THE EVOLUTION OF JOHN PEEL - 1980s REVOLUTION (320kbs-m4a/137mb/60mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 10th September 2017
Ever since he came off the pirate ships and joined Radio 1 in 1967, John Peel was a champion of new, exciting and occasionally challenging music like no other DJ.
Today BBC Radio 6 Music lives on in that pioneering spirit, with its presenters continuing the passion and love he showed for new music.
Mary Anne Hobbs presents this companion show to the Evolution of John Peel, broadcast Sunday at 1pm, with more highlights of John's shows in the eighties.
Grinderswitch - Pickin' The Blues [Atlantic]
Madness - Un Passo Avanti
The Mekons - I'm So Happy
Billy Bragg - Lovers Town (BBC Session, 21 Feb 1984)
Echo & The Bunnymen - All My Colours Turn To Clouds
The Beat - Tears Of A Clown (BBC Radio 1 John Peel Session, 24 Oct 1979)
The Vapors - Cold War
Matt Black & The Coldcut Crew - The Music Maker
The Smiths - Still Ill [Rhino]
Burning Spear - Bad To Worse
The Undertones - Tearproof
Nina Hagen - African Reggae
Big Black - Passing Complexion
Bow Wow Wow - Giant Sized Baby Thing
The Specials - Gangsters (BBC Session, 23 May 1979)
The Delmonts - So It's Not To Be