Ruptures Radio Show // JOHN PEEL Tribute // 2004

Ruptures ‘John Peel Tribute’ (6+13 December 2004)

Some days after the untimely passing of renowned BBC Dj and musical mastermind John Peel, my friend and colleague Roger Rahal and myself joined forces to put together and co-host a series of radio programs dedicated to the great man, a personal icon and reference of ours (and to countless others, I’m sure).

Included in the track listing of these shows were some of the bands and artists Peely discovered, with interpretations of tracks taken from his infamous ‘Peel Sessions’, recorded in the BBC Studios in Maida Vale, London. Our personal way of thanking the great man for years and years of fantastic musical discoveries!


Track listing (December 6):
Faust
Can
Neu!
The Damned
Buzzcocks
Slits
Stranglers
Wire
Siouxsie & The Banshees
The Cure
Gang Of Four
Undertones
The Ruts
Stiff Little Fingers
Joy Division
Au Pairs

Listen:
ruptures-john-peel-tribute-6-dec04-part-1 + ruptures-john-peel-tribute-6-dec04-part-2


Track listing (December 13):
Au Pairs
Echo & The Bunnymen
New Order
The Fall
Birthday Party
Associates
Redskins
The Smiths
Go-Betweens
Jesus & Mary Chain
That Petrol Emotion
Half Man Half Biscuit
Wedding Present
Clan Of Xymox
The Fall
House Of Love
Inspiral Carpets
Loop

Listen:
ruptures-john-peel-tribute-13-dec04-part-1 + ruptures-john-peel-tribute-13-dec04-part-2


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BLEND // Interview // 19 Jan 2004

As their first album release, ‘Act One’ (EMI Records) hit the stores in December 2003, Lebanese rock band BLEND were invited to the studios of Radio Lebanon 96.2FM to discuss their musical itinerary, the making of the album, and the difficulties of making it solely as a musician in Lebanon’s unforgiving, commercial-oriented music business.

The various members of the band who were present in the studio that evening (singer Jad Souaid, guitarist Miran Gurunian, drummer Jad Aouad, and producer/manager Philippe Tohme), also presented a selection of some of their musical favorites.

Listen: ruptures-blend-19-jan04-part-1 + ruptures-blend-19-jan04-part-2


Track listing:
Blend *2
The Beatles
Blend
Led Zeppelin
Radiohead
Blend *2
The Tea Party
Blend *2


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