• 1988-07-27
  • Start of show: "Time, dearly beloved, for another fun-packed two hours with your Uncle John. Tonight's sessions, from Ripcord, their first for us, and a repeat of a wonderful session from Zambia's Amayenge." He moots the possibility of another session from the latter before they go back home, and this did indeed happen in August.
  • John plays some music from records brought back from Botswana by his brother Alan.
  • JP is blackmailed into playing the Corn Dollies single by the band, who threaten to publicise pictures of him on stage with members of Yes at Crystal Palace (probably Sept. 1972, see Gigography 1972). "The negatives, fellas, the negatives. You did promise."



(JP: 'Ah, I think you'll hear that one again.') [1]
(JP: 'Here's an inspiring letter from John Whitmore, who writes to me from Colkirk near Fakenham in Norfolk, saying in part, "When I was driving in my dad's car the other day, I got him to put on your show on the pretext that you sometimes play jazz records if somebody notable has died. Anyway, you then played some Extreme Noise Terror, and after a sort of stunned silence, my mum goes, 'It's a lot like Little Richard, isn't it?'" John, your mother is a woman of considerable insight.')
(JP: 'Strange that none of us at the time said, "Hey Bob, what the hell are you on about anyway?"')
(JP: 'Andy Kershaw was very keen to play that track, but I beat him to it by 24 hours.')


  • Peel Show 1988-07-27
  • 01:59:31
  • Many thanks to the taper.
  1. Indeed we did: it became the 1988 Festive Fifty number one.

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