• John Peel Show
  • BBC Radio One
  • 2001-07-25
  • High excitement at Maida Vale as the White Stripes make their live session debut. Peel has been out for a meal with the band earlier in the day.
  • Incomplete show. Full session repeated 09 October 2001.


  • White Stripes #1 Live at Maida Vale. No known commercial release.


(JP: "Very impressed with the red trousers there, Jack. Very similar to the ones I wore for the Liverpool-Real Madrid final in Paris all those years ago.")
  1. Let’s Shake Hands @
  2. When I Hear My Name @
  3. Jolene @
  1. Death Letter @
  2. Cannon @
  3. Astro / Jack The Ripper @
(JP recalls seeing Son House at the 100 Club in 1970 and him recording a Peel session.)

(File 1 cuts out)

(also played by the White Stripes)

  1. Hotel Yorba @
  2. I'm Finding It Harder To Be A Gentleman @
  3. Screwdriver @
  1. We're Going To Be Friends @
  2. You're Pretty Good Looking @
  3. Bollweavil @
  4. Hello Operator @
  5. Baby Blue @

Well anyone who ends their set with a Gene Vincent Song wins the unstinting approval of this programme. Meg & Jack, The White Stripes, thanks very much. People will go away from here, and there lives will never be quite the same again @


  • 1) peel_01-07-25a__white_stripes_
  • 2) ws_peel_2001.rar
  • 1) 48.32
  • 2) 40:22 (20:49 unique)
  • 1) Note that file b for the same date is misnamed and contains the 24 July 2001 show. Part of Roger's Miscellaneous Tapes. Many thanks to Roger!
  • 2) Contains individual flac files which join seamlessly into the 4 parts of the set

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