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John Peel's record collection

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by krugorg, May 3, 2012.

  1. krugorg

    krugorg SC All-Pro

    Sep 26, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Kyle Krug
  2. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    so much flotsam
     
  3. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    and the Times piece doesn't get it either. They're showing us only the first 100 of each letter so when the writer wonders aloud how many Black Flag or Clash albums he had, the answer is we'll never know.....we'll only likely see band that start with the letters "Ba...." and "Ca...." Still, it's pretty cool.
     
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  4. krugorg

    krugorg SC All-Pro

    Sep 26, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Kyle Krug
    Yup. It took me a while to figure that out... I was like, this is all he had in A?

    Well, if we can't get Clash, at least we can get Cash!
     
  5. Will

    Will SC All-Pro

    Aug 30, 2010
    England
    Was John Peel well known in the USA?
     
  6. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    Will, he was know only by record collectors who read magazines and in bought "Peel Sessions" LPs of rare live in the studio tracks of all the coolest bands. Well known though he is certainly not. I know him because i own a specialist record shop. In my world everyone knows him. People passing on the street have no idea who he is.
     
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  7. sjedwardz

    sjedwardz New to SC

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    Apr 12, 2012
    In the UK he was an institution. The range of his music tastes and the sheer number of bands that he "broke" (first played in the UK) was totally amazing.
     
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  8. remnant

    remnant New to SC

    5
    May 1, 2012
    Here in the US, I'm not sure if there are many who were aware of him. Personally, he ranks high to me since he was a supporter/promoter of my favorite avant garde artist: Captain Beefheart (aka Don VanVliet). May they both continue to rock on in the heavenly realms!
     
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  9. krugorg

    krugorg SC All-Pro

    Sep 26, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Kyle Krug
    I just saw a documentary about Cpt Beefheart a bit ago. Sounds like quite the character!

    Welcome to the forum, by the way!