Wednesday, 13 January 2010

John Peel Sessions - Radio Daze

Did have some vinyl lined up to record today but found out needle/cartridge is completely knackered . Nearest Hi Fi shop only gets them in on order so they've lost a sale there and ordered myself one online at a cost of £50 (Rega Bias 2 cartridge to go with Rega Planar 3 turntable if your interested ). Shame as I was looking for an excuse for a drive in the snow (it's a national disaster in the UK if all our media are to be believed ) and a visit to a Hi Fi shop which I haven't been to in years. Was sort of getting into Hi Fi a few years back and have had the same set up for the past 10 years which does me just fine and probably many years to come and won't ever feel the need to get some sleek looking and unnatural sounding box from a local washing machine/plasma telly/laptop/ipod docking station megastore . Having said all that I probably listen to most of my music through the computer or ipod now but every now and again its good to experience the warmth with a little crackle and pop of vinyl.

Anyway vinyl off limits so having a bit of a dig through the tape box and first out is a compilation of Peel session tunes given away with Vox magazine in May 92. Not much else to say apart from although this is made up the more popular end of artists featured on his show much like the much missed John Peel show itself you will probably love some of this( for me most of it) and hate the rest (for me Babes In Toyland who were probably flavour of the month at the time).

1 The Cure - 10:15 Saturday Night
2 Madness - The Prince
3 Happy Mondays - Mad Cyril
4 Babes In Toyland - Catatonic
5 Buzzcocks - What Do I Get?
6 Chicken Shack - I'd Rather Go Blind
7 The Undertones - Love Parade
8 Billy Bragg - A13
9 Syd Barrett - Love Parade
10 The Only Ones - The Beast
11 The Fall - Return
12 PJ Harvey - Water
13 The Inspiral Carpets - The Beast Inside
14 The Birthday Party - Big Jesus Trash Can
15 The Damned - Neat Neat Neat

Radio Daze here. Go here for a listen to some great Peel shows (festive 50s and more).

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