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so the sun says.
make of that what you will.
in the brief highlights I saw of it.
That's crazy talk. I personally don't find the Tings Tings as offensive as others (ask twentynine about them), but that's a pretty brave statement made by the Sun.
who introduced them as 'This is a band that John Pell would be proud to introduce 'The Ting Tings' then half of DiS died.
the guy compering at glastonbury did.
He liked a good pop tune as well as everything else. Who can really say?
It's doubtful, admittedly.
But he wouldn't play them, because they don't need his support. Peel would basically champion bands until they reached a certain level of success and then move on to something else.
eg, he was very instrumental in the early careers of acts such as disparate as Siouxsie and the Banshees and Def Leppard, but he certainly didn't feel duty bound to play them once they'd gone mainstream.
That's not the point anyway - famously he was a fan of I Should Be So Lucky, and he had Kelis in for a session when she was taking off.
i'm more annoyed that people think they can second guess what he'd like now. For someone who liked Sheena Easton as much as Bogshed it's ridiculous to think people can plot some sort of graph from then to now.
however i guess the peel taste-buds did on occasion throw up an anomaly. (I'm thinking Kelis, Who Let The Dogs Out and Bis)
after reading their bio on wikipedia and watching whatshername desperately trying to impress in 2001 fashion...
my heart goes out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ting_Tings
burned at the stake accordingly
most people on both sides of the argument rarely listened to him.