Peel Sessions

Peel Session 9

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As with all this weeks sessions these bands came to the forefront during the punk/new wave era but i feel are far removed from that genre today’s band is “The Stranglers” Scoring some 23 UK top 40 singles and 17 UK top 40 albums.

1. Hanging Around
2. I Feel Like A Wog (I know dodgy ground their title not mine)
3. Goodbye Toulouse
4. Something Better Change

March 1977

Peel Session 8

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Today’s session is the second of these three piece bands.

The Police were an English rock band formed in London in 1977.

The Police became globally popular in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Emerging in the British new wave scene, they played a style of rock influenced by punk, reggae, and jazz.

1. Next To You
2. Can’t Stand Losing You (The Bit We Left Out)
3. The Bed’s Too Big Without You
4. Message In A Bottle

July 1979

Peel Session 7

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Here we are again more classic John Peel session 7 covers the first of two three piece bands.

The Jam were an English mod revival/punk rock band during the 1970s and early 1980s, which formed in 1972 at Sheerwater Secondary School in Woking, in the county of Surrey.

While it shared the “angry young man” outlook and fast tempo of the contemporary mid-1970s’ British punk rock movement, in contrast with it the band wore smartly tailored suits reminiscent of English pop-bands in the early 1960s.

The band released 18 consecutive Top 40 singles in the United Kingdom, from their debut in 1977 to their break-up in December 1982, including four number one hits.

1. In The City
2. Art School
3. I’ve Changed My Address
4. Modern World

April 1977

Peel Session 6

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Final session this week possible more to come ? Today’s offering is from Elvis Costello & the Attractions. The Attractions were an English backing band for the English new wave musician Elvis Costello between 1977 and 1986, and again from 1994 to 1996. They consisted of Steve Nieve (keyboards and ukulele), Bruce Thomas (bass guitar), and Pete Thomas (drums). Today session is circa 1978.

  1. (I Don’t Want To Go To) Chelsea
  2. The Beat
  3. Pump It Up
  4. You Belong To Me
March 1978