• 2002-01-30
  • Show comes from Maida Vale which hosts live sets from AM60 and Dustball, celebrating the fifth birthday of the Shifty Disco label.
  • Dustball cover the top 5 favourite releases from the label, as voted by fans via the Shifty Disco website.
  • There is a competition on the John Peel section of the Radio One website to win copies of the Shifty Disco singles club 5 CD boxet '0-60 In Five Years - The Complete Shifty Disco Singles Club Collection'.
  • JP: "Well it's been an important night of football for us in our house of course, Liverpool I think... managed to defeat mighty Leicester. Went a goal up, then dug in. Normally they go a goal down and dig in, having rather missed the point. And a good result for Ipswich at Portman Road [1], and the Pig hopefully driving back home listening to me on the radio and a happy young woman."
  • Having played 'Any More Than I Do' by The Attack on 22 January 2002 (a favourite of the DJ), Peel expresses his surprise at receiving a cover version in the mail the following week (by Total Sound Group Direct Action Committee). "I'd never heard a cover version of the song before in all of my life" he claims, erroneously. [2]
  • Staying with cover versions, Peel is puzzed by the track 'Highwire' by Jessica Bailiff & Alan Sparhawk, as it's a Marc Bolan track that he doesn't appear to know or own. Several listeners write in to say that it was a demo recorded around the time of the sessions for the 'Tanx' LP in 1972.



  1. Intro
  2. Fishies
  3. Always Music 60
  4. Just A Dream
  5. Girl For Me
  6. Big As The Sky
  7. Perfect Package
  8. Outro
  9. Treble, Bass And Mid-Range
  1. Building (Originally By The Unbelievable Truth)
  2. Sunday Under Glass (Originally By Beulah)
  3. Thrown Like A Stone' (Originally By Murry The Hump)
  4. Senor Nachos (By Dustball)
  5. Xeroxy Music (Originally By The Samurai Seven)
Announces Hammersmith Bridge Weight Restriction but instead plays Cornershop (Wrong Track Moment).
JP: "Well as you've probably realised already, this isn't at all the track that I said it was going to be. This is a record that I had cued up in case something went wrong earlier on."


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  • 02:00:30
  1. Ipswich had beaten Fulham 1-0 thanks to a Marcus Bent goal. This lifted them out of the bottom three: BBC report
  2. Evidently he had forgotten that he'd played a cover version by Sawdust Caesars on 28 February 2001.

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