But before we go to the start, let's take a quick leap forward to the end. As I write this on 14 October 2014 at 11:06pm, I have to reflect that 10 years ago, this date and around this time Peel was playing his second record of his last Radio 1 show, namely Jimmy Reed's Hush Hush. This blog was not set up to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Peel's death, it's just a quirk of timing. However, I thought it would be remiss of me not to mark it appropriately. Also, bringing up the last broadcast before we've reached the first (for the purposes of this blog) takes away that horrible sense of it looming in the distance like an approaching meteor. I will return to these tracks in due course to provide some more details about them once I've tracked down the 7", 12", EP or album they come from, but for now here are the tracks which would have made my mixtape from October 14 2004:
Jimmy Reed - Hush Hush
DJ Preach - Return to the Source
The Fall - Powder Keg
Horace Andy - Skylarking
22-20s - Why Don't You Do It For Me
Haze and the Acolyte - Executive
Tracks unavailable for listening but which would have been taped:
Black Diamonds - 3rd Density
Matoa - Mixed, Flipped and Twisted
Dollhouse - Shangri-La Tiger
Hoffmann - Dimlix
Videos for the first 6 tracks be found below. I'm having trouble embedding them within the blogger posts at the moment.
So this gives you some idea of how the blog will work once we get underway. You can make your own decisions on what you would keep from this date by going Here
So here's where our journey is heading towards, now back to November 1991 and the shape of Radio 1 at that time.