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Peel Sessions - Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, 14 April 1980

Just six months after their first session, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark returned to the John Peel show for another session, this time with another selection of songs from their debut eponymous album, released a couple of months before the session was recorded, plus a couple of hints of the second album, which wasn’t due to arrive for a while yet. 336 more words

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark

Peel Sessions - The Shamen, 12 February 1991

The Shamen‘s fourth and final John Peel session was recorded in February 1991 and broadcast several times that same year. The Shamen had long been featured on Peel’s radio shows, and he seems to have even stuck with them once they transitioned from psychedelic eighties “alternative rock” to the rave-pop-dance that they were so fond of in the early 1990s. 293 more words

William Orbit

Happy Hardcore: mad, melodic, bonkers and brilliant!!

What I miss most about the passing of John Peel– alongside the fatherly warmth, comforting late-night tones, and the deadpan, supremely delivered and unique humour– are those happy hardcore records that he would play. 388 more words


Magnificent Cover Version No.12, 'Lola' by The Kinks covered by Cud

The Kinks’ Lola is just a brilliant song isn’t it? Laid back, sleazy, sexy, funny, clever rock and roll.

In the opening bars, Ray Davies portrays the naïve kid at large in Soho; his voice shell-shocked and timid over an innocuous, finger-picked, folksy acoustic guitar line. 455 more words

Indie Music

The Sewing Room (1996 Peel Session)

To celebrate John Peel’s birthday we recently shared some old posts on facebook and twitter and that prompted one reader to enquire about The Sewing Room. 143 more words