What should become of John Peel's record collection now?

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I can't see any Flash content on the site, although perhaps the interface is a little over-egged on the skeuomorphism front.

Chewshabadoo, Thursday, 3 May 2012 09:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

you are right, it is html. doesn't work in firefox on linux either and i don't have any other alternative installed.

in fact, this morning it's not even working on chrome, when it was yesterday.

every click is trying to contact twitter.com for some reason, and i think that's failing.

koogs, Thursday, 3 May 2012 09:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

Worked fine on Firefox on Linux yesterday. Check your setup.

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Thursday, 3 May 2012 12:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

They should check their setup!

Mark G, Thursday, 3 May 2012 12:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

was adblock...

koogs, Thursday, 3 May 2012 12:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

was getting "FB not defined" as i've blocked a lot of those horrible facebook button scripts

koogs, Thursday, 3 May 2012 12:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

Any technical problems I'm going to treat as a tribute to miscued records and botched segues.

bendy, Thursday, 3 May 2012 13:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

fun. and handier than the the peel site. maybe he'll do the whole alphabet.

http://thequietus.com/articles/08697-john-peel-collection-record-review

scott seward, Thursday, 3 May 2012 15:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

irl lolled at the entry for Active Minds

listicular fortitude (DJ Mencap), Thursday, 3 May 2012 15:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

Aw, I was thinking that'd be a good blog project, but doing it all in 24 hours seems nuts.

emil.y, Thursday, 3 May 2012 16:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

guessing Stubbs is a bit busy to do this on the reg tbf

listicular fortitude (DJ Mencap), Thursday, 3 May 2012 16:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

We might do one or two more letters but, yeah, life and money are both too short to do the whole thing.

Conan The Asshander (Doran), Friday, 4 May 2012 07:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

i feel like transcribing all the index cards, get them into computer readable form, but 100 a week is probably beyond me.

koogs, Friday, 4 May 2012 08:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

funny

koogs, Friday, 4 May 2012 15:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

The b's, the bees, the beeze...

http://thespace.org/content/s000004u/albums/recordbox.html?letter=B

btw didn't i braek ur heart (NickB), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 10:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm glad the Belching Penguin record was mis-filed or else we would never have heard of them and that would've been a great shame. Belching Penguin!

btw didn't i braek ur heart (NickB), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 10:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

Right, it seems to be working on my browser.

Um, how come each letter seems to only go up to the lower reaches?

i.e. A goes up to Ad for "Adam and the ants", B -> "Ba" = Bailey Brothers ?

Mark G, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 10:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

Cos he had lots of records? They're only doing the first 100 from each letter.

btw didn't i braek ur heart (NickB), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 10:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

.. and I can see Billy Bragg in the 'far right' on the "B" page...

xpost oh was that the plan? Is there a plan?

Mark G, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 10:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

The one amazing thing about the plan is that it implies he even had 100 records by bands beginning with the letter X.

btw didn't i braek ur heart (NickB), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 10:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

Off the top of my head, I think I can only name four bands beginning with X and two of those are shit.

btw didn't i braek ur heart (NickB), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 10:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm sure he does!

XRaySpex, XTC, "X", "Xmal Desutchland" without even trying...

Mark G, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 10:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

that was an x-post (ha), and that's 4 bands...

hmmm.....

Mark G, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 10:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

Oh duh, yeah I forgot three of those! I had X, X, XYZ and Xentrix

btw didn't i braek ur heart (NickB), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 10:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

Xenophobic Gerbil

btw didn't i braek ur heart (NickB), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 10:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 bands called X?

(I suppose it could happen)

Mark G, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 10:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

There was an Australian one as well as the US one.

btw didn't i braek ur heart (NickB), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 10:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

there are two different 'Bad Company's in that list so...

koogs, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 11:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

Guessing he wouldn't have the XX album.

btw didn't i braek ur heart (NickB), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 11:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

Xiu Xiu, Xennakis

btw didn't i braek ur heart (NickB), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 11:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

The XX album probably past the first 100 of "X" anyway.

Mark G, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 11:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

Should mention that the featured band this week is Babes In Toyland and there's a five minute video about them if you go in the front way: http://thespace.org/

btw didn't i braek ur heart (NickB), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 11:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

Not trying to plug the site btw, I just love Babes In Toyland so much.

btw didn't i braek ur heart (NickB), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 11:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

Guessing he wouldn't have the XX album.

pretty far-fetched "guess"

both Xs are p good sometimes

┗|∵|┓ (sic), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 11:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

I need Scott or someone to tell me who Babe Ruth and/or Back Door were.

btw didn't i braek ur heart (NickB), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 12:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

cinco de extra mayo (loves laboured breathing), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 12:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

i think he would have had trouble picking up that XX record back in 09

Jamie_ATP, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 12:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

A disco cover of Babe Ruth's "The Mexican" appeared in the late 1970s, performed by the Bombers. This version inspired an electro/freestyle cover produced by Jellybean Benitez in 1984, for which he managed to recruit Haan on vocals - the cover subsequently becoming noted for its popularity as an underground dance hit.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babe_Ruth_(band)

xp

cinco de extra mayo (loves laboured breathing), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 12:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

I think it was also used as one of the breaks in 'Planet Rock' though Rev or Alex in Montreal (who introduced the song to me in outloud) probably knows more about that than I do...

cinco de extra mayo (loves laboured breathing), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 12:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

Man, I had no idea that Hatfield was such a funky place in the 70s.

btw didn't i braek ur heart (NickB), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 13:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

The Badgeman! Unsung heroes of the Salisbury scene....

my father will guide me up the stairs to bed (anagram), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 13:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

this record is sick:

http://www.discogs.com/BCKid-Stop-Those-MFs/master/45045

get wolves (get bent), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 03:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

abwarts are amazing! ex-members of neubauten. kind of no wavey.

i checked out a: grumh's 'no way out'. which is industrial as fuck electronic music. a bit screamy and harsh but im getting into it.

Michael B Higgins (Michael B), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 10:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

Even in death, Peel is still inspiring and sharing his great love of music. It's a joy to see.

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 13:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

C is up, rather

Goodbye 20th Centipede (NickB), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 09:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

Looks empty to me!

Mark G, Tuesday, 15 May 2012 09:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

Nice big chunk of Cabaret Voltaire

That Cactus World News album is terrible though

Goodbye 20th Centipede (NickB), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 10:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

Only goes up to Cameo, so Captain Beefheart just squeezed out

Goodbye 20th Centipede (NickB), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 10:02 (2 years ago) Permalink


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