• John Peel Show
  • BBC Radio One
  • 1999-09-21
  • Mistakenly introduces Appliance as Solex. Blames this on the need to rejig the show as he goes along as there’s only one turntable in the Maida Vale studio. Solex end up being played a little later.
  • The voice of The Voice goes mysteriously missing at the start of the Peelenium but is eventually found after repeated attempts.
  • With Melt-Banana ("one of the world's great bands") the live session guests, Peel reveals he once did a “profoundly humiliating and embarrassing” pilot show for Tokyo FM: “An enormous number of people sat around watching me doing it, and they were all sitting their going ‘Hi, hi, hi, hi.’ Which means … as I understand it … ‘Yes, we understand,’ not ‘Yes, we want your terrible programme on our radio stations’ alas, so they turned me down.”
  • After Melt-Banana: “Simply one of the most extraordinary performances I have ever seen and ever heard … that was just mesmerizing, absolutely astonishing.”
  • Peel says he was commended the Murry The Hump single by Damion from Blur.


  • Melt-Banana #1 Live from Maida Vale. No known commercial release.


Peelenium 1951

  1. Winifred Atwell: Black And White Rag
  2. Tennessee Ernie Ford: Shotgun Boogie
  3. Fats Domino: Rosemary
  4. Elmore James: Dust My Broom


  • a) melt51a.mp3
  • b) melt51a.mp3
  • c) jp210999.mp3
  • a) 01:02:48
  • b) 00:52:09
  • c) 01:49:56
  • a) and b) Currently unavailable
  • c) Mooo

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