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Tag: John Peel

Song Of The Day: Shellac, “Crow”

Taken from the Touch and Go release, The End Of Radio.

Stack Waddy: So, Who The Hell Is Stack Waddy?: The Complete Works 1970-1972 (Cherry Red)

Manchester’s Stack Waddy was a raw, raucous rock band that loved the blues and loved to make a racket. Beloved by John Peel, who signed them to his record label, they released two of the roughest records of the early 1970s. This collection rounds up the lot of their recorded works, and feels very much like a link between the era of rock it followed and the one that was yet to come.

Bonnie “Prince” Billy: Pond Scum (Drag City)

Pond Scum compiles three vintage Peel Session recordings by Will Oldham, from his early Palace days to his current Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy moniker. It’s a fine collection of Palace songs, and serves as a great introduction to the enigma that is Will Oldham

Bridget St. John: Dandelion Albums and BBC Sessions (Cherry Red)

This box set compiles Bridget St. John’s work for John Peel’s Dandelion label, as well as the bulk of her solo output. It’s a fine document of a flame that shone brightly and briefly.

Cud: The Complete BBC Sessions (3 Loop Music)

  Okay, first things first. If you’ve never heard of Leeds-based Cud, this massive four-CD set isn’t the starting place for you–your best bet is 2006 anthology Rich and Strange. It’s a great collection, compiling the best of the entirety of their career. For the hardcore Cud-dets, though, this is a great collection that captures… Read More ›