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5.0 out of 5 stars john peel show, 20 Nov 2011
This review is from: Movement - The Peel Sessions 1977 - 1979 (Audio CD)
i used to listen to the john peel show on headphones most week nights in the late seventies because the sounds were great and it was much better than watching boring tv with my parents.
many of the songs here i listened to for the first time months before they were released on vinyl, because there were no cds or downloads in those days.
it is a good selection but there are a lot of big names missing including the sex pistols who were not invited because the producer did not want them spitting or throwing up in the studio!
no clash they attempted a session but walked out after an argument with an engineer about the basic studio equipment?
no elvis costello he recorded four peel sessions and these remain locked in the bbc vaults.
no Boomtown Rats, Pentration, Gang Of Four, Ultravox, Gary Numan and did the Heartbreakers ever perform?
for an overview of what important music was like in the late seventies this is essential listening.
year zero surely that was 1976 when the first alternative singles were released and newspaper headlines introduced angry punks to the nation.
It was all over by late 1979 when 2 tone records dominated the pop charts.
john peel was up to date of course and their first recordings can be heard on this album.
there is a good cd booklet with session details and a few b&w photos.
i am looking forward to a second volume 1980 - 1982 new wave, new romantic and possibly some nwobhm.
Movement - The Peel Sessions 1977 - 1979
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Initial post: 22 Nov 2011 10:17:42 GMT
Fen Tiger says:
Small point, but Magazine are included

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Dec 2011 18:02:35 GMT
Last edited by the author on 7 Dec 2011 18:40:35 GMT
Victor Best says:
yeah, i needed my magnifying glass
now updated, all of the peel session details
can be found at the bbc website
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/johnpeel/sessions/1970s/

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Feb 2012 13:34:19 GMT
Grinngo says:
Small point, but Pentration are included!

In reply to an earlier post on 9 May 2012 03:09:54 BDT
A. Foss says:
Smaller point but this whole compilation is named after the track by Penetration...
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