• 1980-03-31
  • Peel's intro: "I am this evening enormously endebted to members of the combo Again Again for a couple of small presents which they brought to me some ten minutes before I went on the air - I mean, ten minutes ago in fact - one of these being 'Plastics & Rubber Weekly', which isn't what you imagine it to be. It's not what I imagined it to be either. And they also brought me a book of some vintage, called 'Through Beatnik Eyeballs' (cover) with the complete glossary for squares. And this, they advised me, would tell me how I should best speak to you young people who are listening to the programme. So, here goes: 'I've driven in from birdland in my chariot after a dark four and I'm here in the frolic pad to lay some gut bucket on you loose gooses before I shake my reins and head for dreamsville'. Are you sure this is right?"
  • Peel expresses his delight that Rough Trade have persuaded Robert Wyatt to start recording again.
  • The show includes a sequence of tracks with a 'kick' theme.
  • Radio One's 'Personal Call' with "Simon Beast OBE" this week featured, "cockney comedian Jim Davidson". Listeners are invited to phone in their questions.
  • John reads out his colleagues' records of the week. "DLT has chosen 'You'll Always Find Me In The Kitchen At Parties' by Jonah Lewie, Simon Beast[1] has chosen 'Silver Dream Machine' by David Essex - he can pick 'em eh? - Peter Powell, who's standing in for Paul Burnett for 3 weeks has chosen Karel Fialka and 'The Eyes Have It'. Andy Peebles has chosen, and rightly so, 'My Perfect Cousin' by the Undertones and Kid's selection is Slinky & the Ephs and it's called 'Temporary Thing'."
  • Plays the first four tracks from the compilation LP "Hicks From The Sticks".
  • Earl Vince & the Valiants is Fleetwood Mac with then guitarist Jeremy Spencer on vocals. The song was later covered by the Rezillos.
  • Hinton Box file contains nearly all the session tracks and a selection of others in stereo (§).
  • Full tracklisting below is courtesy of the John Peel Papers. Many thanks to the uploader to the John Peel Papers at Facebook for sharing the information.] [2]



(JP: 'Again, I think a fashion too fast for comfort, but a fine song that was.')


  • a) 1980-03-31 John Peel BBC Radio 1
  • b) BH013 JP 1980-03-31 Side A
  • c) 1980-03-31 Peel Show DB159.mp3
  • a) 01:27:04
  • b) 00:46:21
  • c) 01:31:40

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