• 1978-08-21
  • Great session from Prefects, and during the course of the programme JP wishes that a Mega Corporation would come in with lots of money and offer them a record deal, though ends up being content to help them recruit a new drummer.
  • Peel mentions that he will be away in the first week of September, during which time Paul Gambaccini will be sitting in for him. "If you write to him, be sure to spell his name wrong because this vexes him considerably. He can't understand why anybody should be unable to spell 'Gambaccini' and he always sticks the offending envelopes or postcards up on the Radio One noticeboard, which gives us a lot to laugh about."


Included on the career compilation 'Are Amateur Wankers' (Acute Records, ACT007, 2004).
Released on The BBC Tapes - Volume V - 1975-1978 CD, 1997 (Science Friction HUCD 026)


JP: "I yield to no-one in my admiration for whales, in fact I consider most of them to be far superior creatures to the vast majority of human beings. But the fact that Yes have made a record in praise of them places me in a rather pretty predicament, makes me really feel that I should be swimming out with a dagger clenched in my teeth into the fjords or wherever it is that the things lurk and chop 'em all up into bite-sized chunks. But I suppose that would be rather an excessive reaction."


  • 1) 1978-08-21 Tapes 021 022 and 023.mp3
  • 2) 1978-08-21 John Peel Radio 1 DB003+DB004.mp3
  • 1) 1:48:54
  • 2) 1:58:16
  • 1) Around 12 minutes of show missing. File digitised by Weatherman22, created from T021, T022 and T023 of 400 Box.
  • 2) Complete show in high sound quality.

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