Keeping It Peel

October 25th is Keeping It Peel Day across the internet. I’ve taken part previously- the sound of John Peel’s voice followed by something familiar and brilliant, or unfamiliar and brilliant, or just plain puzzling, was one of the joys of the man’s radio show. In previous years I’ve posted Keeping It Peel songs by Half Man Half Biscuit, The Redskins and Sabres Of Paradise. I dallied briefly with posting a song from The Cramps only Peel Session but we’ve had a surfeit of Crampiness in recent weeks- not that you can have too much but I thought some of you might be getting bored- and when searching my d/ls folder found this, Sonic Youth covering The Fall’s Rowche Rumble…

Rowche Rumble (Peel Session)

And also this from long lost blissed out, groovy, Balearic dance act Fluke, who I always had a soft spot for…

The Allotment of Blighty (Peel Session)

The two together, I think, kind of covers some of the spirit of the man and the radio show.

3 Responses

  1. See, even now I'm still discovering music because of John Peel – I've never heard that Fluke track until now.

  2. Fluke's early stuff was superb

  3. My Keeping It Peel Day tradition the past few years has been get in my car and play Story Of The Blues on the way to work and then Come Back on the way home. Peel's love of Wah!/Pete Wylie has always been gratifying to me and was the thing I had the most in common with the great man!

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