Sunday, 20 May 2007

john peel show, 30th may 1984

here is the peel show from the night we won our fourth european cup against as roma, in rome with penalties from neal, souness, rush and kennedy. its an exuberant affair and is co-hosted by peels rhythm pal, david "kid" jensen. jensens role appears to be to stop peel going off on an adrenalin fuelled rampage of hysterical hyperventilation - and to chip in with his somewhat sketchy knowledge of 'soccerball'.

the tape starts with a recording of alan kennedys final penalty, summariser emlyn hughes can barely contain himself.

and the way it is recorded takes me back to listening to radio two commentaries of liverpool games being broadcast from tbilisi or dresden. they were inevitably
interrupted by waves of french pop radio and the like , to my battery operated radio stationed under my pillow.

i'll go with fades in slowlys tracklisting:

-We begin with the final penalty in the shootout
-Kop Choir - You'll Never Walk Alone
-The Mighty Wah - Come Back
-The Undertones - Teenage Kicks
-The Pogues - The Dark Streets of London
-The Wailing Souls - John's Shop
-The Membranes - New Breed (I'm not sure if band and song match here, let me know if I'm wrong)
-The Great Unwashed - Duane Eddy
-Duane Eddy - Hard Times
-Captain Beefheart & his Magic Band - Pachuco Cadaver
-Theater of Hate - Legion
-Anti Nowhere League - Streets of London
-Ivor Cutler - Scenes from a Scotch Sitting Room Vol.2 #17


entrailicus said...

In Turkish we say 'gule gule Kulanin' Which, loosely translated, means 'use it well / may it come in useful'

Great blog, keep up the good work!

Elie said...

Well said.