Post by teddythaelmann on Dec 12, 2007 19:09:00 GMT -5
Maybe it's already widespread known - I didn't know it exactly, though.
This double CD "John Peel - Right Time Wrong Speed: 1977-1987" (WMTV label) features on disk 2 (title 11) the Redskins song "Keep On Keepin' On". This is absolutely the same version as on the NWNM LP. This whole album has absolutely nothing to do with BBC.1's JP-Sessions. Seems to be mere cash-in. I spent the last 3 hours doubting, thinking and searching about whether KO KO has ever been part of a Peel Session, and my doubts were right, it definetely has not.
The only two existing Peel Sessions include:
Peel Session #1 (09.10.1982)
The Peasant Army Kick Over The Statues Reds Strike The Blues Unionize Pickin' The Blues (some copies, like mine, do not include this one)
released as 12" by Strange Fruit Recs. SFPS 030 in 1987
Peel Session #2 (08.08.1983)
Young And Proud Hold On 99-And-A-Half Take No Heroes
The Redskins did do a radio session for John Peel in 1986 which was never broadcast. But I've only heard the 1 song from this session called 'The Most Obvious Moderate Sensible Thing' which is a poem by German socialist poet Bertolt Brecht which Chris Dean put music to.
You are right though that the Redskins never recorded 'Keep On Keepin' On' for a Peel session. They did however record the song for a Kid Jensen Radio 1 Session 1984 & possibly a Gary Crowley session for Capitol Radio.
I know what you mean though about the John Peel cash in albums. I've seen a few myself and non of the tracks on them are taken from Peel sessions. The best Peel session compilations CDs I've seen came out on the Strange Fruit record label. One features sessions from the 60s till the mid 70s and is called 'Before The Fall'. The other one 'Winters Of Discontent ' features tracks from 1977 till 1983 and includes the Redskins 'Kick Over The Statues'. It's about time that the Redskins Peel sessions were made available on CD.
Post by teddythaelmann on Dec 13, 2007 8:11:40 GMT -5
I have heard various times about this mystic '86 PS, the last one speaking about were You, confirming the possession of one track out of it (the Brecht poem). But who told You it really is? Is it first hand info from i. e. Martin? You are in fact the only person pointing on it as the BBC complete- and rotundantly denies its existence and any other person doesn't simply know anything about it.
And yes You're right, the best PS series was that on SFR.
It was Martin that give me the information on the 1986 Redskins Peel session after I was given a tape that featured 1 song from this session. For some reason the session was never completed and the BBC website only lists Peel sessions that were broadcast. Martin said the following about the session -
"The stuff from the Peel session was exactly the same as the recording I have got which was made on a walkman in the control room during the session. It was never actually completed."
Martin also told me the bands line up for that session which was if I remeber rightly - Chris Dean, Martin Hewes, Paul Hookham & Ray Carless on sax.