Remembering The Radio Host Who Always Kept It Peel

Oct 12th, 2006 // 4 Comments

To mark John Peel Day–which honors the British DJ, musical omnivore, and rock hero who passed away two years ago this month–we’d like to present a few songs by The Fall. The Mark E. Smith-led outfit was a favorite of Peel’s, and in the above clip, you can get a glimpse of him introducing the band on the BBC; two tracks from The Fall’s endless trove of Peel Sessions are linked below.

The Fall – Rebellious Jukebox (Peel Session 15.6.78) [MP3, link expired]
The Fall – Hip Priest (Peel Session, 31.3.81) [MP3, link expired]
Keeping It Peel [BBC]
the fall on the tube [YouTube]


  1. h. ross piroshky

    He was truly, truly one of the good ones.

    What was it he said about The Fall….”they always sound different, they always sound the same.”

    R.I.P. John Peel-uh!

  2. h. ross piroshky


    “They are always different, they are always the same.”

    can’t be misquoting John Peel.

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