Tuesday, June 3, 2008

TVD Radio Hour

Growing up in New Jersey, I'd never heard what I've come to understand as real distinct pleasure -- John Peel broadcasting on BBC 1. And luckily I didn't know any better, because after a listen to this excerpt from 1979, I was certainly missing a hell of a lot. The diversity is what jumps out at me--unadulterated risk-taking that which the formatted, packaged radio in the States utterly lacked.

So again, I'm grateful to the poster over at the New Wave Outpost who uploaded this snippet, and while you're listening, head on over to Teenage Kicks to celebrate the legacy of John Peel and revel in Steve's Festive Fifty Flashbacks. Methinks I have a LOT of catching up to do.

John Peel Show - BBC Radio 1, 1979 (64MGs) (Mp3)


mmrules said...

Cool Site..Thanks...

Can you do me a huge favor and
repost "Genesis-Misunderstanding" Mp3 off the Duke CD ?

I've had the song stuck in my head for about aweek..Don't what the whole CD..Just that song..
And,I'll hit myself with a fish too !
Thank you. :)

dickvandyke said...

Mmmm - is that the fishy flagellation and corporal punishment I suggested a few weeks ago?

In any event, Peel is a mine worth delving into old boy.

Jon said...

I don't mean to come off as a Peel neophyte...I own a boatload of Peel sessions and have delved into much that Teenage Kicks (Steve's blog) does so well. It's just that I never really heard him in context doing a show...'twas a revelation.

Simon said...

There's a whole generation of us who grew up with Mr Peel. And who shed a tear or three when he was gone. Even when he was playing something that was unlistenable it was interesting. And the best radio voice ever in my opinion. Listen and enjoy!

marmiteboy said...

I'm really glad that we have another Peel fan out there. John is thereason for so many of us being music obsessives. It was a privilige to be around at the tome he was broadcasting and I know that he is still sorely missed.