January 29, 2004
Morrisey on 78

For the last several weeks I've been using RAW to rip each evening's John Peel Show on Radio One to my iPod, then listening to it during the course of the following day. It's been a delight to return to this - a friend Stuart used to tape and then tree them from Scotland every few months, which worked while the tree did, but after that several episodes evidently ended up in gloveboxes across the country.

RAW is, thus, highly recommended, almost as much as the world's greatest dj, Mr Peel.

During the course of his show, he has what is called the "Pig's Pick 78" - which is usually an old track on, well, a 78 RPM disk. Imagine my surprise when on the 28th the Pig's Pick was Morrisey's "We Hate it When Our Friends Become Successful."

Who knew? Well, apparently it does exist, and Mr Peel has two copies stashed away for his retirement fund.

This doesn't markedly change my opinions of Mr Morrissey, however. While not as harsh as Albini once was, he's never quite been my cup of tea, though I can see why people like him. But the promotional novelty of a 10" 78 of a hit single... Is kinda keen.

Posted by esinclai at January 29, 2004 07:15 PM |

do you have any idea how to get a hold of CDs of peel sessions? i just discovered him about a month ago, listening on the internet from NYC, and find myself wanting 80% of the tracks he plays (for my ipod, etc)...any help would be much appreciated!

Posted by: ptitza odelay on February 6, 2004 12:57 PM
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