstances, if somebody starts performing 'Amazing Grace' under any circumstances, I make my excuses and leave, because quite clearly, it is one of the most irritating songs of all time, but this is a different 'Amazing Grace', thank goodness.')