• Peel 1980 Mix
  • BBC Radio One
  • 1980
  • A short compilation of Peel moments, most of which is from 04 August 1980 (aside from the first track). Source tape loaned by Peel Mailing List administrator Steve W to
  • Featured sessions:
Beat, #1. Recorded 1979-10-24. No known commercial release.
Elvis Costello & The Attractions, #1 (repeat). Recorded 1977-07-25, this repeat 04 August 1980. No known commercial release.
Passions, #2 (repeat). Recorded 1980-05-07, this repeat 04 August 1980. No known commercial release.


  • Beat: 'Mirror In The Bathroom' (Peel Session)
(JP: 'That's the first from the Beat, and a fine band they are too.')
(JP: 'And now, the first result of Factory Records' assault on Europe. It's a Factory Benelux product, in's on Crepuscule Records, which I think means something like 'twilight', or it means something more subtle than that. It may mean nothing like that at all, I have no idea, to be honest.')
(JP: 'Factory Records' grasp of French seems to be roughly parallel to mine, judging by the notes on the sleeve.')
(JP: 'The reason I'm playing these things is because I'm trying to soften you up. You see, these days I get more letters from people saying, "Please don't play any more of these European records" in almost the same numbers as I used to get letters a few years ago saying, "Please stop playing reggae", so I don't know what the significance of that is exactly, but anyway we've got a Focus On Europe in a couple of weeks time...we're not using it, unfortunately, as an opportunity to go travelling around Europe and investigate what's going on in various different parts of the continent. I rather wish we were, but we're not, so we depend on records which arrive here from European record companies, or, which happens increasingly these days, are brought to us by European tourists passing through....a novelty it is, said he desperately.')


  • Peel 1980 Mix
  • 00:22:15
  • Mono but listenable sound.
  • Shared via Peel Mailing List.
  • Many thanks to Steve (and his friend).

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