LIFE WITH SURFACE NOISE - Music from the John Peel Show (April 1977)


In 1977 'The John Peel Show' was beginning to hit it's peak. Now Peel's mixture of rock, folk and blues had a new intruder, with punk and new wave. Introducing new audiences to the sounds of The Stranglers, the Jam, Generation X, and many more, the show became the most essential show for teenagers and twenty-somethings, to listen to, to be able to show off their musical knowledge in playgrounds, campus' and workplaces throughout the UK. When some trendy something in the 80s told him that he preferred CDs to vinyl, because he didn't like the surface noise on records, John's memeorable reply was 'My friend, Life has Surface Noise'.

Track Listing...
01 John Peel - Intro (from April 1977)
02 Stranglers - Choosey Susie (Single)
03 Eric Clapton - Double Trouble (Live 1977)
04 Jimi Hendrix - Radio One (Peel Session)
05 Be Bop Deluxe - Mill Street Junction (Peel Session)
06 The Jess Roden Band - Blowin (Track)
07 Dave Edmunds - I Knew the Bride (from 'Get It')
08 Wrecless Eric - Whole Wide World (Single)
09 Stranglers - Something Better Change (Peel Session)
10 Van Morrison - Joyous Sound (Track)
11 Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Jaguar And The Thunderbird (Live)
12 The Table - Do The Standing Still (Single)
13 Poco - Indian Summer (from 'Indian Summer')
14 Radio Stars - Dirty Pictures (Single)
15 Leo Kottke - Mona Ray Morning (Peel Session)
16 Jam - In the City (Single)
17 10cc - Marriage Bureau Rendezvous (Track)
18 Spirit - All Along The Watchtower (from 'Future Games')
19 Generation X - Your Generation (Peel Session)
20 Peter Hammill - Autumn (Peel Session)
21 Johnny Guitar Watson - A Real Mother For Ya (Track)
22 The Motors - Dancing The Night Away (Peel Session)
23 Little Feat - Time Loves A Hero (Track)
24 Kevin Coyne - You Know Who (Peel Session)
25 Fabulous Poodles - Mr Mike (Peel Session)
26 Beatles - All My Loving (Live from The Hollywood Bowl)
27 Genesis - Match Of The Day (Single)
28 Grinderswitch - Pickin' The Blues