• Peelers
  • BBC Radio One
  • Late '80s / early '90s
  • (Mark, from message to Peel Mailing List): The file (should the link work) is about 26 mins in length and 35mb and contains what I used to call "Peelers", basically Peel's amusing comments and asides, together with extended bits of DJ chat with Andy Kershaw. They date from the time his and Andy's shows followed each other (late 1980's early 90's at a guess). I used to make compilations from the shows I recorded and would fill up the end bits of the tape with these snippets. Contains details of the legendary visit to see Simon Bates in panto. No, really. Happy times...


  • Also includes Peel's dolphin and fox impressions, along with Flossie playing Melanie at the wrong speed when Blur played Peel Acres (05 May 1997).


  • 05 June 1992: Elgar's 'Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 in D, Op. 39', with lyrics altered from 'Land Of Hope And Glory' to "John Peel's got nice legs." This was found while JP was having a clearout at Peel Acres, and in the original show, he could offer "no explanation whatsoever" for it. According to Ken Garner (Peel Sessions, p.77), this jingle was the work of Bill Aitken, along with the celebrated "Friday Night Is Boogie Night" one for the Sounds Of The Seventies Friday show.
  • Peel and Andy Kershaw give trails for each other's programmes.
  • Football commentaries.
  • John goes 'Bllleeeeaaauuurrrrgghhh!' while introducing this compilation, much to Kershaw's amusement.
  • Sweden, land of sun, sea and sangria (!).
  • Family Favourites.
  • How record companies used to ply DJs with alcohol. And the Bee Gees. And Simon Bates at the panto in High Wycombe.
  • Turntables and desks.
  • Front bottoms.
  • Brother Frank.
  • Envy for Tim Westwood and his posse.
  • Sounds of the traffic in Camden, and "you bastard, Peel."
  • The label plays.
  • Abyssinia and a terrible joke.
  • John tries to retrieve a pound coin.
  • Compilations that never get heard.
  • Ranking Trevor.
  • Sony Radio Awards, and the Royston bypass.
  • Billy Bragg on Kershaw. And George Michael.
  • Mary Anne Hobbs "tossing her hair about in a kind of carefree manner." Plus the dolphin and fox noises.
  • 05 May 1997: Blur and Melanie at the wrong speed. The "bicycle" song referred to is 'Brand New Key' ("I rode my bicycle past your window last night.")
  • Molybdenum.
  • 23 December 1998: Clinic.
  • 29 December 1998: Cosmonauts Hail Satan. "Up your bottoms."


  • Peelers.mp3
  • 26.02

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