He comments: "This tape contains 'the supreme achievement of the 20th century' as well as mention of the Sheena Barmy Army! Again, maddeningly for completists not a complete set of session tracks from anyone. From sessions played appears to have been recorded underneath my bedclothes on my crappy mono tape/radio machine on 9 and 10 Feb 81. Then I captured the Associates on 4/5. Evidence at the way he constructed shows here – songs are often linked by title or band name. Early evidence of the Scandinavian invasion to come with Cut… and lots of early synth bands that faded into the mists of time– Kickpartners seem to have disappeared from history which is sad as this is a great toon. I can’t even find them on the web. I share John’s love of Reggae – 'Life would be even more of a bleak business than it is already without the Regs…' and all of my mix tapes reflect that."
(JP: 'Play me that twangy guitar and I’m anybodies… I mention all of this Sheena Barmy Army Stuff in the hope that when the John Peel Roadshow goes out and does one of its awful gigs and I put on a Sheena Easton record, and I do fans, everyone goes SHEENA SHEENA like that and they did in Nottingham, which is what they are supposed to do. In Southampton recently they just stood and stared at me as if to say this man is a loony.')
(JP: 'Last night after the show I went grooving, you know how it is the bright lights of London are so terribly attractive so I quite often go, you know, swinging after the programme I went down to a place called Heaven underneath the arches to see New Order. Never got to see Joy Division something I regret terribly but New Order were very good although the sound was a little odd and the vocals were almost inaudible.')
(JP: 'Sounds like a companion record to a home dentistry course – good though – I’m not criticising it. I wouldn’t dare do that in case you send me hostile letters. You wouldn’t think whilst I’m prattling cheerfully on that I have a terrible sore throat.')
(JP: 'Now the Revillos and a bit of healthy vulgarity. God bless them, I'm doing a gig with them next month and looking forward to it immensely – I say all this in the hope that Fay Fife won’t pour things over me this time.')
(JP: Eddie’s Friend - Duane Eddy – get it do you? Do you realise that on this same LP is the supreme moment of recorded history – you probably don’t realise this – lets see if I can find it. …its at the end of this sax solo when the sax goes away and Duane comes in with his bass - its coming up any minute now … right that’s it – the supreme achievement of the 20th century…')
(JP: 'And there must be some of you standing in friont of the mirror giving the blackheads a good going over thinking well here we are three minutes before midnight and he hasn’t played anything by The Fall well it just had to be – this is...')
start of programme. Peel disses recent coverage of Liverpool's performance by stating that they are in the League Cup Final, are still in the European Cup, and are still in with a chance in the league. As Liverpool just reached the final on the night of 10 February 1981 I think that conclusively dates this intro.