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

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

koogs, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 11:01 (1 year ago) Permalink

Guessing he wouldn't have the XX album.

btw didn't i braek ur heart (NickB), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 11:07 (1 year ago) Permalink

Xiu Xiu, Xennakis

btw didn't i braek ur heart (NickB), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 11:11 (1 year ago) Permalink

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

Mark G, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 11:14 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year ago) Permalink

cinco de extra mayo (loves laboured breathing), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 12:55 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year ago) Permalink

C is up, rather

Goodbye 20th Centipede (NickB), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 09:57 (1 year ago) Permalink

Looks empty to me!

Mark G, Tuesday, 15 May 2012 09:58 (1 year 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 (1 year ago) Permalink

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

Goodbye 20th Centipede (NickB), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 10:02 (1 year ago) Permalink

or do people file him under 'B'?

Goodbye 20th Centipede (NickB), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 10:02 (1 year ago) Permalink

That Randy California album is great, 'Downer' is such a mean-sounding song.

Goodbye 20th Centipede (NickB), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 10:07 (1 year ago) Permalink

Oops, Califone record mislabelled as Calexico...

Michael Jones, Tuesday, 15 May 2012 10:27 (1 year ago) Permalink

Sure you've already discussed this upthread, but are the index card numbers just Peel's chronological handiwork? We seem to get into the 20000s around the mid-'90s.

Michael Jones, Tuesday, 15 May 2012 10:29 (1 year ago) Permalink

Yeah, I think he started numbering in the late sixties (?), so all the ones bought prior to that are in alphabetical order, and everything bought subsequently just gets the next number as it comes thru the door.

Goodbye 20th Centipede (NickB), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 10:37 (1 year ago) Permalink

Everett True tries his hand at what David Stubbs started a couple of weeks ago by doing the 'C's:

http://thequietus.com/articles/08799-john-peel-record-collection-everett-true

Goodbye 20th Centipede (NickB), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 16:56 (1 year ago) Permalink

this mike absalom album is so lovely!

Impetuous hybrid (Matt P), Monday, 4 June 2012 17:12 (1 year ago) Permalink

Don't think anyone's mentioned this, they are scanning a bunch of letters and other ephemera from Peel's collection as well:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnpeelarchive/

my father will guide me up the stairs to bed (anagram), Tuesday, 5 June 2012 12:12 (1 year ago) Permalink

this is lovely from terry

http://thespace.org/items/e000080q

Crackle Box, Thursday, 14 June 2012 16:11 (1 year ago) Permalink

This guy had way more Sammy Hagar records than I ever would have guessed.

Zaireeka Badu (NickB), Tuesday, 19 June 2012 09:02 (1 year ago) Permalink

only four Half Man Half Biscuit albums?! im surprised

Michael B Higgins (Michael B), Tuesday, 19 June 2012 09:55 (1 year ago) Permalink

Yeah, he's got more Hall & Oates than that, must've all been on CD

Zaireeka Badu (NickB), Tuesday, 19 June 2012 10:10 (1 year ago) Permalink

3 months pass...

'X' shelf was a bit sparse after all:

http://thespace.org/content/s000004u/albums/recordbox.html?jpID=X

Wouldn't mind that Xhol record, could take or leave most of the rest of it.

Superphysical Resurrection (NickB), Tuesday, 9 October 2012 10:26 (1 year ago) Permalink

This also now leaves a strange and unpleasant taste in the mouth.

Here he is with the classic "Poème Électronique." Good track (Marcello Carlin), Tuesday, 9 October 2012 13:04 (1 year ago) Permalink

hmmm yeah, i hear you

Superphysical Resurrection (NickB), Tuesday, 9 October 2012 13:13 (1 year ago) Permalink

for anyone still following this, i've been making playlists of the spotifyable stuff.

here's the big a-x one.

http://open.spotify.com/user/grannykart/playlist/7e2UT382pTSwuFcgQSLJAj

here's a "best of" with 130 tracks (there will be more when y and z are posted):

http://open.spotify.com/user/grannykart/playlist/3c6GRo8jtVwikKMfhoYByc

sriracha bishop (get bent), Tuesday, 9 October 2012 18:25 (1 year ago) Permalink

awesome work, much appreciated.

Spectrum, Tuesday, 9 October 2012 19:04 (1 year ago) Permalink

shocked he didn't have Los Angeles by X!

rap game klaus nomi (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 9 October 2012 19:06 (1 year ago) Permalink


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