• 2002-09-26
  • Programme comes from Peel Acres.
  • The show was broadcast from midnight - 2 am due to the 1Xtra showcase, which probably accounts for Peel's choice of opening track.
  • Peel has left the CD containing tonight's session back in London, so a "Danny in the studios in London" has to play the tracks in at John's direction.
  • John enthusiastically recommends Mark Lamarr's Thursday evening programme on Radio Two. Heavy traffic meant that he had listened to the entire show on his drive home from London - "and it was just glorious." [1]
  • John describes the Duprees track as "one of my all-time favourites songs, one of the first songs that I ever learned in its entirety."
  • Obojeni Program come from the city of Novi Sad, which used to be in Yugoslavia and is now part of Serbia. "The Pig is the only one of the three of us in the house tonight who's actually been to Novi Sad. That's when she was hitchhiking across Europe. In fact, a German bloke who gave her a lift showed her his willy in Novi Sad. She didn't request this, but this is what happened. Or so she told me."



JP: "I used to have a wonderful rocksteady version of that as well, 'In The Midnight Hour', which I played a few times on the radio and used to play at gigs. Do you know, I can't find it anywhere and more embarrassingly I can't even remember who it was by." [2]
JP: "I have to tell you that this has gone down extremely well in our house. I sit here, impassive, Sphinx-like, but the room was filled with dancing women. Probably hear them shrieking in the background."
JP: "I wish I could say things like 'rockers rub a dub style' without sounding like a complete knob."


  • John_Peel_20020926.mp3
  • 1:58:20
  • Many thanks to B!
  1. It was broadcast for an hour between 9 and 10 (Radio Times listing).
  2. Possibly a reference to the version by the Silvertones.

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