PR240 - John Peel Day

The DJs who I have learned the most from are probably my friend (and mentor) DJ Renton of WSUM in Madison, John Richards of KEXP, and John Peel (RIP) of the BBC. John was a champion of music that mattered to him, not what he thought was going to be popular. Although, what he liked ended up, more often than not, being popular. He was an early champion of The Fall, Joy Division, The White Stripes, and many many more bands. Clive Selwood and John Peel formed Strange Fruit Records in 1986 to release material from the BBC, notably Peel Sessions (hosted by, you guessed it, John Peel). When I was younger, and I saw a record that said "Peel Sessions" on it, I'd pick it up, even if I didn't know the artist, because I knew that it was going to be something different, something interesting, something good. Thank you, John Peel, for being a champion of music and for sharing it with us all.


  1. Featured Lord Send Me An Angel by The White Stripes on The Complete John Peel Sessions (Third Man)
  2. Featured Dead Leaves And The Dirty Ground by The White Stripes on The Complete John Peel Sessions (Third Man)
  3. Featured Let's Build A Home/Going Back To Memphis by The White Stripes on The Complete John Peel Sessions (Third Man)
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  5. Featured Milk DX by Autechre on Peel Session (Nothing)
  6. Featured Geheim by Can on Peel Sessions (Strange Fruit)
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  8. Featured Love Will Tear Us Apart by Joy Division on Peel Sessions (Strange Fruit)
  9. Featured Dreams Never End by New Order on Peel Sessions (Strange Fruit)
  10. Featured You're So Physical by Adam Ant on Peel Sessions (Strange Fruit)
  11. Featured Mirage by Siouxsie & The Banshees on The Peel Sessions (Strange Fruit)
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  13. Teen Beat by Automatic on Excess (Stones Throw) New
  14. Down by Hot Chip on Freakout/Release (Domino) New
  15. Oh, Lover (feat. Susanne Sundfør) by Röyksopp on Profound Mysteries II (Dog Triumph) New
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  17. Have You Felt Lately? by Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith on Let's Turn It Into Sound (Ghostly International) New
  18. Sugar/Tzu by Black Midi on Hellfire (Rough Trade) New
  19. L.O.T.F. by Spacemoth on No Past, No Future (Carpark) New
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  21. Pledge Drive by Cheekface on Too Much To Ask (New Professor) New
  22. Tubthumping (Live) by They Might Be Giants on Tubthumping (Live) (Self-Released)
  23. I Like Your Old Remix Better Than Your New Remix by Regurgitator on The Fourth Single From Unit (Eastwest)
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  25. Belize (feat. MF Doom) by Danger Mouse & Black Thought on Cheat Codes (BMG) New
  26. No Names (Black Debbie) by Dangerdoom on The Mouse & The Mask (Epitaph)
  27. Raid-Feat. M.E.D. by Madvillain on Madvillainy (Stones Throw)
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  29. Shy Guy by Brijean on Angelo (Ghostly International) New Local
  30. How Did You Know by Sylvan Esso on No Rules Sandy (Loma Vista) New
  31. Cantor by The Range on Mercury (Domino) New
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  33. I'm Better by Flasher on Love Is Yours (Domino) New
  34. Callin Me by Momma on Household Name (Polyvinyl) New
  35. Roll The Dice by Sunflower Bean on Headful of Sugar (Mom + Pop) New
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  37. Black Hole Baby by Superorganism on World Wide Pop (Domino) New
  38. Paths In The Sky by Metric on Formentera (Tiny Tigers) New
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  40. The End by White Lies on As I Try Not To Fall Apart (PIAS) New