• 2001-11-29
  • Start of show: 'Well hello and welcome to Peel Acres. We're going to start tonight with a record that's a big favourite on this programme and on the Evening Session.'
  • John relates a story of how he found 60s-70s band Spirit (not the drum'n'bass DJ he plays first) to be an 'aggressive and pretentious bunch': he used to play their records a great deal, but when they appeared with him at the Reading Festival, they took one of the records he was playing off and started their set. This was the first time he had played any of their music since then.
  • JP refers to the cancellation of his programme on BFBS after 25 years (and the lack of an event to mark it). On a happier note, Sheila reminds him of the fact that it is 33 years almost to the day (November 26 1968) since they met on a TV programme called 'How It Is' (she was in the audience).
  • Culture shock moment: JP plays a track from Kiss' debut LP, attributing his love for it to the 'stupid gimmick' of the recording gradually slowing down to a halt.


  • Rock Of Travolta, one and only session. Recorded 2001-11-11. No known commercial release.


(JP: 'Fab and gear we used to say, and do you know, we meant it.')
(JP: 'There I go playing a romantic record on this anniversary and she talks all the way through it. (pause) Tainted Love.')
(JP: "I rushed to the other side of the room as fast as I could go and got hold of the debut LP by - uhmm you guessed - KISS, and err obviously you may think a little outré KISS by and large, but there was for me, one amazing track on their debut LP and it's a track that you may never have heard. So...".)
  • Kiss: 'Black Diamond (LP-Kiss)' (Casablanca)
(JP: 'I was enjoying that so much, I forgot to cue up another record.')


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  1. As John states, this is ex-Napalm Death drummer Mick Harris.

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