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."
start of programme. "This is the start of a very busy ten days for me actually culminating in my birthday on Wednesday 30 August, just thought I'd mention that in passing, and including the Reading Festival the annual event in which tens of thousands of young people come to cover themselves in mud and to see me".
(JP - 'If you're standing up then I think you should sit down now and prepare yourself for a bit of a shock, because I'm about to play you the new single from Yes. This is not because I like it, but because it's there, like Mt Everest and you should know about it.')
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."