Sunday, April 09, 2006

John Peel, Radio 1, 22nd. January 2002

Storming it at Fabric, 2002 (© BBC)

Featuring Buick 6 in session.

In this show, Peelie starts a 'Perfumed Garden' spot, which involves him playing a record a night from his famous final 5½-hour final Perfumed Garden show on Radio London, back in August of 1967. The idea had formed when a listener sent him a magazine article which detailed the tracklisting from the show. (This was probably the article from Mojo 7 in 1994, which we now know contained a couple of inaccuracies.)

So, Peel kicks off the spot with his old theme song, The Attack's Any More Than I Do (having skipped the first couple of Beatles tracks on the grounds of over-familiarity).

Interestingly (at least for anoraks such as your truly), anyone who's heard that Perfumed Garden show can solve what Peel describes in this show as one of the great mysteries of his life, namely why the name "Georgina Witney" was written on the sleeve of his copy of The Attack record. Way back on the pirate ship, Peel had dedicated the record to Georgina Witney and (presumably) her husband Tony, having met them on the train back to Ipswich the previous evening.

(N.B. At the time of writing, the final Perfumed Garden show was still being seeded at The Pirate Bay, here.)

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Michael Stoecker said...

Hey Duffpaddy,

I used to score loads of Peel material from you on soulseek. My username was michstoecker. I'm not sure if I adequately let you know how thankful I was for all the files.

I'm really happy you've taken up the charge to post live shows. Keep it up.

And please keep using MegaUpload, as Rapidshare doesn't allow more than one dl per hour.

Also, perhaps you'd like my podcast, The Yank Sizzler

DuffPaddy said...

Hi Michael! Yes I remember you. I'm not sure it was entirely one-way traffic on slsk either, as I seem to remember getting a fair bit of stuff from you, too.

I had no idea you were the Yank Sizzler. Been meaning to check that out for ages, but have not had chance. I should finally be able to check out your 'casts this w/e. Looking forward to giving 'em a listen.

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