Thursday, 25 October 2007

John Peel 1939 - 2004

It doesn't seem possible but today is the third anniversary of the death of John Peel. In a way this site is a tribute to John in so much that he was one of us (or rather we are one of him). We're obsessives who love our music and seek out new and interesting sounds and who maintain a healthy regard of the music that influenced and shaped us.

John was often the first person to play an important album. Bands knew he was the most important DJ in the country and that he was the best person to give it exposure. In the days before albums were leaked on the Internet or bands previewed new stuff on Myspace the only way to hear a new album was on the radio and John was there to play it.

I wish that was still the case.

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