Friday, November 29, 2013

"My Old Peel Tapes ... Again!" (Pt. 5)

Good morning friends,

and yes, we move forward in time with these Peel tapes today, to early October 1997 in fact, and again this is but a gem of a tape, I would like to think!

As you all know, Peel was loved most for the variety of styles he offered and this tape proves that perfectly well ... you really get everything from a 1984 - favourite (Danse Society) to some Jamaican Dub (Upsetters) to a really underrated Soul corker (Sam and Bill) to (then) brandnew stuff from 1997, including two tracks from Prolapse from their 'Italian Flag' - album plus another two tracks from what is my favourite album of that year: 'Gravelands' by Jimmy 'The King' Brown and The Questionnaires (on the album/CD they style themselves as 'The King', so let's settle for that).

Now, The King was a postman from Dublin, a guy with a terrific voice, and, albeit there were (and, I suppose, still are) too many Elvis impersonators around, he really deserves the title he gave to himself.  'Gravelands' compiles songs of people who are dead, all done in an Elvis - style more or less. As I said, my favourite album from 1997, there isn't a bad tune on it, honestly. Get it while you can, you won't be disappointed!

I had the chance to see this guy live and it was unbelievable, perhaps even better than on record.

But enough of this, enjoy the other music as well, folks. So here you are, Peel 329 from October 1997:

Peel 329, C. 272/1:
4077 Flat Velocity Curve Prolapse
4078 Shallow Existence Extreme Noise Terror
4079 Plastic Supermodel Anorak Girl
4080 Clint Eastwood Upsetters
4081 Slash/Oblique Prolapse
4082 All Or Nothing The King
4083 Should It Wait Mocket
4084 Angel Danse Society
4085 Look Up And Be Amazed Beatnik Filmstars
4086 IPC Subeditors Dictate Our 
Youth Clinic
4087 Come As You Are The King
4088 I Feel Like Cryin' Sam & Bill

1) as a folder, each song separately: download
2) mixed/one big file: download

Let me know what you think, please, especially I would like to know if I'm all alone with my opinion about The King!

Also, as I said, if you like those Peel tapes and want me to hear more from a certain period of time (1984 - 2001): just call out, alright?



Monday, November 25, 2013

"My Old Peel Tapes ... Again!" (Pt. 4)

Evening friends of the family,

yeeeeah, I know: ages since I last found the time to post something here and now that this is being changed ... it's one of those boring old Peel tapes again.

It's a lame excuse, but the problems with me ears haven't really been solved since the last post, so it is quite a struggle these days to sit down in the evening and listen to music, that's if I find the time to do so at all. Recently - in addition to the above - my neck started hurting like hell, which makes it even harder. But I won't complain and yes, I know, if I were a horse I'd most probably be shot ... and quite rightly so.

As for the Peel tape: this time I went for some more contemporary stuff (if you like to call a step from late 1985 to early 1990 contemporary), so in one form or another it is something of an achievement for you younger readers, I like to think!

Generally I try to be very honest to myself and put up only those tapes of which I found every single song somewhere. I mean, it would be easy for me to delete one line or two from the Excel sheet, you wouldn't spot a difference, right? And I tried very hard indeed to come up with a full one, belive me, several attempts had been made within the last weeks, but I always failed when it came to some obscure song by, for example, some even more obscure North Korean fishermen, who managed to have their singalong being released on vinyl on some obscure label from Ruandi Burundi in early 40's. How Peel got his hands on this stuff I will never fully understand, nor will I understand why I decided to tape it when he played it on BFBS! But there you go: if I don't find it in the net, I won't call the tape completed.

The only thing I'm to blame for with this tape is that I didn't find the 7" version of 'Brassneck', I put up the album version instead: I hope you will forgive this though ... blame it on my neck and the fact that is high time to move my cute little ass into my waterbed in the room nearby!

So here you are, Peel 134, from, as I said, February 1990. Great stuff altogether, I'm sure you'll agree:

Hate The Police Mudhoney
Brassneck (Version) Wedding Present
Great Expectations Would Be's
Sunday Head Creamers
Box Elder Wedding Present
Blue Thunder  Galaxie 500
Don't Talk, Just Kiss Wedding Present
Only Losers Take The Bus Fatima Mansions
I Don't Need You My Bloody Valentine
Held The Hand Daniel Johnston
Consume Heresy
Face Up To It Heresy
Something For The Longing Orchids
Chrome Jesus Lizard

As usual, it's your choice whether you prefer to have the tunes separately (here's the folder) or as another cute Megamix (here).

Either way, enjoy and leave comments telling me to proceed with this nonsense (Jesus, you may even request stuff from a special year and I see what is possible) ... or, if you'd rather, not to.