• John Peel's Music On BFBS
  • 1987-11
  • "Requests for people you don't like in the slightest is a much healthier attitude, I think."


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13 November 1987 (BFBS)

(JP: 'In case I sound a little tense this week, it's because I spent a lot of the time trying to persuade my wife that we ought to have a fifth child, because the four previous children, I should explain, are called William Robert Anfield, Alexandra Mary Anfield, Thomas James Dalglish, and Florence Victoria Shankly. I was thinking, we've got to have a fifth one so that we can put Barnes in there somewhere, because after his performance against Everton the other week, the man has got to be immortalised in some way.') [1]
(JP: 'I've got no idea who did the original version of that [2], but I think it's appropriate that Freiwillige Selbstkontrolle should resurrect it, and don't forget to smile at your own friendly GI Joe next time you see one.')
(JP: 'Several of my colleagues at another radio station would probably describe that as "the business", and if I was more of a man I'd headbutt 'em down a flight of stairs for doing so.')

20 November 1987 (BFBS)

(JP: 'Here's something that you might not know actually about the Wedding Present. It's been traditional, particularly back in the thirties and forties, jazz days really, that there were kind of small groups within groups, but the Wedding Present are capable of being a totally different group, utilising all of the same members. One of the members of the band is Ukrainian, I think, and they do like a little set of Ukrainian and Russian songs. They're totally transformed when they do it, and they did a session for my programmes here in Britain recently, and very very good it was too. I hope they'll make some records like that before very much longer. Excellent stuff.')


  • Peel 074
  • 00:46:59
  • Many thanks to Dirk.
  1. It is unclear which match Peel is referring to here: it could either be 28 October 1987 (Littlewoods Cup), in which Liverpool lost 1-0, or 01 November 1987, which they won 2-0 but Barnes did not score (League Cup).
  2. Lyle Collins.
  3. Pretty Things cover.
  4. Ramones cover.