Swell Maps "John Peel was, of course, one on the top our mailing list when we made our first single, 'Read About Seymour' ... Peel playing the record made all the difference in getting the record into the shops and distributed more widely. Rough Trade were impressed enough ..." Read More >
Bristol Peel described the regional sampler LP 'Avon Calling, The Bristol Collection' on Heartbeat Records as "the compilation by which all others should now be judged... truly superb and not a bad track on it." He played tracks from the album on his October 1979 shows ... Read More >
Pepper Forever! “I think I still see Sgt. Pepper as being the kind of right marker of the squadrons of rock LP's of both proceeded it and followed it. I haven't listened to it in years, but at the same time I can't think of another one that was so astonishing at the time” ... Read More >
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Record Collection: Details of the first 100 LPs of each letter of John Peel's record collection were released at The Space website in 2012. All material is now available at John Peel Archive and YouTube. Since Sept. 2014, a new Record Boxes series features selections from the collection by key music figures. New: