• John Peel's Music On BFBS
  • 1998-12-20
  • John professes himself to be "wound up" by the aftermath of Alexandra's 21st birthday party, which Sheila is currently sorting out. "This is part of the pleasure of child-rearing, as some of you will discover, if you've not discovered already."
  • He is moved to play Willie Nelson after hearing an "electrifying" live recording on Andy Kershaw's show.
  • William's slow but methodical filing system of Peel's collection allows him to play a track from the Rondelles LP minutes after claiming he couldn't find it.
  • Two tracks appear from "Sweden's favourite son", Eilert Pilarm, containing the usual fare of Elvis lyrics pronounced in individual fashion ("Yalehouse Rock"), when he can remember them or sing them in time with the music. "Is he serious? We simply don't know."


  • None


(JP: 'Now if you were trying to set out to kind of cause a certain amount of controversy in the press, I guess calling your band Gay Dad would be as good a way of doing it as any, but they don't really need to do that actually because I think they're worth listening to sort of almost despite that.')
(JP: 'What an attractive prospect that is. There are mornings or nights that I hope I'll wake up in the morning thinking that I'm Hereward The Wake or a four-mile tailback on the A15, or something like that. Hasn't happened yet, but you can never tell. Of course, the older you get, the more likely it is that something along those lines will occur.')


  • Peel Show 1998-12-20 (BFBS)
  • 01:53:24
  • Many thanks to Carsten from Germany

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