I’m only a few songs into John Peel’s broadcast on September 12, 1979, and — as Peel might say — it must be said: this show is phenomenal. So far:
“Where’s the Boy for Me,” The Revillos.
“Engineers,” Gary Numan.
[the less said about The Merton Parkas’s “You Need Wheels” the better, I’m afraid. And so, to move on:]
“California Uber Alles,” The Dead Kennedys.
“Happy Birthday, Sweet Sixteen,” Clive Pig. BONUS! Check out Dennis Bovell’s dubby dub version here:
“Living Doll,” Flowers. I’m sidestepping the version on Peel’s show for an interesting oddity: Cliff Richard meets The Young Ones!
“Circumstances,” Captain Beefheart.
The Perfect Garden (theperfumedgarden.blogspot.com)
Captain Beefheart (beefheart.com)