Fave John Peel Session

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

BOSS HOGG 1991
LAURA CANTRELL November 2002
THE JAM May 1977
MODERN ENGLISH November 1980

Sunday 26 June

GROUP 16

ANGELIC UPSTARTS October 1980
CAPTAIN BEEFHEART January 1968
MOUSE ON MARS 1994
NINA NASTASIA July 2002

Monday 27 June

GROUP 17

THE FALL May 1978
HAPPY MONDAYS April 1986
IVOR CUTLER February 1979
MOGWAI May 2003

Tuesday 28 June

GROUP 18

BIG COUNTRY March 1983
DAVID BOWIE May 1972
JOYCE MCKINNEY EXPERIENCE July 1988
PROLAPSE March 1997

Wednesday 29 June

GROUP 19

ADAM AND THE ANTS January 1979
SEX GANG CHILDREN October 1982
PIXIES May 1988
STEEL PULSE September 1979

Thursday 30 June

GROUP 20

CAN 1975
MAD PROFESSOR October 1982
SCREAMING BLUE MESSIAHS February 1984
YEAH YEAH NOH January 1986

Friday 1 July

GROUP 21

ALFIE March 2000
MERCURY REV July 1995
THE NECTARINE NO. 9 March 1993
PALE SAINTS July 1989

Saturday 2 July

GROUP 22

THE WOODENTOPS – September, 1984
CULTURE January 1983
LAURENT GARNIER June 1995
GORKY’S ZYGOTIC MYNCI September 2001

Sunday 3 July

GROUP 23

NICO February 1971
PETER AND THE TEST TUBE BABIES October 1980
STIFF LITTLE FINGERS September 1979
THE WHITE STRIPES July 2001

Monday 4 July

GROUP 24

CRASS March 1979
MERCURY REV – July, 1995
THIS POISON! November 1987
STEEL PULSE – September, 1977

Tuesday 5 July

GROUP 25

IVOR CUTLER March 1983
E Z ROLLERS February 2004
FIELD MICE April 1990
McCARTHY October 1987

Wednesday 6 July

GROUP 26

AUTECHRE August 1995
MUGSTAR May 2004
THE REDSKINS October 1982
SHUT UP AND DANCE May 1990

Thursday 7 July

GROUP 27

THE ASSOCIATES April 1981
THE LURKERS April 1978
THE POPGUNS January 1990
SOLAR RACE May 1995

Friday 8 July

GROUP 28

THE CRANBERRIES January 1992
FUTURE SOUND OF LONDON September 1992
MELYS April 1997
THIEVERY CORPORATION April 1998

Saturday 9 July

GROUP 29

FLAMING LIPS November 1992
HEFNER August 1999
MC SOLAAR December 1994
UK SUBS May 1978

Sunday 10 July

GROUP 30

APHEX TWIN December 1992
THE CHAMELEONS June 1983
GOLDEN VIRGINS September 2003
PROLAPSE July 1994

Monday 11 July

GROUP 31

COMSAT ANGELS October 1981
THE METEORS June 1981
SECTION 25 January 1981
ULTRAMARINE May 1992

Tuesday 12 July

GROUP 32

JAWBONE April 2004
MELYS July 2004
THE SIDDELEYS September 1988
SUPER FURRY ANIMALS October 2004

Wednesday 13 July

GROUP 33

THE BEAT October 1979
DJ KEMISTRY AND STORM April 1999
JOY DIVISION February 1979
X RAY SPEX November 1978

Thursday 14 July

GROUP 34

APPARAT June 2004
INSPIRAL CARPETS October 1989
PUBLIC IMAGE LTD December 1979
WEDDING PRESENT February 1986

Friday 15 July

GROUP 35

BOB September 1989
GODSPEED YOU BLACK EMPEROR January 1999
THE KINKS July 1968
LEATHERFACE January 1992

Saturday 16 July

GROUP 36

AMAYENGE July 1988
MELT BANANA September 1999
RIDE February 1990
THE SMITHS May 1983

Sunday 17 July

GROUP 37

NICK DRAKE August 1969
THE FALL March 1983
HALF MAN HALF BISCUIT November 1985
THE ORB October 1990

Monday 18 July

GROUP 38

JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE October 1967
NIRVANA November 1991
THE SPECIALS May 1979
UNDERWORLD December 2003

Tuesday 19 July

GROUP 39

THE DELGADOS July 1997
ECHO AND THE BUNNYMEN August 1979
FRONT 242 July 1986
SENSELESS THINGS March 1990

Wednesday 20 July

GROUP 40

THE BLACK DOG December 1995
RENEGADE SOUNDWAVE June 1987
SCORN July 1994
SHITMAT August 2004

Thursday 21 July

GROUP 41

THE FALL March 1981
STIFF LITTLE FINGERS March 1981
WIRE January 1978
UB40 January 1982

Friday 22 July

GROUP 42

SOUTHERN DEATH CULT – May, 1982
KING OF THE SLUMS April 1988
PAVEMENT July 1992
THE TELESCOPES August 1991

Saturday 23 July

GROUP 43

THE DAMNED December 1976
HUMAN LEAGUE August 1978
MICRODISNEY October 1984
PERFECT VISION August 1984

Sunday 24 July

GROUP 44

ELECTROHIPPIES July 1987
ENO AND THE WINKIES February 1974
MEANWHILE BACK IN COMMUNIST RUSSIA June 2001
SHALAWAMBE August 1988

Monday 25 July

GROUP 45

DAVE CLARKE February 2004
GLOBAL COMMUNICATION 1994
McCARTHY October 1986
THIN LIZZY 1972

Tuesday 26 July

GROUP 46

BIRTHDAY PARTY December 1981
THE JAM July 1977
JOY DIVISION November 1979
SHAM 69 November 1977

Wednesday 27 July

GROUP 47

ADD N TO (X) February 2000
BIG FLAME November 1985
THE FALL September 1980
BOB MARLEY May 1973

Thursday 28 July

GROUP 48

AC ACOUSTICS March 1997
TIM BUCKLEY April 1968
THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN October 1984
JEFF MILLS February 2003

Friday 29 July

GROUP 49

APHEX TWIN April 1995
BOARDS OF CANADA June 1998
PJ HARVEY October 1991
T. REX October 1970

Saturday 30 July

GROUP 50

NEW ORDER June 1982
THE ORB December 1989
PO! May 1994
SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES February 1978

Sunday 31 July

GROUP 51

THE AUTERS August 1996
CUD June 1987
DARLING BUDS February 1989
WEDDING PRESENT October 1990

Monday 1 August

GROUP 52

COCTEAU TWINS January 1983
DREADZONE August 1994
MAXIMUM JOY September 1981
KILLING JOKE October 1979

Tuesday 2 August

GROUP 53

THE BUZZCOCKS October 1978
HOUSE OF LOVE June 1988
SON HOUSE July 1970
THE STUPIDS May 1987

Wednesday 3 August

GROUP 54

BROADCAST October 1996
COMSAT ANGELS February 1981
MCLUSKY October 2002
WEDDING PRESENT October 1987

Thursday 4 August

GROUP 55

MISTY IN ROOTS June 1981
NEW FAST AUTOMATIC DAFFODILS December 1989
PORTION CONTROL January 1984
ROXY MUSIC June 1972

Friday 5 August

GROUP 56

14 ICED BEARS July 1987
BAD RELIGION September 1993
THE CURE December 1978
THE VIBRATORS June 1977

Saturday 6 August

GROUP 57

THE FALL August 1981
RICHIE HAWTIN March 2004
THE JAM October 1979
THEATRE OF HATE December 1980

Sunday 7 August

GROUP 58

CULTURE November 1982
THE FALL June 1985
OMD August 1979
STIFF LITTLE FINGERS April 1978

Monday 8 August

GROUP 59

ADAM AND THE ANTS July 1979
1977
THE ONLY ONES May 1980
THE UNDERTONES October 1978
WEDDING PRESENT April 1988

Tuesday 9 August

GROUP 60

SYD BARRETT February 1970
TH’ FAITH HEALERS April 1991
S I FUTURES 2001
FLUKE December 2002

Wednesday 10 August

GROUP 61

THE FALL March 1991
NO MEANS NO May 1989
PARIS ANGELS September 1990
SHIRLEY AND DOLLY COLLINS March 1973

Thursday 11 August

GROUP 62

MISTY IN ROOTS September 1980
ORANGE JUICE October 1980
GREGORY ISAACS AND ROOTS RADICS November 1981
THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN February 1985

Friday 12 August

GROUP 63

THE BODINES – March, 1987
WAH! May 1980
XTC November 1978
YEAH YEAH NOH April 1985

Saturday 13 August

GROUP 64

BAUHAUS January 1980
BILLY BRAGG September 1986
FUGAZI December 1988
LEVELLERS 5 May 1990

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