Fave John Peel Session

THE QUARTER-FINALS

The final sixteen acts are now split into four groups of four.

The winner of those group will go straight through to a final group of four which will be the Grand Final.

FRIDAY 30 SEPTEMBER

COCTEAU TWINS – January, 1983
@trasho_mondo

ECHO AND THE BUNNYMEN – August, 1979
@Wickyma @dmt1x

THE FALL – March, 1983
@EdHodgson

JOY DIVISION – November, 1979
@missbarbell @stuchastosh

SATURDAY 1 OCTOBER

THE SPECIALS – May, 1979
@stuchastosh

NEW ORDER – June, 1982
@kelvyn_1970

THE FALL – September, 1980
@hodge_nufc

WIRE – January, 1978
@Michaelz79Z

SUNDAY 2 OCTOBER

JOY DIVISION – February 1979
@Michaelz79Z @stuchastosh

ECHO AND THE BUNNYMEN – June, 1983
@beernbugs

THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN – November, 1985
@jaytee12345

THE FALL – March, 1981
@EdHodgson

MONDAY 3 OCTOBER

THE CURE – July, 1981
@missbarbell

ORBITAL – September, 1993
@Iain_Jenks

THE SMITHS – May, 1983
@markwdandelion

WEDDING PRESENT – February, 1986
@kelvyn_1970 @gigticket @Yoshi_TWP

This is the part where the excitement returns. Some cracking ties ahead in the week ahead.

The remaining sixty-four sessions do battle

And so after much a to-ing and a fro-ing which included duplications and protestations and then affirmations amid the Bauhaus conspiracy where they appeared to sail into round three without actually doing very much, I now issue forth the THIRD ROUND DRAW for #FavePeelSession (minus Bauhaus) from which you will see some mouth-watering battles ahead.

Owing to the Fall 1980 duplication and the slot made available apropos Bauhaus, I had to scroll through the entire first round to search for the highest voted percentage of a session that was voted third.

First to show were Roxy Music and Broadcast, both with 28.4%.

There wasn’t time for a play-off and so in the end I just put Roxy Music into the hat before things got any more complicated.

So here it is, your eagerly awaited third round draw, available exclusively on an internet near you.

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Thursday, 8th September 2022

Friday, 9th September 2022

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Tuesday, 20th September 2022

Thirty-two quintessential quartets

Wednesday 10 August

ROUND 2 – GROUP 1

Thursday 11 August

ROUND 2 – GROUP 2

Friday 12 August

ROUND 2 – GROUP 3

Saturday 13 August

ROUND 2 – GROUP 4

ROUND 2 – GROUP 5

Sunday 14 August

ROUND 2 – GROUP 6

ROUND 2 – GROUP 7

Monday 15 August

ROUND 2 – GROUP 8

Tuesday 16 August

ROUND 2 – GROUP 9

Wednesday 17 August

ROUND 2 – GROUP 10

Thursday 18 August

ROUND 2 – GROUP 11

Friday 19 August

ROUND 2 – GROUP 12

Saturday 20 August

ROUND 2 – GROUP 13

ROUND 2 – GROUP 14

Sunday 21 August

ROUND 2 – GROUP 15

ROUND 2 – GROUP 16

Monday 22 August

ROUND 2 – GROUP 17

Tuesday 23 August

ROUND 2 – GROUP 18

Wednesday 24 August

ROUND 2 – GROUP 19

Thursday 25 August

ROUND 2 – GROUP 20

Friday 26 August

ROUND 2 – GROUP 21

Saturday 27 August

ROUND 2 – GROUP 22

ROUND 2 – GROUP 23

Sunday 28 August

ROUND 2 – GROUP 24

ROUND 2 – GROUP 25

Monday 29 August

ROUND 2 – GROUP 26

Tuesday 30 August

ROUND 2 – GROUP 27

Wednesday 31 August

ROUND 2 – GROUP 28

Thursday 1 September

ROUND 2 – GROUP 29

Friday 2 September

ROUND 2 – GROUP 30

Saturday 3 September

ROUND 2 – GROUP 31

ROUND 2 – GROUP 32

An interesting side-salad discussion might be bands who arrived too late for Peel sessions.

What might they have been like; Arcade Fire or Broken Social Scene for example.

The Semifinalists were from London and active between 2005 and 2009.

I think they’d have made for a decent studio session and also find this track rather stimulating.


*ORIGINAL POST*

My latest bracket on Twitter is everyone’s favourite Peel session, using the hashtag #FavePeelSession

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In each tie, the nominee will be tagged in so that one, they’ll be alerted and two, they’ll see who they’re playing as this gives the whole thing a more personal and competitive edge.

The tournament will have sixty-four groups in the first round, each group housing four nominated Peel sessions and the two most voted for sessions will make it into round two.

This will render 128 sessions to start the head to head phase which will run in that format until the final.

The first round will take two months to complete with just the one group per day but I see this as a good thing as people can have a bit more time exploring the music and perhaps artists they weren’t familiar with until now; this is going to be a great bracket and like a fine wine, mustn’t be rushed.

So I would envisage the tournament lasting until October and it will satisfy those early morning Twitter pollsters no end.

Fave Peel Session will commence this coming Saturday, 4th June with Group 1 and kick-off time will be approx 6pm each evening.

Here are my my ten personal picks that you can listen to should you wish but you’ll want to see the FIRST ROUND DRAW in full won’t you! In that case just scroll down past the videos.

THEATRE OF HATE
Recorded: 12-01.80
First broadcast: 09 December 1980.

Rebel Without A Brain / The Wake / 63 / It’s My Own Invention

COMSAT ANGELS
Recorded: 02-03.1981
Broadcast: 09 February 1981

Be Brave / At Sea / Eye Of The Lens / Dark Parade

GREGORY ISAACS & ROOTS RADICS
Recorded: 10-26.81
First broadcast 05 November 1981.

The Front Door / Permanent Lover / Confirm Reservation / Substitute

SEETHING WELLS

1982 is about as much as I know and it seems to be missing off a few lists.

But it really happened. I was there, in bed, at fourteen, mesmerised by Godzilla and the Tetley Bittermen.

Fact, I can still recite Police Dog!

CULTURE

“There was one by the reggae band Culture that out of all of the sessions that were released on record is the one that I listen to the most, I think.”
(John Peel, MTB Interview, 2002).

Recorded: 12-11.82
First broadcast: 11 January 1983.

Too Long In Slavery / Two Sevens Clash / Lion Rock / Armageddon

COCTEAU TWINS

This session was pinned to the CD version of Garlands, I’m not sure it was originally on the cassette version of Garlands that I had.

Recorded: 01-22.83.
First broadcast: 31 January 1983.

Hearsay Please / Dear Heart / Blind Dumb Deaf / Hazel

14 ICED BEARS

Recorded: 07-21.87
Broadcast: 27 July 1987.

If I Said / Spangle / Miles Away / Hayfever

McCARTHY

Recorded: 10-20.87.
Broadcast: 28 October 1987.

Charles Windsor / The Funeral / Should The Bible Be Banned? / This Nelson Rockefeller

SOLAR RACE

*In memory of Eilidh Bradley*

Recorded: 05-16.95
First Broadcast: 02 June 1995

Good Enough / Out Of Time / Skewiff / Disgrace

MOGWAI

Live at Maida Vale, 21 May 2003.

Hunted By A Freak / Kids Will Be Skeletons / Killing All The Flies / Stop Coming To My House / Golden Porche / Ratts Of The Capital / I Know You Are, But What Am I? / Helicon 1

FIRST ROUND DRAW

So we do know the two sessions through from Group 1 of #FavePeelSession as The Slits (1977) and Yo La Tengo (1997) qualified with 134 votes collected overall.

Sunday 12 June

GROUP 2

I noticed that, with some 45 minutes left, Done Lying Down and Unwound were neck and neck at 11.6% so I quote tweeted the poll and eventually Unwound won second place with 14.9%.

Monday 13 June

Tuesday 14 June

Wednesday 15 June

Thursday 16 June

Friday 17 June

The Cure and Gang Of Four (via a play-off) progress.

Saturday 18 June

Sunday 19 June

Monday 20 June

Tuesday 21 June

Wednesday 22 June

And in the end, World Of Twist won through comfortably to join Stereolab in round two.

Thursday 23 June

Friday 24 June

Saturday 25 June

GROUP 15

Sunday 26 June

GROUP 16

Monday 27 June

GROUP 17

Tuesday 28 June

Wednesday 29 June

Thursday 30 June

Friday 1 July

GROUP 21

Saturday 2 July

Sunday 3 July

GROUP 23

Monday 4 July

Tuesday 5 July

Wednesday 6 July

Thursday 7 July

Friday 8 July

Saturday 9 July

Sunday 10 July

Monday 11 July

Tuesday 12 July

Wednesday 13 July

Thursday 14 July

Friday 15 July

Saturday 16 July

Sunday 17 July

Monday 18 July

Tuesday 19 July

Wednesday 20 July

Thursday 21 July

Friday 22 July

GROUP 42

Saturday 23 July

GROUP 43

Sunday 24 July

Monday 25 July

Tuesday 26 July

Wednesday 27 July

Thursday 28 July

Friday 29 July

Saturday 30 July

Sunday 31 July

Monday 1 August

Tuesday 2 August

Wednesday 3 August

Thursday 4 August

Friday 5 August

Saturday 6 August

Sunday 7 August

2 thoughts on “Fave John Peel Session

  1. Hi Steve, apologies for not replying sooner, I only just noticed your message.

    On Twitter we ran a nominations thread that lasted about three weeks where people nominated sessions so I’m afraid they’re closed now.

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