The Man Who Sold The World Was John Peel

On 26th October 2004  i remember the BBC announcing that John Peel had died of A Heart Attack while on working holiday in Peru (lies: actually i   

Book: John Peel - a tribute to the much-loved DJ and Broadcaster by Mick Wall Lays on A "Half Man Half Biscuit" John Peel Session Record

heard it re-announced from Steve Jones on the now defunct Jonesey’s JukeBox show on indie 103.1 as he secretly listened in on Radio 1 NeWS). It was indeed A sad & nostalgic day 4 the Sub Pop Culture music runaway underground scene booming in Great Britain & the rest of the world including Los Angeles & Orange County

This skillfully crafted tribute & biography of John Peel’s Life is A necessary book that fits Hand in Glove in any music lovers library   

Mick Wall’s stylized script makes this book so EZY to read; it’s full of facts, trivia, philosophy & insight. The paper pages & ink flickr through your fingers with ease & it’s genuinely A riveting read regardless of your existing knowledge of John Peel’s Life & that of his Happy Family. His impact on alternative music , punk & indie, pop becomes exponentially profound      

Highlights within the 231 pages of this hardcover gem include a fantastic insight into the Life & Ambition of the legendary British Radio 1 host, 16  pages of photographs including color, school, weddings, wife & Coolpix of J.P with stars like Kylie Minogue. A full listing of Peel’s Festive 50 (His Radio Show’s Annual Christmas Top 50 Countdown) spanning from 1976-2003 plus The All Time (Millennium) 50 timeless Spins. Imagine your band on The List! 

According to the book Peel has the largest record collection in the world that includes 26,000 vinyl L.P’s & 40,000 7″ 45 rpm singles plus other less meaningful media     

John Peel played an instrumental role with hundreds of indie bands from around the world including The Fall, The Undertones, Futureheads, Billy Brag, The Strokes , Nine Inch Nails, The Flaming Lips, Belle & Sebestian, The Wedding Present, Inspiral Carpets, Happy Mondays & Pavement.  In addition many Classic punk bands including The Sex Pistols, Buzzcocks, Echo & The Bunneymen, The Cure, The Smiths, New Order, Joy Division, David Bowie &  even The Fondled. Strangeways,  Oddites, Risk & LUV was how The Game of Life was played by John Peel. A Legacy of Perpeptual Operation From The Cradle to The Grave  

My only criticism of the book is A small omission; perhaps not 2 Well known by the General Public & fable 2 only a few select industry insiders. Sadly John Peel’s passing happened only hours before his plan to break “The Fleiss” white label 7″ 45rpm  single of  “I’ve Disappeared” on the U.K underground sub mix market. HMV & Virgin Mega stores where forced 2 return all singles by DHL trucks 2 Your Mixed State in California as advertising plans, tour schedules & A rare appearnce on Top of Pops where temporarily forced off the road. A small detour butt the show must go on  

If u wanna know where the alternative music is going & why it is what is in the USA Today, One must know from whenst it came & this book tells all, spills the Beanz  

There’s 2 many cool tidbits & amazing stuff 2 cover this book fully so i say O.K Go Buy Now

p.s The OC indie hipsters who think that John Peel is buried under The Haunted Mansion @ Disneyland are fucking unbelievable twats

Title: John Peel – A Tribute to the much-loved DJ & Broadcaster
Author: Mick Wall
Publisher: Orion Books
ISBN: 0-75287-212-5
Year: 2004  

Submission by Stephen Rudderham
via Royal Mail
Littleport , Cambridgeshire
United Kingdom  

Review by
Luke Walden
Staff Writer
Your Mixed State, LLC

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