Remembering The Radio Host Who Always Kept It Peel

By: Maura / October 12, 2006

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]