Saturday, May 10, 2008

A few more peel-related tracks...and a bit more of a scrounge...



1986 was the year I got into music. However, being nine years old at the time, the records I loved then (with the exception of The Housemartins and Madonna) was not stuff I love now. Like a lot of nine and ten year olds I tended to be influenced by chart fodder -and that's probably true of most kids today (for any smug so-and-so's reading going 'Oh my kid got straight into The Velvet Underground and Yo La Tengo and never listened to chart crap!' you are the exception. And do you really think this helps them fit in?)

Anyway, one band I did hear a brief clip on Top Of The Pops of was The Mission. I had no conception of goth or indie culture, and I only knew Peel as a TOTP presenter. But the song 'Stay With Me' did do that and when I hit my teens I sought out more of The Mission's stuff.

Wayne Hussey's band had formed when he'd left The Sisters Of Mercy; the only Peel Festive Fifty entry they had was 1986's 'Serpent's Kiss.'

The Mission -'Serpent's Kiss.' mp3 (1986 Festive Fifty no.49)

I first encountered Peel's favourite band The Fall on a programme called the Roxy which ran in 1987-8 on ITV. (It was clearly meant to be ITV's answer to TOTP). The track in question was 'Hit The North Part 1.' Since Brix Smith had joined the band a few years earlier, the band had a poppier element and were starting to edge into the lower reaches of the charts. I've posted Hit The North part 1 before...so why not post two tracks from the then-most recent Fall album, 1986's Bend Sinister:

The Fall - 'Bournemouth Runner.' mp3 (1986 Festive Fifty no.20)

The Fall -'Dktr. Faustus.' mp3 (1986 Festive Fifty no.48)

I'm now just four tracks from completing the 1986 Festive Fifty and I wondered if any of my readers can help with the following:

Age Of Chance -'Bible Of the Beats.'
The Fall -'Lucifer Over Lancashire (Theology mix)
FSK -'I Wish I Could Sprechen Sie Deutsch.'
Mighty Mighty -'Is There Anyone Out There?'

And if anyone can help with Bogshed or Big Flame stuff, please get in touch...no luck on eMusic or iTunes...

Thanks in advance...

8 comments:

JC said...

Age of Chance is on its way....

You should try e-bay or collectors at sites like Discogs if you want Big Flame/Bogshed etc. But you'll have to dig deep...

So It Goes said...

As you might expect, from a Peel obsessional, I have all of these, with the possible exception of the Fall track, so watch your email inbox...
I'm just wondering what I can 'scrounge' off you?! ;-))

Anonymous said...

Ah, SIG has beaten me to it, I have these too.

Any more FF requests let me know :)


cheers, Craig

Anonymous said...

i got into music properly in '84, although my tatses were influenced by a mix of commercical chart (kim wilde and the like) and my brother who was something of a late comer to punk and new wave but meant i grew up to a soundtrack of buzzcocks, dead kennedys and elvis costello to name a few, surprisingly there is little music i've ever liked that i now don't, although there is a fait bit i hated when i was younger that has grown on me as i get older and my mind (and sadly waist) broadens
A.J

Ed said...

JC -It has been played, and much appreciated. Guess I'm gonna have to wait for a while on some of those...

SiG -thank you kind Sir, in advance. Hope to speak later.

Craig -Trust me, there'll be a list on here soon.

A.J. I don't play her music very often but I still have a soft spot for Kim Wilde. I wonder if she's have been considred punk if she'd come along a couple of years previously...?

Thanks for all your comments folks!

david said...

Sorry if this seems obvious Ed, but..

Every JP F50 track is available in 2 zippped files, depending on your moral stance.

Ed said...

I know -but it's accessing them!

Ed

Ed said...

David -can you leave you website address because I cannot see it on your name, as it were....