Start of show: "Extraordinary scenes. There's our Janice talking to the Beastie Boys, nothing destroyed, no-one terrorised, none of THOSE words. What can it all mean? Here's another reminder of how they started out."
A part of two large files originally shared by Jon Horne.
John plays a track from the new LP by Sonic Youth, which he only received that afternoon.
He claims that Berlin is his favourite city in the world, despite only having visited it twice.
Stupids, #2. Recorded 1987-05-12. Available on The Peel Sessions (Strange Fruit). 'Dog Love' and 'Stupid Monday' not included in this recording.
(JP: 'That I think is awe-inspiring...but there's a real problem with this LP, and I don't know how I shall resolve it. Most of the rest of the LP contains some of the most misogynist stuff I've ever heard in me life, some of it really quite sickening. That is not the only playable track on there, but it's by a mile the best of them, I think.')
(JP reads a postcard from Alcoholics Conspicuous, who say they will send him a demo when they've learned to play their instruments: 'I wouldn't bother with that learning to play your instruments really. By and large, it's a bit of a disadvantage on these programmes.')