what the fuuuuuuuuuuck. there goes my life.
now i just need to buy back my Nissan Sunny and get a load of hash and hot box it with my mates whilst listening to these.
Just like the old days.
Then I'll wake up listening to the last four bars of something awesome thinking - what the fuck was that?
but just figured it was never a reasonable thing to happen. great stuff
Cheers for this.
Also you can browse by artists:
I remember tracking a load down on Soulseek a while ago, ones from the early 80s. His voice sounded weird then, a bit more high pitched and posh. This goes right back to the 60s by the looks of it !
Used to have tapes (which I've gradually lost over the years) of the shows. Just stumbled across a track I loved (Morocco - New Javelins apparently). This is ace.
Also, if anyone hears a spoken word track about a man fighting a monster on a beach which ends: 'So I dropped to one knee, raised my AK-47 assault rifle and shot him in the head' or a rock-era PJ Harvey-esque band with the singer screaming 'Touche! You know! Come on!' can you let me know whereabouts they are. Late 90s I think. Ta.
I missed this man's voice.
well, I can imagine
1) the fact Soundcloud pays no royalties, will irk some labels/acts on there.
2) the fact the BBC/TV license payer technically owns the shows will be a problem (tho they seem to be more accepting of YouTube 'piracy' and all that these days)
3) someone somewhere probably wants to monetize these at some point in the future...
I never got to listen to his shows before he died. Did Radio 1 actually used to be this good?
but not all of the shows were presented by people with rotating glitter balls where their brains should be.
I liked most of it, so whatevs.
but it was just so great hearing him talk. sometimes you'd look forward to a song ending just to hear what he had to say. also, it was ace when he made mistakes :D.
Daytime Radio 1 in the 1980s was a hideous, hideous thing
gone to shit since, Benji B aside.
I forgot how much I missed this show :-(
I'm starting with the New Order special.
he always maintained that if he didn't like something, it was his problem.
from listening to him, my natural craving for new, interesting music grew, and when faced with something I didn't get, I tried really hard to get it, because he liked it and I trusted him.
this continued outside of listening to Peel - obviously shit cynical money-driven stuff aside - and I ultimately found myself listening to anything, regardless of genre. and if I like something, I really like something.
I figure he had a similar path; challenging himself constantly and finding that as he did, his capacity to appreciate and love music grew.
got into the festive 50 & he always used to say he didn't like it, but you lot do, or you lot voted for it for some reason, or stuff like that
Festive Fifty aside...
he played stuff that he thought was interesting and worth listening to. That's not quite the same as liking something.
One of the things that set him apart from other DJs is that he never preached - he never tried to educate his listeners, or demand they liked certain bands. A lot of DJs now say "This band is really good, you will love them and they're going to be huge and you should all be buying the record". There's an ego associated with telling someone something is good ("I have good taste") and he never did that. He'd just occasionally say "what a great record" or something like that. And yet he broke so many bands.
I certainly can't see him ever pretending to be hip, that's for sure!
if he thought something was worthwhile, that meant he liked it to some degree.
totally agree on the latter point; I loved that about him. no pushiness. even if he loved something, it was always riddled with self-deprecation.
seriously, fuck the whole excessive, aggrandising hype presenting and the 'trust us' shit Radio 1 has had going on in recent years. lies. it's gotten progressively less trustworthy/more compromised by trying to keep with 'key youth demographics'.
here's the clip of him playing Wham and having no shame in it
down to just the bits of him talking about Fall records.
I have it in my head that it was every night but I'm not sure.
by the end it was 3 or 4 days a week? For a while he was just on sautrday afternoons. Or am i just making this up?
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 23:00 to 01:00.
I struggle with filling one hour of radio with good stuff a week, let alone six.
(it also means these shows represent a tiny fraction of his output!)
Imagine music like that being played on daytime weekend Radio 1 now!
was the day that he died
traffic jam that day so got to listen to all the tributes on the way home
It made me realise how crap everyone else really is. DJ bloody Spoony had to do a slot, he really didn't have a clue what to do or say. "Here's another shit R&B song" most likely.
the radio was my best friend. and he was like a surrogate dad/cool uncle. it was devastating.
I can remember hearing the news announced by Colin and Edith. felt like the floor had collapsed beneath me.
with saving money in coming months? coming out? no, im staying in listening to john peel. just like the good old days. *reminiscence weep*
glad someone's done this. I was in the audience for 148.
that's probably gonna be a decent place for buying records.
He's just played a Martha & The Muffins album track and he's mentioned how "some say that Richard Branson's now worth 15 million pounds" :D
hope these don't get taken down straight away
I grabbed all the pre-90's ones, but bandwidth has taken a real hammering just recently, so I could do with waiting to get the rest. Be nice to know I might be able to get any I'm missing from someone here if they do get taken down.
might get on it now actually.
There's a few around, just do a search.
now if someone in canada would do the same with CBC's David Wisdom. He was most certainly a student of Peelie.
& it prompted someone else to mention they needed an online way to post the Nightlines stuff they had, so you might get your wish.
10 singles in alphabetical order, skill testing questions, that special brand of canadian pop (rheostatics, smugglers, sloan, cub, zumpano etc) - I'm ready.
the best there's ever been.
of records I need to check out. I never do this listening to any of the R1 shows normally.
I managed to locate tracklistings for the 2002, 2003, 2002 shows on the old keeping it peel site http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/johnpeel/tracklistings/ & 92-2001 shows here http://peel.wikia.com/wiki/Lorcan's_Tracklistings_Archive
...he was on 10 - 12, Mon to Thurs. I think Tommy Vance had the Friday night slot..
I only downloaded 50!
Over the past year or so, I've been listening to shows from 2001 - 2004 again and thoroughly enjoying them. Particularly interesting how my own tastes have changed in the 10 years since. It's a real pleasure to hear old timey country and delta blues records now, rather than leaving the room to make a cup of tea and hoping the next tune is by Sodastream.
And the happy hardcore records sound even more fun with age. Brilliant stuff. Blimey, even Biffy Clyro did an acceptable Peel session back then.
I was only on ten when the download stopped. I refreshed to see what the crack was and it'd gone down to 0. Swines. Yesterday I was full of dreams of having a nice chunk of my hard drive heaving with peel action. Gutted.
I hope someone managed to download them all and will zip/rar them.
gonna get home and download all of these
but didn't think of Google cache. Had tried Soundcloud search, but I guess picking more than "Peel" & checking more than one page of results might have been an idea. That & spending more time on it than doing Work today.
trying to get as many as i can at the mo
but that's 300 odd of them. Will leave it going till I've got them all, the cache clears or my internet gets cut off :)
downloading a few more. Thanks for finding them again,.
i've got around 270, will crack on when i finish work.
Was onto the final 40 when I left for work this morning.
I listened to SFA session from around 2001
Started my day quite well
...nabbed a few more this morning but unable to get any more now. Managed to get about 70 of them before they disappeared. Good stuff!
To gather up all d/l shows then upload them onto a torrent site?
Can we zip them and upload them between us. We cant let these disappear!
Get it whilst it's hot
not working for me. I would love them all but in particular I am after 2004/06/22 if anyone has that one? He read out my shoutout whilst we were having a BBQ at Glasto!
Got most of them, but lot of weird discrepancies, for instance there appear to be 2 for 2003.12.11 & I only have one, so I've a horrible feeling one overwrote the other. I didn't get the mum, which admittedly didn't seem to have a download option, although sure I got another one that didn't have that. Also a bunch of the 90's ones I got yesterday came out zero length (last 2 from '90, all '91-'92, 1st 5 from '93). Got 424 altogether, probably can't spare the bandwidth to put them anywhere till next month though, it's 43+ GB altogether!
Sometime this morning the actual files it links to were cleared out of the cache.
over the last couple of days. Can anyone hook me up with a zip with a stack of them? Would be much appreciated.
I'll pm you at some point to get a handful of them.
the torrent idea is also good.
Only managed a few. Would dearly love to get them all.
They were uploaded "privately" so should be invisible except to you lot. It's all I got but I'm happy to share. They are random sets but seeing as they feature Johns dulcet tones and his usual mix of genres I think they are pretty representative of his "style" that we all love :-
Hope you enjoy (Yes, I registered here just to share :)
Vian asked me for a couple, 2012.06.22 & 23, here's a link:
I managed to pick out a date that I'm pretty sure includes a Fall session and now I find they don't fucking work anymore.
I didn;t have time to download these shows when I listened the other night and now they have been removed. The Google Cache site isn't working for me either.
I got excited there and then burst like a balloon
That I forgot I'd downloaded today http://peel.wikia.com/wiki/11_December_1993 Cracking show... If I can find somewhere to upload it (it's 220MB) I will
to go with those on my link above. Will probably finish overnight, then I'll leave them up for a week, before doing the other half of 2004.
Thanks very much!
Took longer than expected.
Remainder of 2004, plus start of 2003.
If anyone notices any from 2004, that they have, that I'm missing, would appreciate an upload.
Am going to be away for a while, so check back on Wed & it should have finished. Those will be up till I get back & I post here.
All but the last few of 2002 are up now, & will be there till some time on Monday.
Think the exercise is doing it good.
We're into pre-Listen Again territory now, so it's not almost every night now. Think I've got about 2 more upload batches to go then I'll be done.
I know I'm missing a chunk of these, as I got 22 with a zero filesize from this period for some reason, so if you have any from 90-96 you don't see here *please* upload them somewhere, or it might be possible to use my Google Drive in some way after the next, final, batch next week.
1960's - 80's. I'll leave them up till Xmas.
Or was it even available? Just doing a stock take of what I picked up and would love to have this one. Cracking session - including a blinding cover of Temptation - from Barcelona Pavilion that I still remember 9+years later.
Swapsies available, PM me if necessary.
I got a list, but not sure if it's 100% accurate. Certainly don't have that one amongst those I got.
That was a cover of temptation by New Order by the way. Not Heaven 17, or even God Machine. but I'm sure they would have been equally memorable if covered.