40 YEARS AGO: The Outcasts – Peel Session 1982

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40 YEARS AGO: The Outcasts – Peel Session 1982

“September 29, 1982

THE OUTCASTS were back at the BBC recently, recording four more songs for John Peel. In tonight’s session you’d have heard two new songs, “Winter” and “Sex and Glory”, a new version of last year’s single “Magnum Force”, and a new take on their 1978′ debut single side “Frustration”.

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40 YEARS AGO: The Danse Society – Peel Session 1982

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40 YEARS AGO: The Danse Society – Peel Session 1982

“September 13, 1982

DANSE SOCIETY have been given another Peel session for the BBC and have come up with four more songs. Three are brand new tracks “Ambition,” “Godsend,” and “The Seduction,” plus there is a new version of their debut single “Clock.”

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40 YEARS AGO: The Sisters of Mercy – Peel Session 1982

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40 YEARS AGO: The Sisters of Mercy – Peel Session 1982

“September 7, 1982

SISTERS OF MERCY have been getting a bit of radio play on the John Peel show with their two singles, but on tonight’s broadcast they got a far more personal treatment. Last week the band came down for a special four song session at the BBC studios, and on tonight’s show the tracks recorded were played back for the first time. Listeners got to hear four new songs, “1969,” “Good Things,” plus both sides of their next single, “Alice,” and “Floor Show.”

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40 YEARS AGO: The Three Johns Peel Session 1982

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40 YEARS AGO: The Three Johns Peel Session 1982

“August 10, 1982

THE THREE JOHNS are a new group recently discovered by John Peel via their debut single. He sent them to the BBC studios to come up with some new songs for the program and the finished tape is aired tonight for the first time. Tracks played are “Pink Headed Bug,” “Lucy In The Rain,” “Heads Like Convicts,” “No Place,” and a cover of the oldie, “You’ll Never Walk Alone.” For the sake of the session they’re joined by a fourth “John,” namely John Henry on tuba and piano.”

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40 YEARS AGO: THE GO-BETWEENS Peel Session 1982

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40 YEARS AGO: THE GO-BETWEENS Peel Session 1982

“August 5, 1982

THE GO-BETWEENS have been in the UK for almost two years, but only now have they been invited to the BBC studios to do any recordings. It’s the John Peel show tonight that gets the benefit of four new songs: “Near The Chimney,” “Metal And Shells,” “Ask,” and “A Peaceful Wreck”.

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40 YEARS AGO: THE PALE FOUNTAINS Peel Session 1982.

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40 YEARS AGO: THE PALE FOUNTAINS Peel Session 1982.

“August 3, 1982

PALE FOUNTAINS are the latest John Peel ‘discovery,’ and on tonight’s program he played back a session tape the band cut for his show. New tracks on the air tonight were “Lavinia’s Dream,” “(I’m A )Long Shot For Your Love,” “Thank You,” and “The Norfolk Broads.” Since their first single the band has added Thomas Whelan on drums. They’re helped out in the studio for this session by Andy Diagram on tapes.”

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40 YEARS AGO: YAZOO Peel Session 1982

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40 YEARS AGO: YAZOO Peel Session 1982

“July 19, 1982

YAZOO have been snapped up by John Peel for a special recording session for tonight’s broadcast. 

The sparkling new duo turn in a tape of four songs which include two brand new tracks, “Midnight,” and “In My Room,” plus both sides of their new single, “Don’t Go,”and “Winter Kills.”

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40 YEARS AGO: Cocteau Twins – Peel Session 1982.

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40 YEARS AGO: Cocteau Twins – Peel Session 1982.

“July 15, 1982

COCTEAU TWINS get a much needed break from DJ John Peel. Back in November they dropped off a tape with him, and it must have made an impression because tonight they are the special guests on the John Peel Radio 1 program. They were sent down to the studio last week with the task of recording some special tracks for the show and have come up with new version of two tracks from their debut album: “Wax And Wane,” and the title track “Garlands.” They’ve also cut two new songs for Peel: “Alas Dies Laughing,” and “Feathers Oar Blades.” Both will eventually turn up in new recordings on their next EP.”

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40 YEARS AGO: New Order Peel Session 1982.

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40 YEARS AGO: New Order Peel Session 1982.

“June 1, 1982

NEW ORDER are the special musical guests on tonight’s John Peel Radio 1 program with four new recordings they cut last week. Aired tonight for the first time are “We All Stand,” “5-8-6,” “Too Late,” and “Turn The Heater On.” The first two will eventually come out in new versions on their LP “Power, Corruption & Lies,” while the other two songs are unique to this Peel session. In fact “Heater” is a cover of a song from Keith Hudson’s album “Torch Of Freedom” and is the only time that New Order have recorded a cover. It’s said it was one of Ian Curtis’ favorite songs.”

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