Sunday, 9 October 2016
Oliver: Gene Vincent and his Blue Caps - Who Slapped John (22 February 1992)
Gene Vincent was maybe the width of an eyelash behind Captain Beefheart in any list of Peel's greatest musical heroes. Certainly, he could lay claim to being the key influence on Peel's musical tastes, prior to him becoming a disc jockey. There was no particular reason, not that there needed to be, for Peel to play Who Slapped John, beyond the fact it allowed him to link a Revolver session track called John's Not Mad. To a near 16 year old who would still have been wearing out a parental copy of the soundtrack to That'll Be The Day, this would have been an automatic inclusion.
Video courtesy of Lilly Blue.