Remembering The Radio Host Who Always Kept It Peel

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]

  • chaircrusher

    mp3 file links are all broken?

  • Maura Johnston

    they should work now.

  • 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!

  • h. ross piroshky


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

    can’t be misquoting John Peel.