Opening Speech

(Partridge)

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Drums and Wireless

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Recordings

  1. BBC version (Peel Session), 0'48.
    Recorded 8 October 1979 at BBC Studio Maida Vale 4.
    Produced by Tony Wilson. Engineered by Dave Dade.
    First broadcast 15 October 1979 on the John Peel Show, BBC Radio 1.
    Released on 5 October 1994 on Drums and Wireless in the U.K.
    Also available on Transistor Blast.
    Andy Partridge - John Peel voice

    Andy: “[British DJ] John Peel always used the same piece of music every week to open his show. I think it was called ‘Picking the Blues’ by a blues band called Grinderswitch. We thought we would do a parody of his opening bit, just a piss-take, with me putting on a John Peel voice.”

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Lyrics

Hello, my name is John Peel, on tonight's programme, I'll be playing playing tracks by The Slute, The Slot, The Groan, Exploding Truss, The Blues Bastards, one from The Geckos, uh... Hubert and his Pile-Tones, The Ear, The Nose, The Throat, uh... the Cassowaries From Hell are here; uh, and Inevitable Groin. Uh, a couple of tracks by up-&-coming beatnik groups tonight... Frank and the Sandalmen, uh, and the Goatees. The Goatees, incidentally, will have you trading in your parkas and arrow t-shirts for berets and Sloppy Joes within the twelvemonth, I'm can assure you. So, on to tonight's first guests, and they're XTC, uh, who are by the way here to answer all allegations that they're 1979's answer to The Barron Knights. Well, see what you think.

[Thanks to Mark Beed]


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