John reveals that the Wedding Present sent him demo tapes when they were called the Lost Pandas, but he didn't take notice of them until their second demo tape. He believes they were formerly known as something else, although no trace can be found of this.
(JP: 'Just think, at this very moment all around the world, Cyprus, Gibraltar, Belize, Hong Kong, West Germany, people are flinging themselves across the room to switch off their radios, because it's John Peel's Music On BFBS.')
(JP: 'I suppose I have to be manly and stand tall and face the fact that the LP is called George Best. They sent me a cutout, believe it or not, I mean a very small cutout of George Best as a kind of promotional device: straight into the bin, of course.')
(JP: 'Back in the days when Pete Wylie was still doing stuff that was pretty good....I really like Wylie and I'd loved to have played you tracks from his current LP, but frankly there was nothing on there, I listened to it two or three times in the hope that something on there would suddenly come through to me, would speak to me, but it never really did. Very depressing indeed. Good bloke, nevertheless.')