Peel – more very hard to get hold of stuff!


I have built up an ever more complete collection of Peel Festive Fifties, I have now completed 1990 thanks to two readers, david and Andy, who helped me track down Bastro. So tonight’s post from this very cold and snowy part of Scotland (not sufficiently hideous enough that we didn’t have to get the day off work though!) focuses firstly on 1990, a year when much of the stuff has proved difficult to get hold of. Thanks to everyone who has helped out with these over the years!

The Orb -‘Loving You.’ mp3 (1990 Festive Fifty no.10)

The Would-Be’s -‘I’m Hardly Ever Wrong.’ mp3 (1990 Festive Fifty no.12)

Lemonheads -‘Different Drum.’ mp3 (1990 Festive Fifty no.13)

Babes In Toyland -‘House.’ mp3 (1990 Festive Fifty no.38)

Bastro -‘Nothing Special.’ mp3 (1990 Festive Fifty no.45)

Now skipping forward a bit, to this deacde, for some reason many of the tracks featured by Mr. Peel have proved rather hard to get hold of. Thank God for the net and readers!

Burning Love Jumpsuit -‘Cheerleader.’ mp3 (2002 Festive Fifty no.41)

The Undertones -‘Thrill Me.’ mp3 (2003 Festive Fifty no.4)

The Undertones -‘Oh Please.’ mp3 (2003 Festive Fifty no.22)

these two tracks are takes, rather than remixes I would say, of tracks that in their original versions were massive pop hits. this was the john Peel show, and we got something a bit special (and impossible to get hold of!)

The Darkness Vs SFB -‘I Believe In A Thing Called Love.’ mp3 (2003 Festive Fifty no.20)

The KLF vs Extreme Noise Terror -‘3AM Eternal.’ mp3 (1992 Festive Fifty no.44)

As ever, if you want good Peel-related sites there are many out there, but Teenage Kicks, Sexy Loser and Fades in Slowly are three I check prettty regularly.

Now, if anyone can help with these I would be grateful, eternally:

Dreadzone -‘Maximum’
Zion Train -‘dance Of Life’
Dreadzone -‘Fight the Power’
Spare Snare -‘Bugs’
Stereolab -‘Pop Quiz’
Soolar Race-‘Not Here’
Dave Clarke -‘Red Three’
Orbital -‘Out Three Somewhere’
Soul Bossa -‘Sore Loser’
Forces & Stars -‘Fireworks’
Quickspace -‘Friend’
Sweeney -‘Why?’
Zion Train -‘Babylon’s Burning’

And yes, of course I have tried eMusic and iTunes, that’s why I’m asking!


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