THE EVOLUTION OF JOHN PEEL - 1980s EVOLUTION (320kbs-m4a/129mb/56mins)
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 the second show in this five-part series, which this week covers the 1980s.
Highlights include alternative, independent music from The Smiths and The Fall, world music from African Connexion, reggae from Black Uhuru and the beginnings of acid house with MARRS.
Plus 6 Music DJ Mark Radcliffe will give his favourite memories of working with Peel, including a 1984 session from The Triffids that he produced.
Grinderswitch - Pickin' The Blues [Atlantic]
The Cramps - Rockin' Bones
New Order - I.C.B. (Radio 1 Session, 26 Jan 1981)
Toyah - Tribal Look
The 49 Americans - Is This Rock And Roll?
Black Uhuru - World Is Africa [Island]
The Wedding Present - Anyone Can Make Mistakes
The Velvet Underground - There She Goes Again [Polydor]
The Fall - Middle Mass
MARRS - Pump Up The Volume [Telstar]
African Connexion - C'est La Danse (Kwanza Kwanza I)
The Triffids - Monkey On My Back (Radio 1 Session, 6 November 1984)
The Sinatras - Happy Feeling
Cocteau Twins - The Tinderbox (Of A Heart)
The Jesus And Mary Chain - Deep One Perfect Morning