John Peel favourites compilation on the way

The CD contains tracks he championed

A compilation of favourites from legendary DJ John Peel’s radio show is to be released next month.

‘John Peel- Right Time, Wrong Speed: 1977-1987’ is out on October 9, just three days before the second annual John Peel Day, where gigs alll over the UK will take place in tribute to the broadcaster, who died in October 2004.

The collection is a double CD which covers the years 1977-1988, and features many Peel favourites such as The Fall, The Undertones and The Wedding Present.


Front cover artwork will be provided by the artist Sir Peter Blake, the man behind the legendary cover of The Beatles‘Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ in 1967.

The tracklisting is:


Buzzcocks – ‘What Do I Get?’

Stiff Little Fingers – ‘Alternative Ulster’

The Cure – ‘A Forest’


Killing Joke – ‘Pssyche’

The Slits – ‘Typical Girls’

The Only Ones – ‘Another Girl, Another Planet’

The Jesus and Mary Chain – ‘Just Like Honey’

Laurie Anderson – ‘O Superman’

The Modern Lovers – ‘Roadrunner’

Misty In Roots – ‘Mankind’

The Rezillos – ‘Can’t Stand My Baby’

The Ruts – ‘In A Rut’

4 Brothers – ‘Pasi Pano Pane Zviedzo’

The Damned – ‘New Rose’

The Jam – ‘Down In The Tube Station At Midnight’ Scritti Politti – ‘The Sweetest Girl’

Steel Pulse – ‘Ku Klux Klan’

The Mekons – ‘Where were You?’

Ivor Cutler – ‘Life In A Scotch Sitting Room’


Joy Division – ‘Atmosphere’

The Cocteau Twins – ‘Musette and Drums’

The Smiths – ‘There Is A Light That Never Goes Out’

Echo & The Bunnymen – ‘Over The Wall’

The Associates – ‘Party Fears Two’

Grandmaster Flash – ‘The Message’

Wah! – ‘Hope (I Wish You’d Believe Me)’

The Sugarcubes – ‘Birthday’

Red Guitars – ‘Good Technology’

Poet & The Roots – ‘All Wi Doin Is Defendin’

The Redskins – ‘Keep On Keeping On’

The Birthday Party – ‘Release The Bats’

The Wild Swans – ‘Revolutionary Spirit’

Gang Of Four – ‘Damaged Goods’

The Wedding Present – ‘Everyone Thinks He Looks Daft’

Cabaret Voltaire – ‘Just Fascination’

The Undertones – ‘You’ve Got My Number (Why Don’t You Use It?)’

The Fall – ‘Eat Y’self Fitter’

Half Man Half Biscuit – ‘The Trumpton Riots’

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